Baby clothes insecure: choking, strangulation and flammability

This is not only choosing clothes most adorable baby. When you go out to buy clothes for your little one, look at the safety standards required and details that may endanger your baby.

After reports of strangulation, choking and violations of the requirements of flame protection, the Commission for Protection of Consumer Product (CPSC) has set basic guidelines for the safety of your child. Here you have the three most common risks and the most recent cases of recalls.

Did you know that your baby’s windpipe has a similar thickness of your little finger? That is, the trachea, this essential pathway through which the air you breathe your baby, has an internal diameter of just over half a centimeter (0.19 inches).

Seen this way, it is not surprising that suffocation and choking are the fifth leading cause of death in infants under one year, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Your little one can suffocate with something as small as a button, zipper or decorating your trousseau, and that’s why more than a pretty garment, look out well in the safety of your baby clothes. Here you have the most recent recalls of accessories and baby clothes choking risk

Coats with cap for children, whether style jacket, sweatshirt or sweater should not have drawstrings at the neck or head. Nor they should have long cords in the bottom of the coat or waist, according to the regulations of the CPSC.

In the United States, the agency received 56 reports of accidents with drawstrings in the neck area of ​​children in shelters, 18 young died from it (1985-2011). The cords on the bottom and waist coat resulted in 28 accident reports, and 8 of them resulted in death of the child (1991-2011).

This type of coats often have laces to adjust the size of the cap. The risk is that the strings can entangle other objects such as slides, slides and playgrounds, and hang the small. So the children died in reported to the CPSC.

As for coats with drawstrings at the waist or bottom, they can be trapped in the vehicle doors and the child accidentally runs the risk of being dragged. According to the regulations of the CPSC, the maximum length of the cords in these shelters should be three inches (7.62 cm) cord out of the channel when the garment is stretched to its greatest extent. The restriction applies to clothing for children and adolescents up to 16 years.

Despite the restrictions, some manufacturers continue to sell this type of clothing. These are the most recent recalls

According to the Federal Flammability Normal, pajamas infants and children should be fire resistant and have the ability to extinguish flames from small sources, such as a candle or a lighter. It sounds like superhero pajamas, but basically the fabrics used must not be flammable, as is the rayon and synthetic fiber fabrics. In addition, the fabrics should be treated with chemicals to make them fire retardant.

Another option that meets federal requirements and does not include chemicals are adjusted pajamas. The idea is that, to be snug against the body, these pajamas eliminate the space that would flow oxygen needed to spread the fire.

These are the items recalled this year for violating flammability standards. In all cases, consumers should stop using the pajamas immediately return the items to the place of purchase or contact the manufacturer for reimbursement