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Soap box derby racing is gaining popularity as a fun family event. The races, designed for children, involve wooden, motorless vehicles that resemble racing cars. The gravity powered cars are often raced on sloped residential streets that are blocked off and may reach speeds exceeding 30 miles per hour. Following safety procedures is essential for ensuring […]

IKEA is recalling 27 million chest and dressers because they can tip over if they aren’t anchored to walls.  The Consumer Product Safety Commission made the announcement after two children died after IKEA’s chests fell on them.   The recall is not actually a recall, but should be considered a repair.  Customers should not return the […]

13,000 bassinets are being recalled because babies could fall out or get trapped. The “Dream On Me” bassinets’ side supports could come apart. The products were sold online between May 2012 and October 2014. If you have this bassinet, you should stop using the product and contact the company for a free repair. Bassinet (439A, 439B, […]

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 […]

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