Baby Gap and Old Navy have recalled two types of infant sleepers. The products fail to meet Health Canada's flammability requirements for kids' sleepwear: loose-fitting clothes pose a fire hazard if made of cotton.

This recall involves various babyGap footed one-piece sleepers and a sleep gown, sized 6 – 12 months:
  • Peter Rabbit graphic footed one-piece / Beatrix Potter for babyGap (80% cotton, 20% polyester) (style 301501)
  • Peter Rabbit thermal one-piece / Beatrix Potter for babyGap (100% cotton) (style 301512)
  • Peter Rabbit footed one-piece / Beatrix Potter for babyGap (100% cotton) (style 301482)
  • Velour footed one-piece (78% cotton, 22% polyester) (style 301161)
  • Velour footed one-piece (78% cotton, 22% polyester) (style 912831)
  • Lapped knit bundler / Sleep gown with elastic bottom (100% cotton) (style 301165)


This recall involves Old Navy footed (sizes 6 - 12 months) and non-footed (sizes 12 – 18 months and 18 – 24 months) one-piece sleepers with the style number starting with 476746. They are made of 100% cotton.

Approximately 15,550 of the recalled products were sold in Canada

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to where they were purchased.
For additional information, contact Gap toll-free at 1-888-747-3704 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. EST, or email Gap.

For more information visit: http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca

 
 
The legendary Bugaboo Stroller has been recalled! 


Both the Bugaboo Cameleon and Bugaboo Donkey Model Strollers are involved in this recall, making it a large one!

Units: About 46,300 in the U.S. and 4,440 in Canada

Importer: Bugaboo Americas, of El Segundo, Calif.

Manufacturer: Bugaboo International B.V., of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Hazard: A button on the stroller's carrycot/seat carry handle can become disengaged and cause the handle to detach, posing fall and choking hazards to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Bugaboo has received 58 reports of carry handles detaching. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the carry handles on Bugaboo Cameleon and Bugaboo Donkey model strollers with detachable carrycots/seats. The strollers were sold with a base, sun canopy and other accessories in various colors. A fabric tag on the side of the sun canopy has Bugaboo and the model name. Strollers included in the recall have a serial number that falls within the range listed below. Serial numbers are printed on the stroller's chassis, located under the carrycot/seat.

Bugaboo Cameleon
Serial Number 04011090900001 to 04031101009999
Serial Number 08011090900001 to 08021100800386
Serial Number 140100093600531 to 140103123350418

Bugaboo Donkey
Serial Number 170101105300001 to 170104130900500

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the carry handle from the strollers and contact Bugaboo for a free replacement handle. Consumers can continue to use the strollers while awaiting the replacement handle.

Consumer Contact: Bugaboo International; at  (800) 460-2922, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at www.bugaboo.com and click on "Important Quality Initiative" for more information. Consumers can email the firm at serviceus@bugaboo.com

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/16705r-eng.php

 
 
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City Versa Strollers Recalled by Baby Jogger Due to Fall HazardWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Units: About 8,400 in the United States and 2,200 in Canada

Manufacturer: Baby Jogger LLC, of Richmond, Va.

Hazard: The stroller frame can fail to lock in place and collapse while in use, posing a fall hazard to children in the stroller.

Incidents/Injuries: Baby Jogger has received six reports of incidents with the stroller’s frame failing to lock. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves all Baby Jogger City Versa™ model strollers manufactured between May 15 and August 20, 2012. The date of manufacture is printed on the stroller’s black plastic side hinge below “Baby Jogger” and “City Versa.” “City Versa” is also printed on the stroller’s fabric in the child’s leg area. The strollers have charcoal-colored metal frames with black, silver, red or green fabric stroller seats and canopies.

Sold at: buybuy Baby and other juvenile product stores nationwide and online at buybuybaby.com, albeebaby.com, diapers.com and other online retailers from July 2012 through October 2012 for about $450.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Baby Jogger for a free replacement stroller frame.

Consumer Contact: Baby Jogger; toll-free at  (877) 506-2213, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, www.babyjogger.com and click on “Recall Information” at the bottom of the page, or email at recall@babyjogger.com

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1740

 
 
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Looks like about 97,000 of these adorable bassinets have been recalled! Dorel Juvenile Group who manufactures Eddie Bauer has set this to take immediate action. Apparently the locking mechanism fails to lock, and allows the bassinet to tip to one side if baby rolls. 17 reports of incidents of children younger than 3 months of age have had difficulties with breathing as a result.

Recalled bassinets have the following model numbers: 10632, 10639, 10832, 10835, 10839 and BT021. The model number is located under the mattress, on the top surface of the mattress support board or on the wash and care label. (Source: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13017.html)

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bassinets and contact Dorel to obtain a free repair kit, which includes a spring and new instructions for assembly.

Consumer Contact: Dorel; toll-free at  (877) 416-0165, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or www.djgusa.com and click on Safety Notices for more information.




 
 
The famous Bumbo Seat has been recalled!!

The Bumbo® Baby Seats were sold in the Canada by retailers including Toys"R"Us, Babies"R"Us, and various other toy and children’s stores nationwide, and various online sellers. The seats were sold in various colors from August 2003 through August 2012.

