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.