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April 2014 Children's Products Safety Recalls
Safe Kids is committed to keeping you informed about recalls of kids’ oriented products. While it is important to keep aware of all recalls, Safe Kids urges you to pay particular attention to ones in red, as they are associated with one or more deaths. Please note: Safe Kids is now emphasizing especially important recalls at the beginning of the listing.
4/29/2014 CPSC: IKEA is voluntarily re-announcing the recall of children’s wall mounted lamps because the children can become entangled in the electrical cord hanging from the lamp, posing a strangulation hazard. Two incidents, including one death from strangulation, have been reported in Europe. Units: about 3.5 million
4/24/2014 CPSC: PetSmart is voluntarily recalling fish bowls because the glass bowls can crack, shatter, or break during normal handling, posing a risk of laceration. PetSmart has received 10 reports of the glass breaking, including four cuts that required stiches and one that required surgery. Units: about 10,200
5/1/2014 CPSC: J. Crew is voluntarily recalling its baby coveralls because of snaps which can detach creating a choking hazard. Units: 8700
5/1/2014 CPSC: Athletic Locker is voluntarily recalling its Ripzone Hooligan Headed jackets because the drawstrings can pose a strangulation risk. Units: 133 in the U.S. and 2000 in Canada
4/30/2014 CPSC: Horizon Hobby is voluntarily recalling helicopter kits because the main rotor washer can fail, causing the blades to come off during use and posing an injury hazard. Units: about 600
4/29/2014 CPSC: GE is voluntarily recalling dehumidifiers by Midea because a component can short circuit, posing a fire hazard. Units: about 15,500
4/29/2014 CPSC: FXR Factory Racing is voluntarily recalling children’s outerwear because drawstrings can become entangled on moving objects, posing a significant strangulation or entanglement hazard. Units: about 420
4/25/2014 FDA: Stonyfield is voluntarily recalling YoBaby Pear and Peach Yogurt Cups because of a potential coliform contamination.
4/24/2014 CPSC: Runway Global is voluntarily recalling Sugarfly girls’ coats because of a drawstring sewn into the side that could pose and entanglement hazard to children. Units: about 1,700
4/23/2014 CPSC: Summer Infant is voluntarily recalling video monitors because the rechargeable batteries inside can overheat and rupture, posing a burn hazard. Units: about 800,000
4/16/2014 CPSC: GunBox is voluntarily recalling gun storage boxes because the locking mechanism can open if dropped, allowing access to the gun inside. Units: about 1,000
04.15.2014 NHTSA: Baby Trend is voluntarily recalling child car seats, because the buckles may not unlatch making it difficult to remove the child from the seat. This can increase the risk of injury in a crash when a swift exit from the vehicle is required. Units 16,655
04.05.2014 NHTSA: Evenflo is voluntarily recalling child car seats because the buckles may not unlatch, making it difficult to remove the child from the seat. This can increase the risk of injury in a crash when a swift exit from the vehicle is required. Units: 1,368,649. For more details, check out this USAToday article and you may also go to the Evenflo website.
4/12/2014 FDA: Kroger is voluntarily recalling strawberry sorbet because the product may contain milk not listed on the label.
4/11/2014 FDA: Sinco is voluntarily recalling chocolate hazelnut swirl gelato, sold exclusively at Target stores because the product may contain traces of peanut protein, which is not declared on the label.
4/10/2014 CPSC: BedHead is voluntarily recalling children’s pajamas because they fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear. Units: about 800
4/10/2014 CPSC: Whalen is voluntarily recalling stainless steel tool chests because of a metal stopper with a sharp edge that poses a laceration hazard. 11 reports of injuries have been reported. Units: about 20,000
4/10/2014 FDA: Bissinger’s is voluntarily recalling dark chocolate bunny ears because they contain undeclared milk, which can pose an allergen hazard.
4/09/2014 CPSC: J.P Boden is voluntarily recalling boy’s pajamas because they fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear. Units: about 210
4/03/2014 FDA: Tracy is voluntarily recalling AH!LASKA chocolate mix because the product may contain milk, which is not labeled in the ingredients.
4/01/2014 CPSC: Dyson is voluntarily recalling bladeless portable electric heaters because the heaters can develop an electrical short and overheat, posing a fire hazard. Units: about 338,000