Monday, September 24, 2012

Garage Door Home Safety Tips + $25 Visa GC Giveaway Ends 10/2



Every day, you take measures to protect your children in each room of your home. In the kitchen, you don’t let them touch a hot oven. In your home office or study, you don’t let them climb the bookcase. In the laundry room, you don’t let them play with the washing machine or dryer. But in your front yard, do you let them play near or touch the heaviest moving object in your home: your garage door?



I never really thought about garage door safety, as our old house had no controller, and ours recently stopped working. Did you know that a garage door weighs more than 125 pounds? It made me think about when our kids were younger, how they wanted to help close the door. They know that it's not safe to be around the door when it's moving on its own. Thankfully, our system has a safety mechanism which makes it stop and/or reverse if a movement is detected in the space between the door and the floor.



If you have a garage door, you really need to take the Garage Door Safety Quiz. The IDA (International Door Association) offers a quick quiz on its website, www.garagedoorcare.com, to test you and your family’s garage door safety smarts. At only five questions, it takes just minutes to complete but could keep you and your family safe from potential hazards.

Here is an acronym to help parents teach their young children the do's and don'ts of garage doors, and how to be "D.O.O.R Safe":

Doors are heavy- never stand, run, or play under or near any garage door, especially when the door is open or moving
Openers are for adults! Never play with the button on the wall that opens and closes the garage door.
Ouch! Never touch any part of a moving garage door. Your fingers and hands can get hurt! ·
Remotes are for adults – never play with the remote control in the car or on Mom and Dad’s keychain.

Keep your kids safe and learn more about garage door safety, click here.

Our friends at IDA have offered our readers a chance to win a $25 Visa Gift Card.

To enter to win, take the garage door safety quiz, then come back here. Click on the Easy Entry option below and tell me your score. Once you submit that information, take advantage of our extra entry opportunities.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

183 comments:

sohamolina September 24, 2012  

I got 4 right

Laura Jacobson,  September 25, 2012  

I got all 5 right! Althought I guessed on how heavy they were! LOL

debbie September 25, 2012  

I got all 5 right, but I was surprised at how much they weighed.

debbie September 25, 2012  

I got all 5 right, but I was surprised at how much they weighed.

JC September 25, 2012  

I got 4 out of 5 right.

akronugurl September 25, 2012  

i got all 5 right

freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

Mami2jcn September 25, 2012  

I got all 5 right.

Name on rafflecopter: Mary Happymommy

Elena,  September 25, 2012  

I got all 5 right

VickeC September 25, 2012  

I got all of them right

Lisa Brown September 25, 2012  

I got 5 out of 5 correct.

carol clark September 25, 2012  

got all 5 of the questions righ

carol roberts,  September 25, 2012  

got all five right

kellyr78 September 25, 2012  

I got 3/5 correct.
kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

Tabathia September 25, 2012  

I got all 5 questions correct
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Anonymous,  September 25, 2012  

I got them all right! scg00387 at yahoo dto com

Jessica Schank Snow September 26, 2012  

I got them all right.
Thanks for the giveaway! =)

JJs2468@aol.com

agatewood1 September 26, 2012  

I got 5 right thanks!
ashleygatewood1(AT)gmail.com

Jessica Grigsby September 26, 2012  

all 5 correct...:)

ellie September 26, 2012  

I got all 5 correct.

Mikki September 26, 2012  

I got 4 out of 5 right.

jenmalonee September 26, 2012  

I got all 5 right

jennifer marie

lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

stefanie gladden September 26, 2012  

i got 4 right!

leanne_mac September 28, 2012  

I got 5 right

leannemacg at gmail.com

Romapr September 28, 2012  

I got 5 right. Thanks!
romapup at gmail dot com

myfolly September 28, 2012  

I got all 5 right!

Wanda McHenry

Dealsfan32 September 28, 2012  

I got 5 right answers of 5
dealsfan32 at gmail dot com

Anonymous,  September 29, 2012  

I got all of them right.
dagmara.hawkins@yahoo.com

Kia89 September 30, 2012  

I got all 5 right.

ky2here September 30, 2012  

4 but it's weird that it scores you out if you honestly answer about the reverse safety feature.

