Consumers with these products should immediately stop using them and destroy or discard the item. A full list of products recalled from Lajobi are listed below with links to the recalls on cpsc.gov.
|Lajobi Bonavita “Cabana” Drop-Side Cribs||USA Baby, Beautiful Beginnings, Buy Buy Baby and other specialty stores nationwide from January 2006 through May 2009 for about $450.|
|Lajobi “Molly” and “Betsy” Cribs (2001)Reannounced in 2009||Juvenile specialty stores nationwide from May 2000 through September 2001 for about $700 for the Molly model and $650 for the Betsy model.|
|Lajobi / Babi Italia “Tiffany” and “Josephine” Drop-Side Cribs||Babies R Us sold the recalled cribs exclusively from July 2001 through January 2003 for about $500.|
|Lajobi / Babi Italia “Pinehurst” and Bonavita “Hudson” Drop-Side Cribs||Babi Italia Pinehurst drop side cribs were sold exclusively by Babies “R” Us. Bonavita Hudson drop side cribs were sold at Baby Basics, Beautiful Beginnings, and Buy Buy Baby stores and children’s product stores nationwide for about $300. Cribs were sold from December 2006 through December 2007.|
|Graco®-Branded Drop Side Cribs Made by LaJobi||Children’s product stores and other retailers nationwide from February 2007 to March 2010 for between $140 and $200.Models include: Ashleigh Drop Side, Hampton Drop Side, Jason Convertible Drop Side, Kendal Drop Side, Lauren Drop Side, Rachel Convertible Drop Side, Sarah Drop Side, Shannon Drop Side, Tifton Drop Side.|
|Bonavita, Babi Italia and ISSI Drop-Side Cribs||Children’s product stores and various other retailers nationwide from May 1999 through May 2009 for between $300 and $430.|
|Graco®-branded “Avalon Glider Rockers with Ottoman” and “Complete Nursery Solution / Katelyn” Glider Rockers||The Avalon model was sold at Burlington and other mass retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Target.com and Walmart.com from December 2009 to October 2012 for about $170. The CNS Box 2 / Katelyn model was sold exclusively online at Walmart.com from November 2011 to October 2012 for about $135.|
去年11月, 艾略特· F·凯伊主席敦促某些网址为防止在他们, 或通过他们的网址销售危险和被召回消费品而承担更大的责任, 这一行动在美国多家媒体成为头条新闻。今天, 凯伊主席作出重大宣布, 委员会(CPSC)和全世界最大的电子和移动电子商务公司阿里巴巴控股集团有限公司为保障消费品安全自愿合作。
根据双方的这一安排, 阿里巴巴集团与CPSC建立直线联系。公司保证将与CPSC合作, 应CPSC要求, 它将迅速制止通过阿里巴巴集团的平台向美国买家出售违规或被召回的产品。公司并将在网上很快上载针对美国进口商的产品安全要求相关信息。
凯伊主席说, “随着越来越多的公司和消费者将企业网上化, 阿里巴巴集团的这一决定对美国消费者和他们的安全来说是一个胜利。公司这一朝前看的做法帮助阻止危险和被召回消费品落入毫无戒备的消费者的手中。”
阿里巴巴集团在2014年一年内有三亿多活跃在市场上的买家, 它是第三方交易平台。阿里巴巴并不从事直接交易, 不和商家竞争, 或储存商品。
阿里巴巴集团的企业事务副总裁吉姆·威尔金森表示, “我们感到很荣幸和自豪, 在采取这一保障消费者的重大措施上与CPSC合作。凯伊主席是一位有着不遗余力保护消费者的最佳记录的强有力领袖。我们期待与凯伊主席和他的团队合作, 为保护消费者尽最大的努力。”
凯伊主席是在香港出席世界最大的玩具工业展之一时作出这一宣布的。1月14日, 凯伊主席将对出席玩具展的玩具公司主管, 设计商和生产商发表演讲。凯伊主席在就职后首次访问国外生产点时要传达的信息包括: “所有的消费者, 不管他们居住在何处, 都应该享有他们所购买的产品是高质量, 高安全产品的权利, 尤其当产品是儿童玩具。作为一个家长和美国消费品管理机构的最主要官员, 我拥有这样的信念。”]]>
Last November, Chairman Elliot F. Kaye made national headlines for urging certain online sites to take far greater responsibility for preventing the sale of dangerous, recalled consumer products on or through their sites. Today, the Chairman announced a ground-breaking voluntary consumer safety collaboration between the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Alibaba Group Holding Limited, the largest online and mobile commerce company in the world.
