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Recall: pacifiers&bedside sleepers

RECALLS! Pacifiers and infant bedside sleepers are on the list now. Do you own these products? http://bit.ly/hW3GdW http://bit.ly/icFBpU
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About 29,000 pacifiers have been recalled due to choking hazards.
Recall Reason

Many styles of pacifier are included in this recall. Image here represents just one.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Tahoe Enterprises, of China, has recalled about 29,000 Pampers® Natural Stages Infant Ortho and Bulb Pacifiers. The pacifiers fail to meet federal safety standards and pose a choking hazard to young children.

Do You Own This Product?

Click here to see the official recall.

The pacifier comes in yellow, pink, or blue colors and is made of silicone. Only "Stage 1" pacifiers are recalled. "Stage 1" and "Ortho" or "Bulb" are printed on the package. The recalled pacifiers have an oval-shaped mouth guard and "Pampers" molded on to the handle side of the mouth guard. The product comes two per package. The pacifiers sold at retail stores nationwide from April 2010 through February 2011 for about $6. They were manufactured in China.

Whom to Contact

Consumers should immediately take the recalled pacifiers away from infants and contact Key Baby for instructions on returning the product for a full refund or $10 coupon toward the purchase of any Pampers® Natural Stages products. For additional information, contact Key Baby toll-free at (800) 447-1224 anytime, or visit the company's website at www.key-baby.com.
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About 29,000 pacifiers have been recalled due to choking hazards.
Recall Reason

Many styles of pacifier are included in this recall. Image here represents just one.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Tahoe Enterprises, of China, has recalled about 29,000 Pampers® Natural Stages Infant Ortho and Bulb Pacifiers. The pacifiers fail to meet federal safety standards and pose a choking hazard to young children.

Do You Own This Product?

Click here to see the official recall.

The pacifier comes in yellow, pink, or blue colors and is made of silicone. Only "Stage 1" pacifiers are recalled. "Stage 1" and "Ortho" or "Bulb" are printed on the package. The recalled pacifiers have an oval-shaped mouth guard and "Pampers" molded on to the handle side of the mouth guard. The product comes two per package. The pacifiers sold at retail stores nationwide from April 2010 through February 2011 for about $6. They were manufactured in China.

Whom to Contact

Consumers should immediately take the recalled pacifiers away from infants and contact Key Baby for instructions on returning the product for a full refund or $10 coupon toward the purchase of any Pampers® Natural Stages products. For additional information, contact Key Baby toll-free at (800) 447-1224 anytime, or visit the company's website at www.key-baby.com.
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About 76,000 infant bed-side sleepers manufactured from 1997 to 2001 have been recalled due to entrapment, suffocation, and fall hazards.
Recall Reason

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Arm's Reach Concepts Inc., of Oxnard, California, has recalled about 76,000 infant bed-side sleepers. 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.

CPSC and Arm's Reach have received 10 reports of infants falling from the raised mattress into the bottom of the sleeper or becoming entrapped between the edge of the mattress and the side of the bed-side sleeper. No injuries have been reported.

Do You Own This Product?

Click here to see the official recall.

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. The manufacture date and model number can be found on a sticker on one of the product's legs. Model numbers included in the recall begin with:

Originals—8108, 8133, 8111, 8112, and 8199
Universal—8311

The sleepers sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Babies R Us, and other retail stores nationwide from September 1997 through December 2001 for about $160. They were manufactured in China.

Whom to Contact?

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bed-side sleepers and visit www.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.

For additional information, contact Arm's Reach at (800) 954-9353 between 10 AM and 7 PM EST, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.armsreach.com.
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About 42,400 toy trucks have been recalled due to choking hazards.
Recall Reason

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Infantino LLC, of San Diego, California, have recalled about 42,400 (40,500 in the US and 1,900 in Canada) Troy the Activity Trucks. The plastic beads on the activity truck's bead runs can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. Infantino has received 28 reports of the plastic beads detaching from the bead runs on the activity trucks, including two reports of young children gagging on the plastic beads.

