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HALO Innovations Recalls About 27,000 Wearable Blankets Due to Choking Hazard

HALO Innovations Recalls About 27,000 Wearable Blankets Due to Choking Hazard

Babies and toddlers are some of the most vulnerable members of our community, and as such, baby and toddler products should be designed and manufactured in a safe manner. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. For instance, in January, some of Bugaboo International’s high end baby strollers were found to pose both fall and choking hazards due to the seat handles potentially detaching. The company subsequently recalled approximately 46,300 strollers that were sold by retailers nationwide, including Babies “R” Us. Now, another company that has products at Babies “R” Us, HALO Innovations, is recalling approximately 27,000 SleepSack wearable blankets due to an adornment that can detach, posing a choking hazard.

The CPSC reports that the floral embellishment has petals that can detach and be hazardous for infants. According to HALO Innovations, there have been six incidents in which petals have fallen off of the sleepsacks. In one report, an infant gagged on a loose petal.

The recalled sleepsacks are white with pink accents on their ruffles. A pink flower is attached on the front. There are cut-outs for the arms and a zipper down the middle. The sleepsacks were sold in small and medium sizes, and have the following GPU numbers printed on a neck label which is located underneath the primary neck label: 2701, 2781, 2886, 2887, 3007, 3035 and 3142. The sleepsacks were manufactured in China.

The products were sold exclusively at Babies “R” Us and online at www.babiesrus.com. Available in stores from December 2011 through July 2013, the recalled sleepsacks were priced at approximately $25. Owners of the recalled products should contact HALO Innovations for a pre-paid envelope with instructions on how to detach and return the floral embellishment. The company will allow consumers to order a free replacement product. Until then, it is suggested that consumers stop using the wearable blankets.

Consumers can contact HALO Innovations at 866-819-8118 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays or by email at halorecall@nrmsinc.com.
 

Holgate Toys Recalls About 5,000 Playmat Sets Due to Choking Hazard

Holgate Toys Recalls About 5,000 Playmat Sets Due to Choking Hazard

The children’s toy manufacturer Toysmith had to recall approximately 30,000 light-up frog and duck toys last week because the toys had pieces that could detach and pose a choking hazard for young children. Choking hazards are common in toys, especially since toy manufacturers tend to produce small products. This week, another toy manufacturer is recalling a product for similar reasons.

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Toysmith Recalls Light-Up Toys Due to Choking Hazard

Toysmith Recalls Light-Up Toys Due to Choking Hazard

Some of the most hazardous children’s products are those that could unintentionally become choking hazards. If a particular toy is found to contain small pieces that are hazardous, then the manufacturer might be tasked with issuing a recall of the product. For example, Fred & Friends had to recall approximately 47,500 baby rattles due to pellets that could spill out of the rattles and pose a choking hazard for young children.

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Mutsy USA Recalling Popular EVO Strollers Because Of Choking Hazards

Mutsy USA Recalling Popular EVO Strollers Because Of Choking Hazards

The purpose of a child’s stroller is two-fold, in that it’s supposed to provide both comfort and safety. Parents can spend hundreds of dollars on the idea that higher prices equate to better quality, but as the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has reported in recent months, even the most expensive child’s products can come with their fair share of flaws.

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Bugaboo Recalls 46,300 High End Baby Strollers Due To Choking Hazards

Bugaboo Recalls 46,300 High End Baby Strollers Due To Choking Hazards

When it comes to their newborn child’s safety, parents will naturally spend whatever is necessary and reasonable to keep their babies out of harm’s way. Obviously, most parents would still like to stay within their financial means when purchasing something like a baby stroller, and there are plenty of quality brands available at bargains through most major retailers. But sometimes, when money isn’t an issue, parents will purchase the best with no regard to price, and they should rightfully expect perfection in regard to quality.

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New York Retailer H&M Announces Recall of Children’s Water Bottles Over Choking Threat

New York Retailer H&M Announces Recall of Children’s Water Bottles Over Choking Threat

Known mostly for its high end fashion and edgy styles, the retailer H&M found itself in unfamiliar territory today with the announcement of a significant recall. In fact, more than 2,900 children’s water bottles are being recalled by H&M, according to an announcement by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today. The New York-based company has declared that these water bottles could provide a choking hazard and urged consumers to return them immediately for a full refund.

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Jogging Stroller Recalled Over Choking Hazard

Jogging Stroller Recalled Over Choking Hazard

Earlier this month the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada, acting in cooperation with the manufacturer, announced the voluntary recall of certain B.O.B. single and double-seat jogging strollers. This recall will affect approximately 411,700 units sold in the United States and another 27,000 in Canada.

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Children’s clothing brands recalled due to choking hazards

Children’s clothing brands recalled due to choking hazards

Over the past week, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the voluntary recalls of three different brands of children’s clothing, specifically jackets and hooded sweatshirts that have waist and/or neck drawstrings. These jackets and sweatshirts pose a choking and suffocation threat to young children, and the CPSC as well as the respective manufacturers urge all consumers to stop using these brands immediately to avoid any possible injuries. As of yet, there have been no reported injuries caused by any of the recalled jackets or sweatshirts.

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