Recall Alert Round-Up 03/24

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Girls’ Jeans for Toddlers Recalled by Parigi Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Girls’ Jeans for Toddlers

Units: About 1,600 units

Importer: Parigi Group, Ltd., of New York, NY

Hazard: Decorative rhinestones and sequins on the jeans’ pockets can pose a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves “Baby Phat” branded jeans for toddlers in sizes 2T to 4T. Style number BM02545 can be found on a label sewn in the rear waistband. The rear pockets have colored rhinestones and sequins attached and the right rear pocket has an appliqué of a cat below the sequins.

Sold at: Various specialty stores nationwide and online through Amazon.com from May 2010 through June 2010 for about $13.

Manufactured in: China.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the jeans away from children and return them to the retail store where they were purchased for a full refund, or contact the firm for instructions on how to return the product by mail for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Parigi Group collect at (212) 378-1205 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.parigigroup.com

Matilda Jane Recalls Girl’s Chelsa Dress Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Girl’s Dress

Units: About 1,500

Importer: Matilda Jane LLC of Fort Wayne, Ind.

Hazard: The buttons can come off, posing a choking hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Matilda Jane has received one report of an incident with no injuries.

Description: The Chelsa dress is a girl’s sleeveless sundress in sizes 2, 4, and 6. The top is white with green polka dots; the bottom is printed with a green and yellow floral design and has a multi-colored floral border at the hem.

Sold at: In-home trunk shows and online from February 1 through February 25, 2011.

Manufactured in: China.

Remedy: Anyone possessing this dress should return it for repair or refund by contacting Matilda Jane Clothing.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Matilda Jane Clothing at [email protected], call collect at 260-424-3511 or visit www.matildajaneclothing.com

Atico International USA Recalls Holiday Rattle Baby Slippers Due to Choking Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Walgreens

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Holiday rattle baby slippers

Units: About 57,000

Importer: Atico International USA Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Distributor/Retailer: Walgreen Co., of Deerfield, Ill.

Hazard: The internal stuffing and rattle inside the slippers decorative figures can be pulled out, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Atico received one report of a 7-month old baby that was found beginning to turn blue with the slippers’ stuffing in its’ mouth. The baby’s father removed the stuffing. Two additional reports of babies wearing the slippers who pulled on the rattle/stuffing and the stuffing came out were also reported. No injuries reported.

Description: The recalled slippers are decorated with stuffed fabric figures including snowmen, Santa, reindeer, and penguins, and have decorative rattles inside the slippers that sound like bells when shaken. Item number 999526 is printed on the back of the cardboard header card packaging. “Find Your Joy” is printed on the front of the slippers packaging.

Sold exclusively at: Walgreen stores nationwide from October 2010 through January 2011 for about $5.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the slippers and return them to any Walgreen location for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Atico International USA toll-free at (877) 546-4835 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.aticousa.com

Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Sunsations Due to Strangulation Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Children’s hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings

Units: About 3,600

Retailer: Sunsations Inc., of Virginia Beach, Va.

Hazard: The hooded sweatshirts have drawstrings through the hood which can pose a strangulation or entrapment hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf), which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997, to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The recall involves children’s and juniors hooded sweatshirts sold in sizes small, medium and large that can fit children in a large range of sizes from 2T through 12. “Virginia Beach,” “Ocean City,” “Nags Head” or “Kill Devil Hills” are printed on the front. The following style and items numbers are included in the recall and are printed on a tag sewn into the sweatshirt’s neck: BL200 (item #16692) in black, style BL300 (item #16693) in brown and style 292 (item #20221) which come in navy blue, pink and light blue.

Sold at: Sunsations stores in Virginia Beach, Va; Ocean City, Md; and Nags Head and Kill Devil Hills, N.C. from May 2009 through November 2010 for between $10 and $25.

Manufactured in: Pakistan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the sweatshirt to eliminate the hazard or return the sweatshirt to Sunsations for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sunsations at (800) 786-9044 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s website at www.sunsationsusa.com or email the firm at[email protected]

Fun World Recalls Little Pet Vet and Dr. Littles Halloween Costumes with Toy Stethoscopes Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Little Pet Vet costumes and Dr. Littles costumes

Units: About 1,800

Importer: Fun World, Inc. a Division of Easter Unlimited, Inc. of Carle Place, N.Y.

