|These are the Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls that have been issued from October 6 – October 12, 2010.
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.
All information below comes directly from the CPSC website.
Name of Product: Tike Tech Single City X3 and X3 Sport Jogging Strollers
Hazard: The opening between the grab bar and seat bottom of the stroller can allow an infant’s body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck by the grab bar, posing a strangulation hazard to young children when a child is not harnessed. When using a stroller, parents and caregivers are encouraged to always secure children by using the safety harness and never to leave them unattended. To learn more about the importance of stroller safety, download CPSC’s safety alert: www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PUBS/5096.pdf
Description: The recall involves the grab bar on Tike Tech Single City X3 and X3 Sport strollers. “Tike Tech” is printed on the footrest and on the back of the stroller on the left and right sides. The ID codes are located on the interior left side frame. The following ID codes are included in this recall:
The grab bar is optional and can be removed from the stroller.
Sold at: Juvenile product stores nationwide and websites including www.amazon.com from October 2009 through February 2010 for about $300.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/11002.html
Name of Product: Valco Baby Tri Mode Single and Twin Jogging Strollers
Hazard: The opening between the grab bar and seat bottom of the stroller can allow an infant’s body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck by the grab bar, posing a strangulation hazard to young children when a child is not harnessed. When using a stroller, parents and caregivers are encouraged always to secure children by using the safety harness and never to leave them unattended. To learn more about the importance of stroller safety, download CPSC’s safety alert: www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PUBS/5096.pdf
Description: This recall involves the grab bar on Tri Mode Single and Twin strollers. “Valco Baby” is printed on the head rest and the padding on the footboard. The grab bar is optional and can be removed from the stroller. The stroller’s model numbers are located on a white sticker on the left hand side of brake bar. The recalled strollers with the affected grab bars are listed in the chart below.
Sold at: Juvenile product stores and websites including www.amazon.com between November 2007 and March 2010 for between $480 to $700.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/11003.html
Name of Product: Castalon frying pans
Hazard: The enamel coating of the pan can crackle and break off after a few uses, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Description: The recalled product is a cast iron cast-lite frying pan with an enamel coating inside and out. The pan was sold in a variety of colors and has model numbers: TTU9203, P9204, P9207, P9208, P9242, P9243, P9244, P9248, P9250, P9261, P9266, P9274, P9275, P9276 on the color sleeve packaging of the product. The models are correlated to pan colors.
Sold at: Bed, Bath & Beyond and Wegmans nationwide from May 2010 through September 2010 for about $30.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/11004.html
Name of Product: Alexander Designs Ltd. brand drop-side cribs
Hazard: The drop-side rail hardware on the cribs can break or fail, allowing the drop side to detach from the crib. When the drop side detaches, a hazardous gap is created between the drop-side rail and the crib mattress in which infants and toddlers can become wedged or entrapped, posing risks of suffocation and strangulation. In addition, children can fall out of the crib when the drop-side rail falls unexpectedly or detaches from the crib. Drop-side rail failures also can occur due to incorrect assembly or with age-related wear and tear. Other models of Jardine drop-side cribs were recalled for repair on June 24, 2010.
Description: This recall involves full-size cribs sold under the Alexander Designs brand name. “Alexander Designs Ltd.” and the JCPenney catalog/item number are printed on a label on the crib’s headboard. The following models are included:
|Model Name||JCPenney Item Number(s)||Color|
|Alexander 3-in-1 Crib||343-8359||honey pine|
|Alexander Classic Crib||343-8180||cherry|
|Alexander Sleigh Crib||343-8802||cherry|
Sold through: JCPenney printed catalogs and online at JCPenney.com from March 2003 through April 2007 for about $200.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/11005.html
Name of Product: Bravo Sports Trampolines
Hazard: Incorrectly assembled trampolines can allow the top rails and legs to bend or break during normal use, resulting in partial collapse of the trampoline. This poses a fall hazard to consumers.
Description: This recall involves AirZone and Variflex trampolines with model numbers 137083 (with wheels), 137536, 137683, 138088, 138467, 138472, 138489, 139275, 139283, 139284, 139300 and 139706. The model number is found on the safety label sewn to the pad cover. The units are 12’, 13’ and 14’ and come in blue, yellow and red.
Sold at: Sporting goods and mass market retail stores nationwide and on the Internet from January 2007 through September 2010 for between $200 and $400.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/11006.html
Name of Product: Roman shades
Hazard: Strangulations can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the shade or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his/her neck.
Description: This recall involves all Green Mountain Vista Roman shades. These shades have a small sewn-on label on the back side of the shade with RN#107875
Sold at: Specialty home textile retail shops and mail order companies nationwide from September 2004 through August 2010 for between $40 and $120.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/11007.html