Carriage strollers are recalled
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says Fisher-Price is recalling about 60,000 of its Carriage Strollers, Model No. 9121, because they have been known to collapse with children in them.
Fisher-Price said it is aware of 23 injuries, ranging from bumps and bruises to one broken arm. The strollers have been sold since June 1989, for about $120 to $140, but are no longer manufactured.
Consumers who own this stroller should call Fisher-Price, toll-free, at 1-800-527-1034 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily, in most time zones. Fisher-Price will send consumers a prepaid mailing package with instructions to return a wheel from their stroller. Those who return a wheel will receive free a new stroller ,, that has been modified to assure the locking mechanism will engage fully. Consumers should not return strollers to the stores where they were purchased.
Learn about discipline
Parents are invited to learn more about discipline at "You Are Your Child's Parent," a workshop presented by the Jewish Community Center's Early Childhood Department. Louise Fink will discuss practical discipline and strategies for parents at 7:30 tonight at the center, 5700 Park Heights Ave. The workshop is free and open to everyone. Call 542-4900 for more information.
Coping with divorce
Helping Young Children Cope with Divorce" is the subject of a cable television program being shown this week on Cable Channel 36, Baltimore County's Public Schools' Education Channel. The program will discuss separation, divorce, custody arrangements and step-parenting, and will include suggestions from social workers, attorneys and a stepparent. The program is part of "First Steps," a series of parenting programs written and hosted by Frances Bond of Towson State University. The program can be seen at these times: Tonight at 6; Wednesday at noon and 7 p.m.; Thursday at 1 and 8 p.m., and Friday at 2 and 9 p.m. on the county's cable network
: Mommy Doll to visit
The Mommy Doll will be making a special appearance in Baltimore this week. The designers of the adult doll, which comes with a baby and reflects the different roles of the '90s mother, will be at Harborplace, starting tomorrow. One of the designers, Sue Ogden of Wilmington, Del., grew up in Baltimore; her mother, Betty Murphy, lives in Govans and creates outfits for the Mommy Doll, which is produced by Tootsietoy of Chicago. Ogden will be selling 600 signed dolls, which come in six different designs, as well as some "few-of-a-kind" models designed for their Baltimore visit. Ogden and her partner, Cindy Stern, will staff a booth in the Light Street Pavilion from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow through next Tuesday.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced its intention to permanently ban infant bean-bag cushions because of 30 reported cases of babies found dead on them, victims of asphyxiation. This year, the agency reached an agreement with all known manufacturers to recall the cushions and not make any more.