Recalls: August 2011 Archives
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) in conjunction with toy company Fisher-Price of East Aurora, New York, have announced the voluntary recall of 208,000 (in US) and 2,800 (in Canada) Little People® Builders' Load 'n Go Wagons.
The reason for this recall is the handle at the back of the wagon has a "molded-in" reinforcement which makes the handle stiff and can be a laceration hazard if a child falls on the handle. There have been seven reports of children being injured while playing with this toy wagon, and stitches or the use of surgical glue have been required in several of the cases.
The wagons were manufactured in
Consumers are advised not to allow their children to play with or use the wagons, and to contact Fisher-Price at their toll-free number 1(800) 432-5437 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.service.mattel.com to obtain a free repair kit. To view a photo of the toy wagon being recalled, go to the CPSC website: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11287.html
As always, consumers are also advised that it is illegal to re-sell or attempt to re-sell a recalled consumer product. The extent and reason for this recall surely begs the question, why is it not illegal to market products which appear not to have been tested sufficiently for the safest use by children?
More China-Manufactured Baby Strollers Recalled!
Recently, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health
The Britax B-Nimble Umbrella Strollers were manufactured in
To view a photo of the Britax B-Nimble Umbrella stroller, go to the CPSC website: http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PREREL/prhtml11/11256.html
Beyond the Britax Stroller recall, importer phil&teds USA, Inc. in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, has also announced the recall of approximately 8,500 Explorer and Hammerhead baby strollers in the U.S. and Canada, due to another brake failure problem. These recalled strollers have metal frames and the brake mechanism on the strollers can fail, posing an injury hazard to a child. Eight incidents of brake failure (without injury) have been reported. The strollers have been sold as single strollers or with a "doubles kit" to make them double strollers. The Explorer is a three-wheeled stroller and the Hammerhead has four wheels.
These strollers were sold online from philandteds.com, pishposhbaby.com, and albeebaby.com, and could be purchased from Babies R Us and from juvenile retail stores in the
Explorer and Hammerhead stroller consumers should stop using the products immediately and contact phil&teds to arrange to receive an upgraded brake assembly. Explorer owners will receive a new frame fitted with an upgraded brake assembly. Hammerhead owners will receive a pre-paid shipping container in order to return the affected stroller. Consumers can contact the company toll-free at (855) 652-9019 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the company's website at www.philandteds.com/support Again, to view photos of the recalled strollers, visit the CPSC website at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11288.html
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