Ikea BUSA Kids Tents Recalled

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About 58,000 IKEA children’s folding tents have been recalled after reports indicate that the wire frame may break and create a potential laceration or puncture hazard for children.

The IKEA tent recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on October 6, after three incidents involving the tents were reported. One of the reports involved an injury, but the severity of the injury and whether it involved a child were not released.

The CPSC has determined that the tent’s steel wire frame can break, which can cause sharp wire ends to stick through the tent fabric. This puts children and other occupants in danger of laceration or puncture wounds.

Thanksgiving Craft Ideas For Kids

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Kids love Thanksgiving, and they love being part of the preparations for the big dinner. There are lots of fun and creative things for the kids to do, that will make them feel like they had a big helping hand with this special holiday.

Get them to make personalized place cards for your family and guests. They can use construction paper, foil and markers to make every person their own name card, or even write people’s names on tiny pumpkins.

How about a kid-designed tablecloth? Get yourself a low cost white tablecloth, some markers, and get your little ones to draw holiday inspired images on the tablecloth. Your guests will love the cute drawings, and your kids will be proud of their work that everyone at the table can enjoy.

Cut Thanksgiving shapes (pumpkins, turkey) out of craft paper, and have the kids write the things they are thankful for on the pieces, which you can then hang around the house to remind everyone what Thanksgiving is about.

Eco-Friendly Reclaimed Wood Bunk Beds

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Bunk beds are almost a necessity for families with more than one child. Everyone who had one, has great memories of their bunk beds, because kids love them. As parents today, we want to give our kids those fun experiences of sharing a room with a sibling, but we also want to make the best choices for the environment.

Fortunately, there are many companies who make eco-friendly bunk beds from sustainably harvested wood. These bed look incredible because of the beautiful color and texture of the wood used, and best of all, they come from reclaimed wood – which is a wonderful way to green up your child’s bedroom.

Once you’ve chosen an eco-friendly bunk for your kids, shop around for some organic bedding as well. There are hundreds of different choices available, and you will sleep easier knowing that your little ones are sleeping in organic, chemical-free sheets and blankets.

And finally, here’s a quick tip for your peace of mind. Attach a little cordless nightlight to the ladder on your kid’s bunk bed, so if they need to get up in the middle of the night, there are no sleepy accidents when climbing up and down into their top bunk.

Little Tikes Recall Toy Tool Sets

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Little Tikes has expanded a recall of toy tool sets with pieces that can pose a choking hazard to small children.

The Hudson-based company, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, issued a voluntary recall of 1.7 million Little Tikes Workshop and Tool Sets Sept. 28.

In 2009, Little Tikes recalled 1.6 million toy workshop sets and trucks with the same toy nail.

The toys have “oversized plastic toy nails that can pose a choking hazard to young children,” according to a press release from the company.