Speaking from the Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair, Kaye commended the China-based online giant’s commitment to cooperate with CPSC in making illegal or recalled products in the United States unavailable to buyers who are identified as being located in the U.S.
Under the arrangement, Alibaba Group has established a direct line of contact for CPSC. The company has pledged to work swiftly with CPSC on requests to block sales of illegal and recalled consumer products to U.S. buyers on Alibaba Group platforms. Product safety information for U.S. importers will also be available on Alibaba Group platforms in the coming days.
Alibaba has also agreed to create access points on its Business to Business (B2B) platform that would guide U.S. importers to U.S. safety standards for higher risk consumer products.
“With an increasing number of companies and consumers taking their business online, Alibaba’s decision to implement these new policies is a victory for U.S. consumers and their safety,” said Chairman Kaye. The company’s forward leaning approach in this regard will help prevent dangerous and recalled products from being passed on to unsuspecting consumers.”
Alibaba Group had more than 300 million annual active buyers in 2014 and operates its sites as a platform for third parties. Alibaba does not engage in direct sales, compete with merchants, or hold inventory.
“We are honored and proud to work with the CPSC on these important and serious consumer protection measures. Chairman Kaye is a strong leader with an excellent track record of results in protecting U.S. consumers. We look forward to working collaboratively with the Chairman and his team to do everything possible to protect consumers,” said Jim Wilkinson, Alibaba Group’s Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs.
CPSC also works closely with other online marketplaces to protect the safety of U.S. consumers in the online marketplace.
Kaye’s announcement in Hong Kong comes during his visit to one of the world’s largest toy industry events. On January 14, the Chairman will speak to what is expected to be a packed hall of toy company executives, designers, and manufacturers. In his first visit to a foreign production center since becoming Chairman in July 2014, Kaye’s message will include telling the toy industry: “All consumers, regardless of where they live, deserve to have quality and safety built into the products they buy, especially when it comes to toys for their children. I believe this as a parent and as the principal consumer product safety regulator for the United States.”]]>
Here’s what CPSC has been doing to help keep babies safe:
CRIBS: All cribs sold in the U.S. with a manufacture date after June 28, 2011 must meet new federal requirements before being sold. These rules prohibit traditional drop-side rails, strengthen crib slats and mattress supports, and improve the quality of hardware—all through more stringent testing requirements.
CRADLES/BASSINETS: All cradles and bassinets manufactured or imported on or after April 23, 2014 must meet the new standard. The new standard addresses risks not previously covered such as mattress flatness stability.
PLAY YARDS: As of February 28, 2013, testing for play yards became more rigorous. Play yards must meet new safety standards that prevent entrapments, eliminate sharp-edged cracks and side rail collapse or forming a V when folded to prevent strangulation.
STROLLERS: A new standard for strollers and carriages becomes effective on September 25, 2015. Hazards addressed in the standard include the prevention of head entrapments, falls, pinching, cuts and amputations.
A new report from CPSC found that about 75,000 children were treated in emergency departments nationwide in 2013 due to injuries associated with, but not necessarily caused by, nursery products. Tragically, more 100 children younger than age 5 die each year from nursery products. The majority of injuries were caused by falls, while positional asphyxia (when a baby cannot get enough air due to his/her position), strangulation, and drowning were among the leading causes of death. Some fatalities were attributed to the product and others resulted from hazards such as clutter and soft bedding in a child’s sleep environment.
Here’s what you can do:
So consider newer, safer nursery products that are available and take simple steps to place your baby Safe to Sleep®.