Do You Own This Product?

Click here to see the official recall.

This recall involves "Troy the Activity Truck," which is blue, red, and yellow with plastic star, circle, and heart beads attached to the bead runs on the back of the truck and has a face on the front. "Infantino" is printed on the front of the toy truck. Model number 153-210, 206-110, or 506-110C is printed underneath the truck. When its switch is turned on, the truck plays music and the back wheels spin.

The trucks sold at Babies R Us, Toys R Us, Meijer, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and other toy stores nationwide from September 2009 through February 2011 for about $15. They were manufactured in China.

Whom to Contact?

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and contact Infantino to receive a free replacement toy. For additional information, contact Infantino toll-free at (888) 808-3111 between 8 AM and 4 PM PST, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at http://service.infantino.com.
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More than 985,000 previously recalled drop-side cribs have been recalled again to repair missing safety pegs that create a risk of entrapment and suffocation.
Recall Reason

Many styles of crib are included in this recall. Image here represents just one.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Delta Enterprise Corp., of New York, New York, 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, Colorado, 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.

Missing safety pegs can create a situation where the crib's drop-side rail disengages from the track. This can create a hazardous space in which an infant can become entrapped and suffocate.

At the time of the October 2008 recall, CPSC notified consumers about the death of an 8-month-old girl who became entrapped and suffocated when the drop side of the crib detached. The crib involved in this incident also was re-assembled without safety pegs. At the time of the October 2008 recall announcement, there were reports of two entrapments and nine detachments in cribs without safety pegs.

Do You Own This Product?

Click here to see the official recall.

This re-announcement involves cribs that were made in Taiwan and Indonesia. The cribs were sold at major retail stores including Kmart, Target, and Wal-Mart 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. This announcement includes the following 49 crib models with "Crib Trigger Lock with Safety Peg" drop-side hardware:

4320, 4340
4500, 4520, 4530, 4532, 4540, 4542, 4550, 4551, 4580
4600, 4620, 4624—production dates 01/06 thru 11/07, 4640, 4660, 4720, 4735, 4742, 4750—production dates 01/95 thru 12/00
4760, 4770, 4780, 4790
4820, 4840, 4850, 4860, 4880, 4890, 4892
4900, 4910, 4920, 4925-2, 4925-6, 4930, 4940, 4943, 4944, 4947, 4948, 4949, 4950, 4958, 4963, 4968, 4969, 4980
Whom to Contact

Whom to Contact 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 www.cribrecallcenter.com to order the free repair kit.

Parents and caregivers are encouraged to find a safe, alternative sleep environment for their child until the repair kit, with new safety pegs, is safely installed on the recalled cribs.
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About 57,000 holiday rattle baby slippers have been recalled due to choking hazards.
Recall Reason

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Atico International USA Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has recalled about 57,000 holiday rattle baby slippers. The internal stuffing and rattle inside the slippers decorative figures can be pulled out, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Atico received one report of a 7-month-old baby that was found beginning to turn blue with the slippers' stuffing in its' mouth. The baby's father removed the stuffing. Two additional reports of babies wearing the slippers who pulled on the rattle/stuffing and the stuffing came out were also reported. No injuries reported.

Do You Own This Product?

Click here to see the official recall.

The recalled slippers are decorated with stuffed fabric figures including snowmen, Santa, reindeer, and penguins, and have decorative rattles inside the slippers that sound like bells when shaken. Item number 999526 is printed on the back of the cardboard header card packaging. "Find Your Joy" is printed on the front of the slippers packaging. The baby rattles sold at Walgreen stores nationwide from October 2010 through January 2011 for about $5.

Whom to Contact

Consumers should immediately stop using the slippers and return them to any Walgreen location for a full refund. For additional information, contact Atico International USA toll-free at (877) 546-4835 between 9 AM and 5 PM EST, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.aticousa.com.
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About 5,000 wooden playpens have been recalled due to choking and laceration hazards.
Recall Reason

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with AOSOM LLC, of Tualatin, Oregon, have recalled about 5,000 wooden playpens. The wooden playpen can break, split, and/or crack at points where screws and other hardware are located. Small, broken wood pieces and hardware from the playpen can pose a risk of choking and laceration hazards to children. In addition, an unstable playpen can fall over onto a child, posing an entrapment hazard.

