Child Safety

INFANT AND CHILDREN’S PRODUCT RECALLS

Several children’s products have recently been recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). If you own these products, discontinue using them immediately, and if they’ve become damaged upon purchase, don’t attempt to fix them. Retailers issuing a recall will provide a refund or a store credit for the purchased item, depending on the store. Here are the products you need to watch for: Five retailers have announced a voluntary recall to provide refunds to consumers who own crib tents and play yard tents made by Tots in Mind, Inc. Infants and toddlers are at risk of serious injury or death due …

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POOL SAFETY REPORT

Last week the Consumer Product Safety Commission released new information showing that 90 children younger than 15 were reported to have drowned in swimming pools since Memorial Day. This tragic statistic shows that pool safety reminders are needed all summer long, not just at the start of the season. In addition to the 90 deaths, 106 children of that age required emergency response for near-drowning incidents. These incidents provide a sobering reminder of how a fun day at the pool can quickly turn into a nightmare. Additionally, young children and toddlers are especially vulnerable to drowning, as 72% of the fatalities since …

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BUMBO SEAT RECALLED

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced a voluntary recall of a baby seat called the Bumbo. The CPSC recalled 4 million of the popular Bumbo Baby Seats after more than 20 reports of skull fractures among at least 84 falls. The recall has been a long time coming, as safety groups have rallied for months to have the seats recalled and redesigned because babies can wriggle out of the seats and fall. Additionally, the current recall comes after a previous issue in October 2007, when 1 million Bumbo seats were voluntarily recalled to provide additional warnings against use on raised surfaces. Because …

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