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Happy Holidays from all of us at Kid to Kid! Get cozy this upcoming week and make some of these yummy treats for when you spend time with your family. What’s your favorite holiday treat? Tell us in the comments!

Funfetti Popcorn
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Krispie Trees!
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Pretzel Hugs
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Gingerbread Smoothie
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Don’t forget the Veggies!
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Recall Summary

Name of product  Animated toy
Hazard   The battery compartment can reach temperatures up to 230 degrees Fahrenheit, posing a burn hazard.
Remedy: View Details  Refund
Consumer Contact

Giggles International at (800) 738-6018 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online atwww.LoveMyGiggles.com and click on Recall at the top of the page for more information.

 

 

Recall Details

Units

About 13,000

Description

This recall involves Giggles International Animated Sing-Along Monkey toys. The monkey is made of brown and beige plush material and is about 9 inches tall. The toy is designed to hold a song book titled “5 Little Monkeys” and to sing the song when activated. A red music note is on the bottom of the monkey’s right foot and the face of a child with its hands covering its eyes are on the bottom of the money’s left foot. Recalled sing-along monkeys were manufactured between 6/7/2014 and 7/5/2014 and have batch code GP1410028.  The manufacture date in the M/D/YYYY format and batch code are printed on the bottom of a white fabric label attached near the base of the monkey’s tail. The monkey toys came in a tan colored box with words “Animated Sing-Along Monkey,” “Sing along with me!” and “I play peek-a-boo with you!” on the front. The age advisory “For ages 3+” and the warning that batteries are included are also on the front of the box.

Incidents/Injuries

Giggles International has received two reports of toys overheating and melting their battery compartments.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately take the animated monkey away from children, remove the batteries and return the toy to any Cracker Barrel Old Country Store or contact Giggles International for a full refund.

Sold exclusively at

Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores nationwide from September 2014 to October 2014 for about $25.

Manufacturer(s)

Giggles International Ltd., of Hong Kong

Manufactured in

China

IMG_8223GILBERT, AZ—The Kid to Kid franchise proudly awards the Kid to Kid Store of the Month for November to owner Erica Gentile of the Gilbert Kid to Kid store. The Store of the Month award is given to a franchise store that has shown outstanding performance and customer satisfaction.

The Gilbert Kid to Kid was selected from more than 100 stores because of an impressive 56 percent increase in sales over last year, as well as a significant increase in the amount of product bought from customers.

Erica, owner of both the Gilbert and Chandler Kid to Kid locations, credits much of the increase of sales to having a great selection of merchandise available. “We have really focused on keeping our racks organized and full of high-quality merchandise so our customers have a variety of items to choose from,” said Erica. “By offering more choices, our shoppers have a much better experience.”

Erica thanks her hard working staff for going the extra mile to assist customers and creating a fun shopping experience. “We’ve made it our top priority to help customers as soon as they walk in the door to help find what they are looking for BEFORE they reach the check-out counter,” Erica continued. “As a team, we’ve grown and become more productive – and as you see, it’s made a huge difference.”

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

IMG_8223GILBERT, AZ—Dec. 15, 2014—The Kid to Kid franchise proudly awards the Kid to Kid Store of the Month for November to owner Erica Gentile of the Gilbert Kid to Kid store, located at 1652 N. Higley Rd. The Store of the Month award is given to a franchise store that has shown outstanding performance and customer satisfaction.

The Gilbert Kid to Kid was selected from more than 100 stores because of an impressive 56 percent increase in sales over last year, as well as a significant increase in the amount of product bought from customers.

Erica, owner of both the Gilbert and Chandler Kid to Kid locations, credits much of the increase of sales to having a great selection of merchandise available. “We have really focused on keeping our racks organized and full of high-quality merchandise so our customers have a variety of items to choose from,” said Erica. “By offering more choices, our shoppers have a much better experience.”

Erica thanks her hard working staff for going the extra mile to assist customers and creating a fun shopping experience. “We’ve made it our top priority to help customers as soon as they walk in the door to help find what they are looking for BEFORE they reach the check-out counter,” Erica continued. “As a team, we’ve grown and become more productive – and as you see, it’s made a huge difference.”

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

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, UT.  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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The holidays are here! What a wonderful time of the year. Below are some adorable craft ideas that you and your kids can make this season.

Light Bulb Chalk Cards
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Paper Collage Trees
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Simple Pipe Cleaner Trees
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Potato Stamp Ornaments
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Bow Tie Pasta Wreaths
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Pom Pom Hot Cocoa Mugs
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It’s almost a new year and it’s a great time to get some new family photos. Stop by Kid to Kid to pick up some adorable outfits to coordinate your photo shoot. Here are some great tips and some cute photo ideas!

