Thank You Senator Tammy Baldwin

June 03, 2013

Because of the efforts of Senator Tammy Baldwin and her incredibly dedicated staff in Madison, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C., we may all be safer next time we visit a potluck, picnic or childcare center. We recently received word that Senator Baldwin submitted a formal request to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to have them review the dangers of slow cookers.

West Bend's concern with slow cookers started in 2007. Between 2007 and 2011, we received five separate notices from child care centers indicating that infants had been severely burned by scalding hot liquid. In each instance, the infant tugged at the cord of a slow cooker being used to warm baby bottles which caused the slow cooker full of water to cover their body. As you can see in this very graphic photo, these injuries are

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Pool Safely's First Splash!

May 25, 2012

Thursday, May 24th was a big day for aquatics professionals, parents and kids everywhere. The Consumer Product Safety Commission's Pool Safely campaign kicked off the third year of its pool and spa safety awareness initiative.

As a Pool Safely Campaign Safety Partner, West Bend joined organizations like the Y, Safe Kids USA, and the American Red Cross in this year's goal of providing water safety outreach and education to

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Product Recalls: Tylenol for Infants

February 17, 2012

Johnson & Johnson has just announced a major recall for their line of Infant's Tylenol. The recall covers more than 500,000 bottles of liquid Tylenol. While there is reportedly nothing wrong with the medicine itself, a portion of the "SimpleMeasure" dosing system has a flawed design that can lead to a portion of the packaging to fall into the medicine.

Parents and caregivers are encouraged to

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Do you Pool Safely?

May 12, 2011 was designed by West Bend as a place to discuss some of the most pressing risk management concerns facing nonprofit, youth focused, and community based organizations. Because these organizations serve such a diverse group of people with such a wide range of programs, we discuss a lot of different topics on this site. One topic certainly seems to get more attention than the others though.

Between our Ten Commandments of Effective Lifeguarding video series, our Aquatics Best Practices Guide, and a variety of Aquatic Safety Tips, we think it's clear that aquatic safety is an important pillar in our risk management plan. And for good reason. A pool, spa, or lake is almost always the greatest source of exposure for an organization. And even if there isn't a pool or lake on premises at your organization, your members and guests will undoubtedly benefit from water safety knowledge.

In an effort to continue offering the most thorough and relevant water safety information to our visitors, West Bend is very excited to announce a partnership with the

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