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Hoverboards pose a risk

Categories: Children's Health  /  Emergency care  /  News  /  trauma

If a young person on your Christmas shopping list wants a hoverboard, ignore the pleas and find a safer alternative, said Dr. Lilian Liao, director of pediatric trauma and burns at University Hospital. Retailers are increasingly pulling the item off their shelves for safety concerns, including reports of fires, explosions and trips to the emergency room. Lithium-ion batteries that power the devices appear to be the source of the fires. Airlines have banned the devices, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission is investigating them. The term hoverboard is misleading; these devices don’t float above the ground — like in the …Read More >

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Turn down the volume on Christmas toys

Categories: Blog  /  Children's Health

Second only to stepping on toy soldiers and Legos, the ordeal of having to listen to your child’s noisy toys can be one of the most obnoxious and painful consequences of giving Christmas gifts. What you might not realize is that in addition to being annoying, the sheer volume of sound that some toys produce may also be harmful to your child’s hearing. The Sight & Hearing Association recently released their annual “Noisy Toys Study.” The organization, dedicated to identifying and preventing vision and hearing loss, evaluated 20 popular toys found on many children’s Christmas lists. The study identified that …Read More >

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