June 25, 2008 |
About 320,000 cribs made by Jardine Enterprises were recalled Tuesday because the wooden slats and spindles can break, posing entrapment and strangulation hazards to infants. Forty-two incidents have been reported, with four children becoming trapped in the space created by a broken slat or spindle. Two children had abrasions and bruising. "Our top message to parents is that babies should not be in this crib tonight or thereafter," said Scott Wolfson, a spokesman for the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission, which announced the recall with Taipei, Taiwan-based Jardine.
March 1, 2010 |
Detectives in Florida are reopening the investigation into a toddler's death that helped spark one of the largest crib recalls in U.S. history. Serenity Bergey was found dead Sept. 19, 2007, her head caught between a drop railing and the mattress of her broken crib. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office ruled the 2-year-old girl's death an accidental asphyxiation. But detectives never considered it just an accident. In light of new information, they are pursuing criminal charges against the mother.
January 25, 2009 |
About 200,000 Rainforest portable play yards, made in China by Simplicity Inc. and SFCA Inc. of Reading, Pa., are being recalled because the rails can collapse unexpectedly, posing a fall or entrapment hazard. There have been at least 1,350 reports of one or more rails collapsing, with injuries to children that include bumps and bruises, a broken nose, a broken wrist, a mild concussion, a cut to the hand and a chipped tooth. The recalled products have Rainforest theme artwork and bear the Fisher-Price logo.
June 17, 2007 |
About 1.5 million various Thomas & Friends wooden railway toys, imported and distributed by the RC2 Corp., were recalled because paint on the toys contains lead that can be toxic if ingested by young children. No injuries have been reported. The recall includes wooden vehicles, buildings and other train set parts sold from January 2005 to the present. For more information, call (866) 725-4407, or go online at recalls.rc2.com or www.cpsc.gov.
September 24, 1996 |
The smooth black container in Ann Roche's hand resembles a carrying case, until she plugs it into the top of a silver lawn mower. She is demonstrating the latest thing in mower technology, a rechargeable, removable battery pack. The invention would be the pride of any power equipment manufacturer, except here it was unveiled by one of the world's largest makers of gasoline engines, Briggs & Stratton Corp.