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Archived Children's Product Recalls - 2008 Q2

 

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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"Thunder Wolf" Remote Controlled Indoor Helicopters.

NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 26, 2008
Release #08-315
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 618-0023
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Westminster Inc. Recalls Remote-Controlled Helicopter Toys Due to Risk of Fire

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.

Name of Product: "Thunder Wolf" Remote Controlled Indoor Helicopters

Units: About 102,000

Importer/Distributor: Westminster Inc., of Atlanta, Ga.

Hazard: The rechargeable battery inside the helicopter can overheat. This can result in the helicopter's body melting, as well as a risk of fire or burns to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Westminster Inc. has received seven reports of overheating and/or melting of the helicopter, including one report of flames and two reports of minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The "Thunder Wolf" remote-controlled indoor helicopter is made of foam and plastic, and measures about 7 inches by 3 inches. "TW0996" is printed on the tail of the helicopter and was sold in multiple accent colors. The helicopter comes with a controller and a separate charger. Only helicopters that do not have "Made in China" stamped on the underside of the helicopter are subject to the recall.

Sold at: Retail stores nationwide from June 2007 through December 2007 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop playing with the recalled helicopters and contact Westminster Inc. for a refund. Retailers will not accept returns or provide a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Westminster Inc. at (800) 618-0023 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET Friday; visit the company's Web site at www.thunderwolfhelicopter.com; or send an e-mail to info@thunderwolfhelicopter.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/prhtml08/08315.html

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"Cadence-Lea" and "Trio-Lea" girls sandals

Nordstrom Recalls Girls' Sandals Due to Choking Hazard
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 24, 2008
Release #08-311
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 804-0806
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Nordstrom Recalls Girls' Sandals 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.

Name of Product: Nordstrom's Cadence-Lea and Trio-Lea Girl's Sandals

Units: About 1,500

Retailer: Nordstrom Inc. of Seattle, Wash.

Manufacturer: Meyeworld, of Hicksville, N.Y.

Hazard: The flower embellishments on the sandals can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled girl's sandals are leather with attached leather flowers and were sold under the "Cadence-Lea" and "Trio-Lea" names. "Cadence-Lea" sandals are white, light green or silver. "Trio-Lea" sandals are white or silver. They were sold in girls' sizes 5 through 12. Nordstrom is printed on the sandals.

Sold exclusively at: Nordstrom stores nationwide from March 2008 through May 2008 for about $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled sandals away from children immediately and return the sandals to any Nordstrom store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Nordstrom at (800) 804-0806 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.nordstrom.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/prhtml08/08311.html

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Coolibar, Inc., childrens jackets and hoodies with drawstrings

NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 27, 2008
Release #08-316
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 266-5422
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Children's Jackets and Hoodies with Drawstrings Recalled by Coolibar Inc. Due to Strangulation 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.

Name of Product: Children's Sun Block Jackets and Hoodies

Units: About 3,000

Importer: Coolibar Inc., of St. Louis Park, Minn.

Hazard: The garments have a drawstring through the hood, posing a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled jackets and hoodies have a drawstring through the hood. They were sold in children's sizes 2 through 12. The jackets were sold in the following colors: tan, stone, bayou blue, crisp blue, white, berry, and citrus. The hoodies were sold in teal, kiwi, mandarin, aloe green, paprika, hibiscus, smokey blue, white, sherbet, cobalt, and stone.

Sold at: Coolibar's catalog and www.coolibar.com from March 2005 through April 2008 (hoodies) and from February 2008 through April 2008 (jackets) for between $25 and $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the jacket or hoodie to eliminate the hazard, or contact the firm for instructions on returning the garment to the firm for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Coolibar Inc. toll-free at (866) 266-5422 between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, and Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, visit the firm's Web site at www.coolibar.com, or email the firm at recall@coolibar.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including picture of the recalled products, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08316.html

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Children's Overalls by Sara Lynn Togs

NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 12, 2008
Release #08-304
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 426-9377
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Children's Overalls Recalled by Sara Lynn Togs 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.

Name of Product: Infant and Toddler Shortalls

Units: About 1,800

Manufacturer: Sara Lynn Togs, of Atlanta, Ga.

