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The CPSC Releases its Annual Report on Nursery Product Injuries and Deaths

Today the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released their annual report on 2012 injuries and deaths associated with nursery products. There was a lot of numbers and some good information given in the report. We recommend you take a look, but for now here’s some of the more interesting and troubling information.InjuriesIn 2012, about 77,900 ER-treated injuries involved a nursery product and a child under the age of five. While this number ... Read more
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KID releases new report on

August 14 marks the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) back in 2008. This landmark safety legislation paved the way for improvement in safety standards and lead to the creation of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s public database,, in March of 2011. This website allows consumers to share their personal experiences with various products, reporting any incidents or ... Read more
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New injury data from CPSC on tip-overs and nursery products

Lots of injury statistics coming out of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) this week. First, be sure and check out their new infographic. (PDF)  A child died every two weeks in 2011 from furniture, TV and appliance tip-overs.  The CPSC gives tips on anchoring furniture and preventing tip-overs as does Shane’s Foundation.  Shane died in 2011 when his nursery dresser tipped over on him. Beyond steps parents can take to prevent tip-overs, ... Read more
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CPSC educates new parents on babywearing safety

After the earlier warning and recalls, some parents may have begun to worry about the safety of using slings for babywearing. CPSC has now posted educational advice for new parents to babywear safely. Currently ASTM International is developing the first standard to cover slings. Other baby carriers are already covered by a standard for soft infant carriers. In addition, the Baby Carrier Industry Group has an additional safety page that complements ... Read more
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International Babywearing Week

International Babywearing Week is drawing to a close. It drew particular attention this year, in part due to rumors of a recall of a (to judge from Twitter feeds) very popular brand of sling. But that recall is still unannounced as of today.Babywearing is the use of soft carriers or baby slings to carry infants and toddlers. Advocates love the closeness and comfort it gives as well as the ability to carry on with other activities while engaged ... Read more
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Another SlingRider death reported

When CPSC recalled the Infantino SlingRider infant sling last month, they reported 3 deaths from the product in 2009. A Brooklyn mother has now come forward to say her baby also died in the sling, a month before the recall.While the Infantino sling was recalled, other 'bag style' slings are still on the market. KID warns against their use. Other methods of 'babywearing' are available, including soft infant carriers that are tested to a voluntary ... Read more
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CPSC and Infantino recall one million slings after three deaths

Today, Infantino and CPSC announced a recall on the Infantino "SlingRider" and "Wendy Bellissimo" baby slings. Three deaths in the slings were reported in 2009. Owners of these slings should stop using it immediately and return it to Infantino for a replacement product and a very cute free infant toy. The replacement products include a different style carrier, a shopping cart cover or an activity gym.The deaths all involved a lack of oxygen, caused ... Read more
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Update on baby sling warning

This week, the ASTM International juvenile product subcommittee continued its work on drafting a safety standard for baby slings, wraps and other carriers that don't fall into the soft infant carrier standard. The group is considering performance requirements and tests that will address the hazards of falls and positional asphyxiation and suffocation.This follows on the heels of CPSC issuing a warning about baby slings after 14 deaths from suffocation ... Read more
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