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Recall Summary

Name of product

Nest Booster Seat

Hazard

The stitching on the restraint straps can loosen which allows the straps to separate from the seat, posing a fall hazard to children.

Remedy
Consumer Contact

OXO at (800) 545-4411 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at info@oxo.com or online at www.oxo.com and click on Customer Service under the Contact Us tab at the bottom of the page for more information.

 

 

 

Recall Details

In conjunction with

Health Canada

Units

About 25,000 in the U.S. and 130 in Canada

Description

This recall involves the Nest Booster Seat sold in green (model 6367200), pink (model 6367300), taupe (model 6367500) and orange (model 6367400) with a white base. A sticker affixed to the underside of the seat reads “Nest Booster Seat” with the model number and manufacture date. The manufacture date code represents the month and year in MMYY format and recalled units have the code: 0714, 0814, 0914, 1014, 1114 or 1214. The formed plastic seats are about 13 inches wide by 14 inches tall by 12 inches deep and have a grey three-point child restraint strap system. The OXO logo is embossed on the restraint system’s buckle.

Incidents/Injuries

The firm has received five reports of the stitching coming undone releasing the straps following a child pulling on the strap or an adult tightening the straps. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the Nest booster seats and contact OXO for a free repair kit with redesigned safety straps and installation instructions.

Sold at

buybuy Baby, Toys“R”Us/Babies“R”Us and independent specialty stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from September 2014 through April 2015 for about $55.

buybuy Baby,Toys R Us/Babies R Us and independent specialty stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from September 2014 through April 2015 for about $55.
Importer(s)

OXO, of El Paso, Texas

Manufactured in

China

PageLines- IMG_2166.jpgLAS VEGAS, NV—Kid to Kid Franchise proudly awarded its Store of the Month award for April to the owner of Kid to Kid in Las Vegas, Fumiko MacPherson and her daughter, Naomi MacPherson. The Las Vegas Kid to Kid store was selected from more than 100 franchisees across the U.S. and Portugal for their outstanding 85 percent increase in sales during their first month in their new 4,000 square foot space.

“Fumiko is like the little engine that could,” said Shauna Sloan, president and founder of Kid to Kid. “She has been plugging away for ten years in a small, 2,600 sq. ft space, posting impressive sales and profits despite repeated challenges and setbacks that stemmed from how hard Las Vegas was hit by the recession. In April, she was finally able to move into a larger store.  Fumiko and her all-female staff moved the entire store by themselves. This move was a classic demonstration of the power and strength of women!”

Originally from Northern California, Fumiko and her husband were looking for an opportunity to own a business they could call their own. They discovered the Kid to Kid franchise and learned about a store in Las Vegas that was available for sale.

“As soon as I found out about Kid to Kid, I was hooked,” said Fumiko. “I love the idea of recycling and getting paid for items you no longer need. Plus, it’s fun working with all the cute kids clothing and items. As an owner for ten years, I’ve gotten to know many of my customers and have enjoyed watching their kids grow. I’m so happy to be making an impact in so many people’s lives by helping them save and earn money.”

Fumiko’s daughter, Naomi, was basically raised at Kid to Kid and is now a buyer and store manager. “I love that there is a ton of training available to all Kid to Kid owners and staff,” said Naomi. “The franchise truly cares about their franchisees and offering them all the tools necessary for them and their business to grow.”

Fumiko gives credit to her hard working staff and her daughter for making her store a success. “I am so honored that we won the Store of the Month award!” said Fumiko. “I’d like to thank all of my loyal customers for continued support, even during difficult times. Without them and my dedicated employees, the store wouldn’t be where it is today. Also, my daughter has been a true inspiration by taking on so much at such an early age.”

To learn more about Kid to Kid in Summerlin, visit their website or find them on Facebook for recent photos and updates.

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Kid to Kid in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV—May 15, 2015—Kid to Kid Franchise proudly awarded its Store of the Month award for April to the owner of Kid to Kid in Las Vegas, Fumiko MacPherson and her daughter, Naomi MacPherson. The Las Vegas Kid to Kid store was selected from more than 100 franchisees across the U.S. and Portugal for their outstanding 85 percent increase in sales during their first month in their new 4,000 square foot space.

