Last week, we wrote that New Jersey parents need to be especially mindful and attentive this spring and summer when their children are swimming because of the significant drowning risk children face. This even includes going for a swim small backyard pools.
But there are a number of other hazards to watch out for this summer; namely from dangerous and defective products that have been recalled. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently put out an alert to all Americans to be on the lookout for some unsafe recalled products.
More than half of these are children's products, so parents need to make sure these items aren't already in the backyard. The CPSC warns that the Pacific Cycle Dartmouth Swing Sets have defective seats that may crack or split, putting children at a risk of falling.
Similarly, the Adventure Playsets appear to be a combination swing set and fort that has been found to be dangerous. Kids are at a higher risk of falling because the wood in the fort posts can rot and weaken, the CPSC says.
Parents should also keep an eye out for these other dangerous, recalled children's products:
- Kiddieland Toys Fairies Plastic Racing Trikes: recalled due to laceration (cutting) hazards
- Build-A-Bear Swimwear Set With Inflatable Inner Tube: recalled due to strangulation hazards
- Slalom Glider: a playground slide recalled because of falling risks; especially when moving between the ladder and the slide
Children's products aren't the only dangers to look out for this summer. Whether grilling, doing yard work or just spending time in the backyard, New Jersey residents need to avoid several other dangerous products as well. Check back later this week as we continue our discussion.
Source: Huliq.com, "CPSC asks consumers to check homes for springtime recreational recalls," Mechele R. Dillard, May 2, 2012