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PeaPod Travel Tent recall
With the holidays coming up, I'm sure there's a lot of travel planned. So when this came into my inbox, I thought I should share it here. I recommend joining the email list from the CPSC.

Suffocation, Entrapment Risks Prompt Recall of PeaPod Travel Tents by KidCo

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with KidCo Inc., of Libertyville, IL, is announcing the voluntary recall today of about 220,000 PeaPod and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds.

Infants and young children can roll off the edge of the inflatable air mattress, become entrapped between the mattress and the fabric sides of the tent, and suffocate.

CPSC is aware of a death of a 5-month-old boy in December 2011 in New York, New York, who was found with his face pressed against the side wall of the tent. The cause of death was not determined.

In addition, CPSC is aware of six reports and Health Canada is aware of three reports of children who became entrapped or experienced physical distress in the product. Two of the six reports included infants who were found crying underneath of the mattress that had not been inserted into the zippered pocket on the bottom of the tent.

The KidCo PeaPod Travel Beds and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds are small, portable sleep tents marketed for use by infants from birth to 3+ years, depending on the model. The tents have a zippered side for putting in and taking out the child and have an inflatable air mattress that fits into a zippered pocket underneath the floor of the tent. The tents fold into a compact round shape and come with a fabric bag for storage and transport.

The following models and corresponding tent fabric colors are included in this recall:

P100 Teal
P101 Red
P102 Lime
P103 Periwinkle
P104 Ocean
P201 Princess/Red
P202 Camouflage
P203 Quick Silver
P204 Sagebrush
P205 Cardinal
P900CS Green

The model number can be found on a small tag on the underside of the product.

The travel tents were made in China and sold at independent juvenile specialty stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from January 2005 through the present for between $70 and $100.

Consumers should immediately stop using the tents and contact KidCo to get a free repair kit. The kits will vary depending on the model and will be shipped to consumers starting in December 2012. Contact KidCo toll-free at (855) 847-8600 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.kidco.com to receive the kit.

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/advisories-avis/_2012/2012_152-eng.php

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:

Hyland's teething tablets
So, this may make me worst mother ever in the eyes of some, but does anyone have a secret stash of the Hyland's teething tablets laying around? I will pay a ludicrous amount for them. They are the only thing that has helped my daughter during teething, yes, not even Tylenol/Motrin works for her. I'm at my wits end with the daily MEGA WHINE FEST that's associated with these four teeth she's pooping at once. If I can't find this stuff I may have to sell her to gypsies.

tl;dr Hyland's, I needs it. Or, you could rec. a similar product that did not get recalled.

Edit thanks for all the suggestions! I really appreciate them. I LOVE YOU P101!!!!

Edit #2 Yeah, I know I typed pooping teeth. She may as well be pooping them out, it would prolly hurt just as much as popping them out.

BabyLegs Recall
 it's pretty common sense about what to do about fixing it, just sew it on better.  but that's just my 2 cents.  

notice here

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teething tablets recall?
anyone have the dish on Hyland's Teething Tablets recall?

FYI - baby gate recall
Evenflo Recalls Top-of-Stair Plus Wood Gates Due to Fall Hazard. These were sold in both the US and Canada.

RECALL: Graco Harmony high chairs
Graco Harmony high chair recall information under here! Collapse )

The latest danger to babies
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Baby slings.


"Consumer Reports, published by Consumers Union, complained about the “SlingRider” by Infantino. The “bag style” sling wraps around the parent’s neck and cradles the child in a curved or “C-like” position, nestling the baby below mom’s chest or near her belly.

It’s the “C-like” position that causes safety advocates to shudder. They say the curved position can cause the baby, which has little head and neck control in the early months, to flop its head forward, chin-to-chest — restricting the baby’s ability to breathe.

Another concern: that the baby can turn its face toward mom’s chest or belly and smother in the parent’s clothing."


Britax strollers recalled


BRU SKN # Britax Model # Fashion
64168 U261816 BLINK KITES
64265 U261817 BLINK SPROUT
Manufacturing Dates: May – September 2009

The stroller's hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller.

Immediately stop using these strollers and contact Britax Child Safety, Inc. to receive free hinge covers at:
(888) 427-4829
or visit

amby recall

don't know if anyone uses this, but figured i'd post and let it be known...

