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Newport Cribs and Furniture - Product Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 3,000 Newport rubbed black 4-in-1 cribs and matching furniture pieces. The red paint under the black finish paint exceeds the federal lead limits. The manufacturer has...

Simplicity Drop Side Cribs - Product Recall

The U.S. Consumer Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 600,000 Simplicity Brand Drop Side Cribs due to an entrapment and suffocation hazard. The drop side can come off the tracks and create a gap in which a baby could become trapped....

Simplicity Convertible Bassinet Sleepers unsafe

This product recall is a little different than others in that it isn't actually a product recall. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Simplicity 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 convertible "close-sleeper/bedside sleeper" bassinets do not meet...

Product Recall: Baby Appleseed cribs

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced yet another crib recall. This time, about 500 Baby Appleseed Davenport Cribs are being recalled because they fail to meet federal safety standards for cribs. These cribs have a two-mattress...

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard Cribs - Product Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 1,300 Mother Hubbard's Cupboard cribs. The cribs fail to meet federal safety standards in that the distance between the mattress support bracket in the lowest position and...

Product Recall: Jardine cribs

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 320,000 Jardine Cribs due to a strangulation hazard. The crib slats and spindles can break, creating a gap in which a baby's head could become entrapped. There have been 42...

Product Recall: Bassettbaby Cribs

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 550 Bassettbaby Wendy Bellissimo Hidden Hills Collection Cribs. The space between the spindles on some cribs fail to meet federal standards and can pose an entrapment...

How old is too old for the crib?

We lead a pretty hectic life in our household. With three kids who range in ages from 3 to 14, I strive to keep life as easy and as low key as possible. This means that the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" policy comes into play. A lot. Most of the...

Remember Space Invaders? Now so can your baby

As I've mentioned before, one of the reasons I'm interested in having more kids is all the cool stuff you get to buy for babies (call me shallow, whatever). When Edan was born life was so stressful, but now I think I'd have the head space to enjoy...

Product Recall: Sleepi Crib Foam Mattresses

Stokke, of Kennesaw, Georgia, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling their Sleepi Crib Foam Mattresses. The mattresses are not the right size for the cribs they were made for. They leave a gap where a...

Product Recall: Pottery Barn Kids Matelassť Crib Bumpers

Pottery Barn Kids, of San Francisco, California, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling their Matelassé Crib Bumpers. The decorative stitching on the bumper's edge can come loose, posing an...

What are the best online decor stores for kids?

Nolan has outgrown his crib, and though I'm quite sure it will involve a lot of late-night visits to Mom's room (and probably several tumbles on to the hardwood), I've bought him a big-boy toddler bed. It's awesome: dark wood with beautiful slats and...

Product Recall: Nursery-in-a-Box Cribs

Simplicity Inc., of Reading, Pennsylvania, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling their Nursery-in-a-Box Cribs. The assembly instructions provided with the cribs incorrectly instruct consumers how to...

Product Recall: Sleigh Round Cribs

Song Lin Industrial Inc., of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling their Sleigh Round Cribs. The assembly instructions specify that the mattress support is to be put in the...

Letting go of a golden part of babyhood: the nap

My two year-old son, Devon, is developing and growing by leaps and bounds every single day. Most of the time I welcome the growth, it is such an honor to witness. But one of the changes I have long dreaded is finally here: the disappearance of the...

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