Tue, 11/13/2012 - 9:05am

Latest Consumer Product Recalls

By:  

Health Canada www.hc-sc.gc.ca

 

Product Name:

Britax Convertible Infant/Child Car Seats - Boulevard 65-G3, Pavilion 65-G3 and Advocate 65-G3 Models

Recall by Britax Child Safety, Inc., as announced by Transport Canada

Hazard Identified:

HUGSTM (Harness Ultra-Guard System) chest pads are affixed to the seat shell to ensure proper positioning and provide resistance to the forward movement of your child in a crash, reducing the risk of head injury. The affected car seats were manufactured with this enhanced harness system that incorporated a softer more pliable, non-toxic HUGSTM pad intended to provide increased performance and comfort. Britax has received reports that some children bite or chew on the pads and have bitten off small pieces of the pads, which could present a choking hazard, especially in infants. 

Britax has received a total of three reports in the U.S. that children have bitten off and gagged on small pieces of the pads. No similar reports have been received to date from Canadian consumers by Britax or Transport Canada. No reports of injury or harm have been received. 
 

What to do:

All registered owners and retail outlets with affected car seats will be sent a letter explaining the situation, and a remedy kit. The remedy kit contains two replacement HUGSTM pads that are made from a firmer, more durable material that will not break apart when children chew or bite the HUGSTM pads, as well as an instruction sheet for replacing the pads.

Non-registered owners of affected car seats, or owners who have moved, should contact Britax Child Safety, Inc. Customer Service Department toll-free at 1-888-427-4829 to receive a repair kit free of charge. 

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Product Name:

Upholstered Toddler Chairs

Hazard Identified:

The staples in the binding on the back of the chair may detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. If staples detach, sharp points will be exposed posing a laceration hazard.

What to do:

For more information, consumers may contact Trend Lab by phone at 1-866-814-7978 between 8AM and 4:30PM CT Monday through Friday.

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Product Name:

Ardene Glam Collection Fairy Pendant

Hazard Identified:

Health Canada's sampling and testing program revealed that the pendant contains lead in excess of allowable limits. In addition, the pendant contains cadmium in excess of guidance levels proposed recently by Health Canada.

What to do:

Dispose of the item and call the company's toll free Customer Service number at 1-866-322-4442.

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