Umbrellas, toy beach chairs, swingsets, and mysteriously collapsing benches. What do they have in common? All of them have been recalled for various reasons in the last month.
Home Depot patio umbrellas – may fall over unexpectedly after umbrella closes and hit someone. No, seriously.
Gothic Cabinet Craft bunk beds (sold in NY metropolitan area and NJ) – violate federal bunk bed safety standards; a child’s body can pass through spaces in guardrails, but not a child’s head. Scary.
Ely and Walker girls’ hooded sweatshirts – drawstring poses strangulation hazard.
Ross Stores benches – can collapse when weight is put on them. (No word on how much weight.) Bad feature in a bench.
Build-A-Bear Workshop folding beach chairs – risk of injury (to humans) when folding chair shut