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Nap Nanny Recall
last updated:
Tue, 1/08/2013 1:01 PM

SafeKids Midsouth headquartered at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital shared the following recall notice from The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

If you own a first generation Nap Nanny® models, without "D"-rings, should stop using the recalled baby recliners immediately and contact the firm to receive an $80 coupon toward the purchase of a new Nap Nanny® with free shipping. Consumers with a second generation Nap Nanny® model, with "D"-rings, should immediately stop using the product until they are able to visit the firm's website to obtain new product instructions and warnings. Consumers will also view an important instructional video to help consumers ensure the harness is properly fastened. Consumers who are unable to view the video or new instructions online, should contact the firm to receive free copies by mail. For more information, contact Baby Matters toll-free at (888) 240-4282 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.napnanny.com/recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Baby Matters LLC, of Berwyn, Pa., is announcing the voluntary recall of 30,000 Nap Nanny® portable baby recliners. CPSC is investigating a report of a 4-month-old girl from Royal Oak, Mich. who died in a Nap Nanny® that was being used in a crib. According to preliminary reports, the infant was in her harness and found hanging over the side of the product, caught between the Nap Nanny® and the crib bumper.

CPSC and Baby Matters are aware of one other incident in which an infant became entrapped when the Nap Nanny® was used in a crib, contrary to the product instructions. In that incident, the infant fell over the side of the Nap Nanny®, despite being harnessed in, and was caught between the baby recliner and the side of the crib. The infant sustained a cut to the forehead.

CPSC and the firm have received 22 reports of infants, primarily younger than 5-months-old, hanging or falling out over the side of the Nap Nanny® despite most of the infants being placed in the harness. One infant received a bruise as a result of hanging over the side of the product. Infants can partially fall or hang over the side of the Nap Nanny® even while the harness is in use. This situation can be worse if the Velcro™ straps, located inside the Nap Nanny® cover are not properly attached to the "D"-rings located on the foam, or if consumers are using the first generation model Nap Nanny® that was sold without "D"-rings.

In addition, if the Nap Nanny® is placed inside a crib, play yard or other confined area, which is not a recommended use, the infant can fall or hang over of the side of the Nap Nanny® and become entrapped between the crib side and the Nap Nanny® and suffocate.
Likewise, if the Nap Nanny® is placed on a table, countertop, or other elevated surface and a child falls over the side, it poses a risk of serious head injury. Consumers should always use the Nap Nanny® on the floor away from any other products.

The Nap Nanny® is a portable recliner designed for sleeping, resting and playing. The recliner includes a foam base with an inclined indentation for the infant to sit in and a fitted fabric cover and a three point harness. The first generation model of the Nap Nanny® can be identified by the absence of "D"-rings in the foam base. In second generation models, the harness system has "D"-rings in the foam base and Velcro™ straps inside the fitted fabric cover. The recalled Nap Nannys® were sold at toy and children's retail stores nationwide and online, including at www.napnanny.com, from January 2009 through July 2010 for about $130.
The recalled product was manufactured in the United States and China.

Recall: PeaPod Travel Tents
last updated:
Thu, 12/06/2012 11:07 AM

To keep our readers up to date on the latest safety recalls, we are giving you the latest from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on The PeaPod Plus Travel Beds Recall.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with KidCo Inc., of Libertyville, IL, is announcing the voluntary recall today of about 220,000 PeaPod and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds. Infants and young children can roll off the edge of the inflatable air mattress, become entrapped between the mattress and the fabric sides of the tent, and suffocate.

CPSC is aware of a death of a 5-month-old boy in December 2011 in New York, New York, who was found with his face pressed against the side wall of the tent. The cause of death was not determined. In addition, CPSC is aware of six reports and Health Canada is aware of three reports of children who became entrapped or experienced physical distress in the product. Two of the six reports included infants who were found crying underneath of the mattress that had not been inserted into the zippered pocket on the bottom of the tent.

The KidCo PeaPod Travel Beds and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds are small, portable sleep tents marketed for use by infants from birth to 3+ years, depending on the model. The tents have a zippered side for putting in and taking out the child and have an inflatable air mattress that fits into a zippered pocket underneath the floor of the tent. The tents fold into a compact round shape and come with a fabric bag for storage and transport.

The following models and corresponding tent fabric colors are included in this recall:

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

The model number can be found on a small tag on the underside of the product.

The travel tents were made in China and sold at independent juvenile specialty stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from January 2005 through the present for between $70 and $100.

Consumers should immediately stop using the tents and contact KidCo to get a free repair kit. The kits will vary depending on the model and will be shipped to consumers starting in December 2012. Contact KidCo toll-free at (855) 847-8600 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.kidco.com to receive the kit.

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1718


Recall: Infant Swings, High Chairs
last updated:
Mon, 10/29/2012 4:27 PM

Dream on Me has voluntarily recalled 560 Happy Swing II infant swings and approximately 90 Bistro High Chairs due to strangulation hazards, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The reports states the opening between the tray and seat or the grab bar and seat can allow a child’s body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck, if the belt is not used.

Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact Dream on Me for a free replacement swing or Melody Musical baby walker.

For more information, contact Dream on Me at 877-201-4317 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.dreamonme.com.


Recall: Blind Xpress Window Blinds
last updated:
Tue, 9/11/2012 4:27 PM

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of more than 450,000 horizontal and vertical window blinds made by Blind Xpress, a Michigan-based company. The recall was made after a 2-year-old was reportedly strangled in the blind’s cord in 2009.

The recall includes all Blind Xpress custom-made vertical blinds (sold throughout Michigan, Ohio and Indiana) without a cord-tensioning device that attaches to a wall or floor. It also involves Blind Xpress horizontal blinds without inner cord stop devices.

This recall serves a good reminder for parents to be mindful of the danger of exposed cords – such as those of window blinds – that are a strangulation hazard.

For more information about the recall, visit the CSPC website. The Window Covering Safety Council will give free repair kids to consumers to own the recalled blinds.

Fast Food Apple Slices Recalled
last updated:
Tue, 8/14/2012 4:48 PM

On August 10, Ready Pac voluntarily recalled nearly 300,000 packages of apple slices, including a portion distributed by national fast food chains McDonalds and Burger King. The apple slices may be contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes. Affected packages include those with the use-by dates of July 8, 2012 through August 20, 2012.

Check the Ready Pac website for a full list of recalled product descriptions and use-by dates.

No illnesses have been reported, but Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious illness in people, especially pregnant women or adults with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include fever, muscle aches, nausea and diarrhea.

If you have a package of the recalled apple slides, immediately dispose of them and contact Ready Pac Consumer Affairs Department at (800) 800-7822, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) to get a full refund.

Recall: Tots in Mind Tents, Play Yards
last updated:
Tue, 6/05/2012 4:26 PM

Tots in Mind, Inc. crib tents and play yards have been voluntarily recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and five retailers. The recall comes after 27 incidents including one fatality and one serious injury reported between January 1997 and April 2012. 

These products pose risks of strangulation and entrapment hazards, says the CPSC. Most injuries – and the reported fatality – occurred after a child or infant became entrapped between the tent and crib/play yard. Others involved a failure of the tent fabric and zippers.

Five retailers are now offering refunds or store credit to consumers with this product. Tots in Mind, Inc. has since gone out of business.
Consumers are encouraged to contact the store where the crib was purchased. Retailers offering a refund or store credit include Amazon.com, Bed Bath & Beyond, Burlington Coat Factory, Toys R Us/Babies R Us and Walmart.

For more information visit the CPSC website.

Recall: Push N' Snap Cabinet Locks
last updated:
Mon, 3/26/2012 3:54 PM

More than 900,000 Safety 1st Push N’ Snap cabinet locks have been voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The recall was made following 200 reports of locks that failed to secure the cabinet. In three cases, children handled or swallowed household cleaning products after being able to open the locks.

Model numbers 48391 and 48442, manufactured between January 2004 and November 2010, are included in the recall.

Recall: Gerber Infant Formula
last updated:
Mon, 3/12/2012 1:31 PM

Gerber Products Co. recently recalled a batch of its Good Start Gentle powdered infant formula because of an odd odor, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The batch of formula – from a 23.2-ounce plastic package from lot GXP1684 – poses no health risks, Gerber said. Consumers have complained of an off-odor from the formula, which has an expiration date of March 5, 2013. A few consumers have also reported cases of spit-up or other gastrointestinal issues from the formula.

For more information and to find out how you can get a replacement, visit the FDA’s recall section of its website.

Infants' TYLENOL Recalled
last updated:
Mon, 2/20/2012 2:45 PM

Infants’ TYLENOL Oral Suspension Liquid was voluntarily recalled by its manufacturer on Feb. 17 amid complaints about the product’s SimpleMeasure™ dosing system.

A small number of consumers complained that the dosing device – which is supposed to make it easier to measure the appropriate dose and prevent accidental ingestion by young children --  is hard to use.  The product’s flow restrictor (the cap at the bottle’s mouth) falls into the bottle when the syringe is inserted, some consumers said.

The medicine is still safe to use though, clarified Le Bonheur’s Director of Pharmacy Brandon Edgerson, PharmD. “The product is still safe if the flow restrictor at the top of the bottle remains in place. You just may need to use a different dosing device to administer it to your child,” he said.

Parents can also use a generic version, if preferred, Edgerson said. The recall only affects TYLENOL’s Infants’ Oral Suspension Liquid, and consumers can request a refund.

TYLENOL offers a video that shows how to properly use its SimpleMeasure™ dosing system.

For more information about this recall, visit TYLENOL’s website.

Nationwide Target Stores Recall Mask
last updated:
Tue, 10/25/2011 2:27 PM

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Target, has announced a voluntary recall of 3,400 children’s frog masks. The plush frog masks lack proper ventilation and when secured in place across a child’s face, it presents a suffocation hazard to the child.

