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“TUBBY TAG” PROGRAM LAUNCH TARGETS INFANT BATHTUB SAFETY
PHOENIX, Ariz. – With excessive heat warnings filling the airwaves, Arizonans are wisely seeking relief indoors. Yet even in the safety of home, the danger of child drowning is still present. This was all too clear last Friday, when an infant drowned during bath time in his Guadalupe home.
As part of Drowning Impact Awareness Month, the statewide purple ribbon campaign to raise awareness of child drownings and ways to prevent them, the “Tubby Tag” program has been updated and will re-launch this week. The “Tubby Tag” program targets parents of infants, and provides them with bathtub safety information. Research indicates that the bathtub is the most likely location for a drowning in children under the age of one.
The program is a partnership between La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, Water Watchers at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and the Phoenix Fire Department. More than 10,000 “Tubby Tags” were prepared for distribution, which are special tags reminding parents of the need for supervision at bath time. The tags will be placed in “Tubby Tag” folders, filled with safety information for parents, including supplies provided by SRP Safety Connection.
The “Tubby Tags” and folders will be distributed at all La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores. Materials will also be distributed at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and at car-seat inspections conducted by the Phoenix Fire Department.
For more information about the Tubby Tag program or about Drowning Impact Awareness Month, visit www.phoenixchildrens.com and key “Tubby Tag” into the search engine or contact Robin Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ronald McDonald House Charities®
In the spirit of partnership, La-Z-Boy annually donates furniture to all Ronald McDonald Houses® and Ronald McDonald Family Rooms® in the U.S. and Canada. In each community, La-Z-Boy store associates deliver furnishings and support to these caring respites where participating families can find comfort and compassion.
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