Dangerous nursery products top 2009 recall list

CPSC demonstrates dangers of Simplicity cribs
CPSC demonstrates dangers of Simplicity cribs

Recalls

of strollers, cribs, high chairs and other nursery products pushed nursery products 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 products involving more than 21 million units and tied to 198 injuries and nine deaths were recalled.

"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 e-mailed to WalletPop.com. "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)