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 […]

Child-injury Attorney Jeffrey Killino Warns Parents of the Dangers of Inadequate Car Seats or Safety Restraints

On August 19, 2014, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall by Recaro Child Safety, LLC, of more than 39,000 children’s safety restraints intended for use in cars. The recall will commence in August 2014 and will cover Recaro ProSport model 385 child restraints manufactured between June 16, 2010, and January 31, […]

Child-injury Attorney Jeff Killino Warns Parents of Dangers of Beanbag Chairs

On August 22, 2014, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall by Ace Bayou Corp of 2.2 million beanbag chairs for suffocation and choking hazards after two children died from suffocation in the chairs. According to officials at the CPSC and Ace Bayou, the chairs contain two zippers that can be opened […]

Child-injury Attorney Jeffrey Killino Alerts Parents to Recall of Children’s Water Bottles for Laceration Hazard

Brita recalled approximately 242,500 children’s water filter bottles on August 19, 2014, for a laceration hazard, according to an announcement by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The water filter bottles are made of hard plastic in four colors with four different cartoon character images on the exterior (Dora the Explorer, Hello Kitty, SpongeBob […]