Warning: Don’t Use Spray Sunscreen on Kids

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Photo: Prevention
Despite the blotchy sunburn that sometimes results, spray-on sunscreen is a fast, easy alternative to the messy goup we're usually stuck with. But Consumer Reports is advising parents to keep it away from kids, at least for now. In 2011, the FDA announced it was investigating the potential risks of spray sunscreens. The... read more

This Double Stroller Could Be Unsafe: Here’s Why

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Photo: Consumer Reports
What's that? You don't anticipate leaving your stroller locked in place on a 20-degree incline? Good. But Consumer Reports is still encouraging you to ask Graco for a refund. After testing the Graco Ready2Grow Classic Connect LX -- a stroller capable of holding two children of different ages  -- Consumer Reports slapped it with... read more

Recall Alert! phil&teds Car Seat Adaptors

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Photo: phil&teds
Stroller and baby gear company phil&teds has recalled nearly 400 of their Travel System 26 infant car seat adaptors for strollers, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The plastic adaptors, which can connect an infant's car seat to a stroller, can crack and break, posing a falling risk for babies. No reports of actual... read more

Recall Alert! Hamilton Beach Baby Food Maker

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Photo: Hamilton Beach/The Bump
Hamilton Beach has recalled about 3,900 of their bébé brand baby food makers, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The recall comes after four reports of the stainless steel pin in the food bowl lid becoming loose, three in which the pin fell into the food. While this certainly presents a choking hazard, no... read more

Recall Alert! Pacific Organic Mangoes

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Photo: Shutterstock / Courtesy of the Manufacturer
The Food and Drug Administration announced a recall on Pacific Organic Produce's mangoes, due to a possible Listeria monocytogenes bacteria risk. Luckily, no illnesses have been reported to date. Listeria, a food borne illness, can cause listeriosis infection, and it may take up to four weeks for symptoms to show. Symptoms include fever, muscle aches,... read more

Recall Alert! J. Crew Baby Coveralls

Photo: Courtesy of the Manufacturer
Photo: Courtesy of the Manufacturer
J. Crew has recalled around 8,700 baby coveralls due to a choking hazard, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The CPSC stated that the snaps on the coveralls can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. Although the company has received eight reports of snaps detaching, no injuries have been reported to date. The coveralls... read more

Recall Alert! IKEA Children’s Wall-Mounted Lamps

Photo: Courtesy of the Manufacturer
Photo: Courtesy of the Manufacturer
Make way for yet another IKEA lamp recall! IKEA reannounced and re-expanded their previous lamp recall, now totaling 3.5 million recalled wall-mounted lamps in the US and 30.2 million worldwide to date due to a strangulation hazard. In the first recall, 2.3 million were recalled in the US. The recalled lamps were sold... read more

Recall Alert! Stonyfield YoBaby Yogurt Cups Pulled Due to Coliform Bacteria Risk [UPDATED]

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Photo Courtesy of the Manufacturer
Updated May 13: Stonyfield has added 1,344 six-packs to the recall with the code date June 05 2014 (UPC 052159701161) due to coliform Klebsiella pneumoniae. The peach and pear yogurt packs were shipped to 271 more stores, including Safeway and Fred Meyer stores, in Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Alaska, and Northern California. According to the FDA, “These bacteria are often... read more

Recall Alert! Summer Infant Video Monitor Rechargeable Batteries

Photo: Courtesy of the Manufacturer
Photo: Courtesy of the Manufacturer
Summer Infant, Inc., has recalled around 800,000 rechargeable batteries in their color video monitors, because the batteries in the handheld monitor can overheat and rupture, posing a burn hazard. The monitors were sold at mass merchants (such as Babies "R" Us), online retailers and independent stores from February 2010 through February 2012 between $149 and $349 dollars.... read more

Recall Alert! Baby Trend TrendZ FastBack 3-in-1 Car Seat

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Photo Courtesy of the Manufacturer
Make way for yet another car seat recall! Baby Trend, Inc. has recalled over 16,000  TrendZ Fastback 3-in-1 car seats that were manufactured between October 2011 and July 2013. The recall on two models is due to a potentially faulty harness crotch buckle that has difficulty unlatching (due to exposure from everyday contaminants), making it... read more