Monday, November 30, 2009
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Saturday, November 28, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission http://www.cpsc.gov/
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 23, 2009
Release # 10-046
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 274-0277
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983
Infant Entrapment and Suffocation Prompts Stork Craft to Recall More Than 2.1 Million Drop-Side Cribs
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc., of British Columbia, Canada, today announced the voluntary recall of more than 2.1 million Stork Craft drop-side cribs, including about 147,000 Stork Craft drop-side cribs with the Fisher-Price logo. The recall involves approximately 1,213,000 units distributed in the United States and 968,000 units distributed in Canada.
CPSC urges parents and caregivers to immediately stop using the recalled cribs, wait for the free repair kit, and do not attempt to fix the cribs without the kit. They should find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby. Consumers should contact Stork Craft to receive a free repair kit that converts the drop-side on these cribs to a fixed side.
The cribs' drop-side plastic hardware can break, deform, or parts can become missing. In addition, the drop-side can be installed upside-down, which can result in broken or disengaged plastic parts. All of these problems can cause the drop-side to detach in one or more corners. When the drop-side detaches, it creates space between the drop-side and the crib mattress. The bodies of infants and toddlers can become entrapped in the space which can lead to suffocation. Complete detachment of drop-sides can lead to falls from the crib.
CPSC, Health Canada, and Stork Craft are aware of 110 incidents of drop-side detachment; 67 incidents occurred in the United States and 43 in Canada. The incidents include 15 entrapments; 12 in the U.S. and three in Canada. Four of the entrapments resulted in suffocation: a 7-month-old in Gouverneur, N.Y.; a 7-month-old in New Iberia, La.; a 6-month-old in Summersville, W.Va.; and a 9-month-old in Bronx, N.Y. Included in these incidents are 20 falls from cribs; 12 in the U.S. and eight in Canada. Fall injuries ranged from concussion to bumps and bruises. The cribs involved in these incidents had plastic drop-side hardware that had broken, missing, or deformed claws, connectors, tracks, or flexible tab stops; loose or missing metal spring clips; stripped screws; and/or drop-sides installed upside-down.
This recall involves Stork Craft drop-side cribs and Stork Craft drop-side cribs with the Fisher-Price logo. This recall does not involve any cribs that do not have a drop-side. This recall does not involve any cribs with metal rod drop-side hardware. It involves only those cribs with plastic trigger and one-hand-system drop-side hardware.
This recall includes Stork Craft cribs with manufacturing and distribution dates between January 1993 and October 2009. This recall also includes Stork Craft cribs with the Fisher-Price logo that have manufacturing dates between October 1997 and December 2004. The Stork Craft cribs with the Fisher-Price logo were first sold in the U.S. in July 1998 and in Canada in September 1998. The cribs were sold in various styles and finishes. The manufacture date, model number, crib name, country of origin, and the firm's name, address, and contact information are located on the assembly instruction sheet attached to the mattress support board. The firm's insignia "storkcraft baby" or "storkling" is inscribed on the drop-side teething rail of some cribs. In Stork Craft cribs that contain the "Fisher-Price" logo, this logo can be found on the crib's teething rail, in the manufacturer's instructions, on the assembly instruction sheet attached to the mattress support board, and on the end panels of the Twinkle-Twinkle and Crystal crib models.
Major retailers in the United States and Canada sold the recalled cribs including BJ's Wholesale Club, J.C. Penney, Kmart, Meijer, Sears, USA Baby, and Wal-Mart stores and online at Amazon.com, Babiesrus.com, Costco.com, Target.com, and Walmart.com from January 1993 through October 2009 for between $100 and $400.
The cribs were manufactured in Canada, China and Indonesia.
For additional information, contact Stork Craft toll-free at (877) 274-0277 anytime to order the free repair kit, or log on to http://www.storkcraft.com/
Important Message from CPSC:
CPSC would like to remind parents not to use any crib with missing, broken, or loose parts. Make sure to tighten hardware from time to time to keep the crib sturdy. When using a drop-side crib, parents should check to make sure the drop-side or any other moving part operates smoothly. Always check all sides and corners of the crib for disengagement. Any disengagement can create a gap and entrap a child. In addition, do not try to repair any side of the crib, especially with tape, wire or rope.
Note: Health Canada's press release can be seen at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=888
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10046.html
Monday, November 23, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Few, if any parents would dispute the life-saving benefits of proper car seat usage when transporting infants and small children in automobiles. In fact, over 9,000 lives have been saved over the past 30 years. What parent has not appreciated the convenience of moving a sleeping baby from the car, to the stroller, back into the car, and into the home, all without waking the infant? Many parents hold the opinion that the invention of the infant car seat/stroller system was genius. New information, however, has come forward which may lead us to consider the wisdom of using the car seat outside of a vehicle.
Dr. Shital Parikh, a pediatric orthopedist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center presented her study at the American Academy of Pediatrics’ annual meeting this month. Dr. Parikh found that over 8,700 babies were treated in local emergency rooms last year for injures sustained in car seats while outside of the car. The most common accidents occurred when parents placed the occupied seat on a table or counter. The baby was able to create just enough movement to propel the seat off the counter and onto the floor. Babies were also injured while tumbling out of a car seat because the parent mistakenly believed that the baby was strapped in.
