Recall Round-Up: Your Toddler Could Be Drowning Right Now

Let’s all do the safety dance, it’s time for the CPSC Recall Round-Up:

CPSC Warns Toddler Drownings Happen Quickly and Silently
“Parents may think that if their child falls in the water, they will hear lots of splashing and screaming, and that they will be able to come to the rescue,” CPSC Acting Chairman Nancy Nord said. “Many times, however, children slip under the water silently. Even people near the pool often report hearing nothing out of the ordinary.”

Off-Road Motorcycles Recalled Due to Fuel Leak
KTM has received 5,114 reports of leaking fuel tanks. CPSC has received one report of a minor chemical burn due to fuel coming into contact with a consumer’s skin. Units: About 20,800

AAFES Recalls “Soldier Bear” Toy Sets Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard
Surface paints on the toy action figures contain high levels of lead Units: About 3,000

Bookspan Recalls Discovery Bunny Books Due to Choking Hazard
The seam on the bunny’s left hind leg can open exposing a plastic squeaker toy contained inside a cloth bag, posing a choking hazard to young children. Units: About 16,000

Mervyns Recalls Children’s Capri Pants Due to Choking Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Mervyn’s Stores
The buttons inside the waistband of the pants can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. Units: About 228,000

Troy-Bilt Recalls Children’s Gardening Gloves Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard
The stamp-painted logo on the backside of the gardening gloves contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. Units: About 80

—MEGHANN MARCO