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Child`s Product Recalls You Might Have Missed

The following are child-related recalls by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for the month of May 2016.

  1. Munkchin LatchTM lightweight pacifiers and clips: Munchkin has recalled about 180,000 LatchTM lightweight pacifiers and clips. The clip cover can detach from the pacifier’s clip, posing a choking hazard for young children. The firm has received 10 reports (5 in the U.S. and 5 in Canada) of the clip cover detaching from the pacifier clip. No injuries have been reported. Consumers should immediately take the clip away from young children and contact Munchkin for a free replacement Lightweight Pacifier pack with two pacifiers or a full refund. Click here for more information.
  1. Bednest bedside sleepers: Bednest has recalled about 500 of its bedside sleepers because they fail to meet mandatory federal requirements for these products, posing a fall hazard to babies. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bedside sleeper while the sides are in the fully open position. Bednest is providing a free repair kit that will permanently lock the side rail into place. The company is contacting all known consumers directly. It is estimated that the repair kits will be sent out by June 15, 2016. Click here for more information.
  1. Twin Go baby carriers: Twin Go has recalled roughly 4,000 baby carriers sold in the U.S. and 160 sold in Canada due to a fall risk. The waist buckle can break, posing a fall hazard to children in the carrier. The company has received 13 reports of buckles breaking worldwide, including 10 in the U.S., one in Canada and two in the UK. No injuries have been reported. Click here for more information.
  1. Hobby Lobby infant pacifier holders: Hobby Lobby has recalled about 12,900 infant pacifier holders. The fin of the whale and the head of the octopus can detach from the pacifier holder, posing a choking hazard. Hobby Lobby has received one report of the whale fin detaching from the pacifier holder. No injuries have been reported. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pacifier holders and return them to the nearest Hobby Lobby store for a full refund or store credit. Click here for more information.
  1. Hobby Lobby infant rattles: Hobby Lobby has recalled about 14,400 infant rattles because seams can separate, exposing the fiber stuffing and bell rattle, posing a choking hazard. No injuries have been reported. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled rattles and return them to the nearest Hobby Lobby store for a full refund or store credit. Click here for more information.
  1. Pacific Cycle infant bicycle helmets with magnetic no-pinch buckle chin straps: Pacific Cycle has recalled roughly 129,000 of its infant bicycle helmets with magnetic no-pinch buckle chin straps due to a choking hazard. The magnetic buckle on the helmet’s chin strap contains small plastic covers and magnets that can come loose, posing a risk of choking and magnet ingestion to young children. Pacific Cycle has received three reports of the plastic cover coming loose. No injuries have been reported. Consumers should immediately take the helmets away from children and contact Pacific Cycle for instructions on how to receive a free replacement helmet. Click here for more information.
  1. phil&teds dash strollers: About 630 phil&teds dash strollers have been recalled in the U.S. and 240 in Canada. The hinge used to fold the dash v5 stroller can become damaged while opening and closing the stroller, posing a pinch hazard to the consumer. The company has received one report of the stroller hinge joint separating. No injuries have been reported. Consumers should immediately stop using the dash v5 stroller and contact phil&teds to have the stroller frame replaced free of charge. Click here for more information.
  1. Osprey child backpack carriers: Osprey has recalled about 31,000 child backpack carriers. A cut in the plastic buckle on the shoulder strap can cause the shoulder strap to release, posing a fall hazard to a child in the carrier. No injuries have been reported. Consumers should immediately inspect the buckles on both straps of the carrier harness to determine if there is a cut in the plastic buckle on one or both straps. If the buckle is cut, consumers should immediately stop using the carrier and contact Osprey for a free replacement or full refund. Consumers also may contact Osprey and return the carrier for inspection. If the buckle is cut, consumers will receive a replacement or full refund. Click here for more information.
  1. Tommee Tippee Sippee spill-proof cups: Roughly 3.1 million Tommee Tippee Sippee spill-proof cups (and 227,000 in Canada) were recalled for mold issues. Mold can develop on the removable, one-piece, white valve inside the spill-proof Tommee Tippee Sippee cups when it remains wet/moist and is infrequently cleaned. Mayborn USA has received 3,066 reports of mold in the removable, one-piece, opaque valve of the Sippee cups, including 68 reports of children experiencing diarrhea, vomiting or other symptoms associated with drinking from a cup with mold in the valve. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Sippee cups and contact Mayborn to receive a free replacement cup. Click here for more information.
Michelle Stein

Michelle Stein is a journalist who lives in the Midwest with 3 kids. After quitting her newspaper reporting job more than a year ago, she now works from home as a freelance writer.

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