Recalls

Mother with her child

Graco has recalled their Table2Table 6-in-1 Highchair line due to a potential fall hazard. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, “the highchair’s rear legs can pivot out of position making the chair unstable and posing a fall hazard to a child in the highchair”.

To date there has been 38 reported instances of the rear leg pivoting out of position, and five reported injuries that resulted from the chair falling over with a child inside.

Pacifier recalled

A popular baby product company, Munchkins, recently issued a pacifier and pacifier clip recall. According to the company and to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)  the pacifiers pose a choking risk to youngsters. 

The recalled products were sold nationwide, both online and in big name stores like Target, Walmart, and Babies R Us, from March 2014-March 2016.

The CPSC issued the following description of the affected pacifiers:

The Takata airbag issues and recalls have been a long standing hot topic amongst consumers and federal regulators. 

After a number of crashes and factory tests this is what we know:  Some Takata airbags explode when deployed, shooting sharp objects at those in the vehicle. The malfunction has resulted in 10 deaths and over 100 injuries. 

If you reside in New York, Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire of New Jersey and shop at Whole Foods please take note! 

Whole Foods Curry Chicken Salad and Deli Chicken salad sold prepackaged, at salad bars, in sandwiches, and in chef’s cases have been recalled. The recall was issued due to potential Listeria Monocytogenes contamination. 

Fiat Chrysler has been issued a $105 million dollar fine. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the company mishandled safety recalls on millions of vehicles.

In addition to the fine, Fiat Chrysler will also repurchase over a half million Ram pickup trucks (2008 – 2012 models) due to defective steering parts

“Baby stroller” and “choking hazard” are two terms no parent wants to hear in the same sentence. Fortunately, no injuries have been associated with the recent UPPAbaby recall, which includes UPPAbaby 2015 CRUZ, 2015 VISTA strollers and the 2015 Rumbleseat. The recalled strollers contain a foam crossbar. Babies/small children could potentially bite off the foam and choke.

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