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.

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?

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 Safety Commission (CPSC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a consumer alert today to war...
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.

Kids in Danger: Dangerous Nursery Products Top 2009 Recall List

Demonstration of crib danger. Credit: CPSC
Recalls of strollers, cribs, high chairs and other nursery products pushed the nursery product category to the top category of recalled products for the first time, the advocacy group Kids in Danger a...

Infantino Recalls 1 Million Baby Slings After Three Infants Die

Infantino Slingrider / Credit: CPSC
On the heels of a warning by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission about the potentially lethal risks of using baby slings, Infantino is recalling more than 1 million Wendy Bellissimo and SlingRider mod...

Graco Recalls More Than 1 Million High Chairs After Hundreds Topple

Graco is recalling Harmony High Chairs. Credit: CPSC
Graco Children's Products is recalling its popular Graco Harmony High Chairs after receiving nearly 500 reports of them tipping over. At least two dozen injuries to children have been repor...

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...

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 ...

CPSC Going After Sellers Of Children's Outerwear With Drawstrings

Credit: CPSC
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is moving toward forbidding companies that sell, make or import children's clothing from offering outerwear with drawstrings, following a sweep by the agency that found numerous violation...

Product Registration Cards Now Mandatory For Manufacturers

After a year full of crib, stroller and play set recalls, the Consumer Product Safety Commission unanimously approved a new rule requiring manufacturers of certain infant or toddler products to establish and maintain a registration card program. ...

Baby Gates: Essential to Keeping Your Child Safe

Baby gates are barriers that protect babies and toddlers from falls and other accidents. By blocking access to stairways, doors and off-limits areas, baby gates are an inexpensive and effective way to keep your child safe. Safe baby gates come...

Will Drop-Side Cribs Be Banned?

Some safety advocates say drop-side cribs are dangerous and should be banned. Photo toysrus.com
We all know that to avoid injury, you should always lift with your legs, not with your back. That's all well and good unless you've got a baby. Try pi...

New Law May Eviscerate Libraries

What if you walked into your local public library and there were no books for kids? Or, worse yet, what if your children simply weren't allowed in the library? I don't know about you, but the public library was an integral part of my childhood. We're...

Window Blinds - Product Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 692,400 Roman Shades and Roll-Up Blinds sold at Cost Plus and World Market stores nationwide. These shades and blinds have looped pull cords and exposed inner and lifting c...


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