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January 2017 - Out with the Old; In with the New

Baby Cradle Getting organized is one of the top resolutions people make this time of year and, for some, that starts with clearing out the clutter they’ve accumulated. It’s funny what we save. Often it’s more for sentimental reasons than practical ones.

Consider baby or children’s items for instance. Safety regulations have come a long way since my kids were little. Items we used back then are considered unsafe now, and laws have been passed regulating the sale and manufacture of some of these products.

Cribs – Those made more than five years ago technically are considered unsafe today. The once popular drop-side cribs can no longer be sold in the U.S., and that applies to retail stores, second-hand stores, and even garage sales. A safer, less expensive alternative for someone looking to save some money may be a portable crib.

Playpens – The last safety updates regarding playpen manufacturing were issued in 1999, so anything made prior to 2000 probably shouldn’t be used today.

Strollers – New safety standards regulating the stability, impact and shoulder strap construction of strollers were passed in 2007.

High chairs – Voluntary safety standards require today’s high chairs have five-point harnesses and fixed posts between the child’s legs to prevent slipping. Additionally, high chairs with removable trays or trays that lift over a child’s head are no longer considered safe.

Car Seats – Did you know that children’s car seats have a lifespan of between six and eight years regardless of whether or not they’ve been involved in an accident? That’s because the material they’re made from degrades overtime.

Even smaller items like clothes and toys may hold some hidden dangers. Drawstrings pose a risk of strangulation and unsecured clasps, including buttons and zippers present a choking hazard. With toys, check for recalls, chipped paint, and lost pieces. Be aware that the paint on older toys may contain lead.

If in doubt, toss it. Like they say, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

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Victor's expertise, due diligence, and empathy for his client made my first experience with the law (and last) a non-stressful one. Before the case, I did my research and looked over about 20 lawyers before choosing Victor. All my sources pointed to him as the best and they weren't off even a bit. Victor treated my case like it was his own and kept me up to date with all my appointments, breakthroughs in the case, and guided me step through step in a process that I never thought that I had to come to endure. If Victor's not available Susy will go out of her way to take care you. The productivity and efficiency in that office is second to none. Thank you Victor!

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