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Voluntary Recall – Trumpette "Aubree’s" and "Hearts" Socks

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Trumpette is voluntarily recalling two styles of baby socks, “Aubree’s” and “Hearts”. The flowers and bows on the socks can detach posing a choking hazard for young children. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers are instructed to immediately take the recalled socks away from babies and remove the flowers or bows to eliminate the hazard, or return the recalled socks to the place of purchase for a full refund or store credit.

For more information, call (888) 897-7770 or log onto Trumpette’s website, www.trumpette.com and click “recall” at the bottom of their home page.

Safety Recall Notice - BabyHome Eat High Chair

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recently recalled BabyHome Eat High Chair models in red, black, green, purple, navy, orange and brown. This recall is due to a front opening between the tray and the seat bottom of the high chair that can allow a child’s body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck. This poses a strangulation hazard to young children when the child is not harnessed. CPSC advises all parents and caregivers to immediately stop using BabyHome Eat High Chairs.

To identify if your high chair is affected by the recall, look for “babyhome” printed on one leg of the chair and “eat” printed on the opposite leg of the chair. The recalled high chairs have lot numbers: BH00301/01-2012, BH00303/07-2012, BH00304/09-2012 and BH00304/09-2012. The lot numbers are located on a sticker affixed to the bottom of the footrest.

To remedy this recall, BabyHome USA Inc. will provide customers with a free crotch restraint repair kit and an instructional DVD. Please contact BabyHome toll-free at (888) 758-5712 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday, or online at www.babyhome.es and click on “Eat Recall” for more information.

Voluntary Safety Recall - Bugaboo Cameleon3 Carry Handle

Bugaboo has issued a voluntary safety recall concerning the Bugaboo Cameleon3 stroller. Customers can register for a new and improved carry handle for their bassinet/seat. Bugaboo has learned from customer reports that under certain situations, the current carry handle connectors may break, presenting a falling hazard. Carry handle connectors connect the carry handle to the bassinet or seat.

Bugaboo has indicated that an external investigation of these customer reports confirms that the safety risk is low, and no injuries have been reported. Replacement carry handles, along with installation instructions, will be made available at no cost to registered customers with affected strollers, within three weeks after registration, subject to availability.

Until the replacement carry handles are available, customers should remove their current Bugaboo Cameleon3 carry handle. With the carry handle removed, the Bugaboo Cameleon3 is safe to use. We strongly recommend our customers use the stroller’s harness at all times when going out and about with your child and to make sure the straps are properly secured.

The serial numbers of the affected strollers are: S/N 190101115300001 to S/N 190105124800215

The new carry handle and information on assembly and use can be obtained by registering at www.bugaboo.com/cameleon3carryhandle, or by contacting Bugaboo customer service at 1-800-460-2922.

Safety Recall Notice - Nap Nanny Generation 2 and Nap Nanny Chill

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recently filed an administrative complaint with the manufacturer, Baby Matters LLC, requesting a recall of all Nap Nanny infant seats. The CPSC asserts that Nap Nanny models contain a defect in the design, warnings and instructions, which pose a substantial risk of injury and death to infants. Also, the CPSC advises all customers who purchased a Nap Nanny to immediately stop using the infant seat. Please visit the CPSC website for more information about Nap Nanny safety hazards.

You may return your Nap Nanny at any Right Start store or you may ship it to our warehouse: Right Start c/o Leisure Arts, 5701 Ranch Dr., Little Rock, AR 72223. Please use a trackable shipping method for returns to our warehouse. Also, please make sure to include your proof of purchase and/or your name, shipping address and approximate date of purchase when returning your Nap Nanny. All customers returning a Nap Nanny will receive a Right Start Merchandise Credit for their return.

Voluntary Safety Recall Notice - KidCo PeaPod and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds

KidCo recently issued a voluntary safety recall for the PeaPod and PeaPod Plus concerning the included inflatable air mattress. Currently, infants and young children may roll off the edge of the air mattress and become entrapped between the mattress and the fabric sides of the tent, which may result in suffocation.

To verify if your KidCo PeaPod or PeaPod Plus has been affected, immediately stop using the product and visit the KidCo website or call 855-847-8600 (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST) to receive a free repair kit (available after December 17, 2012). The following PeaPod model numbers have been recalled: P101, P102, P103 and P104. In addition, the following PeaPod Plus model numbers have been recalled: P202, P203, P204, P205 and P900CS. Look for the model number on a small tag on the underside of the product to determine if your PeaPod or PeaPod Plus has been affected.

