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Name of Product: Bumbo Baby Seats
Units: About 4 million in the U.S. Note: In October 2007, 1 million Bumbo seats were voluntarily recalled to provide additional warnings against use on raised surfaces.
Manufacturer: Bumbo International Trust, of South Africa
Hazard: Babies can maneuver out of or fall [...]
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 [...]
Name of Product: Chicco Polly High Chair
Units: About 455,000 in the United States and 30,690 in Canada
Importer: Artsana USA Inc., of Lancaster, Pa.
Hazard: Children can fall on or against the pegs on the rear legs of the high chair, resulting in a bruising or laceration injury.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware [...]
Wow, two recalls on the same day — not a good week for Bugaboo.
Name of Product: Car Seat Adapter
Units: About 64,000
Importer: Bugaboo Americas, of El Segundo, Calif.
Hazard: When the adapter is used on a stroller that also has a wheeled board accessory attached for transporting a standing [...]
Name of Product: B.O.B.® single and double strollers
Units: About 411,700 in the United States and 27,000 in Canada (357,000 units were recalled in February 2011 due to strangulation hazard posed by canopy drawstring)
Importer: B.O.B. Trailers Inc., of Boise, Idaho
Hazard: The stroller canopy’s embroidered logo’s backing patch can detach, posing a choking [...]
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 Product: Infant Bed-Side Sleepers
Units: About 76,000
Manufacturer: Arm’s Reach Concepts Inc., of Oxnard, Calif.
Hazard: When the fabric liner is not used or is not securely attached, infants can fall from the raised mattress into the loose fabric at the bottom of the bed-side sleeper or can become entrapped between the [...]
Name of Product: Troy the Activity Truck
Units: About 40,500 in the United States and 1,900 in Canada
Importer/Distributor: Infantino LLC, of San Diego, Calif.
Hazard: The plastic beads on the activity truck’s bead runs can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Infantino has received 28 reports of the plastic beads [...]
Name of Product: Rechargeable batteries sold with certain Slim and Secure™ Video Monitors
Units: About 58,000
Importer: Summer Infant, of Woonsocket, R.I.
Manufacturer of Batteries: MP and BK, of China
Hazard: The battery in the handheld video monitor can overheat and rupture, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Summer Infant has received five [...]
Name of Product: Maclaren Strollers
Units: About one million
Distributor: Maclaren USA, Inc., of South Norwalk, Conn.
Hazard: The stroller’s hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 15 reports of children placing their finger in the stroller’s [...]