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600,000 Angelcare Baby Monitors Recalled

baby monitorThis week Angelcare voluntarily recalled over 600,000 baby monitors after the strangulation and death of two infants. Two more infants have reportedly been entangled , but not fatally.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday that a cord attached to the sensor pad placed under the crib mattress poses a strangulation risk if the child pulls the cord into the crib.

The Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitors were sold at a number of popular U.S. retailers between 1999 and 2013.

For years Baby Bodyguards has been telling our clients how important it is to never have cords within the reach of infants/toddlers. Monitors need to be mounted away from the crib and the cords need to be well out of the reach of babies, at least 3 feet.

60,000 Britax Seats Recalled

Britax is recalling certain convertible child restraints, models Boulevard 70 G3, Advocate 70 G3, and Pavilion 70 G3, Model Numbers: E9LJ91A, E9LJ91M, E9LJ91S, E9LJ92E, E9LJ93P, E9LJ93S, E9LK91A, E9LK31A, E9LK31Q, E9LK32D, E9LK32Z, E9LK33Q, E9LL11A, E9LL11Q, E9LL12D, E9LL12Z, E9LG81A, E9LG83N, E9LG83P, E9LG83X, E9LG83Y, E9LL21A, E9LL23P, E9LL23Y, manufactured from June 2012 through August 2012. These seats were manufactured with a softer chest pad material that may be bitten or chewed into pieces by a child using the seat. If the child bites off a piece of the softer pad, it could be a choking hazard, resulting in injury or death. Britax will provide owners with replacement HUGS pads that are made from a firmer material and instructions on how to replace the pads free of charge. To view a video on how to remove and replace the HUGS chest pads visit www.BritaxUSA.com/support/safety-notices and select the product from the menu on the right side. Owners may remove the HUGS pads and continue using the seat until replacement pads are received. The safety recall is expected to begin shortly. Owners may contact Britax Customer Service Department at 1-888-427-4829 with questions or to request replacement pads in the event their restraint is not already registered with Britax.

Recall of Graco Harmony High Chair

color and fabric may vary
color and fabric may vary

The Harmony™ high chair was manufactured from November 2003 through December 2009 and is no longer in production. The model number can be found on the label that is located on the underside of the foot rest.

The high chairs were sold at: AAFES, Burlington Coat Factory, Babies “R” Us, Toys “R” Us, Sears, Target, Target.com, Walmart, WalMart.com, Shopko, USA Baby, and other retailers nationwide from December 2003 through March 2010 for between $70 and $120.

Consumers should immediately stop using the Harmony™ high chair and contact Graco to receive a free repair kit. To order a free repair kit, contact Graco toll-free at (877) 842-3206 or visit the firm’s Web site at www.gracobaby.com. For additional information, contact Graco at (800) 345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Harmony™ High Chair Model Numbers
3920BAN 3920BAN2 3920BEB 3920BEBB 3920COV 3920DOH 3920GEI
3920GEIDSP 3920GRN 3920HMP 3920IVY 3920LAU 3920PKR 3930DDH
3930DHO 3935CAL 3935OXB 3935PKR 3935PKRDSP 3935SPM 3935SPMDSP
3935THR 3935THR2 3935THR3 3940BIA 3940BIADSP 3940CAP 3940CLE 3940COT
3940DRM 3940HML 3940MCH 3940NGS 3940SAV 3940SLT 3940SPT 3940STA
3940UNN 3951CLO 3951CLT 3951COT 3951ORC 3951WLO 3955WSR 3960BGN
3960CJG 3960CNP 3960GGG 3980CNR 3E00ABB 3E00BAT 3E00DCF
3E00DCFDSP 3E00DGP 3E00DGPDSP 3E00GPK 3E01BDS 3E01BDSCA 3E01DNY
3E01DNY1 3E01ELP 3E01ELPDSP
Note: These model numbers may begin with the letter A, B, C, or D
Additional Models: 1752404 1755859 1755860 1757259 1757412 1760429

Graco Stroller Recall

Graco Recalls Strollers Due to Fingertip Amputation and Laceration Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Graco’s Passage™, Alano™ and Spree™ Strollers and Travel Systems

Units: About 1.5 million

Manufacturer: Graco Children’s Products Inc., of Atlanta, Ga.

Hazard: The hinges on the stroller’s canopy pose a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is opening or closing the canopy.

Incidents/Injuries: Graco has received seven reports of children placing their fingers in the stroller’s canopy hinge mechanism while the canopy was being opened or closed, resulting in five fingertip amputations and two fingertip lacerations.

