March 27, 2001Safety 1st Recalls Baby Wipe
Canton, 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
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.
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to SafetyAlerts subscribers March
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