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Archived Children's Product Recalls - 2012 Q1

 

Children's Product Recalls

Oregon retailers must properly dispose of and/or comply with all return, repair, retrofitting, labeling or remediation instructions issued with or related to the recall notice or warning of the following products:

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Toy truck gifts with boy's t-shirts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 30, 2012
Release #12-140

Firm's Recall Hotline: (855) 354-2779
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Toy Truck Gifts with Purchase Recalled by Happy Shirts Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Kohl's

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Toy truck gifts with boy's t-shirts

Units: About 9,000

Importer/Distributor: Happy Shirts, of Honolulu, Hawaii

Hazard: Connections in the toy trucks battery compartment can smolder or catch the trucks on fire, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Happy Shirts has received one report of a toy truck catching fire and three reports of toy trucks smoldering when batteries were inserted. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Big Movers Super Car toy trucks that were gifts with the purchase of Big Movers t-shirts. The 4-inch long blue trucks have oversized tires and a flashing light on top and were sold with a yellow, red and blue logo on the hood. The navy t-shirts were sold in boys' sizes S, M and L.

Sold exclusively at: Kohl's stores nationwide and www.Kohls.com between February 2012 and March 2012 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the toy trucks from children and remove the battery. Consumers can contact Happy Shirts for instructions on returning the truck for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Happy Shirts toll-free at (855) 354-2779 between noon and 8 p.m. PT (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. HT) Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website atwww.happyshirts.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12140.html

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Push 'N Snap Cabinet Locks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 22, 2012
Release #12-136

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 762-3212
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Safety 1st Cabinet Locks Recalled Due to Lock Failure; Children Can Gain Unintended Access to Dangerous Items

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Push 'N Snap Cabinet Locks

Units: About 900,000

Importer: Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) Inc., of Columbus, Ind.

Hazard: Young children can disengage the cabinet locks, allowing access to cabinet contents and posing the risk of injury, due to dangerous or unsafe items.

Incidents/Injuries: DJG has received 200 reports of locks that did not adequately secure the cabinet, including reports of damaged locks. Of the reported incidents, the firm is aware of 140 children between the ages of 9 months and 5 years who were able to disengage the locks and gain access to the cabinet's contents. In three of the reported incidents, the children who gained access swallowed or handled dishwashing detergent, window cleaner or oven cleaner, and were treated, observed and released from emergency treatment centers.

Description: This recall involves Safety 1st Push 'N Snap cabinet locks with model numbers 48391 and 48442. The model numbers are printed on the back of the product and on packaging. The locks are used to secure cabinets with two straps that wrap around the knobs or handles on a cabinet door. When the product is in the "lock" position, a green triangle is shown through a window on the device. The Safety 1st logo is embossed on the front of the lock. Locks manufactured between January 2004 and November 2010 are included in the recall. The date of manufacture is embossed on the back. The arrow on the date wheel points to the month and the numbers of either side of arrow represent the year of manufacture.

Sold at: Bed Bath & Beyond, and other retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from January 2004 through February 2012 for between $2 and $4.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the recalled locks from cabinets and contact DJG for a free replacement Push 'N Snap lock with model numbers HS158 or HS159. When removing the recalled locks, consumers are urged to immediately store dangerous items out of reach of children.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact DJG toll-free at (866) 762-3212 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.djgusa.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12136.html

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Easton Raptor Lacrosse Helmets

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 22, 2012
Release #12-138

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 279-8545
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Lacrosse Helmets Recalled by Easton Sports Due to Facial Injury Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Easton Raptor Lacrosse Helmets

Units: About 12,000

Importer: Easton Sports, of Scotts Valley, Calif.

Hazard: The chin bar can break, causing the wearer to suffer a jaw or facial injury.

Incidents/Injuries: Easton Sports has received six reports of the chin bar cracking or breaking on impact with a ball or lacrosse stick, including one laceration injury.

Description: This recall involves all Easton Raptor Lacrosse Helmets. "Easton" is printed on either side of the back of the helmet and on the jaw strap. "RAPTOR" is printed low on the back of the helmet in the center. The helmets were sold in sizes XS/S, M/L, and XL/XXL and were available in the following colors: white; matte black; silver; navy blue and white; royal blue and white; and red and white.

