Posts tagged Recalls
IKEA is recalling its SNIGLAR cribs due to the potential for the mattress supports to collapse. You can get more information on this recall here at CPSC.gov.
Please note that this is NOT a drop-side crib. Also, since I have reviewed and still recommend the MAMMUT crib — this DOES NOT include the MAMMUT Crib. The MAMMUT crib has not been recalled to date and I still think it is a fantastic crib.
From the recall itself: “Consumers should stop using the crib immediately and check the crib. If the mattress support bolts extend through the nut, the bolts are the More >
The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall today for the Britax Chaperone Infant car seats
The issue, pulled directly from the release: The harness chest clip can break and pose a laceration hazard. Due to its small size it also poses a choking hazard.
Fisher-Price has recalled its Little People Wheelies Stand ‘n Play Rampway due to the possibility of a tire coming off the cars and becoming a choking hazard. You can find more information, including the model numbers, here at CPSC.gov.
Fisher-Price had a fairly large recall of products that you can find here on the CPSC.gov site. The recall includes: Baby Playzone™ Crawl & Cruise Playground™, Baby Playzone™ Crawl & Slide Arcade™, Baby Gymtastics™ Play Wall, Ocean Wonders™ Kick & Crawl™ Aquarium (C3068 and H8094), 1-2-3 Tetherball™, Bat & Score Goal™ — but make sure to check out the recall for extra information and pics.
UPDATE: Lot numbers can be found here at the Abbott site (pdf) (9/24/2010)
From the Abbot Press Release: Abbott Park, Illinois (NYSE: ABT) — Abbott is initiating a proactive, voluntary recall of certain Similac-brand, powder infant formulas in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and some countries in the Caribbean.
Abbott is recalling these products following an internal quality review, which detected the remote possibility of the presence of a small common beetle in the product produced in one production area in a single manufacturing facility. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that while the formula containing these beetles poses More >
The CPSC has issued a recall for the Zooper Tango Double Stroller made by Lan Enterprises. According to the release (linked above), the hazard is that the stroller’s frame latch above the front wheels can fail when the stroller hits an object, causing the stroller to unexpectedly collapse.
Sold at: Juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide and at www.babiesrus.com from January 2007 through August 2008 for between $400 and $430.
Pottery Barn is voluntarily recalling ALL of their drop-side cribs. Standard CPSC release can be found here.
I think by now you know my feelings on these cribs — but if you don’t — DO NOT BUY A DROP-SIDE CRIB. If you must for physical reasons, then please make sure to purchase any and all of the hardware updates available.
The details of the massive recall can be found here at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS A FIXED SIDE CRIB ON THIS LIST — it is made by Child Craft (conveniently out of business) and is the first on the list when you get to the page — it is also the picture in this post.
The main page has an overview of the recall and provides links to the individual recalls.
In the end, I can only say this to new parents: Do not buy a drop-side crib. In the 15 months I More >
Per their own press release, found here: McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is voluntarily recalling all lots that have not yet expired of certain over-the-counter (OTC) Children’s and Infants’ liquid products manufactured in the United States and distributed in the United States, Canada, Dominican Republic, Dubai (UAE), Fiji, Guam, Guatemala, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago, and Kuwait.
I have provided the list here, but please make sure to consult McNeil’s press release directly. Unlike drop side cribs, medicine does not make my list of Bad Things — More >
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued another drop side crib recall, this time for a wide variety of models sold under the Graco brand name, but made by LaJobi. You can see all the models here.
As I posted, drop side cribs are on my Bad Things list for this reason. Drop side cribs are recalled at a fairly regular rate, which makes me wonder why companies continue to produce them (although these started selling back in 2007). If you are a new parent reading this — steer clear of drop side cribs unless it is an absolute necessity. More >