Stop Using Your Maclaren Strollers, Stat!
Mollie Fall

Just saw this on the Baby Bargains Book Blog... thought it NEEDED to be shared!!

Breaking news: Maclaren plans to recall 1 million strollers---all its production between 1999 and 2009---after receiving 12 reports of hinges on the stroller that amputated children's fingertips. The company will send out a cover for the hinges to all owners. 

The CPSC and Maclaren will issue a press release in the recall this Tuesday; Maclaren began notifying its dealers of the recall in the past couple of days.

Here is the take-home message until the recall is official:

• Stop using all Maclaren strollers---yes, every model made since 1999.

• When the recall goes public on Tuesday, order a hinge cover from Maclaren's web site or phone line. (Note: the web site is not live yet as of this writing).

• Wait until you install the hinge cover before using the stroller again.


fisher price high chair recall
high chair recall infoCollapse )

Update on the Melamine issue
S Baby Oy
Reuters has a report on formulas that have tested free of melamine and cyanuric acid.

Turns out that the FDA tests on melamine were completed three weeks ago, but they didn't disclose anything to the public until forced to by an AP Freedom of Information Act request. The sudden release of information has caused confusion and several demands for recalls.

The FDA also issued a correction to AP: Yesterday's report incorrectly stated that the FDA had discovered trace amounts of melamine in Enfamil LIPIL with Iron formula. Trace amounts of cyanuric acid were found instead.

Warning about Halloween candy
Me with red short hair
Just got this email from a friend warning about this Halloween candy

Edited to add this product was sold in Canada not the US.

AM 980 BREAKING NEWS Chocolate Halloween candy purchased at Costco...

BREAKING NEWS Chocolate Halloween candy purchased at Costco...


Please send this message to everyone you know that has kids who are going to be going out for Halloween!

With Halloween fast approaching comes a warning to parents and kids regarding Sherwood brand Pirate's Gold milk chocolate coins imported from China. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to eat, distribute or sell the candy. It is sold across the US & Canada
by Costco and may also have been sold in bulk packages or as individual pieces at various dollar and bulk stores.

The chocolate contains melamine which is the same chemical responsible for killing several babies in China, and sickening thousands more.


delta enterprises crib recall
pink balloons
Hey, everyone. I read about this recall, and even though it may have been posted before, better safe than sorry!


"The Delta Enterprises recall included 985,000 drop-side cribs of various models, because of the potential for missing safety pegs. These cribs were manufactured in Taiwan and Indonesia and sold by major retailers including Wal-Mart, Kmart and Target.com, between January 1995 and September 2007. The recall also included 600,000 cribs of various models with spring-loaded safety pegs. These cribs were manufactured in China and sold between January 2000 and January 2007.
The recall doesn't affect any cribs now in retail inventory.
The company will offer consumers replacement safety pegs or spring peg kits."

This is very important, because two 8-month old babies died.

for more details on the recall, go here: http://www.cribrecallcenter.com/
or here: http://www.cpsc.gov/
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging parents and caregivers to stop using convertible “close-sleeper/bedside sleeper” bassinets manufactured by Simplicity Inc., of Reading, Pa. Warning: baby deaths mentionedCollapse )

simplicity brand drop side crib recall
carter & natalie

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FYI - Learning Pots and Pans Recalled
Fisher-Price Recalls Learning Pots and Pans(tm) Toys Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Learning Pots & Pans(tm) Toys

Units: About 15,000

Importer: Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, NY

Hazard: Missing screws in the blue toy pan can cause the clear plastic cover to come loose and release small balls, presenting a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Fisher-Price has received five reports of the plastic covers detaching and releasing the small balls. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Learning Pots and Pans(tm) toy sets with stackable pots and pans, a lid and shape-sorting blocks. The toys have light and sound features that operate on three AA batteries. Model number G6685 is located on the bottom of the blue pan.

Sold at: Discount department and toy stores nationwide from October 2007 to August 2008 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these recalled toys away from children and examine the bottom of the blue pan. The pan should contain six screws. If all six screws are installed, no further action is necessary. If any screws are missing, the consumer should contact Fisher-Price to arrange for the return of the blue pan for a replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fisher-Price at (888) 521-0820 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.service.mattel.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08362.html
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dr. jones
There was a recent crib recall by jardine:


just thought you all should know!! My daughter's crib was recalled, unfortunately. :(
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