Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Recalled

Have you noticed an increase in items being recalled lately? Maybe we don't have more items and I am only just now realizing this. Or maybe there are more and I am totally right. It's probably the latter. I like to be right. Anyway....

I just saw a news report that some Fisher Price highchairs are being recalled. I don't have a tot but I am going to assume this is a popular brand. So what happens if you don't happen to catch the local news report? I mean, I assume if you have a kid young enough to sit in a high chair, you are probably super busy this time of night. What with hungry and cranky kids, fixing dinner, coming home from work, walking the dog, and answering the phone that always rings while your toddler is mid-melt-down and flaring her legs in the air while screaming at the top of her lungs for a never-to-be-understood reason other than she is two and that's what you do when you are two and it's 5PM. So if this is the case, you're not going to hear the report that the high chair you received as a baby shower gift three years ago might or might not fall apart when you finally wrangle your tot into it in hopes that she eats more than she wears tonight. Do these companies send you letters? How do you find this important stuff out. Seems worrisome to me.

Last year when all those dog foods were being recalled (plus I was mid trying to fix poor little Sadie's tummy with what I now assume is a doggy version of celiac disease), I stopped buying dog food altogether. That's right, I cook her chicken and rice every five or six days. It's quite obnoxious but she is seriously the most important person to me. Yes, I said person. To me, she is!

Anyway, no real point to this post other than wondering about all those recalled items that I hear about but never pay attention to on the news each week. I never write them down. And I don't always watch the local news- so I probably miss hearing about so many of them. It's a dangerous world out there kiddos! Be careful.

9 comments:

Princess Freckles said...

I think about that too sometimes. Because everytime I took my Jeep in for an oil change the first year I had it, there was a recall that I didn't know about. Sometimes we'd get a letter, but not always. It just seems unorganized.

I like that you make your own pet food! Safer and probably healthier!

purple pineapple said...

http://www.cpsc.gov/ this is a great site that you can even sign up for emails if there is something recalled.
Great for new moms and everyone else.

Black Labs and Lilly said...

My pup will only eat rice with chicken and plain yogurt! I am happy to make it for him since he seems to be happier and healthier then when I was feeding him plain dog food!

Kendall Bethy said...

Usually when you buy a major baby appliance (high chair, stroller, etc) you can register your product online so that way if it does get recalled, they can easily contact you via mail or email.
I have really been enjoying your blog, you're a funny girl. you have it right on the money with the 5 o'clock feeding frenzy!

SweetPea said...

I left you a present on my blog!

Jennifer said...

This worries me also. I was trying to buy childrens skirt hangers at Walmart (which I buy because they take up less room in the closet than adult ones) and they were recalled. I mean really, a coat hanger?

Natty said...

I adooooore my dog too, shes my little Baby and I spoil her oh so much.
I wanted to comment that if you still cook for your dog, try to include some vegetables in with the rice and chicken. I'm assuming if thats all you make, your dog may be missing out on important vitamins and minerals.
K, good luck with your pup!

adozeneggs said...

I don't know how everyone could know about these recalls. I get notifications from the FDA whenever there is a food recall, but I'm in the food industry. So I don't know how everyone else is made aware.
As for making food for your dog, just make sure you put in a good variety of veggies too. And tell your vet what you're feeding her and they can suggest a vitamin supplement. We've cooked for our dogs for several years and they LOVE it.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

OK y'all....I'm getting worried comments and emails about what I feed Sadie. I promise she gets fiber from veggies- usually squash or pumpkin and is also on an additional little something from the vet. I have considered ordering gluten free dog food but after so many months of a puppy not keeping anything in her I just don't yet have the nerve to try something else new in her diet.

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