Recent Product Recalls: What Every Mom Needs to Know

You’??ve done the research, read the reviews and heard nothing but good things about a product only to find out months and even years later that a product has been recalled. Once you become a parent you will see that recalls are very common with products for babies and children due to faulty manufacturing or parts that weren’??t put constructed properly. This is scary especially when you hear about injury related to cribs and strollers such as choking, and in the worse case, scenario even death.

We use the JPMA website as a source of safety and recall information. And did you know you can visit www.recalls.gov receive email alerts when the government issues recalls? You can even get recall alerts sent to your smartphone with this free download.

As educated consumers and mothers, the second you hear of a product recall, return the item immediately for either a different model or a full-refund. Since this information changes so quickly, we also advise that you check the US Consumer Product Commission‘??s website regularly for a current list of product recalls. Here you can also find a recall number (different for each product) and details about the recall including the reason for the recall, pictures of the products and how many units have been affected. Here is a list of the some recent product recalls from 2011.

AOSOM Recalls Wooden Playpens Due to Choking Hazards

AOSOM Recalls Wooden Playpens Due to Choking and Laceration Hazards ‘?? Recalled on March 3rd

About 5,000 Playpens by AOSOM have been recalled because the company received 69 compliments that the wooden playpen can easily break, split and/or crack causing the risk of choking. This recall involves playpens with an “A” and “www.AOSOM.com” stamped on the gate. This includes products with the following model numbers: 5664-0017S&G; 5664-0017; 5664-0017S and 5664-0017G. Consumers should immediately stop using the wooden playpens and contact AOSOM for instructions on how to return the product and receive a full refund. For additional information, contact AOSOM at (877) 644-9366, or visit: www.aosom.com

Baby Jogger Jump Seats Recalled Due to Injury

Baby Jogger LLC Recalls Baby Jogger Jump Seats Due to Fall Hazard ‘?? Recalled on March 1st

Baby Jogger Jump Seats by Baby Jogger LLC have been recalled after four reports of children falling from the seat, including reports of scrapes, bruises, cuts and one broken nose. Consumers that have the Baby Jogger Jump Seat (item number: J7J50) should contact Baby Jogger to receive Jump Seat safety straps and assembly instructions. For additional information, contact Baby Jogger at (877) 506-2213 or e-mail the firm at recall@babyjogger.com.

IKEA Recalled the SNIGLAR crib due to Faulty Manufacturing

IKEA Recalls to Repair Cribs Due to Mattress Support Collapse; Cribs Pose Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards ‘?? Recalled on February 17th

IKEA recently recalled their SNIGLAR cribs after learning the bolts provided with some models are not long enough ‘?? causing the mattress support to detach and collapse. No injuries have been reported at the recall affects about 20,000 units the United States and 6,000 in Canada. For additional information, contact IKEA at (888) 966-4532 anytime, or visit: www.ikea-usa.com

Two Strangulation Deaths Prompt Summer Infant to Recall Video Baby Monitors with Cords; Firm to Provide New On-Product Label & Instructions – Recalled on February 11th

This is an incredibly scary recall after the electrical cords attached to Summer Baby Monitors strangled two babies. The recall by Summer of more than 40 models asks for the return of about 1.7 million video baby monitors ‘?? purchased between January 2003 through February 2011. To learn more about this recall, please contact Summer at (800) 426-8627 or visit: www.summerinfant.com/Home/Product-Recall.aspx.