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The latest news in product safety.

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There may be no other job that comes with as complete a makeover of the physical objects in your life than parenting. You buy stuff for your kids to sleep on, eat with, play with, look adorable in, throw up, grow out of, and -- every parent's favorite -- ignore and play instead with the box it came in.

But it seems every day there's a new warning about safety. In this blog, the Chicago parent staff will be monitoring government recalls, manufacturer announcements, and yes, tips from you, from real parents about safety concerns. Every Friday, we'll post the week's recalls and other safety concerns right here.

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This week in recalls | Fisher-Price recalls, infant sleeping positioners, wall hooks


Posted Oct 1, 2010 12:17 PM

Fisher-Price recalls almost 11 million toys including tricycles and high chairs. Also on the recall list are sleeping positioners and walls hooks.
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Fisher-Price recalling almost 11 million toys, including tricycles


Posted Sep 30, 2010 9:33 AM

Four separate recalls of Fisher-Price products released Thursday include nearly 11 million products, including high chairs, tricycles and inflatable baby toys.
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12 infant deaths prompt government warning on infant sleep positioners


Posted Sep 29, 2010 1:20 PM

Infant sleep positioners, which manufacturers claim can help prevent sudden infant death, are themselves deadly, according to a harsh warning released Wednesday by federal regulators.
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This week in recalls | Similac baby formula, mood necklaces and rings


Posted Sep 24, 2010 12:53 PM

Concerns of bug-tainted baby formula headlined this week in product safety news. Also on the recall list: mood jewelry.
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Insect contamination leads to recall of Chicago-based Similac baby formula


Posted Sep 23, 2010 10:12 AM

Similac baby formula, made by North Shore-based Abbott, is being recalled due to a possible insect contamination at one of its facilities.
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Dangerous lead levels in kids' jewelry prompts recall


Posted Sep 23, 2010 9:24 AM

About 24,000 mood rings and necklaces are being recalled by a federal agency, which warns that high levels of lead in the jewelry can be toxic, especially to developing brains.
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Injuries from swallowed batteries are often serious


Posted Sep 21, 2010 9:40 AM

Last week's recall of two Chuck E. Cheese toys is worth paying attention to, and sheds some light on the serious dangers posed by batteries, especially small disc batteries.
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The week in recalls | Hooded sweatshirts, 1.2 million Chuck E. Cheese toys, Click bracelets and balls


Posted Sep 17, 2010 10:40 AM

Recalls from the week of Aug. 7-13 include a baby bottle warmer from Williams Sonoma and a baby hammock from MamaLittleHelper.
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Killer asparagus? Northbrook-based Land of Nod recalls toy veggies for cut hazard


Posted Sep 9, 2010 10:37 AM

Land of Nod, a Northbrook, Ill.,-based children's toy company, recalled about 2,100 toy vegetable sets on Thursday.
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September 3, 2010 Recalls | Magnetic Maze Boards, Kompman Swing Sets, diaper rash investigation continues


Posted Sep 3, 2010 5:09 PM

Recalls from the week of Aug. 7-13 include a baby bottle warmer from Williams Sonoma and a baby hammock from MamaLittleHelper.
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