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Choking Risk Leads to Recall of 1,900 Animal-Shaped Baby Rattles

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on January 22, 2014

1,900 baby rattles are being recalled by the Cannon Falls, Minnesota-based Midwest-CBK due to a possible choking threat.  These items are in the shape of either a lion, bear, or a monkey.  Unfortunately, it’s this shape that contributes to the possible hazard, as the head of the “animal” is in danger of falling off.  If a child attempts to swallow the small item, he or she could choke.  Available across the country between this past July and December, the items should be removed from a children’s grasp.  Refunds can be obtained from the company.  One incident without injury has been reported.  Owners can identify the rattle via a tag relating the batch number of 00001281 and a date of production of April 2013.

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Possible Choking Risk Leads to Recall of 1,100 Cubetensils By Edoche

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on December 20, 2013

Utensils designed to be used by children are being recalled by the Seattle, Washington-based Edoche because of the possible injury threat the items could pose.  The recall pertains to around 1,100 sets of Cubetensils cutlery sold across the country and online between May of 2012 and last month.  The items’ handles, which will be of various designs, are in danger of being dislodged from the rest of the product, and a child could choke on the components when that happens.  One detachment incident without an attendant injury has been reported, and parents are being asked to avert this threat by not allowing their kids to use these items.  Refunds can be sought from Edoche.

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Protect Young Children From Choking On Christmas Morning

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on December 18, 2013

Parents who are celebrating Christmas with young children in the home have to make sure that the holiday festivities don’t create choking threats for those kids.  This can be difficult, especially for those new parents who up until now haven’t had to think much about those parts of the season that could pose a risk to their young kids.  Therefore, parents should think about some of the tips on hand from a new report.

First, take the proper precautions with the various items adorning your Christmas tree.  Those ornaments that may have been in your family for years could pose a laceration or choking threat if a young kid gets ahold of them.  Move all potentially dangerous ornaments high up off the ground and make sure they’re secured to the branches.

When it comes to lights, keep these similarly high, and try to push them backwards toward the interior of the tree so that the child can’t reach the strand or bulbs.  In fact, you can use some type of gate around the tree so that the child will be dissuaded from even approaching the tree.

Christmas morning itself can prove rather dangerous, given that there will be ribbon, wrapping paper, and various toy leavings scattered around the home.  Make sure to help kids open their items, and when the paper is gone, take it away at once.  Have a trash bag ready to go to dispose of all gift packaging.

12,400 Quixel Baby Rattles Recalled Over Possible Choking Risk

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on December 4, 2013

Baby rattles are being recalled by the Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Manhattan Group because of a potential choking threat.  The recall pertains to 12,400 Quixel baby rattles under the Manhattan Toy brand that were sold around the country and in Canada between September 2011 and this past October.  These products have arches that are in danger of breaking, thus exposing a small detached part that a child could choke on.  Four breakages without injury have already been reported, and to prevent future mishaps, parents are being advised to take these rattles away from their kids.  A refund will be given to those who bring the items back to the store.

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Circo Children’s Stools Recalled By Target Due to Collapse Risk

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on October 29, 2013

Target has announced the recall of sitting stools manufactured by the Culver City, California-based L. Powell Acquisition Corporation.  An estimated 69,000 stools from the Chloe & Conner Collection and under the Circo brand are affected by the recall, and each would have been sold at Target retailers across the country between April of last year and this past June.  A crack can reportedly form in the stabilizing bar of the products, and if a child is sitting on the stool when that happens, he or she could fall and be injured.  Seven incidents, five of which involved minor injuries, have been reported at this time.  Owners are being asked to not allow kids to sit on the stools; instead, parents should bring the products back to Target to get their money back.

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Toy Sets Recalled By San Mateo Company Due to Choking Threat

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on October 23, 2013

The San Mateo, California-based Infinitoy has announced the recall of two types of toy sets that could create a choking hazard among young children.  The recall affects the Deluxe Circus Train Set and the Super Safari Set from Softimals, adding up to a total of 7,134 toy products.  These items come with Mighty Mike and Safari Sam figures wearing plastic hats, and it’s these plastic hats that could come off and pose a choking risk to children.  One such incident has been reported, but the item was thankfully removed before the child was injured.  Owners are being asked to take the plastic hats away from children; a replacement can be obtained from the company.  The products were sold across the country between September of last year and this year.

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Choking and Laceration Risks Prompt Recall of 70,000 Kids’ Books

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on September 12, 2013

Two children’s books are being recalled by the New York City-based Hachette Book Group because of potential choking and laceration hazards posed.  The recall pertains to around 70,000 copies of “Red, Green, Blue, I Love You” and “Count My Kisses, 1, 2, 3” available across the United States and Canada at various book stores and retailers from this past June to August.  These books have a small metal rod responsible for keeping a set of beads in place, but this handle can detach, sending the beads scattering.  A child could then choke on the beads, or the metal rod itself could lacerate a child.  No such incidents have been reported, and to ensure that continues, owners should remove the books from a child’s possession and bring them back for a refund.

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Choking Hazard Prompts Recall of Stuffed Sulley’s From Build-a-Bear

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on August 29, 2013

A possible choking risk has led to the recall of stuffed animals in the shape of Sulley from Monsters University and Monsters Inc.  Build-a-Bear announced the recall, which affects products sold via their online and retail stores this past June.  A total of more than 26,000 stuffed monsters in Canada and the United States are being recalled.  These products are in danger of losing their eyes, and if a child were to get ahold of the detached eye, he or she could choke on it.  No such incidents have been reported at this time, and to ensure future safety, owners are being asked to exchange the stuffed animal for a different Build-a-Bear stuffed toy.

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27,000 HALO SleepSack Blankets Recalled Over Possible Choking Risk

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on August 21, 2013

The Minnetonka, Minnesota-based Halo Innovations has announced the recall of cotton wearable blankets under the HALO SleepSack brand.  27,000 of these sack-shaped blankets for babies could suffer from an issue wherein the petals on the blanket’s pink satin flower could come dislodged from the blanket itself.  If the child gets ahold of these petals and puts them in their mouth, he or she would face a choking hazard.  One infant reportedly gagged on the pedal and five additional detachment incidents have been reported.  Customers are being asked not to place their babies inside the blanket; instead, HALO can be contacted.  The company will provide free instructions on flower removal.  These blankets were sold only at Babies R Us between December 2011 and this past July.

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5,000 Wegmans Toy Sets Recalled Over Possible Choking Threat

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on August 9, 2013

The Holgate Toy Division of the Pepperell, Massachusetts-based Pepperell Braiding Company has announced the recall of playmat sets only available at Wegmans grocers.    These sets, which contain four wooden vehicles, were available across the country between October of last year and this past June.  The 5,000 or so products being recalled have wheels that can fall off.  If a child then attempts to swallow these wheels, he or she could choke.  One detachment report has been filed, but that thankfully did not lead to an injury.  Owners are being asked to remove these toys from their children’s possession and bring them to Wegmans to get their money back.

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