Baby and child news from The Consumerist

    Consumer Reports News: February 22, 2010 05:08 AM

    Here are some recent baby-and-child related stories from The Consumerist:

    Baby Bracelets, Pacifier Clips Recalled Because Lead Is Apparently Not Good For Your Infant
    A cute little baby bracelet made by Allreds Design (also known as Hidden Hollow Beads) of Utah may be the perfect little trinket to bling up your toddler—and give her lead poisoning. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of baby bracelets and pacifier clips produced by Allreds. It's not a mammoth recall-only about 900 units—but it's been discovered that the metal used in the bracelets and in the clasps for the pacifier clips contains a high level of lead. Allreds has already received one report of a 10-month-old child who received treatment for elevated lead levels due to their products. The bracelets being recalled were sold in the following sizes: 0-6 months, 1-4 years, and 4-8 years of age. Read the full post.

    TSA Makes Disabled Child Remove Leg Braces, Walk Through Metal Detector
    The TSA forced a disabled 4-year old to get out of his stroller and remove his leg braces and walk unassisted through the metal director. After the humiliating and frightening incident, the boy's father, a cop, told the supervisor, "This is overkill. He's 4 years old. I don't think he's a terrorist." The supervisor then said, "You know why we're doing this," and walked away, according to the father. It turns out that this didn't even follow TSA policy, which would have allowed for the boy to be privately screened and swabbed for explosive material traces, without having to remove his braces. Read the full post.


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