Monday, September 29, 2008

New York Children's Product Safety and Recall Effectiveness Act of 2008

Earlier this month, New York Governor, David Patterson, signed into law the Children’s Product Safety and Recall Effectiveness Act of 2008. This law prevents recalled and defective toys and juvenile products from sitting on store shelves and will keep potentially dangerous products out of children’s hands. With all the CPSC recalls being voluntary, the stores are not required to stop selling the product. While the larger name store (Toys”R”Us , Target, Wal-Mart, etc) stop selling the products recalled by the CPSC, smaller, independent stores do not necessarily, possibly due to not hearing about the recall. Last summer, while shopping at a beach side souvenir store, I spotted Curious George Tin Pails that had been previously recalled sitting on the shelves to be sold.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Another Crib Recall From Simplicity For a Total of 2.5 Million Simplicity Cribs Recalled in Last Year

According to a article, another 600,000 cribs made by Simplicity are being recalled because the drop side can come off, creating a gap where infants can become trapped and strangled.

Simplicity also made the 900,000 bassinets that retailers recalled nearly three weeks ago after a second infant died in one. The company recalled 1 million cribs in September 2007 because of similar problems with the drop side detaching. That recall was prompted by three deaths.

The models recalled today include the Aspen and Crib N Changer Combo, Gabrielle, Camille, Providence and Shenandoah models sold between January 2005 and August 2008.

The now-defunct Simplicity is owned by SFCA which continues to sell cribs and other children's furniture under the Simplicity name. In August, the CPSC issued a warning about the Simplicity bassinets because SFCA refused to do a recall. The company has said it did not assume legal responsibility for products made previously by Simplicity when it purchased the firm's assets in April. Retailers later agreed to carry out the bassinet recall and agreed to do today's recall as well. SFCA is cooperating with retailers in carrying out today's recall.

Consumers should return their cribs to the store where they bought them to receive a refund or store credit.

Click below for a link to the original washington post article.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

We Have Crossed the Million Mark for Remote Controlled Helicopter Toys Recalled in 2008

Today the CPSC added another 78,000 Remote Controlled Helicopters to the 2008 toy recall list making the total remote controlled helicopters recalled for 2008 over 1 MILLION!

Today the Protocol Remote Controlled Mini Helicopter made in China was recalled due to reports of the rechargeable battery overheating and causing the helicopter to melt. The reports included one consumer whose fingertip was burned in the overheating.

These helicopters were sold in retail stores nationwide from October to December 2007.
I don't know about you but my son will NOT be receiving a remote controlled helicopter for Christmas!