"Each new life...

No matter how fragile or brief...

Forever changes the world."

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Because of Cody... Wants to Help Keep your Child Safe!

Click here for a Complete List of Infant/Child Products Recalls (NOT including toys) 

Car Seat Safety
  • It is SO Important to Register Your Child Restraint (Car Seats).

  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) urges you to register your child restraint with the manufacturer!   www.safer.gov                                                                                                                            

  • NHTSA - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - www.nhtsa.gov/Safety/CPS

  • CarSafety.org - www.car-safety.org

  • May 2012 - "When to Retire a Child Seat, How to Recycle an Old One" - Consumer Reports                      

Crib Safety
  • The New Crib Standard:  Questions and Answers                                                                                                  

  • CPSC - A Safer Generation of Cribs / New Federal Requirements                                                                  

  • December 2012 - Child Care Providers Guide to New Crib Standards                                                            


Playpen / Play Yard Safety
  • June 2012 - "New Federal Safety Requirements for Play Yards" - Consumer Reports                                        

  • Playpens and Soft Bedding Suffocation Risk                                                                                                          

Baby / Nursery Product Safety
  • CPSC Safety Alert - Soft Bedding May Be Hazardous to Babies "Bare is Best"                                                   

  • CPSC Safety Alert - Safe and Sound Zone Baby Monitor Safety                                                                    

  • June 2012 - "New Safety Standard for Baby Monitors" - Consumer Reports                                                  

  • August 2012 - "Take a Closer Look at Your Baby's Pacifier" - Kids in Danger                                       

  • July 2012 - "Consumer Reports Warns About High Chair Choking Hazard" - Consumer Reports      

  • July 2012 - "FDA Bans BPA from Baby Bottles and Sippy Cups" - Consumer Reports                                      

  • January 2012 - "Nursery Products Associated with 229+ Emergency Room Visits Each Day" - Kids In Danger

Second Hand Baby Products Safety
  • If you are given hand-me-downs or buy children's products at second-hand shops or garage/yard sales, you will want to make sure the items are safe.

  • The Consumer Product & Safety Commission's (CPSC) website is a great tool in helping keep your child safe.

  • Children are left alone for long periods of time in cribs, bassinets and playpens/play yards, so you will want to make sure they are safe.

  • CPSC Study of Hazardous Products in Thrift Stores                      

General Safety
  • August 2012 - "Unexpected threat: Tipping furniture causes child deaths" - By Lilly Fowler - MSNBC             

  • April 2012 - "As Weather Warms, Experts Renew Call for Window Safety" - Consumer Reports