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Product Recalls

February 2018

Tea Collection Recalls Children’s Rompers Due to Choking Hazard

Infant Bodysuits Recalled Due to Choking Hazard; Made by Alstyle

January 2018

VTech Recalls Lights & Lullabies Travel Mobiles Due to Injury Hazard

VTech Recalls Infant Rattles Due to Choking Hazard

Bassinets Recalled Due to Violation of Bassinet & Cradle Standard; Made By Multipro

Skip Hop Recalls Convertible High Chairs Due to Fall Hazard

December 2017

Squatty Potty Recalls Children’s Toilet Step Stools Due to Injury and Fall Hazards

Dream On Me Recalls Crib & Toddler Bed Mattresses Due to Violation of Federal Mattress Flammability Standard

November 2017

Woolino Recalls Children’s Pajamas Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard

OshKosh Recalls Baby B’gosh Quilted Jacket Due to Choking Hazard

October 2017

PlanToys Recalls Baby Gyms Due to Strangulation Hazard

Fisher-Price Recalls Infant Motion Seats Due to Fire Hazard

September 2017

Delta Recalls Strollers Due to Fall Hazard

DEMDACO Recalls Infant Bib and Bootie Sets Due to Choking Hazard

August 2017

BRIO Recalls Baby Rattles Due to Choking Hazard

Meijer Recalls Children’s Swimsuits Due to Choking Hazard

Did you know children strangle on the cords of window blinds?  Every year this preventable injury takes a child’s life.
 
Finally, the window treatment industry is addressing the issue by eliminating cords on most blinds.

New window blind standard to reduce use of cords

A new voluntary standard will eliminate cords on most blinds —a real victory after years of pressuring the industry to take this action. 
 
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Recalls

August 30, 2017 CPSC; Handi-Craft Company recalls its Dr. Brown’s Natural Bottle and Dish Doap because it can contain a harmful bacteria, posing a risk of infection and respiratory illness in immunocompromised individuals. Units: 23,000.

August 29, 2017 CPSC; Fabri-Tech recalls infant “shortall” rompers decorated with a toolbox design and sold exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores because the buttons on the shoulder straps can detach, posing a choking hazard to children. Units: 6,500. 

August 15, 2017 CPSC; BRIO recalls its soft hammer rattles because the wooden rings on the rattles can crack and break into small pieces, posing a choking hazard to children. Units: 1,500 (an additional 190 rattles were sold in Canada).

August 15, 2017 CPSC; Pastourelle recalls Laura Ashley London Floral Clip Dot dresses because the flower petals can detach from the dress, posing a choking hazard to children. Units: 2,800.

Recall Link

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves children’s 50 percent polyester and 50 percent viscose from bamboo, woven two-piece, short-sleeve shirt and pant pajama sets. The pajama sets were sold in four colors: dark blue gingham, light blue gingham, purple gingham and black pin dot. The pajamas tops have white buttons down the front and the bottoms have an elastic waistband. The pajamas were sold in sizes 12 to 18 months, 18 to 24 months, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5 and 6 years.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately take the recalled pajamas away from children and contact Sweet Bamboo for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold At:

Children’s boutique stores nationwide and online at www.mysweetbamboo.com from February 2016 through May 2017 for about $40.

Importer(s):

Sweet Bamboo, of Carlsbad, Calif.

Distributor(s):

Sweet Bamboo, of Carlsbad, Calif.

Manufactured In:
China
Units:
About 500
Recall Link
Child Proof Advice Story
The Founder of Child Proof Advice, Marjorie Wrenn, believes the desire to protect ones’ own family can also be extended to other families.
 
After witnessing expensive child proofing installations in modern day homes and understanding the urgent need of education in child proofing, she was guided to the path of giving back
 
Marjorie expanded her own knowledge of child safety and decided it was time to make a difference for other families.
 
Many families are still unaware of the potential risks posed by random daily objects and seemingly trivial incidents.  Child Proof Advice was created with the mission of educating families and raising awareness regarding child proofing homes and preventing unintentional injuries to young children.  
 
The uniqueness of Child Proof Advice is the Do-It-Yourself approach to child proofing. The program allows parents of all economic circumstances to do as much as they choose in providing safety for their children. Most new families cannot afford to hire a professional child proofer, so a D.I.Y program with step by step instructions is an excellent solution.
 
