Baby and Child Product Recalls: August, 2013

Listed below are the recalls for August, 2013 as found on the Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls list. If you, a family member, or friend own one of these products, follow the links for each item to check the recall information for specific models or serial numbers. The company will replace, refund or send a repair kit for your item.  You can check for additional recalls through the Consumer Product Safety Commission or by using the recalls tab on our web page powered by We Make it Safer. Finally, keep in mind that according to the CPSC, “it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.”

Pink BedSleep Harmony Pink Youth Bed

The surface paint on the pink-colored youth beds contains levels of lead that exceed the limits allowed by law. The recalled beds were manufactured between December 2011 and May 2013. Black and white models are not part of the recall.  Mattresses are not part of the recall.Consumers should immediately stop using the beds and contact the firm for instructions for exchanging the bed for a replacement or for a full refund.

ToySmithToysmith Light-up Frogs and Ducks

The light-up toys were recalled because the metal conductor pin on the bottom of the toys can come out, posing a choking hazard. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products, put them away from children and return them to place of purchase for a full refund.

WegmansPlaymatSetLARGEHolgate Toys Playmat

The playmat was recalled because the wheels on the wooden vehicles can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. Consumers should immediately take the wooden vehicles away from young children and return to Wegmans Food Stores for a full refund. Consumers may also contact Holgate Toys for instructions on returning the vehicles to Holgate Toys.

 

PrintIkea Junior Beds

The beds were recalled because the metal rod connecting the guard rail to the bed frame can break in use, posing a laceration hazard. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled KRITTER and SNIGLAR junior beds and contact IKEA to receive a free repair kit.

HALO Sleepsackshalo sleepsacks

Petals from the floral embellishment on the blankets can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants. The firm has received six reports of the petals detaching from the blankets including one report of an infant found gagging on a detached petal. Consumers should stop using the wearable blankets and contact HALO Innovations for a pre-paid envelope containing instructions to remove and return the flower and order a free replacement product. Babies R Us and www.babiesrus.com from December 2011 through July 2013 for about $25.

car seat adapterBaby Jogger Car Seat Adaptor

The car seat adaptor support bars can fail, posing a fall hazard to children. Baby Jogger has received 47 reports of the car seat adaptor supports bars failing and car seats falling to the floor. Reports include two injured infants with bruises to the head and toes. Consumers should immediately stop using their car seat adaptor and contact Baby Jogger for free replacement support bars.  Adaptors were sold at Buy Buy Baby and other juvenile product stores nationwide and at albeebaby.com, amazon.com, buybuybaby.com, diapers.com and other online retailers from June 2012 through June 2013 for about $60 for the single adaptor and $100 for the double adaptor. 

SulleyBuild-A-Bear

The stuffed animal’s eye can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. Sold at Build-A-Bear Workshop stores and online at www.buildabear.com during June 2013 for about $23. Consumers should immediately take the recalled Sulley from children and return it to any Build-A-Bear Workshop store to receive a coupon for any stuffed animal from Build-A-Bear Workshop.

 

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Baby and Child Product Recalls: July, 2013

Listed below are the recalls for July, 2013 as found on the Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls list. If you, a family member, or friend own one of these products, follow the links for each item to check the recall information for specific models or serial numbers. The company will replace, refund or send a repair kit for your item.  You can check for additional recalls through the Consumer Product Safety Commission or by using the recalls tab on our web page powered by We Make it Safer. Finally, keep in mind that according to the CPSC, “it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.”

Helicopter_LARGEToys R Us Remote Controlled 3-Channel Helicopter

The Toys R Us Remote Controlled 3-Channel Helicopter was recalled due to fire and burn hazards. Toys R Us has received 11 reports worldwide of the rechargeable battery overheating. No injuries have been reported.Consumers should immediately stop using the remote-controlled helicopter and return all                                                                   components to a Toys R Us store for a full refund or store credit.

5 Star Jacket5 Star Kids Apparel Hooded Jacket

5 Star Kids Apparel Hooded Jacket was recalled due to strangulation hazard. he recalled jackets have drawstrings with toggles inside the bottom hem and neck area, posing a strangulation hazard to children. Consumers should remove the drawstrings immediately, cut drawstrings out of the garment including toggle and continue to use jackets once both are removed. Customers can return the product to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Bath Seat BlueThermobaby Bath Seats (Sold exclusively at Amazon.com)

The Thermobaby Bath Seats were recalled due to drowning hazard. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bath seats and contact the firm for instruction on returning the bath seat and receiving a $35 refund.

