Recall: 11 Models of Graco Strollers

    by Deirdre on 11/21/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Yesterday a recall of about 4.7 million Graco strollers in the United States was announced because the folding hinge on the sides of the stroller can pinch a child’s finger causing a laceration or amputation. The recall involves Graco Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierra, Solara, Sterling and TravelMate Model Strollers and Travel […]


    Infant Car Seat Recall!: Well, Sort of

    by Sarah on 7/04/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Graco is recalling not the whole car seat, but part of their Snugride and Aprica model car seats made between July 2010 and May 2013 (check here for specific model and manufacture date information). Apparently, the buckle on these car seats can be faulty. But not in the way you’d expect. The buckles have been […]


    Free App to Track the Safety of Baby Products

    by Nicole on 4/19/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    This sounds interesting- A free app that lets you track any recalls on baby gear and products. I definitely couldn’t keep up with all of the recalls and warning so perhaps this is an easy way to do so. LolaKnows is a free app for iPhone designed to allow users to search for products and […]


    Bumbo Baby Seat Recall Due to 84 Incidents

    by Nicole on 8/15/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    The Bumbo Baby Seat is fairly ubiquitous in Brooklyn: you see it in people’s homes: on floors, on tables, on beds- all used to assist a baby in sitting up. Unfortunately though, at least 84 incidents have been reported in which babies fell from their Bumbo: 20 of which suffered skull-fractures. This can happen when […]

    Some of my favorite crib bedding from Serena & Lily

    Crib bumpers: no longer recommended by AAP

    by Nicole on 10/19/11 | 3 Comment(s)

    Not surprisingly, the American Academy of Pediatrics announced yesterday at their national meeting in Boston, that bumper pads should not be used in cribs. Rumors have been circulating that this announcement was imminent.  Why now? Previously, the AAP had warned only against the use of “puffy bumpers”, buy now they suggest not using all kinds […]


    Skippy recalled

    by Nicole on 3/07/11 | 2 Comment(s)

    Since peanut butter is a food group at our house, I felt more betrayed than usual by the most recent recall:  Skippy peanut butter. Unilever recalled Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread in the 16.3-ounce plastic jars for possible salmonella contamination. The company found the […]

    November recall by McNeil

    Massive recall of Benadryl and Motrin…again (and don’t forget the Rolaids)

    by Jill on 11/23/10 | 0 Comment(s)

    Can you believe we are facing another recall from McNeil? Remember the last one where more than 40 varieties of Children and Infant’s Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl and Zyrtec were recalled? This time the recall is for 4 million packages of Children’s Benadryl allergy tablets, 800,000 bottles of junior-strength Motrin caplets,  and Rolaids Extra Strength Soft […]

    Sleep positioner

    Warnings about sleep positioners

    by Jill on 9/30/10 | 0 Comment(s)

    When I read about the FDA stance on sleep positioners this morning, I was particularly troubled.  Because although it never really helped, I tried using the one below when my son was an infant  - the days when I would have tried anything to get him to sleep. The FDA and the Consumer Products Safety […]

    The recalled Nap Nappy

    Recall: Nap Nappy Recliners

    by Nicole on 7/26/10 | 0 Comment(s)

    I always hate to read these recalls- it means some baby or child has been hurt. And, sadly enough in this case it is being investigated that one infant has died and others entrapped by a product called The Nap Nanny. The Nap Nanny ® is a portable recliner designed for sleeping, resting and playing. […]

    Recalled Kellogg's cereals. Photo: CBS

    Recall: Kellogg’s Cereals (yes, the ones most appealing to kids)

    by Jill on 6/28/10 | 0 Comment(s)

    I don’t buy them (though I love Apple Jacks!), but Jake and Jenn have been known to shake the babysitter down in the grocery store from time to time and suddenly there’s a box of Fruit Loops in the cabinet. Now the Kellogg Co. has recalled a few of our favorites, so go check your stash […]

    Recalled Crib: Models 012/014 Jenny Lind Crib

    Recall: Drop-side & Fixed-Side Cribs: 2 mil!

    by Jill on 6/28/10 | 0 Comment(s)

    My daughter’s big-girl bed is being delivered today, and I have to say I’ll feel safer with her in a bed, given all the crib recalls lately. The US Consumer Product Safety Comission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall last week by seven manufacturers of more than 2 million cribs!  Per the press release, the recalling […]


    Recall: SpaghettiOs- yes, we have them too

    by Nicole on 6/21/10 | 0 Comment(s)

    Though I might not readily admit it, I know there is a can of SpaghettiOs in my kitchen. And if there is one in yours, too, you should go check it. Campbell Soup Company voluntarily recalled three kinds of SpaghettiOs with Meatballs because of a possible problem at one of their factories in Texas. Recalled […]

    Recalled Push Around Buggy

    Recall: Step2 buggies

    by Nicole on 5/15/10 | 0 Comment(s)

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Step2®, today announced a voluntary recall of 2.5 million buggies: The Step2® Push Around Buggy™ and Whisper Ride Buggy™.  You should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. So why is it being recalled? A pin attaching to the yellow knob on […]


