With the holiday season here, many parents are on the look-out for this year’s most popular toys for their children. However, it is important that parents shop with caution as many toys can pose potential risks to children. Every year, thousands of children face serious injuries relating to toys. Recently, a safety group released its annual list of the “10 Worst Toys” for the holidays. Continue reading “Safety Group Releases List of Potentially Harmful Toys This Holiday Season”
Each year, a large number of children are bussed to school and summer camp. While some children may be dropped off by a family member or loved one, the majority of children take the bus each day. Like any motor vehicle driver, bus drivers are expected to take the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of each child, while operating the bus. The failure to take safety measures can result in serious or fatal consequences. Continue reading “Does Your Child Ride the Bus? Educate Your Child on School Bus Safety Today!”
Just before the Fourth of July last summer, then-Governor Chris Christie legalized the use of certain firework products including hand-held sparklers, ground sparklers, party poppers, and snappers. The bill that legalized the sale and purchase of these products requires that the consumer be at least 16 years of age to purchase these products. While this bill expanded the use of firework-related products in the state, it maintained the prohibition of all other fireworks including sky rockets, bottle rockets, and all other explosive and aerial firework devices. Continue reading “Be Aware of Firework Use this Summer”
A recent study reported by the Pediatrics medical journal found that death and serious injuries related to window blinds has continued to occur despite continuous warnings by authorities and measures taken by manufacturers to provide additional warning labels. The cord attached to window blinds has caused children to become strangled leading to asphyxiation. However, despite these additional steps, the rate of death and injuries has remained the same. As a result, many child safety advocates have proposed banning the use and sale of blinds with cords.
Continue reading “Let’s Go Cordless!”