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Seminar aims to promote safety in the home

Meghan Beck   (Photo/submitted)

Meghan Beck
(Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that more than 25,000 children under the age of 18 are injured each year in tip-over incidents.

On Monday, May 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m., the Fallon Community Health Plan Information Center, White City Shopping Center, will host a free seminar, titled “Childproofing your home against furniture tip-over.”

Safety Advocate and central Mass. Kim Amato, will share the tragic story of her 3-year-old daughter, Meghan Beck, who died after being crushed by her bureau. Amato is also the founder of Meghan's Hope, an organization dedicated to awareness of the dangers of home accidents.

Topics will include how to secure furniture and where to safely store household items and toys. This seminar is free and open to all.

If you have any questions, please call us at 1-888-807-2908, option 4, or visit www.fchp.org/info-center. For information on Meghan's Hope, visit www.meghanshope.org.

 

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