    Recalls Update: Benadryl, Zyrtec, Tylenol and Motrin for infants and children

    by Nicole on 5/01/10 | 4 Comment(s)

    Reuters reported the most recent update on the recalls. The word flying around blogs and listserves is that the recall is only for Tylenol and Motrin. The actual recall is for ALL liquid Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl and Zyrtec medicines for children and infants.  This is due to a recall announced by McNeil Consumer Healthcare and […]


    Recalls: Graco and Simplicity Cribs

    by Nicole on 4/30/10 | 2 Comment(s)

    Consumer Reports Guide reported on the 2 major crib recalls that were announced minutes ago: Two major crib recalls were announced today including one that involved the death of a one-year-old Massachusetts boy, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced. All full-size Simplicity cribs with tubular metal mattress-support frames are being recalled because the frames can […]

    Bauer hockey sticks that are being recalled

    Bauer hockey sticks recalled….post-season

    by Nicole on 4/02/10 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hockey season is almost over so it’s disappointing that this recall wasn’t made pre-hockey season.  On April 1st, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Bauer, announced a voluntary recall of Bauer youth and junior hockey sticks, shafts and blades. The recall involves about 67,000 items in the U.S. and […]


    Recall: A Million Baby Sling Carriers

    by Nicole on 3/24/10 | 4 Comment(s)

    From the NY Times this morning: More than a million baby slings made by Infantino were recalled (today) after reports linking them to three infant deaths. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said babies could suffocate in the soft fabric slings. The agency urged parents to immediately stop using the slings for infants under 4 months. […]


    FDA warns using one brand of Rotavirus vaccine

    by Nicole on 3/23/10 | 0 Comment(s)

    Yesterday, the FDA recommended that doctors temporarily stop using the Rotarix vaccine, a brand produced by Glaxo, that is used to prevent rotavirus. Rotavirus is a common cause of severe diarrhea among children and is responsible for more than 600,000 children’s deaths worldwide each year.  The Rotarix vaccine may be contaminated with a benign pig […]

    Where to find the high chair model number. Courtesy of CPSC

    Graco high chairs recalled- 1.2 mill!

    by Nicole on 3/19/10 | 0 Comment(s)

    This recall involves all Harmony™ High Chairs. The Harmony™ high chair was manufactured from November 2003 through December 2009 and is no longer in production. The model number can be found on the label that is located on the underside of the foot rest. The high chairs were sold at: AAFES, Burlington Coat Factory, Babies […]

    Herb-Ox bouillon is on the recall list

    Salmonella in food flavoring- which means a lot of your food

    by Nicole on 3/09/10 | 0 Comment(s)

    Do you use Herb-ox bouillon cubes, Trader Joe’s creamy ranch dressing, eat honey mustard pretzels from National Pretzel, or other dips and chips? Chances are you might find it on the list that the FDA has recalled recently. The FDA reported that salmonella has been found in the Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP) paste at  Basic […]

    Recall: Peachtree Playthings utensils

    Recall: Scooby, Tweety and Batman utensils from Peachtree

    by Nicole on 3/02/10 | 0 Comment(s)

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Peachtree Playthings, today announced a voluntary recall of Children’s Fork and Spoon Sets by Peachtree Playthings. The recall is because the middle two prongs of the plastic fork can detach, posing a choking hazard to children. The company has received one report of a middle prong […]

    Recalled Necklaces from FAF Inc

    Recall: The Princess and The Frog Necklaces

    by Nicole on 1/31/10 | 3 Comment(s)

    Cute movie, sickening necklaces. Truly sickening. 55,000 necklaces, made by FAF inc, have been recalled since they contain high levels of cadmium. Cadmium is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.  The necklaces were sold at Walmart for $5 and were manufactured in China (who would have guessed?!) Consumers should […]


    Recall: Graco stroller canopy hinge mechanism

    by Nicole on 1/20/10 | 1 Comment(s)

    There is a recall of approximately 1.5 million Graco strollers because of fingertip amputations and lacerations caused by a hinge mechanism in the stroller canopy.  If you have one of these strollers, stop using it. The danger presents itself when you are opening or closing the canopy. The recall involves Graco Passage™, Alano™ and Spree™ […]

    3-1 Convertible Crib - Natural Model # DAKM1615B3

    Recall: Cribs sold at K-Mart, Sears and Wal-Mart

    by Nicole on 1/19/10 | 3 Comment(s)

    I’m sorry to report that there is another recall on cribs, this time it is for cribs sold at K-Mart, Sears, and Wal-Mart between January 2005 through December 2009.  The recall is for drop-side and non-drop side cribs.  They are a strangulation hazard to babies, resulting in one tragic death and ten injuries. This recall […]

    Recalled products by McNeil

    Recall: Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, St. Joseph Aspirin and Rolaids

    by Nicole on 1/19/10 | 6 Comment(s)

    Holy Cow! Is there anything left in my medicine cabinet that hasn’t been recalled?! Oh, Thank God my Tums will still work! Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, St. Joseph Aspirin, Rolaids Recall Containers’ Moldy Odor to Blame for Recall of 60 Million Over-the-Counter Products Jan. 15, 2010 — Because of a sickening smell in some containers, 54 […]