Description: This recall involves Graco Passage™, Alano™ and Spree™ Strollers and Travel Systems with the following model numbers and specific hinge mechanisms:

Model Numbers
6303MYC, 6303MYC3 7240DNB, 7240DNB2
7240MKL2, 7240MKL3
7F02GLM3
6320IVY, 6320LAU 7241DDH2, 7241DHO3 7F04TAY3
6330CAP, 6330THR,
6330THR3
7255CLP, 7255CLP2,
7255CRA2, 7255CRA3,
7255CSA3, 7255GPK3,
7255GRN, 7255GRN2,
7255JJB3, 7255ORC2,
7255WLO2, 7255WLO3
7F07EMA3
6F00QIN3, 6F00RRY3 7256CLO2, 7256SPM2,
7256SPM3
7F08DSW3, 7F08LAN3
6F03GLN3 7260BAN, 7260BAN2,
7260BAN3, 7260MRA2,
7260MRA3, 7260PKR,
7260PKR2
7G00DLS3, 7G00DLS4
6G10CSE3 7270BIA, 7270BIA2 7G01CRL3
7235GGA, 7235GGA2 7E01JON2, 7E01JON3 7G04KRA3
7236CDR2 7F00LPE3, 7F00RSH3 7G05GPR3, 7G06WSR3
7237HOL2, 7237HOL3 7F01FOR3 7G07ABB3, 7G07BAT3

Graco manufactured two different styles of hinge mechanisms for these stroller models. Only strollers or travel systems with a plastic, jointed hinge mechanism that has indented canopy positioning notches (see photo below) are included in this recall. The recalled strollers were manufactured between October 2004 and February 2008. The model number and manufacture date are located on the lower inside portion of the rear frame, just above the rear wheels.

Sold at: AAFES, Burlington Coat Factory, Babies “R” Us, Toys “R” Us, Kmart, Fred Meyer, Meijers, Navy Exchange, Sears, Target, Walmart and other retailers nationwide from October 2004 and December 2009 for between $80 and $90 for the strollers and between $150 and $200 for the travel systems.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Graco to receive a free protective cover repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Graco at (800) 345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.gracobaby.com

Recall of Dorel Infant Car Seats/Carriers

The Consumer Product Safety Commission recently announced a recall of nearly half a million infant car seat/carriers manufactured by Dorel Juvenile Group Inc., of Columbus, Indiana.  The company has received 77 reports of the handle coming loose when the seat was being used as an infant carrier, resulting in three injuries to infants.

This recall involves Safety 1st, Cosco, Eddie Bauer and Disney branded infant car seat/carriers with the following model numbers and that were manufactured from January 6, 2008 through April 6, 2009. The model number and manufacture date are located on a label on the side of the car seat/carrier. They were sold with Travel Systems. The stroller portion of the travel system is not affected by this recall.

Consumers should not use the handle of the car seat/carrier until the repair kit has been installed. The product can continue to be used as a car seat when properly installed in the vehicle. Contact Dorel Juvenile Group to receive a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dorel Juvenile Group at (866) 762-3316 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.djgusa.com/safety_not

Child Restraint Model# Product Description
Safety 1st
22-057 DBY Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System
22-085 DWA Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System
22-057 CLN Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System
22-057 HRT Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System
22-322 HRR Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System
22-322 PTK Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System
22-057 LPH Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System
22-085 LYN Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System
22-322 KDL Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System
22-322 LXI Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System
22-322OLY Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System
22-322PRS Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System
22-322 MAI Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System
22-325 COB Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System
22-095 RBK Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System
22-380 LGA Safety 1st Lite Wave Travel System
22-380 MSA Safety 1st Lite Wave Travel System
22-627 WAV Safety 1st Vector Travel System
22-325 PAC Safety 1st Vector Travel System
Cosco
22-300 FZN Cosco Sprint Travel System
22-300 OSF Cosco Sprint Travel System
22-300 CSF Cosco Sprint Travel System
22-300 JJV Cosco Sprint Travel System
22-300 THD Cosco Sprint Travel System
22-300 TWD Cosco Sprint Travel System
Disney
22-627 AWF Disney Propack Travel System
22-355 LBF Disney Propack Travel System
22-305 NAB Disney Propack Travel System
22-305 PPH Disney Propack Travel System
22-355 PWK Disney Propack Travel System
Eddie Bauer
22-627 CGT Eddie Bauer Adventurer Travel System
22-627 FRK Eddie Bauer Adventurer Travel System
22-627 SNW Eddie Bauer Adventurer Travel System
22-627 WPR Eddie Bauer Adventurer Travel System
22-627KGS Eddie Bauer Endeavor Travel System
22-655BYTE Eddie Bauer Endeavor Travel System

Maclaren Recall

Stroller maker Maclaren announced a recall on Monday that affects about 1 million umbrella strollers that can reportedly amputate or lacerate children’s fingertips.

So far, the company said there have been 12 amputations across the country. This happens when children get their fingers stuck in between the stroller’s side hinges while it is being opened or closed.

