Recall Roundup: Unsafe Kids’ Products


NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Another day, another round of kids’ recalls. IKEA, Disney and Burlington Basket Company are among the manufacturers pulling their children’s products from the store shelves this week.


IKEA is voluntarily recalling about 26,000 SNIGLAR cribs sold in the U.S. and Canada because some of the bolts provided for the mattress support are not long enough. This can cause the mattress to detach and collapse, creating a risk of entrapment and suffocation. No injuries have been reported.

The SNIGLAR non-drop-side, full-size crib has the model number 60091931 and was sold at IKEA stores nationwide from October 2005 through June 2010 ($80).

Parents who own this product are advised to check the crib.  If the mattress’ support bolts extend through the nut, the bolts are the proper length and the crib is not part of the recall. If the bolt does not extend through the nut, owners should contact IKEA for a free repair kit and find an alternate, safe sleep environment for the child until the proper bolts are in place.

Consumers can contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the company website for additional information.

Disney Light-Up Watches

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts (Stock Quote: DIS) is voluntarily recalling about 1,200 Buzz Lightyear, Tinker Bell and Lightning McQueen light-up watches after receiving reports that six children experienced skin irritation or burning sensations while wearing the watch.

The watches were sold in DisneyWorld Resort stores in Florida and California and on board the Disney cruise ships from November 2010 through January 2011 ($30). They were also sold at Disney’s Earport Shop and The Magic of Disney Shop in the Orlando airport. Their tracking code is K130-6377-7-10187.

Parents are advised to take the watch away from the child and contact Walt Disney Parks and Resorts to return the watch for a $40 refund. Consumers can contact Walt Disney Parks and Resorts at (877) 560-6477 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company’s website.

Burlington Basket Company Bassinets

Burlington Basket Company of Burlington, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling about 500,000 of its bassinets after it became aware of 10 incidents in which the product collapsed when the folding legs were not locked into place. Two infants received minor injuries as a result of these collapses, including a bruise to the head and a bruised shoulder.

The bassinets, which can be identified by the white pins that connect the folding to the basket, were sold at Wal-Mart (Stock Quote: WMT) and other mass merchandisers or department stores nationwide from January 2003 through August 2010 ($50). They were also sold online by various retailers, including

Consumers are not being asked to return the crib. However, they need to contact Burlington Basket Company to receive a free kit with detailed instructions on assembling the rails. The company is also providing decals with assembly instructions that can be placed on the bassinet.

Parents can find a video showing proper assembly of the bassinets on Burlington Basket’s website. They can also contact the company at (800) 553-2300 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CST Monday through Friday.

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