Friday, October 9, 2015

Anna Nguyen

Bexco expands recall of DaVinci brand cribs

Friday, October 2, 2015, 11:07 AM
Bexco expanded its recall of DaVinci brand cribs to another 6,000 in the United States and 13 in Canada because a metal bracket that connects the mattress support to the crib can break, creating an uneven sleeping surface or a gap. If this occurs, a baby can become entrapped in the crib, fall or suffer... Read more

Chewbeads recalls pacifier clips

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 12:03 PM
Chewbeads recalled almost 51,000 pacifier clips in the United States and Canada because the “D” ring on the pacifier clip can break and allow the beads to detach. This could become a choking hazard. This recall involves five styles of Chewbeads Baby pacifier clip holders. The "Where’s... Read more

Zak Designs recalls water bottles sold at Target

Friday, September 18, 2015, 10:22 AM
Zak Designs recalled about 178,000 26-ouncewater bottles sold at exclusively at Target because the inner plastic straw in the flip-top portion of the twist-off cap can break, posing a choking hazard. The 10 inch tall water bottles have a flip-top spout on a twist-off cap with colored inner plastic... Read more

The Land of Nod recalls mobiles

Friday, September 18, 2015, 10:22 AM
The Land of Nod recalled about 400 Follow the Herd mobiles because the yarn from the sheep figures can unravel, posing an entanglement and strangulation hazard to young children. The company has received three reports of the sheep's yarn unraveling. No injuries have been reported. For more information... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Roasted cauliflower with lemon and Parmesan cheese

Friday, September 18, 2015, 5:30 AM
This is my favorite way to prepare cauliflower. It's best when you can get fresh caulflower from the farmer's market and it's in season during the fall. The roasting really brings out the flavors of the cauliflower. Plus, the edges will get browned and carmelized. I cut the salt and added more garlic... Read more

Juratoys recalls fishing games

Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 9:12 AM
Juratoys recalled about 14,200 Sardines and Starfish fishing games in the U.S. because the plastic worm at the end of the fishing pole line can separate, producing small parts that pose a choking hazard to children. Additionally, the small magnet inside the worm can liberate. Swallowing multiple magnets... Read more

Is there a link between pesticide exposure and childhood cancers?

Monday, September 14, 2015, 5:30 AM
Children’s exposure to residential indoor insecticides was linked to an increased risk of childhood cancers, including leukemia and lymphoma, according to a review article published online today in Pediatrics. Cancer in children is rare, but it is the leading cause of death by disease past infancy... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Apple crisp

Friday, September 11, 2015, 5:30 AM
Apple season is upon us! One of my favorite things to make in the fall is apple crisp. I put a little twist on mine by using quick-cooking steel cut oats. With steel cut oats, the crisp’s texture will be chewier than regular oats. You can use regular oats as well. I like a lot of topping so I... Read more

IKEA recalls VYSSA SPELEVINK crib mattresses

Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 5:47 PM
IKEA recalled about 38,400 VYSSA SPELEVINK crib mattresses because they fail to meet the federal open flame standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard. VYSSA SPELEVINK crib mattresses were previously recalled in January 2015 and again in May 2015 for entrapment hazards. The mattresses are 52 inches... Read more

The James Trading Group recalls kids sports hoodie

Friday, September 4, 2015, 4:35 PM
The James Trading Group recalled about 1,200 kids sports hoodie because the sweatshirts have a drawstring around the neck area which poses a strangulation hazard to children. Drawstrings can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school bus doors or other moving objects, posing... Read more
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Anna Nguyen Healthy Kids blog Editor
Sarah Levin Allen, Ph.D., CBIS Assistant Professor of Psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Stephen Aronoff, M.D., M.B.A. Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Temple University Hospital
Peter Bidey, D.O. Medical Director of Family Medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Christopher C. Chang, MD, PhD, MBA, FAAAAI, FACAAI Associate Professor of Medicine in division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology at UC Davis
Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D. Lead Psychologist of The Anxiety Behaviors Clinic at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Gary A. Emmett, M.D., F.A.A.P Director of Hospital Pediatrics at TJU Hospital & Pediatrics Professor at Thomas Jefferson Univ.
Magee DeFelice, M.D. Chief of Allergy and Immunology at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Hazel Guinto-Ocampo, M.D. Chief of Pediatric Emergency Services at Nemours duPont Pediatrics/Bryn Mawr Hospital
Rima Himelstein, M.D. Adolescent Medicine Specialist at Crozer-Keystone Health System
Jessica Kendorski, PhD, NCSP, BCBA-D Associate Professor in School Psychology/Applied Behavior Analysis at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Anita Kulick President & CEO, Educating Communities for Parenting
Janet Rosenzweig, MS, PhD, MPA VP for Programs & Research for Prevent Child Abuse America
Beth Wallace Smith, R.D. Registered Dietitian at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Emiliano Tatar, M.D. Pediatrician at Einstein Healthcare Network Roxborough Plaza
Jeanette Trella, Pharm.D Managing Director at The Poison Control Center at CHOP
W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D., ABPP Director of Integrated Health Care for American Psychological Association
Flaura Koplin Winston, M.D., Ph.D. Scientific Director of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention
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