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Archive: July, 2013

Top 10 food choking hazards for kids

Monday, July 29, 2013, 9:13 AM
With two young children, meal time prep usually involves cutting food into small pieces to avoid any potential chozing hazards. Despite my best efforts, there have been some near choking incidents – my 1-year-old stuffing too much fruit in her month at once and my 3-year-old swallowing meat that... Read more

Renaissance Imports recalls girls boots

Saturday, July 27, 2013, 6:00 AM
Renaissance Imports recalls about 5,000 Autumn Run Girls Gemma II Boots because an exposed staple in the sole of the boot presents a laceration hazard to the consumer. The boots have the SKU number 0529-02613-1050. The company received one report of a consumer who was punctured by an exposed staple... Read more

Nan Far Woodworking recalls Rockland Furniture round cribs

Friday, July 26, 2013, 9:35 AM
Nan Far Woodworking recalled 3,900 Rockland Furniture round cribs due to entrapment, suffocation and fall hazards. The crib’s drop-side rails can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail. When this happens, the drop-side rail can fall out of position and create a space where an infant or toddler... Read more

Kids II recalls almost 410,000 Baby Einstein Activity Jumpers

Friday, July 26, 2013, 9:34 AM
Kids II recalled almost 408,500 Baby Einstein Activity Jumpers in the United States and Canada because the “sun” toy attachment on the activity jumper can rebound with force and injure the infant, posing an impact hazard. The jumper was sold at Target, Toys R Us and other retails stores... Read more

Is there an overdiagnosis of ADHD?

Thursday, July 25, 2013, 9:21 AM
A recent study in Pediatrics found that African American and Hispanic children are less likely to be diagnosed and treated for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder than white children. It was a very well designed, carefully measured study based on a representative sample of over 15,000 children... Read more

Summer viruses: Is my child at risk?

Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 6:00 AM
“To everything there is a season,” and this applies to viruses as well. In the winter, children are confronted with viruses that cause respiratory disease, such as rhinovirus, and gastrointestinal disease, such as norovirus. In the summer, a group of viruses called enteroviruses appear... Read more

Top 10 outdoor spots for family fun around Philadelphia

Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 5:30 AM
Today's guest blogger is Susan Charkes, the author of Outdoors with Kids Philadelphia, published by the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC). Susan writes frequently about the outdoors, including AMC’s Best Day Hikes Near Philadelphia, and she is a hike leader with AMC’s Delaware Valley Chapter... Read more

Macy’s Recalls Infants’ First Impressions Varsity Jackets

Saturday, July 20, 2013, 6:10 AM
Macy’s recalled about 8,700 Infants’ First Impressions Varsity Jackets because the snaps on the jackets can come off, posing a choking hazard. The hooded jackets come in navy blue with green and turquoise trim, or gray with yellow sleeves and navy and yellow trim. No injuries have been... Read more

SCS Direct recalls Thermobaby Aquababy Bath Ring Seats

Friday, July 19, 2013, 6:00 AM
SCS Direct recalled about 7,500 Thermobaby Aquababy Bath Ring Seats due to a drowning hazard. The bath seats can tip over, posing a risk of drowning to babies.They were sold exclusively at Amazon.com. No injuries have been reported. For more information, go to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission... Read more

5 Star Kids Apparel recalls 48,000 boys’ hooded jackets

Thursday, July 18, 2013, 5:03 PM
5 Star Kids Apparel recalled 48,000 boys’ "Mecca" hooded jackets because the jacket has drawstrings with toggles inside the bottom hem and neck area, posing a strangulation hazard to children. This recall involves boy’s long sleeve hooded jackets sizes 2T to XL. They were sold at A&E... 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 Jefferson Medical College
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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