Tag: "Child Safety"

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RECALL: Twin Go Baby Carriers Due to Fall Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in conjunction with TwinGo LLC, of Mclean, Va., has announced a voluntary recall of about 4,160 Baby carriers because the…

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REPORT: 30,000 Calls Made To Poison Control Centers For Unintentional Laundry/Dishwasher Pod Exposure Each Year

Despite numerous warnings from safety organizations over the years, there has been an increase of nearly 20 percent in reports of children putting the brightly colored packets into their mouths, with serious and sometimes even fatal consequences, a new study has revealed.

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IKEA Issues Warning After 3rd Child Dies From Unsecured Dresser

Parents! If you have a toddler in your home – please secure your furniture! Secure your TVs and your chest of drawers. A new warning was issued this week by Swedish furniture maker IKEA this week after a third child was killed from one of their dressers falling on them.

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Wichita Police Reports 4 Baby Co-Sleeping Deaths Over The Last Month

If not done properly co-sleeping can turn deadly. This week the Wichita police confirmed that there had been a steep increase in infant deaths in their area from parents not sharing their beds safely with their infants.

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CPSC: 76% Of Unintentional Child Poisonings Occur In The Home

According to the CPSC an estimated 85,000 children younger than 5 are unintentionally poisoned each year in the U.S.  But what is even more shocking is that the poisons that they are consuming aren’t always under your sink! During a 2014 study, the safety commission found that thousands of children managed to get their hands […]

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Evenflo Recalls 56,000 Transitions 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seats Due To Harness Issues

Evenflo Company, Inc. announced today that they are recalling certain Transitions 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seats, model numbers 34411686, 34411695, and 34411029, produced from December 18, 2014, through January 29, 2016 because the central front adjuster (CFA) button…

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2 Year Old Sees 5 Doctors Before Battery Swallowing Diagnosis

Christina Smith feels relief and gratitude that her 2-year-old daughter Katie survived, but those feelings are mixed with anger. Her child was rushed to the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto by ambulance after an x-ray showed a small mass in Katie’s chest. She underwent emergency surgery.

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Nestle Recalls Certain Batches of Good Start 2 Formula

Families who use Good Start 2 Formula from Nestle should check their cupboards because Nestle has issued a recall for four batches of a baby formula as a precaution, the company says.

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RECALL: Nuna Baby Essentials High Chairs Due to Fall Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in conjunction with Nuna Baby Essentials Inc., of Morgantown, Pa., has announced a voluntary recall of about 5,950 Zaaz High chairs because…

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Owlet Monitor ~ Peace of Mind For New Parents

In 2012, a company in Utah developed a portable, lower cost baby monitor that parents could attach to their child’s foot – much like the hospital ones – and measure their child’s Blood Oxygen levels. Whether your child spent 4 months in the NICU or you have just brought them home from the hospital, the fear is the same.

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Rear-Facing Car Seat Saves Toddler During Crash

While driving her kids to school on Thursday Kylee Barrett’s vehicle hit black ice and her 4 Runner spun off the road. In order to avoid hitting a vehicle head on, she crash into the trees at the side of the road. The force from the crash, however, caused her SUV to flip over.

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Britax Recalls 75,000 B-Safe35 Infant Seats Due to Reports Of Cracks in Carry Handles

Britax is conducting a recall in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada, and Transport Canada. This recall involves a defect within the carry handle on certain models manufactured between October 1, 2014 and July 1, 2015 and listed here: www.bsafe35recall.com.

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Toddler Recovering from Eating Magnets

Two-year-old Ava Kendall was eating lunch with her family when she suddenly grabbed her stomach and began crying in pain. The little girl wouldn’t let anyone touch her and within a half hour she vomited…

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Baby in Car Seat Ejected During Accident

The uncle of a 19-month-old girl says that a horrible car accident was a teaching moment of great value about properly restraining small children in car seats. Levi Simmons says that if his niece Abby’s car seat hadn’t been properly fastened “she would no longer be with us.”