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Archived Children's Product Recalls - 2010 Q2

 

Children's Product Recalls

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

 

 

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Children's Happy Charm Bracelets and Football Rings

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 30, 2010
Release #10-287

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 390-5470
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Children's Jewelry Recalled by SmileMakers Due to High Levels of Cadmium

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

Name of Product: Children's Happy Charm Bracelets and Football Rings

Units: About 66,200 Charm Bracelets and 2,200 Rings

Importer: Toy Network, of Indianola, Iowa and Fun Express Oriental Trading Company, of Omaha, Neb.

Distributor: SmileMakers Inc., of Spartanburg, S.C.

Hazard: The metal substrate in the jewelry contains high levels of cadmium. Cadmium is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves "Happy" charm bracelets and football rings. The "Happy" charm bracelet is comprised of colorful beads on a small elastic band to which a metal charm in the shape of a butterfly, moon or sun is attached. The football ring is a small adjustable metal band to which a football charm (made of metal) is attached.

Distributed at: Doctor and dentist offices nationwide from June 2005 through March 2010 for free.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewelry away from children and discard the product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact SmileMakers toll-free at (877) 390-5470 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the company's website at http://www.smilemakers.com, or send email to product.questions@smilemakers.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/prhtml10/10287.html

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Infant onesies and rompers

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 17, 2010
Release #10-266

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 509-4891
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Infant Apparel Recalled by Kiwi Industries Due to Choking Hazard

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

Name of Product: Infant onesies and rompers

Units: About 450

Manufacturer: Holtrop & McIndoo LLC dba Kiwi Industries, of Albuquerque, N.M.

Hazard: Snaps on the onesies and rompers can detach from the garment, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of snaps detaching. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The onesies and rompers were sold in eight colors and prints: eggplant with kiwi green binding, floral print with eggplant binding, kiwi green with eggplant binding, pacific blue with kiwi green binding, crisscross print and kiwi green with pacific blue binding. The onesies were sold in sizes 0 to 3 months up to 12 to 18 months. The rompers were sold in sizes 0 to 3 months up to 18 to 24 months. "Kiwi industries" is printed on a tag sewn inside the garment's collar.

Sold at: Children's specialty stores nationwide from March 2010 through May 2010 for between $24 and $28.

Manufactured in: U.S.A.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the garments and contact Kiwi Industries for an exchange. The firm will provide a postage-free package for the return of the recalled garment.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kiwi Industries toll-free at (877) 509-4891 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at http://www.kiwiindustries.com. Consumers can also email the firm at info@kiwiindustries.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/prhtml10/10266.html

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CYBEX 2.GO Infant Carriers

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 17, 2010
Release #10-267

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 678-8940
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

Regal Lager Recalls Infant Carriers Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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 product. Consumers should stop using products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: CYBEX 2.GO Infant Carriers

Units: About 2,700 in the United States and 400 in Canada

Distributor: Regal Lager Inc., of Kennesaw, Ga.

Hazard: A shoulder strap slider buckle can break, posing a fall hazard to babies.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of broken buckles. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves CYBEX 2.GO infant carriers. "CYBEX" is embroidered on the fabric covering on the top of the head support. "2.GO" is printed on an orange tag near the head support. They were sold in the following colors: chili, indigo, purple and slate.

Sold at: Baby furniture and baby product stores nationwide, and on various websites, from August 2009 through April 2010 for about $100.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled carriers and contact Regal Lager to receive a free replacement carrier.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Regal Lager at (866) 678-8940 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm's website at http://www.regallager.com/recalls or email the firm at info@regallager.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/prhtml10/10267.html

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Boys' and girls' belts

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 17, 2010
Release #10-268

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

Target Recalls Children's Belts Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

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

Name of Product: Boys' and girls' belts

Units: About 105,150

Importer: Target Corp. of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: The belt buckles contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall involves two types of belts: The Cherokee boys' belts and Circo girls' belts. The Cherokee belts are black and brown reversible belts with heavy stitching in sizes M-XL. The belts came in a pack of two with the numbers 202/08/0018, 202/08/0019 or 202/08/0020 embossed on the belt. The girls' Circo belts are pink and white with heart buckles in sizes XS-L. They were sold in a 2-pack with the numbers 202/05/0071, 202/05/0072, 202/05/0073 or 202/05/0074 listed on the product label attached to the inside of the belt.

Sold exclusively at: Target stores and on Target.com nationwide from December 2008 through December 2009 for between $7 and $9

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled belts and return them to any 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 website at http://www.target.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/prhtml10/10268.html

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Roll-up blinds

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2010
Release #10-263

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 999-6188
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Risk of Strangulation Prompts Recall to Repair Roll-Up Blinds by Chicology

Chicology has added its name to the retailers joining the voluntary recall in December 2009 of ALL Roman shades and roll-up blinds.

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

Name of Product: Roll-up blinds

Units: About 6,200

Importer: Chicology of Ontario, Calif.

Hazard: Strangulations can occur if the lifting loop slides 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.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall involves the French Antique Gold, Zen Moss, Tropic Ginger, and Kansas White roll-up blind models. The roll-up shades are gold, green, tan and white and are made from natural fiber-paper, jute, and polyester.

Sold at: Online retailers including Overstock.com, Bestwindowtreatments.com, Bedbathstore.com, Unbeatablesale.com, Bonton.com, Linensource.com, and Solutions.com from April 2006 through March 2010.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the roll-up blinds and contact Chicology to obtain a free retrofit kit

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the company toll-free at (866) 999-6188 or visit the company's website at http://www.chicology.com. You can also e-mail the company at info@chicology.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/prhtml10/10263.html

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Beado handheld bead play toys

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2010
Release #10-260

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 887-4433
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Rhino Toys Inc. Recalls Bead Toy Due to Choking Hazard

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

Name of Product: Beado handheld bead play toys

Units: About 5,500

Importer: Rhino Toys Inc., of Santa Cruz, Calif.

