[dr-image] [dr-facebook-counter] The CPSC regulates baby toys. The FDA regulates pet food. But who regulates pet supplies and toys? The answer just may shock you. This August, Facebook lit up with the story of Maximus Stumpf, a dog who sadly died after playing with a toy from a well-recognized and trusted brand. He had been […]
Check Second-Hand Baby Furniture for Recalls
[dr-image] Buying second-hand baby furniture can be a great way to save a buck. Just make sure it isn’t endangering your child’s life. Every expectant mother wants the best of the best for her child. But somewhere between pouring over the most ergonomic rocking chair and finding the best black-and-white toys that will sufficiently stimulate […]
What Happens in a Baby Product Recall?
[dr-image] [dr-facebook-counter] Your baby item has been recalled. Now what? It can be jarring when you learn that a product in your home has been recalled. When it’s a product you use with your infant, that feeling is intensified tenfold. The good news is that if you’re hearing about the safety danger because of a […]
How are Pet Recalls Initiated?
[dr-image] Ever wonder how they discover that pet food is contaminated? It all starts with you. Pet food recalls happen when unsafe food is pulled from the market. The manufacturer or retailer will normally try to make the situation right with a refund for your original purchase, but how do these recalls get started? How do […]
Britax recalls over 207k infant seats due to choking hazard
Britax Child Safety announced the recall of over 207k rear-facing infant seats because part of a clip can break and cause a choking hazard. The recall affects B-Safe 35, B-Safe 35 Elite and BOB B-Safe 35 seats made from Nov. 1, 2015 to May 31, 2017. Britax states that parts were found in the mouths […]
National Food Safety Education Month: Keep Your Kitchen Safe
[dr-image] Recalls mitigate known safety risks, but there are many things you can do on your own to promote food safety and prevent food borne illness. In 2013, FoodNet found 19,162 confirmed cases of infection due to foodborne illness, which resulted in 4,276 hospitalizations, and 88 deaths. While recalls are a generally effective way to […]
Beyond the Nigerian Prince: 10 Online Scams You Should Know About
[dr-image] [dr-facebook-counter] We all know not to give money to the deposed Prince of Nigeria when he sends us an email. But do you know about these other scams? We’ve all heard of the Nigerian Prince email scam. At this point in time, you’re considered an absolute fool if you fall for it. Hackers and […]
Who Pays my Vet Bill After a Pet Food Recall?
Their food made your pet sick. Who’s going to pay for the visit to the vet? [dr-image][dr-facebook-counter] You have a happy, healthy dog that you shower with love. As a responsible pet owner, you do everything in your power to keep her safe. Suddenly, your energetic pup starts acting lethargic. A couple hours later there’s […]