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RECALLS 2009 ~ Infant and Children's products (excluding toys)

 
 December 30, 2009 ~ Dorel Juvenile Group Recalls Play Yards with Bassinets Due to Suffocation Hazard: Dorel Juvenile Group Inc., of Columbus, Ind. is recalling about 213,000 Safety 1st Disney Care Center™ Play Yard and Eddie Bauer Complete Care Play Yards. The play yards are portable and were sold with a bassinet attachment and a built-in changing station. Models included in this recall are 05025, 05026, 05037, 05088 and 05350. They were sold at Babies “R” Us, Kmart, Sears, Target and Walmart from January 2007 through October 2009 for between $100 and $130. The one piece metal bars supporting the floorboard of the bassinet attachment can come out of the fabric sleeves and create an uneven sleeping surface, posing a risk of suffocation or positional asphyxiation. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 December 22, 2009 ~ IKEA Recalls LEOPARD Highchairs Due to Fall and Choking Hazards: IKEA Home Furnishings, of Conshohocken, Pa. is recalling 600 LEOPARD Highchairs. This recall involves all colors of the LEOPARD highchairs sold as a seat and a frame individually. The seat and tray has an adhesive label affixed to the underside with the words LEOPARD and “Made in Italy,” an eight-digit article number and a five-digit supplier number (19589). The snap locks used to secure the seat to the frame can break and allow the seat and child to drop through the frame, posing a fall hazard to young children. Detached snap locks can pose a choking hazard to young children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 December 18, 2009 ~ Fall Hazard Prompts NHTSA, CPSC and Dorel Juvenile Group to Announce Recall of Infant Car Seat/Carriers: Dorel Juvenile Group Inc., of Columbus, Ind. is recalling 447,000 Dorel Infant Car Seat/Carriers. This recall involves Safety 1st, Cosco, Eddie Bauer and Disney branded infant car seat/carriers that were manufactured from January 6, 2008 through April 6, 2009. When used as an infant carrier, the child restraint handle to the seat can loosen and come off, posing a fall hazard to infants. Please see model numbers on the CPSC's press release for more information.

 December 17, 2009 ~ Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Jason Evans Associates Due to Strangulation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Burlington Coat Factory: DMF Sales, of New York, N.Y. and Jason Evans Associates, LLC, of Hewlett, N.Y. is recalling about 18,300 Boys Fleece & Flannel Zip Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings. The hooded zip sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 December 16, 2009 ~ Timberland Recalls Children’s Boots Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard: The Timberland Company, of Stratham, N.H. is recalling about 21,000 The Timberland Company, of Stratham, N.H. This recall involves children’s Timberland 6” Classic Scuffproof boots. The boots are wheat-colored leather and were sold in toddler size 4 through junior size 7. The logo stamped onto the children’s boot’s insoles contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 December 15, 2009 ~ Near Strangulation of Children Prompts Recall of Roman Shades by Louis Hornick & Co. Sold at Ross Stores: Ross Stores Inc., of Pleasanton, Calif. is recalling about 6,300 (364,000 previously recalled in October 2009) Newport Energy Solution Roman Shades. This recall includes all sizes and colors of Newport Energy Solution Roman Shades sold by Ross Stores with exposed inner cords on the back and were sold at Ross Stores nationwide and from March 2009 through October 2009 for between $4 and $10. Strangulation can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the blind or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his/her neck. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 December 15, 2009 ~ Risk of Strangulation Prompts Recall of Roman Shades by Draper Inc.: Draper Inc., of Spiceland, Ind. is recalling about 1800 Roman Shades. This recall involves two models of Roman FlexShades – Roman-CL (clutch/manually operated by a bead-chain) and Roman-MO (motorized) and were sold at specialty window covering dealers nationwide from March 2000 through September 2009 for between $450 and $2,100. These shades have an exposed operating cord and exposed inner cords on the back of the shade. Strangulations can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the shade or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his/her neck. In addition, these shades have a continuous looped bead chain that when not attached to the wall or floor, hangs loosely by the shade, posing a strangulation hazard to children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 December 15, 2009 ~ Risk of Strangulation Prompts Recall of Roman Shades; Sold Exclusively at West Elm: West Elm of San Francisco, Calif. is recalling 42,000 Jute/Poly Roman Shades. This recall involves all sizes and colors of West Elm Jute/Poly Roman shades. An orange, black and white label located at the bottom edge of the shades warns that “Cords and bead chains can loop around child’s neck and STRANGLE” and were sold at West Elm catalog nationwide and through the firm’s Web site at www.westelm.com from January 2005 through August 2009 for between $30 and $40. Strangulation can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the shade or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his/her neck. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 December 15, 2009 ~ Near Strangulation Prompts Recall to Repair Roman and Roller Shades Sold at Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, and PBTeens: Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, and PBteen division of Williams-Sonoma Inc. of San Francisco, Calif. is recalling about Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, and PBteen division of Williams-Sonoma Inc. of San Francisco, Calif. This recall involves all sizes and colors of Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, and PBteen Roman shades with and without fabric backing and the Paxton roller shades. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 December 15, 2009 ~ Risk of Strangulation Prompts Recall to Repair Matchstick Roll-Up Shades by International Merchandise; Sold Exclusively at Big Lots: International Merchandise of Columbus, Ohio is recalling about 355,000 Deluxe Matchstick Roll-up Shades. This recall involves Deluxe Matchstick Roll-Up Shades with widths of 24”, 36”, 48” and 72” by 72” long in a “natural” color that are suspended by two cord loops called lifting loops or inner cords and were sold at Big Lots nationwide from January 2009 through June 2009 for between $5 and $12. Strangulations can occur if the lifting loops slide off the side of the blind and a child’s neck becomes entangled on the free-standing loop or if a child places his/her neck between the lifting loop and the roll-up blind material. Also, children can become entangled in the looped pull cord. