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Recent Posts in Choking Hazard Category

  • Beware of Unsafe Toys for Sale on Popular Websites

    ‘Tis the season for holiday shopping, but parents should be extra mindful of what toys they are buying for their children this winter. A report from the BBC has revealed a number of unsafe toys for sale on popular sites like Amazon and eBay. Safety risks included high levels of chemicals, too much lead, and the chance of intestinal blockage. Not Enough Regulation Under current laws, online ...
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  • December is Safe Toys and Gifts Awareness Month

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has stated that close to a quarter of a million emergency room visits each years are related to dangerous or defective toys . The vast majority of those injuries are caused to children less than 15 years old. It is also believed that many of the incidents of children being exposed to dangerous toys happens around the holidays, as gift giving from ...
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  • Little Tikes Recalls Another 1.7 Million Toy Workshop and Tool Sets Over Choking Hazard

    More than two years after recalling approximately 1.6 million Little Tikes™ Workshops Sets and Trucks after an 11-month-old South Carolina boy choked on a toy nail that got stuck in his throat, the manufacturer and the Consumer Product Safety Commission are recalling another 1.7 million units–this time of Little Tikes® Workshop and Tool Sets–over the same child choking hazard posed by the plastic ...
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  • CPSC Attempts to Prevent Injuries to Children with Recalls of Smith + Noble Roman and Roller Shades, Kari√±o Baby Pacifiers, and Tots in Mind Playards

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced several recalls in the past week geared toward preventing serious injuries to children. The most recent one comes today with the recall of approximately 1,160,000 Roman shades and 115,000 roller shades made by Smith + Noble. The shades pose a strangulation hazard that can occur in the event that the child’s neck either gets ensnared in the shade ...
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  • Strangulation, Choking, and Fall Hazards Prompt Recall of Baby Walkers, Clothing, and Books

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled a number of products this month because of the injuries to children that they may pose. Although recalls are a proactive step toward preventing personal injuries and wrongful deaths, it is not acceptable to expose children and babies to hazards because a manufacturer made a product that was poorly designed or developed flaws during production. On ...
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  • Injuries to Children: Pediatricians Want Warning Labels on Foods that Are Choking Hazards

    Choking accidents is the number one cause of death for kids in the 14 and under age group, and now, the American Academy of Pediatrics want food manufacturers to put warning labels on foods that pose this particular danger to kids. The country’s largest group of pediatricians says that at least one kid in the US dies every five day from a food-related choking accident. More than 10,000 children ...
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  • Evenflo and CPSC Recall Over 700,000 High Chairs Because Faulty Screws Could Pose a Choking or a Fall Hazard

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing that Evenflo is recalling over 700,000 high chairs. The product manufacturer is concerned that faulty screws on the chairs could pose a choking or fall hazard for children. Approximately 643,000 Evenflo Envision High Chairs and 90,000 Majestic High Chairs are being recalled. The Majestic recall is an expansion of an earlier recall of some 90,000 ...
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