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Aria Child recalls strollers

A gap in the folding side hinge can pinch a caregiver’s hand

Aria Child Inc. of Dedham, Mass., is recalling about 29,000 gb Qbit lightweight strollers.

A gap in the stroller’s folding side hinge can pinch a caregiver’s hand during unfolding, posing a laceration hazard. In addition, the stroller can fold unexpectedly during use, posing an injury and fall hazard to the caregiver and child.

The firm has received five reports of consumers being pinched by the stroller hinge mechanism, resulting in four consumers needing stitches for cuts.

In addition, there were 71 reports of the stroller unexpectedly folding during use, resulting in 12 minor bumps or bruises to a child or caregiver and one fractured wrist and elbow to an adult due to a fall.

This recall involves the gb Qbit lightweight stroller for children up to 50 pounds. The recalled strollers have 4 sets of two wheels, a five-point harnessed restraint system, a full-sized reclining seat, a storage basket, a removable cup holder and a travel storage bag. They can also be used as a travel system with infant carriers.

The strollers are mostly black with an accent color. The “gb” red box logo is printed on the harness and on both sides of the stroller legs and “Qbit” is printed in white on the stroller legs.

The model number and date of manufacture are printed on a sticker on the rear leg of the stroller, directly above the wheels, next to the storage basket.

 

Model Number

 Accent Color

Date of Manufacture

10AW1G-AQU2U

aqua

March 25, 2015 through March 9, 2016

 

The date of manufacture is formatted as YYYY|MM|DD.

10AW1G-RAS2U

raspberry

10AW1G-WHT2U

white

10AW1G-CHA4U

charcoal

10AW1G-CIR5U

citrus lemon

The strollers, manufactured in China, were sold at Babies R US and other retail stores nationwide and Albeebaby.com, Amazon.com, Dmartstores.com, Medbroad.com and other online retailers from May 2015, through November 2016, for about $180.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Aria Child for a free replacement stroller.

Consumers may contact Aria Child toll-free at 888-591-5540 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday or online at www.ariachild.com and click on “Qbit Lightweight Stroller Voluntary Recall Information” for more information.

 

 

Aria Child Inc. of Dedham, Mass., is recalling about 29,000 gb Qbit lightweight strollers.A gap in the stroller’s folding side hinge can pinch a caregi...

Lexibook recalls baby bath seats/chairs

The bath seat can tip over while a baby is in it

Lexibook S.A., of France is recalling about 7,00 baby bath seats and chairs.

The bath seats can tip over while a baby is in it, posing a drowning hazard to babies.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall includes all Lexibook Baby Bath Seats and Chairs. The plastic baby bath seats/chairs are intended for children 6 months and up. They have a plastic base with suction cups on the bottom, a back/arm support and a toy tray.

“Lexibook” is stamped on the back/arm support. “Made in China” and “2014 Lexibook Limited IT028/IT029 SN: 1407/VA09” are stamped on the bottom of the base. They were sold in a variety of colors.

The bat seats and chairs, manufactured in China, were sold online at Amazon.com, Unbeatablesale.com, Wayfair.com and Youngexplorers.com from January 2013, through August 2016, for between $30 and $60.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled baby bath seats and contact the online retailer where it was purchased for return instructions and to receive a full refund, or a refund in the form of a store credit or gift card, depending on the online retailer. All known purchasers will be contacted directly about the recall.

Consumers may contact the retailers as follows:

 

 Company

Number of Units

Remedy

Online Retailers

Young Explorers

5,900

Refund

855-831-7478 anytime

Email recalls@youngexplorers.com

Online at www.youngexplorers.com

Amazon.com

  780

Gift Card

888-280-4331 anytime

Online at www.amazon.com

Wayfair LLC

 200

Store Credit

888-549-1625 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

Online at www.wayfair.com

Unbeatable Sale, Inc.

  65

Refund

888-657-8436 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

Online at www.unbeatablesale.com  

 

 

 

 

 

Lexibook S.A., of France is recalling about 7,00 baby bath seats and chairs.The bath seats can tip over while a baby is in it, posing a drowning hazard...

Fiddle Diddles recalls car seat strap systems

Small internal parts can pose a choking hazard to young children

Fiddle Diddles of Maple Grove, Minn., is recalling about 250 LullaBelay car seat strap systems.

The carabiners attached to the strap system contain small internal parts that can become dislodged, posing a choking hazard to young children.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Fiddle Diddles LullaBelay adjustable car seat strap system with model number LB1001. The strap system includes two fabric straps, carabiner hardware, a mesh car seat cover and a tote bag. The carabiners are used to hang a car seat from a shopping cart.

The model number is printed on the gray straps. “Fiddle Diddles” is printed on a fabric label attached to the mesh car seat cover, tote bag and fabric straps.

The strap system, manufactured in China, was sold online at Amazon.com from November 2015, through June 2016, Fiddlediddles.com from May 2015, through June 2015, and at Zoolikins stores in Arizona from November 2015, through June 2016, for about $40.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the LullaBelay strap system and contact Fiddle Diddles for a free repair kit with three new carabiners. The firm is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Consumers may contact Fiddle Diddles toll-free at 888-741-2957 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday, by email at info@fiddlediddles.com or online at www.fiddlediddles.com and click on “Product Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information.

