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  • v  make safe against children
    childproof the apartment

  • Smoke alarms, childproof lighters and the establishment of dedicated burn centers are among the WHO's prescriptions.
  • There are also concerns about children's safety in prisons, which are often not adequately childproof, and about the availability of adequate medical care.
  • Keeping the lid down is like putting a childproof gate around your swimming pool.
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  • James Jay in New York Times
    Physical barriers in New York City really aren't very practical,said James Jay Carafano, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation specializing in homeland security. "Trying to childproof America is a really dumb idea. The most...
  • Keith Ashfield in Times and Transcript
    I'm looking forward to the ribbon-cutting ceremony because Frank (Wilson, Fundy Trail Development Authority president) told me he had childproof scissors so the premier and I wouldn't injure each other,said Ashfield.
  • George Friedman in USA Today
    You don't have the resources to childproof the entire country,Friedman said.

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