Memphis police are searching for a shoplifting suspect who used a tiny baby as a weapon against a security guard during an escape attempt Wednesday. The incident happened early Wednesday afternoon at Wal-Mart on Austin Peay in Raleigh, where police say a woman was caught shoplifting. In her attempt to escape, she snatched her two-month-old nephew out of his stroller and threw him at a security guard. The infant fell onto the concrete floor at the store.
Bisphenol, commonly known as BPA and an important monomer for plastic additives, has been banned by Minnesota from being used in baby bottles and sippy cups and food containers for use by children under the age of three. Although New York’s Suffolk County had passed a similar measure last month but Minnesota is the first to completely ban BPA in the US. The Connecticut House of Representatives has voted to ban the sale, manufacture or distribution of infant formula and baby food in containers made with Bisphenol-A, and other cities such as Chicago are following.
About 184,000 baby toys sold at major retailers — including Target, Wal-Mart and Babies “R” Us — are being voluntarily recalled because they pose a choking hazard to children, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said. Infantino LLC, of San Diego, is pulling the items after receiving 45 reports of metallic fabric attached to the items falling off. There have been no reported injuries.
A New Jersey supermarket has denied a birthday cake request. Heath and Deborah Campbell are nto only upset with their area ShopRite, but with the rest of the public who are freaking out over their frosting request. Their child’s name is Adolf Hitler Campbell. Deborah Campbell said she phoned in her order last week to the ShopRite. When she told the bakery department she wanted her son’s name spelled out, she was told to talk to a supervisor, who denied the request. Karen Meleta, a spokeswoman for ShopRite, said the Campbells had similar requests denied at the same store the last two years, which shouldn’t be surprising being that it is the child’s name.