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Baby Item Recalls!

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Playard Tents

July 15, 2010 – About 20,000 Cozy Indoor Outdoor Portable Playard Tents are recalled because the clips that attach the tent to the top of the playard can break or be removed by a child. The child can then lift the tent and become entrapped between the tent and the playard, posing a strangulation hazard. One child death is associated with this recall. Call 800-626-0339 to order replacement clips.

July 20, 2010 – More than 40,000 Kariño baby pacifiers are recalled because they don’t meet federal safety standards. The pacifier nipple can detach from the base, posing a choking hazard. In addition, the handle is too long, the mouth guard is too small, and there aren’t ventilation holes in the mouth guard. These pacifiers were sold in grocery stores in California and Texas, for about 25 cents each. “Kariño” is printed on the handle side of the pacifier. Stop using the pacifiers immediately and call 619-395-4543 for refund or exchange.

Nap Nanny Baby Recliners
July 26, 2010 – About 30,000 Nap Nanny baby recliners following a report that a 4-month-old baby died in a Nap Nanny that was being used inside a crib. The baby was found hanging over the edge of the Nap Nanny, and was caught between the Nap Nanny and the crib bumper. Though the instructions say not to use the product in a crib, CPSC has another report where a child received a cut on the forehead after becoming trapped between the Nap Nanny and the side of the crib. More than 20 other babies are reported to have fallen over the side of the Nap Nanny, even when harnessed in. If the product is used inside of a crib or play yard or on a high surface, babies can be injured if they fall out or become trapped. If you have a first-generation Nap Nanny with no D-rings under the cover, call 888-240-4282 to receive an $80 credit with free shipping. If your product does have D-rings, stop using it until you can visit the company’s website and download new instructions and warnings.

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Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Be carful if you are a parent or caregiver that is using a sling for your newborn! Canada has recalled more than 15,000 Infantino “Sling Rider” and “Wendy Ballisimo” slings, due to deaths in babies fewer than 4 months of age. Though it is not stated what has caused these death’s in the States it is cautioned that the fabric of the sling and an adult’s body can press against the infant’s nose and mouth, posing a risk of suffocation.

The company is offering a free replacement baby carrier, activity gym or shopping–cart cover to any consumer affected by the recall. The company’s president Jack Vresics said in a statement; “Our top priority is the safety of infants whose parents and caregivers use our products”

These products were sold in various stores such as Babies R’ Us, Winners, and other children’s stores across Canada. The “Wendy Ballisimo” slings were sold exclusively to Babies R’ Us, Sears and Winners, Health Canada says.

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