Be on alert for these recalls, including strollers, chairs, sleigh beds, and trampolines, to protect your kids from fall and choking hazards, entrapment and strangulation, and cuts, etc.
Recent recalls include:
- Kolcraft Contours Options LT Tandem Strollers - there have been at least "six reports of front caster wheels breaking and two reports of the basket's support screws and nuts detaching"
- Peg Perego Venezia and Pliko-P3 strollers - these strollers, made between January 2004 and September 2007, pose a risk of entrapment and strangulation. According to the CPSC, "a 6-month-old baby boy from Tarzana, Calif. died of strangulation after his head was trapped between the seat and the tray of his Peg Perego stroller in 2004," and another infant nearly strangled in 2006.
- Downeast Concepts Folding Beach Chairs - these chairs have "have exposed, sharp metal rivets, posing a laceration hazard," which led to a toddler cutting her forehead and needing stitches.
- Samuel Lawrence Furniture Sleigh Beds - the headboard or footboard of these beds can detach, leading to fall hazards.
- Alex Little Jumpers Trampolines - kids can fall because the handlebar on these trampolines can break.
- Troxel Flexible Flyer Swing Sets - at least 13 kids have been injured when the see saw seats broke away in these swing sets.
The CPSC also recently took action against Maxfield & Oberton Holdings LLC, the makers of Buckyballs and Buckycubes, because of ongoing harm to children from ingested magnets. Even after recalls, warnings, and a safety alert about magnets over the last several years, children continue to be harmed by these products.
A report from the CPSC that at least 90 children have drowned in swimming pools since Memorial Day and that there have been an additional 106 near-drownings, should have parents on alert too.