“Fumiko is like the little engine that could,” said Shauna Sloan, president and founder of Kid to Kid. “She has been plugging away for ten years in a small, 2,600 sq. ft space, posting impressive sales and profits despite repeated challenges and setbacks that stemmed from how hard Las Vegas was hit by the recession. In April, she was finally able to move into a larger store.  Fumiko and her all-female staff moved the entire store by themselves. This move was a classic demonstration of the power and strength of women!”

Fumiko and Naomi MacPherson

Originally from Northern California, Fumiko and her husband were looking for an opportunity to own a business they could call their own. They discovered the Kid to Kid franchise and learned about a store in Las Vegas that was available for sale.

“As soon as I found out about Kid to Kid, I was hooked,” said Fumiko. “I love the idea of recycling and getting paid for items you no longer need. Plus, it’s fun working with all the cute kids clothing and items. As an owner for ten years, I’ve gotten to know many of my customers and have enjoyed watching their kids grow. I’m so happy to be making an impact in so many people’s lives by helping them save and earn money.”

Fumiko’s daughter, Naomi, was basically raised at Kid to Kid and is now a buyer and store manager. “I love that there is a ton of training available to all Kid to Kid owners and staff,” said Naomi. “The franchise truly cares about their franchisees and offering them all the tools necessary for them and their business to grow.”

Fumiko gives credit to her hard working staff and her daughter for making her store a success. “I am so honored that we won the Store of the Month award!” said Fumiko. “I’d like to thank all of my loyal customers for continued support, even during difficult times. Without them and my dedicated employees, the store wouldn’t be where it is today. Also, my daughter has been a true inspiration by taking on so much at such an early age.”

To learn more about Kid to Kid in Summerlin, visit their website or find them on Facebook for recent photos and updates. For more information about owning a Kid to Kid store, click here.

About Kid to Kid
Kid to Kid is an international franchise that buys and sells gently used children’s goods and maternity wear in an upscale environment.  With over 100 locations throughout the U.S. and Portugal, each Kid to Kid store provides a convenient place where families are financially and emotionally rewarded as they recycle their best items. Kid to Kid is a registered trademark of BaseCamp Franchising located in Salt Lake City, Utah.  For more information about Kid to Kid and BaseCamp Franchising, call 801-359-0071. You may also visit www.kidtokid.com or www.basecampfranchising.com.

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Recall date: MAY 08, 2015

Recall number: 15-131

Recall Summary

Name of product

Cribs, furniture and accessories with vintage grey paint finish

Hazard

The vintage grey paint on the cribs, furniture, and accessories exceeds federal lead limits. If ingested, lead can cause adverse health effects.

Consumer Contact

Baby’s Dream Furniture at (800) 835-2742 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.babysdream.com and click on the recall image for more information.

Baby’s Dream Legendary Cribs and Furniture in Vintage Grey

 

 

Recall Details

Units

About 4,600 cribs and furniture pieces

Description

This recall involves Baby’s Dream full-size cribs, furniture and accessories sold in a vintage grey paint finish under the Brie, Braxton, Heritage, Everything Nice and Legendary collections. Cribs and furniture included in this recall were manufactured between March 2014 and March 2015 in Chile. A label affixed to the bottom of the crib’s back frame and the back panel of the furniture lists the product name, date and location of manufacture, model number and purchase order number (PO#). Model numbers included in the recall are:

 

EVERYTHING NICE COLLECTION
PRODUCT MODEL PO#
Spice Crib SPCRPVG 4812-2, 4816-2, 4820-1
Sugar Crib SUCRPVG 4812-3, 4815-1, 4817-2, 4820-2
Hutch EVHUPVG 4814-7, 4822-6
Double Dresser EVDDPVG 4812-7, 4814-6, 4817-4, 4821-5
Single Dresser EVSDPVG 4817-5, 4823-6
5-Drawer Chest EV5CPVG 4813-6
Bookcase EVBCPVG 4816-7
Nightstand EVNSPVG 4814-12, 4818-11, 4822-12

 

