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  • What's New
    • New Study Confirms Vaccine Reduces Childhood Ear Infections

      A vaccine licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the prevention of invasive pneumococcal disease in children has for the first time been confirmed effective in preventing certain childhood ear infections as well, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

    • Poisonings Kill About 30 Children Annually

      Each year, unintentional poisonings from medicines and household chemicals kill about 30 children and prompt more than 1 million calls to the nation's poison control centers. This article aims to help prevent those childhood poisonings by reminding people to check their homes now.

    • Preventing Choking Among Infants and Young Children

      Many infants and children die each year from choking. These deaths can be prevented if parents and care givers watch their children more closely and keep dangerous toys, foods, and household items out of their reach.

    • The Dangers of Electric Toys

      Electric toys and other electrically operated products intended for use by children can be extremely hazardous if improperly used, used without supervision, or not properly designed and/or constructed.

    • Tetanus - In The Child Care Setting

      Tetanus, also called lockjaw, is very rare in the United States due to the very high immunization rates of persons living here. Tetanus is difficult to treat, but is completely preventable through vaccination.

    • Winter Safety

      With its cold and often stormy weather, winter presents many safety challenge- both indoors and out. Being prepared and following these simple safety tips can help you stay safe and warm this season.

    • Pediatricians Warn Overmedication Can Occur

      A new survey of pediatricians, conducted at the recent Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), shows that 61 percent of respondents are very concerned that, by combining common over-the-counter cold and fever medications, parents may unwittingly give their children an overdose of medication, putting children's health at risk.

    • CPSC Welcomes High-Tech Toy Testing Equipment

      The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today welcomed state-of-the-art testing technology from McDonald's Corporation and RAM Consulting. The high-tech equipment will give CPSC additional tools to evaluate the safety of toys and other children's products.

    • Toy Boxes and Toy Chests

      The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns parents and guardians of young children about strangulation hazards associated with certain toy chest and other containers.

    • CPSC Reminds Parents About Nightwear Safety

      The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is reminding parents to choose sleepwear that will protect children from serious burn injuries. Be sure to shop for safety by looking for tags that say the garment is flame-resistant or snug- fitting.

    • Keep Your Holidays Happy, Healthy and Headache-Free

      As the holidays approach, people across the country are looking forward to the twinkling lights, festive music, sweet treats and an extra dose of family visits. But for many, these favorite holiday traditions can also bring on an unwelcome threat of headaches and for some, even a debilitating migraine headache attack. This helpful article offers advice on how to prevent or control common holiday situations that could provoke headaches.

    • Tis' the Season for Holiday Safety - More Holiday Safety Tips

      The scene is all too familiar -- frenzied parents rushing through packed-to-the-ceiling aisles searching for the perfect gifts and decorations to celebrate their holiday festivities. With all of the decorating, gift giving and festivity fanfare, making your holiday safe for children will be the most important preparation of all.

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    Recent Recalls
    • CPSC, Inca Imports Announce Recall of Stuffed Bears

      In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Inca Imports, of Denver, Colo., is voluntarily recalling about 2,600 stuffed bears. The noses, bells, and eyes of the bears can detach, presenting a choking hazard to young children. The eyes also present a sharp point hazard.

    • CPSC, DSI Toys, Inc. Announce Recall of Toy Kittens

      DSI Toys, Inc is recalling about 238,000 stuffed toy kittens. These toys contain contaminated water that, if contacted, could cause illness to children.

    • CPSC, Imperial Toy Corp. Announce Recall of Toy Feeding Sets

      In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Imperial Toy Corp., of Los Angeles, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 100,000 toy feeding sets. The nipple on the toy baby bottle included in these sets could come off, posing a serious choking hazard to small children.

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    New Products
    • Dazzle the Dinosaur (book review)

      A young dinosaur with unique glittering spines bravely decides to help his family and friends. He leaves to find the feared Dragonsaurus who had driven the dinosaur herd from their cave. This is a well-done story with beautiful illustrations.

    • Rainbow Fish (book review)

      Rainbow Fish learns to make friends by sharing his prized shimmering scales with others. Use this charming story to talk with your child about the dangers of pride and of the importance of sharing.

    • Rainbow Fish To The Rescue (book review)

      In this story, the Rainbow Fish learns the importance of doing what you believe in, regardless of the opinions of your peers. This is a good story to begin to discuss the problems of peer pressure with your child and the importance of being sensitive to the feelings and needs of others, especially those who are different.

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