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Child Deaths Lead to Beanbag Chair Recall

About 2.2 million bean bag chairs, made by Ace Bayou Corporation, are being recalled after two children were able to crawl inside, leading to their suffocation deaths. The chairs are made with zippers, which are easily opened by curious youngsters. … Continue reading

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Nan Far Woodworking Recalls Rockland Furniture Round Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards

This recall involves about 3,900 Rockland Furniture round cribs with model number 343-8314. The crib’s drop-side rails can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail. When this happens, the drop-side rail can fall out of position and create a space where an … Continue reading

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President of LM Import-Export Sentenced Prison and Fined for Importing Banned Children’s Products

Florida Federal District Court Judge Kathleen M. Williams issued a significant sentenced Hung Lam, President of LM Import-Export Inc., to 22 months incarceration in federal prison, three years of supervised release and a $10,000 fine for pleading guilty to conspiracy … Continue reading

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Pottery Barn Dolls Recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced that Pottery Barn Kids, a division of William-Sanoma Inc. of San Fransisco, CA, has issued a recallof certain of its dolls. The doll recall is based on a strangulation hazard presented … Continue reading

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Major Children’s Product Recalls in January 2011

Children’s products provide our kids with opportunities for hours of enjoyment and learning. Unfortunately, improperly designed or manufactured playthings can also cause death and debilitating injury among the most innocent of victims. At Swartz & Swartz, P.C., we have long … Continue reading

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Parents Warned about the Dangers of Crib Bumpers

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is fighting to place a ban on crib bumpers. Crib bumpers are pads that can be attached inside the crib to cushion babies from crib bars. Since 2008, there have been 14 infant deaths linked … Continue reading

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Drop-Side Cribs Banned Due to Safety Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved new mandatory standards to address the hazards of cribs. In the last five years alone, the CPSC has announced recalls of over 9 million drop-side cribs due to hazards of strangulation … Continue reading

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Four Infant Deaths Linked To Recalled Graco Quattro™ and MetroLite™ Strollers

In October, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) announced a recall of about 2 million Graco strollers due to risk of entrapment and strangulation. Reports surfaced that the manufacturer, Graco Children’s Products Inc., of Atlanta, Ga., received four … Continue reading

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Recall of Infant Sleep Positioners Prompted By Reports of Twelve Infant Deaths

On September 29, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned consumers to stop using infant sleep positioners. In recent years, the government received 12 reports of infants (ages ranging from … Continue reading

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Kids’ Tent Recalled Due to Strangulation Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC), in cooperation with Tots in Mind Inc., of Salem, N.H., is announcing that a recall was issued on July 15, 2010 of about 20,000 “Cozy Indoor Outdoor Portable Playard … Continue reading

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