AOSOM has received 69 reports of the wooden playpens breaking, splitting, and/or cracking including one report of a child mouthing a piece of the broken wood and three reports of children found with a broken piece of wood and/or screw in their hand. The objects were removed without injury.

Do You Own This Product?

Click here to see the official recall.

This recall involves AOSOM wooden playpens made from pine wood. The firm's logo "A" and "www.AOSOM.com" is stamped on the gate of the playpen. The following four models are included in this recall:

AOSOM 3in1 Baby wooden Superyard Playpen Combo | 5664-0017S&G | $149.99
AOSOM Baby 8-Panel Wooden Playpen Room Divider | 5664-0017 | $119.99
AOSOM Baby 8-Sided Wooden Playpen 2 Panels | 5664-0017S | $29.99
AOSOM Baby 8-Sided Wooden Playpen Gate | 5664-0017G | $29.99

The playpens sold at aosom.com, amazon.com, ebay.com, and other online retailers from October 2008 through November 2010 for between $30 and $150.

Whom to Contact

Consumers should immediately stop using the wooden playpens and contact AOSOM for instructions on how to return the product and receive a full refund. For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at (877) 644-9366 between 9 AM and 5 PM PST Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the firm's website at www.aosom.com.
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March 3, 2011: Rattles Recalled by Rhino Toys
  By BabyZone Editors

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About 28,000 rattles have been recalled due to choking hazards.
Recall Reason

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Rhino Toys Inc., of Santa Cruz, California, have recalled about 28,000 OBall Links & Mini Rattles (14,000 in the US and 14,000 in Canada). The hard plastic C-links on both ends of the rattles' soft plastic chain can break, posing a choking hazard to young children. Rhino Toys has received one report of a broken C-link. No injuries have been reported.

Do You Own This Product?

Click here to see the official recall.

This recall involves infant rattles called OBall Links & Mini Rattles. The soft plastic OBall is 2 1/2 inches in diameter and has beads inside a small plastic bubble that make the rattle sound. The OBall is attached to a 7 1/2 inch soft plastic chain by C-shaped plastic links on both ends. "OBall" is stamped into the top of the plastic chain. The rattle sold at Toys R Us and other specialty toy stores nationwide from April 2010 through December 2010 for about $8.

Whom to Contact

Consumers should immediately take the recalled rattle away from children and contact Rhino Toys to receive a full refund. For additional information, contact Rhino Toys toll-free at (888) 250-9969 between 9 AM and 3 PM PST, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.rhinotoys.com.
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About 2,000 Baby Jogger Jump Seats have been recalled due to fall hazards.
Recall Reason

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Baby Jogger LLC, of Richmond, Virginia, have recalled about 2,000 Baby Jogger jump seats (1,545 in the US and about 450 in Canada). If the Jump Seat does not properly lock into place, the Jump Seat could disengage from the stroller allowing the child to fall out. Baby Jogger has received four reports of children falling from the seat, including reports of scrapes, bruises, cuts, and one broken nose.

Do You Own This Product?

Click here to see the official recall.

This recall includes the Baby Jogger Jump Seat. The Jump Seat is a fabric seat accessory with the name "Baby Jogger" on the front that is attached to the mounting bracket on the frame of a Baby Jogger City Elite, Baby Jogger City Classic, or Baby Jogger Summit stroller and allows a toddler and baby to ride together in the same stroller at the same time. The item number is printed on the product packaging—item number J7J50.

The seats sold at juvenile products stores, mass merchandisers, and department stores nationwide and on the Web from January 2008 through July 2010 for about $100.They were manufactured in China.

