March 16, 2005

Crapoâ??s December â??Capitol Watchâ?? To Discuss Toy Safety

National Kids Campaign featured on December 9th broadcast

Washington, DC â??In anticipation of the holidays, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will devote the December edition of his monthly cable program â??Capitol Watch,â?? to discussing toy safety. The program, which airs on the second Tuesday of each month, will be broadcast, Tuesday, December 9, 2003, from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Mountain/6 to 6:30 p.m. Pacific. It will feature an interview with Alan Korn, the Director of Public Policy for the National Safe Kids Campaign, a group dedicated to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury. â??With the holiday season upon us, it is important to remember the risks associated with some of the common items we bring into our homes for our children,â?? Crapo said. â??Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death among children ages 14 and under in the United States. Items like balloons, bikes, and scooters that one might find in any home during the holiday season can be very dangerous. In addition, without proper car seat and seatbelt precautions, holiday travel can be unsafe for children. I hope many Idahoans will watch as Mr. Korn and I discuss how to ensure our children are safe at this time of year.â?? The program will air over local cable systems throughout Idaho. The audio from the program is also simulcast on Crapoâ??s website, http://crapo.senate.gov; RealPlayer must be downloaded on the computer in order to listen to the program. â??Capitol Watchâ?? will air in the following cities over the following channels:Boise/Treasure Valley 11Coeur dâ??Alene 19Idaho City 37Idaho Falls/Blackfoot 19Lewiston 13Moscow 11Pocatello 22Twin Falls 60 The program is also sponsored by the Idaho Cable Telecommunications Association (ICTA) and local cable systems throughout Idaho. Local cable systems provide access and the channel numbers may vary from month to month. Due to equipment upgrades or scheduling conflicts, the program is not always available on every cable system in the state. # # #