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Good news, parents! CPSC has approved a new federal safety standard that will improve the safety of all carriages and strollers sold after September 10, 2015.

From January 2008 through June 2013, CPSC staff received about 1,300 safety-related reports for children 4 years old and younger that involved strollers. The numbers, which may change in the future as more reports come into the agency, include:

Four deaths
14 hospitalizations
Nearly 391 injuries

The new safety (…)

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[post_thumbnail]We have seen some recurring safety incidents involving strollers. One involves the opening between the grab bar or tray and the seat bottom. The other involves fingertip amputations.

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One of the power tools that is regularly involved in incidents that hurt their operators are table saws. Based on a two-year study in 2007 and 2008, CPSC estimates that about 67,300 people suffered from medically treated blade contact injuries each of those two years.

According to CPSC’s analysis of table saw injuries, the people getting hurt are often experienced operators, including some who disabled safety devices. Victims reported that the device either got in the way or slowed their work (…)

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Maclaren stroller owners: Pay attention!

Due to additional reports of incidents, CPSC and Maclaren are reannouncing a recall of all of Maclaren USA’s single and double umbrella strollers sold prior to November 2009 – 1 million in total. The problem is that a child can get his/her finger caught in the hinge mechanism when you are opening or closing the stroller.

Maclaren has received a total of 149 reports of incidents with the strollers, including 37 reported injuries that occurred after (…)

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The last thing that you expect when you put your young child into a clip-on chair is that your child could suffer an injury. But that’s what can happen to children using some phil&ted’s “metoo” infant and toddler chairs that attach to a tabletop.

In fact, CPSC knows of numerous incidents involving some of the metoo chairs and has determined that serious, disfiguring injuries could occur as a result of the product’s hazard.

Here are the chairs, which you should stop using:

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