 

 

Fiddle Diddles of Maple Grove, Minn., is recalling about 250 LullaBelay car seat strap systems.The carabiners attached to the strap system contain smal...

Chimparoo baby carriers recalled

The carrier's side strap can loosen unexpectedly from the buckle

L’echarpe Porte-bonheaur Inc., of Canada is recalling about 1,130 Chimparoo baby carriers sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The carriers’ side strap can loosen unexpectedly from the buckle, posing a fall hazard to the child in the carrier.

The firm has received one report of a strap loosening unexpectedly from the carrier’s side buckle. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Chimparoo brand Trek baby carriers that allow the user to carry a baby tummy to tummy, on the hip or on the back. The 100% twill fabric carriers were sold in 18 solid, striped and pattern color combinations.

The carriers attach to the wearer’s body with adjustable straps made of polypropylene webbing and plastic buckles. “Chimparoo” is printed on the upper right hand corner of the carrier. “Trek” is embroidered on the belt.

The carriers, manufactured in Canada, were sold at children’s boutique stores, such as Granola Babies, of Costa Mesa, Calif., Eat/Sleep/Play, of Summerville, S.C., and Top to Bottom, of Omaha, Neb., and online at www.Amazon.com and www.Chimaparoo.ca from May 2016, through July 2016, for about $170.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled baby carriers and contact Chimparoo for a free replacement buckle for the baby carrier’s side buckle.

Consumers may contact Chimparoo toll-free at 855-289-5343 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at safety@Chimparoo.com or online at www.Chimparoo.ca/en/recall and click on “Product Recall” at the bottom of the page.  

 

 

L’echarpe Porte-bonheaur Inc., of Canada is recalling about 1,130 Chimparoo baby carriers sold in the U.S. and Canada.The carriers’ side strap can loos...

Lenny Lamb infant carriers recalled

The internal stitching on the infant carrier is missing

Lenny Lamb of Poland is recalling about 1,500 Buckle Onbu infant carriers sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The internal stitching on the infant carrier is missing, posing a fall hazard to children.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

The Lenny Lamb Buckle Onbu is an infant carrier designed to strap the baby against the caregiver’s body at the hip. It is intended for children who can already sit unassisted. It is most commonly used for back carry.

The woven 100% cotton carrier was sold in 83 different styles and in one standard size. It has an interior panel to adjust the width, padded shoulder straps and an adjustable hood.

A label with the manufacture date between 05.2016 and 06.2016 is located on the back side of the shoulder area of the carrier.

The carriers. Manufactured in Poland, were sold online at 5 Minute Recess, Ashley Hesch Bibetts, Lenny Lamb, Savanna Brown and other online retailers from May 2016, through June 2016, for about $90.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled carrier and contact Lenny Lamb to receive a full refund or a free replacement carrier.

Consumers may contact Lenny Lamb toll-free at 877-487-1416 from 2 a.m. to 10 a.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at service@lennylamb.com, or online at https://us.lennylamb.com/ and click on Recalls for more information.

 

 

Lenny Lamb of Poland is recalling about 1,500 Buckle Onbu infant carriers sold in the U.S. and Canada.The internal stitching on the infant carrier is m...

Evolve 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seats recalled

The child in the seat can loosen the harness without the caregiver's knowledge.

Evenflo Company is recalling 29,742 Evolve 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seats, model number 34411700 manufactured February 26, 2015, to February 9, 2016 and model number 34411741 manufactured May 27, 2015, to February 9, 2016.

The seats have a button for adjusting the harness tightness. The child in the seat can access this button and loosen the harness without the caregiver's knowledge.

If the child is able to loosen the harness, he may not be properly secured in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

What to do

Evenflo will notify the registered owners, and will provide a remedy kit with a replacement harness adjustment button, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 26, 2016.

Owners may contact Evenflo at www.evolve.evenflo.com or 1-800-233-5921.

 

 

Evenflo Company is recalling 29,742 Evolve 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seats, model number 34411700 manufactured February 26, 2015, to February 9, 2016 and...

Graco recalls Milestone child seats

The child seat labels are missing a required phrase

Graco Children's Products is recalling 8,240 Milestone child seats, model numbers 1910130, 1923980, 1926538, and 1926539, for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 213, "Child Restraint Systems."

The affected child seat have labels that are missing the required phrase "Secure this child restraint with the vehicle's child restraint anchorage system (LATCH) if available or with a vehicle belt."

An improperly secured child seat may increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

What to do

Graco will notify owners and provide them with new labels that contain all of the required information, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during September 2016.

Owners may contact Graco customer service at 1-800-345-4109.

 

 

Graco Children's Products is recalling 8,240 Milestone child seats, model numbers 1910130, 1923980, 1926538, and 1926539, for failing to comply with the re...

Dorel Juvenile recalls Safety 1st strollers

The stroller tray folding mechanism can partially disengage on one side

Dorel Juvenile of Columbus, Ind., is recalling about 25,800 Step and Go Travel Systems sold under the Safety 1st brand in the U.S. and Canada.

 

The stroller tray folding mechanism can partially disengage on one side when used with an infant car seat attached to the stroller, posing a fall hazard.

 

The firm has received 30 reports of the front stroller tray that supports the infant car seat disengaging on one side. No injuries are reported.

 

This recall involves Step and Go Travel Systems sold under the Safety 1st brand and manufactured by Dorel Juvenile. The stroller has a step-to-open design that opens by stepping on the pedal. It was sold in a variety of colors along with the OnBoard 35 infant car seat.

