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Hug N’ Tug toy recalled for choking hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall of Sassy® Hug N’ Tug Puppy and Monkey and Carter’s® Hug N’ Tug Monkey toys because beads could become loose and choke a child. The CPSC has received 12 complaints that beads at the center of the toys became loose, though no injuries were reported. The recall affected about 45,300 …

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Water-inflating toys recalled for choking hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada and Ohio-based Dunecraft Inc. have announced the recall of four inflatable toys because they could choke children who swallow them. The recall comes after an 8-month old Texas girl swallowed one of Dunecraft’s Water Balz, which expanded in her body, blocked her intestine and had to be surgically removed. The recall affects …

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Nap Nanny baby recliners recalled after 5 die, dozens injured

According to the U.S. Product Safety Commission, four national retailers – Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, Diapers.com and Toys R Us/Babies R Us – have agreed to stop selling Nap Nanny baby recliners after the maker failed to take action in response to five infant deaths and dozens of reports of children injured by the recliners. The recall affects more than …

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2 million dangerous toys seized in 2012; nearly 200,000 kids hurt by toys in 2011

More than 2 million toys deemed dangerous or in violation of safety laws were seized at U.S. ports this year, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. In four years, CPSC and U.S. Customs and Border Protection have seized more than 8.5 million units of about 2,400 different toys and children’s products for safety hazards or failing to meeting …

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Consumers urged to use caution when buying toys

Each year the U.S. Public Interest Research Group visits national toy stores, malls and dollar stores from September through November, looking for potentially dangerous toys being sold. The independent consumer group also examines recall and other regulatory notices for its annual “Trouble in Toyland” report. Investigators focus on toys that pose a potential toxic, choking, strangulation or noise hazard. Lead, …

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Happy Swing II infant swings recalled due to strangulation risk

About 560 Happy Swing II infant swings from Dream On Me Inc., a New Jersey company, are being recalled due to a strangulation risk, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced. Consumers should immediately stop using the swings and contact the company for a replacement. According to the CPSC, the opening between the swing’s tray or grab bar and seat …

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Trend Lab toddler chairs recalled for cut, choking hazards

Nearly 17,000 Club- and Med-style toddler chairs manufactured by Minnesota-based Trend Lab have been recalled because staples might come loose and cut or choke children. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said consumers should immediately take the chair away from children, inspect the binding for loose staples, then contact the firm for a repair kit with instructions. The chairs were …

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Infant skull fractures prompt bathing seat recall

Consumers who bought a Mother’s Touch/Deluxe Baby Bather, which were sold nationwide in stores and online, should immediately stop using the product and contact the manufacturer, Summer Infant Inc. of Woonsocket, R.I. The company, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is recalling the bathers after reports of four infants suffering skull fractures when the frame became unhinged during …

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19 West Virginia families claim birth defects due to Zoloft use

Nineteen West Virginia families have filed lawsuits against the drug maker Pfizer, claiming their children suffered birth defects after their mothers took the anti-depressant Zoloft. The lawsuits were filed in Wayne Circuit Court and name Pfizer Inc.; Roerig, a division of Pfizer; and Greenstone LLC. The mothers involved in the separate lawsuits allege they took Zoloft, as prescribed, while pregnant …

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Peg Perego strollers recalled due to entrapment, strangulation risk

Indiana stroller manufacturer Peg Perego announced a massive recall of nearly a quarter-million strollers made between January 2004 and September 2007, citing risks of entrapment and strangulation. Peg Perego is cooperating with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in recalling the strollers, which were made before voluntary industry standards were adopted in January 2008 that regulate the space between a …

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