Hazard: The toys' plastic wires can detach from the hubs due to insufficient adhesive, allowing the beads to slide off. The loose beads pose a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the Beado hand-held beaded play toy with model number 1501 and date code 02910 04323A. The product measures six inches in diameter and is composed of four blue plastic "hubs", six white plastic "wires" and twelve multi-colored beads that slide along the wires. The model number and date code are printed on the bottom of the packaging and the date code is also inside of the blue hubs (see picture below). Beados that have a date code different than 02910 or have a date code of 02910 and an inspection sticker on the bottom of the packaging and a black mark by the date code inside the blue hub (see picture below) are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Specialty toy and juvenile retailers from March 2010 through May 2010 for about $12.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using this recalled toy and return it to the store where it was purchased to receive a full refund or a replacement Beado hand-held beaded toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Rhino Toys toll free at (877) 887-4433 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at http://www.rhinotoys.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/prhtml10/10260.html 

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Roller, Roman, and Roll-Up blinds

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

Health Canada
www.hc-sc.gc.ca

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2010
Release #10-261

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

IKEA Recalls Roller Blinds, all Roman Blinds and all Roll-Up Blinds Due to Risk of Strangulation

Expands previous recalls of Roman and roller blinds and has added its name to the retailers joining the voluntary recall announced in December 2009 of ALL Roman shades and roll-up blinds.

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 product. Consumers should stop using products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Roller, Roman, and Roll-Up blinds

Units: About 3,360,000 (about 790,000 Roman blinds were recalled in November 2008 and August 2009 and about 533,000 Roller blinds were recalled in October 2009)

Distributor: IKEA Home Furnishings, of Conshohocken, Pa.

Hazards:

Roller Blinds: Strangulations can occur if the blind's looped bead chain is not attached to the wall or the floor with the tension device provided and a child's neck becomes entangled in the free-standing loop.

Roman Blinds: 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. An additional hazard exists when the Roman blind has a continuous looped bead chain that if not attached to the wall or floor, which poses a strangulation hazard to children.

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.

Incidents/Injuries:

Roman Blinds: CPSC and IKEA received a new report of a 1 ½-year old boy in Lowell, Massachusetts who suffered a near strangulation in February 28, 2010. On April 4, 2008, a 1-year old girl in Greenwich, Conn. became entangled in the inner cord of an IKEA Roman blind and strangled. CPSC and IKEA also received a report of a 2-year old boy who suffered a near strangulation. The last two incidents prompted previous recalls.

Roll-up Blinds No incidents reported.

Roller Blinds: No incidents reported.

Description: This recall involves roller blinds that do not have a tension device attached to the bead chain, all Roman blinds and all roll-up blinds.

Sold at: IKEA stores nationwide from January 1998 through June 2009 for between $5 and $55.

Manufactured in: India, Estonia, China, and Poland.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the roller blinds that do not have a tension device attached to the chain, all Roman blinds and all roll-up blinds and return them to any IKEA store for a full refund. In a previous recall, IKEA reminded consumers who have roller blinds with a tension device attached to the bead chain to make sure the tension device is installed into the wall or floor. If the consumer has difficulty installing the tension device, contact IKEA for additional information.

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

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1076

Note: Examine all shades and blinds in your home. Make sure there are no accessible cords on the front, side, or back of the product. CPSC recommends the use of cordless window coverings in all homes where children live or visit.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10261.html

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"Pirates of the Caribbean" Twin Trundle Beds

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 8, 2010
Release #10-258

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 494-2536
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Bayside Furnishings Recalls to Repair Youth Beds Sold at Costco 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: "Pirates of the Caribbean" Twin Trundle Beds

Units: About 2,000

Distributor: Bayside Furnishings (a division of Whalen), of San Diego, Calif.

Hazard: The headboard has a storage bin that poses an entrapment hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC received one report of a 4 year-old boy whose head became entrapped in the opening of the storage bin. He sustained bruises on the back of his left and right ears.

Description: This recall involves the Bayside youth bed: the Pirates of the Caribbean Twin Trundle Bed. The preassembled headboard has a brown wood base with decorative carvings, three open storage compartments, a storage bin and a mast. The storage bin located in the headboard, measures approximately 39 inches long, 6 1/2 inches wide and 24 inches deep. The "Pirates of the Caribbean" trademark is embossed on a metal plate inside the headboard. The name and address of the manufacturer, model number, manufacture date and "Made in China" is printed on a label affixed to the inside of the mattress frame side rails.

Sold exclusively at: Costco stores nationwide from January 2006 through January 2010 for between $700 and $1,400.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the headboard storage bin and contact the firm to receive a free repair kit that will permanently close the headboard storage bin. The repair kits will be mailed to consumers in approximately 4 to 6 weeks.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Bayside toll-free at (877) 494-2536 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT or visit the firm's website at http://www.baysidefurnishings.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/prhtml10/10258.html

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"Shrek Forever After 3D" Collectable Drinking Glasses

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 4, 2010
Release #10-257

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 244-6227
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

McDonald's Recalls Movie Themed Drinking Glasses Due to Potential Cadmium Risk

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

Name of Product: "Shrek Forever After 3D" Collectable Drinking Glasses

Units: About 12 million

Manufacturer: ARC International, of Millville, NJ.

Distributor: McDonald's Corp., Oakbrook, Ill.

