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Wednesday
Oct202010

Graco Recalls Two Million Strollers After Strangulation Deaths

Photo Courtesy - CPSC(WASHINGTON) -- Atlanta-based Graco Children's Products Inc. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission are recalling two million strollers because of strangulation and entrapment risks.

The recall follows reports of at least four strangulation deaths linked to the strollers.  Children have also become entrapped in the strollers, resulting in cuts and bruises.  When unharnessed, an infant can go through the opening between the stroller tray and seat bottom and his or her neck can become entrapped and strangulation can occur, the CPSC said in a statement.

The recall includes older versions of Graco's Quattro Tour and MetroLite Strollers and travel systems sold between November 2000 and December 2007.

The strollers were manufactured before a January 2008 voluntary industry standard that required a bigger opening between the stroller's tray and the seat bottom.

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Thursday
Sep302010

Toy Maker Fisher Price Recalls Over 10 Million Products

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(Bethesda, Md.) -- More than 10 million children's toys are being recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the toys' manufacturer Fisher Price, the CPSC announced Thursday.  The toy giant is recalling toys, from tricycles to playplaces, citing potential dangers from falling onto certain protruding parts and choking hazards from small parts.  "Consumer should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed," the CPSC said in a statement.

Here's the list of products being recalled in the U.S., according to the CPSC:

- About 7 million Fisher Price Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles

- About 950,000 Healthy Care, Easy Clean and Close to Me High Chairs About 100,000 Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Stand 'n Play Rampway

- About 2.8 million Baby Playzone Crawl & Cruise Playground, Baby Playzone Crawl & Slide Arcade, Baby Gymtastics Play Wall, Ocean Wonders Kick & Crawl Aquarium (C3068 and H8094), 1-2-3 Tetherball, Bat & Score Goal

For the various play place products, including Playzone and Playground, the CPSC and Fisher Price reported they were aware of 46 instances when a small piece came free from the product. In 14 of those cases, the piece was found in the child's mouth. In three of those cases, the piece had caused the child to begin choking.

The products are also being recalled in Canada in smaller numbers.

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