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If there are any important recalls that pertain to children, please post it here. Thanks
 

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Cybex Stroller Safety Recall

Cybex Stroller Safety Recall

Hazard: The stroller’s hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a child placing his finger in the stroller’s hinge mechanism, resulting in a finger fracture.


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Graco’s Passage™, Alano™ and Spree™ Strollers and Travel Systems

Graco Recalls Strollers

Hazard: The hinges on the stroller’s canopy pose a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is opening or closing the canopy.
Incidents/Injuries: Graco has received seven reports of children placing their fingers in the stroller’s canopy hinge mechanism while the canopy was being opened or closed, resulting in five fingertip amputations and two fingertip lacerations.
 

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Dorel Asia Cribs

Dorel Asia Cribs


Hazard: The drop side hardware can fail causing the drop side to detach from the crib. When the drop side detaches it creates a space in which an infant or toddler can become entrapped and suffocate or strangle. In addition, the recalled cribs can pose a serious entrapment and strangulation hazard when a slat is damaged. This can occur while the crib is in use, in storage, being put together, taken apart or reassembled; or during shipping and handling.
Reports: CPSC and Dorel Asia SRL received a report of the death of 6-month old child from Cedar Rapids, Iowa who became entrapped and strangled in a crib after the drop side hardware broke. The crib continued to be used after the parents tried to repair the drop side themselves. CPSC and Dorel Asia received reports of 31 drop side incidents. In six of those incidents, children were entrapped between the drop side and crib mattress. Three children suffered from bruises as a result of the entrapment. In addition, CPSC and Dorel Asia received reports of 36 incidents of slat breakage, including seven reports of bruises and scratches to children and two reports of entrapment that resulted in no injury.
 

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Drop Side Cribs Recalled by Caramia Furniture

Drop Side Cribs Recalled by Caramia Furniture

Hazard: The slats on the cribs drop-side can detach from the top and bottom rails, posing fall and entrapment hazards to the child.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 18 reports of slats detaching from the rails of the crib. No injuries have been reported.
 

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Re: Drop Side Cribs Recalled by Caramia Furniture (vdubbun)

Stork Craft Drop Side recall
http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/P...d=888
You can get the repair kid free from their website which is in that link. We bought ours new in 2007, never had any problems. Going to use it again for the 2nd child with the repair kit.
 

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Re: Drop Side Cribs Recalled by Caramia Furniture (VWVan)

Cribs recalled after 3 deaths
WASHINGTON – Government safety officials Tuesday announced a recall of more than 500,000 drop-side cribs sold at Buy Buy Baby, Kmart, Wal-Mart and other stores after the death of three infants.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says plastic hardware on Generation 2 Worldwide and ChildESIGNS cribs can break and allow the drop side to detach. In addition, the mattress supports can break away from the crib frames. Both defects create gaps where a small child can be trapped and suffocate or strangle.
The agency has received three reports of children who died after getting trapped in gaps between the drop sides of their cribs and their mattresses.
An 8-month-old boy from Newark, Ohio, suffocated in July 2007 after the drop side of his crib detached due to a broken stop tab on the lower track. An 8-month-old boy from Richmond, Ind., suffocated in October 2003 after broken hardware allowed the drop side to detach from his crib's headboard in one corner. A 6-month-old boy from Staunton, Va., suffocated in September 2002 after two missing screws allowed the lower drop side track of his crib to pull away from the headboard post.
Consumer advocates have complained for years about the problems associated with drop side cribs.
ASTM International, an organization that sets voluntary industry safety standards for everything from toys to the steel used in commercial buildings, approved a new standard last November that requires four immovable sides for full-size cribs. The industry groups refusal to certify drop-side cribs is a big step toward eliminating the manufacture of new cribs in this style.
The CPSC has received 20 other reports of incidents involving detached drop sides and eight reports of incidents involving detached mattress supports.
The cribs were made by Generation 2 Worldwide, which went out of business in 2005. The CPSC believes that more than 500,000 cribs were sold. They were available nationwide at furniture and other stores, including Buy Buy Baby, Kmart, Wal-Mart.
Crib owners should contact the place of purchase for information on remedies including refunds, replacements and store credit. CPSC says owners should contact the agency if they have difficulty getting a remedy.
 