Another concern has been raised by a Pump Station & Nurtury™ favorite expert, Dr. Jill Stamm. Hours upon hours spent sitting and sleeping in a car seat may deprive a baby of its ability to develop normal peripheral vision. Dr. Stamm is concerned that the high sides and deep seat limits the baby to only seeing what is directly in front of him/her. Visual input is critical to the wiring of the brain. Normally, when a baby hears a sound coming from the side, they will turn toward the sound, and begin to associate the visual image with that sound. Consider the infant strapped into a car seat. The baby hears a sound, turns and views only the side of the seat. Dr. Stamm believes that when a baby is repeatedly deprived of the experience to connect the sound with the visual image, the baby simply “tunes out”.
One last potential problem for the developing newborn spending long hours sitting in a car seat is being discussed among experts. Is it possible that leaving babies in car seats outside of the car contributes to the flattening of the baby’s head? Experts agree that always placing the infant on his/her back for sleep will reduce the incidence of sudden infant death syndrome. As this is a necessary and safe practice, perhaps reducing the amount of additional time a baby spends with pressure to the back of the head should be considered.
Any parent is loathed to waking up a sleeping baby. Who wants to take a peaceful, quiet infant out of the car seat when it is so easy and convenient to just scoop up the baby and seat together? As parenting is exhausting, it is difficult to always place what is best for baby ahead of ease and convenience. A great alternative to carrying a baby outside of the car is to place the baby into a sling. “Wearing your baby” prevents infants from falling off of table tops, promotes peripheral vision by allowing free range of motion of the head and neck, and relieves the pressure from the back of the head. With so many different sling “models” most parents can find the sling that fits their body and life style. The Pump Station & Nurtury offers free sling clinics in all our stores several times per week. With some practice and patience, parents find that they are soon able to remove a sleeping baby from a car seat, place them peacefully into a sling, and continue on their errands without disturbing the infant. What is best for baby can actually be compatible with ease and convenience!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 9, 2009
Release # 10-033 Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 688-2326
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Maclaren USA Recalls to Repair Strollers Following Fingertip Amputations
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Maclaren Strollers
Units: About one million
Distributor: Maclaren USA, Inc., of South Norwalk, Conn.
Hazard: The stroller’s hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 15 reports of children placing their finger in the stroller’s hinge mechanism, resulting in 12 reports of fingertip amputations in the United States.
Description: This recall involves all Maclaren single and double umbrella strollers. The word “Maclaren” is printed on the stroller. The affected models included Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, TechnoXLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno and Easy Traveller.
Sold at: Babies“R”Us, Target and other juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide from 1999 through November 2009 for between $100 and $360.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled strollers and contact Maclaren USA to receive a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Maclaren USA toll-free at (877) 688-2326 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.maclaren.us/recall
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Dr. Harvey Karp is a world renowned child development expert and America's most read pediatrician. Creator of the bestselling DVDs and books, The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block, his work has literally revolutionized our understanding of the needs of young children. The Happiest Baby teaches how parents can calm even the fussiest babies in minutes...or less...and help any baby sleep an extra 1-3 hours per night. The Happiest Toddler teaches a new way to communicate with children 8 months to 5 years of age that can quickly prevent 50-90% of tantrums and boost a toddler's patience and cooperation in just days! Dr. Karp’s work is taught in hundreds of hospitals, clinics and military bases across the US and has been featured times on shows like Dr. Phil, Larry King Live, The View and Good Morning....no wonder the NY Times celebrated his work by proclaiming "Roll over Dr. Spock!"
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Sat / Sun matinee 3 pm
Closes November 8th
Monday, November 2, 2009
The San Jose Milk Bank collects mother’s milk donations from mothers who have extra milk and are willing to share. There are sick babies in neonatal intensive care units across the country whose delicate digestive tracts can only tolerate human milk. The milk bank will facilitate everything for you from telling you how to become a donor to picking up your milk. There is no charge to you as the donor. It is easy, and it is literally life saving.
We would love to have as many of our moms donate to this worthy cause. According to Dr. Nancy Wight, neonatologist at Sharp Memorial Medical Center in San Diego, has stated “Human milk is liquid gold for the pre- term infant”
If you are in the position to donate, you will be helping so many babies and their families. The mothers whose babies receive donor milk are so grateful that their hospital has made this food choice available, and they are indebted to you. The gift you have given is like no other!
Your first task is to call the San Jose Milk Bank at 1-866-998-4550. Let them know that you are part of the Pump Station’s Milk Drive. They will take you through the easy steps to donate. At that time they will send you a certificate thanking you for your donation. Once you’ve received this certificate you can bring it to the Santa Monica Pump Station on Sunday Nov 22nd and join Jessica for Milk & Cookies from 2-4pm! Jessica will be available to answer your questions regarding breastfeeding or milk production. While there you can redeem your certificate for Milk Money that can be used towards any transaction you make that week. Value 20% off!
If you have any questions about this process please contact Jessica Sacher RN MN IBCLC, at the Pump Station in Santa Monica.
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