Safety 1st Push 'n Snap Cabinet Locks (with item numbers 48391 or 48442) manufactured prior to December 2010 have been recalled. The cabinet locks can easily open when pulled, posing a safety risk, as children can access products in cupboards.
Dorel Distribution Canada has received 45 reports of incidents, with one reported case of a child swallowing cleaning fluid. Health Canada has received one report of an incident related to the use of these cabinet locks.
Customers are advised to stop using the cabinet lock and visit Dorel Distribution Canada's website to obtain a free replacement lock.
Customers may also call the Consumer Relations toll-free number 1-866-762-3212 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Between July 2008 and February 2012, approximately 153,293 of the recalled locks were sold in Canada.
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Let's talk about down there. Way down there. Even though most Canadian new moms would rather not, our French counterparts practically consider it a civic duty.
They even have a government-sponsored program called 'la rééducation périnéale' to make sure they get their wahoos back in tip top shape following childbirth. In fact, pelvic education is just part and parcel of basic postpartum care in France.
Such tuition apparently involves involve Kegel-type drills, performed under the watchful eye of a therapist, and the insertion of little biofeedback exercises into the vagina to monitor the strength of said muscles.
“You can watch how hard your muscles are working on the screen and even play little video games using the sonde as a joystick,” wrote Claire Lundberg on the news site Slate. “I played a Pole Position game at my last session, and a friend played what I can only call Cooter Pac-Man.”
La rééducation has been paid for by French Social Security since 1985, presumably with a view to getting women back in the saddle as quickly as possible (so they can no doubt go on to have more babies?).
But regardless of whether you like the idea of the government sticking its nose in your bedroom, its involvement has no doubt helped address the postpartum issues like incontinence and pelvic pain.
So even if on the face of it la rééducation seems to be pandering to the gentleman of the house, surely it is the lady herself who benefits. (I know how happy fitting into skinny jeans would have made me after my son was born.)
I put it to you, yummies. Should les Canadiens follow suit, and spend taxpayer dollars on rehabilitating its very own wahoos?
Did you make any resolutions when you became a parent, such as nixing the swearing or smoking, to provide a good example for your kids?
Well, Sir Paul McCartney is no different, it seems. The former mop-haired, serial-marrying Beatle gave up smoking dope for his eight-year-old daughter Beatrice.
According to the Telegraph report, 69-year-old Sir Paul did indeed smoke marijuana “a lot.” In fact, Beatrice's mom, McCartney's ex-wife Heather Mills, said he smoked pot "as often as most people drink cups of tea" during their divorce proceedings.
“I smoked my share. When you’re bringing up a youngster, your sense of responsibility does kick in, if you’re lucky, at some point,” McCartney confessed to Rolling Stone magazine. “Enough’s enough – you just don’t seem to think it’s necessary.”
Apparently it wasn't so necessary to give up Mary Jane for his other four kids, including virtuoso designer, Stella.
Maybe for McCartney—who famously took everything from LSD, heroin and cocaine, and was once arrested for possession—it's less about fatherhood and more about mellowing out in old age. After all, you can't keep up the rock-and-roll lifestyle as an octogenarian. (Or can you, Keith?)
Do you think giving up pot will make Sir Paul a better dad, or at least a more alert one?