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Monthly Recalls Report: There’s A Good Chance You Own These Drawers

Good news everyone — the July product recalls summary report is out! You should definitely give it a look to make sure Junior’s not at risk of falling through the safety gate or out of the booster seat. Before you assume you’ve sufficiently childproofed your life, consider the following:

• Somewhere between 30 and 40 percent of all Consumer Products Safety Commission recalls each year are things manufactured specifically for kids.

• Next to cars, strollers are routinely the most recalled products of the year. However, only 30 percent of those recalled strollers are ever dealt with.

• According to the non-profit Kids In Danger, just 10 percent of all recalled children’s products are ever repaired or replaced.

As the summary report notes, recalls never expire, so there’s still time to deal with any you might have missed. And from now on, you’ll never miss an update; Fatherly will summarize the relevant kid-specific products in the report each month, and you can view the full report or sign up here to receive a bimonthly newsletter from SafeKids.org.

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IKEA
Product: MALM 3- and 4-drawer chests, 2 styles of MALM 6-drawer chests, and other chests and dressers
Total Units: 7 million MALM chests and 20 million other IKEA chests and dressers
Reason: The nearly ubiquitous chests and dressers can tip over and fall on small children if not securely anchored to the wall. IKEA is offering a free anchoring repair kit for all affected products. More Info
A Not-Currently-Under-Recall Alternative: Oeuf Merlin Dresser ($950)

UPPAbaby
Product: 2015 CRUZ and VISTA strollers; 2015 RumbleSeat
Total Units: 71,000 in the U.S. and 8,000 in Canada
Reason: Children can bite pieces of foam off the bumper bar covering, posing a choking hazard. More Info
A Not-Currently-Under-Recall Alternative: Stokke Xplory Stroller ($1,100)

DaVinci Brand Cribs (Bexco)
Product: Reagan, Emily, Jamie, and Jenny Lind cribs manufactured from May 2012 through December 2012
Total Units: 11,700
Reason: A metal bracket that connects the mattress support to the crib can break, creating a gap where a baby can become entrapped; the broken bracket can also cause lacerations. More Info
A Not-Currently-Under-Recall Alternative: Oeuf Rhea Crib ($670)

Target
Product: Circo Night Lights
Total Units: 143,000
Reason: The night light can melt as a result of the battery overheating; poses a fire hazard. More Info
A Not-Currently-Under-Recall Alternative: Kikkerland Moon Night Light ($8)

Kyber Outerwear
Product: Children’s Animal-themed Sweaters
Total Units: 3,100
Reason: The drawstring around the neck can become entangled or caught on slides, school bus doors, and other moving objects, posing a strangulation and entanglement risk. More Info
A Not-Currently-Under-Recall Alternative: North Face Canyonland Hoodie ($75)

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Otteroo
Product: Otteroo Inflatable Baby Floats
Total Units: 3,000
Reason: There have been reports of broken seams that cause the device to leak air and deflate, posing a potential drowning risk. More Info
A Not-Currently-Under-Recall Alternative: Intex My Baby Float ($12)

Pali Design
Product: Children’s Furniture (Milano Collection, Salerno Collection, West Point Collection, Wendy Collection, Mantova Collection, Volterra Collection, Karla Collection, Bookcase/Hutch)
Total Units: 18,000 in the U.S. and 2,160 in Canada
Reason: Plastic restraint straps used to attach units to the wall can break and allow furniture to tip over, potentially injuring or trapping small children. More Info
A Not-Currently-Under-Recall Alternative: Oeuf Merlin Sparrow Dresser ($950)

Northern Tool + Equipment
Product: Little Digger Toy
Total Units: 7,000
Reason: The red paint on the frame contains lead in amounts that exceed federal levels. More Info
A Not-Currently-Under-Recall Alternative: Big Dig Ride-On Working Crane ($45)

Bunnies By The Bay
Product: Bud and Skipit Wheely Cute Pull Toys
Total Units: 800 in the United States and 10 in Canada
Reason: Hubcaps can break off the wheels and become choking hazards for young kids. More Info
A Not-Currently-Under-Recall Alternative: Brio Pull Along Dachshund ($15)

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IKEA
Product: Sultan, Vyssa Crib Mattresses
Total Units: 344,000
Reason: The gap between the mattress and crib ends is larger than what’s allowed by federal regulation, because too big a gap can result in infants becoming trapped. More Info
A Not-Currently-Under-Recall Alternative: Naturepedic Organic Crib Mattress ($259)

Product: Patrull Klämma and Patrull Smidig Safety Gates
Total Units: 75,000
Reason: A design flaw inhibits the gates from maintaining a locked position, which creates a fall hazard. Also, the lower metal bar creates a tripping hazard. More Info
A Not-Currently-Under-Recall Alternative: KidCo Safeway Gate – G2000 ($43.73)

OXO
Product: Nest Booster Seat
Total Units: 25,000
Reason: Stitching on the restraint straps can loosen, allowing the straps to separate from the seat. More Info
A Not-Currently-Under-Recall Alternative: Graco Toddler Booster ($29.66)

Schylling
Product: Police Press And Go Toy Vehicles
Total Units: 15,300
Reason: The policeman’s hat can detach and pose a choking hazard. More Info
A Not-Currently-Under-Recall Alternative: Wonderworld Mini Patrol Car ($20)

Baby Dream
Product: Cribs, Furniture, And Accessories With Vintage Grey Paint
Total Units: 4,600
Reason: The paint contains lead in amounts that exceed federal levels. More Info
A Not-Currently-Under-Recall Alternative: Ouef Sparrow Crib ($820)

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