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 December 15, 2009 ~ Risk of Strangulation Prompts Recall to Repair Roll-Up Blinds by Lotus & Windoware: Sold Exclusively at Ace Hardware and Big Lots: Lotus & Windoware Inc., of Memphis, Tenn. is recalling about 250,000 1/4” Oval Roll-up Blinds. This recall involves all roll-up blinds without release clip sold at Ace Hardware and Big Lots stores nationwide from January 1999 through April 2009 for between $6 and $20. Strangulations can occur if the lifting loop slides off the side of the blind and a child’s neck becomes entangled on the free-standing loop or if a child places his/her neck between the lifting loop and the roll-up blind material. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 December 15, 2009 ~ Strangulation Death of a Child Prompts Recall to Repair Roman Shades by All Strong Industry: All Strong Industry (USA) Inc., of Ontario, Calif. is recalling about 290,000 Roman Shades. This recall involves Roman shades distributed by All Strong Industry that are made of a white-on-white striped fabric and measure about 64 inches long and the width ranges between 23 and 39 inches. The head rail has a strangulation warning and a label stating “CF" (Ching Feng Fashion Home Fashions Co., Ltd.), “52% Cotton/48% Polyester”, and made in either Taiwan, Thailand or China. “RN 103984” is printed on another sewn-in tag near the bottom back side of the fabric. Strangulations can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the blind or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his/her neck. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 December 15, 2009 ~ Risk of Strangulation Prompts Recall to Repair Roll-Up Blinds and Roman Shades by Walmart: Walmart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark. is recalling about 1.1 million (600,000 roll-up blinds and 500,000 Roman shades) Roll-up Blinds and Roman Shades. This recall involves all styles and sizes of fabric, bamboo and jute roll-up blinds and Roman shades sold at Walmart and Sam's Club. Roll-Up Blinds: Strangulations can occur if the lifting loops slide off the side of the blind and a child’s neck becomes entangled on the free-standing loop or if a child places his/her neck between the lifting loop and the roll-up blind material. Roman Shades: Strangulations can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the blind or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his/her neck. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 December 15, 2009 ~ Near Strangulations of Child Prompts Recall to Repair Roman Shades and Roll-Up Blinds by JCPenney: J. C. Penney Purchasing Corp. of Plano, Texas is recalling more than 2.2 million Roman shades and about 340 roll-up blinds. This recall involves all styles and sizes of Roman shades and roll-up blinds sold by JCPenney. Roman Shades: Strangulations can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the blind or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his/her neck. Roll-Up Blinds: Strangulations can occur if the lifting loop slides off the side of the blind and a child’s neck becomes entangled on the free-standing loop or if a child places his/her neck between the lifting loop and the roll-up blind material. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 December 10, 2009 ~ Children's Pajama Sets Recalled by Little Miss Matched Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard: Little Miss Matched Inc., of New York, N.Y. is recalling about 7,000 in the United States and about 288 in Canada Little Miss Matched Girls Pajama Sets. This recall involves long sleeve toddler and girls pajama sets. The sleepwear fails to meet the federal children’s sleepwear flammability standard posing a risk of burn injury to children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 December 8, 2009 ~ Infant Suffocation Deaths Prompt Recall of Amby Baby Motion Beds/Hammocks: Amby Baby USA, of Minneapolis, Minn. is recalling about 24,000 Amby Baby Motion Beds. The Amby Baby Motion Bed consists of a steel frame and a fabric hammock which are connected by a large spring and metal crossbar. There is only one model of the hammock available which can be identified by a label sewn onto the hammock stating: “Amby – Babies Love It, Naturally.” The side-to-side shifting or tilting of the hammock can cause the infant to roll and become entrapped or wedged against the hammock’s fabric and/or mattress pad, resulting in a suffocation hazard. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 December 3, 2009 ~ Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by NTD Apparel Due to Strangulation Hazard: NTD Apparel, of Los Angeles, Calif. is recalling 1200 “Hello Kitty” Zip Up Hoodie Sweatshirts. The “Hello Kitty” hoodie has an appliqué on the right chest and screenprint on left chest and left sleeve. They were sold in black with silver lining and in sizes 2T, 3T, 4, 5, 6 and 6X. NTD APPAREL, D1592H7273, RN#116180 is printed on the neck label and care label. The sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 December 3, 2009 ~ Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Sunsations Due to Strangulation Hazard: Sunsations Inc, of Virginia Beach, Va. is recalling about 12,000 Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings. The recall involves children’s hooded sweatshirt sizes 2T through 12 sold in various solid colors. Style numbers included in this recall are: KD102, KD124 and KFS102. The sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 December 2, 2009 ~ CPSC, LaJobi Reannounce 2001 Recall of Cribs Due to Entrapment and Strangulation Hazards - Concern that Cribs Could Now Be At Second Hand or Thrift Stores: LaJobi Inc., of Cranbury, N.J. is recalling about 400 “Molly” and “Betsy” Cribs. This recall was first announced in December 2001. The cribs have cut-outs in the end panels that can allow young children to get their heads entrapped, which can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers. Please be very careful if you purchase a crib at second hand or thrift stores or garage sales! Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 November 25, 2009 ~ Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Allura Imports Due to Strangulation Hazard: Allura Imports Inc., of New York, N.Y. is recalling about 3700 Girl’s Hooded Sweatshirts. This recall involves girl’s velour hooded sweatshirts with a zip front. The sweatshirts were sold as a part of a 2-piece set. “Major Diva” is printed on the front of the sweatshirts. The tag on the inside of the sweatshirts reads, “2b REAL.” The sweatshirts were sold in hot pink, light pink, ivory and khaki, and in sizes 4, 5/6 and 6X. The sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood, which can pose a strangulation hazard to young children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 November 24, 2009 ~ Boy’s Warm-up Sets Recalled by Fashion Options Due to Strangulation Hazard: KT Group Inc., of New York, N.Y. is recalling about 5400 Boy’s Velour Warm-up Sets. The sweatshirts have drawstrings through the hoods, posing a strangulation hazard to children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 November 24, 2009 ~ Infant Entrapment and Suffocation Prompts Stork Craft to Recall More Than 2.1 Million Drop-Side Cribs: The CPSC in cooperation with Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc., of British Columbia, Canada, today announced the voluntary recall of more than 2.1 million Stork Craft drop-side cribs, including about 147,000 Stork Craft drop-side cribs with the Fisher-Price logo. CPSC urges parents and caregivers to immediately stop using the recalled cribs, wait for the free repair kit, and do not attempt to fix the cribs without the kit. Consumers should contact Stork Craft to receive a free repair kit that converts the drop-side on these cribs to a fixed side. The cribs’ drop-side plastic hardware can break, deform, or parts can become missing. In addition, the drop-side can be installed upside-down, which can result in broken or disengaged plastic parts. All of these problems can cause the drop-side to detach in one or more corners. When the drop-side detaches, it creates space between the drop-side and the crib mattress. The bodies of infants and toddlers can become entrapped in the space which can lead to suffocation. Complete detachment of drop-sides can lead to falls from the crib. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 November 18, 2009 ~ Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts and Jackets Recalled by Century 21 Promotions, Inc. Due to Strangulation Hazard: Century 21 Promotions, of Seattle, Wash. is recalling about 17000 Youth Hooded Sweatshirts and Jackets. The recalled garments contain the following embroidered logos: “Montauk,” “Avalon,” “Stone Harbor,” “Cape May,” “Sea Isle,” “Ocean City,” “Alaska,” “Nantucket,” “Maine,” “Long Beach Island,” “Lavallette,” “Seaside Park,” “Newport,” “Monterey,” “Carmel,” “Skaneateles,” “1000 Islands,” “Block Island” and “Seattle.” The sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 November 18, 2009 ~ Grand World Recalls “Bobby Chupete” Pacifiers Due to Choking Hazard: Grand World Inc., of Maspeth, N.Y. is recalling about 641,000 “Bobby Chupete” Pacifiers. This recall involves “Bobby Chupete” pacifiers. The pacifiers have a ring-shaped handle and heart-shaped mouth guard with two ventilation holes. The nipple is made of latex. The pacifiers fail to meet federal safety standards. The pacifier mouth guard is too small, posing a choking hazard to infants and toddlers. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 November 9, 2009 ~ Maclaren USA Recalls to Repair Strollers Following Fingertip Amputations: Maclaren USA, Inc., of South Norwalk, Conn. is recalling about 1 million Maclaren Strollers. This recall involves all Maclaren single and double umbrella strollers. This recall involves all Maclaren single and double umbrella strollers. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 October 27, 2009 ~ Near Strangulation of Children Prompts Recall of Roman Shades by Louis Hornick & Co.; Sold Exclusively at Bed Bath & Beyond: Louis Hornick & Co. Inc., of New York, N.Y. is recalling about 364,000 Dublin Energy Solution Roman Shades sold at Bed Bath & Beyond. Strangulations can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the blind or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his/her neck. This recall includes all sizes and colors of Dublin Energy Solution Roman Shades sold by Bed Bath & Beyond with exposed inner cords on the back. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 October 27, 2009 ~ Near Strangulation of Child Prompts Recall of Roman Shades by Whole Space; Sold Exclusively by Hanover Direct/Domestications: Hanover Direct Inc., (also known as Domestications) of Weehawken, N.J. is recalling about 90,000 Faux Suede Roman Shades. Strangulations can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the blind or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his/her neck. This recall involves all Faux Suede room darkening Roman shades with style number 12810A. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

img src="http://www.storknet.com/cubbies/breast/images/bfball.gif" width="7" height="8" border="0" align="left" alt=""> October 27, 2009 ~ Risk of Strangulation Prompts Recall to Repair IKEA Roller Blinds: IKEA Home Furnishings, of Conshohocken, Pa. is recalling about 533,000 ISDANS, TUPPLUR, and ENJE Roller Blinds. Strangulations can occur if the blind’s looped bead chain is not attached to the wall or the floor with the tension device provided and a child’s neck becomes entangled in the free-standing loop. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 October 26, 2009 ~ CPSC Urges Parents and Caregivers to Stop Using “My Baby Soother” Pacifiers Due to Choking Hazard: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging parents and caregivers to immediately stop providing “My Baby Soother” pacifiers to their children. The pacifiers were distributed by T & L Trading Corp., of Brooklyn, N.Y. The pacifiers failed to meet federal safety standards because the nipples can separate from the base easily, posing a choking hazard to infants and toddlers. CPSC is issuing this warning because T & L Trading has refused to recall these pacifiers. About 16,500 “My Baby Soother” pacifiers were sold at grocery stores, delis, and discount stores in Bronx, Brooklyn, Broadway, and Coney Island of New York from August 2007 through July 2009 for about $1. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 September 23, 2009 ~ Big Lots Stores, Inc. Recalls to Repair Bunk Beds Due to Collapse and Fall Hazards: Big Lots Stores, Inc., of Columbus, Ohio is recalling about 20,000 Wooden Bunk Beds. The bunk beds’ mattress support slats and side support railings can break, posing a risk of the bunk bed collapsing and a fall hazard to consumers. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 September 17, 2009 ~ Clarks® Children's Shoes Recalled by C & J Clark America Due to Choking Hazard: C&J Clark America Inc., d/b/a the Clarks Companies N.A., of Newton, MA is recalling about 2000 Children's Shoes. This recall involves Clarks® children's shoes sold under the "crawlers" and "hazy daze" style names. Molded rubber pieces on the sole of the recalled shoes can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants and young children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 August 27, 2009 ~ Baby Jogger Recalls Strollers Due to Fall Hazard: Baby Jogger LLC, of Richmond, Va. is recalling about 41,000 Baby Jogger City Mini Strollers. This recall involves Baby Jogger City Mini single and double strollers. The stroller’s restraint buckle could break or unlatch allowing the child or infant to fall out. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 August 27, 2009 ~ Quiksilver Recalls Girls’ Hoodies with Waist Drawstrings Due to Entrapment Hazard: Quiksilver, Inc., of Huntington Beach, Calif. is recalling about 500 Roxy Girl "Very Nice" Cotton Hoodies. The cotton hoodie has a waist drawstring that could pose an entrapment hazard to children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 August 26, 2009 ~ Strangulation Death of a Child Prompts Recall To Repair Window Blinds By Vertical Land: Vertical Land Inc., of Panama City Beach, Fla. is recalling about 15,400 (horizontal), 16,400 (vertical), and 800 (Cellular Shades). This recall involves all Vertical Land custom-made vertical and cellular window coverings that do not have a cord tensioning device and horizontal blinds that do not have inner cord stop devices. Horizontal Blinds: The blinds do not have inner cord stop devices to prevent the accessible inner cords from being pulled out. If an inner cord is pulled out, a child can become entangled in the loop and strangle. Vertical Blinds: Strangulations can occur if a child’s neck becomes entangled on the free-standing loop formed by the bead chain or by the cord with a weighted device. Cellular Shades: Strangulations can occur if a child’s neck becomes entangled on the shade’s free-standing looped cord. