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 (…)Read More Jul 11
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
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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Sadly, a young child is likely to die this month, strangled by a window covering cord. The question is: Could that corded window covering be in your house?
The stories we’re about to tell you are tragic, and they are all too real. Both incidents happened earlier this year. Read the stories below, and then look at EVERY window covering in your house. If you have young children around and you see accessible cords ANYWHERE on your window coverings, take heed.
CPSC recommends that you use (…)Read More Dec 6
Did you know that after pools, more children younger than 5 years old drown in bathtubs than in any other product in and around your home? Most bathtub drowning and near-drowning incidents are to children under the age of 2.
From 2004-2006, nearly 100 children younger than 5 years of age drowned each year in bathtubs, baby bath seats or bathinettes, buckets and pails and in landscaping or yard products. Sixty-three percent of those drowning were in bathtubs; 12 percent were in baby bath seats (…)Read More Sep 30