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It’s tough to keep up with all of the latest recalls, so as the month of July comes to a close, we’ve outlined the latest recalls worth noting for parents from this past month (click here for June’s recalls). Take a look and if you own one of these products, contact the manufacturer for a refund or click on the product link for more info.
1. Troxel Flexible Flyer Swing Set: Swing sets are fun. It’s a great activity for the whole family. What is not a great activity is a trip to the ER. The see-saw seats are said to break away from the bolt fasteners during use, causing a falling hazard. Bruises, bumps and lacerations have been reported.
2. Old Navy Toddler Girl Socks Aqua: This style of Aqua Socks have a little less traction when worn on wet or smooth surfaces such as hardwood or tile, creating a slip and slide hazard that may cause your child to fall. *If you return it to your local Old Navy BEFORE November 9, 2012, not only do you get a refund, but you will also receive a coupon for $10 off your next purchase.
3. Innovage Discovery Kids Lamps: This Animated Marine and Safari Lamp features rotating films. The placement of the internal wires near the circuit board can cause electrical short-circuiting and sparking, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers… aka your child. We are all for having your kids use their imagination to take them to a far away place, but being burned during it, is not what any parent has in mind.
4. Kolcraft Countours Tandem Stroller: Imagine taking your child for a walk in their stroller and suddenly having the front wheels break OR the nuts that hold the stroller’s basket support suddenly detaching. End Scene. Pretty sure that’s not what we envision when spending a pretty penny on a stroller. This breakage and detachment are not only a falling hazard, but the loose nuts and bolts create a chocking hazard as well.Let’s avoid that shall we?
5. Burlington Coat Factory Power Strip: These colorful power stripes are sure to light up any room, but the undersized wiring poses a risk of shock and also fails to meet the fire resistance safety standard causing a potential light in your room in the form of a fire.
6. Home Goods Children Beach Chairs: It’s summer and the weather is hot, so naturally you decide to go to the beach or pool with your kids. You load up the car with food, towels, toys, sunblock and the beach chairs – all the essentials. You arrive at your destination and unload the car of the food, towels, toys, sunblock and beach chairs. After slathering sunscreen on your kids, you finally lean back to relax, open the pages of EL James, 50 Shades Of Grey when suddenly you hear your child scream as they hit the sharp metal rivets that are exposed. Yes yes, now you have to deal with an injured child, but the worse part? Now you have to RE-LOAD the car (moms, we know what a pain in the arse this is). Return these chairs before they pose a laceration hazard to your child AND your beach day.
7. Panline Trampolines: This product is a small, toddler-sized trampoline that has an attached handlebar for toddlers to hold on to while jumping. Welp, the handlebar breaks… and so will your child if you let them use this fail of a trampoline.
8. Hyundai Motor Santa Fe and Sonata: The front passenger airbags of the Sante Fe models appear to have a malfunction putting small-bodied people at risk. As for the Sonata, the sensors for the side airbags need to be reprogrammed because the may inflate without receiving a signal, increasing risk. Click on the link to check what years are being recalled and for more info.