Recent Product Recalls

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03.27.13 Bugaboo Recalls Cameleon3 Strollers Due to Fall Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in cooperation with Bugaboo announced a voluntary recall of about 9,200 in the U.S. and 960 in Canada due to fall hazard.

The stroller’s carrying handle can break and detach posing a fall hazard. Bugaboo has received 16 reports of carry handles breaking. No injuries have been reported.

The strollers were sold at Buy Buy Baby, Toys R Us and other baby product stores nationwide, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, online at Bugaboo.com and other online retailers from September 2012 to March 2013 for between $889 and $1,600.

Consumers should immediately remove the carry handle from the stroller’s bassinet or seat and contact Bugaboo for a free replacement handle. While awaiting the replacement handle, consumers can continue to use the seat or bassinet when attached to the chassis but should not attempt to use the seat or bassinet separate from the chassis.

Bugaboo Americas, at (800) 460-2922, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, at e-mail serviceus@bugaboo.com or online at www.bugaboo.com.

01.31.13 Triaminic and Theraflu Products Recalled Due to Failure to Meet Child-Resistant Closure Requirement; Risk of Poisoning

Novartis Consumer Health, Inc. (NCH) is voluntarily recalling about 2.3 million units of Triaminic and Theraflu cold and cough syrups that were manufactured in the United States before December 31, 2011.

Novartis Consumer Health has decided to issue a voluntary recall to consumers, retail customers and wholesalers in the U.S. because the child-resistant feature of the bottle cap may not function properly, enabling the cap to be removed with the tamper-evident seal still in place. The firm has received 12 reports of children unscrewing the locked caps, including four reports of children ingesting the product. One child required medical attention.

There are 24 types of these two products included in the recall. A complete list of products, lot numbers and National Drug Codes (NDC) can be found at www.novartisOTC.com.

Sold at: Food, drug, mass merchandise and club stores nationwide between May 2010 and December 2011 for about $5.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Novartis for instructions on how to return the product for a full refund.

01.15.13 Bugaboo Recalls Strollers Due to Fall and Choking Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Bugaboo announced a voluntary recall of about 46,300 Bugaboo Cameleon and Bugaboo Donkey Model Strollers due to fall hazard.

A button on the stroller's carrycot/seat carry handle can become disengaged and cause the handle to detach, posing fall and choking hazards to young children.

This recall involves the carry handles on Bugaboo Cameleon and Bugaboo Donkey model strollers with detachable carrycots/seats. For a full list of serial numbers click here.

The strollers were sold at Buy Buy Baby, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Toys R Us and other baby product stores nationwide, online at Bugaboo.com and other online retailers. The Bugaboo Cameleon was sold between September 2009 and June 2012 for about $980. The Bugaboo Donkey was sold from January 2011 through December 2012 for between $1,200 and $1,600.

Consumers should immediately remove the carry handle from the strollers and contact Bugaboo for a free replacement handle. Consumers can continue to use the strollers while awaiting the replacement handle.

Bugaboo International; at (800) 460-2922, or online at www.bugaboo.com and click on "Important Quality Initiative" for more information. Consumers can email the firm at serviceus@bugaboo.com.

01.08.13 Fisher-Price Recalls 800,000 Rock 'N Play Infant Sleepers Due to Risk of Exposure to Mold

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Fisher-Price Inc. announced a voluntary recall of about 800,000 Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleeper™.

Mold can develop between the removable seat cushion and the hard plastic frame of the sleeper when it remains wet/moist or is infrequently cleaned, posing a risk of exposure to mold to infants sleeping in the product. The CPSC advises that mold has been associated with respiratory illnesses and other infections. Although mold is not present at the time of purchase, mold growth can occur after use of the product.

The Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleeper™ was sold at mass merchandise stores nationwide and online since September 2009 for between $50 and $85. Units currently in retail stores are not affected by this recall to inspect. Only products that show signs of mold after use by consumers are included in this announcement.

Consumers should immediately check for mold under the removable seat cushion. Dark brown, gray or black spots can indicate the presence of mold. If mold is found, consumers should immediately stop using the product. Consumers can contact Fisher-Price for cleaning instructions or further assistance. Cleaning and care instructions can also be found at www.service.mattel.com or by contacting the firm.

Fisher-Price; at (800) 432-5437, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.service.mattel.com for more information.

12.13.12 City Versa strollers by Baby Jogger Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Baby Jogger, announced a voluntary recall of Baby Jogger City Versa strollers after reports of the frame failing to lock in place and collapsing while in use, posing a fall hazard to children in the stroller. Baby Jogger has received six reports of incidents in which the stroller's frame failed to lock. No serious injuries have been reported.

The recall involves all City Versa model strollers manufactured between May 15 and Aug. 20, 2012. The date of manufacturing is printed on the stroller's black plastic side hinge.

Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Baby Jogger for a free replacement stroller frame on the company website, via email at recall@babyjogger.com or by phone at (877) 506-2213.

11.16.12: KidCo PeaPod and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds Due to Suffocation Danger

The U.S. Consumer Product Saftey Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with KidCo Inc., has announced a voluntary recall of about 220,000 PeaPod and PeaPod Travel Beds after reports of one infant's death and nine others crying or distressed underneath the mattress while inside the portable sleep tents. Infants and young children can roll off the edge of the inflatable air mattress and become entrapped between the mattress and the fabric sides of the tent, leading to possible suffocation. In the case of the death of the 5-month-old boy, no cause of death was determined.

The recall covers travel tents sold from January 2005 to the present. The company has set up a page on its website with a complete list of models and corresponding tent colors included in the recall. The model number can be found on a small tage on the underside of the product.

Consumers should immediately stop using the tents and contact KidCo to receive a free repair kit. Parents should visit the website or call (855) 847-8600.

11.07.12: Britax Advocate, Boulevard and Pavilion Convertible Car Seats Due to Choking Danger

Britax Child Safety Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of about 60,000 of its convertible car seats because of a choking danger from the softer chest pads. Britax is acting after reports that some children can chew or bite on the pads and have bitten off small pieces of the car seat pads, which could present a hazard, especially in infants.

The recall covers Advocate 70-G3, Boulevard 70-G3 and Pavilion 70-G3 models sold in the U.S. and Canada that were made from June 11 to Aug. 31. The company has set up a website for parents to check the complete list of model numbers affected by the recall.

Britax is advising parents to look for the white label on the child's left-hand side of the seat near the head/ear area. This label displays the seat's model and serial numbers, manufacture date and batch number.

To address this issue, Britax will send new pads for free to registered car seat owners and those parents who contact the company via its website or by phone at 1-888-427-4829. Britax says the car seats can be used without the pads until the safer replacements arrive.

10.23.12: Dorel Recalls Eddie Bauer Rocking Wood Bassinets Due to Infant Suffocation Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Dorel Juevenile Group announced a voluntary recall of about 97,000 Eddie Bauer Rocking Wood Bassinet due to infant suffocation hazard.

The bottom locking mechanism can fail to lock properly if a spring is not installed, allowing the bassinet to tip to one side and cause infants to roll to the side of the bassinet. This poses a suffocation hazard to infants.

This recall involves Eddie Bauer Rocking Wood Bassinets. The bassinets have a dark brown wooden headboard and footboard and a cotton bassinet that comes in a variety of colors and patterns.

These bassinets were sold at Target, Toys R Us and Sears stores nationwide and online at Ebay and other websites from December 2007 through January 2011 for about $150.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bassinets and contact Dorel to obtain a free repair kit, which includes a spring and new instructions for assembly. Contact Dorel toll-free at (877) 416-0165 or visit www.djgusa.com and click on Safety Notices for more information.

10.11.12 Graco Recalls Classic Wood Highchairs Due to Fall Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Graco Children's Products Inc. announced a voluntary recall of about 86,000 in the United States and 3,400 in Canada Graco Classic Wood Highchairs due to fall hazard.

The high chair's seat can loosen or detach from the base, posing a fall hazard to the child.

The highchairs were sold at Babies R Us, Burlington Coat Factory and other retail stores nationwide and at Target.com and Walmart.com and other online retailers between September 2007 and December 2010 for about $130. For a full detailed list of high chairs included in recall visit gracobaby.com.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled high chairs and contact Graco for a free repair kit. For additional information, contact Graco at (800) 345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and, or visit the firm's website at gracobaby.com

08.30.12 Summer Infant Recalls to Repair Baby Bathers Due to Fall and Head Injury Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Dorel Juvenile Group announced a voluntary recall of about 97,000 Eddie Bauer Rocking Wood Bassinets due to fall and head injury hazard,

Hazard: When the bather is lifted and/or carried with an infant in it, its folding wire frame can suddenly disengage from the side hinge, dropping the baby out of the bather, posing a fall hazard and a risk of serious head injury to infants.

The bathers were sold at mass merchandise stores nationwide and on the Web from September 2004 through November 2011 for between $15 and $30. This recall involves Summer Infant baby bathers with a small, nearly square blue or pink plastic base measuring about 13 ½ inches long by 12 ½ inches wide and with the following model numbers listed below. Model numbers are located either on the side of the baby bather near the warning label or on the front near the wash instructions. Click here to view full list >>

Consumers should immediately stop using the bathers and contact Summer Infant for a free repair kit that includes a locking strap and instructions. Note: Even with the new locking strap installed, the baby bather product should never be used to lift and carry an infant. For additional information, contact Summer Infant at (800) 426-8627 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.summerinfant.com/batherrepairkit. Do not return to stores as the retailers will not have the repair kit

08.14.12 Baby Seats Recalled for Repair by Bumbo International Due to Fall Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Bumbo International Trust announced a voluntary recall of about 4 million Bumbo Baby Seats. Babies can maneuver out of or fall from the Bumbo seat, posing a risk of serious injuries.

CPSC and Bumbo International know of at least 50 incidents after the October 2007 voluntary recall in which babies fell from a Bumbo seat while it was being used on a raised surface. Nineteen of those incidents included reports of skull fractures. CPSC and Bumbo International are aware of an additional 34 post-recall reports of infants who fell out or maneuvered out of a Bumbo seat used on the floor or at an unknown elevation, resulting in injury. Two of these incidents involved reports of skull fractures, while others reported bumps, bruises and other minor injuries.

The seats were sold at Sears, Target, Toys R Us (including Babies R Us), USA Babies, Walmart, and various other toy and children's stores nationwide, and various online sellers, from August 2003 through August 2012 for between $30 and $50.

Consumers should immediately stop using the product until they order and install a free repair kit, which includes: a restraint belt with a warning label, installation instructions, safe use instructions and a new warning sticker. Order the free repair kit by visiting www.recall.BumboUSA.com or calling (866) 898-4999 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday and between 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. CT on Friday. Do not return the Bumbo seat to retailers as they will not be able to provide the repair kit.

04.12.12 Nan Far Woodworking Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards; Sold Exclusively at jcpenney

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Nan Far Woodworking Co. Ltd. announced a voluntary recall of about 16,700 Rockland Furniture Drop-side Cribs.

The cribs' drop sides can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop side to fall out of position, creating a space into which an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged or entrapped, which can lead to strangulation or suffocation.

This recall includes Rockland Furniture brand drop-side cribs imported and sold by jcpenney from 2005 to 2008. The wooden cribs used plastic hardware to attach the drop side. "Rockland Furniture" and the model number can be found on a rectangular label located on the lower portion of the headboard panel. Click here to view the full list.

Sold at: jcpenney stores and online at jcpenney.com from January 2005 through December 2008 for between $150 and $400.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Nan Far Woodworking for a free repair kit that will immobilize the drop side. In the meantime, find an alternate, safe sleep environment for the child such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on the child's age.

For additional information, contact Nan Far Woodworking at (877) 967-5770 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website www.rocklandimmobilizationkit.com.

03.22.12 Safety 1st Cabinet Locks Recalled Due to Lock Failure

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Dorel Juvenile Group announced a voluntary recall of about 900,000 Push ‘N Snap Cabinet Locks due to lock failure.

Young children can disengage the cabinet locks, allowing access to cabinet contents and posing the risk of injury, due to dangerous or unsafe items.

The cabinet locks were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, and other retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from January 2004 through February 2012 for between $2 and $4. View all model numbers included in recall here.

Consumers should immediately remove the recalled locks from cabinets and contact DJG for a free replacement Push ‘N Snap lock with model numbers HS158 or HS159. When removing the recalled locks, consumers are urged to immediately store dangerous items out of reach of children.

For additional information, contact DJG toll-free at (866) 762-3212 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.djgusa.com.

02.23.12 Kelty Recalls Jogging Strollers Due to Fall and Injury Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Kelty announced a voluntary recall of about 3,000 Kelty Single and Double Jogging Strollers due to fall hazard. The front wheel can come loose during use and cause the stroller to tip over, posing a fall and injury hazard to children in the stroller and adults pushing the stroller.

This recall involves Kelty Speedster Swivel Deluxe single jogging strollers and Swivel Deuce double jogging strollers. Click here to view additional photos and model numbers affected.

The strollers were sold at juvenile product stores and sporting goods stores nationwide and by Web retailers, including www.kelty.com, from January 2010 through February 2012 for between $375 and $475.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Kelty to receive free updated assembly and maintenance instructions. For additional information, contact Kelty toll-free at (866) 349-7225 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. MT, or visit the firm’s website at kelty.com.

02.03.12 Bumbleride Recalls Indie & Indie Twin Strollers Due to Fall Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Bumbleride Inc. announced a voluntary recall of about 28,000 Bumbleride Indie & Indie Twin Strollers due to a fall hazard. The front wheel can break at the axle hub, causing the stroller to tip and posing a fall hazard.

The strollers were sold at Buy Buy Baby and other baby product stores nationwide, online at Bumbleride.com, and other online retailers between January 2009 and January 2012 for between $500 and $700. Click here for a full desciption, photos and model numbers.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Bumbleride to receive a free front wheel retrofit kit. For additional information, visit the firm’s website at www.support.bumbleride.com or contact Bumbleride at support@bumbleride.com or at (800) 530-3930 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

01.05.12 IKEA Recalls to Repair High Chairs Due to Fall Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with IKEA North America Services LLC, announced a voluntary recall of about 169,000 ANTILOP High Chairs due to the high chair's restraint buckle can open unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to the child.

This recall involves ANTILOP high chairs sold in red, blue or white. Click here for a full list of of model numbers. The high chairs were sold at IKEA stores nationwide from August 2006 through January 2010 for about $20.

Consumers should immediately stop using the high chairs and contact IKEA to obtain a free replacement seat restraint. For additional information, contact IKEA toll-free at (866) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.ikea-usa.com.

12.22.11 Bugaboo Bee Strollers Recalled by Bugaboo Americas Due to Fall Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Bugaboo Americas announced a voluntary recall of about 7,000 Bugaboo Bee Strollers.

The front swivel wheels can lock while the stroller is in motion, causing the stroller to tip and posing a fall hazard.

The recalled strollers are made for newborns and toddlers up to 37 pounds. The strollers were sold at Toys R Us, Buy Buy Baby and other baby product stores nationwide, online at Bugaboo.com and other online retailers between February 2011 and September 2011 for about $650.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Bugaboo or the retailer where the stroller was purchased to receive free replacement swivel wheels.