I want my point!!!!! LOL

clc408 September 30, 2012  

I got all 5 right.

Ann Fantom,  September 30, 2012  

I got all 5 questions rights

abfantom at yahoo dot com

Kelly H. September 30, 2012  

I got them all correct.

chendric September 30, 2012  

I got 4/5

sweepmom September 30, 2012  

I got them all right

peg42 September 30, 2012  

I got all five right.
Thanks so much.
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

Barbara Montag September 30, 2012  

I got 4 out of 5 right - thank you.

barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

Christy September 30, 2012  

I got them all right.

safety_chick@hotmail.com

hope September 30, 2012  

I got them all right

Jason Crooks September 30, 2012  

I got 5 out of 5 right.

Debra Guillen September 30, 2012  

4 correct Debra L. Guillen

MANDY83 September 30, 2012  

i got 3 out of 5 right

amanda sakovitz on rafflecopter

pokergrl8 at gmail.com

April September 30, 2012  

I got all five correct.

Kate Fuller September 30, 2012  

I got them all right.

Sandy Hill September 30, 2012  

I got 4/5 right

Jessica September 30, 2012  

5/5

ohstac September 30, 2012  

Got them all right!

mkjmc September 30, 2012  

5 for 5

terri142 September 30, 2012  

I got them all correct.

tderosa142 at gmail dot com

KPort207 September 30, 2012  

got all 5 correct

kport207 at gmail dot com

Aimee Fontenot September 30, 2012  

I got 4 right. I had no idea the doors were that heavy.

Patrice September 30, 2012  

I got all 5 questions right.

Anonymous,  September 30, 2012  

4 out of 5

eai(at)stanfordalumni(dot)org

jzagarjr September 30, 2012  

I got 5 out of 5

Tara September 30, 2012  

I got 5 out of 5 right.
tara.huff(at)gmail(dot)com

mogrill September 30, 2012  

I got 5/5
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

Alicia September 30, 2012  

I got 4 right.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

bloggyig at gmail dot com

llinda29 September 30, 2012  

5of5 right

Cody Anderson September 30, 2012  

4/5 right

Rebecca Graham September 30, 2012  

I got all the answers correct.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Daniel M,  October 01, 2012  

4 right - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Melanie October 01, 2012  

one wrong..weight of door

A.M.,  October 01, 2012  

All 5 correct

Anastasia October 01, 2012  

I scored five out of five :)

marcia goss October 01, 2012  

I took the quiz and got 5 right.
marcia.goss@gmail.com

Ashley October 01, 2012  

I got 5 correct :)

demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

Linda October 01, 2012  

I got 4 right!
mintstatesportswear(at)juno(dot)com

SHANNA ELIZABETH October 01, 2012  

All 5 right =)

Mommyofone Shanna

Brandy C October 01, 2012  

I got 5 right.

one frugal lady October 01, 2012  

I got all 5 right!
onecheaplady@yahoo.com

Anonymous,  October 01, 2012  

5 of 5 right
rierie11booger (@) yahoo.com

Diana Stanhope October 01, 2012  

4/5 right.

Amanda G. October 01, 2012  

5/5 right

akgreen at netzero dot com

Melissa O. October 01, 2012  

I got 4 out of 5 correct.

wolverina401 at gmail dot com

Ciara B.,  October 01, 2012  

5/5

cb_shorty2003@yahoo.com

coriwestphal October 01, 2012  

I got 5/5!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

mverno October 01, 2012  

i got 5 out of 5
mverno@roadrunner.com

Amy Z October 01, 2012  

5/5 here! :-)

Valerie Taylor Mabrey October 01, 2012  

5/5 right
vmkids3 at msn dot com

Erica C. October 01, 2012  

I got 5/5 correct.
ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

dlhaley October 01, 2012  

I got 5 out of 5.

