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Archived Children's Product Recalls - 2009 Q3

 

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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Wooden Bunk Beds

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 23, 2009
Release # 09-348

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 244-5687
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Big Lots Stores, Inc. Recalls to Repair Bunk Beds Due to Collapse and Fall 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.

Name of Product: Wooden Bunk Beds

Units: About 20,000

Importer: Big Lots Stores, Inc., of Columbus, Ohio

Hazard: The bunk beds' mattress support slats and side support railings can break, posing a risk of the bunk bed collapsing and a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Big Lots has received 14 reports of the recalled bunk beds' support slats cracking or breaking, including four reports of minor injuries.

Description: This recall includes wooden bunk beds with a three step ladder. Model numbers WP-9108-1 and WP-9108-2 are included in this recall. The model number is located on a sticker on the bunk bed's interior panel of the headboard or the footboard.

Sold exclusively at: Big Lots stores nationwide from May 2008 through February 2009 for about $300.

Manufactured in: Vietnam

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using recalled bunk beds and contact Big Lots to return the defective parts and to receive a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Big Lots toll-free at (866) 244-5687 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.biglots.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/prhtml09/09348.html

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Clarks(r) Children's Shoes

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 17, 2009
Release # 09-344

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 425-2757
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Clarks(r) Children's Shoes Recalled by C & J Clark America 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: Children's Shoes

Units: About 2,000

Distributor: C & J Clark America Inc., d/b/a the Clarks Companies N.A., of Newton, Mass.

Hazard: Molded rubber pieces on the sole of the recalled shoes can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants and young children.

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents have been reported in the United States. In the United Kingdom there have been six reports of the rubber pieces detaching, including two reports of children mouthing the rubber piece. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Clarks(r) children's shoes sold under the "crawlers" and "hazy daze" style names. The crawlers were sold in infant sizes 2 to 3 1/2; and the hazy daze in sizes 4 to 6 1/2. "Clarks" is printed on the sole underneath the heel and the words "Clarks First Shoes" is printed on a multi-colored label inside the shoe's heel area. The following names and model numbers are included in this recall.

Name - Model Number - Description:

  • Little Kyle Blue Crawler - 89823 - Blue with red and black trim
  • Little Kyle Tan Crawler - 89824 - Tan with blue and brown trim
  • India Sparkle White Crawler - 88000 - White with light green trim and pink stitching
  • Kirstin Baby Pink Crawler - 88109 - Light pink with darker pink trim
  • Hazy Daze White Sandal - 88234 - White leather with cream and tan trim

Sold at: Clarks(r) retail stores nationwide from February 2009 through July 2009 for between $35 and $40.

Manufactured in: Vietnam

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the shoes away from children and return them to the nearest Clarks(r) store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact C & J Clark America at (800) 425-2757 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.clarkskidsusa.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/prhtml09/09344.html

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Children's Animal Masks and Pendants

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 8, 2009
Release # 09-338

Firm's Recall Hotline: (213) 680-4489
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Children's Animal Masks and Pendants Recalled by Team Work Trading Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

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 Animal Masks and Pendants

Units: About 1,400 pieces

Manufacturer: Team Work Trading, of Los Angeles, Calif.

Hazard: The recalled children's animal masks and pendants contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves a children's animal mask and four styles of metal pendants. The mask resembles the face of a cat. The pendants have various animated symbols including a dog tag with fire symbol (Bleach), knife and lion symbol (Final Fantasy), Mickey Mouse symbol (Kingdom of Hearts), and a burning sun symbol (Naruto). The pendants were sold with silver-colored chains.

Sold at: Gift shop and modeling stores nationwide, and the Team Work Trading store from November 2008 through March 2009 for between $4 and $8.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumer should immediately stop using the recalled items and contact Team Work Trading for a refund or exchange.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Team Work Trading collect at (213) 680-4489 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09338.html

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Roxy Girl "Very Nice" Cotton Hoodies

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 27, 2009
Release # 09-330

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 246-7257
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Quiksilver Recalls Girls' Hoodies with Waist Drawstrings Due to Entrapment 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: Roxy Girl "Very Nice" Cotton Hoodies

Units: About 500

Distributor: Quiksilver, Inc., of Huntington Beach, Calif.

Hazard: The cotton hoodie has a waist drawstring that could pose an entrapment 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: No injuries have been reported.

Description: The cotton hoodie, which zips in front and has a drawstring at the waist, came in gray with blue lining and cherry with lavender lining. They were sold in girls' sizes SML-XL. ROXY is printed on the front of the gray hoodie and on the neck label on both colors. The style number, B487857, is printed on the inside care label near the waist.

Sold at: Nordstrom, Macy's, Quiksilver Stores and various surf, sport, and other retailers nationwide from April 2009 through August 2009 for approximately $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the hoodies to eliminate the hazard or return it to the place of purchase or to Quiksilver for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information contact Quiksilver, Inc. toll-free at (877) 246-7257 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at http://www.quiksilverinc.com

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/prhtml09/09330.html

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Force Soldier Playsets, Pirate Expeditions with Parrot, and Pirate Expeditions with Treasure

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 27, 2009
Release # 09-332

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 257-5990
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Liquidation Outlet, Inc. Recalls Action Figure Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard; Sold Exclusively at Dollar 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.

Name of Product: Force Soldier Playsets, Pirate Expeditions with Parrot, and Pirate Expeditions with Treasure

Units: About 8,400

Importer/Distributor: Liquidation Outlet, Inc., of Lakewood, Wash.

Hazard: The action figure toys have surface paints which contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries were reported.

Description: The Force Soldier playsets comes in a plastic bag with SKU number 70134 printed on the header card. The soldiers (two per bag) are 5" in height and come with an airplane, machine guns and a tropical tree. The Pirate Expeditions come in a blister packs in two styles with the SKU number 70136 printed on the header cards. Pirate Expedition figures are 6.5" in height and have assorted accessories including a parrot or a treasure chest.

Sold at: Dollar Stores in Washington and Oregon States from September 2007 through July 2009 for $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled products away from young children immediately and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange for another toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Liquidation Outlet, Inc. toll-free at (877) 257-5990 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or email info@loidistributing.com, or visit one of the Dollar Stores in person.

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

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09332.html

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Baby Jogger City Mini Strollers

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 27, 2009
Release # 09-334

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 506-2213
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Baby Jogger Recalls Strollers 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: Baby Jogger City Mini Strollers

Units: About 41,000

Distributor: Baby Jogger LLC, of Richmond, Va.

Hazard: The stroller's restraint buckle could break or unlatch allowing the child or infant to fall out.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Baby Jogger City Mini single and double strollers. "City Mini" is printed on the stroller. Item numbers and date codes included in this recall are listed in the chart below along with stroller colors. The item number is printed on a sticker on the rear wheel crossbar. The manufacturing date code is engraved on the frame behind the rear wheel axle crossbar or on the back of the frame on the upright bar between the right rear wheel and the seat.

