This is an annual reminder to check your homes for recalled baby products, follow suggested safety rules and check all your first aid and prevention measures.Continue reading “September is Baby Safety Month”
Contigo’s kids cleanable water bottles are a popular reusable drinking cup for young children. The clear silicone spout can detach, posing a choking hazard to children, and 5.7 million of the products have been recalled.Continue reading “Contigo recalls kids’ water bottles due to choking hazard”
If your child has been injured or killed by a Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play sleeper or a Kids II Rocking Sleeper, you may be entitled to compensation.Continue reading “Baby Sleepers Tied to Infant Deaths”
In 2011, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimated that hospital emergency rooms across the country treated 262,300 toy-related injuries. And, 74 percent of those injuries were to children under the age of 15. In fact, more than 92,000 were to those under 5 years of age. When choosing your gifts this holiday season, choose safety as a priority. Continue reading “Make Safety a Priority When Shopping This Holiday Season”
Are you a new parent or thinking about family planning? One of the top priorities for new parents is nursery safety. You and your new baby will spend many hours in the nursery, so it is imperative to have this space as safe as possible. Continue reading “Baby Proofing Your Nursery”
Did you know that most instances of child sexual abuse are committed by a relative or someone else the child knows intimately? Unfortunately, children are also targeted by predators within youth-serving organizations designed to protect and provide activities for them. Continue reading “Child Sexual Abuse in Youth-Serving Organizations”
According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, improper car seat use leaves four out of five children inadequately restrained and vulnerable to injury during transport.
When car seats and boosters are installed correctly and properly fitted to a child, infants under age 1 are 71 percent less likely to die in a car crash. Toddler-age fatalities are reduced by 51 percent when the children are properly secured in car seats. Continue reading “Child Car Seat Safety in Oklahoma”
Over the past several years, several manufacturers and retailers have recalled dressers due to tip over hazards. On January 31, 2017, Simpli Home recalled dressers involving the Artisan, Bellevue, Holden and Stratford style six-drawer bedroom chests of drawers. Continue reading “Simpli Home dresser recall”
The safety of children is of the utmost importance, which is why paying attention to the nursery products your children use could save their lives. Car seat safety is one of the most important factors in keeping your child save in the car.
Car Seat Safety Facts:
- An estimated 46% of car and booster seats (59% of car seats and 20% of booster seats) are misused in a way that could reduce their effectiveness
- Car seat use reduces the risk for death to infants (aged <1 year) by 71%; and to toddlers (aged 1–4 years) by 54% in passenger vehicles
- In the United States during 2013, 638 children ages 12 years and younger died as occupants in motor vehicle crashes,4and more than 127,250 were injured
Check out more Child Passenger Safety statistics.
If you or someone you know has a child that has been injured by a defective car seat or nursery product, contact the attorneys at Carr & Carr today! Carr & Carr’s personal injury attorneys can help you no matter where in the U.S. you live. With offices located in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, as well as Springdale in Northwest Arkansas, the attorneys at Carr & Carr can help you determine your next steps. We help families who live in states other than Oklahoma and Arkansas, as well.
Every year young children are involved in car wrecks. It’s very important that young children be placed in government approved child safety seats, because that save lives and prevent serious injuries.
In April of 2015, a bus full of elementary school students crashed when bad weather caused the bus to lose control. 6 school children were injured, and one family is filing a lawsuit against Tulsa Public Schools. The weather was rainy and the Wallace family, parents to one of the students on the bus, believe the bus driver was driving too fast considering the weather conditions. The bus crash seems to be due to the negligence of the driver, who lost control, tried to correct but ended up crashing the bus. Continue reading “Lawsuit Against Tulsa Schools After Bus Crash”