Maclaren announces stroller recall
Mon Nov 9
Today, Maclaren , the popular stroller maker, announced that it's voluntarily recalling 1 million strollers manufactured between 1999 and November 2009 due to a faulty hinge mechanism which has already caused 12 fingertip amputations in the U.S. The recall includes all Maclaren single- and double-umbrella strollers for the following lines: Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, TechnoXLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno and Easy Traveller. Maclaren is urging all customers to stop using these strollers immediately, and its website has info on how to obtain a free repair kit. The only problem? The site's not working. We've tried several times throughout the day and we keep getting an error message. Here's to hoping it gets fixed soon...especially considering how many NYC moms have Maclarens!
Children's sample sale starts tomorrow
Mon Nov 9
Who said sample sales were just for fashionistas? Starting Tuesday, November 10 and continuing through Thursday, November 12, Clothingline is hosting a kids wear sample sale in Midtown West. Stock up on merch from Jacadi, Crewcuts, Rachel Riley and Imps & Elfs at super-cheap prices (we hear that goodies from Jacadi will be 65% off). You can bring the brood, but keep in mind that strollers are prohibited. Also, dressing rooms won't be available, so you'll have to eyeball your purchases. Of course if the items end up being too large, you can always use them next year! 261 W 36th St between Seventh and Eighth Ave, 2nd floor (clothingline.com). Subway: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3 to 34th St--Penn Station.
New celebrity interview with Twilight's Peter Facinelli
Mon Nov 9
Although your kids will probably recognize Peter Facinelli as Dr. Cullen from the blockbuster Twilight series, you may remember him from his roles in Can't Hardly Wait , HBO's Six Feet Under and most recently Showtime's Nurse Jackie . The husband of 90210 's Jennie Garth—and father to three little girls— chatted with Time Out Kids about parenthood, his favorite NYC haunts, and the upcoming Twilight sequel, New Moon , which opens later this month. Forget Edward: The decidedly down-to-earth dad is the one to watch when you hit the theaters this month with your brood. Swoon!
Win Dan Zanes and Friends' new CD
Mon Nov 9
We suspect you already know that we here at Time Out Kids are big fans of Dan Zanes . Perhaps the coolest thing about the iconic kiddie crooner is that he tackles myriad musical styles, from folk to punk to rock 'n' roll. But with his new album, 76 Trombones , he goes where he's never gone before: the Great White Way. Not only does he cover classic Broadway tunes, he welcomes a number of Main Stem regulars as guests, including Matthew Broderick and Brian Stokes Mitchell. We're giving five copies of the CD in honor of its November 17th release. Click here to enter to win!
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