Hazard: The designs on the glasses contain cadmium. Long term exposure to cadmium can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The "Shrek Forever After 3D" collectable drinking glass are 16 ounce glasses that came in four designs, Shrek, Fiona, Puss n' Boots, and Donkey.

Sold exclusively at: McDonald's restaurants nationwide from May 2010 into June 2010 for about $2.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: McDonald's is asking consumers to immediately stop using the glass out of an abundance of caution. Visit http://www.mcdonalds.com for additional instructions on how to obtain a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact McDonald's toll-free at (800) 244-6227 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at http://www.mcdonalds.com

Note: CPSC was made aware of issues with this product through the Office of Congresswoman Jackie Speier from California.

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/prhtml10/10257.html

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Infant Ring Slings by Sprout Stuff

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 2, 2010
Release #10-254

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 319-3103
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Infant Death Prompts Recall of Ring Slings Made by Sprout Stuff Due to Suffocation Risk

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Sprout Stuff, of Austin, Texas, is announcing the recall of about 40 Sprout Stuff infant ring slings. CPSC advises consumers to immediately stop using these slings due to a risk of suffocation to infants.

CPSC and Sprout Stuff are aware of one report of a death of a 10-day-old boy in the recalled sling in Round Rock, Texas in 2007.

The Sprout Stuff infant ring sling is fabric/natural muslin and comes with or without a shoulder pad. The sling is worn by parents and caregivers to carry a child up to two years of age. "Sprout Stuff" is printed on the back side of the tail's hem.

Sprout Stuff sold the recalled infant slings, which were made in the United States, directly to consumers between October 2006 and May 2007 for between $35 and $45. Sprout Stuff is directly contacting known purchasers of the recalled infant slings.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled slings and contact Sprout Stuff to return the sling for a full refund. Contact Sprout Stuff toll-free at (877) 319-3103 anytime, email the firm at sproutstuffrefunds@gmail.com or contact the firm by mail at Sprout Stuff Refunds, P.O. Box 612, Buda, Texas 78610.

Do not attempt to fix these carriers.

Additional Message from CPSC: On March 12, 2010, CPSC issued a warning about sling carriers for babies. Slings can pose two different types of suffocation hazards to babies. In the first few months of life, babies cannot control their heads because of weak neck muscles. The sling's fabric can press against an infant's nose and mouth, blocking the baby's breathing and rapidly suffocating a baby within a minute or two. Additionally, where a sling keeps the infant in a curled position bending the chin toward the chest, the airways can be restricted, limiting the oxygen supply. The baby will not be able to cry for help and can slowly suffocate. CPSC has determined that a mandatory standard is needed for infant sling carriers. While a mandatory standard is being developed, CPSC staff is working with ASTM International and concerned companies such as Infantino to quickly develop an effective voluntary standard for slings. There currently are no safety standards for infant sling carriers.

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/prhtml10/10254.html

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Boys' Hooded Jackets

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 27, 2010
Release #10-244

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 643-4463
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Boys' Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled by Hind Fashions Due to Strangulation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Burlington Coat Factory

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 immediately remove the drawstrings or return the garment. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Boys' Hooded Jackets

Units: About 200

Distributor: Hind Fashions, of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves boys' hooded jackets with drawstrings that are blue suede on the outside and have fur lining on the inside. "Hind Leather" is printed on the tag on the back of the neck. They were sold in sizes 6 through 12. This recall also involves a black quilted leather hooded jacket with drawstrings that has fur surrounding the hood. "Lil' Phat" is printed on the tag on the back of the neck. They were sold in sizes small, medium and large.

Sold exclusively at: Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide January 2006 through September 2009 for between $30 and $90.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the garment to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to Hind Fashions or Burlington Coat Factory for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Hind Fashions toll-free at (888) 643-4463 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET 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/prhtml10/10244.html

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All-Star Basketball Chair and Ottoman Sets

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 27, 2010
Release #10-245

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 278-7938
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Basketball-Shaped Chair and Ottoman Sets Recalled by Colleen Karis Designs Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard; Sold at HomeGoods Stores

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

Name of Product: All-Star Basketball Chair and Ottoman Sets

Units: About 380

Importer: Colleen Karis Designs LLC, of Los Angeles, Calif.

Hazard: Surface paints on the lettering on both sides of the basketball chair could contain excessive levels of lead which is a violation of the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The vinyl chair is round in shape to resemble a basketball, orange/brown in color and measures about 20 inches in diameter. "All-Star" is printed on both sides in black. "Colleen Karis Designs" is printed on a tag on the bottom of the chair. The ottoman is orange/brown in color and has a black stripe.

Sold at: HomeGoods stores nationwide from February 2009 through April 2010 for about $50.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the chair and ottoman away from children and return the chair and ottoman set to Colleen Karis Designs for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Colleen Karis Designs toll-free at (866) 278-7938 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's web site at http://www.colleenkarisdesigns.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/prhtml10/10245.html

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Girls' coats

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 27, 2010
Release #10-246

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 223-2664
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

S. Rothschild & Co. Recalls Girls' Coats with Strings 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 immediately remove the drawstrings or return the garment. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Girls' coats

Units: About 13,500

Importer/Distributor: S. Rothschild & Company Inc., of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: Strings on the detachable cape can pose a strangulation hazard to young children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves S. Rothschild girls' wool coats with a detachable cape. The coats were sold in pink, red, blue and vanilla with a faux fur cape and in charcoal and vanilla with a faux fur trimmed cape. Two faux pompoms are attached to the end of strings that hang from the cape. The sewn-in neck tag reads, "ROTHSCHILD SINCE 1881."

Style Numbers / Sizes

36321, 37321, W37321, 38321M / Infant to 4T

56321. 56321F, 56321Y, 57321, 57321F, W57321, 58321M / 4 to 6X

76321, 77321, 78321M / 7 to 16

Sold at: Burlington Coat Factory, Famous Barr, Filene's Basement, Parisian and other retail stores nationwide from September 2006 through September 2009 for between $70 and $100.

Manufactured in: Guatemala

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the strings from the cape or remove the detachable cape to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can also return the cape to S. Rothschild for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact S. Rothschild at (800) 223-2664 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at http://www.srothschild.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/prhtml10/10246.html

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Rim Rocka Boys' Hooded Jackets and Pelle Pelle Girls' Hooded Jackets

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 27, 2010
Release #10-250

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 637-9035
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Children's Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled by Lollytogs Due to Strangulation and Entanglement Hazards

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

Name of product: Rim Rocka Boys' Hooded Jackets and Pelle Pelle Girls' Hooded Jackets

Units: About 23,000

Distributor: Lollytogs Ltd., of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The jackets have a drawstring through the hood and the vests have a drawstring through the waist which can pose strangulation and entanglement hazards to young children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves boys' Rim Rocka hooded sweatshirts that are black or navy blue with red and white trim or gray and white trim and have a large number embroidered on the front of the sweatshirt. The drawstrings are attached at the hood. They have an emblem on the left shoulder that reads "RR". There is a tag at the back of the neck that reads "Rim Rocka" OFFICIAL SPORTS APPAREL". This recall also involves girls' Pelle Pelle hooded jackets that have a zipper front that zippers to the top of the hood. They come in either pink or white with pictures of bottle caps printed on the hood and sleeves. It reads "Soda Club pelle pelle" on the top right of the sweatshirt. The tag at the back of the neck of the sweatshirt reads "pelle pelle". The drawstrings are attached at the waist. The sweatshirts were sold in sizes 2T-14.

Sold at: Burlington Coat Factory stores and at various small retailers nationwide from February 2008 through September 2009 for about $14.

Manufactured in: Pakistan and Bangladesh

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the garment to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to the place of purchase for a refund or credit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lollytogs at (800) 637-9035 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at http://www.ltapparel.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/prhtml10/10250.html

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Buckyballs(r) High Powered Magnets Sets

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 27, 2010
Release #10-251

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 847-8716
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Buckyballs(r) High Powered Magnets Sets Recalled by Maxfield and Oberton Due to Violation of Federal Toy Standard

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

Name of Product: Buckyballs(r) High Powered Magnets Sets

Units: About 175,000

Importer: Maxfield and Oberton LLC, of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The high powered magnets sets were labeled "Ages 13+" and do not meet the mandatory toy standard F963-08 (effective August 17, 2009) which requires that such powerful magnets are not sold for children under 14. Magnets found by young children can be swallowed or aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforations or blockages, which can be fatal.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of children swallowing one or more magnets. No injuries were reported.

Description: This recall involves the Buckyballs(r) high powered magnets sets labeled "Ages 13+". The set contains 216 powerful rare earth magnets. It is intended to build unlimited shapes and patterns. Since March 2010, Buckyballs(r) high powered magnets sets were labeled "Keep Away From All Children" and are not being recalled.

Sold at: The recalled magnets were sold at a variety of stores, including stores selling children's toys, stationery and office supplies and various online sites from March 2009 through March 2010.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take the Buckyballs(r) high powered magnets sets labeled "Ages 13+" away from children under 14 immediately and contact Maxfield and Oberton for instructions on receiving a refund upon return of a complete set of magnets.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Maxfield and Oberton at (888) 847-8716 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at http://www.maxfieldandobertonsafety.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/prhtml10/10251.html

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Woven Storage Trunks

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 20, 2010
Release #10-239

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

Target Recalls Storage Trunks 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Woven Storage Trunks

Units: About 350,000

Importer: Target Corp., of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: The lid of the trunk can drop suddenly when released, posing a strangulation hazard to small children opening or reaching into the trunks.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC has received two reports of injuries that occurred when the storage trunks' lids suddenly closed on children, including one report of an 18-month-old girl who reportedly suffered brain damage when the trunk's lid came down on the back of her neck and pinned her throat against the rim of the trunk.

Description: The recall involves 14 different models of the storage trunks made of woven rattan, abaca or banana leaf with standard hinges. They measure more than 1.1 feet in length, width and depth and are brown or natural color.

Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide and on the Web at http://www.target.com from February 2009 through April 2010 for between $50 and $130.

Manufactured in: China and Philippines

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled storage trunks and return them to any Target store for a full refund or replacement product.

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 website at http://www.target.com

Additional photos of recalled models are available at http://www.target.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/prhtml10/10239.html

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Giraffe Security Blankets

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2010
Release #10-235

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 594-3730
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Children's Giraffe Blanket Recalled by Rashti & Rashti Due to Choking Hazard; Sold Exclusively at 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: Giraffe Security Blankets

Units: About 44,000

Importer: Rashti & Rashti, of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The balls on top of the giraffe's horns can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves the pink "I Love You" security blanket with a giraffe plush head. The blanket measures about 14 inches wide by 14 inches in length. "I Love You" is embroidered on the blanket. Style number Y22230H and "Just One Year a division of Carter's" are sewn into a label on the blanket.

Sold exclusively at: Target stores from January 2009 through August 2009 for about $9.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled blankets away from children and contact Rashti & Rashti for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Rashti & Rashti toll-free at (888) 594-3730 between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at http://www.rashtiandrashti.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/prhtml10/10235.html

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"Auto Fire" Toy Target and Toy Dart Gun Sets

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2010
Release #10-234

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 547-0359
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Children's Deaths Prompt Recall of Toy Dart Gun Sets Sold Exclusively at Family Dollar Stores

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Family Dollar Stores Inc., of Charlotte, N.C., is announcing the voluntary recall of 1.8 million toy dart gun sets, due to an aspiration hazard. CPSC and Family Dollar have received reports of two asphyxiation deaths involving a 9-year-old boy in Chicago, Ill. and a 10-year-old boy in Milwaukee, Wis.

