The CPSC product recalls roundup for February 2011 is alarming for many reasons, but the major one is because of the amount of them. While looking on their website we have counted 34 recalls — that’s around 1.4 a day, as the month is not even over yet. How many more can we expect to see over the next four days?
We can easily see that some stand out more than others, this is because of the sheer amount of recalled items. They range from the tens to hundreds of thousands. Some of the recalls that we hate to see are those that can affect the safety of a child, so seeing strollers and cribs appear on that list is not just upsetting for us but for all those parents affected as well.
The most recent recall is the B.O.B. single and double strollers, which saw 337,000 being recalled in the US and 20,000 in Canada just yesterday. The reason was due to an issue with the drawstring on the
real rear of the stroller, as it could end up catching around a child’s neck and chocking choking them, more on this here.
On February 16th the Burlington Basket Company had to recall 500,000 Bassinets due to a
fire fall risk. If you are unable to fully align the cross-bracing rails in the locked position, then the product could collapse, which could then lead to the child falling to the floor. This is certainly an alarming one, and you can understand why this recall was a serious one. More details.
AmerTac had to recall about 261,000 LED Night Lights, as in some cases they could short circuit and then overheat, which could then lead to people being burnt or even a risk of fire. The recall took place on February 9th, and consumers were asked to contact the company to get their full refund. More on this story can be found here.
February 8 was considered a bad day for Lasko, as they had to recall 107,500 portable electric heaters due to a poor electrical connection. Again, this product could overheat posing a fire hazard. There have been no reports of injuries, just burns to floors or carpets, more details.
For a full list of recalls for this month visit the CPSC website.