Preventing Skynet: Securing Robotic and IoT Devices
SC Magazine (New York, N.Y.)
Unsecure Internet of Things (IoT) devices and the increasing use of automation are leading to vulnerable robotic device, robots if you will, that if compromised by a hacker could inflict physical harm to human not to mention opening the device possibly compromising all types of personal information.
ATVs, ROVs, SNOWMOBILES, ETC.
Study: Children at Greater Risk of ATV Injury
The Dispatch (Lexington, N.C.)
Juvenile all-terrain vehicle riders are at a much greater risk of injury than their adult counterparts, according to a recent study conducted by a team of doctors and research and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
BIKES, SKATES, SCOOTERS, ETC.
Hastings Man Wants Self-Balancing Scooters Banned
Hastings Tribune (Hastings, Neb.)
The brother of a 48-year-old Hastings man severely burned by an exploding self-balancing scooter/hoverboard in his home early Easter Sunday morning said he wants to see the products banned.
Protect Children and Pets from Window Falls
Altus Times (Altus, Okla.)
After a long winter, it is hard to resist the urge to fling open the windows and invite in spring’s warmer temperatures.
Falling TVs Are Injuring and Killing Small Children
WBMA (Birmingham, Ala)
Keisha Bowles shows us a blanket with photos of her daughter Chance.
HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS & CLEANING PRODUCTS
Laundry Pods: More Cleaning Power and More Danger to Children
WJBK (Detroit, Mich.)
According to Safe Kids Worldwide, liquid laundry packets contain concentrated detergent and pose a poisoning threat to children. In 2016, there were 11,528 calls to poison centers related to laundry packet incidents involving young children.
JUVENILE PRODUCTS & CHILDCARE ITEMS
Putting Babies in Boxes to Prevent Infant Deaths Catching on in NY
The Post Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.)
Putting babies to sleep in cardboard boxes, a new strategy to prevent infant deaths, is catching on across New York state and may soon arrive in Syracuse.
Pass Legislation to Protect Colorado Children from Lead Poisoning
Denver Post (Denver, Colo.)
House Bill 1306 is a common-sense bill that will help protect Colorado children from lead poisoning.
Buffalo a "Lead Hazard Hotspot" According to Reuters Investigation
WBFO (Buffalo, N.Y.)
An investigative report released by Reuters News shows the City of Buffalo to be one of the most at-risk cities in the nation for child exposure to lead.
Get The Lead Out
WSAU (Wausau, Wis.)
A package of bills being introduced at the Capitol could help with efforts to quickly identify cases of lead poisoning in children.