Blog in Spanish
Hey Dads, we hear you! Fatherhood is exciting and joyous and a crazy new world. Navigating the life of your baby or toddler is full of wonderful moments—and some hurdles. To help you clear and even avoid some of those hurdles, we have a safety game plan to share with you. Check out these simple safeguards for your little one:
- 1. Bare is Best for the safety of your baby’s sleep environment. Your baby can be cozy without the clutter. Never place pillows, quilts or comforters in your baby’s crib, bassinet or play yard.
- 2. You can’t always fix it. Duct tape and your tool box are tempting, but NEVER try to fix a crib that is broken and in disrepair. Cribs made after June 28, 2011, have to be tested to make sure they meet the most stringent performance and testing requirements in the world. Discard and destroy cribs made before that date. Your child’s crib should be the safest product in your home.
- 3. Anchor and Protect. Here’s where your tools come into play. Install anchors or straps on your television and other furniture. Kids like to climb, often to get a remote or toy placed up high. Even furniture that appears stable may not be when placed on carpet or when a toddler pulls out all the drawers to scamper up.
Get more safety information daily by following us @OnSafety on Twitter and on Google+.
This address for this post is: http://www.cpsc.gov/onsafety/2013/10/dads-guide-to-fix-the-kids/
Now that the government has re-opened, we’re back and will begin posting blogs again soon.
This address for this post is: http://www.cpsc.gov/onsafety/2013/10/were-back/
We’re sorry, but we will not be posting updates to this blog during the furlough of government employees. We will be back as soon as the shutdown is over.
This address for this post is: http://www.cpsc.gov/onsafety/2013/10/on-furlough/
Blog in Spanish
- 165 incidents
- 46 fires
- $2.15 million in property damage.
Don’t let this happen to you:
This property damage is from fires involving recalled dehumidifiers manufactured by Gree Electric Appliances. The recall involves 12 brands of dehumidifiers. The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire.
If you have a dehumidifier in your home, check this recall to see if YOUR dehumidifier is included in the recall. The recalled brands are:
The specific models are listed in this recall notice
If you own one of the recalled products, stop using it and contact Gree for a refund.
This address for this post is: http://www.cpsc.gov/onsafety/2013/09/12-brands-of-dehumidifiers-recalled-serious-fire-and-burn-risk/
Blog in Spanish
Wherever you have water in and around your home, supervising small children is critical. (Remember our Baby’s Bath: What You Need to Know blog from last year?) About once every four days, a child under the age of 5 drowns in a bathtub, bucket, toilet or landscape pond. Eighty percent of these incidents happen in a bathtub. Wow! How many parents know that?
Take some time during Baby Safety Month to watch this video to see how you can help save 87 children. Use this YouTube link to share or embed the video on your site.
This address for this post is: http://www.cpsc.gov/onsafety/2013/09/in-home-drowning-takes-87-lives/