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RECALLS ~ Infant and Children's products (not including toys) - 2000
stork itemDecember 20, 2000 ~ CPSC, Excite Ltd. Announce Recall of Scooters: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Excite Ltd., of Hong Kong, is voluntarily recalling about 80,000 scooters. The front of the folding mechanism, where the steering column meets the base of the scooter, can create a pinch-point. Fingers can be injured while folding or unfolding the scooter. Excite has received nine reports of pinch-point injuries to children including one partially amputated fingertip and eight lacerations, one of which required eight stitches. The recall involves Excite Super Speeder II and Viper scooters. Rite Aid stores nationwide exclusively sold the Super Speeder II and Viper scooters from August 2000 to December 2000 for about $49. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01059.html.

stork itemDecember 20, 2000 ~ CPSC, Kolcraft Announce Recall of "Ranger" Strollers: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kolcraft Enterprises Inc., of Chicago, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 25,500 strollers. Lock mechanisms, found on both sides of the stroller, can break and create a pinch-point hazard. Young children can be injured when their fingers, arms or hands are pinched between parts of the locking mechanism. Kolcraft has received 39 reports of the lock mechanisms breaking, including one report of a baby's arm being pinched. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01056.html.

stork itemDecember 5, 2000 ~ CPSC and Small Beginnings Inc. Announce Recall of "Pacee" Pacifiers: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Small Beginnings Inc., of Hesperia, Calif., is recalling about 16,000 pacifiers. The pacifiers failed CPSC testing standards. These pacifiers present a choking hazard to infants. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01047.html.

stork itemNovember 27, 2000 ~ CPSC, Cosco Announce Recall to Repair High Chairs: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Cosco Inc., of Columbus, Ind., is voluntarily recalling about one million Options 5 High Chairs. The high chairs are adjustable and have both recline and upright positions. In the recline position, the seats can separate from the frame and fall to the ground. In the upright position, the seats can slip from their set height position to the lowest position or can fall to the ground. Additionally, some seats were sold with a metal restraint anchor that can slip through the back of the seat allowing the child to fall to the ground. Infants and toddlers can suffer head, face and bodily injuries. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01041.html.

stork itemNovember 20, 2000 ~ CPSC, L.L. Bean Inc. Announce Recall of Toddlers' Slippers ~ In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), L.L. Bean Inc., of Freeport, Maine, is voluntarily recalling about 2,000 pairs of fleece slippers. The drawcord around the ankle of these slippers can break and release the toggle used to tighten the drawcord. The toggle presents a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01035.html.

stork itemNovember 1, 2000 ~ Window Blinds: New Investigation of Children's Deaths Leads to Redesigned Window Blinds ~ The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Window Covering Safety Council are announcing a recall to repair horizontal window blinds to prevent the risk of strangulation to young children. The recall involves millions of window blinds with pull cords and inner cords that can form a loop and cause strangulation. About 85 million window blinds are sold each year. Please read the details at the CPSC's site: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01023.html.

stork itemOctober 24, 2000 ~ Old Chest Freezers: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) and its refrigerator/freezer manufacturing members are announcing a voluntary recall initiative to prevent suffocation deaths to children who become trapped inside non-working chest freezers in homes. Up to 9 million chest freezers were manufactured between 1945 and 1970 before voluntary safety standards went into effect allowing freezers to be opened from the inside. Although some manufacturers had freezers that were in compliance prior to the 1970 standards, most old chest freezers have latches that can trap a child. Children playing "hide-and-seek" have found the non-working freezers a deadly place to hide. When the lid closes, children can become trapped inside and suffocate - usually in less than ten minutes. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01016.html.

stork itemOctober 17, 2000 ~ Bunk Beds: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Pottery Barn Kids Inc., of San Francisco, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 200 Stinson Bunk Beds. The side rail and guardrails on these beds can break, causing the bed to collapse and allowing childen to fall out of the beds. Pottery Barn has received two reports of beds collapsing. Two 3-year-old girls suffered minor scrapes and bruises in separate incidents. The bunk beds are made of pine in white or honey, and are identified in the Pottery Barn Kids catalog by model numbers 3443082 or 3443090. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01015.html.