If a child places the soft, pliable plastic toy dart in his/her mouth, the toy can be inhaled into the throat and prevent the child from breathing.

The toy dart guns, imported by Henry Gordy International Inc., of Plainfield, N.J., were sold exclusively at Family Dollar stores. Family Dollar is working cooperatively with CPSC to announce this recall because Henry Gordy International has refused to recall the toy dart gun sets.

The "Auto Fire" toy target set is sold with either an orange and yellow toy gun (item #P238) or a blue and yellow toy gun (item #9328), eight orange darts and a small target with numbers from 1 to 20. The gun's item number is located on one side of the handle in raised lettering. The soft plastic darts measure just over one inch in length and have a small suction cup at one end with a diameter of about ½ inch. The target board is black, yellow, red and green, and measures five inches in diameter. "Gordy Toy" for "Ages 8+" is printed on the packaging.

The toy sets were sold exclusively at Family Dollar stores nationwide from September 2005 through January 2009 for about $1.50.

The products were manufactured in China.

Consumers should immediately take the toy target sets from children and discard them. Consumers can also return the guns and darts to a Family Dollar store for a full refund. For additional information, contact Family Dollar at (800) 547-0359 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at http://www.familydollar.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/prhtml10/10234.html

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Children's hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2010
Release #10-232

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 458-5865
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Junk Food Clothing Co. Recalls Children's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Due to Strangulation Hazard

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

Name of product: Children's hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings

Units: About 24,000

Importer: Junk Food Clothing Co., of Los Angeles, Calif.

Hazard: The hooded sweatshirts have a drawstring at the neck which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves all children's pullover and zippered hooded sweat shirts with drawstrings sold under the "Junk Food" brand name. These sweatshirts were sold in a variety of print designs and in children's sizes small, medium, large and extra-large. The "Junk Food" logo is sewn into the neck of the garment.

Sold at: Department stores and retail outlets nationwide between June 2006 and August 2009 for about $35.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can also return the product to the store where purchase for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Junk Food Clothing Co. toll-free at (877) 458-5865 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday, visit the firm's website at http://www.junkfoodclothing.com, or send an e-mail to productrecall@junkfoodforever.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/prhtml10/10232.html

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Tommy Hilfiger Sweatshirts

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2010
Release #10-233

Tommy Hilfiger's Recall Hotline: (800) 866-6922
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

Children's Sweatshirts Recalled by Tommy Hilfiger U.S.A. Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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 products. Consumers should stop using products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Tommy Hilfiger Sweatshirts

Units: About 400 in the U.S., and 1,300 in Canada

Importer: Tommy Hilfiger U.S.A. Inc., of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The sweatshirts fail to meet federal flammability standards for wearing apparel, posing a risk of burn hazard to consumers.

Incident/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Tommy Hilfiger brand children's sweatshirts sold in sizes 4 to 16. The sweatshirts have the letters "N.Y.C." and "Hilfiger College" printed on the front. Sweatshirts included in this recall were sold in three styles:

Style Number / Description

  • BJ52217867 / Orange and brown, hooded sweatshirt with zipper
  • E552217832 / Orange, brown or black, hooded pullover sweatshirt
  • E552217830 / Black zippered sweatshirt

Sold at: Tommy Hilfiger retail stores nationwide, Macy's Herald Square (N.Y.) and at Tommy.com from August 2009 through January 2010 for between $50 and $70.

Manufactured in: Indonesia

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sweatshirts and contact Tommy Hilfiger to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Tommy Hilfiger U.S.A. at (800) 866-6922 between 7 a.m. and 12 a.m. ET daily, or visit Tommy Hilfiger's website at http://www.tommy.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/prhtml10/10233.html

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"Fly Dragonfly" (also called "Queen Bee") Remote-Controlled Helicopters

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 12, 2010
Release #10-228

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 917-0213
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Remote-Controlled Helicopters Recalled by Imagine Nation Books Due to Fire and Burn 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: "Fly Dragonfly" (also called "Queen Bee") Remote-Controlled Helicopters

Units: 46,000

Distributor: Imagine Nation Books Ltd./Books Are Fun, of Boulder, Colo.

Hazard: The rechargeable battery inside the helicopters can overheat, igniting the helicopter and posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 49 reports of the helicopters overheating, including six reports of flames coming from the helicopters, and one report of minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the "Fly Dragonfly" (also called "Queen Bee") remote-controlled helicopters. The helicopters are black and yellow plastic, measure about 19 inches long by 6 ½ inches high. The helicopters have a rounded front yellow cockpit with bee decals and a narrow black plastic tail assembly. They were sold with a remote-control unit and a separate charger. "Fly Dragonfly" and SKU #51727 are printed on the packaging.

Sold at: Book/gift fairs held in schools, hospitals and office buildings nationwide from August 2009 through January 2010 for about $38.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helicopters and contact Imagine Nation Books Ltd/Books Are Fun to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Imagine Nation Books Ltd./Books are Fun at (800) 917-0213 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's website at http://www.booksarefun.com/helicopter.php

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

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10228.html

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Push Around and Whisper Ride Buggies

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 12, 2010
Release #10-229

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 860-1887
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

Step2® Recalls to Repair Riding Toys Due to Risk of Injury

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: Push Around and Whisper Ride Buggies

Units: About 2.5 million

Manufacturer: Step2 Company, of Streetsboro, Ohio

Hazard: A pin attaching to the yellow knob on the handle of the buggy can loosen, causing the handle to detach from the buggy. This poses a serious risk of injury to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 28 reports of the handle detaching; two incidents required professional medical treatment and 26 resulted in minor scrapes and scratches.

