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American Airlines Should Not Have Told Family They Couldn’t Use FAA-Approved Safety Harness

Consumerist reader John and his wife were traveling with their two-and-a-half-year-old daughter on an American Airlines flight from New York to San Diego, and they’d brought along a special device to help keep their toddler safe, a CARES (Child Aviation Safety Restraint System) harness. Despite the fact that it’s approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, John says the flight’s pilot refused to take off while his daughter was using it in her seat.

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Recaro recalled more than 173,000 seats because a tether can break, leaving seats unsecured.

Recaro Recalling More Than 173K Car Seats Over Strap That Can Break, Leave Seat Unsecured

Recaro Child Safety initiated a recall this week of more than 173,000 car seats after finding a strap that holds the seat in place can detatch in the event of a crash. [More]

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Valve on Kids’ Medicine Bottles Could Prevent Overdose Deaths, But Costs Money To Install So Never Mind

Acetaminophen, best known under the brand name Tylenol, is an incredibly common medication for children.  While it’s safe at the recommended dose, it can be fatally harmful when taken in excess and the overdose threshold is surprisingly low.

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FBI Releases App That Helps Parents Find Missing
Kids

FBI Releases App That Helps Parents Find Missing Kids

Parents can use a new iPhone app from the FBI to store photos and important information about their children and alert the authorities in case they go missing.

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Docs: Keep Kids In Rear-Facing Seats Until 2, Booster Seats Until They're Old Enough To Steal Car

Docs: Keep Kids In Rear-Facing Seats Until 2, Booster Seats Until They're Old Enough To Steal Car

The goodhearted folks at the American Academy of Pediatrics have revised their 2002 recommendations for how long children should remain in rear-facing car seats. You can probably guess they didn’t shorten that amount of time.

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Oregon Lawmakers Cool With BPA In Baby Bottles

Oregon Lawmakers Cool With BPA In Baby Bottles

Most people seem to agree that baby bottles that include the chemical BPA are probably less than awesome to use to feed your baby. States and municipalities have banned BPA, but the beleaguered chemical has finally found some allies in the Oregon state legislature, which voted down a bill that sought to ban it, the Oregonian reports:

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Warning: Pet Doors Can Let Out Your Kids Too

Warning: Pet Doors Can Let Out Your Kids Too

New research shows that at least 10 toddlers a year die by squeezing their way through a pet door and working their way to the backyard swimming pool unchecked.