A couple announcements were recently made involving children’s products. Green Toys recalled their mini cars in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission. 300 of the toys will be recalled in the United States because their wheels and hubcaps may detach, which poses a choking hazard if swallowed. As of yet, 10 reports of the cars losing their wheels and hubcaps have been reported, and none of these incidences resulted in injury. The products were made by Green Toys, Inc. They include various colors such as yellow, red, white, green and blue. Their model names and numbers are included on a website on the CPSC website, and they can be found on the bottom of the product’s packaging, along with the bottom of the toy cars themselves. The cars were manufactured from March, 2012 to June, 2012, and if you suspect you have a car, you can locate their manufacturing date on the vehicle itself. The recalled toys were manufactured in the United States and sold across the country online, in grocery stores, and other retail stores between April, 2012 and June, 2012 for around 5-18 dollars for a complete set. Those who purchased the cars are urged to remove the cars from an area where children may be present and get in touch with the company in order to get a full refund for the product. “CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction,” states the CPSC site.
The next recall also involving a child’s product is the Liberty Mountain Kenta Child Carrier. Around 300 of the carries were recalled because the side stram may unravel, resulting in the strap separating, which could lead to a fall hazard for a child sitting in the carrier if the strap falls. So far, two reports of the straps separating were reported, with no injuries. The products have the name “VAUDE” printed on them, and they were sold in various colors such as black, red, and brown. They sold in camping and climbing stores throughout the United States and were made in Germany. They sold for approximately $150-170. Customers are urged to stop using these products immediately and contact the company for information on receiving a replacement product. For further details, customers may contact Liberty Mountain. “Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product,” according to news reports.
As a personal injury attorney, I hope nobody is adversely affected by these unsafe products.