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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.

Target Home Bunny Sippy Cups Are Recalled

Anderson Cooper on CNN can add this one to his “Ridcu-List”: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Target are recalling the Target Home Bunny Sippy Cups due to an injury hazard.

One of the bunny’s ears on the sippy cup can poke a child in the eye when she drinks. Target has received six reports of incidents where the plastic ear poked children while using this Sippy Cup. Cuts and bruises were reported in three of the reports.

It’s really disappointing that these Sippy Cups manufactured in China even made it into the children’s toy/accessory market in the US and that Target actually sold them. But there are 264,000 of these Sippy Cups out there that were sold by Target stores throughout the United States from February 2012 through April 5, 2012 for $3.

And there are two styles of Target Home Bunny Sippy Cups… one male and one female, one blue and one pink. Each has a corresponding white bunny head screw-on lid with one ear that is folded downward and one ear that sticks straight up. The cups have imprints on the bottom: “TARGET 200020683 (pink) and “TARGET 200020884” (blue).

If you have purchased this Sippy Cup for your child, please do not allow your child to use it further, and take it back to Target for a full $3 refund. For additional information about the Home Bunny Sippy Cups, you may contact Target at 1(800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday, or you can visit the firm’s website at www.target.com.

To view photos of the Home Bunny Sippy Cups, please visit the CPSC website at:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12162.html.