 

Safety 1st is imprinted on the front of the stroller tray. Model number TR314 is printed on a white label on the back of the stroller seat.

 

The strollers, manufactured in China, were sold at Babies R Us and other retailers nationwide and online at amazon.com, babiesrus.com and Walmart.com from May 2015, through, June 2016 for between $250 and $300.

 

What to do

 

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers with the infant car seat and contact Safety 1st for a free repair kit.

 

Consumers may contact Safety 1st toll-free at 866-762-3036 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at stepandgo@djgusa.com or online at www.safety1st.com and click on “Safety Notices” for more information.

 

 

Dorel Juvenile of Columbus, Ind., is recalling about 25,800 Step and Go Travel Systems sold under the Safety 1st brand in the U.S. and Canada. The ...

Osprey recalls child backpack carriers

The shoulder strap may release, posing a fall hazard to a child in the carrier

Osprey Child Safety Products of Cortez, Colo., is recalling about 31,000 child backpack carriers.

A cut in the plastic buckle on the shoulder strap can cause the shoulder strap to release, posing a fall hazard to a child in the carrier.

 

No incidents or injuries are reported.

 

This recall involves the Poco AG, Poco AG Plus and Poco AG Premium model child backpack carriers. These nylon carriers come in seaside blue, ivy green and black, with a metal frame and a gray padded child’s seat inside. The back of the carrier also has an upper zippered pocket and a lower zipped compartment, along with a stretch pocket in the middle.

 

The production date code identifying when the carrier was manufactured is stamped on a black label sewn in the interior of the large lower zippered compartment in the back of the carrier. Recalled carriers have a production date code of S16SB03, S16SB04, S16SB05, S16SB06 or S16SB07. “Osprey” is printed on the back at the top of the carrier. The model name is printed on the back at the bottom.


The carriers, manufactured in Vietnam, were sold at REI and specialty outdoor retailers nationwide and online at amazon.com and rei.com from January 2016, through May 2016, for between $250 and $330.
 

What to do

 

Consumers should immediately inspect the buckles on both straps of the carrier harness to determine if there is a cut in the plastic buckle on one or both straps. If the buckle is cut, consumers should immediately stop using the carrier and contact Osprey for a free replacement or full refund.

 

Consumers also may contact Osprey and return the carrier for inspection. If the buckle is cut, consumers will receive a replacement or full refund.  

 

Consumers may contact Osprey at 800-303-1350 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (MT) Monday through Friday, by email at pocosupport@ospreypacks.com or online at www.ospreypacks.com and click on “Poco AG Safety Notice” for more information.

 
Osprey Child Safety Products of Cortez, Colo., is recalling about 31,000 child backpack carriers.A cut in the plastic buckle on the shoulder strap can ...

Kiddy recalls World Plus combination forward facing child restraints

The buckle/tongue on the affected booster seats may only partially engage

Kiddy USA is recalling 1,429 World Plus combination forward facing child restraints that convert to a high back booster seat, model 51 100 WP, manufactured from July 2, 2012, through October 5, 2013.

 

The buckle/tongue on the booster seats may only partially engage. As a result, the consumer may have a false impression that the buckle is fully latched when it is not. As such, these seats fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 213, "Child Restraint Systems."

 

A partially engaged buckle will not adequately restrain the child in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

 

What to do

 

The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

 

Owners may contact Kiddy customer service at 1-855-92KIDDY (1-855-925-4339).

 

Kiddy USA is recalling 1,429 World Plus combination forward facing child restraints that convert to a high back booster seat, model 51 100 WP, manufactured...

Graco recalls TurboBooster booster seats

The instructions for the booster seats are incomplete

Graco Children's Products is recalling 20,505 Graco TurboBooster booster seats, models 1967886, 1963973, 1963974, 1963975, 1963976, and 1975173, manufactured between December 22, 2015, and April 5, 2016.

 

The instructions for the booster seats are missing the information that the seats should be securely belted to the vehicle at all times, even if the seat is unoccupied. As such, these seats fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 213, "Child Restraint Systems."

 

In the event of a vehicle crash, an unoccupied and unsecured child restraint may strike other occupants and cause injury.

 

What to do

 

Graco will notify registered owners and provide the missing printed instructions, free of charge.

 

Non-registered owners may obtain the missing printed instructions by contacting Graco customer service at 1-800-345-4109. The recall is expected to begin on, or about, June 10, 2016.

 

Graco Children's Products is recalling 20,505 Graco TurboBooster booster seats, models 1967886, 1963973, 1963974, 1963975, 1963976, and 1975173, manufactur...

TwinGo recalls baby carriers

The waist buckle can break, posing a fall hazard

TwinGo of Mclean, Va., is recalling about 4,200 baby carriers in the U.S. and Canada.

 

The waist buckle can break, posing a fall hazard to children in the carrier.

 

The firm has received 13 reports of buckles breaking worldwide, including 10 in the U.S., one in Canada and two in the UK. No injuries have been reported.

 

The Twin Go Original Carrier is an infant carrier designed to carry one or two babies against the caregiver’s body at the waist. It is intended for babies that are from 10 to 45 pounds.

 

“Twin Go” is printed on a label located on the front of the carrier and an 11-digit batch number is printed on a label sewn to the waistband. Batch numbers included in this recall: 23014024003, 01515026003, and 21615019001.

