- Window Coverings
Three strangulation deaths and seven near strangulations prompt CPSC to issue a massive recall of window coverings. Six companies, including IKEA and Pottery Barn Kids, are recalling 5.5 million Roman shades, roll-up shades and other window coverings. All of these products have a similar deadly hazard, young children can strangle when their neck gets trapped in the exposed cords. Click to view the PSA.
Two Additional Infant Deaths Prompt Re-announcement of Simplicity "Close-Sleeper/Bedside Sleeper" Bassinet Recall.
On August 20, the Consumer Product Safety Commission re-announced the recall of Simplicity brand "close sleeper/bedside sleeper" bassinets, after two additional infant deaths were associated with the product. To date, CPSC is aware of a total of four infants who have died in the bassinets. Click to view CPSC recall.
- Bunk Beds
Pottery Barn Kids Recalls to Repair Madeline Bunk Beds Due to Entrapment Hazard
The end structure of the bunk bed can pose an entrapment hazard to young children, a violation of the Safety Standard for Entrapment Hazards in Bunk Beds, 16 C.F.R. Part 1513. Children can get their necks caught in the opening between the post and the decorative molding. To view the CPSC recall http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10312.html