For additional information, contact Bugaboo at serviceus@bugaboo.com or at (800) 460-2922 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at http://www.bugaboo.com/non-swiveling-wheels.

12.22.11 Bugaboo Car Seat Adapter Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

Sticker describing the proper installation of the car seat and car seat adapter

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Bugaboo Americas announced a voluntary recall of about 64,000 Car Seat Adapters.

When the adapter is used on a stroller that also has a wheeled board accessory attached for transporting a standing toddler, and the car seat is positioned so the child faces forward, the car seat can disconnect from the adapter and fall.

The adapters included in the recall were sold at Babies "R" Us, Buy Buy Baby, Neiman Marcus, other department stores and independent juvenile stores, Bugaboo.com and other online retailers nationwide from December 2005 to July 2011 for about $45.

Consumers should immediately stop using the adapter and contact Bugaboo for a free service kit and decals.

For additional information, contact Bugaboo at serviceus@bugaboo.com or (800) 460-2922 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.bugaboo.com.

11.01.11 Dutailier Group Recalls Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment and Fall Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Dutailier Group Inc. announced a voluntary recall of about 440 drop-side cribs due to entrapment and fall hazards. The slats on the drop side can detach from the top and bottom rails creating a space between the slats. An infant or toddler’s body can become entrapped in the space, which can lead to strangulation and/or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib.

The drop-side cribs were sold at Children’s products stores and other baby specialty stores from January 2009 through February 2010 for between $425 and $775. This recall involves full-size, drop-side wooden cribs with part numbers that begin with E1230C2, E3500C2, E3540C2, E5100C2, E5140C2, E5530C2, E9000C2 and E9100C2. The Dutailier logo and the part number can be found on labels on the inside of the end panels. Click here for information and photos of the cribs included in recall.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Dutailier Group to receive a free repair kit which consists of a new fixed side to replace the drop-side of the crib. Contact the Dutailier Group toll-free at (800) 363-9817 on Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m ET, and on Fridays from 8:30 a.m.to 4:00 p.m. ET.

10.11.11 Jogging Strollers Recalled by B.O.B. Trailers Due to Choking Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with B.O.B. Trailers Inc. announced a voluntary recall of about 411,700 in the United States and 27,000 in Canada B.O.B.® single and double strollers due to the stroller canopy's embroidered logo's backing patch can detach, posing a choking hazard to babies and young children.

The firm has received six reports of children mouthing the detached patch. Gagging and choking were reported in two incidents. The backing was removed from the children's mouth without injury. In each of the reported incidents, the children were seated in an infant car seat attached to the stroller. This recall involves all B.O.B. strollers manufactured between November 1998 and November 2010, click here for full details.

The strollers were sold at REI, Babies R' Us and other children's product and sporting goods stores nationwide and Amazon.com between November 1998 and October 2011 for between $280 and $600.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers until they remove the embroidery backing patch from the interior of the canopy's logo. Consumers should contact B.O.B. Trailers for instructions on removing the backing. For additional information, contact B.O.B. Trailers toll-free at (855) 242-2245 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.bobnotices.com.

10.05.11 Yu Wei Recalls Drop-Side Cribs Sold Exclusively at jcpenney Due to Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Yu Wei Co. Ltd. announced a voluntary recall of about 8,000 drop-side cribs sold at jcpenney.com and in the jcpenney catalog from January 2006 through December 2010 for between $300 and $450. The drop-side rails on the crib can malfunction, detach or unexpectedly fall down, causing part of the drop side to fall out of position.

This recall involves Yu Wei full-size cribs sold under the Scroll and Lauren model names (see here).

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Yu Wei to get a free immobilizer kit that will immobilize the drop side. In the meantime, parents are encouraged to find an alternate, safe sleep environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on your child’s age.

For additional information, contact Yu Wei at (877) 806-8190 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.yuweicribrecalls.com . Consumers can also email the firm at yuweiparts@aol.com to order a free immobilizer kit.

08.17.11 Table-Top Clip-on Chair Recalled by phil&teds USA Due to Fall and Amputation Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with phil&teds announced a voluntary recall of about 54,000 "metoo" Clip-on Chair. Missing or worn clamp pads allow the chairs to detach from a variety of different table surfaces, posing a fall hazard. In addition, when the chair detaches, children's fingers can be caught between the bar and clamping mechanism, posing an amputation hazard. Also, user instructions for the chairs are inadequate, increasing the likelihood of consumer misuse.

The clip-on chair was sold through Buy Buy Baby, Target, Toys R Us and their online sites; philandteds.com; Amazon.com; other online retailers; and a variety of independent juvenile specialty stores from May 2006 to May 2011 for between $40 and $50.

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact the company to receive a free repair kit and revised user instructions. Consumers who previously received a repair kit with only rubber boots should also stop using the chair and contact the company for the new repair kit.

For additional information, contact phil&teds USA at (855) 652-9019 or visit the company's website at www.philandteds.com/support.

07.28.11 Strollers Recalled by phil&teds USA Due to Risk of Injury from Brake Failure

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with phil&teds USA Inc announced a voluntary recall of about 7,500 Explorer and Hammerhead strollers. The brake mechanism on the strollers can fail, posing an injury hazard.

The strollers were sold at at philandteds.com, pishposhbaby.com, and albeebaby.com; and at Babies R Us and specialty juvenile retailers in the United States and Canada from August 2010 through June 2011 for between $475 and $500. For a list of affected serial numbers, click here.

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact phil&teds to arrange to receive a upgraded brake assembly. Explorer owners will receive a new frame fitted with an upgraded brake assembly. Consumers can perform an in-home swap out of the affected frame. Hammerhead owners will receive a pre-paid return shipping container in order to return the stroller to phil&teds where the brake assembly will be replaced and the stroller returned.

For additional information in the U.S. and Canada, contact phil&teds USA toll free at (855) 652-9019 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s website at www.philandteds.com/support.

07.15.11 CPSC Announces New, Lower Limit for Lead Content in Children’s Products

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted (3-2) that there was insufficient evidence to make a determination that manufacturers of children’s products sold in the United States could not meet a total lead content limit of 100 parts per million (ppm) for a product or product category. The new total lead content limit, which is called for in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), goes into effect on August 14, 2011 for manufacturers, importers, retailers and distributors of children’s products.

Through the CPSIA, Congress set tough new levels for lead content in products designed or primarily intended for children 12 and younger. Lead is a heavy metal that is toxic for children, and associated with lowered levels of learning, impaired hearing, brain damage and, at high levels, can be fatal. Read more...

06.28.11 Safer Cribs for Babies Available Starting Today Retailers required to sell only cribs that meet CPSC's new crib standards

Consumers will see a new generation of safer cribs for sale at local and national retail stores. Safer cribs will mean a safer sleep for babies across the country. On December 15, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted unanimously to approve new mandatory crib standards, establishing the most stringent crib safety standards in the world. Starting today, all importers, distributors, manufacturers, and retailers must offer only cribs that meet the CPSC's new and improved full-size and non-full-size crib standards.

Some of the new mandatory rules for cribs include: (1) stopping the manufacture and sale of dangerous, traditional drop-side cribs; (2) strengthening mattress supports and crib slats; (3) requiring crib hardware to be more durable; and (4) making safety testing more rigorous. Read More...

06.23.11 Britax Recalls B-Nimble Strollers Due to Risk of Brake Failure

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Britax announced a voluntary recall of about 20,000 in the United States and 800 in Canada B-Nimble Strollers.

An audible click heard when the brake pedal is pressed can give a false impression that the brake is fully engaged when it is not. When the brake is not engaged, the stroller can move unexpectedly posing a risk of injury to the child occupant.

The strollers were sold at juvenile product and mass merchandise stores nationwide and online retailers between September 2010 and June 2011 for about $200.

Consumers should immediately stop using their strollers and contact Britax for information and to request an improved replacement stroller. Consumers who resume use of their strollers while awaiting the replacement should always ensure that the brake is fully engaged.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Britax toll-free at (888) 427-4829 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and, or visit the firm's website at www.britaxusa.com

06.15.11 Target Expands Recall of Child Booster Seats Following Additional Reports of Falls

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Target announced a voluntary recall of about 375,000 Circo Child Booster Seats. The booster seat’s restraint buckle can open unexpectedly, allowing a child to fall from the chair and be injured.

The expanded recall involves all Circo Booster Seats, including those sold as early as 2005. The plastic booster seats are blue with green trim and a white plastic restraint buckle. They attach to an adult chair to boost a child to a table. “Circo” and “Booster Seat” can be found on a green label located in the front of the booster seat.

Sold at Target stores nationwide from January 2005 through June 2009 for about $13.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled booster seats and return them to any Target store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.target.com

05.24.11 Dream on Me Recalls Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation, Laceration, and Fall Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Dream on Me, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of about 22,000 Full-Size and Portable Drop-Side cribs. The drop-side rail hardware can break or fail, allowing the drop side to detach from the crib. When the drop-side rail partially detaches, it creates a space between the drop side and the crib mattress. An infant or toddler's body can become entrapped in the space, which can lead to strangulation and/or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib.

The cribs were sold at Toys R Us, Walmart and Target stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com. The full-size cribs were sold from January 2006 to December 2009 for about $200. The portable cribs were sold from September 2007 to December 2009 for about $150.

Consumers should immediately stop using these cribs and contact the company.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at (877) 201-4317 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.dreamonme.com

3.5.11 Arm's Reach Concepts Recalls Infant Bed-Side Sleepers Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Arm's Reach Concepts Inc. announced a voluntary recall of about 76,000 Infant Bed-Side Sleepers due to entrapment, suffocation and fall Hazards.

When the fabric liner is not used or is not securely attached, infants can fall from the raised mattress into the loose fabric at the bottom of the bed-side sleeper or can become entrapped between the edge of the mattress and the side of the sleeper, posing risks of suffocation.

This recall involves a product called a "co-sleeper" by the manufacturer. One side of the bed-side sleepers is lower than the others to allow positioning near a bed and access to the infant for care and feeding. This recall includes all Arm's Reach Original and Universal styles with manufacture dates between September 1997 and December 2001. Sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Babies R Us and other retail stores nationwide from September 1997 through December 2001 for about $160.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bed-side sleepers and visit armsreach.com/instructions to view and download assembly instructions and to make sure that the product is properly configured. Consumers should also contact the company by phone or via the company website to receive hard-copy instructions by mail and an assembly/warning label. Consumers who are missing the fabric liner or other components should immediately contact Arm's Reach for an alternative remedy.

3.22.11 Second Infant Death Prompts Re-Announcement of Delta Enterprise "Safety Peg" Drop-Side Crib Recall to Repair Missing Safety Pegs Create Risk of Entrapment and Suffocation

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Delta Enterprise Corp., of New York, N.Y. are re-announcing the 2008 recall of more than 985,000 drop-side cribs with "Crib Trigger Lock and Safety Peg" hardware. In January 2011, CPSC and Delta learned of a 2009 death in which 7-month-old girl from Colorado Springs, Colo. became entrapped and suffocated between the detached drop-side and mattress of her recalled crib. The crib was purchased secondhand and re-assembled without safety pegs in the bottom tracks.

This re-announcement involves cribs that were made in Taiwan and Indonesia. The cribs were sold at major retail stores including Kmart, Target and Walmart between January 1995 and December 2005 (through September 2007 for model 4624) for about $100.

Delta's name and address is printed on the mattress support boards and the Delta logo is on the crib's top teether rail. Model numbers are located on the top of the mattress support board and can be found here.

CPSC urges parents and caregivers to immediately stop using cribs that are missing a safety peg on either leg of the drop side and contact Delta to receive a free, easy-to-install repair kit. Call Delta toll-free at (800) 816-5304 anytime or visit the firm's website at cribrecallcenter.com to order the free repair kit.

3.1.11 Baby Jogger LLC Recalls Baby Jogger Jump Seats Due to Fall Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Baby Jogger LLC announced a voluntary recall of Baby Jogger Jump Seats. Hazard: does not properly lock into place, the Jump Seat could disengage from the stroller allowing the child to fall out.

Sold at juvenile products stores, mass merchandisers, and department stores nationwide and on the Web from January 2008 through July 2010 for about $100.

Consumers should immediately stop using the Jump Seat and contact Baby Jogger to receive Jump Seat safety straps and assembly instructions. For additional information, contact Baby Jogger toll-free at (877) 506-2213 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, e-mail the firm at recall@babyjogger.com, or visit the firm's website at babyjogger.com.

2.17.11 IKEA Recalls to Repair Cribs Due to Mattress Support Collapse; Cribs Pose Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with IKEA Home Furnishings announced a voluntary recall of about 20,000 in the United States and 6,000 in Canada SNIGLAR cribs. The four bolts provided with some SNIGLAR cribs to secure the mattress support are not long enough. This can cause the mattress support to detach and collapse, creating a risk of entrapment and suffocation to a child in the crib.

This recall involves SNIGLAR non-drop-side, full-size cribs with model number 60091931. SNIGLAR, IKEA and the model number are printed on a label attached to the mattress support. The crib frame and mattress support are made of natural/light-colored wood.

Sold at IKEA stores nationwide from October 2005 through June 2010 for about $80. Consumers should stop using the crib immediately and check the crib. If the mattress support bolts extend through the nut, the bolts are the proper length and the crib is not included in the recall. If the bolt does not extend through the nut, the crib is included in the recall. Contact IKEA for a free repair kit for recalled cribs. In the meantime, find an alternate, safe sleep environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on the child's age.

For additional information, contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the firm's website at ikea-usa.com

2.16.11 Bassinets Recalled by Burlington Basket Company Due to Fall Hazard; New Instructions and Warning Labels to be Provided to Consumers

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Burlington Basket Company announced a voluntary recall of about 500,000 bassinets due to the cross-bracing rails are not fully locked into position, the bassinets can collapse causing the infant to fall to the floor or fall within the bassinet and suffer injuries.

This recall involves all Burlington Basket bassinets manufactured before June 2010. Affected models have folding legs attached to the basket with white plastic pins. Units with non-folding legs attached with metal pins are not included in this recall. Sold at Walmart and other mass merchandisers, department stores and juvenile product stores nationwide and online by various Web retailers, including Amazon.com, from January 2003 through August 2010 for about $50.

For additional information, contact Burlington Basket Company at (800) 553-2300 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at burlingtonbasket.com

01.26.11 The Land of Nod Recalls Status Furniture “Rosebud” Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with The Land of Nod announced a voluntary recall of about 300 Status Furniture “Rosebud” drop-side cribs due to entrapment, suffocation and fall hazards. The drop-side rail hardware on the cribs can break or fail, allowing the drop side to detach from the crib. When the drop side detaches, a hazardous gap is created between the drop-side rail and the crib mattress in which infants and toddlers can become wedged or entrapped, posing risks of suffocation and strangulation.

The cribs were sold at The Land of Nod retail stores and online at landofnod.com from January 2003 through September 2004 for about $600.

Consumers should stop using these cribs immediately and contact The Land of Nod to receive instructions on how to receive a merchandise credit for the full purchase price of the crib ($599). The Land of Nod is undertaking this recall for its customers because Status Furniture is out of business. In the meantime, parents are urged to find an alternate, safe sleeping environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on the child’s age.

