Check for these dangerous baby products
Defective or dangerous products are often recalled, but a heightened sense of urgency strikes when it comes to children. At the end of last year, retailers removed several brands of baby cereal with a high arsenic content.
Eight babies died two months before that incident from poorly designed baby pillows, triggering a massive recall of more than a million products.
Read on to see why retailers are removing more products and if you own any of the dangerous items.
Here’s the backstory
Babies cry for a variety of reasons. One of the most effective ways to calm them down is to give them a pacifier. Designed with a soft, plastic pacifier attached to a shield, babies use a pacifier to comfort themselves.
For the most part, pacifiers are relatively harmless. But having a Frigg pacifier in the house can pose a choking hazard to your baby. Fortunately, no deaths have been reported, but a worldwide recall has been issued for the item distributed by Mushie & Co.
Made by Frigg in Denmark, the “Daisy” and “Classic” pacifiers are the subject of the recall because the nipple could come loose from the shield. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), “the base of the silicone nipple has a fine crevice.” If used vigorously, it may become detached and pose a choking hazard.
More than 300,000 are scattered across the US, and Mushie & Co received eight detachment reports. In addition, concerned international users filed an additional 200 complaints with the manufacturer.
In another warning from CPSC, consumers should also stop using Leachco Podster, Podster Plush, Bummzie and Podster Playtime high chairs. These pose a serious choking hazard, with two infant deaths being investigated.
The manufacturer doesn’t seem to want to do anything about it. “CPSC continues to investigate the Podsters and Leachco refuses to initiate a voluntary recall of the product,” the agency explained:.
The recalled recliners are essentially soft cushions for babies, but the CPSC warns that they are not suitable for babies. Babies should sleep on a firm, level surface and not on pillows that could cause them to choke if they turn over.
What can you do about it?
You must immediately stop using any recalled products. To claim a refund or credit for the Mushie & Co pacifier, cut the silicone teat off the pacifier base and send a photo of both to the company. Affected customers can find more information at: where do you send the email here, or you can call Mushie & Co toll free at 877-687-4431.
In the case of the Leachco loungers, we must emphasize once again that you should no longer use them immediately. Although the company seemingly refuses to recall the product, you must protect your baby from all dangers.
“CPSC plans to quickly consider other actions, including the possible filing of an administrative complaint, to protect consumers from this danger,” the CPSC concluded.
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