Showing posts with label children. Show all posts
Showing posts with label children. Show all posts

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Preserved Children

1  large field
6  children
3  dogs
6  pebbles
1  small brook
100 flowers
1  blue sky
1  sun
1  bath tub                        

Mix children with dogs well together, put them on a field, stirring constantly.
Pour the brook over the pebbles, sprinkle the field with flowers, spread over a deep blue sky and bake in the sun.                                          
   When brown, set away to cool in the bath tub.                                  


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Suffocations Prompt Massive Crib Recall

FYI: These cribs have been manufactured since the early 1990's so this includes many hand-me-down cribs.

More than 2.1 million drop-side cribs by Stork Craft Manufacturing are being recalled, the biggest crib recall in U.S history, following reports of four infant suffocations.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said late Monday the recall involves 1.2 million cribs in the United States and almost 1 million in Canada, where Stork Craft is based. Sales of the cribs being recalled go back to 1993.

Nearly 150,000 of the cribs carry the Fisher-Price logo.
The CPSC said it is aware of four infants who suffocated in the drop-side cribs, which have a side that moves up and down to allow parents to lift children from the cribs more easily. The agency also said there have been 110 incidents of drop-sides detaching from the cribs.

The Stork Craft cribs have had problems with their hardware, which can break, deform or become missing after years. CPSC said there can also be problems with assembly mistakes by the crib owner. These problems can cause the drop-side to detach, creating a dangerous space between the drop-side and the crib mattress, where a child can become trapped.

The commission is urging parents to stop using the cribs until receiving a free repair kit from Stork Craft. The kit will convert the drop-side into a fixed side.

The cribs, which were manufactured and distributed between January 1993 and October 2009, were sold at major retailers including BJ's Wholesale Club, Sears and Wal-Mart stores and online through Target and Costco. They sold for between $100 and $400, and were made in Canada, China and Indonesia.

Calls to Stork Craft were not immediately returned.

More Info HERE