According to the CPSC, “From 1983 through November 2009, there were 174 reported deaths involving bath seats and 300 reported non fatal bath seat incidents. Many of the deaths and incidents involve babies left unattended while bathing. Young children can drown quickly, even in small amounts of water. Never leave a child alone, even for a moment, near any water. Always keep a young child within arm’s reach in a bathtub. And never leave a baby or toddler in a bathtub under the care of another young child.”

JacketMacy’s First Impressions Varsity Jacket

The First Impressions Varsity Jacket was recalled due to choking hazard. The snaps on the jackets can come off, posing a choking hazard.Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to the place of purchase for a refund of the purchase price. Consumers who purchased the product from www.macys.com should return the recalled products to their nearest Macy’s store or use the return shipping label enclosed with their original mail order.

product 023Kids II Baby Einstein Activity Jumpers

The Activity Jumpers were recalled due to impact hazard. The “sun” toy attachment on the activity jumper can rebound with force and injure the infant, posing an impact hazard. The firm has received 100 reports of incidents including 61 injuries. Reported injuries include bruises, lacerations to the face, a 7-month-old boy who sustained a lineal skull fracture and a chipped tooth to an adult. Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Kids II for a replacement toy attachment.

Round CribRockland Round Cribs (Sold Exclusively at JC Penney)

Rockland Round Cribs by Nan Far Woodworking recalled the cribs due to entrapment, suffocation and fall hazards. The crib’s drop-side rails can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail. When this happens, the drop-side rail can fall out of position and create a space where an infant or toddler can become wedged or entrapped, posing a risk of strangulation or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib. In addition, drop-side related incidents can also occur due to incorrect assembly and with age-related wear and tear. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Rockland Furniture for a free repair kit that will immobilize the drop-side rail. Until the crib is repaired, consumers should find an alternate, safe sleep environment for the child such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed, depending on the child’s age.

water ballsBe Amazing! Monster Science and Super Star Colossal Water Balls

The water-absorbing polymer balls can be easily mistaken by a child for candy. When the marble-sized toy is ingested, it can expand inside a child’s body and cause intestinal obstructions, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration and could be life threatening. The toys do not show up on an x-ray and require surgery to be removed from the body. None reported. CPSC is aware of one incident with a similar water-absorbing polymer ball product in which an 8-month-old girl ingested the ball and it had to be surgically removed. Consumers should immediately take this recalled toy away from children and contact Be Amazing! Toys for a refund.

ladybug chairLeisure Ways Brands Kids Outdoor Furniture

The red surface paint on the furniture contains excessive levels of lead, a violation of the federal lead paint standard. Consumers should immediately take the recalled outdoor furniture away from children and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

 

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What Risks Are YOU Willing to Take?

A new research report released today by Safe Kids Worldwide found some startling behaviors of parents transporting their children.  Perhaps the most surprising fact uncovered was that younger, more educated and affluent parents are more likely to take a risk and ride with their kids unbuckled in a car.

The bottom line… why risk it, folks??  Road injuries are the leading cause of preventable deaths and injuries to children in the United States. Correctly used child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent- yet most are installed incorrectly or misused!

There’s no better time than now to have your child’s car seat professionally installed.  We can refer you to an event, or fitting station where you can go in and have this done for FREE, or call us to come at a time that fits into your schedule and routine for a private consultation.

Check out the rest of the survey results below in this snazzy infographic…

Car Seat Infographic

 

 

 

- See more at: http://www.safekids.org/blog-post/buckle-every-ride-every-time#sthash.Qg7Qet9p.dpuf

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Baby and Child Product Recalls: June, 2013

Listed below are the recalls for the month of June, 2013 as found on the Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls list. If you, a family member, or friend own one of these products, follow the links for each item to check the recall information for specific models or serial numbers. The company will replace, refund or send a repair kit for your item.  You can check for additional recalls through the Consumer Product Safety Commission or by using the recalls tab on our web page powered by We Make it Safer. Finally, keep in mind that according to the CPSC, “it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.”

