Tuesday, June 24, 2008

320,000 Jardine Cribs Recalled

Jardine announced the recall today of 320,000 Berkley, Hilton, Positano, Spindle, and Windsor (certain model numbers only) cribs sold through Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us because of entrapment hazards from broken slats and spindles. The company has 42 reports of breakage, 4 entrapments and 2 injuries. Customers can return the crib to Jardine for a voucher for a new crib from Toys"R"Us or Babies"R"Us. More details here and here. Please let KID know if you have any questions or problems with the recall.

Summer safety tips from KID

KID announced a new summer safety fact sheet today. Have fun with all the summer activities, but take precautions to keep everyone safe.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Crib Mattress Recall: check your mattress fit

Simmons Kids has recalled 20,000 crib mattresses because they are smaller than the required 27 1/4 inch width required by law. This can cause a gap which can entrap a child. The company has one report of an entrapment; the parent was able to free the child.

The recall release gives specific information for measuring the mattress. You should not be able to fit more than two fingers between the mattress and the side of the crib.

If you have this mattress, discontinue use immediately and contact Simmons Kids for a free replacement. There is information on the Simmon's website, or you can call 1-800-810-8611. If you are using another crib mattress that is too small, discontinue its use and report it to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

KID calls for federal ban on toxic toys

Kids In Danger joined with Illinois PIRG, the Breast Cancer Fund and other organizations and parents to call on Congress to ban toxic chemicals in toys. Joined by Betty, the 25 foot rubber duckie, the groups urged Representative Schakowsky and Rush to advocate for the strongest possible CPSC Reform Act, inlcluding a ban on phthlates. Sarah Chusid spoke for Kids In Danger. Read more here.

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