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 homepage.
Name of product: Ikea Children’s Bed Canopies
Hazard: An infant or young child can get entangled at the neck in the canopy’s fabric, posing a strangulation hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been nine reports worldwide of children getting entangled in the bed canopies, including one in the U.S. involving a 7-month-old girl who pulled the canopy’s fabric into her crib and wrapped it around her neck several times.
Description: This recall involves IKEA children’s bed canopies. The canopies are made out of mesh fabric and hang from the ceiling onto a child’s crib or bed. They measure about 7 ft. long and about 2 ft. in diameter. The canopy’s name is printed on the washing instructions label sewn onto the bottom of the fabric.
Sold at: IKEA stores nationwide and online at ikea-usa.com from August 1996 through March 2014 for between $10 and $30.
Manufactured in: Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania and Vietnam
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled children’s bed canopies and return them to any IKEA store for a full refund.
Consumer contact: Call IKEA toll-free at 888.966.4532 anytime, or visit ikea-usa.com and click on the recall link at the top of the page for more information.
Name of product: My Sweet Love / My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care Baby Doll
Hazard: The circuit board in the chest of the doll can overheat, causing the surface of the doll to get hot, posing a burn hazard to the consumer.
Incidents/Injuries: Wal-Mart has received 12 reports of incidents, including two reports of burns or blisters to the thumb.
Description: The My Sweet Love / My Sweet Baby electronic baby doll comes in pink floral clothing and matching knit hat. The 16-inch doll is packaged with a toy medical check up kit, including a stethoscope, feeding spoon, thermometer and syringe. The doll’s electronics cause her to babble when she gets “sick,” her cheeks turn red, and she starts coughing. Using the medical kit pieces cause the symptoms to stop. “My Sweet Baby” is printed on the front of the clear plastic and cardboard packaging. The doll is identified by UPC 6-04576-16800-5 and a date code which begins with WM. The date code is printed on the stuffed article label sewn into the bottom of the doll.
Sold exclusively at: Walmart stores nationwide from August 2012 through March 2014 for $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the dolls from children, remove the batteries and return the doll to any Walmart store for a full refund.
Consumer contact: Call Wal-Mart Stores at 800.925.6278 from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm CT Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm CT on Saturday and from noon to 6:00 pm CT on Sunday, or go online at walmart.com and click on Product Recalls for more information.
Name of product: J.P. Boden Boys’ Pajamas
Hazard: The pajamas fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injury to children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves Johnnie B boys’ pajama sets with a top and shorts and model number 84004 and Mini Boden pajama sets with a top and shorts and model number 24106. The pajamas were sold in boys’ sizes 2T to 16 and are 100 percent cotton. “Boden” is printed on a tag at the neck area. The model number is printed on the back of the care label in the tops and bottoms. The Johnnie B pajama sets have “Johnnie B” on the waistband and were sold in navy blue with sailboats and a gray and white-striped top and sunglasses printed on a gray background and a blue and white-striped top. Mini Boden pajama sets were sold in various prints, including motorcycles on a green background, rockets on a blue background, and sailboats and windsurfers on a blue background.
Sold exclusively at: Online at bodenusa.com during January 2014 for about $48.
Manufactured in: Portugal
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled pajamas away from children and contact J.P. Boden for a full refund. J.P. Boden is contacting its customers directly
Consumer contact: Call J.P. Boden Services toll-free at 866.206.9508 from 8:00 am to 12:00 am ET Monday through Friday, or go online at bodenusa.com and click on Product Recalls for more information.
Name of product: BedHead Children’s Two-Piece Pajama Sets
Hazard: The pajamas fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves BedHead children’s 95 percent cotton and 5 percent Lycra, two-piece pajama sets, sold in toddler size 12 months through youth 14. The two-piece pajama sets were sold in three prints, Navy Cream Stripe, Pink Holland and Pink Spot. The Navy Cream set was sold only as a long-sleeve and pant set. Pink Holland and Pink Spot were sold as a short-sleeve top with shorts set and a long-sleeve top and pant set. The recalled pajama sets say “Boo Boo BedHead” on the sewn-in label located on the back neckline of the pajama top.
Sold at: Children’s boutiques and online nationwide from January 2011 through February 2014 for about $25.
Manufactured in: Los Angeles, CA
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled pajama sets away from children and return them to BedHead for a $25 store merchandise credit.
Consumer contact: Call BedHead toll-free at 844.312.3651 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm PT Monday through Friday, or go online at bedheadpajamas.com and click on the Product Recall link on the bottom of the page for more information.