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Update: A.P. Industries cribs now all made in Canada, says reader

Reader Kathleen E. writes in today with an update to nursery furniture maker A.P. Industries: I was looking in your section on cribs because I was interested in a crib I saw in store.  It was an A.P.Industries crib and I was disappointed to read the review saying they were made in China (the store said they […]

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Green update: Romina now Greenguard certified

Nursery furniture maker Romina joins four other manufacturers as Greenguard certified, which means they meet strict chemical emission guidelines for indoor air quality. Other GreenGuard certified manufacturers include Boori, BSF Baby, Natart/Tulip and Young America.

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RECALL: Bassinets Recalled by Kolcraft Due to Fall Hazard

NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Communications Washington, D.C. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 9, 2012 Release #12-173 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 624-1908 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Bassinets Recalled by Kolcraft Due to Fall Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation […]

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Reader: Defective Dutailier dresser disappoints

Reader Ali C. writes in today with a story about her Dutailier dresser that didn’t live up to the brand’s reputation for quality: I am not sure how you collect your product reviews for your book, but the “Baby Bargains” book was a great resource for me when I was getting ready to welcome twins […]

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RECALL: JcPenney Rockland drop-side cribs

NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Communications Washington, D.C.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12, 2012 Release #12-148 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 967-5770 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Nan Far Woodworking Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards; Sold Exclusively at […]

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Reader: DucDuc's "white glove delivery" disappoints

Reader Rick S. writes in today with a story about a DucDuc nursery order gone wrong: I’m one of the million of people who’ve read Babybargains in preparation for their first child. And I’m one of the millions of parents who, lost in the myriad of products out there, relied on Babybargains advice, reviews, and […]

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RECALL: Dutailier Group Recalls Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment and Fall Hazards

NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission   Office of Communications Washington, D.C.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 2, 2011 Release #12-032 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 363-9817 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Dutailier Group Recalls Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment and Fall Hazards WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer […]

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Play yards with newborn nappers: safe or not?

In our most recent BABY BARGAINS book, we recommended the Graco Pack N Play but specifically said we’d advise against the “Newborn Napper” feature (see picture at right; the Napper is on the left side of the playpen). Our concerns with the napper was how it was designed and marketed to parents as a place […]

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Cafe Kid's $389 crib returns to Costco

We discussed Cafe Kids Sydney crib in our latest book—this Costco exclusive was $365 when we last saw it in January. Good news: the crib is back, in the same espresso finish as last time. The slightly bad news: the price is now $389.99. The crib is made in Thailand and features a wood slat […]

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Are discontinued crib models unsafe to use?

As those new crib safety standards took effect this week, reader Rachel L. writes in with a question about whether discontinued crib models are unsafe: I haven’t seen anything on your website regarding the Pali Cribs that have recently been discontinued: the Empoli and Ferrara models. I was wondering if you know why they have […]

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