Tag: "Child Safety"

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RECALL: 4 Moms Self Installing Infant Car Seat Due To Detach Risk

It was announced today that 4moms, in cooperation with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has recalled its self-installing car seats manufactured between July 1, 2016 and October 31, 2016 because,

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Study: 40% Of Advertisements Depict Unsafe Sleeping Environments For Infants

Often when I’m looking for images to accompany our articles it can be a challenge to find one where a baby is in a safe sleeping space. Many of the stock photo companies have pictures of newborns sleeping on their tummies in overdressed cribs with pillows, blankets, and toys. All things that are recommended against by the American Academy of Pediatrics, parents are often inundated by many of the same images when magazines feature a celebrity’s nursery.

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Does Child Safety Slide When Families Travel?

A new report from the University of Michigan C. S. Mott Children’s National Poll suggests that some parents may overlook safety risks to their kids during travel. Common safety measures like using car seats may be allowed to slide during taxi, Uber and shared rides. The poll also identified other risks, including preventing easy access to medications, cleaning supplies, and even weapons at the places these travelers were staying.

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RECALL: 29,000 GB Qbit Strollers Due To Collapse Risk

Aria Child, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), today announced a voluntary recall of certain older models of gb Qbit strollers, over concerns that they may fold during use, or pinch a caregiver’s hand in the folding hinge.

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Experts Urging for Restrictions on Codeine for Children, Touting Serious Risk

Codeine, an opioid painkiller that is often added to cough medicines and some prescription medications, have been given to children for decades. Unfortunately, some of those very same children have suffered from serious health complications because of the opioid drug. Experts are now urging for restrictions.

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RECALL: 29,742 Evolve Booster Seats Due To Child’s Ability Access/Loosen Harness Adjustment Button

The Evenflo Company, Inc. (Evenflo), along with U.S National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) and Transport Canada are recalling certain Evolve 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seats, model number 34411700 manufactured February 26, 2015, to February 9, 2016 and model number 34411741 manufactured May 27, 2015, to February 9, 2016.

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RECALL: 1,500 Baby Jogger City Go Infants Due To Improper Labeling

The National Highway Transportation Safety Association and Baby Jogger, LLC (Baby Jogger) today announced a recall of certain City GO Infant Car Seats, City GO Base for infant car seat; City Mini Infant Car Seat/Stroller Travel Systems; and Vue Lite Infant Car Seat/Stroller Travel Systems.

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Health Risk for Infants and Kids: Toxic Chemicals in Dust

Published in Environmental Science and Technology, new research from Washington D.C.’s Milken Institute of Public Health at George Washington University says that household dust exposes people to toxic chemicals associated with severe health problems. Children – and especially infants – may be more exposed while playing and crawling on the floor.

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RECALL: 25,800 Dorel Juvenile Safety 1st Strollers Due to Fall Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Dorel Juvenile, of Columbus, Ind., has announced a voluntary recall of about 25,800 Safety 1st Step and Go Travel Systems because …

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RECALL: 91,000 Alex Toys Infant Building Play Sets Due to Choking Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with ALEX Toys, of New Jersey, has announced a voluntary recall of about 91,000 ALEX Jr. Baby Builder, First Pops and First Snaps because small parts of the plastic toy building sets can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

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Injuries from Stroller and Carrier Mishaps On the Rise

A new study published in Academic Pediatrics points out a growing number of accidents and injuries resulting from improper use of baby carriers and strollers.