List of Recalled Products
The Associated Press
Mar. 30, 1999
Recalled products highlighted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission as part of its annual roundup:
_On My Way Infant Car Seat/Carrier by Evenflo Company, Inc. Recall involves 800,000 units with model numbers 207 and 492 made before July 27, 1997. Eighty-nine injuries have been reported because the push button used to adjust the carrying handle can unexpectedly release causing the seat to flip forward. Consumers should call the company for repairs at 800-203-2138.
_Mini-hammocks without spread bars, by various makers. Recall involves 3 million units. The mini-hammocks can twist around children's necks, resulting in strangulation. Twelve deaths have been reported. Consumers are advised to return the mini-hammock to the store or destroy it.
_Playskool Travel-lite portable cribs with rotating top rail hinges. Recall involves nearly 12,000 units with models 77101 and 77103. Crib may collapse and entrap child in folded rails. Consumers should call the maker, Kolcraft Enterprises Inc., at 1-800-453-7673. All Our Kids portable cribs, models 742 and 762, have similar problems. Consumers should stop using these cribs and destroy them.
_Evenflo Portable play yards with rotating top rail hinges that can collapse and trap children. Recall involves ``Happy Camper, Happy Cabana and Kiddie Camper'' models, about 1.2 million units. The company will provide free hinge covers by calling 1-800-447-9178. Play yards made by Century Products Co., models 10-710 and 10-810, have similar problems. Consumers should call 1-800-541-0264 for repairs.
_Halogen Torchiere floor lamps manufactured before February 1997. Recall involves 40 million units. The bulbs can ignite flammable materials, and 12 deaths have been reported. Consumers can get an in-home repair with a free wire guard by calling 1-800-985-2220.
_Bunk beds by Fine Pine, New England Woodcraft, J.I.M. Manufacturing, I.E.M. Furniture, and Padilla's Furniture. Recall involves 37,000 units. Children can become entrapped in spaces in the top bunk. Consumers can call companies for guard rail kits: I.E.M. Furniture, 1-800-869-1688; Padilla's Furniture, 1-323-232-2310.
_Bunk beds by Lexington. Recall involves 58,000 units. If top bunk is not assembled properly, a space that could entrap a child's head is created. Consumers should call the company at 1-888-463-0111 for a repair kit.
_Cedar chests by The Lane Furniture Company made between 1912 and 1987. Recall involves 12 million units. Children can become trapped in the chests and suffocate. Seven deaths have been reported.
_Toy basketball nets by Ohio Art, Little Tikes, Today's Kids and Fisher-Price. Recall involves 10 million units. Children can strangle on loops or openings in the nets. CPSC has received 20 reports of children getting their heads and necks caught in the nets, resulting in one death. For repair, consumers can call Ohio Art, 1-800-641-6226; Little Tikes, 1-888-848-4537; Today's Kids, 1-800-258-8697; and Fisher-Price, 1-888-229-4555.
_Quiet Time infant swings, models 08-975 and 08-977, made before October 1995. Recall involves 355,000 units. Infants can fall when screws connecting metal hanger and seat support loosen and fall out. Forty-four injuries have been reported.
_Lil' Napper model infant swing sets by Century Products Company. Recall involves 125,000 units. Four deaths have been reported from children being strangled when the shoulder straps are loosened. For repairs, call 1-800-231-1448.