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Weekly Highlights (1/9/2011)

We hope you had a wonderful weekend! To catch up for missing last week, you’ll see a little more in this weeks highlights, our weekly post that recaps important child health and safety news, research, and recalls from the previous week and other great finds we’ve come across in our internet travels.

In the News:

Agencies: No Need for Baby Formula Recall - Test results are in on the Enfamil formula recall, and all tests of factory-sealed containers found no bacteria. However, the bacteria was found in an open bottle of water and prepared formula of the child who died in Missouri and authorities are unsure how it got there, which stresses the importance of safely preparing infant formula.

Get the Lead Out: Panel Wants Kids’ Limits HalvedAn advisory panel to the CDC is recommending that the current threshold for child lead poisoning be cut in half based on new research that children could be harmed from levels far lower than the current standard. They also recommend a prevention policy that includes removing children from buildings with lead-based paint hazards. The CDC has yet to approve the change in threshold, and a decision to ramp up prevention will take significantly more time and resources.

Widowed Teen Mom Kills Intruder to Protect Baby - An 18 year old teen mom shoots and kills an intruder in her home just one week after losing her husband to cancer on Christmas Day. What a tragic week for such a young girl. Video coverage of her ordeal and amazingly calm and collected 911 call below.

Oops…Company Publishes X-Rated Children’s Clothing Ad - French clothing company, La Redoute, apologizes for somehow missing the naked man wandering around in the background of their latest photo shoot after it appeared online.

‘National Opt Out Day’ Rejects Standardized Tests - On the 10th Anniversary of the No Child Left Behind Act, United Opt Out National is encouraging parents to opt out of standardized testing this spring citing limited benefits from the high-stakes testing brought on by the Act. Personally, I worry that teaching to a test is stifling our children’s creativity.

First Grader Dies After Allergic Reaction at School - Ammaria Johnson, 7, died at her elementary school after suffering from an allergic reaction to peanuts. The girl’s death has sparked conversation about schools’ ability to handle allergic reactions and proposed legislation that would allow schools to have non-prescription epi-pens available.

Passersby Rescue Kids in Icy River Crash - An amazing tale of heroism. Talk about right place, right time. Thank goodness for those men.

New Research:

Poor Kids Miss Out on Playtime
A new report from the American Academy of Pediatricians indicates that poor children are lacking unstructured, free playtime because of a lack of safe places to play, parents who are busy trying to make ends meet, and schools cutting out recess and phys ed in order to focus more on academics. The article suggests that schools should be encouraged to keep recess and cities should aim to provide safe places to play - much easier said than done for sure.

The Hormone Surge of Middle Childhood
Middle childhood, the age between about 5 or 6 and the teenage years, is a busy time for a child’s brain.  It is the time when a child’s brain has reached its adult size and now focuses on forging connections. It’s a time of great creativity and a time where children begin to gain the ability to control impulses, to reason, to focus, and to understand and accept mortality and plan for the future. And it’s apparently an age that has been very much overlooked until lately.

Fantastic Finds:

Don’t Carpe Diem from Momastery.com - Parenthood is hard. We don’t always want to seize every moment. But there is Kairos - God’s time - those metaphysical moments when time stands still and you look at your child with wonderment, awe, and unconditional love. Cherish Kairos. I love this post!

10 Illegal Baby Names from Yahoo LifeStyle UK - Absurd baby names and international baby naming laws. Who knew?

Recalls, December 27 – January 9:

CPSC Child Product Recalls

Child Safety Seat Recalls

No child safety seat recall announcements this week.

USDA/FDA Recalls

If there’s anything you see and think we should feature, please send it our way to jasmine@purebebe.com. We hope your week is off to a great start!


Jasmine & Heather

Weekly Highlights (12/26/2011)

We hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend!

Welcome to “Weekly Highlights”, our weekly post that recaps important child health and safety news, research, and recalls from the previous week and other great finds we’ve come across in our internet travels.

In the News:

Mead Johnson Retests Samples of Enfamil and Reaffirms Safety - The company completed a second round of testing on samples of its Enfamil Newborn formula from the batch under recall. The tests showed no signs of the bacteria, but tests results from federal health officials will not be in until later this week. Check enfamilalerts.com or our sidebar for updates.

Two Strengths of Infant Acetaminophen Boost Confusion, Risk - Old and new infant formulations are currently on shelves with some even mislabeled. Be sure to check the concentration and dosage amounts, particularly for infants under 2.

