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CPSC: Fireworks-Related Injuries Increased By More Than 30% in 2013

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.

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RECALL: phil&teds Infant Car Seat Adaptors for Strollers Due to Fall Hazard

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.

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Second Bounce House Flies Away In Two Weeks, Two Children Injured

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.

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11 Month-Old Girl Sent Para-Sailing Alone

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.

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Coffee One of The Leading Causes of Burns In Children Under 5

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.

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Toddler Survives Fall from 11 Story Apartment Balcony

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.

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Poison Control Calls for Accidental Ingestion of Marijuana among Children Triple in Legal States

While the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana may be seen as a good thing by some, there is a consequence that has been found by a recent study. Affecting the youngest members of our country, that consequence is a three-fold increase of the number of calls to poison control for accidental ingestion of marijuana.

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Report – Baby-Gate Injuries Have More Than Tripled in 10 Years

As parents we take every precaution to keep our kids safe. We cover electrical outlets, secure unstable objects, wrap table corners and barcade the stairs. But according to a new study, this may not be enough as the number baby-gate-related injuries among kids in the United States more than tripled between 1990 and 2010.

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America is Getting Safer for Children and Teens, Study Says

Even though we’ve seen horrific events – school shootings, bullying, and most recently the razor blade incidents in playgrounds – America is reportedly getting safer for its youngest citizens, a recent study says. In fact, violence against children declined drastically between 2003 and 2011, the study authors say. And for that, parents may be able to rest a little easier at night and breathe with a little less worry during the day.