A large recall was done over the popular baby swing the MamaRoo and RockaRoo. The safety recall created a concern of the strap from the swing that could cause entanglement and strangulation. 4moms, the maker of the MamaRoo and RockaRoo, issued the recall after there was one death involving a 10-month-old that died from asphyxiation from the strap, and another 10-month-old suffered injuries from the strap.
The recall was for swing versions 1.0 to 4.0 sold between January 2010 and August 2022. The swings were not only sold at Target, but also at BuyBuy Baby, and Amazon. Luckily, the consumers do not need to return or dispose of the product, but simply need to use a strap fastener that was created to secure the strap and keep it from allowing entanglement. Keeping the public aware of how an injury occurred and how to prevent it is key.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission will issue recalls for defects of products that pose risk to consumers. When the safety and well-being of the consumer is at risk, the maker of the product and the retailers that sold the products can issue a voluntary recall.
Millions Recalled from Target
The retail giant issued another recall but from the home décor aisle this time. Target sold about 4.9 million of Threshold Glass Jar Candles that pose a risk to the consumer while the candle is lit. The glass jar has broken in some cases, which caused lacerations and burns on the victims. Target has received at least 137 reports of the candle jar breaking while in use. Only six injuries have been reported. Target reportedly sold these candles nationwide and through its website starting back in August 2019 until March 2023.
The candles, which sold for between $3 and $20, were Threshold Glass Jar 5.5-ounce candle with one wick, a 14-ounce and 20-ounce candle each with three wicks. The candles came in a variety of scents. A full list of the recalled products and item numbers, which can be found on the bottom of the glass jar, is available at the CPSC’s website or at Target’s website.
Any consumer who has this candle should discontinue use and return the candle to Target store for a full refund. Consumers are also able to return the candle by sending it through the mail, Target will issue a prepaid return label when contacted and a return request is made. Consumers can reach Target at 1-800-440-0680 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Central time or can contact Target online at https://help.target.com/help/ or by going to www.Target.com and clicking on ‘Recalls.’ Consumers can also reach out to Target on its Facebook page.
Target Committed to Safety
Recalls will continue to be issued, in both general merchandise and in grocery, and Target continues to claim that the safety of Target guests is the highest priority. Target says it works to keep up to date on any and all recalls for the products it carries, past and present. While some recalls are simply due to defects of a product not working properly or as designed, other recalls could pose serious harm to consumers.
One such recall earlier this year was that the expiration date of the food was incorrectly labeled. Go Wild Shrimp, Scallops, Ahi Tuna and MOWI Salmon were recalled out of caution. Target requested that customers dispose of the seafood and receive a full refund by calling Target Guest Relations.
Target also issued a recall notice for a Blue Ridge Utility Knife. The utility knife had the possibility of causing harm as the blade might be protruding from the packaging. Once the utility knife is removed from the packaging, the consumer only needs to secure the knife by retracting the blade and locking the knife, the utility knife was safe to use after these steps are cautiously taken.
Target’s commitment to the safety and wellbeing of its consumers is evident by its voluntary recalls, commitment to remedy the situation for the consumer and its transparency of the recalls that remain on its website. Recalls will continue to happen, but the responsible actions of retailers and the production companies will continue the trust between sellers and consumers.