Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Once, twice, five times a recall?

In KID's look at 2009 recalls, we noticed that many children's product manufacturers had multiple recalls. Fifteen manufacturers reported more than one recall.

Dorel Juvenile Group and Evenflo Co. Inc. lead in product recalls with five each. Evenflo recalled two high chairs, an activity center, a stationary entertainer and a telephone toy. Dorel (parent company of Safety First, Eddie Bauer, Cosco and other brands) recalled a safety gate (twice), 2 play yards and an infant carrier. The carrier was recalled for handle failure, a recall the company is too familiar with, having three previous recalls for the same flaw.

Not far behind were Simplicity Inc./SFCA and the Land of Nod which each had three separate recalls. The products of these four companies posed several hazards to children including choking, falls, and entrapment. For more information on 2009 product recalls please check out our recent report The Year of the Nursery Product Recall.

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