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Bathtub Pads Recalled

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Pads sold to keep children from falling in the bathtub may have the opposite effect. They're not sticking to the tub and could pose a hazard to children.
Bathtub Non-Slip Pads (made by Prime-Lime Products Inc.) ...
Manufacturer says they're not sticking, creating a hazard.
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.

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?

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 key resulting in serious injury, including genital bleeding. Credit: Consumer Product Safety Commissi...The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday that two of the products being recalled involved injuries.

Kids' Science Kits May Take Hit from Safety Ruling

Science kits like this are under deliberation by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Credit: Handson Science Partnership/AP
WASHINGTON (AP) - One of the tools that teachers use to get kids jazzed about science - hands-on science kits - could ...
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has been mired for weeks in deliberation as it writes guidelines on what makes a product a "children's product."

Baby Slings Targeted by the CPSC

Are baby slings dangerous? Credit: CPSC
The baby sling, an accessory that engenders strong feelings from parents and safety advocates on opposite sides, is being targeted by the U.S. Consumer Product Commission with a warning that the carriers ...

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...

Toy/Food Recalls: How to Take Action

It's become a commonplace occurrence, huge recalls of toys discovered to be coated with lead or of foods found to be contaminated. But other than boycotting all products from China or only eating what you've grown yourself, there hasn't been much con...

Product Recall: Nordstrom Children's Sandals

Another Nordstrom recall. Different product, same reason: a choking hazard for young children. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Nordstrom are recalling children's Calypso Sandals because the decorations on the shoes can detach and pose...

Product Recall: Flashing eyeball toys

Not only are these eyeball toys gross, they are also dangerous. For some reason, the makers of the Flashing Evil Eye toys thought filling them with kerosene was a good idea. Clearly, it was not. The Consumer Product Safety Commission, along with Gemm...

Product Recall: Personalized infant long johns

These little baby long johns are adorable, but apparently they are also unsafe. The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Personal Creations have announced a recall of Red Baby Long Johns due to a choking hazard. There have been 10 reports of the me...

Product Recall: First birthday hats

If you are planning a birthday party for your one-year-old, you might want to take a look at the party hats. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Creative Expressions have announced a voluntary recall of 1st Birthday Party Hats due to a po...

Meerkat 50 Youth ATVs are defective and dangerous

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has declared that the Kazuma Meerkat 50 Youth All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) has multiple safety defects and that children who operate it are at risk of injury or death. The CPSC says that these ATV's don't ha...

California to ban phthlataes in children's products

Phthalates are chemical substances used to soften and smooth plastics. The use of these chemicals is common in many children's products, including teething rings and rubber duckies. The European union , as well as 14 other countries, banned the us...

Product Recall: Take-Apart Townhouse Toys

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Small World Toys have announced a voluntary recall of IQ Preschool Take-Apart Townhouse toys. The small magnets connecting the wooden pieces to the townhouse can fall out and be swallowed or aspirated b...


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