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By: Leslie Goller and Wayne Hogan The Holidays are here and while celebrating, please take time for the safety of those you hold dear. 1.  Not all toys are safe. Please check out our article on dangerous toys. 2.  When decorating, please remember that two Holiday plants are poisonous to cats, dogs and even children. Mistletoe is […]

The CPSC and announced that Dream On Me is recalling about 10,000 Incredible Play Yards because the rails can collapse and become a stran­gu­lation hazard for children. The company is recalling two-level deluxe adjustable height playpens with model numbers starting with 436A, 436B, 436G, 436O, 436P and 436R. There have not been any reports of […]

The first thing everyone should think about when choosing toys for children is safety. Dangerous toys for kids are ones that contain small parts which present a choking hazard for children younger than 3. A toy is too small if it fits into a choke test cylinder which has an interior diameter of 1.25 inches […]

Wayne Hogan discussed toy safety with Bruce Hamilton on WJXT’s News4Jax Morning Show. With holiday shopping in full force, it is important to know the different types of dangerous toys, toxic toys, dangerous toys created by poor design, and what parents and caregivers can do to protect their children. The CPSC estimates there were more […]

By Wayne Hogan and Leslie Goller Elliot Kaye, head of the Consumer Products Safety Commission, has reported that a “good” recall results in only about 20% of the dangerous product being taken off the market. For a typical recall, 95% are still in the hands of consumers 5 years after the recall. Equally as troubling, […]

Across January, February and July of this year, after much pressure from the National Highway Trans­portation and Safety Association (NHTSA), Graco agreed to recall over 6.1 million car seats. Because Graco did not report the safety issues after numerous complaints, NHTSA has opened an inves­ti­gation to determine whether Graco inten­tionally delayed the recall of the […]

Graco is recalling about 4.7 million strollers due to 11 reports of finger injuries including six reports of fingertip amputation, four reports of partial-fingertip amputation and one finger laceration. The folding hinge on the sides of the stroller can pinch a child’s finger, posing a laceration or amputation hazard. The products included in the recall […]

Ads are running, store decorations are up; signs that the stress of Holiday shopping has returned. That stress is minor though when compared with the tragedy that can come from a toy that turns out to be defective and causes a child’s injury or death. The supply of toys seems unlimited, so finding out if […]

By Wayne Hogan and Leslie Goller From October 2014 through the first week of November 2014, 2.3 million defective  Hello Kitty– themed figurine whistles were included  in McDonald’s restaurants Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals.  They have been recalled because parts of the three-inch-tall “Hello Kitty Birthday Lollipop” whistle can detach and be inhaled, posing […]

Following up on a previous article about 13 children who were injured on an inflatable side, ABC News reports more incidents involving children being injured from inflatables recently. The first of these incidents took place in New Hampshire and involved a two-year-old and a three-year-old were injured when an inflatable bouncy house was caught by […]

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