Description: The Step2® Push Around BuggyT and Whisper Ride BuggyT are ride-on toys. The buggy comes in various colors; such as, orange, red, blue, pink and green. The buggies have a red "Step2" logo on the handle of the buggy.

Buggies that have a handle attached by a bolt with a plastic white or black head and nut are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Major retailers and specialty stores from August 1999 through March 2010 for between $29 and $59.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled buggy and contact Step2 for a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Step2 toll-free at (866) 860-1887 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.step2.com

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1035

Only buggies with pins that have yellow knobs are included in this recall.

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

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10229.html

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"Best Friends" Charm Bracelet Sets

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2010
Release #10-227

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 859-9281
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Claire's Recalls Children's Metal Charm Bracelets Due to High Levels of Cadmium

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: "Best Friends" Charm Bracelet Sets

Units: About 19,000

Importer: Claire's Boutiques Inc., of Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Manufacturer: Dae Yeon Industries Corp., of China

Hazard: The heart lock charms attached to the bracelets contain high levels of cadmium. Cadmium is toxic if ingested by children and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The "Best Friends" three bracelet sets are silver-colored chains with metal pendants containing one of the words "Best," "Friends" or "Forever" and heart lock and key charms with different colored stones.

Sold exclusively at: Claire's stores nationwide from February 2009 through January 2010 for about $12.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled bracelets away from children and return the heart lock charms or the entire bracelets to any Claire's for a full refund or replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Claire's toll-free at (866) 859-9281 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at http://www.claires.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/prhtml10/10227.html

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Girls' hooded sleeveless vests

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2010
Release #10-224

Firm's Collect Number: (407) 492-8361 collect
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Girls' Vests with Drawstrings Recalled by MIM-PI USA 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: Girls' hooded sleeveless vests

Units: About 80

Manufacturer: MIM-PI USA LLC, of Orlando, Fla.

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

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves girls' hooded sleeveless vests with drawstrings sold in sizes 2 through 10. The vests were sold in two colors: blue with pink flowers and black with white polka dots. Both styles have a fake fur trim around the hood and a black sweater-like knit trim at the armholes and waist. The vests have an interior zipper covered by an exterior flap closure and a sewn-in neck tag that reads "mim-pi."

Sold at: Children's clothing stores nationwide from January 2009 through December 2009 for about $70.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the recalled garments to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can also return the vests to the place of purchase for a store credit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact MIM-PI USA collect at (407) 492-8361 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at http://www.mim-pi.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/prhtml10/10224.html

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Sport Cap 2.0 water bottle spouts

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 2010
Release #10-218

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 546-9063
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

Klean Kanteen Recalls Water Bottle Spouts Due to Choking 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: Sport Cap 2.0 water bottle spouts

Units: About 1.2 million in the United States and 102,000 in Canada

Manufacturer: Klean Kanteen Inc., of Chico, Calif.

Hazard: The water bottle spouts can break or crack, posing a choking hazard to children and adults.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received six reports of incidents of the water bottle spouts breaking or cracking in children's mouths as they were drinking from the bottles. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The Sport Cap 2.0 water bottle spouts are made of black plastic and have an attachment loop. "Klean Kanteen" is stamped into the side of the cap.

Sold at: Outdoor sports stores, including LLBean, and grocery and specialty stores nationwide, and on the Web at http://www.llbean.com from April 2009 through April 2010 for $5 for the spout and between $15 and $28 when sold with a stainless steel water bottle.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Klean Kanteen to receive a free mailing envelope to return the water bottle spout and to receive a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Klean Kanteen toll-free at (877) 546-9063 anytime, or visit the firm's website at http://www.kleankanteen.com/safetynotice

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1039

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/prhtml10/10218.html

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Roberta Roller Rabbit Children's Kimono Robe, Lounge Sets and Slumber Short Sets

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 2010
Release #10-220

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 449-0604
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Roberta Roller Rabbit Recalls Children's Kimono Robes, Lounge and Slumber Short Sets Due To Violation of Federal Flammability Standard

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

Name of Product: Roberta Roller Rabbit Children's Kimono Robe, Lounge Sets and Slumber Short Sets

Units: About 9,200

Importer: Roberta Roller Rabbit by Roberta Freymann, of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The recalled sleepwear fails to meet the federal children's sleepwear flammability standard, posing a burn hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves long sleeved children's kimono robes, lounge sets and slumber short sets. The garments were sold in sizes 0 (12months), 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10. A yellow label at the inside neck reads "Roberta Roller Rabbit."

Sold at: Roberta Roller Rabbit retail stores in New York, N.Y.; East Hampton, N.Y. and Santa Monica, Calif. from January 2005 through February 2010 for $50.00.