Whom to Contact

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 AM and 6 PM EST or visit the firm's website at www.babyjogger.com.
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About 357,000 jogging strollers have been recalled due to strangulation hazards.
Recall Reason

Many styles of the jogging stroller are included in this recall. Image here represents just one.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with B.O.B. Trailers Inc., of Boise, Idaho, have recalled about 337,000 single and double strollers in the United States and 20,000 in Canada.

A drawstring on the stroller can get wrapped around a child's neck, posing a strangulation hazard. The firm has received one report of an 11-month-old girl who got entangled at the neck by the stroller's drawstring. The child was freed by her mother.

Do You Own This Product?

Click here to see the official recall.

This recall involves the following 11 models of B.O.B. single and double strollers. The name "B.O.B" appears on the cargo basket under the stroller and on the front of the stroller. All of the recalled strollers have a yellow/orange drawstring at the rear of the canopy which is used to gather loose fabric when the canopy is pulled back. Strollers have the serial number either stamped in the frame or on a white label located on the stroller's rear right leg. Model and serial numbers can be found here.

The strollers sold at REI, buy buy Baby, and other stores nationwide and on the Web at Babiesrus.com, Target.com, and Amazon.com between April 2002 and February 2011 for between $300 and $600. The strollers were manufactured in Taiwan and China.

Whom to Contact

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and remove the drawstring. If using a separately purchased Weather Shield or Sun Shield accessory with the recalled stroller, contact B.O.B. Trailers for a free canopy retrofit kit.

For additional information, or to order a canopy retrofit kit, contact B.O.B. Trailers at (855) 242-2245 between 8:30 AM and 5 PM MT, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.bobcanopy.com.
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About 26,000 cribs have been recalled due to entrapment and suffocation hazards.
Recall Reason

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with IKEA Home Furnishings, of Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, have recalled about 26,000 (6,000 in Canada) SINGLAR 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. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Do You Own This Product?

Click here to see the official recall.

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. The cribs sold at IKEA stores nationwide from October 2005 through June 2010 for about $80. They were manufactured in Romania.

Whom to Contact

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 www.ikea-usa.com.
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About 5,200 infant chairs have been recalled due to fall hazards.
Recall Reason

Many styles of the chair are included in this recall. Image here represents just one.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Kristi G Company, of Atlanta, and SwimWays Corp., of Virginia Beach, Virginia, has recalled about 5,200 Kristi G Go & Grow chairs. The chair can tip over, posing a fall hazard. SwimWays Corp. has received eight reports of the chairs tipping over. In two of the reports, children received scrapes on the face and hands.

Do You Own This Product?

Click here to see the official recall.

The recalled product is a lightweight, polyester chair for children 3 months and older, up to 75 pounds. The chairs include a detachable sun canopy, detachable tray, three-point harness, and a polyester carry bag. There are holes in the seat to allow for standing. The chairs differ in color scheme only as follows: model 80325 is brown with blue polka dots, 80326 is brown with green polka dots, and 80327 is brown with pink polka dots. The model number is located on the box. The chairs sold online via national mass merchandisers and retailers from March 2010 to January 2011 for $34.99 to $89.99. The chairs were manufactured in China.

Whom to Contact

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact SwimWays Corp. to receive reimbursement of the purchase price. For more information, contact SwimWays Corp. at (888) 559-4653 between 8 AM and 5 PM EST, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.kelsyus.com or www.swimways.com.
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About 500,000 bassinets have been recalled due to fall hazards.
Recall Reason

Many styles of bassinet are included in this recall. Image here represents just one.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Burlington Basket Company, of Burlington, Iowa, has recalled about 500,000 bassinets. If 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.

CPSC and Burlington Basket Company have received 10 reports of incidents in which the recalled bassinets collapsed when the folding legs were not locked into place. Two infants received minor injuries as a result of these collapses, including a bruise to the head and a bruised shoulder.

Do You Own This Product?

Click here to see the official recall.

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. The bassinets sold at Wal-Mart 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. The bassinets were manufactured in the United States.

