Friday, January 31, 2014

Recall: IKEA Junior Bed

IKEA Expands Recall of Junior Beds that Pose Laceration Hazard


Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall: Dehumidifier

 

Gree Expands Dehumidifier Recall to Include GE Brand Dehumidifiers Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

 
 
        

Recall: Folding Bicycles

West Marine Recalls Folding Bicycles; Frames Can Break Causing Riders to Fall





Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
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More Recalls: Fred and Friends Chill Baby Artiste, Panic, and Volume Pacifiers

               

Fred & Friends Recalls Infant Pacifiers Due to Choking Hazard

 
 
 
Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
               
 

Flashback Friday, Valco Buggster!

Valco Buggster!
If the Quinny Zapp is like a cooler Mac, then the Valco Buggster is a hipper P3.

Flashack Friday, Baby Planet Solo Sport stroller

Baby Planet: Solo Sport Stroller
Umbrella strollers are no doubt one of the most popular types of strollers, due to their easy folds and lighter weights. But what can you do to make yours different, to set it apart from the pack? How about making it just more beautiful than the rest? That's what Pete Myers, co-founder of the eco friendly new company, Baby Planet. did. And that's why I gave it the "Most beautiful" award, in the 2007 Big Stroller Roll-Out! Look at the cobalt blue frame; STUNNING! And look at the graceful curved lines. 


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Throwback Thursday, Teutonia T-100

My Teutonia Valentine
He scrambled quickly into the stroller, crying.  It was his first Valentine's Dance. Well, it was actually his big sister's dance, and he had tagged along. I expected a little shyness, a little nervousness. He was only two. But tears? "What's the matter?" I asked. Between sobs, he said  "I'm a-sceered a' that Jungle girl!" "Amber?" I said, pointing. "Yes", he sniffled, "That JUNGLE girl!" 
It took all I had not to bust out laughing. What I saw was a cute little pig-tailed blond girl with her face painted. What Strollerprince saw was, well, a scary Jungle girl . I kept this story in mind as I took SP 2.0 to HIS first Valentine's dance. Now he was tagging along with his big brother--the boy who once liked to hide in his stroller. Now the center of attention, as he is an excellent break-dancer. Not knowing how SP 2.0 would react, I wanted to bring a stroller that HE could hide in. One with a big full canopy, and padded sides. One that made him feel safe. To complicate matters, it was raining. So it must be one with adequate weather protection. And it must have a big basket to carry our jackets and umbrellas. And of course, it had to match the occasion. What could be better, than the Teutonia T-100, known as the "Fun System" in Europe?

And what a fun stroller it is! I chose the splashy pink flowers for my little cupid. But, there are loads of other fabrics you can choose to change the look, including these blue florals:  And as you can see, there are lots of accessories to choose from. In the US, it comes with a raincover, but you can add on a footmuff, carrycot, changing bag, mosquito net, or hand muff. Yes, a muff that attaches to the stroller handle, to keep your hands warm in cold weather, lol! If you want to be more conservative, you could choose any coordinating solid color, and add a colorful seat pad:
You also choose one of two wheel styles, and one of three chassis'. The 100 chassis is the lightest and narrowest of the three. It weighs 19.5 pounds, (with a 10.5 pd. seat) which puts it in the mid-range category of others in it's class. But at 21", it is the narrowest in it's class, so it was very easy to zip around the crowded dance floor.It is also packed, and I mean PACKED, with more features than any stroller of this type. It has a height adjustable handle,with a 16" range! There's a legrest  that extends out 9", and up and down, big basket, and napper bar. 
Each of the wheels has suspension and sealed ball bearings for better maneuvarability, and "hollow air chamber"  tires. These custom, made-to-order strollers also feature a 3-year warranty, one of the longest in the industry!

