Infant and Children’s Products Recalled

Low Section of a Baby (12-18 Months)Over the past couple weeks, your BBB learned of several infant and children’s products that have been recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Lion Force Boys’ Puffer Coats sizes 4 through 12 have been recalled due to the strangulation hazard posed by the hood drawstrings. The coats were sold exclusively at Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide from November 2010 through September 2013. Consumers are advised to remove the drawstrings immediately and return the coat to Lion Force Inc. for a full refund. For more information, consumers may contact Lion Force toll-free at 855-441-5466. To see a picture of the coat, go to www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Lion-Force-Recalls-Boys-puffer-Coats/.

Girls’ Sugarfly Hooded Jackets sizes 7 through 16 have been recalled due to the strangulation hazard posed by the hood drawstrings. Three styles of the jacket, KMCBJ255, KMCBJ410, and KMCBJ421, were sold exclusively at Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide from September 2011 through September 2013. Consumers are advised to immediately take the jackets away from children, remove the drawstrings, and return the jackets to Burlington Coat Factory for a full refund. For more information, consumers may contact Runway Global toll-free at 855-248-1566. To see a picture of the jacket, go to www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Runway-Global-Recalls-Girls-Sugarfly-Hooded-Jackets/.

Playtex Pacifier Holder Clips have been recalled due to choking hazard. The clips can crack and a small part can break off. About 1.25 million clips in the U.S. and 150,000 in Canada are being recalled. The clips were sold at Walmart and other major retailers as well as at baby and discount stores nationwide and online from July 2010 through October 2013. Consumers should immediately take the clips away from infants and contact Playtex toll free at 888-220-2075 for information on how to return them for a refund. To see a picture of a clip, go to http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Playtex-Recalls-Pacifier-Holder-Clips/#remedy.

Baby Rattles imported by Midwest-CBK, LLC are being recalled due to the choking hazard caused when the head on the rattle comes off. The rattles were sold at small gift stores from July 2013 through December 2013 and have a label sewn into them which reads “Midwest-CBK, 04/2013, #00001281” printed on them. Consumers are advised to take the rattles away from infants and young children and call Midwest-CBK at 800-394-4225. To see a picture of the rattle, go to http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Baby-Rattles-Recalled-by-Midwest-CBK/.

Britax Strollers are being recalled due to a partial fingertip amputation hazard. The hinge on the folding mechanism of B-Agile, B-Agile Double, and BOB Motion strollers can partially amputate consumers’ fingertips, break their fingers, or cause severe lacerations when they press the release button while pulling on the release strap. About 216,000 strollers in the U.S. and 8,800 in Canada are involved and have the model numbers U341763, U341764, U341782, U341783, U361818, U361819, U391820, U391821, U391822. They were sold nationwide at major retailers, children’s stores, and online from May 2011 through June 2013 for between $250 and $450. Consumers are advised to stop using this product immediately and to contact Britax toll-free at 866-204-1665. To see a picture of the strollers, go to http://www.britaxusa.com/uploads/advisory/notice/30-8e1.pdf.

IKEA Kritter and Sniglar Junior Beds are being recalled due to the fact that the metal rod connecting the guard rail to the bed frame can break in use, posing a laceration hazard. This is an expansion of the August 2013 recall in which 22,000 units were recalled for repair. This expansion adds 3,500 units to the recall and includes model numbers 600.904.70 and 500.871.66. The beds were sold exclusively at IKEA stores nationwide and online from July 2005 through May 2013. Consumers are advised to stop using the beds immediately and contact IKEA toll free at 888-966-4532 to receive a free repair kit. To see a picture of the beds, click here.

Fred & Friends Chill Baby Artiste, Volume, and Panic Pacifiers are being recalled due to the fact that the beard on the Artiste pacifier and the knob on the Volume pacifiers can come off and pose a choking hazard. Also, the ventilation holes on the pacifiers are too small. The pacifiers were sold at department stores, gift, drug, toy, baby product, grocery, home decorating stores and hospital and museum gift shops nationwide and online from April 2013 through December 2013. Approximately 183,000 units in the U.S. and 17,000 in Canada are involved in the recall. Consumers are advised to take the pacifiers away from young children and return them to Fred & Friends for a refund. Call Fred & Friends toll-free at 855-346-6372 for more information. A postage paid envelope will be provided. To see a picture of the pacifiers, go to http://fredandfriends.com/recall/pacifier-recall.

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About Jackie 240 Articles
Jackie is the Operations and Education Foundation Assistant with the BBB. She assists consumers with business inquiries, and does presentations to senior groups and high school students. She is a regular contributor to the blog.

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