child safety News

Researchers Say Bounce Houses Raise Heat Safety Concern

Heat safety issues in bounce houses can put children in danger, according to a new University of Georgia study. Expanding on the concept of microclimates like those in parked vehicles that cause serious injuries to children, the study investigated potential …

New Vermont Law Makes Child Safety Priority

Vermont’s new child safety law shifts the state’s priority in protecting children to their well-being from an imperative to reunite them with their families, officials said Monday during the governor’s bill-signing ceremony at his Statehouse office. The workings of Vermont’s …

Nationwide on the Darker Side in Super Bowl Ad

Nationwide Insurance ran into some social media backlash to its Super Bowl commercial that the company says was intended to spark a “fierce conversation” about preventing childhood deaths. Late last night, the insurer issued a statement explaining and defending the …

Child Boosters Improve: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Fifteen of 17 booster seats introduced in 2012 earn the top rating of BEST BET from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, evidence that more than ever, manufacturers are designing seats to provide good safety belt fit for booster-age children. …

Few Kids Use Recommended Safety Seats in Cars: Study

Despite the fact that car crashes are the leading cause of death for children older than three years in the U.S. and send more than 140,000 children to the emergency room each year, new research has found that low proportions …

House Backs Obama Quashing of Safety Rules for Child Farmworkers

The House of representatives this week barred the labor secretary from imposing new safety rules for children working on farms, putting a legal stamp on a Labor Department decision to put off action on the rules. The Labor Department announced …

Athletic Union Vows Changes to Child Safety Policy

The Amateur Athletic Union was set to announce changes Wednesday to its child safety policies after its former president became the target of a child molestation investigation. The AAU called a news conference at its suburban Orlando, Fla., headquarters where …

Walking on Water Risky, Even in Big Plastic Balls

The government is warning people to stay out of those giant see-through inflatable spheres known as “water walking balls” because of the risk of suffocation or drowning. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday that it “does not know of …