Friday, March 26, 2010

Two Big Recalls!

Evenflo Recalls Top-of-Stair Plus Wood Gates Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Evenflo Top-of-Stair™ Plus Wood Gates

Units: About 150,000 in the United States and 33,000 in Canada

Manufacturer: Evenflo Co. Inc. of Miamisburg, Ohio

Hazard: The slats on the gate can break or detach, posing a fall hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: Evenflo has received 142 reports of slats breaking and/or detaching from the gate. Three children gained access to stairs. One of those children fell through the gate and down five steps; another fell down one step. Injuries included four children who sustained bumps and bruises to the head and seven children who sustained minor injuries including scratches, scrapes and bruises.

Description: The recall involves Evenflo models 10502 and 10512 Top-of-Stair Plus Wood Gates made from October 2007 through July 2009. The model number can be found on the bottom rail. No other Evenflo model numbers or gates are affected by this recall.

Sold at: Toys “R” Us, Burlington Baby Depot, Kmart and other juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide in the U.S. and Canada, and on the Web at and other online retailers from October 2007 through March 2010 for about $40.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled gate and contact Evenflo to obtain a free newer model 10503 or 10513 Top-of-Stair™ Plus Wood replacement gate.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Evenflo toll-free at (800) 233-5921 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at

For more information on this recall click here.

Infantino Recalls to Replace SlingRider Baby Slings; Three Infant Deaths Reported

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC), in cooperation with Infantino LLC, of San Diego, Calif. are announcing a free replacement program for the Infantino “SlingRider” and “Wendy Bellissimo” infant slings. One million of these infant slings are being recalled in the United States and 15,000 are being recalled in Canada. CPSC advises consumers to immediately stop using these slings for infants younger than four months of age due to a risk of suffocation and contact Infantino for a free replacement product.

CPSC is aware of three reports of deaths that occurred in these slings in 2009; a 7-week-old infant in Philadelphia, Pa.; a 6-day-old infant in Salem, Ore.; and a 3-month-old infant in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Infantino “SlingRider,” is a soft fabric baby carrier with a padded shoulder strap that is worn by parents and caregivers to carry an infant weighing up to 20 lbs. “Infantino” is printed on the plastic slider located on the strap. “Infantino,” “SlingRider” and the item number are printed on the instruction/warning label inside the baby sling carrier. “Wendy Bellissimo” branded sling carriers were sold exclusively at Babies “R” Us and have a sewn-in label on the inside of the sling strap that says in part "Wendy Bellissimo Media, Inc." and lists Item numbers 3937500H7 and 3937501H7.

Infantino LLC sold the slings in the United States and Canada from January 2003 through March 2010 at Walmart, Burlington Coat Factory, Target, Babies “R” Us, BJ’s Wholesale, various baby and children’s stores and other retailers nationwide, and on the Web at, for between $25 and $30.

The product was manufactured in China and Thailand.

Consumers should stop using the recalled slings immediately and contact Infantino to receive a free replacement product, with a choice of a Wrap & Tie infant carrier, or a 2 in 1 Shopping Cart Cover, or a 3 in 1 Grow & Play Activity Gym. A Jittery Pals Rattle will also be provided. Contact Infantino toll-free at (866) 860-1361 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at

Do not attempt to fix these carriers.

For more information on this recall click here.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Welcome Spring!

Today is the first day of Spring and the weather is really cooperating. It's 72 degrees and sunny in Ardmore, a perfect spring day! While we love working at the store on Saturdays and chatting up all the wonderful folks who come in to see us, we are simply salivating over this beautiful weather. Luckily we have lots of eye candy to keep us in a festive spring mood while stuck indoors.

We just got in tons of new adorable spring clothing collections from our favorite designers: Daily Tea for infants, Snapper Rock, Wes and Willy, Splendid Littles, Egg Baby, Hiho Batik, Baby Steps, Kissy Kissy and Petit Bateau. All fashions are available in newborn to size 6. It's a beautiful day to walk the shops at Ardmore, so come see us! You can deck your little one out in the hottest Spring fashions and then sit outside and enjoy an iced coffee from Milk Boy.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Recall Alert-Graco Harmony High Chairs

Graco Recalls Harmony™ High Chairs Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following product. Consumers should stop using product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Graco Harmony™ High Chairs

Units: About 1.2 million

Manufacturer: Graco Children's Products Inc., of Atlanta, Ga.

