Recent accidents associated with the ingestion of marble-sized polymer balls have been linked to a recall of over 95,000 packages of sets of toys that expand in the water.
The particular incident that led to the recall involved an 8-month-old that had to taken to the hospital for a surgery after the ball she swallowed expanded in her small intestine.
Incidents in other parts of the globe led to the banning of the product. Safety experts urge consumers to beware that polymer products are present in a series of household including gardening artifacts and specific types of flower arrangements.
To prevent a potential incident that could pose a serious risk to your child, read the full article here.
Several news agencies have reported that parents should keep in mind that if they follow certain tips, they ensure their children are safe while riding along with their parents in a vehicle.
Leaving your child unattended inside of a car or playing near a car can lead to potential risks since children can be highly susceptible to being injured if they are left in a car without any supervision for a long time.
Parents and caregivers must make it a habit to always check the vehicle before they leave. If you see children left alone inside of vehicles, contact the authorities at once. A sleeping baby may be overlooked, that’s why parents must make it a habit to leave a stuffed animal in the front passenger seat while there’s a sleeping baby in the back. This can help them to keep themselves from leaving the child in the car.
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has reported that about 1,440 units of 4moms® breeze™ Cotton Jersey Playard Sheets are being recalled after it was noted that these sheets do not fit the play yard.
Since these sheets could pose an entrapment hazard due to its failure to fit the play yard, the child could become entrapped and suffocated as a result. To prevent any incidents that could eventually pose a health hazard. The company has urged consumers to check their Play Yard sheets for the UPC code 817980011137.
Contact 4moms to return the product in order to obtain a full refund.
For the entire recall announcement, follow this link.
Multiple news agencies have indicated that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has reported that Million Dollar Baby Dressers have been recalled over a possible injury or entrapment hazard.
According to the firm behind this recall, two toddlers were reportedly killed in incidents linked to these dressers. The Company Bexco Enterprises Inc. reported that a young child may be exposed to a major risk of entrapment if he or she climbs up any open dresser drawers.
To prevent entrapment and injuries, the company has issued this recall announcement.
To learn more details on this recall, follow this link for the full recall statement.
Sportswear has expanded a previous trampoline recall to include more models after the company Sportspower Ltd. learned about nine more reports of incidents, including occurrences that resulted in injuries.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Sportspower BouncePro 14’ Trampolines sold at Walmart across the country may fail due to a problem with the product’s enclosure netting. Since this component could break, children may fall through the netting while using the product, which could pose an injury risk to the children.
If you own any of the recalled products, click here to read the full recall announcement at once.
The Consumer Reports has launched a series of recommendations regarding the importance of keeping your baby or young child safe during the winter.
According to the report, space heaters could pose several risks that could range from fire and overheating risks to personal injury risks. Consumers are urged to never place the space heaters close to flammable objects or furniture and try to always keep the product’s electrical cord stretched out, which could prevent fires caused by short circuits.
Consumers are also urged to place the heaters on the floor and never on top of elevated surfaces since these devices could fall, posing a risk to young children.
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The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall for all units of the Newborn Rock N’ Play Sleepers manufactured by Fisher-Price Inc. of East Aurora, New York.
According to the Consumer Reports, the company has received 600 complaints from consumers who found mold on the recliners. The federal agency CPSC stated that 16 consumers complained their toddlers were later treated for cough, respiratory issues and hives after sleeping in the product.
According to the company, all consumers with the recalled product are being asked to check the bottom of the seat cushion for signs of mold. Consumers with recalled recliners that show signs of mold should contact the manufacturer as soon as possible.
For the full recall announcement, click here.
Multiple toys are being recalled over a serious ingestion hazard.
All units of Water Balz, H2O Orbs “Despicable Me”, Growing Skulls and Fabulous Flower toys distributed by Dunecraft Inc. have been recalled over a possible health risk.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has stated that these toys have been linked to an accident where an 8-month-old baby swallowed a toy that later blocked the child’s small intestine. The product had to be surgically removed. According to the firm, 94,700 units of toys are affected by this recall.
For more on this statement and how to obtain a replacement toy, click here to read the full article.
According to several news agencies, bicycle riders could be able to use horns that have proven to be effective in warning drivers of their presence on the road.
Several media sources have indicated that responding to a necessity of making himself more visible to drivers, a bicycle rider decided to develop car horns for bicycle use that has been tested by the developer himself. According to the creator of Loud Bicycle, the manufacturer has reported that car drives have reacted quickly and responsively every time the horn was used. Drivers who do not see bicycle riders are prevented from causing accidents because riders use the horns effectively, warning them of their presence.
For more on this new safety gear, click here to read the full article.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall announcement along Baby Jogger LLC for all units of Baby Jogger City Versa™ strollers in the United Stated and in Canada.
The reports indicate that 8,400 units in the U.S. and 2,200 units in Canada have been affected by this recall. Consumers with the Baby Jogger City Versa strollers manufactured between May 15 and August 20, 2012 and sold nationwide between July 2012 and October 2012 should stop using these devices until a replacement frame is installed.
According to the federal agency, the frames in these strollers fail to lock, which could pose a fall hazard to children. The firm has learned of six reports of incidents related to these strollers.
