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High Lead Levels, Unstable Toy Bars and Detachable Toy Parts Prompt Recalls
Four children's products have been recalled this week by The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Children's plastic picnic sets by Mervyn's California have been recalled because the bag they come in has paint with high lead levels. (See Nanny's Notes Issue 1 for more information about lead poisoning. The bags are clear and have writing that says "AUSTRALIA" in multicolored letters, "Down Under" in blue letters, plus a picture of a koala bear face.
If you have one of these bags, stop using it immediately and take it to any Mervyn's store for a full refund. For more information, call Mervyn's at (800) MERVYN'S between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
The second recall is for bouncer seats with semi-circular toy bars by Kids II. There have been 122 reports of the removable toy bar suddenly releasing; 31 babies have been injured. Injuries include a black eye, a scraped eye, and facial cuts. These seats were sold under the names "Soft Toy Bouncer Seat" or "Comfort Me Bouncer."
If you have one of these seats, remove the the semi-circular toy bars immediately and contact Kids II for an in-home repair kit. It is safe to use the seat for your baby as long as you take off the toy bar. You can reach Kids II toll-free at (877) 325-7056 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
The last two recalls are for Warner Brothers Studio Store Tweety rattles and Tweety sandals. Both products have small parts that can come off and possibly choke young children. There have been three reports of parents removing detached pieces of a rattle or sandal from their babies mouth; no injuries have been reported.
The rattle is sold as part of a Tweety Bib, Rattle and Spoon Set. The rattle looks like Tweety and includes a bib which can detach. The sandals are girls' jelly sandals made of transparent pink plastic with embedded sparkles and a picture on the inside soles of Tweety sitting on flowers. The flowers that can detach.
If you have either of these products, take them away from your child and return them to a Warner Brothers Store for a refund. For more information call Warner Brothers Store toll-free at (800) 795-9277 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
For pictures of the recalled products, visit the web sites listed above.
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*Hold your infant grandchild as long and as often as possible. It's a wonderful way to bond with each other.
* Each night watch the moon grow, slice by slice, until it's full. If your grandchild is old enough, explain why the moon has phases.
* Get down on the floor and really get involved with what her or she is doing. Olivia and I like to color together and make things out of Legos. The Lego creations have their own special place in the corner of my living room.
* Tell your grandchildren family stories: about the cat who sat in the tree for three days meowing constantly until you lured it down by clinking milk bottles together or about how you and your brother tried to make ghosts to jump out and scare your parents. (Yes! True stories in my life.)
Expanded by my personal experience with ideas from the book Little Things Mean a Lot: Creating Happy Memories With Your Grandchildren by Susan Newman.
Postpartum Depression Book Seeks Participants
I am seeking women who've experienced postpartum depression to participate in a book to help mothers recover. This book is not from medical professionals, but from "everyday" mothers who've "been there." Details are at www.anewdayinc.net I hope you'll pass this message along through any website, e-newsletter or any avenue(s) you have or visit. If you would like to receive flyers to distribute at any mothers clubs, please let me know. Thank you!
Sincerely, Sandy Poulin
Fox is awakened early one morning by a special delivery letter telling him that his Uncle is coming to visit -- on that very day! But his den is a mess, garbage all over! What should Fox do?
Well, he takes the easy way and sweeps the garbage out the door and down a hole not far from his den.
But suppose that hole is someone else's house?
Follow the garbage as it travels from home to home and around the hill until it reaches its final destination. My four-year old granddaughter, Olivia, really enjoyed this book and wants other boys and girls to know that her favorite part is what the mice say when they find the garbage.
For more information, or to order from Amazon, follow this link.
Parentudes is a Parenting/Pregnancy site. You'll find links to information about parenting, single parenting, your unborn child, prenatal testing, how to stay healthy during pregnancy, and exercise. There is also a bulletin board area with a wide variety of topics, plus quick message and a chat room.
Go take a look, read some of the articles, and participate in the discussions! This has the makings of a very nice site.
From their home page: Everyone whether coping with infertility, pregnancy, parenting, loss of pregnancy/child needs support and there is no better support than other people dealing with the same issues. Most of us have a hard time connecting with other people so we created the Parentude Community.
This section of the Wroting Corner is for young writers, 8-18. Aspiring writers will find good basic advice for beginners, a section where young writers can post reviews, and links to markets that are especially open to submissions from new and young writers. They can also join a discussion list: WCRisingWriters, a place for writers 8-18 to exchange ideas, tips, advice and questions about writing; plus post their stories, articles, poems, songs and other creations for critique by list members.
One of the columns on the site is Teacher to Teacher, by Mary Emma Allen. This column gives teachers, home schooling parents, and parents information, activities, and tips for encouraging young writers. Her first column gave ideas on using illustrations, pictures, and photos to inspire youngsters and help them get ideas. Mary Emma is an childrens author and teacher.
I wish Id had this site when I was young and trying to learn more about writing! Of course there were no home computers back then.
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No. 1, May 20 ,2000: Lead Poisoning
No. 2, May 27, 2000: Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome
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No. 4, June 10, 2000: Fire Safety
No. 5, June 17, 2000: Playground Safety
No. 6, June 24, 2000: Toy Safety
No. 7, July 1, 2000: Car Seat Safety
No. 8, July 8, 2000: Dangerous Substances in the Environment
No. 9, July 15, 2000: Summer Health and Safety
No. 10, July 22, 2000: Breastfeeding and Attachment Parenting
No. 11, July 29, 2000: Fun and Games
No. 12, Aug 5, 2000: Arts, Crafts, and Paper Fun
No. 13, Aug, 12 2000: Everyday Safety
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