If you've recently created a baby registry or possibly received a few baby gear products as a gift, you may want to check to see if they are among the many items the CPSC have recalled. The Consumer Product Safety Commission governs all recalled items pertaining to baby gear, apparel, toys and more. They ensure that any item is safe for consumers to use and if any dangers, death or accidents arise from the product, the CPSC will then issue a national recall.
Baby gear products are seemingly always on the recalled list due to falling hazards and malfunctioning pieces. Dorel Juvenile Group Inc. based in Indiana has voluntarily recalled the Safety 1st Disney Care play yard, Eddie Bauer Complete Care play yard and the Safety 1st, Cosco, Eddie Bauer and Disney infant car seats.
The play yard recall effects over 215,000 portable baby gear items that were sold with a bassinet attachment and a built-in changing station. No deaths or injuries have been reported however, the metal bars supporting the floorboard of the bassinet can come out of the fabric sleeves and create an uneven sleeping bed for your little one, thus posing a risk of suffocation or asphyxiation. The recalled play yards were sold at retail stores such as Babies R' Us, Target, Sears and more.
The infant car seats and carriers were manufactured from January 6, 2008 through April 6, 2009 and were sold as travel systems. The child restraint handle to the car seat can loosen and come completely off, posing a fall hazard. The recalled infant carrier does not include the entire travel system, i.e. the stroller. Both the play yard and the infant car seats were manufactured in China and sold nationwide. If you own these play yards or infant car seats, stop using them immediately and contact Dorel for further instructions.