New safety standards put in place for child carriers

Courtesy: Consumer Product safety Commission

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — In an effort to prevent deaths and injuries, new federal safety standards have been approved for child carriers.

Carriers are a must-have for active parents, but over the years more than 34 children were severely injured through their use.

A frame child carrier is designed to carry a child who weighs between 16 and 50 pounds, but from January 2003 to last September – the Consumer Product Safety Commission received 50 reports related to the carriers, many resulting in serious injuries.

The new safety standards address reported hazards, including sharp points, lead paint, exposed coil springs, and pinching. The mandatory standards go into effect in 18 months.

Melville Direct is recalling thousands of aquarium motion lamps after it was found they can overheat and spark when plugged in, posing a fire hazard.

Courtesy: Consumer Product safety Commission
Courtesy: Consumer Product safety Commission

The lamps were sold exclusively through the Bits and Pieces catalog and online from September of 2014 through January of 2015. Consumers should unplug the lamps immediately and contact the company for information on shipping the product back for a refund.

Dream On Me is recalling 2-in-1 Bassinet to Cradles due to fall and suffocation hazards. The wire supports on the sides of the bassinet can disconnect, causing the fabric sides to lower, posing a risk for infants to fall out or become entrapped.

The company received one report of this happening while an infant was in the cradle. Consumers should stop using the product and contact Dream On Me to obtain a free repair.

Photos of the cradles involved in the recall:

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