Recalls

Holiday Safety Alert: Consumer Injuries Involving Decorations and Decorating Are on the Rise

CPSC and UL Provide Tips for a Safe Holiday Home WASHINGTON, D.C. – Holiday decorating plans do not normally include lacerations, falls and fires. Unfortunately, these hazards make an unwelcome appearance in the homes of thousands of consumers each year. To help avoid hidden decorating dangers, CPSC and UL are providing families with tips for a safe holiday home. Reports of falls from ladders while stringing lights and hanging decorations, incidents of lacerations from broken glass ornaments and other holiday-related injuries are increasing. During November and December 2010, CPSC estimates that more than 13,000 people were treated in emergency departments nationwide due to injuries involving holiday decorations. This is an increase from 10,000 in 2007 and 12,000 in 2008 and in 2009. Although estimates of deaths and injuries related to Christmas tree and candle fires are down, there are still an alarming number of incidents. Live trees or other evergreen decorations that have dried out burn fast and hot in a matter of seconds if they come in contact with an open flame. Between 2006 and 2008, there was an annual average of four deaths and $18 million in property damage related to Christmas tree fires. During this same time period, CPSC received reports of about 130 deaths and $360 million in property losses related to candle fires. “A well-watered tree, carefully placed candles, and carefully checked holiday light sets will help prevent the joy of the holidays from turning into a trip to the emergency room or the loss of your home,” said Chairman Inez Tenenbaum. “Follow CPSC’s safety tips and give your family the gift of a safe holiday home.” “This is easily the busiest time of year, but it’s important to make […]

Halloween Safety: Tips for Selecting Costumes and Décor

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – As consumers across the country prepare for haunted Halloween fun, CPSC offers tips for selecting and creating safe costumes and home decorations. “The trick to a safe Halloween celebration is to choose wisely from the start,” said CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum. “Make selections with safety in mind. Choose well-fitting costumes flame-resistant materials and the appropriate tools for decorating. The treat is keeping your family safe this holiday.” Last year, more than 3,500 Halloween-related injuries were reported between October and November. Incidents involved burns, lacerations from pumpkin-carving, falls related to ill-fitting costumes, and injuries from collisions due to impaired vision. Pumpkin carving was associated with the most Halloween-related injuries in 2011. Consumers should create a stable base and use the appropriate tools to prevent cuts and lacerations. When selecting a costume, make sure it fits well, does not drag the ground, and is not too large or billowy. To prevent burns, the federal Flammable Fabrics Act (FFA) requires costumes sold at retail to be flame resistant. Consumers can create similar protection with homemade costumes by choosing synthetic fabrics that are inherently flame resistant, such as nylon and polyester. Consumers are encouraged to prevent the potential of fires and burns caused by Halloween décor. Opt for flameless, battery-operated lights or glow sticks in jack-o-lanterns and other places where children can gain access. Burning candles should be kept away from combustible décor and places where they can be brushed against or knocked over. CPSC recommends these additional safety tips to help make this year’s holiday safe:   Decorations Outside your home, use flameless candles or keep burning candles and jack-o’-lanterns away from landings and doorsteps, where trick-or-treaters’ costumes could brush against the flame. Remove […]

By |October 11th, 2014|Recalls|0 Comments

Recent Recalls

As always, we suggest you read up about product safety recalls often!  Here are a few recent recalls: –BreathableBaby Recalls Wearable Blanket Due to Choking Hazard –Target Recalls Children’s Sitting Stools Due to Fall Hazard –Infinitoy Recalls Softimals Toy Sets Due to Choking and Aspiration Hazard –Trail Crest Recalls Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts Due to Strangulation Hazard –Toys R Us Recalls Journey Girl Travel Trunks Due to Laceration Hazard –The Children’s Place Recalls Footed Pajamas Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard –Hachette Book Group Recalls Children’s Books Due To Choking and Laceration Hazards –Be Amazing! Toys Recalls Monster Science Growing Spiders Due to Serious Ingestion Hazard Be sure to visit this link for more information: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/

By |November 15th, 2013|Info, Recalls|0 Comments

Evo Stroller Recall – Baby Strangulation and Entrapment Hazard!

