Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Recalls

In the past 6 months, THREE items in my household have been recalled. The crazy thing is I am not someone who scans the internet for recalls. Obviously, my blog takes me all over the internet and that is why I am fortunate to have run into two of these recalls, but the other recall was just the grace of God.

1) Carters Tagless Labels - This recall was due to a burn/rash issue on children where the label lies. I am sure MANY of you have these clothes in your house. I actually just had a baby right after these clothes came out so my daughter's closet was flooded with these items. You can read more about this recall Here or see my post Here. This company was VERY pleasant to deal with. They even sent my daughter a little Teddy Bear. With this recall I got a check for the SUGGESTED RETAIL VALUE (not the sale price I always pay) for these clothes.

2) Munire Baby "Newport Rubbed Black" Furniture - This recall was due lead in their paint. Very comforting and pleasant with a new baby, especially one whom I found once chewing on her crib (yes, my daughter eats EVERYTHING!) Her mouth was covered in black (the chipped paint!) This company was very difficult to deal with, especially because I was going straight to the manufacturer and not through the distributor (since my distributor filed bankruptcy and no longer was in business.) Once, the crib and changing table made it as far as my DRIVEWAY, only to turn around and drive 180 miles BACK to the shipping company because the guy could not get the items off the truck. Don't you think they would KNOW how heavy the items were when the put them on the truck?!? Read more Here. With this recall I got a brand new bedroom set to replace my daughter's old set. I also bought a bumper to prevent my daughter from chewing on the newest crib Here (I bought two since this is a larger crib...the two fit together. I DO recommend this item.)
3) Maytag Refrigerator - This recall is due to a fire hazard - another comforting thought! I just found this in Parade magazine weekend this weekend- a magazine I ONLY look through to see if there are any coupons. I am waiting to see how easy this company is to deal with but so far so good! More info on this recall Here. This company is ONLY replacing the compressor - I would LOVE a new refrigerator, though!

To see if you have any items that might be recalled in your home, go Here.

3 comments:

Jessica said...

Now I need to go check through Adri's carters clothes....thanks for getting it out there - I hadn't heard! I just read in my parents magazine I think it was that the Evenflo Exersaucer Triple Fun that we have was recalled -http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09131.html

krice said...

We have this refrigerator and already called and got it fixed. It was a simple repair that they did within two days of calling. Of course no charge because it is a recall.

krice said...

We have this refrigerator and already called and got it fixed. It was a simple repair that they did within two days of calling. Of course no charge because it is a recall.