Planet Kids Anniversary Celebration

By , 10/15/2010 8:11 pm

Come celebrate our birthday with us. There will be give aways, store wide sales, and raffles. Representatives from Bugaboo, Stokke, Uppa Baby, Phil and Teds, Skip Hop, Britax and many more will be there to answer your questions. You will save at least 15% on any purchase. (Some Exclusions Apply)

SAFETY RECALL: SORELLE

By , 05/17/2010 6:54 pm

SPECIFIC models of C&T International drop-side cribs listed below

Product Model Product Model Product Model Product Model
Alessandra 180 Hampton 303 Martina 135 Noelle 999
Alex 3 in 1 910 Jackie 440 Mirabella 930 Pagodina 195
Amelia 185 Jessica 810 Nadia 245 Rita 490
Chelsea 100 Lana 240 Natasha 900 Rosa 870
Federica 170 Leonardo 395 Nico 630 Rosemary 925
Glenda/Toscana 350 Marisa 680 Nina Pine 710 Silver 485

Hazard: The crib’s hardware can break or become damaged, causing the drop side to detach creating hazardous. When the drop side detaches, it creates space between the drop side and the crib mattress. Infants and toddlers can roll into this space and become entrapped which can lead to suffocation.

Immediately stop using these cribs and contact C & T to order a free immobilizer kit at:

www.candtinternational.net or  (877) 791 – 9398

Important Message from CPSC:

CPSC would like to remind parents not to use any crib with missing, broken, or loose parts. Make sure to tighten hardware from time to time to keep the crib sturdy. When using a drop-side crib, parents should check to make sure the drop-side or any other moving part operates smoothly. Always check all sides and corners of the crib for disengagement. Any disengagement can create a gap and entrap a child. In addition, do not try to repair any side of the crib, especially with tape, wire or rope.

Uppababy G-Luxe Strollers

By , 01/22/2010 9:17 pm

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  • Infinitely adjustable recline from upright to 120 degrees
  • Lightest full-size umbrella stroller with recline in USA- 11 lbs.
  • Pop-out SPF 50 canopy for extra protection against UV rays
  • Stands when folded
  • Hand-level folding triggers—no foot action required
  • 4-wheel, shock absorbing suspension
  • Aluminum frame and easy-carry shoulder strap
  • High-performance, 5.5” diameter wheels
  • Elevated rear frame to reduce toe-stubs
  • Tall ergonomic handles for easier pushing
  • Easy access basket
  • Easy open, removable canopy
  • Removable cup-holder; can be positioned on right or left side
  • Suitable from 3 months- 40 lbs.

Types of Toddler Beds

By , 12/13/2009 8:45 pm

These small beds can be made of wood, metal or plastic. Some come with built-in storage compartments for toys. There are many, many designs available, from simple hardwood beds to “theme” beds. Some of the popular plastic beds are shaped like race cars or castles.

Toddler beds are the same size and shape as a standard crib; you can often continue to use the crib mattress and bedding when your baby moves into his first bed. This feature can help make the transition go smoothly for your child; while the bed is new and special, it still feels and looks familiar.

A convertible crib is a versatile piece of baby furniture that converts from a baby crib to a toddler bed, and back again. Many of them also convert into a daybed or full-size bed, and can be used until adulthood.

Important safety features:
Side rails – to prevent your child from rolling out in her sleep.
Low to the ground – so it’s easy for your toddler to climb in and out of bed safely.
Strong frame – the bed should support an adult’s weight, so that you can sit on the bed to tuck your child in.
The Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association (JPMA) now certifies beds designed for toddlers that meet or exceed voluntary safety standards. JPMA lists Dorel Juvenile Group, Generation 2 Worldwide, and Stork Craft Manufacturing, Inc. as manufacturers with JPMA-certified beds. Check out the JPMA certification program webpage for the most updated list of manufacturers that make JPMA-certified toddler beds.

Important safety features for toddler beds:

Side rails – to prevent your child from rolling out in her sleep.

Low to the ground – so it’s easy for your toddler to climb in and out of bed safely.

Strong frame – the bed should support an adult’s weight, so that you can sit on the bed to tuck your child in.

The Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association (JPMA) now certifies beds designed for toddlers that meet or exceed voluntary safety standards. JPMA lists Dorel Juvenile Group, Generation 2 Worldwide, and Stork Craft Manufacturing, Inc. as manufacturers with JPMA-certified beds. Check out the JPMA certification program webpage for the most updated list of manufacturers that make JPMA-certified toddler beds.

