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  • Tips and Resources for Baby Safety

    September is National Baby Safety Month. At The Gilbert Law Group®, we want to share these tips for creating a safer environment for your baby. Learn proper baby wearing. Many carriers are designed to keep your baby close and free your hands for other tasks. However, it is very important to ensure that you are carrying your baby in a position that will not harm him or her. Check your carrier’s ...
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  • Busting Car Seat Myths for National Child Passenger Safety Week

    This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week, and we want to bust a few myths about car seats to help you ensure you are giving your child a safe ride. Auto accidents are the leading cause of death for children aged 5 to 15. To keep your child safer, make sure you know the truth from the fiction about car seats. Myth 1: Used car seats are always okay. Fact: Car seats have expirations dates ...
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  • Protecting Your Children in Cars: Know the Facts

    At The Gilbert Law Group®, we are concerned with child passenger safety and feature it often here in our blog. This month we are taking our child passenger safety campaign to several area schools here in Colorado to educate the public about seatbelt and child seat safety. The more you know, the more carefully you can protect your children. As parents ourselves, we noticed that many children are ...
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  • Keep Your Child Safe from Frontovers Accidents

    We often hear about the dangers and tragedies of vehicles backing over children, but as a parent you should also be aware of the hazards associated with a car driving forward over a child. Similar to backover accidents, frontover accidents usually occur in driveways or parking lots when the driver is moving slowly and does not see the child in danger before it is too late. Tragically, a parent or ...
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  • IKEA Dresser Consumer Warning for Children

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a warning about IKEA dressers and drawers that pose a serious risk of injury and death to children. Two deaths have been reported from the dressers toppling on children. If a child sees an object he or she wants on top of the dresser, his or her natural inclination will be to climb the dresser. An unanchored chest of drawers can come toppling down ...
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  • Preventing Backover Tragedies of Children from Vehicles

    Each year thousands of children suffer serious injuries or are killed because a driver backing up did not see them. Most accidents occur when backing out of the driveway at home or backing out of a parking space. Victims of backover accidents are usually around one year old, and over 60 percent of accidents involve a larger vehicle, such as a van or SUV, common family vehicles. Tips for keeping ...
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  • Tips for Preventing Heat Stroke in Children in Hot Cars

    Summertime brings longer, warmer days for you and your kids to enjoy outside. But it also causes dangerously hot conditions if your child is trapped in a parked car, where temperatures can reach well over 100 degrees. About 38 children are killed each year from heat stroke suffered from the extreme heat of a closed up car. Infants are especially at risk since they cannot notify you that they have ...
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  • Protect Your Toddler from the Poisoning Hazards of Detergent Pods

    If you have adopted the trend of using detergent pods instead of liquid detergent, then you know how convenient they can be. But if you have small children around, you should also be aware of the dangers they pose. Each year poison centers receive plenty of calls about children who have swallowed liquid laundry detergent. Many times these cases end up being nothing more harmful than an upset ...
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  • Booster Seat Ratings Explained

    If you're a first-time parent, when your child is big enough for a booster seat, it can be confusing to choose the right one. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has a rating system for booster seats that can help you ensure your child is well protected after he or she has outgrown a car seat. The IIHS uses four categories to rate booster seats: BEST BETs. This rating is given to ...
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  • How to Keep Toys Safe at Home

    Now that children have unwrapped all of their holiday gifts and are happily playing with new toys, it's time to consider the steps you can take to make sure play time remains fun and doesn't end with an unexpected trip to the emergency room. One of the keys to keeping your children safe is to always supervise their play. It can be tempting to take some extended quiet time for yourself while they ...
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  • 12 Days of Hidden Dangers in Toys

    As the holiday shopping season is reaching its peak, we are continuing our twelve day video series about the hidden dangers in toys. It's important for you to know the facts when selecting toys. This year saw record numbers of emergency room visits for children injured by toys, and in the last decade 3.2 million children were treated in ERs across the United States for toy-related injuries. Follow ...
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  • Choosing Safe Toys on Black Friday

    Finding the best deal this time of year is often the top priority for shopping, but safety shouldn't take second place. More than 250,000 children are injured each year because of toys. Help your child to stay safe at play with these tips for buying safe toys: Look for flame resistant or flame retardant fabrics. Make sure stuffed toys are washable. Choose nontoxic art materials. Select toys that ...
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  • Halloween Costume Safety

    As Halloween quickly approaches, your children are undoubtedly excited about picking out their costumes for school parties and trick or treating. However, choosing the right costume involves more than just the best cute or scary idea. You should always consider safety. In recent years, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 16 children have been injured and one has been killed ...
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  • How to Install a Combo Car Seat to Keep Your Child Safe

