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RECALLS 2001 ~ Infant and Children's products (not including toys)
stork itemDecember 18, 2001 ~ CPSC, LaJobi Industries Announce Recall of Cribs: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), LaJobi Industries Inc., of Edison, N.J., is voluntarily recalling about 400 "Molly" and "Betsy" style wooden cribs. These cribs have cut-outs in the end panels that allow young children to get their heads entrapped, resulting in strangulation. The cribs fail to meet CPSC's standards. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02071.html.

stork itemDecember 18, 2001 ~ CPSC, Sandberg Manufacturer Co. Announce Recall of Children's Dressers: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Sandberg Manufacturer Co., of Los Angeles, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 8,200 children's dressers. The dresser can tip over during use, posing a serious injury hazard to consumers. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02069.html.

stork itemDecember 12, 2001 ~ CPSC, Kid Cool LLC Announce Recall of Girl's Infant/Toddler Garments Sold Exclusively at Sears: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kid Cool LLC, of New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 5,100 Baby Cool and Kid Cool girls' jackets and vests. The zipper pull and metal ring on these garments can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02061.html.

stork itemNovember 28, 2001 ~ CPSC, Stride Rite Children's Group Inc. Announce Recall of Girl's Shoes: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, (CPSC), Stride Rite Children's Group Inc., of Lexington, Mass., is voluntarily recalling about 109,000 pairs of Munchkin T-Strap girls' shoes. The buckle on these shoes can break, posing a choking hazard for young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02050.html.

stork itemOctober 10, 2001 ~ CPSC, Evenflo Announce Recall to Repair Home Décor SwingTM Wooden Baby Gates: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Evenflo Company Inc., of Vandalia, Ohio, is recalling about 20,500 Home Décor SwingTM wooden baby gates. The plastic mounting hardware that attaches to the wall can crack or break, allowing the wooden gate to unlatch. Children can then gain access to restricted areas, such as stairs. Also, the plastic hardware attached to the side of the gate can break, creating small parts that pose a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02010.html.

stork itemOctober 10, 2001 ~ CPSC, Safety 1st Announce Recall of Fold-Up Booster Seats: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Safety 1st, of Canton, Mass., is voluntarily recalling about 1.5 million Fold-Up Booster Seats, intended for children who can sit unassisted through about 4 years of age. The top half of the seat inserts can separate, and a child can fall from the chair and be injured. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02009.html.

stork itemOctober 10, 2001 ~ CPSC, Dorel Juvenile Group Announce Recall of Cosco Playpens: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Dorel Juvenile Group, of Columbus, Ind., is voluntarily recalling about 102,000 Cosco "Zip n Go," "Okie Dokie," and "Carters" playpens manufactured between May 1995 and December 1997. The plastic tabs on the playpen that lock the rails into the corners can break or loosen over time, allowing the rails to turn inward, collapse and entrap an infant. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02008.html.

stork itemSeptember 5, 2001 ~ CPSC, Maya Wrap Announce Recall of Infant Carriers/Slings: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Maya Wrap, of Omaha, Neb., is voluntarily recalling about 5,000 infant carriers/slings. The welds of the metal rings that support the carriers/slings can break, posing a fall hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01225.html.

stork itemAugust 16, 2001 ~ CPSC, Kids "R" Us and Babies "R" Us Announce Recall of Children's Cargo Pants: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kids "R" Us and Babies "R" Us, divisions of Toys "R" Us Inc., of Paramus, N.J., are voluntarily recalling about 7,000 children's cargo pants. The toggle on the pockets of the pants can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01217.html.

