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Day: May 4, 2011

Ladder safety tips

Celebrations and festivities often mean a big cleanup or repainting work. You will probably be using a ladder to get at those hard-to-reach places. When using this contraption, be careful. Misuse of ladders can lead to accidents. To avoid ending up with an arm or a leg in a cast, why not take a few hints from the following.   Basic rules  Always inspect your ladder before climbing on...
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Safe Bedding Practices for Infants

Babies can suffocate if they are made to sleep without making proper bedding arrangements.        Place baby on his/her back on a firm tight-fitting mattress in a crib that meets current safety standards.  Remove pillows, quilts, comforters, sheepskins, pillow-like stuffed toys, and other soft products from the crib.  Consider using a sleeper or other sleep clothing...
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If your tyre blows…

Dos and don'ts when a tyre blows while traveling at high speed. DO NOT  step on the brake; allow the car to stop gradually.  jerk the steering wheel.  try to come to an abrupt stop. These actions could cause the vehicle to roll over.   DO'S  Step off the accelerator.  Try to keep driving in a straight line. If you start to skid, slowly turn into the...
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Help your child’s brain develop

Children can survive without TV. Given the time and space to do so, youngsters can develop the mature attention spans they need for effective thinking and problem-solving skills in today's complex world. Susan R. Johnson, M.D., author of Strangers in Our Homes: TV and Our Children's Minds, has the following advice for parents who want to see their children develop well without TV. 1....
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Breaking free of TV

"TV rots the senses in the head! It kills the imagination dead! It clogs and clutters up the mind! It makes a child so dull and blind, he can no longer understand a fantasy, a fairyland! His brain becomes as soft as cheese! His powers of thinking rust and freeze!" — An excerpt from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, 1964. The author of the above lines left this out:...
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Toy safety tips

Toys and children are inseparable. But while they are your child's best friends, they can also be your child's worst enemy — that is, if you pick the wrong playthings (eg: toys with small parts that can detach from the toy and pose a choking hazard, or those with sharp edges that can cut and bruise). If you're shopping for toys as a gift for a child, here are some things to...
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uk-41-1b

Issue 41-1 Jan-Feb 2011

U N C O M M O N    E X P O S E S ,   V I E W S   &   W I S D O M Bimonthly Paper of Consumers Association of Penang We have stories which you will not find in other papers -- hard-hitting stuff with no holds barred, for we name the brands, companies or people in our exposes, unlike the commercial papers which are dependent on companies for their advertisements or are...
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Issue 40-5 Nov-Dec 2010

U N C O M M O N    E X P O S E S ,   V I E W S   &   W I S D O M Bimonthly Paper of Consumers Association of Penang We have stories which you will not find in other papers -- hard-hitting stuff with no holds barred, for we name the brands, companies or people in our exposes, unlike the commercial papers which are dependent on companies for their advertisements or are...
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Issue 40-4 Sept-Oct 2010

U N C O M M O N    E X P O S E S ,   V I E W S   &   W I S D O M Bimonthly Paper of Consumers Association of Penang We have stories which you will not find in other papers -- hard-hitting stuff with no holds barred, for we name the brands, companies or people in our exposes, unlike the commercial papers which are dependent on companies for their...
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