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Recalls Initiated Over Flammable Children’s Pajamas and Sleep Products

December 28, 2017   |  
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently coordinated multiple recalls for children’s pajama products that fail to meet federal flammability safety standards. In 1972, when the CPSC was created, it took over the responsibility of issuing flammability standards for clothing products from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Children’s sleepwear...
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Six Types of Toys to Avoid This Holiday Season

December 13, 2017   |  
Defective toys are a safety issue that consumers are forced to grapple with each year during the holiday season. Many of you may still remember the exploding hoverboards from 2015. This year will be no different. However, certain toys create specific hazards. The Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MASSPIRG) claims...
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Is This Common Safety Hazard in Your Vehicle?

November 22, 2017   |  
Millions of vehicles are currently under recall because they contain safety defects. A large percentage of recent recalls involve faulty Takata airbag inflators that have caused catastrophic injuries and deaths. There are also safety hazards in vehicles that may not be under recall. Seatback failures are a potential safety hazard...
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Could a Tip-Over Accident Happen in Your Home?

November 1, 2017   |  
Tip-over accidents may occur when children climb or pull on top-heavy furniture. Children who are caught underneath heavy furniture could be hurt by blunt-force trauma, oxygen deprivation and lacerations. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an estimated 33,000 people are injured by tip-over accidents each year in...
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Has My Child’s Car Seat Been Recalled?

October 31, 2017   |  
Safety or booster seats can reduce the risk of your child suffering a catastrophic injury or dying during a car crash. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), you can reduce the risk of death by 71 to 54 percent by properly using one of these seats. However, these...
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Important Tips for Parents During Window Covering Safety Month

October 13, 2017   |  
Statistics published by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) show that more than 330 children have died since 1981 due to strangulation from window blind cords. Another 160 plus have suffered catastrophic injuries. Children can easily become tangled in window blind cords. For this reason, the Window Covering Safety...
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Five Important Car Seat Safety Tips for Parents

October 4, 2017   |  
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently held Child Passenger Safety Week. During this event, certified technicians were available across the country to offer free advice to parents and to perform child car seat inspections. NHTSA’s event is important because car accidents are a leading cause of death for...
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What Caused the School Bus Accident in Benson?

September 18, 2017   |  
On September 7th, a school bus carrying 24 students crashed on Highway 96 in Benson. According to North Carolina Highway Patrol, the collision occurred because a 78-year-old woman driving a pickup truck failed to stop at a sign. Officials with Johnston County School District said the incident involved Bus 747,...
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Safety Counts – How Can I Prevent Child Heat Stroke?

July 12, 2017   |  
Do you know what hyperthermia is? You’ve probably heard of hypothermia, which is when the body gets too cold, but hyperthermia is different. Hyperthermia happens when your body gets too hot, and is often called heat stroke or heat exhaustion. This condition can be very dangerous to your health, but...
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Are Fidget Spinners Safe? Every Parent Needs to Know This Answer

July 3, 2017   |  
What is your child’s favorite toy? If you said a fidget spinner, then you need to buckle up and keep reading. Today, we are going to explore the hazards of fidget spinners and why you should do some research before you buy your kids this super-hot item. What Parents Need...
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