For additional information, contact The Land of Nod at (800) 933-9904 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or email at recall@landofnod.com, or visit the firm’s website at landofnod.com.

01.21.11 Strollers Recalled to Repair by phil&teds USA Due to Amputation and Laceration Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with phil&teds USA Inc. announced a voluntary recall of About 22,000 in the United States and 7,200 in Canada jogging strollers due to amputation and laceration Hazards.

When folding and unfolding the stroller, a consumer's finger can become caught in the hinge mechanism, posing amputation and laceration hazards. phil&teds has received three reports of incidents resulting in injuries to the adult users including a finger tip amputation and two reports of lacerations.

Sold at specialty juvenile stores nationwide from May 2008 through July 2010 for between $350 and $450. Click here to view which models were included in the recall.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact phil&teds USA to arrange for the shipping of a free hinge-cover kit and repair instructions.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact phil&teds USA at (877) 432-1642 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at philandteds.com/support.

11.22.10 Bassettbaby Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of about 90,000 drop-side cribs with external plastic hardware.

The firm and CPSC are aware of 18 reported incidents in which drop-sides malfunctioned or detached from the crib. No injuries were reported. In one of the incidents a child became entrapped between the mattress and the drop-side. In three of the incidents children fell out of the cribs. The firm also has received 154 reports of drop-side hardware breaking during shipment, assembly or use.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled drop-side cribs and contact Bassettbaby for a free kit that will immobilize the drop side. In the meantime, parents are urged to find an alternate, safe sleeping environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on the child's age.

The drop-side cribs were sold at children's product stores, and other retailers nationwide and on-line from January 2000 through August 2010 for between about $200 and $500.

For additional information, contact Bassettbaby at (800) 308-7485 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at bassettbaby.com.

11.4.10 Infant Car Seats Recalled by Britax Due to Laceration and Choking Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Britax Child Safety Inc announced a voluntary recall of about 23,000 Chaperone Infant car seats. The harness chest clip can break and pose a laceration hazard. Due to its small size it also poses a choking hazard.

The firm has received four reports of the chest clip breaking. Injuries from three reports included minor lacerations and scratches to arms and a finger; and one report involved an infant placing the clip in his mouth.

The car seat was sold at mass and independent retailers nationwide and on the Britax website from June 2009 to October 2010 for about $230.

Consumers should immediately contact Britax for a free repair kit, which includes a replacement chest clip. Registered owners have been directly contacted by Britax. This product was also recalled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Recall Notice.

For additional information, contact Britax at (888) 427-4829 anytime, or visit the firm's website at britax.com.

10.23.10 Standard Homeopathic Company Voluntarily Recalls Hyland’s Teething Tablets to Address Manufacturing Process

Standard Homeopathic Company, in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is voluntarily recalling its Hyland's Teething Tablets. The company is initiating this recall in an abundance of caution due to an FDA investigation of its manufacturing facility.

For these instructions or information regarding how to return or dispose of the product, consumers should log on to hylandsteething.com/recall or call 1-877-496-5044.

Consumers who have medical concerns or questions should contact their healthcare provider. Any adverse reactions may also be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Program at fda.gov/medwatch.

10.20.10 Graco Recalls Quattro™ and MetroLite™ Strollers Due to Risk of Entrapment and Strangulation

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Graco Children’s Products Inc. announced a voluntary recall of about 2 million Graco strollers due to risk of entrapment and strangulation.

Entrapment and strangulation can occur, especially to infants younger than 12 months of age, when a child is not harnessed. An infant can pass through the opening between the stroller tray and seat bottom, but his/her head and neck can become entrapped by the tray. Infants who become entrapped at the neck are at risk of strangulation.

The strollers were sold at AAFES, Babies R Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Fred Meyer, Kmart, Meijers, Navy Exchange, Sears, Target, Walmart and other stores nationwide between November 2000 and December 2007 for between $90 and $190 for the strollers, and between $190 and $250 for travel systems.

This recall involves Graco Quattro Tour™ strollers and travel systems manufactured prior to November 2006 and MetroLite™ strollers and travel systems manufactured prior to July 2007. The strollers and travel systems were distributed between November 2000 and December 2007. Click here to view model numbers included in the recall on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's website.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Graco for a free repair kit. To order a repair kit, contact Graco toll-free at (877) 828-4046 anytime, or visit the firm’s website at gracobaby.com. Consumers can continue use of the stroller as a “travel system.” When the stroller is used with the infant car seat, the entrapment and strangulation hazards posed by the space gap are not present.

10.22.10 Angel Line Recalls to Repair Longwood Forest Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Angel Line, announced a voluntary recall of about 3,400 due to entrapment, suffocation and fall hazards.

The crib’s drop-side rail hardware can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop-side rail to detach from the crib. When the drop-side rail partially detaches, it creates a space between the drop side and the crib mattress. An infant or toddler’s body can become entrapped in the space, which can lead to strangulation and/or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib. Drop-side incidents also can occur due to age-related wear and tear.

The cribs were sold on the Web at Ababy.com, Babyage.com and other Web retailers from December 2004 through January 2009 for about $140. For additional information, contact Angel Line at (800) 889-8158 anytime, visit the firm’s website at visit angelline.com or email the firm at parts@angelline.com.

10.22.10 Ethan Allen Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Ethan Allen announced a voluntary recall of about 3,250 Ethan Allen brand drop-side cribs. Ethan Allen has received five reports of incidents involving the crib’s drop-side detaching, resulting in bumps and bruises to three children.

The crib’s drop-side rail hardware can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop side rail to detach from the crib. When the drop-side rail partially detaches, it creates a space between the drop side and the crib mattress. An infant or toddler’s body can become entrapped in the space, which can lead to strangulation and/or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib. Drop-side incidents can also occur due to incorrect assembly and with age-related wear and tear.

The cribs were sold at Ethan Allen stores from January 2002 through December 2008 for between $550 and $900. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled drop-side cribs and contact any Ethan Allen store to receive a free repair kit that will immobilize the drop-side rail.

For additional information, contact Ethan Allen toll-free at (888) 339-9398 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, contact the local Ethan Allen store or visit the firm’s website at ethanallen.com.

10.07.10 “Alexander Designs” Brand Drop-Side Cribs Sold Exclusively at JCPenney Recalled for Repair Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Jardine Enterprises Ltd. announced a voluntary recall of about 11,400 drop-side cribs sold exclusively at JCPenny.

"The drop-side rail hardware on the cribs can break or fail, allowing the drop side to detach from the crib. When the drop side detaches, a hazardous gap is created between the drop-side rail and the crib mattress in which infants and toddlers can become wedged or entrapped, posing risks of suffocation and strangulation. In addition, children can fall out of the crib when the drop-side rail falls unexpectedly or detaches from the crib"

The cribs were sold through JCPenney printed catalogs and online at JCPenney.com from March 2003 through April 2007 for about $200.

Consumers should immediately stop using the cribs and obtain a free repair kit that will immobilize the drop-side rail. In the meantime, parents are urged to find an alternate, safe sleeping environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on the child’s age.

For additional information, contact Jardine at (800) 295-1980 at http://www.jdservice.biz/jcp-safety-notice.

10.06.10 Tike Tech Recalls Jogging Strollers Due to Strangulation Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Tike Tech Ltd. announced a voluntary recall of about 800 Tike Tech Single City X3 and X3 Sport Jogging Strollers. "The opening between the grab bar and seat bottom of the stroller can allow an infant’s body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck by the grab bar, posing a strangulation hazard to young children when a child is not harnessed."

The strollers were sold at juvenile product stores nationwide and websites including www.amazon.com from October 2009 through February 2010 for about $300.

Consumers should immediately remove the grab bar from the stroller and contact Tike Tech to receive a free replacement grab bar. For additional information, contact Tike Tech at (800) 296-4602 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or email the firm at recall@tiketech.com or visit firm’s website at www.tiketech.com.

10.06.10 Valco Baby Recalls Jogging Strollers Due to Strangulation Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Valco Baby announced a voluntary recall of about 12,000 Valco Baby Tri Mode Single and Twin Jogging Strollers. "The opening between the grab bar and seat bottom of the stroller can allow an infant’s body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck by the grab bar, posing a strangulation hazard to young children when a child is not harnessed."

The strollers were sold at juvenile product stores and websites including amazon.com between November 2007 and March 2010 for between $480 to $700.

Consumers should immediately remove the grab bar from the stroller and contact Valco Baby to receive a free replacement grab bar. Contact Valco Baby at (800) 610-7850 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, visit the firm’s website at www.valcobaby.com or email at recall@valcobaby.com.

9.30.10 Massive Fisher Price Recall Including High Chairs

Fisher-Price recalls more than 10 million toys and baby products (including high chairs above), citing reports of dangerous falls and choking hazards. Visit the company's dedicated recall website for more details and a complete list of the products affected.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.service.mattel.com.

9.23.10 Abbott Voluntarily Recalls Certain Similac® Brand Powder Infant Formulas That Did Not Meet Its Quality Standards

Abbott, the manufacturer of Similar is initiating a proactive, voluntary recall of certain Similac-brand, powder infant formulas in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and some countries in the Caribbean. Abbot issued the voluntary recall because they "detected the remote possibility of the presence" that some the product may have beetles or their larvae.

"While the formula containing these beetles poses no immediate health risk, infants who consume formula containing the beetles or their larvae, could experience symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort and refusal to eat as a result of small insect parts irritating the GI tract," the company said in a press release. "If these symptoms persist for more than a few days, a physician should be consulted."

Parents and caregivers can go to www.similac.com/recall/lookup (at this time the website is not responsive) call Abbott's consumer hotline, (800) 986-8850, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Update: Downloadable PDF's have been added to the website for reference.

Both the website and the consumer hotline have specific details on how to complete the return process.

8.24.10 Williams-Sonoma Recalls Baby Bottle Warmers Due to Burn Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with William-Sonoma announced a voluntary recall of about 11,000 Beaba Express Steam Bottle Warmers. The bottle warmers can overheat liquids and baby food, posing a burn hazard to adults and babies. The warmers were sold at Williams-Sonoma stores nationwide, online at www.williams-sonoma.com and through Williams-Sonoma catalogs from June 2010 through July 2010 for about $65.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bottle warmers and call Williams-Sonoma for instructions on how to return the product for a full refund. Additionally, consumers who return the bottle warmers will receive a $25 Williams-Sonoma merchandise card. For additional information, contact Williams-Sonoma toll-free at (877) 548-0850 between 4 a.m. and 9 p.m. PT seven days a week or visit the firm's website at www.williams-sonoma.com.

8.19.10 Lan Enterprises Recalls Zooper Tango Double Strollers Due to Collapse Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Lan Enterprises announced a voluntary recall of about 3,700 double strollers due to collapse hazard. The stroller's frame latch above the front wheels can fail when the stroller hits an object, causing the stroller to unexpectedly collapse. This can result in minor scrapes, cuts and bruises.

The stroller was sold at Juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide and online retailers, including www.albeebaby.com and www.babiesrus.com, from January 2007 through August 2008 for between $400 and $430.

Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled strollers and contact Zooper USA to receive a free repair kit. For additional information, contact Zooper USA toll-free at (888) 966-7379 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.zooper.com.

8.12.10 Circus World Recalls Wireless Video Baby Monitors Due to Overheating Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Circus World Displays Limited announced a voluntary recall of about 800 Levana Wireless Video Baby Monitors due to overheating hazard. Wiring in the baby monitor camera can overheat and emit smoke, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

The monitors were sold at BB Buggy and Health and Safety stores nationwide and on the Internet between February 2010 and May 2010 for about $200.

Consumers should immediately stop using and return the baby monitor directly to CWD for a refund or replacement with a different model. When returning, please include the entire product, your complete name, mailing address and phone number in the package and mail to Circus World Displays Ltd, Attention: Adam Crysler, Dealer Returns Specialist, 60 Industrial Parkway Suite Z64, Cheektowaga, NY 14227.

For additional information, contact Circus World Displays toll-free at (866) 946-7828 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by e-mail at support@svat.com or on the firm's website at www.mylevana.com.

7.26.10 Baby Matters Recalls Nap Nanny® Recliners Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Baby Matters LLC, of Berwyn, Pa., is announced a voluntary recall of 30,000 Nap Nanny® portable baby recliners. The CPSC is looking into a report of a 4-month-old girl who died in a Nap Nanny® that was being used in a crib. Infants can partially fall or hang over the side of the Nap Nanny® even while the harness is in use. This situation can be worse if the Velcro™ straps, located inside the Nap Nanny® cover are not properly attached to the "D"-rings located on the foam, or if consumers are using the first generation model Nap Nanny® that was sold without "D"-rings. Consumers should always use the Nap Nanny® on the floor away from any other products.

The recalled Nap Nannys® were sold at toy and children's retail stores nationwide and online, including at www.napnanny.com, from January 2009 through July 2010 for about $130.

Consumers with a first generation Nap Nanny® models, without "D"-rings, should stop using the recalled baby recliners immediately and contact the firm to receive an $80 coupon towards the purchase of a new Nap Nanny® with free shipping. Consumers with a second generation Nap Nanny® model, with "D"-rings, should immediately stop using the product until they are able to visit the firm's website to obtain new product instructions and warnings. Consumers will also view an important instructional video to help consumers ensure the harness is properly fastened. Consumers who are unable to view the video or new instructions online, should contact the firm to receive free copies by mail. For more information, contact Baby Matters toll-free at (888) 240-4282 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.napnanny.com/recall.

For information about this recall including additional photos visit cpsc.gov.

7.20.10 Pacifiers Recalled by Antonio Flores Due to Choking Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Antonio Flores announced a voluntary recall of about 44,900 Kariño Baby Pacifiers due to a chocking hazard. The pacifier fails to meet federal safety standards. The nipple can separate from the base easily, the pacifier handle is too long, the mouth guard is too small and there are no ventilation holes on the mouth guard. The pacifier could pose a choking and aspiration hazard to young children.

The pacifiers were sold at Independent grocery stores in California and Texas from October 2009 through March 2010 for about 25 cents. Consumers should immediately take the recalled pacifiers away from children and contact Antonio Flores for a refund or exchange. For additional information, contact Antonio Flores collect at (619) 395-4543 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT.

For more information about this recall including additional photos visit cpsc.gov.

7.14.10 Pottery Barn Kids Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Pottery Barn announced a voluntary recall of about 82,000 Pottery Barn Kids drop-side cribs. The cribs’ drop-sides can detach when hardware breaks, creating a space into which a young child can become entrapped, which can lead to suffocation.

This recall involves all Pottery Barn Kids drop-side cribs regardless of the model number. Pottery Barn Kids is printed on a label attached to the crib headboard or footboard. Sold exclusively through the Pottery Barn Kids catalog, www.potterybarnkids.com, and at Pottery Barn Kids retail stores nationwide from January 1999 through March 2010 for between $300 and $600.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs, inspect the hardware to make sure it is not broken, and contact Pottery Barn Kids to receive a free fixed-gate conversion kit that will immobilize the drop side. For additional information, contact Pottery Barn Kids at (877) 804-3847 between 7 a.m. and midnight 7 days a week or visit the firm’s website at www.potterybarnkids.com.

For more information, photos visit the cpsc.gov.

