Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Cribs, Clothes Recalled

The Wall Street Journal reports that "Stork Craft Baby Manufacturing Inc. and federal regulators in the U.S. and Canada recalled more than one million cribs Tuesday because of metal support brackets that can break, the latest in a rash of crib recalls linked to hardware problems that have led to infant deaths or injuries." The issues involving "U.S. crib safety have spurred the recalls of more than three and a half million units in the U.S. since September 2007, many prompted by reports of babies being strangled or injured in cribs with malfunctioning or missing hardware." According to regulators there has been "one toddler injury and 11 incidents of malfunctioning hardware."
In addition to the cribs, "about 16,000 Taggies Sleep'n Play baby garments, made in China and imported by Rashti & Rashti of New York," have been recalled "because the snaps on the garments can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children." Read more.

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