According to Safe Kids Worldwide (a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children) over 67,000 children age 4 and younger were brought to the ER for medicine poisoning in 2011; a 30% increase in the last decade. While some cases were due to pills being left out or on the floor, other cases involved children gaining access to medicine despite child-resistant pill bottles. ABC News put the child-resistant pill bottles to the test with 6 children ages 3-6 and the youngest child was able to open a bottle within six seconds. How can you make more of an effort to remind parents and grandparents to keep their medicine bottle out of children’s reach?
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