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Recent Children's Product Recalls

 

Children's Product Recalls

Oregon retailers must properly dispose of and/or comply with all return, repair, retrofitting, labeling or remediation instructions issued with or related to the recall notice or warning of the following products:

 

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My Sweet Love / My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care Baby Doll

Recall Date: March 25, 2014
Recall Number: 14-140
Wal-Mart Recalls Dolls Due to Burn Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.


Recall Summary

Name of Product: My Sweet Love / My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care Baby Doll

Hazard: The circuit board in the chest of the doll can overheat, causing the surface of the doll to get hot, posing a burn hazard to the consumer.

Remedy: Refund 

Consumer Contact: Wal-Mart Stores at (800) 925-6278 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT on Saturday, and from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. CT on Sunday, or online at www.walmart.com and click on Product Recalls for more information.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Wal-Mart-Recalls-Dolls/

Recall Details

Units: About 174,000

Description: The My Sweet Love / My Sweet Baby electronic baby doll comes in pink floral clothing and matching knit hat. The 16 inch doll is packaged with a toy medical check-up kit including a stethoscope, feeding spoon, thermometer and syringe. The doll’s electronics cause her to babble when she gets “sick,” her cheeks turn red and she starts coughing. Using the medical kit pieces cause the symptoms to stop. “My Sweet Baby” is printed on the front of the clear plastic and cardboard packaging. The doll is identified by UPC 6-04576-16800-5 and a date code which begins with WM. The date code is printed on the stuffed article label sewn into the bottom of the doll.

Incidents/Injuries: Wal-Mart has received 12 reports of incidents, including two reports of burns or blisters to the thumb.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the dolls from children, remove the batteries and return the doll to any Walmart store for a full refund.

Sold exclusively at: Walmart stores nationwide from August 2012 through March 2014 for $20.

Importer: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.

Manufacturer: Tak Ngai Electronic Toys Co., LTD

Manufactured in: China

 

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Vera Bradley Bear Ring Rattles and Bunny Stuffed Toys

Recall Date: March 19, 2014 
Recall Number: 14-132 
Vera Bradley Recalls Bear Ring Rattles and Bunny Toys Due to Choking Hazard
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
 
Recall Summary
 
Name of Product: Vera Bradley Bear Ring Rattles and Bunny Stuffed Toys
 
Hazard: The pom-pom tail can detach from the body of the bear rattle and the bunny, posing a choking hazard to young children.
 
Remedy: Refund
 
Consumer Contact: Vera Bradley toll-free at (888) 855-8372 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and 8:30 am to 5 pm ET Saturday and Sunday or online at www.verabradley.com and click on Product Recall for more information.
 
 
Recall Details
 
Units: About 98,000
 
Description: This recall involves all Vera Bradley Bear Ring Rattles and Bunny stuffed animal toys.  The products are made of cotton and fleece.  The bear ring rattle has a white teddy bear head, arms attached to an O-shaped body with a green, blue, brown and pink crisscross pattern design rattle. The bear ring rattle measures about 4.25 inches in diameter. The bunny is 10 inches tall from the top of its head to the bottom of its foot and was sold in three printed patterns. The “Bunny in Lilli Bell” has green vines with pink and orange flowers on the body, limbs and the back of the ears. The “Bunny in Lola” has a crisscross geometric pattern on the arms, legs and ears of the white headed bunny with a floral print body. The “Bunny in Tutti Frutti” has a green with a pink and yellow floral printed pattern fabric covering whole body. All of the recalled rattles and bunnies have a white pom-pom tail on the back of the item. The name Vera Bradley is marked on a tag attached to each item along with the following serial numbers:
 
Item
Pattern
Serial No.
Bunny
Lola
007590013357145
Bunny
Lillie Bell
0000630012803140
Bunny
Tutti Frutti
0000630012803142
Bear Ring Rattle
Lola
007590013234135
 
 
Incidents/Injuries: Vera Bradley has received two reports that the pom-pom tail detached from the product.  No injuries have been reported.
 
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take them away from young children and stop using these recalled products and return them to Vera Bradley for a full refund.
 
Sold at: Vera Bradley retail stores, department stores and specialty gift shops and online at www.verabradley.com and other online stores from September 2012 to January 2014 for between $12 and $19.
 
Manufacturer: Vera Bradley Designs Inc., of Fort Wayne, Ind. 
 