Hazard: The buttons on the shoulder straps can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Infant and Toddler Gingham and Flannel Shortalls, which are overalls with short pant legs. They have a collegiate applique or embroidery on the front. Sizes included in the recall are 6/9 month, 12 month, 18 month, 2T, 3T, & 4T.

Sold at: College bookstores, fan stores, children's boutiques, and gift shops nationwide from March 2007 through February 2008. The Gingham Shortall sold for about $35 and the Flannel Shortall sold for about $24.

Manufactured in: Peru and China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately return the recalled shortalls to Sara Lynn Togs for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sara Lynn Togs at (800) 426-9377 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.saralynntogs.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/prhtml08/08304.html

 

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Pacific Cycle Merry-Go-Rounds

NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 12, 2008
Release #08-305
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 564-2261
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Children's Merry-Go-Rounds Sold Exclusively at Toys R Us Recalled by Pacific Cycle 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.

Name of Product: Playsafe Spinning Quad Merry-Go-Rounds

Units: About 15,000

Manufacturer: Pacific Cycle Inc., of Madison, Wis.

Hazard: The inner bearing on the merry-go-round can fail, causing the seat assembly to suddenly drop to the ground. This poses a fall hazard to children riding the merry-go-round.

Incidents/Injuries: Pacific Cycle has received one report of an injury involving the merry-go- round, which resulted in a fall and abrasions to a child.

Description: The Playsafe Spinning Quad Merry-Go-Round has four yellow plastic seats and black and silver metal bars.

Sold exclusively by: Toys R Us nationwide between January 2008 through March 2008 for between $80 and $100.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the merry-go-round away from children and return it to Toys R Us for a full refund, or contact Pacific Cycle to receive a free retrofit kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pacific Cycle toll free at (877) 564-2261 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.pacific-cycle.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/prhtml08/08305.html

 

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Adventure Play Sets and Create N Adventure Wooden Play Sets

NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 10, 2008
Release #08-299
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 546-7902
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

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.

Name of Product: Adventure Play Sets and Create N Adventure Wooden Play Sets

Units: About 11,000

Distributor: Backyard Leisure LLC, of Pittsburg, Kan.

Hazard: Hangers holding the chains for the gliders can break, causing a child to fall and suffer injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: Backyard Leisure has received 114 reports of glider hangers breaking, including three reports of minor injuries to children. Injuries included abrasions and a child being hit in the head by a chain that detached from a hanger.

Description: The swing sets are made of wood and feature various types of gliders, slides and swings. The recalled models include:

  • Adventure Play Sets: Model
    • Pathfinder Swing Set: 65008
    • Conqueror Swing Set: 65208
  • Create N Adventure Wooden Play Sets: Model
    • Cedar Ridge Wooden Swing Set: 30008
    • Windsor Wooden Swing Set: 30108

"Adventure Play Set" or "Create N Adventure," and "Pittsburg, KS 66762" is printed on a plaque in the middle of the swing sets' upper beam. The name and model number is printed on the manufacturer's instructions that come with the play set.

Sold at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide and Wal-Mart.com under the Adventure Playsets brand, and Toys "R" Us stores nationwide under the Create N Adventure brand from January 2008 through May 2008 for between $400 and $1,500.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the gliders from the swing sets and contact Backyard Leisure to receive free replacement glider hangers and repair instructions.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Backyard Leisure at (866) 546-7902 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at http://www.adventureplaysets.com, or email the firm at custservice@adventureplaysets.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/prhtml08/08299.html

 

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Camouflage Pajama Sets

The Children's Place Recalls Camouflage Pajama Sets Due to Excessive Lead

NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2008
Release #08-302
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 752-2387
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

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.

Name of Product: Camouflage Pajama Sets

units: About 28,000

Manufacturer: The Children's Place Retail Stores Inc., of Secaucus, N.J.

Hazard: The screen print on the shirt contains excess levels of lead.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves long- and short-sleeved pajama sets. The sets have a blue shirt with a red screen print that reads "Athletics 90" and coordinating camouflage pants. The pajama sets were sold in boys' sizes XXS (2/3) to XL (14).

