Here are just a few recent product recalls as announced by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. For the most up-to-date recall information, please visit www.cpsc.gov and click on the Recalls tab from the home page.
Name of Product: Dream On Me Bath Seats
Hazard: The bath seats fail to meet federal safety standards, including the requirements for stability. Specifically, the bath seats can tip over, posing a risk of drowning to babies.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Dream On Me have received five reports involving these bat seats, including a report of a near drowning involving a 12-month-old baby girl. The baby did not require medical treatment.
Description: The recall includes all Dream On Me bath seats. Some of the seats have a Dream On Me label under or on the rear of the bath seats. Model numbers are also printed underneath the bath seats and on the product packaging and include the following product models and colors:
- Baby Bath Seat - Model numbers 251B, 251O, 251P, 251Y. Colors: Green with orange tray; orange with beige tray; yellow with green tray.
- Ultra 2-in-1 Infant Bath Tub and Toddler Bath Seat - Model numbers 252B, 252P. Colors: Solid pink, solid blue, or white body with pink or blue bottom.
- Niagra Baby Bath Seat - Model numbers 253B, 253G, 253P, 253Y. Colors: White or blue body with a green, pink or orange insert.
Sold at: Small retail stores and online retailers including Amazon.com and Wayfair.com from July 2012 through September 2012 for between $25 and $40.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled bath seats immediately and contact Dream On Me to receive a free replacement bath tub.
Consumer Contact: Dream On Me toll free at 877.201.4317 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm ET Monday through Friday or online at www.dreamonme.com and click on Recalls for more information.
Name of Product: Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill infant recliners
Hazard: The infant recliners contain defects in the design, warnings and instructions which pose substantial risk of injury and death to infants.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC is aware of four infants who died in the Nap Nanny Generation Two recliners and a fifth death involved in the Chill model. To date, CPSC has received a total of over 70 additional incident reports of children nearly falling out of the product.
Description: Nap Nanny Generation One and Nap Nanny Generation Two and Chill model infant recliners manufactured by Baby Matters, LLC.
Sold at: Various retailers between 2009 and early 2012 when they were discontinued. All were priced at around $130.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled product and contact the manufacturer, Baby Matters, LLC, to receive their coupon toward the purchase of a newer model.