If you've got a little one at home, check the following recalls to see if you have a product that could pose a hazard.
The week's roster of recalled products includes cribs, rattles, portable play yards, children's sunglasses, baby clothes and toy xylophones. Other faulty products recalled this week include dishwashers, circular saws, vanity stools, shades and blinds, apples and bicycles.
PRODUCT: Stork Craft baby cribs in the U.S. and Canada, and made in Canada, China and Indonesia by Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc. of British Columbia, Canada. The cribs were sold at such stores as J.C. Penney, Kmart, Wal-Mart, as well as online at amazon.com, babiesrus.com, costco.com and walmart.com. They were available from May 2000 until January 2009.
HOW MANY: More than 1 million, including about 535,000 in the U.S. and 494,000 in Canada.
WHY: The metal mattress-support brackets can crack and break, potentially causing the mattress to collapse and create a gap where a child could get trapped or suffocate. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is aware of 10 incidents of support brackets that broke. In one incident, a child was trapped between the mattress and the side rail but wasn't injured. Health Canada, the country's health care agency, has received one complaint in which a bracket failed. No injury resulted from that incident.
ADDITIONAL INFO: Call 866-361-3321 or visit http://www.cpsc.gov
PRODUCT: Rainforest portable play yards, made in China by Simplicity Inc. and SFCA Inc., of Reading, Pa. The recalled products have Rainforest theme artwork and bear the Fisher-Price logo. They were sold with a bassinet, changing table and mobile features. The Simplicity model numbers are 5310 RNF, 5310RNFC and 5310RNFW. They were sold by retailers and specialty children's stores nationwide from January 2007 through this month.
HOW MANY: About 200,000.
WHY: One or more rails can collapse unexpectedly, posing a fall or entrapment hazard to young children. There have been at least 1,350 reports of one or more rails collapsing. Numerous reports indicate some children received bumps and bruises when the side rail collapsed. There were five reports of injuries to children, including a broken nose, a broken wrist, a mild concussion, a chipped tooth and a cut to the hand which required stitches.
ADDITIONAL INFO: Call 800-432-5437 or visit http://www.service.mattel.com or visit http://www.cpsc.gov
PRODUCT: Infantino Lion and Lamb Grabby rattles, made in China by Infantino LLC, of San Diego, Calif. The recalled toys are shaped like a lamb or lion. They were sold at Wal-Mart, Babies R Us and other specialty stores nationwide from May 2007 through September 2008.
HOW MANY: About 131,000. This expands an earlier recall of 20,000 rattles in March 2008.
WHY: The tailpiece on the rattles can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. The company has received 10 reports of the rattle's tail piece detaching since March 2008. No injuries have been reported.
ADDITIONAL INFO: Visit http://www.infantino.com or http://www.cpsc.gov
PRODUCT: Children's sunglasses, made in China and imported by Axiom International Inc., of Billings, Mont. The sunglasses have a spider web etched in between the eyes. They were sold by party stores, discount dollar stores and hardware stores nationwide from May 2007 through August 2008.
HOW MANY: About 5,300.
WHY: Surface paint on the product can contain high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested by young children. No incidents or injuries have been reported.
ADDITIONAL INFO: Call 800-262-0599 or visit http://www.axiomintl.com or http://www.cpsc.gov
PRODUCT: Bosch and Siemens model dishwashers, made in the U.S. by BSH Home Appliances Corp., of Huntington Beach, Calif. The recalled products were sold at appliance and specialty retailers nationwide from May 1999 through December 2006.
HOW MANY: About 476,500.
WHY: An electrical component in certain dishwashers can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers. The company has received 51 reports of incidents, including 30 reports of fires resulting in property damage. No injuries have been reported.
