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Displaying records 1 through 15 (15 total).

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. n.d.. The safe nursery: A booklet to help avoid injuries from nursery furniture and equipment. Washington, DC: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 17 pp.

Annotation: This booklet describes for parents the safety criteria they should look for when choosing furniture, equipment, and toys for infants. Detailed drawings and texts provide information on how to judge the safety of cribs, gates, high chairs, playpens, toys, walkers, carriers, carrier seats, changing tables, diaper pails, hook-on chairs, pacifiers, strollers, and carriages. Tips for the safe use of such items and for general household safety are also included, as is a checklist of safety features for each item.

Contact: Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (301) 504-7923 Secondary Telephone: (800) 638-2772 Fax: (301) 504-0124 E-mail: info@cpsc.gov Web Site: http://www.cpsc.gov Price unknown.

Keywords: Guidelines, Infant equipment, Infants, Injury prevention, Product safety, Safety, Toys

Consumer Product Safety Commission. n.d.. Full-size baby cribs business guidance. Bethesda, MD: Consumer Product Safety Commission, 1 p.

Annotation: This resource provides guidance for businesses and manufacturers about U.S. government standards and requirements for full-size infant cribs. Contents include the definition and purpose of the infant full-size crib. Topics also include limits for surface coating and lead and phthalate content, testing and certification; registration cards; and tracking labels. The type of mattresses that should be used in a full-size crib are also discussed. Companion guidance on non-full-size infant cribs is also available.

Contact: Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (301) 504-7923 Secondary Telephone: (800) 638-2772 Fax: (301) 504-0124 E-mail: info@cpsc.gov Web Site: http://www.cpsc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer protection, Infant equipment, Infants, Product safety, Standards

Consumer Product Safety Commission. n.d.. Non-full-size baby cribs business guidance. Bethesda, MD: Consumer Product Safety Commission, 1 p.

Annotation: This resource provides guidance for businesses and manufacturers about U.S. government standards and requirements for non-full-size infant cribs. Contents include the definition of the non-full-size infant crib, the reason for the standard, where the full standard can be found, which cribs must comply with the standard, and principal requirements for the cribs and their mattresses. Companion guidance on full-size infant cribs is also available.

Contact: Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (301) 504-7923 Secondary Telephone: (800) 638-2772 Fax: (301) 504-0124 E-mail: info@cpsc.gov Web Site: http://www.cpsc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer protection, Infant equipment, Infants, Product safety, Standards

Oregon Health Authority. 2016. E-cigarette primer. [Salem, OR]: Oregon Health Authority, 3 pp.

Annotation: This document describes electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), the potential health risks associated with the use of e-cigarettes by adolescents and adults, the lack of evidence for and marketing of e-cigarettes as smoking cessation tools, and related policy initiatives in Oregon.

Contact: Oregon Health Authority, 500 Summer Street, N.E., E-20, Salem, OR 97301-1097, Telephone: (503) 947-2340 Secondary Telephone: (877) 398-9238 Fax: (503) 947-2341 E-mail: OHPBinfo@state.or.us Web Site: http://www.oregon.gov/oha Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Adults, Consumer protection, Environmental exposure, Local initiatives, Marketing, Nicotine, Oregon, Poisoning, Policy development, Product safety, Smoking, State agencies, State initiatives

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Reproductive Health. 2015. Information for health care providers and public health professionals: Preventing tobacco use during pregnancy. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources for health care and public health professionals present information on the adverse health effects of tobacco use on pregnancy; the prevalence of smoking before, during, and after pregnancy; and what works to help pregnant women quit smoking. Additional topics include electronic cigarettes and smokeless tobacco and cutting back the number of cigarettes smoked without quitting. Links to hotlines, campaign materials, and other resources for professionals, as well as tips for women and their families are included.

Contact: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Disease prevention, Drug administration routes, Drug use during pregnancy, Environmental exposure, Health promotion, Nicotine, Pregnant women, Product safety, Resources for professionals, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco use

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. 2014. Designed for addiction: How the tobacco industry has made cigarettes more addictive, more attractive to kids and even more deadly. Washington, DC: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, 42 pp., exec. summ. (6 pp.).

Annotation: This report describes key ways in which tobacco companies design and manipulate their products to attract new youth smokers, create and sustain addiction, mislead consumers to think that they are reducing their risk of disease, and make it more difficult for users to quit.

Contact: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, National Center for Tobacco-Free Kids, 1400 Eye Street, Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 296-5469 Fax: (202) 296-5427 Web Site: http://www.tobaccofreekids.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Consumer education, Consumer protection, Drug addiction, Industry, Marketing, Nicotine, Tobacco, Product safety, Research, Risk assessment

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2013. Safe sleep activities from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Durable Infant Nursery Product regulations. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 1 video (60 min.).

Annotation: This webinar summarizes the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's safe sleep campaign and outreach activities including efforts to reach minority groups. The discussion focuses on standards, regulation, and communication resources. Topics include sleep position, crib safety, and other health and safety risks associated with infant sleep environments. Efforts to encourage breastfeeding within a safe sleep environment are also discussed. Audio and slides are available. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170 Web Site: https://mchb.hrsa.gov

Keywords: Infant equipment, Infants, Injury prevention, Minority groups, Multimedia, Public awareness campaigns, Resources for professionals, Risk factors, SIDS: Product safety, Sleep position

Consumer Product Safety Commission. 2011. Child care providers: Your guide to new crib standards. Bethesda, MD: Consumer Product Safety Commission, 1 p.

Annotation: This fact sheet advises child care providers about federal safety standards for cribs that are effective for manufacturers and retailers on June 28, 2011 and for child care facilities on December 28, 2012.

