Parents need to remember that even though they are in the home with their children they still need to be aware of the potential dangers to young ones. Parents should examine the home to see where hazards may be. Strangulation and suffocation hazards should be out of reach of young children. Cleaning fluids that look like punch and any other chemicals that can harm children or pets should be used carefully and kept away from inquisitive explorers, even leaving products accessible to go answer the phone quickly, etc., can be too long without supervision. Obviously swimming pools should be gated and/or covered because it only takes a few minutes without oxygen to the brain to cause permanent impairments or death.
There have been dozens of clothing and toys recalled because of the strangulation hazards they pose for children. In April alone there were five.
Celebrities live pretty extraordinary lives, and many of them also experience some pretty extraordinary deaths.
Eight top clothing lines have agreed to pay a combined $320,000 for failing to report the hazards of its drawstring sweatshirts and jackets to the Consumer Product Safety Commission in a timely manner.
There’s a new threat to America’s youth, and it’s more dangerous than smoking. It’s choking, and yes, some children are doing it for fun.
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