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[2] U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Office of Information and Public Affairs.  Press Release # 04-120:  CPSC, National Safety Organizations Announce “Resale Round-Up 2004” - Partnership to Stop the Resale of Dangerous Products.  April 14, 2004.  Available at:   Accessed 15 November 2006.

[3] American Academy of Pediatrics. Committee on Injury and Poison Prevention. Injuries associated with infant walkers.  Pediatrics. 2001 Sep;108(3):790-2.

[4] American Academy of Pediatrics. U.S. government should ban baby walkers. Press Release. April 8, 2004. Available at: Accessed 8 October 2008.

[5] US Consumer Product Safety Commission. Voluntary standards: baby walkers. Updated 03/18/2008. Available at: Accessed 8 October 2008.

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[8] US Consumer Pr oduct Safety Commission.  Deaths Associated with Playpens.  July 2001.  Available from:  Accessed 8 October 2008.

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Written and compiled by Kyla Boyse, R.N. Reviewed by faculty and staff at the University of Michigan

Updated May 2009

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