Recent Recalls in Children’s Products
May 2015 Recently Recalled Children’s Products
Baby’s Dream Cribs and Furniture
Baby’s Dream cribs and furniture was recalled May 8, 2015 due to violation of lead paint standard. The recall stands for every piece of furniture under Baby’s Dream full-size cribs, furniture, and accessories sold in the vintage grey paint finish. There are about 4,600 cribs and furniture pieces covered under the recall manufactured between March 2014 and March 2015 in Chile. There have been no injuries reported as of yet and, as a remedy to the situation, the company is offering consumers to call immediately to arrange for an exchange.
If you believe you may have an item part of this collection that is part of the recall, know the facts of the information – these pieces were sold at specialty furniture stores nationwide and online at BabysDream.com from March 2014 through March 2015. They sold approximately between $350 and $900 for the cribs, between $450 and $1,000 for the dressers, hutches, nightstands, bookcases, and chests, and between $100 and $300 for additional accessories.
The consumer contact is listed as: Baby’s Dream Furniture at (800) 835-2742 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or to visit the firm’s website at www.babysdream.com and proceed by clicking on the recall image for further information. (1)
Ikea Crib Mattresses
About 300,000 crib mattresses are part of a recall in the United States sold by Ikea. The crib mattresses are manufactured by the brands SULTAN and VYSSA and were manufactured on May 4, 2014 or earlier which can be seen on their identification label to the mattress cover. The reason why this recall has been expanded is because the firm has received two reports of infants becoming entrapped between the mattress and the end of the crib. These specific children were removed from the gap without injury, but further prevention is necessary to prevent suffocation. If you believe that your infant mattress is part of this recall, stop using immediately. It is vital to inspect it by making sure that there is no gap larger than the width of two fingers between the ends of the crib and mattress.
IKEA plans to remedy the situation by immediately stopping usage of the recalled mattress and returning it to the IKEA store for an exchange or a full refund. One can contact IKEA by calling toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime or online at www.ikea-usa.com and click on the Product Recall near the bottom of the page for further information. (2)
Kaleidoscope Toy Choking Hazard
This recall is for a H-E-Buddy kaleidoscope, which is made of red plastic, about 5 ¾ inches long and 2 inches in diameter, and has “H-E-Buddy” on the barrel. There were no injuries or incidents reported; HOWEVER, about 35,000 unites are being recalled because the end caps of the kaleidoscope can be removed, which exposes small parts that can come loose and pose a choking hazard to small children and internal components that pose a risk of laceration. These specific kaleidoscopes were offered exclusively at the H-E-B stores in Texas.
The consumer contact for exchanges for a new product is H-E-Buddy Prize Line at (800) 399-0629 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT daily or online at www.bybranded.com and click on “HEBuddy Kaleidoscope recall information” for more information. (3)
Staying informed on safety recalls for products involving small children can help save a life and prevent injuries and accidents.
(1) http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Babys-Dream-Recalls-Cribs-and-Furniture/ utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=Recalls+RSS#remedy