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|
|41578||FUN FANTASTIC II|
|42023||BACKYARD SWINGIN’ FUN|
|42560||TRIPLE FUN II|
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.
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:
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.
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