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A line of Bugaboo baby strollers with defective carry handles and cribs with malfunctioning drop sides are among this week's list of recalled products. Others include helmets, high chairs, and subwoofers.
BUGABOO CAMELEON3 STROLLERS
DETAILS: The strollers were made by Bugaboo International B.V. of Amsterdam. The stroller has an aluminum and plastic frame with rubberized wheels, a removable seat and bassinet, a removable "U''-shaped carry handle, an under-the-seat storage bag and a sun canopy. Strollers included have serial numbers from 19010 11153 00001 to 19010 51248 00215. They were sold from Sept. 2012 to March 2013.
WHY: The stroller's carrying handle can break and detach, thus posing a fall hazard. The removable carry handle is used to transport the bassinet or seat separately from the chassis.
INCIDENTS: 16 reports of carry handles breaking. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 9,200 in the U.S. and 960 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Bugaboo Americas at 800-460-2922, send email to serviceus(at)bugaboo.com, or visit www.bugaboo.com , and click on "Important Safety Announcements" at the bottom left of the page for more information.
DETAILS: Basic Beat BB201 standard egg shaker toy instruments made by Bongo Logic Development Ltd. The toy instruments are about the size of small eggs and have a "Basic Beat" label printed on the front of the product. The toy instruments have Lot Number 0E0212 located on the bottom of the roundest part of the egg. They were sold from July 2012 through Oct. 2012.
WHY: The outer "end cap" that is glued onto the top, smallest part of the egg can come off, posing a small part choking or aspiration hazard.
INCIDENTS: Three reports of ends popping off, with no injuries reported.
HOW MANY: About 6,500.
FOR MORE: Call West Music at 800-397-9378, send email to service(at)music.com, or visit www.westmusic.com and click on Help & FAQs and Recalls for more information.
DETAILS: PT Domusindo Perdana drop-side cribs wooden drop-side cribs. The name, model number and date codes are printed on the plywood mattress board. They were sold at JCPenney.com and the JCPenney catalogue from Jan. 1998 through Dec. 2008. The model numbers in the recall can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/PT-Domusindo-Perdana-Recalls-Drop-Side-Cribs/
WHY: The cribs' drop sides can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop side to fall out of position. That could create a space into which an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged or entrapped, which can lead to strangulation or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib. Drop-side incidents can also occur due to incorrect assembly and with age-related wear and tear.
INCIDENTS: Three incidents involving drop side rails that malfunctioned or detached. No injuries were reported.
HOW MANY: About 73,000.
FOR MORE: Call Modus Furniture International at 800-827-2129 or visit www.savannababy.com and click on the Recall tab for more information.
DETAILS: WRSI Moment and Trident models whitewater kayaking and rafting helmets. They have a black chinstrap with a black plastic buckle and were sold in sizes S/M and M/L. "WRSI" is printed under or on top of the helmet's visor. WRSI's "Wave Logo" is visible on the back of the Moment helmet. "WRSI" is printed vertically on the back of the Trident helmet. The part number is printed on the hang tag of both models. They were sold from March 2012 through Nov. 2012 and more details can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/WRSI-Recalls-Kayaking-and-Rafting-Helmets/
WHY: The chinstrap buckle can fail, posing a head injury hazard to users.
INCIDENTS: 10 incidents of chinstrap failures. No injuries have been reported
HOW MANY: About 2,000 in the U.S and 200 in Canada
FOR MORE: Call WRSI at 888-441-1041, send email to buckle(at)whitewaterhelmet.com, or visit www.whitewaterhelmets.com and click on "Safety Alert" at the centre of the home page for more information.
DETAILS: 3M Filtrete room air purifiers. The two recalled models are Ultra Quiet, number FAP00-RS, and Maximum Allergen, number FAP00-L, which was sold only at Lowe's stores. The products serial numbers begin with E, F, G, H, I or J and the model and serial numbers are located on the bottom of the product. The FAP00-RS model was sold from Nov. 2008 through Jan. 2013, and the FAP00-L model was sold from Oct. 2012 through Jan. 2013, both for about $60.
WHY: The ion generator in the air purifiers can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: Two incident reports including an air purifier overheating and another of an internal room air purifier filter catching fire. No injuries or property damage reported.
HOW MANY: About 10,000.
FOR MORE: Call 3M at 800-388-3458 or visit www.filtrete.com/roomairpurifiers and click on the link FAP00-RS recall for more information.
DETAILS: BabyHome SA Eat model high chairs in red, black, green, purple, navy, orange, and brown. The model number BH2104 is located on a label on the back of the high chair. The word "babyhome" is printed on one leg of the chair and the word "eat" is printed on the opposite leg of the chair. The high chairs have a nylon fabric seat with a plastic tray and metal frame. There is a printed white "babyhome" logo shaped like a backwards letter "h'' on the seatback. The recalled high chairs have lot numbers: BH00301/01-2012, BH00303/07-2012, BH00304/09-2012 and BH00304/09-2012. The lot numbers are located on a sticker affixed to the bottom of the footrest. They were sold from March 2012 through Feb. 2013.
WHY: The front opening between the tray and seat bottom of the high chair can allow a child's body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck. This poses a strangulation hazard to young children when the child is not harnessed.
HOW MANY: About 1,100.
FOR MORE: Call BabyHome USA at 888-758-5712 or visit www.babyhome.es and click on "Eat Recall" for more information.
DETAILS: iCandy World Ltd. Cherry model strollers. This recall includes the iCandy Cherry stroller only in the colours Fudge (light-medium brown) and Liquorice (red and black). They were sold from Oct. 2009 through Dec. 2012 and include: batch number U10001169 with serial numbers 1 to 500; batch number U10002 with serial numbers 501to 1000; batch numbers U10014 with serial numbers 1001 to 1500; and batch number U10013 with serial numbers 1501 to 2000.
WHY: The opening between the bumper bar and seat bottom of the stroller can allow an infant's body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck, posing a strangulation hazard to young children when a child is not harnessed.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 830.
FOR MORE: Call iCandy at 877-484-4179, send email to info(at)icandyamerica.com, or visit www.icandyworld.com and click "United States of America" and "Important Safety Information - iCandy Cherry."
DETAILS: SuperCube 2000 Powered Subwoofers with "0912HB" as part of a serial number printed on the back of the unit. "Definitive" is printed on the bottom front of the speaker. They were sold from Nov. 2012 to Jan. 2013.
WHY: An internal failure with the subwoofer's level input jack (RCA jack) results in a shock hazard to consumers.
INCIDENTS: Two reports of consumers who were shocked while handling the unit.
HOW MANY: About 900.
FOR MORE: Call Definitive Technology at 800-228-7148 or visit www.definitivetechnology.com and click on "view the recall notice on select SuperCube 2000 models" for more information.
DETAILS: Bell Full Throttle bike helmets made by MHR. The all-black helmets have UPC code 035011 937052 and part number 1009159 printed on a label on the side of the helmet shell. The Bell logo is affixed to the front and lower side of the helmet. They were sold from July 2012 to Jan. 2013.
WHY: The buckle on the helmet's safety strap can release in an accident and allow the helmet to fall off the rider, posing a risk of head injury.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 2,500.
FOR MORE: Call Bell Sports at 866-892-6059 or visit www.bellbikestuff.com and click on "Recall Notice" for more information.