Hazard: The costumes are sold with a toy stethoscope accessory. The plastic ear pieces at the end of the stethoscope can be pulled off, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None Reported

Description: This recall is limited to the stethoscope accessory from Fun World’s toddler-sized Pet Vet and Dr. Littles costumes. The costumes include a white lab coat, a cap, scrub pants, a scrub shirt and a stethoscope. The cap and scrubs are pink, turquoise or blue. A tracking label bearing the code 10060GFI01 and a production date of either Jan-Mar 2010 or Apr-Jun 2010 is sewn into the neck of the scrub shirt or the lab coat.

Sold at: Novelty stores, costume and party supply stores nationwide from August 2010 through October 2010 for about $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the stethoscope away from children and contact Fun World for instructions on returning the stethoscope for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fun World at (800) 247-5314 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or by email to [email protected]

AOSOM Recalls Wooden Playpens Due to Choking and Laceration Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Wooden Playpens

Units: About 5,000

Importer: AOSOM LLC, of Tualatin, Ore.

Hazard: The wooden playpen can break, split and/or crack at points where screws and other hardware are located. Small, broken wood pieces and hardware from the playpen can pose a risk of choking and laceration hazards to children. In addition, an unstable playpen can fall over onto a child, posing an entrapment hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: AOSOM has received 69 reports of the wooden playpens breaking, splitting and/or cracking including one report of a child mouthing a piece of the broken wood and three reports of children found with a broken piece of wood and/or screw in their hand. The objects were removed without injury.

Description: This recall involves AOSOM wooden playpens made from pine wood. The firm’s logo “A” and “www.AOSOM.com” is stamped on the gate of the playpen. The following four models are included in this recall:

AOSOM Playpen Model Number Price
AOSOM 3in1 Baby wooden Superyard Playpen Combo 5664-0017S&G 149.99
AOSOM Baby 8 Panel Wooden Playpen Room Divider 5664-0017 119.99
AOSOM Baby 8 Sided Wooden Playpen 2 Panels 5664-0017S 29.99
AOSOM Baby 8 Sided Wooden Playpen Gate 5664-0017G 29.99

Sold online at: AOSOM.com, Amazon.com, eBay.com and other online retailers from October 2008 through November 2010 for between $30 and $150.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the wooden playpens and contact AOSOM for instructions on how to return the product and receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at (877) 644-9366 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or e-mail the firm at [email protected]. Consumers can also visit the firm’s website at www.aosom.com

Baby Jogger LLC Recalls Baby Jogger Jump Seats Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Baby Jogger Jump Seats

Units: About 1,545 (U.S.) and about 450 (Canada)

Distributor: Baby Jogger LLC, of Richmond, Va.

Hazard: If the Jump Seat does not properly lock into place, the Jump Seat could disengage from the stroller allowing the child to fall out.

Incidents/Injuries: Baby Jogger has received four reports of children falling from the seat, including reports of scrapes, bruises, cuts and one broken nose.

Description: This recall includes the Baby Jogger Jump Seat. The Jump Seat is a fabric seat accessory with the name “Baby Jogger” on the front that is attached to the mounting bracket on the frame of a Baby Jogger City Elite, Baby Jogger City Classic or Baby Jogger Summit stroller and allows a toddler and baby to ride together in the same stroller at the same time. The item number is printed on the product packaging.

Item Numbers Sold
J7J50 Beginning January 2008

Sold at: Juvenile products stores, mass merchandisers, and department stores nationwide and on the Web from January 2008 through July 2010 for about $100.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the Jump Seat and contact Baby Jogger to receive Jump Seat safety straps and assembly instructions.

Customer Contact: For additional information, contact Baby Jogger toll-free at (877) 506-2213 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, e-mail the firm at [email protected], or visit the firm’s website atwww.babyjogger.com

Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1287

Jogging Strollers Recalled by B.O.B. Trailers Due to Strangulation Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: B.O.B.® single and double strollers

Units: About 337,000 in the United States and 20,000 in Canada

Importer: B.O.B. Trailers Inc., of Boise, Idaho

Hazard: A drawstring on the stroller can get wrapped around a child’s neck, posing a strangulation hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of an 11-month-old girl who got entangled at the neck by the stroller’s drawstring. The child was freed by her mother.

Description: This recall involves the following 11 models of B.O.B.® single and double strollers. The name “B.O.B” appears on the cargo basket under the stroller and on the front of the stroller. All of the recalled strollers have a yellow/orange drawstring at the rear of the canopy which is used to gather loose fabric when the canopy is pulled back. Strollers have the serial number either stamped in the frame or on a white label located on the stroller’s rear right leg.

