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Product Recall: Anima - Bamboo Collection Games

Target, of Minneapolis, Minn., in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling their Anima - Bamboo Collection Games. The toys in the game sets may be painted with lead paint, which, of course, is toxic. This reca...

Hello Kitty's face on your toast

Despite everything I try to the contrary, my daughter is obsessed with all things pink. Subsequently, she's a huge fan of anything adorned with Hello Kitty. I mean, anything. So when I bumped into this toaster -- that not only has Hello Kitty on the ...

Product Recall: Plush Baby Rattles and Photo Frame Ornaments

Target, of Minneapolis, Minn., in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling their Plush Baby Rattles and Photo Frame Ornaments. Small parts can break off or come loose, posing a choking hazard. In addition, the...

Product Recall: Various "Kool Toyz" Children's Products

Target Stores, of Minneapolis, Minn., in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling a whole mess o' "Kool Toyz" sets. Some of the toys contain lead paint and some can break, exposing sharp points. Lead, of cours...

Product Recall: Target "Play Wonder" Puzzle Tables

Target, of Minneapolis, Minn., in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling their "Play Wonder" Puzzle Tables. The puzzle pieces have small handles which can come off and potentially choke a child. In addition,...

Used Halloween costumes, are they better?

For those of who are chronic procrastinators the Halloween costumes are disappearing at a rapid pace. Although it is fun to browse the holiday aisle in August, I rarely feel so inclined as to snap up my children's costumes that early. In the span of ...

Product Recall: Target Firestreet Scooters

Target, of Minneapolis, Minn., in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling their Firestreet Scooters. The handlebars, wheels and wheel brakes can break and detach, causing the rider to lose control, fall and p...

Packing a lunchbox? Skip the lead

Ever year at about this time those of us who have school aged children start to think about what we need to do to get the kids ready to return to the classroom. This means going through closets and drawers, weeding out the smaller clothes and negotia...

Target: I love you but...

I love you, Target, in oh, so many ways. One of those ways is not, however, your ease of use. And I'll tell you what I mean, specifically: it's your carts. Just take a look at this photo here. I'll have you know that I came to your store, the one at ...

Target: stop trying to dress young girls like hookers

First let me say that generally, I am a fan of Target. I shop there for everything from clothes to cleaning products. But one thing I hate about Target is their clothes for toddler and young girls. Why must every jean have rhinestones on it? Why does...

Built NY baby line now available at Target

I whiled away some hours today at Target. As I was idly glancing over at the baby section, what to my wondering eyes did appear but a full line of Built NY baby items. If you'll recall, I was wanting and wishing for their "tidy bib" exactly...

Ugg boots for kids: someone please talk me down

You know those items that you swore you would never buy for your kid? The non-wood toys, the noisy toys, the princess outfits, Barbies, anything Disney, chicken nuggets, bibs that say "I Heart My Mommy"... I swore up and down that I would n...

Shopping meltdowns, part of every parent's holiday landscape

After I wrote about my holiday shopping experience - the Christmas spirit was everywhere!, now, with meltdowns! - I went surfing around some new-to-me parenting blogs. I was particularly impressed with this post from The View From Crazy. Her two-year...

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