IKEA recalls Infant Bibs Over Choking Fears

Ikea has recalled about 7,000 MATVRÅ Infant Bibs after it received two reports of the bibs detaching and potentially causing a choking hazard to infants. The Swedish furniture giant said in a Facebook post that, “All our products are tested and comply with applicable standards and legislation…In spite of this, we have received reports that […]

Three Infants Dead From Deadly Bacteria at Geisinger Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)

Three infants have tragically died at Geisinger Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and five more infants are being treated for a deadly waterborne bacteria that was recently discovered at the NICU. All eight babies were born prematurely. Hospital authorities issued a statement saying the three deaths may have been a result of the […]

Warning: Does your kid’s lunchbox contain a Contigo Water Bottle?

Before your child goes to daycare or school, be sure to check the water bottle in their backpack or lunchbox: Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottles have been recalled because of a “potential choking hazard”. On August 27, Contigo, in conjunction with The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has voluntarily recalled about 5.7 million water […]

Bubble Soccer or Concussion Balls?

Bubble Soccer has likely come to a park near you: players are encased in large plastic balls with their legs exposed, allowing them to move their legs freely. It’s a bit like Zorbing, a wildly popular activity that  people enjoy worldwide: they step into a large plastic ball and roll down from top of a […]

Inclined Sleeper Deaths Are On The Rise

Parents, your baby may be at risk if you bought an inclined baby sleeper. On the heels of the huge Fisher-Price recall involving 4.7 million Rock ‘n Play sleepers that have now been linked with at least 50 deaths, another 700,000 inclined sleepers have been recalled—and the infant death toll is rising. Inclined Sleeper Recalls […]

Five Leading Causes of Child Traumatic Brain Injury

A recent study was conducted to determine which products and activities are most likely to be involved in traumatic brain injury (TBI) at different ages during childhood. Researchers used data provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that was based on more than four million children and teens treated at emergency departments only […]

Congenital Heart Defects Associated with Oil and Gas Areas

Maternal proximity to oil and gas well sites has been linked to congenital heart defects in babies. Children born to mothers living near oil and natural Gas well sites with intense activity have a 40-70 percent higher chance congenital heart defects (CHDs) compared to those living in areas of less intense activity, according to a […]

Lack of Transparency with Children’s Hospital heart problems

Secret audio recordings provided last month to the New York Times revealed that UNC Children’s Hospital, part of the University of North Carolina health system, showed mortality rates higher than the national average.  The hospital had been suspect for some time: children with complex heart conditions had been dying at higher-than-expected rates, and children with […]

Baby Dropped on Head – Hospital Apology Not Forthcoming

If not for the father filming the birth of his twins, the parents would probably never know that a doctor dropped one of the babies on her head.  Medical staff in the delivery room would likely not baby Morgan’s parents that she was dropped and fell a few inches before landing on the bassinette. She […]

Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper Recalled

After reports of infant deaths, the U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission (CPSC) on April 12, 2019 recalled about 4.7 million Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play sleepers.  Tragically, at least 32 infant fatalities have linked to this product since Fisher-Price introduced the Rock ‘n Play sleeper in 2009. According to the CPSC, these deaths happened after […]