Baby Trend Recalls More Than 16,650 Child Restraints
Baby Trend has announced a recall of approximately 16,655 model year 2011 and 2012 TrendZ Fastback 3-in-1 child restraints, models FB60070 (Granite) and FB60408 (Jellybean), manufactured between October 2011 and July 2013.
The defect with the recalled TrendZ Fastback child restraints involves difficulty in unlatching the harness buckle. In some cases, the buckle becomes stuck in a latched condition so that it cannot be opened by depressing the buckle's release button.
If the buckle becomes stuck, it may be difficult to remove a child from the seat, increasing the risk of injury in the event of an emergency in which a prompt exit from the vehicle is required.
Baby Trend will notify all registered owners of the recalled child restraints and provide free replacement buckles when they become available.
For further information on this recall, contact Baby Trend toll-free at 800-328-7363.
The Cost of Raising a Child Has Risen to Nearly $250,000
Hoping to have a baby? You may be less hopeful when you find out that it will cost almost a quarter of a million dollars to raise a child.According to the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) estimates, it will cost parents $233,610—nearly as much as $14,000 per year---to bring up a child from birth through the age of 17.
You Should Avoid Putting Sunscreen on Infants
A baby's skin is much thinner than that of older children and adults, and it absorbs the active, chemical ingredients in sunscreen more easily. This means that an infant's exposure to the chemicals in sunscreens is much greater, increasing the risk of an allergic reaction or inflammation.
There's Never an OK Time to Leave Babies and Pets in Cars
It'll only be a minute, you say. You crack the windows and lock the car leaving your sleeping infant cozy in her car seat. The problem is that it's never just a minute. It's always longer than that and it only takes 10 minutes for your car to heat up to dangerous temperatures—potentially killing or permanently injuring your child.
Eye Drops and Nasal Sprays Can Put Curious Kids at Risk
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning the public to keep these products—which contain the active ingredients tetrahydrozoline, oxymetazoline, or naphazoline (known as imidazoline derivatives)—out of the reach of children at all times. The products are sold under various brand names such as Visine, Dristan and Mucinex, as well as in generic and store brands.