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Product Recall: Bassettbaby Drop-Side Cribs

Name of Product: Bassettbaby drop-side cribs with external plastic hardware

Hazard: The cribs’ drop-side rail can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop side to detach from the crib. When a drop-side rail partially detaches, it creates a space between the drop-side and the crib mattress. An infant or toddler’s body can become entrapped in the space, which can lead to strangulation and/or suffocation. A child also can fall out of the crib. Drop-side incidents also can occur due to incorrect assembly and age-related wear and tear.

Description: The recalled cribs are wood with a metal mattress support and have a drop side with external plastic hardware. The cribs were sold in a variety of finishes. A label is attached to the footboard or headboard with the names “Bassettbaby” or “Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc.” as well as the model number, production date and other information. On some older models the manufacturer’s name appears on a separate label.

Note: This recall does not include non drop-side cribs.

Sold at: Children’s product stores, and other retailers nationwide and on-line from January 2000 through August 2010 for between about $200 and $500.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled drop-side cribs and contact Bassettbaby for a free kit that will immobilize the drop side. 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.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bassettbaby at (800) 308-7485 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.bassettbaby.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 that 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 a variety of safety problems. Check if your crib has been recalled at www.cpsc.gov

For pictures and a complete list of models involved in the recall, visit the CPSC website at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11048.html.

December 10, 2010 at 4:50 pm Leave a comment

Product Recall: First Years American Red Cross Cabinet Swing Locks

Name of Product: The First Years American Red Cross Cabinet Swing Locks

Hazard: The installed latches can break and children could gain access to contents of a cabinet, posing the risk of exposure to hazardous items.

Description: This recall involves The First Years American Red Cross cabinet swing locks with item number Y7181. The latches are mounted on cabinets or drawers to help prevent young children from gaining access and were sold two per blister card. An America Red Cross logo and “cabinet swing lock” is printed on the package. “American Red Cross” is molded onto the front of the lock. A date code is printed on the bottom of the back of the package and on the back side of each latch just above the connection point.

Sold at: Toys R Us, Babies R Us and other retail stores nationwide and on the Internet from September 2008 through September 2010 for about $4 per pair.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the latches from cabinets, record the date code on the back of each latch and contact The First Years to obtain a $5 coupon toward the purchase of another Learning Curve product. When removing the latches, consumers should take special care to store hazardous items out of reach of children.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact The First Years toll-free at (866) 725-4407 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.recalls.thefirstyears.com

Source: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11056.html

December 10, 2010 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment

Product Recall: Circo Children’s Camping Combo Pack

Name of Product: Circo Children’s Space Camp Combo Pack

Hazard: The floor of the tent failed a flammability test and poses a fire hazard.

Description: The recall involves one model of the Circo Space Combo pack, which includes a children’s tent, sleeping bag, backpack and a headlamp. The tent is green and dark blue with planets, stars and figures printed on it. The packing box has the UPC number: 490911500926, DPCI: 091-15-0092.

Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide and online at http://www.target.com from September 2010 through October 2010 for approximately $25.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tents and return them to any Target store for a full refund or store credit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.target.com

Source: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11060.html

December 10, 2010 at 4:45 pm Leave a comment

Product Recall: Toddler Girl Outfits from American Eagle

Name of Product: Toddler Girl Pants and Shorts

Hazard: The metal clasp at the waistband can detach from the garment, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Description: This recall involves toddler girl pants, jeans and shorts sold in various styles. The style number is printed on a sewn-in label located under the care/content label on the inside of the waistband. The garments were sold in sizes 12-18 months through 5 years. Style numbers included in this recall are listed below:

Garment Style Number
Skinny Cord 3007
Boyfriend Vintage Wash 3012
Cut Off Bermuda Short 3013
Flare Vintage Blue Wash 3029
Flare LT Wash 3030
Flare Rip and Repair 3034
Roll Cuff Bermuda Short 3035

Sold exclusively at: 77kids by American Eagle stores nationwide and at http://www.77kids.com between July 2010 and August 2010 for between $24 and $34.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled garments away from children. Consumers who purchased the garments online will receive a postage-paid envelope with instructions on how return the garment for a full refund. All other consumers should return the garments to the nearest 77kids by American Eagle store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact American Eagle Outfitters toll-free at (888) 307-3672 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.77kids.com.

Source: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11065.html

December 10, 2010 at 4:43 pm Leave a comment

Product Recall: Big Ideas Marketing Horse on a Stick

Name of Product: Horse-on-a-Stick Toys

Hazard: The reins on horse-on-a-stick toy’s bridle are long enough to form a loop around a child’s head and neck, posing a strangulation hazard to young children.

Description: This recall involves horse-on-a-stick toys with a bridle and reins. The toys are filled with polyester fiber and have a fluffy mane. The horse’s ears are embroidered with the words “PRESS HERE” in red. The horse makes neighing and galloping sounds when the ears are pressed.

Sold at: Love’s Travel Stop and Country stores nationwide from May 2010 through July 2010 for about $6.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove or cut the reins to eliminate the hazard. Consumers also can contact Big Ideas Marketing for instructions on how to remove the reins.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Big Ideas Marketing toll-free at (888) 908-8697 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.bigideasmarketing.com

Source: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11034.html

November 18, 2010 at 2:20 pm Leave a comment

Product Recall: Britax Infant Car Seats

Name of Product: Chaperone Infant car seats from Britax

Hazard: The harness chest clip can break and pose a laceration hazard. Due to its small size it also poses a choking hazard.

Description: The recall includes Chaperone infant car seats with model numbers E9L69N9 (Moonstone), E9L69P2 (Red Mill), E9L69P3 (Savannah) and E9L69P5 (Cowmooflage) sold in the U.S. All recalled models were manufactured between April 2009 and May 2010. The white serial label with the seat’s serial number, model number, and manufacture date can be found on the underside of the car seat.

Sold at: Mass and independent retailers nationwide and on the Britax website from June 2009 to October 2010 for about $230.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact Britax for a free repair kit, which includes a replacement chest clip. Registered owners have been directly contacted by Britax. This product was also recalled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Recall Notice: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/results.cfm?rcl_id=10C006000&searchtype=quicksearch&summary=true&refurl=rss

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Britax at (888) 427-4829 anytime, or visit the firm’s website at www.britax.com

Source: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11031.html

November 18, 2010 at 2:18 pm Leave a comment

Product Recall: Girls’ Ruffled Vests from Children’s Place

Name of Product: White Ruffle Outdoor Vests

Hazard: Metal snaps may detach from garment causing a choking hazard.

Description: The girls’ ruffle vests are quilted and “chalk” colored with a hood trimmed in fake fur. The vests have a label sewn to the inside side seam of the lining with number #587754 printed on it.

Sold at: Online at The Children’s Place Services LLC website, www.childrensplace.com, in September 2010 for about $20.

Remedy: Customers who purchased the recalled product online will be mailed a postage-paid envelope with instructions for returning the vest(s) for a full refund.

Contact: For questions, contact The Children’s Place Services Company, LLC at 877-752-2387 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit their website at www.childrensplace.com

Source: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11707.html

November 1, 2010 at 4:56 pm Leave a comment

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