Manufactured in: India

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled robes and lounge sets immediately and return them to a Roberta Roller Rabbit retail store for a store credit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Roberta Roller Rabbit toll-free at (877) 449-0604 between 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at http://www.RobertaRollerRabbit.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/prhtml10/10220.html

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Chopper-style bicycles

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 2010
Release #10-221

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

Bicycles Recalled by Nirve Sports 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: Chopper-style bicycles

Units: About 725 units: Red Star 100, Skulls 285 and Cannibal Chopper 340

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

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

Incidents/Injuries: Nirve Sports has received reports of cracked handlebar stems, which all occurred during assembly of the bicycle. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves three models: Red Star, Skulls and Cannibal chopper-style bicycles with the model names printed on the chain guard. Red Star has a black finish; Skulls bear a skull graphic and come in grey and black; and Cannibal bears a dragon graphic and comes in a black finish. Serial numbers are located on the bottom of the bicycle between the pedals. The recall involves the following models, SKUs and Serial Numbers:

Name of Model / SKU# / Serial Number Ranges

  • Red Star / 3421 / L8E0600576-L8E0600675
  • Skulls / 3433 / L9E0200751-L9E0200810, L9E0201891-L9E0201900, L9E0201966-L9E0201972, L9E0400061-L9E0400120, L9E0500226-L9E0500285, L9E0700641-L9E0700700, L9E0701241-L9E0701255, L9E0701301-L9E0701315
  • Cannibal / 3434 / L080405181-L080405240, L8E0901311-L8E0901370, L9E0300491-L9E0300560, L9E0202337-L9E0202344, L9E0400196-L9E0400255, L9E0601206-L9E0601265, L9E0602346-L9E0602365

Sold by: Nirve Sports showroom, online and authorized dealers nationwide from December 2008 through April 2009 for about $300 to $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 website at http://www.nirve.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/prhtml10/10221.html

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Children's Hooded Velour Sweatshirts with Drawstrings

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 4, 2010
Release #10-216

Firm's Collect Number: (925) 521-3300
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

JD Fine & Company Recalls Children's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Due to Strangulation Hazard

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

Name of Product: Children's Hooded Velour Sweatshirts with Drawstrings

Units: About 1,700

Importer: JD Fine & Company, of Concord, Calif.

Hazard: The hooded sweatshirts have a drawstring at the neck which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves hooded sweatshirts sold under the "Sweet Tart" brand name in three styles: G80072873C in navy with rhinestones in the shape of a star; G80072874M in pink with rhinestones in the shape of a peace sign; and G80072875F in gray with rhinestones in the shape of a heart. The sweatshirts were sold in children's sizes XS, S, M and L and the name "Sweet Tart" can be found on the neck label.

Sold at: Saks Off 5th Avenue outlet stores from July 2009 to April 2010.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the jackets to eliminate the hazard or return the product to the store where purchased for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact JD Fine & Company collect at (925) 521-3300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's web site at http://www.sweettartgirl.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/prhtml10/10216.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
May 4, 2010
Release #10-217

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 392-7095
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Blair Recalls to Repair Roman Shades Due to Risk of Strangulation

Blair has added its name to the retailers joining the voluntary recall announced in December 2009 of ALL Roman shades and roll-up blinds.

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 5,600

Importer/Retailer: Blair LLC, of Warren, 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.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves three styles of Roman shades; standard, tasseled and Duppioni. Style and item number information is listed below.

Style: Standard Roman Shade

Item Number / Size

  • 507591 507601 507611 507621 507631 507641 507651 507661

23" X 64" 27" X 64" 31" X 64" 33" X 64" 35" X 64" 36" X 64" 39" X 64" 48" X 64"

  • Colors: Ivory, Antique Ivory, Merlot, Camel, Sage, and Expresso

Style: Roman Shades with Tassels

Item Number / Size

  • 520871 520872 520873 520874

23" X 64" 31" X 64" 35" X 64" 48" X 64"

  • Colors: Gold and Taupe

Style: Duppioni Roman Shades

  • 508361 508362 508363

30" X 64" 36" X 64" 48" X 64"

  • Colors: Green Tea, Linen, Dusty Blue, Gold and Merlot

Sold at: Blair and other retail stores in Warren and Grove City, Pa., Blair catalogs and http://www.blair.com between April 2007 and January 2010 for between $15 and $65.

Manufactured in: Taiwan and China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the Roman shades and contact the Window Covering Safety Council for a free repair kit. Consumers can call (800) 506-4636 anytime or visit the Council's Web site at http://www.windowcovering.org

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Blair toll-free at (877) 392-7095 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, or visit the firm's website at http://www.blair.com. Consumers can also contact the firm by email at blairproductrecall@blair.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/prhtml10/10217.html

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Baby swimsuits

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2010
Release #10-215

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 747-3704
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983
Gap Media Contact: (800) 333-7899 x75900

Gap Recalls Baby Swimsuits Due to Strangulation 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: Baby swimsuits

Units: About 6,500 in the U.S. and about 480 in Canada

Retailer: Gap Inc., of San Francisco, Calif.

Hazard: The swimsuits have halter straps that were manufactured too short causing the plastic ring located at the neck of the swimsuit to press against the child's throat and obstruct the airway. This poses a strangulation hazard to the child.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two consumer complaints. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The baby swimsuits were sold in two styles: number 706260 is blue and white and number 700452 is red and white. The style number can be found on the label located on the swimsuit. Both swimsuits were sold in infant sizes up to 24 months and are made of a synthetic knit stretch fabric of polyester and spandex. The straps are made of the same material as the body.

Sold at: The babyGap, GapKids, Gap, Gap Outlet stores nationwide and online at http://www.gap.com from February 2010 through April 2010 for between $17 and $20.

Manufactured in: Indonesia and China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled swimsuits away from children and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Contact Gap to return by mail if purchased online.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Gap toll-free at (888) 747-3704 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and Saturday between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m., visit the firm's website at http://www.gap.com or email Gap at custserv@gap.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/prhtml10/10215.html

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Children's hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 28, 2010
Release #10-209

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 785-1915
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Gogo Sports Recalls Children's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Due to Strangulation Hazard

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

Name of Product: Children's hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings

Units: About 2,400

Manufacturer: Gogo Sports Inc., of San Francisco, Calif.

