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TV and Furniture Tip-Over-Related Deaths Continue to Rise

Recently, an 11-month-old infant died when his 2-year-old brother bumped into the furniture holding the family's television, causing it to fall and crush the infant's head and abdomen. Although this seems like a rare occurrence, over 43,000 people are treated in emergency rooms every year for injuries related to the instability of televisions, furniture, and appliances. Around 58 percent of the injuries involve children under the age of 18. Of the 293 reported fatalities occurring during the last decade, 245 tip-over-related deaths involved children 8 years old and younger. More than 90 percent of these fatal incidents involve children 5 years old and younger. The majority of these fatalities occur when the child is crushed by the weight of the television or furniture.

CHAPERONE INFANT CAR SEATS RECALLED - CHOKING AND LACERATION HAZARDS

On November 4, 2010, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and Britax Child Safety Inc. announced a voluntary recall of the Chaperone Infant Car Seat. According to the recall, approximately 23,000 of these units have been imported into the United States from China. These units were sold at retailers nationwide and on the Britax website from June 2009 to October 2010 for about $230. This product was also recalled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Similac Powdered Infant Formula May Contain Beetles

Certain Similac-brand powdered infant formula has been recalled over the possible presence of a beetle. Abbott Laboratories announced the recall on Wednesday, September 23, 2010, which recalled approximately 5 million cans of the infant formula, reported CNN. If the beetle were to be ingested, it could cause discomfort and irritate the gastrointestinal tract, which could cause the infant to lose their appetite. The presence of the small, common beetle was found in the formula, was produced at a manufacturing facility in Sturgis, Michigan. The recall includes certain Similac powder product lines that come in 8-ounce, 12.4-ounce, and 12.9-ounce cans. Company spokeswoman Melissa Brotz stated, "Parents place a lot of trust in Similac, and delivering anything less than the highest quality formula is unacceptable to us. That's why we're initiating the recall." The recall involves products in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam and some countries in the Caribbean.

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