Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category

RECALL: Britax Recalling 14,220 Chaperone Infant Car Seats for Safety Harness Straps That Will Not

  Consumer Advisory: Britax Recalling 14,220 ChildChaperone Infant Car Seatsfor Safety Harness Straps That Will Not Properly Restrain Child For Immediate Release January 27, 2012 Contact: Derrell Lyles, 202-366-6651 WASHINGTON, DC – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is alerting consumers of a safety recall involving 14,220 Chaperone Infant Car Seats sold in the […]


RECALL: IKEA Recalls to Repair High Chairs Due to Fall Hazard

  NEWS from CPSC and HC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission www.cpsc.gov Health Canada www.hc-sc.gc.ca   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 5, 2012 Release #12-079 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 966-4532 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983   IKEA Recalls to Repair High Chairs Due to Fall Hazard […]


Five booster car seats "not recommended," says safety group

Half of the booster car seats sold today don’t provide a proper fit, reports the Insurance for Highway Safety (IIHS) in their latest installment of their booster car seat ratings. The non-profit group is out with their most recent booster seat report that evaluates the fit of booster car seats, required by most states for […]


Mom says Halo SleepSack zipper ripped out baby's tooth

Reader Lucinda Alden writes in today with a scary story about her Halo SleepSack’s zipper: Denise and Alan, A year ago, my 9 month old had his tooth ripped out by a Halo sleep sack. My husband and I were traumatized, and our child stopped sleeping after the incident. We chose the wearable blanket for […]


RECALL: Jogging Strollers Recalled by B.O.B. Trailers Due to Choking Hazard

NEWS from CPSC and HC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission www.cpsc.gov Health Canada www.hc-sc.gc.ca     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 11, 2011 Release #12-006 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (855) 242-2245 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983 Jogging Strollers Recalled by B.O.B. Trailers Due to Choking Hazard WASHINGTON, […]


RECALL: Yu Wei Recalls Drop-Side Cribs Sold Exclusively at Jcpenney Due to Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards

NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission   Office of Communications Washington, D.C.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 5, 2011 Release #12-003 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 806-8190 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Yu Wei Recalls Drop-Side Cribs Sold Exclusively at jcpenney Due to Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards WASHINGTON, D.C. […]


CPSC: Anchor for Safety—TV and Furniture Tip-Over-Related Deaths and Injuries Not Slowing Down

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2011 Release #11-345 CPSC Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301)  504-7908 Anchor for Safety: TV and Furniture Tip-Over-Related Deaths  and Injuries Not Slowing Down A child is killed once every two weeks,  tens of thousands are injured every year WASHINGTON, D.C. – In March  of this year, an 11 month […]


Chicago becomes first city to ban crib bumpers amid safety concerns

Chicago became the first city in the country to ban the sale of crib bumpers, amid safety concerns that the bumpers contribute to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. In a unanimous vote Thursday, the Chicago city council took the action against bumpers after a series of articles in the Chicago Tribune questioned their safety. The Tribune’s […]


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RECALL: Table-Top Clip-on Chair Recalled by phil&teds USA Due to Fall and Amputation Hazards

  NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission   Office of Communications Washington, D.C.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 17, 2011 Release #11-306 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (855) 652-9019 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Table-Top Clip-on Chair Recalled by phil&teds USA Due to Fall and Amputation Hazards WASHINGTON, D.C. – […]