Passionate Parents Prompt 1st Flame-Retardant-Free Car Seat
New Car Seat Study Finds Fewer Chemicals, But Concerns Linger
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.
Car Seat Chemical Probe Prompts Legislation, KPIX Reporter On CBS 'The Talk'A KPIX 5 investigation exposing the false advertising, legal loopholes and outdated regulations that allow the exposure of millions of babies and toddlers to dangerous chemicals in car seats is generating national attention.
Feds Blamed For Exposing Kids To "Cancer-Causing" Car Seat ChemicalsA recent KPIX investigation repeatedly uncovered concerning, even cancer causing, chemicals in a majority of the car seats tested, and many blame the federal government.
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, Positive for "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.
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.
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.
Foreign Call Center Workers Ask For Social Security Numbers Without Giving Their Own IdentitiesAs advised by the countless ID theft experts I've interviewed, I hesitate to reveal my SSN to anyone unless it's absolutely necessary, even to my doctor.