Sold at: Sporting goods stores and online from November 2011 through March 2012 for about $250.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these helmets immediately and contact Easton Sports for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Easton Sports toll-free at (877) 279-8545 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, email eastonlacrossecustserv@eastonbellsports.com, or visit their website www.eastonlacrosse.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12138.html

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4-in-1 Dramatic Play Theater Toys

NEWS from CPSC and HC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
www.cpsc.gov

Health Canada
www.hc-sc.gc.ca

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2012
Release #12-131

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 824-1308
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

Guidecraft Recalls Children's Play Theaters Due to Tip-over Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: 4-in-1 Dramatic Play Theater Toys

Units: About 1,800 in the United States and 350 in Canada

Importer: Guidecraft Inc., of Winthrop, Minn.

Manufacturer: Mega Profit Trading Ltd., of China

Hazard: The recalled children's toys can unexpectedly tip over during play, posing an entrapment hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Guidecraft has received two reports of tip-over incidents, including one report of a child who suffered minor contusions and abrasions.

Description: This recall involves all 4-in-1 dramatic play theaters with model number G51062. The model number is printed on a sticker affixed to the bottom of the center crossbar and on the assembly instructions. The toy has two interchangeable panels with different themes on each side: a puppet theater and diner, or a doctor's office and post office. An assembled play theater measures 4-feet high by 3-feet wide and weighs about 46 pounds.

Sold by: Various catalogs, Guidecraft.com and other Internet retailers nationwide from July 2010 through April 2011 for about $180.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled product from children and contact Guidecraft to receive a refund or a replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Guidecraft toll-free at (888) 824-1308 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.guidecraft.com

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1554

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12131.html

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Umbro® Boys' outerwear jacket

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 8, 2012
Release #12-130

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 217-6800
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Umbro Boys' Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled; Waist Drawstrings Pose Entrapment Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Ross Stores

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Umbro Boys' outerwear jackets

Units: About 240

Manufacturer: Hong Kong Genexy Group Co. Ltd., of Hong Kong

Distributor: Umbro USA, of Beaverton, Ore.

Hazard: The boys' jacket has a retractable elastic drawstring at the waist with a toggle that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or doorways, which poses an entrapment hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) about drawstrings in children's upper outerwear. In 1997, those guidelines were incorporated into a voluntary standard. Then in July 2011, based on the guidelines and voluntary standard, CPSC issued a federal regulation. CPSC's actions demonstrate a commitment to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper outerwear, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall involves boys' nylon jackets sold in sizes medium to extra large that can fit children through size 14. "Umbro" is printed on the front upper right side of the jackets. The bottom of the jacket has a drawstring with toggles. The jackets were sold in five color combinations: black, black/royal, black/Tabasco, black/cedar, and navy.

Sold at: Ross Stores nationwide from April 2011 through January 2012 for about $8.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring and return the jacket to Umbro for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Umbro toll-free at (866) 217-6800 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.umbro.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12130.html

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Children's pajamas and sleepwear

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 28, 2012
Release #12-122

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Papa Bear Loungeabouts Children's Pajamas Recalled by Retailers Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Children's pajamas and sleepwear

Units: Estimate of 10,000 plus

Importer: Papa Bear Loungeabouts, LLC, of Los Angeles, Calif.

Hazard: The garments fail to meet federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injury to children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves all styles of pajama sets (tops and bottoms), separate pajama pants and nightgowns sold in boys and girls sizes 0-6X and 7-14. A garment label with the name "Papa Bear Loungeabouts" and a picture of a bear is sewn into the center back neckline on the outside of the garments. A hanging label features the same name and image. The sleepwear is 100% cotton poplin or 100% cotton flannel and the different styles come in a variety of colors and novelty print designs, including: bling, cows, Scotty dogs, hotrods, basketball, sports, vintage, rodeo, rock and roll, ballerinas, popcorn and more.

Sold at: Children's clothing and specialty retailers nationwide and online from January 2004 to December 2011.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled sleepwear immediately and return the product to the retailer where the product was purchased for a refund, exchange or store credit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact the retailer from whom you purchased your recalled products. Participating in this recall are the following retailers with their contact details:

1. CCS Group d/b/a Pajamamania: 866-472-5262, Email: customerservice@pajamamania.com; includes Sleepyheads and Pajamaheaven of Erlanger, Ky.; websites: www.pajamamania.comwww.sleepyheads.com 
2. Cotton Tots, Inc. d/b/a Bright Beginnings and Bestdressed Kids of Austin, Tx.: 512-453-0433, Email: customerservice@bestdressedkids.com; website: www.bestdressedkids.com 
3. Comfykid.com of San Jose, Calif.: 877-479-9040, Email: orders@comfykid.com; website: www.comfykid.com
4. My Baby Pajamas, LLC of Scottsdale, Ariz.: 480-330-6380, customerservice@mybabypajamas.com; website: www.mybabypajamas.com 
5. Pajama Company of New Canaan, Conn.: 877-757-4386 info@thepajamacompany.com; website:www.thepajamacompany.com 
6. Zulily, Inc. of Seattle, Wash.: 855-812-0945 service@zulily.com; website: www.zulily.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12122.html

