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Target Recalls Strollers, Benches, and Scooters Due To Fall Hazards

Target Recalls Strollers, Benches, and Scooters Due To Fall Hazards

Product Safety News: Target Recalls Strollers, Benches, and Scooters

After receiving 26 reports of children sustaining injuries from one of their products, Britax Child Safety Inc. has announced the recall of 717,000 strollers in North America. At the time of the recall Britax told the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that they’ve found 1,337 strollers that contain a “damaged Click & Go receiver mount.” The mounts, manufactured in China, allow the stroller to be converted into a car seat. But if not working properly they can cause the seat to disconnect from the stroller and fall to the ground with no warning. Of the 26 children who fell, there were alleged bruises, cuts, scrapes, and incidents of head traumas.

The recall affects more than a hundred models of Britax’s “B-Agile” and “BOB Motion” strollers (to check your model number see below) sold at Target and other nationwide retailers including Babies R Us and online at Amazon.com. The model number can be located on the stroller’s metal frame by the back wheel in single strollers and on the underside in double strollers. The recalled products were sold for $250 to $470 between May 2011 and February 2017.

Previous Target Recalls

Earlier this month Target recalled around 1,300 of their Threshold patio benches over concerns that they can “collapse while in use, posing a fall hazard to consumers.” The aluminum and steel benches were sold as a standalone and as part of a six-piece set exclusively at Target stores and on Target.com between January 2016 and July 2016.  The benches were sold for $150 and the set was around $1,000. Target told the CPSC that consumers can return the bench for a refund. In January 2017, Target also recalled 8,000 electronic scooters made for children because a joint connecting the wheel and axle could allegedly disconnect leading to another fall hazard.

Owners of a recalled Britax stroller are being told to immediately stop using the “Click & Go” receiver mounts. According to Britax, once the mount is discarded the stroller or car seat can be used safely as independent units. Consumers with an affected stroller are being instructed to contact Britax for a free repair kit.

To contact Britax call: (844) 227-0300 or email: stroller.recall@britax.com

To see if your Britax stroller model number has been recalled see: https://us.britax.com/service-support/recall-sites/click-go-recall-site/

To contact Target call: (800) 440-0680

 

Wal-Mart Recalls More than 70,000 Card Table Sets Due to Amputation & Fall Hazards

Wal-Mart Recalls More than 70,000 Card Table Sets Due to Amputation & Fall Hazards

Target and Wal-Mart are two of the largest retailers in the United States. Both retailers have had their fair share of controversy as well. For instance, Target had a security breach involving customer credit card information during the holidays, and Wal-Mart recently came under fire for allegedly selling fox meat instead of donkey meat in China. Both Target and Wal-Mart have also had a few products recalled in their stores.

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Mervin Manufacturing Recalls 8,000 GNU Snowboard Bindings Due To Fall Hazard

Mervin Manufacturing Recalls 8,000 GNU Snowboard Bindings Due To Fall Hazard

Sports are an incredibly popular pastime in the United States, and individuals often must rely on equipment to keep them safe while playing sports. Earlier this year, Specialized Bicycle Components announced a recall of about 12,200 bicycles because the steerer tube in the front carbon fork could break. Other major bicycle brands have issued recalls similar to this one in previous years. If a carbon bike or part fails suddenly, the rider may suffer serious injuries.

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Lea Industries Recalls Over 63,000 Children’s Beds Due To Fall Hazard

Lea Industries Recalls Over 63,000 Children’s Beds Due To Fall Hazard

Families are constantly on the lookout to keep their children safe from dangers. Hazards, however, can be found inside homes, and it can be especially concerning when children’s products can put them at risk for injury or death. Earlier this week, Powell Company recalled approximately 6,300 Anywhere Lounger Bean Bag Chairs due to a suffocation and strangulation hazard. The chairs may not have a permanent zipper closure, and as such

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Don’t Get Hurt at Work: True Innovations Recalls Office Chairs

Don’t Get Hurt at Work: True Innovations Recalls Office Chairs

On September 13, 2012, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that True Innovations is voluntarily recalling 8,400 Realspace Soho Prestigio High-Back Leather Chairs. The office chairs, manufactured in China, were imported by Office Depot of Boca Raton, Florida. Reports indicate that defective Prestigio High-Back Leather Chairs may present a fall or injury hazard to consumers.

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Baby Carrier Recalled, Posed Fall Hazard

Baby Carrier Recalled, Posed Fall Hazard

Last week the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall for certain LittleLife Discoverer Child Carriers. According to the recall announcement, these carriers were sold to consumers “without bolts that attach the carrier’s main frame to the metal stand,” which could allow the carrier to “disconnect from the stand and fall backwards, posing a fall hazard to a child in the carrier.”

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