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5 Ways To Make Sure You Have A Safe Halloween

It’s nearly Halloween, which means costumes, candy, parties, pumpkins, and — again — candy. But just because you’re all jacked up on a sugar high — or by the mere thought of your eventual sugar high — doesn’t mean you and your family can’t be safe this Halloween. 650 more words

Quality & Safety

5 Potentially Harmful Chemicals Now Banned From Kids' Products

Almost a decade after the Consumer Product Safety Commission was ordered to study the potential health affects of phthalates — chemicals often used in plastic products for children — and make recommendations on what further steps should be taken, the agency has voted to approve a final rule that prohibits manufacturers from selling items that have more than a minimal level of five of these chemicals. 410 more words

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I-Team: Who Inspects Amusement Rides?

DALLAS (CBS11 I-TEAM) – You’ve likely been there—staring up a thrilling amusement park ride with your child begging to get on it. You’re asking yourself, “Who’s keeping that ride safe?” 1,129 more words

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Federal Policy: CPSC Warns Pregnant Women and Children Against Toxic Flame Retardants

In a landmark recommendation, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has asked consumers, particularly those who are pregnant or with young children, to ask retailers if their children’s products, electronics casings, furniture, and mattresses are free from organohalogen flame retardants. 93 more words

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Playtex Recalls 3.6M Children's Plates, Bowls For Choking Hazard

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Playtex is recalling 3.6 million children’s plates and bowls because a clear plastic layer on them can peel or bubble and end up in children’s mouths. 105 more words

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28,000 Jogging Strollers Recalled Because Kids Could Fall Out

Strollers can be a convenient way to get a child from point A to point B. But for some 28,000 recently recalled jogging strollers it isn’t quite that easy, as the front wheel of the stroller could break, possibly allowing a child to fall out.  318 more words

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