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Nap Nanny Manufacturers Deny The CPSC’s Mandatory Recall

Nap Nanny Manufacturers Deny The CPSC’s Mandatory Recall

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission raised a great deal of eyebrows two weeks ago when it announced that four major retailers had voluntarily agreed to recall more than 150,000 Nap Nanny children’s recliners. Manufactured by Baby Matters LLC, these Nap Nanny recliners had been the subject of an investigation by the CPSC after at least 22 reports of children falling from the seats, and Baby Matters officials admitted during a 2010 recall of approximately 30,000 seats that the company was aware of one death that had been linked to the Nap Nanny. Since then, though, at least four more deaths have been associated with these chairs, resulting in this major recall.

Involved in the CPSC’s announcement were Amazon, Buy Buy Baby, Diapers.com and Toys R Us, as it was reported that Baby Matters “is unable or unwilling to participate in the recall.” This was just the third time in 11 years that the CPSC had declared a mandatory recall, as standard recalls are usually joint efforts between the commission and the manufacturers. Now, because this is such a unique situation, officials from Baby Matters are seeking a dismissal of this recall, because they believe that it is “a vehicle to give the commission leverage to strong-arm a complete recall without having to prove its case,” according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Most notably, Baby Matters founder Leslie Gudel has taken umbrage with this statement from the CPSC’s recall report: “It is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.” In a statement from Gudel and Baby Matters, the company insists that such a statement is “materially false, misleading and deceptive” and that such a statement only applies to products that require a voluntary corrective action. The CPSC corrected its original release in this regard; however, stated the Baby Matters complaint: “In an apparent intentional act to manipulate the news cycle, the commission waited until approximately 6:30 p.m. to correct its on-line version of the press release – after the news of the press release had achieved maximum impact.”

As with any complaint, according to Consumerist, the CPSC will “will be responding to the Nap Nanny’s filing as appropriate and any response will be available for viewing on the public docket.”

Product Recalls: Consumer Product Safety Commission Announces Multiple Kids Product Recalls Over Various Dangers

Product Recalls: Consumer Product Safety Commission Announces Multiple Kids Product Recalls Over Various Dangers

In the event that miniature ottomans might be the hottest item on every child’s Christmas list this year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has some bad news for parents that are currently shopping for high end toddler furniture. Minnesota-based Trend Lab LLC has recalled approximately 16,850 children’s upholstered toddler chairs over concerns that the staples used in the seams of the fabric could come loose and cause lacerations and even choking.

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CPSC Study Suggests New Technology for Portable Gas Generators

CPSC Study Suggests New Technology for Portable Gas Generators

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous gas that may be released by appliances such as heating systems, cooling systems, or certain types of generators. CO is odorless, and it is nicknamed the “silent killer.” It does not offer any warning for its victims. The “silent killer” may incapacitate or kill a fully-grown adult within minutes. Since portable gas generators became popular in 1999, carbon monoxide deaths have risen steadily.

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Honda, CPSC announce recall of 200,000 ATV models

Honda, CPSC announce recall of 200,000 ATV models

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and American Honda Motor Company have announced the voluntary recall of a number of various models of the 2004 and 2005 FourTrax All-Terrain Vehicles. More than 200,000 varying models have been recalled by the Torrance, California-based company due to problems with steering rods. Twenty-seven reports have been received by Honda in regard to the separation of steering rods, a mechanical and structural defect that can lead to loss of control of the ATV, and serious accidents resulting in severe injury or even death.

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CPSC announces largest crib recall in U.S. history

CPSC announces largest crib recall in U.S. history

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced last week the largest recall of child cribs in American history. More than 1.2 million drop-side cribs have been recalled in the U.S., as well as an additional 1 million in Canada, due to at least four cases of suffocation that have been reported. These young children were killed due to part of the crib that slides up and down, supposedly allowing easier access for the parents to remove the children.

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