Slap Bracelets Recalled due to Laceration Hazard

On September 7, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding bracelets sold with storybooks due to a potential laceration hazard. Studio Fun International recalled approximately 86,000 slap bracelets that were sold in the United States and in Canada.

The concern was that the metal band can wear through the fabric covering the bracelet resulting in cuts to hands or fingers. Bracelets affected by the recall were included with “DreamWorks Trolls: It’s Hug Time” storybooks. The bracelet consists of an inner, flexible metal band wrapped in a purple fabric covering with a pink fabric flower, reports the Daily Hornet.

Reported Injuries

There have been five reports of the metal bands wearing through the fabric covering of the bracelet resulting in cuts to hands and fingers. The ISBN for the book is 978-0-7944-3840-1 and is printed on the back of the book.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled bracelets away from children and contact Studio Fun International for instructions on discarding the bracelet and to receive a Trolls book free of charge, says Consumer Affairs.

The bracelets, manufactured in China, were sold at book and other retail stores nationwide, book fairs, and clubs, and online at Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, Walmart.com, and other online retailers from September 2016 through August 2017 for around $13.

About 6,978 units of the affected books were sold in Canada at various retail stores, school book fairs, and book clubs.

This was the first recall of products in the Children’s/Costume Jewelry category in 2017. Since 2005, there have been about 80 similar recalls, involving approximately 51 million product units.

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Additional Recalls for Products Relating to Children

On August 31, the CPSC published a recall concerning itty bittys baby plush stacking toys because of a potential choking hazard. This product sold beginning in June 2016 for about $30. The toys have fabric hats and bows that may detach, posing a choking hazard.

Hallmark has received one report of the toy’s fabric bow detaching and no injuries have been reported.

Approximately 6,000 units are involved in this Hallmark Marketing Company stacking toy recall. This was the fourth recall of products in the Infant, Crib & Stroller Toys category in 2017. Since 2005, there have been about 40 similar recalls, involving about three million product units.

The CPSC published a recall on September 5 regarding children’s nightgowns and pajama sets due to a potential hazard. The children’s nightgowns and pajama sets fail to meet flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.

These items were sold at Amazon.com from December 2016 through July 2017 for between $16 and $21.

Approximately 1,000 units are involved in this ASHERANGEL children’s sleepwear recall. Since 2005, there have been about 60 similar recalls, involving about two million product units. This was the sixth recall of products in the Sleepwear & Loungewear category in 2017.

L.L. Bean Toddler Sweater Fleece Pullover Recalled

L.L. Bean is recalling approximately 2,000 toddler sweater fleece pullovers because the snaps on the pullovers could detach and children may choke on them. The recalled pullovers were sold in sizes 2T, 3T, and 4T. They have blue trim and were sold in three colors: deep garnet (red), heather gray, and light lilac.

They have four snaps, two pockets and the L.L. Bean logo tag on the front. Item number 300206 and lot 02/17 are printed on woven tags attached to the neckline of the pullover. The pullovers were sold at L.L. Bean stores nationwide, L.L. Bean catalog and online at www.llbean.com from April 2017 through August 2017 for about $50.

This was the sixth recall of products in the Outerwear & Sweatshirts category this year. Since 2005, there have been about 170 similar recalls, that involved two million product units.

Over 1.6 million Mainstay four-drawer chest of drawers have been recalled because they pose a tip-over risk and are a potential hazard to children. The recalled chests of drawers are unstable if they are not anchored to the wall, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that may result in death or injuries to children. There was one report of an injury after a chest of drawers tipped over onto a four-year-old child.

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