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POSTED: Monday, February 24, 2014, 9:32 AM
Filed Under: Anna Nguyen | Product Recalls

U.S. Polo Assn. recalled about 1,400 girl’s jacket because they have a band of material at the neck that can pose a strangulation hazard to young children.

The jackets, sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Kids Stop and Cookie’s Department Stores, have the name U.S. Polo Assn. with the year 1890 and crossed polo mallets on the jacket’s upper right exterior and a silhouette of two polo players and the initials USPA on the jacket’s upper left exterior.  The jackets come in the colors fuchsia, green and cream in girl’s sizes 4-16. 

No injuries have been reported. For more information, go to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.


POSTED: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 8:07 PM
Filed Under: Anna Nguyen | Product Recalls
BebeLove recalled about 3,600 of its walkers because they failed to meet federal safety standards.

BebeLove recalled about 3,600 of its walkers because they failed to meet federal safety standards. They were sold for babies age 6 months or older. The walkers contain a plastic- covered foam padded seat with a plastic base and toy tray.

Style number 358 can fit through a standard doorway and is not designed to stop at the edge of a step as required by the federal safety standard. In addition, style number 368 contains leg openings that allow the child to slip down until the child’s head can become entrapped at the neck. Babies using these walkers can be seriously injured or killed, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

No injuries have been reported. For more information, go to the CPSC website.


POSTED: Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 9:24 AM
Filed Under: Anna Nguyen | Product Recalls

Runway Global recalled about 820 girls’ Sugarfly hooded jackets because they have a drawstrings in the hood around the neck area which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. This recall involves three styles of Sugarfly-branded hooded, woven cotton and woven polyester jackets for girls with a drawstring through the hood. They were sold exclusively at Burlington Coat Factory.

No injuries have been reported. For more information, go to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.


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POSTED: Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 9:23 AM
Filed Under: Anna Nguyen | Product Recalls

Lion Force recalled about 2,400 boys' puffer coats because they have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. Sold exclusively at Burlington Coat Factory, they are black hooded coats with dark gray drawstrings around the hood.

No injuries have been reported.  For more information, go to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.


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POSTED: Friday, January 31, 2014, 12:28 PM
Filed Under: Anna Nguyen | Product Recalls

Britax recalled about 224,800 B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion strollers in the United States and Canada because they pose a partial fingertip amputation hazard. The hinge on the stroller’s folding mechanism can partially amputate consumers’ fingertips, break their fingers or cause severe lacerations, among other injuries, when they press the release button while pulling on the release strap.

The company has received eight incident reports, including one partial fingertip amputation, one broken finger and severe finger lacerations.

For more information, go to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.


POSTED: Friday, January 31, 2014, 12:23 PM
Filed Under: Anna Nguyen | Product Recalls

Fred & Friends recalled about 200,000 Chill Baby Artiste, Volume and Panic pacifiers in the United States and Canada because they fail to meet federal safety standards. The beard on the Artiste and the knob on the Volume pacifiers can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. In addition, the ventilation holes on the Volume and Panic pacifier guards are too small.

The Artiste has a black plastic beard and mustache, Volume has a black volume control knob  and Panic has a red panic button.

The company has received one report of the knob on the Volume pacifier detaching. No injuries have been reported.  For more information, go to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.


POSTED: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 9:36 AM
Filed Under: Anna Nguyen | Product Recalls

IKEA recalled about another 3,500 KRITTER and SNIGLAR junior beds because the metal rod connecting the guard rail to the bed frames can break in use, posing a laceration hazard.  In August 2013, 22,000 units were previously recalled for repair.

This recall expands the date code for SNIGLAR beds to 1049 to 1318. The beds measure about 65 inches long by 30 inches wide with a 22 to 26 inch high headboard. The SNIGLAR natural beech wood beds have a white painted fiberboard insert on the headboard and footboard of the bed. A label on the headboard or underside of the SNIGLAR bed has a date stamp of 1114 to 1318 (YYWW), a 500.871.66 model number, and 18157 supplier number.

IKEA has received one additional report from the UK of a metal rod on a SNIGLAR bed breaking. A child received a small scratch to the arm from the broken metal rod. For more information, go to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.


POSTED: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 5:26 PM
Filed Under: Anna Nguyen | Product Recalls

Horizon Hobby recalled about 2,280 of its Blade 500 X BNF and Blade 500 3D RTF and BNF Remote Controlled Model Helicopters in the United States and Canada because the tail rotor grip used for securing the tail rotor blade to the tail rotor hub can separate and release from the helicopter, This could cause it to crash, posing an injury hazard.

No injuries have been reported. For more information, go to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.


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Mario Cruz, M.D St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Drexel University College of Medicine
Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D. Lead Psychologist - The Anxiety Behaviors Clinic, CHOP
Gary A. Emmett, M.D. Director of Hospital Pediatrics at TJU Hospital & Pediatrics Professor at Thomas Jefferson Univ.
Lauren Falini Bariatric exercise physiologist, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Hazel Guinto-Ocampo, M.D. Nemours duPont Pediatrics/Bryn Mawr Hospital
Rima Himelstein, M.D. Crozer-Keystone Health System
Anita Kulick President & CEO, Educating Communities for Parenting
Janet Rosenzweig, MS, PhD, MPA VP for Programs & Research for Prevent Child Abuse America
Beth Wallace Smith, RD Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D. Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical Colg
Flaura Koplin Winston, MD, PhD Scientific Director of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention
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