Stitches, slings, and crutches are not what most people envision for the holiday season. Unfortunately, for about 200 people a day, decoration-related injuries are a reality this time of year. During November and December, an estimated 13,000 consumers are treated in emergency rooms for injuries related to holiday lights, Christmas trees, ornaments and other decorations. As consumers nationwide gear up to deck out their homes for the holiday season, CPSC is warning of decorating dangers and providing tips for a safe holiday home.
Ornaments and Other Decorations – Take special care to avoid sharp, weighted, or breakable decorations. Keep trimmings with small removable parts out of the reach of children, who could swallow or inhale small pieces. Avoid trimmings that resemble candy or food that may tempt a child to reach for and swallow them.
Candles – Keep burning candles in sight, away from places where kids and pets can reach them or knock them over. Lighted candles should be placed away from items that can catch fire, such as trees, other evergreens, decorations, curtains and furniture.
Holiday Lights – Check lights for the mark of an independent safety testing laboratory. Examine new and old lights for broken or cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires, or loose connections. Do not use damaged light sets. Read additional tips on holiday lights.
Christmas Trees – Prevent a tree fire. Check for freshness when purchasing a live tree. The needles should be hard to pull from branches and do not break when bent. Preserve the tree while it is in your home by placing it away from heat sources. Each year, there are about 200 fires in which the Christmas tree is the first item ignited. These fires result in an estimated 10 deaths, 20 injuries, and $16 million in property losses.
Ladders – Use caution on ladders. Read “Ladder Safety 101” for tips to prevent ladder falls this season.
Toys – Play it Safe this holiday season. Avoid toys with small parts for children younger than age 3; purchase toys appropriate for your child’s age by following the age guidelines on the packaging; purchase helmets and other safety gear for ride-on toys; and heed product warnings and care instructions.
and one of these in your house,
you need to hear about a new way to protect the safety of you and your family.
Starting on January 1, 2015, all new gas fireplaces, and fireplace heaters that vent to the outside, will come with a protective barrier. This barrier will be there to prevent your child and others from coming into direct contact with the glass front of the fireplace.
Why should you care?
You should care because the glass fronts of fireplaces can reach 500° F or even 1,000° F, and children and others can be badly burned by touching the glass.
Severe burns can happen in seconds.
Numerous young children have been burned this way. You can prevent this from happening to your child.
Protective barriers will be standard on new gas fireplaces starting on January 1. Make sure to use the barrier.
If you already have a fireplace, buy a protective retrofit barrier to protect your little ones from being burned. Barriers can include attachable safety screens, safety gates and fireplace safety screens like you see below. If you choose an attachable safety screen, check with your fireplace manufacturer to get the right one for your fireplace. You can buy safety screen barriers at fireplace retailers and hardware stores and purchase safety gates at big box and/or baby product stores.
In addition to the safety barrier, make sure to supervise young children around the fireplace.
We want to thank the Hearth, Patio and Barbeque Association (HPBA), which chaired the voluntary standards committee that developed the new ANSI industry standards requiring barriers. We also want to recognize Dr. Carol Pollack-Nelson, who petitioned CPSC and sparked movement on the voluntary standards to address gas fireplace-related burns to children, and also recognize the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for sharing information with CPSC about the terrible burn injuries children have suffered by touching hot fireplace glass.