Item Number and Color: Feb. 28, 2009-

  • 67102 Blue/Gray
  • 67103 Red/Black
  • 67104 Gray/Green
  • 67105 Stone/Black
  • 67109 Orange/Gray
  • 67170 Black
  • 67172 Blue/Gray
  • 67173 Red/Black
  • 67174 Gray/Green
  • 67175 Stone/Black
  • 67179 Orange/Gray

Manufacturing Date Codes: 2007.11.1 through 2009.2.28 (Nov.1, 2007 through Feb. 28, 2009)

Sold at: Juvenile products stores, mass merchandisers, and department stores nationwide and on various Web sites including http://www.amazon.com from November 2007 through July 2009 for between $220 and $400.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Baby Jogger to receive a free replacement restraint buckle and installation instructions.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Baby Jogger at 877-506-2213 between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, email the firm at recall@babyjogger.com, or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.babyjogger.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/prhtml09/09334.html

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Oval Roll-up Blinds and Woolrich Roman Shades

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 26, 2009
Release # 09-324

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 354-5457
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Strangulation Deaths of Children Prompt Recall to Repair of Roll-Up Blinds and Roman Shades by Lewis Hyman Inc.

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: ¼" Oval Roll-up Blinds and Woolrich Roman Shades

Units: About 4.2 million roll-up blinds and 600,000 Roman shades

Importer: Lewis Hyman Inc., of Carson, Calif.

Hazard: Roll-up Blinds: Strangulations can occur if the lifting loops slide off the side of the blind and a child's neck becomes entangled on the free-standing loop or if a child places his/her neck between the lifting loop and the roll-up blind material.

Roman Shades: Strangulations can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the blind or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his/her neck.

Incidents/Injuries: In November 2007, a 1-year-old boy from Norridgewock, Maine became entangled and strangled in the lift cord loop of a roll-up blind that had fallen into his portable crib. In October 2008, a 13-month-old boy from Conway, Ark. was found with his head between the exposed inner cord and the cloth on the backside of a Roman shade. The cord was not looped around the boy's neck but rather ran from ear to ear and strangled the child.

Description: This recall involves roll-up blinds without release clips (see picture below) and all Woolrich Roman shades. The roll-up blinds have plastic oval-shaped slats that measure about ¼ inch tall. The blinds measure either 72" or 96" long. The bottom rail has a WARNING label advising that "Young children can become entangled and strangle in cord or bead loops" and a label that reads "Lewis Hyman, Inc." and the year of manufacture. Roll-up blinds that have release clips right below the head rail on the backside of the blind are not included in this recall.

The Woolrich Roman shades come in twill fabric and micro-suede fabric and measure 72" long. The head rail has two labels that read "Lewis Hyman, Inc., http://www.lewishymaninc.com and "LHI, 005301, Made in China" respectively.

Sold at: The Roman shades were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide and on Target.com from March 2006 through December 2008 for between $25 and $43. The roll-up blinds were sold at retail stores nationwide from January 1999 through December 2003 for between $6 and $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately check the backside of the roll-up blinds to determine if they have release clips. If the roll-up blind does not have release clips, stop using it immediately and contact Lewis Hyman for a free repair kit.

Consumers should immediately stop using the Roman shades and contact Lewis Hyman for a free repair kit. The repair kits for the Roman shades will be available by the end of September.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lewis Hyman toll-free at (877) 354-5457 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT daily, or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.lewishymaninc.com/recall

Note: CPSC reminds consumers to examine all Roman Shades and Roll-up blinds in their homes. If looped pull cords, exposed inner cords, or exposed lifting loops are found and children are in the home or occasionally visit your home, please consider replacing the blinds or shades with products that do not have exposed pull cords or inner cords.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products and a video clip, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09324.html

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MELINA Roman Blinds

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 26, 2009
Release # 09-325

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

Near Strangulation Prompts Recall of Roman Blinds; Sold Exclusively at IKEA

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: MELINA Roman Blinds

Units: About 120,000

Distributor: IKEA Home Furnishings, of Conshohocken, Pa.

Hazard: Strangulations can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the blind or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his/her neck. The Roman blind has a continuous looped bead chain that when not attached to the wall or floor, hangs loosely by the blind, posing a strangulation hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and IKEA received a report of a 2-year-old boy who suffered a near strangulation. His mother found him hanging from the looped bead chain.

Description: This recall includes all sizes/colors of MELINA Roman blinds. These blinds have a sewn-in label at the top edge of the blind with the IKEA logotype, article name (MELINA), 5-digit supplier number 19395, four digit date stamp (YYWW) and the words "Made in Taiwan". On the bottom edge of the blind there is a sewn-in orange/white safety warning label. The blinds are made from 100% polyester.

Sold at: IKEA stores nationwide from August 2006 through June 2008 for between $20 and $40.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Roman blinds and return them to any IKEA store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.ikea-usa.com

Note: CPSC reminds consumers to examine all Roman Blinds and shades in their homes. If looped pull cords are present or exposed inner cords are found on the back of blinds or shades and children are in the home or occasionally visit your home, please consider replacing them with blinds or shades that do not have exposed pull cords or inner cords.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products and a video clip, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09325.html

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Roman Shades

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 26, 2009
Release # 09-326

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 492-1949
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Near Strangulation of Children Prompts Recall of Roman Shades; Sold Exclusively at Pottery Barn Kids

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: Roman Shades

Units: About 85,000 units

Distributor: Pottery Barn Kids/Williams-Sonoma, Inc. of San Francisco, Calif.

Hazard: Strangulations can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the blind or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his/her neck.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been six reports of children becoming entangled in the exposed inner cord on the back of the shade between March 2006 and July 2008. Four children were found with cords entangled around their necks. Scissors were used to release two of these children. Two children were found with red marks around their necks after having freed themselves. No permanent injuries were sustained.

Description: This recall involves all sizes and colors of Pottery Barn Kids roman shades with exposed inner cords on the back. Two sewn-in labels are located at the bottom edge of the shade. The smaller label identifies the manufacturer as "pottery barn kids" while the second larger orange, black and white label warns that "Cords and bead chains can loop around child's neck and STRANGLE." Roman shades with a fabric covering over the cords are not being recalled.

Sold at: Pottery Barn Kids catalog nationwide and through the firm's Web site at http://www.potterybarnkids.com from January 2003 through May 2007 for between $30 and $60.

Manufactured in: China and Hong Kong

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled roman shades and contact Pottery Barn Kids to receive a merchandise card for the purchase value.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pottery Barn Kids toll-free at (800) 492-1949 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.potterybarnkids.com

Note: CPSC reminds consumers to examine all Roman Blinds and shades in their homes. If looped pull cords are present or exposed inner cords are found on the back of blinds or shades and children are in the home or occasionally visit your home, please consider replacing them with blinds or shades that do not have exposed pull cords or inner cords.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products and a video clip, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09326.html

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Thermal Sailcloth and Matchstick Bamboo Roman Shades

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 26, 2009
Release # 09-327

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 583-9845
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Risk of Strangulation Prompts Recall to Repair Victoria Classics Roman Shades; Sold Exclusively by Target 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.

Name of Product: Thermal Sailcloth and Matchstick Bamboo Roman Shades

Units: About 163,000

Importer: Victoria Classics of Edison, N.J.