6.24.10 Seven Manufacturers Announce Voluntary Recalls of More Then 2 Million Cribs

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), with the cooperation Child Craft, Delta Enterprise Corp., Evenflo, Jardine Enterprises, LaJobi, Million Dollar Baby, and Simmons Juvenile Products Inc. (SJP) announce a voluntary recalls of more than two million cribs to address drop-side hazards and other hazards that affect the safety of young children.

The drop-side and fixed-side crib recalls announced today are of units manufactured between 2000 and 2009. Consumers should contact the firm directly for the appropriate remedy. For more information including a full list of cribs affected by the recall and contact information, click here.

Important Message from CPSC:

The safest place for your baby to sleep is in a crib or bassinet depending on their age. If your crib has been recalled or it has missing, broken or loose parts, find an alternate safe sleep environment intended for a baby. If your baby is less than six months old and is not yet able to push up to his/her hands and knees, you can put your baby to sleep in a bassinet. Make sure your bassinet has not been recalled. Here’s a list. Also, you can use a play yard.

Do not put additional bedding such as pillows, thick quilts, comforters or anything plush into your baby’s sleeping space. More babies die every year from suffocation in plush sleeping environments than from defective cribs. Always place your baby on his or her back to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

After a series of crib recalls earlier this year from Graco®-Branded Drop Side Cribs Made by LaJobi, Simplicity Cribs, and C&T International/Sorelle we reported in our Crib Notes blog that crib makers are proposing a ban on drop-side cribs because of concerns over infant deaths, injuries and a series of recent recalls.

6.2.10 Ring Slings Made by Sprout Recalled Due to Suffocation Risk

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Sprout Stuff, of Austin, Texas, is announcing the recall of about 40 Sprout Stuff infant ring slings. CPSC advises consumers to immediately stop using these slings due to a risk of suffocation to infants. CPSC and Sprout Stuff are aware of one report of a death of a 10-day-old boy in the recalled sling in Round Rock, Texas in 2007.

Sprout Stuff sold the recalled infant slings, which were made in the United States, directly to consumers between October 2006 and May 2007 for between $35 and $45. Sprout Stuff is directly contacting known purchasers of the recalled infant slings.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled slings and contact Sprout Stuff to return the sling for a full refund. Contact Sprout Stuff toll-free at (877) 319-3103 anytime, email the firm at sproutstuffrefunds@gmail.com or contact the firm by mail at Sprout Stuff Refunds, P.O. Box 612, Buda, Texas 78610.

On March 12, 2010, CPSC issued a warning about sling carriers for babies. Read more about this warning and the proper way to use a sling in our Crib Notes blog.

5.18.10 Children's Giraffe Blanket Recalled by Rashti & Rashti Due to Choking Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Rashti & Rashti, of New York, N.Y. announced a voluntary recall of Giraffe Security Blankets. The balls on top of the giraffe's horns can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

The recall involves the pink "I Love You" security blanket with a giraffe plush head. Sold exclusively at Target stores from January 2009 through August 2009 for about $9. Consumers should immediately take the recalled blankets away from children and contact Rashti & Rashti for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Rashti & Rashti toll-free at (888) 594-3730 between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.rashtiandrashti.com

5.6.10 C&T International/Sorelle Recalls Cribs Due to Strangulation and Suffocation Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with C&T International/Sorelle have issued a voluntary recall of about 170,000 drop-side cribs. The cribs’ drop-side hardware can disengage from the tracks, causing the drop side to detach from the crib. When the drop-side partially detaches, it creates space between the drop side and the crib mattress. The bodies of infants and toddlers can become entrapped in the space, which can lead to strangulation and/or suffocation.

The recall involves C&T International, Sorelle and Golden Baby wood cribs. Before 2003, the company also distributed under the name Golden Baby Inc. The cribs were sold at children’s product stores and other retailers nationwide from January 2000 through March 2010 for between $300 and $600. Above photos a few of the cribs effected in the C&T International/Sorelle recall. For a full list of recalled cribs with photos visit the cpsc.gov.

The CPSC urges parents and caregivers to immediately stop using the recalled cribs and find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby. Consumers should contact C&T/Sorelle to receive a free replacement kit. For additional information, contact C&T/Sorelle toll-free at (877)791-9398 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.candtinternational.net.

5.1.10 Children’s Tylenol and Other Drugs Recalled Check your medicine cabinet, parents! More than 40 over-the-counter infants' and children's liquid medications are being recalled in the U.S. and 11 other countries because they did not meet required quality standards, The New York Times reports.

Parents are advised to stop using infants' and children's Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl products. (Click here for a complete list of the recalled products.)

The Johnson & Johnson unit, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, says that some products may have a higher concentration of active ingredient than is specified on the medicine bottle; others may contain particles; while others may have inactive ingredients that do not meet testing standards. All of these factors prompted the voluntary recall, officials were quoted in the NYT's story.

So far, McNeil said no adverse health effects have been reported, but the company asks parents and caregivers to report any suspected cases to the Food and Drug Administration's MedWatch Program.

McNeil has also set up a hotline (888-222-6036) to answer customer questions and concerns. The company's dedicated recall website also has instructions on how to safely dispose of the medication; plus a request form for you to be contacted (via e-mail or return phone call) if you would like to get a refund.

Read more about this recall in our Crib Notes blog including tips for choosing a generic substitute.

4.29.10 Simplicity Cribs Recalled by Retailers; Mattress-Support Collapse Can Cause Suffocation and Strangulation

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of all Simplicity full-size cribs with tubular metal mattress-support frames. The recall includes fixed-side and drop-side cribs.

These cribs pose a risk of serious injury or death due to entrapment, strangulation, suffocation and fall hazards to infants and toddlers. The crib's tubular metal mattress-support frame can bend or detach and cause part of the mattress to collapse, creating a space into which an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged, entrapped or fall out of the crib.

Due to the fact that Simplicity and its successor, SFCA Inc., are no longer in business, CPSC has limited information about the number of cribs sold. All Simplicity drop-side cribs have previously been recalled for a hazard involving the drop side. This recall involves all Simplicity cribs with tubular metal mattress-support frames, which include but are not limited to the following models: click here to view on the CPSC's website.

The recalled cribs were sold at Walmart, Target, Babies R Us and other stores nationwide for between $150 and $300. Consumers should contact the store where the crib was purchased to receive a refund, replacement crib or store credit. To find more information about this recall visit, cpsc.gov.

4.29.10 217, 000 Graco-Branded Drop Side Cribs Made by LaJobi Recalled Due to Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with LaJobi has issued a voluntary recall of 217,000 Graco®-branded drop side cribs made by LaJobi. The drop side hardware can break or fail, allowing the drop side to detach from the crib. When the drop side detaches, a hazardous gap is created between the drop side and the crib mattress in which infants and toddlers can become wedged or entrapped, posing a risk of suffocation and strangulation. In addition, children can fall from the cribs when the drop side detaches or fails to lock.

CPSC and LaJobi have received a total of 99 reports of drop side incidents, including hardware breakage and drop side detachment. There were two incidents in which children became entrapped in the gap created by the detached drop side. Both children were freed by their caregivers. There were six reports of children falling due to drop side failure, including one report of a mild concussion.

The crib were sold at children's product stores and other retailers nationwide from February 2007 to March 2010 for between $140 and $200. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact LaJobi to receive a free hardware retrofit kit that will immobilize the drop side. CPSC urges parents and caregivers to find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby.

To view a full list with photos of the crib involved in the recall visit CPSC's website, For additional information, contact LaJobi toll-free at (888) 842-2215 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.LaJobi.com

3.25.10 1 Million Infantino Recalls to Replace SlingRider Baby Slings The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC), in cooperation with Infantino LLC, of San Diego, Calif. are announcing a free replacement program for the Infantino “SlingRider” and “Wendy Bellissimo” infant slings. One million of these infant slings are being recalled in the United States and 15,000 are being recalled in Canada. CPSC advises consumers to immediately stop using these slings for infants younger than four months of age due to a risk of suffocation and contact Infantino for a free replacement product.

Infantino LLC sold the slings in the United States and Canada from January 2003 through March 2010 at Walmart, Burlington Coat Factory, Target, Babies “R” Us, BJ’s Wholesale, various baby and children’s stores and other retailers nationwide, and on the Web at Amazon.com, for between $25 and $30.

Consumers should stop using the recalled slings immediately and contact Infantino to receive a free replacement product, with a choice of a Wrap & Tie infant carrier, or a 2 in 1 Shopping Cart Cover, or a 3 in 1 Grow & Play Activity Gym. A Jittery Pals Rattle will also be provided. Contact Infantino toll-free at (866) 860-1361 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.infantino.com.

On March 12, 2010 CPSC issued a warning about all sling carriers for babies. Read more about this warning and find tips for assuring your using a sling properly, click here.

3.18.10 1.2 Million Graco Recalls Harmony™ High Chairs Due to Fall Hazard The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Graco Children's Products Inc., of Atlanta, Ga. has annouced voluntary recall of 1.2 million Graco Harmony™ High Chairs because of a fall hazard to children. The screws holding the front legs of the high chair can loosen and fall out and/or the plastic bracket on the rear legs can crack causing the high chair to become unstable and tip over unexpectedly.

This recall involves all Harmony™ High Chairs. The Harmony™ high chair was manufactured from November 2003 through December 2009 and is no longer in production. For a full list of model numbers included in this recall visit cpsc.gov. The high chairs were sold at AAFES, Burlington Coat Factory, Babies "R" Us, Toys "R" Us, Sears, Target, Target.com, Walmart, WalMart.com, Shopko, USA Baby, and other retailers nationwide from December 2003 through March 2010 for between $70 and $120.

To order a free repair kit, contact Graco toll-free at (877) 842-3206 or visit the firm's Web site at www.gracobaby.com. For additional information, contact Graco at (800) 345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Visit cpsc.gov for more information including model numbers and photographs of the high chair.

2.10.10 Britax Recalls Strollers Due to Risk of Fingertip Amputations and Lacerations The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Britax announced a voluntary recall of about 14,000 Britax “Blink” Umbrella Strollers. The stroller’s hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller.

The strollers were sold at Buy Buy Baby and other juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide in the U.S. and Canada and on the Web at www.Amazon.com, www.babiesrus.com, www.Target.com and www.Diapers.com from July 2009 through February 2010 for about $150.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Britax to receive free stroller hinge covers. For additional information, contact Britax toll-free at (888) 427-4829 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.BlinkRecall.com. To view serial numbers of all strollers involved in the recall visit, cpsc.gov.

2.9.10 Generation 2 Worldwide and “ChildESIGNS” Drop Side Crib Brands Recalled; Three Infant Deaths Reported The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is announcing the recall of all Generation 2 Worldwide and “ChildESIGNS” drop side cribs. Due to the fact that Generation 2 went out of business in 2005 the CPSC has limited information about the cribs.

The CPSC does not know the total number of units distributed or the years of production, it is believed that there were more than 500,000 of these cribs sold to consumers. However, all Generation 2 Worldwide and “ChildESIGNS” drop side cribs are included in this recall, including those with other model numbers. The name “Generation 2 Worldwide” appears on a label affixed to the crib’s headboard or footboard. Some labels identify the place of manufacture as Dothan, Ala. Others identify China as the country of manufacture. The name “ChildESIGNS” appears on the teething rail of some of the cribs.

The crib’s plastic hardware can break which can cause the drop side of the crib to detach from a corner of the crib. When the drop side detaches, it creates a space into which an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged or entrapped. When a child is entrapped between the drop side and the crib mattress, it creates a risk of suffocation or strangulation. In addition, the crib’s mattress support can detach from the crib frame, creating a hazardous space in which an infant or toddler could become entrapped and suffocate or strangle.

CPSC staff urges parents and caregivers to stop using these cribs immediately and find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby. Do not attempt to fix these cribs. For more to more information but this recall please visit, cpsc.gov.

1.20.10 Graco recalls strollers due to Fingertip Amputation and Laceration Hazards The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Graco announced a voluntary recall of 1.5 million strollers and travel systems. This recalls involves Graco’s Passage™, Alano™ and Spree™ Strollers and Travel Systems. To view the full list of model numbers involved in the recall visit cpsc.gov. The strollers were sold at AAFES, Burlington Coat Factory, Babies “R” Us, Toys “R” Us, Kmart, Fred Meyer, Meijers, Navy Exchange, Sears, Target, Walmart and other retailers nationwide from October 2004 and December 2009 for between $80 and $90 for the strollers and between $150 and $200 for the travel systems.

The hinges on the stroller’s canopy pose a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is opening or closing the canopy. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Graco to receive a free protective cover repair kit. For additional information, contact Graco at (800) 345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.gracobaby.com.

1.19.10 Dorel Asia Recalls To Replace Cribs; Pose Strangulation and Suffocation Hazards The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Dorel Asia SRL, of Barbados, is announcing a voluntary recall to replace drop side and non-drop side cribs. The recalls includes about 635,000 cribs sold at K-Mart, Sears and Wal-Mart stores nationwide from January 2005 through December 2009 for between $120 and $700. For a list of model numbers included in this recall visit cpsc.gov.

The drop side hardware can fail causing the drop side to detach from the crib. When the drop side detaches it creates a space in which an infant or toddler can become entrapped and suffocate or strangle. In addition, the recalled cribs can pose a serious entrapment and strangulation hazard when a slat is damaged. This can occur while the crib is in use, in storage, being put together, taken apart or reassembled; or during shipping and handling. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs, find an alternative safe sleeping environment for your child, and contact Dorel Asia to receive a free replacement kit. Call Dorel Asia toll-free at (866) 762-2304 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.dorel-asia.com.

1.13.10 FDA Issues Consumer Alert on HAPPYTOT Stage 4 and Some HAPPYBABY Stage 1 & Stage 2 Baby Foods The FDA is recommending that the public not consume any varieties of HAPPYTOT Stage 4 and certain varieties of HAPPYBABY Stage 1 and Stage 2 baby foods in pouches distributed by Nurture Inc. The firm is recalling these products because some pouches are leaking or swollen. Swollen or leaking pouches may indicate problems with the product, including possible contamination by bacteria that can cause illness, or that the packaging has been compromised and is at risk of bacterial contamination. Consumers are advised to discard the products in a way that will keep people and pets from retrieving them, and should wash their hands thoroughly after handling the packages. Store personnel who handle products involved in the company recall should wash their hands thoroughly after handling packages of these products.

To determine if a specific product is part of this recall, consumers should examine product packaging for expiration date codes between October 2010 and January 2011. These expiration date codes are printed as the first seven characters of a 15-character string. For a full list of the products recalled visit the fda.gov

Consumers who have served or consumed these products and become ill should contact their health providers immediately and report that to their FDA district office and to the company. For more information visit fda.gov.

12.18.09 The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are recalling 447,000 Infant Car Seats

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in cooperation with Dorel Juvenile Group Inc., of Columbus, Ind. announced a recall of Dorel Infant Car Seat/Carriers. This recall involves Safety 1st, Cosco, Eddie Bauer and Disney branded infant car seat/carriers with the following model numbers and that were manufactured from January 6, 2008 through April 6, 2009. The model number and manufacture date are located on a label on the side of the car seat/carrier. They were sold with Travel Systems. The stroller portion of the travel system is not affected by this recall. The car seats were sold at department and juvenile product stores nationwide from January 2008 through December 2009 for between $120 and $220.

