After years of reporting on child identity theft and credit freezes, I set out to freeze my own toddler’s credit. What I discovered led to a year-long series of editorial blogs that … Read More...
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One of the most common critiques I get about my reporting on chemical flame retardants in car seats can be summed up with this Facebook comment on one of my posts:Look at how many of us survived... using car seats. Then look at the ones who survived before car seats were a thing. Does your child really … [Continue...]
What began as a NewsMom editorial, expanded into a six month KPIX-CBS investigation exposing alleged false advertising, apparent legal loopholes and outdated federal regulations that systematically expose millions of children to concerning car seat chemicals.First, we established that even the greenest … [Continue...]
Updated: 9-18-16A chill ran through my body and I immediately felt sick to my stomach when I read this NextDoor post from a local mom. The tale of her child's virtual kidnapping is literally one of the most terrifying things I've ever read.For years, we've covered the "grandparent" scam: Con artists call … [Continue...]
A child’s car seat is the only consumer product that is required by law in all 50 states. Yet, at a time when both the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Environmental … Read More...