Protective Barriers to Prevent Children’s Serious Burns Are Now Required for Glass-front Fireplaces

Gas fireplaces often come with glass fronts that may lead parents to believe their children are protected from burns they might receive if their children got too near the fire. But, the glass fronts, themselves, have caused severe burns to children who have placed their hands on the glass. As reported by officials with the […]

IKEA Recalls Children’s Swings for Fall Hazard

Children’s toys and other products intended for children’s use are purchased throughout the country by parents every day and are expected to provide our children with hours of fun, entertainment, and safe diversion. The sad truth is that so many of these toys and products are defective in some way, making them dangerous to the […]

Child Injury Attorney Jeff Killino Urges the Federal Government and All State Governments to Require Seat Belts on Every School Bus

How many times have you heard someone ask, “Why aren’t seat belts required on school buses?” Parents and organizations that advocate for children’s safety and health have been crying out for the installation of seat belts on all school buses for several decades, yet their pleas have gone largely unheeded. Our children deserve and have […]

Dream On Me “Incredible Play Yards” Can Strangle Small Children

Parents often place their children in play pens or yards both to entertain them and to keep them protected from the harm that can occur when small children are free to roam living areas on their own. Depending on how these play yards are designed or constructed, however, the play yards themselves can pose hazards […]

12-Year-Old Tamir Rice’s Wrongful Death: How Might Similar Tragedies Be Prevented?

A twelve-year-old Cleveland, Ohio, boy named Tamir Rice lost his life on November 22, 2014, in an incident that never should have happened. Tamir was reportedly waving a toy gun at people at a local playground when an adult male called 9-1-1 and alerted police of his actions, stating twice that the gun was probably […]

Tragic School Bus Crash Leaves 2 Young Children and One Adult Dead, 27 Injured

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, had been a school day like any other for the young children of East Knoxville, Tennessee’s Sunnyview Primary and Chilhowee Intermediate Schools. The children were being transported home on that rainy afternoon in their respective school buses—one carrying kindergarten through second-grade children from Sunnyview Primary and the other, third- through fifth-grade […]

Graco is Recalling Nearly 5 Million Strollers for Finger Amputation Hazard

Parents from coast to coast wheel their young children in strollers along sidewalks, zoo and amusement park pathways, malls, oceanside boardwalks, and public parks on a routine and often daily basis. Mothers stroll through their neighborhoods with their children in strollers, often meeting up with many others who are doing the same. What do all […]

Laundry Detergent Packets or Pods Are Extremely Dangerous to Your Children’s Health

Laundry-detergent packets, also known as laundry-detergent pods, have been a boon to detergent manufacturers, who marketed the pods to busy mothers attracted by anything that made their never-ending household chores easier and more convenient to manage. The pods were first sold in 2010. But, their dangers began to be discovered as early as 2012, when […]

School Bus Safety

Every year, school buses transport 23 million students to and from school. Although school buses are considered safe modes of transportation, they are involved in crashes weekly. About 7,100 children are sent to emergency rooms each year for injuries suffered in school bus crashes, and at least six children die. Despite pleas from transportation organizations […]

Child-injury Attorney Jeff Killino Warns Parents of Crib Monitor Cord Strangulation Hazard

On July 24, 2014, Mayborn USA, Inc. recalled approximately 25,000 of its baby monitors in the United States and another approximately 3,500 in Canada for a strangulation hazard. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the baby monitors, called Tommee Tippee Movement and Sound Baby Monitors with Sensor Pad, have a ten-foot cord […]

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