Step2 in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada has voluntarily recalled the Whisper Ride Touring Wagon. This wagon was exclusively sold at Toys R Us stores nationwide and online at ToysRUs.com from February 2013 to August 2013 for about $130. The two-seat wagon is 25-inches wide by 41.25-inches long by 20-inches high with blue seats, a tan wagon base and a red canopy. The Step2 logo appears on the canopy and on the side of the wagon base. The removable blue seat backs of the Whisper Ride Touring Wagon can detach and allow the child in the wagon to fall out, posing a fall hazard.
Consumers should immediately stop using the wagon and inspect it to determine if the seat belt is attached to the removable blue seat back. Consumers with the recalled wagons should contact Step2 toll-free at (866) 860-1887 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the Step2’s website at http://www.step2.com/recall/ for more information.
One of the best things about working with bloggers is finally getting the chance to meet the brilliant people behind the keyboard face-to-face. Over the years, Step2 has proudly attended Blissdom three times, hosted an afternoon play date at BlogHer, and exhibited at Blissdom Canada. This year, we were thrilled to discover that Bloggy Conference was just an hour away from our headquarters, so we just had to make the drive to Sandusky, Ohio to check things out!
Hosted by the one-and-only Cedar Point (if you’ve never been there and you’re a roller coaster thrill seeker, this is the place for you!), Bloggy Conference gathered bloggers from across the nation on America’s roller coast.
Over two decades ago Toys “R” Us introduced their Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids as a resource for parents of children with special needs. In 2012, Step2’s LifeStyle Legacy Kitchen and My Clubhouse were chosen for the Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids. The toys that were selected for the Guide have been evaluated by the National Lekotek Center, a non-profit organization that believes children of all abilities should be able to play with toys. In the guide, there are symbols located near each toy displayed, which represent the skills that the product helps to develop in children.
The LifeStyle Legacy Kitchen was chosen because it encourages social interactions between siblings and friends as they share play kitchen accessories and appliances. Also, it helps children who are working on standing, by repositioning themselves between the two counter heights.
The My Clubhouse was chosen because children can develop their motor skills by navigating through the space of the playhouse. Children can also develop their thinking and creative skills by the natural play setting My Clubhouse provides.
Thank you to Toys “R” US and the National Lekotek Center for including the LifeStyle Legacy Kitchen and My Clubhouse in this year’s guide. It has been an honor to be in theguidefor the last two years. Step2 strives to create toys that children of all abilities can play with and we will continue to do this because everyone plays!
Jack Vresics, Step2’s CEO & President, was featured on CNBC’s Squawk Box early this morning discussing how Step2 has grown into the world’s largest rotational molder of plastics. During the interview, he shared one of the biggest trends that parents and children are looking for when it comes to purchasing a toy – active play.
Step2 has been a part of the childhood experience for 22 years. As Jack said, “kids love playing together and working together. They want to have fun and enjoy childhood.” Step2 will continue to provide children with fun toys they will play with for years to come.
Parents claim they know their babies well, but would they be willing to bet on it for a chance to win money toward their child’s college fund? Bet on Your Baby, ABC’s newest game show first aired on April 13th. Each week on Bet on Your Baby, five families will compete to see if they can correctly guess their child’s next move.
During the game, one parent goes with their toddler to the Babydome, which is the child’s obstacle course of fun, while the other parent guesses their child’s moves. Families are not competing against each other; instead they are competing with themselves in a self contained challenge.
Below, you can spot many of the mentioned Step2 toys in the first few seconds of episode two! Make sure to tune into Bet on Your Baby every Saturday on ABC from 8-9pm EST and check out past episodes at ABC.com.
Do you have any of the Step2 toys featured in the Babydome?
Infantino, Step2’s sister company is raising the bar on fun by adding a free HappiTaps Beary Happi or Puppi Love to any qualifying** Infantino purchases of $25 or more. HappiTaps products are a twist on a snuggly buddy that combines with smart phone* technology to create interactive fun for your little ones.
At checkout add the coupon code:
FREEBEARY (after you’ve added Beary Happi to your cart)
or FREEPUPPI (after you’ve added Puppi Love to your cart)
HappiTaps products are *compatible with iPhone® 4S, iPhone® 4, iPhone® 3GS and 3rd & 4th generation iPod® Touch. iPhone and iPod Touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries.
**Qualifying purchase includes Infantino items that total $25 or more in Infantino merchandise (not including shipping, handling, or tax)