Dream On Me Cribs Recalled

May 25, 2011

Filed under: Recalls — Baby Eco Trends @ 2:57 pm


The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Dream on Me, Inc. have recalled approximately 22,000 full size and portable drop side cribs.  The cribs, made in China, were sold between 2006 & 2009 for $150-$200 at Toys R Us, Walmart and Target stores as well as Amazon.com.  BabyEcoTrends.com has never sold this crib or any other Dream on Me, Inc products.

In the case of the Dream on Me Full Size Cribs, “drop-side rail hardware can break or fail, allowing the drop side to detach from the crib. A child can also fall out of the crib.”  If the drop-side rail partially detaches, it creates a space between in which an infant or toddler’s body can become entrapped, which can lead to strangulation and/or suffocation.

As for the Dream on Me Portable Cribs, the drop-side rail hardware can also “break or fail, allowing the drop side to detach from the crib or fall unexpectedly.”  In addition, the portable crib mattress support hardware can break easily ” and the slats can loosen or break and detach from the crib. Children can also cut themselves on exposed hardware inside the cribs.”

  • Dream on Me Full-Size Crib model numbers being recalled:  613, 615, 616, 617, 619, 628 & 639.  The model # and “Dream on Me Inc.” are printed inside an end panels, manufactured between January 2006 and December 2009.
  • Dream on Me Portable Crib model numbers being recalled:  621, 625 & 627.  The model # and “Dream on Me Inc.” are printed on the mattress board, manufactured between August 2007 and February 2009.


The manufacturer is providing free kits for their full-size cribs that will immobilize the drop side.  Portable cribs will be replaced with portable cribs with fixed sides.

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Bunk Beds That Have Never Been Recalled

May 7, 2011

Filed under: Amish Baby Furniture,Product Reviews,Recalls — Baby Eco Trends @ 3:05 pm


On Friday, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) & Dorel Asia recalled to repair bunk beds due to collapse & fall hazards after receiving reports of side rails cracking or breaking.  The bunk beds were made in Vietnam & sold through Walmart, Kmart & Target from 2004 to 2009 for about $190.  You can read the details here.

The pictures look nice & that price tag seems unbeatable.  But we can’t help think “If it sounds too good to be true, it is”.  How can a wooden bunk bed (two twin beds) traveling 6000-8000 miles or more retail for under $200?  After the material, labor, transportation/distribution & import costs are calculated, isn’t is safe to assume they would total more than $200 wholesale, not to mention the retail cost?  The logical conclusion is that a lot of short cuts are taken along the way and that’s what keeps the CPSC busy issuing recalls.

Like our solid wood baby cribs & furniture, all of our bunk beds, twin beds & children’s case goods are made in the USA.  All pieces in Baby Eco Trends baby & children’s furniture collections are bench crafted by expert builders.  Our furniture builders do not simply nail pieces together, but rather use joinery that requires true craftsmanship.  Each piece is fully inspected by the shop owner before it is approved for shipping.

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The materials used in our solid wood baby furniture, bunk beds, twin beds & children’s case goods are sourced in the USA from responsibly managed forests.  The glues & adhesives are non toxic, formaldehyde free & water based; water based paints are available and stains are the lowest VOC available.

Our furniture builders do not count on mass production & volume sales but rather satisfied customers that refer family & friends.  They take great pride in adhering to old fashioned woodworking techniques & standards and build their furniture to last several lifetimes.  Baby Eco Trends baby furniture & children’s furniture is made of the highest quality materials available and have never been subject to recalls.  When you see the quality for yourself, it becomes obvious why.

Happy Mother’s Day!

May 3, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Baby Eco Trends @ 12:57 pm


We’re celebrating Mother’s Day all through the month of May & donating 1% of the month’s sales to We Care Solar.  WCS is a non profit organization started by a pediatrician, Dr. Laura Stachel.  In 2008 she was observing a hospital in Nigeria as part of her work in maternal child health.  The electricity went out and a C-section that was already in progress had to be completed with the aid of flashlights.

Dr. Stachel noted that in some cases, women were bleeding to death during child birth simply because there were no phones with which to summon a doctor.  Worldwide, maternal mortality accounts for more than half a million deaths a year, nearly all of those deaths occur in underdeveloped countries.

Dr. Laura Stachel of We Care Solar with the Solar Suitcase

 

Dr. Stachel shared her frustration with her husband and together they created a “solar suitcase” she could take on the road with her.  Once back in Nigeria, Statchel’s “solar suitcase” was being used to power LED lights & walkie talkies as well as ultrasound machines.  As the word spread, other hospitals began submitting their requests for the solar energy kits.

This growing demand and the need to meet it gave rise to WeCareSolar.com.  So far, the “solar suitcase” has helped people in Haiti, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Thailand, Burma, Tibet & India.  We encourage all our friends to join us in making a donation to this very worthy cause.

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Hoohobbers Baby Gear is Here

May 2, 2011

Filed under: Product Reviews — Baby Eco Trends @ 3:14 pm


BabyEcoTrends.com has recently partnered with Hoohobbers to bring you award winning baby gear.  Hoohobbers has been making baby & toddler products in Chicago since 1981 and is one of America’s most trusted manufacturers.  They make basic essentials such as Hoohobbers Moses Baskets & Hoohobbers Baby Rockers that are available in a wide range of prints and all items can be personalized.

The Hoohobbers Moses Basket is a must-have for those first few months when you want to keep baby at your side.  The bedding is machine washable; simply remove bumper inserts & machine wash on gentle cycle.  Each Moses Basket includes bumpers, cushion with sheet and a double sided blanket (designer fabric back with double knapped 100% cotton flannel).  Hoohobber Baby Moses Baskets can be personalized with embroidery centered across a corner of the baby blanket.  The Hoohobbers Moses Basket can be used by itself or placed on the Hoohobbers Moses Basket Rocking Stand, available in three colors.

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The Hoohobbers Baby Rocker is a comfortable baby seat that soothes baby with a gentle rocking motion.  Very lightweight, it folds flat to allow for easy storage and can be toted around when you’re on the go (image #1).  The Baby Rocker features a removable hood that is great for use outdoors (image #2).  With turn-down feet, you decide the amount of rocking motion (image #3).  Foot pads under the front of baby rocker prevents it from rocking too far forward (image #4).  The frame is made of recyclable, virtually indestructible solid polypropylene, aka #5 plastic.  Hoohobbers Baby Rockers can be used indoors & outdoors.

Hoohobbers products are made in the USA, have never been subject to consumer recalls & have been won the Parent’s Choice Award as well as the “Best Design” Awards from America’s Juvenile Products Association.
Hoohobbers Baby Rocking Seat Features


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To view a video of the Hoohobbers Moses Basket click here or to see a video of the Hoohobbers Baby Rocker click here.

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