Pamcakes October 01, 2012  

I got 5 out of 5!
b dot ringer at hotmail dot com

Melinda Mindy Godwin October 01, 2012  

I got all five right but where is that score I didn't see it it just say correct next to it!

Anonymous,  October 01, 2012  

I got 5/5

kylehorvat@yahoo.com

Lim October 01, 2012  

One wrong

Leslie S. October 01, 2012  

I got all 5 right.

Harold D,  October 01, 2012  

I got 4 right.

jlafount October 01, 2012  

4/5. Who thinks a door weight that much?

susan1215 October 01, 2012  

I got 4/5 right

s2s2 at comcast dot net

WWillows6 October 01, 2012  

I answered 4/5 right.

Lisa Garner

Susan October 01, 2012  

I got 5 out 5 correct. I want to thank you for this awesome sweep and hope to win :) Thanks !!!! corrysue@yahoo.com

ThriftyAnnabella October 01, 2012  

Got all 5 right

annabella @ centurytel dot net

Lorri S October 01, 2012  

I got 4/5 right

smilekisses October 01, 2012  

I got them all right.

Amanda October 02, 2012  

I got all of them right.
magickalblessings26{at}gmail.com

STRANGEONE1120 October 02, 2012  

I got 5/5 right

Dwayne Berry October 02, 2012  

100%

Betty C October 02, 2012  

I got all 5 right.

willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

emchelly77 October 02, 2012  

i got four out of five i didnt know a garage door weighed that much!
emchelly77 at aol dot com

sparkedcat October 02, 2012  

I got 4 correct

cassandra October 02, 2012  

I got them all right :)
fb: rab pom

Melanie Montgomery October 02, 2012  

I got two wrong.


clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

Melanie Montgomery October 02, 2012  

I got two wrong.


clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

Susan B. October 02, 2012  

I got 4 right. Didn't know how much a garage door weighs.

Kylie Carlson October 02, 2012  

I got all 5 right but I did just have a lucky guess on one of those!

crystalf October 02, 2012  

I got all 5 correct. Thank you!
crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

kathy pease October 02, 2012  

I got 3 right

JACLYN October 02, 2012  

I got 4 correct!

Lisa Pecora October 02, 2012  

I got 4 correct.

gilbert s.,  October 02, 2012  

got all 5 correct

Kendra Gillilan October 02, 2012  

All 5 thanks

07violet October 02, 2012  

I got all of them right

alterna7 at hotmail dot com

skkorman October 02, 2012  

I got all 5 correct!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

clynsg October 02, 2012  

Took quiz a few days ago, got them all right.


cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

Sher October 02, 2012  

I got 4/5

Mya Murphy,  October 02, 2012  

all 5!!! myamurphy@mail.com

Lady Nolife October 02, 2012  

I got 4 right.

Karen October 02, 2012  

I got four out of five right :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

AmyW,  October 02, 2012  

got all 5 right!!

Denise Donaldson (MistySunrise) October 02, 2012  

I got 5 right

McKim October 02, 2012  

I got all five correct.

cocorricco October 02, 2012  

I got 4 correct

susansmoaks October 02, 2012  

i got 4 out of 5 correct
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

buzzd October 02, 2012  

4 out of 5 for me

shaunie wyatt,  October 02, 2012  

I got 3 of 5 right - sandyhills25@yahoo.com

Jessica Meadows October 02, 2012  

Got all 5 correct

Tracy L.,  October 02, 2012  

I got all of them correct.

Pinky Platz October 02, 2012  

I got them all correct. Thanks for the giveaway!

Susan Climan October 02, 2012  

All 5 correct! sleveene@hotmail.com

isadragon October 02, 2012  

Got all right ;)

Derek Timm October 02, 2012  

I got 4 out of 5.

Anonymous,  October 02, 2012  

I got all 5 correct
marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

Juliann1 October 02, 2012  

Yay! I got them all right!!!!!

