Safe Kids is committed to keeping you informed about recalls of kid-oriented products. While it is important to keep aware of all recalls, Safe Kids urges you to pay particular attention to ones in red, as they are associated with one or more child deaths (see below). Safe Kids is now issuing this recall warning list twice a month and provides warnings about especially dangerous recalled products on the Safe Kids homepage.
03/08/2012 - Gerber is recalling a specific batch of Gerber Good Start gentle powdered infant formula due to an off-odor. It is from batch GXP1684 expiration date of March 5, 2013.
03/08/2012 - Umbro USA is recalling its boys’ jackets with drawstrings because the drawstrings can cause entrapment hazards if caught in small spaces or doorways, according to the CPSC.
03/07/2012 - The CPSC has issued a recall notice for locking pill containers by Locker Brand due to locking failure.
03/07/2012 - The CPSC announced that BCI Burke is recalling its Arch Swing Sets due to a fall hazard.
03/01/2012 - AmerTac is voluntarily recalling LED Nightlights due to fire and burn hazards.
LATE FEBRUARY RECALLS
02/28/2012 - PapaBear Lougeabout childrens’ pajamas are being voluntarily recalled for a violation of flammability standards.
2/23/2012 - Kelty Single and Double Jogging strollers are being recalled by the CPSC, in cooperation with the manufacturer, because of the possibility that the front wheel can come loose.
2/17/2012 - McNeil Consumer Healthcare is voluntarily recalling Infants’ Oral Suspension Tylenol at the wholesale and retail levels because of complaints reporting difficulty with the protective cover or “flow restrictor.”
2/16/2012 - Tumblekins toys - including a farm playset, fire station, police car and other items--are being recalled by the CPSC, in cooperation with the manufacturer, due to choking and laceration hazards.
2/16/2012 -Dancing Teapots are being recalled by the CPSC and Health Canada, in cooperation with the manufacturer, because of a burn hazard.
OTHER PRODUCT NEWS
Retailers Selling Recalled Products Previously for Sale at Meijer. One product involved an infant product which resulted in infant deaths, the Infantino Sling. .
Consumer Reports warns that recalled products, originally available at Meijer stores, have been turned around for sale at discount retailers, dollar stores, flea markets and thrift stores nationwide. The U.S. Consumer Safety Commission reported about this illegal resale of a recalled consumer product. The recalling companies listed below complied with the original recall. You should stop using these products and contact the company listed for each original recall. At least one of the recalled products being resold poses a very serious safety hazard to infants and had resulted in at least three deaths, maybe four. In 2010, the CPSC investigated a fatality (the fourth) associated with the Infantino sling.
The other products which may be a danger to children are: Discovery Kids Marine and Safari Lamps, the Fisher-Price Ocean Wonders Kick & Crawl Aquarium, the Fisher Price Little People Wheelies Stand ‘n Play Rampway, the Fisher Price Barbie Tough Trikes and Kawasaki Tough Trikes, Munchkin Bathtub Subs and Sassy Refreshing Rings Infant Teethers/Rattles. 03/12/2012
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