Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death of infants between one and 12 months. In fact, more than 2,000 infants die of the condition in the United States, each and every year. Though the actual “cause” is unknown, a new study now suggests that the biggest risk factor in such deaths is bed-sharing.
Tag: "Child Safety"
It’s a subject that is painful to talk about, but one that so desperately needs attention. Every year, dozens of children die because of being left in the back of hot cars. This year alone, seventeen children have passed away. The year before that, the rate of children dying in hot cars was up 25 percent. The family of one of these children touched by this unspeakable tragedy is speaking out.
The amount of children being left in hot vehicles has increased steadily over the last couple weeks with 4 children dying and many being rescued and needing medical car for exhaustion. Despite the intense media attention the subject is getting parents are still leaving their children in their vehicles for long periods of time – risking their lives and safety. The latest incident took place Tuesday afternoon when a 5 year girl was spotted by some shoppers locked in a pickup truck for more than an hour in 90 degree heat.
This past Friday a 4-month-old baby needed to be airlifted to Akron Children’s Hospital after she was critically burned by fireworks during a 4th of July celebration.
Parents should be aware that today Graco has expanded their buckle recall to include 1.9 million infant car seats manufactured between July 2010 and May 2013. After reports of harness buckles sticking Graco initially recalled 3,773,379 child car seats, spanning 11 models in February. Just 4 weeks later this recall was expanded to include 9 More Products; 403,222 seats.
As we head into the fireworks weekend in Canada and the United States, the CPSC is urging consumers to celebrate safely. A new study issued this week highlights the importance of safely handling and activating of these colorful explosives after it revealed a steep increase in the number of fireworks-related deaths and injuries in 2013 over the previous year. Device malfunction and improper account for the majority of the injuries.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with phil&teds, today announced a voluntary recall of about 387 phil&teds Travel System infant car seat adaptors(265 in the U.S. and 122 in Canada) for strollers because the plastic adaptors used to connect an infant car seat to a stroller can crack, become unstable and break during use, posing a fall hazard to infants.
Bounce houses; they’re a birthday party icon. When a child spots one, they are immediately drawn to them, wanting to play on it, jump, slide and have a grand old time. But recently, these colorful party props have been have raised concern over safety after two of them in a span of two weeks became airborne while children were playing inside of them.
Parents of an eleven month-old from India are coming under fire after sending their daughter on a solo para-sailing trip last Wednesday. The toddler, Niya Nisam loudly protested the situation by screaming and crying, but still her parents pressed on, forcing the child to go through with the ordeal.
Matches and candles are the known dangers, but did you know your morning coffee could also be a potential burn threat to your kid? Curtis Ryun, a registered nurse, says there are many commonly used household products that children under five need to be kept away from to prevent scalding and burns, something parents may forget about.
A 15 month old had a very lucky escape when he fell from the 11th story of his family’s apartment but landed safely on a small patch of mulch without any fatal injury. Doctors say his condition is critical but stable.