PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — September is baby safety month – and with one week to go, its a good time to remind parents of the dangers lurking in their baby’s cribs.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is reminding parents or caregivers of infants that bare is always best when it comes to their baby’s bassinet or crib. To prevent suffocation, never place pillows or quilts in a crib. Also make sure there are no gaps larger than two fingers between the sides of the crib and the mattress.
Officials also say to make sure you aren’t using a crib that is older than 10 years because there have been a ton of changes over the years that may make using an older crib simply unsafe.
Parents should also be aware of potential dangers that are lurking in their backyard.
Rainbow Play Systems is recalling thousands of its yellow trapeze rings from their playsets because they can unexpectedly crack or break during use, posing a fall hazard to children.
The company said it has already received 100 reports of the rings cracking or breaking, including 15 reports of injuries.
Consumers should stop using the rings and contact the company for a ten dollar gift card and instructions on how to remove the rings.
Hammock stands are also being recalled this week. Destination Summer hammock stands from Bed Bath & Beyond are being recalled because the Z-shaped hooks that attack the hammock to the stand can bend or break, resulting in a fall hazard.
The stands were sold exclusively at Bed Bath & Beyond between March 2014 and July 2015.
Consumers should contact the company to receive a free set of heavier hooks.
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