Recalls this week: stuffed toy, car seat adaptors
Friday, August 30, 2013
More than 25,000 stuffed Build-A-Bear products are being recalled this week because they pose a choking hazard to children. Other consumer products being recalled include more than 30,000 faulty car seat adaptors.
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DETAILS: Sulley is a furry blue creature from the Monsters movies. The Build-A-Bear stuffed monster is covered in blue furry fabric with purple spots, horn on its head and has blue eyes measuring about 1 inch in diameter. Tracking label ending with 4384 or 4385 for USA and 4378 for Canada can be found on a sewn in label on the backside of the leg of the stuffed monster. They were sold at Build-A-Bear Workshop stores and online at www.buildabear.com during June 2013.
WHY: The stuffed animal’s eye can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: 25,000 in the U.S. and 1,100 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Build-A-Bear toll-free at (866) 236-5683 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, on Saturday between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT and on Sunday between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT. You may also email the firm at ProductHotline@buildabear.com. Visit the firm’s website www.buildabear.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information
BABY CAR SEAT ADAPTORS
DETAILS: Car seat adaptors used to secure a variety of infant car seats onto Baby Jogger strollers. The “Single” model fits all single strollers, the “Double” works only on double strollers and the “Select/Versa” fits Select and Versa strollers. The car seat adaptors consist of two U-shaped, black, aluminum support bars and two black plastic adaptors that allow the support bars to attach onto the stroller. The model number is located on the lower right hand corner of the original package and the manufacturing date can be found on a sticker on the bottom of the package. The adaptor for single strollers has model number BJ90121; the adaptor for double strollers has model number BJ90221; the adaptor for Select/Versa strollers has model number BJ90321. They were sold from June 2012 through June 2013.
WHY: The car seat adaptor support bars can fail, posing a danger that that the seat could fall and a child in the seat could be hurt.
INCIDENTS: 47 reports of the car seat adaptor supports bars failing and car seats falling to the floor. Reports include two injured infants with bruises to the head and toes.
HOW MANY: About 23,700 in the U.S. and 6,500 in Canada
FOR MORE: Call Baby Jogger at 877-506-2213, visit www.babyjogger.com and click on Recall Information tab at the bottom of the page for more information, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DETAILS: Vitamix 64-ounce Low-Profile containers with blade part number 103208 A and blade date codes 03-12 (March 2012) through 07-13 (July 2013). The blade part number and date code are laser etched onto the top of the blade at the bottom of the container. The clear, plastic, 64-ounce container with black plastic handle and lid was sold with Vitamix blender models 7500, Professional Series 300, Professional Series 750 and individually. Replacement blades with part number 104602 A are not affected. They were sold from April 2012 to August 2013.
WHY: The blade can break, and possibly cut people using the blender.
INCIDENTS: 18 reports of blades breaking. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 165,000 in the U.S. and an additional 4,300 in Canada
FOR MORE: Call Vitamix at 888-350-4386, or visit www.ContainerBladeRecall.com for more information, or visit www.vitamix.com, then click on the “Customer Service” link at the bottom of the page, and click on the link for “Voluntary Recall on Vitamix Containers.”
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