Consumers should immediately stop using the bassinets and check the cross-bracing support rails to make sure they are in the locked position. To properly lock the support rails into place, the end tabs must be fully inserted into the holes on the leg assembly and twisted one quarter turn into the locked position, as shown in the photos here.

Whom to Contact

Consumers should contact Burlington Basket Company for a free kit with detailed instructions on proper assembly of the cross-bracing support rails and decals with assembly instructions to place on the bassinet. A video showing proper assembly of the bassinets is available is available at http://burlingtonbasket.org/bassinetrecall.aspx. This recall does not involve returning the bassinet. For additional information, contact Burlington Basket Company at (800) 553-2300 between 8 AM and 4 PM CST, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.burlingtonbasket.com.
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About 4,700 newborn keepsake mittens have been recalled due to choking hazards.
Recall Reason

Many styles of the mittens are included in this recall. Image here represents just two.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Nurses Choice Corp. of Wilmington, North Carolina, has recalled about 4,700 newborn keepsake mittens. Decorations on the mittens can be pulled off, posing a choking hazard. The company has received one report of a decoration falling off a mitten. No injuries have been reported.

Do You Own This Product?

Click here to see the official recall.

The infant mittens are made of white cotton. They have candy cane, teddy bear, and "2011" decorations glued on one side. The recalled products were distributed by hospitals nationwide for free to newborns from October 2010 to January 2011. The mittens were manufactured in the United States.

Whom to Contact

Consumers should immediately stop using the mittens and contact Nurses Choice for a free replacement. For more information, contact Nurses Choice at (800) 747-7076 from Monday through Friday 9 AM to 5 PM EST, or visit the company's website at www.nurses-choice.com.
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About 800,000 Cosco, Maxi-Cosi, and Safety 1st car seats have been recalled because a sticking release button may allow the safety harness straps to loosen.
Recall Reason

Many styles of car seat are included in this recall. Image here represents just one.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) has recalled 794,247 Cosco, Maxi-Cosi, and Safety 1st child safety seats because the harness locking and release button does not always return to its locked position. A button that is not in the locked position can allow the harness adjustment strap to slip back through the adjuster as a child moves around in the seat and results in a loose harness, increasing the risk of being injured a crash

DJG intends to provide consumers with a remedy kit consisting of a small tube of non-toxic, food-grade lubricant to be applied to the CFA to prevent sticking and allow it to properly engage the CFA strap. Instruction on how to apply the lubricant will be provided, along with a label to indicate that the repair has been completed.

Until the remedy has been applied, consumers can continue to use the seats, however, parents and caregivers should make sure the harness is properly adjusted and the lock/release button is fully in the locked position. After adjustment, pull on the shoulder part of the harness to make sure it is secure and does not loosen.

Do You Own This Product?

Do You Own This Product? Click here to see the official recall.

DJG says the problem involves certain restraint systems manufactured from May 1, 2008, through April 30, 2009, which have a "Center Front Adjuster" (CFA) for the harness. These include infant, convertible, and booster child restraint systems which were sold both as stand-alone seats or part of a travel system (with a stroller).

Click here to view more information from Dorel about the recall, including a complete list of the models being recalled.

NHTSA began a formal investigation of this issue on March 5, 2010, and indicated it would continue to keep the investigation open to further evaluate the adequacy of the recall scope.

Whom to Contact

Consumers who want more information about this recall should contact the manufacturer directly at 1 866-623-3139.
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About 1.7 million video baby monitors have been recalled due to two strangulation deaths.
Recall Reason

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Summer Infant Inc., of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, is announcing the voluntary recall to provide new on-product label and instructions for about 1.7 million video baby monitors with electrical cords. The cords can present a strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers if placed too close to a crib. Because of this serious strangulation risk, parents and caregivers should never place these and other corded cameras within three feet of a crib.

Over the past year CPSC and the firm have received reports of two strangulation deaths of infants with the electrical cords of Summer Infant video baby monitors. In March 2010 a 10-month-old girl from Washington, D.C., strangled in her crib in the electrical cord of a Summer Infant video monitor. The monitor camera had been placed on top of the crib rail.

