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Corporate America Doesn't Care About My Family or Yours

Is corporate America concerned about your safety? Credit: Spencer Platt, Getty Images
It's another David vs. Goliath showdown. In this case, though, David is concerned parents like you and me, and Goliath is corporate America and his government...
Did you know that much of the information from safety complaints is not made public because of a federal law that requires a manufacturer's approval before it can be released?

Top 10 Safest Cities for Kids

Did your city make the list? Credit: Corbis
Accidents happen, especially when kids are involved. But parents seeking the best ways to stave off the risky business of playing can get help from a new study that pinpoints the top cities in America...
Parents seeking the best ways to stave off the risky business of playing can get help from a new study that pinpoints the top cities in America taking steps to prevent serious accidents among the tot and grade school crowd.

Is Your Child Safe? Take This Quiz to Find Out

June is National Safety Month, Mom. Are your children safe? Although you can't control everything that happens, there are lots of things you can do to prepare your children for emergency and make your home and yard safe for play this summer. Take...

Mom Brands Daughter a Wimp

These days, given that I'm married and have three kids, I try to keep my violent nature suppressed. Most of the time, I succeed pretty well, but every once in a while I come across a story that makes me want to dig out the electric carving knife and...

Lighters missing child-resistant mechanism - Product Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 24,000 "Gas Match" and "Ready, Aim...Fire" Multi-Purpose Lighters. The lighters fail to meet federal safety standards because they may not contain a child-resistant...

Accidents happen - Maybe less often with these tips

Yesterday at the park, my three-year-old went down the tall, silver slide ten times, landing safely at the bottom each time. Then, on her eleventh run, she stuck her foot out for some unknown reason. The rubber sole of her shoe caught the edge of the...

Gas containers must now be child resistant

President George Bush has signed into law the Children's Gasoline Burn Prevention Act, which is designed to prevent kids from being burned or otherwise injured from gasoline. The Act requires portable gasoline containers to conform to child...

Postal carrier catches baby falling out window

Lisa Harrell, an Albany, NY postal carrier, got a surprise delivery this week when a baby fell out of a second story window and into her arms while she was delivering the mail. Harrell said she looked up and saw the baby in the window over the...

Toddler survives fall from third floor window

One of the first things we did after moving into our new home a few years ago was put window locks on the second story windows. These locks allow the window to open only a few inches - enough for some fresh air, but not enough for a child to slip...

Parking Pal magnets to keep kids safe

When I am out and about, I usually only have one child to keep track of. Loading up the car after a shopping trip is pretty simple - Ellie gets in first, followed by everything else. But for those with several little ones to corral, keeping one kid...

Hand Sanitizer Can Poison Your Children

I have something to admit to all of you. I am a germophobe. I'm one of those people -- you know, the ones who open doors using a paper towel on the doorknob and who flush toilets with their feet (closed-toe shoes, of course). I get the skeevies just...

Do you know the child restraint laws in your state?

I recently had a conversation with a group of mothers about the child restraint laws in my state. It turns out that only a few of us knew the laws and there was much confusion about who should be in a car seat, booster seat or just belted in the back...

Would you leave your baby home alone?

I've been reading lots of stories lately about bad things happening to children who have been left alone by their parents. Madeline Mcann is making headlines, but there are others. In two separate incidents in Houston, a three year old and a five...

Would you microchip your kid for safety?

The disappearance of Madeleine McCann from her holiday apartment in Portugal a few weeks ago has made a lot of parents nervous. We all know how easily that could have been one of ours. Every time I hear something about that poor little girl and her...

Business travel getting more friendly for the whole family

In my previous life I had to do a fair amount of travel for my job. Although it was always nice to get away to the beach or the city, I always missed my kids and wished I could take them with me. More and more businesses are realizing that parents...

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