Do Any Of Your Grandchild’s Toys, Furniture, Etc., Appear On This Recall List?
By Laura Nikolovska – Kids In Danger
Not only is summer officially underway but also we are halfway through the year! We want to keep you posted on some of the largest recalls of 2016 so far, which are listed below. For a full list of recalls, visit CPSC.gov/ recalls. To keep up with recalls, follow KID on social media (Facebook, Twitter) and sign up for our monthly alerts.
Tommee Tippee Sippee Spill-Proof cup
3.1 million units recalled
3,066 incidents, 68 injuries reportedIn May, the Tommee Tippee Sippee Spill-Proof cup was recalled due to mold. There is a white removable piece inside the cup where the mold would grow if wet. Ingestion of mold by children can cause diarrhea and vomiting. You can contact the company, Mayborn, for a replacement.
Rainbow Play Systems Trapeze Rings
121,000 units recalled
100 incidents, 15 injuries reported
Back in 2015, the Trapeze Rings from Rainbow Play Systems were recalled because the ring handles would break while in use. This past April it was recalled again due to a low response rate from the 2015 recall. If you have this item, you can get a refund from the company.
Hillsdale Chadwick children’s bunk beds
650 incidents, 8 injuries reported
Last month, a children’s bunk bed sold only at Bob’s Discount Furniture was recalled because the rails breaking, resulting in a fall hazard to children. The manufacturer, Hillsdale Furniture, will repair the bunk bed free of charge.
Britax B-Ready strollers
5 injuries reported
Britax B-Ready strollers have been recalled because of the material inside the bar that keeps the child from falling over. If children bite at this, then it becomes a choking hazard. For the time being, remove the bar altogether from the stroller until you contact Britax and receive a safety cover to put over it.
Nuna Baby high chairs
5,600 units recalled
6 incidents, 4 injuries reported
In February, Nuna Baby high chairs were recalled for fall hazards because the arm bar would detach, causing a child to fall. Contact the company to receive a new bar.
IKEA MALM Chests and Dressers
29 millions recalled
5 deaths, 41 injuries reported
IKEA recalls MALM and other models of chest and dressers due to a serious tip-over and entrapment hazard that has caused a serious threat to children’s safety. The remedy is to have the chests and/or dressers anchored properly to the wall or contact IKEA for a full refund.
Kids In Danger (KID) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting children by improving children’s product safety. KID was founded in 1998 by the parents of sixteen-month-old Danny Keysar who died when a portable crib collapsed around his neck in his Chicago childcare home. Although the portable crib had been recalled five years earlier, word of its danger had not reached Danny’s parents, caregiver, or a state inspector who visited the home just eight days before Danny’s death.
To date, 19 children have died in cribs of similar faulty design. And portable cribs are just one of the myriad children’s products that may prove to be dangerous.
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