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Feds Urge Parents to Stop Using ‘Nap Nanny’ After Sixth Death


Feds Urge Parents to Stop Using ‘Nap Nanny’ After Sixth Death

 

PHOTO: The Nap Nanny infant recliner was recalled in 2013 due to safety concerns. Pictured is a reenactment with a doll, provided by the CPSC, which demonstrates incorrect use of a Nap Nanny placed in a crib.

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A sixth baby has died while using a recalled “Nap Nanny” infant recliner, with safety experts again urging parents to stop using the product.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, or CPSC, the latest tragedy involved an 8-month-old girl from New Jersey. The baby suffocated while secured by a belt, trapped between the product and a crib bumper. CPSC officials said the infant was found stuck over the side of a Nap Nanny.

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CPSC Communications Director Scott Wolfson said parents should avoid the recliners at yard sales, as hand-me-downs or in online auctions.

“Our message to parents is clear: Stop using it. It’s dangerous,” Wolfson said. “There’s been six deaths already, and we don’t want another child to die unnecessarily.”

About 165,000 Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill recliners were sold between 2009 and 2012. Nap Nannies — which are no longer sold in stores — were recalled last year, but for months the company that made the portable recliner refused to pull it from shelves or offer refunds, instead insisting on the product’s safety when used properly.

In a statement, an official with the company, now out of business for two years, told ABC News it was heartbroken for the families who have lost a child, but said the Nap Nanny was never intended for use in a crib.

Brian Thiel’s 4-month-old daughter died in 2010 while using the Nap Nanny. His settlement agreement with the maker of Nap Nanny limited what he could say.

“There was a death almost a year prior to my daughter dying,” Thiel said. “Had we known that, we never would have purchased this product.”

It is illegal to sell the Nap Nanny in the United States, Wolfson said.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/sixth-baby-dies-recalled-infant-recliner/story?id=23970287

9-year-old Indiana boy starved to death


Four adults are facing charges after a 9-year-old boy suffering from cerebral palsy starved to death…

Source: 9-year-old Indiana boy starved to death

Amber Alert issued for Connecticut girl following deadly stabbing — WWLP.com


BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — Police say they are searching for 6-year-old Aylin Hernandez, after she was believed to have been taken from the scene of a deadly stabbing at her home in Bridgeport on Friday morning. Bridgeport police say they responded to Greenwood Street around 2:45 a.m. on Friday, where they say two people were stabbed. Police…

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Children face ‘immediate risk of death’ as famine looms in Yemen


Children face ‘immediate risk of death’ as famine looms in Yemen

By Elizabeth Dickinson @dickinsonbeth21 February 2017

Students in Saada, Yemen. Photo by: Julien Harneis / CC BY-SA

Nearly half a million children in Yemen are dangerously malnourished and at risk of death, the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF reported on Tuesday. The figure marks a 200 percent increase from 2014, before conflict erupted in the country.

A host of factors are contributing to the dramatic food insecurity in the country, but aid organizations and analysts tell Devex that the bottom line comes down to logistics. Getting supplies into Yemen and to where they are most needed is a gargantuan task, bogged down by security challenges, fuel shortages and dilapidated infrastructure that has been all but destroyed by a two-year military campaign.

“The primary issue in Yemen is not lack of effort, money, or stuffs. The issue is the logistics of distribution,” said Elana DeLozier, a Yemen specialist and founder of The Sage Institute for Foreign Affairs.  … https://www.devex.com/news/children-face-immediate-risk-of-death-as-famine-looms-in-yemen-89688#

Source: Syrians face toxic time-bomb of radiation, poison and pollution


Syrians face toxic time-bomb of radiation, poison and pollution

Scandal at CPAC After Unearthed Video Shows Milo Yiannopoulous Defending Sex Between Children and Adults @alternet


The now cancelled CPAC speaker says 13 year olds can consent to sex with those twice their age or more. Right wing provocateur and alt-right mascot Milo Yiannopoulos has been disinvited from attending this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) after intially being booked as the conference’s keynote speaker.

Source: Scandal at CPAC After Unearthed Video Shows Milo Yiannopoulous Defending Sex Between Children and Adults @alternet

TV ad showing Santa with dementia ‘not too upsetting for children’ The Guardian


TV ad showing Santa with dementia ‘not too upsetting for children’

Advertising Standards Authority rules Alzheimer’s Research UK Christmas campaign was sensitively handled

The Alzheimer’s Research UK Christmas television advert that depicted Santa forgetting Christmas.
The Alzheimer’s Research UK Christmas television advert depicted Santa forgetting Christmas. Photograph: Alzheimer’s Research UK

A TV campaign that shows Santa forgetting Christmas after developing dementia has been cleared by the ad watchdog following complaints it was offensive and could distress children.

The festive campaign, called Santa Forgot, was run by the charity Alzheimer’s Research UK to raise awareness of dementia and help boost donations.

The two-minute clip, narrated by Stephen Fry and animated by Aardman, the studio behind Wallace and Gromit, tells the story of a girl called Freya who asks her father about Santa, who no longer delivers presents because he has dementia.

In the ad the girl goes to the North Pole to save Father Christmas, offering support and encouraging his redundant elves to become researchers to find a way to cure the disease…..https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/feb/15/santa-dementia-alzheimers-research-uk-tv-ad-cleared-asa-distressing-children?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Media+briefing+2016&utm_term=213531&subid=11463381&CMP=

Child Poverty: It shouldn´t happen here – The poor state of child health in the UK — | truthaholics | Children in Shadow Blog


Originally posted on Politics and Insights: Neoliberalism is based on competitive individualism and mythical “market forces”. In such a competitive system, where the majority of people are left to sink or swim, most are pitched against the tide, as it were, since the very design of the economy means that only the wealthiest make significant…

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VIDEO: 10 year-old Ansam, born blind, performing “I Will Return” UNICEFmena | CHILDREN IN SHADOW:::CHILDREN IN WAR BLOG


 

Veröffentlicht am 03.01.2017

10 year-old Ansam, born blind, performed at a first ever ‘children’s musical concert’ supported by our partner Awtar in Damascus on UNICEF’s 70th anniversary. Ansam’s family was displaced displaced by fighting from Harasta in Rural Damascus.

With help from UNICEF, she now attends a psychosocial support programme where she learned how to play oud and guitar.

Ansam’s songs are used in UNICEF-supported child friendly centers across Syria to foster emotional development, creativity, and psychosocial wellbeing for children who have been through deeply traumatic experiences.