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Elephantito Girl’s Pajamas Recalled: A Burn Risk

November 20, 2012. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Elephantito, has issued a recall of nearly 180 girl’s pajamas due to risk of burn injuries.

The pajamas, sold at specialty stores and boutiques nationwide as well as online from August 2008 to September 2011, fail to meet the Federal Flammability Standards for Children’s Sleepwear.  Though no injuries have been reported, consumers should immediately take the pajamas from children and stop use. The recalled pajamas with style number JP 12 FL (on garment tag) is a 2-piece cotton set with a pink flower and green leaf print.

The girl’s pajamas should be immediately returned to Elephantito, or the store of purchase, for a refund, exchange, or store credit.

For more information, visit the CSPC. You can also contact Elephantito toll-free at (888) 776-9541, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday-Friday, visit their website www.elephantito.com, or email the company at [email protected]

PeaPod Travel Bed Recall: An Entrapment and Suffocation Risk

November 16, 2012.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with KidCo Inc., has issued a recall of nearly 220,000 PeaPod and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds/Tents.

According to the CSPC, infants can become entrapped between the tent fabric and inflatable air mattress.  As of now, nine entrapments and one death (though cause was not determined) have been reported in relation to using the tent.  Consumers should immediately stop using the tents and contact KidCo Inc.

Below is the list of affected models with the corresponding tent color:

  • P100  -  Teal
  • P101  -  Read
  • P102  -  Lime
  • P103  -  Periwinkle
  • P104  -  Ocean
  • P201  -  Princess/Red
  • P202  -  Camouflage
  • P203  -  Quick Silver
  • P204  -  Sagebrush
  • P205  -  Cardinal
  • P900CS  -  Green

For more information regarding this recall, visit the CSPC.  To receive a free repair kit, Contact KidCo Inc. toll-free at (855) 847-8600 between 9:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.kidco.com, then click on Recall Info.

Britax Car Seat Recall: A Choking Hazard

According to the National Highway Safety and Traffic Administration, Britax, one of the most respected brands for car seats today, has issued a recall of over 55,000 convertible car seats.  Particular models were manufactured with a softer chest pad for added comfort, yet this allowed children to bite and chew through the material.  According to Britax, three children were reported to have gagged on the product, though no serious injury was reported.

The models affected are the Boulevard 70G3, the Advocate 70 G3, and the Pavilion 70G3 manufactured from June 2012 through August 2012.

Here is a list of the model numbers as reported by the National Highway Safety and Traffic Administration:  “E9LJ91A, E9LJ91M, E9LJ91S, E9LJ92E, E9LJ93P, E9LJ93S, E9LK91A, E9LK31A, E9LK31Q, E9LK32D, E9LK32Z, E9LK33Q, E9LL11A, E9LL11Q, E9LL12D, E9LL12Z, E9LG81A, E9LG83N, E9LG83P, E9LG83X, E9LG83Y, E9LL21A, E9LL23P, E9LL23Y”

As a solution, Britax will provide customers with replacement HUGS pads that have a firmer material.  In the meantime, owners should immediately remove their present HUGS pad and continue using the seat until they have received a replacement.

To watch a video on how to remove and replace the HUGS chest pad, visit www.BritaxUSA.com/support/safety-notices and choose the product in the menu to the right.

For more information, contact the Britax Customer Service Department at 1-888-427-4289 with any questions or requests (in case you did not previously register your car seat).

 

New Toy Recall

October 31, 2012:  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in accordance with Imagine Nation Books, has issued a recall of Double Dazzler Light Show Toys.

According to the CSPC, “the battery in the toys can overheat and pose a burn hazard.”

For more information, click here.