Major pajama & stroller recalls
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Two major child product recalls you should know about:
Recall date: Jan. 15, 2013
Products being recalled: Target Circo and Xhilaration children's cotton or cotton/fleece two-piece pajama sets
Hazard: The pajama sets don't meet the federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear because they don't meet the tight-fitting sizing requirements. This can pose a burn hazard to kids, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Description: Target Circo and Xhilaration brand children's cotton or cotton/fleece two-piece pajama sets in infant and toddler sizes 12M, 2T, 3T, 4T and 5T, and in girls and boys sizes XS, S, M, L and XL. Recalled sets include a wide variety of colors and designs, including stars, dots, skulls, peace signs, cats, owls, footballs and camouflage; for a complete list of item numbers included in this recall, visit the firm's website. The recalled pajama sets -- about 560,000 -- were sold at Target stores nationwide and online at target.com from August 2012 through November 2012.
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What to do: Immediately return the recalled pajamas to any Target to receive a full refund. You can contact Target at (800) 440-0680, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.target.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.
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Recall date: January 15, 2013
Name of product: Bugaboo Cameleon and Bugaboo Donkey Model Strollers
The Hazard: There is a button on the stroller's carrycot/seat carry handle that can disengage and cause the handle to detach, posing both fall and choking hazards to young children, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Bugaboo has received 58 reports of the handles becoming detached.
Description: Affected strollers have a serial number that falls within the range listed below. (You can find the serial numbers on the stroller's chassis, located under the carrycot/seat.) Bugaboo Cameleon Serial Number 04011090900001 to 04031101009999; Serial Number 08011090900001 to 08021100800386; Serial Number 140100093600531 to 140103123350418. Bugaboo Donkey Serial Number 170101105300001 to 170104130900500. The strollers were sold at various retailers including Buy Buy Baby, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Toys 'R Us, and online at Bugaboo.com and other retailers. The Bugaboo Cameleon was sold between September 2009 and June 2012; the Bugaboo Donkey was sold from January 2011 through December 2012. About 50,000 strollers in the U.S. and Canada are involved in this recall.
What to do: Remove the carry handle from the strollers and request a free replacement handle from Bugaboo. (You can still use the stroller while waiting for the replacement handle.) Call Bugaboo International at (800) 460-2922, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or go online to www.bugaboo.com and click on "Important Quality Initiative" for more information. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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