Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:00:50 GMT
(WMC) - The Memphis Director of Public works is giving the city's new solid waste contractor an ultimatum. The city's being bombarded with complaints about poor trash service. The director is tellingMore >>
The Memphis Director of Public works is giving the city's new solid waste contractor an ultimatum.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:52:10 GMT
(WMC) - Memphis police are looking for a mother after she gave birth to a baby addicted to drugs. The baby was born on July 5 in Memphis. After determining the baby was addicted to illegal drugs, medicalMore >>
Memphis police are looking for a mother after she gave birth to a baby addicted to drugs.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:48:16 GMT
(WMC) - Memphis Fire Department shut down Holmes Road between Airways Boulevard and Tchulahoma Road after a tree fell across the street. The tree could have possibly landed on a car. Reports are comingMore >>
A building's wall collapsed in Southaven on Access Drive near Stateline Road and Airways Boulevard amid weather Wednesday.
Memphis Fire Department shut down Holmes Road between Airways Boulevard and Tchulahoma Road after a tree fell across the street.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:45:55 GMT
(WMC) - St. Luke Church of God in Christ will host its 7th annual "Back-to-School Explosion" on Friday, August 1 at 7 p.m. The event is held every August and provide school supplies and more than 250 backpacksMore >>
St. Luke Church of God in Christ will host its 7th annual "Back-to-School Explosion" on Friday, August 1 at 7 p.m.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:38:43 GMT
(WMC)- Registration for Shelby County Schools is set for next week and students will be back in the classroom on August 4th. On Wednesday, S-C-S welcomed hundreds of new teachers to the district. OrientationMore >>
Registration for Shelby County Schools is set for next week and students will be back in the classroom on August 4.More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) – Dangerous baby products that can cause injuries, or even death, are still on store shelves.
When you bring home a new baby, you usually also bring home a lot of new equipment. But not all of those products are safe to use.
David Butler is the deputy director for Consumers Union in Washington D.C. The Consumers Union says products are designed and sold, and only after being used by children, do safety problems surface.
"One of the most serious challenges, there are products that may appear to give parents a false sense of security," said David Butler, Consumers Union. "That's always the challenge is making sure that those products are the very safest that they can be and when necessary trying to get these dangerous products off the store shelves but it is a very complex process that can take a while."
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is in charge of tracking injuries and working with manufacturers to redesign products and sometimes issue a recall.
At the CPSC lab, products are tested for safety and dangerous designs, for example, drop side cribs. More than 11 million drop side cribs have been recalled.
"It was specifically the drop side detached hazard and what happens the baby can get caught, feet first, get caught at the head and neck area and strangle," said CPSC Spokesperson Nikki Fleming.
Thirty-two babies have died.
Something else to be cautious about is soft bedding. The CPSC says nearly half of all crib deaths are from suffocation.
It warns to never put pillows, quilts, cushions, or even bumpers in the baby's crib.
The CPSC also urges parents to never use sleep positioners. They have led to at least 12 deaths.
"Never want to use a sleep positioner, baby can turn to their side, get caught at the head area on the bolster and suffocate," said Fleming.
Another worry are baby sling carriers. At least 14 deaths have been reported as a result of suffocation.
"The commission is concerned about babies suffocating with the fabric against the nose and mouth or when the baby is in a curved position and gets caught chin to chest and can no longer breathe," explained Fleming.
Consumers should always make sure the baby's head is exposed when using the sling carrier
Falls can also injure children.
Recently, Bumbo seats were recalled for a fix after 21 skull fractures were reported after babies fell out of the seats that were placed on elevated surfaces.
"You want to get the restraint strap and add it to your Bumbo seat. A safer place is to always use the Bumbo seat on the floor," said Fleming.
Baby bath seats are another problem. The seat can tip over and the baby can slip through the leg opening and drown.
Another product the CPSC warns about is the baby walker. Stairs and falls are the number one reason these are considered dangerous
"When you're setting up a house for a baby it's overwhelming the number of products being marketed to you and the essential things that you really do need that's why it's so important to do your homework to find out what you really need and what is considered safe," said David Butler.
Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:10:35 GMT
(WMC) - Horn Lake, Miss. police say 26-year-old Stephanie Scott was given a summons to appear before a judge after her 6-year-old daughter was found home alone. Police say the little girl called 911 becauseMore >>
Horn Lake, Miss. police say 26-year-old Stephanie Scott was given a summons to appear before a judge after her 6-year-old daughter was found home alone. More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:19:13 GMT
(WMC) - Memphis Fire Department is on the scene where a contractor is reportedly trapped. MFD is sending rescue equipment to 1239 Whitten Road, north of Shelby Farms Park. Details about the contractorMore >>
Memphis Fire Department rescued a contractor who became trapped in a trench Tuesday morning. More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:08 AM EDT2014-07-22 10:08:09 GMT
(WMC) - WMC Action News 5 has uncovered disturbing new details of the allegations behind the rape charge against a Mid-South millionaire businessman. WMC Action News 5's Nick Kenney took the new informationMore >>
Twenty toothbrushes, eight flash drives, four guns, nipple clamps, sex toys, lingerie: those are just a few of the items seized from the property of a Memphis businessman charged with rape. More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:16:24 GMT
(WMC) – Memphis police received a call about a possible shooting in the 3500 block of Tchulahoma Road, near Winchester Road, just before 3 a.m. on Wednesday. WMC Action News 5 crews are there and sayMore >>
Memphis police are investigating a deadly shooting in the 3500 block of Tchulahoma Road, near Winchester Road. Police received the call just before 3 a.m. on Wednesday. More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:00:42 GMT
(WMC) - ANDY, WILL IT WORK? Scratch-dini = DON'T BUY!If it doesn't have color, it can't remove the scratch.That's the mantra of Bill Fowler, owner and 40-year veteran auto body expert of Bill Fowler'sMore >>
The do-it-at-home scratch-remover for cars is a big, fat DON'T BUY!More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:13:57 GMT
(Source: WMC Action News 5)
(WMC) - A vehicle crashed into a person walking on Beechmont Street near Portland Avenue. Memphis firefighters and police officers responded to calls about a hit-and-run around 3:30 p.m. Memphis policeMore >>
A woman has died after a vehicle crashed into her while she was walking on Beechmont Street near Portland Avenue. More >>