Friday, August 01, 2003
For your safety and convenience, below is a list of the most recent recalls of children’s products. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends you stop using any recalled products immediately.
For more detailed information about the specific models being recalled and how to contact the companies, call (800) 638-2772 or visit www.cpsc.gov.
The following recalls are from June 12 to July 10.
Ages 0-3 • Infant car seat/carriers, Dorel Juvenile. When the seat is used as a carrier, the plastic handle locks and can unexpectedly break or release from the carrying position, causing the seat to unlatch or flip forward. When this happens, an infant can fall to the ground and suffer injuries. These seats were manufactured on or before Jan. 31, 2000.
• Crib Mobile Toys, Fisher Price. The liquid from leaky batteries in these mobile toys can inflict chemical burns on babies.
•"Cuddles Feeding Set" toys and "Candy Road Machines," Imperial Toy Corp. Small pieces can break off the toy trucks and feeding sets pose a choking hazard to young children. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has filed suit against the company and its president for allegedly selling and importing toys that violate safety standards.
•" Egg Dippers" Easter Plush Toys, Small Small World. The toys’ seams can separate and release small beads that present an choking hazard to young children.
All ages SOIREE and Soft n’ Warm Electric Blankets, Perfect Fit Industries. These blankets can overheat, posing a risk of burn injuries to consumers, especially when the blanket is folded or bunched.
-- Jessica Herman