When used as an infant carrier, the child restraint handle to the seat can loosen and come off, posing a fall hazard to infants. Dorel has received 77 reports of the child restraint handle fully or partially coming off the car seat/carrier resulting in at least three injuries to infants including bumps, bruises and a head injury.

Consumers should not use the handle of the car seat/carrier until the repair kit has been installed. The product can continue to be used as a car seat when properly installed in the vehicle. Contact Dorel Juvenile Group to receive a free repair kit. For additional information, contact Dorel Juvenile Group at (866) 762-3316 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.djgusa.com/safety_notice.

For photos, list of model numbers, and additional information visit the CPSC's website.

12.15.09 The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are recalling 800,000 batches of Sanofi Pasteur manufactured H1N1 vaccine for children. The CDC recalled 800,000 kids' swine flu vaccine doses made by Sanofi Pasteur. The agency stresses that the recall is not related to safety concerns. The potency of the children's H1N1 vaccine (6-35 months old) was slightly below the “specified” range. There are no safety concerns with these lots of H1N1 vaccine. All lots successfully passed pre-release testing for purity, potency and safety. While parents are advised that they do not need to take action, they are urged to take their young children to receive the H1N1 booster shot that is indicated for this age group. The vaccine in these lots is still expected to be effective in stimulating a protective response despite this slight reduction in the concentration of antigen. For more information visit the Center for Disease Control's website: cdc.gov.

12.15.09 Window Covering Safety Council Recalls to Repair All Roman and Roll-Up Blinds Due to Risk of Strangulation The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) annouced a voluntary recall to repair all Roman shades and roll-up blinds to prevent the risk of strangulation to young children. This recall involves millions of Roman and roll-up blinds. About five million Roman shades and about three million roll-up blinds are sold each year.

CPSC has received reports of five deaths and 16 near strangulations, since 2006, in Roman shades and three deaths, since 2001, in roll-up blinds. Strangulations in Roman shades can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the blind or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his/her neck. Strangulations in roll-up blinds can occur if the lifting loop slides off the side of the blind and a child’s neck becomes entangled on the free-standing loop or if a child places his/her neck between the lifting loop and the roll-up blind material.

Consumers that have Roman or roll-up shades in their homes should contact the WCSC immediately at www.windowcoverings.org or by calling (800) 506-4636 anytime to receive a free repair kit.

To help prevent child strangulation in window coverings, CPSC and the WCSC urge parents and caregivers to follow these guidelines:

Examine all shades and blinds in the home. Make sure there are no accessible cords on the front, side, or back of the product. CPSC and the WCSC recommend the use of cordless window coverings in all homes where children live or visit.

Do not place cribs, beds, and furniture close to the windows because children can climb on them and gain access to the cords. Make loose cords inaccessible. If the window shade has looped bead chains or nylon cords, install tension devices to keep the cord taut.

For photos and additional information, visit the CPSC.

12.08.09 Infant Suffocation Deaths Prompt Recall of Amby Baby Motion Beds/Hammocks The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Amby Baby Motion Beds announced a voluntary recall of about 24,000 Amby Baby Motion Beds. The beds were sold at Ambybaby.com and other internet retailers from January 2003 through October 2009 for about $250.

The side-to-side shifting or tilting of the hammock can cause the infant to roll and become entrapped or wedged against the hammock’s fabric and/or mattress pad, resulting in a suffocation hazard. Amby Baby is aware of two infant suffocation deaths in the Amby Baby hammock. In June 2009, a 4-month-old girl in Lawrenceville, Ga died in a baby hammock and in August 2009, a 5-month-old boy from Gresham, Ore.

Consumers should immediately stop using the Amby Baby motion beds/hammocks and contact Amby Baby USA for a free repair kit. Parents and caregivers are urged to find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby. Contact Amby Baby USA toll-free at (866) 544-9721 between 9 a.m. and 5p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.ambybaby.com. For photos and additional information, visit the CPSC.

11.23.09 Stork Craft to Recall More Than 2.1 Million Drop-Side Cribs The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in cooperation with Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc., of British Columbia, Canada, today announced the voluntary recall of more than 2.1 million Stork Craft drop-side cribs, including about 147,000 Stork Craft drop-side cribs with the Fisher-Price logo. The recall involves approximately 1,213,000 units distributed in the United States and 968,000 units distributed in Canada. The cribs were sold at BJ’s Wholesale Club, J.C. Penney, Kmart, Meijer, Sears, USA Baby, and Wal-Mart stores and online at Amazon.com, Babiesrus.com, Costco.com, Target.com, and Walmart.com from January 1993 through October 2009 for between $100 and $400.

The cribs’ drop-side plastic hardware can break, deform, or parts can become missing. In addition, the drop-side can be installed upside-down, which can result in broken or disengaged plastic parts. All of these problems can cause the drop-side to detach in one or more corners. When the drop-side detaches, it creates space between the drop-side and the crib mattress. The bodies of infants and toddlers can become entrapped in the space, which can lead to suffocation. Complete detachment of drop-sides can lead to falls from the crib.

CPSC urges parents and caregivers to immediately stop using the recalled cribs, wait for the free repair kit, and do not attempt to fix the cribs without the kit. They should find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby. Consumers should contact Stork Craft to receive a free repair kit that converts the drop-side on these cribs to a fixed side. For additional information, contact Stork Craft toll-free at (877) 274-0277 anytime to order the free repair kit, or log on to www.storkcraft.com For photos and additional information, visit the CPSC.

11.09.2009 Maclaren USA Recalls 1 Million Umbrella Strollers The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Maclaren Strollers have recalled about one million strollers. This includes models Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, TechnoXLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno and Easy Traveller because of the stroller’s hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller. The strollers were sold at Babies ‘R’ Us, Target and other juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide from 1999 through November 2009 for between $100 and $360.

Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled strollers and contact Maclaren USA to receive a free repair kit. For additional information, contact Maclaren USA toll-free at (877) 688-2326 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.maclaren.us/recall. For photos and additional information, visit the CPSC at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10033.html

8.27.09: Baby Jogger City Mini Strollers Recalled by Baby Jogger LLC The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Baby Jogger LLC have recalled about 41,000 “Baby Jogger City Mini Strollers” because the stroller’s restraint buckle could break or unlatch allowing the child or infant to fall out. The jogger was sold at juvenile products stores, mass merchandisers, and department stores nationwide and on various Web sites including www.amazon.com from November 2007 through July 2009 for between $220 and $400.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Baby Jogger to receive a free replacement restraint buckle and installation instructions. For additional information, contact Baby Jogger at 877-506-2213 between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, email the firm at recall@babyjogger.com, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.babyjogger.com For photos and additional information, visit the CPSC at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09334.html

8.20.09: Cloth Books Recalled by Sterling Publishing The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Sterling Publishing Co. Inc, of New York, New York have recalled about 15,000 eebee’s “Have a Ball” Adventures Cloth Books because a string attaching a ball to the book can become entangled in the basketball hoop element, posing a strangulation hazard to young children. The book was sold at book and toy stores nationwide and Internet retailers from June 2008 through June 2009 for about $15.

Consumers should immediately take the book away from children, and return the product to the place of purchase for a refund. For more information, contact Sterling Publishing Co. Inc. at (800) 367-9692 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers can also email the firm at custservice@sterlingpublishing.com For photos and additional information, visit the CPSC.

8.17.09 Clarks® Children’s Shoes Recalled by C & J Clark America Due to Choking Hazard The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and C & J Clark America have recalled about 2,000 children’s shoes sold under the “crawlers” and “hazy daze” style names. Molded rubber pieces on the sole of the recalled shoes can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants and young children.

The shoes were sold at Clarks® retail stores nationwide from February 2009 through July 2009 for between $35 and $40. For additional information, contact C & J Clark America at (800) 425-2757 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.clarkskidsusa.com.For photos and additional information, visit the CPSC

8.6.09: Target Recalls Circo Booster Seats The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Target, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, have recalled about 43,000 Circo Booster Seats because the booster seat restraint buckle can open unexpectedly, allowing a child to fall from the chair and be injured. The booster seats were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide from December 2008 through June 2009 for about $13.

Consumers should immediately stop using the booster seat and return the item to the nearest Target store to receive a full refund.For additional information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.target.com For photos and additional information, visit the CPSC .

8.6.09: Jump ‘n Jive Doorway Jumpers Recalled by Graco The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Graco Children’s Products Inc., of Atlanta, Georgia, have recalled about 2,400 Jump ‘n Jive™ Doorway Jumpers.The recalled doorway jumpers include detachable toys that are attached to the jumper straps with strips of hook and loop fabric.The strips of fabric are not permanently attached to the toys and can become detached during use, posing a choking hazard.The jumpers were sold at Babies R Us and other children’s speciality retail stores nationwide and online from Amazon.com for about $55.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and remove and discard the detachable toys and the attaching fabric strips and call the manufacturer for a replacement set of toys. After the toys and fabric strips are removed, consumers can continue to use the jumper and interactive musical dance mat. For more information, contact Graco at (800) 345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.gracobaby.com For photos and additional information, visit the CPSC .

8.4.09: Baby Hammocks Recalled The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Nova Natural Toys & Crafts LLC, of Williston, Vt. have recalled about 265 Yayita Baby Hammocks because the hammock can flip over, posing a serious fall hazard and strangulation hazard to infants who become entrapped in the seat’s restraint straps while upside down.The hammocks were sold by Nova Natural online at www.novanatural.com from October 2007 through October 2008 for about $100. Consumers should immediately stop using the baby hammock and contact Nova Natural to receive a free replacement hammock. For additional information, contact Nova Natural toll-free at (877) 668-2111 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.novanatural.com. For photos and additional information, visit the CPSC .

7.28.09: BabySwede LLC Recalls Bouncer Chairs The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and BabySwede LLC, of Cleveland, Ohio have recalled about 6,500 BabyBjí¶rn® Babysitter Balance and BabyBjí¶rn® Babysitter Balance Air bouncer chairs because small, sharp metal objects found in the padded area of the bouncer chair can protrude, posing a laceration hazard to children.

The recall involves the BabyBjí¶rn’s Babysitter Balance and Babysitter Balance Air bouncers sold at baby product retailers and various mass merchants nationwide, online retailers and catalogs from September 2008 through July 2009. The Babysitter Balance sold for about $170, and the Babysitter Balance Air for about $190. Recalled models and colors can be found by visiting the CPSC.

Consumers should immediately stop using both Babysitter Balance and Babysitter Balance Air bouncer chairs and contact BabySwede LLC for instructions on how to return the recalled products for inspection and relabeling. If any metal pieces are found through inspection, the consumer will be provided with a new BabyBjí¶rn® Babysitter Balance product. For additional information, please contact BabySwede, LLC toll-free at (866) 424-0200 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.babyswede.com

7.8.09: Kolcraft Recalls 1 Million Play Yards The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Kolcraft Enterprises Inc. of Chicago, Illinois have recalled about 1 million Kolcraft, Carter’s, Sesame Street, Jeep, Contours, Care Bear and Eric Carle Play Yards because the play yard’s side rail can fail to latch properly and when a child pushes against the rail it can unlatch unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to children.

The firm has received 347 reports of sides of the play yard collapsing unexpectedly, resulting in 21 injuries to young children, including bumps, scrapes, bruises and one concussion. For photos and model numbers of the recalled play yards, plus additional information, visit the CPSC.

7.7.09: Pacifiers Recalled by Gromex The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Jaloma Pacifiers recalled about 700 pacifiers because the mouth guard and the ventilation holes are too small and fail to meet federal safety standards. The pacifier could pose a choking and aspiration hazard to young children.

The pacifier has a ring-shaped handle and a round-shaped mouth guard with two ventilation holes. “Jaloma” is printed on the handle side of the mouth guard and the nipple has a gel-like liquid inside. They were sold at retail stores in New Jersey and New York from February 2008 through March 2009 for about $1. Consumers should immediately take the recalled pacifiers away from children and contact Gromex for a refund or exchange. For additional information, visit the CPSC or contact Gromex collect at (973) 458-9399 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET

7.2.09: Aqua-Leisure Industries Recalls Inflatable Baby Floats The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Aqua-Leisure Industries, of Avon, Massachusetts recalled about 4 million inflatable baby floats because the leg straps in the seat of the float can tear, causing children to unexpectedly fall into or under the water, posing a risk of drowning. The recalled inflatable baby floats were sold at juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide, including Target, Toys “R” Us, Wal-Mart, Dollar General, Kmart, Walgreens, Ace Hardware, and Bed, Bath & Beyond from December 2002 through June 2009 for between $8 and $15.

To view photos and model numbers of the recalled floats, visit the CPSC. Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled inflatable baby floats and contact Aqua-Leisure for a full refund. (Call toll-free (866) 807-3998 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.aqualeisure.com)

Simplicity Drop Side Cribs Recalled The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Simplicity Inc. have recalled about 400,000 Simplicity Drop Side Cribs. The crib’s plastic hardware can break or deform, causing the drop side to detach. When the drop side detaches, it creates space between the drop side and the crib mattress. Infants and toddlers can roll into this space and become entrapped which can lead to suffocation.

CPSC is aware of one death involving an 8-month-old child from Houston, Texas who became entrapped and suffocated between the drop side and the crib mattress when a plastic connector on the drop side broke. CPSC also is aware of an additional 25 incidents involving the drop side detaching from the crib. In six of these incidents, the drop side detached because the plastic flexible tab deformed or broke. In four of the drop side detachment incidents, other plastic parts, including connectors or tracks, deformed or broke. In two of the incidents, two children became entrapped between the drop side and the crib mattress. There were no reported injuries.

This recall involves all drop side cribs with a different or “newer” style of plastic hardware from those cribs recalled previously in September 2007. This newer style of Simplicity hardware can be identified by a flexible plastic tab at the top of the lower tracks. The recalled model numbers include but may not be limited to: 8050, 8325, 8620, 8745, 8748, 8755, 8756, 8765, 8778, 8810, and 8994, 8995, 8996.

The cribs were manufactured in China and sold at department stores, children’s stores, and mass merchandisers nationwide from January 2005 through June 2009 for between $150 and $300.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby. Consumers should immediately return the crib to the place of purchase for a refund, replacement or store credit. For more information, and to see photos of the cribs, visit the CPSC.

LaJobi Recalls Drop Side Cribs The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and LaJobi Inc., of Cranbury, N.J. have recalled Bonavita “Hudson,” Babi Italia “Pinehurst,” and Bonavita “Cabana” Drop Side Cribs because the lower spring pins on the footboard and headboard can pop out of the tracks located on the drop side causing the drop side to detach from the crib. When the drop side detaches, it creates a hazardous gap between the drop side and the crib mattress in which infants and toddlers can become entrapped and suffocate or fall from cribs. On the “Cabana” cribs, the wooden crib slats can detach or break creating a gap, which can pose an entrapment and strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers.

The recalled cribs were sold at Babies “R” Us, Baby Basics, Beautiful Beginnings, and Buy Buy Baby stores and children’s product stores nationwide for about $300. Cribs were sold from December 2006 through May 2009.

