About 400,000 units in the U.S. have been sold and 8,500 in Canada.
Importer: Kids II Inc., of Atlanta, Ga.
12 mothers were not wearing a seat belt. Of the unrestrained group, 25 percent or (3) fetuses died.
The March of Dimes offers more seat belt and air bag guidelines for pregnant women:
U.S. experts agree that influenza can be very dangerous in pregnant women.
Manufactured in: China
Over 2 million Mothers Touch Deluxe Baby Bathers have been recalled. The manufacturer, Summer Infant Inc., is offering a repair kit to fix the folding wire frame that can sudenly disengage, causing a baby to fall. Summer Infant and the CPSC have received seven reports of injuries in the U.S. " including 5 reports of infants suffering head injuries from falls. Below is the notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC.)
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Mother's Touch/Deluxe Baby Bathers
Units: About 2 million in the United States and an additional 65,000 in Canada
Manufacturer: Summer Infant Inc., of Woonsocket, R.I.
Hazard: When the bather is lifted and/or carried with an infant in it, its folding wire frame can suddenly disengage from the side hinge, dropping the baby out of the bather, posing a fall hazard and a risk of serious head injury to infants.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Summer Infant have received seven reports of incidents in the U.S., including five reports of infants suffering head injuries from falls from the bathers. Four children between two weeks and two months old received skull fractures, including one that required intensive care for bleeding on the brain. The fifth child received a bump to the head requiring emergency room treatment.
Description: This recall involves Summer Infant baby bathers with a small, nearly square blue or pink plastic base measuring about 13 inches long by 12 inches wide and with the following model numbers listed below. Model numbers are located either on the side of t
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I have been surprised at the number of parents I have seen, who are either unaware or choose to ignore the changes in car seat recommendations for children under the age of two. I try to discuss car seat safety at each check-up appointment, and have always been especially mindful of doing this at the one-year check up.
It seems that more and more kids are participating in organized sports at even younger ages. I now have many 3 year olds who are already playing on a soccer team, and kindergartners in football and lacrosse. They are also "specializing" in a sport at younger ages as well. With the focus on one sport at even earlier ages the risk of overuse injuries seems to be greater.