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October 2010

How to prevent Halloween costume and decoration-related injuries

Most of the time, Halloween happens without any difficulties. However, it’s possible that costumes or decorations could cause burns, falls, or lacerations. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission urges parents and grandparents to take safety precautions when selecting costumes and Halloween decorations to prevent injuries. Parents who make their kids'... Read more →

Why isn’t it Breast Cancer Prevention Month?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Shouldn’t it be Breast Cancer Prevention Month? National Breast Cancer Awareness Month neglects to inform women how they can reduce their risks of breast cancer, says Samuel S. Epstein, M.D., and Rosalie Bertell, Ph.D., in the Huffington Post article “Breast Cancer Unawareness Month: Rethinking... Read more →

Recall of the Week: Children’s flashlights sold at Dollar Tree Stores due to fire and burn hazards

Dollar Tree Stores is recalling about 275,000 Wolverine, Spider-Man, and Iron Man 2 projector flashlights. The flashlights can cause the batteries and/or bulb to overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. The firm has received three reports of incidents involving batteries overheating in the recalled flashlights. Reported incidents include... Read more →

New campaign on crib safety for parents, grandparents, and caregivers

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is joining three child safety organizations to launch a crib safety video, “Safe Sleep for Babies,” aimed at helping avoid suffocation, strangulation, and entrapment risks when children sleep. The commission is working with the American Academy of Pediatrics, Keeping Babies Safe, and the New... Read more →