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Retailers Agree to Stop Sale and Recall Nap Nanny Recliners

One of the Nap Nanny models voluntarily recalled.
One of the Nap Nanny models voluntarily recalled.

December 27, 2012.  Though Nap Nanny has been reluctant to issue a voluntary recall, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission along with four major retailers have issued their own voluntary recall of all Nap Nanny models.

The Nap Nanny is a portable foam infant recliner meant to hold baby while sleeping/resting. The CPSC reports that they are “warning parents and caregivers that these baby recliners contain defects in the design, warnings and instructions, which pose a substantial risk of injury and death to infants. This recall includes the Nap Nanny Generations One and Two, and the Chill™ model infant recliners.”

The Nap Nanny has been under constant pressure after the first voluntary recall in 2010 to improve their product, in which they did. Recently however, Nap Nanny has refused the CPSC’s request to issue another voluntary recall in the wake of five infant deaths linked to the use of their product. Therefore, the CPSC has taken legal action against Nap Nanny, and has now worked with four major retailers (Toys“R”Us/Babies“R”Us, Diapers.com, Buy Buy Baby, and Amazon) to halt sales of the Nap Nanny. BabyEarth has also stopped carrying Nap Nanny recliners.

Consumers of the Nap Nanny should immediately discontinue use. As it is still unofficial, there is no remedy at this time. For more information on the recall, visit CPSC.

Falls Creek Kids Infant/Toddler Jeans Recalled: A Choking Hazard

One of the few Falls Creek Kids jeans recalled.
One of the few Falls Creek Kids jeans recalled.

December 27, 2012.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Falls Creek Kids, has issued a recall of nearly 140,500 infant/toddler denim jeans.

The co-ed  infant/toddler jeans were sold exclusively at Meijer and H.E.B. stores from June to November 2012. According to the CPSC, the jeans pose a hazard as the snap can become loose and fall off, posing a potential threat should it be ingested. There have been zero reported incidents.

The CSPC describes the recalled jeans as follows:

“Falls Creek Kids infant and toddler, boys and girls, denim jeans were sold in sizes 12M-5T. “Falls Creek Kids” is printed on a tag sewn on the inside back of the waistband. The jeans are denim with or without a pink star or heart graphic design stitched on the outside front and back of the jeans. The jeans also were sold with cargo style pockets. There is label on the inside of the recalled jeans near the front left pocket that includes the date of production: 04/2012 and production location: Zhangjiagang, China. Falls Creek Kids infant jeans with production code 4/2012 in sizes 0-3 mos, 3-6 mos or 6-9 mos. printed on a label on the inside of the back waistband are not included in the recall.”

Children should immediately stop wearing these jeans and consumers should bring the garment to a local Meijer/H.E.B store for a full refund. To contact Meijer, call toll-free at (800) 927-8699 at anytime or go online at www.meijer.com and click on product recalls.

For more information on the recalled product, visit CPSC.

Sassy & Carter’s ‘Hug N’ Tug’ Baby Toys Recalled: A Choking Hazard

The Sassy Hug N’ Tug Monkey model – one of the three recalled baby toys.
The Sassy Hug N’ Tug Monkey model – one of the three recalled baby toys.

December 20, 2012.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Sassy Inc., has issued a recall of nearly 45,300 baby toys.

The recalled Sassy and Carter products were sold online as well as through mass retailers nationwide. They are partially stuffed animals with a clear plastic rattle middle that is about 12 inches in length.  The specific recalled toys include: Sassy Hug N’ Tug Monkey (model #80214), Sassy Hug N’ Tug Puppy (model #80123), and Carter’s Hug N’ Tug Monkey (model #’s 61083 and 61540).

According to the CPSC, the toys pose a hazard as the tiny balls within the plastic sphere casing can fall out, posing a choking hazard if swallowed. There have been 12 reported incidents with Sassy-branded products in which the rattle beads have broken free from the plastic casing. There has not been any reported incidents with the Carter product to date.

Consumers should immediately take these toys away and should contact Sassy for a free replacement toy. Call Sassy toll-free at (800) 323-6336 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday-Friday or go online at www.sassybaby.com and click on Product Recall Information located in the bottom right corner.

For more information on the recalled products, visit CPSC.

Dunecraft Water Balz, Flowers, Skulls, and Orbs Toys Recalled: An Ingestion Hazard

Water Balz: One of the recalled Dunecraft products.
Water Balz: One of the recalled Dunecraft products.

December 17, 2012.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Dunecraft, has issued a recall of nearly 95,300 toys.

These products are marble-sized toys which then expand when in contact with water up to 400 times their size. They were sold as Water Balz, Fabulous Flowers, Growing Skulls, and  “Despicable Me” H2O Orbs that were sold throughout the U.S. and Canada. According to the CPSC, the toys pose a hazard as they can be swallowed and then expand inside the body, causing a serious issue if ingested. There has been one reported incident to date, in which the product had to be surgically removed due to becoming lodged in the consumer’s small intestine.