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Re: Drop Side Cribs Recalled by Caramia Furniture (CosmicTDI)

Mclaren strollers: Same amputation risk if you fold it up while the child is in it. My wife's sister has one. While its open there's no chance it will fold on its own when I've played with it.
 

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Re: Drop Side Cribs Recalled by Caramia Furniture (Lexi)

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Mclaren strollers: Same amputation risk if you fold it up while the child is in it.

What am I missing here? Why would you fold a stroller with the child in it?
 

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Re: Drop Side Cribs Recalled by Caramia Furniture (AndyTR32)

I don't think my wife would be too happy if I tried to fold up our MacLaren with my daughter still in it.

I never fold it up if she's near it any ways.
Oh, I put our Storkcraft back together for our 2nd child, with those new parts they give you so it no longer drops. Seems pretty solid.
 

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Re: Drop Side Cribs Recalled by Caramia Furniture (AndyTR32)

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What am I missing here? Why would you fold a stroller with the child in it?

You're not missing anything, some people are stupid and/or lazy. Having used the stroller many times I can't see why you'd do that either.
 

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Re: Drop Side Cribs Recalled by Caramia Furniture (Lexi)

Gov't orders recall of 1.2 million high chairs
Gov't agency announces recall of 1.2 million high chairs; cites 'fall hazard' to children
Thursday March 18, 2010, 7:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government is announcing a recall of some 1.2 million high chairs, saying they pose a fall hazard to children.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the voluntary recall Thursday involving the product made by Graco Children's Products, Inc., of Atlanta.
The regulatory agency said "screws holding the front legs of the high chair can loosen and fall out" and said cracking plastic brackets can cause the high chair to "tip over unexpectedly." These tip-overs resulted in 24 reports of injuries including bumps and bruises to the head, a hairline fracture to the arm and cuts, bumps and bruises and scratches to the body."
The CPSC said consumers should stop using the high chairs immediately and identified the recall product as "all Harmony-TM high chairs." It said the product is no longer in production and said the model number can be located on the underside of the foot rest.
 

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Evenflo Recalls Top-of-Stair Plus Wood Gates Due to Fall 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 products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Evenflo Top-of-Stair™ Plus Wood Gates
Units: About 150,000 in the United States and 33,000 in Canada
Manufacturer: Evenflo Co. Inc. of Miamisburg, Ohio
Hazard: The slats on the gate can break or detach, posing a fall hazard to children.
http://safety.evenflo.com/cs/s...c=WEB
 

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Re: Evenflo Recalls Top-of-Stair Plus Wood Gates Due to Fall Hazard (fourndog39)

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tubular mattress support rails can bend or detach, creating voids in the mattress above that can become suffocation hazards for infants. at least one child has died this way.
drop side hardware can fail. inspect it, make sure parts are secure etc. from all the recalls, it sounds like drop sides were a neat idea, but not practical in real life application.

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Health Canada warns parents about crib problems


BY SARAH SCHMIDT, CANWEST NEWS SERVICEAPRIL 29, 2010 1:02 PMCOMMENTS (12)


