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Today we are partying with our Kolcraft fans Thanksgiving style!
Since Thanksgiving is around the corner and we know a lot of people are traveling for the upcoming holidays, we are having a Thanksgiveaway Twitter Party! During this party we will be:
- Talking about all we are grateful for
- Sharing crafts & special recipes for kids at the holidays
- Giving away 25 Jeep 2 in 1 Diaper Bag/Booster Seats! The Jeep® Travel Anywhere® Sport 2-in-1 Booster Seat & Everyday Bag is the perfect solution to keeping your little ones happy at the dinner table especially when you are away from home.
The Thanksgiveaway Twitter Party will be TODAY, November 17th from 11am until 12:30 pm CST. Please use hashtag #ThxKolcraft. No RSVP necessary. Just join us!
See you there!
We are proud to announce the newest addition to our Kolcraft family and want your help in naming it!
Early next year, we will be unveiling our newest Contours® tandem stroller – and we’d like your input on what we should name it!
The tandem stroller is designed to fit both babies and toddlers, and will include some of our most popular features including reversible seats, height-adjustable canopies, a large storage basket and the ability to fit most infant car seats. But most importantly, this new tandem stroller will be a full 10 lbs. lighter than our current tandem stroller – weighing only 34 lbs.!
Please vote on the name that you think best fits our new stroller by leaving a comment on our blog. Poll closes at midnight this Wednesday CST!
• Contours® 2 to Go tandem stroller
• Contours® Air tandem stroller
• Contours® Alumina tandem stroller
• Contours® Mod Pod tandem stroller
• Contours® Optima tandem stroller
There is a lot going on at Kolcraft and we wanted to keep you up-to-date on the latest contests, news and more!
Contests – We love to party with our Kolcraft fans! Since Thanksgiving is around the corner and we know a lot of people are traveling for the upcoming holidays, we are having a Thanksgiveaway Twitter Party! During this party we will be talking about all we are grateful for, crafts & special recipes for kids at the holidays and (drum roll please) we will be giving away 25 Jeep 2 in 1 Travel Bag/Booster Seats! The Jeep® Travel Anywhere® Sport 2-in-1 Booster Seat & Everyday Bag is the perfect solution to keeping your little ones happy at the dinner table especially when you are away from home.
The Thanksgiveaway Twitter Party will be Wednesday, November 17th from 11am until 12:30 pm CST. Please use hashtag #ThxKolcraft. Please join us & spread the word!
Speaking of contests, don’t forget our Wally Wonderbug Monthly contest. All you have to do is keep your eye on Wally’s Homepage slide and email us at BabyMatters@kolcraft.com every time you see he changes his scenery. Monthly winners will be chosen for a variety of prizes of Baby products, gift certificates and more!
Winner, Winner – Random.org has selected JEannine m as the winner of an autographed copy of The Eco-nomical Baby Guide by Joy Hatch & Rebecca Kelley! Thank you to everyone who participated in our contest!
Veterans Day - Today we remember in a special way all Veterans especially our Kolcraft staff who are Veterans and our Kolcraft fans who are Veterans or Military families. Thank you for your service.
At Kolcraft we believe in working hard and playing hard so last Friday we celebrated Halloween Kolcraft style. Each department decorated and had yummy treats. From 11-1 everyone trick or treated at each others departments. We had a lot of fun interacting with each other and enjoyed some pretty amazing treats from homemade candy apples to chocolate and beyond!
We captured some photos to share with you!
We even had our very own scene from the Wizard of Oz!
Everyone received a special Kolcraft Trick or Treat bag (eco-friendly ones at that!)
Of course we had a Trick or Treat fashion statement…
Even our president, Tom Koltun, joined the fun!
We hope you all had a fun Halloween. We sure did. Now it’s back to creating great baby products for you.
Our day started by meeting Meri-Margaret from the National Wildlife Federation. What an amazing woman! If you missed our interview with her, you can read it here. The National Wildlife Association has some AMAZING events coming up which has Kolcraft VERY excited. (Stay tuned for more on that at a later date.) Wally and Meri-Margaret hit it off and are BFF’s now. We captured their meeting on camera, but since Wally hasn’t had his official debut we had to protect his identity.
Wally and I then took a stroll over to the Disney Imagination Center. It was an amazing morning. Wally and Jiminy Cricket were inseparable. (Must be a bug thing.) Wally loved that he could spend time coloring. He was bashful around the princesses, but you can see he picked their page to color.
It was hard to pull Wally Wonderbug out of the Disney Imagination Center especially when the Mickey Mouse cartoons started playing…
There are great things happening around Kolcraft! You already know of our Trick or Treat for baby products, our Changing Wally contest and soon we will be telling you more about the great things happening with NWF and of course the Disney Imagination Center.