The HPBA and AAP have more safety information on their websites. Check them out.]]>
|Product||Recall Press Release||Hazard/Remedy||Products/Description|
|Eastman Footwear Recalls Coleman Runestone Children’s Shoes Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Big 5 Sporting Goods. About 12,200 units||14-111||The metal rivets surrounding the holes where the shoestring is secured on the shoes can have sharp edges, posing a laceration hazard. Refund||
Eastman Footwear Coleman Runestone Children’s Shoes
|BRP Recalls Ski-Doo and Can-Am Lithium-ion Rechargeable Batteries and Heated Gloves Due to Fire Hazard. About 450 in U.S. and 1,200 in Canada||14-115||The glove’s lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Refund||
BRP Ski-Doo and Can-Am Lithium-ion Rechargeable Batteries and Heated Gloves
|BedHead Pajamas Recalls Children’s Pajamas Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard. About 800 units||14-146||The pajamas fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children. Refund||
BedHead Children’s Pajamas
|Rocky Brands Recalls Georgia Boot Steel-Toed Shoes Due to Compression Hazard. About 6,800 units||14-148||When compressed, the steel toe cap in the shoes can fail to protect the wearer’s feet. Replace||
Rocky Brands Georgia Boot Steel-Toed Shoes
|Runway Global Recalls Sugarfly Girls’ Coats; Waist Drawstring Poses Entanglement Hazard. About 1,700 units||14-157||The coats have a drawstring around the neck area which poses a strangulation hazard to children. Refund||
Runway Global Sugarfly Girls’ Coats
|FXR Factory Racing Recalls Children’s Outerwear Due to Strangulation Hazard. About 420 units in the U.S. and 34,357 in Canada||14-163||The coats have a drawstring around the neck area which poses a strangulation hazard to children. Refund||
FXR Factory Racing Children’s Outerwear
|Benetton Recalls United Colors of Benetton Boys Jackets; Waist Drawstring Poses Entanglement Hazard. About 93 units||14-272||The jackets have a drawstring at the waist which poses a strangulation hazard to children. Refund||
Benetton United Colors of Benetton Boys Jackets
|Active Apparel Recalls Boys Fission Zipper Hooded Sweatshirts. About 7,800 units||14-286||The sweatshirts have drawstrings around the neck area which pose a strangulation hazard to children. Refund||Active Apparel Boys Fission Zipper Hooded Sweatshirts|
|Dyson Recalls Bladeless Portable Electric Heaters Due to Fire Hazard.About 338,000 units in the U.S. and 43,000 in Canada||14-143||The heaters can develop an electrical short and overheat, posing a fire hazard to the consumer.Repair||Dyson Bladeless Portable Electric Heaters|
|Hussong Manufacturing and American Flame Recall Three Gas Fireplaces, Fireplace Inserts Due to Explosion Hazard.About 13,600 units in the U.S. and 2,170 in Canada||14-144||The main control module can allow gas to be released and buildup in the burner area, posing an explosion hazard. Repair||Hussong Manufacturing and American Flame Recall Three Gas Fireplaces, Fireplace Inserts|
|Ariens Recalls Snow Throwers and Power Brushes Due to Amputation and Laceration HazardsAbout 5,700 units||14-158||A drive pulley can crack while in use and cause the auger/impeller or brush to continue to rotate after the clutch lever is disengaged. This poses amputation and laceration hazards to consumers.Repair||Ariens Snow Throwers and Power Brushes|
|White-Rodgers Recalls Home Heating and Cooling Thermostats Due to Fire HazardAbout 740,000 in the US and 403,000 in Canada||14-166||The alkaline batteries used in the thermostat can leak onto the circuit board posing a fire hazard. Repair or Replace||White Rodgers home heating and cooling thermostats|
|Sunbeam Recalls Holmes Ceramic Heaters Due to Fire HazardAbout 151,600 units||14-195||The ceramic heaters can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.Refund||Sunbeam Holmes Ceramic Heater|
|Weil-McLain Recalls Ultra Series Boilers Due to Risk of Fire, ExplosionAbout 7,900 units in the United States and 540 in Canada||14-203||A cap on the boiler’s manifold can crack and release gas into the home, posing a risk of fire and explosion.Repair||Weil-McLain Ultra Series Boiler|
|Wolf Steel Recalls Napoleon Propane Gas Fireplaces Due to Laceration HazardAbout 600 units in the United States and 2,400 in Canada||14-218||The pressure from the ignition of the propane gas can cause the glass front to break, posing a laceration hazard.Repair||Wolf Steel Propane Gas Fireplaces|
|All Power America Recalls Snow Throwers Due to Fire HazardAbout 10,000 units||14-222||Exposure to Chinese gasoline for extended periods of time while testing the product overseas caused the carburetor needle to become corroded and allow fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard to consumers.Repair||All Power American Snow Thrower|
|Vornado Air Recalls Electric Space Heaters Due to Fire and Burn HazardsAbout 79,000 units||14-256||The heater can overheat and cause the units to melt, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.Replace||Vornado Air Recalls Electric Space Heaters|
|Goodman Company Recalls Air Conditioning and Heating Units Due to Burn and Fire HazardsAbout 233,500 units||14-263||The power cords on the air conditioning and heating units can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards.Repair||Goodman Company Recalls Air Conditioning and Heating Units|
|Hearth & Home Technologies Recalls Gas Fireplaces, Stoves, Inserts and Log Sets Due to Risk of Gas Leak and Fire HazardAbout 20,000 units||14-279||The gas valve in the unit can leak, posing a fire hazard. Repair||Hearth and Home Technologies Recalls Gas Fireplaces, Stoves, Inserts, and Log Sets|
Did you know that November, December, January and February are top months for carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning deaths in the United States?
