Thursday, May 01, 2003
More safety mistakes I commend you on “Safety mistakes even the most careful parents make” (February 2003). I was pleased the article urged parents to protect children from injury and death by being aware of product recalls. Kids In Danger was founded by parents whose child was killed in a recalled portable crib.
The article did not mention, however, that children’s products that have not been recalled may also pose danger. For example, more than 100 children drowned while using baby bath seats, yet this product has not been recalled. Product recalls are just a symptom of greater problems in children’s product safety. The root of the problem is that most children’s products are not covered by mandatory safety standards or safety testing. Until there are strong mandatory standards and pre-market testing of all children’s products, parents must be vigilant about the safety of all children’s products.
Individuals can learn more about children’s product safety by visiting Kids In Danger’s Web site, www.KidsInDanger.org. GENEVIEVE KIRK Program Director, Kids In Danger, Oak Park
Great photos but no phone Thank you for including David Sutton’s people and pet photography in your recent article, “Choosing the Right Portrait Photographer” (March, 2003). We were pleased to be in Chicago Parent, although the article didn’t mention how to contact us. We can be reached at Sutton Studios by telephone: (847)679-8090, or by e-mail: email@example.com.
ROBERTA ZAPF Studio manager, Sutton Studios