Below are the CPSC recalls issued since Wednesday, May 5, 2010. Drop-side crib, kids jewelry and more make out this week’s list.
As a reminder:
In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines(pdf) (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.
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Name of Product: Sport Cap 2.0 water bottle spouts
Hazard: The water bottle spouts can break or crack, posing a choking hazard to children and adults.
Description: The Sport Cap 2.0 water bottle spouts are made of black plastic and have an attachment loop. “Klean Kanteen” is stamped into the side of the cap.
Sold at: Outdoor sports stores, including LLBean, and grocery and specialty stores nationwide, and on the Web at www.llbean.com from April 2009 through April 2010 for $5 for the spout and between $15 and $28 when sold with a stainless steel water bottle.
To see more information about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10218.html
Name of Product: 2010 26” Epic and 26” Era Bicycles
Hazard: The shock absorber mount can break and the shock absorber can make contact with the wheel spokes, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
Description: This recall involves alloy seat stays on the following 2010 Specialized 26” Era and 26” Epic bicycles: 2010 Epic Marathon Carbon, 2010 Epic Marathon Frame, 2010 Epic Expert Carbon, 2010 Epic Expert, 2010 Epic Comp Carbon, 2010 Epic Comp, 2010 Era FSR Expert Carb, 2010 Era FSR Expert and 2010 Era FSR Comp.
Sold by: Authorized dealers nationwide from September 2009 through October 2009 for between $2,000 through $5,500.
To see more information about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10219.html
Name of Product: Roberta Roller Rabbit Children’s Kimono Robe, Lounge Sets and Slumber Short Sets
Hazard: The recalled sleepwear fails to meet the federal children’s sleepwear flammability standard, posing a burn hazard to children.
Description: This recall involves long sleeved children’s kimono robes, lounge sets and slumber short sets. The garments were sold in sizes 0 (12months), 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10. A yellow label at the inside neck reads “Roberta Roller Rabbit.”
Sold at: Roberta Roller Rabbit retail stores in New York, N.Y.; East Hampton, N.Y. and Santa Monica, Calif. from January 2005 through February 2010 for $50.00.
To see more information about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10220.html
Name of Product: Chopper-style bicycles
Hazard: The bicycle stem on the handlebars can crack and cause the rider to lose control, posing a risk of serious fall and injury.
Description: This recall involves three models: Red Star, Skulls and Cannibal chopper-style bicycles with the model names printed on the chain guard. Red Star has a black finish; Skulls bear a skull graphic and come in grey and black; and Cannibal bears a dragon graphic and comes in a black finish. Serial numbers are located on the bottom of the bicycle between the pedals. The recall involves the following models, SKUs and Serial Numbers: (found on CPSC page)
Sold by: Nirve Sports showroom, online and authorized dealers nationwide from December 2008 through April 2009 for about $300 to $600.
To see more information about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10221.html
Name of Product: Drop-Side Cribs
Description: This recall involves C&T International, Sorelle and Golden Baby wood cribs. The full-size cribs were sold in natural, white and cherry finishes. The model number and/or model name is printed on a label affixed to the footboard or headboard under the Caution statement.
Sold at: Children’s product stores and other retailers nationwide from January 2000 through March 2010 for between $300 and $600.
To see more information about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10222.html
Name of Product: Compact hair dryer
Hazard: The spinning fan within the hair dryer can break apart, striking the hair dryer’s plastic shell. This causes the plastic to shatter, creating a laceration hazard.
Description: This recall involves the BabylissPro 052 Series Professional Compact Hair Dryer. The hair dryer is sold under the brand names Babyliss® Pro Mighty Mini, Babyliss® Pro Nano Titanium(TM), Babyliss® Pro Porcelain Ceramic, BabylissPro TT® Tourmaline and BabylissPro TT® Tourmaline Titanium. The model name is on the hair dryer’s plastic shell. Also, “1000W” and the model number are on the dryer handle. The following models are included in this recall: (See CPSC site.)
Sold at: Professional salons and various other online retailers from January 2006 to April 2010 for between $20 and $30.
To see more information about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10223.html
Name of Product: Girls’ hooded sleeveless vests
Hazard: The garments have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children.
Description: This recall involves girls’ hooded sleeveless vests with drawstrings sold in sizes 2 through 10. The vests were sold in two colors: blue with pink flowers and black with white polka dots. Both styles have a fake fur trim around the hood and a black sweater-like knit trim at the armholes and waist. The vests have an interior zipper covered by an exterior flap closure and a sewn-in neck tag that reads “mim-pi.”
Sold at: Children’s clothing stores nationwide from January 2009 through December 2009 for about $70.
To see more information about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10224.html
Name of Product: “Best Friends” Charm Bracelet Sets
Hazard: The heart lock charms attached to the bracelets contain high levels of cadmium. Cadmium is toxic if ingested by children and can cause adverse health effects.
Description: The “Best Friends” three bracelet sets are silver-colored chains with metal pendants containing one of the words “Best,” “Friends” or “Forever” and heart lock and key charms with different colored stones.
Sold exclusively at: Claire’s stores nationwide from February 2009 through January 2010 for about $12.
To see more information about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10227.html