Model Serial # ranges
Sport Utility Stroller 12362 – 35107
AA00001 – AA025490
AA900000 – AA999999
Sport Utility Stroller D’Lux 12362 – 35107
AB000001 – AB007940
AB900000 – AB999999
Ironman® 800000 – 803700
AC000001- AC027923
AC900000 – AC999999
Sport Utility Duallie 002001 – 008068
AD000001 – AD011252
AD900000 – AD999999
Ironman® Duallie AE000001 – AE008909
AE900000 – AE999999
Revolution AF000001 – AF189112
AF900000 – AF999999
Revolution 12” AK000001 – AK024149
AK900000 – AK999999
Stroller Strides® AG000001 – AG011163
AG900000 – AG999999
Revolution Duallie AH000001 – AH072921
AH900000 – AH999999
Revolution Duallie 12” AL000001 – AL012657
AL900000 – AL999999
Stroller Strides® Duallie AM000001 – AM003229
AM900000 – AM999999

Sold at: REI, buy buy Baby and other stores nationwide and on the Web at Babiesrus.com, Target.com and Amazon.com between April 2002 and February 2011 for between $300 and $600.

Manufactured in: Taiwan and China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and remove the drawstring. If using a separately purchased Weather Shield or Sun Shield accessory with the recalled stroller, contact B.O.B. Trailers for a free canopy retrofit kit.

Configuration Use Stroller Only Use Stroller With Optional
Weather Shield Accessory
Use Stroller With Optional
Sun Shield Accessory
Remedy Remove Drawstring 

Instructions on removing drawstrings at:
www.bobcanopy.com

Remove Drawstring, Install Canopy retrofit Kit 

Order retrofit kits atwww.bobcanopy.com

Remove Drawstring, Install Canopy retrofit Kit 

Order retrofit kits atwww.bobcanopy.com

 

Consumer Contact: For additional information, or to order a canopy retrofit kit, contact B.O.B. Trailers at (855) 242-2245 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website atwww.bobcanopy.com

Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1279

IKEA Recalls to Repair Cribs Due to Mattress Support Collapse; Cribs Pose Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: SNIGLAR cribs

Units: About 20,000 in the United States and 6,000 in Canada

Distributor: IKEA Home Furnishings, of Conshohocken, Pa.

Hazard: The four bolts provided with some SNIGLAR cribs to secure the mattress support are not long enough. This can cause the mattress support to detach and collapse, creating a risk of entrapment and suffocation to a child in the crib.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves SNIGLAR non-drop-side, full-size cribs with model number 60091931. SNIGLAR, IKEA and the model number are printed on a label attached to the mattress support. The crib frame and mattress support are made of natural/light-colored wood.

Sold exclusively at: IKEA stores nationwide from October 2005 through June 2010 for about $80.

Manufactured in: Romania

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the crib immediately and check the crib. If the mattress support bolts extend through the nut, the bolts are the proper length and the crib is not included in the recall. If the bolt does not extend through the nut, the crib is included in the recall. Contact IKEA for a free repair kit for recalled cribs. In the meantime, find an alternate, safe sleep 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 IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the firm’s website at www.ikea-usa.com

Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1266

Kristi G, SwimWays Corporation Recall Child Chairs Due To Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Kristi G Go & Grow Chair

Units: About 5,200

Distributor: Kristi G Company, of Atlanta, and SwimWays Corp., of Virginia Beach, Va.

Hazard: The chair can tip over, posing a fall hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: SwimWays Corp. has received eight reports of the chairs tipping over. In two of the reports, children received scrapes on the face and hands.

Description: The recalled product is a lightweight, polyester chair for children three months and older, up to 75 pounds. The chairs include a detachable sun canopy, detachable tray, three-point harness, and a polyester carry bag. There are holes in the seat to allow for standing. The chairs differ in color scheme only as follows: model 80325 is brown with blue polka dots, 80326 is brown with green polka dots and 80327 is brown with pink polka dots. The model number is located on the box.

Sold at: Online via national mass merchandisers and retailers from March 2010 to January 2011 for $34.99 to $89.99.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact SwimWays Corp. to receive reimbursement of the purchase price.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact SwimWays Corp. at (888) 559-4653 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.kelsyus.com or www.swimways.com

Bassinets Recalled by Burlington Basket Company Due to Fall Hazard; New Instructions and Warning Labels to be Provided to Consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Bassinets

Units: About 500,000

Manufacturer: Burlington Basket Company, of Burlington, Iowa

Hazard: If the cross-bracing rails are not fully locked into position, the bassinets can collapse causing the infant to fall to the floor or fall within the bassinet and suffer injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Burlington Basket Company have received 10 reports of incidents in which the recalled bassinets collapsed when the folding legs were not locked into place. Two infants received minor injuries as a result of these collapses, including a bruise to the head and a bruised shoulder.

