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October 2010 as Isabela Safety Month in Oakland County

Public Date: 10/25/2010 12:00 AM
Contact: Bill Mullan, Media and Communications Officer
Phone Number: 248-858-1048

COUNTY EXECUTIVE DECLARATION
L. Brooks Patterson
Hereby Issues This Special Proclamation Designating
October 2010 as
Isabela Safety Month in Oakland County

 
WHEREAS Approximately one child every two weeks dies from strangulation after getting caught in window cords according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission; and

WHEREAS the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reminds parents and caregivers that October is National Window Covering Safety Month which promotes window cord safety and awareness in the United States; and

WHEREAS Two-year-old Isabela Nagara died in a tragic cord strangulation accident on June 26, 2009 at her Oakland County home after her mother put her down for an afternoon nap; and

WHEREAS Isabela’s family wants to educate Oakland County parents and caregivers about window cord safety in an effort to prevent other families from suffering the same tragedy as the Nagara family.

NOW THEREFORE LET IT BE KNOWN that I, L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County Executive, do hereby authorize the issuance of this special proclamation which designates October 2010 as Isabela Safety Month in Oakland County and encourages all parents and caregivers to raise their own awareness of window cord safety.
To view the PDF version of this Declaration, please click here.