What’s With All of The Recalls? Latest Infants Tylenol Recall and More

Over the last 24 months, more than 14 million units of drugs and medical equipment have been recalled due to defect.

The latest was a February 17th announcement by the makers of Tylenol who recalled 574,000 bottles of infants’ Tylenol Oral Suspension.  The recall is due to the product’s simple dosing measuring system that may fail and fall in to the suspension.

Although McNeil, a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson and the makers of the product, claim that there are no adverse medical effects that come from the failure, they also advise discontinuing the product’s use if the simple dosing system fails.

McNeil is offering a refund to anybody who experiences the problem.  Only seven lot numbers are affected and can be found by going to THIS WEBSITE:

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Financial Literacy: What to Teach Younger Children

Financial literacy is an important part of raising children to be successful and independent.

However, good money habits don’t just develop spontaneously.

Children need to have instruction in financial literacy from the time they are small.  It is possible for you to teach younger children about money, building a solid financial foundation for them in the years that follow.

Teaching Toddlers

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Superbowl Weekend and Links

As a New Yorker I’m stoked to see the Giants in the Big Game!

It will be fun to watch it with the kids too.  Though I suspect their interest will wane pretty quickly.  That’s OK, the little ones are still young (our oldest daughter isn’t that interested in it).

Do you get the whole family involved in the SuperBowl?  Do you hold a big party?  How do you get everyone excited?

I haven’t done a roundup in some time.

So let’s take a look at some super articles and carnivals:

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9 Inexpensive Ways to Amuse Kids Over the Summer

Summer vacation has arrived. For many of us, that means the constant refrain of, “I’m bored!”  You want to provide something for your kids to do (other than watch TV or play video games), but you don’t want to spend a lot of money.  Happily, there are some inexpensive things that you can do to amuse your kids over the summer.

9 Inexpensive Ways to Amuse Kids Over the Summer

1. Check the local movie theater: Many local movie theaters have certain days on which they offer free movies.  In my town, you can watch free kids matinees on Wednesdays.  Popcorn and soda is inexpensive: Only $1.
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Festival of Frugality #290 – Going on Vacation

It is our absolute pleasure to be hosting the Festival of Frugality this week.  As you know, the Festival of Frugality contains the best articles on frugality and saving money from sites big and small.  This week we’re going on vacation so I thought we’d share some of our tips on going away.

Let’s get right to the frugal awesomeness!

These are the Editor’s Picks:
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The Body Shop Groupon National Offer – $40 for $20 (and bonus)

Groupon is at it again! This time they want to help you pamper yourself and treat your body right with products from The Body Shop.


Groupon: Get the Best Deal in Your City Today!  The Body Shop
You can get $40 worth of items at The Body Shop for $20!  And there’s a bonus too.  If you redeem your Groupon before May 30th, 2011 then your Groupon is worth $45.  This is good on sale items as well.

The offer needs to be redeemed in-store and there is a limit of three (3) Groupons per person (you can you one per visit).

The Body Shop sells beauty and body products for women and men including soaps, lotions, bath products, skin care, shampoos, and more.
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