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door locks

Key to Keeping Children Inside at Night is Second Lock, Expert Says

An expert in child safety says the key to keeping young children from wandering outside is to get a second door lock and install it up high. David Drutz, owner of Toronto child safety store Kiddie Proofers, told CBC News that it doesn't matter how much parents spend on a second lock because any additional lock will provide more protection if it's out of reach of children. A three-year-old Toronto girl was found at a grocery store near her house at 2:20 a.m. on Monday. Police said she put on her rain boots, unlocked a door and walked to the store while...

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baby safety

How to Baby Proof Your Home

When you find out a baby’s coming into your home, everything looks different — that beautiful living room with its mahogany coffee table, floating staircase and low oak shelves is now an obstacle course of hazards for the 2-foot-tall creature who’s about to invade your space. David Drutz wants to help you make that room, and all the others in your home, safe. His store, Kiddie Proofers on Dufferin St. in North York, holds more than 800 products — from cabinet locks to stair gates — for 15 different childproofing areas. Drutz says a growing demand for baby-proofing has come with the rise...

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BMW recalls nearly 200,000 crossovers for child seat troubles

Crossovers are quite hip among younger parents who want to eschew the stereotype of minivan ownership. These lifted hatchbacks provide the right amount of capacity and functionality, and they're often marketed towards growing families. BMW's crossovers are as kid-friendly as any other automaker's, although a new recall may give some owners pause before setting out on a family roadtrip. BMW is issuing a recall for 188,670 X3 and X4 crossovers in the US. Globally, some 622,000 vehicles are affected. The affected 2011-2017 X3s have build dates between July 2010 and April 2016, and the 2015-2017 X4s in question were built between March...

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