EPA Issues Historic Regulations on Air Pollution - New rules issued this week by the EPA, overdue by about 20 years, will dramatically reduce mercury levels as well as other toxins from coal power plants, resulting in a significant reduction in premature births, childhood asthma, bronchitis, and other related illnesses, the EPA estimates.

Retailer Blames China Suppliers as More Jewelry Recalled- Health Canada’s recall blitz this week caught jewelry imported from China with levels of lead up to 86% and cadmium up to 46%.

New Research:

Studies Suggest an Acetaminophen-Asthma Link
Evidence is mounting of a possible link between acetaminophen use in infants and the development of childhood asthma. One study in 2008 found that children under 1 who had taken acetaminophen for a fever had a 50% greater risk of developing asthma symptoms. A single dose can reduce the body’s levels of a peptide that helps prevent inflammation in the airways. Yet, researchers still say it is difficult to determine whether the acetaminophen or the infection are to blame. The doctor quoted in the article suggests reserving acetaminophen only for very high fevers and major pain relief.

How Toddlers Hear Themselves
Ever wonder why toddlers can’t seem to pronounce certain words just right? 2 year olds do not listen to themselves and self-correct like adults do. They focus on the content of what they are saying rather than how they say it, which is why when you repeat back to a child what you think they said (pronounced correctly) they will say “yes”. Starting around age 3, children begin to develop the ability to repair conversations. Be a good speech model and focus on what your children are saying rather than correcting how they say it.

Fantastic Finds:

How to Get Your Favorite Fruits in the Winter from CNN Health - A guide to the choosing the tastiest and healthiest fruits in the winter.

Riley on Marketing from YouTube - One little girl expresses her frustration at gender-biased marketing. High five!

Recalls, December 20 – December 26:

CPSC Child Product Recalls

Child Safety Seat Recalls

No child safety seat recall announcements this week.

USDA/FDA Recalls

If there’s anything you see and think we should feature, please send it our way to jasmine@purebebe.com. We hope your week is off to a great start!

Jasmine & Heather

Walmart Issues Recall of Powdered Enfamil Formula After Infant Dies

Walmart has issued a nationwide recall of Enfamil Premium Newborn powdered formula after a 10-day old baby boy died in Missouri, and another Missouri infant was hospitalized with the same bacterial infection.

The recalled formula comes in 12.5 oz cans with lot number ZP1K7G. It is unclear whether other retailers may have the same lot on their shelves.

The bacteria, called “Enterobacter sakazakii,” or E. sakazakii for short, occasionally appears in infant formula. No known cases of E sakazakii have been found in exclusively breastfed infants.

Health officials with the CDC and FDA are investigating samples of formula and distilled water used by the parents to prepare the formula but have not yet called for an Enfamil recall. It could be several days before the results are in, but milk-based powdered infant formulas have been implicated in prior outbreaks of this bacteria.

Mead Johnson, maker of the formula, says that the batch used by the infant’s family tested negative for the bacteria when it was produced and packaged, and they are working with health officials to identify the source of the bacteria. Meanwhile, Walmart is taking no risks and has pulled the product from shelves and is recalling purchased cans. Any customer who has purchased the recalled formula may return it to the store for a full refund or exchange for another brand. Customers may also call 1-800-BABY-123 for more information.

To read more about this bacteria and powdered formula recall:
Wal-Mart pulls formula after Mo. baby’s death
Walmart Recalls Enfamil Infant Formula After Baby Dies


Walgreens, Kroger, Supervalu Restock Formula – 1/4/2012
FDA Says No Need to Recall Enfamil Formula - 12/31/2011
14 U.S. Commissaries Pull Formula – 12/30/2011
FDA Visits Mead Johnson Factory as Part of Continuing Investigation – 12/28/2011
Oklahoma Baby 3rd Sickened by Rare Bacteria – No Link to Enfamil – 12/28/2011
Commissary Recalls Baby Formula Amid Bacteria Tests – 12/28/2011
Parents of Another Sick Child Fear Enfamil Formula May Be The Cause – 12/26/2011 Mead Johnson Says New Tests Did Not Detect Cronobacter – 12/25/2011
Walgreen, Kroger, and Safeway Pull Formula – 12/23/2011
Price Chopper Supermarkets Voluntarily Recall Enfamil - 12/23/2011
Enfamil Recall: More Retailers Pull It Off Shelf (Supervalu) - 12/22/2011

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