Monday, August 6, 2007
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Company Recalls Some Products With Possible Lead Paint Content
Thursday August 2, 2007 - Mattel, in cooperation with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), today announced a voluntary recall of select Fisher-Price(r) products including various figures and toys manufactured by a single outside vendor between April 19, 2007 and July 6, 2007, sold alone or as part of sets. Please refer to the product list below for full details on products that were affected in Canada. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
The named products below may have some paints that could contain excess levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. There have been no incidents reported in either the United States or Canada.
Individual products and sets were sold at mass merchants and toy stores across Canada from May through August 2007.
Based on expert opinion, the safety risk is very low, and licking or touching an affected toy will not cause a problem. That said, if there is evidence the child has chewed the paint off the toy, it is recommended that parents speak with their pediatrician.
Consumers should immediately take the product away from children and contact Fisher-Price to arrange for the return of the product and to receive a voucher for a replacement toy of the consumer's choice, up to the value of the returned product. For additional information, contact Fisher-Price at (800) 916-4498 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.service.mattel.com.
Canadian Product List:
It is very important to emphasize that because Mattel is conducting a thorough review of all products manufactured by vendors in China, there may be additions made to this list.
SESAME STREET SHAPE SORTER
DORA FIGURES FOR DOLL HOUSE
DORA'S TALKING HOUSE
DORA TALKING VAMONOS VAN
LET'S GO ADVENTURE PLAYSETS
DORA FIGURES IN TUBE
DORA TALKING HOUSE FRENCH
SING 'N GIGGLE TOOL BENCH
DIEGO TALKING FIELD JOURNAL
DIEGO ANIMAL ADVENTURE
DIEGO TALKING RESCUE 4x4
TALKING VAMANOS VAN - FRENCH
TALKING RESCUE 4X4 FRENCH
DORA'S SHOP 'N GO MARKET
DORA'S TALKING MARKET-FRENCH
DIEGO - TALKING GADGET BELT
GO DIEGO GO MOBILE RESC.
TALKING GADGET BELT - FRENCH
DIEGO ANIMAL ADVENTURE
MOBILE RESCUE UNIT FRENCH
They say Eskimos have hundreds of words to describe snow. You say that’s nothing compared to the language of parenting.
And since we’ve created lexicons for adults dealing with everything from technology to sex, it seemed high time to give a shout-out to all the moms and dads who’ve delved into the wonderful, often insane world of raising a kid.
n. The display of indignation from your babysitter when you come home late.
n. The bedtime story that puts Dad to sleep before the kids.
n. The disdain your baby gives her strained peas. (Riley goes to town on mushed bananas, but veggies always get the gerbrr.)
n. Pregnant women’s never-ending discussions about their changing sizes.
n. The bribe offered in the candy aisle of the supermarket to avert a tantrum.
n. A mother’s uncanny ability to sense when her baby needs to be changed. (Jen has amazing instinkt. She could tell Henry had packed heat almost before he did.)
n. The height of conspicuous consumption characterized by the acquisition of a Bugaboo, BabyBjörn, and other products toted by celeb moms.
n. Activities that drive the overscheduled child to sheer exhaustion. (See also: tennis lessons, Mommy and Me yoga, organic cooking classes, and/or Kumon math.)
n. The cutest little boy on the playground. (Girls are always inviting Ethan over. He’s a total playboy playdate.)
n. A first-time mother-to-be’s desire to start showing as soon as she can.
source: daily candy
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
it took us about 3 hours to gather all our gear, feed the baby, change him, get the gear into the car, feed us, feed him again, change him again, and so on, before we even got out of the house. even with all the promises of their gear, we still had an awful lot of our own (15 diapers, 2 cans of formula, 2 changes of clothes, etc., etc.). we arrived 2.5 hours late but it was ok. no one seemed to notice or, as parents in their own right, they understood.
the party itself was an interesting experience. it was our first time at a 1-year-old's b-day party. there was cold pizza (delivered 2 hours hours prior to our arrival), a vanilla backyardigans b-day cake, and pop. notice no alcohol on this menu. these friends of hubby's, that i had mainly spent time with drinking as a sport, hubby and i were suddenly having conversations about breastfeeding and labour pains and teething. the few childless friends that were there were left listening in, politely smiling at our stories about our adorable offspring, and most likely wishing for a glass of wine or shot of tequila to ease the pain. i can't believe this was us a year ago! have we really changed this much???
it was nice to get out of the house as a family to somewhere other than the grandfolks, and, i must admit, we had a pretty decent time!