01.15.13 Bugaboo Recalls Strollers Due to Fall and Choking Hazards
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.
01.08.13 Fisher-Price Recalls 800,000 Rock 'N Play Infant Sleepers Due to Risk of Exposure to Mold
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 email@example.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.