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Another big recall to announce! A few days ago 2.2 million bean bag chairs made by Ace Bayou were recalled following the deaths of two children. The zippers on the bean bag chairs can be opened and children can then crawl inside, get trapped and suffocate or choke on the bean bag chair’s foam beads. The voluntary standard requires non-refillable bean bag chairs to have closed and permanently disabled zippers. A 13-year old boy from McKinney, Texas died and a 3-year-old girl from Lexington, Ky. died after suffocating from lack of air and inhaling the chair’s foam beads. Both children […] Continue reading →

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It’s always scary when a recalled item happens to be the same one you use daily. In this case it was for one of the bottles that my daughter uses daily. 242,500 Brita Water Filter bottles for kids have been recalled as the lid can break into pieces with sharp points, posing a laceration hazard. The four recalled children’s water bottles have popular cartoon characters on a hard-sided plastic bottle. Characters and bottle colors include Dora the Explorer®, violet; Hello Kitty®, pink; SpongeBob Square Pants®, blue; and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles®, green. The bottles stand 6 inches tall, hold 15 […] Continue reading →

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Remember Sabrina the Teenage Witch? The actress and star of the show, Melissa Joan Hart has teamed up with her husband Mark Wilkerson to launch their first kids’ line, aptly called, King of Harts. As the parents of three young active sons the couple decided to create a line of cool, functional, and resilient clothing options that could keep up with their frog catching, mud-puddle jumping, tree climbing boys. As a mom to a boy, I can attest to how few clothing lines there are that are geared towards boys, so this is definitely welcomed news. The collection is manufactured […] Continue reading →

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Check your car seats and share this information with your friends, because this recall is a biggie! Recaro Child Safety has recalled 39,181 Recaro ProSport model 385 child restraints, manufactured from June 16, 2010, through January 31, 2013. When these seats are installed with the LATCH lower anchors only (without the top tether), the child’s head can move excessively, increasing the risk of injury. In the event of a crash, the child restraint could fail to protect the child from contacting interior surfaces of the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury. If you registered your car seat, Recaro will be […] Continue reading →

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Franklin & Ben Mason style 4-in-1 style cribs model number 5601, manufactured from January 2012 through August 2012, have been recalled as the firm has received 14 reports of the front separating from the side panels of the crib. No injuries have been reported. The model number and the date of manufacture are printed on a label on the inside of a side panel of the crib. Listed on the label as a “serial number,” the following purchase order numbers are included in the recall: H004522, H004546, H004548 or H004777. The cribs have solid wood sideboards and wood rails on […] Continue reading →

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Have you heard the latest? All over the country, people have been spotting tiny, miniature doors in trees. These sightings are now opening children’s imaginations and encouraging the possibility that elves and fairies really do exist. To reacquaint families with the magic of elves, Keebler™, in collaboration with arborists and local artists, are installing tiny doors in Franklin Square Park …but they’ll only be around for a limited time. You can visit them yourself at Franklin Square Park, 200 North 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102. They will stay in place through September 30, 2014. Through September 30th Keebler created magical […] Continue reading →

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The last couple of weeks have been a complete whirlwind, however I wanted to share some of the highlights from the Blogger Bash Babypalooza event that I hosted with Desiree Miller in New York City. Anne Geddes was the guest of honour and shared some of her top photography tips with the hundreds of mom bloggers in attendance. I’m a huge fan of Anne’s work, in fact my bookshelf is lined with several of her books and I’ve been in awe of her gorgeous photography for many years now, so to say I was honoured to meet and speak with […] Continue reading →

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