Injuries to Minors

Ikea MALM Drawers Recalled

On June 28, 2016, Ikea announced that it is recalling several models of its MALM drawers due to a tripping hazard that has caused the deaths of three children since 2014, as well as 19 reported incidents of injuries to children.   The most recent

2021-04-15T14:53:51-04:00July 6, 2016|

W.A.T.C.H. Out! 2016 Summer Safety for Children

On June 28th, the consumer advocacy group W.A.T.C.H. (World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc.) presented its 2016 Summer Safety Report at its annual "Safe Fun in the Sun" conference at Franciscan Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.   The conference addressed “Summer Safety Traps” of common

2021-04-16T06:52:55-04:00June 28, 2016|


The U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with IKEA North America, of Conshohocken, PA has announced a repair program that includes a free wall anchoring kit, for their MALM 3- and 4-drawer chests and two styles of MALM 6- drawers chests as well

2021-04-16T07:59:44-04:00July 23, 2015|

Hazards Lurking In The Toy Aisle This Holiday Season

Parents and caregivers should be aware that many toy hazards can be found on toy shelves this holiday season. Some dangers may be evident, however many hidden hazards exist.   Please be sure you are informed about what hazards to look for, and importantly –

2021-04-16T14:12:45-04:00December 4, 2014|

Child Deaths Lead to Beanbag Chair Recall

About 2.2 million bean bag chairs, made by Ace Bayou Corporation, are being recalled after two children were able to crawl inside, leading to their suffocation deaths.   The chairs are made with zippers, which are easily opened by curious youngsters. A 13-year-old boy from

2021-04-15T14:08:22-04:00August 22, 2014|

Cork Block Stacking Toys Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

On February 26, 2014 the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of about 720 Cork Stacker block sets. Small pieces of cork can break off the blocks, posing a choking hazard to young children.   This recall involves a three-piece cork block stacking toy

2021-04-15T17:16:48-04:00February 28, 2014|

Baby Rattles Recalled by Midwest-CBK Due to Choking Hazard

On January 22, 2014, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled about 1,900 donut-shaped polyester knit fabric baby rattles with heads and arms to resemble a bear, monkey, and a lion.   The head-on rattle can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. The

2021-04-16T07:58:24-04:00January 24, 2014|
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