Recalls: March 2011 Archives
It's spring and announcements of new baby furniture products can be found throughout the sale papers. Thankfully, for the safety of baby, here are two baby furniture products that have been recalled:
The Baby Jogger Jump Seat has been recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the company, Baby Jogger, LLC, of Richmond, Virginia.
The recall involves approximately 2,000 (1,545 in the US; 450 in Canada) Baby Jogger Jump Seats that bear the item number is J7J50 and have been sold and distributed since 2008 by juvenile furniture stores, department stores and mass merchandisers throughout the U.S. and Canada, and were purchased for approximately $100 each.
As stated in the CPSC recall announcement, "This recall includes the Baby Jogger Jump Seat. The Jump Seat is a fabric seat accessory with the name 'Baby Jogger' on the front that is attached to the mounting bracket on the frame of a Baby Jogger City Elite, Baby Jogger City Classic or Baby Jogger Summit stroller and allows a toddler and baby to ride together in the same stroller at the same time. The item number is printed on the product packaging."
The Baby Jogger Jump Seat was manufactured in
, and the problem with it is if the Jump Seat does not properly lock into place, the Jump Seat can disengage from the stroller allowing the child to fall out. Baby Jogger has received four (4) reports of children falling from the seat, resulting thus far in scrapes, bruises, cuts, and a broken nose. China
Consumers who have purchased the Baby Jogger Jump Seat should stop using it immediately and contact Baby Jogger toll-free at (877) 506-2213 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, e-mail the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the firm's website at www.babyjogger.com to obtain safety straps or additional information about returning the Jump Seat. Consumers need to note that it is illegal to sell recalled products.
A photo of the jump seat may be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11145.html
5,000 Wooden Playpens Recalled
The Consumer Product Safety Commission, in conjunction with AOSOM of Tualatin, Oregon, voluntarily recalled 5,000 wooden playpens. The recall involves the AOSOM 3 in 1 Baby wooden Superyard Playpen Combo, the AOSOM Baby 8 Panel Wooden Playpen Room Divider, the AOSOM Baby 8 Sided Wooden Playpen 2 Panels, and the AOSOM Baby 8 Sided Wooden Playpen Gate. The playpen products ranged in price from approximately $30 to $150 and have been sold online on Amazon.com and eBay.com from October 2008 to November 2010.
The playpens made from pine wood "can break, split and/or crack at points where screws or other hardware are located. Small, broken wooden pieces and hardware from the playpen can pose a risk of choking and laceration hazards to children. In addition, an unstable playpen can fall over onto a child, posing an entrapment hazard." AOSOM has received 69 reports of the playpens breaking, splitting, or cracking. Thus far, no injuries have been reported.
These wooden playpens were manufactured in
Photos of the playpen products in question can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11155.html
Childsafetyblog.org believes we should do more to prevent hazardous juvenile furniture from reaching the market in the first place--whether it is manufactured in China or elsewhere--child products need to be tested adequately and results accurately reported prior to the products getting into stores!