McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal provides top 4 tips to help parents keep kids safe from burns and scalds during National Burn Awareness Week
(Florence, SC, January 31, 2017) – The smell of cookies baking in the oven or delicious sauces simmering on the stovetop is hard to resist for kids but too many are suffering from burns and scalds that could be prevented.
National Burn Awareness Week, led by the American Burn Association, is an annual observance during the first full week in February.
“Among young children, scalds caused by hot liquids or steam are the most common types of burn-related injuries,” said Marla Blaker, McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Coordinator. “During National Burn Awareness Week (February 6-10), McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal wants to remind parents about a few simple tips to help avoid harmful burns and scalds.”
McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal recommends the following 4 tips to prevent scalds:
About McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal
McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal works to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in the United States. McLeod Safe Kids is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing unintentional injury. McLeod Safe Kids, led by McLeod Health, was founded in 1994 and is funded in part by the McLeod Health Foundation. If you would like more information about safety topics, please call (843) 777-5021 or visit McLeodSafeKids.org.