Voluntary Safety Recall Notice - Britax G3 Car Seats

Britax recently issued a voluntary safety recall concerning the HUGS (Harness Ultra-Guard System) Chest Pads affixed to their G3 car seat shells. Britax has received reports that some children bite or chew on the pads and have bitten off small pieces of the pads, which could present a choking hazard, especially for infants.

The voluntary recall includes the following models: 70-G3 Advocate, Britax 70-G3 Boulevard or Britax 70-G3 Pavilion Convertible Car Seats manufactured between June 1, 2012 and August 31, 2012.

To verify if your Britax convertible car seat has been affected, check with BritaxConvertibleRecall.com or look for the white label on the child’s left-hand side of the seat, near the head/ear area. This label displays the seat’s serial number, manufacture date and batch number. Keep in mind you may need to lift the cover to view the label.

All registered owners of the affected Britax convertible car seats will receive a remedy kit from Britax that includes two replacement HUGS Chest Pads with instructions on how to replace the pads. The new HUGS Chest Pads are made from a firmer material that resists breakage.

If your car seat is not registered with Britax, please call 1-888-427-4829 or visit britaxusa.com/registration to register your car seat and request a remedy kit. Britax recommends that you remove the HUGS Chest Pads until you receive the remedy kit. The car seat can be used safely without the HUGS Chest Pads as long as the proper harness tensioning is achieved.

Baby Seats Recalled for Repair by Bumbo International Due to Fall Hazard
Consumers should order free repair kit

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Bumbo International Trust is voluntarily recalling the Bumbo® Baby Seat to add a restraint belt and new warnings. Infants can maneuver out of or fall from the seat, posing a risk of serious injuries. Working closely with the CPSC, Bumbo has determined that the potential safety issue can be readily corrected in the home by adding a restraint belt. In addition, Bumbo is providing a new warning sticker for consumers to attach to the seat to reemphasize existing warnings against use of the seat on any raised surfaces.

Additional Consumer Information
To register for or receive additional information about this voluntary recall to repair, consumers should visit www.recall.bumbousa.com or call the Bumbo recall hotline at (866)-898-4999 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. CT on Friday.

Safety Recall: B.O.B® Strollers with Embroidered Canopy Logos

BOB is recalling BOB Strollers with embroidered canopy logos in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada. The stroller canopy’s embroidered logo’s backing patch can detach, posing a choking hazard to babies and young children and must be removed to safely use the stroller.

This is a second recall of BOB Strollers in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada. This recall is different than the one announced in February 23, 2011, involving the removal of a canopy drawstring.

This recall involves BOB Strollers manufactured between 1998 and November 2010. All the recalled strollers can be most easily identified by a “BOB®”, “Stroller Strides®” or “Ironman®” embroidered logo on the stroller canopy. Models included in the recall are:

BOB Stroller Model Name:
Sport Utility Stroller
Sport Utility Stroller D’Lux
Ironman®
Sport Utility Stroller Duallie®
Ironman® Duallie®
Revolution®
Revolution® 12”
Stroller Strides®
Revolution® Duallie®
Revolution® 12” Duallie®
Stroller Strides® Duallie®

You should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact BOB at www.bobnotices.com for instructions on how to remove the embroidery backing patch from the embroidered logo.

To order the instructions by phone, or for additional information, contact BOB toll free at (855) 242-2245 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. MST Monday through Friday, or visit our website at www.bobnotices.com.


US SAFETY RECALL NOTICE: BRITAX B-NIMBLE® Stroller

Model Numbers: U311771, U311773, U311775 and U311780
Manufacturing Dates: August 2010 to February 2011

BRITAX Child Safety, Inc. in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, is conducting a voluntary recall of all B-NIMBLE strollers. BRITAX has determined that all BRITAX B-NIMBLE strollers, model numbers U311771, U311773, U311775 and U311780, could pose a brake failure hazard.

Description of the Problem:
An audible click heard when the brake pedal is pressed can give a false impression that the brake is fully engaged when it is not. When the brake is not engaged, the stroller can move unexpectedly posing a risk of injury to the child occupant. No injuries have been reported.

What You Should Do:
BRITAX will send a free replacement B-NIMBLE stroller with a modified brake assembly to any person who has previously purchased a B-NIMBLE stroller. In order to receive a free replacement B-NIMBLE stroller, you should first call the BRITAX Customer Service Department at 1-800-683-2045 to confirm that your B-NIMBLE stroller is included in the recall. Thereafter, you will be shipped a free replacement stroller.