LEGENDARY COLLECTION
PRODUCT MODEL PO#
Panel Flat Crib LGSPFPVG 4814-4, 4820-6
Stationary Crib (Flat Top) LGCRFPVG 4813-5
Safety-Gate Crib (Flat Top) LGSGFPVG 4814-3, 4818-5
Stationary Crib (Curve Top) LGCRCPVG 4815-5, 4822-4
Safety-Gate Crib (Curve Top) LGSGCPVG 4815-4, 4819-2
Hutch LGHUPVG 4814-11, 4819-6
Double Dresser LGDDPVG 4813-8, 4815-10, 4817-8, 4819-5
Single Dresser LGDRPVG 4815-11
5-Drawer Chest LG5CPVG 4815-9, 4818-8
Bookcase LGBCPVG 4823-8
Nightstand LGNSPVG 4812-16, 4815-13
Legendary Guard Rail LGGRPVG 4814-16, 4822-13
Caps & Short Post LGSGCSPVG 4814-17

 

BRIE & BRAXTON COLLECTION & HERITAGE SINGLE DRESSER
PRODUCT MODEL PO#
Brie Crib BECRPVG 4813-1, 4816-1, 4818-1
Braxton Crib BXCRPVG 4812-1, 4817-1, 4819-1
Heritage Single Dresser HGSDPVG 4815-8, 4817-7, 4818-7

 

ACCESSORIES
PRODUCT MODEL PO#
Baby’s Dream Changer Tray BDCTPVG 4812-15, 4816-11, 4821-10
Universal Guard Rail BDGRPVG 4819-9, 4813-12, 4815-15
Universal Full Bed Adult Rails BDARPVG 4811-18, 4812-18, 4814-15, 4815-14, 4818-13, 4821-11
Universal Queen Bed Adult Rails BDQRPVG 4812-20, 4816-13, 4821-12
Incidents/Injuries

None reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately contact Baby’s Dream to arrange for an exchange.

Sold at

Specialty furniture stores nationwide and online at BabysDream.com from March 2014 through March 2015 for between $350 and $900 for the cribs, and between $450 and $1,000 for the dressers, hutches, nightstands, bookcases and chests. Additional accessories were sold for between $100 and $300.

Manufacturer(s)

Baby’s Dream Furniture Inc., of Buena Vista, Ga.

Manufactured in

Chile

Photo credit: buildOn

Photo credit: buildOn

SALT LAKE CITY, UT—May 7, 2015—Customers of Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate stores across the country raised $51,613 on April 25, at charity Fill-A-Bag sale events. These funds are more than enough to build one school, and the remaining amount will go towards building a second school in the near future. Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate—Salt Lake City based resale franchises—have partnered with buildOn, a non-profit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education.

“These schools our customers are helping us build will serve hundreds of children that have never attended a real school before,” said Shauna Sloan, President and Founder of Kid to Kid. “We are thrilled we can contribute to such an amazing cause and provide our customers with fashionable clothes at the same time.”

Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate plan to raise a total of $100,000 by the end of the year, which is enough to build a total of three schools in Mali, Senegal and Burkina Faso.

At the Fill-A-Bag events, large shopping bags were sold for just a $15 donation to buildOn, and customers stuffed as much donated product into the bags as they could fit. Most of the sale merchandise was donated by customers.

photo credit: buildOn

Photo credit: buildOn

Each school will accommodate up to 150 kids and feature two classrooms, a roof, toilets, and classroom supplies. buildOn partners with the ministry of education in each country and the local villages—which provide the land, local materials, and some construction labor. buildOn contributes the engineering, special materials, skilled labor and project supervision. The village is also required to send girls to school in equal numbers with boys for gender balance and equality.

For more information about buildOn and to find participating Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate stores, visit https://act.buildon.org/fundraise/team?ftid=44304.

About buildOn

At home or abroad, buildOn’s goal is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. Across the U.S., buildOn empowers urban youth to transform their neighborhoods through intensive community service and to change the world by building schools in some of the economically poorest countries in the world. Since 1991, buildOn has constructed 700 schools worldwide, with more than 92,000 children, parents and grandparents attending these schools every day. For more information, visit www.buildon.org.

About Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate

For over 20 years, BaseCamp Franchising has been a leader in the resale franchise industry. Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate, both registered trademarks of BaseCamp Franchising, buy and sell gently-used yet fashionable clothes, shoes, gear and accessories. With 43 Uptown Cheapskate stores and 107 Kid to Kid franchise stores throughout the U.S. and in Portugal, Basecamp Franchising provides convenient locations where customers are financially and emotionally rewarded as they recycle their best items. BaseCamp Franchising is located in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information about BaseCamp Franchising, call 801-359-0071. You may also visit www.basecampfranchising.com.

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IMG_2726_croppedWILMINGTON, NC—Kid to Kid Franchise proudly awarded its Store of the Month award for March to Salem Bartlett, owner of Kid to Kid in Wilmington, North Carolina. The Wilmington Kid to Kid store was selected from more than 100 franchisees across the U.S. and Portugal for their 42 percent increase in year over year sales. “In a month where apparel retail was flat or down across the country, it’s impressive for a store to show that much improvement,” comments franchise founder Shauna Sloan. “Salem is very engaged with the franchise, and serves on our Advisory Board. She’s a great example of how well the system works.”

Bartlett is a resident of Wilmington where she and her husband are busy raising their seven-year-old daughter. Both Bartlett and her husband grew up working within their family businesses, so owning a store of their own seems natural. “My grandparents, parents and in-laws were all business owners,” said Bartlett. “When my corporate career stalled, that entrepreneurial spirit pulled at me. Still, the landscape is pretty competitive and I knew I would not want to go out there completely on my own. I knew if I found the right franchise, the risk would be significantly lessened.”

Prior to becoming a franchisee, Bartlett was a regular shopper at the Kid to Kid store in Apex, “I loved the store as a shopper and started thinking about what it would be like to be an owner too,” said Bartlett. “Once I started exploring the Kid to Kid franchise, I was hooked! I could tell that the franchise had developed systems that work, and that they were 100 percent invested in their franchisees’ success.”

Bartlett credits her achievement to her dedicated staff. “I am ecstatic that we won the Store of the Month award!” said Bartlett.  “My team has worked so hard to make this store the success it is today. I could not have kept going without this amazing staff.  This award truly goes to them!”

To learn more about Kid to Kid in Wilmington, visit their website or find them on Facebook for recent photos and updates.

Kid to Kid in Wilmington, NC

Kid to Kid in Wilmington, NC

WILMINGTON, NC—May 1, 2015—Kid to Kid Franchise proudly awarded its Store of the Month award for March to Salem Bartlett, owner of Kid to Kid in Wilmington, North Carolina. The Wilmington Kid to Kid store was selected from more than 100 franchisees across the U.S. and Portugal for their 42 percent increase in year over year sales. “In a month where apparel retail was flat or down across the country, it’s impressive for a store to show that much improvement,” comments franchise founder Shauna Sloan. “Salem is very engaged with the franchise, and serves on our Advisory Board. She’s a great example of how well the system works.”

Bartlett is a resident of Wilmington where she and her husband are busy raising their seven-year-old daughter. Both Bartlett and her husband grew up working within their family businesses, so owning a store of their own seems natural. “My grandparents, parents and in-laws were all business owners,” said Bartlett. “When my corporate career stalled, that entrepreneurial spirit pulled at me. Still, the landscape is pretty competitive and I knew I would not want to go out there completely on my own. I knew if I found the right franchise, the risk would be significantly lessened.”

Kid to Kid owner Salem Bartlett.

Kid to Kid owner Salem Bartlett

Prior to becoming a franchisee, Bartlett was a regular shopper at the Kid to Kid store in Apex, “I loved the store as a shopper and started thinking about what it would be like to be an owner too,” said Bartlett. “Once I started exploring the Kid to Kid franchise, I was hooked! I could tell that the franchise had developed systems that work, and that they were 100 percent invested in their franchisees’ success.”

Bartlett credits her achievement to her dedicated staff. “I am ecstatic that we won the Store of the Month award!” said Bartlett. “My team has worked so hard to make this store the success it is today. I could not have kept going without this amazing staff.  This award truly goes to them!”

To learn more about Kid to Kid in Wilmington, visit their website or find them on Facebook for recent photos and updates. For more information about owning a Kid to Kid store, click here.

