Keeping Your Kids Safe at Home During Coronavirus

While creating a safe environment for your kids in crucial at all times, there is a heightened risk now. You’re probably scrambling to find ways to replace your child’s daycare or school activities. If you’re ‘self-isolating’ at home because of the coronavirus, it’s difficult to focus on both your kids and work. “It’s a really […]

Is Your Children’s Bedroom a Danger Zone?

Given the spate of dresser recalls, your children’s bedroom could be like a ship’s cabin adrift on high seas pounded with gale force winds. If their room is furnished with Ikea, Home Depot or Safavieh dressers, anchoring furnishings to prevent tip-over incidents—which have been linked to many deaths and countless injuries—may not be enough. The […]

Contigo Recalling the Recall

Chances are, you’re one of millions of people who bought a Contigo Kids Cleanable water bottle over the past ten years. You may have returned it, along with 5.7 million bottles in the U.S. and about 177,000 distributed in Canada and Mexico, last August  2019. That’s when Contigo recalled its water bottles and replacement lids […]

No More Infant Inclined Sleepers

Products are constantly introduced to the marketplace, and others are phased out. For instance, infant inclined sleepers weren’t invented until Fisher-Price came up with the category over a decade ago. It’s tragic and mind-boggling that so many infant deaths have occurred in inclined sleepers. But not really, considering that the first sleeper came to market […]

Child Bathroom Drowning Injury – from Tub to Toilet

Besides scrubbing behind the ears, bathtime is supposed to be fun time. But the bathroom can turn into a danger zone so quickly.  Tragically, an average of 87 children under the age of five drown at home each year and 80 percent of those deaths happen in a bathtub, reports the Consumer Product Safety commission […]

Child Influenza Deaths this Flu Season “Harsh”

This year’s flu season is here and health experts predict it will be harsh, especially for young children. Children younger than 5 years old, and in particular those younger than 2, are at high risk of getting serious flu-related problems. Five recent child deaths blamed on the flu were reported during this 2019-2020  flu season, […]

Aquabeads Peel Top Layer Of Skin From Child’s Finger

Parents, if your child plays with aquabeads, there is a potential skin hazard. After playing with the stick-with-water bead toy, a child’s epidermis (top) layer of skin peeled from the top third of every finger. Not only is this condition painful, but it can lead to a serious infection. If your child has had a […]

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 […]

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