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Health Alerts: Car seats, strollers, drums and more recalled :

February 18, 2016
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed. Consumers can submit reports of harm to CPSC’s searchable online product safety database at www.SaferProducts.gov. A searchable food and medical product recall database is available at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm.

Car seats

Units: About 71,000 units

Hazard: The car seat carry handle can break, allowing the seat to fall unexpectedly.

Description: This recall involves Britax B-Safe 35 and B-Safe 35 Elite infant car seat and travel systems manufactured between Oct. 1, 2014, and July 1, 2015. The product can be used as a rear-facing-only car seat and as an infant carrier. Model numbers and the date of manufacture are printed on a label at the back of the infant car seat/carrier shell. Recalled are B-Safe 35 (E9LU65M, E9LU65P, E9LU63F, E9LU66R, E9LS63F, EXLU65M), B-Safe 35 Elite (E9LS55T, E9LS56P, E9LS55U, E9LS66C, E9LS65U) and B-Safe 35 Travel System (S914900, S915400, S915200, S921900, S01635200).

Sold at: Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby, Target and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Diapers.com and other online retailers from November 2014 to January 2016 for $210 to $250.

Remedy: Stop carrying the car seat by the handle until the repair is installed. Those who registered products will automatically receive a free repair kit. To register to receive a repair kit or verify registration, visit www.bsafe35recall.com. Car seats can be used when secured in a vehicle or on a stroller.

Contact: Call 800-683-2045, email Britax.Recall@britax.com or visit www.us.Britax.com.

 

Strollers

Units: About 49,000

Hazard: The foam padding on the stroller’s arm bar can come off if the child bites the arm bar, and the child can choke on the pieces.

Description: Recalled are Britax B-Ready strollers and B-Ready replacement top seats that were sold separately. The stroller’s model number and date of manufacture are printed on a label on the stroller’s frame between the front wheels or on the inside frame that connects to the back right wheel. The replacement top seat’s model number and date of manufacture are printed on a black label on the right side tube above the adjuster button, under the fabric cover. Recalled are B-Ready Strollers (U281767, U281768, U281771, U281772, U281773, U281774, U281784, U281792, U281793, U281794, U281795, U281796, U281797) and B-Ready replacement top seats (S845600, S845700, S845800, S845900, S855000, S855100, S856600, S870200, S870300, S870600). Dates of manufacture span April 1, 2010 (2010/04/01) through Dec. 31, 2012 (2012/12/31).

Sold at: Babies R Us, buybuy Baby, Target and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Diapers.com and other websites from April 2010 through January 2016 for about $500 for the stroller. The replacement top seats were sold by Britax from April 2010 through January 2016 for about $150.

Remedy: Remove the arm bar from recalled strollers and replacement top seats and contact Britax for a free black, zippered arm bar cover and a warning label to apply to the strollers and replacement top seats. Strollers can be used without the arm bar.

Contact: Call Britax at 800-683-2045, email Britax.Recall@britax.com or visit www.us.britax.com.

 

Balance bikes

Units: About 29,000

Hazard: Overinflated tires can cause the wheel rims to crack and send pieces of plastic flying, which can cut consumers.

Description: This recall includes all Chillafish BMXie, Chillafish Jack and Chillafish Josie balance bikes designed for children ages 2 to 5. They have no pedals or chains. BMXie bikes are made of plastic and have an adjustable seat and removable foot support. Bikes were sold in blue, lime green, pink, red and yellow. Item reference number CPMX01BLU, CPMX01LIM, CPMX01PIN, CPMX01RED or CPMX01YEL is on a label on the bottom of the bike frame. Jack and Josie bikes have steel frames and an adjustable seat. Jack bikes were sold in a black and orange color scheme with flames on the cross tube and item reference number CPJJ02BLA on a label on the bottom of the bike frame. Josie bikes were sold in a white and pink color scheme with flowers on the cross tube and item reference number CPJJ02WHI on a label on the bottom of the bike frame.

Sold at: Sam’s Club stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Target.com and ToysRUs.com from November 2013 through November 2015 for $55 to $80.

Remedy: Do not use the bikes until the tires are deflated to a pressure at or below 32 psi. Contact Chillafish for tires that do not need to be inflated.

Contact: Call 888-666-7689 or visit www.chillafish.com.

 

Toy drums and drumsticks

Units: About 2,000 tongue drums and 1,300 drumstick sets

Hazard: The rubber ball on the drumsticks can come off, and children can choke on it.

Description: Recalled are LATTJO Tongue Drum and LATTJO Drumstick sets. The drum comes with a mallet with a turquoise painted handle and black rubber ball on the end. IKEA and LATTJO are printed on a label on the bottom of the drum. The drumstick set includes two drumsticks, two brushes and two mallets with black rubber balls on the ends. The set was sold in a turquoise pouch with a red and white striped fabric panel in the center. IKEA and LATTJO are printed on a label attached to the pouch.

Sold exclusively at: IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from November to December 2015 for about $10 for the tongue drum and $15 for the drumstick set.

Remedy: Return to IKEA for a refund.

Contact: Call 888-966-4532 or visit www.ikea-usa.com.

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