Evenflo Company Inc. is voluntarily recalling more than 1.3 million child safety seat buckles due to the risk children could not be removed quickly in an emergency. This may sound familiar, Graco had a similar recall recently – the largest one ever. They recalled over four million seats. Both companies are willingly sending out replacement buckles – as they should. My only question is – how do you make a buckle that is resistant to grime and food particles? Is it even possible? Do you think we need to tell parents to occasionally take apart the seats and rinse the buckles out if they are allowing kids to eat in the backseat? More
Last month, Graco did the most massive recall of car seats ever – recalling 3.8 million to replace a faulty harness buckle. They’ve just added an additional 403,000 seats to the recall. They still haven’t agreed to recall their infant seats – which use the same harness system. I sense another article in my future. More
Graco is recalling almost 3.8 million carseats because of a buckle issue that may make it hard to free a child from the seat in the event of an emergency, the company announced this week. It’s one of the biggest recalls of its kind, and the company is currently contesting a government request to recall nearly 1.8 million more. More
Nothing sucks more than shelling out your cold hard cash on an adorable baby product, only to find out months down the road that it has the power to open up like the Jaws of Life and snap off your baby’s tiny little hand. Or something like that. More
The first time I dropped my baby felt way more dramatic than it actually was. I had read so many warnings about never leaving your baby unattended, always buckling them in, etc. But since it was my first kid, I had no idea how much he could flip around at such a young age! More
A popular organic baby food company is voluntarily recalling some of their pouch products. If you are anything like me and have an infant who loves these – your cupboards are probably full of them.
I understand that dangerous products need to be pulled off the market – I’m a mother, too. But some of these baby product recalls really confuse the hell out of me. Case in point – the recent recall of the Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumper.
Sometimes I hear news of product recalls and I think, “Great. Another thing for us all to freak out about.” Parenting is hard enough without feeling like every product you buy for your children is potentially a death trap. More
Can we go just a few weeks without some recalls that make me an even more paranoid parent than I already am? No? Okay. More
Leslie Gudel was a normal working mom with a baby that wouldn’t sleep. She works as a sports reporter with the Phillies, but she also ran a small business called Baby Matters. Her company was famous as the creators and manufacturers of the Nap Nanny. Now, the Federal Government is suing Baby Matters for refusing to recall their product after five infants died while sleeping in their nap nannies. More
It seems that every few months there is a new recall for parents to worry about. Sometimes, I am totally shocked by the products being recalled. Sometimes – not so much. This is one of those times. More
A product is being recalled that I haven’t thought about since I was below the double-digit mark. In fact, I had to do a double take at the idea that this childhood staple was still on the market. More