OXO is recalling about 25,000 booster seats because the stitching on the restraint straps can loosen, which allows the straps to separate from the seat, posing a fall hazard to children. The recall involves the Nest Booster Seat sold in green, pink, taupe or orange with a white base. A sticker affixed to the underside of the seat reads “Nest Booster Seat.” Affected units were sold at Buybuy Baby, Toys “R”Us, Babies“R”Us and independent specialty stores nationwide and online at amazon.com from September 2014 through April 2015 for about $55. Consumers should immediately stop using the booster seats and contact OXO for a free repair kit with redesigned safety straps and installation instructions.
Ikea is recalling about 58,000 safety gates because friction between the wall and the pressure-mounted safety gate is insufficient to hold the gate in its intended position, posing a fall hazard. The recall involves Patrull Klämma and Patrull Smidig safety gates, which are white, made of steel and plastic and measure about 29 inches high with an adjustable width from about 29 inches to 34 inches. The gate has a spring mechanism that fits between the two sides of a door frame to hold the gate in place. Affected units were sold at Ikea stores nationwide and online at ikea-usa.com from August 1995 through February 2015 for about $35. Consumers should stop using the safety gate and return it to any Ikea store for a full refund. Any Patrull Klämma or Smidig safety gate extensions may also be returned for a full refund. Consumers who want to keep their safety gate for limited use in a doorway between rooms or at the bottom of a staircase can contact Ikea to receive free updated user instructions and new adhesive warning labels to put on the safety gate.
Schylling is recalling about 13,200 police press and go toy vehicles because the hat can detach from the policeman’s head and pose a choking hazard to young children. The recall involves the Police Press & Go toy vehicles. The white plastic toy cars have a painted dark blue hood and trunk, light blue windshield with black eyes and mouth painted on the front of the car. There is a police head coming out of the roof of the car wearing a blue police hat with a green star on the center of the hat. Affected units were sold at specialty toy and gift stores nationwide from April 2010 through April 2015 for about $5. Consumers should immediately stop using them and return the toys to Schylling for a refund.
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