Thursday, November 23, 2006

Toy Recall

Found this recall in the latest issue of Today's Parent magazine. Leapfrog has recalled the "Learn-Around Playground" Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
due to the fact that a child's arm can get stuck in the ball shoot.

For more Toy Safety, please visit here.

While you're at it, check out to following links as well for toys, food and product recalls:

Health Canada, Consumer Product Safety

CBC Marketplace, Warnings & Recalls

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Monday, November 20, 2006

Top 10 Reasons to Visit the One of A Kind Christmas Craft Show and Sale

The Christmas One of Kind Show and Sale kicks off this Thursday and for 11 days you can shop until you drop! There are 800 artisans from all over Canada, with everything from soap, candles, furniture, art, jewelry and some of the finest baby and toddler products around. Here are our Top 10 Reason to go to the One of a Kind Show and Sale!

Erskine Avenue - Hand painted lamps for your little ones bedroom. These are adorable. Stop by and say hello at booth G-43.

Sunseals Swimwear - Baby, it's cold outside! But sto buy the Sunseals booth for a lok at the protective swimwear for all of you heading south this winter!

baby magoo - Stop by baby magoo, to pick up a blanket or two for a great Christmas present for the baby who has everything. baby magoo's blankets are customizable, funky and unique! baby magoo is a club one member -- see below for more information about this discount!

ClubOne rewards customers with a range of benefits to make your visit to the show memorable. Along with a 5% discount at participating booths, members now receive an even bigger list of fantastic perks in the Club Lounge, inlcuding, Skip the Line by relaxing in the V.I.P. "ClubOne" entrance one hour before show opening!

Family Services - complimentary daycare for those between the ages of 2-8, a quiet diaper change area, and a private room just for feeding.

parade is one busy booth! Check out the organic cotton clothing in cute designs.

Mally Bibs. This is Mally Bibs first time at the show and bound to be a big success. 2005 was a great and busy year for this great mom-run company.

Snug as a Bug creates hats and other fun clothing to keep your whole family warm this winter.

Get all your shopping done in one place!! Can't be beat that.

Sunday, November 12, 2006


Just recieved this in our inbox. We had some of the affected products in our pantry for some baking we were doing today.

OTTAWA, November 12, 2006 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Hershey Canada Inc. are warning the public not to consume certain chocolate products described below because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Hershey Canada Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling these products from the marketplace. This recall does not affect Halloween or Christmas items. However, consumers are advised to check the codes identified below. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Only products with date codes from 6417 to 6455, produced from October 15 to November 10, are affected by this alert. The date codes can be found on the back of each unit.

Brand Name - Product Name - Size
HERSHEY - CHIPITS Milk Chocolate Chips - 270 gram
HERSHEY'S - Creamy Milk Chocolate With Almonds - 43 gram
HERSHEY'S - Creamy Milk Chocolate - 45 gram OH HENRY! - OH HENRY! - 62.5 gram, 62.5g / 4 bars, 145 gram OH HENRY! - Bites - 130 gram OH HENRY! - Peanut Butter - 60 gram
HERSHEY CHIPITS - Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips - 350 gram, 2 kg
HERSHEY CHIPITS -Semi-Sweet Mint Chocolate Chips - 300 gram
HERSHEY - Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips - 300 gram
HERSHEY'S - SPECIAL DARK Chocolate - 45 gram HERSHEY'S - SPECIAL DARK Chocolate with Almonds - 43 gram REESE - Peanut Butter Cups - 51 gram, 68 gram, 51 gram / 4 bars
LOWNEY - Cherry Blossom - 45 gram
GLOSETTE - Peanuts - 45 gram
GLOSETTE - Almond - 42 gram
GLOSETTE - Raisin - 50 gram, 145 gram
HERSHEY'S - Chocolate Shell Topping - 177 ml
EAT-MORE - Dark Toffee Peanut Chew - 56 gram, 56 gram / 4 bars
LOWNEY - Bridge Mix - 52 gram, 340 gram
HERSHEY - Assorted 16 count - 728 gram
HERSHEY - Assorted 50 count - 2.5 kg
HERSHEY - CHIPITS Mini Chocolate Chips - 300 gram, 10 kg (Bulk), 175 gram, 500 gram
HERSHEY CHIPITS - Chocolate Chip Bulk - 10 kg (Bulk)
Not Applicable - Nut Roll - 5 kg (Bulk)
HERSHEY - Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips - 10 kg (Bulk)

Consumers who may have purchased bulk products during the affected time period should inquire at the place of purchase if they have received the affected codes.
These products may have been distributed nationally. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of a food contaminated with Salmonella may cause symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long term complications may include severe arthritis. These symptoms could be serious and life-threatening in young children, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems.

For more information, consumers and industry may call one of the following numbers:
Hershey Consumer Relations, at 1-800-468-1714.
CFIA, at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).
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