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CPSC reports Adult Portable Bed Handles Recalled by Bed Handles Inc. due to Entrapment and Strangulation Hazards; Three Deaths Reported

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Bed Handles Inc., of Blue Springs, MO, are announcing the voluntary recall of about 113,000 adult portable bed handles.

When attached to an adult’s bed without the use of safety retention straps, the handle can shift out of place creating a dangerous gap between the bed handle and the side of the mattress. This poses a serious risk of entrapment, strangulation and death.

Bedside Assistant model BA10W

Bedside Assistant model BA10W

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Peg Perego Recalls Strollers Due to Risk of Entrapment and Strangulation; One Child Death Reported

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Peg Perego USA Inc., of Fort Wayne, IN, is announcing a voluntary recall of about 223,000 strollers due to a risk of entrapment and strangulation.

A 6-month-old baby boy from Tarzana, CA died of strangulation after his head was trapped between the seat and the tray of his Peg Perego stroller in 2004. Another baby, a 7-month-old girl from New York, NY, nearly strangled when her head became trapped between the seat and the tray of her stroller in 2006.

Strollers with one cup holder in the child tray (photos above) are included in this recall. (L to R) Pliko-P3 Strollers and Venezia Strollers.

Strollers with one cup holder in the child tray (photos above) are included in this recall. (L to R) Pliko-P3 Strollers and Venezia Strollers.

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Five Retailers Agree to Stop Sale and Recall Tots in Mind Crib Tents Due to Strangulation and Entrapment Hazard

 

One Death and Serious Brain Injury Reported

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and five retailers are announcing a voluntary recall to provide refunds to consumers who own crib tents and play yard tents made by Tots in Mind, Inc.

CPSC is warning parents and caregivers who own these products that infants and toddlers are at risk of serious injury or death due to strangulation and entrapment hazards presented by these products. Tots in Mind recalled the play yard tents in July 2010 and offered a repair kit that is no longer available. The company is no longer in business and has stopped all sales.

CPSC staff urges parents and caregivers to stop using these crib tents and play yard tents immediately. Do not attempt to repair these products. «Read the rest of this article»

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Kids and Cords Don’t Mix

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – Sadly, a young child is likely to die this month, strangled by a window covering cord. The question is: Could that corded window covering be in your house?

The stories we’re about to tell you are tragic, and they are all too real. Both incidents happened earlier this year. Read the stories below, and then look at EVERY window covering in your house. If you have young children around and you see accessible cords ANYWHERE on your window coverings, take heed.

CPSC recommends that you use cordless window coverings in all homes where children live or visit. Cordless window coverings are the safest solution. «Read the rest of this article»

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FAB/Starpoint Recalls Circo Beaded Door Curtains Due to Risk of Strangulation

 

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, 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. «Read the rest of this article»

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Jogging Strollers Recalled by B.O.B. Trailers Due to Strangulation Hazard

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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. «Read the rest of this article»

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