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November 2012 Product Safety Recalls
URGENT CPSC 11/16/2012 - KidCo Inc. is voluntarily recalling its PeaPod and PeaPod Plus sleep tents for travel because of an entrapment/suffocation hazard. Infants and young children can roll off the edge of the inflatable air mattress, become entrapped between the mattress and the fabric sides of the tent, and suffocate. The CPSC and Health Canada are aware of the death of a five-month-old boy who died from suffocation and at least nine cases.
NHTSA 11/15/2012 - Volkswagen voluntarily recalls certain Beetle vehicles equipped with leather sport seats. If the right front passenger seat gets wet, the occupant control module may not properly detect the presence of a child restraint installed in the seat.
CPSC 11/08/2012 - Monessen Hearth Systems is voluntarily recalling its Signature Command Controlled Direct and B-Vent gas fireplaces because of a fire risk which occurs when the product does not light from a remote control unit.
NHTSA 11/02/2012 - Britax is voluntarily recalling its Advocate, Boulevard and Pavilion child seats because the padding is soft and can be pulled off by a child. A child can choke if he/she eats the material.
These agencies issue recalls for children's products. For details on how they issue recalls and detailed recall listings, visit their website.