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6.2.10 Ring Slings Made by Sprout Recalled Due to Suffocation Risk
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Sprout Stuff, of Austin, Texas, is announcing the recall of about 40 Sprout Stuff infant ring slings. CPSC advises consumers to immediately stop using these slings due to a risk of suffocation to infants. CPSC and Sprout Stuff are aware of one report of a death of a 10-day-old boy in the recalled sling in Round Rock, Texas in 2007.
Sprout Stuff sold the recalled infant slings, which were made in the United States, directly to consumers between October 2006 and May 2007 for between $35 and $45. Sprout Stuff is directly contacting known purchasers of the recalled infant slings.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled slings and contact Sprout Stuff to return the sling for a full refund. Contact Sprout Stuff toll-free at (877) 319-3103 anytime, email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the firm by mail at Sprout Stuff Refunds, P.O. Box 612, Buda, Texas 78610.
5.18.10 Children's Giraffe Blanket Recalled by Rashti & Rashti Due to Choking Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Rashti & Rashti, of New York, N.Y. announced a voluntary recall of Giraffe Security Blankets. The balls on top of the giraffe's horns can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
The recall involves the pink "I Love You" security blanket with a giraffe plush head. Sold exclusively at Target stores from January 2009 through August 2009 for about $9. Consumers should immediately take the recalled blankets away from children and contact Rashti & Rashti for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Rashti & Rashti toll-free at (888) 594-3730 between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.rashtiandrashti.com
5.6.10 C&T International/Sorelle Recalls Cribs Due to Strangulation and Suffocation Hazards
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with C&T International/Sorelle have issued a voluntary recall of about 170,000 drop-side cribs. The cribs’ drop-side hardware can disengage from the tracks, causing the drop side to detach from the crib. When the drop-side partially detaches, it creates space between the drop side and the crib mattress. The bodies of infants and toddlers can become entrapped in the space, which can lead to strangulation and/or suffocation.
The recall involves C&T International, Sorelle and Golden Baby wood cribs. Before 2003, the company also distributed under the name Golden Baby Inc. The cribs were sold at children’s product stores and other retailers nationwide from January 2000 through March 2010 for between $300 and $600. Above photos a few of the cribs effected in the C&T International/Sorelle recall. For a full list of recalled cribs with photos visit the cpsc.gov.
The CPSC urges parents and caregivers to immediately stop using the recalled cribs and find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby. Consumers should contact C&T/Sorelle to receive a free replacement kit. For additional information, contact C&T/Sorelle toll-free at (877)791-9398 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.candtinternational.net.