Manufactured in: China

 

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Three Styles of Plush Grumpy Cat Stuffed Animal Toys

Recall Date: March 19, 2014
Recall Number: 14-135
Ganz Recalls Grumpy Cat Stuffed Animal Toys Due to Choking Hazard
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
 
Recall Summary
 
Name of Product:  Three styles of Plush Grumpy Cat stuffed animal toys.
 
Hazard: The stuffed animals’ eyes can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
 
Remedy:  Replace
 
Consumer Contact:  Ganz at (800) 724-5902 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or online at www.Ganz.com and click on Recall Info for more information.
 
 
Recall Details
 
Units: About 8,200  
 
Description: This recall involves three styles of plush Grumpy Cat stuffed animal toys by Ganz. They include an 8-inch Grumpy Cat in laying position, a 5-inch long sitting Grumpy Cat and a 4-inch Grumpy Cat key clip. The toys are multi-colored in white with dark brown, light brown and gray fur material. Grumpy Cat toys have blue crystal eyes with the eye lids half closed, a down-turned mouth and white whiskers. This toy is labeled for ages 3 and older. The Grumpy Cat key chain has a black plastic key clip at the top of the cat’s head. The recalled toys have batch numbers 86754 or 224861, and model numbers printed on the sewn-in label located near the tail of the cat.
 
The recalled toys model and batch numbers are:
 
Description
Model
Batch 1
Batch 2
Grumpy Cat 8" Laying
HGC12974
86754
224861
Grumpy Cat 5" Sitting
HGC12982
86754
224861
Grumpy Cat Key Clip
HGC12983
86754
224861
 
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received six reports of the eyes detaching from the Grumpy Cat toys.  No injuries have been reported.  
 
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Ganz for a free replacement Grumpy Cat product of equivalent value or a full refund.
 
Sold at: Gift, drug and toy stores including hospitals, museums and gift shops nationwide from December 2013 through January 2014 for about $8 to $10.
 
Manufacturer:  Ganz USA LLC, Marietta, Ga.
 
Manufactured in: China

 

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Cork Stacker block sets

Recall Date: February 26, 2014
Recall Number: 14-117
Cork Block Stacking Toys Recalled by A Harvest Company Due to Choking Hazard; Sold Exclusively at StorkStack.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Cork Stacker block sets

Hazard: Small pieces of cork can break off the blocks, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: A Harvest Company toll-free at (877) 394-7774 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.aharvestcompany.com and click Cork Stacker Blocker Sets Recall for more information.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Cork-Block-Stacking-Toys-Recalled-by-A-Harvest-Company/
Recall Details

Units: About 720 sets
               
Description: This recall involves a three-piece cork block stacking toy. Each of the square cork blocks are a different size: 2 7/8 inch by 2 7/8 inch, 2 3/8 inch by 2 3/8 inch and 2 inch by 2 inch. All of the blocks are 1 ½ inches tall.  The blocks have black dots on the top. The packaging is labeled “6mo+” for use by children six months and older.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received seven reports of cork pieces breaking off of the blocks, including two reports of children mouthing the cork pieces. No injuries have been reported.
 
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cork block toys and contact A Harvest Company for instructions to return the block sets for a merchandise credit.
Sold exclusively online by: StorkStack.com during January 2014 as part of the January Stork Stack subscription for about $30 for a total of five products. 

Importer: A Harvest Company, of Huntley, Ill.   

Manufactured in: United States

 

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Go Gaga Squeeze & Teethe Coco the Monkey

Recall Date: February 20, 2014
Recall Number: 14-109
Infantino Recalls Teething Toys Due to Choking Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Target

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Go Gaga Squeeze & Teethe Coco the Monkey

Hazard: The tail of the monkey can pose a choking hazard to young children.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: Infantino toll-free at (888) 808-3111 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.infantino.com and click on Recall Information on the home page.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Infantino-Recalls-Teething-Toys/

Recall Details

Units: About 191,000

Description: This recall involves the Go Gaga Squeeze & Teethe Coco the Monkey teething toys. This squeaking toy is made of soft orange rubber and is shaped like a monkey. The toy measures 4.5 inches tall by 5 inches long and is intended for ages newborn and up.  “Infantino” is marked on the back toward the rear and model number 206-647 is marked on the inside of the rear left leg
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received seven reports of infants choking or gagging on the monkey’s tail. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled products away from infants and contact Infantino to receive a free replacement toy.

Sold Exclusively at: Target stores nationwide and online from December 2012 through January 2014 for about $13.

Importer:  Infantino LLC, of San Diego, Calif.

