Archive for the ‘Nutrition’ Category

RECALL: Evenflo Embrace car seats for sticky buckles

Manufacturer: Evenflo Company, Inc. SUMMARY: Evenflo Company, Inc. (Evenflo) is recalling certain Embrace 35 two-piece, rear-facing infant child restraints equipped with an AmSafe QT1 buckle. The affected model numbers include: 30711365, 31511040, 31511323, 31511400, 3151198, 3151953, 31521138, 46811205, 46811237, 48111200, 48111215, 48111215A, 48111218, 48111234, 48111235, 48111235A, 48111462, 48411391, 48411391D, 48411392, 48411504, 48411504D, 52911307A, 52921040, 55311138, 55311238, […]

RECALL: 1.9 million Graco SnugRides for stuck buckles

Report Receipt Date: JUN 30, 2014 NHTSA Campaign Number: 14C004000 Component(s): CHILD SEAT Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,910,102 Manufacturer: Graco Children’s Products Inc. SUMMARY: Graco Children’s Products (Graco) is recalling certain rear-facing child restraints manufactured between July 2010 and May 2013, models SnugRide, SnugRide Classic Connect (including Classic Connect 30 and 35), SnugRide 30, SnugRide 35, SnugRide Click Connect […]

Report: First Years exits the car seat business

The folks over at the are reporting that the First Years is exiting the car seat business. First Years owner Tomy markets car seats under the Lamaze, JJ Cole and Learning Curve brands. Tomy got into the car seat business when they acquired RC2 in 2011. RC2 and its sub-brand Learning Curve itself acquired the booster […]

AAP Advises Against Retail Clinics. Why We Agree.

Have you noticed the abundance of convenience care clinics? Also called retail-based clinics, these mini health sites are popping up inside of supermarkets and pharmacies in towns and cities across the U.S. It’s big business. While they offer conveniences, like an easy way to get the flu shot or other vaccines, they are not a […]

Happy Parents, Happy Children

Usually for the 411 blogs, I provide health advice or commentary on pregnancy, babies or children. But, in the spirit of Valentine’s Day (add red heart here) today’s post is a different kind of health wisdom. Happy parents have happy children (studies show this, too.) You don’t have to do-it-all for some sort of Parent […]

Avoiding Snow Day Boredom Syndrome

While kids are usually overjoyed about snow days, having the kids stuck at home can often be dreadfully dull and tough for parents…especially when the days pile up. This winter season is turning out to be one of the worst in years. EVERYwhere has received a lot of snow and/or cold. A lot. Even my […]

RECALL: Combi Coccoro car seats for defective harnesses

Report Receipt Date: JUN 11, 2013 NHTSA Campaign Number: 13C002000 Component(s): CHILD SEAT Potential Number of Units Affected: 33,139 Child Restraints Brand NameModelProduction Dates COMBI8220 (COCCORO)09/03/2010 – 12/05/2012 COMBI8815 (ZEUS TURN)02/25/2009 – 05/24/2013 COMBI8836 (ZEUS 360)08/10/2010 – 05/24/2012 Manufacturer: Combi USA, Inc. SUMMARY: Combi USA, Inc. (Combi) is recalling certain model 8220 (Coccoro) child restraints manufactured January 6, 2009, through […]

CAR SEAT RECALL: Orbit G2 car seat bases

Manufacturer: Orbit Baby, Inc. SUMMARY: Orbit Baby, Inc. (Orbit) is recalling certain G2 Car Seat Bases, Model No. ORB822000, manufactured from March 20, 2013, through July 20, 2013, with batch numbers A0840, A0860, or A0880. The StrongArm Knob component of the Orbit Baby G2 Car Seat Base intended to secure the seat’s base, may become detached […]