Ashley T. October 02, 2012  

5/5 right!

amy16323 October 02, 2012  

all 5 right
amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

AEKZ2 October 02, 2012  

I got all 5 right

amy bunner October 02, 2012  

I got them all correct! :)

Brad Merrell,  October 02, 2012  

I got 3 right

Jennifer Peaslee,  October 02, 2012  

I got 4 right...I didnt know a garage door was so heavy

Penny B W October 02, 2012  

I got them all right!

mary gardner October 02, 2012  

i got 4 correct

jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

Amy Delong October 02, 2012  

got 4 right
ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

Julie October 02, 2012  

got all 5 right
thanks
aunteegem@yahoo.com

pauline15 October 02, 2012  

I got all of them right!
pauline15_01(at)hotmail(dot)com

Emily Reviews October 02, 2012  

I got 4 right

littleheathen9109 @ yah00 d0t c0m

trishaboo October 02, 2012  

5 right

MissKate126 October 02, 2012  

I scored 5/5!

Cassandra Eastman October 02, 2012  

I got them all right! Yay!

Debra October 02, 2012  

I got all 5 correct.

okasanbear October 02, 2012  

I got 4/5
Joni Owada

brich2222 October 02, 2012  

I got all 5 right!!!

ardy22 at earthlink dot net

degood October 02, 2012  

I got four out of five

mom2gabnnat October 02, 2012  

I got all 5 right.
jenswps at yahoo . com

Jennifer Reed October 02, 2012  

I got all 5 right but I had taken the quiz before. Thanks for the chance.

bbrittbrat1398 October 02, 2012  

I got all 5 right
BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

Kenny Fensom October 02, 2012  

5 right :D

slehan October 02, 2012  

5 right
Thanks for the contest.

slehan at juno dot com

Shemp DeYoung October 02, 2012  

5 of 5

Trisha McKee October 02, 2012  

I got four out of five right.

tridingermckee at gmail dot com

Hotsnotty2 October 02, 2012  

I got all 5 right

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

Ellen Thompson October 02, 2012  

I got 4 out of 5.

Rusu Alexandru October 02, 2012  

I got 3/5 correct!

Julieh October 02, 2012  

I got 4.
julie hawkins
honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

shawn October 02, 2012  

100

guettel78 October 02, 2012  

I got 4 out of 5 correct -- thanks!

Geoff K
gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

Kayla (Lelvzen) October 02, 2012  

I got all five right

Admin October 02, 2012  

i got all 5 !
mhoward

Kim October 02, 2012  

I got all five right. :)

/\Heather/\ October 02, 2012  

I got 4/5. Bummer!

rebecca11111 October 02, 2012  

4 right

Jodi J.,  October 02, 2012  

5 right

Anonymous,  October 02, 2012  

Got 4 right one wrong the one about the weight of the door email timwife@live.com

Sandy Saves October 02, 2012  

I got 4/5!

sandysaveseveryday AT gmail DOT com

JamericanSpice October 02, 2012  

I got all 5!!!

Anonymous,  October 02, 2012  

Perfect score!
Lori L.
monlor AT aol DOT com

Clair October 02, 2012  

5 outta 5

Sarah Yurga October 02, 2012  

I scored 5 out of 5
sarahyurga@yahoo.com

Breanne October 02, 2012  

I got them all right

Brian E. October 02, 2012  

Thanks for the giveaway... 5/5.

senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

Bryan E.

barblong October 02, 2012  

I got all 5 questions correct.

longbarb1@aol.com

Marinalane October 02, 2012  

I got all 5 right! =) lanemarinab@aol.com

Patrice,  October 02, 2012  

I got them all right!

PDWinner523 at gmail.com

Sarah S,  October 02, 2012  

I got all five right. s2inamug at aim dot com

mrsguido187 October 02, 2012  

I got all 5 correct.

ShareThis

e319c3d269013d80a5a32ff474a7af14a7f982023eadae48bd
BlogMommas.com Powered By Ringsurf
Original Template created by: Ourblogtemplates.com Edited & Tweaked by Lauren from 4BabyAndMom