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Kid to Kid in Setubal, Portugal

Setubal, Portugal—June 22, 2015—The Kid to Kid franchise is excited to award the Store of the Month award for May to owners Rita and Diogo Madaleno of the Kid to Kid in Setubal, Portugal. The Kid to Kid Setubal store was selected from more than 100 franchise stores across the U.S. and Portugal for outstanding sales performance.

Even though it is located in one of the poorest parts of the Lisbon area, the Setubal Kid to Kid franchise is posting strong sales as they serve the community buying and selling the best things kids outgrow. “The Madalenos have succeeded in creating a very successful Kid to Kid store despite significant challenges in the past year,” said Shauna Sloan, founder of Kid to Kid.

Within a year after the Madalenos opened their Kid to Kid store in Setubal, a new mall opened across town which impacted all retail stores within the surrounding areas. Taking a proactive approach, the Madalenos relocated their store closer to the mall to a much larger space (4500 square feet) – and they did it in a record 5 days’ time. In the first full month in the new store, the Setubal store’s sales ranking jumped from 13th to 3rd in Portugal as total sales increased by 99 percent.

Setubal Kid to Kid owners Rita and Diogo Madaleno along with their four children.

Setubal Kid to Kid owners Rita and Diogo Madaleno along with their four children.

“As soon as we moved to the new location, which is much more visible and convenient, we immediately saw an increase in the number of customers who are discovering the benefits of shopping and selling at Kid to Kid,” said Diogo Madeleno. “In addition to tens of thousands of gently used clothing, toys, and baby gear, we have plenty of affordable new products like car seats and other baby equipment.”

Rita and Diogo are the parents of 4 growing children ages 3 to 13.  “As parents, we understand the importance of watching the family budget and that’s what attracted us to the Kid to Kid franchise,” said Rita Madaleno. “We are so happy that we can provide our community with affordable high quality items families need.”

The Setubal Kid to Kid is the Madaleno’s second store. They opened their first store in the Expo area of Lisbon.

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 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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SetubalThe Kid to Kid franchise is excited to award the Store of the Month award for May to owners Rita and Diogo Madaleno of the Kid to Kid in Setubal, Portugal. The Kid to Kid Setubal store was selected from more than 100 franchise stores across the U.S. and Portugal for outstanding sales performance.

Even though it is located in one of the poorest parts of the Lisbon area, the Setubal Kid to Kid franchise is posting strong sales as they serve the community buying and selling the best things kids outgrow. “The Madalenos have succeeded in creating a very successful Kid to Kid store despite significant challenges in the past year,” said Shauna Sloan, founder of Kid to Kid.

Within a year after the Madalenos opened their Kid to Kid store in Setubal, a new mall opened across town which impacted all retail stores within the surrounding areas. Taking a proactive approach, the Madalenos relocated their store closer to the mall to a much larger space (4500 square feet) – and they did it in a record 5 days’ time. In the first full month in the new store, the Setubal store’s sales ranking jumped from 13th to 3rd in Portugal as total sales increased by 99 percent.

“As soon as we moved to the new location, which is much more visible and convenient, we immediately saw an increase in the number of customers who are discovering the benefits of shopping and selling at Kid to Kid,” said Diogo Madeleno. “In addition to tens of thousands of gently used clothing, toys, and baby gear, we have plenty of affordable new products like carseats and other baby equipment.”

Rita and Diogo are the parents of 4 growing children ages 3 to 13.  “As parents, we understand the importance of watching the family budget and that’s what attracted us to the Kid to Kid franchise,” said Rita Madaleno. “We are so happy that we can provide our community with affordable high quality items families need.”

The Setubal Kid to Kid is the Madaleno’s second store. They opened their first store in the Expo area of Lisbon.

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

Uptown Cheapskate and Kid to Kid resale franchise in Boise, ID.

New Uptown Cheapskate and Kid to Kid in Boise.

BOISE, ID—June 15, 2015—Local business owner Bill Long is proud to announce the grand opening of his new resale store, Uptown Cheapskate, on Thursday, June 25 at 4:00 pm. Unlike a traditional thrift store, this trendy teen and young adult fashion reseller, located at 1574 N. Wildwood Way in Boise, pays shoppers cash for their secondhand clothes, shoes and other apparel items and resells them at highly discounted prices.

The first 50 shoppers in line at the grand opening will receive mystery gift cards worth up to $50. Businesses within the area will also join in on the grand opening celebration by providing special offers.

The new Uptown Cheapskate store in Boise is located next door to Long’s other resale franchise, Kid to Kid. A sister concept to Uptown Cheapskate, Kid to Kid buys and resells children’s clothing, toys, books and baby gear. The Kid to Kid store recently moved to its larger location a month ago and will be celebrating its grand re-opening on June 25 as well. A face painter and a balloon-animal artist will be at the Kid to Kid store from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

“I’m excited to bring the Uptown Cheapskate concept to the Boise area and offer an affordable way to dress fashionably,” said Long. “Having both of my stores located next to each other will hopefully make it more convenient for my customers whose children grew up with Kid to Kid to now shop at Uptown Cheapskate.”

For several weeks, the store has been open to the public to purchase customers’ gently used fashions, filling the racks in preparation for the grand opening. Customers will then be able to come in and shop brand name and designer clothing and accessories at up to 70 percent less than retail.

Uptown Cheapskate focuses on buying current styles of apparel, shoes and accessories that appeal to a wide range of teens and young adults. After the grand opening, Uptown Cheapskate will continue to pay customers cash or in-store credit for their gently used items.

In addition to carrying hundreds of recycled items, the new Uptown Cheapskate store will also offer many new products including jewelry, shoes and assorted clothing items.

For more information, visit their store website or find Uptown Cheapskate – West Boise on Facebook for frequent updates, pictures and happenings in the store. For Uptown Cheapskate franchise information, visit the Franchise Opportunity page.

About Uptown Cheapskate
Uptown Cheapskate, a registered trademark of BaseCamp Franchising, buys and sells gently used fashionable clothes, shoes, and accessories. With more than 40 stores throughout the U.S., Uptown Cheapskate provides convenient locations where customers are financially and emotionally rewarded as they recycle their best items. BaseCamp Franchising is located in Salt Lake City, UT. For more information about Uptown Cheapskate and BaseCamp Franchising, call 801-359-0071 or visit www.uptowncheapskate.com or www.basecampfranchising.com.

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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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