ADDITIONAL INFO: Call 800-856-9226 or visit http://www.cpsc.gov
PRODUCT: Taggies Sleep'n Play baby coveralls, made in China and imported by Rashti & Rashti of New York. The garments are one-piece with snaps down the front. RN No. 27829 is on the care label sewn into the garment. The products were sold at Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby, Dillards, Nordstrom and other specialty stores nationwide and Internet retailers from January 2007 through November 2008. In July 2008, the company recalled two Taggies Sleep'n Play style baby garments, including the Butterfly Applique and the Fun Dog Print. The recall has been expanded to include the Dinosaur Applique and the Pink Toss Print styles.
HOW MANY: About 16,000.
WHY: Because the snaps on the garments can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. No incidents or injuries have been reported.
ADDITIONAL INFO: Call 888-594-3730 or visit http://www.rashtiandrashti.com or http://www.cpsc.gov
PRODUCT: Ryobi corded circular saws made in China by One World Technologies Inc., of Anderson, S.C. The recalled circular saws include model Nos. CSB123, CSB133L and CSB142LZ. The products were sold at Home Depot stores nationwide from October through November 2008.
HOW MANY: About 12,400.
WHY: The return spring on the saw's lower blade guard can break, posing a laceration hazard to consumers. No injuries or incidents have been reported.
ADDITIONAL INFO: Call 800-525-2579 or visit http://www.ryobitools.com or http://www.cpsc.gov
PRODUCT: Milan vanity stools, manufactured in China and distributed by Cheyenne Industries Inc. of Little Rock, Ark. The stools were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond and other stores around the country between October 2004 through March 2006.
HOW MANY: About 89,000.
WHY: Loose screws can cause the legs to break or separate. The company has received nine reports of broken or separated stool legs, including seven reports of minor injuries.
ADDITIONAL INFO: Call 800-737-5267 or visit http://www.cheyennehomefurnishings.com or visit http://www.cpsc.gov
PRODUCT: Roman shades and roll-up blinds, manufactured in India and China and distributed by Cost Plus Inc. of Oakland, Calif. The shades and blinds were sold at Cost Plus and World Market stores nationwide between February 2006 and August 2008.
HOW MANY: About 692,400.
WHY: The cords pose a strangulation hazard for young children. No incidents have been reported with the blinds in this recall, but CPSC is aware of the deaths of three children involving similar styles of blinds and shades.
ADDITIONAL INFO: Call 877-967-5362 or visit http://www.worldmarket.com or http://www.cpsc.gov
PRODUCT: Richland Hills sliced apples, produced by Sunset Orchard. The sliced apples were distributed in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Iowa and Louisiana through retail stores, food service and fast food outlets. The recalled products' labels include Apple Dippers, Organic Sliced Apples, Crunch Pak Organic Slices Apples and Apple Nibblers. The recalled products also include Pearson Foods fruit trays.
HOW MANY: About 49,450 pounds of apples.
WHY: The apples might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The organism can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. There have been no reports of illnesses, according to the Richland Center, Wis., company.
ADDITIONAL INFO: Call 800-811-8088.
PRODUCT: Rolling toy xylophones, made in China and distributed by The Land of Nod of Northbrook, Ill. The recalled product is a rolling xylophone with four wheels. The name "Janod" is printed on each side between the wheels and on the back wheels. The toy was sold in the company's catalog, Web site and retail stores nationwide from October 2007 through March 2008.
HOW MANY: About 500.
WHY: Pegs on the xylophone can break, posing a choking hazard to children. The company has received 22 reports of broken pegs. No injuries have been reported.
ADDITIONAL INFO: Call 800-933-9904 or visit http://www.landofnod.com or http://www.cpsc.gov
PRODUCT: TCR Advanced SL and SL (ISP) bicycles and frames, 2009 model year, made in Taiwan and imported by Giant Bicycle, of Newbury Park, Calif. They were sold by authorized Giant Bicycle dealers nationwide from August through December last year
HOW MANY: About 1,000.
WHY: The density of the steerer tubes can cause the forks to crack and break, posing a fall hazard. The company has received one report of the fork cracking, but no reported injuries.
ADDITIONAL INFO: Visit http://www.giant-bicycles.com or http://www.cpsc.gov
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