Brand names don’t guarantee product safety
Recall roundup - October 2005
Sunday, September 25, 2005
- Sony PlayStation 2 AC Adaptor. The AC adaptors sold with the slim version of PlayStation 2 can overheat and melt, posing a risk of fire, burn and shock injuries. Sony reports 38 adaptors overheating.
- Pottery Barn Kids spindle crib. The spindles on the crib’s front rail can detach, posing an entrapment risk for the baby.
- Back Trails bike helmets. Sold at Target, these helmets don’t meet minimum federal requirements for safety.
- ZoloWear baby slings. Stitching that holds the webbing to the fabric can rip, causing the baby to fall out of the sling.
-Almar children’s water watch. Sold at Dollar General Stores, the bands on these watches are filled with petroleum distillates that can leak and burn a child. There was one report of a 2-year-old receiving burns when the child bit the band.
- Kelty Speedster Deluxe and Speedster Deuce jogging strollers. The stroller’s handle can detach from the frame, presenting a risk of falls or other injuries.
- Atico Arm Band Pool Floats. Sold at CVS drug stores, the seams of these inflatable arm bands can separate, causing the child to sink.
-Harley-Davidson BMX bicycles. Sold at Toys "R" Us, the fork that holds the front wheel can separate at the weld, causing riders to fall and suffer injuries.
- Walt Disney World red sunglasses. Sold with a hat, the red paint on these sunglasses contains excessive amounts of lead.
To report a problem with a product or to see the complete list of recalls, visit www.cpsc.gov.
Nancy A. Cowles Executive director, Kids in Danger