Chemicals In Children's Car Seats Addressed At Washington HearingMonths after KPIX 5 began investigating worrisome chemicals in children's car seats, lawmakers on Thursday finally took the matter up on Capitol Hill with the aim of putting regulators on the hot seat.
Safety Advocates Say Fatal Car Seat Failures Are 'Public Health Crisis'Safety advocates say automakers and regulators have acted with "criminal" negligence in failing to remedy a long-acknowledged auto safety flaw that watchdogs say has played a role in hundreds of deaths, creating a "public health crisis."
Consumer Reporter's Shocking Discovery: Daughter, Car Seat Test Positive For Same Cancer-Causing Flame RetardantLike most flame retardants, TDCPP does not stay inside car seats and kids are more susceptible to the harmful effects of chemical flame retardants because their cells are still developing.
71,000 Britax Car Seats For Infants RecalledChild car seat maker Britax is recalling thousands of seats due to handles that can break, creating a potential choking hazard.
High-End Orbit Baby Car Seat Found To Contain Concerning Flame RetardantA high-end child car seat that for years has been marketed as the only car seat without hazardous flame retardants has been found to contain them after all.
Evenflo Recalls 1.3 Million Child Safety Seat BucklesEvenflo Company Inc. is voluntarily recalling more than 1.3 million child safety seat buckles due to the risk children could not be removed quickly in an emergency.
ConsumerWatch: Health Expert Warns Of Toxic Chemical In California Baby ProductsMany parents who wouldn’t dream of exposing their babies to toxic chemicals may inadvertently be doing just that by purchasing nursing pillows and car seats that conform to California’s current flammability standard, according to Arlene Blum.
New Law Changes California's Booster Seat RuleStarting Jan. 1, 2012, children are required to be strapped into booster seats, until the age of 8. Previously, booster seats were mandated only for kids until they reached age 6 or 60 lbs., whichever came first.
Fairfax Father Arrested After Baby Left Alone In Car Outside BarA Marin County man was arrested on suspicion of child cruelty for allegedly leaving his baby inside his car while he was in a bar.