Hazard: Strangulations can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the blind or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his/her neck. Exposed operating cords can knot or tangle creating a strangulation loop.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall includes two styles of shades - Thermal Sailcloth and Matchstick Bamboo roman Shades - all have a small sewn-in label on the back that reads "home, Made in China." The shades measure about 64 inches long. The widths of the thermal shades are 23, 27, 31 and 35 inches and were sold in coffee, red, ivory and tan. The widths of the Matchstick roman shades are 23, 27, 31, 35 and 36 inches and are brown.

Sold at: Target stores and at Target.com nationwide from September 2008 through June 2009 for between $15 and $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled roman shades and contact Victoria Classics to receive a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Victoria Classics toll-free at (800) 583-9845 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET daily, or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.victoriaclassics.com

Note: CPSC reminds consumers to examine all Roman Shades and Roll-up blinds in their homes. If looped pull cords, exposed inner cords, or exposed lifting loops are found and children are in the home or occasionally visit your home, please consider replacing the blinds or shades with products that do not have exposed pull cords or inner cords.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products and a video clip, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09327.html

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Roller Shades

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 26, 2009
Release # 09-328

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 793-4270
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Risk of Strangulation Prompts Recall to Repair Roller Shades by Lutron Shading Solutions

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: Roller Shades

Units: About 245,000

Distributor: Lutron Electronics Co. Inc., of Coopersburg, Pa.

Manufacturer: Virginia Iron and Metal Company Inc. (VIMCO), of Ashland, Va.

Hazard: Strangulations can occur if the shade's looped bead chain is not attached to the wall or the floor and a child's neck becomes entangled on the free-standing loop.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves custom-ordered made-to-measure manual roller shades. The shades were sold in a variety of colors, fabrics, and sizes. They have a label on an adhesive strip that connects the shade fabric to the roller tube that reads "Lutron Shading Solutions" and "800-446-1503." The shade needs to be removed from the brackets and unrolled completely to access the label. The shade was sold with an orange, black and white hang tag warning consumers that "young children can STRANGLE in cord and bead chain loops." However, the hang tag may have been discarded upon installation. Nearly all shades were professionally installed.

Sold at: Specialty dealers and Expo Design Centers nationwide from January 2000 through April 2009 for between $200 and $2000 per shade.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately check their window coverings to see if the tension device is attached to the cord and installed into the wall or floor. If not attached, immediately stop using the window coverings and contact Lutron Electronics to receive a free repair kit. If the consumer has difficulty installing the tensioning device, contact Lutron for further instructions.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lutron at (866) 793-4270 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.lutron.com/cordedshades

Note: CPSC reminds consumers to examine all Roman Blinds and shades in their homes. If looped pull cords are present or exposed inner cords are found on the back of blinds or shades and children are in the home or occasionally visit your home, please consider replacing them with blinds or shades that do not have exposed pull cords or inner cords.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products and a video clip, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09328.html

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Horizontal and Vertical Blinds and Cellular Shades

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 26, 2009
Release # 09-329

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 423-8653
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Strangulation Death of a Child Prompts Recall To Repair Window Blinds By Vertical Land

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 Products: Horizontal and Vertical Blinds and Cellular Shades

Units: About 15,400 (horizontal), 16,400 (vertical), 800 (Cellular Shades)

Manufacturer: Vertical Land Inc., of Panama City Beach, Fla.

Hazard: Horizontal Blinds: The blinds do not have inner cord stop devices to prevent the accessible inner cords from being pulled out. If an inner cord is pulled out, a child can become entangled in the loop and strangle.

Vertical Blinds: Strangulations can occur if a child's neck becomes entangled on the free-standing loop formed by the bead chain or by the cord with a weighted device.

Cellular Shades: Strangulations can occur if a child's neck becomes entangled on the shade's free-standing looped cord.

Incidents/Injuries: In May 2006, CPSC received a report of a 4-year-old girl from Pensacola, Fla., who strangled in the loop of a vertical blind cord that was not attached to the wall or floor.

Description: This recall involves all Vertical Land custom-made vertical and cellular window coverings that do not have a cord tensioning device and horizontal blinds that do not have inner cord stop devices. A sticker identification label can be found on the head rail of some of the window coverings which lists the company's name, address and telephone number.

Sold at: Vertical Land stores in Panama City and Pensacola, Fla. from January 1992 through December 2006 for between $60 and $200 (depending on the size of the blind).

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the window coverings and contact Vertical Land to receive a free retrofit kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Vertical Land at (800) 423-8653 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products and a video clip, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09329.html

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Hungry Figures and Hungry Magnets

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 20, 2009
Release # 09-318

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 288-3891
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

Weight Watchers Recalls Plush Hungry Figures and Magnets Due to Puncture 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.

Name of product: Hungry Figures and Hungry Magnets

Units: About 420,000 in the United States and 25,000 in Canada

Distributor: Weight Watchers Intl., of New York, N.Y.

Manufacturer: Shanghai Oriland Toys Co. Ltd, of China

Hazard: Sewing needles have been found in the stuffing of the Hungry Figures, posing a puncture hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Weight Watchers has received two reports from company employees of a sewing needle being found in two Hungry Figures. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The Hungry Figures and Hungry Magnets have orange plush exteriors. The Hungry Figure is about 6 inches long and the Hungry Magnet is about 4 inches long.

Sold exclusively by: Weight Watchers between April 2009 and July 2009 for between $4 and $7.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Hungry Figures and Hungry Magnets and return them to Weight Watchers to receive a full refund or a credit towards the purchase of another product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Weight Watchers toll-free at (866) 288-3891 between 8:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.weightwatchers.com

Note: Health Canada's press release can be seen at http://209.217.71.106/PR/recall-retrait-e.jsp?re_id=833

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09318.html

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Eebee's "Have a Ball" Adventures Cloth Books

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 20, 2009
Release #09-320

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 367-9692
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Cloth Books Recalled by Sterling Publishing Co. 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: eebee's "Have a Ball" Adventures Cloth Books

Units: About 15,000

Importer: Sterling Publishing Co. Inc, of New York, New York

Hazard: A string attaching a ball to the book can become entangled in the basketball hoop element, posing a strangulation hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the eebee's "Have a Ball" Adventure cloth book. This interactive activity book has a small cloth ball attached to a string which children use to complete activities in the book. The books are intended for children ages 9 to 36 months. ISBN 13:978-1-4027-5771-6 is located on a white tag attached to the book. Other eebee's Adventures cloth books are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Book and toy stores nationwide and Internet retailers from June 2008 through June 2009 for about $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the book away from children, and return the product to the place of purchase for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Sterling Publishing Co. Inc. at (800) 367-9692 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers can also email the firm at custservice@sterlingpublishing.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/prhtml09/09320.html

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2009 d'lite ST and Solo ST Child Trailers

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 19, 2009
Release # 09-310

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 311-5294
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Media Contact: Riana Linsky (800) 423-8445

Burley Design Recalls Child Trailers Due to Risk of 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.

Name of Products: 2009 d'lite ST and Solo ST Child Trailers

Units: About 2,700

Manufacturer: Burley Design LLC, of Eugene, Ore.

Hazard: The axle assembly's internal sleeve can loosen, causing one wheel to separate from the trailer. This poses a risk of injury to the child occupant or bike rider.

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled products are two-wheeled child trailers designed to carry one or two children behind a bicycle. Only the 2009 d'lite ST and 2009 Solo ST trailers with serial numbers that begin with D939 or D948 are included in the recall. The serial number is located in the rear cargo area behind the seat on the lower left rear frame tube. The trailers have "d'lite ST" or "solo ST" screen printed on the cover.

