Recent Children's Product Recalls
Graco Strollers Due to Strangulation Risk
The recall includes Quattro Tour strollers and travel systems manufactured prior to November 2006, and MetroLite strollers and travel systems manufactured prior to July 2007. The products were sold in the U.S. from November 2000 to December 2007.
Graco says entrapment and strangulation can occur, especially to babies younger than 12 months, when a child is not strapped in. An infant can pass through the opening between the stroller tray and seat bottom, and his head and neck can get trapped by the tray and his neck can possibly be strangled.
Parents are advised to stop using the strollers immediately. For a complete list of recalled models and information on a free repair kit, contact the company at www.gracobaby.com.
Additionally, visit the CPSC's Stroller Information Center for more information.
Over-the-Counter Infant and Children's Liquid Products
This recall is being taken as a precautionary measure since some of the products may not meet required quality standards. Some of the products may contain a higher concentration of the active ingredient than specified, inactive ingredients that may not meet internal testing standards, or tiny particles. While the potential for adverse medical events is small, parents are still advised to discontinue use.
For a complete list of the recalled liquid products, visit the website of McNeil Consumer Healthcare.
Graco Drop-Side Cribs
The drop side hardware can break or fall, causing the drop side to detach from the crib. When this happens, a gap is created between the drop side and the crib mattress. This can cause an infant or toddler to become entrapped and causes a suffocation and strangulation hazard.
The recalled cribs were sold at children's product stores and other retailers nationwide from February 2007 to March 2010 for between $140 and $200.
For more information on this recall, visit the CPSC's website.
Infant Sling Carriers
The fabric from the sling can pose a suffocation hazard to babies in their first. It can press against a baby's mouth and nose and block the air passage, making the baby unable to breathe.
The CPSC has reported that most babies who have died in a sling had a low birth weight, were born prematurely, or had a health issue affecting their breathing, such as a cold. Therefore, parents of preemies, babies of low birth weight, or babies in fragile health should exercise extra care when using an infant sling.
For more information on infant carrier slings, visit the CPSC's website.
Dora Asia SRL Cribs
The recalled cribs were sold at K-Mart, Sears, and Wal-Mart stores from January 2005 to December 2009 for between $120 and $700. To find out if your crib is affected, visit the CPSC at visit the CPSC's website.
Additionally, visit the CPSC's Crib Information Center for more on how to keep your baby safe in the crib.