March 6, 2009

Children’s Hospital to open safety store

Children’s Hospital to open safety store

Safety Central, the new safety store at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, will celebrate its grand opening on March 9 at 10 a.m.

The store is located in the Junior League Family Resource Center. The store, the only one of its kind in the state, offers affordable safety resources and education for parents such as car seats, bicycle helmets, bath safety items, outlet covers and oven guards.

Another component of the store is called “Safe Escape,” in which child safety experts at Children's Hospital offer families of children with disabilities and special health care needs education, information and equipment to prepare for safe escape during emergencies. Items for sale will include shake-awake smoke detectors, evacuation slings, rescue mats, child ID and medical alert bracelets and child locators.

The store's regular hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Find out more at