CPSC Issues Three New Product Recalls
Three recalls have been released from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada this week. Find out at SureBaby if you have any of the products.
Little Tikes Toy Workshop and Tool Set Recall
The Little Tikes Toy Workshop and Tool Set recall is an addition to a prior recall from 2009, in which tool sets and trucks were recalled due to a choking hazard – both the prior and current sets recalled contain plastic toy nails that could be choked on if swallowed. The nails are approximately ¾ inch long and 1 ¼ inch in diameter. Two incidents of children choking on the nails were reported before this recall. Both children were treated at hospital.
Parents are advised to stop using the sets immediately and contact Little Tikes for free replacements. Full details and affected model numbers on the recall can be found on the Little Tikes Recall page of the CPSC Website.
Shermag Drop-Side Crib Recall
Shermag drop-side cribs are being recalled due to entrapment, suffocation and fall hazards. According to the recall, the hardware on the dropside can break or fail, which could cause it to detach from the crib, creating a gap between the rail side and the crib mattress. An infant or toddler could lodge themselves in the gap and suffocate, or they may fall through.
Parents should stop using the cribs immediately and use a safe sleeping area substitute for their child, and contact Shermag to get a free repair kit. Full details and affected model numbers can be found on the Shermag Recall page of the CPSC website.
A reminder, as well, that all new cribs produced after June 28, 2011 must meet the new safety requirements outlined by the CPSC. These guidelines dictate that drop-side cribs are no longer to be manufactured and repair kits should not be issued.
Battat Musical Wooden Table Toys
Battat musical wooden toy tables are being recalled due to choking hazards. According to the details of the recall, small pegs on the xylophone toy can become loose or be detached, posing a choking hazard to children. Nine incidents of loose or detached pegs have been reported, but no incidents have occurred.
It’s advised that the toys be removed from children immediately, and that parents should contact Battat for a free replacement product.
Full details and affected model numbers can be found on the Battat Recall page of the CPSC website.