The CPSC urges parents and caregivers to immediately stop using the recalled cribs and find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby. For additional information, contact LaJobi toll-free at (866) 688-9009 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.LaJobi.com. For photos and model numbers of the cribs being recalled, visit the CPSC.

Bugaboo Recalls Strollers The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Bugaboo North America Inc., of Hermosa Beach, California announced a recall of about 22,500 Bugaboo Bee Strollers because or both sides of the brakes can fail, causing a stroller to unexpectedly roll away on an incline. This can pose a risk of injury to the child occupant.

Bugaboo has received 121 reports of the stroller’s brakes failing. No injuries have been reported. Bugaboo Bee strollers have item code 580210 on a label on the back of the seat and item code 50100 on a label on the plastic support under the seat. The strollers were sold in blue, dark khaki, pink, red, yellow, and black. “bugaboo® bee” is printed on the left side of the seat. The strollers were sold at juvenile product retailers nationwide and on various Web sites from August 2007 through April 2009 for about $530.

Consumers should stop using the strollers immediately and contact Bugaboo to receive a free repair kit. To order the bracket kit, go to www.bugaboo.com and fill in the special order form or contact Bugaboo customer service. For additional information, contact Bugaboo at (800) 460-2922 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s Web site at www.bugaboo.com, or email the firm at bugaboobee-service@bugaboo.com. To see photos of the strollers, visit the CPSC .

6.2.09: Bugaboo Recalls Strollers Due to Risk of Brake Failure WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Bugaboo International announced a voluntary recall of about 22,500 Bugaboo Bee Strollers.One or both sides of the brakes can fail, causing a stroller to unexpectedly roll away on an incline. This can pose a risk of injury to the child occupant.

Bugaboo has received 121 reports of the stroller’s brakes failing. No injuries have been reported. Bugaboo Bee strollers have item code 580210 on a label on the back of the seat and item code 50100 on a label on the plastic support under the seat. The strollers were sold in blue, dark khaki, pink, red, yellow, and black. “bugaboo® bee” is printed on the left side of the seat.For photos of Bugaboo Bee strollers, visit the CPSC.The Bugaboo Bee strollers were sold at Juvenile product retailers nationwide and on various Web sites from August 2007 through April 2009 for about $530.

Consumers should stop using the strollers immediately and contact Bugaboo to receive a free repair kit. To order the bracket kit, go to www.bugaboo.com and fill in the special order form or contact Bugaboo customer service.

For additional information, contact Bugaboo at (800) 460-2922 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s Web site at www.bugaboo.com, or email the firm at bugaboobee-service@bugaboo.com

5.13.09: Eddie Bauer Play Yards Recalled The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Dorel Juvenile Group Inc., of Columbus, Indiana announced a voluntary recall of about 71,000 Eddie Bauer Soothe & Sway Play Yards. The play yard’s rocking bassinet attachment can tilt even when secured by straps in the non-rocking mode or can stay tilted without returning to a level sleeping surface while in the rocking mode, causing an infant to roll to the corner or side of the bassinet. The infant can then become wedged in the corner or pressed against the side or bottom of the bassinet, posing a risk of suffocation or positional asphyxiation.
The firm and CPSC have received 10 reports of infants rolling to one side, including 6 that had their faces pressed against the side or the bottom of the bassinet. One child reportedly was turning purple and was out of breath when discovered. No injuries have been reported. The convertible play yard has a bassinet and changing station feature. A mobile with three teddy bears was also sold with the play yard. Models included in the recall are 05046 (all units) and 05044 units manufactured before December 1, 2008. Different models were sold in Canada. Model numbers and manufacture dates are printed on a sticker on one of the support legs underneath the play yard. Manufacture dates are printed in the YY/MM/DD format. For photos of the play yards, visit the CPSC. The play yards were sold at Target, Sears, and Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide and Internet retailers from January 2008 through May 2009 for about $150.
Consumers should immediately stop using the bassinet attachment of the play yard and contact Dorel Juvenile Group for a $40 voucher toward the purchase of a new Dorel product. Consumers can continue using the play yard. For additional information, contact Dorel Juvenile Group toll-free at (888) 233-4903 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.djgusa.com.
4.30.09: Jardine Announces Second Recall Expansion of Cribs The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Jardine Enterprises, of Taipei, Taiwan announced a voluntary recall of about 96,000 Jardine Cribs. (320,000 units were previously recalled in June 2008 and 56,450 units were recalled in January 2009). The wooden crib slats can break, creating a gap, which can pose an entrapment and strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers.

The cribs were sold at KidsWorld, Geoffrey Stores, Toys “R” Us, and Babies “R” Us stores nationwide, and at babiesrus.com, from September 2005 through April 2009 for between $220 and $330.

This recall involves 7 models of Jardine wooden cribs. For date codes and model numbers, plus photos, visit the CPSC Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Jardine to receive a full credit toward the purchase of a new crib. Jardine will provide consumers with detailed instructions for purchasing cribs in retail stores and online. For additional information, contact Jardine at (800) 646-4106 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.jardinecribrecall.com.
4.27.09: Recaro Signo Car Seat Recalled
The Recard Signo car seat has been recalled as a result of a potential defect in the harness system. For more information, contact Recaro customer service at 888-473-2290 or by e-mail, safety@recarousa.com.
4.7.09: Simplicity Play Yards Recalled
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Simplicity, Inc. and SFCA, Inc., of Reading, Pennsylvania announced a voluntary recall of about 25,000 Travel Tender Play Yards because one or more rails can collapse unexpectedly, posing a fall or entrapment hazard to young children.
The recalled play yards are portable and were sold with a bassinet, changing table and mobile features. The play yards bear the “Simplicity” logo. The model numbers are 5500DRM, 5500WDS, 5500FEL, 5501FEL, 5502MON, 5520PRO, 5550HAN, 5700MAN, and 5750MIR. The model number is located on a sticker on one of the legs underneath the play yard.
The play yards were manufactured in China and sold at Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide and online at Babiesrus.com, Target.com and Kohls.com from March 2005 through January 2009 for about $100.
Consumers should immediately stop using the play yards and return them to the place of purchase for a refund or replacement product. For more information, and to see a photo of the play yard, visit the www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09187.html
4.7.09: Pacifiers Recalled by Healthtex
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Healthtex, of Miami, Florida recalled about 40,000 Zoo Pacifiers because the nipples can separate from the base easily, posing a choking hazard. The recall involves Zoo pacifiers with animal cartoon figures as handles. The pacifier has a round-shaped mouth guard with three ventilation holes. “Made in Spain” is printed on the handle side of the mouth guard and “Mi Tosoro” is printed on the cardboard packaging. The pacifiers were sold at supermarkets and pharmacy stores nationwide from December 2002 through March 2009 for about $1.40.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled pacifiers away from children and contact Healthtex for a refund or exchange. For additional information, contact Healthtex toll-free at (866) 348-5080 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09186.html. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
4.2.09: SunKids Convertible Cribs Recalled
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety commission and Suntech Enterprises Inc., of City of Commerce, California, have recalled about 1,900 convertible cribs because the sides of the crib are made of mesh that expands, creating a gap between the side and the crib’s mattress if it’s not zipped into place. A young child can slip into this gap and become entrapped or suffocate. Also, the crib’s drop side can fail to fully latch posing a fall hazard to young children. The recall involves the SunKids convertible crib/playpen/bassinet/bed with model number PY256. “SunKids” is embroidered on the bottom left of the crib’s drop side. The convertible cribs have a drop side rail, stationary side rail, canopy assembly, and bassinet. The sides of the convertible crib are fabric and mesh. The mattress support, bassinet, canopy, and bed skirt are covered in fabric. The fabric and the mesh were sold in navy blue, light blue, pink, beige, white, beige checker, and pink heart.
The cribs were sold at small juvenile product retailers in New York, New Jersey, and California from January 2007 through October 2008 for about $100. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled convertible cribs and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. For additional information, contact Suntech Enterprises toll-free at (888) 268-8139 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09181.html.
4.2.09: Evenflo Recalls High Chairs
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Evenflo Company Inc., of Miamisburg, Ohio, have recalled about 90,000 Evenflo Majestic™ High Chairs (95,000 were recalled in December 2008) because the plastic caps and metal screws on both sides of the high chair can loosen and fall out, allowing the seatback to suddenly fall back or detach from the high chair. Children can fall backwards or fall out of the high chair and suffer bumps and bruises to the head, broken bones, abrasions, cuts and bruises. Detached hardware also poses a choking hazard to children.
The expanded recall involves Evenflo Majestic™ high chairs, model numbers: 3001395, 3001395A, 3001604, 3001700, 3001713, 3001713A, 3001730A, 3001732, 3001733, 3001742, 3001742A, 3001756, 3001821A, 3001840A, 3001845, 30011848, 3001852, 3001932, 3002719 and 3003845 manufactured between January 23, 2007 and December 31, 2008. The model number and date of manufacture are located on a white label/sticker on the seatback. “Evenflo” is printed on the label and on the front of the tray. Models showing a year of manufacture of 2009 in red ink are not included in the recall.
The high chairs were sold at juvenile product and mass merchandise stores nationwide, including Toys“R”Us, Babies“R”Us, Walmart.com, and Burlington Coat Factory from January 2007 through March 2009 for between $80 and $110.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled high chairs and contact Evenflo to receive a free repair kit. For additional information, contact Evenflo at (800) 233-5921 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.evenflo.com.

3.24.09: Pacifiers Recalled by OKK Trading Due to Choking Hazard The U.S. Consumer Product Safety and OKK Trading, of Los Angeles, California announced a recall of about 2,900 Baby Necessities pacifiers. The pacifiers are banned under federal law. They failed federal safety tests when the nipples separated from the base, posing a choking hazard to young children.

The pacifiers were manufactured in China and sold at Dollar and discount stores nationwide from August 2007 through January 2009 for about $1.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled pacifier away from children and contact OKK Trading for a refund or exchange by calling collect at (877) 655-8697 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Or visit the firm’s Web site at www.okktrading.com

For photos and more information on the recall, visit the CPSC.

3.24.09: Fisher-Price Recalls 3-in-1 High Chairs Due to Fall Hazard The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y.announced a voluntary recall of about 24,000 3-in-1 High Chairs. The seat can fall backwards from the high chair frame if the booster seat release is unlatched while the child is in the product. Also, the seat back can detach if it’s not fully snapped in place, posing a fall hazard and risk of serious injury to young children. The firm has received one report of a seat back detaching and child falling out, resulting in a skull fracture. The high chairs were sold at Target stores nationwide from December 2008 through March 2009 for about $100.

1.12.09: Rashti & Rashti Expands Recall of Infant Garments Due to Choking Hazard The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Rashti & Rashti, of New York, N.Y. announced a voluntary recall of about 16,000 Taggies(TM) Sleep'n Play Infant Garments because the snaps can detach, posing a choking hazard. The garments were manufactured in China and sold at Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby, Dillards, Nordstrom, and other specialty stores nationwide and Internet retailers from January 2007 through November 2008 for about $20. Consumers should immediately take these garments away from children and contact Rashti & Rashti to receive a refund. (Call (888) 594-3730 between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.rashtiandrashti.com) For photos and additional information, visit the CPSC.

1.13.09: Top Goods Trading Recalls Flashing Pacifiers Due to Choking and Strangulation Hazard The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Top Goods Trading, of Temple City, California announced a voluntary recall of about 38,000 Flashing Pacifiers. The flashing pacifiers do not comply with federal safety standards for pacifiers. Although the pacifiers are marketed to older children and adults, they could be given to babies and cause serious injury or death. The pieces of the pacifier can separate, posing a choking hazard. The necklaces pose a strangulation hazard. The pacifiers were manufactured in China and sold at retail stores in the Los Angeles area from November 2007 through November 2008 for about 50 cents. Consumers should immediately take the recalled pacifier away from children and contact Top Goods Trading for a refund or exchange. (Call collect at (213) 680-0388 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.) For photos and additional information, visit the CPSC.

1.13.09: Risk of Strangulation Prompts Recall of Window Blinds Sold at Cost Plus and World Market Stores The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Cost Plus Inc., of Oakland, California have announced a voluntary recall of about 692,300 Roman Shades and Roll-up Blinds. The Roman Shades have a looped pull cord and exposed inner cords on the back of the shade. Looped pull cords and exposed inner cords on roman shades present a strangulation hazard. The Roll-up Blinds have a looped pull cord and two lifting cord loops that run around the bottom rail. Looped pull cords and exposed lifting loops on roll-up blinds present a strangulation hazard to young children. The products were manufactured in India and China and sold at Cost Plus and World Market stores nationwide from February 2006 through August 2008 for between $25 and $60. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled window blinds/shades and return the product to any Cost Plus/World Market store to obtain a full refund. For additional information, contact Cost Plus toll-free at (877) 967-5362 between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET daily, or visit the firm's Web site at www.worldmarket.com. For photos and more information on the recall, visit the CPSC.

1.13.09: Stork Craft Recalls More Than 500,000 Cribs; Mattress Support Bracket Failures Create Risk of Entrapment and Suffocation The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc., of British Columbia, Canada, announced a voluntary recall of about 535,000 Stork Craft Baby Cribs because the metal support brackets used to support the crib mattress and mattress board can crack and break. When one or more support brackets break, the mattress can collapse and create a dangerous gap between the mattress and crib rails, in which a child can become entrapped and suffocate. All cribs with manufacturing and distribution dates between May 2000 and November 2008 are included in this recall. The cribs were sold in various styles and finishes. The manufacture date, model number, crib name, country of origin, and the firm's name, address, and contact information are located on the assembly instruction sheet attached to the mattress support board. The firm's insignia "storkcraft baby" is inscribed on the drop side teething rail of some cribs. The cribs were manufactured in Canada, China and Indonesia and sold at retailers including J.C. Penney, Kmart and Walmart stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Babiesrus.com, Costco.com, Sears.com and Walmart.com from May 2000 through January 2009 for between $100 and $400. CPSC urges parents and caregivers to immediately stop using the recalled cribs and find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby. Consumers should contact Stork Craft to receive a free replacement kit, with new mattress support brackets.(Call toll-free at (866) 361-3321 anytime to order the free replacement kit or log on to www.storkcraft.com) For more information on the recall, including photos, visit the CPSC.

1.15.09: Fisher-Price Recalls Simplicity's Rainforest(TM) Portable Play Yards Due to Fall and Entrapment Hazards The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of above 200,000 Rainforest(TM) Portable Play Yards manufactured by Simplicity Inc. and SFCA Inc.

One or more rails can collapse unexpectedly, posing a fall or entrapment hazard to young children.

Due to Simplicity Inc. and SFCA Inc. being unresponsive to consumers via their Hotline and Web site, a significant number of complaints were recently reported. There have been at least 1,350 reports of one or more rails collapsing. There were numerous reports of children receiving bumps and bruises when the side rail collapsed. There were five reports of injuries which included a broken nose, a broken wrist, a mild concussion, a cut to the hand which required stitches, and a chipped tooth.