For the full recall announcement, click here to read more on this recall announcement.
Over 50,000 units of certain infant bath seats are being recalled over a possible drowning risk, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has stated.
The reports indicate that Dream On Me Inc. has decided to issue a recall for its Dream On Me Bath seats sold across the country between July 2012 and September 2012. These devices have been linked to five incidents including one that involved the near drowning of a 12-month-old child. No injuries have been reported.
Consumers with the recalled devices should stop using them as soon as possible.
Contact the manufacturer to receive a replacement device in exchange for your defective product.
For the full recall announcement, click here.
Dream On My Inc. has issued another recall, news agencies have indicated.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has indicated that Dream On Me Bed Rails are being recalled after it was reported that the bed rail may become separated from the mattress, which could pose an entrapment risk to the child since he or she may become caught up between the mattress and the rail. If this occurs, the child may become suffocated or strangled. To prevent injuries, the company ahs decided to issue this recall.
The products should be returned to the company for a full refund.
Click here to read the full report.
According to a recent article, the maker of certain infant recliners is being sued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Multiple media outlets have indicated that the CPSC became aware of five deaths linked with the Chill and the Nap Nanny Generation One and Two infant recliners and because of the risk the defective design of these products may pose, the federal agency decided to file the suit. Agents reported they are seeking an order that would make the company Baby Matters, LLC refund affected consumers and warn future consumers of the potential risks associated with these products.
Up to this moment, over 70 complaints linked to these products have been reported.
For more on this issue with infant recliners, click here to read the full report.
According to multiple safety advocates, helmets, child car seats, cribs and tires should never be bought at garage sales due to possible safety hazards.
Consumers must be aware that certain items like car safety seats and helmets are mainly designed to protect and keep users safe in the event of an accident once. As soon as an accident occurs and these devices are put to test, consumers should not use them again because they may fail the second time.
Cribs with safety recalls can be hard to identify if you choose to purchase the item at a garage sale. Before finalizing any purchase, make sure to get the history behind the item to make sure the item will be safe for your child’s use.
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Florida is still one of the country’s three states that does not require children who are under 7 years of age to be placed in a booster seat while riding in a vehicle.
A bill that has been proposed to the Senate on Monday would require drivers to place children who are shorter than 4’ 9” in booster or car safety seat systems to prevent injuries in the event of accidents. Safety advocates urge lawmakers to follow in the footsteps of other states and enact this bill to make the use of car safety seats to certain children a state requirement.
According to the news, this bill has been pushed by multiple federal officials for years.
For more on this subject, click here to read the full article.
The Consumer Reports and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission are urging parents and caregivers to keep in mind just how dangerous single-use laundry detergents pods can be to children.
According to the official report issued by the CSPS and the Consumer Reports, almost 3,000 children have been injured in some way by being exposed to single-use laundry detergent pods in the year of 2012 alone.
Parents are being reminded that these items pose a serious risk to children and that they should never keep these detergent products in a place where the child may have access to.
To learn more about the dangers associated with these products, click here to read more.
According to a series of news agencies, children’s pajamas are being recalled over a possible burn hazard.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall statement concerning 1,130 units of certain pajamas manufactured by J.P. Boden & Co. over the fact the manufacturer failed to meet federal standards stipulated by the U.S. government. Since these products fail to meet flammability standards, the sleepwear is being recalled.
If you have purchased children’s pajamas from Bodenusa.com between July 21, 2012 and September 17, 2012, you are being encouraged to contact the company for a full refund.
For the full recall announcement, follow this link right away.
Child safety should be everybody’s priority, however, statistics show that four out of every five car safety seats are incorrectly positioned and installed. Incorrectly installed car safety seats pose serious risks to children.
Because of that, authorities and traffic officials have been working on coming up with safety events that will teach parents how to fit their car safety seats to their children and how to install the device correctly.
Drivers in Oklahoma, have learned how to safely secure their children as a result of a recent event. Safety advocates urge drivers to participate in future events to ensure their children are safe.
For more on this event and future events, click here to read more.
Car safety seats are being recalled by Britax over an issue with the chest pads, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported.
According to the report, Britax manufactured certain car safety seats that were equipped with soft chest pads that could pose a choking hazard if the child chews it into pieces. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has urged consumers with the models of child car safety seats known as Boulevard 70 G3, Advocate 70 G3, and Pavilion 70 G3 to contact the manufacturer to have this soft chest pad replaced as soon as possible.
All replacements should be performed for free.
For the full recall announcement, click here for the full report.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall for 97,000 units of Eddie Bauer Rocking Wood Bassinets due to an issue with the product’s bottom locking mechanism.
According to the official recall announcement, 97,000 units of these toddler booster seats could pose a serious risk to children since the bassinets could tip to their sides unexpectedly causing the child could roll to the side. Reports show that 17 reports of the bassinets failing to keep the children safe have surfaced. Some of the incidents resulted in children having a hard time breathing since they rolled into the side of the bassinets after the lock failed to hold the spring in place.
To prevent future incidents and keep children from being suffocated, click here for the full report issued by the CPSC.