 

They were sold in fabric that is black on the outside and blue or orange on the inside.

 

The carriers, manufactured in China, were sold at boutique stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and TwinGoCarrier.com from December 2014, through May 2016, for about $215.

 

What to do

 

Consumers should immediately stop using the infant carrier and contact TwinGo for a free repair kit. A free replacement buckle will be provided with instructions. A repair video is also available at http://twingocarrier.com/pages/repairkit.

 

Consumers may contact TwinGo toll-free at 888-288-9342 from 9am-5pm (EST) Monday-Friday, by email at safety@twingocarrier.com or online at www.TwinGoCarrier.com and click on “Product Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information.

 

TwinGo of Mclean, Va., is recalling about 4,200 baby carriers in the U.S. and Canada. The waist buckle can break, posing a fall hazard to children ...

Evenflo recalls Transitions 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seats

The child may be able to loosen the internal harness

Evenflo is recalling 56,247 Transitions 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seats, model numbers 34411686, 34411695 and 34411029, produced from December 18, 2014, through January 29, 2016.

 

The central front adjuster (CFA) button that is used to loosen the seat's internal harness may be within the child's reach, allowing the child to activate the CFA and loosen the internal harness.

 

If the internal harness is not tightened snugly around the child, the child would be at an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.

 

This safety issue affects only the use of the seat in the forward-facing harnessed booster (22-65 lbs. and 28-50 in.) configuration.

 

What to do

 

Evenflo will notify owners and provide a remedy kit that includes a newly-designed seat pad and CFA assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during February 2016.

 

Owners may contact Evenflo at www.transitions.evenflo.com or 1-800-233-5921. 

 

 

Evenflo is recalling 56,247 Transitions 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seats, model numbers 34411686, 34411695 and 34411029, produced from December 18, 2014, t...

Graco recalls ComfortSport, Ready Ride and Classic Ride child restraints

The label does not inform the seat owner of the instruction manual's location

Graco Children's Products Inc. is recalling 31,838 ComfortSport child restraints, model numbers 1813040 and 1794333; Ready Ride child restraints, model numbers 1924520 and 1924519; and Classic Ride child restraints, model number 1812930. These seats were manufactured between March 1, 2014, and February 28, 2015.

 

The restraints are missing a statement on the affixed label that informs of location of the instruction manual. Without that notice, these seats fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213 "Child Restraint Systems."

 

If the label does not inform the seat owner of the instruction manual's location, the owner may not be able to refer to it and may use the seat improperly, increasing the risk of injury to the child in the event of a crash.

 

Graco will notify the registered owners and will mail them corrected labels to affix to the child restraints.

 

The recall is expected to begin February 22, 2016. Owners may contact Graco at 1-800-345-4109.

 

 

Graco Children's Products Inc. is recalling 31,838 ComfortSport child restraints, model numbers 1813040 and 1794333; Ready Ride child restraints, model num...

Britax recalls child seats with carry handle issue

The handle may fracture, causing the seat to fall

Britax Child Safety is recalling 71,454 B-Safe 35 child seats, models E9LU65M, E9LU65P, E9LU63F, E9LU66R, E9LS63F and EXLU65M; B-Safe 35 Elite child seats, models E9LS55T, E9LS56P, E9LS55U, E9LS66C and E9LS65U; and B-Safe 35 Travel Systems, models S914900, S915400, S915200, S921900 and S01635200, manufactured October 1, 2014, to July 1, 2015.

 

The recalled child restraints have handles that may develop cracks in, under, and around, the carry handle grip. The cracks may lead to the handle fracturing and the seat falling while being carried, increasing risk of injury to the infant.

 

Britax will notify all registered owners, and ship them a remedy kit that includes a carry handle reinforcing bracket, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 22, 2016.

 

Owners may contact Britax customer service at 1-800-683-2045 or Britax.Recall@Britax.com.

 

 

 

Britax Child Safety is recalling 71,454 B-Safe 35 child seats, models E9LU65M, E9LU65P, E9LU63F, E9LU66R, E9LS63F and EXLU65M; B-Safe 35 Elite child seats,...

Burley Design recalls child bicycle trailers

Trailers can separate from the tow bar

Burley Design of Eugene, Ore., is recalling about 34,820 child bicycle trailers in the U.S. and Canada.

 

Trailers with black plastic tow bar receivers can separate from the tow bar when they appear to be connected, posing a crash hazard to the child in the trailer.

 

The company has received 35 reports of trailers with black plastic tow bar receivers separating from the tow bar, including two incidents that resulted in abrasions to a child.

 

This recall involves seven models of Burley Design child bicycle trailers manufactured from 2009 to 2015. The trailers allow cyclists to tow children behind their bicycles while riding.

 

The trailers are connected to the bicycle by a tow bar, which attaches to the rear axle of the bicycle on one end and to a tow bar receiver on the trailer at the other end. The tow bar receiver is on the front left side of the trailer as it faces the rear wheel of the bicycle.

 

Recalled trailers have a black plastic tow bar receiver with an integrated wheel guard and can be identified by the first four characters of the serial numbers on the trailer. The serial number is on a sticker in the rear cargo area behind the seat of the trailer on the left inside frame bar.

