CPSC announces recalls of three baby products

Consumer Reports News: August 06, 2009 02:13 PM

Attention parents. Recalls of three baby products including a booster seat, a doorway jumper and a baby gate were announced today by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Three injuries have been associated with the recalled booster seat. Here are the details:

Target recalls Circo booster seats
How many: 43,000
Hazard: The restraint buckle can open unexpectedly, allowing a child to fall from the chair.
Incidents/Injuries: Target has received eight reports of the booster seat buckles opening unexpectedly, including three reports of bruises.
Which seats: This recall involves blue Circo booster seats with green trim and manufacture date codes XJ0811, XJ0812, XJ0901, and XJ0902. The date code is printed on the back of the seat next to the consumer warning information.
Sold: At Target stores nationwide from December 2008 through June 2009 for about $13.
What to do: Stop using the booster seat and return it to the nearest Target store for a full refund.
Contact: Call Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the Target Web site.

Dorel expands recall of Safety 1st SmartLight stair gates
GateRecall How many: 31,500 (100,000 were recalled in February)
Hazard: The hinges that hold the gate in place can break, posing a fall hazard to children if the gate is placed at the top of the stairs.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Which gates: The recall involves the Safety 1st SmartLight Stair Gate with model number 42111, which is printed on a sticker under the handle panel. The gates, which were manufactured before December 20, 2008. The manufacture date is located below the gate's handle and also printed on a sticker inside the battery door.
Sold: At mass merchandise and juvenile product stores nationwide, including Babies 'R' Us, Toys 'R' Us, Walmart.com and other online retailers from January 2005 through July 2009 for about $60.
What to do: Stop using the gate and contact the company to obtain a free repair kit. Consumers should not return the gates to retail stores.
Contact: Call Dorel Juvenile Group toll-free at (866) 690-2540 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET; complete an online order form on the Dorel Juvenile Group Web site to obtain the free repair kit; e-mail the company at Smartlightgate@djgusa.com, or send a fax to (800) 207-8182.

Graco recalls Jump 'n Jive doorway jumpers
How many: 2,400
Hazard: The jumpers include toys that are attached to the jumper straps with strips of hook and loop fabric. The strips of fabric can become detached, posing a choking hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Dorel has received one report of a child removing the fabric strip and placing it in the mouth. No injuries have been reported.
Which jumpers: The recalled jumper includes a musical dance mat and two detachable toys. The model number, 1755544, appears on the carton UPC label and on the underside of the jumper tray.
Sold: At Babies 'R' Us and other children's specialty retail stores nationwide and online from Amazon.com from April 2009 through July 2009 for about $55.
What to do: Consumers should remove and discard the detachable toys and the attaching fabric strips, and call the manufacturer for a replacement set of toys.
Contact: Call Graco at (800) 345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the Graco Web site.



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