Health Canada has expanded its June 30 recall of the above pacifiers made from maple wood backs, with silicone or latex nipples in sizes 0–6 months and 6–18 months.
The recall covers all pacifiers sold at the Montreal Parents and Kids Fair in April 2015 as well as those sold online between April 2015 and July 2016.
Only personalized pacifiers engraved with a child’s name are excluded from the recall.
The handle on the pacifier may detach from the guard, posing a choking hazard. Three incidents of the knob handle detaching from the guard were reported to Health Canada and Les Produits Arboréka Inc.
Customers are advised to immediately remove the pacifiers from children. Affected pacifiers should be destroyed and put in the garbage to avoid future use. Customers are advised to cut off the nipple with scissors and smash the guard with a pair of pliers or a hammer.
For further information, customers may contact Les Produits Arboréka Inc. to obtain a replacement pacifier (toll free) at 855-545-0545, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST), from Monday to Friday.
From April 2015 to July 2016, approximately 6,000 pacifiers were sold in Canada.
Health Canada has recalled the Swagway X1 Hands-Free Smartboard brand of self-balancing scooters, also known as hoverboards with the serial numbers 000001-008000 (silver sticker). Please note: boards bearing a white sticker with serial number 020001 or higher are not affected by this recall.
The lithium-ion battery in the hoverboard may overheat, posing a potential burn or fire hazard.
Although there have been no reports in Canada, there have been 42 incidents in the United States involving this product, including battery packs smoking, catching fire and/or exploding, causing property damage. In 16 of these cases, consumers sustained burns to the neck, leg and arm.
Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the boards and contact Swagway LLC to arrange for a repair of the product.
For further information, customers may contact Swagway LLC toll-free at 1-800-242-0898 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or via the company's website.
From September 2015 to July 2016, approximately 5,000 hoverboards were sold in Canada, and approximately 267,000 in the U.S.online and at various stores.
Our little ones are cute. But make no mistake, sleep deprivation is real - real torture, that is. Yes, even when it comes at the hands of people three feet tall.
That's why one mom took desperate measures to address the constant middle-of-the-night awakenings and intrusions in her home.
Jill Robbins had hoped that having her young children share a room would help them stay put through the night. She was wrong.
While her second boy was dream sleeper, her first used literally any excuse to spring from his bed - from "water, hugs, to ask a question about nuclear theory."
Ultimately Robbins got so tired (sorry) of the bedtime dance that she and hubby invested in a king-sized bed. Though she admits to not being "co-sleeping people,” she finally caved and ended up with a packed bed. So much for king comfort.
Worn down, Robbins heard about a little hack known as the "bedtime pass," and within days it revolutionized nocturnals for her family. And if you've ever been sleep deprived (read: had babies), you will know it's no exaggeration to say it saved her sanity, too.
Put simply, the bedtime pass consists of an index card, giving your kid one single excuse to depart the confines of their own bed per night.
It's their shout. It can be used for a nightmare, a drink, a pee. Whatever, but the point is, the "pass" can only be used once and once only.
Robbins claims the hack cuts out a lot of the silly and plain annoying awakenings for things like asking "what flavour yogurt we were having for breakfast or to report their sibling was 'breathing too much.'"
The funny thing is, kids take the pass seriously and end up using it wisely.
You can even add extra incentive for consecutive nights of non-wakenings by putting stickers on the back of the pass, to be traded in for treats. Is it bribery? Yes. Is it effective? Damn straight.
Thankfully my son sleeps like dead. (Seriously not even Armageddon would rouse this kid.) But if he wasn't such a sound sleeper, I would definitely try out the pass because when mommy doesn't get her forty winks, ain't nobody happy.
Image source: Jill Robbins