Libertyville company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recall 220,000 PeaPod and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds due to suffocation risk.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Libertyville-based KidCo Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 220,000 PeaPod and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds following a baby's death and numerous reports of infants becoming entrapped, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The recall affects 220,000 PeaPod and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds, the CPSC said. Infants and young children can roll off the edge of the inflatable air mattress, become entrapped between the mattress and the fabric sides of the tent, and suffocate, according to a release. Consumers should immediately stop using the tents and contact KidCo to get a free repair kit. The kits will vary depending on the model and will be shipped to consumers starting in December 2012. Contact KidCo toll-free at (855) 847-…
Aldermen have approved grants totaling $50,000 for the Technology Innovation Center so far in 2012, as long as the tech incubator approaches Northwestern University for money.
Evanston aldermen voted Monday to withdraw future city funding from Evanston’s Technology Innovation Center (TIC) if the nonprofit does not meet certain benchmarks. In the past, aldermen have questioned whether the 25-year-old tech incubator was worthy of city tax dollars. Formed in 1986 as a joint venture of the city of Evanston and Northwestern University, the TIC's mission is to provide an affordable workspace and marketing, networking and guidance to startup technology companies. “Where I think a technology incubator in the city is a great idea, I just don’t see where our return on investment is,” said Ald. Coleen Burrus (8th Ward). “I just don’t think we’re actually running an incubator that’s bringing business into the community.” …