Graco Recalls 3.8+ million Car Seats (and more to come…)

What you need to know:

3.8 million Toddler car seats included in the voluntary recall:

2009 to 2013 model years of the Cozy Cline, Comfort Sport, Classic Ride 50, My Ride 65, My Ride with Safety Surround, My Ride 70, Size 4 Me 70, Smartseat, Nautilus, Nautilus Elite and Argos 70

1.8 million Infant car seats which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is insisting be included in the recall:

Snugride, Snugride 30, Snugride 32, Infant Safe Seat-Step 1, Snugride 35, Tuetonia 35 and Snugride Click Connect 40


Strap buckles get stuck–making it hard to free a child from the seat.


According to the New York Times:


Don’t Throw Out Your Bumbo! (Dumbo recall!)

In case you haven’t heard, the Bumbo seat is being recalled (voluntarily)….for the second time.

The problem? Once again, a whole bunch of people were sticking their tiny babies in the brightly colored foam infant seat and leaving them on raised surfaces.

Note to people of the world: If you leave your tiny baby on a raised surface, there is a very good change that he or she might fall off and get hurt. Even, as in the case of the over 30 injured infants, end up with really unpleasant skull fractures. This is not rocket science, merely common sense.


American Academy of Pediatrics Swoops in to Protect Parents from Formula and Magnets

Let it be said  from the outset that I think breastfeeding is wonderful and that I do not believe that you should let your baby ingest magnets of any kind.

I do find the juxtaposition of the two announcements from the AAP somewhat amusing, though.

The resolution about formula is bound to bring out another round of the Mommy Wars–rabidly pro-breastfeeding/anti-formula, rabidly pro-formula and all the people who just want to live and let live:

WHEREAS, breastfeeding is the normal, physiologic way to feed newborn infants; and
WHEREAS, not breastfeeding increases the risk of adverse health outcomes in mothers and their infants; and
WHEREAS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Surgeon General have stated strongly and clearly that patients must be protected from commercial infant formula marketing


Peg Perego and Kolcraft Recall Strollers

Peg Perego is recalling 223, 000 strollers which include Venezia and Pliko-P3 strollers manufactured between January 2004 and September 2007 because children who aren’t harnessed properly can become trapped by the tray and face serious injury.

For more information and for your free repair kit: call Peg Perego’s Recall Hotline: (888) 734-6020


or go to the offical CPSC recall









Kolcraft is also recalling the Contours LT Tandem Stroller model number ZT012 manufactured in 2012 because the wheels and/pr stroller basket can detach causing a fall hazard as well as a choking hazard when small pieces detach.


Britax Chaperone Car Seat Recall

Britax has just recalled 14, 220 Chaperone car seats models E9L692J, E9L692K, E9L692L and E9L692M manufactured from September 1, 2010, through April 30, 2011.

Though no injuries or deaths have been reported, Britax has discovered that many of these contain a defect in the rivet that attaches the harness adjuster to the car seat.

Translation?  Defective rivet=harness can detach=child is neither properly restrained in seat nor protected in case of collision

Britax promises to provide a repair kit to affected consumers by February 6th.  If you have an affected car seat, beg, borrow or steal an alternate child safety seat until you received your fixer-upper.

Consumers who have a detached harness adjuster or that would like further information about this recall should contact Britax Child Safety, Inc., at (888) 427-4829 or at

Phil and Teds strollers Recalled Due to Laceration Hazard

Phil and Teds sport v2 and classic v1 model single-seat jogging strollers were just recalled…sigh. There was a report of a finger amputation and other reports of lacerations. The fix is a hinge cover (like in the dramatic Maclaren recall from last year.)Basically, be careful, make sure your stroller is locked properly and contact P&T for your hinge cover kit.
Sport v2 serial numbers included in the recall are 0308/0001 to 0510/0840. Serial numbers for the classic v1 are 0308/0001 to 0510/0906. The first four digits of the serial number is a month/year date code and the last four digits are for the individual stroller. You can find your serial numbers printed on the inside of the folding hinge.
For additional information, contact phil&teds USA at (877) 432-1642 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company’s website at