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Snowshoes May Break During Use; L.L. Bean Recalls 3,000

Snowshoes May Break During Use; L.L. Bean Recalls 3,000

Snowshoes are designed to redistribute a person’s weight over an area greater than their shoe size so they can traverse snow without sinking or getting stuck. But if the material cannot hold the weight of the operator the snowshoe can break and make it even harder to travel over snowy conditions. After learning of at least four reports of the plastic material breaking in their snowshoes, L.L. Bean has recalled around 3,000 pairs that could cause “a fall hazard to users.” At the time of the recall no injuries were reported. (more…)

Walt Disney Parks Recall 15,000 Unsafe Minnie & Mickey Mouse Infant Hoodies

Walt Disney Parks Recall 15,000 Unsafe Minnie & Mickey Mouse Infant Hoodies

Disney Recalls 15,000 Minnie & Mickey Mouse Infant Hoodies Potentially dangerous sweatshirts made for infants, sold exclusively by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, have been recalled by U.S. authorities over concerns that “the snaps on the hoodies can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.” The 15,000 sweatshirts, with a three-snap closure, were manufactured […]

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The Children’s Place Recalls Approximately 38,000 Children’s Pajamas

The Children’s Place Recalls Approximately 38,000 Children’s Pajamas

Children’s pajamas must meet rigorous federal flammability standards in order to ensure they are as safe as possible. Many clothing items meant for children have been found to violate these standards. When this occurs, often a company will voluntarily recall the offending product. Last month, Klever Kids voluntarily recalled approximately 7,000 pajama sets and nightgowns because the products failed to follow federal flammability standards for sleepwear.

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Klever Kids Recalls About 7,000 Pajamas Due to Flammability Standard Violation

Klever Kids Recalls About 7,000 Pajamas Due to Flammability Standard Violation

Certain products sold in the United States must meet rigorous flammability standards put in place by the CPSC. If these standards are not met, then the CPSC will take action. In January, Mattress Cloud Inc. had to recall approximately 1,400 mattresses because they did not meet the open flame standard for mattresses. Like mattresses, children’s sleepwear must pass tests and be flame resistant and able to self-extinguish if it catches on fire.

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Renaissance Imports Recalls About 5,000 Girls Boots Due to Laceration Hazard

Renaissance Imports Recalls About 5,000 Girls Boots Due to Laceration Hazard

One of the main functions of clothing and apparel is to provide the wearer increased protection from environmental conditions. Unfortunately, sometimes apparel is manufactured with flawed pieces that could actually harm whoever is wearing the article of clothing. Last week, 5 Star Kids recalled about 48,000 children’s jackets because the drawstrings posed a strangulation hazard.

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Children’s Apparel Network Recalls Over 9,000 Girl’s Outfits Due To Entrapment Risk

Children’s Apparel Network Recalls Over 9,000 Girl’s Outfits Due To Entrapment Risk

Parents take extensive measures to keep their children safe and out of harm’s way.  Last week, the Consumer Product Safety Commission warned parents and other consumers about the recall of approximately three million sets of Buckyball Magnets due to serious ingestion hazards.  Although children’s toys are commonly recalled for potential dangers, even some apparel pieces can put children in danger, as is apparent with a re

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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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