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Choking, Entrapment, Fall, and Suffocation Hazards Prompt CPSCs Latest Recalls Involving Children and Infant Products

It’s only the 5th of the month and already the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled more than 140,000 products that pose a child injury risk. The first recall, issued voluntarily with Infantino LLC, involves approximately 40,500 Troy the Activity Trucks. The toy is a possible choking hazard.
The recall comes following 28 reports of the plastic beads detaching from the truck’s bead runs. At least two young children have gagged on the beads. The toy should be taken away from the child immediately. Infantino will provide a free replacement toy to those who ask.
In the recall issued this morning, CPSC and Arm’s Reach Concepts Inc. are recalling approximately 76,000 Infant Bed-Side Sleepers. The announcement about the sleepers comes following several reports of babies falling from the raised mattress onto the bottom of the sleeper or getting entrapped between the side of the sleeper and the edge of the mattress.
The sleeper can become a fall hazard if the fabric liner isn’t securely attached or not in use because that’s when the child is at risk of falling from the raised mattress. Should the baby get entrapped in the side of the sleeper, he/she could suffocate. CPSC wants consumers to stop download assembly instructions from the Arms Reach Web site and make sure that the sleeper is properly configured before allowing a child to use it again.
Also, today, the CPSC and Key Baby LLC recalled about 29,000 Pampers® Natural Stages Infant Ortho and Bulb Pacifiers. These pacifiers are a choking hazard to children. No injuries have been reported so far.
Entrapment, choking, falling, and suffocation are some of the more common causes of child injuries and deaths involving consumer products. Manufacturers are supposed to make sure that their products are free from any defects that could cause serious injuries—especially to infants and young children who usually don’t know how to protect themselves from such hazards.
It is important that you speak with our child injury law firm and request your free consultation. You may have grounds for a products liability case against a negligent manufacturer, seller, or distributor.
Unfortunately sometimes a dangerous or defective product isn’t recalled until after someone has already gotten hurt.
Toy Truck Recalled for Choking Hazard, Chesire Patch, April 4, 2011
Arm’s Reach recalls infant bedside sleepers, ABC Local, April 5, 2011
Key Baby Pampers Natural Stages Infant Ortho and Bulb Stage 1 Pacifiers, Parenting.com, April 5, 2011
Related Web Resources:
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Product Hazards, Kids in Danger
Parenting

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