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Avoiding Toy Hazards: What to look out for while holiday shopping
Thursday, November 24th, 2016

This year OSPIRG, a consumer protection watchdog organization, released their 31st annual toy safety report, Trouble in Toyland, highlighting toy hazards on store shelves this holiday season. The report notes five common toy hazards that cause thousands of injuries to children each year: choking hazards, toxic hazards, ingestion hazards, fire hazards and laceration hazards. Choking is the leading cause […]

Top 6 Stuffed Animal Safety Issues
Friday, November 4th, 2011

Who doesn't love giving a plush stuffed animal to a young child? Kids' faces light up when they hug these critters. And with the holiday season on its way, these toys are probably on your list as a gift giving idea. But as adults, we need to be mindful of safety issues involving stuffed animals, […]

Window Blind and Shade Cords Pose Strangulation Risk for Children
Friday, June 10th, 2011

Over 200 children in the U.S. have died in the last two decades from strangulation in window-cord related accidents with blinds and shades, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). This issue has been back in the news this week – the Chicago Tribune wrote about the real-life tragedies that illustrate why eliminating risk […]

New Safety Guidelines Issued for Kids in Car Seats
Monday, March 21st, 2011

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has revised its guidelines for car seat safety.  The guidelines address three different types of child safety seats: infant seats, convertible seats, and booster seats.  The major change in the guidelines affects the convertible seats.  It is now recommended that children remain facing the rear of the vehicle until […]

Video Baby Monitors from Summer Infant Subject to Massive Recall
Saturday, February 12th, 2011

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced Friday that, in cooperation with Summer Infant Inc., it was implementing a voluntary recall of about 1.7 million video baby monitors with electrical cords to provide new warnings on the product labels. The CPSC warned that the video monitor cords can present a strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers […]