Recalls: April 2011 Archives
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in conjunction with the firm Arm's Reach of Oxnard, California, has recalled 76,000 Infant Bed-Side Sleepers due to the threat of entrapment, falls and suffocation.
Ten (10) reports have been received by Arm's Reach and the CPSC of infants falling into the loose fabric at the bottom of the sleeper from the raised mattress or becoming trapped between the mattress edge and the side of the bed-side sleeper, also known as a "co-sleeper." No injuries have been reported thus far.
The so-called Bed-Side Sleepers were manufactured in China between 1997 and 2001 and were sold at Burlington Coat Factory outlets, Babies R Us, and other retail stores throughout the U.S. from September 1997 until December 2001 for approximately $160. The Original and Universal models are involved in the recall and their model numbers can be found on the products "legs":
Original Models: 8108, 8133, 8111, 8112 & 8119
Universal Model: 8311
As with most CPSC recalls, consumers should stop using the Bed-Side Sleeper immediately and contact the company, Arm's Reach, by calling (800) 954-9353 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.armsreach.com The CPSC cautions all consumers that it is illegal to sell recalled items. A photograph of the bed-side sleeper can be viewed by going to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11187.html?tab=recalls
Infantino Recalls Toy Trucks Due to Choking Hazard!
Infantino (you may remember Infantino as the importers of some other recalled baby products), in conjunction with the CPSC, has recalled more than 41,000 "Troy, The Activity Truck" toys sold in the U.S. and Canada, manufactured in and imported from China. Infantino received 28 reports of plastic beads detaching from the activity trucks, including two reports of young children gagging on the plastic beads. The toy truck is
blue, red, and yellow with plastic star, circle, and heart beads attached to the bead runs on the back of the truck and has a face on the front. The name, Infantino, is printed on the front of the truck.
The toys were sold from September 2009 through February 2011 for $15, at Toys R Us, Babies R Us, Meier, T.J. Maxx, Marshall's, and other retail stores throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Consumers are advised to "take the toy away from children and contact Infantino to receive a free replacement toy"! (Childsafetyblog wonders if you want one!) But if you do, call: (888) 808-3111 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at http://service.infantino.com