stork itemOctober 13, 2000 ~ Infant Car Seats/Carriers: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Century Products (Century) of Macedonia, Ohio, is recalling about 4 million infant car seats/carriers. When the seat is used as an infant carrier, the handle can break. An infant inside the carrier can fall to the ground and suffer serious injuries. "The break can happen unexpectedly and the seat can drop to the ground,"said CPSC Chairman Ann Brown. "Century is providing parents with new handles for their carriers. Installing the new handle will help keep your baby safe and secure." For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01012.html.

stork itemAugust 28, 2000 ~ Shirts and Rompers: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Children's Place, of Secaucus, N.J., is voluntarily recalling about 120,000 boys baseball shirts and rompers. The buttons can come off, posing a small parts choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00170.html.

stork itemAugust 23, 2000 ~ Swings and Push Toys: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 2.5 million Lift 'n Lock Swings, and about 246,000 Get Up & Go Walkers, which are push toys. Recall of "Lift & Lock Swings": The Lift & Lock Swing is an outdoor swing for children 9 months to 3 years. The swing has a plastic "T"-shaped restraint shield to hold children in the seat. Children can maneuver out of the restraints and fall out of the swings, resulting in serious injuries. Recall of "Get Up & Go Walkers": The Get Up & Go Walker is a three-sided push toy, which looks like a car, designed for children to support themselves as they are learning to stand and walk. Young children leaning forward on the front of the toys can tip them over and fall. Also, the windshield wipers on some of the toys, which stick out, can injure young children when they fall. Fisher-Price has received 330 reports of children falling while using or near the product. A total of 132 children received injuries such as bumps, bruises, scratches and cuts. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00168.html.

stork itemAugust 23, 2000 ~ "Le Cradle" Bassinets: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kids Line Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif., is voluntarily recalling for repair about 46,000 Le Cradle bassinets. Infants can become entrapped in an opening between the bassinet's side and mattress platform and suffocate. Additionally, fabric can separate from the metal frame. Infants can be injured when they scrape against or become caught in the frame. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00167.html.

stork itemAugust 17, 2000 ~ Girl's Nightshirts: The William Carter Co. (Carter's), of Morrow, Ga., is voluntarily recalling about 1,000 girl's nightshirts. The recalled nightshirts have long sleeves, and were sold in sizes small (4-5 year), medium (6-7 year), large (8-10 year) and, x-large (12-14 yr). The nightshirts, which fail to meet federal children's sleepwear flammability standards, could ignite easily and present a serious risk of burn injuries in violation of the Federal Flammable Fabrics Act. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00166a.html.

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stork itemAugust 8, 2000 ~ Children's Swim Masks: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kmart Corp., of Troy, Mich., is recalling about 85,550 "Splash Club" swim masks for children. The mask's glass lens can break into sharp pieces, causing lacerations to a child's face, eyes or hands. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00158.html.

stork itemAugust 8, 2000 ~ Baby Walkers: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Safety 1st Inc., of Canton, Mass., is voluntarily recalling to repair about 170,000 Mobile "4 Wheelin" Walkers, which are shaped like cars. Babies can lose their lower teeth when the teeth are caught in parts of the three-spoke steering wheels. Also, on some of these walkers, the telephone could break apart, releasing small parts and posing a choking hazard. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00157.html.

stork itemAugust 2, 2000 ~ Pacifier Clips: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Rashti & Rashti Inc., of New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 12,700 pacifier clips. The metal clip and the small rivet that attaches the clip to a small, stuffed animal on the pacifier holder can break apart easily, exposing babies to small parts. This poses a choking and aspiration hazard to babies. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00154.html.

stork itemJuly 27, 2000 ~ Gerry® TrailTechTM Backpack Baby Carriers: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Hufco-Delaware Co., of Miamisburg, Ohio, is recalling about 111,000 Gerry® TrailTechTM backpack baby carriers with plastic frames. Small infants can shift to one side, slip through the leg openings of these carriers and fall. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00151.html.

