Name of Product: Crib Fringe
Units: About 300
Manufacturer: Babylicious Products Inc., of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Hazard: The narrow fabric strip connecting individual fabric triangles presents a strangulation hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The product is a narrow fabric strip connecting several individual fabric triangles. It is designed to be [...]
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: Swimwear Set With Inflatable Inner Tube
Units: About 19,720 units in the United States and 1,100 units in Canada
Importer: Build-A-Bear Workshop®, of St. Louis
Hazard: The inner tube accessory can be pulled over a small child’s head, posing a strangulation hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Build-A-Bear received one report of an incident in [...]
Name of Product: Cub Scout Wind Tech jackets
Units: About 5,400
Importer: Boy Scouts of America, Charlotte, N.C.
Hazard: The jackets have retractable cords with toggles at the hood/neck area and at the waist, which can pose a strangulation or entrapment hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) which were incorporated [...]
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Name of Product: Chloe, Sophie and Audrey soft dolls
Units: About 81,000 in the United States and 1,300 in Canada
Importer: Pottery Barn Kids, [...]
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 [...]
Name of Product: Roman shades
Units: About 45,000 Roman shades
Manufacturer: The Shade Store, of Port Chester, N.Y.
Hazard: Strangulations can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the blind or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around [...]
Name of Product: Strollers
Units: About 2,300
Distributor: Lan Enterprises, LLC, of Hillsboro, Ore.
Hazard: The opening between the armrest bar/snack tray and seat bottom of the stroller can allow an infant’s body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck, posing a strangulation hazard to young children when a child is not [...]
Name of Product: Beaded Curtains
Units: About 36,000
Importer: GMA Accessories Inc., of New York, N.Y.
Distributor: Tween Brands Inc., d/b/a Justice, of New Albany, Ohio
Hazard: The beaded curtains are prone to entanglement. When an adult or child plays with or runs through the beaded curtains, the risks of entanglement and strangulation are [...]
Name of Product: Girl’s Hooded Sweater with Drawstring
Units: About 300
Importer: El Gringo Imports of Seattle
Hazard: The hooded sweaters have drawstrings through the hood which can pose a strangulation or entrapment hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf), which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997, to [...]