Best Website For Checking Recalled Children's Products

The  website www.ClickCheckandProtect.org is a centralized location for parents to easily check for product recalls.  Before this you had to check in multiple places to get all the information. The site gives notices on such children's products as  on toys, food, medicines, furniture, clothing, jewelry, and more.  It is very worthwhile to see if you have any recalled [...]

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Why Parents Should Secure Their TV's, Furniture, And Appliances

The CPSC recently urged parents to secure their TV's, furniture, and appliances to prevent tip-over accidents.  Between 2000 and 2008 there were nearly 200 reported deaths involving young children.  Injuries and death can occur when a child climbs onto,  falls against,  or pulls themselves up on television stands,  bookcases,  dressers,  desks,  chests, and appliances.  You can learn more here: http://www.cpsc.gov/onsafety/2010/09/prevent-a-tv-fall-in-your-house/

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The Dangers of Lithium Cell Batteries

There was recently 2 articles in the Medical Journal Pediatrics documenting the increased dangers from lithium cell batteries for young children.  Lithium cells batteries are the small round silver "button" batteries used for remote controls, toys and electronics.   Ingestion of the batteries is a surprisingly common problem, and could be serious for small children, [...]

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Large Number Of Drop Side Cribs Being Recalled By Multiple Manufacturers

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced in 2010 the recalls for seven manufacturers of drop-side cribs. The brands involved are Child Craft, Delta,  Evenflo,  Jardine,  LaJobi, Million Dollar Baby, and Simmons. Coupled with recalls earlier in 2010 for other drop-side cribs from Simplicity and Graco, parents should make sure their crib is not affected.  Go to www.cpsc.gov to [...]

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Top Ten Most Common Choking Hazards For Young Children

As you know, some foods are a choking  hazard for young children.  A 2008 study listed the 10 that were rated as the most dangerous: hot dogs, peanuts, carrots, boned chicken, candy, meats, popcorn, fish with bones, sunflower seeds, and apples.  It is vitally important to slice and cut all foods into small chew-able bites.  Do not [...]

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Kids Jewelry May Contain Toxic Metal

Just when you thought China had cleaned up its manufacturing act a new threat emerges. A report released in 2010 documents that some Chinese manufacturers have been using Cadmium at very high levels in children's jewelry.  Cadmium which can cause cancer is even more harmful than the well-known damaging affects of lead in products.  Make [...]

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Millions of Cribs Recalled By Consumer Product Safety Commission

A massive recall of Stork Craft drop-side cribs was announced in 2009 because they have caused infant entrapment and suffocation.    Make sure you check the brand that you have,  the StorkCraft brand is sold under different names. Below is a list of articles with the details.Links:Article 1Article 2Article 3

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Dangers Of Sleeping With Your Infant

A recent study reported that the incidence of the death of infants who sleep in their parents bed has risen sharply in the last decade.  Many parents cannot resist the urge to bond with their baby while sleeping, or find it easier to attend to an infants needs if they are nearby.  This carries certain [...]

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Importance of Window Blind safety

I came across a cute video from the Window Covering Safety Council.  It features 'Super Baby' who discusses window safety in a fun way. LinkAlso, here is a link to the window safety products available on the market.

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Downhill Sledding Can Be Dangerous for Toddlers

Infants and toddlers under the age of 2 should not participate in downhill sledding or tobogganing, even as a passenger accompanied by an adult.  The risks are many for a fragile young child of that age.  It is better to take your child for rides by pulling them on a sled or snow disk on [...]

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