Manufactured in: China

 

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U.S. Polo Assn. girl’s jackets

Recall Date:  February 20, 2014
Recall Number: 14-110
U.S. Polo Assn. Recalls Girl’s Jacket Due to Strangulation Hazard                               

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: U.S. Polo Assn. girl’s jackets

Hazard:  The jackets have a band of material at the neck that can pose a strangulation hazard to young children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines about drawstrings in children's upper outerwear. In 1997, those guidelines were incorporated into a voluntary standard. Then, in July 2011, based on the guidelines and voluntary standard, CPSC issued a federal regulation. CPSC's actions demonstrate a commitment to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper outerwear, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Remedy:  Refund or Repair

Consumer Contact:  Q4 Designs LLC at (800) 741-0127 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, or online at www.q4designs.com and click on Product Recall for more information.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/US-Polo-Assn-Recalls-Girls-Jacket/

Recall Details

Units:  About 1,400

Description: This recall involves U.S. Polo Assn. girl’s jackets. The jackets have the name U.S. Polo Assn. with the year 1890 and crossed polo mallets on the jacket’s upper right exterior and a silhouette of two polo players and the initials USPA on the jacket’s upper left exterior.  The jackets come in the colors fuchsia, green and cream in girl’s sizes 4-16.  The name Q4 Designs LLC and style numbers can be found on the white tracking label tag sewn into the inside of the jacket near the waist band. Recalled style numbers include: U274-200 for sizes 4-6 and U274-300 for sizes 7-16.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: Consumers should remove or cut the band to eliminate the hazard, or contact Q4 Designs to obtain a full refund.

Sold at: Burlington Coat Factory, Kids Stop and Cookie’s Department Stores from August 2013 to October 2013 for about $15.

Importer: Samsung C&T America, Inc., New York, N.Y.

Manufactured in: China

 

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Coleman® Runestone Style Children’s Shoes

Recall Date: February 20, 2014
Recall Number: 14-111
Eastman Footwear Recalls Coleman Runestone Children’s Shoes Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Big 5 Sporting Goods

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Coleman® Runestone Style Children’s Shoes

Hazard: The metal rivets surrounding the holes where the shoestring is secured on the shoes can have sharp edges, posing a laceration hazard.
 
Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Eastman Footwear at (800)786-0282 ext. 301 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.efny.com and click Runestone Recall for more information.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Eastman-Footwear-Recalls-Coleman-Runestone-Childrens-Shoes/

Recall Details

Units: About 12,200

Description: The Runestone children’s shoes are black with gray mesh fabric panels on the side of the shoe with a green “Coleman” logo name and lantern graphic on the tongue. The black shoestrings on the shoes are threaded through green fabric tabs on the top of the shoe. A label  located on the inside of tongue of the shoes identifies the style as Runestone.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of an adult who scratched or cut his finger. No medical attention was required.
 
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled shoes and return them to a Big 5 Sporting Goods store for a full refund or contact Eastman Footwear for instructions on returning the shoes for a refund.

Sold by: Big 5 Sporting Goods retail stores nationally from January 2013 through December 2013 for about $39.

Importer: The Eastman Footwear Group Inc., of New York, N.Y. 

Manufactured in: China

 

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BebeLove™ Baby Walkers

Recall Date: February 6, 2014
Recall Number: 14-102
BebeLove Recalls Baby Walkers Due to Fall and Entrapment Hazards

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: BebeLove™ Baby Walkers

Hazard: The walkers failed to meet federal safety standards. Specifically, style number 358 can fit through a standard doorway and is not designed to stop at the edge of a step as required by the federal safety standard. In addition, style number 368 contains leg openings that allow the child to slip down until the child’s head can become entrapped at the neck. Babies using these walkers can be seriously injured or killed.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: BebeLove toll-free at (888) 464-1218 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.bebeloveusa.com and click on “Recall Contact” for more information.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/BebeLove-Recalls-Baby-Walkers/

Recall Details

Units: About 3,600

Description: The recalled includes all BebeLove walkers that were sold for babies age 6 months or older. The walkers contain a plastic- covered foam padded seat with a plastic base and toy tray. Model 358 walkers have a green, pink or orange musical tray with a white toy bar and solid colored seats. Model 368 walkers have green, pink or white musical tray with a yellow toy bar and printed patterned seats. Both models have white stoppers on the bottom of the base of the walker and model numbers printed on a label on the rear bottom inside of the base. “BEBELOVE" is printed on a label on the seat back and on the base of the walkers.

