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Toy Danger: ‘Tis the Season to be ... Careful!

Toy Danger: ‘Tis the Season to be ... Careful!
BY E. DREW BRITCHER
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The Holidays bring out the best in all of us and we all want to be the one who gives someone the memorable or cool gift, but statistics show that our desire can cause us to give children toys that are not safe for them.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission there are more than 150,000 toy related injuries serious enough to require emergency room treatment annually! So before you decide to be the “Cool Dad” or “Cool Aunt,” think twice about what you are buying. Make sure that what you are buying is age appropriate for the child and be aware that just because it is age appropriate for one child in a household does not mean that it may not be a danger for a younger sibling.

Let’s start with what you are buying. One of the most common problems are choking hazards. A good guide as to whether something could be a choking risk is to use the “no choke testing tube” that we all have in our house.

 

NJ Marketer Hopes to Answer Homeless Kid’s Question: “Mom, How Will Santa Ever Find Us?”

NJ Marketer Hopes to Answer Homeless Kid’s Question: “Mom, How Will Santa Ever Find Us?”
BY ERIC GUNDERSEN
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

DENVILLE - Domestic violence shelters often experience an influx of families during the holiday season. Children arrive with terrified moms looking for a respite ...

Key Shopping Trends: Black Friday Sales Skipped by Most in N.J.

Key Shopping Trends: Black Friday Sales Skipped by Most in N.J.
BY STEVE MANAS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

‘Tis the season to be shopping, but apparently most New Jerseyans were not in the shopping mood on Black Friday. Fewer than four in 10 residents took adva...

"Humane Coalition" to Combat Christie, Says Gov's Administration Has Dismal Animal Protection Record

BY JANINE MOTTA
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION/COMMENTARY

TRENTON - On Day 4 of New Jersey's bear hunt (December 11, 9 am – 2 pm), a coalition of animal protection organizations (Animal Protect...

Building Confidence in Children: Special Needs Teacher and Mom Carol Cooper Ready to Help With an Inspiring Story

Building Confidence in Children: Special Needs Teacher and Mom Carol Cooper Ready to Help With an Inspiring Story
BY MELANIE AARON
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Some might call it magic that has appeared in the halls of the school where Carol Cooper works as a reading specialist to children with special needs.

Th...

Uber Has Tough Road in New Jersey

Uber Has Tough Road in New Jersey
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Uber is a rideshare operation that sends its ride requests to drivers through a phone application.

Some of Uber’s drivers use their personal vehicles. The company came t...

Dalai Lama Reflects on Compassion, Service, and the Meaning of Life

Dalai Lama Reflects on Compassion, Service, and the Meaning of Life
BY LINDA BROWN HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

During his October visit to Princeton University, His Holiness the Dalai Lama presented a public lecture in the morning, then spoke with Princeton faculty and s...

Men will Outspend Women on Decorations For Holidays

Men will Outspend Women on Decorations For Holidays
BY NATHALIE SAMIA
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
66 percent of men and women across America are planning to decorate their homes for the holidays and men will outspend women by 27 percent a new n...

Artful, Info-Packed Bird Guide Makes a Fine Holiday Gift

Artful, Info-Packed Bird Guide Makes a Fine Holiday Gift
BY PAT SUMMERS
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Ready for the holidays or not, here’s one terrific holiday-or-anytime gift that would please lots of people on your list: an unusual and notable book about birds – b...

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