Please check out the recent Recalls on wemakeitsafer.com! EVO has recalled almost 300 units of stroller due to strangulation and entrapment hazard! Remember to check recall lists often to insure you dont have any products in your home that could be harmful to your family! Evo Stroller Recall

Dream On Me Recalls Children’s Bed Rails Due to Suffocation and Strangulation Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Dream On Me Bed Rails Units: About 900 Importer: Dream On Me Inc., of South Plainfield, N.J. Hazard: The bed rail can separate from the mattress allowing a child’s body to become entrapped if it slips between the rail and the mattress. This poses suffocation and strangulation hazards to children. Incidents/Injuries: None reported. Description: This recall involves Dream On Me Bed Rails. The bed rails are used to keep young children from falling out of bed. They have a white metal frame covered by blue or pink mesh fabric and metal arms that extend about 11/2 feet under the mattress. The bed rails measure 17 inches high x 41 inches long. “Dream on Me” is printed on the top rail. Sold at: Small independent stores and online at amazon.com and wayfair.com from September 2011 through May 2012 for between $15 and $30. Manufactured in: China Remedy: Consumers should stop using the bed rails immediately and contact Dream On Me for a refund. Consumer Contact: Dream On Me; toll-free at (877) 201-4317 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.  

By |December 8th, 2012|Recalls|0 Comments

Safety 1st Cabinet Locks Recalled Due to Lock Failure; Children Can Gain Unintended Access to Dangerous Items

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of product: Push ‘N Snap Cabinet Locks Units: About 900,000 Importer: Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) Inc., of Columbus, Ind. Hazard: Young children can disengage the cabinet locks, allowing access to cabinet contents and posing the risk of injury, due to dangerous or unsafe items. Incidents/Injuries: DJG has received 200 reports of locks that did not adequately secure the cabinet, including reports of damaged locks. Of the reported incidents, the firm is aware of 140 children between the ages of 9 months and 5 years who were able to disengage the locks and gain access to the cabinet’s contents. In three of the reported incidents, the children who gained access swallowed or handled dishwashing detergent, window cleaner or oven cleaner, and were treated, observed and released from emergency treatment centers. Description: This recall involves Safety 1st Push ‘N Snap cabinet locks with model numbers 48391 and 48442. The model numbers are printed on the back of the product and on packaging. The locks are used to secure cabinets with two straps that wrap around the knobs or handles on a cabinet door. When the product is in the “lock” position, a green triangle is shown through a window on the device. The Safety 1st logo is embossed on the front of the lock. Locks manufactured between January 2004 and November 2010 are included in the recall. The date of manufacture is embossed on the back. The […]

Serious Head Injuries to Infants Continue Due to Falls from Bumbo Baby Seats Used on Elevated Surfaces

Injuries occurring despite previous recall warning; parents urged to use caution WASHINGTON, D.C. – Due to the serious risk of injury to babies, CPSC and Bumbo International Trust of South Africa (“Bumbo International”) are urging parents and caregivers to never place Bumbo Baby Seats on tables, countertops, chairs or other raised surfaces. Infants aged 3-10 months old have fallen out of the Bumbo seat and suffered skull fractures and other injuries. CPSC and Bumbo International are aware of at least 45 incidents in which infants fell out of a Bumbo seat while it was being used on an elevated surface which occurred after an October 25, 2007 voluntary recall of the product. The recall required that new warnings be placed on the seat to deter elevated usage of the product. Since the recall, CPSC and Bumbo International have learned that 17 of those infants, ages 3-10 months, suffered skull fractures. These incidents and injuries involved both recalled Bumbo seats and Bumbo seats sold after the recall with the additional on-product warnings. CPSC and Bumbo International are also aware of an additional 50 reports of infants falling or maneuvering out of Bumbo seats used on the floor and at unknown elevations. These incidents include two reports of skull fractures and one report of a concussion that occurred when babies fell out of Bumbo seats used on the floor. These injuries reportedly occurred when the infants struck their heads on hard flooring, or in one case, on a nearby toy. The Bumbo seat is labeled and marketed to help infants sit in an upright position as soon as they can support their head. The product warnings state that the seat “may not prevent release of your baby […]

By |November 25th, 2011|Recalls|0 Comments
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