Category Archives: Pediatric Health: Injuries

Children’s Pajamas and Robes Recalled by Lazy One Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard

Recall Summary Name of product: Children’s pajamas and robes Hazard: The footed pajamas and robes fail to meet the federal flammability standard for children’s sleepwear, posing a burn hazard to children. Remedy: View Details Replace Consumer Contact: Lazy One toll-free … Continue reading

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IKEA Recalls Crib Mattresses Due to Risk of Entrapment

Recall Summary Name of product: VYSSA crib mattress Hazard: The crib mattresses could create a gap between the mattress and crib ends larger than allowed by federal regulations, posing an entrapment hazard to infants. Remedy: View Details Refund Replace Consumer … Continue reading

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Almost Three-Quarters of Parents Turn Car Seats to Face Forward Too Early

Newswise — Ann Arbor, Mich. — Using a rear-facing car seat until a child is age two reduces risk of serious injury, but close to one-quarter of parents report they turned the seat around before their child was even one … Continue reading

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Nearly 55 percent of U.S. infants sleep with potentially unsafe bedding

Nearly 55 percent of U.S. infants are placed to sleep with bedding that increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, despite recommendations against the practice, report researchers at the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease … Continue reading

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How To Detect Infant and Toddler Injuries

Newswise — Bianca Edison, MD, MS is an attending physician in the Children’s Orthopaedic Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and is assistant clinical professor of Orthopaedics at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Edison … Continue reading

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Graco Recalls 5 MILLION Strollers Due to Fingertip Amputation Hazard

Recall Summary Name of product: Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierra, Solara, Sterling and TravelMate Model Strollers and Travel Systems Hazard: The folding hinge on the sides of the stroller can pinch a child’s finger, posing a laceration … Continue reading

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Those liquid detergent pods pose a risk to children’s eye health

Attractive to kids, detergent pods should be kept out of reach to help prevent ocular injury, reports new study in the Journal of AAPOS San Francisco, CA, October 7, 2014 – Liquid laundry and dishwasher detergent pods are an emerging … Continue reading

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Children’s skin-care product warnings

Newswise — Before the advent of Internet search engines, parents obtained much of their medical advice from their child’s doctor. Today, with a plethora of information available at their fingertips, parents have more sources to consult than ever before. Yet … Continue reading

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Help your infant or toddler cope with stressful events

By Marian E. Williams, PhD, program area lead, Early Childhood Mental Health Programs at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and associate professor of clinical pediatrics. Newswise — 18-month-old “Karla” was playing on the slide at the park in her neighborhood, her … Continue reading

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12 favorite kids’ foods that they can choke on

Some recent kids’ products that have been subject to recalls for choking hazards Most parents never dream that their children’s favorite foods can pose choking hazards. It happened to Landon Jones when he was 15 months old.  He was walking … Continue reading

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Graco child seat recall, many models, three-year time frame

SUMMARY: Graco Children’s Products (Graco) is recalling certain rear-facing child restraints manufactured between July 2010 and May 2013, models SnugRide, SnugRide Classic Connect (including Classic Connect 30 and 35), SnugRide 30, SnugRide 35, SnugRide Click Connect 40, and Aprica A30. … Continue reading

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Inflatable bounce house injuries rising

In mid-May, two upstate New York kindergartners playing in an inflatable bounce house were thrown into the sky and jettisoned from at least 15 feet in the air, one boy landing on a parked car and another on asphalt. A … Continue reading

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Low adult supervision tied to injuries among kids

(Reuters Health) - Young kids are more likely to get hurt when they are not fully supervised by adults, and especially when they are out of arm’s reach, a new study suggests. Researchers surveyed parents of injured children and found … Continue reading

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