There is also a large peek-a-boo window covered by a flap,
and a large pocket on the back of the canopy. Best of all, the entire back of the canopy can unzip, to reveal a full netting for warm days. Gotta' love how user friendly it is, too. SO easy to reverse the seat. And to fold it, you just lift up the side triggers, and it collapses. And, it folds in ONE PIECE, even if it's facing you! How did SP 2.0 fare at the dance? Well, being his usual jovial self, he didn't need to hide. And he enjoyed immensely "dancing" with lots of charming little girls. However, I can't say he was as pleased with his role as cupid.
http://www.teutoniausa.com/


Teutonia T-100
Weight:  30 pds. (chassis 19.5, seat 10.5)
Width:  21.5"
Length: 28"
Handle Height: 28-44"
Seat Back:  17.5"
Seat to Canopy:  21"
Seat Depth: 9"-18" (footrest extended)
Seat Width: 12."
Drop to Footrest: 10"
Ground to Seat:  19"
Folded: 35 x 17x 21
 

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Throwback Thursday! Mia Moda Terra

Mia Moda Terra

 Note: This was written several years ago, when there weren't as many choices in this category as there are now.    Want a lower cost alternative to the Bugaboo, that folds easily, no fuss, no muss? That has a big basket, parent and child snack trays, but still has the "cool" look?

Britax B-Agile single, double, and BOB Motion recall

Recalled Britax BOB Motion stroller


Strollers Recalled by Britax Due to Partial Fingertip Amputation Hazard

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Recall date: January 30, 2014
Recall number: 14-098
  • Recalled Britax B-Agile stroller
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    Recalled Britax B-Agile stroller
 Recalled Britax B-Agile Double stroller
 
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion strollers
Hazard:
The hinge on the stroller’s folding mechanism can partially amputate consumers’ fingertips, break their fingers or cause severe lacerations, among other injuries, when they press the release button while pulling on the release strap.
                           
Recalled Britax B-Agile stroller
 
Consumer Contact:

Britax; toll-free at (866) 204-1665 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday, visit the company’s websites at www.britaxusa.com  or www.bobgear.com and click on “Safety Notice” at the top right corner or on “Learn More” at the bottom center of the page, or e-mail strollerrecall@britax.com for more information.

Recall Details

In conjunction with

http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/37685r-eng.php
Units
About 216,000 in the United States and 8,800 in Canada
Description
This recall involves Britax B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion strollers. The single and double strollers were sold in various color schemes, including black, red, kiwi, sandstone, navy and orange. They were manufactured between March 2011 and June 2013 and have the following model numbers: U341763, U341764, U341782 and U341783 for the B-Agile strollers; U361818 or U361819 for the B-Agile Double strollers; and U391820, U391821 and U391822 for the BOB Motion strollers. The model number and the manufacture date in YYYY/MM/DD format can be found on label located on the inside of the stroller’s metal frame near the right rear wheel.
Incidents/Injuries
Britax has received eight incident reports. Incidents include one partial fingertip amputation, one broken finger and severe finger lacerations.
Remedy
Consumers should stop using the recalled strollers immediately and contact Britax to receive a free repair kit.
Sold at
Major retailers and juvenile products stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com, albeebaby.com, buybuybaby.com, diapers.com, ToysRUs.com and other online retailers from May 2011 through June 2013 for between $250 and $450.
Importer
Britax Child Safety Inc., of Fort Mill, S.C.
Manufactured in
China

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Recalls: Rattles, Pacifier clips, Baby Carriers

Baby Rattles Recalled by Midwest-CBK Due to Choking Hazard

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

 
 
                            
 
Baby rattles
Hazard:
The head on the rattle can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
                       

Friday, January 17, 2014

20 Years ago today, the Northridge Quake struck








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My Tragi-Comedy 6-week search for a female, sealpoint Siamese kitten

          
   
Now the first thing you may ask is, why do you have to be so picky? Why does it have to be a Siamese female, seal point kitten? Well, that's what we had growing up. My Mother loved them, I love them, and they remind me of her.
   

Thursday, January 16, 2014

This is why it's not a good idea to put your teens on TV

They're not trained monkeys any more!

Kate Gosselin

Twins HUMILIATE Her on Live TV

1/16/2014 7:23 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Kate Gosselin's attempt to show how great things are going for her kids blew up in her face on live TV this morning ... because the kids CLEARLY didn't follow the script.

Kate appeared on the "Today" show with her 13-year-old twins Cara and Mady ... they were SUPPOSED to talk about how their mom has raised them as normal teenage girls who haven't been damaged by being on a reality TV show.

But when the cameras went on ... the girls refused to perform in Kate's dog-and-pony show ... and Kate was clearly PISSED.

"It's your chance ... spit it out," Kate demanded. 

You gotta see this ... it's one of the most awkward TV moments in a long, long time.

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Where has Winter gone????

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