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Jardine Crib Recall Sold by Babies R Us

Jardine Cribs Sold by Babies"R"Us Recalled Due to Entrapment and Strangulation Hazard. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Jardine Enterprises, today announced a voluntary recall of Jardine Cribs that are sold in Babies "R" Us stores. Consumers should stop using recalled cribs immediately unless otherwise instructed, due to serious infant daners and risks.

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Congress To Consider Banning Dangerous Chemicals In Children's Toys

Scientists presented evidence of the toxicity of a class of industrial chemicals known as phthalates. Found in many children's toys and childcare products, phthalates have been linked to serious health concerns including birth defects, early puberty in girls (a risk factor for breast cancer) and liver cancer.

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New Program Targets Children From Impact Of Childhood Maltreatment

A new website provides background on the issue of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and neglect of Jewish children. It helps identify, advocate for, respond to, and provide specialized services for children, adolescents, and adults who are suffering from the impact of child maltreatment. Although the Shofar Coalition is a Baltimore-based group, the information on the website is applicable to any Jewish community.

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Child Drowning Deaths Increase In Summer

As pools open across the state, Safe Kids Kansas is offering a free tool to help parents keep kids safe in and around water this summer, the most dangerous time of year for kids. Drowning deaths among children ages 14 and under increase 89 percent in the summer over the average annual monthly rate. In Kansas, 36 children ages 0-14 drowned from 2000-2004 and 81% of those children were under age 5.

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