Description: This recall involves all Burlington Basket bassinets manufactured before June 2010. Affected models have folding legs attached to the basket with white plastic pins. Units with non-folding legs attached with metal pins are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Walmart and other mass merchandisers, department stores and juvenile product stores nationwide and online by various Web retailers, including Amazon.com, from January 2003 through August 2010 for about $50.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the bassinets and check the cross-bracing support rails to make sure they are in the locked position. To properly lock the support rails into place, the end tabs must be fully inserted into the holes on the leg assembly and twisted one quarter turn into the locked position, as shown in the photos below. Consumers should contact Burlington Basket Company for a free kit with detailed instructions on proper assembly of the cross-bracing support rails and decals with assembly instructions to place on the bassinet. A video showing proper assembly of the bassinets is available is available athttp://burlingtonbasket.org/BASSINETRECALL.aspx. This recall does not involve returning the bassinet.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Burlington Basket Company at (800) 553-2300 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.burlingtonbasket.com

Nurses Choice Recalls Holiday Keepsake Newborn Mittens Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Newborn Keepsake Mittens

Units: About 4,700

Manufacturer: Nurses Choice Corp. of Wilmington, N.C.

Hazard: Decorations on the mittens can be pulled off, posing a choking hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The company has received one report of a decoration falling off a mitten. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The infant mittens are made of white cotton. They have candy cane, teddy bear and “2011” decorations glued on one side.

Sold at: The recalled products were distributed by hospitals nationwide for free to newborns from October 2010 to January 2011.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the mittens and contact Nurses Choice for a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Nurses Choice at (800) 747-7076 from Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, by e-mail to [email protected] or visit the company’s website atwww.nurses-choice.com

Two Strangulation Deaths Prompt Summer Infant to Recall Video Baby Monitors with Cords; Firm to Provide New On-Product Label & Instructions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Summer Infant Inc., of Woonsocket, R.I., is announcing the voluntary recall to provide new on product label and instructions for about 1.7 million video baby monitors with electrical cords. The cords can present a strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers if placed too close to a crib. Because of this serious strangulation risk, parents and caregivers should never place these and other corded cameras within three feet of a crib.

Over the past year CPSC and the firm have received reports of two strangulation deaths of infants with the electrical cords of Summer Infant video baby monitors. In March 2010 a 10-month old girl from Washington, D.C. strangled in her crib in the electrical cord of a Summer Infant video monitor. The monitor camera had been placed on top of the crib rail.

In November 2010 CPSC received a report of a six-month old boy from Conway, S.C., who strangled in the electrical cord of a baby monitor placed on the changing table attached to the crib. In January 2011 CPSC learned the product involved was a Summer Infant video baby monitor.

CPSC and the firm are also aware of a near strangulation incident in which a 20-month old boy from Pittsburg, Pa. was found in his crib with the camera cord wrapped around his neck. The Summer Infant monitor camera was mounted on the wall, but the child was still able to reach the cord. He was freed from the cord without serious injury.

Summer Infant has initiated a campaign to provide new on-product labels for electric cords and instructions to consumers with the recalled video monitors distributed between January 2003 and February 2011. The baby monitors were sold at major retailers, mass merchandisers, and juvenile products stores nationwide for between $60 and $300. They were sold in more than 40 different models, including handheld, digital, and color video monitors. All video monitors include both the camera (placed in the baby’s room) and the hand held device (some models have two hand-held devices) that enable the caregiver to see and/or hear the baby from a specific distance. The brand “Summer” is found on the product.

The product was manufactured in China.

CPSC and Summer Infant urge parents to immediately check the location of the video monitors, including cameras mounted on the wall, and all electric cords to make sure the cords are out of arm’s reach of their child. Consumers should contact Summer Infant toll-free at (800) 426-8627 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.summerinfant.com/Home/Product-Recall.aspx to receive a new permanent electric cord warning label about the strangulation risk and revised instructions about how to safely mount camera and keep cords out of child’s reach.

In October 2010 CPSC issued a safety alert warning consumers that there had been six reports of strangulation in baby monitor cords since 2004. Since that alert the number of death reports has risen to seven. CPSC has revised the safety alert Infants Can Strangle in Baby Monitor Cords.

