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Health Alerts: Portable chairs, sleepwear, mattresses, and more :

January 17, 2018

Safety changes for kids’ portable folding chairs, stools

Many families take portable folding chairs and stools to outdoor athletic events, picnics and the beach. For young children, having a right-sized seat makes them feel grown up and comfortable.

But the seats also have caused pinched or amputated fingers, bruises and injuries from tipping over. Since 2003, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has received 105 reports of injuries. Because of this, the commission has created safety guidance that companies will begin using later this year.

The commission also is advising families to keep safety in mind when their children use portable folding chairs and stools.

  • Do not allow children to fold or unfold chairs and stools. Keep fingers away from moving parts when setting up or collapsing chairs.
  • Before a child sits, make sure the chair is safe. Children should never sit in unlocked folding chairs.
  • Make sure the folding chair is child-sized — 15 inches high or less. At this height, most children can get in and out without help.

Report any injuries to http://www.saferproducts.gov.


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 atwww.SaferProducts.gov. A searchable food and medical product recall database is available atwww.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm.

Children’s sleepwear

Units: About 26,800

Hazard: The pajama sets do not meet flammability standards for children’s sleepwear and can catch fire easily.

Description:Recalled are 100% polyester pajama sets that include a printed long-sleeve shirt, pants and a solid color robe that has matching printed lapels and cuffs. “Bass Pro Shops” is on the back of the neck of the shirt and robe and at the back of the pants. Each garment also has a sewn-in side label printed with “RN number 74747.” Another sewn-in label has PO# 3515 or 3516, a style number and 1-800-BASS PRO. Only style numbers 6904536 through 6904543 that also have a label identifying PO# 3515 or 3516 are recalled.

Sold exclusively at: Bass Pro Shops stores, catalog and online at basspro.com from October 2016 through August 2017 for about $25.

Remedy: Contact Wohali for a prepaid shipping label to return the pajamas in exchange for a Bass Pro gift card.

Contact: Call 833-282-0442 or email cs@wohalioutdoors.com.



Mattresses

Units:About 6,200

Hazard:The mattresses fail to meet the mandatory federal flammability standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard.

Description: Basic 6-inch and Basic 8-inch models of Home Life mattresses sold in twin, full, queen and king sizes are ivory with tan and gray. “Made For: Superior Importers Company, 502 Jersey Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901” is printed on a white tag on the mattress.

Sold exclusively at: Amazon.com from May 2016 through May 2017 for $50 to $150.

Remedy: Stop using the mattress and contact Superior Importers or the place of purchase for a mattress cover to bring the mattress into compliance with the federal standard.

Contact: Call 833-502-2500, email Superiorimporters@gmail.com or visit http://www.superiorimporters.com/contact.cfm.


Children’s toilet step stools

Units: About 2,400

Hazard: The top removable step (hat) on the children’s toilet step stools can fall off while a child is standing on it, which can cause a child to be injured or fall.

Description: Recalled are SquattyPottymus children’s toilet step stools used to help a child reach a toilet seat. The plastic step stools were sold individually or in a set that included a toilet seat and decorative stickers. The step stool looks like a gray hippopotamus with blue or purple eyes. It has a height-adjusting aqua blue hat top step and cut-outs that function as handles on each side.

Sold at: Online at squattypotty.com and Amazon.com from September through November 2017 for about $50.

Remedy: Stop using the step stools until you remove the hat. Contact Squatty Potty for instructions on returning the hat portion for a $10 refund.

Contact: Call 855-628-1099, email recall@squattypotty.com or visit https://www.squattypotty.com/press/.


Bean bag chair covers

Units: About 1,200

Hazard: Children can open the zippers on the bean bag chair covers, crawl inside, become trapped, suffocate or choke on the chair’s foam beads.

Description: The recalled Comfort Research’s Ultra Lounge bean bag chair cover is a natural polyester Sherpa, teardrop-shaped cover with two zippers. They were sold without foam bead filling. Sewn-in tags include: “id COLORS” on the front and “RN48711” on the back; UPC label code “PO#12991” or “PO#13539” on the front; and care and use instructions and a warning notice.

Sold at: Kroger, Meijer and Shopko from April through August 2017 for $30 to $40.

Remedy: Take away from children and contact the company for a refund.

Contact: Call 844-578-8933 or visit http://comfortresearch.com/safetyrecalls/.


Bicycles

Units: About 1,300

Hazard: The brake cable housing was not attached properly. Brakes could fail and cause a crash.

Description: Recalled are all model year 2018 Altitude, Instinct and Pipeline carbon fiber and aluminum bicycles sold in different colors. The model name is printed on a sticker on the top tube of the bicycles. Rocky Mountain is printed on the down tube.

Sold at: Rocky Mountain bicycle dealers nationwide from June through November 2017 for $2,600 to $7,300.

Remedy: Contact an authorized Rocky Mountain dealer for inspection and repair.

Contact: Call 866-522-2803, email info@bikes.com or visit www.bikes.com.


Toddler beds

Units: About 75

Hazard: The headboard can disconnect from the bed frame and fall onto the bed, trapping the child.

Description: Land of Nod’s Nook toddler beds have a green and gray headboard and gray footboard. SKU number “404485” is on a label attached to the headboard and footboard.

Sold at: The Land of Nod stores nationwide and online from May 2015 through September 2017 for about $500.

Remedy: Stop using the bed and contact Land of Nod for a refund.

Contact: Call 800-933-9904 or visit https://www.landofnod.com/customer-service/recall/.

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