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Archive for the ‘Infant Safety’ Category

After Decades of Controversy, Federal Regulators Change Crib Rules
Thursday, December 30th, 2010

    Reacting to numerous tragedies over the past few decades, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has passed new regulations requiring safer cribs for children.  The focus of the new rules is on the drop-side design, which allows one side of the crib to be raised and lowered so parents have easier access to their infants. […]

FDA Issues Warning on Prescription Cough Medication Benzonatate (Tessalon) After Child Deaths
Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Benzonatate is a prescription cough suppressant used to treat cough due to the common cold, bronchitis, pneumonia, or other lung infections. It is sold in the United States under the brand name Tessalon Perles (gelcaps) or Tessalon Capsules. Recently, the FDA reviewed reports on 31 overdoses of Tessalon, including the deaths of five toddlers. The […]

Child Eye Safety Tips for the Holidays
Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

As a followup to our blog post on holiday toy safety, we want to share a link to a blog post on EyeDocNews, a leading eyecare news website, listing eye safety tips for children during the holidays. The eye safety tips, published by Bausch + Lomb's Early Vision Institute, advise parents to remain alert for the […]

Booster Seats Reduce Risk of Child Injury or Death in Auto Accidents
Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Last month, researchers reported online in Pediatrics (the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics) that child traffic injuries fell in New York State after a new law (which became effective in 2005) required children between the ages of 4 through 6 to use booster seats. Specifically, the new law was associated with an 18% […]

Avoiding Infant Car Seat Injuries
Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics warns parents that infant car seats need to remain in cars in order to prevent injuries to babies. Almost 9,000 infants go to the emergency room every year for car seat-related injuries that happen outside the car. Most of the reported injuries occurred when babies fell out […]

Recall of Pediacare Children’s Cough and Cold Products
Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Blacksmith Brands has announced that it is recalling all lots of four Pediacare children's cough and cold products that were manufactured for the company by McNeil Consumer Healthcare. The reason for the recall is that the products were all manufactured at the same plant that produced the Tylenol and Motrin products involved in last month's massive recall […]

Company Recalls Baby Slings Posing Danger of Suffocation of Infants
Sunday, March 28th, 2010

The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning earlier this month that baby slings — which parents put around their necks to carry their babies — may pose a risk of suffocation. The CPSC further stated that it is investigating at least 14 deaths associated with sling-style infant carriers, including three in 2009. Twelve of […]

Graco Recalling Strollers Posing Fingertip Amputation and Laceration Hazard
Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Today, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of 1.5 million Graco Passage™, Alano™ and Spree™ Strollers because the hinges on the strollers' canopy pose a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when a parent is opening or closing the canopy. The CPSC's announcement noted that Graco has already received seven reports of […]

2.1 million Stork Craft Drop-Side Cribs Being Recalled Following Reports of Infant Suffocation
Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

The Consumer Safety Product Commission (CSPC) announced Monday that more than 2.1 million drop-side cribs manufactured by Stork Craft Manufacturing are being recalled following reports of four infant suffocations. Nearly 150,000 of the cribs carry the Fisher-Price logo. It is the biggest crib recall in U.S. history. The cribs are referred to as "drop-side" cribs […]

New Safety Requirements for Children’s Products Became Effective August 14
Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Describes new child toy safety requirements that took effect on August 14, 2009