Monday, November 30, 2009

Plan Toys Chalet Dollhouse WINNER!

Congrats to John Egan, winner of the Plan Toys Chalet Dollhouse Giveaway. John's name was randomly picked from a whopping 334 entries!

Don't worry! There will be more opportunities to win a great "green" toy for your little one. Stay tuned, the next giveaway will be posted this week!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


November 25, 27, 28 and 29 take 20% off* the entire store!
*all strollers and car seats are 10% off

No need to fight traffic and line up at the crack of dawn, just come into the store for some relaxed holiday shopping, or shop online and use coupon code holiday2009 at checkout.

Happy Thanksgiving from Nurture!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Recall Alert-Stork Craft Drop-Side Cribs

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc., of British Columbia, Canada, today announced the voluntary recall of more than 2.1 million Stork Craft drop-side cribs, including about 147,000 Stork Craft drop-side cribs with the Fisher-Price logo. The recall involves approximately 1,213,000 units distributed in the United States and 968,000 units distributed in Canada.

CPSC urges parents and caregivers to immediately stop using the recalled cribs, wait for the free repair kit, and do not attempt to fix the cribs without the kit. They should find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby. Consumers should contact Stork Craft to receive a free repair kit that converts the drop-side on these cribs to a fixed side.

The cribs’ drop-side plastic hardware can break, deform, or parts can become missing. In addition, the drop-side can be installed upside-down, which can result in broken or disengaged plastic parts. All of these problems can cause the drop-side to detach in one or more corners. When the drop-side detaches, it creates space between the drop-side and the crib mattress. The bodies of infants and toddlers can become entrapped in the space which can lead to suffocation. Complete detachment of drop-sides can lead to falls from the crib.

CPSC, Health Canada, and Stork Craft are aware of 110 incidents of drop-side detachment; 67 incidents occurred in the United States and 43 in Canada. The incidents include 15 entrapments; 12 in the U.S. and three in Canada. Four of the entrapments resulted in suffocation: a 7-month-old in Gouverneur, N.Y.; a 7-month-old in New Iberia, La.; a 6-month-old in Summersville, W.Va.; and a 9-month-old in Bronx, N.Y. Included in these incidents are 20 falls from cribs; 12 in the U.S. and eight in Canada. Fall injuries ranged from concussion to bumps and bruises. The cribs involved in these incidents had plastic drop-side hardware that had broken, missing, or deformed claws, connectors, tracks, or flexible tab stops; loose or missing metal spring clips; stripped screws; and/or drop-sides installed upside-down.

This recall involves Stork Craft drop-side cribs and Stork Craft drop-side cribs with the Fisher-Price logo. This recall does not involve any cribs that do not have a drop-side. This recall does not involve any cribs with metal rod drop-side hardware. It involves only those cribs with plastic trigger and one-hand-system drop-side hardware.

This recall includes Stork Craft cribs with manufacturing and distribution dates between January 1993 and October 2009. This recall also includes Stork Craft cribs with the Fisher-Price logo that have manufacturing dates between October 1997 and December 2004. The Stork Craft cribs with the Fisher-Price logo were first sold in the U.S. in July 1998 and in Canada in September 1998. The cribs were sold in various styles and finishes. The manufacture date, model number, crib name, country of origin, and the firm’s name, address, and contact information are located on the assembly instruction sheet attached to the mattress support board. The firm’s insignia “storkcraft baby” or “storkling” is inscribed on the drop-side teething rail of some cribs. In Stork Craft cribs that contain the “Fisher-Price” logo, this logo can be found on the crib’s teething rail, in the manufacturer’s instructions, on the assembly instruction sheet attached to the mattress support board, and on the end panels of the Twinkle-Twinkle and Crystal crib models.

Major retailers in the United States and Canada sold the recalled cribs including BJ’s Wholesale Club, J.C. Penney, Kmart, Meijer, Sears, USA Baby, and Wal-Mart stores and online at,,,, and from January 1993 through October 2009 for between $100 and $400.

The cribs were manufactured in Canada, China and Indonesia.

For additional information you can click here, contact Stork Craft toll-free at (877) 274-0277 anytime to order the free repair kit, or log on to

Important Message from Consumer Product Safety Commission:

CPSC would like to remind parents not to use any crib with missing, broken, or loose parts. Make sure to tighten hardware from time to time to keep the crib sturdy. When using a drop-side crib, parents should check to make sure the drop-side or any other moving part operates smoothly. Always check all sides and corners of the crib for disengagement. Any disengagement can create a gap and entrap a child. In addition, do not try to repair any side of the crib, especially with tape, wire or rope.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Plan Toys Chalet Dollhouse GIVEAWAY!

This contest is now closed. Congrats to the winner, John Egan!

Plan Toys is a completely "green" company committed to providing innovative educational toys for every developmental stage of childhood. Plan Toys are made from non-chemically treated rubberwood. From packaging, to shipping, Plan Toys is meticulously dedicated to a process that ensures children's safety every step of the way. We, at Nurture, love the Plan Toys products, and carry a variety of their toys at our store.

The Plan Toys Chalet Dollhouse would be an amazing gift to give or receive this season. The dollhouse is a 2 units dollhouse, larger unit with 3 levels and smaller unit with 2 levels, which can be arranged and rearranged in various ways according to children's imagination. So your child can creatively design the structure of the dollhouse, encouraging creativity and confidence. The dollhouse has a huge skylight roofing and comes with 2 movable staircases and it is easy to access from every side. If that isn't enough, this set comes with 5 sets of furniture including the Living Room, Bathroom, Kitchen, Children’s Bedroom and Master Bedroom. Just insert child and doll and you're set for hours of fun.

Plan Toys is an amazing company, proving that it is possible to maintain superior quality standards while following a path of environmental and social responsibility. The Chalet Dollhouse would make any little gift opener jump for joy. And since it's made from natural materials and received a Good Guide rating of 8.1, it's sure to make parents jump for joy too. And now you have the chance to get the Chalet Dollhouse for FREE!

Win a Plan Toys Chalet Dollhouse. Just fill out the entry form below. Only one entry form will be allowed per person - but read on to see how to earn extra entries! You must be 18 or older to enter. Void where prohibited. The contest will end at midnight (EST) on Black Friday, November 27 and the drawing will be held on Saturday, November 28. The winner will be notified via email.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Holiday Giveaways Are Coming!

Chances are, if you read this blog, there is a baby or toddler in your life you are getting ready to spoil this Holiday season. Over the next few weeks we will feature some of our favorite toys here at Nurture, sure to make your little one jump for joy. The best part is WE WILL BE GIVING AWAY EACH OF OUR FEATURED TOYS! So stay tuned to find out how to win your little bundle of joy a big bundle of glee.

Monday, November 9, 2009


Maclaren will be announcing the recall of ALL Maclaren strollers on November 10th. The recall is to repair all stroller models. The stroller's hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller.

Please contact Maclaren at 1-877-442-4622 or to obtain the part for repair.

Please let us know if we can be of any assistance.

For more information on the Maclaren Stroller recall, please click here.