Not all new products are a good thing. Sometimes, manufacturers miss key safety problems that manifest themselves later. Once babies are hurt or worse, and then the government steps in to announce a recall. Here are some child/infant products that have been recalled or have been considered a safety risk.
Dream on Me high chair lacks a passive lap restraint to keep little ones from slipping under the tray to the floor. In addition, there are openings on the sides that could allow for a child to fall through. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is conducting further safety tests to check on the validity of Consumer Reports research claims regarding this product.
Bumbleride Indie Twin stroller and Bumbleride single stroller are also on Consumer’s Digest safety risk list. There are parts on both strollers that could pose a strangulation risk. The company has since changed the design to eliminate the risk. However, if you have a model that is at least six months old, it would be best to make sure that it does not pose a problem for your child.
A recently recalled product is Pea Pod Travel Crib by KidCo out of Libertyville Illinois. At least one death has been associated with the cribs. Infants can roll between the mattress and sides of the crib, causing suffocation. Over 220,000 of these beds have been sold nationwide in recent years.
Baby formula is not exempt from the list. In 2012, there have been several recalls of infant food products. Similac powder infant formula is thought to contain small amounts of beetle parts and/or beetle larva. This can cause infants to spit up and have stomach upset. Enfamil newborn formula has also been recalled due to concerns about bacterial infections in relation to the formula. Finally, Gerber Good Start formula has been recalled because of a foul odor emanating from the product.
Other products recalled this year are Evenflo high chairs, Imaginarium activity centers, Kolcraft bassinets, Manhattan Group baby rattles, Kelty jogging stroller, and Safety 1st toilet/cabinet locks. There are more on the list. It is important, before you purchase any major product for your infant, please Google the Consumer Product Safety Commission to check for the latest product recalls.
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