The Jim Henson Company's television series "Fraggle Rock" is celebrating its 30th anniversary with new licenses.
Hasbro is partnering with Aurora World to create a line of 18 My Little Pony plushes. Twelve of the ponies will be smaller with a personal carrying purse and six of the plushes will be 10 inches tall, with a price range from $15 to $20. "We are thrilled to work with Hasbro again and just as excited to introduce our My Little Pony plush toys to multi-generational fans and collectors," says Michael Kessler, SVP of sales and marketing at Aurora. "The line is designed to appeal to all ages that embrace the My Little Pony brand."
Childrenswear company Carter's has recalled 218,000 pieces of clothing due to a choking hazard. Included in the recall are eight styles of footed one-pieces in sizes 3 to 9 months. The full-length zipper on these items can detach, posing a risk to children. No injuries have been reported.
Babies 'R' Us have partnered with parenting website WhatToExpect.com to offer moms-to-be access to baby-related news, advice and products through both channels. Babies 'R' Us will also feature content and information for new parents provided by Murkoff's site. Babies 'R' Us registries will be accessible through Heidi Murkoff's WhatToExpect.com, which will also include reviews and suggested products.
Last Thursday, Bugaboo celebrated its new collection for Spring 13 featuring Andy Warhol designs in Manhattans SoHo neighborhood, complete with children showing off their breakdancing and DJ skills, Serendipitys famous frozen hot chocolate, and bite-size treats for the kiddies.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in cooperation with iCandy America Inc. of Brooklyn, NY, has issued a voluntary recall of about 830 of its Cherry model strollers. This recall includes the iCandy Cherry stroller only in the colors Fudge and Liquorice. The opening between the bumper bar and seat bottom of the stroller can allow an infants body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck, posing a strangulation hazard to young children when a child is not harnessed.