IDM Group LLC, of New York, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is recalling an estimated 119,000 CareBears™ pacifiers due to a defect in violation of safety standards. The nipples can become separated from the base of the pacifier, creating a choking hazard for young children. No injuries have yet been reported.
The affected pacifiers and the clip attachment include CareBear figures and the copyright mark “TCFC” on them. The nipple is made from silicone. They were manufactured in China and sold for approximately $1 from October 2009 through June 2012 at various dollar and discount stores, children’s apparel stores, Walmart Puerto Rico, and Consolidated Stores across the U.S.
Consumers should stop using the pacifiers immediately and contact the company at (212) 686-5221 for instructions on how to return it for a full refund.
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According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Todson Inc. of North Attleboro, Massachusetts is recalling approximately 40,000 Topeak Babyseat™ II bicycle carrier seats. The hazards include potential fingertip laceration and amputation. Todson Inc., has received reports of two near-amputation incidents which resulted in a crushed finger and stitches due to the defective bicycle seats.
A child may put his or her fingers in the opening at the grab bar’s hinge mechanism, potentially causing an injury when the child is removed from the seat. When the grab bar is lifted, the child’s fingertips may get caught in the hinge mechanism, posing a laceration and fingertip amputation hazard to the child.
The affected bicycle seats include Topeak Babyseat II bicycle carrier seats. The recalled model numbers, which may be found on the product’s packaging, include TCS2100, TCS2101, and TCS2102. The brand name “Topeak” is printed on a black foam cover on the grab bar and is also embossed on the back of the seat. The plastic Babyseats are gray and were sold in the following three styles:
- Babyseat with disc brake compatible rack; and
- Babyseat with non-disc brake compatible rack.
Owners of the recalled bicycle seats should stop using them immediately and contact Todson for a hinge cover retrofit kit free of charge.
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