A week after the Newtown, CT, massacre, schools have reviewed their safety procedures. Now should parents follow up with more coaching?
A week after the deadly elementary school attack in Newtown, CT, that has rocked the the nation, some parents say their kids remain oblivious to the attack—and the danger. Most teens and children are wrapped up in their own worlds. One mom of a middle-schooler told me instead of being worried about how the Newtown deaths would affect her daughter, she is more concerned that the girl is not aware enough of what took place. And there is only so much the schools can do. So this mom will spin out a scenario of danger and ask the daughter to think through how she might best respond. If you are a parent, are you doing the same kind of 'coaching' with your kids? Should parents be following up and expanding on the schools' safety procedures and …
Libertyville company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recall 220,000 PeaPod and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds due to suffocation risk.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Libertyville, IL-based KidCo Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 220,000 PeaPod and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds following a baby's death and numerous reports of infants becoming entrapped, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said. The recall affects 220,000 PeaPod and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds, the CPSC said. Infants and young children can roll off the edge of the inflatable air mattress, become entrapped between the mattress and the fabric sides of the tent, and suffocate, according to a release. Consumers should immediately stop using the tents and contact KidCo to get a free repair kit. The kits will vary depending on the model and will be shipped to consumers starting in December 2012. Contact KidCo toll-free at 855-847-8600 …