Resale Roundup 2009 - Top Ten list of Recalled Children’s Products

CPSC Launches Resale Round-up Campaign to Keep Dangerous Recalled Products Out of Resale Stores and Off the Internet.

CPSC Press Release #Recalled ProductHazardPhoto
93-043 Playskool Travel-Lite Play Yards If the side rails of the portable crib fold during use, an infant can become entrapped and suffocate. Six deaths have been reported. Playskool Travel-Lite Play Yard
97-146 Evenflo Happy Camper Play Yards The product can collapse, trapping the child in the "V" formed by the folded top rails. The rotating plastic hinges can crack or break, presenting a sharp edge or possibly allowing the child to escape. Evenflo and CPSC are aware of four deaths involving the play yards since 1990. Happy Camper Portable Play Yard
95-056 & 01-094 Baby Trend Home and Roam and Baby Express Portable Cribs and Play Yards These cribs/play yards can collapse and entrap an infant. In January 2001, a 9-month-old baby in Longview, Wash., died of asphyxiation when her neck was caught in the V-shape created by the collapsed sides of her crib/play yard. CPSC is aware of a total of 6 deaths since 1990. Picture of Collapsed Playpen

Picture of play yard
06-127 & 07-164 Magnetix Magnetic Building Sets Tiny magnets inside the plastic building pieces and rods can fall out. Magnets found by young children can be swallowed or aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract to each other and cause intestinal perforation or blockage, which can be fatal. This product is unsuitable for young children. CPSC is aware of one death and at least 27 serious injuries. Picture of Recalled Magnetic Building Set Pieces

Picture of Recalled Magnetic Building Set Pieces
07-245 Easy Bake Ovens Young children can insert their hands into the oven's front opening, and get their hands or fingers caught, posing entrapment and burn hazards. Picture of Recalled Easy-Bake Ovens
07-273& 07-039 Polly Pocket Dolls with Magnets Small magnets inside the dolls and accessories can come loose. The magnets can be found by young children and swallowed or aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract to each other and cause intestinal perforation or blockage, which can be fatal. CPSC is aware of 3 serious injuries. Picture of Polly Pocket Dolls with Magnets
09-260, 08-401 & 07-307 Simplicity Drop Side Cribs The drop side can detach. When the drop side detaches, it creates space between the drop side and the crib mattress. Infants and toddlers can roll into this space and become entrapped which can lead to suffocation. CPSC is aware of 10 deaths associated with Simplicity drop side cribs. Picture of Recalled Crib and entrapment hazard

Picture of Recalled Crib
08-396, 08-378 & 08-381 Simplicity Bassinets (also includes bassinets with Graco or Winnie the Pooh motif) The Simplicity 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 convertible bassinets contain metal bars that are covered by an adjustable fabric flap which is attached by velcro. The fabric is folded down when the bassinet is converted into a bed-side co-sleeping position. If the velcro is not properly re-secured when the flap is adjusted, an infant can slip through the opening and become entrapped between the metal bars and suffocate. CPSC is aware of at least three deaths involving Simplicity bassinets. Picture of Simplicity Bassinet showing hazard

Picture of Recalled Simplicity Bassinet
09-129 Hill Sportswear hooded drawstring sweatshirts CPSC received one report of a death involving a 3-year-old boy in Fresno, Calif. He was strangled when the drawstring on the hooded sweatshirt that he was wearing became stuck on a playground set. Picture of Recalled Hooded Sweatshirt
09-178 Evenflo Envision High Chairs Recline fasteners and metal screws on both sides of the high chair can loosen and fall out, allowing the seatback to detach or recline unexpectedly. Children can fall backwards or fall out of the high chair and suffer bumps and bruises to the head, abrasions, cuts and bruises. Detached hardware also poses a choking hazard to children. Picture of Recalled High Chair

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