stork itemJuly 21, 2000 ~ Children's Play Tables: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Shelcore Inc., of Somerset, N.J., is voluntarily recalling about 124,000 "Stand-Up 'N Play Tables" to replace the xylophone mallets. The mallet that comes as part of this table set can be lodged into the throats of young children, posing a choking hazard. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00148.html.

stork itemJuly 21, 2000 ~ Baby Jumper Seats and Construction Toys In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling baby jumper seats and preschool toys. About 882,000 Hop, Skip, Jumpers are being recalled along with about 267,000 Big ActionTM Construction toys. The Hop, Skip, Jumper is an activity seat for babies to sit in while suspended from a doorway. There is a spring attached to a suspension strap, allowing babies to use their feet to bounce up and down, while being supported by the seat. The spring that suspends the jumper seat from the doorway can break. Babies can fall to the ground and suffer serious injuries. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00146.html.

stork itemJuly 20, 2000 ~ Teether Toys: Manhattan Group LLC, of Minneapolis, Minn., is voluntarily recalling about 22,000 plastic teether toys. These toys are called the Whoozit® Touch and Teethe™, and have item number WZ-450, written on the packaging. The teether has a 3-inch center face with a red nose that squeeks when pushed in. A mirror is on the reverse side of the face. Seven shapes surround the toy: two hearts, two stars, two circles and one triangle. The green triangle on the toy reads "Touch and Teethe," "Whoozit" and "Made in China." Specialty stores and gift shops sold the teethers from February 2000 through May 2000 for about $12. The teether can pull apart easily and expose small pieces. This poses choking and aspiration hazards to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00145a.html.

stork itemJuly 6, 2000 ~ Elmo Nightlights: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The First Years Inc., of Avon, Mass., is voluntarily recalling about 123,000 "Elmo Nitelights." The faceplate on these nightlights can be broken off, exposing wiring and posing shock and electrocution hazards. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00141.html.

stork itemJuly 5, 2000 ~ Bicycle Helmets: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Rand International, of Farmingdale, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 70,000 bicycle helmets. These bicycle helmets fail impact testing and labeling required under CPSC's Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets, violating the Consumer Product Safety Act. Riders wearing these helmets are not properly protected from falls, and could suffer severe head injuries. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00139.html.
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In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Cycle Express Inc., of New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 9,000 bicycle helmets. These helmets fail impact testing and labeling required under CPSC's Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets, violating the Consumer Product Safety Act. Riders wearing these helmets are not adequately protected from falls, and could suffer severe head injuries or death. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00140.html.

stork itemJuly 5, 2000 ~ Bicycle Trailers: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Burley Design Cooperative, of Eugene, Ore., is voluntarily recalling about 2,200 Burley-BravoTM bicycle trailers, used to transport young children. The wheel can separate from these trailers during use, and result in crashes and injuries to children riding inside. Loss of control to the bicycle pulling these trailers also can cause the riders to crash and suffer injuries. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00138.html.

stork itemJune 29, 2000 ~ Teething Rings: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Whitehall-Robins Healthcare, of Madison, N.J., is voluntarily recalling about 475,000 teething rings. When bent, these teething rings can fit into an infant's mouth and trigger a gagging reflex. This poses a risk of vomiting, which could result in choking and aspiration. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00135.html.

stork itemJune 15, 2000 ~ Children's Rocking Chairs: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Jetmax International Ltd., of Stamford, Conn., is voluntarily recalling to repair about 48,000 children's rocking chairs. The rear legs of the chair can separate from the rocker's base causing it to collapse, and the child seated in the chair can fall. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00125.html.

stork itemJune 14, 2000 ~ Infant Walkers: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Graco Children's Products Inc., of Elverson, Pa., is recalling about 31,000 Tot Wheels® Entertainer® Activity Center infant walkers for repair. These walkers can collapse unexpectedly during use and injure infants. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00124.html.

stork itemJune 8, 2000 ~ Pacifiers: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Playtex Products Inc., of Westport, Conn., is voluntarily recalling about 1.8 million Classic Patterns "Cherubs" and Soft Comfort latex pacifiers. Because the latex is aging faster than normal, the nipple can detach from the shield, presenting a choking hazard to babies. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00121.html.

