Safe Kids Kansas

Preventing Accidental Injury.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 20, 2007

KDHE Office of Communications
communications@kdheks.gov, 785-296-0461


MEDIA ADVISORY
Toy Safety Press Event on November 23

WHO:

Congresswoman Nancy Boyda and Safe Kids Kansas spokesperson Jan Stegelman

WHAT:

Information about what Congress is doing regarding toy safety issues Tips and demonstrations on toy safety.

WHEN:

Friday, November 23, 2007
10 a.m.

WHERE:

Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
1515 SW 10 th Ave.
Topeka, KS

WHY:

With more than 65% of the toys bought in the United States between the Friday after Thanksgiving and Christmas, parents and caregivers are heading into the country’s busiest toy-buying season. With millions of toys being recalled, toy shoppers need to be even more informed that usual to make sure they buy safe, age-appropriate toys.

Safe Kids Kansas, Inc. is a nonprofit Coalition of 67 statewide organizations and businesses dedicated to preventing accidental injuries to Kansas children ages 0-14. Local coalitions and chapters are located in Allen, Anderson, Atchison, Clay, Coffey, Dickinson, Doniphan, Douglas, Elk, Ellis, Finney, Ford, Franklin, Geary, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Labette, Leavenworth, Marion, Marshall, McPherson, Meade, Mitchell, Montgomery, Osage, Pottawatomie, Republic, Rice, Riley, Saline, Smith, Shawnee, Wabaunsee, Wilson and Woodson Counties, as well as the cities of Chanute, Emporia, Leavenworth, Norton, Pittsburg, the Wichita Area and the Metro Kansas City Area. Safe Kids Kansas a member of Safe Kids Worldwide , a global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury. The lead agency for Safe Kids Kansas is the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. For more information visit www.safekidskansas.org.