Consumers should immediately stop the use of these toys and should contact Dunecraft for a free replacement toy. Call Dunecraft toll-free at (800) 306-4168 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday-Friday or go online at www.dunecraft.com.

For more information on the recalled products, visit CPSC.

Baby Jogger City Versa Strollers Recalled: A Fall Hazard

December 12, 2012.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Baby Jogger, has issued a recall of nearly 10,600 City Versa strollers.

According to the CPSC and Health Canada, the stroller frame can potentially fail to lock completely and therefore collapse, causing a fall hazard to the child in the stroller. In total, there has been six reported incidents, though no injuries to date. Purchased from July to October 2012 from stores nationwide in both the United States and Canada, the recall includes all Baby Jogger City Versa model strollers.

Consumers should immediately stop using this stroller and contact Baby jogger for a free replacement frame.

Call Baby Jogger toll-free at (877) 506-2213 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST Monday-Friday, email at [email protected], or go online at www.babyjogger.com. For more information, visit CPSC.

Dream On Me Recalls Bath Seats and Bed Rails

December 6, 2012.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Dream On Me Inc., has issued a recall of nearly 50,000 bath seats and 900 bed rails.

According to the CPSC, the bath seats fail to meet Federal Safety Standards and are therefore a drowning hazard as they can tip over in the tub. Purchased from July to September 2012, the recall includes all Dream On Me bath seats. For more information, visit CPSC.

This is one of the various colors and models recalled.
This is one of the various colors and models recalled.

In terms of the Dream On Me bed rails, the CPSC claims the bed rails pose a suffocation and strangulation hazard as the rail can separate from the mattress, potentially resulting in a child becoming entrapped between the two. No injuries have been reported. This item was sold from September 2011 through May 2012. For more information, visit CPSC.

Consumers should immediately stop using these products and contact Dream On Me.  Call Dream On Me toll-free at (877) 201-4317 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday-Friday, or go online at www.dreamonme.com and click on “Recalls” found in the upper right hand corner.

Step2 X-Rider Recall

November 27, 2012. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the company, Step2, has issued a recall of about 15,500 X-Rider children’s riding toys.

The X-Rider children’s toy has been recalled due to it’s susceptibility to falls. Though it does meet stability standards, there have been four reported incidents after children have leaned too far over the handlebars, causing them to fall forward over the handlebars and injure themselves. All consumers should take the toy away immediately and stop use.

To receive a free replacement toy, contact Step2 toll free at (866) 860-1887, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or go online at www.step2.com and click on the Product Recall link near the bottom left of the page. There will be a form to fill out to complete the process. For more information, you can also visit the CSPC.

 

Hunter Douglass Recalls Window Coverings: A Strangulation Hazard

November 21, 2012. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Hunter Douglass, has issued a recall of nearly 4,400 window coverings.

The cellular and pleated window coverings, offered in a variety of colors, pose as a strangulation hazard. Some of the cords inside the breakaway cord stop (the plastic device used to combine two cords into one to adjust the blind) were tied in a single knot which could cause the cord to function incorrectly.  Though no injuries have been reported, this can lead to strangulation if young children live or visit in the home.  For more information on the affected window coverings and  how to check whether or not your breakaway cord stops are affected, visit the CSPC.

You can also contact Hunter Douglass at (800) 997-2389 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at http://www.hunterdouglas.com/connector

According to the CSPC, window coverings are one of the top five hidden dangers in your home. To learn more, visit our previous post on window coverings.

 

Jo-Ann Fabric Foam Pumpkin Turkey Craft Recall: Magnet Ingestion Risk

November 21, 2012. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Jo-Ann Fabric, has issued a recall of about 1,800 Foam Pumpkin Turkey Craft Kit’s.

The craft kits were sold at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores from August 2012-October 2012. The magnets that hold the pumpkin pieces together can become loose and pose as a serious threat if ingested by a young child.  Though no injuries have been reported, the craft kit should be immediately returned to Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores for a full refund.

For more information, visit the CSPC. You can also contact Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores toll free at (888) 739-4120, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or online at http://www.joann.com/ – go to the Product Recall link near the bottom right of the page.

Boden Pajama’s Recalled: A Burn Risk

One of the three recalled pajama prints.
One of the three recalled pajama prints.

November 20, 2012. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Boden, has issued a recall of nearly 1,1300 children’s pajamas due to risk of burn injuries.

The pajamas, sold at BodenUSA.com for children 1.5-14 years old, fail to meet the Federal Flammability Standards for Children’s Sleepwear.  The recalled pajamas were sold from July 2012 to September 2012, Though no injuries have been reported, consumers should immediately take the pajamas from children and stop use. The pajamas are sold in a 2-pack containing two pants and long-sleeved tops in the following color schemes:

  • Motorcycle print in black, white, and blue
  • Rocket and stars print in blue, white, and pink
  • Cars print in blue, light blue, and green

The brand name printed on the tag should read “Mini Boden.” For a full refund, exchange, or store credit, contact Boden toll-free at (866) 206-9508, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST daily, or visit their website at www.bodenusa.com and click on the ‘Product Recall’ tab located near the bottom.

For more information, visit the CSPC.