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Kid O Products Recalls Wooden Puzzles Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Wooden fruit puzzles

Units: About 1,400 units

Importer: Kid O Products, LLC of Perth Amboy, N.J.

Hazard: The knobs attached to the puzzle fruits can come loose, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves wooden puzzles that consist of a board and four pieces representing an orange, a plum, a pear and an apple. Each piece of fruit has a wooden knob. The puzzle board measures 12 x 4.5 x ½ inches. “Grouping Objects – Fruit” and style number10307 can be found on the packaging.

Sold at: Specialty children’s stores nationwide from November 2010 through February 2011 for about $12.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled puzzles away from children and return them to the retail store where they purchased it for a full refund. Consumers can also contact Kid O Products for instructions on how to mail the product to receive a full refund.

For more information – CPSC

Second Infant Death Prompts Re-Announcement of Delta Enterprise “Safety Peg” Drop-Side Crib Recall to Repair.

Missing Safety Pegs Create Risk of Entrapment and Suffocation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Delta Enterprise Corp., of New York, N.Y. are re-announcing the 2008 recall of more than 985,000 drop-side cribs with “Crib Trigger Lock and Safety Peg” hardware. In January 2011, CPSC and Delta learned of a 2009 death in which 7-month-old girl from Colorado Springs, Colo. became entrapped and suffocated between the detached drop-side and mattress of her recalled crib. The crib was purchased secondhand and re-assembled without safety pegs in the bottom tracks.

Missing safety pegs can create a situation where the crib’s drop-side rail disengages from the track. This can create a hazardous space in which an infant can become entrapped and suffocate.

At the time of the October 2008 recall, CPSC notified consumers about the death of an 8-month-old girl who became entrapped and suffocated when the drop side of the crib detached. The crib involved in this incident also was re-assembled without safety pegs. At the time of the October 2008 recall announcement, there were reports of two entrapments and nine detachments in cribs without safety pegs.

“Buying or accepting cribs second hand can be risky,” said CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum. “Second hand cribs may not come with all of the necessary parts that are needed to make sure your baby is safe. We urge parents and caregivers to use caution and to be aware that new rules established by CPSC will bring safer cribs to the market this summer.”

This re-announcement involves cribs that were made in Taiwan and Indonesia. The cribs were sold at major retail stores including Kmart, Target and Walmart between January 1995 and December 2005 (through September 2007 for model 4624) for about $100.

Delta’s name and address is printed on the mattress support boards and the Delta logo is on the crib’s top teether rail. Model numbers are located on the top of the mattress support board. This announcement includes the following 49 crib models with “Crib Trigger Lock with Safety Peg” drop-side hardware:

  • 4320, 4340;
  • 4500, 4520, 4530, 4532, 4540, 4542, 4550, 4551, 4580;
  • 4600, 4620, 4624 – production dates 01/06 thru 11/07, 4640, 4660, 4720, 4735, 4742, 4750 – production dates 01/95 thru 12/00;
  • 4760, 4770, 4780, 4790;
  • 4820, 4840, 4850, 4860, 4880, 4890, 4892; and
  • 4900, 4910, 4920, 4925-2, 4925-6, 4930, 4940, 4943, 4944, 4947, 4948, 4949, 4950, 4958, 4963, 4968, 4969, 4980.

CPSC urges parents and caregivers to immediately stop using cribs that are missing a safety peg on either leg of the drop side and contact Delta to receive a free, easy-to-install repair kit. Call Delta toll-free at (800) 816-5304 anytime or visit the firm’s website at www.cribrecallcenter.com to order the free repair kit.

Parents and caregivers are encouraged to find a safe, alternative sleep environment for their child until the repair kit, with new safety pegs, is safely installed on the recalled cribs.

Important Message from CPSC: CPSC reminds parents not to use any crib with missing, broken or loose parts. Make sure to tighten hardware from time to time to keep the crib sturdy. When using a drop-side crib, parents should check to make sure the drop side or any other moving part operates smoothly. Always check all sides and corners of the crib for parts separating that can create a gap and entrap a child. In addition, do not try to repair any side of the crib. Babies have died in cribs where repairs were attempted by caregivers. Crib age is a factor in safety. At a minimum, CPSC staff recommends that you do not use a crib that is older than 10 years old. New, mandatory federal crib rules take effect on June 28, 2011. All cribs manufactured and sold after that date must meet new and improved safety requirements. Older cribs do not meet the new standard and can have a variety of safety problems. Check if your crib has been recalled at www.cpsc.gov

Mattress Support Collapse on IKEA Cribs Causes Recall

On February 17 2011, IKEA, Health Canada and US CPSC did a recall on all SNIGLAR Full-sized Cribs. Approximately 6,000 of the recalled cribs were sold at IKEA stores in Canada and about 20,000 were sold in the United States.  The cribs were sold from October 2005 through June 2010 in both countries.

The four bolts that hold the mattress secure are not long enough. It can cause the mattress support to detach and collapse, creating a risk of entrapment and suffocation to a child in the crib. As of February 21, there hasn’t been any accidents or injuries reported.

This recall involves SNIGLAR non-drop-side, full-size cribs with model number 60091931. SNIGLAR, IKEA and the model number are printed on a label attached to the mattress support. The crib frame and mattress support are made of natural/light-colored wood.

Consumers should stop using the crib immediately and check the crib. If the mattress support bolts extend through the nut, the bolts are the proper length and the crib is not included in the recall. If the bolt does not extend through the nut, the crib is included in the recall. Contact IKEA for a free repair kit for recalled cribs. In the meantime, find an alternate, safe sleep environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on the child’s age.

For more check CPSC

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CPSC Recalls

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has released these recalls recently.  Please note if you or anyone you know owns any of the following items:

1. Infant Death Prompts Recall of Convertible Cribs by Playkids USA; Crib Poses
Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards
 

2. My Way Corp. Recalls Baby Walkers Due to Stairway Fall Hazard

3. Toy Boats Recalled Due to Burn Hazard

4.  Gaming System Batteries and Recharging Station Recalled by LeapFrog Due to
Burn Hazard

5. Rage Wireless Guitars Used with Popular Video Gaming System Recalled Due to
Chemical Burn Risk

6. Infant Death Prompts Recall To Repair 600,000 Drop Side Cribs By Delta
Enterprise; Spring Peg Failure Can Cause Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards
 

7.  Infant Death Prompts Recall to Repair 985,000 Delta Enterprise Drop Side
Cribs; Missing Safety Pegs Can Cause Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards

Infant Safety – Less Is Better

The Consumer Product Safety Commission released an article Thursday about bedtime routines for infants.  Part of that routine, the article says is to make sure that your child’s sleeping environment is a safe one.  In the case of small children, the fewer “things” that are in the crib, the better.  Here are some key ideas when putting your infant to sleep:

  1. Remember the “back to sleep” idea.  Put your child to sleep on his or her back.  If they are old enough to roll over, then that is okay.  However, until that point, put them to sleep on their back.
  2. Make sure the crib meets minimum safety standards.  Cribs that are sold today meet the minimum requirements for safety (or are recalled when a defect is detected).  If you are using an older crib, though, check the spacing between the rungs and all of the connecting pieces for durability and safety. 
  3. Never use a pillow in a crib.  If a child’s head needs to be elevated for a cold or other symptom, elevate the entire head of the crib by placing the legs on a small stack of books.  Babies should sleep on firm, infant mattresses, not pillow or other soft objects.
  4. DO NOT use a crib that has been altered or repaired.  The integrity of the furniture is compromised at that point.
  5. Make sure the mattress fits well in the crib.  The space between the mattress and the crib components should be minimal (two fingers wide at most). 
  6. Remove any strangulation or choking hazards, such as tie backs from a curtain or the cords from blinds. 
  7. Check with the CPSC for any recalls regarding the components you are using with any child.
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