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Recommendation: Rear-Facing Til 2

March 23, 2011 CHICAGO (AP) — Children should ride in rear-facing car seats longer, until they are 2 years old instead of 1, according to updated advice from a medical group and a federal agency. more »»

Skippy peanut butter recalled due to salmonella

March 8, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — The company that makes Skippy peanut butter is recalling two of its spreads that may be contaminated with salmonella. more »»

Parents continue to give cough/cold meds to young kids

March 7, 2011 Research has linked over-the-counter cough and cold products to poisoning or death in hundreds of children, ages 2 and younger. more »»

FDA cracks down on untested prescription cold medicines

March 2, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it will remove roughly 500 unapproved cold and allergy medications from the market as part of an ongoing crackdown on ineffective... more »»

New mothers often find breastfeeding a challenge

February 23, 2011 ATHENS, OHIO (AP) — After a week of pain, sleepless nights and dread at the thought of the next feeding, new mother Paula Linscott was on the brink of giving up her attempts to nurs. more »»

Ikea recalls cribs for mattress support repair

February 17, 2011 The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and IKEA announced a voluntary recall today of 20,000 cribs because the mattress supports could detach and collapse. more »»

Dorel recalls 800,000 car seats due to faulty harness

February 14, 2011 Dorel Juvenile Group is recalling almost 800,000 child safety seats because the harness locking and release button does not always return to its locked position, the National Highway Traffic Safety... more »»

Safety commission delays key part of children's product anti-lead law

February 1, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has again delayed independent safety tests required for many toys, youth all-terrain vehicles and other children's products as part of a 2008 anti-lead law — a move... more »»

No Name-Calling Week Brings Message of Respect to Schools

January 27, 2011 Thousands of schools across the country are participating in the eighth annual No Name-Calling Week this week, a week of educational activities designed to address bullying and name-calling of all... more »»

Holiday food safety for pregnant women

December 21, 2010 The holiday season is a very exciting time of year filled with parties, family gatherings and lots of foo. more »»

U.S. Bans Drop-Side Cribs

December 20, 2010 The U.S. more »»

AAP: Probiotics may have some benefits for kids

November 30, 2010 CHICAGO (AP) — A leading medical group says there's some evidence that probiotics, or "good" bacteria, may have limited benefits for certain illnesses in children. more »»

GM recalls midsize pickups for child seat problem

November 24, 2010 DETROIT (AP) — General Motors and Isuzu are recalling more than 192,000 midsize pickups to fix a problem with child safety seat anchors. more »»

Bassettbaby Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs

November 23, 2010 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety and Bassett Furniture Industries Inc. announced a voluntary recall of 90,000 Bassettbaby drop-side cribs with external plastic hardware. more »»

Pediatricians group offers tips on antibiotic use

November 17, 2010 CHICAGO (AP) — The American Academy of Pediatrics says it's Get Smart About Antibiotics week and it's offering advice on how to avoid overusing these important medicines. more »»

Window shades, blinds recalled amid safety review

November 11, 2010 WASHINGTON (AP) — The death of a toddler who strangled in a window shade cord spurred a huge recall Wednesday, even as the industry crafts a better standard to make window coverings in American home... more »»

Britax Recalls 23,000 Infant Car Seats

November 5, 2010 Britax Child Safety Inc. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall Thursday of 23,000 Chaperone infant car seats. more »»

Dollar Tree Recalls Halloween Lanterns

October 29, 2010 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Dollar Tree Stores Inc. have announced a voluntary recall of nearly 700,000 pumpkin, ghost and skull halloween lantern. more »»

Pediatricians urged to screen new moms for depression

October 25, 2010 CHICAGO (AP) — An influential medical group says pediatricians should routinely screen new mothers for depression. Depression isn't just bad for moms: It can also harm their babies. more »»

 
 

 

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