Do you have these wall-mounted IKEA children’s lamps in your home?

IKEA is recalling these lights and supplying you with free self-adhesive fasteners to attach the lamp’s cord to the wall.

Two children, a 16-month-old and a 15-month-old, got tangled in the lamp’s cord while the children were in their cribs. One child died, the other nearly strangled. In both of these instances, the children pulled the lamp cords into the crib.

Take down these lamps until you get and install the (…)

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Last February, we began warning you about baby monitor cord dangers. CPSC knows of seven deaths and three near strangulations since 2002 involving video and audio baby monitors. The monitors and cords were placed within a child’s reach.

You need to know about cord hazards, so you can prevent your baby from strangling in a cord.

The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) is working with us on a national baby safety campaign to get the word out to parents and caregivers about the (…)

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Do you see that video baby monitor cord? Yes, the one the baby has in his hand.

Cords close to your baby’s crib are not safe.

Yes, it’s tempting. Parents reviewing video monitors online report placing monitors at the edge of the crib to get a close-up image of their child sleeping: Read some examples:
“We didn’t want to put a perminant (sic) screw into the edge of the crib, so I have the base of the camera attached to the (…)

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Graco is recalling nearly 2 million older strollers – The Quattro and MetroLite – because children can become trapped in and strangle in the strollers.

The strollers were manufactured before December 2007, before the adoption ofa new standard requiring larger stroller openings that prevent children from becoming trapped.

CPSC and Graco know of four infants who strangled and died in the strollers between 2003 and 2005.

Children, particularly babies younger than 12 months old who (…)

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