Health Canada has recalled the above sleepers and polo pyjamas with CA number 00108 in the following styles after it failed to meet the flammability requirements for children's sleepwear in Canada. The recall involves the following styles:
Model & Description:
2-piece Polo Pyjama—12, 18 and 24 months and 2-4 years
Though neither Health Canada nor DoGree fashions Ltd. has received reports of incidents, loose-fitting cotton sleepwear poses a flammability risk.
Customers should immediately stop using the recalled sleepwear and return them to the place of purchase. For further information, please contact Do-Gree Fashions Ltd. by email.
From October 2010 to March 1st 2013, approximately 1,600 sleepers and polo pyjamas were sold in Canada.
Which comes first: the talent or the recording contract? For a 12-year-old Dane named Benjamin Lasnier, it's clearly the latter. The boy, who bears an uncanny resemblance to our own Justin Bieber, is using his Doppelganger to carve out his own brand of celebrity.
According to an article in the Guardian, his Instagram self-portraits (or 'selfies' as they're aptly called) have been the glue building a fan base much like his idol's. The trouble for Lasnier, though, is talent. He doesn't have one.
Yet with more than 762,000 followers, the now 13-year-old Copenhagen resident doesn't seem too bothered. Sony has just signed him anyway.
Talk about salting the wounds of all the young, hard working idol wannabes out there. All he has to do is smile and his Instagram selfie gets hit with "60,000-odd 'likes.'" Oh, and companies shower him with freebies, hoping his baby face will help their brand.
Is it fair? Of course not. Can he cultivate a career to rival that of his idol? Time will tell.
"Every talent starts from scratch," said Sony's Mads Kjaergaard.
Do you agree that talent can be 'taught'?
When's the right time to teach kids about money? How young is too young? According to an article in Forbes, five is probably the magic number. Or as soon as they realize "money buys things."
If all your children sees is the magic swipe of a plastic card and doesn't get that you actually have to have credit behind that piece of plastic, then it may be time to open up the discussion.
A CFP and senior financial planner at T. Rowe Price, Stuart Ritter says we aren't teaching our kids enough about money. And that education has to start earlier.
Ritter provides these tips for learning about money at each stage.
At five, your child should know the following terminology:
Click here to view tips for kids age 10 and up.
Ritter imbued his own children with a reality check when they unanimously agreed to buying a new, larger vehicle. He explained that in order to do so, the cost of the car would be offset by what the family would usually spend on a beach holiday. Needless to say, suddenly his kids weren't so enthused. (Lucky them, to have a financial planner for a dad!)
“It’s not about saving for the sake of saving. It’s about spending choices and figuring out if you should spend now or spend later. It’s about teaching priorities and trade-offs,” said Ritter.
Are your kids financially savvy? Is five a reasonable age to start teaching kids about money?