Tragic Death Prompts Recall of 220,000 Infant Travel Beds

Following an infant death and nine other reports of distressed or trapped children, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a mass recall of a portable sleep tent model. KidCo Inc., a children’s safety equipment manufacturer, recalled 220,000 Pea Pod Travel Cribs after the CPSC determined an infant could be caught between the fabric […]

2012 Infant Tylenol Recall: J&J Recalls Consumer Product over Bottle Design Flaws

According to the Wall Street Journal, Johnson & Johnson has recalled approximately 574,000 bottles of over-the-counter infant’s grape-flavored Tylenol—the entire U.S. supply—due to a flaw in the design of the bottle. Consumers complained of trouble using the SimpleMeasure™ dosing system that included a syringe. To measure the proper dose, parents were instructed to insert the […]

Recent Child Product Recalls

In the midst of all the dangers of our modern world, household hazards can be a major issue for you as a parent, especially when the mobility and curiosity of a young child is taken into consideration. Faulty or ill-made toys and products are not only a frustration and inconvenience but also a direct danger […]

Build-A-Bear Fined $600,000 for Defective Toy Chair

A warning to parents this holiday season concerning a popular beach chair made specifically for children.  Build-A-Bear Workshop will have to shell out $600,000 to settle allegations concerning possible dangers of the toy, including fingertip amputation. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued the fine. The CPSC says the company, which is based in St. […]

Drop Side Cribs Are Now Illegal to Sell or Manufacture

We have important information to tell you about regarding drop-side cribs. Starting June 28, 2011, these types of cribs will no longer be able to be sold or made in America. This goes for not only retail stores, but also second-hand and thrift stores. Non-drop side cribs will also have to observe new and more […]

Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) Safety Seat Recall

We have very important information to tell you about regarding child restraint systems. Almost 800,000 child safety seats are being recalled. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued the recall today and says it involves booster, convertible and infant seats made by Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG). The company is based out of Columbus, Indiana. The […]

Baby leg warmers and socks recalled

In the midst of the holiday season we have an important recall to tell you about involving a certain type of baby product. The Consumer Product Safety Commission along with Baby United LLC dba Babylegs, of Seattle, Washington, is recalling BabyLegs brand leg warmers and socks. The product contains a small ornament shaped like a […]

CPSC Bans Drop-Side Cribs

We have important news regarding drop-side cribs. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has banned the production and sale of these products in the United States. The ban will actually go into effect by June of 2011. The CPSC voted to do away with drop-side cribs because of dozens of infant deaths and numerous recalls of the […]

Summary of 2010 child product recalls

There were quite a number of recalls in 2010 and this post serves not only as a summary of the bigger child product recalls but also as a reminder for parents and caregivers to be on the lookout for potentially dangerous products. In 2010, we had major child product recalls on everything from children’s drugs […]

Bassettbaby drop-side crib recalled for suffocation hazard

Over the past year, I’ve alerted readers of this blog to numerous recalls related to various children’s products, whether they are high chairs or toys. Unfortunately, that trend continues today with yet another recall of an all-too familiar baby product—drop side cribs. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled Bassettbaby drop-side cribs and says the […]