A new type of magnetic toy became popular in the last few years. Powered by intense rare-earth magnets, the toys consist of a set of small, shiny magnetic spheres. The strength of the magnets allows users to create striking sculptures and shapes out of the spheres, held together by nothing but magnetism.
Bumbo International Trust, the company that makes the Bumbo baby seat, has recalled 4 million Bumbo seats in the U.S. after dozens of reports that babies fell out of the seats, 19 of whom suffered skull fractures. The company, based in South Africa, says that parents and caregivers that own the seats can order a repair kit for free that contains a restraint belt and a sticker that warns against placing the seats anywhere but on the floor. The repair kits can be ordered online on the company's website.
Stroller manufacturer Peg Perego recently announced a recall of over 220,000 strollers after reports that children can suffer strangulation injuries due to a design defect.