In November 2010 CPSC received a report of a 6-month-old boy from Conway, South Carolina, who strangled in the electrical cord of a baby monitor placed on the changing table attached to the crib. In January 2011 CPSC learned the product involved was a Summer Infant video baby monitor.

CPSC and the firm are also aware of a near strangulation incident in which a 20-month-old boy from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, was found in his crib with the camera cord wrapped around his neck. The Summer Infant monitor camera was mounted on the wall, but the child was still able to reach the cord. He was freed from the cord without serious injury.

Do You Own This Product?

Click here to see the official recall.

Summer Infant has initiated a campaign to provide new on-product labels for electric cords and instructions to consumers with the recalled video monitors distributed between January 2003 and February 2011. The baby monitors were sold at major retailers, mass merchandisers, and juvenile products stores nationwide for between $60 and $300. They were sold in more than 40 different models, including handheld, digital, and color video monitors. All video monitors include both the camera (placed in the baby's room) and the hand held device (some models have two hand-held devices) that enable the caregiver to see and/or hear the baby from a specific distance. The brand "Summer" is found on the product. The product was manufactured in China.

Whom to Contact

CPSC and Summer Infant urge parents to immediately check the location of the video monitors, including cameras mounted on the wall, and all electric cords to make sure the cords are out of arm's reach of their child. Consumers should contact Summer Infant toll-free at (800) 426-8627 between 8 AM and 5 PM EST, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.summerinfant.com/home/product-recall.aspx to receive a new permanent electric cord warning label about the strangulation risk and revised instructions about how to safely mount camera and keep cords out of child's reach.
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About 58,000 rechargeable batteries that sold with video baby monitors have been recalled due to burn hazards.
Recall Reason

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Summer Infant, of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, has recalled about 58,000 rechargeable batteries sold with certain Slim and SecureT video monitors. The battery in the handheld video monitor can overheat and rupture, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Summer Infant has received five reports of ruptured batteries, including three incidents of minor property damage. No injuries were reported.

Do You Own This Product?

Click here to see the official recall.

The recall involves Summer Infant Slim and Secure handheld color video monitors with unmarked, MP and BK rechargeable batteries. The Video Monitor is sold in either silver and white, model #02800; or pink and white, model #02805. It has receiver and camera components. The receiver is approximately 4 1/4 inches tall and 2 1/2 inches wide with a 2.5-inch LCD screen with the "Summer" logo printed in white on the bottom front. The camera is silver and white. Both the video monitor and receiver components come with A/C adapters but only the receiver unit contains a rechargeable battery. The batteries are unmarked or marked with letters MP or BK on the lower right corner of the battery. Batteries that are marked TCL are not included in this recall.

The monitors sold exclusively at Babies R Us from September 2009 to May 2010 for about $200. They were manufactured in China.

Whom to Contact

Consumers should immediately stop using the video baby monitors with the recalled batteries and contact Summer Infant to receive a postage-paid envelope to return the defective battery in exchange for a free replacement battery. The monitor can continue to be used on AC power with power cord.

For additional information, contact Summer Infant between 8 AM and 5 PM EST, Monday through Friday, at (800) 426-8627, or visit the firm's website at www.summerinfant.com.
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About 37,000 infant teethers/rattles have been recalled due to ingestion hazards.
Recall Reason

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Sassy Inc., of Kentwood, Michigan, has recalled about 37,000 Refreshing Rings infant teethers/rattles. Small pieces of the plastic ball can detach as a result of children chewing on the teether/rattle, posing an ingestion hazard. The firm has received one report of pieces of the black plastic from the polka dot ball detaching while being chewed. No injuries have been reported.

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This recall involves Refreshing Rings infant teethers/rattles intended for babies ages 3 months and older. The product has a red, water-filled ring on one end and a black and white polka dot ball on the other end. The two ends of the rattles/teethers are connected by a black and white, flexible plastic rod with three floating rings. Style number 80026 is printed on the packaging

The teether/rattles were sold at mass merchandise and baby specialty stores nationwide between July 2009 and January 2011 for about $5. The teethers were manufactured in China.

