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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 email@example.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.