About 600,000 baby monitors are being recalled after a cord component was found to be responsible for the strangulation deaths of two infants. Other recalled items include children’s pyjamas that don’t meet flammability standards and food processors with a potentially faulty part.
Here’s a more detailed look:
DETAILS: Angelcare Movement and Sound Baby Monitors. The recall involves all versions of Angelcare sensor monitors including model numbers: AC1100, AC201, AC300, AC401 AC601 and 49255 that did not include rigid cord covers, which are offered in the remedy. The model number is located on the back of the nursery monitor unit. The monitors were made between 1999 and 2013. Angelcare is providing consumers with a repair kit that includes rigid protective cord covers, through which the sensor pad cords can be threaded, a new, permanent electric cord warning label about the strangulation risk and revised instructions.
WHY: The cord attached to the baby monitor’s sensor pad is placed under the crib mattress, which poses a strangulation risk if the child pulls the cord into the crib and it becomes wrapped around the neck.
INCIDENTS: Two infant cord strangulation deaths. In both fatalities, the cord from the sensor pads was pulled into the crib by the infant. In addition, there have been two reports of infants who became entangled in cords of Angelcare baby monitor models, which did not result in fatalities. In these incidents, it could not be determined if the sensor pad cord or the monitor cord was involved.
HOW MANY: About 600,000.
FOR MORE: Call Angelcare at 855-355-2643 or visit http://www.angelcarebaby.com and click on the safety notice section of the website for more information.
DETAILS: The Bailey Boys children’s 100 per cent cotton loungewear pants, sold in sizes toddler 2 through boys 12. All of the pajama pants have an elastic waistband with a white drawstring and a garment label that states “J.Bailey clothing for young men.” They were sold from September 2012 through August 2013.
WHY: The pajama pants fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 2,000.
FOR MORE: Call The Bailey Boys at 855-809-4400 from or visitwww.baileyboys.com and click on the Safety Recall link on the bottom of the page for more information.
DETAILS: Cuisinart food processors including MFP-107, MFP-107BC, MFP-107BCWS, MFP-107BK, MFP-107BKWS, MFP-107DCWS, MFP-107MGSLT, MFP-107MR and MFP-107WS. The model number is on the underside of the food processor base. Cuisinart is stamped on the front. They were sold from October 2012 through June 2013.
WHY: The reversible slicing/shredding disc can loosen when in use and the blade can strike and break the food processor’s cover. The cover’s broken plastic pieces can hit consumers, posing a laceration hazard.
INCIDENTS: One report of an incident involving a consumer being struck on the cheek by a piece of the food processor’s plastic cover that cracked off while the reversible slicing disc was being used. No medical attention was sought.
HOW MANY: About 25,000.
FOR MORE: Call Cuisinart at 877-339-2534 or visit www.cuisinart.com and click on Product Recall Information.
DETAILS: Viking 42-inch and 48-inch built-in side-by-side refrigerator freezers with in-door water and ice dispensers. The 42-inch refrigerators have model numbers beginning with FDSB5421D and VCSB5421D and the 48-inch ones have model numbers beginning with FDSB5481D and VCSB5481D. Both sizes of refrigerator freezers have a serial number/date code range from 101712 through 052913. The model and serial numbers are located inside the refrigerators on a label on the ceiling behind the light housing. They were sold from November 2012 through May 2013.
WHY: Electrical connectors in the refrigerator freezer wiring harness can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: 27 reports of electrical shorts and four fires. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 750.
FOR MORE: Call Viking at 877-266-1086 or visit www.vikingrange.com and click on Safety Recall Information on the bottom right side of the page.
DETAILS: Baja Motorsports MB200 gas-powered mini bikes made from August 2010 through August 2012. The recalled bikes have a black frame with a black padded seat, a gas tank and fenders that are black, red or yellow, side reflectors and a headlight. A decal with the words “Baja” and “Warrior” and the number 200 inside a circle with wings attached is on both sides of the gas tank. “Baja 200cc” is on the engine cover on the right side of the bike. This bike may also be known as WR96, WR200, Baja Heat, Baja Carbon and Mini Baja. The date of manufacture is on the bottom right of the Vehicle Emissions Control Information label in the MM/YY format. The label is attached to the front side of the engine.
WHY: The front fork can separate from the wheel, posing fall and crash hazards to riders.
INCIDENTS: 13 reports of front forks separating from the wheel. Minor injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 23,000.
FOR MORE: Call Baja Inc. at 888-863-2252 or visit www.bajamotorsports.com and click on Safety Information for more information.
DETAILS: ElliptiGO 3C, 8C and 11R models are outdoor elliptical cycles used by adults for exercise. It is a scooter-like device that combines an elliptical trainer with a bicycle. The ElliptiGO cycles have an aluminum frame, drive arms, two 20″ spoked wheels, front and rear brakes and an adjustable-height steering column. All cycles have the word “ElliptiGO” along the outside of the frame. The 3C and 8C model cycles have a “C-Series” decal toward the rear of the frame and aluminum drive arms. The recalled 11R cycles are matte black with white markings and the “11R” decal is found toward the rear of the frame. The serial numbers on all models are located on the frame in front of the back wheel near where the kickstand attaches to the frame. Serial number ranges for the recalled 3C and 8C models are from 11-010-001 through 13-028-102, and for the 11R model from 12-003-069 through 12-020-035. They were sold from April 2011 through October 2013.
WHY: The front fork on the ElliptiGO cycles can separate and the drive arm axles can detach during use, posing a fall hazard.
INCIDENTS: One report of the fork separating and ten reports of the drive arm detaching. One injury consisting of a minor abrasions caused by a drive arm detaching has been reported.
HOW MANY: About 7,000 in the U.S. and 200 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call ElliptiGO at 888-551-0117 or visit www.elliptigo.com and click on the “Model 3C, 8C and 11R Recall” link for more information.