Don’t Throw Out Your Bumbo! (Dumbo recall!)

In case you haven’t heard, the Bumbo seat is being recalled (voluntarily)….for the second time.

The problem? Once again, a whole bunch of people were sticking their tiny babies in the brightly colored foam infant seat and leaving them on raised surfaces.

Note to people of the world: If you leave your tiny baby on a raised surface, there is a very good change that he or she might fall off and get hurt. Even, as in the case of the over 30 injured infants, end up with really unpleasant skull fractures. This is not rocket science, merely common sense.


Peg Perego and Kolcraft Recall Strollers

Peg Perego is recalling 223, 000 strollers which include Venezia and Pliko-P3 strollers manufactured between January 2004 and September 2007 because children who aren’t harnessed properly can become trapped by the tray and face serious injury.

For more information and for your free repair kit: call Peg Perego’s Recall Hotline: (888) 734-6020


or go to the offical CPSC recall









Kolcraft is also recalling the Contours LT Tandem Stroller model number ZT012 manufactured in 2012 because the wheels and/pr stroller basket can detach causing a fall hazard as well as a choking hazard when small pieces detach.


Britax Chaperone Car Seat Recall

Britax has just recalled 14, 220 Chaperone car seats models E9L692J, E9L692K, E9L692L and E9L692M manufactured from September 1, 2010, through April 30, 2011.

Though no injuries or deaths have been reported, Britax has discovered that many of these contain a defect in the rivet that attaches the harness adjuster to the car seat.

Translation?  Defective rivet=harness can detach=child is neither properly restrained in seat nor protected in case of collision

Britax promises to provide a repair kit to affected consumers by February 6th.  If you have an affected car seat, beg, borrow or steal an alternate child safety seat until you received your fixer-upper.

Consumers who have a detached harness adjuster or that would like further information about this recall should contact Britax Child Safety, Inc., at (888) 427-4829 or at

Did you hear about the Recall of Children’s Benadryl Allergy Fastmelt Tablets and Junior Strength Motrin caplets

McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of all product lots of Children's BENADRYL® Allergy FASTMELT® Tablets, in cherry and grape flavors, that were distributed in the United States, Belize, Barbados, Canada, Puerto Rico, St. Martin, and St. Thomas and all product lots of Junior Strength MOTRIN® Caplets, 24 count, that were distributed in the United States.

Though the company claims that "No action is required by consumers or healthcare providers and consumers can continue to use the product." would you want to give this to your kids?

Not me.

You can address questions (and furious comments!) to the McNeil Consumer Care Center at 1-888-222-6036 (available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET and Saturday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Eastern Time.)


Allergy Danger! Raisinets Recalled–May Contain Peanuts!

As a mom of a nut-allergic child, this is the kind of recall that gives me nightmares. 

Nestle has received a handful of reports of peanuts being found in some of their fun size Raisinets with the production code of 02015748/UPC number 2800010255.  Though the packages were printed with the allergy warning "made on equipment that also process peanuts"  they still should not have contained actual nuts.

The company advises those with peanut allergies who have purchased the recalled product not to consume them. Nestle urges consumers to contact their consumer services hotline at 1-800-478-5670 for a full refund and to immediately throw out any remaining packages.

More than 2 Million Graco Strollers Recalled.

Graco has recalled their pre-2007  Quattro Tour and MetroLite strollers and travel systems (car seat and stroller combinations) because of reports that four children became trapped and died in the strollers between 2003-2005.

You may wonder, as I did: Are they a little slow on the uptake?  Last I checked, 2005 was 5 years ago!

According to an interview in the New York Times with Doug McGraw, the president of Graco, at the time of the deaths they decided to focus on educating consumers about strapping in their children instead of recalling the strollers "because of “a strong belief that when used properly with a safety harness, this is a fundamentally safe product.”