Choking, Laceration, and Fall Hazards Lead CPSC to Recall Tumblekin Toys, Bumbleride Indie Indie Twin Strollers, and Carters Watch the Wear Bodysuits and Sleep n Play Garments
Unfortunately, unsafe products continue to cause injury and deaths to children. Just this month, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a number of recalls of kids’ products because of the hazards that they pose.
Last week the CPSC recalled about 31,000 Tumblekins Toys that could cause laceration and choking injuries. All Tumblekins play sets and toy vehicles are included in the recall. The federal safety agency is concerned that the toys can break into small, sharp pieces that can easily cut a child or may be easy for him/her to swallow.
The distributor of these toys is International Playthings LLC. The manufacturer is Lishui Treetoys Trading Co. Ltd. There has so far been one report of a toy breaking up into small pieces. There are no reports of injuries so far.
Whenever a manufacturer or distributor acts right away to notify the government about a product defect so that an immediate recall can be made, lives may have been saved and injuries prevented. Unfortunately, not all companies may know of a safety defect until many people have already gotten hurt. Some manufacturers may even delay reporting the hazard in order to keep making money.
Earlier this month, the CPSC recalled about 28,000 Bumbleride Indie & Indie Twin Strollers over worries that the front wheel of the stroller may crack, causing the stroller to tip and the child seated to sustain fall injuries, including head injuries. So far, 36 incidents involving the front wheel cracking have been reported. Two reports noted that the stroller tripped over, causing the riders to sustain minor injuries. The CPSC, in cooperation with importer Bumbleride Inc., is asking consumers to stop using these twin strollers right away.
Also this month, the CPSC, in cooperation with manufacturer and importer Weeplay Kids LLC, recalled about 128,000 Carter’s Watch the Wear Bodysuits and Sleep ‘n Play Garments because the detachable snaps on the clothing’s fabric could pose a potential choking hazard to young children and babies. Fortunately, no one appears to have gotten hurt by clothing defect so far, but there have been about 30 reports of the snaps coming off the garments.
Considering that young children and babies are known to be more at risk of choking–infants and toddlers, especially are prone to put things in their mouth while unaware that they may be endangering themselves should they swallow. Our products liability lawyers are here to help children and their families recover the child injury compensation that they are owed.
Tumblekins Toys Recalled by International Playthings Due to Choking and Laceration Hazards, CPSC, February 16, 2012
Recall of Bumbleride Indie & Indie Twin Strollers, ABC Local, February 3, 2012
128,000 Carter’s infant bodysuits and garments recalled for choking dangers, Consumer Reports, February 3, 2012
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Consumer Groups Coalition Ask CPSC to Recall Bumbo Baby Seat, Product Liability Law Blog, February 7, 2012
Clothing Defects: Apparel Industry Must Follow Standards for Children’s Loungewear and Sleepwear, Says CPSC, Product Liability Law Blog, January 18, 2012
Can Loud Toys Impair Children’s Hearing?, Product Liability Law Blog, January 12, 2012