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.




 
 
A voluntary nationwide recall for a Alabama pharmaceutical company was issued Friday for "multiple lots" of birth control pills due to what it described as a systemic "packaging error."
Qualitest Pharmaceuticals spokeswoman has said that "there are no immediate health issues currently" because of the packaging problems.


"The unintended consequence of pregnancy is really the issue," spokesman Kevin Wiggins said. "That's why the company took a drastic action."

Wiggins said the recall involves 1.4 million packages that have been distributed to pharmacists and customers since last year. According to a statement for the Huntsville-based company, "select blisters (found inside the pill box) were rotated 180 degrees within the card, reversing the weekly tablet orientation." This helped to leave the pills' lot number, as well as the expiration date, "no longer visible."

"As a result of this packaging error, the daily regimen for these oral contraceptives may be incorrect and could leave women without adequate contraception, and at risk for unwanted pregnancy," the company said.

The recall affects these products: Cyclafem 7/7/7, Cyclafem 1/35, Emoquette, Gildess FE 1.5/30, Gildess FE 1/20, Orsythia, Previfem and Tri-Previfem.

Customers can call 1-877-300-6153 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT to get their questions answered, arrange to return their pills or report problems. Qualitest is working with authorities "at a very high level," as well as with the product's manufacturers, to determine what happened.

"We're dedicated to ensuring the safe use of our products, (and) this recall reaffirms our high standards," he said. "It's an error, nonetheless, and we put patients at the center of what we do."

1.4 million packages that have been distributed to pharmacists and customers since LAST year! The recall affects the following birth control pill brands: Cyclafem 7/7/7, Cyclafem 1/35, Emoquette, Gildess FE 1.5/30, Gildess FE 1/20, Orsythia, Previfem, and Tri-Previfem.