Government to Ban Drop-Side Cribs

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Five major recalls later, the Consumer Product Safety Commission chief plans to ban drop-side baby cribs. Over the past decade, drop-side cribs have been the cause of 32 infant deaths. What happens is that the repeated stress of raising and lowering a crib drop-side weakens, and can even break, the side, leaving a potentially gap… Read more »

Recall: Bracelets from Claire's

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission (our FB friends) is recalling 19,000 “Best Friends” bracelets available at Claire’s Boutiques a.k.a. that store in the mall that does ear piercings. Apparently, the bracelets have high levels of cadmium. Yikes! The bracelets say Best, Friends, and Forever (pictured right) and can be returned to any Claire’s for a… Read more »

Recall: 170,000 More Drop-Side Cribs

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Following the recall of Graco and Simplicity cribs last week, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (our pals) announced another recall for 170,000 Golden Baby drop-side cribs made by C&T International/Sorelle. The cribs have been sold for the past 10 years at major retailers. Check out the CPSC’s official press release to see if you have… Read more »

Green Batteries — Seriously, These are Real!

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Steffany reviews Fuji’s Enviromax batteries, greener and safer than most of the other batteries in the market because they are free of mercury. Learn more about Fuji’s Enviromax Batteries and be sure to check out Steffany’s website EcoBold.

Flight 1549 Inspires 33 New Safety Proposals

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16 months (and one made-for-TV movie) after US Airways Flight 1549, the flight that avoided catastrophe when it was heroically landed in the Hudson River, has inspired the National Transportation Safety Board to recommend 33 safety improvements. Luckily for those passengers on Flight 1549, there was more safety equipment onboard than was required. “If the… Read more »

Are You Buying the Right Sunscreen?

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The sun is (finally) coming out, which means aside from enjoying the beach and the park, it’s also time to buy more sunscreen. But buying sunscreen is a lot more complicated than just picking an SPF. While many sunblocks protect against UVB rays, there’s no guarantee that they’ll shield your skin from UVA. An article… Read more »

What's the Safest Airline? Uh, Nobody Knows

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Which airline has the best safety record? I mean, surely statistically speaking, some airline must be considered the safest, right? Well, according to the Flight Safety Foundation, “there is no way to answer that question.” The question is less important for those who only travel with major carriers, but some regional airlines have been known… Read more »

Recall: 40 Types of Children's Medication

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The FDA is recalling over 40 types of children’s Tylenol, Zyrtec, Motrin, and Benadryl. The medicines may contain more of the active ingredient in them than advertised, and others might not meet safety quality standards. Basically, you might want to check your medicine cabinet. What does that mean about generics though? According to Kelly Brewington… Read more »

Oprah Declares No Phone Zone Day

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Last Friday’s episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show was devoted to the dangers of cellphone use while driving. As part of a campaign to combat distracted driving, Oprah (OPRAH!) declared last Friday the first national No Phone Zone Day. Pledgers promised not to use their phone in the car for calls or texts. “My biggest… Read more »

Recall: Over 200,000 Graco and Simplicity Cribs

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If you’ve purchased a crib between February 2007 and now, listen up! The Consumer Product Safety Commission (our buddies) just announced a massive 217,000 unit recall of Graco drop-side cribs. The CPSC also recalled full-size cribs manufactured by Simplicity. Both brands of cribs could cause entrapment, suffocation, and strangulation. The recall comes after a one-year-old… Read more »