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January 21, 2010 | By Andrea Chang
About 1.5 million strollers sold at major retailers including Wal-Mart, Toys R Us and Target are being recalled after several children had their fingertips cut off, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday. The strollers, manufactured by Graco Children's Products Inc., have hinges on the canopy that can pose a laceration hazard when being opened or closed. Graco said it received reports that five children had their fingertips severed and two had fingertip cuts.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2013 | By Amy Nicholson
Marie (Charlotte Lebon) and Thomas (Raphaël Personnaz) are a terrifically attractive French couple until she dumps him - rightfully - after five years because they're no closer to a better apartment, wedding ring or a baby. To get Thomas over his heartbreak, loutish best friend Paul (Jérôme Commandeur) introduces him to "The Stroller Strategy," i.e. buy a baby seat for your car and cruise around picking up vulnerable single mothers. But Thomas doesn't need the prop. A real baby falls - literally - into his hands after its own vulnerable single mother falls down the stairs and has to spend five days in a medically induced coma.
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BUSINESS
January 15, 2013 | By Shan Li
Bugaboo, the children's brand that introduced $1,000 strollers to the world, is recalling more than 50,000 of its Donkey and Cameleon models after finding a problem with the handle that poses a falling and choking hazard to children. The Dutch company said a button on the stroller's carrycot or seat carry handle can disengage and cause the handle to detach, which can injure tots. The voluntary recall affects about 46,300 strollers in the U.S. and an additional 4,440 in Canada. Bugaboo said it has received 58 reports of handles detaching, but so far they've heard of no injuries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2013 | By Alene Tchekmedyian
A 47-year-old Burbank woman was arrested outside a Macy's store Monday after allegedly trying to steal eight pieces of clothing that were on top of her granddaughter's stroller, police said. Debbie Marlow was shopping at Macy's just after 1 p.m. with her 2-year-old granddaughter and a small dog when she paid for one item and allegedly attempted to leave with eight other items on the stroller, Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn said. Marlow -- a pet trainer, according to police records -- was detained by loss prevention employees before police arrived and arrested her on suspicion of burglary.
BUSINESS
October 20, 2010 | Reuters
Graco Children's Products Inc., a unit of Newell Rubbermaid Inc., is recalling about 2 million baby strollers sold before 2008 at major U.S. retailers after four infants died of strangulation. The news of the recall of the China-made strollers comes less than three weeks after Mattel Inc.'s Fisher-Price recalled some 10 million toys and other items, renewing concerns about safety standards of infant products, many of which are made in low-cost centers like China. "We have taken appropriate reserves and do not expect a material impact on the company," Newell Rubbermaid spokesman David Doolittle said.
BUSINESS
November 10, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Maclaren USA Inc. is recalling about 1 million strollers sold in the United States in the last decade after receiving a dozen reports of children's fingers being amputated when caught in the stroller's hinges. Maclaren announced a voluntary recall with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The agency said consumers should immediately stop using the strollers, which were made in China, unless otherwise instructed. The recall involves all Maclaren single and double umbrella strollers sold in the U.S. starting in 1999.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 2012 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
Nearly four dozen percussionists were scattered about Libbey Park late Thursday afternoon. They were joined by a couple of piccolo players tooting in the trees. The sun was bright and warming. The grounds were crowded with strollers, vendors, artists, frolicking children and dogs, to say nothing of a gaggle of concertgoers preparing for the start of the 66th Ojai Music Festival. The magnificent occasion was a performance of "Inuksuit" by Alaskan composer John Luther Adams.
OPINION
August 15, 2012 | By Michael A. Helfand
At the end of July, a group of disgruntled residents of Westhampton Beach, N.Y., filed a lawsuit contesting the building of an eruv in their neighborhood. In a dispute made famous by "The Daily Show" mockumentary featuring an " eruv hat," residents have expressed in their lawsuit worries that if an eruv were to be built in Westhampton Beach, it would constitute a "constant and ever-present symbol … that the secular public spaces of the village have been transformed for religious use and identity.
NEWS
May 26, 1990 | United Press International
Twenty babies and their stroller-pushing parents protested Friday in a subway station to challenge a Transit Authority order to enforce rules restricting carriage access to the system. In a recent TA directive, parents with strollers would be allowed to use turnstiles but could not pass through gates. The TA says other people slip through gates illegally at the same time as the strollers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2000
I am concerned about the special needs of families with young children whose only means of transportation is the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. On a recent bus ride, I noticed that special arrangements are made for people who are handicapped or who use a bicycle. It appears to me that no special arrangements have been set up for families with small children. On March 15, I accompanied a friend, her 7-month-old twins and her 18-month-old to a doctor's appointment. What began as a small favor turned into quite an adventure.
