Child Product Recalls from Browning, Playtex and Edoche

Hi, parents! Melissa here with more three more kids product recalls from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. These were announced late in the week, so I wanted to get this information out to you in case any of these items were on your last minute Christmas shopping list! Let’s go ahead and jump right into this:

browningFor the first recall, the CPSC has recalled about 4,300 Browning Youth Buckmark Junior Hoodie Sweatshirts due to a strangulation hazard. The hooded sweatshirts have drawstrings around the neck area that pose a strangulation or an entanglement hazard to young children.

What is involved in this recall?

This recall includes hooded Buckmark junior sweatshirts in sizes S, M, L and XL. These polyester, camouflage-print pullover sweatshirts come with black drawstrings and have yellow-embroidered Buckmark logos located on the front of the garments. The sweatshirt has a hood, rib-knit cuffs and waist, and there are pockets located near the waist.  The affected SKU’s included in the recall are: 3011332001, 3011332002, 3011332003 and 3011332004.  The SKU number is printed on a tag located behind the main label on the back of the collar.

In July 2011, based on the previous guidelines and voluntary standard for drawstrings in children’s upper outerwear, the CPSC issued a federal regulation. The CPSC’s actions demonstrate a commitment to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled in neck and waist drawstrings in upper outerwear, such as jackets and sweatshirts.  So far, there have been no reported injuries.

These sweatshirts were sold at Academy Sports + Outdoors stores and online at from August 2012 through October 2013 for about $28. Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the hooded sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, or return the garment to Browning for a full refund.

Consumers may contact Browning by phone at 800-727-4312 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, by going online to www.browning.comand and clicking on “Recall” at the top of the page, or by emailing for more information. [hr]

playtexThe CPSC has also recalled about 305,000 Playtex Hip Hammock infant carriers in the United States, and about 36,000 units in Canada. The buckles on the waist and shoulder straps can crack or break, posing a fall hazard to the child.

What is involved in this recall?

The Playtex Hip Hammock is an infant carrier designed to strap the baby close to the hip of the caregiver’s body.  It is made of a soft, quilted fabric and intended for babies who weigh between 15 and 35 pounds.  The child seat is attached with straps that wrap around the carrier’s hips and shoulder, and they come in basic and deluxe styles.  “Playtex Hip Hammock” is printed on a label sewn onto the front of the carrier.  All model numbers are being recalled, which include: 05300, 05301, 05302, 05306, 05307 and 05308. These model numbers are sewn onto the inside panel below the instructions for use. The hip hammock’s fabric is either suede or ultra-suede in black or navy colors on the outside, and the inside lining is black, black-and-white check print or burgundy.

Playtex has received 87 reports of the buckles cracking or breaking. There have been two reports of injuries, one of which required emergency room treatment.

The Playtex Hip Hammock was sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Target, Wal-Mart, juvenile product, baby and discount stores nationwide and online at from June 2004 through December 2008 (and January 2010 in Canada) for about $40 for the basic model and $60 for the deluxe model.

Consumers should stop using the carrier and contact Playtex for instructions on how to return the product for a full refund. Consumers may contact Playtex by phone at 800-522-8230 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or by going online to www.playtexproducts.comand clicking on “Recall” for more information.



Last but not least, the CPSC recalled about 1,100 sets of Edoche’s Cubetensils fork and spoon sets for children. The utensil’s handle can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants. Edoche has received one report of the utensil’s handle detaching and a baby putting it into his/her mouth, but no injuries have been reported yet.

What is involved in this recall?

This recall involves Edoche’s Cubetensils, which are sets of children’s eating utensils. Each set consists of a spoon and a matching fork with stainless-steel heads and plastic handles. The handle has three segments, which rotate to create design combinations. The utensils are 5.75 inches long and were sold in seven different models/designs: alphabet design, moon and stars design, nature design, princess design, rocket design, truck design and veggie design. The sets come in a brown cardboard box with a clear viewing window in the front. “Edoche” is printed on the bottom of the utensils and “Stainless-Steel China” is embossed on the metal heads.  The phrase “Not for children under 3” appears on the back of the product’s packaging.

These utensils were sold at major retailers and specialty stores nationwide and online at and from May 2012 through November 2013 for about $8 a set. Consumers should immediately take the utensils away from children and contact Edoche for a full refund.

Consumers may call Edoche collect at 774-295-0170 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or they may go online to and click on “About Us” at the top of the page for more information. Consumers may also send an email to with any other inquiries.