29. December 2011 14:21
The end of December sees a handful of recalls on a variety of children's products that you need to know about. With the holidays coming to a close, there may be a chance that a child you know could have any of these products. Stay informed with help from Tjoos! Here is a rundown on recent product recalls on children's items.
Target has recalled the Circo Childrens' 17 inch Travel Cases sold between January 2011 through August 2011. This recall, which affects about 139,000 units, was issued because the coating on the outside of the case has been found to have the presence of lead which is above the federal limit. Products can be returned to their local Target store for a refund.
Around 7,000 of the popular stroller known as the Bugaboo Bee has been recalled due to the front wheels potentially locking while in use. This problem has been reported by four consumers with two of these instances involving injured children when the stroller flipped forward. Strollers have production dates between January 2011 through September 2011 and were sold in various stores like Toys 'R' Us, Buy Buy Baby, and other retailers from February 2011 to September 2011. In addition to the Bugaboo Bee, Bugaboo has also recalled around 64,000 Bugaboo Car Seat Adapters due to possible issues with it detaching from the stroller while in use. Car seat adapter model numbers involved in this recall are 80400GC01 and 80401GC02. In both cases, consumers are instructed to contact Bugaboo at 1-800-460-2922 for replacement parts.
If your child received the Build-A-Bear Colorful Hearts Bear as a gift, there is a product recall on 284,000 in the United States and over 13,000 in Canada. The eyes on this bear could fall off posing a choking hazard for children. Bear was sold between April 2011 through December 2011. Bear should be returned to any Build-A-Bear location for a replacement.