A 6-month-old baby boy from Tarzana, Calif. died of strangulation after his head was trapped between the seat and the tray of his Peg Perego stroller in 2004. Another baby, a 7-month-old girl from New York, N.Y., nearly strangled when her head became trapped between the seat and the tray of her stroller in [...]
I almost bought one of these when my son was a baby. Guess I’m glad now that I didn’t. Injuries occurring despite previous recall warning; parents urged to use caution
Due to the serious risk of injury to babies, CPSC and Bumbo International Trust of South Africa (“Bumbo International”) are urging [...]
This article was recently posted on the CPSC web site. I’m glad to see that toys are safer this year, but there’s still a lot of work to do. Recalls and lead violations are down; 180,000 child injuries per year is too high
It’s that time of year again, when parents, grandparents, and friends [...]
Name of Product: Explorer and Hammerhead Strollers
Units: Explorer: 7,400 in the U.S. and 1,900 in Canada; Hammerhead: 160 in the U.S. and 65 in Canada
Importer: phil&teds USA Inc, of Fort Collins, Colo.
Hazard: The brake mechanism on the strollers can fail, posing an injury hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Eight incidents have been reported globally; [...]
Name of Products: Bathtub Non-Slip Pads
Units: About 8,000
Importer: Prime-Line Products Company Inc., of Redlands, Calif.
Hazard: Some pads do not stick to the bathtub surface, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Prime-Line has received one report of the pad failure. No injuries were reported.
Description: The recalled items are whale-shaped, white, [...]
Name of Product: Safety Latches and Outlet Covers
Units: About 37,000
Importer: Prime-Line, of Redlands, Calif.
Hazard: The screws on the safety latches and outlet covers can loosen and/or break. When this happens, young children can gain access to electrical outlets and other potentially hazardous items.
Incidents/Injuries: Prime-Line has received four reports of screws [...]
Drawstrings at Neck and Waist Present Strangulation Hazard and Other Dangers
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted (5-0) today to approve a new federal safety rule for drawstrings in children’s outerwear. The final rule designates children’s upper outerwear in sizes 2T through 12, with neck or hood drawstrings, and children’s upper outerwear [...]
Now that it’s official, I am reposting this just in case you missed it the first time I posted it on 6/17/11.
CPSC votes to grant extension of time to comply with new rules to crib rental companies
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In less than two weeks, a new generation of safer cribs will [...]
Talk about being counterproductive. These alarms were distributed for FREE as part of a fire safety campaign, but they’re counterfeit and don’t work. Who makes a counterfeit smoke detector, anyway?
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging consumers in the Atlanta area to check their homes for counterfeit smoke alarms. About 18,500 counterfeit [...]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted unanimously to approve new mandatory standards for full-size and non-full-size baby cribs as mandated by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). The federal crib standards had not been updated in nearly 30 years and these new rules are expected to [...]