Watch a video clip about the hazard of baby monitor cords (transcript) (in “streaming video” format) HAZARD

Rechargeable Batteries in Video Baby Monitors Recalled to Replace by Summer Infant Due to Burn Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Babies R Us

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Rechargeable batteries sold with certain Slim and Secure™ Video Monitors

Units: About 58,000

Importer: Summer Infant, of Woonsocket, R.I.

Manufacturer of Batteries: MP and BK, of China

Hazard: The battery in the handheld video monitor can overheat and rupture, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Summer Infant has received five reports of ruptured batteries, including three incidents of minor property damage. No injuries were reported.

Description: The recall involves Summer Infant Slim and Secure handheld color video monitors with unmarked, MP and BK rechargeable batteries. The Video Monitor is sold in either silver and white, model #02800; or pink and white, model #02805. It has receiver and camera components. The receiver is approximately 4 ¼” tall and 2 ½” wide with a 2.5” LCD screen with the “Summer” logo printed in white on the bottom front. The camera is silver and white. Both the video monitor and receiver components come with A/C adapters but only the receiver unit contains a rechargeable battery. The batteries are unmarked or marked with letters MP or BK on the lower right corner of the battery. Batteries that are marked TCL are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Exclusively at Babies R Us from September 2009 to May 2010 for about $200.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the video baby monitors with the recalled batteries and contact Summer Infant to receive a postage paid envelope to return the defective battery in exchange for a free replacement battery. The monitor can continue to be used on AC power with power cord.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Summer Infant between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday at (800) 426-8627, or visit the firm’s website at www.summerinfant.com

MIKI HOUSE USA Recalls Children’s Hooded Jackets Due to Strangulation Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Windbreaker Jackets

Units: About 10

Importer: MIKI HOUSE USA Inc. of New York

Hazard: The jackets contain drawstrings which pose strangulation and entrapment hazards to young children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf), which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997, to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves children’s windbreaker jackets with drawstrings in the hoods. The jackets were sold in red, blue, and multi-colored (purple, blue, yellow, green, light blue) in sizes 12 months to 4T. The style number is 11-3706-730 and is located both on the price ticket and care instructions.

Sold at: Bloomingdale’s Department Store in New York from August 2010 to November 2010 for about $80.00.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the jackets to eliminate the hazard. Consumers may contact the firm to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact MIKI HOUSE USA, Inc. at (877) 747-7653 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or e-mail the firm at [email protected]

Snow Bikes Recalled by Tech 4 Kids Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: OUTER EDGE Snow Bikes

Units: About 2,100

Manufacturer: Tech 4 Kids Inc., of Canada

Hazard: The front ski can crack or break, causing the snow bike to stop suddenly and posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Tech 4 Kids has received three reports of consumers falling off the recalled snow bikes and sustaining injuries as a result of the defective front ski cracking or breaking. Injuries included a cut requiring stitches and a dislocated shoulder.

Description: The recall includes OUTER EDGE brand Snow MX-Ski-Doo® and the Snow MX-X Games™ snow bikes. The Snow MX-Ski-Doo snow bike is yellow and black with “Ski-Doo” printed on the steel frame and on the front ski. The Snow MX-X Games snow bike is blue and black with “Snow MX,” a skull and swords printed on the steel frame and on the front ski. “OUTER EDGE” is printed on the snow bikes’ packaging.

Sold at: Costco, sporting goods stores and other retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.com and Walmart.com from September 2010 through January 2011 for about $150.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snow bikes and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Tech 4 Kids toll-free at (866) 287-4761 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or visit the firm’s website at www.outeredgeindustries.com/safetynotice/

Escalade Sports Recalls Oasis Playsets Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Outdoor Playsets

Units: About 4,600

Manufacturer: Escalade Sports of Evansville, Ind.

Hazard: The swing seats on the playsets can crack and break in half, causing the user to fall to the ground.

