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Things To Know: 3 CPSC Recalls

Recalls from IKEA, Solowave and Ram's Imports--the IKEA recall follows the death of a baby in Europe.

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1. Solowave Recalls Home Playground Tube Slides with Port Holes Due to Laceration Hazard http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Solowave-Recalls-Home-Playground-Tube-Slides-with-Port-Holes/

2. Ram’s Imports Recalls Girls’ Pink Leopard Jackets Due to Strangulation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Burlington Coat Factory http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Rams-Imports-Recalls-Girls-Pink-Leopard-Jackets/

3. IKEA Recalls Children’s Wall-Mounted Lamps Due to Strangulation Hazard; One Child Death Reported http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/IKEA-Recalls-Childrens-Wall-Mounted-Lamps/

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Recall Date: December 11, 2013

Recall Number: 14-049

Solowave Recalls Home Playground Tube Slides with Port Holes Due to Laceration Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Tornado brand home playground tube slides with port holes

Hazard: The plastic port hole-type windows in the tube slide can break, posing a laceration hazard to children.

Remedy:  Repair

Consumer Contact: Solowave toll-free at (866) 678-0376 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.solowavedesign.com and click on Important Safety Notice for more information.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Solowave-Recalls-Home-Playground-Tube-Slides-with-Port-Holes/

Recall Details

Units: About 10,800 in the U.S. and 9,900 in Canada

Description: This recall involves Solowave Tornado brand home playground tube slides with port holes. The slides are green, six or seven feet long and have three or five port hole-style plastic windows in the sides. The slides were sold with Solowave’s Centennial, Centennial II, Lexington, Rocky Mountain Deluxe and Sheridan play systems and were also sold separately.  Solowave Design is stamped on the outside of the slides near the middle of each tube slide section. 

Incidents/Injuries: Solowave has received 23 reports of minor injuries to children, including cuts and scrapes, from contact with broken port holes.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled slide immediately and contact Solowave to receive a free repair kit for the port hole windows.

Sold at: Toys R Us and other stores nationwide, and online at toysrus.com from February 2008 through August 2013 for between $1,300 and $1,800 as part of a play system, or between $275 and $370 for the slide only.

Manufacturer: Solowave Design Corp., of Hamburg, N.Y.

Manufactured in: Canada

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Recall Date: December 11, 2013

Recall Number: 14-051

Ram’s Imports Recalls Girls’ Pink Leopard Jackets Due to Strangulation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Burlington Coat Factory

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. 

Recall Summary

Name of Product: IQ Girls’ Hooded Pink Leopard Jackets

Hazard: The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines about drawstrings in children's upper outerwear. In 1997, those guidelines were incorporated into a voluntary standard. Then, in July 2011, based on the guidelines and voluntary standard, CPSC issued a federal regulation. CPSC's actions demonstrate a commitment to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper outerwear, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Remedy: Refund, Repair

Consumer Contact: Ram’s Imports toll-free at (855) 346-5950 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.ramsimports.com and click on “product recall” for additional information.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Rams-Imports-Recalls-Girls-Pink-Leopard-Jackets/

Recall Details

Units: About 756

Description: This recall involves girls pink hooded jackets. The jacket is 97 % cotton 3% spandex. The jackets have pink and black leopard print drawstrings and pink and black leopard print on the sides of the jacket. "IQ girls" is printed on the sewn-in label located on the back of the neck. The model number included in the recall is 86557 and can be found printed on a sewn in label in the back of the neck. This recall involves jacket sizes girls 4 through 12.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the garment to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to Ram’s Imports Inc. for a full refund.

Sold exclusively at: Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide October 2010 through August 2013 for about $15.

Distributor: Ram’s Imports Inc. of New York, N.Y.

Manufactured in: Indonesia

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Release Date: December 11, 2013

Release Number: 14-052

IKEA Recalls Children’s Wall-Mounted Lamps Due to Strangulation Hazard; One Child Death Reported

Name of product:  Children’s wall-mounted lamps

Hazard:  A 16-month-old child in a crib died after getting entangled in the lamp’s cord.  In a separate incident, a 15-month-old child in a crib became entangled in the lamp’s cord and nearly strangled. In both incidents, which occurred in Europe, the lamp cord was pulled into the crib by the infants, creating a strangulation hazard.

Consumer Contact: Contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime or online at www.ikea-usa.com and click on the Recall link at the top of the page for more information.             

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/IKEA-Recalls-Childrens-Wall-Mounted-Lamps/

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with IKEA North America, of Conshohocken, Pa., is announcing the recall for repair of children’s wall-mounted lamps due to a strangulation hazard.  A 16-month-old child in a crib died after getting entangled in the lamp’s cord.  In a separate incident, a 15-month-old child in a crib became entangled in the lamp’s cord and nearly strangled. In both incidents, which occurred in Europe, the lamp cord was pulled into the crib by the infants.  There were 2.9 million of the recalled lamps sold in the United States. In addition, 1.1 million were sold in Canada. There was a total of 23 million sold worldwide. 

The recalled IKEA children’s SMILA-series wall-mounted lamps were sold in eight designs, including a blue star, yellow moon, pink flower, white flower, red heart, green bug, blue seashell and an orange seahorse. 

The blue star is the STJÄRNA model with article numbers 501.944.49 or 500.108.79. The yellow moon is the MÅNE model with article numbers 701.944.48 or 700.108.40. The pink flower is the BLOMMA model with article numbers 901.944.47 or 000.979.50. The white flower is the BLOMMA model with article number 300-746-50.  The red heart is the HJÄRTA model with article numbers 202.256.59 or 801.993.13. The green bug is the BAGGE model with article numbers 101.944.46 or 700.728.71.  The blue seashell is the SNÄCKA model with article number 400-982-50. The orange seahorse is the SJÖHÄST model with article number 900-982-43.

The model name is printed on a label on the inside back of the lamp near the light bulb. The article number is printed on the lamp’s packaging. 

The plastic wall-mounted children’s lamps measure about 11 inches high by 11 inches wide. They have a 7 ft. long electrical cord with an in-line switch and take a 25-watt light bulb.

They were sold exclusively at IKEA stores nationwide, in IKEA’s catalog and online at ikea-usa.com from July 1999 through May 2013 for between $10 and $13.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamp and contact IKEA for a free repair kit.  Do not use the lamp until the repair kit is installed.  The repair kit has self-adhesive fasteners for attaching the lamp’s cord to the wall as well as safety instructions. Contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime or online at www.ikea-usa.com and click on the Recall link at the top of the page for more information.             

The lamps were made in the United States, Lithuania and China.

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to a product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.


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