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McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Offers Safe Swimming Essentials

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Drowning is one of the leading causes of death for children. In 2010, 1,027 children ages 19 and under drowned, and 5,714 children ages 19 and under were seen in emergency rooms for injuries for near‐drownings in 2011, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal reminds families to take caution during Water Safety Month (June) as well as year-round with these safety tips.


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McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Upcoming Event: Kohl’s Cares Safe Seats at the Beach on October 22

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On Tuesday, October 22, McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal will host Kohl's Cares Safe Seats at the Beach from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the Myrtle Beach Kohl's parking lot, located at 8646 Highway 17 Bypass South.

McLeod Safe Kids certified child safety seat technicians will not only check installation of child safety seats, but also correct those in need and educate parents or guardians on proper installation and use.

Participants should have car, child safety seat and chil...

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Encourages Parents to Model Safety First

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In 2010, more than 68,000 children were treated in Emergency Departments for unintentional poisoning-related incidents. Almost 72 percent of those treated were under five years of age.

Little hands can lead to big trouble. As your baby begins toddling around the house, toxic substances in drawers and cabinets are within reach. Children at this age also begin to imitate others' behaviors, so it is important to model safety first. McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal offers the followi...

McLeod Safe Kids Named Coalition of the Year

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McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal has received the Coalition of the Year award, after being nominated by a fellow coalition, their peers, and an overwhelming number of calls and emails from local community members.

The prestigious award was presented during a statewide Safe Kids conference held in Columbia.

The criteria for the Coalition of the Year Award focus on leadership, commitment and engagement. The coalition must demonstrate both exemplary leadership in supporting or ch...

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Offers Tips to Prevent Choking, Suffocation, and Strangulation

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Like babies, young children are very curious about their environment and will touch, taste and smell just about anything. McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal offers the following safety tips to keep your home and play areas free of hazards that could choke, suffocate or strangle your children.


Keep small objects such as batteries, buttons, beads, marbles, coins and tacks out of reach (and sight). Do not let children under age three eat small, round or hard foods, includin...

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