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Safety Nets

September 29, 1997

For information on children's health and safety:

* American Academy of Pediatrics, P.O. Box 927, Elk Grove Village, IL 60009-0927. Internet: http://www.aap.org. Brochures: Request in writing. Topics include chickenpox, children and drugs, car seats, HIV / AIDS facts, baby bottle tooth decay, allergies. Include a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope, note the brochure topic on the envelope and mark it Dept. C.

* The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Assn. offers "Safe & Sound for Baby," a 16-page brochure on the selection and safe use of baby products such as cribs, car seats and strollers. Send a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope to JPMA Safety Brochure, 236 Route 38-West, Suite 100, Moorestown, NJ 08057. Available in English and Spanish.

* For information about car seat safety recalls, call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Auto Safety Hotline at (800) 424-9393.

* For information on the common causes of eye injuries and eye problems among children, contact Prevent Blindness America at (800) 331-2020 or write to Prevent Blindness America, 500 E. Remington Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173.

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