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 August 26, 2009 ~ Risk of Strangulation Prompts Recall to Repair Roller Shades by Lutron Shading Solutions: Virginia Iron and Metal Company Inc. (VIMCO), of Ashland, Va. is recalling about 245,000 Roller Shades. This recall involves custom-ordered made-to-measure manual roller shades. Strangulations can occur if the shade’s looped bead chain is not attached to the wall or the floor and a child’s neck becomes entangled on the free-standing loop. These shades were sold at specialty dealers and Expo Design Centers nationwide from January 2000 through April 2009 for between $200 and $2000 per shade. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 August 26, 2009 ~ Risk of Strangulation Prompts Recall to Repair Victoria Classics Roman Shades; Sold Exclusively by Target Stores: Victoria Classics of Edison, N.J. is recalling 163,000 Thermal Sailcloth and Matchstick Bamboo Roman Shades. This recall includes two styles of shades – Thermal Sailcloth and Matchstick Bamboo roman Shades sold at Target stores and at Target.com nationwide from September 2008 through June 2009 for between $15 and $40. Strangulations can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the blind or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his/her neck. Exposed operating cords can knot or tangle creating a strangulation loop. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 August 26, 2009 ~ Near Strangulation of Children Prompts Recall of Roman Shades; Sold Exclusively at Pottery Barn Kids: Pottery Barn Kids/Williams-Sonoma, Inc. of San Francisco, Calif. is recalling about 85000 Roman Shades. This recall involves all sizes and colors of Pottery Barn Kids roman shades with exposed inner cords on the back. Strangulations can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the blind or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his/her neck. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 August 26, 2009 ~ Near Strangulation Prompts Recall of Roman Blinds; Sold Exclusively at IKEA: IKEA Home Furnishings, of Conshohocken, PA is recalling about 120,000 MELINA Roman Blinds. Strangulations can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the blind or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his/her neck. The Roman blind has a continuous looped bead chain that when not attached to the wall or floor, hangs loosely by the blind, posing a strangulation hazard to children. This recall includes all sizes/colors of MELINA Roman blinds sold at IKEA stores nationwide from August 2006 through June 2008 for between $20 and $40. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 August 26, 2009 ~ Strangulation Deaths of Children Prompt Recall to Repair of Roll-Up Blinds and Roman Shades by Lewis Hyman Inc.: Lewis Hyman Inc., of Carson, Calif. is recalling about 4.2 million roll-up blinds and 600,000 Roman shades. This recall involves roll-up blinds without release clips and all Woolrich Roman shades. Roll-up Blinds: Strangulations can occur if the lifting loops slide off the side of the blind and a child’s neck becomes entangled on the free-standing loop or if a child places his/her neck between the lifting loop and the roll-up blind material. Roman Shades: Strangulations can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the blind or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his/her neck. The Roman shades were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide and on Target.com from March 2006 through December 2008 for between $25 and $43. The roll-up blinds were sold at retail stores nationwide from January 1999 through December 2003 for between $6 and $20. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 August 20, 2009 ~ Two Additional Infant Deaths Prompt Re-announcement of Simplicity "Close-Sleeper/Bedside Sleeper" Bassinets: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is once again urging all parents and caregivers to immediately stop using convertible "close-sleeper/bedside sleeper" bassinets manufactured by Simplicity Inc., of Reading, Pa. CPSC has learned of two additional infant deaths since the August 2008 safety alert and recall announcements that notified consumers of two infants who had strangled in their Simplicity bassinets. To date, CPSC is aware of four infants who have died in the close-sleeper bassinets. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 August 19, 2009 ~ Burley Design Recalls Child Trailers Due to Risk of Injury: Burley Design LLC, of Eugene, Ore. is recalling about 2700 2009 d’lite ST and Solo ST Child Trailers. The recalled products are two-wheeled child trailers designed to carry one or two children behind a bicycle. The axle assembly’s internal sleeve can loosen, causing one wheel to separate from the trailer. This poses a risk of injury to the child occupant or bike rider. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 August 6, 2009 ~ Target Recalls Circo Booster Seats Due to Fall Hazard: Target, of Minneapolis, Minn. is recalling about 43,000 Circo Booster Seats. The booster seat restraint buckle can open unexpectedly, allowing a child to fall from the chair and be injured. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 August 6, 2009 ~ Dorel Juvenile Group Expands Recall of Safety 1st Stair Gates Due to Fall Hazard: Dorel Juvenile Group USA, of Columbus, Ind. is recalling about 31500 Safety 1st SmartLight Stair Gates. The hinges that hold the stair gate in place can break, posing a fall hazard to children if the gate is placed at the top of the stairs. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 July 30, 2009 ~ Boy’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings and Warm up Sets Recalled by Burlington Coat Factory Due to Strangulation Hazard: Burlington Coat Factory, of Burlington, N.J. is recalling about 13000 Boys Hooded Sweatshirts and Warm Up Sets. This recall involves boy’s hooded sweatshirt Style No. 3650-B in colors black, brown, charcoal, heather grey and navy; and faux suede warm up sets Style No. B9560ST in colors black, brown and khaki. Both the sweatshirts and warm up sets have the style numbers and the name KOMAN printed on the hangtag on the center back neck, with sizes S, M, L, or XL. The sweatshirts and jackets to the warm up sets have drawstrings through the hoods, posing a strangulation hazard to children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 July 28, 2009 ~ BabySwede LLC Recalls Bouncer Chairs Due to Laceration Hazard: BabySwede LLC, of Cleveland, OH is recalling about 6500 BabyBjörn® Babysitter Balance and BabyBjörn® Babysitter Balance Air bouncer chairs. The recall involves the BabyBjörn’s Babysitter Balance and Babysitter Balance Air bouncers. Small, sharp metal objects found in the padded area of the bouncer chair can protrude, posing a laceration hazard to children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 July 21, 2009 ~ Buster Brown Clog Children’s Shoes Recalled by Brown Shoe Co. and Pagoda International Footwear Ltd. Due to Choking