Contact: Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (301) 504-7923 Secondary Telephone: (800) 638-2772 Fax: (301) 504-0124 E-mail: info@cpsc.gov Web Site: http://www.cpsc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care centers, Federal government, Infant furniture, Product safety, Regulations, Standards

Consumer Product Safety Commission, Division of Hazard Analysis. 2011. Nursery product-related injuries and deaths among children under age five. Bethesda, MD: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Division of Hazard Analysis, 9 pp.

Annotation: This report presents nursery product-related injury estimates for 2010, as well as comparisons with historic injury estimates. Detailed information on deaths associated with nursery products that were reported to have occurred during the 3-year period from 2006 to 2008 is also presented.

Contact: Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (301) 504-7923 Secondary Telephone: (800) 638-2772 Fax: (301) 504-0124 E-mail: info@cpsc.gov Web Site: http://www.cpsc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Child death, Infant death, Infants, Injury prevention, Product safety, Trends, Young children

Barzel R, Holt K, with the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors' Fluorides Committee. 2010. Fluoride varnish: An effective tool for preventing dental caries. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 4 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about fluoride varnish and its uses, effectiveness, safety, service delivery, and reimbursement for health professionals and oral health professionals. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Children, Dental caries, Fluorides, Health services delivery, Oral health, Product safety, Reimbursement, Resources for professionals, Treatment effectiveness

Clay K, Troesken W, Haines MR. 2010. Lead, mortality, and productivity. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, 62 pp. (NBER working paper series no. 16480)

Annotation: This paper examines the effect of water-borne lead exposure on infant mortality in American cities between 1900 and 1920. The authors compare the type of pipes used (lead, iron, or concrete) in cities and the acidity or softness of the water running through them with levels of infant mortality. The paper provides an overview of lead and infant health based on a review of the literature; discusses the choice in the selection of pipes among public officials; and explains the sources for data used in the study. The authors conclude that cities that used lead pipes in combination with water that promoted lead leaching not only had higher rates of infant mortality, but that the adverse effects may have impacted worker productivity as well. Tables indicate trends in infant mortality, non-infant mortality and worker productivity based on the presence of lead pipes combined with water type. Other tables compare data across cities.

Contact: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138-5398, Telephone: (617) 868-3900 Fax: (617) 868-2742 E-mail: info@nber.org Web Site: http://www.nber.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Data, History, Infant mortality, Lead, Productivity, Research, Water safety

Safe Kids USA and Cribs for Kids. [2009]. Baby safety basics: A guide to keeping your baby safe during the first year of life. Washington, DC: Safe Kids USA, 6 pp.

Annotation: This brochure for parents provides tips for keeping infants safe during the first year of life. Topics include crib safety, safe sleep, bathing, feeding, playtime, making your home safer, car safety seats, and infant product safety.

Contact: Safe Kids Worldwide, 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004-1707, Telephone: (202) 662-0600 Fax: (202) 393-2072 E-mail: info@safekids.org Web Site: http://www.safekids.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child safety, Consumer education materials, Household safety, Infants, Product safety, Safety, Sleep position

U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 2009. Class II special controls guidance document: Dental amalgam, mercury, and amalgam alloy–Guidance for industry and FDA staff. Washington, DC: U.S. Food and Drug Administration,

Annotation: This guidance documents safety and effectiveness assurances for dental amalgam, mercury, or amalgam alloy that manufacturers must address before they can market the device. Contents include background, scope, describing the device in a 510(k) premarket notification, risks to health, composition and performance data, biocompatibility, and labeling for dental professionals.

Contact: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20993, Telephone: (888) 463-6332 Fax: (301) 443-3100 Web Site: http://www.fda.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Marketing, Oral health, Product safety, Regulations, Risk management, Treatment effectiveness

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Trans-agency Working Group on the Health Effects of Dental Amalgam. 2004. Review and analysis of the literature on the potential health effects of dental amalgams: Executive summary. Bethesda, MD: Life Sciences Research Office, 8 pp.

Annotation: This document summarizes a review of the peer-reviewed, primary scientific and medical literature published between January 1, 1996 and December 31, 2003 that contributed to an understanding and evaluation of the potential adverse human health effects that may be caused by dental amalgam. Contents include background information on the controversy surrounding dental amalgam safety, the approach to the problem, and conclusions. Research gaps are also addressed.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (202) 619-0257 Secondary Telephone: (877) 696-6775 Web Site: http://www.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Dental care, Literature reviews, Oral health, Outcome evaluation, Product safety, Research, Treatment outcome

Information Exchange. 1992. Inspecting playgrounds for hazards. Fair Oaks, CA: Information Exchange, 1 videotape (VHS 1/2 inch, 35 minutes), 1 manual (10 items).

Annotation: This videotape and manual are designed to help public recreation departments train their employees to assess and maintain playground equipment to manage risk. The videotape contains two sections; the first covers maintenance inspections, and the second reviews how to evaluate playground equipment to determine if it complies with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission guidelines. The manual includes a copy of the Commission's "Handbook for Public Playground Safety, " sample checklists and maintenance schedules, suggestions on the use of the materials, sources of information, and bibliographical references.

Contact: Information Exchange, P.O. 1528, Fair Oaks, CA 95628, Telephone: (916) 966-2375 Fax: (916) 967-1877 E-mail: info@theinfoexchange.org Web Site: http://www.theinfoexchange.org/ $129.95 plus $6.50 shipping and handling; no shipping and handling if prepaid; discounts available for bulk orders.

Keywords: Children, Educational materials, Federal government, Injury prevention, Local government, Playground safety, Product safety, Public policy, Recreational equipment, Risk assessment, Risk management, Standards, Training

   

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.