Mompreneur:  Chrysti Carol – Monkeez Make a Difference

Mompreneur: Chrysti Carol – Monkeez Make a Difference

What was your inspiration for Monkeez Makes a Difference? I have always loved children and loved my role as an elementary school teacher. As a teacher, I felt it was my job to educate the whole child so when my students left the classroom, they were not only smarter but also more compassionate, more aware(…)

Children’s Riding Toy Recalled by Step2 Due to Fall Hazard

Children’s Riding Toy Recalled by Step2 Due to Fall Hazard

Name of Product: Children’s Riding Toy Units: About 15,500 Manufacturer: The Step2 Company LLC, of Streetsboro, Ohio. Hazard: Children who lean too far forward on the seat can go over the handle bar and hit the ground. This poses a fall hazard. Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of incidents, with one incident resulting in head bumps and one(…)

Sportspower Recalls Children’s Waterslides Due to Injury Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Menards

Sportspower Recalls Children’s Waterslides Due to Injury Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Menards

Name of Product: Liquid Motion waterslides Units: About 1,500 Manufacturer: Sportspower Ltd., of Hong Kong Hazard: The warning labels on the children’s waterslide are inadequate for weight limit and fail to tell consumers never to slide head first. This poses a risk of serious injuries to consumers, including neck injuries. Incidents/Injuries: Sportspower has received one report of a man who(…)

Dream On Me Recalls Children’s Bed Rails Due to Suffocation and Strangulation Hazards

Dream On Me Recalls Children’s Bed Rails Due to Suffocation and Strangulation Hazards

Name of Product: Dream On Me Bed Rails Units: About 900 Importer: Dream On Me Inc., of South Plainfield, N.J. Hazard: The bed rail can separate from the mattress allowing a child’s body to become entrapped if it slips between the rail and the mattress. This poses suffocation and strangulation hazards to children. Incidents/Injuries: None reported. Description: This recall involves Dream(…)

Dream On Me Recalls Bath Seats Due to Drowning Hazard

Dream On Me Recalls Bath Seats Due to Drowning Hazard

Name of Product: Dream On Me Bath Seats Units: About 50,000 Importer: Dream On Me Inc., of South Plainfield, N.J. Hazard: The bath seats fail to meet federal safety standards, including the requirements for stability. Specifically, the bath seats can tip over, posing a risk of drowning to babies. Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Dream On Me have received five reports involving(…)

Kids Doing Good:  Kayleigh Crabtree

Kids Doing Good: Kayleigh Crabtree

What has inspired you to do so many different fundraisers? “The charities have helped me so much that I want to help them.  A few people approached me about doing fundraisers in my honor, they sounded like fun, and it was a great way to raise money for the charities.” What kinds of projects have you(…)