If you are a Canadian resident, and have determined that you have one of the affected seats, please stop using the seat immediately, and complete the Repair Kit order form by clicking the blue bar below. For residents of the USA, please visit bumbousa.com, email info@bumbousa.com or call 1-866-898-4999 toll-free. For residents outside the US and Canada, please email info@bumbo.co.za.

The product subject to the recall can be identified in several ways:

-On the front of the seat in raised lettering is the word "Bumbo" with the image of an elephant on top.
-The bottom of the seat has the following words: "Manufactured by Bumbo South Africa Material: Polyurethane World Patent No. PCT: ZA/1999/00030." The back of the seat has several warnings, and seats manufactured since 2008 also have warnings on the front of the seat against use on raised surfaces.



Photo and information courtesy of bumbocanada.com.
 
 
Several milk products manufactured at an Ottawa plant were recalled on Friday. Agropur Division Natrel apologized to their customers after voluntarily withdrawing several products.

"These products don't meet our quality standards, but are unlikely to cause an undesirable health effect,” a release read.
The products recalled are from plant number 1490 in Ottawa and were distributed in Ontario and the Outaouais region.The Sealtest Milk recall includes the following products:

  • Skim 1 litre carton.
  • Skim 4 litre bags.
  • 1% 1 litre carton.
  • 1% 4 litre bags.
  • Homo 1 litre carton.
  • Homo 4 litre bags.
The Macs Milk products being voluntarily recalled include:

  • Skim 2 litre jug.
  • 1% 1 litre jug.
  • 1% 2 litre jug.
  • Homo 2 litre jug.

Information attained from cbc.ca.
 
 
Name of Product: Chicco Polly High Chair

Units: About 455,000 in the United States and 30,690 in Canada

Importer: Artsana USA Inc., of Lancaster, Pa.

Hazard: Children can fall on or against the pegs on the rear legs of the high chair, resulting in a bruising or laceration injury.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of 21 reports of incidents in which a child fell against the peg and received injuries, including four laceration injuries requiring medical closure (stitches, tape or glue) and one scratched cornea.

Description: This recall involves a range of Chicco Polly high chairs with pegs on the back legs intended for tray storage. The high chairs have a folding metal frame for storage and a reclining seat. The recalled high chairs can be identified by the model number and date code printed on a label on the underside of the seat, close to the footrest. Find a complete list here:  http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12221.html 

Retail stores including Babies R Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Buy Buy Baby, Shopko and Toys R Us, as well as online outlets including Albeebaby.com, Amazon.com, Babyage.com, Babysupermart.com, Diapers.com and Target.com from January 2005 through July 2012 for between $100 and $150.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing and speech impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx
Information courtesy of:  http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12221.html 

 
 
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Kolcraft has received five reports in the United States of injuries involving the hinge mechanism, including three reports of children whose fingertips were amputated and two adults whose fingers were either smashed or lacerated. 

Neither Health Canada nor Kolcraft has received any reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.  

Model: Contours Options three- and four-wheeled strollers 

Joint Recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Kolcraft Enterprises Inc. 
Strollers included in the recall have model numbers starting with ZL002, ZL005, ZL008, ZL015 and ZL018. On the ZL002 model, the model number and date of manufacture is printed on a sticker above the left wheel. On the ZL005, ZL008, ZL015 and ZL018 models, the model number and date of manufacture is printed on a label sewn into the edge of back of the stroller seat pad. The strollers were manufactured from January 2006 through November 2009 and sold in various colour schemes. 
For more information, consumers may contact Kolcraft at 1-800-453-7673, between 8AM and 6:45PM EST Monday through Thursday, and 8AM and 3:30 PM EST Friday 
Information via Health Canada -  http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1629 

 
 
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RECALL NOTICE!

Safety 1st Cabinet 'Push N Snap' Locks Recalled Due to Lock Failure

Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) Inc., has recalled approximately 900,000 units of this product. Young children can disengage the cabinet locks, therefore allowing access to cabinet posing the risk of injury and access to dangerous contents.

Over 200 reports of locks that did not adequately secure the cabinet, as well as inadequate functioning of the locks.  In three of the reported incidents, the children who gained access swallowed or handled dishwashing detergent, window cleaner or oven cleaner, and were treated, observed and released from emergency treatment centers.

Recall involves Safety 1st Push ‘N Snap cabinet locks with model numbers 48391 and 48442. The model numbers are printed on the back of the product and on packaging. Locks manufactured between January 2004 and November 2010 are included in the recall. The date of manufacture is embossed on the back. The arrow on the wheel points to the month and the numbers of either side of arrow represent the year of manufacture. (source: globalconnek.com)

Sold at: Bed Bath & Beyond, and other retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from January 2004 through February 2012 for between $2 and $4.

Consumers should remove the locks from cabinets and contact DJG.


For additional information, contact DJG toll-free at (866) 762-3212 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.djgusa.com
 
 
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Earlier this week Canadians were greeted on with a Health Hazard Alert from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for reports of E.coli in beef products. Now, this recall is expanding to cover a number of brands and counting!  Although, most of the recalled meat is beef-burger related, some ground meat products have also been affected. You can identify the recalled batch by  establishment number 761 and are said to be produced between July 1st 2011, and Feb 15th 2013. 

The products that may be contaminated were distributed nationally to retail stores, restaurants and institutions such as hospitals
(globalmontreal.com)Loblaws stores are currently taking back the designated beef products with the proper receipt.A list of the recalled beef products can be found at the CFIA website