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Skippy Peanut Butter Recalled After Salmonella Scare

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Parents, check your pantries: Skippy Reduced Fat Peanut Butter was recalled in 16 states because of possible salmonella contamination. The recall covers only 16.3-oz. plastic containers with the following information on them:

  •  UPCs (located on the side of the jar’s label below the bar code): 048001006812 and 048001006782     

  •  Best-If-Used-By Dates (stamped on the lid of the jar): MAY1612LR1, MAY1712LR1, MAY1812LR1, MAY1912LR1, MAY2012LR1 and MAY2112LR1   

Though no sicknesses have been attributed so far to the peanut butter, salmonella can cause fever, diarrhea, vomitting, abdominal pain, and other symptoms. It can be particularly serious, and even fatal, in young children and the elderly.

If you own an Skippy jars that fall under the recall, throw them out. You can call the company at  1-800-453-3432 and get a coupon to buy a replacement.  

For more of the latest kids-related product recalls, click here. And if you are looking for alternatives to peanut butter, youcan find some ideas here.

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phil&teds Jogging Strollers Recalled After Serious Injuries

Friday, January 21st, 2011

philted-strollerThe U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada announced today that phil&teds USA is recalling nearly 30,000 jogging strollers after three serious injuries, including a finger that was cut off, reports Consumer Ally on

According to Mitch Lipka at Consumer Ally, “the CPSC said when someone is opening or closing the phil&teds strollers they can get a finger caught in the hinge.”

The recall includes the sport v2 and classic v1 models that were sold from from May 2008 through July 2010 for $350-$450.

For more important details on this story, including what to do if you’ve purchased one of the recalled strollers, see Mitch Lipka’s full Consumer Ally report. Be sure to keep up with the very latest on recalls with our helpful Recall Finder on

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Happy New Year from Parents

Friday, December 31st, 2010

New Year 2011 babyWith 2011 starting tomorrow, what resolutions are you and your family making?  Look no further than our guide to helping kids make and keep New Year’s Resolutions.  We at Parents resolve to keep bringing you the best and most beneficial parenting news, personal stories, and product reviews.  As you wave good-bye to 2010, take a few moments to look at the highlights of the year–the top news, toy recalls, trends, and more:

And as you welcome the advent of 2011, look to see what we predict for the year and what we have in store for January:

We at Parents also want to take a few moments to say: Thank you for continuing to be such avid readers of our magazine and our site.  Because of you, dear readers, Parents had several amazing milestones this year.  We reached over 100,000 Twitter followers, received over 150,000 “Likes” on Facebook, and we won a MIN Award in the “Editorial Series or Special Section” category. 

We hope your new year will be bursting with brightness.  Happy 2011!

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Red Cross Cabinet Locks Being Recalled

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

safety-latchRoughly 41,000 of The First Years American Red Cross cabinet swing locks are being recalled today after it was determined the latches fail to prevent access by children.  According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, via Consumer Ally, the faulty latches were sold at Toys R Us, Babies R Us and other retail stores nationwide, and on the Internet from September 2008 through September 2010, for about $4 per pair.

For detailed information on this recall, visit Mitch Lipka’s Consumer Ally post on

Find more important recalls here at

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Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

College Students Help Non-Verbal Children Communicate Many For The First Time
Students majoring in communication disorders at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, are ahead of their peers nationwide who are working toward careers in speech pathology because of a one-of-a-kind program that gives the undergraduates more hands-on experience than most graduate students in the field. [Medical News Today]

Parental Divorce in Childhood Linked to Stroke in Adulthood
Children who experience a parental divorce are over twice as likely to suffer a stroke at some point in their lives, according to new research presented in New Orleans at The Gerontological Society of America’s (GSA) 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting. [Science Daily]

Johnson & Johnson Recalls More Children’s Medicines
Just days after Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ) Children’s Tylenol started returning to pharmacies’ shelves, the health care giant recalled about 4 million packages of Children’s Benadryl allergy tablets and some 800,000 bottles of Junior Strength Motrin, citing manufacturing problems. [Daily Finance] (more…)

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Infant Deaths, Injuries Associated with Nursery Products up Sharply in 2009

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Faulty infant carriers, cribs, high chairs and other nursery products caused a 21% spike in injuries last year, Consumer Ally reported today on

Regulators estimated there were 77,300 emergency-room visits related to products aimed at children younger than 5 years old, compared with 63,700 in 2008, the CPSC said in a recent study.

“The numbers in nearly all these categories are far too high,” said CPSC spokesman Scott Wolfson. “It speaks to why we have new rules in place for two juvenile products and why we are pushing so hard to have new standards for cribs in place by the end of this year.”

Infant carriers, car seat carriers, cribs and mattresses, strollers, carriages and high chairs are associated with nearly three quarters of the injuries, with falls the leading cause. Keep up with the very latest on recalls with our helpful Recall Finder and for more details on this story, see Mitch Lipka’s full Consumer Ally report.

Have you had the upsetting and unfortunate experience of dealing with a recalled product for your little one?

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Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

4 infant deaths prompt Graco stroller recall: Baby gear maker Graco is recalling about 2 million strollers after receiving reports that four infants died in the strollers. [MSNBC]

Teen pregnancy needs to be de-glamorized, experts say: Teenagers sporting baby bumps aren’t hard to find, with three of every 10 American girls becoming pregnant by the age of 20. But national health experts are optimistic that a 20-year downward trend in teen pregnancies can be continued with consistent legislative and parental support. [MSNBC]

For family of high-achieving kids, only one holds the keys to college: Javier, an undocumented 17-year-old honor student, applied to Georgia State University. The same day, he learned the school would not accept illegal immigrants. Meanwhile, his 10-year-old sister Emily will have an easier time because she is documented. [CNN]

Fish oil doesn’t benefit new moms, babies: Women who take fish-oil supplements during pregnancy are just as likely to experience postpartum depression as those who don’t, and their babies’ minds don’t appear to develop more quickly, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. [CNN]

Family therapy for eating disorders: Parents often feel helpless in their efforts to cure a child of an eating disorder. Now new research shows a family-based therapy program may be the solution. The method, reports Roni Rabin in today’s Science Times, is not only more effective than adolescent-focused individual therapy but keeps working even after the treatment ends. [Well Blog/New York Times]

Becoming a spiritual parent: Annie Burnside is a mom, a wife, an author and a teacher. But the role she’s talking about most these days is “soul nurturer.”
“A soul nurturer is someone who offers spiritual support,” says Burnside, author of “Soul to Soul Parenting: A Guide to Raising a Spiritually Conscious Family.” “I want to help people look more closely at their interior and balance it with the external world.” [Chicago Tribune]

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SpaghettiOs Recall: What You Need to Know

Monday, June 21st, 2010

The bad news is that 15 million pounds of SpaghettiOs with Meatballs have been recalled because it’s possible that the meatballs were “underprocessed” (which we’re guessing is something like undercooked). The better news is that there are no reports of anyone getting sick from having eaten these particular foods. Three types are affected:

SpaghettiOs with Meatballs

SpaghettiOs with Meatballs A to Z

SpaghettiOs Fun Shapes with Meatballs (with the Cars label)

If you’ve got any in your home, check the bottom of the cans: If it says “EST K” and has a “Use By” date between June 2010 and December 2011, do not eat them. You can return the cans to the store where you purchased them for an exchange or full refund. Questions? Call 866-495-3774 for more information.

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