The walkers were sold in the following color combinations:

  • BebeLove Baby Walker, Model: 358 (white toy bar), Color: Pink Base with White Tray, Blue Base with White Tray , Green Base with White Tray
  • BebeLove Baby Walker, Model: 368 (yellow toy bar), Color: Blue Base with Yellow Tray, Pink Base With White Tray, Purple Base with Pink Tray

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled baby walkers immediately and contact BebeLove for a free repair kit.

Sold at: Small retail stores in Arizona, California and Utah and online at Amazon.com and Overstock.com from November 2011 through July 2013 for about $25.

Importer: Bebe Love USA, of Pico Rivera, Calif.

Manufactured in: Taiwan and China

 

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Lion Force Boys’ Puffer Coats

 

Recall Date: February 4, 2014
Recall Number: 14-100
Lion Force Recalls Boys’ Puffer Coats Due to Strangulation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Burlington Coat Factory

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Lion Force Boys’ Puffer Coats

Hazard: The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines about drawstrings in children's upper outerwear. In 1997, those guidelines were incorporated into a voluntary standard. Then, in July 2011, based on the guidelines and voluntary standard, CPSC issued a federal regulation. CPSC's actions demonstrate a commitment to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper outerwear, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Lion Force toll-free at (855) 441-5466, 24-hours a day, every day.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Lion-Force-Recalls-Boys-Puffer-Coats/

Recall Details

Units: About 2,400

Description: This recall involves boys’ black hooded coats with dark gray drawstrings around the hood. The coats are 100% nylon on the outer shell with a zip-off hood. The wrist cuffs and waist band are elasticized. There are two front Velcro-flap pockets and an inner stow pocket on the coats. “Lion Force” is printed on the upper left side of the front of the coat and on the sewn on tag at the back of the neck. This recall involves boys’ coat sizes 4 through 12.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the garment to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to Lion Force Inc. for a full refund.

Sold exclusively at: Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide November 2010 through September 2013 for about $30.

Distributor: Lion Force Inc., of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Manufactured in: China


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Girls’ hooded jackets

Recall Date: February 4, 2014
Recall Number: 14-101

Runway Global Recalls Girls’ Sugarfly Hooded Jackets Due to Strangulation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Burlington Coat Factory

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of product: Girls’ hooded jackets

Hazard: The jackets have drawstrings in the hood around the neck area that pose a strangulation hazard to young children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines about drawstrings in children's upper outerwear. In 1997, those guidelines were incorporated into a voluntary standard. Then, in July 2011, based on the guidelines and voluntary standard, CPSC issued a federal regulation. CPSC's actions demonstrate a commitment to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper outerwear, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact:  Runway Global toll-free at (855) 248-1566, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, online at www.sugarfly.us and click on “Sugarfly Girls” on the top bar and then click on “Recall Info” at the bottom of the page, or e-mail to willa@runwayglobal.com for more information.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Runway-Global-Recalls-Girls-Sugarfly-Hooded-Jackets/

Recall Details

Units: About 820

Description: This recall involves three styles of Sugarfly-branded hooded, woven cotton and woven polyester jackets for girls with a drawstring through the hood. Style number KMCBJ255 is olive and has a zipper closure and four front pockets with buttons, plus two zipper pockets. Style number KMCBJ410 is a belted, double-breasted, French coat style white garment with faux fur around the neck. Style KMCBJ421 is fuchsia or purple and has a button closure, plus snap button pockets on each side. They were sold in girl’s sizes 7 through 16. The style number can be found on the back of the sewn-in neck label.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the garments away from children. Consumers can remove the drawstrings to eliminate the hazard or return the garments to Burlington Coat Factory for a full refund.

Sold exclusively at: Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide and online at Burlingtoncoatfactory.com from September 2011 through September 2013 for about $40.

Distributor: Runway Fashions Inc., of New York, N.Y.

Manufactured in: China


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KRITTER and SNIGLAR Junior Beds

Recall Date: January 29, 2014
Recall Number: 14-094

KEA Expands Recall of Junior Beds that Pose Laceration Hazard 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: KRITTER and SNIGLAR Junior Beds

Hazard: The metal rod connecting the guard rail to the bed frame can break in use, posing a laceration hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime or online at www.ikea-usa.com and click on the recall link on the top of the page for more information.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/IKEA-Expands-Recall-of-Junior-Beds-that-Pose-Laceration-Hazard/

Recall Details

Units: About 3,500 (22,000 units were previously recalled for repair in August 2013)