Fred and Friends Baby Rattles

Buff BabyThe “Buff Baby” baby rattles were recalled because the rattle’s end cap can separate, releasing small parts, posing a choking hazard to small children. Consumers should immediately take these rattles away from young children and contact Fred & Friends to receive a full refund.

 

Kolcraft Jeep Liberty Stroller

Jeep Liberty StrollerThe inner tube of the tire on the stroller can rupture causing the wheel rim to fracture and fly off as a projectile, posing a risk of bodily injury and property damage. Kolcraft and the CPSC have received 39 reports of inner tube ruptures causing the wheel rim to fracture and fly off as a projectile. Of these, 18 included reports of injury, with 14 occurring while filling the tire with air by adult caregivers. Two children received lacerations to their chin or leg while standing near the stroller and 16 adults received abrasions, contusions and/or lacerations to their arms, legs, stomach or head/face. Two of the reports included property damage. Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact the company to receive free replacement wheels. Consumers should use a manual bicycle pump to inflate stroller tires to a maximum of 30 p.s.i.  Do not use gas station air pumps to inflate stroller tires.

Idea Baby Bath Seats (Sold at Buy Buy Baby and Bed Bath and Beyond Stores)

Idea Baby Bath Seats PinkIdea Baby Bath Seats were recalled due to drowning hazard. The bath seats fail to meet federal safety standards, including the requirements for stability. Specifically, the bath seats can tip over, posing a risk of drowning to babies. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bath seats. If purchased at a Buy Buy Baby store or online, consumers should return the bath seats to any Buy Buy Baby store to receive a store credit. If purchased at a Bed Bath & Beyond store, consumers should return the bath seats to the store where purchased to receive a store credit.

Idea Baby Bath Seats (Sold at onestepahead.com)

Idea Baby Bath Seats BlueIdea Baby Bath Seats were recalled due to drowning hazard.The bath seats fail to meet federal safety standards, including the requirements for stability. Specifically, the bath seats can tip over, posing a risk of drowning to babies. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bath seats and contact Chelsea & Scott for instructions to receive a full refund.

BeBeLove Bath Seats (Sold at amazon.com, diapers.com, overstock.com and other online retailers)

BeBe Love Bath Seats were recalled due to choking hazard. The bath seats fail to meet federal safety standards, including the requirements for stability. Specifically, the bath seats can tip over, posing a risk of drowning to babies. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bath seats and contact BeBeLove for a full refund.

According to the CPSC, “From 1983 through November 2009, there were 174 reported deaths involving bath seats and 300 reported non fatal bath seat incidents. Many of the deaths and incidents involve babies left unattended while bathing. Young children can drown quickly, even in small amounts of water. Never leave a child alone, even for a moment, near any water. Always keep a young child within arm’s reach in a bathtub. And never leave a baby or toddler in a bathtub under the care of another young child.”

Stride Rite Girl’s Sandals

Stride Rite ShoesThe Stride Rite Sandals were recalled due to choking hazard. The metal flower on the shoe can detach, posing a choking hazard. Consumers should immediately take the recalled shoes away from children and contact Stride Rite to receive a prepaid envelope for the return of the shoes.  Upon return, customers will receive a voucher for the purchase price redeemable at Stride Rite stores or striderite.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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Baby and Child Product Recalls: May, 2013

Listed below are the recalls for the month of May, 2013 as found on the Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls list. If you, a family member, or friend own one of these products, follow the links for each item to check the recall information for specific models or serial numbers. The company will replace, refund or send a repair kit for your item.  You can check for additional recalls through the Consumer Product Safety Commission or by using the recalls tab on our web page powered by We Make it Safer. Finally, keep in mind that according to the CPSC, “it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.”

Pottery Barn Kids Sweet Lambie Crib Bumpers

Pottery Barn Recalled BumpersThe Sweet Lambie Crib Bumpers were recalled May 29th, 2013 due to an entanglement risk. The thread in the decorative stitching on the bumper can loosen, posing an entanglement hazard to infants. Consumers should immediately check the tag on the bumper for the month and year of manufacture and stop using the bumper if the date is 04/2009 through 07/2012. Consumers with recalled bumpers should contact Pottery Barn Kids for instructions on how to return the bumpers to receive a gift card in the amount of a full refund or a replacement bumper and to receive free return shipping for recalled bumpers.

