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Fisher-Price Finally Recalls a Product That’s Been Tied to 32 Infant Deaths

Becoming a parent is a nerve-wracking journey. Mothers- and fathers-to-be often spend months researching everything that could possibly go wrong, and how to avoid it. The volume of conflicting information can be overwhelming, and sometimes the only way to manage the stress is to unplug and trust that everything will probably be okay. There are few things more frustrating and terrifying than finding out that your fears for your child are justified, especially when the dangers come in the form of big name baby care products, which many parents assume are the last thing they need to worry about. The Investigation Is New, but the Deaths Date Back to 2011 Just before Christmas in 2017, 5-month-old Ezra Overton rolled over and suffocated while napping in…

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Fireworks Are Dangerous, Even in Responsible Hands

Every year, families across the U.S look forward to putting on their own backyard fireworks displays for Independence Day or New Year’s. Depending on local ordinances, and the type and quantity of pyrotechnics, this tradition can range from completely legal to a felony offence, but unfortunately, it’s always a serious safety hazard. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, home fireworks caused eight deaths and 12,900 injuries severe enough to require emergency room treatment in 2017. Those numbers are pretty typical, and have been since at least 2002. Accidents Are Not Always the Result of User Error Because of the questionable legality and inherent risks of fireworks, many people assume that they have “no one to blame but themselves” for firework-related injuries. Others believe that…