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Child Involved in Stair-Related Injuries Every Six Minutes in U.S.

According to a recent study, a child is treated in a United States emergency room every six minutes because of a stair injury. This is a definite decrease, when compared to the numbers in previous years. Experts say, however, that the numbers are still too high and they feel that more education is needed to prevent stair-related injuries in children.

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Experts Issue More Warnings About Toddlers And Pools

Experts say that it only takes twenty seconds for a toddler to drown, and the death toll in Canada is rising at an alarming rate.
Nationally, the death toll has risen from 194 in 2009 to 230 this year, and the time period that historically has the most number of drowning deaths has not yet passed.

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Children’s Hospital Issues Public Safety Warning On Swimming Pools

A sharp increase in infant drownings has caused doctors at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to issue a strong public safety warning about the dangers of swimming pools.

Thomas Abramo, M.D., professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine and director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, said the Emergency Department has seen almost five times the number of children involved in drownings or near-drownings.

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RECALL: 70,000 Bracelets and Rings Due To High Levels Of Cadmium

More than 70,000 charm bracelets and rings were recalled this week over high levels of toxic cadmium. The children’s jewelry was being given out for free to children at many doctor and dentist offices over the last five years. Like many other recalls, the jewelry was made in China.

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CPSC Recalls 19,000 Children’s Charm Bracelets Due to High Levels of Cadmium

The U.S. CPSC, today announced a voluntary recall of about 19,000 Best Friends Charm Bracelet Sets because the he heart lock charms attached to the bracelets contain high levels of cadmium. Cadmium is toxic if ingested by children and can cause adverse health effects.

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CPSC To Propose Toddler Bed Safety Standard

Good news for parents! The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is proposing a new standard that would address the safety of toddler beds.

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Toxic Metal Found in Kid’s Jewelry From China

A probe by the U.S. product safety authorities has found that some manufacturers are replacing the lead in their toys and jewelry with the toxic cadmium.

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Thief Steals Car With Children Inside

Tara Goss ran into the store to quickly grab a few items, leaving her 10 year-old and 2 year-old children in the car, with the engine running. That is when a man jumped into her car and drove away, her children still inside.

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Greenguard Certifies Childrens’ Products to Protect Indoor Air from Harmful Chemical Emissions

Conscientious parents spend hours securing their children’s safety, by way of reliable car seats, secure cribs, healthy food and non-toxic toys — but one factor most families don’t take into account is the quality of their indoor air, especially in baby’s nursery.

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Amusement Ride Topples Sending 6 to Hospital

I am always weary of ‘setup’ carnivals because they never feel safe and stable. An amusement ride for young children proved my point yesterday after it toppled over injuring 6 people.

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CPSC Warns that 9 Out of 10 Unintentional Child Poisonings Occur in the Home

CPSC reports that each year, unintentional poisonings from consumer products commonly found in the home kills about 30 children and prompts more than 2 million calls to the nation’s poison control centers.

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AACP Asks NBC to “Pull” The Baby Borrowers Due To Health and Safety Concerns

NBC’s new summer show The Baby Borrowers has been receiving some less than impressive reviews from critics in all industries. But it has been hit the hardest by groups that specialize in keeping children safe. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry issued a statement last Wednesday calling for NBC to “pull” The Baby […]

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Playground Safety

CPSC has a great article on Playground Safety. Now that spring is here parents are flocking to the parks and playgrounds. Here are some tips to creating your own play area that will keep your children safe. Compare the playgrounds of 25 years ago to today’s modern playsets and the differences are striking – metal […]