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Health Alerts: Slap watches, inclined sleepers, strollers, and more recalled

July 1, 2021

Keep babies safe when sleeping

When preparing a safe sleep space for their newborns, parents are faced with many product choices. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) urges parents to be aware of hazards of inclined sleepers.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has received 94 reports of infant deaths related to sleep products. Baby nests, docks, pods, loungers, rockers, nappers and other popular products are not regulated and have no safety standards. However, the CPSC recently agreed to create a mandatory safety standard for all products intended for infant sleep.

The AAP recommends that babies be placed to sleep:

  • On their back until their first birthday.
  • On a firm, flat sleep surface that is separate from adults and others.
  • Without pillows, blankets, soft bedding materials, toys or crib bumpers in the sleep area.

Parents are encouraged to room-share for at least the first six months but should not share a bed with their baby. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3pbMkDp.

 

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 atwww.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm.

 

Slap watches

Units:About 463,000

Hazard:The coin cell battery inside the watches can fall out. Children can swallow or choke on the battery.

Description:Recalled are Wild Republic slap watches with coin cell batteries attached to the silicone bracelet. The watches came in various colors. The watch face includes an animal design or historical figure.

Sold at:Kole Imports, Roer’s Zoofari, Seaquest Interactive Aquarium, other zoos, museums and aquariums and online at WildRepublic.com, Amazon.com and PeluchesCory.com from March 2018 through April 2021 for about $8.

Remedy: Keep the watch out of children’s reach. Contact Wild Republic for a refund.

Contact: Call 800-800-9678, email quality@wildrepublic.com or visit https://bit.ly/3wU9ErE.

 

Inclined sleeper

Units: About 51,000

Hazard: Infants have died while in other manufacturers’ inclined sleep products after rolling from their back to their stomach or side.

Description: Recalled is the inclined sleeper accessory sold with the Kolcraft Cuddle ’n Care 2-in-1 Bassinet & Incline Sleeper and the Kolcraft Preferred Position 2-in-1 Bassinet & Incline Sleeper. Model numbers starting with KB063 or KB061 are on the metal bar between the bassinets’ legs. The inclined sleeper is the only portion recalled.

Sold at: Juvenile product stores and mass merchandisers nationwide from March 2011 through December 2017 for about $140.

Remedy: Stop using the recalled inclined sleeper accessory. Contact Kolcraft for a $35 voucher that can be used on www.Kolcraft.com until Feb. 20, 2022, or a $20 refund. The bassinet can be used without the inclined sleeper accessory.

Contact: Call 800-453-7673, email customerservice@kolcraft.com or visit https://bit.ly/2S3cjAI.

 

Swing sets

Units: About 9,000

Hazard: The attachment connecting the swing hanger to the top tube can fail, and the person on the swing can be injured.

Description: Recalled are Backyard Discovery Big Brutus, Little Brutus and Mini Brutus swing sets with the following manufacture codes: 03/2019-O, 01/2020-T, 02/2020-T, 03/2020-T, 04/2020-T, 05/2020-O and 07/2020-O. The swing sets have a green top tube with white legs and green cross braces.

Sold at: Amazon.com, www.backyarddiscovery.com, Homedepot.com, Lowes.com Wayfair.com and other online retailers from May 2019 through January 2021 for $400 to $570.

Remedy: Stop using the swing sets and contact Backyard Discovery for a repair kit.

Contact: Call 800-856-4445 or visit https://bit.ly/3yYDsFJ.

 

Girls’ puffer jackets

Units: About 3,700

Hazard: The drawstring on the jacket can become caught on playground slides, handrails, school bus doors or other moving objects. Children can be strangled.

Description: Recalled are Arizona Jean Co. “Lilac Smoke” girls’ midweight puffer jackets sold in sizes 4-16 (XXS-XL).

Sold at: JCPenney stores nationwide and at www.jcpenney.com from November 2020 through April 2021 for about $94.

Remedy: Remove the drawstring from the jacket or contact JCPenney for a refund.

Contact: Call 800-322-1189 or visit https://jcp.is/3wTvaNA.

 

Infant sleep bags

Units: About 3,600

Hazard: The size of the neck opening is too large for infants 0 to 6 months. Their head can slip into and be covered by the sleep bag, posing a risk of suffocation.

Description: Recalled are the following names/styles: Dylan & Abby (CL01073); First Wish (CL00824, CL00889 and CL00911); First Wish Organic (CL00981, CL00985 and CL01099); Harry & Me (CL01102); Little Red Caboose (CL00756, CL00882, CL00899, CL00904, CL00905, CL00921, CL00924, CL00986 and CL00987); Piper & Posie (CL00819, CL00923, CL00982, CL01005, CL01006 and CL01007); Sam & Jo (CL00871, CL00890, CL00903, CL00906, CL00983 and CL00984); Sam & Jo Organic (CL01066); Shabby Chic (CL00980); and Willow Blossom (CL00909 and CL00913).

Sold at: T.J. Maxx and Marshalls stores nationwide and online at tjmaxx.com, marshalls.com and sierra.com from April 2018 to February 2021 for about $20.

Remedy: Stop using the product and contact TJX for a refund or credit.

Contact: For online purchases, call 833-888-0776 or email ecommercecustomerservice@tjx.com. For store purchases, call 800-926-6299 or email customerservice@tjx.com.

 

Baby strollers

Units: About 2,800

Hazard: The button on buckles that releases the harness can detach when pressed. Children can choke on the button.

Description: Recalled are Ergobaby Metrous1, Metrous2 and Metrous4 compact city strollers. They have a harness and black release button on the buckle and a black, gray or teal blue canopy.

Sold at: ErgoBaby.com, AlbeeBaby.com and Amazon.com from July 2018 through September 2019 for about $300.

Remedy: Stop using the recalled strollers, and contact the company for a replacement harness with buckle.

Contact: Call 888-416-4888, email Support@Ergobaby.com or visit https://bit.ly/3pc8tBk.

 

Sodium, potassium hydroxide products

Units: About 32,000

Hazard: The product packaging is not child resistant. If children come in contact with the products, they are at risk of chemical burns and irritation to the skin and eyes.

Description: Recalled are The Lye Guy sodium and potassium hydroxide products sold in 32-ounce plastic jars.

Sold at: TheLyeGuy.com from November 2008 through February 2021 for $6 to $9.

Remedy: Store the product away from children’s reach and contact the company for child resistant packaging and a new label.

Contact: Call 315-436-6560, email thelyeguy@gmail.com or visit https://bit.ly/3yWo0tK.

 

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