safety

Recall Alert! Fred & Friends Artiste, Volume and Panic Pacifiers

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Make way for another recall! Fred & Friends just announced a recall on roughly 183,000 US and 17,000 Canadian Chill Baby Artiste, Volume and Panic pacifiers due to a detachment hazard. The pacifiers failed to meet the federal safety standard because the beard on the Artiste and the knob on the Volume can... read more

Recall Alert! Britax B-Agile and BOB Motion

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Stop using your B-Agile immediately! The CPSC, in conjunction with Britax, just announced a recall on 216,000 US and 8,800 Canadian B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion Strollers due to a terrifying hinge hazard. The hinge of the stroller's holding mechanism can partially amputate a user's fingertips, break their fingers or cause... read more

Recall Alert! Playtex Pacifier Holder Clips

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Today, the CPSC, in conjunction with Playtex, announced a recall on 1.25 million Playtex pacifier holder clips in the US and 150,000 in Canada. The clips were recalled because they can crack and separate, which poses a choking hazard to small children and young babies. So far, Playtex has received 99 reports of... read more

Could a Glass of Wine During Pregnancy Make Baby Smarter?

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Should you skip the booze? Apparently not. A new study found that expectant moms who drink moderately during their pregnancies give birth to babies with better mental health when compared to moms who refrain from drinking. But, interestingly enough, even the author of the latest study believes that just because the findings show... read more

Recall Alert! Joovy Zoom Car Seat Adapter

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Wouldn't be 2014 if we didn't start the year off with a recall now, would it? The CPSC, in conjunction with Joovy, has announced a voluntary recall on more than 1,500 Zoom car seat adapters due to a fall hazard. The adapter clips can loosen on the stroller frame, which puts babies at... read more

Recall Alert! Playtex Hip Hammock Infant Carriers

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The CPSC, in conjunction with Playtex, has announced a voluntary recall on more than 305,000 American and 36,000 Canadian Playtex Hip Hammock Infant Carriers. The carriers were recalled because the buckles on the waist and shoulder straps can crack or break, which poses a fall hazard to the child. So far, Playtex has... read more

40 Million Credit and Debit Cards Hacked at Target: What You Need to Know Right Now

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Did you do a little holiday shopping at Target between November 27th and December 15th? If your answer's yes, then you need to read this: Target says information from more than 40 million customer credit and debit cards used may have been compromised by a data breach. In a statement this morning, Target's... read more

Dangerous Effects on Babies and Moms-to-Be Have Doctors Saying ‘No’ to Raw Milk

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A new statement just realized from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states that even though moms and moms-to-be have been led to believe that raw milk is healthier and more nutritious -- it's actually not. Behind author Dr. Yvonne Maldonado, researchers found that between 1998 to 2009, more than 93 cases of... read more

Recall Alert! IKEA Wall-Mounted Lamps

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Today, the CPSC, in cooperation with IKEA, announced a voluntary recall on more than 4 million children's wall-mounted lamps. The lamps are being recalled due to a strangulation hazard. One 16-month-old child passed away in his crib because he was entangled in the lamp's cord. Another incident, involving a 15-month-old who was entangled,... read more

Heartbreaking Study Finds Baby’s Not Safe In Her High Chair

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A new study published in Clinical Pediatrics found that more than 9,400 young children are injured falling off their high chairs -- and even though high chairs are almost every parents go-to for feeding time seating, they might not be as safe as you think. For the study, researchers looked at children aged 3... read more