Lea Panel Loft and Bunk Beds

Lea Bunk BedsThe Lea Panel Loft and Bunk Beds were recalled May 21, 2013 because the bed’s side mattress support rails can break, posing a fall hazard. The beds were sold at direct buy stores and furniture stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com and various other websites from August 2008 through March 2013 for between $400 and $3,000. Consumers should immediately stop using the beds and contact Lea Industries to receive free replacement side rails for the beds.

 H&M Children’s Water BottlesH&M Water Bottle

H&M water bottles were recalled May 29th, 2013 because the water bottle’s spout can break off, posing a choking hazard to children.Consumers should immediately stop using the water bottle and call H&M to receive a prepaid mailer to return the bottle. Upon receipt of the returned bottle, consumers will be mailed a full refund plus a $25 H&M gift card.

 

 

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Baby and Child Product Recalls: April, 2013

Listed below are the recalls for the month of April as found on the Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls list. If you, a family member, or friend own one of these products, follow the links for each item to check the recall information for specific models or serial numbers. The company will either replace, refund or send a repair kit for your item.  You can check for additional recalls through the Consumer Product Safety Commission or by using the recalls tab on our web page powered by We Make it Safer. Finally, keep in mind that according to the CPSC, “it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.”

Trumpette Baby Socks

Trumpette “Aubree’s” and “Hearts” baby socks were recalled April 10th, 2013 due to choking hazard. The flowers and the bows on the baby socks can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. Consumers should immediately take the recalled socks away from babies and remove the flowers or bows to eliminate the hazard, or return the socks to the place of purchase or Trumpette for a full refund or store credit.

Carter’s Infant Clothing

Carter’s Recalled Infant clothing with zippers on April 11th, 2013 due to choking hazard. The zipper pull can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. Consumers should immediately take the recalled clothing away from infants and return it to Carter’s for a full refund.

 

Spin-A-Mals Farm and Safari Puzzles

Small World Toys Recalled Spin-A-Mals Farm and Safari Puzzles on April 16th, 2013 due to choking hazard. Small pegs on the puzzle boards can loosen and separate from the boards, posing a choking hazard to children. Consumers should immediately take the puzzles away from children and contact Small World Toys for a free replacement toy. After contacting Small World Toys, the recalled toys should be destroyed and disposed of in a manner to prevent future use.

Huffy Slider Tricycles

The Huffy Slider Tricycles were recalled April 17th, 2013 due to loss of control hazard. The handlebar can unexpectedly loosen while in use, causing the rider to lose control. This poses crash and fall hazards for the rider. The model number, 98682, is located on the frame under the seat. Consumers should immediately stop using the tricycle and contact Huffy for instructions on how to obtain a refund.

Infant and Children’s Dungarees

The Mini Boden Chunky Cord Dungarees were recalled April 18th, 2013 due to choking hazard. The studs and clasps on the pants can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants and small children. Consumers should immediately take the pants away from children and contact J.P. Boden to receive a postage paid envelope for returning the pants to get a refund.

Infant Froggy Socks

The Infant Froggy socks were sold exclusively at Cracker Barrel Stores and were recalled April 18th, 2013 due to choking hazard. The stitched knit frog face and feet on the socks can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants and young children. Consumers should immediately take the recalled froggy socks away from infants and young children, return the socks to any Cracker Barrel Old Country Store for a full refund or send the socks to Classic Characters for a full refund plus shipping. Send to Classic Characters, 1320 Route 9, Champlain, N.Y. 12919 via UPS ground or US Postal Service.

Young Hearts Brand Girl’s Three Piece Clothing Set

The three piece set was recalled April 24th, 2013. The vest sold with these sets has a belt at the waist that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or vehicle doors and it poses an entanglement hazard.  Consumers should immediately remove the belt from the vest to eliminate the hazard, or return the set to the store where purchased for a full refund.

 

 

The Land of Nod Plush Dollies

The Land of Nod Plush Dollies were recalled April 25, 2013. The hands on the plush dolls can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. Consumers should immediately take the recalled dolls away from the child and return the dolls to The Land of Nod for a full merchandise credit.

