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Monday, February 27, 2012

February 2012 consumer product recalls

February 2012 consumer product recalls

February 2012 consumer product recalls - The Department of Consumer Protection issued an advisory to consumers about two product recalls that involve young children’s products.The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Weeplay Kids LLC, of New York, N.Y., has announced a voluntary recall of about 128,000 Carter’s brand “Watch the Wear” Bodysuits and “Sleep ‘n Play” Garments. According to a release issued by the DPC, the snaps can detach from the fabric of the garment, posing a choking hazard to infants and young children, and the company firm has received approximately 30 reports of snaps detaching from the garments. No injuries have been reported.
The Carter’s brand garments are pastel blue, pink and yellow, and packaged as solids, stripes and patterns. They are sold in packages of two, three or five.

These items were sold at Big Lots, Kids Place, National Stores and other retailers nationwide from November 2010 through August 2011 for about $4 to $9. Consumers should immediately discontinue use of garments and contact Weeplay to receive free replacement garments, at toll-free at (888) 226-2200 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday or by e-mail at info@weeplaykids.com.

In addition 28,000 Bumbleride brand Indie and Indie Twin Strollers are being jointly recalled by the CPSC and Bumbleride, Inc. of San Diego, Calif., because the front wheel on some models can break at the axle hub, causing the stroller to tip. There have been 36 such incidents, including two reports of the stroller tipping over resulting in minor injuries.

The recalled Bumbleride strollers are model numbers I-107, I-110 and I-205 with a DOM (Date of Manufacture) from January 2009 through August 2011, sold in multiple colors. The DOM is on a white rectangular sticker affixed to the side of the seat frame. The recalled Indie Twin strollers are model numbers IT-108, IT-111, and IT-305 with a DOM from January 2009 through August 2011, sold in multiple colors. The DOM can be found on a white sticker affixed to the underside of the handle.

The recalled strollers were sold at Buy Buy Baby and other baby product stores nationwide, online at Bumbleride.com, and other online retailers between January 2009 and January 2012 for between $500 and $700.

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