Posts Tagged ‘infant safety’

Nap Nanny recall

Friday, December 28th, 2012

nap-nanny2The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and four major retailers are announcing a voluntary recall to consumers who own Nap Nanny® recliners made by Baby Matters, LLC of Berwyn, PA after the deaths of five children. The Nap Nanny is a portable infant recliner designed for sleeping, resting and playing. The recliner includes a bucket seat shaped foam base and a fitted fabric cover with a three point harness.

Retailers currently participating include Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, Diapers.com and Toys R Us/Babies R Us. At the request of the CPSC, these retailers have agreed to voluntarily participate because the manufacturer is unable or unwilling to participate in the recall.

CPSC is warning parents and caregivers that these baby recliners contain defects in the design, warnings and instructions, which pose a substantial risk of injury and death to infants. This recall includes the Nap Nanny Generations One and Two, and the Chill™ model infant recliners.

For more information on this recall, visit the CPSC web site.

Recall of table-top chairs

Friday, May 20th, 2011

metoo-chair3The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging consumers to stop using clip-on table-top chairs manufactured by phil&teds USA Inc. due to risk of serious injury due to multiple safety hazards.  This caught my attention because we use one of these chairs for our grandchildren.

The “metoo” infant/toddler chair has a nylon fabric seat and a metal frame that clamps onto tables using two metal vise clamps.  The upper part of each clamp rests on the table top and has either a rubber clamp pad on its underside or a rubber boot covering.  Chairs affected by this warning do not have plastic spacers between the table clamps and the front horizontal metal bar.  Chairs with plastic spacers between the table clamps and the front horizontal metal bar are under evaluation.  The “metoo” chairs have been sold since May 2006 through phil&teds.com, Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, Target, ToysRUs and other retailers. 

According to CPSC, the affected “metoo” chairs pose serious fall and amputation hazards to children.  Children can suffer impact and head injuries when the chair  detaches from the table and falls with them in it, and CPSC staff are aware of numerous incidents involving the chairs.  Phil&teds has refused to agree to a national recall of their product that is acceptable to CPSC, and has offered a repair kit consisting of rubber boots to place on the upper clamp grips of the chairs.  CPSC has not approved a repair kit for this product.  For more information about the recall, click on this link.

Baby video monitor recall

Monday, February 14th, 2011

About 1.7 million video baby monitors with electrical cords have been recalled by their manufacturer, Summer Infant Inc. As evidenced in two recent deaths, the cords can present a strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers if placed too close to a crib. Because of this serious strangulation risk, parents and caregivers should never place these and other corded cameras within three feet of a crib.

 

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Summer Infant urge parents to immediately check the location of the video monitors, including cameras mounted on the wall, and all electric cords to make sure the cords are out of arm’s reach of their child. Contact Summer Infant toll-free at (800) 426-8627 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at to receive a new permanent electric cord warning label about the strangulation risk and revised instructions about how to safely mount the camera and keep cords out of child’s reach.

 

Also recalled from Summer Infant Inc. were about 58,000 rechargeable batteries sold with certain Slim and Secure™ Video Monitors. The battery in the handheld video monitor can overheat and rupture, posing a burn hazard to consumers. For further information contact Summer Infant.