Baby Monitor Recall

The Angelcare Movement Sensor with Sound Monitor baby monitor has been recalled. At least two infants have died by cord strangulation. The Consumer Product Saftey Commission (CPSC) offers the following information: customers who have purchased this AngelCare baby monitor call call the company …

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  • What to do in an Emergency: September is National Preparedness Month

    As Scar from the Lion King suggests, “Be Prepared!” Do you know what to do in an emergency? For an injury, a flood, a power outage, a dead car battery, or a zombie attack? There’s certainly nothing wrong with living …

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  • What Should I Have in a First Aid Kit?

    What do a house, car, office, and classroom have in common? They should all have a well-stocked first-aid kit! In case of an emergency, if the injury is very severe or life threatening, call 9-1-1 first!  If you are called …

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  • TV Tips for a Kid Friendly Home

    Actually, a better title for this post is “Prevent TV Tips for a Kid Friendly Home.”  Yes, this post is about making sure your TVs (even though new, slim flat-screens), don’t pose an injury risk to your children.  The tragedy …

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  • Summer Tip: Check Porches

    When you and your kids head outside for summer barbeques, parties, and relaxation, don’t assume that your porch escaped the winter months unharmed. The City of Chicago released this tip reminding citizens to check their porches, decks, outdoor stairways, and balconies …

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  • Pack Away Laundry and Dishwasher “Packs”

    All household cleaners and chemicals should be stored out of sight and reach of children.  Recently, there have been reports of poisoning from laundry detergent “pods” and dishwashing “packs” – the little, plastic-coated nuggets of chemicals that you can throw …

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  • Tristin Speaks: A Benefit for Autism Awareness

    The Safest Line is proud to sponsor: The Tristin Speaks Benefit April 6th, 2013 3-8p On July 26th, 2012 3359 West 115th Street – Merrionette Park, IL 60803 Tristin Jeras went missing from his home in Bridgeview, IL. An Amber …

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  • Safety Tip: Don’t Ignore Furniture Tip-Over Warnings

    While you should be proud if you were skilled enough to put together that new bookshelf without cracking the instruction manual once, make sure you didn’t ignore an important warning that could save your child’s life. Bookshelves, DVD racks, entertainment …

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  • Texting While Parenting: Are You Really Watching the Kids?

    The Wall Street Journal has a fascinating article on the rise of nonfatal injuries among young children from 2007 to 2010. What could be causing such a rise, after years of declining injury rates? Hmm, what else has changed drastically …

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  • Discovery Kids Lamps Recalled by Innovage

    Innovage, LLC, and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of Discovery Kids™ Animated Marine and Safari Lamps due to fire and burn hazards.  Poor placement of internal wires can lead to electrical short-circuiting and sparking. Innovage has …

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