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Group: Tests Show Lead in Walmart, Target Children's Products

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Tests have revealed high levels of lead in children's products sold at Walmart and Target, a consumer group working with...The Center for Environmental Health said lead exceeding allowable levels was found in Walmart products such as toy boxing gloves, toy foam jewelry beads and beanbag chairs for toddlers. At Target, the center said it found two chairs with high lead levels.

Pregnant? Get Your Flu Shot!

Don't avoid the needle, moms-to-be. Credit: ZaldyImg, Flickr
If you're expecting, be sure you're first in line to get a flu shot this year. ...
Why should you get it? Last year's H1N1 outbreak brought to light how hard the flu can hit pregnant women, and new research indicates that immunity is passed down to your baby.

Fisher-Price Recalls More Than 10 Million Items

Fisher-Price is recalling its Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles because a child can strike, sit or fall on the protruding plastic ignition...The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday that two of the products being recalled involved injuries.

Warning: Stop Using Infant Sleep Positioners Immediately or Risk Suffocation Deaths

Parents are warned to stop using infant sleep positioners immediately. Credit: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
The U.S. Consumer Product...
Two federal safety organizations issued a consumer alert today to warn parents to stop using infant sleep positioners, citing reports of 12 infants -- ages 1 month to 4 months -- who suffocated to death after being placed in the devices.

Sleep by the Numbers

To sleep, perchance to dream ... Eh, when you're a parent, it's more about just getting some snooze time (and praying that your little one won't...To sleep, perchance to dream... Eh, when you're a parent, it's more about just getting some snooze time (and praying that your little one won't give you a 5 a.m. wake-up call!)

Abbott Recalls Infant Formula on Bug Contamination

Things got buggy at the Abbott plant. Credit: Getty Images
NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) - Drugmaker Abbott Laboratories said Wednesday it is recalling...
Drugmaker Abbott Laboratories said Wednesday it is recalling millions of containers of powder-based infant formula that may be contaminated with insect parts.

Toy Recall, Report Signal Small-Battery Dangers

CHICAGO (AP) - Swallowing button batteries can be fatal or cause serious harm, and research suggests that severe injuries in children, though...Swallowing button batteries can be fatal or cause serious harm, and research suggests that severe injuries in children, though relatively scarce, are on the rise.

More Girls Entering Puberty Early, Study Finds

Girls are maturing earlier than ever. Credit: Getty Images Girl, you'll be a woman soon. Sooner than you thought. A new study...

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