KPIX-CBS / NewsMom Continuing Coverage:A child’s car seat is the only consumer product that is required by law in all 50 states. Car seats are crucial to keeping children safe in the car. However, critics argue that a 1970s-era federal motor vehicle flammability regulation is needlessly exposing … Read More...
In the News: The Reporter’s Notebook
KPIX-CBS / NewsMom Continuing Coverage: After years of reporting on child identity theft and credit freezes, KPIX Consumer-Investigative Reporter Julie Watts set out to freeze her own toddler’s credit. What she discovered led to a year-long series of editorial blogs that … Read More...
In Depth: NewsMom Original Editorials
NOTE: This is in no way intended as a product endorsement, but rather one mom’s experience. Please consult your doctor and insurance provider about any changes in medication --The first time I bought a set of EpiPens, in 2015, I balked at the price.“Did insurance not cover this?” I asked the … [Continue...]
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 … [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expanded into a six month KPIX-CBS investigation exposing alleged false advertising, apparent legal loopholes and outdated federal regulations that systematically expose millions of children to concerning car seat chemicals.First, we established that even the … [Continue...]