U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission RECALLS

Jardine Announces Second Recall Expansion of Cribs Sold by Babies’R’Us; Cribs Pose Entrapment and Strangulation Hazards

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission www.cpsc.gov Health Canada www.hc-sc.gc.ca

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2009
Release # 09-206

Gap’s Recall Hotline: (888) 747-3704
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983
Gap Media Contact: (800) 333-7899 x75900 

Gap Recalls Children’s Coats; Toggles Can Break and Detach Posing Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, 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.

Name of product: babyGap Children’s Coats

Units: About 19,200 in the U.S. and 3,900 in Canada

Retailer: Gap Inc., of San Francisco, Calif.

Hazard: The coats have toggle fasteners that could break and detach from the coat, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves three different children’s coat styles with toggles including Rose Toggle Hoodie (style 600298), Pink Duffle Coat (style 600344), and Blue Plaid and Mojave Toggle Coat (style 600942). The coats were sold in infant sizes up to 24 months and are made of cotton, polyester, or polyester/acrylic. The toggles are light tan plastic and about 1 3/4 inches long.

Sold at: babyGap, GapKids and Gap Stores nationwide and at www.gap.com from October 2008 through April 2009 for between $20 and $50.

Manufactured in: China and Indonesia

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled coats away from children and return them to any babyGap, GapKids, or Gap store for a full refund. Consumers who return the coats before August 31, 2009 will also receive a 20 percent off coupon for a regular priced item. Contact Gap to return by mail if purchased online.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Gap toll-free at (888) 747-3704 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET, visit www.gap.com, or email the firm at custserv@gap.com

Note: Health Canada’s press release can be seen at http://209.217.71.106/PR/recall-retrait-e.jsp?re_id=731

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09206.html
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2. NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2009
Release #09-207

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 646-4106
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Jardine Announces Second Recall Expansion of Cribs Sold by Babies’R’Us; Cribs Pose Entrapment and Strangulation Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 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.

Name of Product: Jardine Cribs

Units: About 96,000 (320,000 units were previously recalled in June 2008 and 56,450 units were recalled in January 2009)

Manufacturer: Jardine Enterprises, of Taipei, Taiwan

Hazard: The wooden crib slats can break, creating a gap, which can pose an entrapment and strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC has received 31 incident reports of slats breaking, including two reports of children becoming entrapped in the gap created by the broken slat on the crib models identified below. In 10 of these incidents, consumers reported that their child broke the slat while in the crib. There was one report of minor injuries (bumps and abrasions.)

Description: This recall involves 7 models of Jardine wooden cribs with the date codes identified below. Cribs with other date codes are not affected by this recall. The date code and model number are printed on the label located on the inside of the bottom rail of the headboard or footboard.

Additional Recalled Jardine Cribs

Model # | Description | Date Code Between
 
0102B00 | Drop-side Natural Olympia Single | 9/2005-1/2007 0102E00 | Drop-side Dark Pine Olympia Single | 9/2005-1/2008 0302P00 | Black Olympia Lifetime | 11/2005-5/2008 0302C00 | White Olympia Lifetime | 6/2006-12/2006 0312D00 | Americana Pecan 4-in-1 | 5/2006-11/2007 0308L00 | Antique Walnut Capri | 4-in-1 12/2005-11/2007 0108C00 | Drop-side White Capri Single | 8/2006-11/2007

Sold at: KidsWorld, Geoffrey Stores, Toys “R” Us, and Babies “R” Us stores nationwide, and at babiesrus.com, from September 2005 through April 2009 for between $220 and $330.

Manufactured in: China and Vietnam

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Jardine to receive a full credit toward the purchase of a new crib. Jardine will provide consumers with detailed instructions for purchasing cribs in retail stores and online.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Jardine at (800) 646-4106 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.jardinecribrecall.com/

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09207.html
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3. NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2009
Release #09-208

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 989-0344
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Pumpkin Patch Recalls Hooded Girls’ Raincoats with Drawstrings Due to Strangulation Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 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.

Name of Product: Pumpkin Patch Hooded Girls’ Raincoats

Units: About 800

Distributor: Pumpkin Patch LLC, of San Mateo, Calif.

Hazard: The raincoats have a drawstring through the hood which poses a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist by drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the Pumpkin Patch hooded raincoat with drawstrings in girls sizes 2 through 10. The raincoat is a trench coat style and is red with pink polka-dots.

Sold at: Pumpkin Patch stores nationwide and on-line at www.pumpkinpatchusa.com from July 2008 through February 2009 for about $50.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the raincoats to eliminate the hazard, or contact Pumpkin Patch for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pumpkin Patch at 1-866-898-0344 , or visit Pumpkin Patch’s Web site at www.pumpkinpatchusa.com, or e-mail the firm at ProductRecall.USA@pumpkinpatchusa.com

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09208.html

 

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CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it: https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

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