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Pakistan Mulling Ban On Obscene Words In Text Messages
2011-11-21 14:04:05

A move to ban a long list of so-called “dirty words” from all text messages by the Pakistan Telecommunications Association (PTA) has been delayed by Pakistani mobile operators today who are seeking for further clarification from the telecoms authority. The PTA instructed mobile operators to block more than 1,000 words and phrases it deemed obscene from text messages on Pakistani-owned cell phones today. The list of words, obtained by French news agency AFP, included such racy...

2011-06-28 09:50:29

Beginning Tuesday, safer, modern baby cribs will be the only ones approved for sale in stores, online, and even at neighborhood yard sales, according to an Associated Press (AP) report. Errors in assembly or installation, or perhaps wear or malfunction, may cause gaps to form between the crib mattress and the drop side rails. Infants can become trapped in the gap and suffocate as a result. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), detaching drop side rails were associated...

2011-06-27 05:10:00

NEW YORK, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tomorrow is a monumental day in baby safety as new federal regulations go into affect concerning the manufacture and sale of cribs. This marks the first material update to laws concerning cribs in over 30 years. "Keeping Babies Safe applauds these new standards and is proud to have played a part in their enactment," says Joyce Davis, President of Keeping Babies Safe. Effective June 28th, manufacturers and retailers have to comply with...

2011-03-23 10:55:00

Despite a 2008 recall of more than 985,000 drop-side cribs, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of Delta Enterprise "Safety Peg" Drop-Side cribs after a second infant has died due to the design of the crib. The original recall involved safety pegs that were missing that could possibly cause child entrapment and suffocation, Reuters reports. The CPSC and Delta learned earlier this year that a 7-month-old girl from Colorado became trapped and had suffocated in...

2010-10-22 10:58:00

A Safe Sleep for All Babies NEW YORK, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) joined three child safety organizations at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital to release "Safe Sleep for Babies," a new crib safety video aimed at helping all new parents avoid suffocation, strangulation and entrapment risks in the sleep environment. CPSC also is announcing three new recalls of dangerous drop-side cribs. (Logo:...

2010-05-24 06:30:00

Congress is getting involved in efforts to phase out the use of drop-side cribs following the death of a 6-month-old boy who got his head trapped between the mattress and the malfunctioning side rail and suffocated, according to the Associated Press (AP). Bobby Cirigliano was one of at least 32 infants and toddlers since 2000 that suffocated or were strangled in a drop-side crib. Drop-side cribs have one side that moves up and down to allow parents to lift children from the crib with ease....

2010-04-29 15:20:00

On Thursday, the government recalled thousands of Simplicity and Graco cribs, claiming that babies could suffocate in them. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said the recall was linked to at least one death and involved thousands of cribs, possibly hundreds of thousands, although many had been recalled previously due to other defects.  The agency said that 217,000 Graco dropside cribs made by LaJobi were also part of the recall. The problem with both the Simplicity and Graco cribs...

2009-06-12 14:04:38

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of LaJobi cribs due to risk of entrapment and possible suffocation. About 2,900 Babi Italia Pinehurst and Bonavita Hudson drop-side cribs have lower spring pins on the foot board and headboard of the cribs that could pop out of place, causing the drop side to detach, the commission said in a statement. An incident of the pins dropping out would then create a dangerous gap between the drop side and the mattress. The...

2009-05-01 11:05:37

Cribs made by Jardine Enterprises are being recalled following reports of entrapment and strangulation hazards to babies, a U.S. consumer commission said. Jardine Enterprises, based in Taipei, Taiwan, announced a voluntary recall of Jardine Cribs Friday, saying about 96,000 units were affected, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a news release. Consumers should stop using the recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed, the CPSC said. The U.S. commission said it...

2009-04-03 13:36:13

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of SunKids convertible cribs due to entrapment and suffocation hazards. The cribs, imported by Suntech Enterprises Inc. of City of Commerce, Calif., include mesh sides that can leave a gap between the crib's side and the mattress, creating an area that could trap and suffocate a young child, the commission said in a statement. About 1,900 of the cribs were sold in New York, New Jersey and California for about $100 each...

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