Kids in Danger: Dangerous Nursery Products Top 2009 Recall List

Filed under: Health & Safety: Babies, Alerts & Recalls

Demonstration of crib danger. Credit: CPSC

of strollers, cribs, high chairs and other nursery products pushed the nursery product category to the top category of recalled products for the first time, the advocacy group Kids in Danger announced.

In a just-released report analyzing recalls conducted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the group found that 40 nursery product recalls involved more than 21 million units tied to 198 injuries and nine deaths.

"And those incidents include only those already reported at the time of the recall," Kids in Danger executive director Nancy Cowles said in a statement emailed to "More needs to be done to protect children from these hazards."

Among the biggest recalls:

  • 4 million units of Aqua-Leisure inflatable baby floats (the leg straps can tear and cause a baby go under water)
  • 2.1 million Stork Craft drop-side cribs (entrapment and fall dangers)
  • 643,000 Evenflo Envision high chairs (risk of falls and choking)
Evenflo Co. and Dorel Juvenile Group -- which sells products under a variety of brands including Cosco and Safety First -- each had five recalls, according to the analysis.

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