Former therapist finds career childproofing local homes
Kimberly Finkbeiner, who owns a childproofing business called Babyproofing Pittsburgh, has a particular beef with ill-used equipment. She points to pressure safety-gates used at the top of a staircase. Such gates might not hold if pushed.
"It gives a false sense of security, and they are more likely to be injured than if there is nothing there," she says.
What are the two most dangerous rooms in the house? Anyone who says "kitchen" and "bathroom" is right -- and probably has children.
WTAE Consumer Watch reporter Wendy Bell walked through an Action News viewer's home with child safety consultant Kimberly Finkbeiner, who offered several helpful ideas.