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Kelty Single and Double Jogging Strollers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 2012
Release #12-116

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 349-7225
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Kelty Recalls Jogging Strollers Due to Fall and Injury Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Kelty Single and Double Jogging Strollers

Units: About 3,000

Importer: Kelty, of Boulder, Colo., a division of American Recreation Products

Hazard: The front wheel can come loose during use and cause the stroller to tip over, posing a fall and injury hazard to children in the stroller and adults pushing the stroller.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been three reported incidents with these recalled strollers, including cuts, scrapes and fractured bones to adults, and minor cuts and scrapes to children.

Description: This recall involves Kelty Speedster Swivel Deluxe single jogging strollers and Swivel Deuce double jogging strollers. The strollers have an aluminum frame and a cloth seat with a canopy. They were sold in color combinations blue/gray and orange/gray. "Kelty Kids" is embroidered on the front of the stroller in the child's leg area. The following model numbers are included in this recall. The model number and stroller name are printed on a tag inside the stroller's seat area.

Kelty Swivel Deluxe (single jogging stroller) Model Numbers: 20090116, 20090116B, 20650411BLU, 20650411CU
Kelty Swivel Deuce (double jogging stroller) Model Numbers: 20090216, 20650611

Sold at: Juvenile product stores and sporting goods stores nationwide and by Web retailers, including www.kelty.com, from January 2010 through February 2012 for between $375 and $475.

Manufactured in: Philippines

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Kelty to receive free updated assembly and maintenance instructions.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kelty toll-free at (866) 349-7225 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. MT, or visit the firm's website at www.kelty.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12116.html

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Slalom Glider

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 16, 2012
Release #12-109

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 438-6574
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Children's Slides Recalled by Landscape Structures due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Slalom Glider

Units: About 900

Manufacturer: Landscape Structures Inc., of Delano, Minn.

Hazard: The Slalom Glider is a playground slide that lacks a transition platform on the top and sides of the chute. Children can fall when moving from the ladder to the slide and when descending the chute.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and the firm have received 16 reports of injuries to children under 8-years old, including one bruised arm, 14 fractures to arms and legs, one fractured collar bone and one bruised spleen.

Description: The Slalom Glider is a distinctive 6-foot high playground slide that is curved in shape and made from molded plastic. It includes an arched, tubular steel access ladder. The recalled product comes as a stand-alone slide or as an attachment to other playground equipment. The recalled products have model numbers 156456 and 172627 and were sold in combinations of colors, including red, blue, tan, green, granite and white.

Sold: To schools and other facilities with playground equipment nationwide between January 2006 and December 2011 for about $2300.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop children from using the recalled gliders and owners will be contacted by Landscape Structures regarding removal instructions. Customers will be given the option of replacing the Slalom Glider with another piece of playground equipment, receiving a refund, or receiving credit towards a future purchase.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Landscape Structures toll-free at (888) 438-6574 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT, or visit the firm's website at www.playlsi.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12109.html

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Tumblekins Toys

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 16, 2012
Release #12-111

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 445-8347
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Tumblekins Toys Recalled by International Playthings Due to Choking and Laceration Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Tumblekins Toys

Units: About 31,000

Distributor: International Playthings LLC, of Parsippany, N.J.

Manufacturer: Lishui Treetoys Trading Co. Ltd., of China

Hazard: The toys can break into small pieces with sharp points, posing choking and lacerations hazards to children.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a toy breaking into small pieces. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves all Tumblekins toy vehicles and playsets, including the farm playset, fire station, police car, roadster, off-roader, fire truck and school bus. The toys are wooden, painted in bright colors. The toys range from 6 to 12 inches long and 4 to 9 1/2 inches tall. "Tumblekins," "Made in China" and manufacturing code "171111461502" or "346101461502" are printed on the toys. The item number and UPC are printed on the toy's packaging.

