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August 9th 09, 10:47 PM

Evenflo Envision high chairs
Recalled: April 2, 2009
How many: 643,000
Hazard: Recline fasteners and metal screws on both sides of the high
chair can loosen and fall out, allowing the seat back to detach or
recline unexpectedly. Children can fall backwards or fall out of the
high chair. Detached hardware also poses a choking hazard to children.
Incidents/Injuries: Evenflo has received 320 reports of seat backs
detaching or reclining unexpectedly, resulting in 19 head injuries and
35 other injuries including abrasions, pinches and bruises.

Hill Sportswear hooded drawstring sweatshirts
Recalled: February 12, 2009
How many: 300,000
Hazard: The sweatshirts have drawstrings through the hood. The
drawstrings can become caught on objects and strangle a child.
Incidents/Injuries: One report of a death involving a 3-year-old boy
in Fresno, Calif. who was strangled when the drawstring on his hooded
sweatshirt became stuck on a play ground set.

SimplicityBassinett Simplicity bassinets (also includes bassinets with
Graco or Winnie the Pooh motif)
Recalled: April 7, 2009; August 27, 2008; September 25, 2008;
How many: 900,000
Hazard: The Simplicity 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 convertible bassinets contain
metal bars that are covered by an adjustable fabric flap attached by
velcro. The fabric is folded down when the bassinet is converted into
a bed-side co-sleeping position. If the velcro is not properly re-
secured when the flap is adjusted, an infant can slip through the
opening and become entrapped between the metal bars and suffocate.
Incidents/Injuries: The CPSC is aware of at least three deaths
involving Simplicity bassinets.

Simplicity drop-side cribs
Recalled: September 17, 2008; July 2, 2009
How many: 1 million
Hazard: The drop side can detach. When the drop side detaches, it
creates space between the drop side and the crib mattress. Infants and
toddlers can roll into this space and become entrapped and suffocate.
Incidents/Injuries: The CPSC is aware of 10 deaths associated with
Simplicity drop-side cribs.

Polly Pocket dolls with magnets
Recalled: November 21, 2006; August 14, 2007
How many: 9.7 million play sets
Hazard: Small magnets inside the dolls and accessories can come loose.
The magnets can be swallowed or aspirated. If more than one magnet is
swallowed, the magnets can attract to each other and cause intestinal
perforation or blockage, which can be fatal.
Incidents/Injuries: The CPSC is aware of 3 serious injuries.

Easy Bake Ovens
Recalled: July 19, 2007
How many: 1 million
Hazard: Young children can insert their hands into the oven's front
opening, and get their hands or fingers caught, posing entrapment and
burn hazards.
Incidents/Injuries: Easy-Bake has received 249 reports of children
getting their hands or fingers caught in the oven's opening, including
77 reports of burns, 16 of which were reported as second and third-
degree burns. Easy-Bake also received one report of a serious burn
that required a partial finger amputation to a 5-year-old girl.

Magnetix16 Magnetix Magnetic building sets
Recalled: March 31, 2006; April 19, 2007
How many: 4 million sets
Hazard: Tiny magnets inside the plastic building pieces and rods can
fall out. Magnets found by young children can be swallowed or
aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can
attract to each other and cause intestinal perforation or blockage,
which can be fatal.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC is aware of one death and at least 27 serious

Baby Trend Home and Roam and Baby Express portable cribs and play
Recalled: February 17 1993; January 17, 2003
How many: 1.5 million
Hazard: These cribs/play yards can collapse and entrap an infant.
Incidents/Injuries: In January 2001, a 9-month-old baby in Longview,
Wash., died of asphyxiation when her neck was caught in the V-shape
created by the collapsed sides of her crib/play yard. There have been
three other deaths and three reports of babies found not breathing
(who were revived) associated with these products.

Evenflo Happy Camper play yards
Recalled: June 25, 1997; March 8, 2006
How many: 1.2 million
Hazard: The product can collapse, trapping the child in the "V" formed
by the folded top rails. The rotating plastic hinges can crack or
break, presenting a sharp edge or possibly allowing the child to
Incidents/Injuries: Evenflo and the CPSC are aware of three deaths
involving the play yards.

Playskool Travel-Lite play yards
Recalled: March 10, 1993
How many: 12,000
Hazard: If the side rails of the portable crib fold during use, an
infant can become entrapped and suffocate.
Incidents/Injuries: Three deaths have been reported. In each case the
infant was found entrapped in a folded crib.

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August 10th 09, 05:06 AM
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