Sold by: Independent bicycle retailers and specialty outdoor retailers nationwide and on various web sites from November 2008 through June 2009 for between $550 and $600.

Manufactured in: Philippines

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the trailer immediately and contact Burley to receive a free repair kit or to locate a retailer to assist with the free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Burley at (800) 311-5294 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.burley.com/STProductRecall

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

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09310.html

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Cannibal Bicycles

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 19, 2009
Release # 09-314

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 296-4783
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Bicycles Recalled by Nirve Sports; Stem Failure Poses 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: Cannibal Bicycles

Units: About 120

Importer: Nirve Sports Ltd., of Huntington Beach, Calif.

Hazard: The bicycle stem can crack and cause the rider to lose control, posing a risk of serious injury if the rider falls.

Incidents/Injuries: Nirve Sports has received two reports of cracked stems. In both cases, the cracks occurred during assembly of the bicycle. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Cannibal "Chopper" model bicycles with graphic designs by artist Corey Miller. The bicycles have a black matte finish. The affected bicycles have a serial number within the following range: L8E0300001 - L8E1001050. Serial numbers are located on the bottom of the bicycle between the pedals.

Sold by: Nirve Sports and authorized dealers nationwide from December 2008 through April 2009 for about $600.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding the bicycles and return them to the place of purchase for free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Nirve Sports toll-free at (888) 296-4783 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.nirve.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/prhtml09/09314.html

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Little Tikes(tm) Workshops Sets and Trucks

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 13, 2009
Release #09-304

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 791-2737
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Little Tikes(tm) Recalls Children's Toy Workshop Sets and Trucks 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: Little Tikes(tm) Workshops Sets and Trucks

Units: About 1.6 Million

Manufacturer: Little Tikes, of Hudson, Ohio

Hazard: The recalled workshop sets and trucks have oversized, plastic toy nails that can pose a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of an 11-month old boy from Goose Creek, S.C. who choked when the toy nail become forcefully lodged in his throat. The child was hospitalized and made a full recovery.

Description: The oversized, plastic toy nail is about 3 ¼ inches long by 1 ¼ inch in diameter and comes in red or blue colors. It has a large round head; about 1 ¼ inches below the head is a plastic ridge, slightly smaller than the nail head and about 1 inch in diameter. They were sold with a variety of Little Tikes Children's products. The names, model numbers and UPC code of the products included in this recall are listed below:

Model # and Name

  • 0914, Electronic Project Workshop SOLD FROM MARCH 1994 THROUGH DEC 2003; UPC 0-50743-00914-3
  • 0920/612237, Little HandiWorker Workhorse SOLD FROM MARCH 1999 THROUGH JUNE 2009; UPC 0-50743-10920-1, UPC 0-50743-61223-7
  • 4146, Home Improvements 2-Sided Workshop SOLD FROM FEBRUARY 2001 THROUGH JANUARY 2009; UPC 0-50743-04146-4
  • 440Z, Swirlin' Sawdust Workshop SOLD FROM APRIL 2004 THROUGH NOVEMBER 2008; UPC 0-50743-38540-7
  • 4028, Black Pickup Truck with Tools SOLD FROM MARCH 2000 THROUGH APRIL 2009; UPC 0-50743-04028-3

Sold by: Various web sites such as http://www.littletikes.com and mass merchandise retailers nationwide, including Toys "R" Us, from March 1994 through June 2009 for between $25 and $100.

Manufactured in: United States and China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the toy nails away from young children and contact the firm for a free replacement toy nail.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Little Tikes at (800) 791-2737 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. ET Saturday, or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.littletikes.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/prhtml09/09304.html

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Psyclone Essentials and React Wii(tm) 4-Dock Battery Recharge Stations

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11, 2009
Release # 09-303

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 344-4702
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Wii(tm) Battery Recharge Stations Recalled by Griffin International Due to Burn and Fire 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.

Name of Product: Psyclone Essentials and React Wii(tm) 4-Dock Battery Recharge Stations

Units: About 220,000

Distributor: Griffin International Cos., Inc., of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: The battery pack can overheat, posing a burn or fire hazard to the consumer.

Incidents/Injuries: Six incidents of overheating have been reported to the firm. Two consumers reported minor burns to the hand.

Description: The Wii 4-Dock Recharge Station includes a white docking station with four recharge stations and a four rechargeable battery pack. Brand names are on the front of the packaging and the model numbers, Psyclone (PSE6501) and React (RT530), can be found on the bottom side of the product.

Sold at: The Psyclone Essentials brand was sold at Target, Toys R Us and Amazon.com nationwide; React was sold at Best Buy stores nationwide. Both were sold from January 2008 through July 2009 for about $50.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these recharge stations and contact Griffin International to obtain information on how to return the product and receive a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Griffin International toll free at 888-344-4702 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday-Friday, email productsafety@psyclonegamer.com or visit this Web site http://www.psyclonegamer.com/Wii4Dock

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recall product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09303.html

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Safety 1st SmartLight Stair Gates

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 6, 2009
Release # 09-300

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 690-2540
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Dorel Juvenile Group Expands Recall of Safety 1st Stair Gates 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: Safety 1st SmartLight Stair Gates

Units: About 31,500 (100,000 units were previously recalled in February 2009)

Importer: Dorel Juvenile Group USA, of Columbus, Ind.

Hazard: The hinges that hold the stair gate in place can break, posing a fall hazard to children if the gate is placed at the top of the stairs.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves the Safety 1st SmartLight Stair Gate with model number 42111, which is printed on a sticker under the handle panel. The gates, which were manufactured before December 20, 2008, are white metal with a gray handle and a motion sensor nightlight that illuminates on approach. The manufacture date is located below the gate's handle as a date wheel imprinted in the plastic; an arrow indicates the month, and the year is stamped inside the circle. The manufacture date is also printed on a sticker inside the battery door.

Sold at: Mass merchandise and juvenile product stores nationwide, including Babies R Us, Toys R Us, Wal-Mart.com and other online retailers from January 2005 through July 2009 for about $60.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled gate and contact the company to obtain a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: Consumers can call Dorel Juvenile Group toll-free at (866) 690-2540 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET; complete an online order form on the Dorel Juvenile Group Web site at http://www.djgusa.com/safety_notice/ to obtain their free repair kit; email the company at Smartlightgate@djgusa.com, or send a fax to (800) 207-8182. Consumers should not return the stair gates to retail stores.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recall product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09300.html

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Jump 'n Jive(tm) Doorway Jumpers

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 6, 2009
Release # 09-301

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 345-4109
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Jump 'n Jive Doorway Jumpers Recalled by Graco 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: Jump 'n Jive(tm) Doorway Jumpers

Units: About 2,400

Manufacturer: Graco Children's Products Inc., of Atlanta, Ga.

Hazard: The recalled doorway jumpers include detachable toys that are attached to the jumper straps with strips of hook and loop fabric. The strips of fabric are not permanently attached to the toys and can become detached during use, posing a choking hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The company has received one report of a child removing the fabric strip and placing it in his/her mouth. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled doorway jumper includes an interactive musical dance mat and two detachable toys. The model number, 1755544, appears on the carton UPC label and on the underside of the jumper tray. The doorway jumpers were sold from April 2009 through July 2009.