Tumblekins Toy | Item Number | UPC
Fire Station | T05000 | 20373050006
Farm Playset | T05001 | 20373050013
Police Car | T05002 | 20373050020
Roadster | T05003 | 20373050037
Off-Roader | T05004 | 20373050044
Fire Truck | T05005 | 20373050058

Sold by: Juvenile product stores, mass merchandisers and other stores nationwide and on various websites from March 2011 through December 2011 for between $14 and $35.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumer should take the recalled toys away from children immediately and contact International Playthings to receive a free replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact International Playthings at (800) 445-8347 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or email the firm at recall@intplay.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12111.html

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Carter's Watch the Wear Bodysuits and Sleep 'n Play Garments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 3, 2012
Release #12-103

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 226-2200
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Weeplay Kids Recalls Infant Bodysuits Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Carter's Watch the Wear Bodysuits and Sleep 'n Play Garments

Units: About 128,000

Importer/Manufacturer: Weeplay Kids LLC, of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The snaps can detach from the fabric of the garment, posing a choking hazard to infants and young children.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received approximately 30 reports of snaps detaching from the garments. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves H.W. Carter & Sons/Carter's Watch the Wear bodysuits and sleep 'n play one-piece garments. "Carter's Watch the Wear" is printed on the front of the package and on the inside neckline. The garments are pastel blue, pink and yellow, and packaged as solids, stripes and patterns. They are sold in packages of two, three or five. The style numbers are located on the rear of the packaging, with the following style numbers affected:

Watch the Wear Bodysuit 
N8963LB
N8963LG
N8963LN
N8964B1
N8964B2
N8964G1
N8964G2
N8964LB
N8964LG
N8964LN
N8964N1
N8991LW

Watch the Wear Sleep 'n Play 
N8965LB
N8965LG
N8965LN

Sold by: Big Lots, Century 21, Conway, Cookies, Cost Mart, DD's Discount, Edison Childrenswear, Gabriel Bros., Kiddy Time, Kids Place, Kidstown, National Stores, Pamida Stores, Real Value, Regine's, R.H. Reny, Ross, Shoppers World, Valley Wholesale, Variety Wholesalers and Youngland stores nationwide. Recalled garments sold from November 2010 through August 2011 for about $4 to $9.

Manufactured in: Bangladesh

Remedy: Consumers should immediately discontinue use of garments and contact Weeplay to receive free replacement garments.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers should contact Weeplay toll-free at (888) 226-2200 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or by e-mail at info@weeplaykids.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12103.html

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Bumbleride Indie & Indie Twin Strollers

NEWS from CPSC and HC 
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission www.cpsc.gov
Health Canada www.hc-sc.gc.ca

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 3, 2012
Release #12-104

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 530-3930
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

Bumbleride Recalls Indie & Indie Twin Strollers Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Bumbleride Indie & Indie Twin Strollers

Units: About 28,000 (an additional 2,700 were sold in Canada)

Importer: Bumbleride Inc., of San Diego, Calif.

Hazard: The front wheel can break at the axle hub, causing the stroller to tip and posing a fall hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been 36 incidents of the front wheel cracking, including two reports of the stroller tipping over resulting in minor injuries.

Description: The recalled Bumbleride Indie strollers are model numbers I-107, I-110 and I-205 with a DOM (Date of Manufacture) from January 2009 through August 2011 sold in multiple colors. The DOM (Date of Manufacture) can be found on a white rectangular sticker affixed to the side of the seat frame. The recalled Bumbleride Indie Twin strollers are model numbers IT-108, IT-111, and IT-305 with a DOM (Date of Manufacture) from January 2009 through August 2011 sold in multiple colors. The DOM (Date of Manufacture) can be found on a white rectangular sticker affixed to the underside of the handle.

Sold at: Buy Buy Baby and other baby product stores nationwide, online at Bumbleride.com, and other online retailers between January 2009 and January 2012 for between $500 and $700.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Bumbleride to receive a free front wheel retrofit kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, visit the firm's website at www.support.bumbleride.com or contact Bumbleride at support@bumbleride.com or at (800) 530-3930 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1520

Consumer Alert: To avoid the risk of strangulation to children, owners of Indie models (I-110, I-205) and Indie Twin models (IT-111, IT-305) with an adjustable bumper bar should never set the bar in the intermediate (car seat) position when a child is seated in the stroller. For more information, visithttp://www.bumbleride.com/updates/?p=2175 or call (800) 530-3930.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12104.html

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Bicycle Handlebars

NEWS from CPSC and HC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission www.cpsc.gov
Health Canada www.hc-sc.gc.ca

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 5, 2012
Release #12-095

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 662-1814
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

Bicycle Handlebars Recalled by Euro Asia Imports; Handlebars Can Break Resulting in Loss of Control and Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Bicycle Handlebars

Units: About 2,000 in the United States and 70 in Canada

Importers: Euro Asia Imports, of La Crescenta, Calif., The Merry Sales Co., of South San Francisco, Calif. and Bicycle Technologies Intl., of Santa Fe, N.M.

