no financial relationships relevant to this article. This commentary does not contain a discussion of an unapproved/ investigative use of a commercial product/device. Objectives After completing this article, readers should be able to: 1. Describe the role that unintentional injuries play in the morbidity and mortality of children. 2. List the risk factors that predispose children and adolescents to the risk of death from a motor vehicle crash. 3. Detail strategies to counsel parents effectively about bicycle safety. 4. Describe the safety measures that need to be taken to reduce the risk of drowning in children. 5. Discuss preventive measures with parents that can reduce the likelihood of scald burns occurring in the home. 6. Recite the national poison control number. 7. Detail strategies to avoid accidental firearm injuries in the home
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