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Burlington Basket Bassinets Recalled

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Burlington Basket Co. have issued a recall for 500,000 of the brand’s bassinets after 10 of them collapsed, reports Consumer Ally on WalletPop.com.

According to Mitch Lipka at Consumer Ally, “the CPSC said if the cross-bracing rails aren’t locked into position, the bassinets can collapse.” So far there have been two injuries reported, including a bruise to the head and a bruised shoulder.

If you have purchased a Burlington Basket bassinet that made before June 2010 that has folding legs attached to the basket with white plastic pins, you should stop use immediately.

For more important details on this story, including what to do if you’ve purchased one of the recalled bassinets, see Mitch Lipka’s full Consumer Ally report. Be sure to keep up with the very latest on recalls with our helpful Recall Finder on Parents.com.

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phil&teds Jogging Strollers Recalled After Serious Injuries

Friday, January 21st, 2011

philted-strollerThe U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada announced today that phil&teds USA is recalling nearly 30,000 jogging strollers after three serious injuries, including a finger that was cut off, reports Consumer Ally on WalletPop.com.

According to Mitch Lipka at Consumer Ally, “the CPSC said when someone is opening or closing the phil&teds strollers they can get a finger caught in the hinge.”

The recall includes the sport v2 and classic v1 models that were sold from from May 2008 through July 2010 for $350-$450.

For more important details on this story, including what to do if you’ve purchased one of the recalled strollers, see Mitch Lipka’s full Consumer Ally report. Be sure to keep up with the very latest on recalls with our helpful Recall Finder on Parents.com.

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Nearly All Crib Models Unsafe Under New Gov’t Standards

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission voted today in favor of banning the use and manufacturing of drop-side cribs, while also announcing the enforcement of new safety regulations regarding the making of all cribs—which has the effect of deeming just about every existing make and model unsafe, reports Consumer Ally on WalletPop.com.

According to Mitch Lipka at Consumer Ally, “Manufacturers and retailers have six months to comply with the rules after they are published, which could at least temporarily drive up costs for cribs.”

Malfunctioning hardware in drop-side cribs has been blamed in the deaths of at least 50 infants and toddlers over the past decade, and in recent years around 10 million cribs have been recalled, Lipka reports. As you might imagine, the new regulations established today were in the works a long time and will hopefully put young children on a much safer track when it comes to sleep. (And as always, heeding experts’ advice on how to put your baby down to sleep can go a long way to preventing SIDS deaths.)

Keep up with the very latest on recalls with our helpful Recall Finder and for more details on this story and helpful sleep safety tips, see Mitch Lipka’s full Consumer Ally report.

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