Parents magazine recently researched children’s museums across the United States in an attempt to narrow down the best of the best. Keeping nursing areas, family restrooms and stroller parking in mind, Parents worked with over 300 members of the Association of Children’s Museums and eliminated museums who had a lack of activities and offerings for kids under 3 – but they didn’t stop there. The magazine then narrowed their picks down by interviewing the remaining museums and asking local moms for insider tips. Who made #1?
According to the Parents survey, the 10 Best Children’s Museums are as follows:
Boy, seems like this week is one for recalls! Burlington Basket Company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced a recall of approximately 500,000 Burlington Basket Bassinets after both companies received 10 reports of incidents in which the bassinets collapsed when their folding legs were not locked into place. Two of the infants have received minor injuries and bruising as a result.
If the cross-bracing rails are not fully locked into position, the bassinets can collapse causing the infant to fall to the floor or fall within the bassinet, thereby causing injuries. The recall involves all Burlington Basket bassinets that were manufactured before June 2010. The folding legs of the recalls have folding legs which are attached to the basket with white plastic pins. Bassinets with non-folding legs attached with metal pins are NOT included in the recall.
The products were manufactured in the USA and sold at various department stores, web retailers such as Amazon.com and other children’s product stores from January 2003 through August 2010 for around $50. The CPSC says:
Consumers should immediately stop using the bassinets and check the cross-bracing support rails to make sure they are in the locked position. To properly lock the support rails into place, the end tabs must be fully inserted into the holes on the leg assembly and twisted one quarter turn into the locked position, as shown in the photos below.
Consumers should contact Burlington Basket Company for a free kit with detailed instructions on proper assembly of the cross-bracing support rails and decals with assembly instructions to place on the bassinet.
A video showing proper assembly of the bassinets is available is available at http://burlingtonbasket.org/BASSINETRECALL.aspx. This recall does not involve returning the bassinet.
For more info, contact Burlington Basket Company at (800) 553-2300 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit their website.
If you are looking to purchase a double stroller, the Britax B-Ready is one of our absolute favourites! We reviewed the brand-new double back in October after thoroughly testing it out with my two girls and both my husband and I were impressed on all aspects of its design and performance. Britax has announced an exciting event that offers parents limited time added bonuses and savings on the B-Ready.
Beginning March 1, parents will have their choice of one free Britax Chaperone Infant Car Seat ($229.99), Bassinet ($149.99) or Second Child Seat ($149.99) with a purchase of the B-Ready stroller. This is such a fabulous value! Our Second Child Seat has become indispensable while pushing around both kids.
Britax’s “Free Ride” event will run through June 30, 2011 or until supplies last.