NATIONAL
March 22, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Two teenagers have been arrested in a shooting that killed a 13-month-old boy in his stroller and wounded his mother, police in Brunswick, Ga., announced Friday. The boys, 17 and 14 years old, were taken into custody a day after the shooting. Sherry West told reporters that the youths approached her, demanded money, and when she said she had none, they opened fire, killing her son, Antonio, in his carriage. At a news conference, Brunswick Police Chief Tobe Green identified the suspects as Demarquis Elkins, 17, who will be charged as an adult with first-degree murder.
NATIONAL
March 22, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
A 13-month-old boy was shot to death in his stroller by assailants who may be children themselves, his mother told police in Brunswick, Ga. Authorities on Friday said they are checking school records and interviewing neighbors hoping to identify the two suspects, believed to be about 10 and 15 years old. The child's mother said the suspects approached her on a Thursday morning stroll with her son and demanded money. Sherry West said she told them she had none and the boys opened fire, killing her son, Antonio, and wounding her in the leg. “I put my arms over my baby and he shoves me, and then he shot my baby right in the head,” West told WAWS-TV.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
AUSTIN, Texas -- It's too early to identify trends after the first night of the South by Southwest music festival, which revved to life Tuesday. Folks are excited -- giddy, even -- about the prospect of seeing some of the more than 2,000 acts scheduled to play here from now through early Sunday, while others have already begun availing themselves of the many, many open bars that dot the sun-scorched SXSW landscape like booze-dispensing cactuses....
BUSINESS
January 15, 2013 | By Shan Li
Bugaboo, the children's brand that introduced $1,000 strollers to the world, is recalling more than 50,000 of its Donkey and Cameleon models after finding a problem with the handle that poses a falling and choking hazard to children. The Dutch company said a button on the stroller's carrycot or seat carry handle can disengage and cause the handle to detach, which can injure tots. The voluntary recall affects about 46,300 strollers in the U.S. and an additional 4,440 in Canada. Bugaboo said it has received 58 reports of handles detaching, but so far they've heard of no injuries.
OPINION
August 17, 2012
Re "Boundaries of religious freedom," Opinion, Aug. 15 As long as the Orthodox Jewish community in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., pays for the eruv to be built, why does anyone care about an almost invisible string? What I don't understand, though, is having religious conviction and then manipulating one's environment to make that religion more convenient to practice. If there is a prohibition on carrying keys and pushing strollers during the Sabbath, then don't carry keys or push strollers.
OPINION
August 15, 2012 | By Michael A. Helfand
At the end of July, a group of disgruntled residents of Westhampton Beach, N.Y., filed a lawsuit contesting the building of an eruv in their neighborhood. In a dispute made famous by "The Daily Show" mockumentary featuring an " eruv hat," residents have expressed in their lawsuit worries that if an eruv were to be built in Westhampton Beach, it would constitute a "constant and ever-present symbol … that the secular public spaces of the village have been transformed for religious use and identity.
OPINION
December 11, 2005
Re "Condo Owner Dogged by $1,600 in Fines for Walking Her Pooch," Dec. 8 There is a very simple and much less costly solution for transporting Pamela McMahan's cocker spaniel through the hallways of her condo. There are enclosed pet strollers advertised on the Internet or in catalogs from about $80 and up. Probably most pet supply stores would have them or could order one for her as well. STEPHANIE SABAR Los Angeles
TRAVEL
January 24, 2010 | By ON THE SPOT and CATHARINE HAMM
Question: My wife, children and I arrived at LAX at 6:30 a.m. for an American Airlines flight to Kauai that left at 8 a.m. We were directed to an automated check-in machine, which after 15 minutes in line told me I had to check in with a human because we had a stroller. By the time we got to the counter, it was 50 minutes before departure, and it was too late to get our boarding passes. We eventually got on a 5.30 p.m. flight to Lihue after a difficult nine-hour wait. Why did this happen, and what could we have done?
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 2012 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
Nearly four dozen percussionists were scattered about Libbey Park late Thursday afternoon. They were joined by a couple of piccolo players tooting in the trees. The sun was bright and warming. The grounds were crowded with strollers, vendors, artists, frolicking children and dogs, to say nothing of a gaggle of concertgoers preparing for the start of the 66th Ojai Music Festival. The magnificent occasion was a performance of "Inuksuit" by Alaskan composer John Luther Adams.
NATIONAL
May 23, 2012 | By Ian Duncan, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Moms, a few dads and some children gathered at the Capitol on Tuesday to urge Congress to strengthen the federal government's powers to regulate harmful chemicals. The group of almost a hundred activists, which included registered nurses and cancer survivors, came from across the country to support the Safe Chemicals Act, which if passed by Congress would create a new process to monitor toxic chemicals used in consumer products. The chemicals, which are common in furniture and baby products, have been linked to neurological defects, cancer, developmental problems and impaired fertility.
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