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  • Preventing Crib Entrapment, Suffocation, and Fall Accidents: CPSC Chief Vows to Ban Drop-Side Cribs

    The head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission is vowing to ban the sale and manufacture of drop-side cribs. The promise comes in the wake of at least 32 child deaths linked to drop-side cribs over the past 10 years. While the CPSC has recalled over 7 million drop-side cribs following reports ofinjuries to children and wrongful deaths, crib manufacturers and sellers have failed to get rid of ...
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  • Recent New York and Colorado Fall Accidents Highlights Dangers Involving Window Screens and Balconies

    A man has died in a Colorado fall accident when he went through window in a room on the 11th floor of the Lady Luck Hotel. Dirk A. Anderson, who was at a bachelor party, was reportedly sitting on a window ledge when he leaned backward. The window screen gave way and he fell out, landing on a parking garage roof. Anderson’s window fall comes a little over two weeks after another incident involving ...
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  • Backyard Trampolines are Dangerous, Warn Pediatricians

    In an updated statement recently issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the group is once again strongly discouraging the use of trampolines in homes and backyards. Dr. Michele LaBotz, who co-authored the “Trampoline Safety in Childhood and Adolescence” policy update, described the recreational equipment as “intrinsically dangerous” even with accompanying safety features, such as padding ...
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  • 4 Million Bumbo Baby Seats Recalled After at Least 84 Fall Accidents, 21 Skull Fractures

    The US Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling approximately 4 million Bumbo Baby Seats following reports of at least 84 fall accidents and over 20 skull fractures. The product’s manufacturer, the South African-based Bumbo International Trust, is cooperating with the recall and will give owners a free repair kit. The recall comes after months of pressure from consumer groups, such Public ...
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  • Fall Hazard: CPSC Recalls 8,400 Suntech Baby Walkers

    The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Suntech Enterprises are recalling approximately 8,400 baby walkers over a possible fall hazard. The walkers are able to fit through a standard doorway and they don’t have enough stair-fall protection. This means that a toddler can wander into another room on his/her own and may be at risk of falling down the stairs in the walker. It was just last month ...
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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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  • Recent Nursery Products Recalls of Play Yards, Pacifiers, and Cribs are Issued to Prevent Entrapment, Suffocation, Choking, and Fall Accidents

    Already this month, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of three nursery products. The recalls are an effort to prevent potentially catastrophic accidents from causing injury to or killing young kids. On April 2, the CPSC, with the cooperation of SunTech Enterprises, let the public know that about 1,900 convertible cribs were being recalled and any returns would lead to ...
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  • Motor Vehicle Accidents, Suffocation Injuries, and Fall Accidents Among Leading Causes of Injuries to Children, Says CDC

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading causes of accidental child injuries and deaths are motor vehicle collisions and fall accidents. From 2001 to 2006, about 8 million child deaths occurred each year due to motor vehicle crashes, bicycle collisions, or pedestrian accidents, while some 2.8 million nonfatal injuries happened as a result of fall accidents. Overall, ...
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  • CPSC Says Recalled Childrens Merry-Go-Round and Play Sets Pose Fall Hazards

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the voluntary recalls of about 15,000 Children’s Playsafe Spinning Quad Merry-Go-Rounds and approximately 11,000 Backyard Leisure Adventure Play Sets and Create N Adventure Wooden Play Sets because they pose a fall hazard to children. Backyard Leisure says that there have been 114 reports of the play sets’ hangers, which hold the gliders, ...
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