 

The following seven trailer models and serial numbers are being recalled:

 

Model

Serial Numbers

Cub

K943

Rental Cub

K943

D’Lite and D’Lite ST

D948 and K948

Encore

K942

Solo and Solo ST

D939, K939 and KK939

 

The trailers, manufactured in China, were sold at REI, Sport Chalet and other sporting goods stores and bike shops nationwide, and at Amazon.com and other online retailers from January 2009, to October 2015, for between $300 and $700.

 

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycle trailers and contact Burley for a free safety strap kit with tools and instructions for installation and a coupon for a 20% discount on the purchase of any Burley accessory. Consumers should also inspect the black plastic tow bar receiver. If it appears to be cracked or damaged, consumers should also request a free replacement tow bar receiver.

 

Consumers may contact Burley Design at 800-311-5294 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday or online at https://burley.com/recall/

 

 

Burley Design of Eugene, Ore., is recalling about 34,820 child bicycle trailers in the U.S. and Canada. Trailers with black plastic tow bar receivers can ...

Recaro recalls ProRIDE and Performance RIDE child restraints

The top tether anchorage may detach from the child restraint

Recaro Child Safety is recalling 173,063 ProRIDE child restraints, model number 332.01 in all colors (AK21, KAEC, KAEG, KK91, MC11, MJ15, QA56, QA9N, QQ11, QQ14, and QQ95), manufactured from April 9, 2010, through June 9, 2015; and Performance RIDE child restraints, model number 333.01 in all colors (CHIL, HABB, HAZE, JEBB, JETT, KNGT, MABB, MARI, MNGT, PLUM, PLBB, REBB, SLBB, REDD, ROBB, ROSE, SABB, SAPH, SLTE, VIBB, VIBE), manufactured from January 15, 2013, through June 9, 2015.

 

In the event of a crash, the top tether anchorage may detach from the child restraint. As such, these restraints fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 213, "Child Restraint Systems."

 

If the top tether anchorage detaches from the child restraint, there is an increased risk of injury to the child or other vehicle occupants.

 

Recaro will notify and send all registered owners a length of webbing with loops on both ends and instructions to further secure the child restraints. The retrofit kit will be provided free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2015.

 

Owners may contact Recaro customer service at 1-866-628-4750 or by email at recarorecall@m-s-s.com.

 

 

Recaro Child Safety is recalling 173,063 ProRIDE child restraints, model number 332.01 in all colors (AK21, KAEC, KAEG, KK91, MC11, MJ15, QA56, QA9N, QQ11,...

Sleeping Partners recalls Moses baskets and stands

The basket can slide off an inclined surface and the stand can tip

Sleeping Partners International of Brooklyn, N.Y., is recalling about 5,500 Tadpoles Baby and Kids Moses Baskets and 800 stands.

 

The basket can slide off an inclined surface and the stand can tip, posing a fall hazard for infants. Thus, the basket fails to meet the federal hand held infant carrier standard and the stand fails to meet the bassinet/cradle standard.

 

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

 

This recall involves the Tadpoles Baby and Kids brand Moses baskets and stands. The Moses basket is made from natural tan wild palm leaves and measures about 33 inches long by 14 inches tall and 10 inches wide.

 

The stand has a pine wood frame, a fabric platform and polyester rope design. The stand measures 17 inches tall by 14 inches wide and 15 inches wide when extended.

 

“Tadpoles” is printed on the clear plastic wrapping on the Moses baskets and stands.

 

The baskets and stands, manufactured in Morocco and China respectively, were sold at Babies R Us and buybuy Baby and online at Amazon.com, Bellacor.com, Kohls.com, Quidsi.com, Wayfair.com and Zulily.com from April 2014, through July 2015, for between $50 and $90 for the Moses basket and from June 2014, through July 2015, for between $25 and $35 for the stand.

 

Consumers should immediately stop using the Moses baskets as a hand held infant carrier. Consumers who purchased both items should immediately stop using the recalled stand and contact the firm for instructions on returning the basket and stand to receive a store credit.

 

Consumers may contact Sleeping Partners toll-free at (844) 489-9498 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday or online at www.sleepingpartners.com.

 

 

Sleeping Partners International of Brooklyn, N.Y., is recalling about 5,500 Tadpoles Baby and Kids Moses Baskets and 800 stands. The basket can slide off...

Britax recalls Advocate ClickTight, Boulevard ClickTight and Marathon ClickTight child seats

The harness adjuster button may stick in the harness release position

Britax Child Safety is recalling 213,753 Advocate ClickTight child seats, model numbers E9LT95Q, E9LT95Z, E9LT95N, and E1A025Q; Boulevard ClickTight child seats, model numbers E9LT86F, E1A135Q, E9LT86G, E9LT85Q, E9LT86A, E9LT86H, E9LT85S, E1A015Q, E1A016A, and E1A016H; and Marathon ClickTight child seats, model numbers E1A116L, E9LT76P, E9LT71Q, E9LT76N, E9LT76B, E9LT75R, E9LT76L, E1A006B, E1A005R and EXA116L, manufactured August 1, 2014, to July 29, 2015.

 

The seats have a red harness adjuster button that may stick in the down (harness release) position allowing the shoulder harness to loosen. If the harness loosens, the child may not be restrained properly, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

 

Britax will notify registered owners and send them a remedy kit that includes a lubricant to apply to the harness adjuster button, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on August 17, 2015.

