SAFE KIDS CHICAGO & ILLINOIS
Preventing Unintentional Injuries in Children
Working Together to Keep Kids Safe
Safe Kids Chicago and Safe Kids Illinois are dedicated to preventing unintentional injuries in children.
The Chicago Coalition is coordinated by staff at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Coalition members represent a variety of fields including child development, education, social work, nonprofit leadership, public safety, health care and more. We meet regularly to work on programs that keep Chicago kids safe. We are always seeking new coalition members.
INJURY PREVENTION IN THE COMMUNITY
Learn more about our involvement in injury prevention and safety in the community. Click on 'Our Programs and Resources' to find more information about Events and Opportunities, Resources for Parents and Caregivers, Safe Kids Illinois Coalitions, and Our Partners.
NEW CAR SEAT LAW TAKES EFFECT IN ILLINOIS
January 1, 2019
Illinois law has been amended to state that children are required to ride in rear-facing car seats until they are at least 2 years old, weigh over 40 pounds, and/or are over 40 inches tall. It is recommended that parents keep their children rear-facing as long as possible. The law continues to require the use of a child restraint system appropriate for age and size for children under 8 years old. Violators will face fines.
CURRENT CHILDREN'S PRODUCT RECALLS
Children's products are frequently recalled. Please sign up for recall alerts from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission here or visit Kids in Danger for comprehensive information about the recall process.
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