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8 products that could injure your child

July 7, 2016 - CourierJournal - Parents have a lot to keep track of, so staying on top of product recalls can easily fall off the priority list. But avoiding such defective products is an important way to keep your family safe.

“We have to stay on top of this as best we can to protect our kids, and it starts with filling out the information,” said Erika Janes, a nurse in the Office of Child Advocacy of Kosair Children’s Hospital.

In other words, don’t throw away the product registration cards that come with many goods. Fill them out and send them in so manufacturers can contact you in the event of a recall.

Janes also recommends keeping the receipt and product instructions together and writing down the date and store where the product was purchased.

If you don't know the history of a product - for example, you just came across it at a yard sale or secondhand store - think twice about buying it, she said. You can look up products at such sites as and

Here are some recalled products to watch out for:

Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature electric bottle and food warmers.

Problem: The products can overheat and catch fire. At least $16,000 in property damage has occurred.

Fix: Unplug and stop using the products. Go to or call 844-340-3420 for a free replacement.


Fisher-Price Cradle ‘n Swings

Problem: When the seat peg isn’t fully engaged, the seat can fall unexpectedly. Recalled models: CHM84 Soothing Savanna Cradle 'n Swing, CMR40 Sweet Surroundings Cradle 'n Swing and CMR43 Sweet Surroundings Butterfly Friends Cradle 'n Swing.

Fix: Stop using the product, and contact Fisher-Price for revised assembly instructions: 800-432-5437.


Munchkin’s Latch Lightweight Pacifier & Clip set

Problem: The clip cover detaches from the pacifier’s clip, creating a choking hazard.

The pacifiers were sold in five styles: designer, rattle and heartbeat clips with 0m+ natural shape pacifiers, and designer and rattle clips with 6m+ orthodontic pacifiers. Model numbers: MKFE0391, MKFE0392 and MKFE0393.

Fix: Take the product away from the child and contact Munchkin for a refund or placement. Call 877-242-3134, or go to online at


Dash v5 strollers by phil&teds

Problem: The hinge used to fold the dash v5 stroller can become damaged while opening and closing the stroller and pinch consumers. This involves buggy-style strollers with serial numbers between PTRV 0715/0746 and PTRV 0815/2525.

Fix: Stop using the product and contact phil&teds to get the stroller frame replaced for free. Go to


Little Lotus baby swaddles and sleeping bags

Problem: The shoulder snaps can break or detach, creating a choking hazard for young kids. This includes baby swaddles with model number 901-01 and sleeping bags with model numbers 830-03, 830-05 and 830-07.

Fix: Stop using these products and contact Little Lotus for a full refund or store credit, plus $25 credit toward a new purchase. Call (800) 280-9557 or go to


Tommee Tippee Sippee spill-proof cups

Problem: Mold can develop on the removable, one-piece, white valve inside the spill-proof cups when it stays wet/moist and isn’t cleaned often. Mold can lead to gastrointestinal symptoms and infections in people with compromised immune symptoms, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The five types included: First Sips Transition cup, Trainer Sippee cup, Sippee cup (including Cute Quips), Sportee bottle and Insulated Swiggle/Sippee tumblers.

Fix: You can get a free replacement by calling 877-248-6922 or going to


Kiddy World Plus car seats

Problem: Certain Kiddy World Plus car seats do not meet federal requirements. The buckle tongue on the car seats included in this recall may not fully engage, giving the user the false impression that the buckle is fully latched when it isn’t. The car seats are a combination forward-facing child restraint converting to a high-back booster and were produced between February 1, 2012 and May 1, 2013.

Fix: We did not get an answer when calling Kiddy, but you can read more about the recall.

Infant Bicycle Helmet

Problem: A magnetic, no-pinch buckle on the helmet’s chin strap contains small plastic covers and magnets that can come loose, creating a choking hazard for young kids, who also could ingest the magnets. SCHWINN is printed on the front of the helmet.

Fix: Take the helmet away from your kid and call Pacific Cycle for a free replacement helmet. Go to or call 877-564-2261


About HKQ Law

Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn is considered one of the top civil litigation and commercial law firms that has had the privilege of representing more families in the courtroom than any other NEPA firm. The attorneys at HKQ Law have been honored as Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms by US News and World Report, and have received the AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbel. HKQ Law was recently recognized for one of the top 20 Verdicts in Pennsylvania.

The firm’s Personal Injury Team, led by Attorney Joe Quinn, Jr., has won some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the region's history. The Personal Injury Team focuses on a wide array of personal injury claims and civil litigation, including medical malpractice, auto and truck accidents, aviation accidents, unsafe vehicles, dangerous or defective products, workplace injuries (worker's compensation), construction site accidents, claim denials by insurance companies, dangerous drugs, defective children's products, nursing home abuse and neglect, and falls due to unsafe conditions (slip and fall).

Attorney Joseph A Quinn, Jr. is one of only 100 attorneys in the United States (and one of only three in Pennsylvania) honored with membership in the Inner Circle of Trial Advocates, and one of only 500 attorneys worldwide chosen to be a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has been a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year since the program began and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America every year since the publication was established in 1987. Best Lawyers also named him top personal injury attorney for Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. In addition, Best Lawyers, in conjunction with U.S. News & World Report, has designated HKQ a Tier 1 Best Law Firm across multiple categories in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley.

Since the inception of the firm, the Commercial / Corporate Team led by Attorney Allan Kluger has provided comprehensive, integrated legal services to many of Northeastern and Eastern Pennsylvania's largest corporations, businesses, banks, non-profits and institutions, handling matters involving labor and employment, wills, trusts and estate planning, estate administration, elder law, commercial transactions, residential and commercial real estate, zoning, land use and development, telecommunications, mediations and arbitrations, commercial litigation, title insurance, business planning and business succession, corporate/business structuring, employment discrimination law for employers, banking, creditor’s rights, finance, lender liability defense, covenants not to compete, construction law, mergers and acquisitions and other business matters.

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