The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has reported several recalls on cribs, strollers, and high chairs in the past two months. The most recent recall was announced February 9 on Generation 2 Worldwide and "ChildESIGNS" Drop Side Crib Brands (including the Jenny Lind cribs). Three infant deaths have been reported due to suffocation. The crib's plastic hardware can break which can cause the drop side of the crib to detach from a corner of the crib. This creates a space an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged or entrapped in, and ultimately can cause suffocation or strangulation. The U.S. Product Safety Commission also reports children receiving bruises, broken arms, and some have even fallen out of the crib.
In January both Graco and Regal Lager announced recalls on some of their strollers due to possible fingertip amputation. Graco's recall included the Passage, Alano, and Spree strollers. The strollers canopy can cause the amputation. Regal Lager's Cybex strollers can cause possible fingertip amputation when the stroller is being unfolded/ opened.
In December IKEA also announced a recall. Their LEOPARD Highchairs were recalled due to fall and choking hazards. The snap locks used to secure the seat to the frame can break and allow the seat and child to drop through the frame, posing a fall hazard to young children and detached snap locks can pose a choking hazard to young children.
This isn't the first nor the last baby gear recall. If you have any of these items please contact the companies that announced the recalls or the stores you purchased from. Do not try and sell these items in resell shops or garage sales. Help our fellow mothers be safe and keep these items out of circulation. If you need more information about the recalls please check the links above.
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