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RECALLS 2003 ~ Infant and Children's products (not including toys)
stork itemDecember 15, 2003 ~ CPSC, Hill-Rom Announce Recall of Rocking Chairs: Hill-Rom, a Hillenbrand Industry, of Batesville, Ind. is recalling 2900 rocking chairs. The chairs' support assembly can fail and cause the rocking chair to collapse, posing the risk of injury to the user. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04525.html.

stork itemNovember 26, 2003 ~ CPSC, American Greetings Corp. Announce Recall of Zipper Pulls: American Greetings Corp., of Cleveland, Ohio is recalling 122,700 DesignWare® Zipper Pulls. This accessory item consists of a 2-inch plastic blue or purple butterfly-shaped photo holder that can be attached to a zipper. The product could separate and detach from the zipper, posing a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04040.html.

stork itemNovember 24, 2003 ~ CPSC, Meijer Inc. Announce Recall of Children's Jackets: Meijer Inc., of Grand Rapids, Mich., is voluntarily recalling about 7,500 children's jackets. These jackets 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/prhtml04/04036.html.

stork itemNovember 21, 2003 ~ CPSC, Merit Furniture Distributors Announce Recall of Bunk Beds: Merit Furniture Distributors, Inc., Brooklyn, NY is recalling 524 bunk beds. The bunk beds have openings between the guardrails and in the end structures that are too large. A child's body could slide between the openings and could become trapped by the head, posing a serious strangulation hazard. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04034.html.

stork itemSeptember 25, 2003 ~ CPSC, Home Line Industries Announce Recall of Bunk Beds: Home Line Industries, of Philadelphia, PA is recalling 3600 bunk beds. These bunk beds have openings between the guardrails and between guardrails and the end structures that are too large. A child's body could slide between the opening and become trapped by the child's head. This poses a strangulation hazard to children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03198.html.

stork itemSeptember 17, 2003 ~ CPSC, Apothecary Products Inc. Announce Recall of "Comforts" Pacifiers: Apothecary Products Inc., of Burnsville, MM is recalling "Comforts" pacifiers. These pacifiers fail federal safety tests, come apart, and can pose a choking hazard to infants and small children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03187.html.

stork itemSeptember 17, 2003 ~ CPSC, Simon & Schuster Announce Recall of Children's Books: Simon & Schuster Inc., of New York, N.Y. are recalling Dora the Explorer Children's Board Book. A plastic replica of a balloon attached to the book 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/prhtml03/03186.html.

stork itemSeptember 10, 2003 ~ CPSC, SunTech Enterprises Inc. Announce Recall Baby Walkers: SunTech Enterprises Inc., City of Commerce, CA is recalling "Sun Kids" and "Happy Baby" Baby Walkers. The walkers will fit through a standard doorway and are not designed to stop at the edge of a step. Babies using these walkers can 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/prhtml03/03182.html.

stork itemJune 25, 2003 ~ CPSC, NHTSA, and Dorel Juvenile Group Inc. Announce Extended Recall of Infant Car Seats/Carriers: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Dorel Juvenile Group Inc., of Columbus, Ind., is again voluntarily recalling Cosco Arriva and Turnabout infant car seats/carriers to address a problem with the carry handle. On July 8, 1999, the two federal agencies and Cosco, now known as the Dorel Juvenile Group, announced the recall of 670,000 of these infant car seat/carriers made from March 1995 through September 1997. This recall adds 1.2 million of the same model infant car seats/carriers made through January 2000. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03148.html.

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stork itemJune 19, 2003 ~ CPSC, Fisher-Price Announce Recall of Crib Mobile Toys: Fisher-Price is voluntarily recalling Sparkling SymphonyTM Mobile crib toys that attach to the crib side rail and play music and lights that are activated by remote control. Four star and moon characters are suspended from the mobile, which turns. The recalled toys have model number 71985 found on both the lower arm of the mobile and the back of the remote control. The Fisher-Price logo appears at the top of the upper arm, over the silver decoration. The recalled mobiles were manufactured from October 1999 through November 2000. A date code is located on the upper arm of the mobile and on the back of the remote control. Consumers should contact Fisher Price with their date code to determine if their mobile is part of the recall. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03146.html.

stork itemJune 4, 2003 ~ CPSC, Babi Italia/LaJobi Industries Announce Recall to Replace "Tiffany" and "Josephine" Crib Drop-Side Rails: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Babi Italia, a division of LaJobi Industries Inc., of Edison, N.J., is voluntarily recalling to replace crib drop-side rails for about 2,000 "Tiffany" and "Josephine" model cribs. The slats on the drop-side rails can come loose or detach. A child's head can get caught in the space left by loose or missing slats, presenting an entrapment hazard. In addition, children can fall through the slat opening. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03137.html.

stork itemMay 28, 2003 ~ CPSC, Starbucks Coffee Co. Announce Recall of Children's Tumbler Cups: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Starbucks Coffee Co., of Seattle, Wash., is voluntarily recalling approximately 38,000 plastic BearistaTM Bear tumbler cups. When the flexible straw on the cups is chewed, small pieces of plastic 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/prhtml03/03134.html.

stork itemMay 6, 2003 ~ CPSC, Baby's Dream Furniture Inc. Announce Recall to Repair Cribs: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Baby's Dream Furniture Inc., of Buena Vista, Ga., is voluntarily recalling about 4,600 wooden convertible cribs manufactured from January to August 2001 to repair hinges on the drop gate. The three hinges along the fold-down drop gate can crack or break and allow babies to have their fingers pinched. Baby's Dream has received 38 reports of broken or cracked hinges, but there have been no injuries reported. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03121.html.

stork itemMarch 10, 2003 ~ CPSC, S. Rothschild & Co. Announce Recall to Repair Girls' Hooded Winter Jackets: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), S. Rothschild & Co. Inc., of New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling for repair about 37,000 girls' iridescent, hooded winter jackets. The rubber petal and metal snap can break off of the jacket, posing a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03096.html.

stork itemFebruary 27, 2003 ~ CPSC, The First Years® Inc. Announce New Safety Instructions to Prevent Injuries for Combo Baby Tubs/Step Stools: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The First Years Inc., of Avon, Mass., is providing a new instruction sheet for 120,000 "2-In-1 Fold-Away Tub and Step Stools." When used as a tub, babies' body parts can be pinched if the product's footrest is not fully extended so that it clicks into place firmly. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03085.html.

stork itemJanuary 23, 2003 ~ CPSC, Hufco-Delaware Company and Evenflo Company Inc. Announce Recall to Repair Gerry® and Evenflo® Portable Wood Cribs: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Hufco-Delaware Company, of Miamisburg, Ohio, and Evenflo Company Inc., of Vandalia, Ohio, are recalling about 364,000 portable wood cribs. If the hardware used to assemble the crib is not tight, the mattress support platform and mattress can fall to the floor. This poses a risk of injury to young children in the crib. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03074.html.

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



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