People with children may want to check the list of recalled items this week, which includes cribs, baby garments and common household objects. The following recalls have been announced:
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PRODUCT: Stork Craft baby cribs
About 535,000 Stork Craft baby cribs — manufactured in Canada, China and Indonesia and imported by Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc. of British Columbia, Canada — because the metal mattress-support brackets can crack and break. This could cause the mattress to collapse and create a gap where a child could get trapped or suffocate.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is aware of 10 incidents of support brackets that broke. In one incident a child was trapped between the mattress and the side rail with no injuries. The cribs were sold at J.C. Penney, Kmart, Wal-Mart and other stores around the country. They were also sold online at amazon.com, babiesrus.com, costco.com and walmart.com. They were available between May 2000 through January 2009.
PRODUCT: Taggies Sleep'n Play baby garments
Slideshow: Challenges in parenting About 16,000 Taggies Sleep'n Play baby garments, made in China and imported by Rashti & Rashti of New York, because the snaps on the garments can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. No incidents or injuries have been reported. In July 2008, the company recalled two Taggies Sleep'n Play style baby garments, including the Butterfly Applique and the Fun Dog Print. The recall has been expanded to include the Dinosaur Applique and the Pink Toss Print styles. The garments are one piece coveralls with snaps down the front. RN No. 27829 is on the care label sewn into the garment. The products were sold at Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby, Dillards, Nordstrom and other specialty stores nationwide and Internet retailers from January 2007 through November 2008.
PRODUCT: Ryobi corded circular saws
About 12,400 Ryobi corded circular saws made in China by One World Technologies Inc., of Anderson, S.C., because the return spring on the product's lower blade guard can break, posing a laceration hazard to consumers. No injuries or incidents have been reported. The recalled circular saws include model Nos. CSB123, CSB133L and CSB142LZ. The products were sold at Home Depot stores nationwide from October through November 2008.
PRODUCT: Milan vanity stools by by Cheyenne Industries Inc.
About 89,000 Milan vanity stools, manufactured in China and distributed by Cheyenne Industries Inc. of Little Rock, Ark., because loose screws can cause the legs to break or separate. The company has received nine reports of broken or separated stool legs, including seven reports of minor injuries. The stools were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond and other stores around the country between October 2004 through March 2006.
PRODUCT: Roman shades by Cost Plus Inc.
About 692,400 Roman shades and roll-up blinds, manufactured in India and China and distributed by Cost Plus Inc. of Oakland, Calif., because the cords pose a strangulation hazard for young children. No incidents have been reported with the blinds in this recall, but CPSC is aware of the deaths of three children involving similar styles of blinds and shades. The shades and blinds were sold at Cost Plus and World Market stores around the country between February 2006 and August 2008.
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