Sold at: Babies R Us and other children's speciality retail stores nationwide and online from Amazon.com for about $55.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and remove and discard the detachable toys and the attaching fabric strips and call the manufacturer for a replacement set of toys. After the toys and fabric strips are removed, consumers can continue to use the jumper and interactive musical dance mat.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Graco at (800) 345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.gracobaby.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recall product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09301.html

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Circo Booster Seats

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 6, 2009
Release # 09-302

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 440-0680
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Target Recalls Circo Booster Seats 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: Circo Booster Seats

Units: About 43,000

Importer: Target, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: The booster seat restraint buckle can open unexpectedly, allowing a child to fall from the chair and be injured.

Incidents/Injuries: Target has received eight reports of the booster seat buckles opening unexpectedly, including three reports of bruises.

Description: This recall involves Circo booster seats with manufacture date codes XJ0811, XJ0812, XJ0901, and XJ0902. The plastic booster seat is blue with green trim and has white straps. The manufacture date code is printed on the backside of the seat next to the consumer warning information. "Circo" can be found on a label located in the front of the seat.

Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide from December 2008 through June 2009 for about $13.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the booster seat and return the item to the nearest Target store to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.target.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recall product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09302.html

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Spalding In-Ground Basketball Hoops

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 4, 2009
Release # 09-295

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 431-5827
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Spalding In-Ground Basketball Hoops Recalled By Russell Brands Due to Impact 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: Spalding In-Ground Basketball Hoops

Units: About 1,700

Importer/Distributor: Russell Brands LLC, of Alexander City, Ala.

Hazard: The bolts at the base can fail, causing the unit to fall. This poses a risk of serious injury to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Spalding in-ground basketball hoops with a supporting pole and a clear backboard. The following models are included in the recall:

Series; Description; Model; Sold from

  • MC Sports Series

    (sold exclusively at MC Sports)

    88565G, 88565GT, 88567G, 88567GT

    54" or 60" tempered glass, adjustable-height backboard

    January 2009 through April 2009

  • Triple Eight Series

    88830, 88830G, 88830T, 88830GT, 88880G, 88880GT

    60" or 72" acrylic or tempered glass, adjustable-height backboard

    January 2009 through July 2009

  • Arena View

    886724FS

    72" acrylic, fixed-height backboard

    January 2009 through July 2009

Sold at: MC Sports, Academy Sports, Dunham's Sports and other sporting goods stores nationwide for between $600 and $1,700.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled basketball hoops immediately and contact Russell Brands for instructions on receiving free replacement bolts. If the product is installed in concrete, the firm will arrange for free deinstallation, repair and reinstallation of the product at the consumer's home.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Russell Brands at (800) 431-5827 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.spalding.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recall product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09295.html

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Boys Hooded Sweatshirts and Warm Up Sets

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 30, 2009
Release # 09-289

Retailer's Contact: (888) 223-2628
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Boy's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings and Warm up Sets Recalled by Burlington Coat Factory 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: Boys Hooded Sweatshirts and Warm Up Sets

Units: About 13,300

Retailer: Burlington Coat Factory, of Burlington, N.J.

Distributor: KOMAN Sportswear, of Carlstadt, N.J.

Hazard: The sweatshirts and jackets to the warm up sets have drawstrings through the hoods, 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: This recall involves boy's hooded sweatshirt Style No. 3650-B in colors black, brown, charcoal, heather grey and navy; and faux suede warm up sets Style No. B9560ST in colors black, brown and khaki. Both the sweatshirts and warm up sets have the style numbers and the name KOMAN printed on the hangtag on the center back neck, with sizes S, M, L, or XL .

Sold at: Burlington Coat Factory nationwide from September 2008 through June 2009. The sweatshirts sold for about $13 and warm up sets for $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts and jackets to eliminate the hazard, or return the garment to any Burlington Coat Factory store for a refund or credit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information contact Burlington Coat Factory toll-free at (888) 223-2628 between 8:30 a.m. and 6p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com

Note: Connecticut's Department of Consumer Protection brought this product recall to the attention of the CPSC.

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

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09289.html

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Little Tikes Clubhouse Swing Set

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 30, 2009
Release # 09-290

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 321-0183
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Little Tikes Recalls Clubhouse Swing Sets Due to Fall Hazard; New Assembly Directions to Be Provided

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 Clubhouse Swing Set

Units: About 1,950

Manufacturer: Little Tikes, of Hudson, Ohio

Hazard: The recalled swing sets did not come with assembly directions for the swing seat harness. The swing seat harness assembly needs to be completed by the consumer. The swing seats can detach if the harness is not assembled properly, which could result in fall and injury during use.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The Little Tikes Clubhouse Swing Set is a plastic molded product that features a climbing wall, rope ladder, slide and two swings with blue and yellow seats. Only the blue seat model is being recalled. The model numbers are 400V and 612398.

Sold at: Various retailers including Toys R Us and Walmart from October 2008 through March 2009 for about $450.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using recalled swing sets immediately until they have obtained and carefully read the assembly instructions for the swing seat harness. Instructions can be obtained by accessing the Little Tikes Web site or by calling the firm's hotline.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Little Tikes toll free at (800) 321-0183 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. ET Saturday, or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.littletikes.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/prhtml09/09290.html

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BabyBjörn® Babysitter Balance and BabyBjörn® Babysitter Balance Air bouncer chairs

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 28, 2009
Release # 09-287

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 424-0200
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

BabySwede LLC Recalls Bouncer Chairs Due to Laceration 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: BabyBjörn® Babysitter Balance and BabyBjörn® Babysitter Balance Air bouncer chairs

Units: About 6,500

Importer: BabySwede LLC, of Cleveland, OH.

Manufacturer: BabyBjörn AB, of Sweden

Hazard: Small, sharp metal objects found in the padded area of the bouncer chair can protrude, posing a laceration hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The recall involves the BabyBjörn's Babysitter Balance and Babysitter Balance Air bouncers. These bouncing chairs for babies have a red safety latch on the height adjustment mechanism and a plastic footrest with the BabyBjörn® logo. Recalled models and colors are:

BabyBjörn® Babysitter Balance:

  • Black/Red; Model #009064US
  • Black/Silver; Model #009065US
  • Dark Blue/Blue; Model #009066US
  • Brown/Beige; Model #009069US

BabyBjörn® Babysitter Balance Air:

  • White; Model 009001US

Sold by: Baby product retailers and various mass merchants nationwide, online retailers and catalogs from September 2008 through July 2009. The Babysitter Balance sold for about $170, and the Babysitter Balance Air for about $190.