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stork itemAugust 9, 2001 ~ CPSC, Kolcraft Announce Recall of LiteSport Strollers: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc., of Chicago, IL, is voluntarily recalling about 115,000 strollers. Lock mechanisms, found on both sides of the stroller, can break and cause the stroller to suddenly collapse. When the strollers collapse, babies can fall and suffer injuries. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01214.html.

stork itemJuly 31, 2001 ~ CPSC, Fisher-Price Announce Recall of Portable Bassinets: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y., is recalling about 569,000 portable bassinets. Children and adults can be injured when their fingers are pinched or cut between parts of the folding mechanism. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01210.html.

stork itemJuly 24, 2001 ~ CPSC, Basic Comfort Inc. Announce Recall of Infant Seat Pads: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Basic Comfort Inc., of Denver, Colo., is voluntarily recalling about 16,000 infant seat pads. The seat pad has two shoulder straps that create a v-shaped opening around the head and neck, presenting a strangulation hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01206.html.

stork itemJuly 20, 2001 ~ CPSC, Firms Announce Recall of Baby Walkers: SunTome Trading Corp., of Los Angeles, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 600 baby walkers. The baby walker is model number ST-108ST, which is written on the box. "Q BABY" is written on a label on the front of the walker and "MADE IN TAIWAN" is written on a tag on the back of the seat. They are light and dark blue, pink, green, purple and white. The walkers will fit through a standard doorway and are not designed to stop at the edge of a step. Babies using these walkers could be seriously injured or killed if they fall down stairs. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01203.html.

stork itemJune 22, 2001 ~ Inglesina USA Inc., of Montclair, N.J., is voluntarily recalling about 780 child table seats: The recalled table seat has a metal frame with a fabric cover, and connects to the edge of a table to allow a child to sit and eat at the table. The table seat does not have legs; instead, it is suspended in the air by clamps that connect to the underside of the table. The seats were sold without a seat belt, posing a risk to children who climb out of the seat. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01175.html.

stork itemJune 13, 2001 ~ CPSC, Gymboree Announce Recall of Baby Boy Bodysuits: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Gymboree Corp. (Gymboree®), of Burlingame, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 5,500 Baby Boy Bodysuits. The wheel-shaped zipper pull can twist off and become a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01173.html.

stork itemJune 13, 2001 ~ CPSC, Century Announce Recall of Multi-Use Strollers: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Century Products Co., of Macedonia, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling about 650,000 "Take 2," "Travel Solutions," "Pioneer," "Travelite," and "Pro Sport" 4-in-1 strollers. The strollers can unexpectedly collapse or the car seat/carrier adapter can unexpectedly detach. When this happens, an infant or young child inside the stroller or an attached car seat/carrier 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/prhtml01/01172.html.

stork itemMay 31, 2001 ~ CPSC, Saks Incorporated Announce Recall of Boys' Vests: .- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Saks Incorporated, of Birmingham, Ala., is voluntarily recalling about 14,500 boys' vests. The elastic toggle cord on the end of the zipper pulls can loosen and come off, posing a choking hazard to young children. The recalled vests are red nylon/blue fleece reversible zippered vests sold in toddler sizes 2T through 4T. They were sold under the URIT and Parisian Kids brands. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01164.html.

stork itemMay 17, 2001 ~ CPSC, COMBI International Corp. Announce Recall of Activity Rockers: COMBI International Corp., of Carol Stream, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 4,100 activity rockers to replace their toy bars. The toy bar is an attachment to the COMBI activity rocker. The toy bar has three toys, including a blue plastic bear, a yellow plastic mirror and a clear plastic ball with small colorful beads inside. One of the toys, a clear plastic ball can crack and break during use, exposing the small beads inside, posing a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01155a.html.

stork itemMay 17, 2001 ~ CPSC, Child Craft Industries Announce Recall of Changing Tables: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Child Craft Industries, of Salem, Ind., is voluntarily recalling about 4,300 changing tables. Some changing table joints were not properly glued and can separate, presenting a fall hazard to babies. The changing table is made of beech wood and comes in a variety of colors including white, honey oak, natural and cherry finishes. The table measures about 38 inches high by 35 inches wide by 20 inches deep. There are two labels on one of the rails of the changing table. One label is gold and reads in part "Child Craft Industries" and the other label is stamped in black ink and reads in part "FoppsPedretti, Made in Italy." For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01154.html.

