Category Archives: Recall
Your child should not have to suffer serious personal injuries because of a defective product. Unfortunately, Graco has recalled nearly five million baby strollers, over fingertip amputation hazards. According to ABC News, the recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), which reported that there were 11 reports of finger injuries “including six reports of fingertip amputations, four reports of partial-fingertip amputation and one finger laceration.” The recall affects 11 stroller models made from August 2000 to September 2014, including about 4.7 million strollers in the U.S. The recall also extends to Canada and Mexico. The recall includes strollers with model names Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierrea, Solara, Sterling and TravelMate. To see if your stroller was involved in this recall, you can click here. If you own one of the strollers, the company said you should contact it immediately to get a free repair kit….
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is advising parents and caregivers to be cautious when using infant slings for babies younger than four months of age. In researching incident reports from the past 20 years, CPSC identified and is investigating at least 14 deaths associated with sling-style infant carriers, including three in 2009. Twelve of the deaths involved babies younger than four months of age. Three baby deaths could be traced to Infantino baby slings. In response, the CPSC has recalled more than 1 million slings. Slings can pose two different types of suffocation hazards to babies. In the first few months of life, babies cannot control their heads because of weak neck muscles. The sling’s fabric can press against an infant’s nose and mouth, blocking the baby’s breathing and rapidly suffocating a baby within a minute or two. Additionally, where a sling keeps the infant in a curled…
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Wal-Mart and Claire’s have pulled Chinese-made children’s jewelry suspected to have been made with cadmium. The decision to two of American’s largest retailers of costume jewelry comes on the heels of an investigation by the Associated Press which found some products contained dangerous levels of the toxic metal. Lab tests conducted for the AP on 103 pieces of low-priced children’s jewelry on sale in the U.S. found 12 items with elevated levels of cadmium, which can hinder brain development in young children, according to recent research, and is known to cause cancer. Twelve items had cadmium levels of at least 10 percent by weight. One piece had 91 percent, and others contained more than 80%. The government has no restrictions on cadmium in jewelry. The findings of cadmium contamination come on the heels of a string of product quality scandals in 2007 that caused Congress in 2008 to ban toys…
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