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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.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.