Customer Reviews

“I received the Child Proof Advice Gift Basket as a gift recently and my husband and I were so excited to unwrap all the goodies inside!  We will be able to use all the products once our baby is born and was so glad to receive such a thoughtful and practical gift.”

Lindsay
Relationship Banker, Aquesta Bank

“I recently attended my daughter-in-law’s baby shower and presented her with the basket of Child Proof Advice’s products. My daughter-in-law is not the typical mom-to-be. She is also the chief pediatric resident at one of the top children’s hospitals in the country. And, many of the guests at the shower were not only new moms but also doctors. I thought the gift basket was awesome; however, I had no idea if this discerning group would agree with me. Well, the gift was met with lots of approval!  Whew! Thanks Child Proof Advice!”

Mary Lucas Atwood, CLU, ChFC, ChSNC, CFBS

Managing Partner

Summit Advisory Group

Latest News

What a very busy few weeks Child Proof Advice had!

Recent introduction to Make Safe Happen Director and the child safety commitment of Nationwide Insurance (http://makesafehappen.com/)

Partnered with City BBQ for a fundraising event the 30th of each month; copy this bar code onto your phone and show it at the register;  

 

The 2nd Wednesday of each month California Pizza cares about your kids; purchase delicious Italian cuisine and CPA gets 20% of the cost of your meal donated by CPK corporate!

Each restaurant makes a non-profit donation based on a percentage of a guests’s check….costs you nothing and you enjoy a great meal.

Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, May 13 and many are shopping for gifts for Mom. If you shop from Amazon make sure you choose to support Child Proof Advice on Amazon Smile!

Poisoning Precaution

Safe Plants To Have Around Children

Room By Room Hazard

Poisoning Facts

Save The Date For Belk Charity Day Sale!

Come Join Us On May 5, 2018

Shop early from April 16-May 4, 2018

Help us help all children!!

Come Join us 

Space Number 3 near the lobby!!!!!

Looking for a Valentine ?  

Fall in Love with Helping  Low Income First Time Moms

 “Give the Gift of Safety”

 

Child Proof Advice provides $55 duffel bags full of child safety equipment for first time Moms from the low-income population. Overflowing with love these thoughtful and meaningful gifts provide child proofing items to keep an infant or preschooler safe at home. Assisted by Nurse-Family Partnership, Registered Nurses deliver the safety equipment and assist young mothers in protecting their children.

 

Visit childproofadvice.org to Make a Donation

 

 

Support us when you shop for your Valentine. Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/27-1574880 and Amazon donates to Child Proof Advice Inc.

Register to win a Child Proof Advice Gift Basket

with 18 safety items….a $65 value

Contribute to our local non-profit

Visit childproofadvice.org to make your donation

Don’t miss this opportunity to win ! 

Each time you visit Aquesta Bank, donate to Child Proof Advice.  The winner will be drawn from all who participate (include email and phone number).  We will contact you if you are the lucky winner.  No purchase nor presence necessary to win

 

For the children you are protecting, we thank you and we thank Aquesta Bank for their contribution to our charity and to the community of Charlotte.

Donations do not apply towards the purchase of Gift Cards, are not redeemable for cash and are not valid with any other offer or discount. Offer expires February 15, 2018.  Drawing held February 16, 2017.  For answers to questions, please contactus@childproofadvice.org

You’re Invited !!

After New Year’s and before the Super Bowl…the perfect time for a pizza party!

California Pizza Sponsors Child Proof Advice

Offer valid for dine-in, take-out, online, catering, curbside or 
delivery orders placed directly with California Pizza

January 18th – 11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

California Pizza Kitchen
4400 Sharon Road – Southpark Mall Ask about our Gift Card Drawing!
(704) 364-6280

CPK Sponsors Non-Profit Child Proof Advice.Org !

Please join us at this event and mention to the server you are supporting Child Proof Advice and/or show this flyer. Twenty percent of your meal cost will be donated to our non-profit organization to provide child safety training and equipment for families and first-time moms from low income populations.

For the children you are protecting, we thank you…

 
California Pizza Kitchen Sponsors Child Proof Advice!
 