Description: Recalled IKEA junior beds include the KRITTER and SNIGLAR models with a guard rail on one side. The pine wood KRITTER beds have animal cut-outs, such as a dog and cat on the headboard. A label on the headboard or underside of the KRITTER bed has a date stamp of 1114 to 1322 representing the year and week of production (YYWW), a 600.904.70 model number, and 19740 supplier number. The SNIGLAR natural beech wood beds have a white painted fiberboard insert on the headboard and footboard of the bed. A label on the headboard or underside of the SNIGLAR bed has a date stamp of 1114 to 1318 (YYWW), a 500.871.66 model number, and 18157 supplier number. This recall expands the date code for SNIGLAR beds to 1049 to 1318. The beds measure about 65 inches long by 30 inches wide with a 22 to 26 inch high headboard.

Incidents/Injuries: IKEA has received one additional report from the UK of a metal rod on a SNIGLAR bed breaking. A child received a small scratch to the arm from the broken metal rod.    

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled KRITTER and SNIGLAR junior beds and contact IKEA to receive a free repair kit. 

Sold exclusively at: IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from July 2005 through May 2013 for between $60 and $90. 

Importer: IKEA North America Services LLC, of Conshohocken, Pa. 

Manufactured in: Poland, Bosnia Herzegovina and Romania


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Fred & Friends Chill Baby Artiste, Volume and Panic pacifiers

Recall Date: January 30, 2014
Recall Number: 14-097
Fred & Friends Recalls Infant Pacifiers Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Fred & Friends Chill Baby Artiste, Volume and Panic pacifiers

Hazard: The pacifiers fail to meet federal safety standards. The beard on the Artiste and the knob on the Volume pacifiers can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. In addition, the ventilation holes on the Volume and Panic pacifier guards are too small.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Fred & Friends toll-free at (855) 346-6372 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email the firm at pacifiersconsumer@fredandfriends.com  or online at www.fredandfriends.com and click on Pacifier Recall for more information.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Fred-and-Friends-Recalls-Infant-Pacifiers/

Recall Details

Units: About 183,000 in the United States and 17,000 in Canada

Description: This recall involves three styles of Fred & Friends Chill Baby pacifiers, including the Artiste with a black plastic beard and mustache, Volume with a black volume control knob  and Panic with a red panic button. The pacifier’s name and UPC are printed on the packaging.  The Artiste’s UPC is 728987021282, the Volume style’s UPC is 728987020599 and the Panic style’s UPC is 728987020605. The pacifiers are plastic and silicone rubber and measure about 2 inches wide and 1½ inches tall.
Incidents/Injuries: Fred & Friends has received one report of the knob on the Volume pacifier detaching. No injuries have been reported. 
 
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled pacifiers away from young children and return them to Fred & Friends for a $12 refund. Fred & Friends is providing a postage paid envelope for consumers to return the recalled pacifiers.

Sold at: Department stores, gift, drug, toy, baby product, grocery and home decorating stores, and hospital, museum gift shops nationwide and various websites from April 2013 through December 2013 for about $10.

Distributor: Fred & Friends, of Cumberland, R.I., a division of Lifetime Brands, Inc., of Garden City, N.Y.

Manufactured in: China

 

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B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion strollers

Recall Date: January 30, 2014
Recall Number: 14-098

Strollers Recalled by Britax Due to Partial Fingertip Amputation Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion strollers

Hazard: The hinge on the stroller’s folding mechanism can partially amputate consumers’ fingertips, break their fingers or cause severe lacerations, among other injuries, when they press the release button while pulling on the release strap.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Britax; toll-free at (866) 204-1665 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday, visit the company’s websites at www.britaxusa.com  or www.bobgear.com and click on “Safety Notice” at the top right corner or on “Learn More” at the bottom center of the page, or e-mail strollerrecall@britax.com for more information.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Strollers-Recalled-by-Britax/

Recall Details

Units: About 216,000 in the United States and 8,800 in Canada

Description: This recall involves Britax B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion strollers. The single and double strollers were sold in various color schemes, including black, red, kiwi, sandstone, navy and orange. They were manufactured between March 2011 and June 2013 and have the following model numbers: U341763, U341764, U341782 and U341783 for the B-Agile strollers; U361818 or U361819 for the B-Agile Double strollers; and U391820, U391821 and U391822 for the BOB Motion strollers. The model number and the manufacture date in YYYY/MM/DD format can be found on label located on the inside of the stroller’s metal frame near the right rear wheel.