Manufactured in: Sweden

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using both Babysitter Balance and Babysitter Balance Air bouncer chairs and contact BabySwede LLC for instructions on how to return the recalled products for inspection and relabeling. If any metal pieces are found through inspection, the consumer will be provided with a new BabyBjörn® Babysitter Balance product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact BabySwede, LLC toll-free at (866) 424-0200 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.babyswede.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recall product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09287.html

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Sevylor(r) Tow Behinds with Quick Hitch Connectors

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 23, 2009
Release # 09-285

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 356-3612
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Sevca LLC Recalls Sevylor(r) Tow Behinds; Quick Hitch Connectors Break, Posing Serious Hazard to Users

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: Sevylor(r) Tow Behinds with Quick Hitch Connectors

Units: About 94,000

Importer: Sevca, LLC of Wichita, KS

Manufacturer: Shanghai Suofeng Plastic Metal Manufactures Co., Ltd., China

Hazard: The Quick Hitch, which connects the towable to the boat, can break and project pieces of the plastic Quick Hitch back towards the boat. If this occurs, an individual can be struck and seriously injured.

Incidents/Injuries: Sevca LLC has received one report of an occupant of a boat being struck by a piece of the Quick Hitch still attached to the towrope.

Description: The recall involves the following model Sevylor(r) Tow Behinds with Quick Hitch component. The Quick Hitches were manufactured between 2005 and 2009.

Model No.; Description

  • 2000002098 Avenger
  • ST2467 Daytona
  • U362YEL Daytona
  • U346RED Devil Ray
  • ST9007 Double Threat
  • U350BLK Double Threat
  • U350GRN Double Threat
  • ST2607 Drag'n Master
  • U363RED Drag'n Master
  • ST9401 Flight Blaster
  • U338RED Flight Blaster
  • ST2000 Le Biscuit
  • U371RED Le Biscuit
  • ST2540 Raging Racer
  • U382PUR Raging Racer
  • ST2650 Super Blaster
  • U384BLU Super Blaster
  • U384RED Super Blaster
  • ST9300WM Triple Blaster
  • ST9300 Triple Threat
  • U351RED Triple Threat
  • ST9050 Twin Blaster
  • U349YEL Twin Blaster
  • ST9075 Velocity Blaster
  • U353YEL Velocity Blaster
  • ST2467WM Wake Zone
  • U362CMB Wake Zone

Sold at: Department and retail stores nationwide from January 2005 through December 2009 for between about $50 and $240.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using their recalled tow behinds and contact Sevca to receive instructions on how to remove the Quick Hitch from their tow behind and use the tow behind without the Quick Hitch. Consumers will receive a 1-2 person tow rope for returning the Quick Hitch.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Sevca at (800) 356-3612 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firms' Web site at http://www.sevylor.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recall product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09285.html

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My Pal Scout Electronic Plush Toy Dogs

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 23, 2009
Release # 09-286

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 701-5327
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

LeapFrog Recalls Electronic Plush Toys 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: My Pal Scout Electronic Plush Toy Dogs

Units: About 3,700

Manufacturer: LeapFrog Enterprises Inc., of Emeryville, Calif.

Hazard: The decals on the paws of the plush toy can be removed and ingested by a child, posing a choking hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: LeapFrog has received two reports of children removing the decals from this toy, including one report of a child ingesting part of the decal.

Description: This recall involves My Pal Scout, a green and beige electronic plush dog with plastic decals on its paws. When those decals are pushed, the dog plays songs, speaks and barks. "Scout" is printed on the dog tag at the dog's neck. The plush dog measures about 9 inches high by 9 inches wide. "LeapFrog Ent. Item No. 19142" is printed on the white tag attached to the dog and on the toy's packaging. My Pal Scout dogs with embroidered paws are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Toys "R" Us stores nationwide, and on the Web at http://www.toysrus.com, http://www.leapfrog.com and other retail Web sites from May 2009 through June 2009 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the toy away from young children and contact LeapFrog to receive a replacement My Pal Scout with embroidered paws rather than decals.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact LeapFrog at (800) 701-5327 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, and on Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.leapfrog.com/recall

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recall product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09286.html

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Buster Brown & Co.'s Clog Children's Shoes

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 21, 2009
Release # 09-281

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 869-1044
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Buster Brown Clog Children's Shoes Recalled by Brown Shoe Co. and Pagoda International Footwear Ltd. 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: Buster Brown & Co.'s Clog Children's Shoes

Units: About 1.4 million (73,000 pair of shoes were previously recalled in April 2009)

Distributor: Brown Shoe Co. Inc., of St. Louis, Mo. and its affiliate Pagoda International Footwear Ltd., of Hong Kong.

Hazard: The shoe has decorative wheels that can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: The companies have received two reports of a decorative wheel detaching from the shoe. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the Buster Brown & Co. clog children's shoes with model or retail numbers listed below. These shoes are a plastic molded EVA "water" clog and are designed to resemble a car. The shoes are red, brown, blue, yellow, and pink and most shoes bear the words "CARS," "Transformers Animated," or "Barbie." "Buster Brown & Co.(tm)" is printed on the shoe inside at the heel, on a sewn-in tag inside the fleece-lined shoe, and on the original hang tag. The model or retail number can also be found on these tags. The shoes were sold in children sizes 5 to 13 and youth sizes 1-3.

Sold at: Major retailers nationwide, including Bealls', Famous Footwear, J.C. Penney, Meijer, Rack Room, Sears, Shoe Show, Target, and Wal-Mart from August 2007 through June 2009 for $10 to $25.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Customers should immediately take this product away from children and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Buster Brown & Co. toll-free at (888) 869-1044 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and between 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, visit the firm's website at http://www.busterbrownshoes.com (PDF), or send an email to Busterandtige@brownshoe.com 

Shoe/Model Number: Retailer/Number

  • CARS Clog - 83893: AMAZON.COM 117B81; BEALLS' 3893-60; J.C. PENNEY 010-4231; MEIJER 830873, 830870; NOVUS 792794; PAYLESS SHOESOURCE 59920; RACK ROOM SHOES 422053; SEARS 89065, 49041; SHOE SHOW 442041, 346304; TARGET 93065072-80, 093060312-313, 093021564-1572; TARGET.COM 93065072-80, 093060312-313, 093021564-1572; VALUE CITY 3249364; WAL-MART STORES 9295815, 9295824, 2571648, 2571613, 2571627, 2571606, 2571620, 2571634, 2571641, 2571588, 2571599, 2571574, 2571581.
  • CARS Clog - 84972: K-MART, 84972; PAYLESS SHOESOURCE, 59920, 60397, 61117.
  • CARS Mater Clog - 84949: AMAZON.COM, 708B21; RACK ROOM SHOES, 422061; SHOE SHOW, 344297, 346493; VALUE CITY, 3249406.
  • CARS Mater Fleece Clog - 93728: WAL-MART STORES, 9812368, 2594651.
  • Transformers Animated Fleece Clog - 95420: WAL-MART STORES, 9812089, 2594695, 2594658, 594665, 2594672, 2594679, 2594686.
  • Transformers Animated Clog - 89749: HUMBERTO VIDAL 3428-258; PAYLESS SHOESOURCE, 65744, 66046; SHOE SHOW, 346593.
  • Barbie Clog - 84938: AMAZON.COM, 208B30; VALUE CITY, 3249505; WAL-MART STORES 9295917, 2572148, 2572050, 572057, 2572064, 2572071, 2572078.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recall product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09281.html

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Evenflo Switch-A-Roo Telephone Toys

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 16, 2009
Release # 09-275

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 233-5921
Firm's Media Contact: (212) 299-3962
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Evenflo Recalls Telephone Toys 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: Evenflo Switch-A-Roo Telephone Toys

Units: About 25,000

Manufacturer: Evenflo Co. Inc., of Miamisburg, Ohio

Hazard: A mirror decal attached to the toy can peel away, posing a potential choking hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves Evenflo Switch-A-Roo telephone toys made between October 2008 and June 2009. The model number is 6391911.

