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Childproofing 2.0

Okay, sometimes childproofing measures feel like they go a bit overboard. How often does it take you longer to unpackage and unravel a toy in its box than it takes your child to finish playing with the toy altogether? Just because toys designed for young children are overly-scrutinized for safety, the same is not true when it comes to gadgets for older kids or adults. Buckyballs are a perfect example. Take a look at this article and do a once-over in your house checking for things that a kid might put in the mouth - then get rid of them or get them to a super-secure spot. This is true even if your kids are over age 3. In my house, I am especially vigilant about small magnets, small batteries, coins and plastic caps.

Buckyballs Magnets Targeted By Federal Suit, Citing Dangers for Children

The Consumer Product Safety Commission filed suit Wednesday to stop the company that distributes the popular Buckyballs magnets from selling the product, a legal tactic...Read More