The company announced the voluntary recall in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and advises customers to stop using the products sold since 1999 at stores including Babies R Us and Target.

Consumers can contact Maclaren at 877-688-2326 or visit www.maclaren.us/recall to receive a free repair kit.

Maclaren said the kit includes hinge covers designed to fit all Maclaren strollers.

The recall affects the following models : Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, TechnoXLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno, and Easy Traveller.

Pacifier Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning to parents and others to stop using “My Baby Soother,” a pacifier considered a choking hazard.

The commission said the distributor of the pacifiers, T & L Trading Corp. of Brooklyn, N.Y., had refused to recall the products.

The nipples on the pacifiers can detach, creating a choking hazard, the commission said. The pacifiers are red, blue, pink, white and yellow. They are heart-shaped with the words “My Baby Soother” printed on the top.

About 16,500 pacifiers have been sold for about $1 each from August 2007 to July 2009, mostly in the New York City area, the commission said in a statement Monday.

Retailers were advised to stop selling the pacifiers. Consumers were advised to take the pacifiers from babies.

Warning Issued On Infant Pacifiers

Simplicity Recalling 400,000 Cribs

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall on Thursday of Simplicity Drop Side Cribs.

Simplicity Inc. is recalling about 400,000 of their cribs because the flexible plastic hardware could break or deform and cause the drop side to detach. When the drop side detaches, it creates space between the side and the crib mattress that infants or toddlers could roll into and become entrapped, which can lead to suffocation.

CPSC is aware of one death involving an 8-month-old child from Houston, Texas who became entrapped and suffocated between the drop side and the crib mattress when a plastic connector on the drop side broke. CPSC also is aware of an additional 25 incidents involving the drop side detaching from the crib. There were no reported injuries in these incidents.

This recall involves all drop side cribs with a different or “newer” style of plastic hardware from those cribs recalled in September 2007. This style of Simplicity hardware can be identified by a flexible plastic tab at the top of the lower tracks. The cribs were sold from January 2005 through June 2009 for between $150 and $300 and model numbers include but may not be limited to: 8050, 8325, 8620, 8745, 8748, 8755, 8756, 8765, 8778, 8810, and 8994, 8995, 8996.

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Also, consumers should immediately return the crib to the place of purchase for a refund, replacement or store credit.

Recall on Britax Frontier

Some car seats are being recalled after safety experts determined they could fail to secure children in the event of a crash.

Cerain Britax Frontier child restraints are involved.

Tests reveal the harness straps may detach from the metal yoke on the back of the restraint if repeatedly loosened one strap at a time.

To fix the problem, Britax will mail to all registered owners rubber caps that prevent the straps from detaching.

To get the fix, call Britax at 800-683-2045 and request a kit.

You can also order a fix on their Web site.

The affected models include E9L54E7, E9L54H6, E9L54H7, E9L54M6 manufactured on or before September 14, 2008, and model E9L5490 manufactured on or before Sept. 17, 2008.

Britax Announces Voluntary Safety Recall

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec 12, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Britax Child Safety, Inc. announced today that it is conducting a voluntary safety recall on the Frontier(TM) combination Harness-2-Booster(TM) child restraints. The recall includes Frontier child restraints manufactured between April 1, 2008 and September 14, 2008 for Model #s E9L54E7, E9L54H6, E9L54H7 and E9L54M6 and between April 1, 2008 and September 17, 2008 on Model # E9L5490.

If the harness straps are repeatedly loosened one strap at a time, then the harness strap(s) may become detached from the metal yoke located on the back of the child seat. If the harness strap(s) becomes loose or detached then the condition can be corrected by inspecting the back of the child seat and reattaching the harness straps. If this condition occurs, the child may not be properly restrained, and in the event of a vehicle crash there could be an increased risk of injury.

To address this issue, Britax will provide two rubber caps that can be easily placed on the yoke slots to prevent the harness straps from detaching. The rubber caps have been specifically designed for the Frontier yoke to provide a secure fit and have been tested to verify their effectiveness. No later than January 7, 2009, the rubber caps will be mailed with an instruction sheet to all registered Frontier child restraint owners with manufacturing dates prior to September 15 or 18, 2008. Additional caps will be made available to retailers with affected inventory of Frontiers manufactured prior to September 15 or 18, 2008. All Frontier child restraint owners should confirm whether their Frontier is affected by verifying the date of manufacture. Starting December 15, 2008, further details will be available here http://www.frontierrecall.com/” http://www.FrontierRecall.com

Until consumers receive their remedy kit, they should confirm that their harness system is properly attached to the metal yoke and they may continue to safely use their child restraint.

Owners of the Frontier child restraint who have not registered their product or need to verify existing registration should contact the Britax information line, toll free at 1-800-683-2045 or visit http://www.frontierrecall.com