Not-so Smart Product: 3 CPSC Product Recalls, including Target Circo Sandals, Rugby Pain & Britax Stroller Fever Drops, and

These are the Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls that have been issued recently. As a reminder: In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled in the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts. Be sure to check old hand-me-downs for this!

You can find even more detailed information on all recalled products mentioned below on CPSC.gov, now on SaferProducts.gov, and the CPSC widget on the right-side column of this page!  In an upcoming post I will showcase how the SaferProducts.gov site is a tool for every Smart Mama!

All information below comes directly from the CPSC website.

1)      Britax Recalls B-Nimble Strollers Due to Risk of Brake Failure

a)      Name of Product: B-Nimble Strollers

b)      Hazard: An audible click heard when the brake pedal is pressed can give a false impression that the brake is fully engaged when it is not. When the brake is not engaged, the stroller can move unexpectedly posing a risk of injury to the child occupant.

c)       Description: This recall involves B-Nimble umbrella strollers manufactured on or after August 1, 2010. Strollers included in the

recall have model numbers U311771, U311773, U311775 and U311780. The date of manufacture labels and model numbers can be found on the lower frame/tube on either the left or the right side. The strollers were sold in a variety of colors including black and silver, Cowmooflage (black and white), green and red.

d)      Sold at: Juvenile product and mass merchandise stores nationwide and online retailers between September 2010 and June 2011 for about $200.

e)      Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using their strollers and contact Britax for information and to request an improved replacement stroller. Consumers who resume use of their strollers while awaiting the replacement should always ensure that the brake is fully engaged. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Britax toll-free at (888)427-4829 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and, or visit the firm’s website at www.britaxusa.com

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including additional information of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11256.html

2)      Target Recalls Infant Girls Sandals Due to Choking Hazard

a)      Name of Product: Circo Aloma Infant Girls Sandals

b)      Hazard: The decorative plastic flowers can detach, posing a choking hazard.

c)       Description: The recalled infant girls sandals are white with decorative plastic flowers attached to the toes and sides. The sandals were sold under the style name “Aloma” in infant girls’ sizes 2 through 5. “Circo” is printed on the inside and bottom of the shoe.

d)      Sold exclusively at: Target stores and Target.com nationwide from January 2011 to May 2011 for about $10.

e)      Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the sandals and return them to any Target store to receive a full refund. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Target Guest Relations at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.target.com

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including additional information of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11257.html

3)      Rugby Children’s Pain & Fever Concentrated Drops Recalled Due To Failure to Meet Child-Resistant Closure Requirement

a)      Name of Product: Children’s Pain & Fever Concentrated Drops

b)      Hazard: This over the counter medicine contains acetaminophen which calls for child-resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. Although the original bottle has child-resistant packaging, a separate dropper unit provided for dispensing the drug to children does not. When in use, a child can access the medicine, posing serious health problems or death if more than the recommended dosage is consumed.

c)       Description: The recall involves Rugby Children’s Pain & Fever Concentrated Drops (Acetaminophen Drops) in a 1/2 fl. oz. (15 ml) bottle size. The UPC code 305361936723 can be found with the bar code at the bottom of the box. The affected lot numbers are: 09002, 09379, 10272, 10368, 10487, 09131, 09394, 10273, 10406, 11058, 09215, 10154, 10366, 10433

The lot numbers can be found stamped into the bottom of the carton with the expiration date and above the label on the bottle printed in black.

d)      Sold at: Drug stores, grocery stores and other retailers nationwide between January 2009 and June 2011 for about $4.

e)      Remedy: Consumers should immediately store this product with the child-resistant closure in place and keep it out of the reach of children. To arrange for a free replacement dropper, contact Altaire Pharmaceuticals at (800) 258-2471 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Rugby Laboratories at(800) 645-2158 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including additional information of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11258.html

 

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, visit www.saferproducts.gov, or contact CPSC’s Hotline at info@cpsc.gov, (800) 638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270.

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