Petition tries to get Fisher Price to stop selling baby seat with Apple iPad stand
posted by Alan F. / Dec 14, 2013, 6:03 PM
The organization has started a petition, calling the Apptivity Seat the worst screen product for babies. The CCFC notes that with a colorful screen and constant activity, the iPad can get a baby's full attention allowing the parents to leave it all alone with the tablet. If you want to add your name to the petition, all you need to do is to click the CCFC sourcelink below, fill in the blanks, and submit it. The petition is addressed to David Allmark, Executive Vice President of Fisher-Price, and requests that the company pull the seat. The CCFC stresses that it is wrong to leave a baby alone with an iPad, inches from his or her face. The screen is blocking the child from seeing his parents and the rest of the world. Part of the petition reads, "Babies need laps, not apps. Fisher-Price should focus on developing products that actually facilitate learning and development instead of encouraging parents to strap down babies -- even those too young to sit up -- inches from a screen."
In response, Fisher Price says that it is the target of a negative online campaign. There has been talk that Fisher Price is marketing the seat as an educational product, something that the manufacturer strongly denies. In addition, Fisher Price says that the seat does offer options to limit the viewing time of the tablet. As it turns out, the American Academy of Pediatrics agrees with the petition, saying that kids under 2 should not be using any electronic screens.
So far, the petition has 9916 signatures, just 84 short of the 10,000 goal. But even if the target numbers of signatures are reached, we wouldn't count on Fisher Price pulling the product anyway. By the way, parents buying the child seat get access to free apps for the iPad that are made specifically for the age group of those using the seat.
source: FisherPrice, LATimes, CCFC via CNET
Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009
So dont buy it?
posted on Dec 14, 2013, 6:20 PM 20
iFisher price. I'll sign the petition. Don't think a iPad will keep any baby occupied
posted on Dec 14, 2013, 6:45 PM 1
Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012
How dare parents leave their kids with an interactive iPad! They should neglect them in front of the TV to watch Barney or Dora or 16 and Pregnant like a responsible parent of the previous generation!
posted on Dec 14, 2013, 6:22 PM 21
Posts: 594; Member since: Aug 20, 2012
Wow I cant wait to see my kids victimize these kids with underdeveloped physical and social skills.
posted on Dec 14, 2013, 7:08 PM 7
Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012
if you don't agree with ANY product simply don't buy it! vote with your wallets! do not tell me what i can and can not buy. but i wouldn't buy this anyways :P edit: not sure how this was a reply to #bigstrudel... nothing personal :D
posted on Dec 14, 2013, 7:41 PM 4
Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013
To play devil's advocate, consumers aren't always fully aware of their actions and the consequences that they harbor down the line. Sometime's it's not as easy as letting them "vote with your wallet" - sometimes a decision made, isn't always an educated one. But w/e.
posted on Dec 15, 2013, 5:10 AM 1
Or let parents raise their kids as they see fit....
posted on Dec 14, 2013, 7:18 PM 1
Posts: 1397; Member since: Dec 28, 2012
Nothing against you... but depending on who that is that can reap very bad consequences. Elementary school shooting in CT. The 16 year old drunk driver who "is too rich to go to jail" in Texas. But I do agree with the point you're making on freedom... but to a certain extent depending on the circumstances.
posted on Dec 14, 2013, 8:16 PM 0
Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012
dont agree on your opinion. you should atlest be bound to raise a good kid for society then people complain..... what have this country given us ... then my question is first tell us what kind of genration have you given to your country. just one example
posted on Dec 15, 2013, 10:52 AM 0
Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013
At least the baby seat didn't get the worst toy of the year award.
posted on Dec 14, 2013, 10:03 PM 1
Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009
shut up and sit down somewhere, unfortunately they will win just like those who shut down your baby can read because a child shouldnt be in front of the tv long. so if this promotes leaving your child unattended wouldnt the regular toys that hang from it do the same?
posted on Dec 15, 2013, 1:24 AM 0
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Is it ironic that Fisher Price is the target of a campaign to get their product removed from the market because it incorporates a device from a company that is constantly trying to get products removed from the market.
posted on Dec 15, 2013, 3:52 AM 0
Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013
Why don't they start a campaign against amoled then? LED = Light Emitting Diode Looking at light sources directly harms the eyes regardless of the person's age.
posted on Dec 15, 2013, 4:17 AM 0
Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013
THEN....THEN.....THEN....WHY DON'T WE ALL GO LIVE IN CAVES IF LIGHT IS SOO DAMAGING? SHOULDNT WE ALL BE BLIND ALL OF THE HOURS WE SPEND IN THE SUN? WHERE IS YOUR RESEARCH AT SO I CAN READ UP ON THIS AND LEARN ABOUT IT??
posted on Dec 15, 2013, 6:09 AM 0
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