Child Credit Freeze Federal Legislation Stalled Due To PoliticsA California bill that would help protect kids from ID theft is one step closer to becoming law.
Cancer-Causing Chemical In Car Seats; Manufacturers Served With Violations, Consumers Left In DarkParents are being left in the dark about toxic chemicals in their children's car seats, even after companies are served with violation notices, because of a loophole in the law requiring notification.
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.
Kids At Risk Of Identity Theft; How To Freeze Your Child's CreditChildren may be at greater risk than their parents of identity theft, but the fix could expose them to even more risk. Now there's a process to safely freeze their credit.
You Too May Soon Be Able To Freeze Your Child's CreditCiting a series of KPIX reports and NewsMom blogs where I chronicled my struggle to freeze my daughter’s credit, Assemblyman Mike Gatto has now introduced child credit freeze legislation that should soon allow any parent in the state to freeze their kid’s credit and utilize one of the best tools to prevent financial id theft.
Experts Warn, Babies Should Not Sleep In Car SeatsThe Consumer Product Safety Commission, the American Academy of Pediatrics and many, many others warn you should never let a baby sleep in a car seat outside of the car—especially with lose or unbuckled straps.
California's Lemon Law Applies To More Than Just CarsWhen you hear the term Lemon Law, you likely think this cars, but California’s law extends to TV’s and other big ticket items as well.
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.
Formerly Obese Still Plagued By Loose Skin As Insurers Look AwayShe exercised, dieted and lost 150 pounds. Now a woman is fighting to get rid of something else -- the folds of loose skin that hang from her body.
SF Residents Battle Wireless Firms Over Super Bowl Building BoomSuper Bowl 50 is expected to draw a million cellphone-packing visitors to San Francisco. Wireless providers are racing to beef up service and that's coming at the expense of some unhappy residents.
Pottery Barn Backtracks On Gender-Specific Backpack DesignationsPottery Barn is backtracking on a policy that prevented shoppers from ordering "boy" patches on "girl" backpacks.
How To Freeze Your Kid's Credit - From A Mom Who Wouldn't Accept "No"Parenting paranoia is a job hazard of the investigative reporter. Case in point: My years of reporting on ID theft has me terrified of the threat, especially for my daughter. Children are particularly attractive targets because crooks know that kids' social security numbers are a blank slate and they likely won't be applying for credit for 18+ years. That leaves plenty of time for crooks to target and destroy their credit before anyone figures it out.

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