These are the primary months when consumers crank up their furnaces and portable heaters to stay warm. Nearly two-thirds of non-fire related CO deaths take place in those four cold weather months.
Portable gas generators are also used in the cold months because of power outages, due to snow and ice storms.
CPSC has joined with the National Fire Protection Association this year to warn consumers and firefighters about CO, which kills more than 400 people every year, according to the CDC. CO is called the invisible killer because you cannot see or smell it.
Here is what you can do to prevent CO from hurting your family:
Freezing weather and snow in the winter are a fact of life. Don’t let CO take yours.]]>
Before you carve out the scariest jack-o’-lantern in the neighborhood, read CPSC’s tips to prevent nicks and cuts this Halloween. During October and November 2013, more than half of the estimated 4,400 Halloween-related injuries involved pumpkin carving.
Has your little one requested to be a fairy with a long, flowing dress? Or is the request for a superhero with the best cape ever? Regardless of the type of costume you create this Halloween, CPSC urges you to begin crafting with safety in mind.
Lesson one for a Safe Haunted House is fire prevention. Prevent candle fires by substituting the open flame for battery-operated lights and glow sticks. Last year, CPSC received reports of fires involving Halloween-themed candles and a report of a house deemed a total loss after a decorative pumpkin went up in flames.
Lesson two is careful placement of decorations. To prevent falls, remove obstacles from lawns, steps and porches when expecting trick-or-treaters.
Lesson three, use CPSC’s ladder safety tips to prevent injuries while putting up or taking down decorations.
Now that your costumes and decorations have been created and placed with safety in mind, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) reminds you to take safe steps on Halloween night. Follow NHTSA’s pedestrian safety tips to help prevent injury.]]>
Monday, October 27, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. ET
4330 East West Highway
4th floor Hearing Rm.
Bethesda, Md. 20814
The press event will also be webcast at www.cpsc.gov.]]>
Researchers at CPSC know that carrying a passenger on a one-person ATV creates a hazard. We want to reduce this hazard, but CPSC needs your help. Our researchers want to know more about fatal and non-fatal ATV crashes and the role of passengers.
A recent CPSC study found interesting evidence about age, gender and location of ATV riders involved in reported, fatal ATV accidents. Although the study was not able to identify a significant relationship between the number of ATV passengers and the chances of overturning, the most conclusive finding was that more information is needed.
That is why we seek your input and have issued a request for information (RFI) to expand the data we have about passengers on ATVs. The information you provide can help us as we try to determine how we might reduce ATV hazards.
You can find more details about the RFI and how to submit information at www.federalregister.gov. The comment period closes on November 24, 2014.]]>
The Tragic Truth
In December 2012, we posted an OnSafety blog, warning of furniture, television and appliance-related tip-over incidents. At that time, CPSC reported nearly 350 deaths, most involving young children. Since then, more than 80 people have died when a dresser, TV, bookcase, table, appliance or other large item tipped over and fell on them. A new report from our staff indicates that 430 tragic deaths occurred between 2000 and 2013, and an estimated 38,000 annual injuries, many of which were serious, from 2011 through 2013.
