You’re Child’s Sweater Is Cute But Is It A Safety Hazard?
We always want to keep our children safe, unfortunately, some of the products we buy for them can become a safety hazard without out our knowing. This is why the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) keeps an ongoing list of any item that has been recalled due to some safety hazard. The following are just a few of the latest children’s items that have been recalled:
These animal-themed sweaters have been recalled due to a strangulation hazard. The sweater includes a drawstring around the neck area that causes this hazard. These drawstrings can become caught or entangled in things including slides, doors, hand rails, etc. The sweaters have a tag sewn on the left seam located several inches above the hem with the company name and place of origin (Nepal or Bangledesh). The name of the company can also be found on a patch that is located on the left sleeve cuff and on a patch in the collar. There have not been any injuries reported however, consumers should immediately take the sweater away from children and remove the drawstring or return to Kyber Outerwear for full credits for other products.
Due to a choking hazard, the UPPAbaby 2015 CRUZ, 2015 VISTA strollers and 2015 Rumbleseat have been recalled. The choking hazard comes from the bumper bar that a child can bite into and remove pieces of the foam covering. The company has received 22 reports of children biting of a piece of the bumper foam but no reports of injuries. For a complete list of the serial numbers in the recall please visit the CPSC recall page. If you have one of the recalled strollers or rumbleseats you immediately remove and stop using the bumper bar. You should also call the company for a free bumper cover and warning label.
Diamond sports face masks are being recalled because the stitching on the face mask’s harness can fail and cause the make to become off or to loosen. This creates a risk of an impact injury. The mask was sold in sporting goods stores nationwide from February 2014 through May 2015 and the harness was also sold on its own. There has been no injuries reported for the product however, 36 reports of the stitching failing the harness have been made. Consumers should immediately stop using the products and contact Diamond Sports for a free replacement harness.
If your child or anyone you know has been injured due to a defective product, don’t hesitate to call us for your free consultation. We will do everything we can to help you get the compensation your family deserves.
All images courtesy of CPSC.gov