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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.

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