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The Great Safety Adventure(R) Traveling Home Safety Exhibit Kicks Off Tenth Anniversary Tour
Date:1/24/2008

Home Safety Council(R) and Lowe's Bring Award-Winning 'Field Trip on

Wheels' to Your Neighborhood

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The national nonprofit Home Safety Council is launching the tenth anniversary tour of its award-winning traveling home safety exhibit -- The Great Safety Adventure. In an effort to create safer homes across America, the interactive "field trip on wheels" has been touring the country since 1999 stopping at elementary schools and Lowe's stores in local communities to bring valuable home safety lessons to life for more than one million parents and children.

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Created by the Home Safety Council and sponsored by Lowe's, The Great Safety Adventure is roughly the size of a small house and unfolds from a semi-tractor trailer truck to form a 1,000 square foot animated home. A team of trained home safety experts called "Safety Rangers" and the Home Safety Council's mascot, Rover the Home Safety Hound, lead The Great Safety Adventure across the country to educate children and their families about home safety and help prevent home related injuries that result in 20,000 deaths and 21 million medical visits annually*.

"Keeping our nation's families safe begins in the home. And what better way to reach families and inspire change than through children," says Meri-K Appy, president of the Home Safety Council. "By visiting schools across the country, The Great Safety Adventure teaches important home safety lessons to receptive young minds. The program encourages children to take the lessons they learn at school home to their parents as a way to promote the whole family working together to make safety improvements at home."

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