More strollers are being recalled on concerns that hinge mechanisms could cause fingertip amputations.
Following the recall of 1 million Maclaren strollers late last year due to reports of accidental amputations, Britax Child Safety Blink umbrella strollers are being recalled on concerns that fingers could be severed or lacerated upon unfolding the strollers, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. There were no reports of injuries, but the Britax Child Safety strollers may not be so safe after all.
The strollers were sold for about $150 at Buy Buy Baby, retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com (Stock Quote: AMZN), babiesrus.com, Target.com (Stock Quote: TGT) and Diapers.com between July 2009 and February 2010. The CPSC is telling consumers to contact Britax for free hinge covers.
For more information, visit cpsc.gov.
Separately, 800,000 baby wind chime toys are being recalled because they’re made with sharp metal rods that cause a puncture and laceration hazard, reports the CPSC.
There have been five reports of the wind chimes being pulled apart to expose the metal rods, including one report of a 2-year-old puncturing his cheek due to the dangerous Tiny Love and Maya Group toys. Consumers can contact Tiny Love to receive a replacement toy.
For more information on the wind chime recall, visit cpsc.gov.
About 2,800 pull toys have also been recalled, including Pull-A-Long Friends Toucan, Pull-A-Long Friends Alligator and Pull-A-Long Friends Sharky toys that have wooden pieces that could break off and pose a choking hazard to children, according to the CPSC. The toys were sold for about $22 at gift and specialty stores nationwide, in catalogs and online between September 2009 and January 2010.