Recall info: Baby Gap Coats

By , 11/25/2009 6:24 pm

Apr. 30, 2009 – About 23,000 Baby Gap children’s coats in the U.S. and Canada are recalled because the toggle fasteners can break off, posing a choking hazard. Rose Toggle Hoodie (style 600298), Pink Duffle Coat (style 600344) and Blue Plaid and Mojave Toggle Coat (style 600942) are included in the recall. The coats were sold in infant sizes up to 24 months. Stop using the coats and return them to any babyGap, GapKids or Gap store for a refund.

Recall info: Baby Jogger Strollers

By , 11/25/2009 6:12 pm

Baby Jogger Recalls Strollers Due to Fall Hazard

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Baby Jogger City Mini Strollers

Units: About 41,000

Distributor: Baby Jogger LLC, of Richmond, Va.

Hazard: The stroller’s restraint buckle could break or unlatch allowing the child or infant to fall out.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Baby Jogger City Mini single and double strollers. “City Mini” is printed on the stroller. Item numbers and date codes included in this recall are listed in the chart below along with stroller colors. The item number is printed on a sticker on the rear wheel crossbar. The manufacturing date code is engraved on the frame behind the rear wheel axle crossbar or on the back of the frame on the upright bar between the right rear wheel and the seat.

Item Numbers Color Manufacturing Date Codes
67100 Black 2007.11.1 through 2009.2.28

(Nov.1, 2007 through

Feb. 28, 2009)

67102 Blue/Gray
67103 Red/Black
67104 Gray/Green
67105 Stone/Black
67109 Orange/Gray
67170 Black
67172 Blue/Gray
67173 Red/Black
67174 Gray/Green
67175 Stone/Black
67179 Orange/Gray

Sold at: Juvenile products stores, mass merchandisers, and department stores nationwide and on various Web sites including www.amazon.com from November 2007 through July 2009 for between $220 and $400.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Baby Jogger to receive a free replacement restraint buckle and installation instructions.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Baby Jogger at 877-506-2213 between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, email the firm at recall@babyjogger.com, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.babyjogger.com

Recall info: Baby Bjorn Bouncer Chairs

By , 11/25/2009 5:39 pm

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BabySwede LLC Recalls Bouncer Chairs Due to Laceration Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: BabyBjörn® Babysitter Balance and BabyBjörn® Babysitter Balance Air bouncer chairs

Units: About 6,500

Importer: BabySwede LLC, of Cleveland, OH.

Manufacturer: BabyBjörn AB, of Sweden

Hazard: Small, sharp metal objects found in the padded area of the bouncer chair can protrude, posing a laceration hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The recall involves the BabyBjörn’s Babysitter Balance and Babysitter Balance Air bouncers. These bouncing chairs for babies have a red safety latch on the height adjustment mechanism and a plastic footrest with the BabyBjörn® logo. Recalled models and colors are:

BabyBjörn® Babysitter Balance:
Black/Red; Model #009064US
Black/Silver; Model #009065US
Dark Blue/Blue; Model #009066US
Brown/Beige; Model #009069US

BabyBjörn® Babysitter Balance Air:
White; Model 009001US

Sold by: Baby product retailers and various mass merchants nationwide, online retailers and catalogs from September 2008 through July 2009. The Babysitter Balance sold for about $170, and the Babysitter Balance Air for about $190.

Manufactured in: Sweden

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using both Babysitter Balance and Babysitter Balance Air bouncer chairs and contact BabySwede LLC for instructions on how to return the recalled products for inspection and relabeling. If any metal pieces are found through inspection, the consumer will be provided with a new BabyBjörn® Babysitter Balance product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact BabySwede, LLC toll-free at (866) 424-0200 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.babyswede.com

Recall info: Maclaren Strollers

By , 11/25/2009 4:00 pm

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Maclaren USA Recalls to Repair Strollers Following Fingertip Amputations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Maclaren Strollers.

Units: About one million

Distributor: Maclaren USA, Inc., of South Norwalk, Conn.

Hazard: The stroller’s hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 15 reports of children placing their finger in the stroller’s hinge mechanism, resulting in 12 reports of fingertip amputations in the United States.

Description: This recall involves all Maclaren single and double umbrella strollers. The word “Maclaren” is printed on the stroller. The affected models included Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, TechnoXLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno and Easy Traveller.

Sold at: Babies“R”Us, Target and other juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide from 1999 through November 2009 for between $100 and $360.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled strollers and contact Maclaren USA to receive a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Maclaren USA toll-free at (877) 688-2326 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.maclaren.us/recall