Booster Dining Seats Have Injured Hundreds of Kids, Sometimes Fatally

Booster dining seats and other baby feeding seats for use at home and in restaurants are supposed to make mealtimes more enjoyable for both parents and their children. Unfortunately, an attachable feeding booster seat or baby countertop seat may not be the best option for your little one, especially if it’s defectively designed or manufactured […]

Kids and Bunk Beds: What Are the Risks?

Kids and Bunk Beds: What Are the Risks? It’s no secret that children love bunk beds. Not only are bunk beds great space savers, but they also offer an element of privacy when siblings must share a room. What could be better for a kid than the ability to climb into their own “private” space […]

Be on the Lookout for Dangerous Toys this Holiday Season

With the holiday shopping season finally upon us, millions are searching for the perfect toy for that special child in their lives. But did you know that toy-related injuries send about 240,000 children in the United States to the emergency room every year? Sadly, there is danger lurking in the toy aisle. To make more […]

Trick-or-Treat: How to Make Halloween Safe for Your Kids

Halloween will be a bit different this year, thanks to the ongoing global pandemic. But with most communities planning to mark the spooky season in some way, millions of kids around the country will soon be donning their costumes and heading out to enjoy parades, parties, and other celebrations that customarily accompany the yearly trick-or-treat […]

Electric Skateboards: How Safe are They?

Skateboards are no longer just for skateparks. In fact, an increasing number of teens and young adults have adopted electric skateboards (e-boards) as an environmentally safe and sustainable mode of personal conveyance to and from school or work. That trend has only accelerated in recent months, as coronavirus-wary commuters seek a viable alternative to crowded […]

Hammock Dangers: What Parents Need to Know to Keep Kids Safe

From the backyard to the nursery, hammocks seem to be everywhere these days. Whether you’re looking for a sure-fire way to lull a baby to sleep, a comfortable spot for an afternoon nap on a warm summer day, or a convenient means of storing children’s toys, there’s a hammock that’ll fit the bill. But while […]

Baby Slings, Carriers, Wraps, and Backpacks: How Safe is Babywearing?

Many parents consider a baby sling, carrier, wrap, or backpack a practical way to transport their infant whenever they wish to keep their hands free for other tasks. But while “babywearing” offers certain benefits to both caregiver and child, it’s essential to understand that these types of carriers aren’t without risks. For example, infants may […]

Kids are Falling from Windows and Balconies, Often with Tragic Consequences

Every year, thousands of children fall from windows and balconies at homes, apartment buildings, high-rise condominiums, and hotels, often with tragic or fatal consequences. In far too many of these cases, severe injury and wrongful death could have been prevented by something as simple as a window guard or a better-designed balcony railing. Our Child Injury […]

Bicycle-Towed Child Trailers and Bike-Mounted Seats: What are Their Hazards and Risks?

Millions of families take to bike paths every summer to enjoy some exercise and fresh air with small children in tow. But because these little ones can’t be expected to navigate a bike on their own, they’ll take in the scenery from bicycle-towed child trailers, bike-mounted seats, trailer bikes, and other child carriers. Unfortunately, these […]

Ryan’s Mystery Playdate Surprise Door: Small Coins May Pose a Choking Hazard

Has your son or daughter choked on one of the small “hint coins” included with a toy called Ryan’s Mystery Playdate Surprise Door? Nationally recognized Child injury Lawyer Jeff Killino has received several recent reports of children choking after placing hint coins in their mouths. He is actively investigating these cases and would like to […]