Sold at: Juvenile product stores nationwide, including Toys 'R Us for about $8.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the mirror decal from the toy and permanently dispose of it.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Evenflo at (800) 233-5921 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at http://safety.evenflo.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/prhtml09/09275.html

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Hooded jackets

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 16, 2009
Release # 09-278

Firm's Recall Hotline: (212) 575-4311
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Children's Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled by EMH Associates Due to Entrapment 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: Hooded jackets

Units: About 4,400

Distributor: EMH Associates Inc., of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The jackets have a drawstring around the waist which can pose an entrapment 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 children's jackets were sold in sizes 7/8 through 16 and have RN number 115036 and style numbers WD36687 or WD36689, which is located on the care label of all garments. The jackets come in turquoise and brown plaid, pink, and orange and brown plaid.

Sold at: Meijers Stores nationwide in July 2008 for about $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, or return the garment to either the place of purchase or to EMH Associates Inc. for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information contact EMH Associates collect at (212) 575-4311 between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.meijer.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/prhtml09/09278.html

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Youth Hooded Sweatshirts

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 2009
Release # 09-274

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 337-0011
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Children's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Propac Distributing 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: Youth Hooded Sweatshirts

Units: About 7,000

Distributor: Propac Distributing Corp., of Gardena, Calif.

Hazard: The sweatshirts 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 or sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves youth zipper and pullover hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings. The sweatshirts were sold in black, navy and grey. The Proclub brand sweatshirts have RN number 100418 is printed on a tag inside the collar.

Sold at: Retail stores in Los Angeles, Calif. and Las Vegas, Nevada from November 2008 through December 2008 for about $19.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, or return the garment with drawstring to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers also can return the sweatshirts to Propac Distributing for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Propac Distributing at (888) 337-0011 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.proclubinc.com (pdf)

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

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09274.html

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DesignWare Sport Balls

NEWS from CPSC and HC

U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission
www.cpsc.gov

Health Canada
www.hc-sc.gc.ca

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2009
Release # 09-267

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 777-4891
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

American Greetings Corp. Recalls Sport Balls Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

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.

Name of Product: DesignWare Sport Balls

Units: About 90,000 packages in the United States and 1,900 in Canada

Importer: American Greetings Corp., of Cleveland, Ohio>

Hazard: The surface coating on the basketball contains excessive levels of lead, in violation of the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall involves DesignWare Sport Balls party favors. The package contains four mini sport balls: a basketball, a football, a baseball and a soccer ball. The model number is SPBL 1821 and is printed on the packaging.

Sold at: Various retailers in the U.S. and Canada from August 2004 through April 2009 for about $3.50.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled sport balls away from children and contact American Greetings to receive a coupon for a replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact American Greetings at (800) 777-4891 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.ag.com

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://209.217.71.106/PR/recall-retrait-e.jsp?re_id=796

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09267.html

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Boys' Hooded Sweatshirts

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2009
Release # 09-269

Firm's Recall Hotline: (323) 826-6900
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Children's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by C-Mrk 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: Boys' Hooded Sweatshirts

Units: About 725

Distributer: C-Mrk Inc., of Vernon, Calif.

Hazard: The hooded sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines 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 boys' hooded sweatshirts have the brand name Ocean Current and RN#67225 number in the neck label. The garments were sold in the color smoke and in sizes S-XL.

Sold at: Macy's department stores in Southern California from December 2008 through April 2009 for about $35.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, or return the garment to either the place of purchase or to C-Mrk for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information contact C-Mrk Inc. collect at (323) 826-6900 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. PT Tuesday through Thursday or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.oceancurrent.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/prhtml09/09269.html

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Hard Tail girl's hooded jackets and pullover sweatshirts

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2009
Release # 09-270

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 942-7382
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Children's Hooded Jackets and Pullover Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Hard Tail 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: Hard Tail girl's hooded jackets and pullover sweatshirts

Units: About 130

Distributer: Hard Tail, of Santa Monica, Calif.

Hazard: The jackets and pullovers have a drawstring through the hood or waist which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines 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 hooded jackets and pullover sweatshirts have style numbers and RN number 107435 included on the care label found sewn inside on the lower left seam.

Sold at: Nordstrom's, Gingerbread Kids, Beautiful Kids, Tabeez, EZ Fashion, Village Kids, In Motion, Pitti Bimi, Red Apple and Kidding Around stores nationwide from July 2007 through September 2008 for about $60 to $85.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, or return the garment to either the place of purchase or to Hard Tail for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information contact Hard Tail toll-free at (888) 942-7382 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.hardtailforever.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/prhtml09/09270.html

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Kolcraft, Carter's, Sesame Street, Jeep, Contours, Care Bear and Eric Carle Play Yards

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 8, 2009
Release # 09-265

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 594-4208
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Kolcraft Media Contact: (202) 289-2001

Note: CORRECTED Model Numbers

Kolcraft Recalls 1 Million Play Yards 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: Kolcraft, Carter's, Sesame Street, Jeep, Contours, Care Bear and Eric Carle Play Yards

Units: About 1 million

Distributor: Kolcraft Enterprises Inc. of Chicago, Ill.

Hazard: The play yard's side rail can fail to latch properly and when a child pushes against the rail it can unlatch unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 347 reports of sides of the play yard collapsing unexpectedly, resulting in 21 injuries to young children, including bumps, scrapes, bruises and one concussion.

Description: This recall involves the Kolcraft Travelin' Tot play yards, as well as other similar play yards manufactured for Carter's, Sesame Street, Jeep, Contours, Care Bare and Eric Carle, with model numbers listed below. Some of the units have a bassinet and/or changing table. Some models have a mobile, vibrating unit or a parent organizer. Model numbers are printed on a white sticker on one of the feet of the play yard.

Corrected Models

If your play yard model number begins with any of the five digit model numbers listed below, your unit is being recalled. This includes models with any letters following the five digits.

Play Yard; Model Numbers; Additional Information

  • Kolcraft Travelin' Tot,
    Kolcraft Travelin' Tot LTD,
    Kolcraft Travelin' Tot 2-in-1,
    Kolcraft Travelin' Tot 3-in-1,
    Kolcraft Travelin' Tot 4-in-1
  • 18709, 18710, 18711, 18713, 18714, 18724, 18725, 18730,18731, 18733, 18734, 18744, 18751, 18910,18920, 18925, 18931, 18933, 18934, 18935, 18942, 18945, 18946, 18950, 18951,18960, 18961, 18962, KP001, KP013, KP014, KP015, KP016, KP027

    "Kolcraft" and "Travelin' Tot" are printed on either the fabric on the top rail or on the lower side of the play yards.

  • Carter's Lennon Travelin' Tot,
    EMU Carter's Travelin' Tot,
    Carter's Travelin' Tot

    18740, 18736, 18737, 18726

    "Carter's" and "Travelin' Tot" are printed on the top rail.

