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Health Alerts: Strollers, scooters, and more recalled :

January 18, 2017

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.

Strollers

Units: About 29,400

Hazard: A gap in the stroller’s folding side hinge can pinch and cut a caregiver’s hand during unfolding. The stroller also can fold unexpectedly during use, putting children and caregivers at risk of injury and falling.

Description: Recalled are gb Qbit lightweight strollers for children up to 50 pounds. The strollers have four sets of two wheels, a five-point harness restraint system, reclining seat, storage basket, removable cup holder and travel storage bag. The strollers also can be used as a travel system with infant carriers. The strollers are black with an accent color. Strollers with the following model numbers are recalled: 10AW1G-AQU2U, 10AW1G-RAS2U, 10AW1G-WHT2U, 10AW1G-CHA4U and 10AW1G-CIR5U.

Sold at: Babies R US and other retail stores nationwide and Albeebaby.com, Amazon.com, Dmartstores.com, Medbroad.com and other online retailers from May 2015 through November 2016 for about $180.

Remedy: Contact the company for a replacement stroller.

Contact: Call 888-591-5540 or visit www.ariachild.com.

 

Christmas tins

Units: About 5,000

Hazard: The tin’s music sound chip can separate and expose button batteries, which cause internal burns immediately after being swallowed. In addition, children can choke on the batteries.

Description: Figi’s Companies Christmas Wishes Tins are metal, have a red lid and a white base painted with a Christmas tree and winter snow scene. A music sound chip is in an envelope on the underside of the lid. The sound chip contains three button batteries.

Sold at: Online at www.figis.com and www.birchlandmarket.com and through Figi’s companies and Birchland Market mail-order catalogs from October through December 2016 for about $40.

Remedy: Contact the firm for a refund.

Contact: Call 800-437-3817 or visit www.figis.com or www.birchlandmarket.com.

 

Chicken toy

Units: About 2,700

Hazard: The toys contain small eggs, and the chicken can break into small plastic pieces, which children can choke on.

Description: This recall involves the Bump 'N Go Walking Egg Laying Chicken with light, sound and music. The battery-powered yellow chicken includes three white plastic eggs that are placed into the back of the chicken and then released from the bottom. “QQ Chicken” is printed on the wing. A small, yellow chicken sits on the chicken’s back.

Sold at: Online at Amazon.com and Bingo Deal’s website www.prextex.com from July 2015 through June 2016 for about $20.

Remedy: Contact Bingo Deals for a refund.

Contact: Call 888-429-1679, email Recall@prextex.com or visit www.prextex.com.

 

Menorahs

Units: About 2,600

Hazard: The menorahs can melt when the candles are burning, posing a fire hazard.

Description: This recall involves clear acrylic Hanukkah menorahs in a pyramid design. Model number 240-14-0169 and a barcode can be found on a white label on the side of the menorah.

Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide from October 2015 through December 2015 for about $20.

Remedy: Return to Target for a refund.

Contact: Call 800-440-0680 or visit www.target.com.

 

Hoverboards 

Units: 1,900

Hazard: The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of smoking, catching fire and/or exploding

Description: This recall involves Orbit brand self-balancing scooters/hoverboards. The hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium ion battery packs. Orbit brand hoverboards were sold in black, blue, gold, green, red and white. “Orbit” is printed on a black sticker on the underside of the hoverboard.

Sold at: Evine’s televised shopping programs and online at evine.com in December 2015 for about $300.

Remedy: Contact World Trading to exchange the hoverboard for a UL-certified replacement hoverboard.

Contact: World Trading toll-free at 877-498-8697 or email support@worldtrading23.com.

 

Playground slides

Units: About 1,300

Hazard: The weld between the slide bedway and sidewall can crack and separate. A child’s fingers can get caught in the space and be cut or cut off.

Description: The stainless steel slides have single and double bedways. Welds on both sides of the slide attach the bedway to the sidewalls, and the welds run continuously from the top to the bottom. There are no identifying marks on the slides.

Sold at: Independent distributors to parks, schools and municipalities from November 2000 through October 2016 for $1,500 to $4,000.

Remedy: Playworld is offering replacement slides and installation and providing a temporary barrier to keep children off the slide.

Contact: Call 800‐233‐8404, email info@playworld.com or visit https://playworld.com

 

Scooters

Units: About 520

Hazard: The front wheels of the scooter can detach, and riders can fall.

Description: Joyrider three-wheeled scooters for children have a low, foot-gripping deck, multicolored handgrips and an adjustable metal T-bar handle. The scooters are made of metal and plastic and come in a variety of colors. The tracking label sticker found on the back of the scooter has number G20140423. Model numbers found on the bottom of the scooter base are GT5048R, GT5110R, GT5121R, GT5124R, GT5125R, GT5122R, GT5117R and GT5123R.

Sold at: Online at Amazon.com from October 2014 through January 2016 for about $80 and at Zulily.com from June 2014 through July 2015 for about $50.

Remedy: Contact GLOPO for a repair kit.

Contact: Call 855-965-1704 or visit www.GlopoUsa.com.

 

Denim jackets

Units: About 500

Hazard: The metal snaps on the jackets can come off, and children can choke on them.

Description: Recalled are Tea Collection Inc. children’s knit blue denim jackets with metal buttons and snaps. A tag sewn inside the neck reads “Tea.” The jackets were sold in sizes XS to XL (sizes 2 through 12).

Sold at: Specialty and other stores nationwide from August through December 2016 for about $60.

Remedy: Contact company for a refund.

Contact: Call 866-374-8747, email service@teacollection.com or visit www.teacollection.com.

 

Clarification on infant sleep Parent Plus 

The Parent Plus “Steer clear of crib bumpers, other unsafe infant sleep products” (January issue, page 29) included an incorrect statement.

The corrected statement should read: “Parents should use caution when buying products that claim to reduce the risk of SIDS. Wedges and positioners have not been shown to reduce the risk of SIDS.”

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