Baby Product Recalls – Strollers, Pacifiers, Dehumidifiers

This is a quick update to let you know about three product recalls that I hope you already know about, but just in case, I want to make sure you are informed. These recalls are for the US and Canada.

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The first recall is on the Britax B-Agile, B-Agile Double, and the BOB Motion Strollers.

Specifically models made between March 2011 and June 2013.

A hinge on the stroller can partially amputate (one case reported), lacerate, or break the operators finger. There have only been 8 reported cases total.

You can go to their websites, www.britaxusa.com or www.bobgear.com and click on “Safety Notice.” You can also call 866-204-1665 or email them at strollerrecall@britax.com

The second recall is on Dehumidifiers that can reportedly overheat and catch on fire. Yikes.

The models are GE 30, 40, 50, and 65-pint dehumidifiers. Apparently they have started quite a few fires. For more information you can call 866-853-2802 or visit their website, www.greeusa.com, and click on “Recall.”

The third recall is on Fred & Friends Chill Baby Artiste, Volume and Panic pacifiers.

The UPC’s are 72898702599 and 728987020605 and they were sold from April 2013 to December 2013.

Some of the parts can come off and cause a chocking hazard, and the ventilations holes are too small. There have been no injuries reported.

For more information you can call Fred & Friends at 855-346-6372, email them at pacifiersconsumer@fredandfriends.com, or visit their website, www.fredandfriends.com, and click on “Pacifier Recall.”

I hope none of these recalls have effected you in any way. Stay safe!!

For more information on recalls in general, check out this website from ABC News.

Happy Travels,

Kristin

New Year – New Plans

Happy New Years to all you travel minded families out there! I’m excited to get back into blogging. If I’m being completely honest, I will admit that by November I was pretty burnt out on blogging. My life got crazy busy and I just needed a break. One of those crazy things that happened was that I turned 30 in December!! So far I like being 30. I am glad to report my blogging slump is over and I am extremely excited about what this year has to bring in general and here on Sprouts En Route.

This is what 30 looks like! I admit, I did photoshop one zit out... but other than that, you see what you get.
This is what 30 looks like! I admit, I did photoshop one large zit out of the photo… but other than that, what you see is what you get.

 

First of all, I am going to finish all the series I started last year but didn’t have a chance to complete. This means there will be more posts on Traveling and Child Safety along with the completion of my Better Family Photography series.

I am also thrilled to announce that our family will be completing a Coast to Coast road trip this summer in the United States, and you will be coming along with us! We are going to be blogging and video blogging our way through many different states, and there will also be some unique sponsorship opportunities for businesses to advertise in different ways. I will give out more information on this as the planning gets more detailed. I am also going to try to set up one or two meet ups along the way for you readers if there is any interest.

Another goal I have is to publish a Family Vacation Travel Guide where you can write down all your plans in one place. So be on the look out for that later on in the year!

With a new year beginning I thought I would do a short 2013 review… here we go!

5 Most Popular SER Posts in 2013:

#5 – Phil & Teds Verve: The Ultimate Double Stroller

#4 – Hitchin’ A Ride: Travel With A Car Seat On Your Carry On Bag

#3 – SER Baby Travel Pillow – Tutorial DIY

#2 – DIY Passport Photos Tutorials: Adults, Children, and Toddlers

and for the second year in a row…

#1 – Infant Passport Photo Tutorial (with almost 12,000 views!)

There were 104 new posts and visitors from 155 different countries.

So let me throw out one giant THANK YOU to all of the readers that took the time to check out my humble little place on the web, and especially the people that shopped Amazon through the site. Also a big thanks to every single person that left a comment. Comments are my happy place! I am looking forward to the places 2014 takes us!

Happy Travels,

Kristin