Consumers should immediately stop using their strollers and contact Britax for information and to request an improved replacement stroller. Consumers who resume use of their strollers while awaiting the replacement should always ensure that the brake is fully engaged.

Questions:
Please contact the BRITAX Customer Service Department at 1-888-427-4829 with questions concerning this notice. The model and manufacture date from your B-NIMBLE stroller will be necessary information when calling.


Safety Notification: Medela Pump In Style Advanced Family of Breast Pumps (This is a Safety Notification Only, Not a Product Recall)

Medela has recently sent out a safety notification regarding the Medela Pump In Style Power Adaptor, please note that this is not a recall.

Medela has stated when not handled properly, a small percentage of these power adaptors can develop damage in the form of twists, kinks, bends, bulges or exposed wires in the cord. The power adaptor is UL-approved for use with the product and is safe for use if not damaged. There have been no reported injuries related to the power adaptor.

Please follow the Instructions for Use as stated in the Users Manual below when using any Medela Pump In Style Breast Pump product:

To reduce the risk of burns, electrocution, fire or injury to persons:
1. A product should never be left unattended when plugged into an electrical outlet.
2. Close supervision is necessary when this product is used on, or near children or invalids.
3. Use the product only for it intended use as described in this manual. Do not use attachments not recommended by the manufacturer.
4. Never operate this product if it has a damaged cord or plug. It if is not working properly, if it has been dropped or damaged, or dropped into water.
5. Keep cord away from heated surfaces.

Should your power adaptor (or power adaptor cord) show signs of damage; discontinue use and contact Medela’s Customer Service department directly for a replacement. (Unfortunately, Right Start does not carry any of these power adaptors or cords separately).

You can contact Medela directly either by email at poweradaptor@medela.com, on their website at www.medelapoweradaptorhelp.com or by calling them at 1-888-633-3528.


BOB Stroller Voluntary Recall

On February 23, 2011 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with BOB Trailers, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of select BOB® Strollers manufactured between April 2002 and March 2010. A drawstring on the stroller can get wrapped around a child’s neck, posing a strangulation hazard. All the recalled strollers are most easily identified by a yellow Drawstring at the rear of the canopy. Out of an abundance of caution, BOB is voluntarily recalling this product.

To check out if your stroller is among those being voluntarily recalled, please visit http://www.bobcanopy.com. You will find detailed information on steps you need to take to get the matter resolved.


Magnetic Maze Boards Recalled by Lakeshore Learning Materials

Magnetic Maze Boards Recalled by Lakeshore Learning Materials Due to Choking, Intestinal and Aspiration Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Magnetic maze boards

Units: About 18,500

Manufacturer: Lakeshore Learning Materials, of Carson, Calif.

Hazard: The magnetic maze board's plastic wand can separate and expose a magnet that can be a choking hazard to children. Also, if a child has more than one of these toys and the magnets detach and are swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforations or blockages, which can be fatal.

Incidents/Injuries: Lakeshore has received ten reports of wands separating and magnets detaching. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves wooden magnetic maze boards. The wooden boards have a clear plastic sheet that covers small wooden or plastic pieces located inside a maze. A plastic wand containing a magnet in its tip is attached to the board by a cord. The wand is used to move items inside the maze. The top of the board reads: "Who's Hiding in the Garden?," "Who's Hiding in the Ocean?," "Magnetic Counting Maze," "Magnetic Alphabet Board" or "My Community Magnetic Board."

Sold by: Lakeshore Learning Materials stores nationwide, its catalogs and online at www.lakeshorelearning.com from January 2009 through May 2010 singly or in sets for between $30 and $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take this toy away from children and contact Lakeshore to receive a free replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lakeshore Learning Materials at (800) 428-4414 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the company's website at www.lakeshorelearning.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10327.html

Baby Matters Recalls Nap Nanny® Recliners

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Baby Matters LLC, of Berwyn, Pa., is announcing the voluntary recall of 30,000 Nap Nanny® portable baby recliners. CPSC is investigating a report of a 4-month-old girl from Royal Oak, Mich. who died in a Nap Nanny® that was being used in a crib. According to preliminary reports, the infant was in her harness and found hanging over the side of the product, caught between the Nap Nanny® and the crib bumper.

Seven Manufacturers Announce Recalls to Repair Cribs to Address Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), with the cooperation of seven firms, is announcing voluntary recalls of more than two million cribs to address drop-side hazards and other hazards that affect the safety of young children. The recalling firms are providing consumers with free repair kits to immobilize the drop sides or other remedies. Do not attempt to fix these cribs with homemade remedies.

