Health and Safety

Welcome to the our Health and Safety news site.

Our Health and Safety Committee Chair will post important information and consumer recall information.

Please note she will not be posting all recalls, for all recall information visit the CPSC.
  • September 14, 2010 11:08 PM | Deleted user
    For those suffering from peanut allergies, even the typical family trip to a baseball game can prove to be difficult.  The Cleveland Indians Baseball team will be hosting a game on September 26 which would allow families with peanut allergies to enjoy this traditional American pastime.  For more information, please visit:

  • September 12, 2010 12:52 PM | Deleted user
    The City of Westlake is once again offering this service to Westlake residents from Monday, September 13 - Saturday, September 18.  For a list of accepted items and to see the times, please visit the following site:

  • August 25, 2010 8:24 AM | Deleted user
    For those of you sending kids off to school today, hang in there (especially those kindergarten moms)!  Today is not just for parents of school-aged children, though.  It is a reminder to all of us to be careful of kids crossing the street, school zones are in effect, and no right turns on red lights during school hours . . . Take a moment to review the top back to school safety tips at:

    http://www.safekids.org/safety-basics/safety-spotlight/back-to-school-safety/

    Have a wonderful first day of school and stay safe!
  • August 23, 2010 10:54 AM | Deleted user

    With the massive egg recall list hitting Ohio, and so many different brands being named, how do you tell?  Please go to the FDA's website to determine whether or not your eggs are safe for consumption:

    http://www.fda.gov/Food/NewsEvents/WhatsNewinFood/ucm223536.htm

  • August 19, 2010 10:53 AM | Deleted user

    The CPSC and Lan Enterprises is recalling the Zooper Tango Double Stroller due to a collapse hazard.  The stroller was sold at mass retailers, including babiesrus.com from January 1, 2007 to April 30, 2008.

    For more information, go to:http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10321.html 

    There is also a recall from Circus World on the Levana Wireless Baby Video Monitor.  It is possible that wiring can overheat and emit smoke, causing a potential burn hazard.

    Details are provided at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10318.html

  • August 03, 2010 4:45 PM | Deleted user
    is holding a benefit walk to raise money to assist in improving the lives of those with food allergies.

    For more information, visit:

    http://www.foodallergywalk.org/site/TR/2010Walk/2010Walks?fr_id=1830&pg=entry
  • August 03, 2010 1:09 PM | Deleted user
    Food allergies in children are increasing, and it is something that is causing concern not only for parents, but also for medical professionals.  CNN.com has posted an article regarding the increase in food allergies among children.  Next month, our newsletter is also slated to run an interview with an allergist / immunologist who can help shed light on the issue.

    For the CNN.com article, go to:

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/08/03/food.allergies.er.gut/index.html?hpt=C1
  • August 02, 2010 9:07 PM | Anonymous
    Don't forget to check out the dental imprint kits available at the Membership Drive!  These kits can assist in the identification of a child who becomes lost or abducted -- Something we hope none of use will ever have to use.
  • August 02, 2010 9:04 PM | Anonymous
    We've already seen a record number of 90 degree days during the month of July. With the 'Dog Days of Summer' still ahead of us, the possibility of more hot weather exists.

    It's especially important to keep an eye on the little ones who are not as good at recognizing changes in their body temperatures. Heat stroke is the most severe of the heat-related injuries. Signs of heat stroke include:
    • very high temperature (over 104 degrees); 
    • hot, dry, red skin
    • lack of sweating
    • confusion
    • deep breathing
    • possibly unconsciousness

    The question is how to protect our children from reaching the point of a heat stroke.  First and foremost, make sure that the child does not get dehydrated. Kids need to replenish with fluids regularly, preferably with water, even if they do not feel thirsty.  Avoid caffeine and sugary drinks since those can actually cause kids to lose fluids. Give the kids a break from the heat every 30-40 minutes. Finally, dress kids in light, loose-fitting clothing that allows sweat to evaporate.   

    Taking some of these precautions into account  will help everyone enjoy the final days of summer!

    Check us out next month for an article featuring Dr. Sandra Hong, an allergist and immunologist from the Cleveland Clinic. We will also be featuring an allergy-friendly recipe.

  • July 19, 2010 6:10 AM | Deleted user
    With the soaring temperatures and the sunny days, parents and children have been spending a great deal of time outdoors including when the sun's rays are at their peak.  Recently, The Plain Dealer featured an article featuring some tips for sunscreen.  They included:

    • Make sure that your sunscreen includes both protection for UVA & UVB rays
    • Two key ingredients to look for are titanium and zinc oxides
    • Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before heading out and an additional 1-2 times for each hour you remain outside
    • Each time you apply, make sure it is about the amount to fill a shot-glass  
    • Have added protection by wearing hats and protective clothing
    For the full article, go to :
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