Crib recalled after slats break
Monday, January 26, 2009
Short stuff: Recall roundup
Jardine cribs are being recalled because the crib slats can break, creating a gap and causing an entrapment and strangulation hazard. The recall involves three models of wooden cribs sold at Toys ‘R’ Us and Babies ‘R’ Us. For more information on the specific models being recalled, contact Jardine at (800) 646-4106 or visit www.jardinecribrecall.com.
Other recalls include:
Newport 4-in-1 cribs and matching furniture have been recalled because of high lead levels in the paint. Contact the manufacturer at (866) 586-9639 or www.munirefurniture.com.
Evenflo Majestic high chairs have been recalled because plastic caps and metal screws on both sides of the chair can loosen and fall out, posing both fall and choking hazards to children.
The plastic caps and screws that become loose and fall out can cause the seat back to suddenly fall or detach from the high chair. Evenflo has received 140 reports of high chair failure and injuries. It also has received more than 1,000 reports of plastic caps and screws falling out.
The recall involves high chairs made before Jan. 23, 2007, that were sold at stores, including Toys ‘R’ Us, Babies ‘R’ Us and Burlington Coat Factory, for between $80 and $110. For specific model numbers recalled or to receive a free repair kit, check the Web site at www.majestichighchair.com.
Phil & Ted’s Dash Buggy Stroller. The strollers, manufactured by Regal Lager Inc., have a frame handle that could fail to latch properly and break, posing a fall hazard to children. The recall involves strollers with article #7-1080005 (red) and article #7-10080005 (black). The article number can be found on the safety strap hanging from the handle. The strollers were sold from July-September 2008 for between $500 and $600. For more information or to request a replacement stroller frame, call (800) 593-5522 or www.regallager.com.