Safety

Chloe Weigand: One-Year-Old Fell From Cruise Ship

Family of One-Year-Old Who Tragically Died on Royal Caribbean Ship Says Cruise Line Is Responsible

A one-year-old girl recently died while aboard Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas, and her family recently spoke out about the tragic accident.  Chloe Wiegand was playing in the children’s play area on the cruise ship when she fell 11 stories onto a concrete dock in Puerto Rico. Initial reports of the accident had said Chloe fell out of grandfather’s arms, but the family is disputing those claims, according to a recent Today Show story. Advertisements YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: 5-Year-Old River “Oakley” Nimmo Loses Battle With Cancer, Is Given Heartwarming Military Funeral Service The family’s attorney, Michael Winkleman, shared with Today that her grandfather had put her on the ledge of a window in the children’s play area. Chloe’s grandfather was unaware the window was open. Advertisements “Essentially her grandfather lifts her up and puts her on a railing and where he thinks that there is glass there because it’s clear, but it turns out there was no glass there,” Winkleman told Today. “She goes to bang on the glass like she would have at one of those hockey rinks, and the next thing you know, she’s gone.” Winkleman told Today that the family believes Royal Caribbean is responsible for …

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Hair-Grooming Syncope

Mom Sheds Light on Rare Condition that Can Cause Kids to Lose Consciousness While Being Groomed

Getting one’s hair braided is an age-old childhood pastime. It turns out, though, that in rare cases getting your hair done can lead to a rare condition called hair-grooming syncope. The condition typically affects children between the ages of five and sixteen and is triggered by someone getting their hair brushed, braided, curled, trimmed or blow-dried.  Children triggered by hairstyling can lose consciousness or convulse as a result. Additionally, they can experience migraines, abdominal pain or blurred vision. The condition is caused by nerve stimulation on the scalp caused by gently tugging on the hair. Advertisements YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Dr. Alison Tothy, an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Chicago Medicine, shared with Today: “We think it is either from pain, pulling on the scalp or scalp stimulation, or fear — and the body feels like it is going to pass out and they do.” Advertisements Mom’s Post on Hair-Grooming Syncope Goes Viral Alicia Brown, a mom of three from Tennessee, recently shared her experience with hair-grooming syncope after witnessing her sister have a seizure after she was curling her hair. Alicia appeared on Good Morning America to share her story and raise awareness for the little-known …

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Forky Recall

Disney Issued a Recall on 80,000 Forky Toys Due to Choking Hazard

Disney and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) issued a voluntary recall on all 80,000 Forky plush toys currently on the market due to it being a choking hazard. Apparently, the small googly eyes on the toy can detach from the doll, posing a choking risk. No injuries have been reported to date. RELATED: Fisher-Price Recalls 4.7 Million Rock ‘n Play Sleepers After 30 Infant Deaths Advertisements Forky is one of the new characters in Disney’s Toy Story 4, which was released in June in theaters nationwide. Forky is a DIY toy made from a fork, pipe cleaner, and googly eyes. Because of its simplicity, many Toy Story fans recreated the character at home.  Disney is giving a full refund to anyone who purchased a Forky plush doll. They can be returned to any Disney Store, Walt Disney World retail store or Disneyland Resort theme park retail store.  Advertisements Recalled Forky toys have one of these tracking numbers, which can be found at the bottom of the toy: FAC-024868-18338; FAC-024868-19032; FAC-024868-19060; and FAC-024868-1909. The toy was sold at Disney Stores nationwide, Disney Theme Parks, shopdisney.com and on Amazon’s Disney store between April and June 2019.  Advertisements For additional information …

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