Thursday, July 2, 2015

Anna Nguyen

Northern Tool + Equipment recalls little digger toy

Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 8:22 AM
Northern Tool + Equipment recalled about 7,000 of its Wel-Bilt brand Little Diggers, Item # 28303, because red paint on the toy's frame contains excessive levels of lead. This is prohibited under federal law. It is a stationary scooper toy with moveable poles that allow the child to scoop items up... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Spinach and feta quinoa cakes with yogurt sauce

Friday, June 19, 2015, 5:30 AM
For those looking to sneak in some nutrition, these delicious cakes contain quinoa and finely chopped spinach. I made them earlier this week and it was approved by my two younger daughers, husband, and my sister. My oldest responded, "I don't think so" when I told her what we having for dinner. But... Read more

Pali Design recalls children's furniture

Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 5:04 PM
Pali Design recalled children's 20,160 pieces of furniture in the U.S. and Canada because the plastic restraint strap used to attach armoires, combos, dressers and hutches to a wall can break and allow the unit to tip over. Falling furniture can result in a wide range of injuries to young children... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Ma po (crispy) tofu

Friday, May 22, 2015, 5:30 AM
This twist on a classic Chinese dish uses less sodium, but still is full of flavor. It's one of my 5-year-old's favorite dishes. Why do I brown the tofu? It gives the tofu a more crispy texture (and it's the only way I get my husband to eat it). I like to serve it with a side of edamame beans or steamed... Read more

May 30: Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome 5K Run and Walk

Monday, May 18, 2015, 8:38 AM
The Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome (AMPS) 5K Run and Walk, benefiting The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia AMPS Center will take place at Cooper River Park in Pennsauken, NJ on May 30th, 2015 at 9:00 AM. Hosted by the Childhood RND Educational Foundation, Inc., runners and walkers... Read more

IKEA recalls pressure-mounted safety gates

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 8:48 AM
IKEA recalled about 75,000 PATRULL KLÄMMA and PATRULL SMIDIG safety gates in the United States and Canada because the friction between the wall and the pressure-mounted safety gate doesn't always hold the gate in place, posing a fall hazard. In addition, the lower metal bar can be a tripping... Read more

Schylling recalls Police Press and Go toy vehicles

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 8:48 AM
Schylling recalled about 15,300 Police Press and Go toy vehicles because the hat can detach from the policeman’s head and pose a choking hazard to young children. The company has received one report of the police hat detaching from the toy vehicles. No injuries have been reported. For more... Read more

Baby’s Dream recalls cribs and furniture

Monday, May 11, 2015, 10:33 AM
Baby’s Dream recalled about 4,600 full-size cribs, furniture and accessories sold in a vintage grey paint because they exceed federal lead limits. If ingested, lead can cause adverse health effects. The furniture was sold under the Brie, Braxton, Heritage, Everything Nice and Legendary collections... Read more

IKEA expands recall of crib mattresses

Monday, May 4, 2015, 9:43 AM
IKEA has recalled about 131,000 SULTAN crib mattresses in the United States and about 44,000 in Canada because the crib mattresses could create a gap between the mattress and crib ends larger than allowed by federal regulations, posing an entrapment hazard to infants. This is an expansion of a previous... Read more

Beech-Nut recalls baby food

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 8:44 AM
Beech-Nut Nutrition is voluntarily recalling approximately 1,920 pounds of its Classics Stage 2 Sweet Potato & Chicken baby food because it may be contaminated with small pieces of glass. The problem was discovered after the company received a complaint from a consumer who found a small piece... 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. Division 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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