19 Jul, 2024

Recall Wednesday: Ventus Ltd™ /Ventus Team™ Bicycle Aerobars, DuraTech Anchor Plate w/Damper & DuraChimney II Anchor Plate w/Damper, Evenflo Top-of-Stair™ Plus Wood Gates, sweatshirts & more

Below are the CPSC recalls that I have received since Wednesday, March 24, 2010.  Guess what? Yet MORE sweatshirts with drawstrings being recalled.  {rolling my eyes} Additionally, Burlington Coat Factory seems to be the leader of the pack on retailers who attempt to sell this illegal item.  In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines(pdf) (which were incorporated into […]

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Friday Follow – #4

Add your blog link to the McLinky below ~ remember to leave your blog name under “Your Name” Follow SmartyPantsMama via Twitter and/or RSS Feed ~ I will follow you back!!! Follow other blogs that have linked up ~ Comment to let them know you are now following them and visiting from Follow Me Fridays! If […]

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Smart Product: Scent of a Name

                     I was given the opportunity to try out Scent of a Name, a unique personalized perfume.  Recently my munchkin Isabella was my product tester.  Enjoy the video of Isabella and her doll getting all perfumed up! I believe that Scent of a Name makes a perfect gift for girls, especially in that “princess” dress-upstage.  We already […]

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Recall Wednesday: Remote Control Kit for Fireplace, Mobile Power Packs, Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts, Graco Harmony™ High Chairs, Konrad and Loft Office Chairs, DayNa Decker Botanika Candles, & Bicycle Bells

Below are the CPSC recalls that I have received since Wednesday, March 17, 2010. Another hooded sweatshirt recall and a number of children related recalls. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines(pdf) (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled in the neck and waist […]

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Disney in a Weekend! Planning a Weekend Disney Getaway!

What a weekend!  Spent three great nights with family in Disney World.  Yes, we travel to Disney A LOT! We actually went 6 times just in 2009!  It sounds a bit excessive, don’t you think?  There are lots of reasons for our repetitive WDW getaways.  First and foremost, we were given season passes last year – […]

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Infant deaths prompt CPSC warning about sling baby carrier!

Smart Mamas:  Please review this important safety warning about using sling baby carriers with babies. Three babies died just last year from being in a baby carrier the incorrect way.  Below is an easy to understand illustration by the CPSC.  Review the illustration and read the more detailed warning at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10165.html

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Recall Wedesday: hooded sweatshirt, Therma Scarf scarves, Children’s Metal Charm Bracelets, Coil Nailers, Fluke VoltAlert® Voltage Detector & more!

Below are the CPSC recalls that I have received since Wednesday, March 10, 2010. Please promise me that if you ever design sweatshirts for children, you will NOTinclude a drawstring around the neck!  The most common recalls issued by the CPSC  are clothing items that pose a strangulation hazard to children.  It seems so obvious to me, […]

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Grilled Eggplant

Yummy! I love eggplant.  One of my favorite dishes is eggplant parmesan.  That’s a recipe for another day.  Here is a simple way to make eggplant and keep the calories in check. Grilled Eggplant – ala George Forman Ingredients 1 large eggplant 1/2 cup of olive oil 3 large cloves of garlic minced In a […]

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Recall Wednesday: Boys’ Hooded Jackets & Sweatshirts, Children’s Bangels, Outdoor Lighting Fixtures, & Roman Shades

        Below are the CPSC recalls that I have received since Wednesday, March 3, 2010. Once again I’m seeing recalls for hooded sweatshirts. Childrens’ hooded sweatshirts are frequently recalled due to drawstrings around the neck. The drawstring poses a tremendous strangulation risk to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines(pdf) (which were […]

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What is Recall Wednesday?

Each Wednesday I provide readers with a detailed list, including photo and sold at locations, of the most recent CPSC product recalls.  All information comes directly from the CPSC website. Previous postings can be found below: March 3, 2010: Scotsman® Commercial Modular Cube Ice Machines, Scooby Doo, Tweety and Batman Fork and Spoon Sets,Lutron and Meijer […]

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Recall Wednesday: Scotsman® Commercial Modular Cube Ice Machines, Scooby Doo, Tweety and Batman Fork and Spoon Sets,Lutron and Meijer Roman Shades

Below are the CPSC recalls that I have received since Wednesday, February 24, 2010. There are 2 recalls for roman shades. Roman shades pose a strangulation hazard with children. There is a recall for a children’s fork and spoon set that was sold at Dollar Tree stores in January. The prongs of the fork can […]

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