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Category Archives: Recalls

phil&teds recalls Sport V2 and Classic V1 buggies

This week, phil&teds announced a voluntary recall-to-repair of their Sport V2 and Classic V1 strollers. The hinges can pose an amputation and laceration hazard if fingertips are inserted while the stroller is folding or unfolding. The phrase “amputation hazard” is chilling, but if you can just keep your fingers away from the stroller’s hinges during opening and closing, you’ll be ... Read More »

Nap Nanny Recall

In my recap of the ABC Spring Show in Louisville this past May, I mentioned the Nap Nanny, a baby recliner that has been getting a lot of buzz lately. Today, the Nap Nanny was recalled because a 4-month old baby suffocated when she was strapped into a Nap Nanny that had been put into a crib. The baby rolled ... Read More »

Step 2 Recall – Push Around Buggy and Whisper Ride Buggy

Step 2 has just recalled 2.5 million Push Around Buggy and Whisper Ride Buggy ride-ons. This is a recall to repair, which means that Step 2 has devised a solution that will eliminate the safety hazard, and they will send parents a repair kit at no charge. What’s the problem? The yellow pin that holds the parent handle in place ... Read More »

Cybex recalls 1100 strollers

Following in the footsteps of Maclaren, Cybex has announced a voluntary recall of their Gems series strollers – the Ruby, Onyx and Topaz models. These umbrella-fold strollers have a nearly identical folding mechanism to Maclaren, so this should come as no surprise. According to the press release we received from Regal Lager, the US distributor of Cybex, there has been ... Read More »

Maclaren Recall (it’s OK – really)

First of all, calm down. Yes, Maclaren is recalling one million strollers. And yes, some children have been injured by the strollers during the past 10 years. BUT. There are two very important things to keep in mind: 1. This is a voluntary recall – in spite of the injuries (and their frightening nature), the CPSC has not mandated that ... Read More »

Baby Jogger City Mini Recall

The CPSC announced late yesterday a voluntary recall of 41,000 Baby Jogger City Mini strollers, both double and single models. The issue is that the buckle clasp on the 5-point harness can break or become unlatched creating a fall hazard. Consumers are advised to stop using the strollers and contact Baby Jogger to receive a replacement buckle. I have seen ... Read More »

Bugaboo Bee recalled

The CPSC announced today that the Bugaboo Bee stroller has been voluntarily recalled. Apparently the brake mechanism can wear out over time, causing it to fail on one or both sides. Thank goodness, no injuries have been reported. Anyone using this stroller should stop using it immediately and contact Bugaboo to receive a free repair kit. The form is simple ... Read More »

Britax Frontier Voluntary Recall

We got word today that Britax has issued a voluntary recall for some of its Frontier car seats.  All Frontiers manufactured between April 1, 2008 and September 14, 2008 are affected.  Frontiers in the Sahara color are affected if they were manufactured between April 1, 2008 and September 17, 2008. Britax has determined that after repeated adjustment of the harness ... Read More »

Boppy Slipcover Recall

Boppy is voluntarily recalling 38,000 of their Luxe slipcovers due to zipper problems that can manifest in two different ways. First, apparently the zipper pull can break, causing a choking hazard, and second, some of the zippers were found to have lead paint, which could obviously lead to problems if a baby were to teethe on the zipper. Click here ... Read More »

Do you recall?

I was in Borders today with my kids and there were signs all over the store that said “Books are safe gifts for kids.” Meanwhile, in the children’s section, they had an array of toys for sale, many of which are made in China. The whole media and public relations circus that’s surrounding these toy recalls is getting a little ... Read More »