Make sure that you read our blog tomorrow for Fun Friday. It will be a Friday of imagination, magic and more prizes!
You may remember our post about the new exciting “someone” buzzing around Kolcraft. You will notice that for the next few months, Wally Wonderbug will be trying out new outfits & will be changing scenery. (Wally loves to dress up & have fun. Just wait until your kids meet him!) Because Wally is such a generous Wonderbug, you win prizes every time he changes!
It’s Easy To Win!
- Every time you notice that Wally changes, send us an email at BabyMatters@kolcraft.com and you will be entered to win monthly prizes ranging from baby products to gift certificates.
- The place to see Wally change will be at www.kolcraft.com – be sure to check back often because you never know when Wally will make a change!
- Winners will be selected at the end of each month.
Keep your eye on Wally because he is your guide to winning prizes!
Kolcraft believes in manufacturing the best in innovative baby products and one way we fuel our creativity is through food smackdowns where we pick a theme, cook up a storm, taste test and vote.
The theme of this last smackdown was Fall Fruit. It was hard to pick a winner since we had a variety of treats ranging from fall fruit crisps, upside down apple pie, apple strudel and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies to name a few. The winner was Bonnie in our fashion department who made the yumalicious (yes, that is the correct word to describe this recipe) Apple-Pecan Cheesecake!
Bonnie shared her recipe with us. We know it will be a hit with your family too!
- 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 4 pkg. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
- 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar, divided
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 cup sour cream
- 4 eggs
- 3 apples, peeled, chopped
- 3/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- Heat oven to 325°F
- Line 13×9-inch baking pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan. Mix crumbs, butter and 2 Tbsp. brown sugar; press onto bottom of pan.
- Beat cream cheese, 1 cup brown sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Add sour cream; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust. Combine remaining brown sugar, apples, nuts and cinnamon; spoon over batter.
- Bake 55 min. or until center is almost set. Cool completely. Refrigerate 4 hours. Use foil handles to lift cheesecake from pan before cutting to serve.
Do you have any Fall fruit recipes to share with us? We would be happy to try them out in our Kolcraft kitchen!
Kolcraft is very excited for you to meet Wally Wonderbug and friends – the characters behind the new Wonderbug Activity Center! Wally will bring lots of fun and discovery to you and your children.
We can’t quite let the bug out of the bag yet, but stay tuned to meet Wally and his friends. They will be hosting fun contests, activities and more! We love Wally & we know you will too!
Kolcraft was very excited and grateful to have received an award from the JPMA for being a founding member of JPMA in helping to set and maintain safety standards for the baby product industry for the past 59 years.
Kolcraft’s President, Tom Koltun, also spoke about the importance and reward of companies working with KIDS. KIDS is a non-profit organization that helps families in distressed situations. Often when parents think what they want for their children, they think of their child having a healthy, happy future, but for some parents all they can hope for is some help to get their baby the essentials like a bottle or a bassinet. Kolcraft has been very active with KIDS in order to bring them hope for a future.
And no ABC Show is complete without some fun with friends from various parenting media. Last night we were able to enjoy a fun evening at Bodero with members of Parenting Magazine & Baby Talk.
It’s been a fun week here in Vegas & we are so glad you have been following our adventures. Stay tuned for some new Kolcraft Buzz tomorrow that debuted here at the ABC Show!
Good Housekeeping and USA Today Report That Stroller Hinges Can Injure Little Fingers
(Chicago, IL) October 11, 2010 – USA Today has published an article “Stroller hinges can injure little fingers” stating that the new issue of Good Housekeeping magazine contains a study that alleges 10 strollers have “danger spots.” Among the 10 strollers listed from popular baby stroller companies are the Contours Lite and Jeep Cherokee Sport.
The test procedures and the credentials of those who tested the products at Good Housekeeping are unknown. Kolcraft, however, complies with industry standards and testing including the following:
• Kolcraft has a design safety review process that uses risk assessment principles to ensure the safety of our products. These principles exceed requirements found in standard testing.
• The Contours Lite and Jeep Cherokee Sport strollers have been tested by 3rd party independent test labs and have been found to comply with all mandatory and voluntary ASTM standards.
• Kolcraft is a member of JPMA and all of our products comply with the JPMA requirements for testing.
Good Housekeeping never contacted Kolcraft nor did they return our calls to discuss their findings or to share the test they conducted. Until the report is released Kolcraft cannot directly comment on it.
If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in our comment section and we will be happy to answer your quesitons to the best of our ability.