Monthly Archives: December 2012

Holiday Season Toy Safety Warning

W.A.T.C.H. (World Against Toys Causing Harm) group’s president, Joan Siff, and Director, James Swartz, call attention to toy hazards in the marketplace year round, and particularly as the holiday shopping season begins in earnest. Their goal is to educate consumers … Continue reading

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Dangers For Students Studying Abroad Due To Failures Of Tour Operators

In recent years, some difficult safety issues have hounded the tourism industry, especially with regard to student travel abroad. More than ever, college and high school students in the United States are choosing educational and volunteer opportunities in foreign countries. … Continue reading

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Sportspower Recalls Children’s Waterslides Due to Injury Hazard

Last week, on November 28, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Sportspower Ltd., of Hong Kong, is  recalling about 1,500 units of  Liquid Motion waterslides. The waterslides, which were manufactured in China, were sold from April 2010 … Continue reading

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Childhood Injuries Rise on Inflatable Bouncers

According to a new report published on November 26 in the journal Pediatrics, the rate of injuries to children on inflatable bouncers has risen fifteenfold from 1995 to 2010. Injuries increased from 702 in 1995, to 11,311 in 2010. Inflatable … Continue reading

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