Common Sense… not so common?

Here is a story about a mother who took her son to the ER because he pulled a weighted Christmas decoration and it hit him in the head.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34266493/ns/health-behavior/

From the article:

The Houston mother was out of the room Nov. 27 when her 3-year-old son, Christopher, decided to investigate the new row of stockings hanging from the mantel. But she came rushing back at the sound of breaking ceramic and the cries of her 10-month-old son, Jacob, who’d been hit in the head with the heavy stocking holder his brother had pulled down.

How much common sense does it require to keep your child out of harm’s way and harm out of your child’s way? I’ve made mistakes and my kid got hurt in the process, but they have been minor things and I understood that they were my fault for allowing it to happen.

Articles like this always make the parents to be victims to the product’s poor design or lack of proper warning labels. What ever happened to common sense?

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