Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Product Recalls

Manhattan Group recalls children’s elephant activity toy

Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 10:15 AM
Manhattan Group recalled about 2,800 My Snuggly Ellie Activity Toys in the United States and Canada because the wooden ring can break into small pieces, posing a choking hazard to young children. The toy is a plush brown elephant with white crinkle ears. There is a green hanging loop on top of its... Read more

Bexco recalls DaVinci brand cribs

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 3:16 PM
Bexco recalled about 11,700 DaVinci brand cribs in the United States and Canada because a metal bracket that connects the mattress support to the crib can break, creating an uneven sleeping surface or a gap. If this occurs, a baby can become entrapped in the crib, fall, or suffer lacerations from the... Read more

Stork Craft recalls crib mattresses, potential fire hazard

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 3:10 PM
Stork Craft recalled about 18,300 crib mattresses because they fail to meet the mandatory federal mattress flammability standard for open flames, posing a fire hazard. The recall involves Stork Craft foam crib and crib/toddler mattresses with model numbers 06710-100 and 06710-200 and a date of manufacture... Read more

Kyber Outerwear recalls children’s sweaters

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 2:53 PM
Kyber Outerwear recalled about 3,100 children’s sweaters because they have a drawstring around the neck area that poses a strangulation hazard to children. Drawstrings can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school bus doors or other moving objects, posing a significant... Read more

UPPAbaby recalls strollers and rumbleseats

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 8:42 AM
UPPAbaby recalled 79,000 2015 CRUZ and 2015 VISTA strollers and 2015 RumbleSeat in the United States and Canada because the bumper bar is a choking hazard if a child bites the bumper bar and removes a piece of the foam covering. The company has received 22 reports of children biting off a piece of... Read more

Polaris recalls youth RZR recreational off-highway vehicles due to fire hazard

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 8:40 AM
Polaris recalled 4,300 youth RZR recreational off-highway vehicles because the fuel pump retaining ring can leak, posing a fire hazard. This recall involves Model Year 2015 Polaris Youth RZR® 170 EFI recreational off-highway vehicles with model number R15YAV17AA/AF and VINs between RF3YAV170FT000076... Read more

Northern Tool + Equipment recalls little digger toy

Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 8:22 AM
Northern Tool + Equipment recalled about 7,000 of its Wel-Bilt brand Little Diggers, Item # 28303, because red paint on the toy's frame contains excessive levels of lead. This is prohibited under federal law. It is a stationary scooper toy with moveable poles that allow the child to scoop items up... Read more

Pali Design recalls children's furniture

Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 5:04 PM
Pali Design recalled children's 20,160 pieces of furniture in the U.S. and Canada because the plastic restraint strap used to attach armoires, combos, dressers and hutches to a wall can break and allow the unit to tip over. Falling furniture can result in a wide range of injuries to young children... Read more

IKEA recalls pressure-mounted safety gates

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 8:48 AM
IKEA recalled about 75,000 PATRULL KLÄMMA and PATRULL SMIDIG safety gates in the United States and Canada because the friction between the wall and the pressure-mounted safety gate doesn't always hold the gate in place, posing a fall hazard. In addition, the lower metal bar can be a tripping... Read more

Schylling recalls Police Press and Go toy vehicles

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 8:48 AM
Schylling recalled about 15,300 Police Press and Go toy vehicles because the hat can detach from the policeman’s head and pose a choking hazard to young children. The company has received one report of the police hat detaching from the toy vehicles. No injuries have been reported. For more... Read more
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Sarah Levin Allen, Ph.D., CBIS Assistant Professor of Psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Stephen Aronoff, M.D., M.B.A. Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Temple University Hospital
Peter Bidey, D.O. Medical Director of Family Medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Christopher C. Chang, MD, PhD, MBA, FAAAAI, FACAAI Associate Professor of Medicine in division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology at UC Davis
Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D. Lead Psychologist of The Anxiety Behaviors Clinic at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Gary A. Emmett, M.D., F.A.A.P Director of Hospital Pediatrics at TJU Hospital & Pediatrics Professor at Thomas Jefferson Univ.
Magee DeFelice, M.D. Chief of Allergy and Immunology at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Hazel Guinto-Ocampo, M.D. Chief of Pediatric Emergency Services at Nemours duPont Pediatrics/Bryn Mawr Hospital
Rima Himelstein, M.D. Adolescent Medicine Specialist at Crozer-Keystone Health System
Jessica Kendorski, PhD, NCSP, BCBA-D Associate Professor in School Psychology/Applied Behavior Analysis at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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, R.D. Registered Dietitian at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Emiliano Tatar, M.D. Pediatrician at Einstein Healthcare Network Roxborough Plaza
Jeanette Trella, Pharm.D Managing Director at The Poison Control Center at CHOP
W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D., ABPP Director of Integrated Health Care for American Psychological Association
Flaura Koplin Winston, M.D., Ph.D. Scientific Director of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention
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