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Wherever you have water in and around your home, supervising small children is critical. (Remember our Baby’s Bath: What You Need to Know blog from last year?) About once every four days, a child under the age of 5 drowns in a bathtub, bucket, toilet or landscape pond. Eighty percent of these incidents happen in a bathtub. Wow! How many parents know that?
Take some time during Baby Safety Month to watch this video to see how you can help save 87 children. Use this YouTube (…)Read More Sep 10
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Do you put your baby in a Summer Infant Mother’s Touch/Deluxe Baby Bather? Check it immediately to see if it has been recalled. About 2 million of the bathers were sold in the U.S. between September 2004 and November 2011.
If you have one, stop using it immediately until you have installed a free repair kit that includes a locking strap. CPSC and Summer Infant have received seven reports of incidents, including five reports of infants suffering head injuries—including skull (…)Read More Aug 29
A few inches of water. A short lapse in supervision.
That’s all it takes for a child to drown.
Maybe mom, dad or the caregiver left the bathroom to answer the phone. Maybe they left to get a towel. Maybe an older sibling was left to watch a younger one.
These are some of the reasons bathtubs are the second-leading location, after pools, where young children drown.
A new report from CPSC shows that there were 431 in-home drowning deaths involving children younger than 5 years old (…)Read More Sep 8
At CPSC, we take pride in the fact that the majority of the recalls we announce have no incidents or injuries and the announcement is intended to prevent incidents or injuries. When there are injuries with a product prior to a recall being announced, we take that very seriously and really strive to ensure that no one else gets hurt.
So, when we see a case where children are getting hurt after a recall has been announced, we believe that we need to speak up again and urge families to heed our (…)Read More Oct 15