Manufacturer: Nitto Co Ltd., of Japan

Hazard: The recalled bicycle handlebars can break while the user is riding the bike, resulting in loss of control and a fall hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Two incidents of the handlebars breaking have been reported, including one involving a fall and a cut to the rider's leg.

Description: This recall involves Nitto aluminum bicycle handlebars with model number B259AA. They were sold in the following colors: red, blue, black, gold, green, pink and silver. "NITTO" and "B259" are printed at the end of the handlebars.

Sold by: Bicycle specialty stores and dealers nationwide from January 2008 through July 2011 for between $60 and $80.

Manufactured in: Japan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled handlebars and contact Euro Asia Imports to receive free replacement handlebars.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Euro Asia Imports toll-free at (888) 662-1814 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.euroasiaimports.com

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1517

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12095.html

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Super Luchamania Action Figures

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 24, 2012
Release #12-092

Firm's Recall Hotline: (415) 824-2004 collect
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Mexican Wrestling Action Figures Recalled by Lee Carter Co. Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Super Luchamania Action Figures

Units: About 7,000 packs

Importer/Distributor: Lee Carter Co., of San Francisco, Calif.

Hazard: The surface paints on the action figures contain excessive levels of lead which is prohibited under federal law.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The recalled Mexican wrestling Super Luchamania action figures were sold in packs of 12. The multi-colored action figures are plastic, have plastic capes and measure about four inches tall. "Super Luchamania" is printed on the action figures' packaging.

Sold at: Various Mexican specialty craft stores nationwide from June 2000 through October 2011 for between $12 and $14 per pack.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled action figures away from children and return them to Lee Carter Co. for a full refund or credit towards a replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers should call Lee Carter Co. collect at (415) 824-2004 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.leecartercompany.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12092.html

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Infant Rattles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 24, 2012
Release #12-093

Firm's Recall Hotline: (415) 824-2004 collect
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Infant Rattles Recalled by Lee Carter Co. Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Infant Rattles

Units: About 25,000

Importer/Distributor: Lee Carter Co., of San Francisco, Calif.

Hazard: The rattle's handle is small enough to fit into a child's throat, posing a choking hazard and violating federal rattle standards.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The recalled rattles are made out of multi-colored, woven plastic and have a bell inside. They measure about 4 1/2 inches long. "Made in Mexico" and "Lee Carter Company" are printed on a tag on a purple plastic loop at the end of the rattle's handle.

Sold at: Various Mexican specialty craft stores nationwide from February 2001 through October 2011 for about $4.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled rattles away from infants and return them to Lee Carter Co. for a full refund or credit towards a replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers should call Lee Carter Co. collect at (415) 824-2004 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.leecartercompany.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to:http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12093.html

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Chariot bicycle trailers and bicycle trailer conversion kits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 11, 2012
Release #12-085

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 262-8651
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Chariot Carriers Recalls Child Bicycle Trailers and Conversion Kits Due to Injury Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Chariot bicycle trailers and bicycle trailer conversion kits

Units: About 44,000 bicycle trailers and 70,000 bicycle trailer conversion kits

Manufacturer: Thule Child Transport Systems Ltd., d/b/a Chariot Carriers, of Calgary, Canada

Hazard: The bicycle trailer's hitch mechanisms can crack and break, causing the trailer to detach from the bicycle. This poses an injury hazard to children in the bicycle trailer.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 24 incident reports worldwide, three of which occurred in the United States, involving the bicycle trailers and the conversion kits. No injuries have been reported.

Description: Chariot Carriers convert to strollers, jogging strollers and bike, hike or ski trailers. This recall involves Chariot bicycle trailers and bicycle trailer conversion kits. Recalled trailers have serial numbers from 1205-xxxx to 0710-xxxx (representing manufacture dates December 2005 through July 2010) located the left side on the frame. Recalled conversion kits have hitch arms that attach the carrier to the bicycle with model number "20100503" printed on a label attached to the aluminum tube next to the warning label. Older conversion kits without a label, but with a release push button located where the hitch arm inserts into the carrier, are also being recalled.

Sold at: Specialty bicycle stores nationwide and on various websites from December 2005 through August 2010 for between $400 and $925 for Chariot bicycle trailers and from October 2002 through August 2011 for between $40 and $70 for bicycle trailer conversion kits.

Manufactured in: Canada

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycle trailers and bicycle trailer conversion kits and contact Chariot Carriers for a free repair kit which the consumer can install.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Chariot Carriers at (800) 262-8651 between 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.chariotcarriers.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12085.html


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Bicycle helmets for children and youth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 6, 2012
Release #12-082

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 548-8518
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Bicycle Helmets Recalled by Triple Eight Distribution Due to Risk of Head Injury

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Bicycle helmets for children and youth

Units: About 30,400

Importer: Triple Eight Distribution, Inc., of Port Washington, N.Y.

Hazard: Product testing demonstrated that these helmets do not comply with CPSC safety standards for impact resistance. Consumers could suffer impact head injuries in a fall.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The recalled items are multi-purpose helmets also sold for use as bicycle helmets. Little Tricky helmets are marketed for children and youth, and feature a large Little Tricky logo on both sides of the helmet. They come in one size and in black, white, pink and green. Triple Eight S/M EPS Liner helmets feature a hard black inner EPS foam liner and come in black, white, bone, blue and army green. Sector 9 S/M EPS Liner helmets feature the same EPS liner and come in gray, white, black, blue and green. Both the Triple Eight and Sector 9 helmets have an interior label indicating the size "S/M" for small/medium and a manufacture date indicated as month/year (ex. APR/2011). Only Triple Eight and Sector 9 size "S/M" EPS Liner helmets are affected.

Sold at: Bicycle and sports stores and other retailers nationwide and online from August 2006 through November 2011 for about $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact Triple Eight for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Triple Eight toll free at (888) 548-8518 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.triple8.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12082.html

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ANTILOP High Chair

NEWS from CPSC and HC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
www.cpsc.gov

Health Canada
www.hc-sc.gc.ca

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 5, 2012
Release #12-079

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 966-4532 
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

IKEA Recalls to Repair High Chairs Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: ANTILOP High Chairs

Units: About 169,000 (133,000 in the U.S. and 36,000 in Canada)

Importer: IKEA North America Services LLC, of Conshohocken, Pa.

Hazard: The high chair's restraint buckle can open unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to the child.

Incidents/Injuries: IKEA has received eight reports worldwide of restraint buckles that opened unexpectedly, including three reports of children who received minor injuries after falling from the high chair.

Description: This recall involves ANTILOP high chairs sold in red, blue or white. The plastic high chair has detachable silver-colored metal legs. High chairs included in the recall have a manufacture date between 0607 and 0911 (YYMM format) from supplier number 17389. The production date and supplier number are molded into the underside of the seat. "ANTILOP," "IKEA" and the model number are printed on a label affixed to the underside of the seat. Model numbers included in the recall are:

ANTILOP high chair blue -- Model # 701.467.92 
ANTILOP high chair red -- Model # 501.467.93 
ANTILOP high chair white -- Model # 300.697.24

Sold exclusively at: IKEA stores nationwide from August 2006 through January 2010 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the high chairs and contact IKEA to obtain a free replacement seat restraint.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact IKEA toll-free at (866) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.ikea-usa.com

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1488

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12079.html

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Children's Chairs and Stools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 5, 2012
Release #12-081

Firm's Recall Hotline: (323) 698-6805 collect
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Children's Chairs and Stools Recalled by Elegant Gifts Mart Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Children's Chairs and Stools

Units: About 1,600 chairs and 1,300 stools

Importer: Elegant Gifts Mart Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif.

Hazard: The yellow surface paint on the metal frame of the children's chairs and stools contains excessive levels of lead which is prohibited under federal law.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The children's folding chairs and the stools have yellow metal tube frames. The plastic seat, seat backs and stool have a cartoon-like scene with monkeys, teddy bears, mushrooms and heart-shaped balloons. "PENGKO" is printed on the chair's heart-shaped seatback. Item number "JCA8036" is printed on a white sticker underneath the chair's seat. Item number "JCA8037" is printed on a white sticker underneath the stool.

Sold exclusively at: 1 to Seven stores in Puerto Rico from September 2010 through June 2011 for between $5 and $6.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled tables and folding chairs away from children and return them to any 1 to Seven store in Puerto Rico or contact Elegant Gifts Mart for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, in Puerto Rico call 1 to Seven at (787) 290-5625 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET, or call Elegant Gifts Mart collect at (323) 698-6805 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12081.html

 

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