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Dorel Juvenile’s Safety First Products Get “Zinged” By Yet Another CPSC Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Dorel Juvenile Group Inc. (DJG) of Columbus, Indiana, have announced a voluntary recall of Dorel’s Safety 1st Toilet and Cabinet Locks due to lock failure–as young “children can gain access to water and dangerous items.” Because young children are able to disengage the toilet locks, the lock failure poses the hazard of drowning; and children can also disengage the cabinet locks giving them access to possibly dangerous items thought to be locked in the cabinet. (900,000 of Dorel’s Safety 1st Push ‘N Snap cabinet locks were recalled due to lock failure in March 2012.)

DJG received more than 100 reports that the toilet locks were not effective and over 250 reports that the cabinet locks failed. There were also 71 reports of children under five years of age being able to disengage the cabinet locks–one incident report involved injury to a child from an object swallowed. http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12180.html.

This recall involves 183,000 Safety 1st Surefit toilet locks (Models 48003 and 48103) and 685,000 Safety 1st cabinet slide locks (Models 12013 and 12014), manufactured in China and imported to the US by Dorel Juvenile Group. The toilet locks and cabinet locks were sold by Bed, Bath and Beyond, Burlington Coat Factory, Great Beginnings, Home Depot, Target and Walmart. The toilet locks were sold from January 2005 through April 2010 for from $8 to $20, and the cabinet locks were sold from January 2000 through March 2009, for from $2 to $11.

Consumers are advised to stop using both the toilet locks and the cabinet locks immediately and may contact DJG on their toll-free number 1(877) 416-8105 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.djgusa.com.

To view photos of the toilet and cabinet locks being recalled, please visit the CPSC website at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12180.html.

Buying Baby Furniture? Note These Recalls…

It’s spring and announcements of new baby furniture products can be found throughout the sale papers.  Thankfully, for the safety of baby, here are two baby furniture products that have been recalled:

The Baby Jogger Jump Seat has been recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the company, Baby Jogger, LLC, of Richmond, Virginia.

The recall involves approximately 2,000 (1,545 in the US; 450 in Canada) Baby Jogger Jump Seats that  bear the item number is J7J50 and have been sold and distributed since 2008 by juvenile furniture stores, department stores and mass merchandisers throughout the U.S. and Canada, and were purchased for approximately $100 each.

As stated in the CPSC recall announcement, “This recall includes the Baby Jogger Jump Seat. The Jump Seat is a fabric seat accessory with the name ‘Baby Jogger’ on the front that is attached to the mounting bracket on the frame of a Baby Jogger City Elite, Baby Jogger City Classic or Baby Jogger Summit stroller and allows a toddler and baby to ride together in the same stroller at the same time. The item number is printed on the product packaging.”

The Baby Jogger Jump Seat was manufactured in China, and the problem with it is if the Jump Seat does not properly lock into place, the Jump Seat can disengage from the stroller allowing the child to fall out. Baby Jogger has received four (4) reports of children falling from the seat, resulting thus far in scrapes, bruises, cuts, and a broken nose.

Consumers who have purchased the Baby Jogger Jump Seat should stop using it immediately and contact Baby Jogger toll-free at (877) 506-2213 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, e-mail the firm at recall@babyjogger.com, or visit the firm’s website at www.babyjogger.com  to obtain safety straps or additional information about returning the Jump Seat.  Consumers need to note that it is illegal to sell recalled products.

A photo of the jump seat may be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11145.html

5,000 Wooden Playpens Recalled

The Consumer Product Safety Commission, in conjunction with AOSOM of Tualatin, Oregon, voluntarily recalled 5,000 wooden playpens. The recall involves the AOSOM 3 in 1 Baby wooden Superyard Playpen Combo, the AOSOM Baby 8 Panel Wooden Playpen Room Divider, the AOSOM Baby 8 Sided Wooden Playpen 2 Panels, and the AOSOM Baby 8 Sided Wooden Playpen Gate. The playpen products ranged in price from approximately $30 to $150 and have been sold online on Amazon.com and eBay.com from October 2008 to November 2010.

The playpens made from pine wood “can break, split and/or crack at points where screws or other hardware are located. Small, broken wooden pieces and hardware from the playpen can pose a risk of choking and laceration hazards to children. In addition, an unstable playpen can fall over onto a child, posing an entrapment hazard.”  AOSOM has received 69 reports of the playpens breaking, splitting, or cracking.  Thus far, no injuries have been reported.

These wooden playpens were manufactured in China.  As stated in the CPSC recall notice, “consumers should immediately stop using the wooden playpens and contact AOSOM for instructions on how to return the product and receive a full refund.”  For additional information, AOSOM can be called toll-free at (877) 644-9366 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or e-mailed at service@aosom.com. Consumers may also visit the firm’s website athttp://www.aosom.com

Photos of the playpen products in question can be viewed at  http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11155.html

Childsafetyblog.org believes we should do more to prevent hazardous juvenile furniture from reaching the market in the first place–whether it is manufactured in China or elsewhere–child products need to be tested adequately and results accurately reported prior to the products getting into stores!