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Tag Archives: Safety

Halloween safety… and some Halloween humor, too!

Ok, so you’re taking the little ones out in the dark, dark night, and they’re talking to strangers and collecting food that’s full of sugar and preservatives, and… Calm down! Halloween accidents are rare (and easily prevented). Here are some of the basics for you to review (and to review with your kids before you go Trick-or-Treating), courtesy of Safe ... Read More »

Scoot safely: Fitting your child’s sports helmet

Kickboard Scooters are flying out of our stores (check out these great sale prices!), and where there are scooters, there should be helmets. Whether your child is scooting or skating, skiing or biking, it’s so easy to provide excellent protection and peace of mind with a good helmet, and we’ve got a great selection of adorable designs from Nutcase. One ... Read More »

Bike helmets: a no-brainer

I don’t usually get preachy here, but this is important, so bear with me a for a minute. Last week, my friend stopped by to take the kids out for a bike ride – his son is close friends with my oldest daughter. I was appalled to see that, while his son was outfitted in a helmet, my friend was ... Read More »

phil&teds recalls Sport V2 and Classic V1 buggies

This week, phil&teds announced a voluntary recall-to-repair of their Sport V2 and Classic V1 strollers. The hinges can pose an amputation and laceration hazard if fingertips are inserted while the stroller is folding or unfolding. The phrase “amputation hazard” is chilling, but if you can just keep your fingers away from the stroller’s hinges during opening and closing, you’ll be ... Read More »

Belgian foam playmat ban – should you be worried?

Yesterday, Belgium announced  a new ban on foam puzzle mats, due to the presence of formamides, a type of chemical used to soften the foam for the mats. These chemicals are byproducts of the manufacturing process and residues can be left behind on the foam. For a country to immediately outlaw the sale of a product indicates a fairly serious ... Read More »