 

Owners may contact Britax customer service at 1-888-427-4829, option 3 or by visiting www.BritaxClickTightConvertibleRecall.com.

 

 

Britax Child Safety is recalling 213,753 Advocate ClickTight child seats, model numbers E9LT95Q, E9LT95Z, E9LT95N, and E1A025Q; Boulevard ClickTight child ...

Stokke Recalls Trailz strollers

The stroller handle can break while in use

Stokke of Stamford, Conn., is recalling about 400 Trailz strollers.

 

The stroller handle can break while in use, posing a fall hazard to the infant.

 

There is 1 report of a broken handle in the U.S. and there are 8 reports of handles breaking in other countries. No injuries have been reported.

 

This recall involves Stokke Trailz strollers with the chassis and seat sold between November 2014, and December 2014. The strollers were sold in black, black melange, beige melange, deep blue, red and purple. The four-wheeled adjustable chassis is silver aluminum, and measures approximately 45 inches high by 32 inches long when fully extended.

 

The strollers have adjustable angle handlebars, a storage bin above the wheelbase and a seat with an adjustable cover. The Stokke logo is printed on the front of the seat and the “Trailz” model name is printed on a tracking label affixed to the front of the wheelbase assembly.

 

The strollers, manufactured in Norway, were sold at specialty baby boutiques nationwide and online at AlbeeBaby.com, buybuyBABY.com, Diapers.com, Nordstrom.com and Stokke.com for about $1,300.

 

Consumers should immediately stop using the stroller and contact Stokke to schedule a repair.

 

Consumers may contact Stokke toll-free at (877) 978-6553 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Stokke of Stamford, Conn., is recalling about 400 Trailz strollers. The stroller handle can break while in use, posing a fall hazard to the infant. There...

Graco recalls harness buckles on infant car seats

The buckles can be difficult to open

Graco is recalling harness buckles used on approximately 1.9 million infant car seats manufactured between July 2010 and May 2013.

Some consumers report having difficulty or having been unable to open the buckle.

There have been no reported injuries associated with this issue.

This the third in a series of recalls, the first of which was issued last February and expanded in March.

Graco is urging consumers to order a buckle replacement kit, which it will provide free of charge, and install the new buckle as soon as it arrives.  

Consumers can verify if their infant car seat is affected by this recall and order a replacement kit by entering the model name and date of manufacture on GracoBuckleRecall.com or calling (877) 766-7470.

This information can be found on the white label located on the bottom of the infant car seat carrier. Graco will provide a free replacement buckle to any consumer who has an infant car seat not included in this recall.

Consumers may contact Graco’s customer service team at (877) 766-7470 or by email at consumerservices@gracobaby.com.

 

Graco is recalling harness buckles used on approximately 1.9 million infant car seats manufactured between July 2010 and May 2013. Some consumers reported...

phil&teds recalls infant car seat adaptors

The plastic adaptors used to connect an infant car seat to a stroller can crack

phil&teds of Fort Collins, Colo., is recalling about 387 phil&teds Travel System 26 infant car seat adaptors for strollers in the U.S. and Canada.

The plastic adaptors used to connect an infant car seat to a stroller can crack, become unstable and break during use, posing a fall hazard to infants.

The company has received two reports of the adaptors crack and breaking when stored in freezing weather conditions.

This recall involves phil&teds Travel System 26 (TS26) adaptors used to attach infant car seats to the following phil&teds stroller models: the Classic, Dot, Explorer, Hammerhead, Navigator, S3 and S4. Compatible car seats include the Maxi Cosi Cabriofix, Maxi Cosi Mico, Maxi Cosi Pebble and Cybex Anton.

The adaptors are two pieces of black plastic, one for the left side and one for the right side, that connect the stroller to the car seat. “TS26,” “philandteds,” “L” for left, “R” for right and UPC “9 420015 7 4004” are printed on the adaptors.

The adaptors, manufactured in China, were sold at baby product and specialty stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com, Babiesrus.com, Diapers.com and phil&teds.com from April 2013, through March 2014, for about $40.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled adaptor and contact phil&teds for free replacement adaptors.

Consumers may contact phil&teds toll-free at (855) 652-9019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday.

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Feds okay new safety standard for soft infant and toddler carriers

Infant falls and straps are among the areas covered

In an effort to prevent deaths and injuries to infants and children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has unanimously approved a new federal mandatory standard intended to improve the safety of soft infant and toddler carriers.

A soft infant and toddler carrier is normally made of sewn fabric construction, designed to hold a full-term infant from 7 pounds to toddlers up to 45 pounds in an upright position. The carrier allows a child to be carried in close proximity to the caregiver on the front, back or hip. Slings and framed carriers are excluded from this standard and are covered by separate voluntary standards.

The new federal standard incorporates by reference the most recent voluntary standard developed by ASTM International (ASTM F2236-14), Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Soft Infant and Toddler Carriers, without modification.

Broad application

The mandatory standard becomes effective on September 29, 2014, and applies to all soft infant and toddler carriers manufactured or imported on or after that date.

The new safety standard addresses reported hazards associated with soft infant and toddler carriers, including:

  • Infant falls
  • Structure, fit and position issues
  • Strap issues
  • Stitching and seam issues.

CPSC has received about 125 incident reports related to soft infant and toddler carriers that occurred from January 1, 1999 through July 15, 2013.

