Deaths Linked to Crib Bumpers

Deaths Linked to Crib Bumpers Not Always Investigated

Crib bumpers are being investigated as a cause of infant deaths. Credit: Getty Images Although it's a little scary that recalls for infant and child products are so common these days, parents can at least take comfort in knowing govern...Crib bumpers are being investigated as a cause of infant deaths.

Frequency of Crib-Related Injuries Cause for Concern, Study Finds

Although safety standards continue to improve, crib injuries occur at alarming rates. Credit: Getty Cribs, playpens and bassinets are supposed to function as secure locations where parents can place their baby or toddler and be confide...Although safety standards continue to improve, crib injuries occur at alarming rates.

Product Recalls: How to Get the Latest Info

Sign up for e-mail alerts to find out about the latest recalls. Credit: Corbis When there's a massive recall, everyone hears about it, but many recalls don't make the news. However, since small children are famous for finding ways to m...Since small children are famous for finding ways to make toys and even seemingly-harmless household objects dangerous, parents need to know about recalls.

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 c...
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?

Sling Recalls, YouTube Stars, Super Spellers and More

Each Friday, we dish out the best news stories of the week to help keep you in the loop. As seems to be the trend in recent weeks, Canadian parents have been faced with more recalls on popular baby products. Infantino recalled their SlingRider and...

Lead-Laden Hockey Sticks, Craigslist Stroller Bust and More

Each Friday, we dish out the best news stories of the week to help keep you in the loop. Your child's slapshot may be wicked, but his stick could be deadly. Bauer has announced they will replace 13 models of junior hockey sticks that have been recal...

CPSC Chief Inez Tenenbaum Says China Has 'Gotten The Message'

CPSC Chairwoman Inez Tenenbaum. Credit: Robert Giroux/MCT
"Made in China." It's the calling card of a staggering percentage of products that Americans buy. And what does that phrase conjure for you? Poorly made? Dangerous? Ask America's to...

Flu Shots, Salmonella-Tainted Snacks and Bilingual Kids: News for Canadian Parents

This week's Canadian parenting news bites include a major Ontario child porn bust, a recall of salmonella-tainted snack foods, a study that says kids should be at the front of the queue for flu shots and a way to help your child be bilingual even be...

Tinkerbell Bracelets Recalled for Lead

A number of Tinkerbell charms contain excess lead. Credit: CPSC
Tinkerbell has been poisoned ... again. This time, however, you can't blame Captain Hook. And it will take more than clapping to set things right. According to Consumer Reports...

Product Recall: CYBEX Strollers

The strollers pose a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard. Credit: CPSC
Watch how your little one gets around these days. There have been numerous stroller recalls lately, and here's one more to note: The Consumer Product Safety Commission,...

Product Recall: Macy's Three-Piece Santa Sets for Boys

First Impressions boy's three-piece Santa sets have been recalled. Credit: CPSC
Christmas may be the farthest thing from your mind right now, but if your baby boy has a Santa suit from Macy's, you may want to get back in the spirit for a moment. ...

Product Recall: Horse Toy Figures

Nature Wonders HD Pinto Horse toy figures have been recalled. Credit: CPSC
Round up the stables! The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Blip Toys have announced a voluntary recall of Nature Wonders HD Pinto Horse toy figures. The paint coa...

Recall: Young Artist Easels Violate Lead Standards

Recall of Young Artist Easels, sold by MacPherson's/Art Alternatives. Credit: CPSC
A chalkboard on 10,000 Young Artist Easels sold by MacPherson's has tested above federal limits for lead allowable in children's products, prompting a recall. A...

Target Faces Fines for Lead Toy Sales

Credit: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
It's hard to believe the frenzy that sent parents shuffling through their kids' toy bins in search of playthings covered in lead-based paint was two years ago. The massive recalls that prompted a ti...

Product Recall: Some Children's Tylenol

The makers of liquid Tylenol are recalling 18 of their medications used to treat infants and children. The bacteria Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) was detected in the raw material used to create the medications between April and June 2008, accordi...


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