Is Your Baby Monitor Hacker-Proof? New Report Raises Concern

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You've heard the stories of men making lewd comments to baby and caregivers through the monitors. Or the ones where hackers posted live streams of babies sleeping for the world to see. Regardless of the specifics, it’s always alarming to hear about strangers spying via hacked baby monitors. Now, just in time to kick off Baby Safety... Read more

Recall Alert! Precious Cargo Onesies

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Precious Cargo is recalling about 479,000 infant onesies, sold in sizes 6M, 12M and 18m, due to a choking hazard. The cotton onesies have three-snap bottom enclosures and were sold in the following colors: athletic heather, aquatic blue, candy pink, clover green, jet black, lime, navy, purple, red, royal, sangria, white and yellow. Not sure if this Read more

Recall Alert! UPPABaby Strollers

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Big news from UPPABaby: The brand is recalling its popular Cruz and Vista strollers, along with the RumbleSeat stroller insert. This recall only affects 2015 models sold between December 2014 and July 2015. After receiving 22 reports of children biting the foam off of the bumper bar, UPPABaby issued the recall due to concerns of... Read more

DaVinci Recalls More Cribs For Entrapment Hazard

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DaVinci is expanding their recall of several crib models due to entrapment hazards, the CPSC announced today. A metal bracket connecting the mattress support to the crib can break, creating a gap or an uneven surface. This can lead to entrapment, falls, or lacerations from the broken metal. About 6,000 cribs are affected,... Read more

Asbestos Investigation: The Brands You Need To Avoid

Yikes! Several children's products -- crayons and toy crime scene fingerprint kits -- were found to contain asbestos. You know that's not good, but why, exactly? Asbestos -- a naturally-occuring mineral fiber previously used in things like building materials  -- contains fibers that can be lodged in the lungs for a long time after inhaled. That... Read more

Recall Alert! Otteroo Baby Floats

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Otteroo Corp. is recalling 3,000 of its baby floats: circular floatation devices that fit snuggly around babies' necks and allow them to keep comfortably keep afloat in the pool or tub. While the sight of a baby's neck wrapped in a float is alarming at first, the product -- already popular in Asia -- has drawn... Read more

Recall Reminds Parents To Anchor TV And Furniture To Wall

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Earlier this week, Pali Design recalled several pieces of furniture. Restraint straps that anchor armoires and dressers to the wall can break, posing a risk of falling when curious kids play on the furniture. While the recall was relatively small -- affecting 18,000 pieces of furniture in the US -- it points to the larger... Read more

Recall Alert! IKEA Crib Mattresses

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IKEA is expanding its crib mattress recall, upping the number of potentially-dangerous mattresses to 300,000 in the US. While the initial recall back in January affected 160,000 VYSSA crib mattresses, 131,000 of the SULTAN mattresses have been added in the US, and 44,000 in Canada. The mattresses could create a gap between itself and the crib... Read more

Recall Alert! ALL Blue Bell Ice Cream Products

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After several smaller recalls, Blue Bell Ice Cream is voluntarily recalling all of its products. The culprit? Once again, listeria. By now, you get it: Listeriosis usually just means food poisoning, but with pregnant women, a brush with listeria can mean premature delivery, newborn infection, miscarriage or stillbirth. “We’re committed to doing the 100 percent right... Read more

Baby Goes to Extremes to Avoid Bedtime

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"The first year of his life, I think he was always awake," Adele Enersen recalls of her son Vincent, now three. "I think he slept 15 minutes once a week. Or at least it felt that way! Or remember that movie The Ring — the horror movie where the girl never slept? It was like... Read more