6 product recalls parents should know about

Written by: Dev Gowda

2016 product recalls parents should know about
 
Not only is summer officially underway but also we are halfway through the year! We want to keep you posted on some of the largest recalls of 2016 so far, which are listed below. For a full list of recalls, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission. To keep up with recalls, follow Kids in Danger on Facebook and Twitter) and sign up for our monthly alerts.
 

IKEA MALM chests and dressers
29 million recalled, 5 deaths, 41 injuries reported

IKEA recalled MALM and other models of chest and dressers due to a tip-over and entrapment hazard that has caused a serious threat to children’s safety. The remedy is to have the chests and/or dressers anchored properly to the wall or contact IKEA for a full refund.

Tommee Tippee Sippee spill-proof cups
3.1 million units recalled
3,066 incidents, 68 injuries reported
 
In May, the Tommee Tippee Sippee Spill-Proof cup was recalled due to mold. There is a white removable piece inside the cup where the mold would grow if wet. Ingestion of mold by children can cause diarrhea and vomiting. You can contact the company, Mayborn, for a replacement.
 
121,000 units recalled
100 incidents, 15 injuries reported
 
Back in 2015, the trapeze rings from Rainbow Play Systems were recalled because the ring handles would break while in use. This past April it was recalled again due to a low response rate from the 2015 recall. If you have this item, you can get a refund from the company.
 
650 incidents, 8 injuries reported
 
Last month, a children’s bunk bed sold only at Bob’s Discount Furniture was recalled because the rails breaking, resulting in a fall hazard to children. The manufacturer, Hillsdale Furniture, will repair the bunk bed free of charge.
 
49,000 recalled
5 injuries reported
 
Britax B-Ready strollers have been recalled because of the material inside the bar that keeps the child from falling over. If children bite at this, then it becomes a choking hazard. For the time being, remove the bar altogether from the stroller until you contact Britax and receive a safety cover to put over it.
 
5,600 units recalled
6 incidents, 4 injuries reported
 
In February, Nuna Baby high chairs were recalled for fall hazards because the arm bar would detach, causing a child to fall. Contact the company to receive a new bar.
 
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Posted on July 05, 2016 at 1:24 PM