In most of the incidents, a child was crushed by the product or struck on the head by the product. What is remarkable is the number of families who have turned tragedy into advocacy. Jackie Collas, a Philadelphia-area resident, is using social media to honor her son, Curren, and encourage parents to anchor their furniture. Lisa Seifert of Chicago created Shane’s Foundation to honor her precious son and to increase awareness, education and safety [www.shanesfoundation.org/SafetyInYourHome.html].
The Good News
By anchoring large furniture, televisions and appliances, these terrible tragedies can be prevented. As we say at CPSC, “Anchor it and Protect a Child.”
An Internet search of “anti-tip brackets” resulted in dozens of inexpensive options for consumers to anchor furniture, televisions and appliances. Prices for the devices range in price from $5 to $20. These devices are easy to install and unobtrusive. Most anti-tip brackets have some type of quick-release feature that allows homeowners to move furniture temporarily for cleaning or other maintenance.
New furniture, TVs, and appliances often come with an anti-tip device. When making a purchase, ask your salesperson before you leave the store about how to anchor the item.
The Next Step
When you get the new items home, install anchoring devices right away. When installing a new TV, CPSC recommends that you anchor not only the TV, but also the stand, bureau or dresser on which the TV sits. Secure the TV to the base product, and secure the base product to the wall.
Now that your new TV is anchored, where are you going to put the old TV? According to our new study, about 45 percent of tip-over fatalities involving a television occur in bedrooms.
So, if you’re planning to move the old box television into your child’s bedroom or into the family room, consider that statistic—and then think, plan, and decide how to prevent a tip-over incident. Place the television on a base that is appropriate for the size, weight, and width of the television. Anchor the television to the base and anchor both items to the wall to avoid a tip-over incident.
Children like to climb. In fact, about one-third of child fatalities involving a television occur when children climb onto the stand or dresser holding the TV. The children are often trying to reach a remote control, toy, juice box or some other item. Keep items like these, away from where children will try to climb and access them. If you have young children, the best idea may be to leave that old television on the floor.
Do you have a rental agreement or home design that prevents wall anchoring? Anchor the television to a low, sturdy base, as far back on the base as possible.]]>
As parents and caregivers, keeping your baby safe is always your number one priority.
Pediatricians are available for great advice on the health and safety of our babies including fevers, feedings, diaper rash and even car seat safety!
There are also additional sources available when it comes to the safety of our babies that you may not always think of.
There are three federal agencies responsible for keeping the most vulnerable bundles of joy safe along with our health professionals.
Federal partners—the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) – have been working for decades to reduce infant deaths and injuries and keep babies safe.
The Safe to Sleep® campaign, led by NICHD, in collaboration with HRSA and several other organizations and in partnership with CPSC, has a wealth of downloadable resources for creating a safe space for babies and reducing the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death.
Our three agencies all recommend that babies 1) be placed on their back to sleep, 2) the sleep environment be kept free of clutter that can cause suffocation, such as pillows, quilts, comforters, and cushions; and 3) be placed to sleep in a crib, bassinet, or play yard that meet new and stronger safety standards.
These Safe to Sleep® materials can be shared with other parents, caregivers, grandparents, and health and child care providers.
Check out http://safetosleep.nichd.nih.gov for more Safe to Sleep® resources.
Find out more about baby product safety recalls and updates to nursery product standards at www.cpsc.gov/cribs.
Finally, learn more about resources available for your community including health and child care providers at www.hrsa.gov.
Together, we CAN keep baby safe.
This fall, CPSC will honor individuals, businesses and organizations that have made significant contributions to improving consumer product safety.
The deadline to NOMINATE them for a CPSC Chairman’s Circle of Commendation Award has been extended to September 30, 2014.
Nomination forms and details about the award and previous winners are available at www.cpsc.gov/award .
Send your nomination to:
Chairman’s Circle of Commendation Award
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
4330 East West Highway, Suite 725
Bethesda, MD 20814
Nominations can also be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.]]>