About Kid to Kid
Kid to Kid is an international franchise that buys and sells gently used children’s goods and maternity wear in an upscale environment.  With over 100 locations throughout the U.S. and Portugal, each Kid to Kid store provides a convenient place where families are financially and emotionally rewarded as they recycle their best items. Kid to Kid is a registered trademark of BaseCamp Franchising located in Salt Lake City, Utah.  For more information about Kid to Kid and BaseCamp Franchising, call 801-359-0071. You may also visit www.kidtokid.com or www.basecampfranchising.com.

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Recall Summary

Name of product:

SULTAN and VYSSA crib mattress

Hazard:

The crib mattresses could create a gap between the mattress and crib ends larger than allowed by federal regulations, posing an entrapment hazard to infants.

Consumer Contact:

IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime or online atwww.ikea-usa.com and click on Product Recall near the bottom of the page for more information.

 

Recall Details

Units

About 300,000 in the United States and about 44,000 in Canada (About 169,000 VYSSA crib mattresses were recalled in the U.S. in January 2015. This expansion includes about 131,000 SULTAN crib mattresses in the U.S. and about 44,000 in Canada.)

Description

This recall involves IKEA SULTAN and VYSSA crib mattresses with the following model names: SULTAN BLUNDA, SULTAN DRÖMMA, SULTAN SNARKA, SULTAN SUSSA, VYSSA VACKERT, VYSSA VINKA, VYSSA SPELEVINK, VYSSA SLÖA and VYSSA SLUMMER. The recalled mattresses are 52 inches long and 27 ½ inches wide and were manufactured on May 4, 2014 or earlier. An identification label attached to the mattress cover has the date of manufacture in Month-DD-YY format or YY-WW format and the SULTAN or VYSSA model name. In the YY-WW format, mattresses with a date code of 14-18 or earlier are being recalled. A gap between the mattress and crib ends larger than two finger width is an indication of the defective mattress.

Incidents/Injuries

The firm has received two reports of infants becoming entrapped between the mattress and an end of the crib. The children were removed from the gap without injury.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using a recalled mattress and inspect it by making sure there is no gap larger than the width of two fingers between the ends of the crib and the mattress. If any gap is larger, customers should immediately stop using the recalled mattresses and return it to any IKEA store for an exchange or a full refund.

Sold exclusively at

IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from October 2000 to May 2014 for about $20 to $100.

Importer(s)

IKEA North America Services LLC, of Conshohocken, Pa.

Manufactured in

Mexico, Poland, China and the United States

Spring is finally here and the temperature is steadily beginning to warm up. The frost begins to thaw and the patio furniture gets put out to enjoy the warm days and cool nights. It’s also that time for fun spring and summer parties, so time to break out the food. Fruits and vegetables usually get looked over on the way to the main meal, but with these fun ideas fruit and vegetables don’t have to be just another filler food at your table. Here are some fun food ideas you can try to entertain the kids or to try at your spring and summer get togethers.

Fruit Kabobs

Fruit kabobs

 

Fruit kabobs are a great idea for presentation and color for your party guests or kids. You can use any fruit you wish and can use different cheeses if you want to get a little fancy with it. You can also reverse the order in which you put the fruit on the skewer, and dip the bottom of the strawberry in chocolate if you want to indulge a bit.

Fruit Parfaits

fruit parfaits

 

Fruit Parfaits  are an easy setup for a healthy meal. I usually go with strawberries, bananas, blueberries, with a little granola on top, but you can go with really any fruit you have. Just add some nonfat yogurt and you got yourself a great versatile dish.

Appetizer Tree

appetizer tree

If you are feeling like an overachiever and want to go for presentation to impress the party guests. Try an Appetizer Tree. You need a Styrofoam cone, toothpicks, and fruit, vegetables, and cheese of your choice. Your guests are sure to take notice of this towering dish.

Fruit Ice Pops

 

Fruit Ice Pops are perfect for those sweltering hot days. Leave it to Martha Stewart for coming up with this gem. Arrange each fruit in eight 3-ounce ice-pop molds, making sure pieces fit very snugly. Pour enough juice into each mold to just cover fruit. Insert ice-pop sticks and freeze until solid, 6 hours (or up to 2 weeks). Not to mention when it’s all said and done it’s pretty cool looking.

Find the full recipe here.

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