MAJOR RECALLS THIS WEEK
Recalls This Week: Trampolines, Unsafe Crib Tents
-- Children's trampolines with a dangerous defect and a line of crib tents that have already proved deadly for one child are among this week's recalled products. Others include defective safety locks meant to keep children out of cabinets and climbing ropes with a dangerous flaw.
Here's a closer look at the specific products:
DETAILS: Aqua-Leisure Industries Inc. First Fitness Kid's First trampolines with handlebars sold at Toys R Us from September 2010 through April 2012. The child-size toy trampolines have "First Fitness" embossed on the jumping deck in white letters and can be identified by model number FF-6902TR and Toys R Us SKN 491463.
WHY: Metal fatigue can cause the handlebar to break away during use, posing a risk of laceration from exposed metal surfaces or other injury from a fall.
INCIDENTS: Four reports of handlebars breaking from the metal connection joint during use, but no reported injuries.
HOW MANY: About 40,000.
DETAILS: Various models of Tots in Mind Inc. crib and play yard tents that were originally recalled in 2010. The company originally offered a repair kit, but has since gone out of business. The crib tents were sold at Amazon.com, Burlington Coat Factory, Toys R Us and Babies R Us, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., and Bed Bath & Beyond, which also sold it through the website Buy Buy Baby. The tents included Portable Playard Tent, Original Cozy Crib Tent, Cozy Crib Tent II, Crib Tent for Convertible Cribs, Portable Playard Tent Plus Cabana Kit. The tents have a label with the Tots In Mind logo, several inches wide and long, located on the non-mesh portion near the top of the tent.
WHY: They pose a strangulation risk.
INCIDENTS: Twenty seven tent failures, including a two-year old boy who died in 2008 after getting trapped between the frame and the metal rod at the base of the tent. Another child had a catastrophic brain injury in 2007 when the tent on his crib inverted and the product's broken rod trapped him by the neck.
HOW MANY: About 330,000.
Consumers should contact the store where the item was purchased.
DETAILS: SX and QH boys' zip-front hooded jackets imported by Bonded Apparel Inc. of Los Angeles and sold at dd's Discount stores from August 2011 through December 2011.
WHY: The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which poses a strangulation hazard to children.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 720.
DETAILS: Dorel Juvenile Group Inc. Safety 1st Sure Fit toilet locks with model numbers 48003 and 48103. The toilet lock is attached to the tank behind the lid and is intended to prevent a child's access to the toilet bowl. They were sold at Bed, Bath and Beyond, Burlington Coat Factory, Great Beginnings, Home Depot, Target and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. from January 2005 through April 2010 and at Amazon.com through April 2012.
WHY: Young children can unexpectedly disengage the toilet locks and gain access to water in the toilet, posing the risk of drowning.
INCIDENTS: 110 reports of toilet locks that did not adequately secure the lid, including eight reports of children, under the age of two, who were able to disengage or break the lock.
HOW MANY: About 183,000.
DETAILS: Dorel Juvenile Group Inc. Safety 1st Sure Fit cabinet locks with model numbers 12013 and 12014. The cabinet slide lock is attached to cabinet knobs or handles to prevent access. They were sold at Bed, Bath and Beyond, Burlington Coat Factory, Great Beginnings, Home Depot, Target and Wal-Mart from January 2000 through March 2009 and at Amazon.com through April 2012.
WHY: The cabinet locks are being recalled because young children can disengage the lock, posing the risk of injury from dangerous or unsafe items stored in the cabinet.
INCIDENTS: Two hundred seventy eight reports of cabinet locks that did not adequately secure the cabinet, including 71 reports of children between the ages of 8 months and 5 years who were able to disengage the cabinet locks. In one of the reported incidents, a 13-month-old boy swallowed small, toxic beads from a craft kit. The child was hospitalized, observed overnight, and released the next day.
HOW MANY: About 685,000.
DETAILS: Meyer Corp. U.S 13-piece Circulon Cookware set. The recall is specifically for the defective 11-inch lid with a rubber and stainless steel handle and a metal rim that goes with the 5-quart saute pan. The code "IMCP1108" is stamped on the outside of the metal rim.
WHY: The lid can crack, break or shatter, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
INCIDENTS: Sixty five reported incidents, but no injuries.
HOW MANY: About 4,600.
DETAILS: Litania Sports Group Inc.'s Porter Athletic climbing ropes. The models include numbers 00118 and 00119.
WHY: The climbing rope can slip through the clamp that connects at the top, posing a fall hazard for climbers.
INCIDENTS: Three reports of the rope slipping through the clamp, including one that resulted in back and wrist injuries.
HOW MANY: About 44.