Christmas is an exciting time of year for many, and especially children who enjoy coming downstairs to presents wrapped under a tree. However, when you think about the joy on your children’s faces as they open presents, you typically won’t associate it with possible dangers. However, dangers are present in many situations that we may not expect. Defective products are recalled every month out of the year due to the hazards and risks that they pose to consumers. Now you can learn more about some popular items that you may have purchased for your children for Christmas that have now winded up on recall lists.
Children’s Pajamas Recalled Due to Flammability Standard Issues
On January 7, 2016, Zulily pulled specific pajamas from shelves due to the fact that these pajamas do not meet the federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, which can pose a risk of burn injuries. About 450 pairs of these pajamas have been part of the recall.
So, you may wonder what these specific pajamas look like. They include six different styles of Lilli Lovebird girls’ two-piece, long-sleeve, striped pajama sets. These pajamas were sold in sizes 4 through 12 and have a sewn-on pocket in the shape of a heart located on the center front. They came in color combinations of pink and white stripes with a red heart, dark pink, gray and white stripes with a pink heart, green and red stripes with a red heart, light purple and white striped with a pink heart, steel gray and white stripes with a red heart, and Christmas red and white stripes with a green heart.
The good news is that there have been no incidents or injuries associated with these pajamas. However, if you have purchased these pajamas for your children, you should immediately take the sleepwear away and contact Zulily for instructions on returning the product for a full refund. Zulily will be notifying consumers directly about the recall. You can call the company toll-free at 877-779-5615 from 6 am to 8 pm Monday through Friday.
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Folding Bicycles Recalled Due to Fall Hazard
On December 30, 2015, Origin8 recalled their folding bicycles due to the frame’s ability to break, which poses a fall hazard to consumers. About 1,600 bicycles were part of this recall. The company wants owners of the following models to take caution: F1, F3, and F7. Here are descriptions of the models:
- F1: This single-speed came in matte black.
- F3: This three-speed came in white.
- F7: This seven-speed came in battleship gray.
All three bicycles can be identified by their model names on the top tube.
So far, Origin8 has received 13 reports of welds on the frame cracking or failing. However, very fortunately, no injuries have been reported. Consumers are urged to stop using the recalled bicycles immediately and return them to the place where they have purchased them. They will then receive a free replacement bicycle. Origin8 can be contacted at 800-666-5000 from 9 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday for more information.
Bean Bag Chairs Recalled Due to Child Deaths
On December 17, 2015, Ace Bayou reannounced a beanbag chair recall for bean bags that contain a zipper that can be opened by children, who will then crawl inside, get trapped, and suffocate or choke on the bean bag chair’s foam beads. 2.2 million of these beanbag chairs were sold from 1995 to 2013. As of right now, not many people (an alarmingly low 790 consumers) have responded to the beanbag chair recalls and so consumers are being urged to install the free repair kit to permanently disable the beanbag chairs’ zippers. Two children have died thus far since the recall due to the fact that they suffocated on the chair’s foam beads.
The beanbag chairs were sold in a variety of colors, including purple, violet, blue, red, pink, yellow, green, black, navy, lime, royal blue, and more. They were sold in three sizes that included 30, 32, and 40 inches in diameter. “ACE BAYOU CORP” can be found printed on a tag sewn into the beanbag chair’s cover seam.
To prevent another death from occurring, consumers should check the outside zipper on the beanbag chair to ensure that it has a metal staple to disable the outer zipper. If it does not contain the metal staple, they should take the recalled beanbag chair away from children immediately and contact Ace Bayou for the free repair kit to permanently disable the zipper. Ace Bayou can be contacted toll-free at 855-571-8151 from 7 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday.