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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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Three new drop-side crib recalls cause government regulators to ramp up crib safety campaign

Posted Oct 25, 2010 1:56 PM

Two dozen children are the latest to be injured by drop-side cribs, causing three more recalls this week and pushing federal regulators to get serious about crib safety.
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Possible peanut allergy contamination forces Nestle to recall popular Halloween candy

Posted Oct 25, 2010 9:40 AM

There's never a good time to recall candy, but odds are a week before Halloween is an especially bad time. Nestlé is recalling two batches of Raisinet Fun Paks - those are the 10-oz. bags especially popular for trick-or-treaters - because of a possible peanut contamination.
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This week in recalls | Strollers by Graco, bath toys, projection flashlights and infant overalls

Posted Oct 21, 2010 2:23 PM

Graco recalled two million strollers. Also on the recall list are Munchkin bath toys, Lollytogs Infant Overalls and Dollar Tree projection flashlights.
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Lollytogs Infant Overalls recalled due to choking hazard

Posted Oct 20, 2010 11:21 AM

Lollytogs Infant Overalls have snaps that can come loose and pose a choking risk for babies.
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Dollar Tree recalls projection flashlights due to burn hazard

Posted Oct 20, 2010 11:18 AM

Dollar Tree is recalling 275,000 projection flashlights due to a potential burn hazard from the batteries and bulb overheating.
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Graco recalls two million strollers after four infant deaths

Posted Oct 20, 2010 11:13 AM

After four infant deaths, Graco is recalling two million strollers due to risk of entrapment and strangulation.
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Munchkin bathtub toys recalled after 19 cases of genital injuries

Posted Oct 19, 2010 9:32 AM

About 34,000 submarine bathtub toys made are being recalled after 19 boys were injured in their genital area by the toy.
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Evenflo recalls 18,000 car seats

Posted Oct 15, 2010 10:35 AM

Evenflo Co. has recalled more than 18,000 child car seats manufactured between November 2009 and April 2010 after two of the seats failed their crash tests.
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This week in recalls | Jogging strollers, cribs, lofted beds and window shades

Posted Oct 8, 2010 11:55 AM

Valco Baby and Tike Tech recall more than 12,000 jogging strollers. Also on the recall list are shades, cribs and loft beds.
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Jogging strollers recalled due to strangulation hazard

Posted Oct 7, 2010 11:04 AM

Valcro Baby and Tike Tech are recalling a total of 12,000 jogging strollers after it was discovered that the grab bar poses a safety risk.
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