Hazard: The screws holding the front legs of the high chair can loosen and fall out and/or the plastic bracket on the rear legs can crack causing the high chair to become unstable and tip over unexpectedly. This poses a fall hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: Graco has received 464 reports of screws loosening/falling out and/or plastic brackets cracking causing the high chair to tip over unexpectedly. These tip-over's resulted in 24 reports of injuries including bumps and bruises to the head, a hairline fracture to the arm, and cuts, bumps, bruises and scratches to the body.

Description: This recall involves all Harmony™ High Chairs. The Harmony™ high chair was manufactured from November 2003 through December 2009 and is no longer in production. The model number can be found on the label that is located on the underside of the foot rest.

Sold at: AAFES, Burlington Coat Factory, Babies "R" Us, Toys "R" Us, Sears, Target,, Walmart,, Shopko, USA Baby, and other retailers nationwide from December 2003 through March 2010 for between $70 and $120.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the Harmony™ high chair and contact Graco to receive a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: To order a free repair kit, contact Graco toll-free at (877) 842-3206 or visit the firm's Web site at For additional information, contact Graco at (800) 345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

For more information on this recall and to view the complete list of recalled model numbers, visit the cpsc website, here.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Junior League of Philadelphia

The Junior League of Philadelphia is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community. The JLP has been effecting change and making a positive impact in the Greater Philadelphia area for 96 years. Currently, the JLP is involved in projects like "Boost camp," supporting siblings of children with cancer, "Kids in the Kitchen" teaching kids techniques they can use in everyday life to promote a healthy lifestyle, and "Green Volunteer Corps" which focuses on our community parks and the environment. You can learn more about the Junior League of Philadelphia on their website.

We believe that the work the Junior League of Philadelphia is doing in our community is very important. That is why this weekend we will be donating 10% of our profits to the JLP. So come on in, or shop online, and go ahead and spoil your little's for a good cause!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Motherhood and Stress Seminar

****UPDATE! Sorry for the inconvienance, but this seminar has been postponed until April. Details on the new date and time will be provided when we have them.****

Motherhood and Stress -- two words that often go hand and hand: New moms are challenged by sleepless nights, difficulties with nursing, and figuring out new roles while re-defining our existing relationships.

Moms of toddlers and preschoolers are learning to reign in behavior problems and tantrums, figuring out the "right" age to do things (potty training, learning to reading, etc.) and often figuring out the delicate balance between work and home.

And, moms of older kids are trying to teach values and morals, managing each fly ball that comes their way, from problems with peers to difficulties at school. More than ever, moms of this age child are balancing a ton and feeling the load on their shoulders.

But, do Motherhood and Stress need to go hand in hand?
Not necessarily! Join Deborah Roth Ledley, PhD, licensed psychologist and author of Becoming a Calm Mom, to learn six simple strategies for navigating the path of motherhood calmly and happily. Bring questions, the program will be interactive and geared toward your unique concerns.

The Seminar will be held at our store, this Saturday, March 13 at 10:30am. The cost is $20 per person. Registration is required. You can learn more about this seminar and register for the event here.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Juggling Act of Motherhood

Moms today are faced with the task of juggling countless and diverse roles, demands, needs, and expectations for ourselves and others. Please join us, this Saturday from 10-11:15 AM, for a workshop addressing the personal and shifting nature of balance in motherhood and the challenges of working toward this balance. This participation-based workshop will also focus on themes that underlie this juggling act, such as redefining identity, gains and losses, self-care, and changing relationships.

The workshop will be given by Dr. Jennifer Hitelman. Dr. Hitelman is a Licensed Psychologist with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Drexel University. She also trained at duPont Hospital for Children, Division of Behavioral Health. She is experienced in treating individuals and families with emotional, behavioral, and social concerns. Dr. Hitelman strives to help families learn well- researched and effective strategies to improve areas of concern, and to implement these new tools into their lives while respecting the unique challenges of each individual and family. Her goal is to provide a supportive environment in which to equip her clients with the tools they need to feel confident in tackling the issues with which they are faced.

The cost of the workshop is $20 and registration is required. Please see our website for details.