The drop-side and fixed-side crib recalls announced today are of units manufactured between 2000 and 2009 by the companies listed below. Consumers should contact these firms directly for the appropriate remedy:

* Child Craft, (this firm is out of business): Fixed-Side | Drop-Side

* Delta Enterprise Corp., of New York, N.Y.

* Evenflo, of Miamisburg, Ohio

* Jardine Enterprises, of Taipei, Taiwan

* LaJobi, of Cranbury, N.J.

* Million Dollar Baby, of Montebello, Calif.

* Simmons Juvenile Products Inc. (SJP), of New London, Wis.



Visit : http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10270.html for more information.

Evenflo Top-of-Stair™ Plus Wood Gates

March 26, 2010 – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Evenflo, today announced a voluntary recall of Evenflo Top-of-Stair™ Plus Wood Gates. There is concern that the slats on the gate can break or detach, posing a fall hazard to children. The recall involves Evenflo models 10502 and 10512 Top-of-Stair Plus Wood Gates made from October 2007 through July 2009. The model number can be found on the bottom rail. No other Evenflo model numbers or gates are affected by this recall. For additional information, call Evenflo toll-free at (800) 233-5921 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit http://safety.evenflo.com/cs/sc/cssc99_RD.phtml?rid=EFR28&src=WEB.
Right Start has not sold the Evenflo Top-of-Stair™ Plus Wood Gates online or in stores.

1.2 Million Graco Harmony High Chairs

Graco is recalling their Harmony High Chairs. This recall involves about 1.2 million Harmony High Chairs, which were manufactured between November 2003 and December 2009. The Harmony High Chair is no longer in production. The Danger? The screws holding the front legs of the high chair can loosen and fall out and/or the plastic bracket on the rear legs can crack, posing a fall hazard to children. Questions? Consumers should immediately stop using the Harmony high chair and contact Graco to receive a free repair kit. Contact Graco toll-free at (877) 842-3206 or visit the firm's Web site at www.gracobaby.com.
RIGHT START HAS NEVER SOLD THIS HIGH CHAIR ONLINE OR IN STORES.

Britax Blink stroller

Britax is conducting a voluntary safety recall on its Blink stroller. The recall is in response to a potential risk of harm when a consumer opens or closes the stroller. No injuries have been reported, but as an extra precaution Britax will provide free remedy kits to all registered Blink owners. If you have any other questions, please contact the Britax information line at 888-427-4829.

Tiny Love

Effective February 10, 2010: Tiny Love has announced a recall for some of their Wind Chimes produced between, February 2002 – January 2009. For more information, please contact Tiny Love directly at (609) 585-5522.

CYBEX umbrella strollers

The recall involves the Ruby, Onyx and Topaz .

Please also read the recall notice: Recall Notice.

BabySwede LLC Recalls Bouncer Chairs Due to Laceration Hazard (2009)

The recall involves the BabyBjörn’s Babysitter Balance and Babysitter Balance Air bouncers. RightStart.com did not sell these recall items. These bouncing chairs for babies have a red safety latch on the height adjustment mechanism and a plastic footrest with the BabyBjörn® logo.

Recalled models and colors are:
BabyBjörn® Babysitter Balance:
Black/Red; Model #009064US
Black/Silver; Model #009065US
Dark Blue/Blue; Model #009066US
Brown/Beige; Model #009069US
BabyBjörn® Babysitter Balance Air:
White; Model 009001US

Please also read the recall notice: Recall Notice.

Baby Jogger Recalls Strollers Due to Fall Hazard (2009)

This recall involves Baby Jogger City Mini single and double strollers. For additional information, contact Baby Jogger at 877-506-2213 between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, email the firm at recall@babyjogger.com, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.babyjogger.com. Please also read the recall notice: Recall Notice.

Maclaren Voluntary Recall November 2009

Consistent with their unwavering commitment to child safety they are providing U.S. consumers notice of a voluntary recall of all Maclaren umbrella strollers sold in the U.S. In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, they are providing free of charge to all affected consumers and retailers a kit to cover the stroller's hinge mechanism, which poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller. The affected models include Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, Techno XLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno and Easy Traveller. Maclaren USA's Umbrella Strollers meet all U.S. ASTM & JPMA compliance standards.

Please visit http://recall.maclaren.us/ or call 1-877-688-2326 for questions and information.

