|Safe Kids is committed to keeping you informed about recalls of products that can put kids at risk. This recall report includes more Takata airbags and two holiday items: Hanukkah menorahs and Christmas wishes tins. The Safe Kids’ recall center is a unique place where parents and caregivers can go to stay up-to-date on recalls of all child-related products.
Updates to the Food RecallsThree recalls of food products more likely to be on a kid’s menu can be found on the right hand side. Here are links for all food/drug recall information announced by the Food and Drug Administration and the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service. We also bring you consumer news and concerns about children’s products and safety issues. Here are links to our recent headlines: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Fujifilm-Recalls-Power-Adapter-Wall-Plugs-Sold-with-Digital-Cameras-Due-to-Shock-Hazard https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Rocky-Mountain-Bicycles-Recall-Mountain-Bicycles-Due-to-Crash-Hazard
Woolino Recalls Children’s Pajamas Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard: https://www.cpsc.
IKEA Reannounces Recall of MALM and Other Models of Chests and Dressers Due to Serious Tip-over Hazard; 8th Child Fatality Reported; Consumers Urged to Choose Between Refund or Repair: https://www.cpsc.gov/
3. Omega Pacific Recalls Carabiners Due to Risk of Injury or Death: https://www.cpsc.gov/
4. Plycem Recalls Allura Decking Due to Fall and Injury Hazards: https://www.cpsc.gov/
Top RecallDecember 20, 2016 CPSC; Aria Child Inc. recalls the Qbit lightweight stroller for children up to 50 pounds because they can unexpectedly fold during use, posing an injury hazard to the caregiver and fall hazard to the child. Units 29,400.
RecallsDecember 12, 2017: www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Dream-On-Me-Recalls-Crib-Toddler-Bed-Mattresses-Due-to-Violation-of-Federal-Mattress-Flammability-Standard December 29, 2016 CPSC; GLOPO Inc recalls Joyrider three-wheeled scooters for children because the front wheels of the scooter can detach when riding, posing a fall hazard. Units: 520. December 29, 2016 CPSC; Polaris recalls Sportsman 570 all-terrain vehicles because the air intake duct can contact the fuel rail and cause a fuel leak, posing fire and burn hazards. Units: 9,900. December 28, 2016 CPSC; Suzuki recalls KingQuad 750 all-terrain vehicles because the ATV’s battery can fail and cause the engine to stop running, posing a crash hazard. Units: 3,400. December 28, 2016 CPSC; Tea Collection recalls children’s knit blue denim jackets because the metal snaps on the jackets can detach, posing a choking hazard to children. Units: 500. December 22, 2016 CPSC; 4 Sizzle recalls Shock Top promotional charcoal grills because the grill can catch on fire, posing fire and burn hazards. Units: 1,700. December 20, 2016 CPSC; Carbon Express recalls Carbon Express Blade crossbows because the crossbow can fire unexpectedly when the safety is engaged, posing an injury hazard to the user or bystander. Units: 3,800. December 20, 2016 CPSC; Zebra Technologies Corp. recalls power supply units for Zebra brand thermal printers because the power supply units can degrade and corrode over time when exposed to moisture and can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Units: 166,000. December 16, 2016 CPSC; LG Electronics USA, Inc. recalls LG 7,000 and 8,000 BTU air conditioners because the air conditioners can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Units: 466,000 (an additional 36,000 were sold in Canada.)
NEWSIKEA Reaches $50 Million Settlement Over Deadly Furniture Accidents IKEA has reached a tentative $50 million settlement for the families of three children who died in tip-over incidents involving IKEA Malm dressers. In June 2016, IKEA announced a recall of 29 million Malm chests and dressers and previously the company had announced a repair event. The families were represented by the Philadelphia law firm, Feldman and Shepherd. Small amounts in the settlement fund will be devoted to furniture tip-over education. Top heavy furniture as well as televisions can become unstable and tip over, especially when children climb on it. In order to learn how to prevent these tragedies please visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Safe Kids websites. IKEA continues to offer a partial refund or wall anchor kit for the Malm chests and dressers. If you own furniture from another product line you can also obtain a kit for those pieces. A video is going “viral” on social media which shows an IKEA dresser falling over on two twins and one of the boys, Brodie, was able to save his brother by moving the furniture.