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
Both pools and trampolines are fun for children, and both do pose dangers. But as my own children often told me "according to you Mom, everything that is really fun, is dangerous!" The biggest issue surrounding children playing in pools and jumping on trampolines is parental supervision. When children are taught safety and are given rules to follow that are then enforced, they may have fun and be safe at the same time. Pools are fenced, and gated. Parents watch their children swim. This is usually the party line. But trampolines also require the same amount of supervision and many parents don't realize this. Most trampoline injuries occur when children are unsupervised. Many serious trampoline accidents occur when children of disproportionate weights are doubling jumping and the smaller child becomes a missile and is thrown from the trampoline when serious neck injuries may occur. Trampolines are also safest when they are buried in the ground or have safety nets on the side. Letting children jump unsupervised is as dangerous as swimming alone. So, I can't resolve this friendly discussion, but I do know that both pools and trampolines require parental supervision and strict safety rules to ensure the safest possible experience. And yes, they are both fun! That's your daily dose, we'll chat again soon.
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