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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Thursday announced the recall of all Simplicity full-sized cribs with tubular metal mattress-support frames, blamed for the suffocation death of a one-year old from Massachusetts.
Photograph by: Screen grab, http://www.cpsc.gov
OTTAWA — Health Canada on Thursday warned parents to inspect their babies' cribs in the wake of two new massive crib recalls in the United States linked to one suffocation death and 99 incidents of hardware problems.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Thursday announced the recall of all Simplicity full-sized cribs with tubular metal mattress-support frames, blamed for the suffocation death of a one-year old from Massachusetts.
The frames can bend or detach, causing part of the mattress to collapse and creating a suffocation hazard for infants and toddlers, the commission said in a statement.
Citing entrapment and suffocation hazards, the commission also announced Thursday the recall of about 217,000 Graco-branded drop-side cribs made by LaJobi, Inc. of New Jersey. The drop-side hardware can break or fail, along the drop side to detach from the crib, creating a hazardous gap.
The CPSC and LaJobi have received 99 reports of drop side incidents, including hardware breakage and drop side detachment. There were two incidents in which children became entrapped in the gap, but were successfully freed by caregivers, the commission said.
In Canada, the distributor of Simplicity cribs was not immediately available to say whether any of these Simplicity cribs have been sold in Canada. However, Montreal-based Elfe Juvenile Products Inc., which also imported the newly recalled Graco crib in the U.S., confirmed on its website that about 5,180 of the recalled Graco-branded cribs have been sold in Canada.
Health Canada, meanwhile, issued a statement Thursday, saying it is aware of the two cribs recalls in the U.S., but under current legislation, "Canada does not have mandatory recall powers or the ability to trace products through the supply chain. As a result, we are following up with Canadian manufacturers and distributors to determine whether these products were available in Canada and pose a risk to Canadians."
In the meantime, "we encourage parents to inspect their cribs for worn or broken hardware or any other visible signs of wear or damage."
Since 2007, Elfe has issued four crib recalls, three involving Simplicity drop-side cribs and one involving Generation 2 Worldwide and "ChildESIGNS" drop-side cribs. Earlier Simplicity crib recalls followed news of suffocation deaths of two babies in the United States.
© Copyright (c) Canwest News Service
 

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Re: Evenflo Recalls Top-of-Stair Plus Wood Gates Due to Fall Hazard (John Lee Pettimore)

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the seam of ikea "Len" crib pillows can unravel & become a strangling hazard or wrap around fingers/limbs etc. they've been pulled off shelves across canada. very few incidents considering how many have sold, but still worth checking out.
IMO, if a seam thread is loose and could unravel, a potential preventative fix might be to put a couple drops of "thread stop" (or crazy glue) so it can't come apart or unravel.

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Ikea pulls crib pillow from shelves pending investigation


BY DINA O'MEARA, CALGARY HERALDMARCH 15, 2010COMMENTS (46)


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'Len' pillow has been sold at Ikea stores since 1996. Nearly 12,000 Len pillows were sold last year alone, and this is the first time the company has received a complaint about the item.
Photograph by: Screen grab, Ikea.com
CALGARY — Parents across Canada are responding to a Calgary mother's alert about a potentially faulty Ikea crib pillow that apparently unravelled, nearly strangling her 15-month-old.
Melinda Gombert said she woke last week to a screaming toddler and was horrified to find her son Lucas with a thread from his crib pillow wrapped around his neck three times and around his waist once.
"No parent wants to walk into their kid's room and see a string of any kind wrapped around their child's neck," Gombert said Monday. "It was terrifying. I was scared, and then I was angry, and I don't want it to happen to anyone else."
Ikea has since pulled the "Len" crib pillow from all its stores in Canada while it investigates.
The drama began when Gombert removed Lukas' pillowcase after he threw up on it. During the night, she said, the pillow's side seam unravelled, winding around the toddler's throat and waist as he tossed and turned in his sleep.
The next day, she said, Lucas had a red welt around his throat for hours. Gombert, a professional photographer, took a picture of her son's neck and sent it with an e-mail to Ikea and Health Canada.
"We are taking the situation very seriously," Ikea spokeswoman Madeleine Lowenborg-Frick said. "We are investigating the product, and in the meanwhile, because the safety of our customers and anyone that comes in contact with our product is of the utmost importance to us, we've pulled the product off the shelves across Canada."
Gombert also posted the incident on an Internet parenting forum, which saw more than 10 pages of discussion threads within days.
Filomena Lowry was shocked after reading about the forum — a similar incident had happened to her toddler, Jack, last January, she claimed. In her case, she said, the Ikea pillow unravelled about four months after buying it, with the thread wrapping around the 24-month-old's arm.
At first, the mother from Ajax, Ont., dismissed the incident as shoddy merchandise, and her mother restitched the pillow. But Lowry said she decided to speak up after seeing it had happened to others.
"When I read her experience and saw the pictures of Lucas' neck, it made me realize the potential of what could have occurred," she said. "That made it important for me to raise the issue with the manufacturer."
Lowenborg-Frick called the incident isolated, adding the company welcomed people to come forward if they have come across similar problems.
"If the product is found to be unsafe and there is a flaw in the design, then we would certainly recall it immediately," she said.
Nearly 12,000 Len pillows — which retail for $12.99 — were sold last year alone, said Lowenborg-Frick, adding this is the first time the company has received a complaint about the item.
The item has been sold at Ikea since 1996, and is only recommended for children 12 months and older.
"I would like the problem fixed," Gombert said. "I would really like Ikea to follow through their investigation and hopefully find sufficient evidence to either have the pillow remanufactured in a safer manner or just pull them all together."
In Canada, recalls are negotiated and voluntarily agreed on by the company responsible for the product.
A Health Canada spokeswoman said Monday the department is aware of the matter, but not in a position to discuss the details at this time.
"(Health Canada) is reviewing the situation carefully, and will not hesitate to take any action that may be necessary to protect the health and safety of Canadians," Stephane Shank said in an e-mailed statement.
"Health Canada would like to remind consumers that soft mattresses, pillows, comforters, stuffed toys and bumper pads should not be used in cribs."
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4 deaths prompt Graco stroller recall

