News | Published February 24, 2014

Recent product recalls

Here are recent product recalls announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. For the most up-to-date recall information, please visit cpsc.gov and click on the Recalls tab from the home page.

 

Name of product: BebeLove™ Baby Walkers

Hazard: The walkers failed to meet federal safety standards. Specifically, style number 358 can fit through a standard doorway and is not designed to stop at the edge of a step as required by the federal safety standard. In addition, style number 368 contains leg openings that allow the child to slip down until the child’s head can become entrapped at the neck. Babies using these walkers can be seriously injured or killed.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The recall includes all BebeLove walkers that were sold for babies age six months or older. The walkers contain a plastic-covered, foam padded seat with a plastic base and toy tray. Model 358 walkers have a green, pink or orange musical tray with a white toy bar and solid colored seats in either pink, blue or green. Model 368 walkers have a green, pink or white musical tray with a yellow toy bar and printed patterned seats in blue, pink or purple. Both models have white stoppers on the bottom of the base of the walker and model numbers printed on a label on the rear bottom inside of the base. BEBELOVE" is printed on a label on the seat back and on the base of the walkers.

Sold at: Small retail stores in Arizona, California and Utah, as well as online at Amazon.com and Overstock.com from November 2011 through July 2013 for about $25.

Manufactured in: Taiwan and China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled baby walkers immediately and contact BebeLove for a free repair kit.

Consumer contact: Call BebeLove toll-free at 888.464.1218 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm PT Monday through Friday, or go online at bebeloveusa.com and click on “Recall Contact” for more information.

 

Name of product: Lion Force Boys’ Puffer Coats

Hazard: The jackets have a drawstring through the hood that can pose a strangulation hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall involves boys’ black, hooded coats with dark gray drawstrings around the hood. The coats are 100% nylon on the outer shell with a zip-off hood. The wrist cuffs and waist band are elasticized. The coats have two front, Velcro-flap pockets and an inner stow pocket. “Lion Force” is printed on the upper left side of the front of the coat and on the sewn-on tag at the back of the neck. This recall involves boys’ coat sizes 4 through 12.

Sold exclusively at: Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide November 2010 through September 2013 for about $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the garment to eliminate the hazard, or return the garment to Lion Force Inc. for a full refund.

Consumer contact: Call Lion Force toll-free at 855.441.5466, 24-hours a day, every day.

 

Name of product: Girls’ Sugarfly Hood Jackets by Runway Global

Hazard: The jackets have drawstrings in the hood around the neck area that pose a strangulation hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall involves three styles of Sugarfly-branded, hooded, woven cotton and woven polyester jackets for girls with a drawstring through the hood. Style number KMCBJ255 is olive and has a zipper closure and four front pockets with buttons, plus two zipper pockets. Style number KMCBJ410 is a belted, double-breasted, French-style coat in white with faux fur around the neck. Style KMCBJ421 is fuchsia or purple and has a button closure, plus snap button pockets on each side. They were sold in girls’ sizes 7 through 16. The style number can be found on the back of the sewn-in neck label.

Sold exclusively at: Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide and online at Burlingtoncoatfactory.com from September 2011 through September 2013 for about $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the garments away from children. Consumers can remove the drawstrings to eliminate the hazard or return the garments to Burlington Coat Factory for a full refund.

Consumer contact: Call Runway Global toll-free at 855.248.1566, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET Monday through Friday; go online at sugarfly.us and click on “Sugarfly Girls” on the top bar, and then click on “Recall Info” at the bottom of the page; or e-mail willa@runwayglobal.com for more information.

 

Name of product: B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion strollers by Britax

Hazard: The hinge on the stroller’s folding mechanism can partially amputate consumers’ fingertips, break their fingers or cause severe lacerations, among other injuries, when they press the release button while pulling on the release strap.

Incidents/Injuries: Britax has received eight incident reports. Incidents include one partial fingertip amputation, one broken finger and severe finger lacerations.

