Baby floats, night lights, sweaters and strollers — it’s all here
We’ve parsed through the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s list of recalled products to bring you the “greatest hits,” so to speak, of the CPSC’s kid-related recalls for July 2015. Note: This list is compiled based on the products that our firm has designated “kid-related.” This list simply serves as a sample size of the many recalled products highlighted for any given month by the CPSC, some of which include things like lawn mowers and kitchen appliances.
Below you’ll find the name of the product, what the product essentially does and/or is, and the problem for which manufacturers decided to institute a recall.
Otteroo Inflatable Baby Floats
The product: A round ring made of clear and blue plastic material. It has two air chambers that fasten around a baby’s neck with a white buckle. The floats have a chin rest, two handles and two circular openings on the back of the ring to allow the device to expand as the child grows with age.
The problem: Drowning risk due to deflation: The manufacturing firm has received 54 reports of broken seams on the product.
Barnett Outdoors Black Widow Slingshot
The Product: Slingshot about 6 inches tall. It has a black plastic handgrip with red linear rubber studs on the palm side, a silver metal fork and silver metal folding wrist brace. The folding wrist brace has a black, soft plastic wrist strap.
The problem: Injury risk: Barnett has received two reports of the wrist strap slipping off, and the body of the sling striking the users in the face, with one consumer receiving bruises and the other suffering facial fractures.
Jake’s Fireworks Yo Yo Sparklers
The product: Yo Yo Sparklers are 13.5 inches long, metallic gray in color on a wire stick. They were sold in multicolored packages containing four individual sparklers.
The problem: Burn hazard: Jake’s has received 12 reports of incidents of the sparklers burning rapidly down the stick towards users’ hands resulting in second and third degree burns to consumers’ hands.
The product: DaVinci brand full-size cribs including the Reagan crib (model #M2801), the Emily crib, (model #M4791), the Jamie crib (model #M7301), and the Jenny Lind crib (model #M7391) manufactured from May 2012 through December 2012.
The problem: Entrapment, fall and laceration hazards: The manufacturing firm has received 10 reports of the mattress support brackets detaching.
Circo Night Lights
The product: Battery-operated night lights with an AC adapter. The night light collection includes a pink hedgehog, a blue bird, a yellow rocket, an orange dino egg, a white soccer ball and a green shark.
The problem: Fire hazard: Target has received two reports of the night lights overheating, including one report of a fire that damaged a consumer’s dresser, wall and plug-in.
UPPAbaby CRUZ Stroller
The product(s): Recall involves 2015 CRUZ and 2015 VISTA strollers and 2015 RumbleSeat. The CRUZ strollers have an aluminum alloy grey or black frame with a black fabric toddler seat with a colored fabric sunshade canopy and a black basket under the seat.
The problem(s): Choking hazard: UPPAbaby has received 22 reports of children biting off a piece of the bumper bar foam. No injuries have been reported.
Kyber Outerwear Children’s Sweaters
The product: Animal-themed, hooded children’s sweaters, 100 percent wool when produced in Nepal and 50 percent wool and 50 percent acrylic when produced in Bangladesh.
The problem: Strangulation hazard: Faulty drawstring. No injuries have been reported.
Diamond Sports Umpire and Catcher Facemask
The product: Diamond Sports umpire and catcher face masks with Diamond harnesses. The masks and harnesses are black. Diamond is printed in white on the harness.
The problem: Impact injury hazard: The manufacturing firm has received 36 reports of the stitching failing on the harnesses. No injuries have been reported.
All information gathered from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.