High Chair Recall and Other Items in the News
High Chair Recall: Evenflo has recalled nearly 650,000 Envision high chairs. The problem is that fasteners and screws in the chair can dislodge, causing the seatback to detach or recline unexpectedly. Evenflo has received 320 reports of this happening, with 54 resulting injuries.
Rocket Fuel Chemical in Formula?: Scientists at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found traces of a chemical used in rocket fuel in samples of powdered formula, the Associated Press reports. The researchers only studied a few samples of formula and would not disclose which brands were studied. The extent of risk to infants is unknown.
Sexting Update: A U.S. judge has blocked a Pennsylvania district attorney from charging teen girls in a sexting case with child pornography.
Bullying Turns Deadly: Eric Mohat, 17, killed himself last month soon after another student told him "Why don't you go home and shoot yourself? No one would miss you," according to a lawsuit filed by his parents. The parents say they are trying to raise awareness of the issue. The school says it takes bullying seriously and tries to prevent it.
Baby Mix-Up Leads to Toddler Swap: Two mothers in Russia recently learned that the babies that they've been raising for two years were not their own biologically. That's because a nurse mixed them up, SkyNews reports. The toddlers are now with their biological families, but are having a hard time adjusting to their new families.
And finally, it's been quite the week for octuplet mom Nadya Suleman. The seventh baby is now home with mom and 12 siblings. Earlier this week, Suleman's minivan was damaged after someone threw a car seat through the back window in the middle of the night. And In Touch magazine reports that Suleman has a deal to film a 24/7 reality TV show on her life raising the children as soon as they are all home from the hospital.
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