Prime-Line Recalls Child Safety Products

Prime-Line of Redlands, California has issued two recalls for child safety products, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. In both cases, the defective products were manufactured in China.

Prime-Line can be reached, toll-free, at 1.855.839.9555 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Pacific Time (PT), or at its website at www.prime-line-products.com.

Child Safety Latches and Outlet Covers

About 37,000 defective child safety latches and outlet covers are being recalled because the screws on the safety latches and outlet covers can loosen and/or break. When this happens, young children can gain access to electrical outlets and other potentially hazardous items. To date Prime-Line has received four reports of screws breaking; no injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Prime-Line child safety drawer and cabinet latches and outlet covers with rotating receptacle covers. These products were sold under the brand name Child Safe. The drawer and cabinet latches were sold three per package, in model number S 4439 with SKU 049793044396, and model number S 4444 with SKU 049793044440. The outlet covers were sold one per package, in ivory, model number S 4447 with SKU 049793044471, and white, model number S 4461 with SKU 049793044617. The model number and SKU are printed on the back of the package.

The recalled child safety latches and outlet covers were sold at drawer and cabinet latches were sold at Ace Hardware, Bostwic-Braun, Cal-Do-It Centers, Do-It-Best, Friedman Brothers, Menards, Orgill, The Andersons Inc., and True Value stores, nationwide, between October 2010 and June 2011 for between $2.50 and $2.70. Outlet covers were sold at Ace Hardware, Cimarron Lumber & Supply, Do-It-Best, Friedman Brothers, Handy Hardware, Menards, and W.E. Aubuchon stores nationwide between October 2009 and June 2011 for about $3.50.

Consumers are advised to immediately contact Prime-Line for a free replacement kit.

Child Bathtub NonSlip Pads
About 8,000 child bathtub nonslip pads are being recalled because some pads do not stick to the bathtub surface, posing a fall hazard to consumers. To date, Prime-Line has received one report of pad failure; no injuries have been reported.

The recalled items are whale-shaped, white, vinyl, nonslip bathtub pads with textured surfaces and adhesive backings and are used to help prevent children from slipping and falling in bathtubs. The pads come in sets of 12 and 15. Each set contains pads that range in size from 2 to 4 inches tall. The model number is S-4630 and SKU number is 049793846303. Both are printed on the back of the packaging.

The recalled child bathtub nonslip pads were sold at Ace Hardware and Menards nationwide between May 24, 2010 and June 13, 2011 for about $6.

Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the defective child bathtub nonslip pads and contact Prime-Line for a full refund.

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