The following consumer products have been recalled within the past few weeks. Please keep in mind that while meant to be informative, this list is not exhaustive.

As a general matter, consumers should immediately stop using recalled products, and contact the store of purchase or manufacturer for further information regarding a refund or replacement product.

Follow the links for further information about the individual recalls listed below.

Troxel Flexible Flyer Swing

Troxel announced the recall of some 100,500 of its swings in the U.S. (4,900 in Canada), because the see saw seats can break away from the bolt fasteners during use, posing a fall hazard.

So far the company has received 1,232 reports of see saw seats breaking, which has resulted in thirteen injuries to young children including bumps, bruises and lacerations.

The Flexible Flyer swing sets come in 11 different models--each with a see saw attachment along with swings, bars or a slide. The sets were sold at Walmart, Toys R Us, Academy and other specialty stores, and online retailers from December 2011 through May 2012 for between $130 and $280.

Affected models include:

Model #Model Name
41575BIG ADVENTURE
41577FUN FANTASTIC
41578FUN FANTASTIC II
42003BACKYARD FLYER
42013BACKYARD FUN
42023BACKYARD SWINGIN' FUN
42030WINDSOR II
42124FUN TIME
42126FANTASTIC PLAYGROUND
42544TRIPLE FUN
42560TRIPLE FUN II

Picture of recalled Big Adventure #41575 Swing Set

Innovage Discovery Kids Lamp

Discovery Kids™ announced the recall of  about 300,000 of its Animated Marine and Safari Lamps, because the placement of internal wires near the circuit board can cause electrical short-circuiting and sparking, posing a fire and a burn hazard to consumers.

So far the company has received 11 reports of short circuiting. There have been three reports of lamps catching fire, resulting in property damage. Luckily, no injuries have been reported.

The lamps were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Bonton, JCPenney, Kohls, Toys "R" Us stores nationwide as well as through the online retailers Amazon, Ideeli, JCPenney, Kohls, Macy's and Overstock from June 2010 through March 2012 for between $10 and $20.

Picture of recalled Animated Marine lampPicture of recalled Animated Safari lamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicco Poly High Chairs

Chicco announced the recall of about 455,000 in the U.S. (30,690 in Canada) of its Chicco Polly High Chair, because   children can fall on or against the pegs on the rear legs of the high chair, resulting in a bruising or laceration injury.

The company 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.

The affected chairs were sold in 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.

Affected models include:

Model Numbers
0006380343007005063803260070
0006380348007005063803270070
0006380349007005063803570070
0006380358007005063803660070
0406376500007005063803970070
0406376554007006063765650070
0406376576007006063765970070
0406380363007006063803650070
0406380386007006063803770070
0406380390007006063803820070
0506376502007006063803960070
0506380302007006063803970070
0506380322007007063803780070

Picture of rear legs of recalled high chairPicture of recalled high chair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The CPSC also wrote an article reminding parents to make sure that baby monitor cords are kept at least 3 feet away from cribs in order to prevent a strangulation hazard. You can read more here.

What to Do if You or a Loved One Has Been Affected by a Recalled Product

If you or a loved one has become injured or you have sustained property damage as a result of a recalled product, you may be entitled to compensation. Manufacturers are responsible for the damages that their defective products cause. Potential damages may include things such as medical bills, property damage, awards for pain and suffering, or other damages incurred. You should contact an experienced products liability attorney to discuss your potential legal claims.