Spring Ahead!

Daylight Savings Time is almost here! The clocks go forward one hour at 2 am on every second Sunday in March. We will lose an hour sleep this weekend but we will gain extra daylight hours for the duration of summer. Howard Miller Ty Pennington Castille Wall Clock However, losing just that one hour of […]

Choosing a Crib: Crib Safety 101

Everyone knows that babies spend most of their time sleeping. That makes the task of choosing a crib is an important consideration for any parent to be. It’s easy to get sidetracked by style and color but the most important thing to think about is safety. Fortunately most new cribs on the market these days […]

6 Important TV Stand Safety Tips

Bush Video Base Satin Black The rates of child injury from falling TVs or furniture are on the rise. Falling TVs injure more than 16,000 children a year.  Between 2000 and 2010 169 American children were killed by falling TVs or furniture. Nearly 70% of the children who die from unintentional injuries at home are […]

Clean off your desk day is coming!

Yep, Clean off your desk day is a real event, bemoaned celebrated every year on the second Monday in January (the 9th in 2012). As you’d expect, it means tidier desks right around the globe. What you might not realize is that clean off your desk day 2012 is about more than dumping pre-holiday junk […]

Guidelines for Stroller Safety

Recently, the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) released a new video through their YouTube channel outlining how to safely use a stroller. Nothing is more important than the safety of your baby, and we want to pass those tips onto you. We have summarized the basic points covered in the video in the list below. […]

Child safety, just one click away

Not long ago we highlighted a study that exposed the dismal rate of product safety monitoring among Americans, and asked for ideas about how safety recall alerts can be better delivered in the digital age.   Click, Check, Protect Well, thanks to our readers we discovered Click, Check and Protect, a valuable new safety service […]

Stand up for your health at Cymax

Forget the exercise ball, turn work into a workout with the latest phenomena in healthy workspace design: exercise desks and standing desks. Not only do these revolutionary desks shake-up your work day, they also reduce the risks associated with excessive sitting, which extend beyond obesity. According to the Wall Street Journal, a recent study by […]

The dangers lurking in drop-side cribs

Parents are in for a wakeup call as a string of drop-side crib recalls shines new light on the controversial infant bedding, which was recently banned from sale in the US. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled three new models of drop-side crib in the past month, citing risks such as strangulation and […]

What product recall?

How do you keep track of product safety information? According to a recent study published in Parade Magazine, fewer than 50 per cent of Americans fill out product registration cards. And less than 25 per cent actively research safety recalls online.   Lazy or outdated? Sure, paper registration seems archaic in the digital age (we would […]

Product safety: There’s an app for that

  Here’s something for the Consumer Product Safety Commission to take note of. Down Under, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has launched an iPhone app that provides customers with easily accessible information on recalled consumer goods.   Safety starts at the shops According to ACCC, the Recalls Australia app is intended to help […]