Check out this link:
It says that Glo Worm is to “help baby transition from busy time to bed time”.
Then it says,
“WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD — Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.”
Oooookay, so if I do get one of these toys, I’ll be getting the seahorse instead of a glo worm. It has better reviews anyway.
But is that bizarre or what??
I have no idea what small parts there would be that the baby could choke on. Seriously. The battery pack is tied inside, with a velcro closure, and when I had to take ours out to change the batteries it took half an hour and a screwdriver.
Any baby who could get the battery pack out of this thing unaided is an evil genius and thus unlikely to choke on anything.
This falls under the heading of “stupid and overly cautious warnings on things that don’t need warnings”.
Yeah, Twinkle Twinkle Little Violet says the same thing with the added caveat of “This is not a bed toy. Do not put this in bed with your baby.” Um, okay, then why are you selling it as a sleep aid? I agree with Hannah’s last sentence.
CYA. Americans are stoopid litigious people, so companies have to do this. So silly!
The strange thing is that the Seahorse doesn’t have this warning, and yet it looks to be a similar construction.
Hmmmm…. I got nothin’.
Okay, get this – the PINK version of the seahorse on the site has THREE cautions, including “this contains a marble”.
I think the site is messed up. No way glo worms and toys designed for 0+ have marbles and things in them.
Marbles? I’d say someone lost those… 😛