– Wed Oct 20, 12:48 pm ET

WASHINGTON – Baby gear maker Graco is recalling about 2 million strollers after receiving reports that four infants died in the strollers.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission, which announced the recall Wednesday, said the four infants became trapped inside the strollers and were strangled. The deaths occurred between 2003 and 2005.

The strollers being recalled are older versions of the Graco Quattro Tour and MetroLite strollers and travel systems, all made before 2007 and distributed by Graco Children's Products Inc. of Atlanta.

CPSC says if babies aren't strapped into the strollers properly, they can slide through the opening between the stroller tray and bottom of the seat - where they can get stuck and be strangled. The commission also said it was aware of five reports of infants becoming trapped, resulting in cuts and bruises, and one report of an infant having difficulty breathing.

The recalled strollers were made before the development in 2008 of a voluntary standard that requires a larger stroller opening between the stroller's tray and seat bottom in order to prevent entrapment and strangulation.

The recalled strollers were sold at retailers nationwide between November 2000 and December 2007.

More information on the model numbers involved in the recall can be found at the company's website, http://www.gracobaby.com.
 

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We have a Graco stroller made in 06' I think. Never had any problems with it, mind you we used it properly.

I can't wait to get rid of it though. I call it the Behemoth. It takes up almost the entire trunk space.
 

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800,000 child car seats recalled in US

Mon Feb 14, 12:09 pm ET
WASHINGTON (AFP) – Leading child car seat maker Dorel is recalling nearly 800,000 kids' car seats due to a faulty button for locking and releasing the harness, the US highway safety department said Monday.

The Canadian group's Dorel Juvenile division said the recall involves car seats sold under the brand names Safety 1st, Cosco, Quinny, Maxi-Cosi brands, Disney and Eddie Bauer, produced between May 1, 2008 and April 30, 2009.

The button sometimes does not return to its locked position as it is supposed to do, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in a statement.

That can lead to the harness loosening, increasing the risk that the child will be hurt in a crash, it said.

Dorel said that owners of the seats will be given a free tube of lubricant to put on the center front adjuster of the strap, so that the button will lock into place as intended.

"This voluntary recall is being conducted out of an abundance of caution with no reported incidents or injuries," Dorel said in a statement on its website.

The specific seat production numbers were available at www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls.
 

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Here's a new dumb one:

B.O.B Strollers. I won't even go into the amazing level of stupidity I think about this one.

Jogging Strollers Recalled by B.O.B. Trailers Due to Strangulation Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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: B.O.B.® single and double strollers

Units: About 337,000 in the United States and 20,000 in Canada

Importer: B.O.B. Trailers Inc., of Boise, Idaho

Hazard: A drawstring on the stroller can get wrapped around a child’s neck, posing a strangulation hazard.

Injuries/Incidents: The firm has received one report of an 11-month-old girl who got entangled at the neck by the stroller’s drawstring. The child was freed by her mother. :facepalm:
 
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