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: Chicco Polly High Chair
Hazard: Children can fall on or against the pegs on the rear legs of the high chair, resulting in bruising or laceration injury.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of 21 reports of incidents in which a child fell against the peg and received injuries, including four laceration injuries requiring medical closure (stitches, tape or glue) and one scratched cornea.
Description: The recall involves a range of Chicco Polly high chairs with pegs on the back legs intended to be for tray storage. The high chairs have a folding metal frame for storage and a reclining seat. The recalled high chairs can be identified by the model number and date code printed on a label on the underside of the seat close to the footrest. The date code is in the format DDMMYYYY or YYYY-MM-DD. High chairs included in this recall were manufactured prior to October 13, 2010 and have one of the following model numbers on the label: 00063803430070, 00063803480070; 00063803490070; 00063803580070; 04063765000070; 04063765540070; 04063765760070; 04063803630070; 04063803860070; 04063803900070; 05063765020070; 05063803020070; 05063803220070; 05063803260070; 05063803270070; 05063803570070; 05063803660070; 05063803970070; 06063765650070; 06063765970070; 06063803650070; 06063803770070; 06063803820070; 06063803960070; 06063803970070; 07063803780070.
Sold by: Retail stores including Babies R Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Buy Buy Baby, Shopko, and Toys R Us as well as online outlets including Albeebaby.com, Amazon.com, Babyage.com, Babysupermart.com, Diapers.com, and Target.com from January 2005 through July 2012 for between $100 and $150.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should contact Chicco for a free peg cover kit which will be mailed to them. To help prevent injuries before repair, consumers should store the tray on the pegs when the high chair is not in use.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Chicco toll-free at 800.807.8817 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.chiccousa.com/pollykit.
Name of Product: Discovery Kids™ Animated Marine and Safari Lamps
Hazard: The placement of internal wires near the circuit board can cause electrical short-circuiting and sparking, posing a fire- and burn-hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Innovage has received 11 reports of short-circuiting. This includes three reports of lamps catching fire, which led to property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall involves Discovery Kids Animated Marine and Safari Lamps that feature rotating films with marine or safari scenes. The words "Discovery Kids" are printed on the front top-left corner of the product. The recalled products have both an 11-digit batch number that begins with either 584894 or 10128 and a model number of 1628626, 1642433, 1641522, 1641523, 1645729, or 1645853. Batch numbers can be found imprinted on the plastic underneath the lamps and on the bottom of the packaging. Model numbers can be found on stickers placed underneath the lamps and on the bottom of the packaging near the barcode.
Sold by: Bed Bath & Beyond, Bonton, JCPenney, Kohls, Toys R Us stores nationwide as well as online retailers Amazon.com, Ideeli.com, JCPenney.com, Kohls.com, Macys.com, and Overstock.com from June 2010 through March 2012 for between $10 and $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the lamps and contact Innovage for instructions on how to obtain a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information contact Innovage toll-free at 888.232.1535 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm PT Monday through Friday, or visit one of the firm's websites (www.innovage.net or www.lamprecall.org), or email email@example.com.
Name of Product: Old Navy Toddler Girl Aqua Socks
Hazard: This style of aqua socks has less traction when worn on wet or smooth surfaces such as hardwood or tile, creating a slip and fall hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Two customers reported falls with minor injuries that did not require medical attention.
Description: The slip-on shoes have pull-on tabs on both the front and back of the foot opening of the shoe. These aqua socks were sold in pink and purple in toddler sizes 5-11. The recall includes Old Navy Toddler Girl Aqua Socks with style number 896452. A small tag inside the foot opening contains the style number, size information and country of origin (China).
Sold by: Old Navy stores in the US and Canada and at oldnavy.com in the US and at oldnavy.ca in Canada from February 2012 through June 2012. The shoes sold for between $12 and $15.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these shoes and return them to any Old Navy store for a full refund. Consumers who return the shoes before November 9, 2012 will also receive a coupon for $10 off their next purchase at Old Navy. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to return the Toddler Girl Aqua Socks by mail.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Old Navy toll-free at 866.580.9930 between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm ET Monday through Friday, Saturday between 12:00 pm and 7:00 pm ET, and Sunday between 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm ET or email Old Navy at email@example.com.
Name of Product: Flexible Flyer Swing Sets
Hazard: The see saw seats can break away from the bolt fasteners during use, posing a fall hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm received 1,232 reports of see saw seats breaking, resulting in 13 injuries to young children that included bumps, bruises, and lacerations.
Description: The Flexible Flyer swing sets come in 11 different models, each with a see saw attachment along with swings, bars, or a slide. The model number can be found on a sticker located underneath the center of the top bar of each swing set unit. Model numbers and names are: 41575/Big Adventure; 41577/Fun Fantastic; 41578/Fun Fantastic II; 42003/Backyard Flyer; 42013/Backyard Fun; 42023/Backyard Swingin' Fun; 42030/Windsor II; 42124/Fun Time; 42126/Fantastic Playground; 42544/Triple Fun; 42560/Triple Fun II.
Sold by: Walmart, Toys R Us, Academy and at other specialty stores and online retailers from December 2011 through May 2012 for between $130 and $280.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the see saws immediately and contact Troxel to receive a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information contact Troxel at 888.770.7060 between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm CT Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at www.regcen.com/flexibleflyer.