August 21, 2009

DT Friday Freakout: Fish Edition

I've got a vacationful of stucco wall-inflicted bruises and unsupervised children to freak out over this weekend. But in case that's not enough, here are a few headlines from the worlds of scary science and safety:

The CPSC's website is down, so no recalls today. Everything must be fine! Except the fish and the candles.


Whoops, it's back, and my friend's book is recalled!

  • 15,000 eebee's "Have a Ball" cloth activity books sold since June 2008. When the ball attached by a string goes into the cloth basket, it can pose a strangulation hazard. Theoretically, at least. No injuries reported. Our kids love their eebee's videos, by the way; like Wide World of Sports for babies. []

  • If there's anything more confusing than the FDA's recall notices, it's the NHTSA's. Last month, Dorel issued a recall for some Maxi-Cosi Mico car seats and bases made between 2007 and 2008. Check the model/lot numbers and get a new base, pronto. []


When we made candles for our wedding some years ago, we learned wicks are stiffened (hoo yah!) with a thin wire that as the candle burns. While craft-shop shopping for supplies, we had a choice between lead and non-lead versions. I'm completely certain no kid's birthday candles today are emitting lead fumes at all.

They did test for lead, right?

Vaporizes. Vaporizes as the candle burns.

I long for the days when we lived in blissful ignorance and ate fish raw by candle light...sigh.

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