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Tennessee Group raising Awareness of Legal Substances that can cause Serious Harm to Babies in the Womb

 

Harmful Effects to Baby May Include Lower I.Q. for Life

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – An occasional glass of wine. A cigarette. A pain pill, prescribed by a doctor. All three are perfectly legal, yet each may cause harm to an unborn baby. Effects can range from short- to long-term, from behavioral and learning issues to a withdrawal syndrome the baby endures right after birth, to physical defects. Some or all of these can have an adverse impact over the baby’s entire life.

A group of health, medical and government professionals from Tennessee is combining strengths to help more women of child-bearing years understand the potential dangers of alcohol, nicotine and prescription medicines. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health reports first confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68 in Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health has received confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of two cases of enterovirus D68 in Tennessee. One patient resides in West Tennessee and the other in East Tennessee. Both were young children who were hospitalized for their illnesses, but are now home and doing well.

“As expected, Tennessee has been impacted by enterovirus D68 as have most other states this fall,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. “We have now confirmed two cases, while other samples have tested positive for different, common, seasonal cold viruses. It is also likely other samples will test positive for EV-D68 in the future. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrests Robertson County man for Possession of Child Pornography

 

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation - TBINashville, TN – On Thursday, August 8th, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested a Robertson County man for possessing child pornography on his computer.

Carlos Cruz Garcia, 39, of Greenbrier, was arrested and charged with one count of aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor. Between March and July of 2013, an online undercover operation was conducted which identified Garcia’s computer as having files containing prepubescent children engaged in sexual activities with adults.

Carlos Cruz Garcia

Carlos Cruz Garcia

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports Nap Nanny and Chill Infant Recliners Recalled by Baby Matters LLC After Five Infant Deaths

 

CPSC, Firm Settle Administrative Litigation

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Baby Matters LLC of Berwyn, PA, is announcing a voluntary recall of all models of its Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill infant recliners and covers.

This recall is announced as part of the settlement of an administrative case filed by CPSC in December 2012, which sought a mandatory recall of the Nap Nanny and Chill products.

From 2009 to the present, the Commission staff has received at least 92 incident reports involving the Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill products, including five infant deaths.

Nap Nanny and Chill Infant Recliners Recalled

Nap Nanny and Chill Infant Recliners Recalled

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Tennessee Department of Health says many Birth Defects Prevented by Good Health Practices

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – All parents want their new baby to be as healthy as possible. Sadly, one of every 33 babies born in the United States has a condition that affects the structure of one or more parts of its body, sometimes referred to as a birth defect.

These conditions range from minor problems to serious issues that cause death in one of every five affected infants. «Read the rest of this article»

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Four Retailers Agree to Stop Sale and Voluntarily Recall Nap Nanny Recliners Due to Five Infant Deaths

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and four major retailers are announcing a voluntary recall to consumers who own Nap Nanny® recliners made by Baby Matters, LLC of Berwyn, PA.

Retailers currently participating include Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, Diapers.com and Toys R Us/Babies R Us. At the request of the CPSC, these retailers have agreed to voluntarily participate because the manufacturer is unable or unwilling to participate in the recall.

Nap Nanny Generation Two model

Nap Nanny Generation Two model

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PeaPod Travel Tents by KidCo recalled due to Suffocation, Entrapment Risks

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with KidCo Inc., of Libertyville, IL, is announcing the voluntary recall today of about 220,000 PeaPod and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds.

Infants and young children can roll off the edge of the inflatable air mattress, become entrapped between the mattress and the fabric sides of the tent, and suffocate.

PeaPod Plus Travel Bed

PeaPod Plus Travel Bed

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Peg Perego Recalls Strollers Due to Risk of Entrapment and Strangulation; One Child Death Reported

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Peg Perego USA Inc., of Fort Wayne, IN, is announcing a voluntary recall of about 223,000 strollers due to a risk of entrapment and strangulation.

A 6-month-old baby boy from Tarzana, CA died of strangulation after his head was trapped between the seat and the tray of his Peg Perego stroller in 2004. Another baby, a 7-month-old girl from New York, NY, nearly strangled when her head became trapped between the seat and the tray of her stroller in 2006.

Strollers with one cup holder in the child tray (photos above) are included in this recall. (L to R) Pliko-P3 Strollers and Venezia Strollers.

Strollers with one cup holder in the child tray (photos above) are included in this recall. (L to R) Pliko-P3 Strollers and Venezia Strollers.

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Tennessee Department of Health says simple Test for Infants can detect Heart Defects

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – A simple bedside test soon to be required for all babies born in Tennessee can detect a significantly higher number of critical congenital heart defects. Pulse oximetry testing will become part of the standard Recommended Uniform Screening Panel now in place across Tennessee effective January 1st, 2013.

Currently, Tennessee screens 29 conditions that are part of the National Recommended Uniform Screening Panel. Pulse oximetry, which determines the amount of oxygen in a baby’s blood and also measures heart rate, can help identify up to 20 percent more babies with defects than previous exam methods. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health Launches Safe Sleep Effort to Save Infant Lives

 

Remember the “ABCs of Safe Sleep”

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The sight of a baby sleeping peacefully is heartwarming to parents, grandparents and almost anyone else. Yet the lives of many babies are cut tragically short as the result of being put to sleep in an unsafe place or position.

For Tennessee in 2010, the most recent year for which data are available, 131 infants died because they were not put to sleep as safely as they might have been. «Read the rest of this article»

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