The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and four major baby-product retailers today announced a voluntary recall of Nap Nanny infant recliners. Five infants have died in these recliners, according to the CPSC. The recall affects all versions and styles of Nap Nanny infant recliners: Generation 1, Generation 2, and the Chill. Baby Matters, LLC, the products' manufacturer, is out of business, according to company owner and founder Leslie Gudel. If you own any version of this recliner you should immediately stop using it.
Our most recent test of strollers revealed two models that pose a potential strangulation hazard. We have designated these models, the iCandy Cherry (at right), and the Mutsy Evo (at left), Don't Buy: Safety Risk.
Maxfield & Oberton will stop selling the popular magnetic toys known as Buckyballs, effective Dec. 19. "Given the precedent setting legal case before us and the continued badgering by the [Consumer Product Safety Commission], Buckyballs will go the way of Crystal Pepsi and the DeLorean," said the company's chief executive and founder, Craig Zucker, in a statement.
Dunecraft Inc., of Cleveland, Ohio, is recalling a series of marble-sized toys that expand when in placed in water. The toys, can be swallowed and could cause a life threatening condition. What's more, the ingested toys do not show up on hospital x-rays and require surgery to be removed from the body.
Dream On Me has recalled about 50,000 bath seats because they can tip over, posing a drowning risk to babies. The Consumer Product Safety Committee and Dream on Me have received five reports from consumers involving the bath seats.
After the deaths of five infants using Nap Nanny infant recliners, the Consumer Product Safety Commission sued the products' manufacturer in an effort to prevent further tragedy. The recliner was originally recalled in 2010 after the first reported death in a Nap Nanny. On December 5th, the CPSC took the unusual step of filing an administrative complaint due to defects in the products' design, warnings, and instructions, alleging that the products "create a substantial risk of injury to the public."
KidCo has announced a recall of about 220,000 PeaPod and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds, portable, tent-like sleeping arrangements for infants and toddlers. Government safety agencies and experts have warned that small tents pose entrapment and suffocation hazards to sleeping infants.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall of approximately 560 Happy Swing II infant swings and approximately 90 Bistro High Chairs due to strangulation hazards. The recall is in cooperation with Dream on Me, Inc. of South Plainfield, the company that imported both products from China. No injuries related to either product have been reported, the CPSC said.
A study released today says that hundreds of children and teens have been treated by physicians, with dozens needing surgery for injuries, in just the past two years after swallowing tiny super-strong magnetic balls despite labels and warnings to keep them away from children.
More than 6,000 sets of children's fleece jackets and shirts with Disney characters are being recalled by retail giant Target. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Disney fleece sets sold at Target have zippers with unacceptable levels of lead.
A safety warning for nearly 90,000 Graco Classic Wood Highchairs has been issued by U.S. and Canadian safety agencies today. The high chairs from Graco have seats that may become detached from the wooden base and present a fall hazard to infants, says the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
A report by the Consumer Product Safety Commission finds that there were more than 400 deaths over a five-year period among children 5 years old and younger due to unintentional drowning in the home.
Today Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, asked the Consumer Product Safety Commission to take steps regarding the dangers posed to children from single-use detergent packets. Since the beginning of the year, poison-control centers have received almost 3,000 calls regarding exposure to single-use laundry and dishwasher detergent packs involving children five and younger.
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