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75 Drownings and Near-Drownings in the First Few Months of 2011

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) Pool Safety: Simple Steps Save Lives campaign is releasing its 2011 public service announcements (PSAs) to educate people about the steps that can be taken regarding water safety, with a focus on saving lives. In fifteen weeks, there have been reportedly

By |2018-06-27T19:35:44+00:00April 25th, 2011|Child Safety, Pool Safety|Comments Off on 75 Drownings and Near-Drownings in the First Few Months of 2011

Child Safety Seats Recommended to be Rear-Facing until Age Two

For many years, parents have been told that they could switch their rear-facing car seats to forward-facing car seats for their infants after the age of one and a weight of at least 20 pounds. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the National Highway

By |2018-06-27T19:37:05+00:00March 21st, 2011|Automotive Safety, Child Safety|Comments Off on Child Safety Seats Recommended to be Rear-Facing until Age Two

Infant Death Spurs Crib Recall Re-Announcement

A second infant death has prompted a re-announcement of a recall by Delta Enterprise of “Safety Peg” cribs. This recall involves 985,000 Delta Enterprise cribs, sold at Kmart, Target, and Walmart stores between January 1995 and December 2005 for approximately $100. This recall was first announced in 2008 when

By |2018-06-27T17:35:45+00:00March 13th, 2011|Baby Safety, Child Safety, Product Safety, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Infant Death Spurs Crib Recall Re-Announcement

Major Children’s Product Recalls in January 2011

Children’s products provide our kids with opportunities for hours of enjoyment and learning. Unfortunately, improperly designed or manufactured playthings can also cause death and debilitating injuryamong the most innocent of victims. At Swartz & Swartz, P.C., we have long been a leader in the fight to rid our country’s store

By |2018-06-27T19:41:26+00:00February 14th, 2011|Child Safety, Product Safety|Comments Off on Major Children’s Product Recalls in January 2011

Massive Baby Monitor Recall due to Infant Strangulation Hazard

1.7 Million video baby monitors have been recalled due to electrical cords posing a potential strangulation hazard. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that Summer Infant, Inc. is working to recall all video baby monitor systems with electrical cords. Since 2004, there have been

By |2018-06-27T19:45:40+00:00February 14th, 2011|Baby Safety, Child Safety, Product Safety|Comments Off on Massive Baby Monitor Recall due to Infant Strangulation Hazard

Parents Warned about the Dangers of Crib Bumpers

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is fighting to place a ban on crib bumpers. Crib bumpers are pads that can be attached inside the crib to cushion babies from crib bars. Since 2008, there have been 14 infant deaths linked to crib bumper pads. Meanwhile, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety

By |2018-06-27T12:05:57+00:00January 19th, 2011|Baby Safety, Child Safety, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Parents Warned about the Dangers of Crib Bumpers