Incidents/Injuries: Escalade Sports has received 24 reports of the seats breaking, no injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves belt-style swing seats on four models of Oasis Playsets: PG01W, PG02W, PG03W and PG04W. Model numbers are located on a plate on the swing’s horizontal beam. The green plastic seats are about 26 inches long and are hung from green, plastic-coated chains. The swing seats have rounded ends with black grommets on each end. Printed on one side of the seat is:

MADE IN CHINA
GUARANTEED FOR ONE YEAR
ADULT SUPERVISION REQUIRED
DO NOT INSTALL IN AREAS WHERE
TEMPERATURES EXCEED 120DEG F

Printed on the other side of the seat is:

WARNING
IMPROPER USE
MAINTENANCE INSTALLATION OR VANDALISM
CAN DAMAGE SEAT AND LEAD TO SERIOUS INJURY
FOR RESIDENTIAL
USE BY ONE CHILD

Sold by: Oasis distributors and dealers nationwide from April 2008 to December 2010 for between $1,500 and $2,200.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these swing seats and contact Escalade Sports for free replacement swing seats.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Escalade Sports at (800) 742-6009 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.escaladesports.com. Consumers can also e-mail the firm at [email protected]

PG01W, Oasis Package #1 Playset
PG02W, Oasis Package #2 Playset
PG03W, Oasis Package #3 Playset
PG04W, Oasis Mirage Playset

Next Step Plastic Sippy/Tumbler Cups Recalled for Laceration Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Sippy/Tumbler Cups

Units: About 43,500

Manufacturer: Artcraft and Foremost Inc., of Moorestown, N.J.

Retailer: Mead Johnson Nutritionals, of Evansville, Ind.

Hazard: The impact of being dropped or banged can cause the cup to break into pieces, resulting in sharp or jagged edges that pose a laceration hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: Artcraft and Foremost Inc. has received 90 reports of the cups breaking into pieces and/or the handles breaking off, resulting in six reports of minor injuries such as cuts to the fingers and thumbs.

Description: This recall involves plastic sippy/tumbler cups bearing the “Next Step” logo. The 7-ounce cup has an aqua blue cap and a yellow, rubber-like material covering the handles and bottom of the cup.

Distributed by: Mead Johnson Nutritionals as a promotional giveaway to physicians and consumers nationwide via direct mail from September 2006 to October 2006.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take the cups away from children and discard them immediately. Consumers can contact Mead Johnson Nutritionals for information on how to receive a $10 coupon toward the purchase of Next Step LIPIL baby formula.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Mead Johnson Nutritionals at (800) 222-9123 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, and between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Saturday; or via e-mail at [email protected]

BabySwede LLC Recalls BABYBJÖRN® Feeding Spoons Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: BABYBJÖRN® Feeding Spoons

Units: About 33,000

Importer/Distributor: BabySwede LLC, of Cleveland, Ohio

Hazard: After extended use, the soft plastic tip on the feeding spoon can loosen and break off, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents have been reported in the United States. BabySwede has received 11 reports of the plastic loosening on the spoons in other countries. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled feeding spoons were sold under the brand name “BABYBJÖRN,” which is printed along the front side of the spoon’s handle. The spoons were sold in one package containing two spoons. The spoons are about 6-1/2 inches in length, with a soft, flexible plastic tip sold in two color combinations: blue/red or green/yellow.

Sold at: Specialty juvenile product stores, catalogs and Internet sites from January 2001 through November 2006 for about $9.

Manufactured in: Sweden

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled feeding spoons and contact BabySwede LLC to receive a refund or replacement spoons.

Customer Contact: For more information, contact BabySwede LLC toll-free at (866) 424-0200 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.babyswede.com

CPSC, Burger King Corporation Announce Voluntary Recall of Pokemon Ball

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Burger King Corporation is voluntarily recalling more than 25 million Pokemon balls included with Burger King kids meals. The balls may pose a suffocation hazard to children under three years of age. Pokemon balls are the ball-shaped plastic containers that hold Pokemon toys in Burger King kids meals. Either half of the Pokemon ball can become stuck on a child’s face, covering the nose and mouth and may cause suffocation of a child under three years of age.

A 13-month-old girl reportedly suffocated when one-half of a Pokemon ball covered her nose and mouth. An 18-month-old girl reportedly also had a ball-half stuck over her face, causing her distress. However, the girl’s father (on the second attempt) pulled the ball-half from her face.

The Pokemon balls are plastic ball-shaped containers between 2 ¾” and 3″ in diameter. They pull apart to reveal one of 57 different Pokemon toys inside. The balls were distributed in a variety of colors including red and white, and hot pink. Packaging described them as safety tested and recommended for all ages of children.

Burger King restaurants nationwide distributed the Pokemon balls inside Burger King Kids Club Meals and regular kids meals from early November through December, 1999.

Consumers should immediately take the balls away from children under the age of three. They should discard the ball or return both halves of the ball to a Burger King restaurant for a free small order of french fries. Consumers may continue to use the Pokemon toy that came inside the ball.

