Child Safety Group Names 2016’s ’10 Worst Toys’
Ahead of the holiday season, Boston-based World Against Toys Causing Harm shared its annual list of nominees for “10 Worst Toys of 2016,” including a baby doll that plays peek-a-boo, a “slimeball slinger” and a Flying Heroes Superman launcher.
National Prematurity Awareness Month: Celebrating Successes and Taking Action
The link to this article published by the CDC is provided as a public service announcement.
About 1 in 10 babies are born before completing the normal 37 to 40 weeks of pregnancy, missing out on the important growth and development that happens in the final weeks. Preterm birth is a leading cause of infant mortality. Babies who survive can have short- and long-term health problems.
View the complete article: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCDC/bulletins/16f9eed
Heatstroke: Frequently Asked Questions
This document is from Safe Kids Worldwide: 202.662.4472, www.safekids.org, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 1000, Washington, D.C. 20004-1707
A Bad Day for VTech
From The Villages Daily Sun (The Villages, FL) December 1, 2015, page C6:
Kids’technology maker VTech says the personal information about 5 million of its customers and their children may have been stolen by hackers. The Hong Kong-based company disclosed the breach of a customer database late last week, but didn’t say how many people could be affected until Monday. The affected database includes the names, birthdates and genders of child users. For more information please visit www.vtech.com/en/press_release/2015/faq-about-data-breach-on-vtech-learning-lodge/
Marijuana May Be In Your Child’s Halloween Candy
From Ridgewood-Glen Rock Patch, November 2, 2015: http://patch.com/new-jersey/ridgewood/marijuana-may-be-your-childs-halloween-candy-nj-prosecutors-say
Government Secures Injunctions Against Two California Companies and Three Individuals to Stop Importation of Dangerous Children’s Products
October 19, 2015
Release Number: 16-009
WASHINGTON D.C.– The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it filed two civil actions in federal court in the Central District of California, seeking to enjoin the importation and sale of illegal and dangerous children’s products by two California companies and three individuals for importing. (read complete article here)
Children Recovered In N.J. Sex-Trafficking Crackdown
From Ridgewood-Glen Rock Patch, October 15, 2015: http://patch.com/new-jersey/ridgewood/breaking-children-recovered-nj-sex-trafficking-crackdown