    Our final video post this week in cooperation with the Arvada Fire Departmentin and in honor of National Child Passenger Safety Week covers how to properly install a combo car seat to keep your child safe. If your child has been injured in an accident, please call (303) 431-1111 today or contact The Gilbert Law Group® for your consultation with an experienced injury attorney.
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  • Installing a Booster Seat in Your Vehicle

    Today, in honor of National Child Passenger Safety Week and in cooperation with the Arvada Fire Department, The Gilbert Law Group® presents this video to learn how to properly install a booster car seat to protect your child passenger. If your child has been injured in an accident, please call (303) 431-1111 today or contact The Gilbert Law Group® for your consultation with an experienced injury a ...
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  • How to Properly Install an Infant Carrier Car Seat to Protect Your Child

    Today, in honor of National Child Passenger Safety Week and in cooperation with the Arvada Fire Department, we at The Gilbert Law Group® present this video to learn how to properly install a car seat to protect your child. If your child has been injured in an accident, please call (303) 431-1111 today or contact The Gilbert Law Group® for your consultation with an experienced injury attorney.
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  • National Child Passenger Safety Week

    In honor of National Child Passenger Safety Week and in cooperation with the Arvada Fire Department, we at The Gilbert Law Group® wanted to give parents some important information about selecting car seats and making sure they are appropriately installed. Car seats reduce infant fatality risk by 71% and toddler fatality risk by 54%. Booster seats reduce the risk of serious injury for children aged ...
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  • Preventing Child Poisoning

    When you have young children around the house, poison safety should be a priority. Children under six have the highest incidence of non-fatal poisoning of any age group. Thirty-eight percent of those child poisoning cases are caused by ingesting grandparents' medication. To protect your child against poisoning follow these safety tips. Store dangerous items. Anything form household cleaning ...
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  • Graco Recalls 3.7 Million Car Sets Over Buckle Problem

    Graco is recalling 3.7 million child safety seats over concerns about a buckle issue. The amount of product involved makes this the fourth biggest car seat recall ever. The action affects harnessed booster sets and the harness buckles on toddler convertible car seats that were made between 2009 and July of last year. The recall comes even as the manufacturer is contesting a government request that ...
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  • 216,000 Britax Strollers Recalled Over Laceration, Partial Amputation Injuries

    Britax is recalling 216,000 strollers after receiving eight incident reports that included severe finger lacerations, one partially amputated finger, and one broken finger. Consumers are asked to stop using the strollers right away and to contact the company for a free repair kit. The recalled products include specific models of BOB Motion, B-Agile, and B-Agile Double strollers. The strollers have ...
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  • Choking Hazard Prompts Recall of 200,000 Pacifiers by CPSC and Fred Friends

    The US Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging consumers to make sure that young kids stop using certain Fred & Friends pacifiers that may pose a choking hazard. This week, both the company and the federal agency recalled 200,000 pacifiers. Three types of pacifiers are part of this recall. The Chill Baby Panic Button Pacifier, which the CPSC says has ventilation holes that aren’t big enough, ...
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  • New Cradle and Bassinet Federal Safety Standard Gets CPSC Approval

    The CPSC has approved the government’s new federal safety standard for bassinets and cradles. The standards were created to prevent child injuries and deaths caused by these products. Between 11/07 and 3/13, the agency was notified of 426 bassinet/cradle incidents resulting in 132 infant fatalities. The standard weaves in elements of the Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Bassinets and ...
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  • Car Seat Heaters May Cause Burn Injuries

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is working on recommendations that would stop car-seat heaters from causing burn injuries. In March, at NHTSA’s request, a committee of the Society of Automotive Engineers began meeting to figure out what are the highest temperatures these seat heaters can safely reach. The committee also is looking at possible automatic shut-off features and ...
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  • Infant Injury Hazards Prompt Recalls of Activity Jumpers, Baby Bath Seats, and Drop-Side Cribs

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission says that some 7,500 Thermobaby Aquababy Bath Seats have been recalled over concerns that they could pose a drowning hazard to infants. The products, for kids 5 to 10 months old, were sold exclusively at Amazon.com from June 2012 through January 2013. SCS Direct Inc. is the importer involved in this voluntary recall. According to CPSC, the bath seats don’t ...
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  • Ford Recalls 12,579 Autos Because of Faulty Child Locks

    Ford Motor announced that it is recalling 12,569 2013 model Taurus, Lincoln MKS, and Ford Explorer vehicles because the child locks on the back doors might fail. The automaker says that shutting and opening the doors enough times might cause the mechanism to go from locked to unlocked with no warning. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this could cause “personal ...
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