Please join us for lunch or dinner at California Pizza Southpark (4400 Sharon Road) on December 22, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until 9:30 p.m.
 
Share with the host you are supporting Child Proof Advice and  20% of your meal price will be donated to Child Proof Advice to provide child safety training and equipment for first time moms from lower income populations.
 
For the children you are protecting, we thank you.  We are grateful for your support.
 
 
 
 
#Giving Tuesday
 
We invite you to partner with us in kicking off the giving season with the global initiative #GivingTuesday campaign.
 
#Giving Tuesday brings people together around the values of service and giving back by connecting diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving to others.  Consider a financial donation or gift an item needed by your favorite non-profit:  https://sharecharlotte.org/node/4857/edit?step=step_give_shop
 
Consider donating to Child Proof Advice on November 14th through November 28th (the first day of the giving season).
 
 
Pizzas can also protect the children!!
 
Please join us for lunch or dinner at California Pizza Southpark (4400 Sharon Road) on November 16th from 11:00 a.m. until 9:30 p.m.
 
Share with the host you are supporting Child Proof Advice and  20% of your meal price will be donated to help low income families learn child proofing and receive donated child proofing products.
 
For the children you are protecting,, we thank you.  We are grateful for your support.
 
 
November is National Adoption month! 
 
Ever considered helping a child without a permanent family?  Those homes need child proofing, too.  
 
Local Networking
 
Rotary International hosted the President of CPCC community college and Child Proof Advice shared in the event meeting many new fans of our organization.
 
Special Events
 
Novant Huntersville hosted an employee health fair.  Numerous providers, including Child Proof Advice, shared important resources and information with the Novant staff.
 
 
 
RSVP here

Our recent sponsors include Aquesta Bank and Summit Advisory Group.

FAQs

Q) What are the top 6 injuries at home?

A)

  1. Burns
  2. Choking
  3. Drowning
  4. Falls
  5. Poisons
  6. Suffocation

Q) How to swaddle a baby?

A) Please visit the following link: https://www.thebabbleout.com/baby/best-swaddle-blankets/

Q) How to child proof while travelling?

A) One should know how to child proof grandma’s home, hotel rooms or vacation rental properties. Electrical outlets can be covered, toilet seats locked to prevent drowning, cabinets locked to stop a potential poisoning, and tiny fingers protected from door pinches, all temporarily and easily without damaging a property. A First Aid kit is also nearby in case of an emergency. The best way is to keep a kit handy. Get One Here 

CHILD PROOF ADVICE

“Give the Gift of Safety”

The Importance of a Safe Father’s Day

Whether you are a first-time dad, an adopting father, a first-time grandfather, uncle, brother or son, if a new child has entered your life, be ready to think differently.  This is the time as an adult when you learn to put the safety and protection of a child above your own preferences.

Traditionally, fathers have been excluded from the dialogue about safety issues for their children, letting mothers and other females worry about the details.  However, a growing number of dads are now staying home to care for their babies or are being left in charge while the moms address other issues.

This audience of males needs to be engaged now more than ever.  Men in our communities can really make a difference in protecting children from unintentional injuries and we are here to help you understand how.

Babies are safest when everyone in the household knows how to care for them.  That includes feeding, bathing, safe play time, administering infant / child CPR, medications, and creating a safe environment.  Thinking you will automatically react to a risk correctly is incorrect.  The curiosity of a child is a powerful force and they move at rapid speeds to explore their new world.  Adults cannot anticipate the risks a child is exposed to without additional training.

Also, the important role men have in teaching other men ways to reduce the risk of serious childhood injury and infant fatalities should be reviewed and discussed.  Child Proof Advice at childproofadvice.org provides important details and directs fathers to websites like the following:

National Center for Fathering

Boot Camp for New Dads

 

 

 

Visit childproofadvice.org to learn more

 

 

 

Holding Your Toddler’s Hand !

What is the best way to hold your toddler’s hand to keep them from pulling out of your grasp?

And they do like to pull away from you….

Hold them, not by the hand, nor fingers, but by the wrist.  Your hold on their wrist is stronger and the baby’s whole hand cannot slip from your grasp as easily as their fingertips.

Hold tight!

 

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