stork itemJune 7, 2000 ~ Children's Robes: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Federated Department Stores Inc., of Cincinnati, Ohio, is recalling up to 50,000 children's robes purchased for use as sleepwear. These robes, when used as sleepwear, fail to meet federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear. The standards require sleepwear, including robes, to be flame resistant, and if the garment ignites, the flame must self-extinguish. Failure to meet the flammability standards presents a risk of serious burn injuries to children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00119.html.

stork itemJune 5, 2000 ~ Infant Cargo Skirts Recalled by Associated Merchandising Corp: Infant Cargo Skirts - The Associated Merchandising Corp. (AMC) of New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling 9,500 infant girls' cargo skirts. The cargo skirts are made of either 100 percent cotton khaki twill or 100 percent denim, and have an attached panty. They are sold in sizes 12, 18 and 24 months. The khaki style skirt's inside label reads "Baby You're it!" or "Bebe by Cradlecraft" and "MADE IN SRI LANKA." The denim style skirt's inside label reads "Baby You're it" and "MADE IN INDONESIA." Clothing and department stores nationwide sold these cargo skirts from January 2000 through March 2000 for between $14 and $16. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00118b.html.

stork itemJune 1, 2000 ~ Children's Picnic Sets Recalled by Mervyn's: Mervyn's California, of Hayward, Calif., is recalling about 1,200 children's plastic picnic sets contained in clear bags. The clear bag reads "AUSTRALIA" in multicolored lettering, "Down Under" in blue lettering, and has an illustration of a koala bear face. The bag has a pink strap and piping. The picnic set inside the bag consists of four blue cups; four light blue bowls; four small, purple plates; four red plates with the bear illustration; and a set of cutlery. Mervyn's stores nationwide sold the sets from April 2000 through May 2000 for about $13. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00117b.html.

stork itemMay 31, 2000 ~ CPSC, Kids II Announce Recall of Bouncer Seats: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kids II of Alpharetta, Ga., is voluntarily recalling about 99,000 bouncer seats for in-home repair. The removable toy bar that attaches to the seat can suddenly release and cause injuries to babies. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00116.html.

stork itemMay 25, 2000 ~ Tweety Sandals: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Warner Bros. Studio Store, of Burbank, Calif., (Warner Bros. Store) is recalling about 3,800 Tweety rattles and 1,000 pairs of Tweety sandals. Both products are being recalled because small parts of each product can detach and pose a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00114.html.

stork itemMay 10, 2000 ~ CPSC, Hangouts Recall Baby Hammocks: Baby Hammocks - Hangouts, of Boulder Colo., is recalling about 350 baby hammocks. The "baby hammocks" are 6-foot-long mini-hammocks. They are woven from thin cotton strings with nylon end strings in solid or multi-striped colors. The label attached to the end loop reads, "Hangouts® from Bellartson" and "Woven by Hand in MEXICO." The Hangout store in Boulder, Colo., and its catalogs sold these hammocks as model number MY-BB-1110 from January 1990 through September 1999 for about $20. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00107b.html.

stork itemMay 2, 2000 ~ CPSC, Firms Announce Recall of Jogging Strollers: BOB Trailers Inc., of San Luis Obispo, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 3,700 jogging strollers. The recall involves the BOB Sport Utility Stroller and BOB Sport Utility Stroller D'lux. The strollers have three wheels and are pacific blue and black, or hunter green and black. Each stroller has a canopy. The "BOB" logo is on the stroller's frame, canopy and on the seat back. Bike, baby and outdoor product stores and web sites retailers sold the strollers nationwide from November 1998 through March 2000 for about $280 to $370. For details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00103a.html. Baby Trend Inc., of Ontario, Calif., is recalling to inspect about 1,500 "Road Runner" jogging strollers. They are aluminum, three-wheeled strollers with hand brakes. The seat and back is made from a blue canvas-type fabric. The stroller has a three- strap harness that secures the child in the seat. Two additional straps snap together and secure the back corners of the seat to the stroller frame. "Baby Trend" is written on the aluminum frame. The recalled stroller is model number 9592T. The model number is written on a label located in the center of the rear axle. Baby's "R" Us stores sold the strollers nationwide between January 1999 and April 1999 for about $200. For details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00103b.html.