Family photo tips:

  • Plan ahead! Be sure to plan where you will take photos and be prepared with any changes of clothes or snacks before heading out. This will ensure less tantrums and happier photos
  • Color coordinate. A coordinated wardrobe looks great and brings family photos together. Try to coordinate outfits based on a color of style.
  • Find a photographer you’re comfortable with. Whether it’s a family friend or a professional, be sure you’re comfortable with the person holding the camera.
  • Get outside! In-studio shots are great, but it’s sometimes easier to relax when taking photos outside. Be prepared for changes in weather and dress appropriately.
  • Don’t stress. Don’t worry about getting a perfect photo. Relax and have fun and a great photo will happen!

Cute photo ideas

Don’t be afraid of the weather!

 Try different angles.

Have a prop like feathers or leaves.

Get silly!

Recall date: NOVEMBER 20, 2014
Recall number: 15-032

Recall Summary

Name of product

Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierra, Solara, Sterling and TravelMate Model Strollers and Travel Systems

Hazard
The folding hinge on the sides of the stroller can pinch a child’s finger, posing a laceration or amputation hazard.
Consumer Contact:

Graco Children’s Products at (800) 345-4109 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.gracobaby.com and click on the “Help Center” at the top and Recall and Safety Notifications for more information.

 

Recall Details

In conjunction with

Units

About 4.7 million in United States, about 202,000 in Canada, and about 10,300 in Mexico

Description

This recall includes eleven Graco and Century-branded strollers with model names Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierra, Solara, Sterling and TravelMate.  All models are a single-occupant stroller with an external sliding fold-lock hinge on each side and a one-hand fold release mechanism on the handle. Strollers with a manufacture date from August 1, 2000 to September 25, 2014 are included in the recall. Model numbers and the date of manufacture are printed on the white label located at the bottom of the stroller leg just above the rear wheel. The model names and numbers included in the recall are:

Aspen
6947MAN 6954AMB 7403ANM 7414BKL 7453UVB 7454WNN
Breeze
34950 6904N8 6904TN8 6907JUN 7404M7 7404TM7 7433BER
6904BUG 6904NV 6904YL 6907ZOU 7404NCB 7431PUR 7464CEL
6904LAZ 6904TLQ 6907CYP 6932AR 7404P8 7432PUR 7464KSB
Capri – Century Branded Literider
6901DZ 6901FRN 6901MP
Cirrus
35233 6956COR 6956MLL 7426CUB 7438JET 7456NGS
6919MV 6956MAC 7416HX 7435WNN 7456GKG 7463CUB
6919TMP 6956MIC 7416THX 7438GIN 7456MON
Glider
35206 6974CYP 6987FMT 6S00MRG3 7441SAV 7446STA 7S00SBN3
1755545 6974HAB 6987FMT3 6S01JAV3 7441SAV2 7448WLS2 7S00WAV3
1757978 6983THE 6987SFJ3 6S02SFS3 7441SPT 7459KYW2
6937N6 6984SAR 6999TRI 7441FLT 7445UNN 7S00KWD3
Kite
6837COE
Literider 
1759206 1834721 6712NPB 6903RG 6927HE 6942MP 7304TOP2
1759753 1834725 6712PWC3 6912GMP 6927HK 6955G9 7305ALB2
1760521 1843722 6712SFT 6916BLW 6927LV 6989N2 7320UVB
1761301 1850503 6712SNY 6916BRN 6927TMJ 6989Y2 7321UVB
1763582 1852558 6712SUP 6916D5 6927TXB 6M01TAN3 7340SSR
1783222 1853477 6712SUP3 6916F3 6929B7 6M02SFR3 7340SSR2
1790492 1876823 6720THE 6916HBH 6929HX 7003CHP 7350DOH
1794240 34855 6730BEB 6916MEL 6929KY 7300MAK 7350DOH2
1801006 34939 6730DRM 6916P8 6929WN 7303BRL 7360NGS
1804095 35635 6730HMP 6916RK 6936HAV 7303BRL2 7436GIN
1809351 6710JKP 6827RS 6916TA6 6936JAM 7304GEI 7436JET
1809556 6710JUP 6903IND 6927AE 6938A5 7304GEI2 7M00DCF3
1817150 6712NAP 6903JJJ 6927GP 6940A4 7304HNW3
Literider – Century Branded
1804730
Sierra
7487GP 7487VA
Solara – Century Branded Literider
6965ZOL 6985CNC
Sterling
6988KER 7425CLE 7425OAK 7428RAC 7429VL 7437N5 7447PAS
7423RAC 7425CLE2 7427AD 7429HX 7429WZ 7447M7
TravelMate
6958HAV 6958TDT
Incidents/Injuries

Graco has received 11 reports of finger injuries including six reports of fingertip amputation, four reports of partial-fingertip amputation and one finger laceration.

Remedy

Contact Graco immediately for a free repair kit. Repair kits will be available from the firm at the beginning of December 2014. While waiting for a repair kit, caregivers should exercise extreme care when unfolding the stroller to be certain that the hinges are firmly locked before placing a child in the stroller. Caregivers are advised to immediately remove the child from a stroller that begins to fold to keep their fingers from the side hinge area.

Sold at

Target, Toys R Us, Walmart and other retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Walmart.com and other online retailers from August 2000 through November 2014 for about $40-70 for the stroller and about $140-$170 for the Travel System.  

