Recall: Toy Drums Sold at Toys 'R Us

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Our friends, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (we call them the CPSC for short), recalled 21,000 Step2 Basic Rhythm Drums. The toy drums were sold at Toys ‘R Us, Burlington Coat Factory, and other retail stores from August 2009 to last March. The clips that hold the drumsticks have a tendency to snap off and… Read more »

Report: Motorcycle Deaths Dropped in 2009

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For the first time in 12 years, motorcycle deaths in the U.S. showed a steep decline — a nearly 10% drop nationally. A report from the Governors Highway Safety Association attributes the decline to fewer leisure motorcycle travelers due to the economy (kind of a strange silver-lining). The report also gave credit to poor weather… Read more »

Does Facebook Have an Anti-Parenting Agenda?

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Recently, Facebook has started removing breastfeeding photos, citing the pictures as “inappropriate content.” Of course, many parents are unhappy to see their photos deleted, and now bloggers are questioning if Facebook has an anti-parenting agenda. There are a number of Facebook groups that were started to oppose Facebook’s reaction to breastfeeding mothers, like If breastfeeding… Read more »

10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Drink Soda

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America is, not surprisingly, the world’s highest per-capita consumer of soda. I knew sodas are unhealthy beverages, but I didn’t realize quite how bad they were until I saw these ten disturbing facts about soda. Increased risk of osteoporosis Increased risk of kidney stones Soda is addictive It’s an expensive habit Potential for tooth decay… Read more »

YouTube Safety Mode: Not So Safe

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YouTube announced the introduction of its safety mode a couple months ago, but how well does it work? Not very. Try it for yourself. You can activate safety mode by scrolling down to the bottom of the YouTube homepage and clicking “Safety mode: Off” to “On” and hitting “Save.” While it does prevent certain searches… Read more »

Facebook Updates Safety Center

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Facebook just redesigned their Safety Center, a page that gives users information about how to protect their personal information and how to deal with harassment, objectionable content, and unwanted contact. The redesign is likely a response to a few of the Facebook safety news stories we wrote about a couple days ago, and just the… Read more »