Safety Alerts-Updated 4/8/11

Friday, April 08, 2011


New - CPSC: Parents, Caregivers Should Consider Safety Before Opening Windows As temperatures go up, so do windows in many homes. Opening windows in your home to enjoy the warmer temperatures may seem harmless, but open windows have proven to be sources of injury and death for young children.


New - Infantino Recalls Toy Activity Trucks Due to Choking Hazard The plastic beads on the activity truck's bead runs can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

IKEA Recalls to Repair Cribs Due to Mattress Support Collapse; Cribs Pose Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards The four bolts provided with some SNIGLAR cribs to secure the mattress support are not long enough. This can cause the mattress support to detach and collapse, creating a risk of entrapment and suffocation to a child in the crib. 


Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Recalls Children's Watches Due to Risk of Skin Irritation Watch battery current interacting with nickel in the watch's stainless steel back can cause skin irritation and/or burning sensations to children who are allergic to nickel. 


Kristi G, SwimWays Corporation Recall Child Chairs Due To Fall Hazard The chair may tip over, posing a fall hazard. 


Nurses Choice Recalls Holiday Keepsake Newborn Mittens Due to Choking Hazard Decorations on the mittens can be pulled off, posing a choking hazard. 


Bassinets Recalled by Burlington Basket Company Due to Fall Hazard; New Instructions and Warning Labels to be Provided to Consumers If the cross-bracing rails are not fully locked into position, the bassinets can collapse causing the infant to fall to the floor or fall within the bassinet and suffer injuries.

Rechargeable Batteries in Video Baby Monitors Recalled to Replace by Summer Infant Due to Burn Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Babies R Us The battery in the handheld video monitor can overheat and rupture, posing a burn hazard to consumers.


Two Strangulation Deaths Prompt Summer Infant to Recall Video Baby Monitors with Cords; Firm to Provide New On-Product Label & Instructions 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.

Snow Bikes Recalled by Tech 4 Kids Due to Fall Hazard The front ski can crack or break, causing the snow bike to stop suddenly and posing a fall hazard to consumers.