Sweet dreams could turn into nightmares if the crib your infant is sleeping in is dangerous. Two types of baby cribs are recalled this month because babies could get trapped in the rails.
Graco is recalling its 1.2 million toddler beds, sold under the names "Crazy Toddler Bed," "Glow in the Dark Toddler Bed" and "Classic Toddler Bed." Consumer Product Safety Chairman Hal Stratton says, "The problem is young toddlers are getting their limbs, their legs, their feet and their hands caught in the slats on the side rails and the footboard. Due to the size of the mattress and the level of it their unable to get their limbs out easily so we are seeing broken bones and other injuries." If you have one of the recalled beds, you can call Graco for a safety net to place around the railings. The number is 1-800-837-4404 or ( click here ).
Delta Enterprises is recalling its wood cribs because the slats can separate from the headboard. Children can fall through the opening or get trapped in between. The cribs were sold at juvenile furniture stores from January 2004 through February 2005 for $100. Consumers should stop using the cribs immediately and contact Delta to arrange for two free replacement headboards. Call toll free (877) 660-3777 or ( click here ).
34,000 baby pacifiers are being recalled. The pacifiers failed safety tests because they pose a choking hazard. The pacifiers were sold under the Soother name for fifty cents to $1, nationwide. Consumers need to return the pacifiers to the store where purchased for a refund. For more information, call The Elegant Kids collect at (213) 627-6716.
Zippers in these toddler and infant sized sweaters pose a choking hazard. The Arizona boys zip up cardigans were sold at JCPenny's in sizes 12 months to 24 months and sizes 2T to 5T. Call JCPenney (888) 333-6063 or ( click here ).
Now focusing on the adults, you may have find the following products in your kitchen or in your garage. Black and Decker is recalling its Pro-Blender because the blades can weaken or break when making frozen beverages. Recalled model numbers include BL5000, BL5900 and BL6000. Retailers sold the blenders from December 2003 to January 2005 for $40 to $60. For more information call Applica Consumer Products at 1-800-385-6686 or ( click here ).
Finally, General Motors is recalling its Astro and GMC Safari vans. An electrical problem can cause the rear brake and hazard lights to fail. Van owners should contact their local GMC dealer for a repair.
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