Hazard: Brown Shoe Co. Inc., of St. Louis, Mo. and its affiliate Pagoda International Footwear Ltd., of Hong Kong is recalling about 1.4 million (73,000 pair of shoes were previously recalled in April 2009) Buster Brown & Co.'s Clog Children's Shoes. These shoes are a plastic molded EVA “water” clog and are designed to resemble a car. The shoe has decorative wheels that can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 July 16, 2009 ~ Children’s Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled by EMH Associates Due to Entrapment Hazard: EMH Associates Inc., of New York, N.Y. is recalling about 4400 hooded jackets. The recalled children’s jackets were sold in sizes 7/8 through 16 and have RN number 115036 and style numbers WD36687 or WD36689, which is located on the care label of all garments. The jackets come in turquoise and brown plaid, pink, and orange and brown plaid. The jackets have a drawstring around the waist which can pose an entrapment hazard to children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 July 15, 2009 ~ Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Propac Distributing Due to Strangulation Hazard: Propac Distributing Corp., of Gardena, California is recalling about 7000 Youth Hooded Sweatshirts. This recall involves youth zipper and pullover hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings. The sweatshirts were sold in black, navy and grey. The Proclub brand sweatshirts have RN number 100418 is printed on a tag inside the collar. The sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 July 9, 2009 ~ Children’s Hooded Jackets and Pullover Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Hard Tail Due to Strangulation Hazard: Hard Tail, of Santa Monica, California is recalling about 130 Hard Tail girl's hooded jackets and pullover sweatshirts. The recalled hooded jackets and pullover sweatshirts have style numbers and RN number 107435 included on the care label found sewn inside on the lower left seam. The jackets and pullovers have a drawstring through the hood or waist which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 July 9, 2009 ~ American Greetings Corp. Recalls Sport Balls Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard: American Greetings Corp., of Cleveland, Ohio is recalling about 90,000 packages in the United States and 1,900 in Canada of DesignWare Sport Balls. This recall involves DesignWare Sport Balls party favors. The package contains four mini sport balls: a basketball, a football, a baseball and a soccer ball. The model number is SPBL 1821 and is printed on the packaging. The surface coating on the basketball contains excessive levels of lead, in violation of the federal lead paint standard. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 July 8, 2009 ~ Kolcraft Recalls 1 Million Play Yards Due to Fall Hazard: Kolcraft Enterprises Inc. of Chicago, Ill. is recalling about 1 million Kolcraft, Carter’s, Sesame Street, Jeep, Contours, Care Bear and Eric Carle Play Yards. The play yard’s side rail can fail to latch properly and when a child pushes against the rail it can unlatch unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 July 7, 2009 ~ Pacifiers Recalled by Gromex Due to Choking Hazard: Gromex Inc., of Passaic, N.J. is recalling about 700 Jaloma Pacifiers. This pacifier has a ring-shaped handle and a round-shaped mouth guard with two ventilation holes. "Jaloma" is printed on the handle side of the mouth guard and the nipple has a gel-like liquid inside. The pacifier mouth guard and the ventilation holes are too small and fail to meet federal safety standards. The pacifier could pose a choking and aspiration hazard to young children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 July 2, 2009 ~ Aqua-Leisure Industries Recalls Inflatable Baby Floats Due to Drowning Hazard: Aqua-Leisure Industries, of Avon, Massachusetts is recalling about 4 million inflatable floats. The leg straps in the seat of the float can tear, causing children to unexpectedly fall into or under the water, posing a risk of drowning. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 July 2, 2009 ~ Simplicity Drop Side Cribs Recalled by Retailers Due to Risk of Death from Suffocation: Simplicity Inc. and SFCA Inc. of Reading, Pennsylvania is recalling about 400,000 Simplicity Drop Side Cribs. This recall involves all drop side cribs with a different or “newer” style of plastic hardware from those cribs recalled in September 2007. This newer style of Simplicity hardware can be identified by a flexible plastic tab at the top of the lower tracks. The recalled model numbers include but may not be limited to: 8050, 8325, 8620, 8745, 8748, 8755, 8756, 8765, 8778, 8810, and 8994, 8995, 8996. The crib’s plastic hardware can break or deform, causing the drop side to detach. When the drop side detaches, it creates space between the drop side and the crib mattress. Infants and toddlers can roll into this space and become entrapped which can lead to suffocation. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 June 17, 2009 ~ Macy’s Recalls Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts Due to Strangulation Hazard: Macy’s Merchandising Group Inc., of New York, N.Y. is recalling about 33,000 Epic Threads and Greendog Hooded Sweatshirts. This recall includes boys and girls Epic Threads sweatshirts and girls Greendog sweaters with nonfunctional ties in numerous styles. The sweatshirts have a drawstring sewn at the base of the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 June 10, 2009 ~ Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Winterbee Due To Strangulation Hazard: Winterbee Inc. d.b.a. Speedy, of Los Angeles, California is recalling about 80,000 Speedy Children's Hooded Zipper Jackets and Kids Hooded Pullover Jackets. This recall involves Speedy children’s hooded zipper jackets and hooded pullover jackets with drawstrings. The jackets have a drawstring through the hood, which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 June 9, 2009 ~ LaJobi Recalls Babi Italia Pinehurst and Bonavita Hudson Drop Side Cribs: LaJobi Inc., of Cranbury, N.J. is recalling about 2,900 Bonavita “Hudson” and Babi Italia “Pinehurst” Drop Side Cribs. The recalled cribs are wood with a metal mattress support and have drop sides and were sold in a variety of finishes including cherry, espresso, natural, and white. Hudson and Pinehurst drop side cribs with production dates from December 2006 through August 2007 are included in the recall. The recalled cribs have the production date, product order (PO) number, item number, and color printed on a label attached to the footboard or headboard. The lower spring pins on the footboard and headboard can pop out of the tracks located on the drop side causing the drop side to detach from the crib. When the drop side detaches, it creates a hazardous gap between the drop side and the crib mattress in which infants and toddlers can become entrapped and suffocate or fall from cribs. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 June 9, 2009 ~ LaJobi Recalls Bonavita "Cabana" Drop Side Cribs Due To Entrapment and Strangulation Hazards: LaJobi Inc., of Cranbury, N.J. is recalling 2,000 Bonavita "Cabana" Drop Side Cribs. This recall involves Bonavita “Cabana” wooden drop side cribs with metal mattress supports. The cribs were manufactured from January 2006 through October 2008 and have production dates between 01 JAN 2006 and 31 OCT 2008. The model name, color, product order (PO) number, production date and other crib identifiers are printed on a label located on the inside bottom rail of the headboard or footboard. The cribs were sold in three finishes, antique white, classic cherry and montego brown. Cribs with other production dates are not affected by this recall. The wooden crib slats can detach or break creating a gap, which can pose an entrapment and strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 June 4, 2009 ~ Children’s Loungewear Recalled by Warm Biscuit Bedding Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standards: Warm Biscuit Bedding Co., of New York, N.Y. is recalling about 9500 Children’s Loungewear Garments. This recall involves loungewear sets for children described as “Lounge-Around-the-Housewear”, “Lounge-About-Housewear” or “Short sets.” The garments were sold in a variety of styles, colors and printed fabrics. They were sold in sizes S (1-2 yr), M (2-3 yr), L (3-4 yr), XL (4-5 yr), 6 yr, 7 yr and 8 yr. All of the garments have a label on the inside that says: "These garments do NOT comply with the Federal Flammability Standards and therefore are not suitable for sleepwear". The style numbers are 301101, 301102 and 301103 and are located on the packaging. The loungewear garments fail to meet children’s sleepwear federal flammability standards which require sleepwear, including loungewear, to be either snug-fitting or flame resistant. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 June 2, 2009 ~ Bugaboo Recalls Strollers Due to Risk of Brake Failure: Bugaboo North America Inc., of Hermosa Beach, Calif. is recalling about 22,500 Bugaboo Bee Strollers. One or both sides of the brakes can fail, causing a stroller to unexpectedly roll away on an incline. This can pose a risk of injury to the child occupant. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 May 21, 2009 ~ Girl’s Hooded Sweatshirts Recalled by Ely and Walker Due to Strangulation Hazard: Ely and Walker, of Lebanon, Tenn. is recalling about 580 Cumberland Outfitters Girl’s Hooded Sweatshirts. This recall involves Cumberland Outfitters girl’s hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings. The sweatshirts were sold in four colors (melon, white, purple, and turquoise) and in sizes XS to L. Graphic designs such as a horse, vine or flower are printed on the front and back of the sweatshirts. RN number 14119 and one of the following style numbers are printed on the care label: 561560EC, 561565CO, 561570RA and 561575TU. The sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 May 13, 2009 ~ Eddie Bauer Play Yards with Rocking Bassinets Recalled by Dorel Juvenile Group Due to Suffocation Hazard: Dorel Juvenile Group Inc., of Columbus, Ind. is recalling about 71,000 in the United States and about 5,600 in Canada Eddie Bauer Soothe & Sway Play Yards. The play yard’s rocking bassinet attachment can tilt even when secured by straps in the non-rocking mode or can stay tilted without returning to a level sleeping surface while in the rocking mode, causing an infant to roll to the corner or side of the bassinet. The infant can then become wedged in the corner or pressed against the side or bottom of the bassinet, posing a risk of suffocation or positional asphyxiation. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 May 7, 2009 ~ Children’s Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled by Jason Evans Associates Due to Strangulation Hazard: Jason Evans Assoc. LLC, of Hewlett, N.Y. is recalling about 1,300 Children’s Hooded Jackets. The recalled children’s jacket has a drawstring through the hood. They were sold in boy sizes 4, 5, 6 and 7 in colors black/grey. The RN number 30842 printed in the center back neck and style number 1708 is printed on the hangtag on the center back neck. The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 May 5, 2009 ~ Ambler Mountain Works Recalls Children's Knitted Hats Due to Choking Hazard: Ambler Mountain Works, of Canmore, Alberta, Canada is recalling Erwin Beanie and Poseidon Beanie Children’s Knitted Hats. The Erwin Beanie is primarily green and white yarn knitted to configure a frog with white eyeballs and a red smile. The Poseidon Beanie comes in several colors of yarn and has hand sewn turtles, whales and octopus attached to the beanie. The beanies have the firm’s logos “Ambler” or “A” printed on a fabric tag. The eyeballs on the Erwin Beanie and the octopus legs on the Poseidon Beanie can come loose, posing a potential choking hazard. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 April 30, 2009 ~ Pumpkin Patch Recalls Hooded Girls’ Raincoats with Drawstrings Due to Strangulation Hazard: Pumpkin Patch LLC, of San Mateo, Calif. is recalling about 800 Pumpkin Patch Hooded Girls’ Raincoats. This recall involves the Pumpkin Patch hooded raincoat with drawstrings in girls sizes 2 through 10. The raincoat is a trench coat style and is red with pink polka-dots. The raincoats have a drawstring through the hood which poses a strangulation hazard to children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 April 30, 2009 ~ Jardine Announces Second Recall Expansion of Cribs Sold by Babies'R'Us; Cribs Pose Entrapment and Strangulation Hazards: Jardine Enterprises, of Taipei, Taiwan is recalling about 96,000 (320,000 units were previously recalled in June 2008 and 56,450 units were recalled in January 2009) Jardine cribs. The wooden crib slats can break, creating a gap, which can pose an entrapment and strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 April 29, 2009 ~ Gap Recalls Children’s Coats; Toggles Can Break and Detach Posing Choking Hazard; Gap Inc. is recalling about 19,200 in the U.S. and 3,900 in Canada babyGap Children’s Coats. This recall involves three different children’s coat styles with toggles including Rose Toggle Hoodie (style 600298), Pink Duffle Coat (style 600344), and Blue Plaid and Mojave Toggle Coat (style 600942). The coats were sold in infant sizes up to 24 months and are made of cotton, polyester, or polyester/acrylic. The toggles are light tan plastic and about 1 3/4 inches long. The coats have toggle fasteners that could break and detach from the coat, posing a choking hazard to young children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 April 7, 2009 ~ Simplicity Play Yards Recalled by Various Retailers Due to Fall and Entrapment Hazards: Simplicity, Inc. and SFCA, Inc., of Reading, Pa. is recalling about 25000 Travel Tender Play Yards. The recalled play yards are portable and were sold with a bassinet, changing table and mobile features. The play yards bear the “Simplicity” logo. The model numbers are 5500DRM, 5500WDS, 5500FEL, 5501FEL, 5502MON, 5520PRO, 5550HAN, 5700MAN, and 5750MIR. The model number is located on a sticker on one of the legs underneath the play yard. One or more rails can collapse unexpectedly, posing a fall or entrapment hazard to young children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 April 7, 2009 ~ Pacifiers Recalled by Healthtex Due to Choking Hazard is recalling about 40000 Zoo Pacifiers. This recall involves Zoo pacifiers with animal cartoon figures as handles. The pacifier has a