stork itemMay 1, 2001 ~ CPSC, NHTSA, Evenflo Announce Recall to Repair Evenflo® Joyride® Car Seats/Carriers: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Evenflo Co. Inc., of Vandalia, Ohio, is recalling about 3.4 million Joyride® infant car seats/carriers. When the seat is used as an infant carrier, the handle can unexpectedly release, causing the seat to flip forward. When this happens, an infant inside the carrier 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/prhtml01/01137.html.

stork itemApril 19, 2001 ~ CPSC, Disney Store Announce Recall of Children's Costumes: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Disney Store, of Glendale, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 54,000 Princess Ariel (The Little Mermaid) costumes. Fabric used in these costumes can ignite readily and presents a serious risk of burn injuries in violation of the Federal Flammable Fabrics Act. CPSC and Disney are aware of two reports of costumes igniting, resulting in one burn injury to a 4-year-old girl. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01129.html.

stork itemMarch 29, 2001 ~ CPSC, Cosco Inc. and Safety 1st Announce Recall of Wipe Warmers: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Cosco Inc. (Cosco), of Columbus, Ind., and Safety 1st, of Canton, Mass., are voluntarily recalling about 100,600 baby wipe warmers. Cracks in the interior basin of these wipe warmers can allow moisture to contact the electrical components. Consumers touching the wipes could receive an electrical shock. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01117.html.

stork itemMarch 26, 2001 ~ CPSC, Gymboree Announce Recall of Children's Fleece Pants: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Gymboree Corp. (Gymboree®), of Burlingame, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 125,000 children's fleece pants. The cord locks on the pants can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01113.html.

stork itemFebruary 21, 2001 ~ CPSC, Graco Announce Recall of Highchairs: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Graco Children's Products Inc., of Elverson, Pa., is voluntarily recalling about 860,000 highchairs. The chair's legs can come out, causing the chair to fall to the ground. Children can suffer serious injuries from the fall. The model and serial numbers of these Graco highchairs are located on a sticker beneath the seat. The model number contains "3170," "36051" or "74001" within it. The first six numbers in the serial number indicate the date of manufacture. The recalled highchairs were manufactured from January 1, 1995 through December 8, 1997 (or from 010195 through 120897). For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01088.html.

stork itemFebruary 21, 2001 ~ CPSC, Simmons Announce Recall to Repair Cribs: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Simmons Juvenile Products, of New London, Wis., is voluntarily recalling more than 68,600 cribs for repair. Bracket hooks that are used to position the height of the mattress can break, causing the mattress to collapse. Babies can become trapped and suffocate when this happens. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01087.html.

stork itemJanuary 18, 2001 ~ CPSC, Carter's® Announce Recall to Repair Infant Jumpsuits: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The William Carter Co. (Carter's®), of Morrow, Ga., is voluntarily recalling about 600,000 infant jumpsuits for repair. A ribbon that runs through the zipper pull tab can detach, resulting in a potential choking hazard. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01075.html.

stork itemJanuary 18, 2001 ~ CPSC, Trends Clothing Corp. Announce Recall of Girls' Sweatshirts: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Trends Clothing Corp., of Hialeah Gardens, Fla., is recalling about 6,600 Ocean Pacific® girls' sweatshirts. These sweatshirts have hood drawstrings. Children can get entangled and strangle in the drawstrings that catch on objects, including playground equipment, fences and tree branches. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01067.html.

stork itemJanuary 17, 2001 ~ CPSC and Designer Classics LLC Announce Recall of Children's Jeans and Overalls: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Designer Classics LLC, of Keasbey, N.J., is recalling about 11,000 of its children's jeans and overalls manufactured under the BABY GUESS and GUESS GIRLS label. The small decorative metal appliques on the legs of the garments can come loose and separate, posing a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01066.html.

stork itemJanuary 9, 2001 ~ CPSC, BBC International Ltd. Announce Recall of Crayola® Toddler Boots: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), BBC International Ltd., of Boca Raton, Fla., is recalling about 38,000 pairs of Crayola® toddler boots. The toggle, a small plastic ball attached to the laces, can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01064.html.

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



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