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Man Up! Chinese Elementary School Encourages Boys To Be More Masculine

A Chinese elementary school is so worried that boys are becoming more feminine that it has started teaching them to be more masculine. Credit: Quirky China News / Rex / Rex USA
"And may their first child be a masculine child." Luca Brasi...

OMG Parenting Moment: Suspected Thief in China Stomps on Her Baby

No. Just ... no. Credit: Quirky China News / Rex / Rex USA
In a reaction we cannot begin to understand, a woman in China stomped on her baby after being accused of stealing a cell phone. Here's how it went down: High school student Xiao Zheng...

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...

Feminists Silent On Call For Global One-Child Policy

In a recent op-ed in the Canadian National Post, editor-at-large Diane Francis calls on world leaders, especially those attending the UN's Copenhagen Conference, to consider the environmental virtues of China's one-child policy. According to...

International Adoption Laws Have Loopholes

Not all adoption agencies are accredited, which is creating an inequity in the adoption world. Credit: shutterblog, Flickr
An international treaty signed by the United States in 1993 was supposed to safeguard international adoptions, but some...

Chinese Babies Sold Into Adoption by Corrupt Officials

Yang Shuiying and two of her daughters on the front porch of her house in Tianxi village, Guizhou province, China. Another daughter was kidnapped by officials and put up for adoption. Credit: Barbara Demick / Los Angeles Times
Parents in China...

Evenflo Majestic High Chairs - Product Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 95,000 Evenflo Majestic High Chairs. The plastic caps and metal screws located on both sides of the high chair can become loose and fall out. This poses both a fall and a...

Melamine Found in U.S. Baby Formula

How much of a toxic, even deadly chemical can be in your baby's formula and still have it be okay? If you said "none," than you and I are on the same page. Unfortunately, it seems not everyone agrees. "The levels that we are detecting are extremely...

Target Dive Sticks - Product Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 365,000 Dive Sticks. The sticks could remain upright underwater, which poses and impalement hazard to young children. These types of pre-weighted dive sticks were banned by...

Claire's metal necklaces - Product Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 67,000 Best Friends Yin Yang Necklace Sets due to high levels of lead in the paint. The necklaces were made in China and sold at Claire's stores nationwide from April 2007...

Casper Halloween figurines - Product Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 14,000 Casper the Friendly Ghost Halloween Mini-Figurines because they have been found to contain high levels of lead in the paint. The recalled Casper the Friendly Ghost...

Fomula scandal prompts call for return to breastfeeding

The World Health Organization and UNICEF last week urged Asian mothers to return to breastfeeding in the wake of a series of infant deaths caused by melamine-contaminated powdered baby formula in China. An update issued by WHO states that more...

Toy police cars - Product Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 3,000 Toy Police Cars. The red paint on the cars contains excessive levels of lead, which is hazardous to the health of children and in violation of the federal lead paint...

European Union bans Chinese baby food

In the wake of the Chinese milk scandal, the European Union has banned the import of all baby food containing Chinese milk. Four babies have died and more than fifty thousand have become sick due to melamine added to watered-down milk. The melamine...

Tainted formula leads to rise in wet nurses in China

The recent news about tainted baby formula in China is heartbreaking. Over 53,000 children have fallen ill; four have died. The crisis have left Chinese parents scrambling for safe food for their infants, and some are turning to an old-fashioned...

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