This recall involves a child-sized frog-themed animal mask. The plush mask is green with yellow and red highlights. There are two eye cutouts and a green elastic band with a fastener used to secure the mask at the back of the child’s head. UPC code 06626491474 is printed on a label attached to the mask. The mask, manufactured in China, was sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide from August 2011 through September 2011.

Consumers should immediately take the masks from young children and return the product to any Target store for a full refund. For additional information, contact Target Guest Relations 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.

This information was taken from ctwatchdog.com.

Jogging Strollers Recalled
last updated:
Wed, 10/12/2011 2:11 PM

More than 400,000 B.O.B. single and double jogging strollers were recalled by B.O.B. Trailers on Oct. 11, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The recall includes all B.O.B. strollers manufactured between November 1998 and November 2010. The strollers – which have the B.O.B., Ironman or Stroller Strides brand name on the canopy -- are said to pose a choking hazard to babies and young children, as the backing patch on the stroller canopy’s embroidered logo can detach.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends stopping use immediately if you own one of these strollers. You can resume use after removing the backing patch from the logo. To find out how to remove or for more information, contact B.O.B. Trailers at (855) 242-2245 or visit the company’s website at BOBNotices.com.

Latest Recall of Infant Sleepers
last updated:
Thu, 4/07/2011 1:49 PM

About 76,000 infant bedside sleepers, or bassinets, made by an Oxnard company were being recalled on Tuesday, March 5, 2011.

The sleeper from Arm's Reach Concepts Inc. was sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Babies R Us and other retail stores from September 1997 through December 2001.

There have been reports of infants getting trapped between the mattress and the side of the sleeper, but so far, there have been no reported injuries.

The sleeper, also called a co-sleeper, is a free-standing bassinet that attaches next to an adult bed, allowing the parent to be in arm's reach of baby during sleep.

For more information on the recall, call the company at (800) 954-9353, or visit the website www.armsreach.com.


2011 Drop-Side Crib Recall
last updated:
Wed, 3/23/2011 8:51 AM
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Delta Enterprise Corp., of New York, N.Y. are re-announcing the 2008 recall (http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09017.html ) 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, Colo. 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.
800,000 Carseats Recalled
last updated:
Thu, 2/17/2011 4:36 PM

Almost 800,000 child seats are being recalled because their harnesses may not hold the child securely, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Monday.

The recall covers a wide range of booster, convertible and infant seats, including some sold as part of a stroller travel system, made by the Dorel Juvenile Group of Columbus, Ind. The action was prompted by the safety agency, which began an investigation of the restraints last year after receiving several consumer complaints that the restraining straps on the seats had loosened.

A Safety 1st Alpha Omega convertible car seat, model No. 22469, one of the models affected by the Dorel Juvenile Group recall.

The restraints were sold under the brand names Safety 1st, Maxi-Cosi, Cosco and Eddie Bauer, Julie Vallese, a Dorel spokeswoman, said in a telephone interview. They were manufactured from May 1, 2008, to April 30, 2009. Read the list of affected models here.

In a filing with N.H.T.S.A., Dorel said, “There have been no reports of center front adjuster failure in real world crashes, no injuries and no deaths reported to the company.”

Dorel said it had received 143 complaints of the front harness loosening and was conducting the recall even though it feels there was no safety defect. Instead, it told the agency the restraints “exhibited performance issues.”

Big Recall of Baby Monitors
last updated:
Tue, 2/15/2011 9:07 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 2 million Summer Infant video baby monitors were recalled Friday after being linked to the strangulation deaths of two infants.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the electrical cords on the monitors can be dangerous for babies if placed too close to their cribs.
According to the commission, a 10-month-old girl from Washington, D.C., died in March when she strangled on the cord of a Summer Infant monitor camera that had been placed on the top of the crib rail. In November, a 6-month-old boy from Conway, S.C., strangled in the electrical cord of a baby monitor placed on the changing table attached to his crib.
CPSC and Summer Infant are also aware of a 20-month-old boy from Pittsburgh who nearly strangled on a camera cord that was mounted to the wall in reach of the child.
Commission Chairman Inez Tenenbaum says cords and kids can be a deadly combination.
"I urge all parents and caregivers to put at least 3 feet between any video or audio baby monitor cords and a child in a crib," she said. "This simple step can save your child's life."
In all, about 1.7 million monitors — more than 40 different models of handheld, digital and color monitors — are being recalled by Summer Infant, based in Woonsocket, R.I.
The company is not offering to replace the products, but will offer new on-product warning labels and instructions about monitor placement.
The monitors were sold at major retailers nationwide between 2003 and 2011.
The commission first warned about the potential danger of monitor cords last October. Since 2004, seven children have strangled on baby monitor cords placed too close to a crib.
In addition to the recall linked to strangulations, Summer Infant also is recalling the rechargeable batteries in another 58,000 video monitors exclusively sold at Babies R Us in 2009 and 2010. The commission says the batteries sold with certain Slim and Secure Video Monitors can overheat, rupture and possibly burn people.
The company has received five reports of ruptured batteries, including three cases of property damage.
For more information on model numbers of recalled monitors, consumers can contact Summer Infant at 800-426-8627.
Source: Associated Press


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