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Wipe Warmer Recalls

by Adrienne Doss

Only three wipe warmer recalls are listed in the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission database (which you can find at www.Recalls.gov). These recalls occurred in 1997, 2000 and 2001.

CPSC, Cosco Inc. and Safety 1st Announce Recall of Bungee Baby Jumpers and Wipe Warmers

Originally issued March 29, 2001. Revised April 29, 2005.

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WASHINGTON, D.C.– In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Cosco Inc. (Cosco), of Columbus, Ind., and Safety 1st, of Canton, Mass., are voluntarily recalling about 171,000 bungee baby jumpers and 100,600 baby wipe warmers. … A wipe warmer is an electric appliance that warms baby wipes. 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 Babies “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 (800) 314-9327 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or at www.safety1st.com.

Note: Repair kit no longer available. New cash incentive is being offered. Do not use these products. Please discard or destroy these products.

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

CPSC, Advance Thermo Control Announce Recall of Baby Wipe Warmers

Originally issued March 23, 2000. Revised October 30, 2003.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Advance Thermo Control (ATC), of Hong Kong, is voluntarily recalling 152,000 baby wipe warmers distributed by Prince Lionheart Inc., of Santa Maria, Calif. A wipe warmer is an electric appliance that warms baby wipes. Cracks in the interior tub of these wipe warmers can allow water to contact the electrical components. This can result in consumers receiving an electric shock.

Prince Lionheart has received four reports of electric shocks when consumers touched the wipes in the warmers with cracked tubs.

This recall involves Prince Lionheart Baby Wipe Warmers with style number 0224 and date codes between 9803 and 9901 with cracked tubs. The style number and date code are written on the bottom of the units. The wipe warmers are white plastic boxes that are 9 inches long, 6 inches wide and 4.75 inches high. “PRINCE LIONHEART” is written on the lid of the warmers. A orange light is located on the front of the warmers to indicate when it is on. “Santa Maria, CA USA” and “MADE IN CHINA” are written on the bottom of the units.

Toy, department and baby specialty stores, including Toys “R” Us and Burlington Coat Factory, and mail order catalogs, sold these wipe warmers nationwide from February 1998 through December 1999 for about $25.

Consumers should immediately unplug the warmers, remove the wipes, and check to see if the interior tub is cracked. If so, stop using the warmer immediately, and call ATC for information on receiving a free replacement unit. If the tub of the wipe warmer is not cracked, the unit is not part of the recall, and consumers can continue to use the appliance. For more information, contact ATC at (847) 985-9568 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

CPSC, Halcyon WaterSpring Inc. Announce Recall of Wipe Warmers

October 23, 1997

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Halcyon WaterSpring Inc. of Ontario, Canada, is recalling about 536,000 Dex Wipe Warmers, an electric heating pad that warms baby wipes. The Wipe Warmers, distributed by Dex Products Inc., of Benicia, Calif., could overheat and melt.

Halcyon WaterSpring is aware of six incidents involving melting of the product and one alleged fire of undetermined cause where other products were present.

The Wipe Warmer is about 27 inches long and 3 1/2 inches wide, and wraps around disposable plastic containers to warm the baby wipes inside. The product’s cloth cover is white; covered with pink, blue, yellow and green handprints; and has Velcro fasteners. The tan or off-white, plastic warmer unit inside the cloth cover has a white sticker that lists the model number, WW-01. The warmer comes in a mostly purple box with the words, “Dex Products Wipe Warmer, A must for every nursery!” printed in white.

Various retail stores nationwide sold the Wipe Warmers from January 1994 through December 1996 for about $10 to $15.

Consumers should stop using the Wipe Warmer immediately and call Halcyon WaterSpring Inc. at (888) 735-5585 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday for information on how to receive a full refund or replacement. Consumers also can write to Halcyon WaterSpring Inc., 355 Champagne Drive, Donsview Ontario, Canada M3J266.

Replacement Wipe Warmers have three vertical stabilizer bars in the plastic warmer unit to help prevent overheating. Wipe Warmers sold after December 1996 are not involved in this recall. They have a red bar across the top of the white label located on the warmer unit.