Incidents/Injuries: Britax has received eight incident reports. Incidents include one partial fingertip amputation, one broken finger and severe finger lacerations.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled strollers immediately and contact Britax to receive a free repair kit.

Sold at: Major retailers and juvenile products stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com, albeebaby.com, buybuybaby.com, diapers.com, ToysRUs.com and other online retailers from May 2011 through June 2013 for between $250 and $450.

Importer: Britax Child Safety Inc., of Fort Mill, S.C.

Manufactured in: China

 

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Baby Rattles

Recall Date: January 22, 2014  
Recall Number: 14-083

Baby Rattles Recalled by Midwest-CBK Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Baby rattles

Hazard: The head on the rattle can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Midwest-CBK at (800) 394-4225 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.mwcbk.com and click on Product Recall Information.
Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Baby-Rattles-Recalled-by-Midwest-CBK/

Recall Details

Units: About 1,900

Description: This recall involves donut-shaped polyester knit fabric baby rattles with heads and arms to resemble a bear, monkey and a lion. They measure about 7 inches in diameter by 2 inches thick.  Sweet-ums and Midwest-CBK are printed on a hang tag on the rattles.  A label sewn into the rattles has Midwest-CBK, the production date 04/2013 and the batch #:00001281 printed on it.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of the head on a rattle detaching. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled rattles away from young children immediately and contact Midwest-CBK for a full refund.

Sold by: Small gift stores from July 2013 through December 2013 for about $10.

Importer: Midwest-CBK LLC, of Cannon Falls, Minn.

Manufactured in: China

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Playtex Pacifier Holder Clips

Recall Date: January 22, 2014
Recall Number: 14-084

Playtex Recalls Pacifier Holder Clips Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Playtex pacifier holder clips

Hazard: The pacifier holder clips can crack and a small part can break off which poses a choking hazard to small children.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Playtex toll-free at (888) 220-2075 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.playtexproducts.com and click on Recall for more information. 

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Playtex-Recalls-Pacifier-Holder-Clips/

Recall Details

Units: About 1.25 million in the U.S. and 150,000 in Canada

Description: This recall involves the Playtex pacifier holder clips that attach a pacifier to items like clothing, diaper bags and strollers. It is a plastic clip with a figure and a “Playtex” copyright logo that slides up and down to adjust the clip, a ribbon and a clear plastic ring that stretches to fit the pacifier. The pacifier holder was sold in green with a monkey figure, pink with a flower and blue with a tow truck.
Incidents/Injuries: Playtex has received 99 reports of the holder cracking or breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled pacifier holders away from infants and contact Playtex for instructions on how to return the product for a full refund.

Sold at: Walmart, Target, Burlington Coat Factory, other major retailers, juvenile product, baby and discount stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, among others, from July 2010 through October 2013 for about $3.

Distributor: Playtex Products Inc., of Dover, Del.

Manufactured in: China

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Nationwide Industries Trident Pool Gate Latches

Recall Date: January 21, 2014
Recall Number: 14-085

Nationwide Industries Recalls Trident Pool Gate Latches Due To Failure to Secure Hazardous Areas

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Nationwide Industries Trident Pool Gate Latches

Hazard: The magnet contained in the striker portion of the latch assembly can come loose, preventing the latch from securing a gate.

Remedy:  Repair

Consumer Contact:  Nationwide Industries at (800) 409-3901 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 pm ET Monday through Friday, or use afterhours voicemail, via e-mail at Striker@NationwideIndustries.com, or online at www.nationwideindustries.com and click on “Info on Trident Striker replacements” for more information.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Nationwide-Industries-Recalls-Trident-Pool-Gate-Latches/

Recall Details

Units:  About 2,500

Description: The recalled magnetic gate latches are 10” or 20” models in black or white. They are marked with the “Trident” name and image on the face of the latch body below the key hole. The latch body, which is typically attached to a fence post, contains a knob and a key cylinder on the uppermost portion and a recessed area on the bottom portion designed to engage and retain the striker.  The striker, which contains the magnet, is typically attached to the active gate portion of a fence gate assembly, and moves with the gate as it is opened and closed.  The Trident Latches are frequently used to secure gates for pools.
Incidents/Injuries:  No injuries were reported.

Remedy: Consumers should contact Nationwide Industries for a replacement striker kit that can be installed with a Phillips head screwdriver.

Sold at: The product was sold nationwide from February to October of 2013 to professional fence contractors, dealers and gate manufacturers for between $50 to $60.

Importer: Nationwide Industries, Inc., of Tampa, Fla.

Manufactured in: China.

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