Product Recalls for November 2012
Safe Kids is committed to keeping you informed about recalls of kids’ oriented products. While it is important to keep aware of all recalls, Safe Kids urges you to pay particular attention to ones in red, as they are associated with one or more deaths. (There is a death associated with the recall of PeaPod Travel Tents in this report.) We also include important news about products and consumer concerns:
- FDA investigates 13 deaths linked to 5-Hour energy shots, including a 14-year-old.
- Safe Kids Comment Letter to the CPSC concerning Rare Earth Magnets, “Buckyballs.”
- As we are still emerging from Hurricane Sandy and as the weather gets colder, be mindful of your use of generators because of the danger of Carbon Monoxide poisoning.
- Another Sandy Warning: Are your medications still safe?
- A new CPSC safety standard for swing sets
NOVEMBER 1-20 RECALLS
CPSC 11/16/2012 – KidCo Inc. is voluntarily recalling its PeaPod and PeaPod Plus sleep tents for travel because of an entrapment/suffocation hazard. Infants and young children can roll off the edge of the inflatable air mattress, become entrapped between the mattress and the fabric sides of the tent, and suffocate. The CPSC and Health Canada are aware of the death of a five-month-old boy who died from suffocation and at least nine cases.
CPSC 11/08/2012 – Monessen Hearth Systems is voluntarily recalling its Signature Command Controlled Direct and B-Vent gas fireplaces because of a fire risk which occurs when the product does not light from a remote control unit.
NHTSA 11/02/2012 – Britax is voluntarily recalling its Advocate, Boulevard and Pavilion child seats because the padding is soft and can be pulled off by a child. A child can choke if he/she eats the material.
For more safety information, more product and safety news, and October recalls, check out the website below: