Dangerous Prime-Line Children’s Products

Prime-Line Products of Redland, California is the subject of two recent voluntary recalls involving child-related products.
One recall involves bathtub non-slip pads.  Some of the pads do not stick to the bathtub surface, thus creating a fall hazard.  According to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, “[t]he recalled items are whale-shaped, white, vinyl, non-slip bathtub pads with textured surfaces and adhesive backings and are used to help prevent children from slipping and falling in bathtubs. The pads come in sets of 12 and 15. Each set contains pads that range in size from 2 to 4 inches tall. The model number is S-4630 and SKU number is 049793846303.”  This product was sold at Ace Hardware and Menard’s between May 24, 2010 and June 13, 2011.

The other recall concerns child safety latches and outlet covers.  The CPSC states that “[t]he screws on the safety latches and outlet covers can loosen and/or break. When this happens, young children can gain access to electrical outlets and other potentially hazardous items.”  This recall involves Prime-Line child safety drawer and cabinet latches and outlet covers with rotating receptacle covers. These products were sold under the brand name Child Safe.

The drawer and cabinet latches were sold three per package, in model number S 4439 with SKU 049793044396, and model number S 4444 with SKU 049793044440.  The outlet covers were sold one per package, in ivory, model number S 4447 with SKU 049793044471, and white, model number S 4461 with SKU 049793044617.  The model number and SKU are printed on the back of the package.

Drawer and cabinet latches were sold at Ace Hardware, Bostwic-Braun, Cal-Do-It Centers, Do-It-Best, Friedman Brothers, Menards, Orgill, The Andersons Inc., and True Value stores nationwide between October 2010 and June 2011. Outlet covers were sold at Ace Hardware, Cimarron Lumber & Supply, Do-It-Best, Friedman Brothers, Handy Hardware, Menards, and W.E. Aubuchon stores nationwide between October 2009 and June 2011.

Sources:  http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11285.html; http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11284.html

Please feel free to contact me if you have a personal injury or wrongful death or products liability matter involving children’s products that you would like to discuss.  I’ll be happy to see if I can give you a hand.

 

 

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