Phil and Teds E3 Twin Buggy Recall

If you purchased before March 31, 2006 the hinge on the handlebar can crack or break causing the handlebar to detach while in use. Please contact the company directly toll free at 800-593-5522, or you can visit the company website at www.regallager.com to request a free and simple to install replacement plastic hinge set for the handlebar.

Combi Shuttle and Centre Voluntary Recall

Right Start does not currently sell the following product, but it was sold by us a while ago as an internet-only item.

Combi USA has decided to voluntarily recall the Combi Shuttle and Centre car seats and associated Travel Systems. If you have any of the following models, please contact Combi USA (www.combi-intl.com or 1-800-543-7734) to obtain the free retrofit kit. These affected models of the car seat are: 8065, 8086, 8087, and 8520. The affected models of the Travel Systems are: 4400, 4515, and 4520.

Combi USA’s Centre and Shuttle car seats have consistently met existing government safety standards. The reason for the recall is that a recent crash test found that the car seat could potentially become separated from its base in a frontal crash. Luckily this was found during a test, and Combi has created a retrofit fix for the car seat base. Until you receive your new retrofit kit, Combi recommends using the Centre or Shuttle without the base. You can find instructions on how to install the car seat without the base in the manual that came with the car seat. If you do not have the manual, you can always go to Combi’s website (www.combi-intl.com) to find out more information.

After you contact Combi for the new retrofit kit, you should expect to receive the item within 6-8 weeks. You will also not incur any shipping costs.

Baby Jogger Voluntary Recall

Update as of September 2009. Please read the following PDF directly from Baby Jogger: Download Now

Baby Jogger has issued a recall on certain City Mini Single and Double strollers. So far they have not received any types of injury reports, but want to keep you, the consumer safe; they are voluntarily recalling these strollers. Baby Jogger is currently working together with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to make this a smooth transition. Problem: The recall is on the stroller’s buckle. The current buckles have a tendency to release when the stroller is in use.

City Mini 67100

Strollers Affected: The affected strollers are marked with the item number below and one of the following manufacturing date codes. The item numbers are found on the original box or on a sticker on the rear wheel crossbar. The manufacturing code is on the outside of the original box and is engraved on the frame (on the rear wheel axle crossbar or the upright bar between the right rear wheel and the seat).

Item Numbers: 67100, 67170, 67102, 67172, 67173, 67103, 67104, 67174, 67105, 67175, 67109, 67179

Manufacturing Codes: 2007.11.1 through 2009.2.28 (please note that there is no recall on strollers made after 2/28/2009)

Resolution: If you have one of these strollers, please contact us if you purchased it at Right Start, the store you purchased the stroller or Baby Jogger. They will be able to send you out replacement buckles for your stroller. Please have the model number and manufacturer date ready when you call.

Recaro Como and Signo Car Seats Safety Recall

During product evaluation and feedback, it was discovered that the harness may become disconnected from the harness connector when a child is placed in or removed from the child seat. If the harness becomes disconnected and a vehicle crash occurs, your child may not be securely fastened to their child seat and may sustain an injury. Therefore, Recaro is issuing a safety recall kit containing two rubber caps for installation on the harness connector and an instruction sheet. These rubber caps will close up the gaps that will allow the harness to disconnect. Please refer to the instruction sheet or call 1-800-8-RECARO for more information.

The recall is for all colors of the Recaro Como and Signo Car Seats that were manufactured before December 18th, 2007.

The affected child restraints should not be returned to Right Start. Recaro will provide a free safety recall kit and detailed instructions to all owners. If you have an affected COMO and SIGNO car seat and have not registered your child restraint, you should contact Recaro at 1-800-8-RECARO.

Maxi-Cosi car seat base voluntary recall

Dorel Juvenile Group, in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), is conducting a voluntary safety recall of the Maxi-Cosi Mico® infant car seat base. This voluntary recall is in response to the Dorel Juvenile Group’s identification of a small number of units where the car seat does not properly attach to and detach from the base. It is important to note that no injuries have been reported. It only affects items made before Feb. 18, 2008. The manufacture date is found on the top of the base.

Consumers who registered the product will receive a new base from Dorel Juvenile Group; until consumers receive the new base, they should continue to use their current car seat. Dorel Juvenile Group reminds consumers to ensure a secure connection of the carrier to the base by pulling up on the carrier once engaged with the base. Consumers who have not registered their car seats are encouraged to contact Dorel at http://www.djgusa.com/safety_notice/ or call 877-657-9546 to order.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Comission's website contains all known recalls. http://www.cpsc.gov/

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