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March 27, 2001

Safety 1st Recalls Baby Wipe Warmers

Safety 1st Recalls Baby Wipe WarmersCanton, MA (SafetyAlerts) - Safety 1st is voluntarily recalling about 100,600 baby wipe warmers. Cracks in the interior basin of these wipe warmers can allow moisture to contact the electrical components. Consumers touching the wipes could receive an electrical shock.

Safety 1st has received 17 reports of the interior basin of the wipe warmer cracking. No injuries or shocks have been reported.

Only model number 26133 manufactured from December 1999 through January 2001 is being recalled. The manufacturing date, a six-digit code (year, month, day), is on the bottom of the unit written below the box containing "CAUTION" items and the model number. A yellow duck and the words "especially for baby" are located on the lower left corner of the unit. The wipe warmer was sold with a diaper organizer that attaches to the bottom of the unit.

Toys "R" Us and Baby's R Us stores nationwide sold the wipe warmers from December 1999 through March 2001 for about $20.

Consumers should unplug and stop using the wipe warmers immediately and contact Safety 1st to receive a free liner for the interior basin that will prevent cracking. Consumers can contact Safety 1st at 1-800-964-8489 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or at www.safety1st.com.

Editors Note: At press time, the company involved in this recall was still attempting to set up the phone system and personnel to assist consumers with this recall. The 800 number listed above may not be in place until the week of March 29, 2001.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers March 27, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

 
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