A 19-month-old baby from Oregon died in his crib last month. Two of the mattress support slats came out of his crib which had been recalled just two weeks earlier. So, this month the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Simplicity Inc. are renewing their recall of the Aspen Three in One cribs with Graco logos. Screws on the wooden mattress supports can come loose, allowing a portion of the mattress to fall. The baby can then slide down and become trapped between the mattress and the crib. Simplicity has received eight reports of entrapment including five injuries and one death. Only cribs with wooden mattress supports, model number 87-40-KCW-SC and serial number 2803-SC to 1605-SC are included in this recall. The cribs were sold from August 2003 through May 2005 for about $130. For a free repair kit call Simplicity Inc. at 1-800-784-1982 or ( click here ).
Thousands of baby walkers are being recalled because the walkers can not fit through a standard doorway and they're not designed to stop at the edge of a step. The defect could cause babies to fall down stairs. Bike Pro, Inc. is recalling the walkers which are intended for babies six months and older. The walkers are blue, green, pink and yellow. They have musical activity trays with various toys and themes. "Baby" and "Bebelove" are printed on labels of some walkers. The walkers were sold from January 2000 through January 2006 for $18 to $22. Return the walkers for a refund or call 1-800-261-2559 for more information.
Toy Baseball Gloves
The next recall may affect anyone who plays baseball. Mizuno is recalling its "Gamer Baseball Gloves". The gloves could contain asperigillus mold which does not usually affect healthy individuals but may cause infections in those with chronic health problems or impaired immune systems. The gloves were sold from July to October 2005 for $80. Call Mizuno for a free replacement glove. Their number is 1-800-966-1211.
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