The play yards were manufactured in China and sold at retailers and specialty children's stores nationwide from January 2007 through January 2009 for about $100. The recalled play yards are portable and were sold with a bassinet, changing table, and mobile features. The products have a Rainforest(TM) patterned fabric, Rainforest themed artwork and bear the "Fisher-Price" logo. The Simplicity Inc. model numbers are 5310 RNF, 5310RNFC, 5310RNFT and 5310RNFW. The model number is located on a sticker on one of the legs underneath the play yard.

Consumers should stop using the play yards immediately. Although it did not manufacture or sell the play yards, Fisher-Price has voluntarily agreed to assist consumers who own the products. Consumers who own one of the recalled play yards with the Fisher-Price logo should contact Fisher-Price to obtain assistance to replace their play yards.(Contact Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 anytime or visit the Web site at http://www.service.mattel.com).

For more information on the recall, including photos, visit the CPSC.

1.6.09: Jardine Expands Recall of Cribs Sold by Babies"R"Us

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Jardine Cribs, announced a voluntary recall of about 56,450 cribs (320,000 units were previously recalled in June 2008) because the wooden crib slats can break, creating a gap, which can pose an entrapment and strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers. CPSC has received 19 additional incidents of crib slats breaking. In nine of these incidents, consumers reported that their infant or toddler broke the slat while in the crib. In addition, a 22-month-old child fell through the gap between the crib slats when a slat broke. No injuries have been reported. For more information, and to see photos and model numbers of the cribs being recalled, visit the CPSC

12.23.08: Munire Recalls "Newport Rubbed Black" Cribs and Matching Furniture Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Munire Furniture Inc, of Piscataway, N.J., announced a voluntary recall of about 3,000 cribs and 6,000 matching furniture pieces because the red paint which is underneath the black finish paint on some of the cribs and matching furniture exceeds federal lead limits. If ingested by young children, lead can cause adverse health effects. Munire has received one report of a child ingesting the paint. The child was diagnosed with lead poisoning. The recalled cribs and furniture are made of wood and have a rubbed black finish. Only the "Newport Rubbed Black" cribs and matching furniture manufactured in Indonesia between April 2006 and November 2008 are included in this recall. For more information on model numbers included in the recall, visit the CPSC

12.18.08: Evenflo Recalls Majestic™ High Chairs Due to Fall and Choking Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Evenflo Company Inc., of Miamisburg, Ohio, announced a voluntary recall of about 95,000 Evenflo Majestic™ High Chairs because the plastic caps and metal screws on both sides of the high chair can loosen and fall out, posing both fall and choking hazards to children. Plastic caps and screws that become loose and fall out can cause the seatback to suddenly fall back or detach from the high chair. Children can fall out or collide with objects and suffer broken bones, abrasions, cuts and bruises. Detached plastic caps and metal screws also pose a choking hazard to children. Evenflo has received 140 reports of seatbacks reclining, falling back and/or detaching unexpectedly, which resulted in at least 47 reports of bumps and bruises to the head, two reports of broken bones, and at least 45 reports of other injuries including abrasions, cuts, and bruises. Evenflo has received more than 1,000 reports of plastic caps and screws falling out of the high chairs, including seven incidents in which caps and screws were found in children's hands or mouths but were removed before choking occurred. The high chairs were manufactured in China and sold at juvenile product and mass merchandise stores nationwide, including Toys R Us, Babies R Us, Burlington Coat Factory and Shopko, and on-line at walmart.com from January 2006 through May 2007 for between $80 and $110. For model numbers and more information on what to do if you own one of the high chairs, visit the CPSC.

12.17.08: Regal Lager Recall to Replace Phil & Teds Strollers Due to Fall Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Regal Lager Inc., of Kennesaw, Ga., announced a voluntary recall of about 1,600 Phil & Teds Dash Buggy Strollers because the frame handle could fail to latch properly and break, posing a fall hazard to small children. For additional information, visit the CPSC.

11.25.08: JCPenney Recalls Arizona® Newborn and Infant Pants Due to Choking Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with J.C. Penney Corporation, announced a voluntary recall of Arizona® Newborn and Infant Denim Pants because the metal snap at the waist can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants.

The pants, sizes 0-3 months, 3-6 months and 6-9 months, were sold exclusively at JCPenney stores nationwide and at www.jcp.com from July 2008 through October 2008 for about $15. Only those pants made in Bangladesh are affected; pants made in China are not included in the recall. The country of origin is located on a label sewn into the waistband.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pants and return them to any JCPenney store for a full refund. Pants purchased through the firm's Web site may be returned to the Catalog Desk at any JCPenney store.

For more information, contact JCPenney toll-free at (888) 333-6063 anytime or visit JCPenney's Web site at www.jcp.com.

10.21.08: Infant death prompts recall to repair 985,000 Delta Enterprise Drop Side Cribs

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Delta Enterprise Corp., of New York, New York., announced a voluntary recall to replace missing safety pegs involving 985,000 drop side cribs. Failure to use or install safety pegs can cause an entrapment and suffocation risk to infants and toddlers.

When the safety pegs in the base of each leg of the crib are missing from the lower track, the crib locks can disengage and detach if lowered below the peg hole, creating a hazardous gap. This gap can lead to the entrapment and suffocation of an infant or toddler.

CPSC staff is aware of a death of an 8-month-old child who became entrapped and suffocated when the drop side of the crib detached in a reassembled crib where the safety pegs were not installed. CPSC is also aware of two entrapments and nine disengagement incidents in cribs where the safety pegs were missing.

The cribs, which were made in Taiwan and Indonesia, were sold at major retailers, including Walmart, Kmart and Target.com from January 1995 through September 2007 for about $100. These cribs have also been found to be sold secondhand. Cribs currently sold at retail are not involved.

CPSC and Delta urge parents and caregivers to immediately stop using cribs that are missing a safety peg on any leg of the crib and contact Delta to receive a free, easy-to-install repair kit. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to find a safe, alternative sleep environment for their child if their recalled crib is missing safety pegs.

For more information on the recall and what to do if you own one of the cribs, visit the CPSC.

10.16.08: Infant death prompts recall of convertible cribs by Playkids USA.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Playkids U.S.A. of Brooklyn, N.Y. announced a voluntary recall of about 2,000 convertible cribs. The sides of the convertible crib are made of a mesh that expands, creating a gap between the mattress and the side through which an infant can slip. This poses suffocation and entrapment hazards for young children.

CPSC is aware of the death of a 5-month-old child on August 31, 2008 in Brooklyn, N.Y. The child became entrapped between the mattress and the stationary side rail of the convertible crib and suffocated.

This recall involves the Playkids U.S.A. convertible crib/playpen/bassinet/bed with model number PLK-909. "Playkids U.S.A." can be found on the packaging and on a label sewn into the side of the crib. The model number can be found on the packaging. The convertible cribs have a drop side rail, a stationary side rail, a canopy assembly, and a bassinet. The sides of the convertible crib, the mattress support, the bassinet, the canopy and the bedskirt are covered in fabric and mesh. The fabric and the mesh come in a variety of colors and patterns.

The convertible cribs, which were made in China, were sold in juvenile product retailers in New York from March 2007 through September 2008 for about $100.

Consumers should stop using the recalled convertible cribs immediately and contact Playkids USA to receive a full refund.

For additional information, consumers should contact Playkids USA collect at (718) 797-0302 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. For more information, see the CPSC.

10.16.08: My Way Corp. Recalls Baby Walkers Due to Stairway Fall Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and My Way Corp., of San Juan, Puerto Rico announced a voluntary recall of about 800 Baby Walkers because they can fit through a standard doorway and are not designed to stop at the edge of a step. Babies using these walkers can be seriously injured or killed. Consumers should stop using these walkers immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.

For more information on the recall, and to see photos of the product, visit the CPSC.

9.17.08: Simplicity Brand Drop Side Cribs Recalled By Various Retailers

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and various retailers announced a voluntary recall of about 600,000 Simplicity Brand Drop Side Cribs. Due to sizing problems with the crib's hardware, the drop side can come off the tracks. When it detaches or partially detaches, it creates a hazardous gap, which can lead to infant entrapment and suffocation.

The cribs were manufactured in China and sold at department stores, children's stores and mass merchandisers nationwide from January 2005 through August 2008 for between $150 and $300.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby. Consumers should return the recalled crib to the place of purchase for a refund or store credit. SFCA Inc., of Reading, Pa. is working with retailers to carry out this recall program.

For consumer contact information, model numbers, photos of the cribs, and a list of retailers recalling the cribs, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

9.3.08: Optave Inc. Recalls Action Baby Carriers Due to Fall Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Optave Inc., of Alpena, Michigan, are voluntarily recalling about 250 Action Baby Carriers because the chest strap can detach from the shoulder straps, posing a fall hazard to the baby. The recalled carriers were sold in specialty retail stores nationwide and Internet sites from May 2008 through June 2008 for between $80 and $90. Consumers should immediately stop using the carrier in the positions that require the use of the chest strap and contact Optave to receive free replacement straps (toll-free (888) 666-6459 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.actionbabycarriers.com). For more information, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

8.29.08: Baby Hammocks Recalled by FlagHouse Inc. Due to Fall and Strangulation Hazards

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and FlagHouse Inc. are recalling about 100 Yayita Baby Hammocks because they can flip over, posing a serious fall hazard and strangulation hazard to infants who get entrapped in the seat's restraint straps while upside down. The recalled baby hammock is cream-colored canvas and hangs from a wooden pole. The hammock was sold in FlagHouse Inc.'s catalog, and online at www.flaghouse.com, and at BJ Wholesale Club's Web site, www.bjs.com, from September 2007 through August 2008 for about $90. Consumers should immediately stop using the baby hammock and contact FlagHouse to receive a full refund, or credit toward the purchase of another product. (Contact FlagHouse at (800) 793-7900 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.flaghouse.com.) For more information, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

8.28.08: Six Retailers Agree To Stop Sale and Recall Simplicity Bassinets Due To Strangulation Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging retailers across the country to protect the health and safety of babies by stopping sale and recalling nearly 900,000 dangerous Simplicity bassinets. On August 27, 2008 CPSC warned parents, caregivers and consumers to immediately stop using convertible "close-sleeper/bedside sleeper" bassinets manufactured by Simplicity Inc., of Reading, Pa., due to a serious safety risk. On August 28, the CPSC announced that the following retailers have voluntarily agreed to recall the product and provide a refund or store credit to consumers who return the product to the store where purchased:

• Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark. - (800) 925-6278 or www.walmart.com • Toys "R" Us Inc., of Wayne, N.J. - (800) 869-7787 or www.toysrus.com or www.babiesrus.com • Kmart Corp., of Hoffman Estates, Ill. - (800) 659-7026 or www.kmart.com • Big Lots!, of Columbus, Ohio - (866) 244-5687 or www.biglots.com • Target of Minneapolis, Minnesota sold at www.target.com only • J.C. Penney, of Plano, Texas - (888) 333-6063 or www.jcp.com CPSC learned that on August 21, 2008, a 6 -month-old girl from Shawnee, Kansas was strangled to death when she became entrapped between the bassinet's metal bars. This is the second strangulation death CPSC has learned of in the co-sleeper bassinets. On September 29, 2007, a 4-month-old girl from Noel, Missouri. became entrapped in the metal bars of the bassinet and died.

Due to the serious hazard these bassinets pose to babies, CPSC urges all consumers to share this safety warning with day care centers, consignment stores, family and friends to ensure that no child is placed to sleep in a Simplicity convertible bassinet covered by this warning.

For additional retailers recalling the product, and further information, visit the CPSC.

8.28.08: Regal Lager Recalls to Repair Phil & Teds Strollers Due to Laceration Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Regal Lager announced a voluntary recall of Phil & Teds e3 Single Buggy, e3 Twin Buggy and sport v1 Single Buggy Strollers (an additional 425 e3 Twin Buggy Strollers were recalled on May 5, 2006).The stroller's hinge locking mechanism poses a laceration hazard to the user folding and unfolding the strollers. Regal Lager has received nine reports from consumers who injured their fingers in the stroller's hinge locking mechanism.

The strollers were manufactured in China and sold at baby furniture and baby products stores nationwide from August 2003 through August 2008 for between $400 and $650.

Consumers should stop using the strollers immediately and contact Regal Lager to obtain a free hinge cover repair kit and instructions. (Consumers can call Regal Lager toll-free at (877) 242-5676 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.regallager.com.)

For more information, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission

8.26.08: Stroller Activity Bars Recalled by International Playthings Due to Choking Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and International Playthings are recalling about 10,000 Taggies™ Strollin' Along Stroller Activity Bars because the shiny material on the elephant's ear on the activity bar can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

The recall involves the Taggies™ Strollin' Along stroller activity bars. The multicolored, fabric, and plastic activity bars feature a yellow giraffe, a purple hippo and a blue elephant attached to a 12" long elliptical base with straps that attach to a stroller. The Taggies™ and Earlyears(R) logos are located on woven and satin labels sewn into the seam on the lower left front of the activity bar. The activity bars were sold at specialty toy stores nationwide and on the Internet from February 2007 through July 2008 for about $23.

Consumers should immediately stop using the activity bars and contact International Playthings for a free replacement toy. (Contact International Playthings at (800) 445-8347 or visit the company's Web site at www.intplay.com.)

For more information, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

8.5.08: Baby Appleseed Recalls Cribs Due to Fall Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Baby Appleseed, of City of Industry, California, are recalling about 500 Davenport Cribs because the cribs fail to meet federal safety standards. The cribs' secondary mattress support, used for the lowest position, does not meet the full 26 inch minimum height in its lowest position, allowing children inside to crawl over the railing, posing a fall hazard.

The cribs were manufactured in Vietnam and sold at juvenile product stores nationwide from December 2006 through September 2007 for between $600 and $800. Consumers should stop using the recalled cribs in the third lowest position, which uses the wooden mattress support, and contact Baby Appleseed to receive a repair kit. Consumers who are currently using the crib with the metal mattress support in the top or middle positions can continue to use the crib in those positions while awaiting a repair kit.

For photos, information on model numbers, and more information about what to do if you own one of the cribs, visit the CPSC.

8.5.08: Mother Hubbard's Cupboards Recalls Cribs Due to Fall Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Mother Hubbard's Cupboards of Toronto, Canada, have recalled about 1,300 cribs because they fail to meet federal safety standards. The distance between the mattress support bracket in the lowest position and the top of the side rail in the highest position is less than the required 26 inches, posing a fall hazard to children who climb over the railing.

The cribs were manufactured in Canada and sold at Juvenile product stores from March 2006 through March 2008 for between $500 and $650.

Consumers should stop using the cribs immediately and contact Mother Hubbard's Cupboards toll-free at (888) 661-8201 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. ET Friday and Saturday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.mhcfurniture.com.

For model numbers, photos, and more information, visit the CPSC.

7.24.08: Kids II Recalls Infant Rattles Due to Choking Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Kids II Inc., of Alpharetta, Georgia have recalled about 19,000 Bright Starts Ring Rattles because the tip of the rattle's antenna, which is attached to a bee figure, can detach and pose a choking hazard to small children.

The rattles were manufactured in China and sold in toy stores, mass merchandisers, and other retail stores nationwide from January 2008 through June 2008 for about $2-3.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled rattles away from small children and contact Kids II toll-free at (877) 325-7056to receive a free replacement rattle.