Manufacturer

Graco Children’s Products, of Atlanta, Ga.  

Manufactured in

China

Blog3GiveThanks

With Thanksgiving just one week away, we at Kid to Kid are feeling so grateful! Here’s a list of 8 things we’re especially thankful for right now:

1. Moms – because everybody needs at least one person who’ll love them and cheer for them no matter what.

2. Freedom – so we can be ourselves.

3. Can openers – because honestly, have you ever tried to open a can without one? Amiright?

4. Education – so we can learn, grow, and accomplish our dreams.

5. Chocolate – #NeedISayMore

6. Good friends – The kind that make your cheeks ache from smiling too much.

7. Beaches – especially warm beaches. In November.

8. Our shoppers and sellers! – because Kid to Kid couldn’t exist without YOU. We love to bring gently used kids’ things to families at low prices, and we REALLY love paying cash for kids’ clothes and toys. How could we do our two favorite things without our shoppers and our sellers?

Now we want to know, what are YOU grateful for? Tell us in the comments below.

Almada_KidtoKidALMADA, PORTUGAL—The Kid to Kid franchise has selected the Kid to Kid store in Almada, Portugal as the winner of the Store of the Month for October. Kid to Kid Almada was selected from more than 100 stores based on outstanding performance representing the Kid to Kid brand. “The Almada Kid to Kid store is not only a model of the franchise in Portugal, but for the whole franchise system” reports franchise founder Shauna Sloan.

Almada franchise owner, Susana Pedroso, is a mother of two young children, and the owner/manager of two Kid to Kid stores located in a suburban area of Lisbon. Her second store in Seixal opened just a few months ago and is also experiencing terrific success. “Susana is an excellent manager and demonstrates an amazing work ethic as she leads her team to buy efficiently, keep the racks full, and turning product quickly,” said Ana Pinheiro, Kid to Kid’s Master Franchisor for Portugal. “Susana has done a great job cross-promoting between the Almada and Seixal stores, and developing common customers who buy and sell in both stores. This has resulted in success in both locations, and contributes to Kid to Kid being the second most recognized children’s brand in all of Portugal!”

Portugal stores are typically much smaller than the average 3,500 sq. ft store in the U.S. However, that hasn’t stopped the Almada and Seixal locations from being successful. When asked why both stores are doing so well, Pinheiro responded, “In my opinion there is no secret. They just follow the [franchise] system rules.”

Prior to Kid to Kid entering into the country of Portugal in 2003, the resale concept was completely new. There were virtually no thrift stores, yard sales, or classified ads, and buying “used” was not an option for the typical family. Since then, the franchise has experienced tremendous growth. There are now 21 stores throughout Portugal with only a few potential locations still available. “With Portugal virtually sold out, our next area of growth in Europe is into Spain,” comments Sloan.

Congratulations to Susana Pedroso and her team!

To learn more about Kid to Kid, visit their website or find them on Facebook for recent photos and updates. For Kid to Kid franchise information, visit the Franchise Opportunity page.

Kid to Kid Almada, Portugal

Kid to Kid Almada, Portugal

Almada, Portugal—Nov. 17, 2014—The Kid to Kid franchise has selected the Kid to Kid store in Almada, Portugal as the winner of the Store of the Month for October. Kid to Kid Almada was selected from more than 100 stores based on outstanding performance representing the Kid to Kid brand. “The Almada Kid to Kid store is not only a model of the franchise in Portugal, but for the whole franchise system” reports franchise founder Shauna Sloan.

Almada franchise owner, Susana Pedroso, is a mother of two young children, and the owner/manager of two Kid to Kid stores located in a suburban area of Lisbon. Her second store in Seixal opened just a few months ago and is also experiencing terrific success. “Susana is an excellent manager and demonstrates an amazing work ethic as she leads her team to buy efficiently, keep the racks full, and turning product quickly,” said Ana Pinheiro, Kid to Kid’s Master Franchisor for Portugal. “Susana has done a great job cross-promoting between the Almada and Seixal stores, and developing common customers who buy and sell in both stores. This has resulted in success in both locations, and contributes to Kid to Kid being the second most recognized children’s brand in all of Portugal!”

Portugal stores are typically much smaller than the average 3,500 sq. ft store in the U.S. However, that hasn’t stopped the Almada and Seixal locations from being successful. When asked why both stores are doing so well, Pinheiro responded, “In my opinion there is no secret. They just follow the [franchise] system rules.”

Prior to Kid to Kid entering into the country of Portugal in 2003, the resale concept was completely new. There were virtually no thrift stores, yard sales, or classified ads, and buying “used” was not an option for the typical family. Since then, the franchise has experienced tremendous growth. There are now 21 stores throughout Portugal with only a few potential locations still available. “With Portugal virtually sold out, our next area of growth in Europe is into Spain,” comments Sloan.

To learn more about Kid to Kid, visit their website or find them on Facebook for recent photos and updates. For Kid to Kid franchise information, visit the Franchise Opportunity page.

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 105 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, UT.  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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