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Baby and Child Product Recalls: March, 2013

Here are the items we found on the CPSC’s recall report for the month of March. If you, a family member, or friend own one of these products, follow the links for each item to check the recall information for specific models or serial numbers. The company will either replace, refund or send a repair kit for your item.  You can check for additional recalls through the Consumer Product Safety Commission or by using the recalls tab on our web page powered by We Make it Safer. Finally, keep in mind that according to the CPSC, “it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.”

 

BabyHome USA High Chair

The BabyHome USA High Chair is being recalled due to risk of strangulation. The front opening between the tray and seat bottom of the high chair can allow a child’s body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck. This poses a strangulation hazard to young children when the child is not harnessed.

 

 

 

iCandy Stroller  

Cherry Models recalled due to potential entrapment and strangulation. The opening between the bumper bar and seat bottom of the stroller can allow an infant’s body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck, posing a strangulation hazard to young children when a child is not harnessed.

 

 

 

Bugaboo Strollers 

Bugaboo Cameleon3 model; The stroller’s carrying handle can break and detach posing a fall hazard.

 

 

 

 

14 Different Crib Models with Drop-Sides; Sold exclusively at JC Penney 

The cribs’ drop sides can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop side to fall out of position, creating a space into which an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged or entrapped, which can lead to strangulation or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib. Drop-side incidents can also occur due to incorrect assembly and with age-related wear and tear. Cribs were sold from JCP from 1998-2008. For model information click the link above.

 

UNIQLO Children’s Pajamas

The pajamas fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children. The recalled products are one-piece micro fleece garment made of 100 percent polyester knit fabric. They were sold in infant sizes 9M to 12M.

 

 

 

BrightLight Blankets 

IdeaVillage is voluntarily recalling BrightLight blankets due to burn hazard. the batteries can overheat making the compartment hot to the touch, and posing a potential burn risk.

 

 

 

 

The CPSC also released a warning about concentrated laundry detergent pods.  Reports of incidents in the United States and Australia have prompted the product safety agencies to warn parents about what can happen if these products are not used safely. Children who have ingested detergent from the packets have required medical attention and hospitalization for loss of consciousness, excessive vomiting, drowsiness, throat swelling, and difficulty breathing. Eye contact has also resulted in reports of injury, including severe irritation and temporary loss of vision.

 

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Baby and Child Product Recalls: February, 2013

4moms play yard sheet recall4moms Breeze Play Yard Sheet

The sheets are too small for the play yards. A sheet that does not properly fit the play yard poses an entrapment hazard that could lead to suffocation. Consumers should stop using the recalled play yard sheets immediately and return them to 4moms for a full refund.

 

 

Mutsy USA EVO Stroller

Mutsy USA EVO Stroller Recall February 2013The opening between the grab bar and seat bottom of the stroller can allow an infant’s body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck, posing a strangulation hazard to young children when a child is not harnessed. Consumers should stop using the strollers immediately and contact Mutsy USA to receive a free replacement seat unit and grab bar.

 

 

If you, a family member, or friend own one of these products, be sure to check the recall information for specific models or serial numbers to determine if your product is included.  You can check for additional recalls through the Consumer Product Safety Commission or by using the recalls tab on our web page powered by We Make it Safer. Finally, keep in mind that according to the CPSC, “it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.”

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Baby and Child Product Recalls: January, 2013

Fisher Price Rock N’ Play Infant Sleeper

The infant sleeper was recalled because “mold can develop between the removable seat cushion and the hard plastic frame of the sleeper when it remains wet/moist or is infrequently cleaned, posing a risk of exposure to mold to infants sleeping in the product.” Owners of this product should check for mold beneath the removable seat cushion and stop using immediately if mold is found due to the link between mold and respiratory illnesses and other infections. Cleaning and care instructions of the infant sleeper can be found here.

 

Bugaboo Cameleon and Donkey Model Strollers

Bugaboo Cameleon Stroller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bugaboo Strollers were recalled due to “58 reports of the carry handles detaching.” Although there have not been any injuries reported, they are a potential fall and choking hazard and “consumers should immediately remove the carry handle from the strollers and contact Bugaboo for a free replacement handle.” Be sure to check for the serial numbers listed in the recall to determine if your model is included.