Whom to Contact

Consumers should immediately take the teethers/rattles from children and contact Sassy Inc. for instructions on how to return the product for a free replacement toy. For additional information, contact Sassy Inc. at (800) 323-6336 between 8 AM and 4:30 PM EST, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.sassybaby.com
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About 300 drop-side cribs have been recalled due to entrapment, suffocation, and fall hazards.
Recall Reason

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with The Land of Nod, of Northbrook, Illinois, has recalled about 300 Rosebud drop-side cribs. 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. In addition, children can fall out of the crib when the drop-side rail falls unexpectedly or detaches from the crib. Drop-side rail failures can also occur due to incorrect assembly or with age-related wear and tear.

CPSC and The Land of Nod have received 13 reports involving drop-side hardware that has malfunctioned or failed. No injuries have been reported.

Whom to Contact

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 AM and 5 PM CST, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.landofnod.com.

Important Message from CPSC

CPSC reminds parents not to use any crib with missing, broken, or loose parts. Make sure to tighten hardware from time to time to keep the crib sturdy. When using a drop-side crib, parents should check to make sure the drop side or any other moving part operates smoothly. Always check all sides and corners of the crib for parts separating. Disengagements can create a gap and entrap a child. In addition, do not try to repair any side of the crib. Babies have died in cribs where repairs were attempted by caregivers. Crib age is a factor in safety. At a minimum, CPSC staff recommends that you not use a crib that is older than 10 years. Many older cribs may not meet current voluntary standards and can have numerous safety problems.
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About 29,700 jogging strollers have been recalled due to amputation and laceration hazards.
Recall Reason

Many styles of the jogging stroller are included in this recall. Image here represents just one.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with phil&teds USA Inc., of Fort Collins, Colorado, have recalled about 29,200 jogging strollers (22,000 in the US and 7,200 in Canada) due to amputation and laceration hazards.

When folding and unfolding the stroller, fingers 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.

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This recall involves sport v2 and classic v1 model single-seat jogging strollers. The three-wheel strollers have a metal frame, cloth seat, and a canopy. The sport v2 model stroller was sold in red, orange, green, black, charcoal, navy, and in graffiti print. Sport v2 serial numbers included in the recall are 0308/0001 to 0510/0840. The classic v1 model strollers were only sold in red. Serial numbers for the classic v1 are 0308/0001 to 0510/0906. The first four digits of the serial number is a month/year date code and the last four digits are for the individual stroller. Serial numbers are printed on the inside of the folding hinge. The phil&teds logo is located on the crotch piece of the harness on both models.

The jogging strollers sold at specialty juvenile stores nationwide from May 2008 through July 2010 for between $350 and $450. They were manufactured in China.

Whom to Contact

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact phil&ted USA to arrange for the shipping of a free hinge-cover kit and repair instructions. For additional information, contact phil&teds USA at (877) 432-1642 between 9 AM and 7 PM EST, Monday through Friday, or visit the company's website at www.philandteds.com/support.
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About 7,000 teething rings have been recalled due to ingestion hazards.
Recall Reason

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Calisson Inc., of Dana Point, California, have recalled about 7,000 Cool-It Soothers by Vulli. If the teething ring is punctured, bacteria and mold can grow inside the teether's untreated liquid. This poses an ingestion hazard to infants and can lead to diarrhea and vomiting. No injuries have been reported.

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The Cool-it Soother teething ring is clear and is attached to a green plastic handle in the shape of the character "Gnon." The teether sold at small children's specialty stores nationwide and online at www.amazon.com from January 2008 through November 2010 for about $10. The teether was manufactured in France.

Whom to Contact

Consumers should immediately take the recalled teething ring away from children and return it to Calisson for a free replacement teething ring. For additional information, contact Calisson toll-free at (888) 318-9803 between 9 AM and 5 PM EST, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.sophiegiraffeusa.com.
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