Sold exclusively at: The Children's Place stores nationwide and http://www.childrensplace.com/  from December 2006 to January 2008 for between $15 and $17.

Manufactured in: Vietnam

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the pajama sets from children and return them to any The Children's Place store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact The Children's Place at (877) 752-2387 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.childrensplace.com. Consumers can also email the firm at customerservice@childrensplace.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/prhtml08/08302.html

 

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Children's Hooded Sweatshirts Recalled by Adio Footwear Due to Strangulation Hazard

NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 28, 2008
Release #08-288
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 995-6069
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

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.

Name of product: Boy's Hooded Zip Fleece Sweatshirts

Units: About 300

Distributor: Adio Footwear, of Carlsbad, Calif.

Hazard: The garments have a drawstring through the hood, which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist by drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The boy's "Champ Custom" hooded zip fleece sweatshirt (style # 40305.HZB) is white with blue pin-stripes on the front and red panels on the sides. ADIO is spelled out across the front. The sweatshirt was sold in boys' sizes: small, medium, large and x-large.

Sold at: Tilly's and Bob's stores nationwide from October 2007 through December 2007 for about $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, and return the item to the place of purchase or to Adio Footwear for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Adio Footwear at (800) 995-6069 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.adiofootwear.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/prhtml08/08288.html

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Kids Station Toys Recalls Little Tikes Toy Cell Phones Due to Choking Hazard

NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 28, 2008
Release #08-290
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 620-0930
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

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.

Name of product: Little Tikes Chit 'N Chat Toy Cell Phones

Units: About 1 million

Manufacturer: Kids Station Toys International Ltd. of Miami, Fla.

Hazard: The hinge cover on the toy cell phone can detach from the phone, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and the firm have received three reports of the toy breaking, including one report of a child beginning to choke on a small part.

Description: The Little Tikes brand Chit 'N Chat Toy Cell Phone resembles a flip-phone style cell phone and has a 10-key numeric button pad and three buttons with pictures of animals. All of the buttons make a sound when pressed. The toy phones are multi-colored and have a sticker on the back with model number KSL4010 (sold separately) or KSL8032, KSL8033, or KSL8051 (sold with other items). "Designed and Licensed by Kids Station Toys International Ltd." is printed on the back of the toy phones. Toy phones with a screw visible on the hinge cover are not subject to the recall.

Sold at: Department, juvenile product, and drug stores nationwide from June 2006 through March 2008 for about $8 (individually) or about $20 (set).

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take these toy phones away from young children immediately and contact the firm for instructions on obtaining a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kids Station toll-free at (888) 620-0930 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.kidsstationtoys.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the products involved, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08288.html

 

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Disney Store Recalls Pirates of the Caribbean Sleeping Bags Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 22, 2008
Release #08-278
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 902-2798
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Disney Store Recalls Pirates of the Caribbean Sleeping Bags 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.

Name of Product: Pirates of the Caribbean Sleeping Bags

Units: About 4,100

Retailer: Disney Store, of Pasadena, Calif.

Importer: Hoop Retail Stores LLC, of Secaucus, N.J.

Hazard: The surface paint on the sleeping bag's zipper pull contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled Pirates of the Caribbean sleeping bags have a cartoon pirate design of Davey Jones and Jack Sparrow on the front. Style number F1652B0003 is printed on the logo label inside the sleeping bags. The sleeping bag with the skull art design is not included in this recall.

Sold exclusively at: Disney stores nationwide from April 2007 through October 2007 for about $25.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled sleeping bags away from children and return them to any Disney Store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Disney Store toll-free at (866) 902-2798 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, or visit the firm's Web site at http://disneyshopping.go.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/prhtml08/08278.html

 

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Disney Store Recalls Tinker Bell Wands Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 22, 2008
Release #08-282
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 902-2798
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Disney Store Recalls Tinker Bell Wands 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.

Name of Product: Tinker Bell Wands

Units: About 8,000

Retailer: Disney Store, of Pasadena, Calif.

Importer: Hoop Retail Stores LLC, of Secaucus, N.J.

