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IKEA expands recall of children’s wall-mounted lamps

Thursday, May 1, 2014, 10:40 AM
IKEA is expanding its recall of children’s wall-mounted lamps because children can get entangled in the electrical cord that hangs from the lamp, posing a strangulation hazard. The recall now involves 3.5 million in the United States, 1.4 million in Canada, 30.2 million worldwide. This reannouncement... Read more

Summer Infant recalls 800,000 rechargeable batteries in video monitor

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 11:57 AM
Summer Infant expanded a recall to replace 800,000 rechargeable batteries in its video monitors. The battery in the handheld video monitor can overheat and rupture, posing a burn hazard to consumers. About 58,800 batteries were also recalled in February 2011. The recall involves rechargeable batteries... Read more

Evenflo recalls 1.3 million child safety seat buckles

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 2:04 PM
Evenflo voluntarily recalled more than 1.3 million child safety seat buckles due to the risk that children could not be removed quickly in an emergency. The recall includes buckles used in a number of children's convertible and booster seat models manufactured between 2011 and 2014. Not all seats... Read more

Wal-Mart recalls 174,000 dolls due to burn hazard

Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 3:14 PM
Wal-Mart recalled about 174,000 My Sweet Love / My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care baby dolls in the United State sand Canada because they have a circuit board in the chest, which can overheat. This can cause the surface of the doll to get hot, posing a burn hazard to a child. The 16 inch doll comes in pink... Read more

Ganz recalls Grumpy Cat Stuffed Animal Toys

Thursday, March 20, 2014, 10:54 AM
Ganz recalled about 8,200 of its Plush Grumpy Cat stuffed animal toys because the stuffed animals’ eyes can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. The recall includes an 8-inch Grumpy Cat in laying position, a 5-inch long sitting Grumpy Cat and a 4-inch Grumpy Cat key clip. The company... Read more

Vera Bradley recalls 98,000 Bear Ring Rattles and Bunny Toys

Thursday, March 20, 2014, 10:47 AM
Vera Bradley recalled about 98,000 of its Bear Ring Rattles and Bunny Toys because the pom-pom tail can detach from the body of the bear rattle and the bunny, posing a choking hazard to young children. The bear ring rattle has a white teddy bear head, arms attached to an O-shaped body with a green... Read more

New federal safety standards for strollers addresses hazards

Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 5:30 AM
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently approved a new federal mandatory standard intended to improve the safety of carriages and strollers for children. It covers full-size 2D strollers that fold in front-to-back (or back-to-front) and 3D strollers that fold in front-to-back (or back-to-front)... Read more

Design Ideas recalls magnets due to ingestion hazard

Friday, March 7, 2014, 9:34 AM
Design Ideas recalled about 26,900 Rubber Ducky Magnets, and Design Ideas Blowfish and Splat Magnets due to an ingestion hazard. The recall involves miniature office and refrigerator magnets sold in the shape of a duck, blowfish and a splat. A small magnet is affixed to the underside of the brightly... Read more

A Harvest Company recalls cork block stacking toys

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 9:12 AM
A Harvest Company recalls about 720 sets of cork block stacking toys because small pieces of cork can break off the blocks, posing a choking hazard to young children. They were sold exclusively at The company has received seven reports of cork pieces breaking off of the blocks, including... Read more

Infantino recalls 191,000 teething toys due to choking hazard

Monday, February 24, 2014, 9:32 AM
Infantino recalled about 191,000 Go Gaga Squeeze & Teethe Coco the Monkey teething toys because the monkey's tail can pose a choking hazard to young children. Sold exclusively at Target, this squeaking toy is made of soft orange rubber and is shaped like a monkey. The toy measures 4.5 inches... Read more
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Anna Nguyen Healthy Kids blog Editor
Stephen Aronoff, M.D., M.B.A. Temple University Hospital
Peter Bidey, D.O. Medical Director of Family Medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Christopher C. Chang, M.D., Ph.D Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical Colg
Mario Cruz, M.D. St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Drexel University College of Medicine
Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D. Lead Psychologist - The Anxiety Behaviors Clinic, CHOP
Gary A. Emmett, M.D. Director of Hospital Pediatrics at TJU Hospital & Pediatrics Professor at Thomas Jefferson Univ.
Lauren Falini Bariatric exercise physiologist, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Hazel Guinto-Ocampo, M.D. Nemours duPont Pediatrics/Bryn Mawr Hospital
Rima Himelstein, M.D. 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. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D. Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical Colg
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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