Health Canada, Troxel Company, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) have jointly recalled the Flexible-Flyer "Fun Time" Gym Set with See Saw attachment (model numbers 42124 and UPC 04767242124), as the see saw seats can detach from the bolt fasteners, posing a fall hazard.
Troxel has received 1,232 reports of broken See Saw seats, 13 of which involved young children in the U.S. sustaining injuries such as bumps, bruises and lacerations in the United States. In Canada, there were 21 incidents, three of which involved injuries to a child's arm and head.
Customers are advised to immediately stop using the See Saw attachment on their swing set and contact Troxel for a free repair kit.
For further information, customers may call Troxel's toll-free number at 1-888-770-7060 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the company's website.
From February 2012 to April 2012, approximately 4,877 units of the see saws were sold to Wal-Mart Canada.
The First Lady is first and foremost a mom. And the good old-fashioned kind at that.
In a recent interview with Parenting Magazine, the U.S. President's wife Michelle Obama dished on all things parenting. For someone who lives in the White House, her views were reassuringly traditional, heavily rooted in old-fashioned values like community.
In the age of ME, Mrs Obama stresses the need to put others first. "I tell my kids that you have to practice who you want to be every day,” said the First Lady. “You won’t wake up in twenty years and become a compassionate person if you’re not practicing that along the way.”
Incredibly, the Obamas still manage to practice what they preach, staying involved in their kids' lives, no matter how tight their schedule. “You know, we go to all the important school functions,” she says. “At least one of us is there. It's important to get to know their friends and teachers and to understand what they're going through on a daily basis."
At Thanksgiving, the Obamas make sure to do some form of community service before sitting down for a turkey dinner. And the First Lady is big on the idea of eating together as a family, and eating right. That's why she started Let's Move, an initiative aimed at combating childhood obesity. But she's also a realist.
“I think it's the simple things that hold true regardless of income or location: eliminating sugary drinks, cooking a little bit more,” she says. “It's hard to do. I struggled with it as a working mom myself. But thinking about it once or twice a week even, sitting around a table, getting to know our kids more, is a good thing.”
With so much pressure on girls today, Michelle Obama is a shining example of how to be a strong, confident woman. Her daughters are lucky to have such a role model at home. We need more outspoken women like her, in the media and in the government.
“Barack and I always tell our girls that you can be smart, you can be beautiful, but if you don’t know how to treat people, if you don’t walk into a room and say hello, if you don’t say thank you, if you’re not looking out for the girl who’s sitting alone by herself, then who are you?”
Do you agree with the First Lady's values? What advice would you give today's young women?
Imagine this mom's shock when she went to buy a doll for a friend's hospitalized daughter in her local supermarket. Not only did she find a black doll and a white doll, but the Caucasian doll was more expensive than the black doll!
The white version of My Lovely Baby was priced at £5.96 while the black version was just £4.97. When 22-year-old mom Holly Beckett complained to staff, she was told the discrepancy was down to a simple pricing error. Beckett, of course, had her doubts and suspected the variation was due to ethnicity, as evidenced by the pictures on the boxes depicting a white girl playing with the white doll and vice-versa.
A week later, Beckett returned to the store in Dudley, England, and found the prices unchanged.
“I think it’s disgusting I have to pay one pound more because it’s a white baby," said Beckett. “At first I reported the price difference because I was worried about what people would think about Tesco."
As a former employee of Tesco, Beckett was horrified. Instead of remedying the situation, staff allegedly tried to sell the mom a white doll at the same price as the black one.
A spokesperson for Tesco explained the difference in pricing, saying the black dolls went on sale after the white ones, thus were being sold at an “introductory” price.
Can you smell the B.S. all the way across the ocean, or do you think the store's reasoning is legit?