Recall: Skip Hop crib mobiles
On 2015-12-16, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Skip Hop crib mobiles due to a potential injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2015 for about $65.
About 4,000 units are involved in this Skip Hop crib mobile recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This is the 3rd recall of products in the Infant, Crib & Stroller Toys category in 2015.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 40 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The strap attaching the product to the crib rail can break, posing an injury hazard if the product falls on the infant in the crib.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall includes the Skip Hop Moonlight & Melodies projection crib mobiles. The mobile has a white plastic arm that attaches to the side of a crib with four blinking, glowing leaves with stuffed animal attachments. The mobile also has a projector on the top of the mobile that projects stars on the ceiling and plays eight nursery lullabies. The dangling stuffed animals on the mobile include a yellow and gray giraffe, a green turtle with a gray and white polka-dot shell, a brown and tan monkey and a gray and white striped owl. The mobiles measure 17.5 inches long by 14 inches wide by 22 inches tall. SKIP HOP and the model number 185509 are printed on the back of the mobile base.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/56338r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby and other independent juvenile specialty stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and skiphop.com from July 2015 to November 2015 for about $65.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mobiles and contact the firm for instructions on receiving a $75 coupon towards the purchase of a new Skip Hop product.
Skip Hop toll-free at 877-475-4746 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.skiphop.com and click on "Safety Notices" at the bottom of the page under "Customer Care" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Skip Hop has received 8 reports of the strap attaching the mobile to the crib breaking. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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