THE ROBINSON REPORT #30: Poison Prevention and Perils of Laundry Packets

President John F. Kennedy proclaimed the third full week in March as National Poison Prevention Week. Our goal of raising awareness on the dangers of poisonings doesn’t end in March.  Preventing injuries and deaths from accidental poisonings is critically important year-round to protect American consumers, especially small children. In 2015, more than 84,000 children were […]

THE ROBINSON REPORT #27: Portable Generators—Delaying Safety is Denying Safety!

Although portable generators provide important electrical power in a number of situations, they are extremely dangerous as they are presently designed. Most people have no idea just how dangerous they are. A portable generator emits about 450 times more carbon monoxide (CO) than an idling automobile!! CO poisonings from portable generators usually occur when people […]

THE ROBINSON REPORT #26: Bare is Best – Do Not Use Padded Crib Bumpers!

Padded crib bumpers are infant bedding accessories intended to line the sides of an infant’s crib. However, padded crib bumpers pose a significant hazard for infants and young children: asphyxiation. Dozens of infants and young children either die or are injured each year due to crib bumpers. This is unacceptable and completely avoidable. I have […]