Burger King restaurants will continue to distribute the Pokemon toys in balls with Burger King Big Kids Meals, but the Pokemon balls will no longer be included with the toy in the regular kids club meals, generally intended for younger children. Consumers should not allow younger children under the age of three to play with these balls.

Burger King’s Consumer Relations phone number is 305-378-3535, which operates Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. east coast time.

CPSC and Kraft Issue Warning for Chillers Sticks for Jell-O Instant Pudding

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kraft Foods, Inc. of Northfield, Ill., is announcing a voluntary in-store recall and safety advisory for approximately 678,000 sets of Chillers Sticks distributed in connection with a Jell-O instant pudding promotion. The plastic Chillers Sticks may break, presenting a choking hazard to young children.

Kraft has received 71 reports of the Chillers Sticks breaking. Kraft is not aware of any injuries. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

The red or purple Chillers Sticks, measuring three inches long, are used to make frozen Jell-O Pudding treats. An outside supplier manufactured the sticks, which were packaged in sets of six. Kraft distributed the sticks nationwide through an 800-number and supermarkets from early June through mid-July 1996 as part of a promotion for Jell-O pudding.

Consumers should immediately discard the Chillers Sticks. If consumers need further information, they should call Kraft at (800) 433-9363. Kraft Foods has recalled the Chillers Sticks from store shelves and will no longer distribute the sticks.

All Jell-O Instant Pudding mix is safe and is not affected by this recall. Jell-O Instant Pudding recipes can be prepared and consumed without Chillers Sticks.

Lifetime Brands Recalls Fruit and Vegetable Choppers Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold at Sam’s Club

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Pedrini® Pro Chop™ Professional Multipurpose Choppers

Units: About 6,000

Importer: Lifetime Brands Inc., of Garden City, N.Y.

Hazard: Pieces of the chopper’s metal blades can break off during use and fall into food being prepared in the chopper, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Lifetime Brands has received three reports of blades breaking off during use, including one report of minor cuts to a consumer’s mouth when a small piece of blade became lodged in food that had been sliced by the chopper.

Description: The recalled product is the Pedrini® Pro Chop™ Professional Multipurpose Chopper with model number 5061050 and UPC 024131114849. The product is a multipurpose chopper and corer for fruits and vegetables. The model number and UPC are located on the chopper’s packaging.

Sold at: Sam’s Club locations nationwide from October 2009 through December 2009 for about $25.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the Pedrini® Pro Chop™ Professional Multipurpose Choppers and return it to any Sam’s Club for a full refund. Sam’s Club is directly contacting consumers who purchased the recalled choppers.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lifetime Brands Inc. at (800) 471-3986 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s Web site www.lifetimebrands.com, or email the firm at [email protected]

CPSC, Ultimate Chopper LLC Announce Recall to Inspect and Replace Food Processors

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Ultimate Chopper™ food processor

Units: About 1.5 million

Distributor: Ultimate Chopper LLC, of Los Angeles, Calif.

Hazard: The interlocking lid assembly on the appliance can malfunction, allowing the food processor to be operated when the lid is off. This can result in a laceration or finger tip amputation hazard if consumers insert their hands into the food processor.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Ultimate Chopper LLC have received 17 reports of injuries resulting from a failure of the interlocking lid assembly or the blade assembly breaking. Five of those injured required stitches or surgery, and the remaining 12 consumers received cuts or scratches.

Description: The Ultimate Chopper is a compact, single-speed food processor that can also function as a blender when an optional attachment is used with the base. The product is comprised of a white base unit with a 600 watt motor (750 watts peak power), a plastic blade assembly that contains two stainless steel blades, a chopping bowl, and a clear, interlocking lid. The name “Ultimate Chopper” is stamped on the product’s base. The optional blender attachment is sold separately.

Sold at: The Ultimate Chopper™ has been marketed and distributed through television infomercial sales, the firm’s Web site, and various retailers nationwide from March 2002 through July 2005 for about $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately inspect their Ultimate Chopper food processor to determine if the interlocking lid is functioning properly. Consumers should remove the lid and blade assembly and test to see if the unit will operate without the lid on. If the unit turns on when the lid is removed, consumers should stop using it immediately and contact Ultimate Chopper LLC to receive a free replacement unit. Also, if blade assemblies are worn, damaged or broken for any reason, consumers should stop using the unit and contact the company to receive a free replacement blade assembly. Consumers also can access an instructional video demonstrating how to inspect their Ultimate Chopper at http://demo.ultimatechopper.com

Consumer Contact: Call Ultimate Chopper LLC toll-free at (800) 819-6297 between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.ultimatechopper.com

Regal Recalls 1.4 Million Food Processor Bowl Covers

Washington, DC — In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Regal Appliance Inc., of Virginia Beach, Virginia, today announced the voluntary recall of 1.4 million bowl covers for certain Moulinex and Moulinex Regal La Machine food processors, which may present a laceration hazard. The food processors involved are models LM2 (La Machine II), LM3 (La Machine III), LM5 (La Machine V), and the JC Penney model 8330. The machines were manufactured from 1980 to June 8, 1984.