Four of those incidents resulted in fatalities.

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Britax recalls strollers

The hinge on the stroller’s folding mechanism can partially amputate consumers’ fingertips

Britax Child Safety of Fort Mill, S.C., is recalling about 224,800 B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion strollers.

The hinge on the stroller’s folding mechanism can partially amputate consumers’ fingertips, break their fingers or cause severe lacerations, among other injuries, when they press the release button while pulling on the release strap.

The company has received eight incident reports. Incidents include one partial fingertip amputation, one broken finger and severe finger lacerations.

This recall involves Britax B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion strollers. The single and double strollers were sold in various color schemes, including black, red, kiwi, sandstone, navy and orange. They were manufactured between March 2011 and June 2013 and have the following model numbers:

  • U341763, U341764, U341782 and U341783 for the B-Agile strollers;
  • U361818 or U361819 for the B-Agile Double strollers; 
  • U391820, U391821 andU391822 for the BOB Motion strollers.

The model number and the manufacture date in YYYY/MM/DD format can be found on label located on the inside of the stroller’s metal frame near the right rear wheel.

The strollers, manufactured in China, were sold at major retailers and juvenile products stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com, albeebaby.com, buybuybaby.com, diapers.com, ToysRUs.com and other online retailers from May 2011, through June 2013, for between $250 and $450.

Consumers should stop using the recalled strollers immediately and contact Britax to receive a free repair kit.

Consumers may contact Britax; toll-free at (866) 204-1665 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday, or by e-mail at strollerrecall@britax.com.

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Playtex recalls Hip Hammock infant carriers

The buckles on the waist and shoulder straps can crack or break

Playtex Products of Dover, Del., is recalling about 341,000 Playtex Hip Hammock infant carriers in the U.S. and Canada.

The buckles on the waist and shoulder straps can crack or break, posing a fall hazard to the child.

The company has received 87 reports of the buckles cracking or breaking, including two reports of injuries, where one infant required emergency room treatment.

The Playtex Hip Hammock is an infant carrier designed to strap the baby against the caregiver’s body at the hip. It is made of a soft, quilted fabric and intended for babies that are from 15 to 35 pounds. The child seat is attached with straps that wrap around the carrier’s hips and shoulder. “Playtex Hip Hammock” is printed on a label sewn into the front of the carrier. All model numbers are being recalled. Model numbers 05300, 05301, 05302, 05306, 05307 and 05308 are sewn into the inside panel below the instructions for use. They come in basic and deluxe styles. The hip hammock’s fabric is suede or ultra-suede in black or navy colors on the outside, and the inside lining is black, black and white check or burgundy.

The infant carriers, manufactured in China, were sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Target, Walmart, juvenile product, baby and discount stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from June 2004, through December 2008, and January 2010 in Canada for about $40 for the basic model and $60 for the deluxe model.

Consumers should stop using the carrier and contact Playtex for instructions on how to return the product for a full refund.

Consumers may contact Playtex at (800) 522-8230 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.  

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Kenta Child Carriers Recalled

An unraveling strap can pose a fall hazard

Liberty Mountain, of Salt Lake City, Utah, is recalling about 400 Kenta and Kenta Plus child carriers -- about 300 of them in the U.S and 100 in Canada. The side strap's seam can unravel and cause the strap to separate, posing a fall hazard to the child in the carrier.

The manufacturer, VAUDE Sport GmbH & Company KG, of Germany, says it has received two reports of the side strap separating. No injuries have been reported.

The recall involves backpack-style child carriers sold under the Kenta and Kenta Plus model name. "VAUDE" is printed on the back and between the shoulder straps of the carrier. "Kenta" or "Kenta Plus" is printed on the lower back or hip belt of the carrier. The carriers were sold in black, red and brown and were designed for children up to 31 pounds.

They were sold at outdoor camping and climbing stores nationwide from January 2010 through May 2012 for about $150 for the Kenta and $170 for the Kenta Plus models.

Consumers should stop using the recalled child carriers immediately and return them to an authorized VAUDE dealer for a replacement. Consumers can contact Liberty Mountain at (800) 366-2666 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Websites at www.vaude.com or www.libertymountain.com to locate an authorized VAUDE dealer.

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Beco 'Butterfly' Infant Carriers

April 22, 2008    
Beco Baby Carrier Inc. is recalling about 2,000 of its "Butterly" carriers. The buckles on the carrier shoulder straps can unexpectedly release tension, causing the strap to slip through, posing a fall hazard to the baby.

Beco has received eight reports of the carrier straps slipping through the shoulder buckles. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled infant carriers were sold under brand name Beco Baby Carrier Butterfly. The carriers have a black label with a green b logo on the left side and a butterfly on the right side. The label is sewn on the outside of the carrier. The following carrier styles are included in the recall: Mia, Pony Express, Carnival, Addison, Ethan, Sophia, Cameron, Ava and Joshua.

The carriers were sold at specialty retail stores nationwide and internet sites from January 2008 through February 2008 for about $140.

They were made in the USA and Dominican Republic.

Consumers should immediately stop using the carriers and contact Beco Baby Carrier to receive instructions for returning the carriers for repair.

Consumers should contact Beco Baby Carrier Inc. toll-free at (888) 943-8232/9-GET-BECO between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.becobabycarrier.com.