Description: This recall involves Britax B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion strollers. The single and double strollers were sold in various color schemes, including black, red, kiwi, sandstone, navy and orange. They were manufactured between March 2011 and June 2013 and have the following model numbers: U341763, U341764, U341782 and U341783 for the B-Agile strollers; U361818 or U361819 for the B-Agile Double strollers; and U391820, U391821 and U391822 for the BOB Motion strollers. The model number and the manufacture date in YYYY/MM/DD format can be found on the label located on the inside of the stroller’s metal frame near the right rear wheel.

Sold at: Major retailers and juvenile products stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, albeebaby.com, buybuybaby.com, diapers.com, ToysRUs.com and other online retailers from May 2011 through June 2013 for between $250 and $450.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled strollers immediately and contact Britax to receive a free repair kit.

Consumer contact: Call Britax toll-free at 866.204.1665 from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm ET Monday through Thursday and 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Friday, visit the company’s websites at britaxusa.com or bobgear.com and click on “Safety Notice” at the top right corner or on “Learn More” at the bottom center of the page, or e-mail strollerrecall@britax.com for more information.

 

Name of product: Fred & Friends Chill Baby Artiste, Volume and Panic pacifiers

Hazard: The pacifiers fail to meet federal safety standards. The beard on the Artiste and the knob on the Volume pacifiers can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. In addition, the ventilation holes on the Volume and Panic pacifier guards are too small.

Incidents/Injuries: Fred & Friends has received one report of the knob on the Volume pacifier detaching. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves three styles of Fred & Friends Chill Baby pacifiers, including the Artiste with a black plastic beard and mustache, Volume with a black volume control knob and Panic with a red panic button. The pacifier’s name and UPC are printed on the packaging. The Artiste’s UPC is 728987021282, the Volume style’s UPC is 728987020599 and the Panic style’s UPC is 728987020605. The pacifiers are plastic and silicone rubber and measure about 2 inches wide by 1½ inches tall.

Sold at: Department stores, gift, drug, toy, baby product, grocery and home decorating stores; hospital and museum gift shops nationwide; and various websites from April 2013 through December 2013 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled pacifiers away from young children and return them to Fred & Friends for a $12 refund. Fred & Friends is providing a postage paid envelope for consumers to return the recalled pacifiers.

Consumer contact: Call Fred & Friends toll-free at 855.346.6372 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm ET Monday through Friday, email the firm at pacifiersconsumer@fredandfriends.com, or go online at fredandfriends.com and click on Pacifier Recall for more information.

 

Name of product: Playtex pacifier holder clips

Hazard: The pacifier holder clips can crack and a small part can break off, posing a choking hazard to small children.

Incidents/Injuries: Playtex has received 99 reports of the holder cracking or breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the Playtex pacifier holder clips that attach a pacifier to items like clothing, diaper bags and strollers. It is a plastic clip with a figure and a “Playtex” copyright logo that slides up and down to adjust the clip, a ribbon and a clear plastic ring that stretches to fit the pacifier. The pacifier holder was sold in green with a monkey figure, pink with a flower and blue with a tow truck.

Sold at: Walmart and other major retailers; juvenile product, baby and discount stores nationwide; and online at sites such as Amazon.com from July 2010 through October 2013 for about $3.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled pacifier holders away from infants and contact Playtex for instructions on how to return the product for a full refund.

Consumer contact: Call Playtex toll-free at 888.220.2075 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm ET Monday through Friday, or go online at playtexproducts.com and click on Recall for more information.

 

Name of product: Baby rattles by Midwest

Hazard: The head on the rattle can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of the head on a rattle detaching. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves donut-shaped polyester knit fabric baby rattles with heads and arms to resemble a bear, monkey and a lion. They measure about 7 inches in diameter by 2 inches thick. Sweet-ums and Midwest-CBK are printed on a hang tag on the rattles. A label sewn into the rattles has Midwest-CBK, the production date 04/2013 and the batch #:00001281 printed on it.

Sold at: Small gift stores from July 2013 through December 2013 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled rattles away from young children immediately and contact Midwest-CBK for a full refund.

Consumer contact: Call Midwest-CBK at 800.394.4225 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm CT Monday through Friday, or go online at mwcbk.com and click on Product Recall Information.

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