November’s highly publicized recall on drop-side cribs has been called the largest crib recall in US history.
It seems like every time you turn around, there is another recall on products made for babies or children. It’s enough to drive you crazy with worry. November’s highly publicized recall on drop-side cribs has been called the largest crib recall in US history, affecting some 2.1 million cribs in the United States and Canada.
This isn’t the first recall of its kind, as drop side cribs have been in the news before. In fact, since 2001, drop-side cribs have been implicated in the deaths of 32 infants and toddlers and are suspected in 14 others. The cribs have a mechanism that allows one side to slide or drop down to allow parents easier access. The danger arises due to product malfunction or improper assembly which can cause a gap in-between the side rail and the crib frame that is wide enough for small children to become trapped in, causing the possibility of suffocation or strangulation.
The most recent recalls center around the Stork Craft Manufacturing brand. Affected cribs were manufactured and distributed between January 1993 and October 2009 and were sold by several major retailers in the United States and Canada, both in-store and online. The recalled cribs sold for between $100 and $400 and many carry the Fisher-Price logo.
If you’re concerned that you may have purchased one of the cribs affected by this recall, Stork Craft is offering free repair kits to immobilize the crib sides, making them safer for children. For additional information, contact Stork Craft toll-free at (877) 274-0277 anytime to order the free repair kit, or log on to www.storkcraft.com
For a complete list of recalls anytime, visit Visit the Infant/Child section of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. You can even sign up for email alerts on the latest recalls. This list doesn’t include children’s toys, so if you’re worried or just curious, make sure to also visit the Toy and Product Recall Finder at Parents.com. These are great resources for parents and it’s worth browsing the lists occasionally, especially if you’ve received or bought hand-me-down or second hand children’s clothes, gear or toys.
Now that 2011 is officially here, the top baby name’s for 2010 have been announced.
Now that 2011 is officially here, the top baby name’s for 2010 have been announced. It looks like some old favorites from 2009 are still holding on, and there are a few new ones moving up the list as well. Aiden tops the boys name list once again (that makes 6 years in a row!) While Sophia moved to the number one spot for baby girls.
You can view Baby Center’s complete list of the top 100 names for both boys and girls here, but we’ve got the highlights for you below. So without further ado:
We’re noticing a trend toward older, more traditional names in the past few years, especially on the girls list. Names like Stella and Lucy are climbing steadily with their male counterparts such as Henry or Jeremiah also making appearances. This may be attributed to what some would call the 100 year cycle: parents naming their children after beloved grandparents or great-grandparents, ensuring that classic names circle back around every 100 years or so. This year is also no exception to the trend of celebrities, athletes and popular movie or television characters influence the list.
So what do you think? Did your favorite name make the top ten? Or the top 100? Are there any that you think were left out or should have been rated higher?
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