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Fisher-Price issues product warning after 10 infant deaths reported

Fisher-Price and the Consumer Product Safety Commission today issued a product warning after multiple reports of infant deaths in a Fisher-Price product. SOURCE: Consumer Product Safety Commission Fisher-Price and the Consumer Product Safety Commission today issued a product warning after multiple reports of infant deaths

By |2019-04-09T10:56:37+00:00April 9th, 2019|Accidental Death, Baby Safety, Child Safety, Consumer Protection, Dangerous Toys, Defective Toys, Product Recall, W.A.T.C.H., Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Fisher-Price issues product warning after 10 infant deaths reported

Summer 2017: Unsafe Toys and Activities For Kids

Fidget Spinners, electric-shock drownings and recalled toys online are examples of some of the many hazards to watch out for so children can have a safer summer. World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. (W.A.T.C.H.), a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about dangerous children’s

By |2018-06-30T20:41:40+00:00May 25th, 2017|Child Safety, Product Safety, W.A.T.C.H.|Comments Off on Summer 2017: Unsafe Toys and Activities For Kids

Daycare Abuse: Protecting Our Children

Every parent’s worst fear is the day a call is received saying that something horrible has happened to their child. This nightmare can be even more horrific when the harm is caused by those who have been entrusted with the child’s safety and welfare. Stories

By |2018-06-30T20:27:36+00:00April 28th, 2017|Child Safety, Sexual Assault|Comments Off on Daycare Abuse: Protecting Our Children

Hoverboard Fire and Injury Lawyers in Boston

Years after Marty McFly raced away on a futuristic hoverboard in the popular Back to the Future movie, wheeled versions of these other-worldly playthings and modes of transportation have been a sought-after commodity. Hoverboards are self-balancing skateboards that are electronically-powered. They are similar to Segways,

By |2018-06-30T19:54:03+00:00April 4th, 2017|Child Safety, Consumer Advice, Product Safety|Comments Off on Hoverboard Fire and Injury Lawyers in Boston

Parents Beware of Buying Unsafe Toys for Your Kids

Safety of children should be the primary concern of every parent when buying toys. World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc, (W.A.T.C.H) recently revealed a list of ten toys representative of playthings that should not be in the hands of any child. Government surveys showed that

By |2018-06-30T19:35:54+00:00January 13th, 2017|Child Safety, Product Safety, W.A.T.C.H.|Comments Off on Parents Beware of Buying Unsafe Toys for Your Kids

Safer Together: CPSC and CBP Collaborate to Keep Unsafe Toys Off Store Shelves

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are joining forces to help keep dangerous toys away from children. Their focus will be on detecting shipments of toys and children’s products at the ports, to prevent offending products from

By |2018-06-30T19:13:56+00:00December 16th, 2016|Child Safety, W.A.T.C.H., Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Safer Together: CPSC and CBP Collaborate to Keep Unsafe Toys Off Store Shelves

Toys ‘R’ Us Will Stop Selling Toy Truck Due to Fire Hazard

Toys “R” Us has announced that it will stop selling certain Tonka Trucks due to a Bellingham, Washington family’s experience. According to the Harden family, the Tonka truck, which was a Christmas gift for their grandson, caught on fire. The family stated that they had

By |2018-06-30T19:09:05+00:00December 14th, 2016|Child Safety, Product Safety, W.A.T.C.H.|Comments Off on Toys ‘R’ Us Will Stop Selling Toy Truck Due to Fire Hazard

New Play Yard Standards to Help Prevent Infant Deaths and Injuries

The CPSC voted recently in support of new play yard standards that will help protect children where they commonly sleep and play. Play yards, also known as pack-n-plays or mesh portable cribs, are widely used in homes, child care facilities, hotels and other lodging. CPSC

By |2018-06-30T18:23:46+00:00July 11th, 2012|Child Safety, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on New Play Yard Standards to Help Prevent Infant Deaths and Injuries

Bunk Beds Recalled in Aftermath of Child’s Death

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Big Lots is issuing a recall of approximately 30,000 metal futon bunk beds. The hazard identified related to the potential for children to be entrapped behind the futon, or in the ladder of the bunk bed when the

By |2018-06-29T21:43:11+00:00June 23rd, 2011|Child Safety|Comments Off on Bunk Beds Recalled in Aftermath of Child’s Death

American Girl Crafts Jewelry Recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall by EKSuccess Brands and American Girl Crafts Pearly Beads & Ribbons Bracelets kits. These jewelry kits contain beads that have a surface coating with excessive levels of lead, which is prohibited under federal law. 75,000 of these

By |2018-06-30T18:02:18+00:00June 16th, 2011|Child Safety, Product Safety|Comments Off on American Girl Crafts Jewelry Recalled

Massachusetts Boy Dies in Escalator Accident at Auburn Mall

A 4-year-old Massachusetts boy died in an escalator accident at the Auburn Mall on March 11, 2011. His family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit on his behalf in Worcester Superior Court. Mark DiBona was shopping with his family in the Sears store at the Auburn Mall

By |2018-07-24T14:22:26+00:00June 9th, 2011|Child Safety, In The News, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Massachusetts Boy Dies in Escalator Accident at Auburn Mall

The Dangers of Costa Rica Rip Currents

Three Ohio students drowned on a trip to Costa Rica when they were caught in a strong rip current. These three teens, along with five other students and four chaperones, were from Patriot Preparatory Academy in Columbus, Ohio, on a missionary trip. The bodies of Caity Jones,

By |2018-06-29T21:23:15+00:00May 9th, 2011|Child Safety, In The News|Comments Off on The Dangers of Costa Rica Rip Currents