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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

October 22, 2010
Release #11-021
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

A Safe Sleep For All Babies
CPSC and Child Safety Partners Launch National Education Campaign on Crib Safety For New and Expectant Parents

safesleep150x99NEW YORK - Today, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) joined three child safety organizations at New York-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital to release "Safe Sleep for Babies," a new crib safety video aimed at helping all new parents avoid suffocation, strangulation and entrapment risks in the sleep environment. CPSC also is announcing three new recalls of dangerous drop-side cribs.

CPSC is collaborating with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Keeping Babies Safe (KBS), New York-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, and renowned journalist and mom Joan Lunden to educate new and expectant parents and caregivers on crib safety while they are at the hospital or visiting their pediatrician's office. The video (transcript) demonstrates how to keep babies safe and sound in cribs, bassinets and play yards.

Holiday Kids Safety

holidaysafety150x100Holiday decorations, especially candles and electrical lighting, can be fire hazards, and Baby Proofers Plus reminds parents and grandparents to take a few precautions when decorating and entertaining for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwaanza and other fall/winter holidays and festivities.


Traveling With Baby: Baby-Proofing Safety Tips

babyinplaneTraveling with young children can appear daunting and maybe even a bit scary.  However, it need not be either.  In just a few steps you can child proof your hotel room, vacation home or a grandparent's home to remove many hazards. Taking these precautions can lower the chance of an injury, help you feel more confident that you can protect your children away from home and make it a little easier for you to watch your children.


Never Leave Your Child Alone in a Car

aloneincar150x100Warm weather brings with it sad news: report after report that a child has died of heat stroke while trapped alone in a vehicle.

Believe it or not, it can happen in February,but starting in March, the numbers begin to skyrocket. These tragedies affect mostly infants and toddlers, but it can happen to young children as well.

Pool Safety at Home

poolsafety100x150The home environment has many hidden drowning hazards for children. Drowning deaths can occur not only in pools and spas, but in bathtubs, toilets and buckets. Keep these safety tips in mind to make your home safer from these hidden hazards.

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