Two Cheers For The Tenth Circuit's Temporary Stay Of The CPSC's New Magnet Safety Standard
Forbes (New York, N.Y.)
On April 1—no joke—the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s troubling new standard for magnet sets was slated to go into effect.
CBP’s Future: Modernization and Collaboration
Federal Times (Washington, D.C.)
Customs and Border Protection is pushing a two-pronged approach for its agency over the next two years: modernize its systems and strengthen its partnerships with outside groups, according to its top official.
We Should Scrutinize Imported Goods
The Desert Sun (Palm Springs, Calif.)
According to the World Trade Organization, America is the world’s second-richest country, and largest importer. In 2014, the U.S. bought $2.4 trillion worth of products from countries around the world,
Healthy Pregnancies Depend on Good Information about Toxic Chemicals
Portland Press Herald (Portland, Maine)
When a woman finds out that she is pregnant, usually one of the first things she does is seek out information from books or health care professionals about what she should and shouldn’t be doing to ensure she has a healthy pregnancy.
'Free-Range' Parenting: How Safe Are Kids in Today's World?
Christian Science Monitor (Boston, Mass.)
The Maryland couple who made news for allowing their children to walk to the park unsupervised have drawn attention to a parenting style that advocates greater independence for kids.
There's Never Been a Safer Time to Be a Kid in America
The Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)
Imagine being 10 years old and being led, along with your 6-year-old sibling, into the backseat of a police cruiser.
Kids, Supervision, and Where to Draw the Line
The Boston Globe (Boston, Mass.)
A couple in Maryland are being accused of negligence for letting their 10- and 6-year-old children walk home alone from a park.
Seven Reasons We Hate Free-Range Parenting
Bloomberg (New York, N.Y.)
Danielle and Alexander Meitiv of Maryland want to raise their children as "free-range kids," which is to say giving them the kind of range of movement that those of us over 30 recall as a normal part of childhood.
'Free-Range' Kids and Our Parenting Police State
Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)
They were coming home from a park, on this gorgeous, blossoming weekend, after playing.
ATVs, SNOWMOBILES, ETC.
Kids Riding ATVs Is Common But Not Necessarily Safe
Sacramento Bee (Sacramento, Calif.)
In Placer County, where two young boys died Sunday after the child-sized all-terrain vehicle they were riding crashed into a pond, it’s not out of the ordinary to see children riding ATVs.
BEAUTY, COSMETICS & PERSONAL CARE
A Brief Guide To Phthalates And Why They Could Be Bad For You
The Gloss (New York, N.Y.)
Our beauty routines can be ritualistic, important to us and symbolic of how we treat ourselves.
Mr Fluffy: Letters from a Private Company Spark Privacy Concerns about an Affected Property List
Australian Broadcasting Corp. (Sydney, Australia)
The ACT Asbestos Taskforce has denied letters sent to Mr Fluffy homeowners from a property firm have come from a list leaked from its office.
HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS & CLEANING PRODUCTS
Crisis of the Detergent Pod
Power Line (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar has a certain genius for avoiding outspoken stands on important issues and leading the way on trivial matters calculated to garner broad public support.
JUVENILE PRODUCTS & CHILDCARE ITEMS
Baby Saved By Video Monitor When Choked By ‘Death Trap’ Cot
The Inquisitr (London, England)
A 19-month-old girl had a close brush with death when she was gripped by the neck, climbing on what has been dubbed a “death trap” cot. It was only the baby video monitor that saved her life.
Furniture Boss Sentenced for Selling Dangerous Cot that Trapped Child by the Neck
MKWeb (Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England)
A furniture company has been fined £12,000 and its boss given a suspended jail term after a 19-month girl trapped her head in a cot and was left hanging.
SPORTS, FITNESS & RECREATION
Delivering a Miracle
Journal of Emergency Medical Services (Fairfax, Va.)
After 13 people drowned in Multnomah County at Glenn Otto Park on the Sandy River in Troutdale, Oregon over a five-year period in the late 1990s, local officials and civic leaders made it their #1 goal to reduce deaths at the park.
IHSA: Concussions Lawsuit 'Threatens' Football, Should Be Dismissed
Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Ill.)
The nation's first prep sports governing body to face a class-action concussions lawsuit has asked an Illinois judge to dismiss the suit, arguing that if it prevails, it could kill football programs statewide.