round-shaped mouth guard with three ventilation holes. "Made in Spain" is printed on the handle side of the mouth guard and “Mi Tosoro” is printed on the cardboard packaging. The pacifiers failed to meet federal safety standards. The nipples can separate from the base easily, posing a choking hazard to young children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 April 2, 2009 ~ SunKids Convertible Cribs Recalled by Suntech Enterprises Due to Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards: Suntech Enterprises Inc., of City of Commerce, Calif. is recalling about 1,900 SunKids Convertible Cribs. The sides of the crib are made of mesh that expands, creating a gap between the side and the crib’s mattress if it’s not zipped into place, or a gap between the side and an added mattress. A young child can slip into this gap and become entrapped or suffocate. Also, the crib’s drop side can fail to fully latch posing a fall hazard to young children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 April 2, 2009 ~ Evenflo Recalls EnvisionTM High Chairs Due to Fall and Choking Hazards: Evenflo Company Inc., of Miamisburg, Ohio is recalling about 643,000 Evenflo EnvisionTM High Chairs. Recline fasteners and metal screws on both sides of the high chair can loosen and fall out, allowing the seatback to detach or recline unexpectedly. Children can fall backwards or fall out of the high chair and suffer bumps and bruises to the head, abrasions, cuts and bruises. Detached hardware also poses a choking hazard to children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 April 2, 2009 ~ Evenflo Expands Recall of MajesticTM High Chairs Due to Fall and Choking Hazards: Evenflo Company Inc., of Miamisburg, Ohio is recalling about 90,000 (95,000 were recalled in December 2008) Evenflo MajesticTM High Chairs. Plastic caps and metal screws on both sides of the high chair can loosen and fall out, allowing the seatback to suddenly fall back or detach from the high chair. Children can fall backwards or fall out of the high chair and suffer bumps and bruises to the head, broken bones, abrasions, cuts and bruises. Detached hardware also poses a choking hazard to children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 March 25, 2009 ~ Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Rusty North America Due to Strangulation Hazard: Rusty North America, of Irvine, Calif. is recalling 635 Hooded Fleece Sweatshirts. The boys hooded fleece sweatshirts were sold with the following names and style numbers printed along with the RN# 123549 located on the country of origin and care label in the center back neck: Industrial R48210106, Continue R48210105, Warp R48210122, and Enuff R38203012. All styles were sold in sizes S-XL and came in a variety of prints and colors including stripes and plaids. The sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 March 25, 2009 ~ Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts Recalled by MM Compound Due to Strangulation Hazard: MM Compound LLC (also known as Metal Mulisha Clothing), of Irvine, Calif. is recalling 2,200 Hooded Fleece Sweatshirts. The boys hooded fleece sweatshirts have style number M47610315 and style name “ID” printed along with the RN# 120953 located on the country of origin and care label sewn in the center back neck and were sold in sizes S-XL. The sweatshirts were sold in two colors – black and white. The sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 March 25,2009 ~ Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Dysfunctional Clothing Due to Strangulation Hazard: Dysfunctional Clothing LLC, of Irvine, Calif. is recalling 450 Hooded Fleece Sweatshirts. These are Lost Children’s Sweatshirts with drawstring sizes S-XL, RN # 85773. The product name and style numbers are found on the hangtag at the left side seam of the garment. The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 March 25,2009 ~ La Jolla Sport Recalls Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Due to Strangulation Hazard: La Jolla Sport USA, of Irvine, Calif. is recalling about 9700 O’Neill Children’s Sweatshirts with Drawstrings. The recalled children’s hooded sweatshirts have RN number 85773 printed in the center back neck and were sold in sizes S-XL. The product name and style number are printed on the hangtag on the left side seam of the garment, which comes in a variety of colors. The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which poses a strangulation hazard. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 March 25,2009 ~ Children’s Hooded Fleece Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled by Golden Grove Trading Due to Strangulation Hazard: Golden Grove Trading Inc., of Covina, Calif. d/b/a Crystal Castle is recalling about 6100 Children’s Hooded Fleece Jackets. The recalled children’s hooded fleece jackets for ages 6-12 were sold in sizes M through XXL in black, navy, and heather gray royal blue. Brand names Golden Grove or Young USA, style number 20K, and RN number 106197 are printed on a tag on the jacket’s collar. The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 March 24, 2009 ~ Pacifiers Recalled by OKK Trading Due to Choking Hazard: OKK Trading, of Los Angeles, Calif. is recalling about 2900 Baby Necessities pacifiers. This recall involves Baby Necessities pacifiers with a blue heart-shaped mouth guard. The pacifiers were sold four to a pack. The words “Baby Necessities” is printed on the cardboard packaging. The pacifiers are banned under federal law. They failed federal safety tests when the nipples separated from the base. This poses a choking hazard to young children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 March 24, 2009 ~ Fisher-Price Recalls 3-in-1 High Chairs Due to Fall Hazard: Fisher-Price is recalling about 24,000 3-in-1 High Chairs. The seat can fall backwards from high chair frame if the booster seat release is unlatched while the child is in the product. Also, the seat back can detach if not fully snapped in place, posing a fall hazard and risk of serious injury to young children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 March 17, 2009 ~ Nordstrom Recalls Girl’s Shoes Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard: Nordstrom is recalling about 31,000 Nordstrom Girl’s Shoes. Surface paint on the outer sole of these shoes contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. The recall includes six styles of Nordstrom-brand shoes for girls and were sold exclusively at Nordstrom stores nationwide from September 2006 through February 2009 for between about $35 and $45. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 March 12, 2009 ~ Seattle Cotton Works Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled Due to Strangulation Hazard: Seattle Cotton Works, LLC, of Bellevue, Washington is recalling about 40000 hooded sweatshirts. The hooded, long sleeve sweatshirts have full-length zippers and drawstrings along the neck line. The products are sold under the Seattle Cotton Works brand in six different designs and were sold exclusively at: Kohl's Department Stores nationwide from January 2009 through February 2009 for about $17. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 March 3, 2009 ~ Children’s Flip Flops Recalled by Alpargatas Due to Violation of Lead in Paint Standard: Alpargatas USA Inc., of New York, N.Y. is recalling about 210,000 Children’s flip flops. Flip flops of the Havaianas brand containing decorative paint were sold under the following model names: Baby Estampas, Baby Pets, Kids Apple, Kids Fairy, Kids Flores, Kids Lighthouse, Kids Monsters, Kids Surf, Baby Letrinhas, Kids Sports, Kids Candies, Kids Fun, Kids Love, Kids Sereias, Kids Speed, Kids Lucky Bug, Kids Pets, Kids Rock, Kids Slim, Kids Wonder Woman, Kids Small Flowers and Kids Tropical w/Kit. Decorative paint on the sole of the flip flops can contain levels of lead in excess of the federal standard. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 February 12, 2009 ~ Strangulation Death of a Child Prompts Hill Sportswear To Recall Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is announcing today a voluntary recall by Hill Sportswear Inc., of Paramount, Calif., of 300,000 hooded drawstring sweatshirts. CPSC received one report of a death involving a 3-year-old boy in Fresno, Calif. He was strangled when the drawstring on the hooded sweatshirt that he was wearing became stuck on a play ground set. Due to the serious nature of this hazard, parents are urged to immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts or return the garment to either the place of purchase or to Hill Sportswear for a full refund. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 February 4, 2009 ~ Playland International Recalls Swing Sets Due to Fall Hazard: Playland International, Carrollton, Ga. is recalling 700 Arch Swing Sets. The recalled includes swings sets with a 3.5 inch arch swing frame and a 3.5 inch top metal bar. The metal around the weld at the top of the swing frame can fail, causing the top bar to fall, posing a fall and impact hazard to the user or by-standers. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 February 4, 2009 ~ Dorel Juvenile Group Recalls Safety 1st Stair Gates Due to Fall Hazard: Dorel Juvenile Group USA, of Columbus, Ind. is recalling 100,000 Safety 1st SmartLight Stair Gates. The recall involves the Safety 1st SmartLight Stair Gate with model number 42111, which is printed on a sticker under the handle panel. The hinges that hold the stair gate in place can break, posing a fall hazard to children if the gate is placed at the top of the stairs. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 January 22, 2009 ~ Mad Dog Concepts Recalls Boy’s Pajamas Due to Burn Hazard: Mad Dog Concepts, of New York, NY is recalling about 25,000 Tony Hawk Boy’s Pajama Sets. The recall involves the following skateboard-themed boy’s pajama sets: “Boards Estate” (item # TH005LSB), “Heathen Skull” (item #TH006BSB), “Backspray” (item #TH007GSB) and "Stix Jester" (item #TH008RSB). The name of the product and item number are sewn in the neck and pant. The items were sold in sizes 4 to 14. This sleepwear fails to meet the federal children’s sleepwear flammability standard, and poses a risk of burn injury to children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 January 15, 2009 ~ Fisher-Price Recalls Simplicity’s Rainforest™ Portable Play Yards Due to Fall and Entrapment Hazards: Fisher-Price is recalling about 200,000 Rainforest™ Portable Play Yards manufactured by Simplicity Inc. and SFCA Inc. Simplicity Inc. and SFCA Inc. have not responded to CPSC’s request to recall these products nor have they been responsive to consumer complaints recently received. The recalled play yards are portable and were sold with a bassinet, changing table, and mobile features and were sold at retailers and specialty children's stores nationwide from January 2007 through January 2009 for about $100. One or more rails can collapse unexpectedly, posing a fall or entrapment hazard to young children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 January 13, 2009 ~ Stork Craft Recalls More Than 500,000 Cribs; Mattress Support Bracket Failures Create Risk of Entrapment and Suffocation: Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc., of British Columbia, Canada is recalling 535,000 Stork Craft Baby Cribs. All cribs with manufacturing and distribution dates between May 2000 and November 2008 are included in this recall. They were sold at major retailers including J.C. Penney, Kmart and Walmart stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Babiesrus.com, Costco.com, Sears.com and Walmart.com from May 2000 through January 2009 for between $100 and $400. The metal support brackets used to support the crib mattress and mattress board can crack and break. When one or more support brackets break, the mattress can collapse and create a dangerous gap between the mattress and crib rails, in which a child can become entrapped and suffocate. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 January 13, 2009 ~ Top Goods Trading Recalls Flashing Pacifiers Due to Choking and Strangulation Hazard: Top Goods Trading, of Temple City, Calif. is recalling about 38000 Flashing Pacifiers. The recalled flashing pacifier has a yellow heart-shaped mouth guard and handle. There is a 15-inch cord attached to the handle. LED lights are activated by pushing the heart-shaped handle into the base of the pacifier. The flashing pacifiers do not comply with federal safety standards for pacifiers. Although the pacifiers are marketed to older children and adults, they could be given to babies and cause serious injury or death. The pieces of the pacifier can separate, posing a choking hazard. The necklaces pose a strangulation hazard. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 January 12, 2009 ~ Rashti & Rashti Expands Recall of Infant Garments Due to Choking Hazard: Rashti & Rashti, of New York, N.Y. is recalling about 16,000 (an additional 6,200 were recalled on July 1, 2008) TaggiesTM Sleep'n Play Infant Garments. The July 2008 recall involved two Taggies™ Sleep ‘n Play style infant garments: the Butterfly Applique' and the Fun Dog Print. Subsequent to the recall, two additional Taggies Sleep ‘n Play styles, manufactured before July 1, 2008, were identified as also having snap issues. The recall has now been expanded to involve the Dinosaur Applique' and the Pink Toss Print styles. The snaps on these garments can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 January 6, 2009 ~ Jardine Expands Recall of Cribs Sold by Babies“R”Us; Cribs Pose Entrapment and Strangulation Hazards: Jardine Enterprises, of Taipei, Taiwan is recalling about 56,450 (320,000 units were previously recalled in June 2008) Jardine Cribs. The wooden crib slats can break, creating a gap, which can pose an entrapment and strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 January 6, 2009 ~ Children’s Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled by Ms. Bubbles Inc. Due to Strangulation Hazard: Ms. Bubbles Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif. is recalling about 55000 Girls Blue Denim Passport Jackets. The recalled blue denim jackets have a white terrycloth underlay lining and drawstring. The jackets were sold in children’s sizes medium (7-10), large (11-14) and x-large (15-16). Style number BF1400 KP is printed on the hang tag attached to the garment. The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

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

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