Kidsavers Safety Bulletin # 009  (July 24th – July 31st)

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Kidsavers Safety Bulletin # 009

 (July 24th – July 31st)

Welcome to Issue #009 of the Kidsavers Safety Bulletin.

Here’s our weekly round-up of the best kid safety news, tips and advice from around the web.


This week’s Top 10 Articles.

1. Toxic Algae in Southern California Lake Harms Toddler
2. Chicago Seeks To Hold Parents Accountable For Kids Gun Crimes
3. Kids & Road Safety Advocates Push For Back Seat Alarms
4. Trumps Travel Ban Keeps Orphans From US Foster Families
5Recent Study Shows Dads’ Brains Respond Differently To Daughters
6School Injuries 9 Times More Likely Than Violence For Our Kids
7. CDC Issues Guidance For Mothers To Wash Breast Pumps Following Death
8. How To Prevent Kids From Dying Playing Football
9. Newborn Testing For Rare Disease Is Now State Law
10.Tampa Father Faces Charges After 8-Month Old Dies In Hot Room

Recall News


1. Toxic Algae in Southern California Lake Harms Toddler

A 15-month old toddler lips turned blue and had trouble breathing after swimming in an LA County lake.

The family believes blue-green algae was the cause – but no signs were posted.

Full Story Here.

2. Chicago Seeks To Hold Parents Accountable For Kids Gun Crimes

Lawmakers are trying to pass new laws that could potentially force parents and guardians to perform community service for “Failing to stop the illegal possession of a firearm”

Full story here.

3. Child Advocates Push For Backseat Alarms

Over 25 kids and road safety groups are backing a new U.S Senate Bill which was introduced last week targeting “Hot Car” deaths.

The bill calls for backseat alarms to be fitted into all cars.

Full story here.

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4. Trumps Travel Ban Keeps Orphans From US Foster Families

Around 100 orphans which are officially termed “Unaccompanied Refugee Minors” who have been matched with American foster families may never meet them due to President Trump’s travel ban.

Full story here.

5. Recent Study Shows Dads’ Brains Respond Differently To Daughters

A recent study found that Dads were much more attentive to their toddler daughter’s needs than their toddler sons. And they behaved so differently it changed their brains.

Full Story Here:

6. School Injuries 9 Times More Likely Than Violence For Our Kids

Research shows that children are 9 times more likely to suffer an unintentional injury at school than be a victim of school violence. An estimated 2.2 million kids aged 14 and under are injured each year.

Full Story Here:

7. CDC Issues Guidance For Mothers To Wash Breast Pumps Following Death

Scarymommy had another excellent article based on the CDC’s recent guidance for cleaning breast pumps.

The guidances comes after a newborn died after a bacteria grew on her mother’s breast pump.

Full Story Here:

8. How To Prevent Kids From Dying Playing Football

In 2016, two children died playing high-school football, and there were a further 9 indirect fatalities. This report from “5 On Your Side” details how special focus in being put on preventing head injuries and heat-stroke to save kids lives.

Full Story Here:

9. Newborn Testing For Rare Disease Is Now State Law

Missouri becomes the first State in America to pass legislation requiring newborns be screened for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

Full Story Here:

10. Tampa Father Faces Charges After 8-Month Old Dies In Hot Room

A father ignored advice from The Child Protection Agency to keep his children in another room – but the next day his 8-month baby was dead.

The mobile home room was 109 degrees when police arrived, and his 2-year old daughter had to be treated for dehydration.

Full Story Here:


Recalls

There were no notable recalls this past week. Yey! 🙂

 

 


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