Each year about 37 babies and toddlers die when they are accidentally left strapped in car safety seats or become trapped in vehicles that rapidly heat up.
It must have been a valuable gas can.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Tuesday unveiled a new crash test dummy to be used to evaluate child safety seats and boosters made for children weighing more than 65 pounds.
In middle school, Taylor LeBaron struggled to fit into his seat. The desks in class had a ceramic plate attached to the chair.
A local court has set free a teenage boy after finding him guilty of stealing a policeman's sandals in a case that caused furor among Indonesians frustrated with perceived injustices against the poor and defenseless.
Indonesians dump thousands of flip-flops at police stations to protest the alleged brutality of a 15-year-old boy.
A warrant has been issued for a New Jersey man who is suspected in the death of his 2-year-old daughter, authorities announced Wednesday.
A manhunt is under way in New Jersey as multiple law enforcement agencies search for Arthur E. Morgan III, who is wanted for questioning in the death of a two-year-old girl, authorities said.
Experts said Thursday that the alleged child sexual abuse scandals at Penn State University and another at The Citadel in South Carolina underscore the frailty and inconsistency of the legal system intended to protect children, while some lawmakers called for changes in reporting such crimes.
Jeffrey Toobin talks to CNN's Wolf Blitzer about Jerry Sandusky's interview on NBC's Rock Center.
While Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly says that her office won't file charges against Joe Paterno for not reporting the alleged child sexual abuse by former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, the 84-year-old coach could eventually face criminal charges for perjury, obstruction of justice and violating the state's Child Protective Services Law. Paterno could also become a defendant in civil lawsuits filed by Sandusky's alleged victims. Those lawsuits could allege that Paterno negligently failed to prevent a third party with whom he had a supervisory relationship (Sandusky) from committing abuse.
The Insurance Institute for Higway Safety has a new list of safe car booster seats for kids. CNN's Holly Firfer reports.
Julie Perrault shudders when she remembers some of the dumb things she did when her kids were babies.
New government standards aim to make cribs safer by banning drop side cribs. CNN's Karin Caifa reports.
In a new policy statement published in the April 2011 issue of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics now advises parents to keep toddlers in rear-facing car seats until age 2, or until they exceed the height or weight limit for the car seat, which can be found on the back of the seat.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a report to help doctors and parents keep kids safe online.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains why some lawmakers want to keep kids in car seats longer.
New recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics may change the way many parents buckle up their kids.
Twenty-one priests are put on leave as part of a sex abuse scandal in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. CNN's Mary Snow reports.
An advocate for sexual abuse survivors was unmoved by the words of the archbishop of Philadelphia, after the cardinal asked during an Ash Wednesday Mass for forgiveness from victims of sexual abuse by the clergy.
Dorel Juvenile Group has recalled nearly 800,000 child safety seats because they do not always lock properly, the government said Monday.
The good news is that booster seats are getting safer. The bad news is that there are still some seats out there that may not protect your child in a crash, a report released Wednesday showed.
The actor wants to fend off allegations of abuse from ex-girlfriend Oksana, a source tells PEOPLE
Police in southern California are on the hunt for a missing family of five they believe are connected to the suspicious death of a child found Sunday in their home, an officer told CNN Monday.
If you thought airlines had wacky rules, try renting a car.
A former bodyguard's claims that the pop star hit her sons are untrue, a source tells PEOPLE
Two-year-old Aldi yanked on his mother's hair and squirmed in her arms.
CNN's Arwa Damon digs into a disturbing phenonemon on the rise in Indonesia - children who smoke.
A leading child safety group has repeated its call for Facebook to introduce a clearly visible "panic button" on all of its pages, as the social-networking giant unveiled its biggest ever online safety campaign in Britain Tuesday.
An Irish bishop resigned amid a Catholic church sex abuse scandal, apologizing in a statement Wednesday for any abuse that occurred in his diocese.
Every day, nearly 4,000 children in the U.S. under the age of 18 try their first cigarette, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
The mother of Prince and Paris plans to "take steps" to ensure it doesn't happen again, her friend tells PEOPLE
Charlie Sheen's wife pulled out of a Malibu, California rehab center after a "major breach of her privacy," her lawyer told CNN Monday.
Children and Family Services officials also pay a routine visit to Sheen and Brooke Mueller's kids
The United States will work with the Haitian government and with international and private aid groups to protect Haitian children who might be at risk because they were orphaned or separated from their parents by the earthquake, the State Department said Thursday.
About 700,000 units of Vicks Dayquil cold medicine were recalled Friday after a finding that the packaging was not child-proof, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Two government agencies announced the recall of 447,000 Dorel baby carriers Friday after the company received 77 hazard reports about the carrying handle coming off, resulting in at least three infant injuries.
Facebook has joined forces with five Internet groups to help protect kids, the social-networking site said.
The family behind a dramatic flight of a helium balloon that floated free appeared on a reality show that highlighted concerns about the children's safety.
I was saddened, but not surprised, by reports of the Chicago, Illinois, street fight that resulted in the death of 16-year-old Derrion Albert.
With his first-born "motoring around" the home and a second now due, the star takes no chances
Toys R Us Inc. has launched a trade-in program for potentially unsafe used cribs and other baby gear, the toy giant announced Wednesday.