stork itemApril 27, 2000 ~ CPSC, Healthtex Announce Recall of Baby Garments: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Healthtex, a division of VF Playwear Inc., of Greensboro, N.C., is recalling about 260,000 of its baby garments. Snaps on these garments can detach, posing a choking hazard to babies. For details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00102.html.

stork itemApril 13, 2000 ~ CPSC, Graco Announce Recall of Infant Swings: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Graco Children's Products Inc., of Elverson, Pa., is providing new safety restraints for about 7 million infant swings made before November 1997. These new restraints will upgrade older swings. The restraint systems on the older swings consist of a waist belt only and a hinged or removable tray, which serves as a restraint. If parts are missing, the restraints are not used, or the tray pops off, infants can slip down into the seat and strangle or fall from the swing. There have been six deaths. These occurred when parts were missing or the restraints were not used and infants slid down the swings' seats and became tangled in the restraints. In five instances, the swings were second hand. Of 209 incidents, 181 were reports of infants falling from the swing. In nine of the falls, infants suffered serious injuries including bone fractures and concussions. Twenty-two infants were caught at the neck or chest. For details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00098.html.

stork itemApril 7, 2000 ~ CPSC, Kmart Corp. Announce Recall of Children's Lamps: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kmart Corp., of Troy Mich., is voluntarily recalling about 280,000 children's decorative lamps. The lamps can short circuit posing a fire hazard. For details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00093.html.

stork itemApril 7, 2000 ~ Recall of Fisher Price Recall of 3-in-1 Cradle Swing With Detachable Carrier and Bounce 'n PlayTM Activity Dome: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling two infant products. About 105,000 "3-in-1 Cradle Swings" with detachable carriers are being recalled, along with 235,000 "Bounce 'n Play Activity Domes." For details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00092.html.

stork itemMarch 23, 2000 ~ Baby Wipe Warmers: Advance Thermo Control (ATC), of Hong Kong, is voluntarily recalling 152,000 baby wipe warmers distributed by Prince Lionheart Inc., of Santa Maria, Calif. A wipe warmer is an electric appliance that warms baby wipes. Cracks in the interior tub of these wipe warmers can allow water to contact the electrical components. This can result in consumers receiving an electric shock. For details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00083.html.

stork itemMarch 20, 2000 ~ InSTEP and HEALTHRIDER brand single and double jogging strollers: CPSC and InSTEP LLC, of Mendota Heights, Minn., is recalling about 44,000 jogging strollers. The stroller's brake can fail, causing the stroller to unexpectedly roll away resulting in injury to a child. For details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00080.html.

stork itemFebruary 16, 2000 ~ Tommy Hilfiger Socks for Infants and Children: CPSC, Mountain High Hosiery Ltd. Announce Recall of Tommy Hilfiger Socks for Infants and Children. For details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00068.html.

stork itemFebruary 15, 2000 ~ Infant and Toddler Jackets: CPSC, Nordstrom Inc. Announce Recall of Infant and Toddler Jackets. For details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00067.html.

stork itemFebruary 3, 2000 ~ Peek-A-Babe baby garments: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Shopko Stores Inc. of Green Bay, Wis., is recalling approximately 9,800 Peek-A-Babe baby garments. The rose-shaped buttons on these garments can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. For details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00060.html.

stork itemJanuary 4, 2000 ~ Infant and Girls' Sweatshirts: Nordstrom Inc., of Seattle, Wash., is recalling about 5,300 infant and girls' sweatshirts. Zipper pulls on these sweatshirts can detach from the garments, posing a choking hazard to young children. For details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00049.html.

Information gathered from the Consumer Product Safety Commission ~ for earlier recalls, visit Infant/Child Product Recalls (not including toys)



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