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

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Baby Trend Recalls Infant Back Pack Carriers


Baby Trend is recalling infant back pack carriers. The stitching on the strap of the carrier can loosen or detach, causing the carrier to shift, posing a fall hazard to young children.

Baby Trend has received one report of a child whose forehead was bruised after falling out of the carrier. Baby Trend also received 17 reports of shoulder straps loosening from the body of the carrier.

The product is a green/silver infant back pack carrier made of heavy duty nylon with a lightweight steel frame. Only carriers with style number 2512 and 2592LX are included in the recall. Style numbers are printed on the metal frame of the product. The carrier has a 5-point safety harness, padded shoulder and hip straps, padded leg openings and heat support. The carrier also has a top canopy and large diaper bag which attaches to the frame. "Baby Trend" is printed on the back of the seat of the carrier. The backpack folds into its own diaper bag for storage and travel.

The carriers were sold at discount department and juvenile products stores nationwide from March 2002 through November 2006 for about $50.

Consumers should contact Baby Trend for return instructions and a free replacement carrier.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Baby Trend at (800) 328-7363 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.babytrend.com.

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Baby Trend Recalls Infant Back Pack Carriers...

Gerry TrailTech Backpack Baby Carriers Recalled

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2000 -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Hufco-Delaware Co. is recalling about 111,000 Gerry TrailTech backpack baby carriers with plastic frames. Small infants can shift to one side, slip through the leg openings of these carriers and fall.

CPSC and Hufco-Delaware have received four reports of infants slipping through the leg openings of these carriers. There were two reports of infants suffering fractured skulls and two reports of infants suffering bumped heads when they fell to the ground.

Department and baby products stores nationwide sold these backpack carriers from January 1996 through July 2000 for about $65.

These Gerry TrailTech backpack baby carriers have black, plastic contoured frames. They were sold in color combinations of slate blue with teal trim, green with black trim, navy blue and purple with green trim, and blue and purple with silver trim. A tag on the outside of the carrier reads "GERRY." A long tag, originally inside the carrier when sold, reads, "GERRY TRAIL TECH/TRAIL TECH HP." Writing imprinted on the plastic frame reads, "GERRY." The carrier has a removable, washable seat; a storage pouch; a loading stand; and a padded hip belt.

Consumers should stop using these backpack carriers immediately, and call Hufco-Delaware at (800) 881-9176 anytime for a free repair kit that replaces the seat of the carrier with one that has smaller leg openings.

Gerry TrailTech backpack baby carriers recalled...

Kelty Child Carriers Recalled


WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 1999 -- Kelty is recalling for repair approximately 26,000 Kelty K.I.D.S. backpack child carriers. The seat height adjustment strap on these carriers can slip out of the buckle. A child can slide downward in the seat unexpectedly and could fall out of the carrier.



Kelty has received two reports of children slipping down inside the carriers after the height adjustment strap came loose. Neither child fell out of the carrier, and there were no reports of injury. The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

There are six models of these Kelty K.I.D.S backpack carriers: Expedition, Trek, Explorer, Country, Elite and Town. The model name is written on the side of the carrier. The carriers are blue and have the Kelty K.I.D.S. logo on the back rest of the seat.

Kelty also manufactured a carrier that L.L. Bean sold under its "L.L. KIDS" label and has the "Kelty" logo on the black frame hinge that connects the kickstand to the main frame.

Specialty and sporting good retailers, including L.L. Bean, REI and Eastern Mountain Sports, sold the recalled backpack carriers nationwide from March 1999 through December 1999 for between $100 and $250.

Consumers should immediately stop using these backpack carriers, and contact Kelty for instructions on getting the free repair kit. For more information, consumers should call Kelty at (800) 423-2320 between 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go to Kelty's web site at www.kelty.com.

Kelty and L.L. KIDS carriers purchased prior to March 1999 have a different type of seat adjustment strap and are not included in this recall.

 

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Snugli Infant Carriers Rcalled

WASHINGTON, June 24, 1999 -- Following 13 reports of accidents, Evenflo Company Inc., of Vandalia, Ohio, and Hufco-Delaware Inc., of Miamisburg, Ohio, are recalling about 327,000 model 075 and 080 Snugli Front & Back PackTM soft infant carriers. Small infants can shift to one side, slip through the leg openings of these carriers and fall. Infants under 2 months of age are at greatest risk.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said it had reports of 13 infants slipping through the leg openings of these carriers. One infant reportedly suffered a fractured skull and two received bruises in falls to the ground from the carrier.

These soft infant carriers have model numbers beginning with 075 and 080. The model number is on a tag inside the carrier which reads, "SOFT CARRIER/" and the model number. The brand name, "Snugli", is located on the outside of the carrier. The carriers are in color combinations of royal blue with magenta trim, teal with navy blue trim, and navy blue with purple trim. These carriers were designed for use as both a front carrier and a back pack carrier, and feature a unique vertical strap for adjustment of the seat height.

Retail stores nationwide sold these carriers between January 1996 and May 1999 for about $40.

Consumers should immediately stop using these carriers and call Evenflo at (800) 398-8636 anytime to receive instructions on how to exchange their carrier for a free, new carrier with smaller leg openings.

Only the Snugli brand carriers that feature this unique vertical strap for adjustment of the seat height (models 075 and 080) are part of this recall. Carriers currently being sold under the Snugli brand name are not included in this recall

Snugli Baby Pack Recalled...