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  • What’s really up with the metoo seat?
    May 10, 2011

    What’s really up with the metoo seat?

    On Friday, late in the afternoon, I saw a news release from the CPSC that was unlike anything I’d ever seen before. Even the headline was unusual: “Consumers Urged To Stop Using phil&teds USA Clip-on Chairs Due To Serious Dangers...

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  • phil&teds recalls Sport V2 and Classic V1 buggies
    January 23, 2011

    phil&teds recalls Sport V2 and Classic V1 buggies

    This week, phil&teds announced a voluntary recall-to-repair of their Sport V2 and Classic V1 strollers. The hinges can pose an amputation and laceration hazard if fingertips are inserted while the stroller is folding or unfolding. The phrase “amputation hazard” is...

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  • July 26, 2010

    Nap Nanny Recall

    In my recap of the ABC Spring Show in Louisville this past May, I mentioned the Nap Nanny, a baby recliner that has been getting a lot of buzz lately. Today, the Nap Nanny was recalled because a 4-month old...

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  • Slings shot?
    March 10, 2010

    Slings shot?

    The CPSC is apparently preparing to issue a warning to parents regarding the use of slings with infants, according to numerous media sources. Inez Tenenbaum, head of the CPSC, addressed the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association yesterday and broke the news,...

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  • January 28, 2010

    Cybex recalls 1100 strollers

    Following in the footsteps of Maclaren, Cybex has announced a voluntary recall of their Gems series strollers – the Ruby, Onyx and Topaz models. These umbrella-fold strollers have a nearly identical folding mechanism to Maclaren, so this should come as...

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  • Maclaren Recall (it’s OK – really)
    November 9, 2009

    Maclaren Recall (it’s OK – really)

    First of all, calm down. Yes, Maclaren is recalling one million strollers. And yes, some children have been injured by the strollers during the past 10 years. BUT. There are two very important things to keep in mind: 1. This...

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  • August 28, 2009

    Baby Jogger City Mini Recall

    The CPSC announced late yesterday a voluntary recall of 41,000 Baby Jogger City Mini strollers, both double and single models. The issue is that the buckle clasp on the 5-point harness can break or become unlatched creating a fall hazard....

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  • July 28, 2009

    Day 28 – Babysitter Balance

    We’ve had our fair share of funny coincidences surrounding these giveaways. Like all the winners from the South Shore area, one of whom even won twice! But we weren’t laughing when we got a call that our scheduled giveaway for...

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