postheadericon Product Recalls for January 2010

While all recalls are important, Safe Kids urges you to pay particular attention to the ones in red, as they are associated with one or more child deaths. Read more about this here…

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postheadericon Fingertip amputations prompt Graco stroller recall…

About 1.5 million Graco strollers sold at Wal-Mart, Target and other major retailers are being recalled after some children’s fingertips were amputated by hinges on the products.

The recall by Graco Children’s Products Inc. includes certain model numbers of its Passage, Alano and Spree Strollers and Travel Systems. The Exton, Pa., company received seven reports of children placing their fingers in a stroller’s canopy hinge as the canopy was being opened or closed. Five children had their fingertips severed and two children received cuts on their fingertips.

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postheadericon 2.2 Million Drop-Side Cribs Recalled

Baby Suffocation Danger from Stork Craft, Fisher-Price Drop-Side Cribs

After four U.S. infants died while trapped in the cribs, 2.2 million drop-side cribs made by Stork Craft — including 147,000 with the Fisher-Price logo — have been recalled.
It’s far from the first time that child entrapment has led the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall drop-side cribs.
CPSC chair Inez Tenenbaum is now considering banning this type of product, says CPSC spokeswoman Nychelle Fleming.
“We have had other drop-side crib recalls, and the chairman is proposing to write regulations in the next few months to address the bigger issue of drop-side cribs,” Fleming tells WebMD. Read More Here…

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