Million Dollar Baby Dressers

The dressers have been reported to tipover when a child tries crawling up it causing a risk of entrapment. Two deaths have been reported. According to the CPSC “The recalled dressers were sold at JCPenney and independent juvenile specialty stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, BabiesRUs.com, BabyUniverse.com and other online retailers from January 2006 through June 2010.” Consumers should stop using immediately and call Million Dollar Baby to receive a wall anchor strap to attach the dresser to the wall to help prevent it from tipping over.

 

This is a good reminder to be sure to use anti-tip television straps and furniture straps to anchor all televisions and furniture including dressers, hutches, sideboards, etc. to help prevent them from tipping over if a child were to try and climb them.

A few of  the most popular baby gear items that were recalled in 2012 include:

Nap Nanny 

Nap Nanny Recall 2012The Nap Nanny was recalled due to entrapment, suffocation and fall hazards. The Nap Nanny has been linked with five infant deaths and the CPSC has received more than “70 reports of children nearly falling out of the product.”

 

 

Dream on Me Bath Seats

Dream on Me Bath Seat Recall 2012Bath seats can tip over posing a risk of drowning. Bath seats have been involved in more than 100 infant deaths and over 100 non-fatal injuries. Consider using a baby bath tub instead and always remain within an arm’s reach of the baby while in the bathtub.

 

 

KidCo Peapod Travel Tents Kidco Pea Pod Recall 2012
The Peapod tents poses a risk of suffocation because the child may “become entrapped between the mattress and the fabric sides of the tent, and suffocate.” There has been one reported death. Consumers should contact Kidco for a free repair kit.

 

 

Bumbo

Bumbo Recall

The Bumbo seats were recalled in 2007 and a label was placed on the product warning not to use the seats on an elevated surface. The seats were recalled again in 2012 for repair. The Bumbo is linked with more than 45 injuries including skull fractures. Infants as young as three months can fall or escape from the seat by leaning forward or sideways or by rocking. The seat is flexible and has been known to cave in the back causing the child to tip backwards.

Redbud Baby Planners has been in nurseries in which families have been given baby gear items such as bassinets and car seats by well-meaning friends, but they were unaware of a recall on the item. If you, a family member or friend own one of these products, be sure to check the recall information for specific models or serial numbers to determine if your product is included. Also, be sure to always check for recalls on any items you purchase second hand at garage sales and consignment stores. You can check for recalls through the Consumer Product Safety Commission or by using the recalls tab on our web page powered by We Make it Safer. Finally, keep in mind that according to the CPSC, “it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.”

 

 

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TrueWomb Sleep System

In a recent Health Warning over Swaddling Babies, Professor Nicholas Clarke, a consultant orthopedic surgeon, states “swaddling is causing a rising number of cases of hip dysplasia.” The way in which many parents are taught to tightly wrap babies doesn’t allow them the same freedom and flexibility they have been accustomed to for the last nine months. Clarke doesn’t entirely disapprove of swaddling, but recommends that “babies are not rigidly wrapped but have enough room to bend their legs.” He adds “they don’t need to have their legs straightened as there is plenty of time to stretch before they start to walk.”

Reading this article reminded me of a new baby gear item I was introduced to a few months ago, the True Womb.  The True Womb mimics the womb by providing the comforts of being securely swaddled while allowing baby’s legs and arms the necessary freedom they have previously enjoyed.

The True Womb boasts its cutting-edge sleep system in which baby transitions from the womb to the sleeping swaddle to the arms-free swaddle. You can read about the benefits of TrueWomb used as a sleeping swaddle and arms-free swaddle below. Another advantage of the sleep system is the “ComfortWrap Belt.” The True Womb offers the only belt that is said to help baby “have longer periods of quality sleep with the added benefit of greatly reducing or eliminating colic.” Now, I’m sure for those that have powered through an experience with a colicky baby, a belt that is said to eliminate these symptoms may sound too good to be true, but as overly-exhausted parents, we will try anything, right?

Sleeping Swaddle™: Stage 1 of the TrueWomb® Sleep System

 

Arms-Free Swaddle™: Stage 2 of the TrueWomb® Sleep System

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