Regal is alerting owners to the potential failure of the product’s safety interlock system. When this occurs, the machine can operate without the bowl cover in place. This could cause severe lacerations to the hands and fingers, or even partial finger amputations, should the user push the “on” button when the hand is in the bowl and in contact with the machine’s cutting blades.

The firm has received 17 reports of finger or hand lacerations, and 4 reports of partial finger amputations, from 1982 to February, 1986. These incidents reportedly have resulted from the use of the machine.

Regal Appliance Inc., is offering to replace the original bowl cover on affected machines with a new bowl cover. The new bowl cover is designed to reduce the chance that an operator will accidentally force the cover off of the machine and defeat the interlock.

Owners of La Machine II, III, or V food processors can determine if their unit is recalled by checking the bottom for the stamped model numbers LM2, LM3, or LM5, and for a date code from 010380 to 080684. The six digit date code is in day, month, and year sequence. Owners of JC Penney food processors should check the bottom of their unit for the stamped model number 8330 and for a date code from COO3 to C406. The first digit of the C number represents the year and the last two digits represent the month. Only units with the listed model numbers and date codes have bowl covers subject to recall. Food processors made after June 8, 1984, including all La Machine I (LMl model) units, are not subject to the recall.

Regal advises owners of recalled food processors to discontinue use of their machine until a replacement bowl cover is received. The original bowl cover should be disposed of. To get the replacement, owners should write to the Bowl Cover Replacement Program, Regal Appliance Inc., 2820 Crusader Circle, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456. The letter must include the name and address of the owner and the model and date code numbers of the machine. The company will promptly return the new replacement bowl cover to the owner, free of charge, with a warning instruction sheet.

The La Machine and JC Penney food processors were sold nationwide by a variety of retailers and by the JC Penney Co. since March, 1980, for about $50 to $100.

Consumers who have questions or need more information should write to Regal Appliance Inc., at the listed address, and outside Virginia may call Regal’s toll-free number at 800-624-7317, In Virginia, consumers may call the company collect at 804-468-3500.

CPSC, KitchenAid Announce Recall to Repair Food Processors

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), KitchenAid Home Appliances, of Benton Harbor, Mich., is voluntarily recalling about 220,000 food processors for repair. A cap on the blade unit can dislodge during use. When dislodged, the cap can get mixed in with food, presenting a choking hazard.

KitchenAid estimates that there have been 30 incidents of the cap becoming dislodged into food. Two of the reports involved consumers starting to choke on the cap.

The recall involves KitchenAid® 5-cup and 7-cup food processors sold under the model names Little Classic™, Little Ultra Power® and 7-Cup Ultra Power®. “KitchenAid” is on the front and bottom of the unit. The model name is on the side of the unit. The recalled units can be identified by their model and serial numbers, which are located on the bottom of the unit. Recalled units have model numbers beginning with KFP300, 4KFP300 and RRKFP300 (Little Classic™), KFP350, 4KFP350 and RRKFP350 (Little Ultra Power®) and KFP450 and RRKFP450 (7-Cup Ultra Power®). The serial numbers begin with WJG, WJH, WJI, WJJ, and WJK00 to WJK33. The food processors are white, almond cream, blue, red, green, yellow or black. They are made in France and are UL listed.

Department, mass merchandise, and specialty stores nationwide sold these food processors from April 1997 through August 2000 for between $110 and $160.

Consumers should stop using these food processor models immediately and contact KitchenAid to receive a free replacement blade unit. Consumers should call KitchenAid toll-free at (866) 444-3574 between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or consumers can also order a free replacement blade at: http://www.kitchenaid.com/fpblade/fpblade.htmls.

The recall does not include KitchenAid 9-cup and 11-cup food processors, or food processors with blade units that have a gray cap.

Consumers can also view a video clip about this recall (transcript). This is in “streaming video” format.

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