  • "Sesame Beginnings" 2-in-1 Play Yard by Kolcraft,
    Sesame Travelin' Tot VT

    22361
    SP001
    SP004

    "Sesame Beginnings" and "Travel Play Yard Kolcraft" are printed on the top rail or along the fabric draft guard on the lower side of the play yards.

  • Jeep Sahara, Jeep Sahara SE Play Yard,
    Jeep Sahara Limited Play Yard,
    Jeep Sahara XT Play Yard,
    Jeep Sahara Limited SE Play Yard,
    Jeep Sahara Limited XT Play Yard

    55200, 55220, 55225, 55235, 55237, 55770, 55772, 55773, JP002

    "Jeep" and "Sahara" are printed on the fabric on the top rail of the play yards.

  • Contours 2-in-1 Travel Playyard,
    Contours 3-in-1 Play Yard,
    Contours Deluxe Playyard,
    Contours Travel Play Yard

    18604
    ZP001
    ZP003
    ZP004

    "Kolcraft" and "Contours" are printed along the draft guard on the lower side of the play yards.

  • Care Bear Play Yard

    18960

  • Eric Carle Play Yard with Activity Gym

    18763

Sold at: Babies R Us, Walmart, Kmart, Sears, Target and other stores nationwide and Internet retailers from January 2000 through January 2009 for between $50 and $160.

Manufactured in: China, Spain, and Italy

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the play yard and contact Kolcraft for a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kolcraft toll-free at (866) 594-4208 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.kolcraft.com

Note: Some of the models of the play yards involved in this recall were recalled in September 2007 (http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07315.html) due to a strangulation hazard posed by the changing table, which resulted in the death of a 10-month child.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recall product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09265.html

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Jaloma Pacifiers

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 7, 2009
Release # 09-262

Firm's Recall Hotline: (973) 458-9399
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Pacifiers Recalled by Gromex 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: Jaloma Pacifiers

Units: About 700

Importer: Gromex Inc., of Passaic, N.J.

Hazard: The pacifier mouth guard and the ventilation holes are too small and fail to meet federal safety standards. The pacifier could pose a choking and aspiration hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This pacifier has a ring-shaped handle and a round-shaped mouth guard with two ventilation holes. "Jaloma" is printed on the handle side of the mouth guard and the nipple has a gel-like liquid inside.

Sold at: Retail stores in New Jersey and New York from February 2008 through March 2009 for about $1.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled pacifiers away from children and contact Gromex for a refund or exchange.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Gromex collect at (973) 458-9399 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09262.html

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Inflatable Baby Floats

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 2, 2009
Release #09-261

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 807-3998
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Aqua-Leisure Industries Recalls Inflatable Baby Floats Due to Drowning 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: Inflatable Baby Floats

Units: About 4 Million

Manufacturer: Aqua-Leisure Industries, of Avon, Mass.

Hazard: The leg straps in the seat of the float can tear, causing children to unexpectedly fall into or under the water, posing a risk of drowning.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been 31 reports of float seats tearing, causing children to fall into or under the water. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled inflatable baby floats were sold in a variety of styles and colors. The names and model numbers are located on the packaging. A date between 08/02 and 07/08 is molded on the valves of recalled products. Products not included in the recall can be identified with the lettering "NP" molded on the valve. The following names and model numbers are included in this recall:

Baby & Me Combo; Model ET-9105; Yellow figure-8-shaped inflatable float with turquoise vinyl seat bucket and seat back, plastic ring-and-bar toy.

Deluxe Baby Boat ET-9110; Models ET-9110EU, ET-9110KM, ET-9110SU, ET-9110WG, ET-9110WM, ET-9110WMUS, LT-9110L; Yellow boat-shaped inflatable float with turquoise plastic handles and turquoise vinyl seat bucket and seat back.

Deluxe Toddler Racer; Models ET-9215, ET-9215DG, ET-9125DOL, ET-9215SU, LT-9215L; Yellow boat-shaped inflatable float with turquoise plastic handles and steering wheel and turquoise vinyl seat bucket and yellow seat back.

Cozy Crab Sunshade Float/Crabby Baby Boat; Models SA-3223, SA-3223/24, SA-3223/24-1B, SA-3223/24-2A, SA-3223/24TG, SA-3223/24WM, SA-3223AU, SA-3223KR, SA-3223LD; Red crab-shaped inflatable float with red vinyl seat bucket and yellow inflatable adjustable sunshade.

Ticklish Turtle Sunshade Float/Baby Boat; Models SA-3224, SA-3224AU, SA-3224KR, SA-3224LD, SA-3224WM; Yellow and green turtle-shaped inflatable float with green vinyl seat bucket and green inflatable adjustable sunshade.

Toddler Race Boat; Model SA-3225; Automobile décor and yellow boat-shaped inflatable float with green plastic handles and steering wheel and green vinyl seat bucket.

Aquarium Baby Float; Models LD-3236, SA-3236; Yellow and purple inflatable float with yellow-background aquarium décor and purple vinyl seat bucket and seat back.

Baby Adjustable Sunshade Boat, Adjustable Canopy Sunshade Float, Child's Baby Boat w/Canopy; Models SA-3240, LD-3242, LT-3242L, SA-3242, SA-3242/43-1A, SA-3242/43TG, SA-3242AU, SA-3242WM, SA-3242WM, TG-3242; Blue and white inflatable float with crab-and-beach décor, blue and white inflatable canopy and white plastic handle, blue seat bucket.

Sunshade Wave Rider Float, Child's Wave Rider; Models LT-3243L, SA-3243, SA-3243DOL, SA-3243WM, SA-3243WM; White inflatable float with aquatic decor and red seat back, blue and white inflatable canopy and blue seat bucket, red handle bars.

Sunshade Buggy, Sunshade Water Buggy (Girl/Boy); Models SA-3244, SA-3244TG, SA-3244WM, WM-3244; Blue car-shaped inflatable float, yellow steering wheel and car-theme decor, w/ or w/o green accents or Pink car-shaped inflatable float, yellow steering wheel and car-theme décor, w/ or w/o yellow accents.

Kiddie Cabin Cruiser; Models LD-3248, SA-3248, SA-3248DG, SA-3248DOL; Light blue, purple and clear inflatable float with light blue car cabin-shaped inflatable canopy and décor, light blue vinyl seat bucket and seat back.

Sing-Along Wave Rider; Models SA-3252, WM-3252; White inflatable float with aquatic décor and red seat back, blue and white inflatable canopy and red seat bucket, red handle bars. Plays two songs: "Twinkle Twinkle" and "Row Row Row Your Boat."

Quacker Float; Model TR-7420; Yellow duck-shaped inflatable float w/ or w/o duck-theme décor, with squeezable noisemaker.

Squirtin' Tootin' Tugboat; Model SA-7431; White and red boat-shaped inflatable float with red vinyl seat bucket. Has squirt gun and squeezable noisemaker.

Sold at: Juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide, including Target, Toys "R" Us, Wal-Mart, Dollar General, Kmart, Walgreens, Ace Hardware, and Bed, Bath & Beyond from December 2002 through June 2009 for between $8 and $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled inflatable baby floats and contact Aqua-Leisure for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Aqua-Leisure toll-free at (866) 807-3998 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.aqualeisure.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products and a video clip, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09261.html

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