Hazard: The paint on the pearl beads in the flowers of the wands contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled Tinker Bell wands are green and light up and sound when a button in the handle is pressed. The top of the wand has white plastic flowers, a green bow, and a pin with Tinker Bell's face on it.

Sold at: Disney stores nationwide from April 2007 through October 2007 for about $13.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and return it to a Disney Store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Disney Store toll-free at (866) 902-2798 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at http://disneyshopping.go.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/prhtml08/08282.html

 

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Sure Grip Paint Brushes Recalled by Early Childhood Resources Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 22, 2008
Release #08-283
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 227-9028
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Sure Grip Paint Brushes Recalled by Early Childhood Resources 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.

Name of Product: Yellow Sure Grip Paint Brushes

Units: About 900

Importer: Early Childhood Resources LLC, of Mt. Laurel, N.J.

Hazard: Surface paint on the handle of the yellow paint brushes contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The paint brushes were sold in multi-color packages of four. Only the yellow brushes are included in the recall. The paint brushes have a rounded cylinder body with tan bristle tip brushes and measure about 4 inches in height.

Sold by: Early Childhood Resource distributors, including teacher supply stores nationwide from May 2007 through December 2007 for about $4.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled paint brushes and contact Early Childhood resources to receive a free replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Early Childhood Resources (888) 227-9028 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.ecr4kids.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/prhtml08/08283.html

 

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Floppy Friends Horse Toys Recalled by Toy Investments Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 22, 2008
Release #08-285
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 356-0474
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Floppy Friends Horse Toys Recalled by Toy Investments 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.

Name of Product: Floppy Friends Horse Toys

Units: About 300

Importer: Toy Investments Inc., d/b/a Toysmith, of Auburn, Wash.

Hazard: Surface paint on the toy horse contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled horse toy has a push up base. When the base is pushed up, the toy horse is floppy. When released, the toy horse stands up straight. The horse is brown and white and the base is green with orange, red flowers and dark blue flowers.

Sold at: Hobby stores, gas stations, gift shops and toy stores nationwide from February 2008 through April 2008 for about $4.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Toy Investments Inc. at (800) 356-0474 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Website at http://www.toysmith.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/prhtml08/08285.html

 

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Maran Inc. Children's Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled Due to Strangulation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at TJ Maxx

NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 15, 2008
Release #08-266
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 431-5698
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Maran Inc. Children's Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled Due to Strangulation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at TJ Maxx

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.

Name of Product: Squeeze Kids Girl's Corduroy Jackets

Units: About 6,000

Distributor: Maran Inc., of North Bergen, N.J.

Hazard: The garments have a drawstring through the hood, which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled garments are brown corduroy jackets with a pink hood and pink sequins on the front pockets. "Squeeze Kids" and style number 4JZ642FK are printed on the care label sewn into the back collar area of the garment. The sweatshirts were sold in girls' sizes small (7/8), medium (10), large (12/14) and x-large (16).

Sold exclusively at: TJ Maxx retail stores nationwide during January 2007 for about $13.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, or return the garments to the place where purchased or to Maran Inc. to receive a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Maran Inc. toll-free at (866) 431-5698 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.Sqz.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/prhtml08/08266.html

 

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Manhattan Group Recalls Infant Rattles Due to Choking Hazard

NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 15, 2008
Release #08-268
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 541-1345
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Manhattan Group Recalls Infant Rattles 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.

Name of Product: Tumble Tower Infant Rattles

Units: About 7,000

Manufacturer: Manhattan Group LLC, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: The blue plastic end caps of the rattle can break, resulting in small parts, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Manhattan Group has received two reports of the blue plastic end caps breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled Manhattan Toy(tm) baby rattle is 5 inches long and made of clear plastic with blue end cap pieces. The two clear handles feature colorful beads inside and brightly colored rings on the outside. A blue face spins on a purple post inside the rattle center when it is turned.

Sold at: Gift and specialty stores nationwide, mail order catalogs, and the Internet from September 2007 through April 2008 for about $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take the toys away from young children and return them to the store where purchased for a refund or contact Manhattan Group to exchange the rattles for another toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Manhattan Group toll-free at (800) 541-1345 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.manhattantoy.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/prhtml08/08268.html

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