Top 6 Stuffed Animal Safety Issues

Who doesn't love giving a plush stuffed animal to a young child? Kids' faces light up when they hug these critters. And with the holiday season on its way, these toys are probably on your list as a gift giving idea. But as adults, we need to be mindful of safety issues involving stuffed animals,… Learn More »

Window Blind and Shade Cords Pose Strangulation Risk for Children

Over 200 children in the U.S. have died in the last two decades from strangulation in window-cord related accidents with blinds and shades, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). This issue has been back in the news this week – the Chicago Tribune wrote about the real-life tragedies that illustrate why eliminating risk… Learn More »

New Safety Guidelines Issued for Kids in Car Seats

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has revised its guidelines for car seat safety.  The guidelines address three different types of child safety seats: infant seats, convertible seats, and booster seats.  The major change in the guidelines affects the convertible seats.  It is now recommended that children remain facing the rear of the vehicle until… Learn More »

Video Baby Monitors from Summer Infant Subject to Massive Recall

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced Friday that, in cooperation with Summer Infant Inc., it was implementing a voluntary recall of about 1.7 million video baby monitors with electrical cords to provide new warnings on the product labels. The CPSC warned that the video monitor cords can present a strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers… Learn More »