Infant car safety seats can -- and do -- save newborns' lives in traffic accidents. In fact, you can't leave the hospital without one.
The death of Mike Tyson's daughter has put the spotlight on hazards in the home. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
The death of boxing champion Mike Tyson's 4-year-old daughter after a treadmill accident highlights the issue of hidden dangers in the home.
In the wake of the tragic shootings at Columbine High School, some schools across the country turned themselves into near-fortresses.
Texas child protection officials are dropping a custody case involving the 17-year-old daughter of jailed polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs, a spokesman said Tuesday.
A new law requires pool owners to replace old drain covers with anti-entrapment drains. WLFI's Laura Kirtley reports.
Children's lives are at risk in swimming pools across the country as government agencies waffle on how to enforce a new federal law, child safety advocates say.
I've made my share of safety mistakes -- like leaving change on a hotel nightstand where my 3-year-old son Nate could reach it. He swallowed a penny and we spent five hours in the local ER. (He passed it without harm the next day.) That was the last time I've let loose coinage linger, but I'm bound for other blunders down the road -- all moms are.
A 14-year-old girl believed to have married jailed polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs was ordered to foster care by a Texas judge on Tuesday.
Texas child welfare officials on Tuesday asked a court to order foster care for eight children at a polygamous compound, saying their mothers have refused to limit the children's contact with men suspected of being involved in underage marriages.
The airlines don't want you to read this.
A federal appeals court agreed with a lower court ruling that struck down a 1998 law intended to protect children from sexual material on the Internet
Removing 460 children from a polygamist sect compound and then reuniting them with their families will cost Texas $7 million, according to the state Department of Family and Protective Services.
CNN's David Mattingly reveals polygamy sect's plan to vote out Texas adversaries
Texas officials had no right to remove about 460 children from a polygamist sect, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
Children from a polygamist sect who one mother says are "hurting very badly" in state custody are likely to be returned to their parents, a CNN legal analyst says.
A state appellate court has ruled that child welfare officials had no right to seize more than 400 children living at a polygamist sect's ranch
Facebook, the world's second-largest social networking Web site, will add more than 40 new safeguards to protect young users from sexual predators and cyberbullies
About 100 of the 437 children taken from a polygamist sect's Texas ranch amid allegations of sexual abuse were moved Tuesday to foster homes, the Texas Department of Health and Family Services said.
Some of the children that were taken from a Texas compound wave as they are taken away from the San Angelo Coliseum.
The Texas branch of the American Civil Liberties Union said it was concerned that the basic rights of the children and mothers connected to a Texas polygamist ranch were violated during a recent raid and custody hearing.
A Texas Child Protective Services official updates the condition of children taken from a polygamist compound.
Police are asking the district attorney to file a misdemeanor child endangerment charge against Richie Sambora, who had two children in his car when he was arrested for investigation of drunken driving last month
Texas authorities are investigating "the safety of children" at a ranch occupied by about 400 followers of polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs, officials said Friday.
About one million child safety seats made by Evenflo are being recalled because they could fail to protect children from vehicle side-impacts.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on new study about children and possible overmedication.
Leading up to the winter holidays, Microsoft unveiled a new tool for its Xbox 360 video game console allowing parents to limit the amount of time kids spend on video games.
AT&T Inc. said Monday it will temporarily suspend its parental controls feature, Smart Limits, which allows parents to restrict their children's cell phone use because of concerns about connecting with 911 emergency services.
It's never going to happen to you, right?
How many 8 year-olds do you see running around, gabbing or furiously text-messaging on their cell phones?
Of course you have a car safety seat, but are you using it properly? The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates misuse to be as high as 80 percent.
Consumer Reports, the consumer product testing magazine, announced Thursday that is withdrawing a recent report on rear-facing infant car seats after learning of a problem in the way some of the tests were conducted.
Chances are, your child will spend most of his Net time instant messaging with the same kids he sees all day in school, doing homework, playing video games or finding other fans of his favorite obscure band.
When I went back to work part-time, my husband and I hired Dawn to care for our baby, then 18 months old. Dawn seemed the perfect sitter: She and Oliver were crazy about each other, and she had plenty of experience with other kids who adored her.
In order to comply with federal safety regulations, Toyota will recall its Tundra pickup truck to disable an airbag cut-off switch designed to protect children riding in its front passenger seat.
Perhaps MySpace - the social-networking site that is home to more than 80 million users - has always been a lawsuit waiting to happen. But when a 14-year-old Texas girl and her mother filed a $30 m...
Pointing to statistics showing that only one in five children between the ages of four and eight rides in a booster seat when traveling by car, Transportation Secretary Norman Minetta announced a federal initiative to increase booster seat use.
New research indicats that, as far as children are concerned, SUVs' benefits of size are offset by their increased risk of rolling over, making them no safer than ordinary passenger cars.
Airlines can still allow children younger than 2 to fly for free as "lap children," the Federal Aviation Administration announced Thursday.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked enforcement of a law intended to protect children from pornography on the Internet, saying the law probably violates free-speech guarantees.
As 30 revelers enjoyed a pool party, 7-year-old Paolo Ayala sank to his death. At least two hours passed before anyone noticed his absence, and a cloudy pool meant two days would elapse before anyone would see his body at the bottom of the pool.
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