A New Safety Gap

For many years the juvenile products industry has warned consumers not to add padding or additional bedding to a play yard to prevent potential suffocation hazards. In fact, The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA), warns on its website, “Never add a mattress, pillow, comforter, or padding.” Every play yard comes with a mattress that is sized to properly and safely fit the product. It is also designed to meet the ASTM safety standard – a voluntary standard to better ensure products are manufactured with consumer safety at the forefront. Some companies, however, are selling mattresses, marketed as “replacement” or “supplemental mattresses” to use instead of, or in addition to those provided with the play yard. If juvenile product manufacturers themselves warn against the use of additional padding or bedding, why are play yard mattresses being sold as separate add-on products?  Go to the Safety Institute to learn more.

Milk-Allergic? There May Be Milk in That Dark Chocolate

If you or someone in your household is allergic to milk, take heed: a recent study by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tested 100 dark chocolate products and found that many contained milk. More importantly, you can’t always tell that’s the case simply by reading the food label. “This can be a problem, since even one small bite of a product containing milk can cause a dangerous reaction in some individuals,” says researcher Binaifer Bedford, M.S., an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) fellow at FDA.  For more information visit the FDA’s website.

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