For photos and more information, visit the CPSC.

7.22.08: It's MY Binky Recalls Personalized Pacifiers Due to Choking Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and It's My Binky, of Henderson, Nevada, have recalled about 115,000 It's My Binky's Personalized Pacifiers because the pacifier button, ring handle and shield with nipple can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants.

The pacifiers were made in Malaysia and sold at Nordstrom and baby boutique retail stores nationwide and online at www.itsmybinky.com from February 2006 through June 2008 for between $5 and $6.

Consumers should immediately take these pacifiers away from children and return them to the store where purchased or contact the firm toll-free at (888) 689-9444 if purchased online to receive a free replacement pacifier.

For more information, visit the CPSC.

7.3.08: Bayside Furnishings Recalls Youth Bed Toy Chests Sold at Costco After the Death of a 22-Month-Old Child

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Bayside Furnishings are recalling about 9,350 LaJolla Boat Bed and Pirates of the Caribbean Twin Trundle Beds because the lid supports on the toy chests fail to prevent the lid from closing too quickly, posing an entrapment and strangulation hazard to young children. CPSC received one report of a death involving a 22-month-old boy of Roseville, California. He strangled when the lid of the toy chest fell on the back of his head and entrapped his neck on the edge of the chest of a LaJolla Boat Bed.

The beds were sold at Costco and furniture retail stores nationwide and Costco.com from January 2006 through May 2008 for between $700 and $1,400. Consumers should immediately stop children from using the recalled toy chests and contact Bayside at (877) 494-2536, or visit the firm's Web site at www.baysidefurnishings.com for instructions on receiving a free repair kit with replacement lid supports.

For photos of the bed and additional information, visit the CPSC.

7.1.08: Infant Garments Recalled by Rashti & Rashti Due to Choking Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Rashti & Rashti have recalled about 6,200 Taggies(TM) Sleep'n Play Infant Garments because the snaps can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

The recall involves two Taggies(TM) Sleep 'n Play style infant garments sold in purple or blue and white with style number listed here. For photos and descriptions of the garments, visit the CPSC.

6.26.08: Stanley Furniture Recalls Cribs Due to Entrapment Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Stanley Furniture announced a recall of about 1,200 2nd Nature Built to Grow Cribs because when the mattress support is in the middle setting, the space between the mattress and the crib could be too wide, posing an entrapment hazard to infants. The cribs were sold at department and furniture stores from March 2006 through December 2007 for about $1,100.

This recall involves the full size 2nd Nature Built to Grow cribs, model number 353-14-220. Model and serial numbers are located on the headboard. The crib is natural maple in color. Only the following serial numbers are included in the recall: 353-14-220-L-01, 353-14-220-L-02, 353-14-220-L-03, 353-14-220-L-04, 353-14-220-L-05, 353-14-220-L-06, 353-14-220-L-07, 353-14-220-L-08, 353-14-220-L-101, and 353-14-220-L-103. The recall does not include cribs sold after December 2007.

Consumers should immediately stop using the crib in the middle mattress setting, and adjust it to the low or high setting. Contact Stanley Furniture toll-free at (888) 839-6822 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.youngamerica.com to determine if the crib is subject to this recall, and if it is, to receive a free replacement crib headboard.

6.24.08: Stanley Furniture Recalls Cribs Due to Entrapment Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Jardine Cribs have recalled about 320,000 cribs sold by Babies"R"Us because the wooden crib slats and spindles can break, creating a gap, which can pose an entrapment and strangulation hazard to infants. There have been 42 incidents of crib slats and spindles breaking. Four children became entrapped in the space created by a broken slat or spindle. Two of the children had abrasions and bruising

The cribs were sold at KidsWorld, Geoffrey Stores, Toys "R" Us, and Babies "R" Us stores nationwide, and at babiesrus.com, from January 2002 through May 2008 for between $150 and $300, with one model, 0309K00 Mahogany Positano Lifetime Crib, which sold for $450.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Jardine at (800) 646-4106 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET Saturday (or visit the firm's Web site at www.jardinecribrecall.com) to receive a full credit toward the purchase of a new crib.

For model numbers, descriptions, and photos, visit the CPSC.

5.20.08: Douglas Co. Recalls Children's Blankets Due to Strangulation Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Douglas Co., today announced a voluntary recall of their Lil' Snugglers(TM) Children's Blankets because the satin edge can come loose, posing a strangulation hazard.

The blankets are 14 inches square with an animal head sewn in the middle. The satin border around the outside edge is about one inch wide. The blankets were manufactured in China and sold in specialty stores nationwide and on the Web from April 2005 through December 2007 for about $12. To see photos of the blankets with descriptions and style numbers, visit the CPSC.

Consumers should take the blankets away from children immediately and return it to Douglas for a free replacement blanket or credit toward another item of equal value. For additional information, contact Douglas Co. at (800) 992-9002 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.douglastoys.com , or email the firm at linda@douglastoys.com.

5.8.08: Baby Bottle and Food Warmers Recalled by Munchkin Due to Fire Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Munchkin, today announced a voluntary recall of their deluxe bottle and food warmers, which can overheat and pose a fire hazard. Munchkin has received nine reports of units overheating, several of which ignited, causing damage to countertops.

The recall involves the Munchkin Deluxe Bottle and Food Warmer with Pacifier Cleaning Basket 2-in-1 Design, model #13301 and lot number TP-1487. The product is used to warm food and bottles of various sizes. The set includes a main basket, a lift-out basket, an adapter ring, and a measuring cup. "Munchkin" is located on the front of the warmer and "TP-1487" is located on the bottom. Only warmers bearing lot number "TP-1487" are included in this recall. The bottles and food warmers were sold at retailers nationwide and through the company's catalog from June 2007 through April 2008 for about $20. To see photos of the products, visit the CPSC.

Consumers should stop using bottle and food warmers with lot number TP-1487 immediately and contact Munchkin to receive a free replacement. For additional information, contact customer service toll-free at (866) 619-8673 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.munchkin.com.

5.1.08: Children's Storage Bins Sold at Lowe's Stores Recalled Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with L G Sourcing, Inc., of North Wilkesboro, N.C., announced a voluntary recall of children's storage bins because the surface paint on the bins could contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

The recalled storage bins are wooden with scalloped edges and were sold in pastel green or pink. Item number 226782 (pastel green storage bin) or 226781 (pink storage bin) is located on the bottom of the storage bin. The bins were sold at Lowe's retail outlets nationwide from March 2007 through February 2008 for about $6. For photos of the bins, visit the CPSC site.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled storage bins away from children and return them to any Lowe's store for a full refund. For additional information, contact L G Sourcing toll-free at (866) 493-6563 anytime, or visit www.lowes.com

4.22.08: Beco Baby Carrier Recalls "Beco Butterfly" Infant Carriers

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Beco Baby, announced a voluntary recall of their Beco Baby Butterfly Carriers because the buckles on the carrier shoulder straps can unexpectedly release tension, causing the strap to slip through, posing a fall hazard to the baby.

The carriers were manufactured in the U.S. and the Dominican Republic and were sold at specialty retail stores nationwide and internet sites from January 2008 through February 2008 for about $140.

The carriers have a black label with a green "b" logo on the left side and a butterfly on the right side. Thevlabel is sewn on the outside of the carrier. The following carrier styles are included in the recall: Mia, Pony Express, Carnival, Addison, Ethan, Sophia, Cameron, Ava and Joshua.

If you own one of the carriers, you should immediately stop using it and contact Beco Baby Carrier to receive instructions for returning the carrier for repair: call toll-free at (888) 943-8232/9-GET-BECO between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.becobabycarrier.com.

Click here to see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product.

3.27.08: Plush Rocker Toys Recalled By Tek Nek Toys Due to Fall Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Tek Nek Toys Int'l L.P., of Southlake, Texas, announced a voluntary recall of their Rock 'N Ride Plush Rocker Toys because the base of the rocker can become unstable, allowing the rocker to tip forward or backward, posing a fall hazard to children. The toys were manufactured in China and sold at Wal-Mart, Toys "R" Us, Kmart, Target, Atwoods, and Pamida stores nationwide, and at Internet retailers from September 2007 through March 2008 for about $30.

Tek Nek Toys has received 35 reports of the rockers tipping over, including ten reports of injuries such as bumps, bruises and lacerations.

For pictures and descriptions of the recalled product, visit the CPSC Web site.

If you own one of the rockers, you should immediately take it away from young children and contact Tek Nek Toys for a free replacement base. For additional information, contact Tek Nek Toys toll-free at (888) 686-2728 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.teknektoys.com

3.11.08: Ellaroo recalls infant slings

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Ellaroo LLC, of McKinney, Texas, announced a recall of Ellaroo's infant sling carriers due to a falling hazard. The aluminum rings on the sling carriers can bend or break, causing the fabric to slip through the rings and infants to fall out of the carrier.

The carriers were manufactured in India and sold at juvenile product and department stores nationwide and online, including BabiesRUs.com, from June 2007 through February 2008 for about $100. The recall includes Ellaroo Ring Sling baby carriers with item numbers 2101 and 2102 printed on the outside of the product box. Only sling carriers with lot numbers 03/07 and 07/04 printed on a label,under the size label, inside the Ring Sling are included in the recall.

Consumers should immediately stop using the sling carriers and contact Ellaroo for instructions on returning the carriers for a repair or replacement Ring Sling. You can contact Ellaroo at (800) 483-4902 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.ellaroo.com.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08215.html

3.4.08: Combi USA car seat recall

The Associated Press reports that Combi USA is voluntarily recalling 67,000 child car seats. Federal tests showed that the seats could separate from their bases in front-end collisions.

The seats affected include the Centre, Centre ARB and Shuttle seats produced between October, 2005 and December, 2007, as well as the travel systems associated with these seats.

If you own one of the seats, you can contact the company to get a free retrofit kit via the company's Web site or by calling 1-800-543-7734.

2.28.08: Crib Recall: Munire Furniture Recalls Cribs Due to Falling Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Munire Furniture, has voluntarily recalled about 24,000 units of cribs, including the Majestic Curved Top and Flat Top Cribs, Essex Cribs, Brighton/Sussex Cribs and Captiva Cribs.

The cribs fail to meet federal safety standards because four support brackets on the mattress support spring are too long, preventing the spring from lowering to the full 26 inch minimum height in its lowest position. While no injuries have been reported, this has the potential to allow children inside to crawl over the railing, posing a falling hazard.

The recalled cribs are wooden and include: Majestic Curved Top cribs with model number 9500; Majestic Flat Top cribs with model number 9000; Essex cribs with model number 7100; Brighton/Sussex cribs with model number 9100 and Captiva cribs with model number 5100. Only cribs with manufacture dates between November 1, 2005 and November 1, 2007 are included in the recall. The crib model number is printed on the white label on the bottom inside of the right side rail. The crib manufacture date is printed on either the white label near the model number or on the white label located on the bottom of the headboard. Cribs with a green sticker on the mattress frame are not included in the recall.

The cribs were manufactured in Indonesia and sold at specialty juvenile product stores nationwide from November 2005 through November 2007 for between $400 and $600.

Consumers should stop using the recalled cribs and contact Munire Furniture (866-586-9639 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET; www.munirefurniture.com) to receive replacement spring brackets.

For pictures of the recalled products, please visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission site.

2.28.08: Crib Recall: Munire Furniture Recalls Cribs Due to Falling Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Munire Furniture, has voluntarily recalled about 24,000 units of cribs, including the Majestic Curved Top and Flat Top Cribs, Essex Cribs, Brighton/Sussex Cribs and Captiva Cribs.

The cribs fail to meet federal safety standards because four support brackets on the mattress support spring are too long, preventing the spring from lowering to the full 26 inch minimum height in its lowest position. While no injuries have been reported, this has the potential to allow children inside to crawl over the railing, posing a falling hazard.

The recalled cribs are wooden and include: Majestic Curved Top cribs with model number 9500; Majestic Flat Top cribs with model number 9000; Essex cribs with model number 7100; Brighton/Sussex cribs with model number 9100 and Captiva cribs with model number 5100. Only cribs with manufacture dates between November 1, 2005 and November 1, 2007 are included in the recall. The crib model number is printed on the white label on the bottom inside of the right side rail. The crib manufacture date is printed on either the white label near the model number or on the white label located on the bottom of the headboard. Cribs with a green sticker on the mattress frame are not included in the recall.

The cribs were manufactured in Indonesia and sold at specialty juvenile product stores nationwide from November 2005 through November 2007 for between $400 and $600.

Consumers should stop using the recalled cribs and contact Munire Furniture (866-586-9639 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET; www.munirefurniture.com) to receive replacement spring brackets.

For pictures of the recalled products, please visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission site.

1.31.08: Baby Einstein Baby Neptune(tm) Soothing Seascape Crib Toys Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Kids II Inc., announced a voluntary recall of Baby Einstein Baby Neptune(tm) Soothing Seascape Crib Toys. The crib toy is a plastic molded turtle with a toy aquarium body that has woven fabric straps which attach to the side rails of a crib. The toy turtle has a stuffed fabric head and feet. The anchors that hold the straps to the back of the turtle can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. Model number 30858 is printed on the label on the leg of the turtle. Only crib toys manufactured in October 2007 with date code BJ7 printed on the back of the battery compartment are included in the recall. The toys were manufactured in China and sold at discount department stores and on-line retailers nationwide from November 2007 through January 2008 for between $25 and $30. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled crib toys and contact Kids II to receive a free replacement toy.

For additional information, contact Kids II toll-free at (866) 203-6788 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.kidsii.com.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08176.html

1.31.08: Baby Sterling Silver Teethers Recalled by Elegant Baby Due to Choking Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Elegant Baby, announced a voluntary recall of their Heart and Car Sterling Silver Teethers.

The sterling silver teethers are circle-shaped with either a heart or car in the center. The teethers have beads inside and measure two inches in diameter. The hearts and cars on the teethers can break off, posing a choking hazard to infants.

The teethers were manufactured in Mexico and sold at independent infant clothing boutiques nationwide from February 2005 through September 2006 for about $50.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled teethers away from infants and contact Elegant Baby for instructions on returning the teethers for a full refund.

For refunds and additional information, contact Elegant Baby at (800) 334-5321 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, or visit the firm's Web site at www.elegantbaby.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08178.html

1.10.08: BabyTown Pacifiers Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Shims Bargain Inc., of Los Angeles, California announced a voluntary recall of "BabyTown" Pacifiers on January 10, 2008, due to a choking hazard. The pacifiers fail to meet federal safety standards: the shield is too small and could easily enter the mouth of an infant; the ventilation holes are too small and not placed to allow for the insertion of a tool to remove the pacifier when lodged in the mouth of a child; and the package fails to display the required warning instructing consumers not to tie a pacifier around a child's neck, which would present a strangulation hazard.

The recalled pacifiers were sold in a 4-pack of assorted colors. "BabyTown" and model #39864 are written on the product's packaging. They were manufactured in China and sold at Dollar stores nationwide from March 2004 through December 2007 for $1.

Consumers should take these pacifiers away from children immediately and return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. For additional information, contact Shims Bargain toll-free at (866) 540-3334 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

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