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

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves three styles of children hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings. The zippered sweatshirts were sold in sizes XS through 3XL. The HAY style sweatshirts were sold in black, navy, light grey, charcoal grey and pink. The HKK style sweatshirts were sold in black, navy, light blue, light grey, pink and red. The JMK sweatshirts are reversible microfiber with polar fleece lining and a removable hood with elastic or retractable drawstrings. Style JMK was sold in black only. The sweatshirts have sewn-in neck tag that reads "Gogo Sports" and city names printed across the front of the garment.

Sold at: Clothing retail stores in California, Colorado, Hawaii and New Mexico from January 2008 through December 2009 for between $14 and $27.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Gogo Sports toll-free at (877) 785-1915 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at http://www.gogofleece.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/prhtml10/10209.html

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Step2(r) Basic Rhythms Drums(tm)

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 27, 2010
Release #10-206

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 860-1887
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

Step2(r) Recalls Basic Rhythms Drum(tm) Toys Due to Choking 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: Step2(r) Basic Rhythms Drums(tm)

Units: About 21,000

Importer: The Step2 Company LLC, of Streetsboro, OH

Hazard: The plastic clips used to attach the drumsticks to the drum can break. The small broken pieces present a choking to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Step2(r) Basic Rhythm Drums(tm) intended for preschool age children. The toy drum is sold with two drumsticks that can be stored in clips on the side of the drum. A red "Step2(r)" logo in printed on the side of the drum.

Sold at: Toys "R" Us, Burlington Coat Factory and other retail stores nationwide from August 2009 through March 2010 for between $10 and $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy from children and contact Step2 to request a replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Step2 toll-free at (866) 860-1887 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.step2.com

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1025

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/prhtml10/10206.html

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Children's hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 26, 2010
Release #10-204

Firm's Recall Hotline: (collect) 907-274-4387

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Children's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Polar Bear Gift Shop Due to Strangulation 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: Children's hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings

Units: About 300

Importer: Polar Bear Gift Shop, of Anchorage, Alaska

Hazard: The sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves children's hooded sweatshirts sold in sizes small through extra large. "John Moose" and "Alaska" screen print logos are printed on the front of the yellow sweatshirts. The "Gaxiani" brand name and RN# 55774 are sewn on the neck tag inside of the garment.

Sold exclusively at: Polar Bear Gift Shop in Anchorage, Alaska from February 2008 through August 2009 for about $15.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can also return the sweatshirt to Polar Bear Gift Shop for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Polar Bear Gift Shop collect at (907) 274-4387 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.polarbeargifts.net

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/prhtml10/10204.html

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Girls' hooded jackets

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 21, 2010
Release #10-201

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 908-8308
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Trendset Originals LLC Recalls Girls' Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Due to Strangulation and Entanglement 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: Girls' hooded jackets

Units: About 2,400 of the Shampoo brand and an unknown number of the Marci & Me brand

Distributor: Trendset Originals LLC, of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The hooded jackets have a drawstring through the hood that can pose a strangulation hazard to children. The sweater jackets have a drawstring through the waist that can pose an entanglement hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves two styles of girls' jackets. The Shampoo brand jackets are denim with a pink hood and sleeves, and were sold in sizes 5/6, 7/8, 10/12 and 14/16. The Marci & Me brand sweater jackets are black or tan and were sold in sizes 7/8, 10/12 and 14/16. The tag at the neck reads "Shampoo" or "Marci & Me."

Sold exclusively at: Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide from September 2007 through September 2009 for between $11 and $13.

Manufactured in: China and Bangladesh

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the jackets to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can also return the jackets to any Burlington Coat Factory store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Trendset Originals at (800) 908-8308 between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.trendsetny.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/prhtml10/10201.html

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Baby Walkers

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 15, 2010
Release #10-198

Firm's Recall Hotline: (626) 575-8566 (collect)
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Le Hing Inc. Announces Recall of Baby Walkers 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 Walkers

Units: About 200

Importer: Le Hing Inc., of South El Monte, Calif.

Hazard: The walkers can fit through a standard doorway and are not designed to stop at the edge of a step. Babies using these walkers can be seriously injured or killed.

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

Description: The recalled walkers are intended for babies 6 months and older. The item number L-0809EN is printed on the side of the box. The walkers are blue or pink with a white tray.

Sold at: Small independent retailers and discount stores in California and Arizona from June 2009 through August 2009 for between $25 and $28.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these walkers immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Le Hing Inc. collect at (626) 575-8566 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

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/prhtml10/10198.html

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Children's Hooded Sweatshirts

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 15, 2010
Release #10-199

Firm's Recall Hotline: (954) 581-4646 (collect)
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Children's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by GJC International of Florida Due to Strangulation Hazard

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

Name of Product: Children's Hooded Sweatshirts

Units: About 3,200

Importer: GJC International of Florida Inc., of Plantation, Fla.

Distributor: Niko's SPORTSLINE, of Sunrise, Fla. (firm is no longer in business)

Hazard: The children's jackets have drawstrings through the hood which pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves children's Niko brand hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings through the hood. The garment-dyed sweatshirts were sold in mango, kiwi, rust, denim, pink, brown and periwinkle and in sized 2T through 5T. A tag that reads, "Niko's SPORTSLINE" is sewn on the back neck of the garment.

Sold at: Gift shops, children's stores, souvenir and resort stores in Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, New Jersey, Maryland and Michigan from June 2007 through January 2008 for about $8.

Manufactured in: Pakistan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard or return the sweatshirts to GJC International of Florida Inc. for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact GJC International of Florida collect at (954) 581-4646 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET 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/prhtml10/10199.html

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Children's Snowsuits and Coats

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 13, 2010
Release #10-194

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 557-2222
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Deux par Deux Minimome Recalls Children's Snowsuits and Coats with Drawstrings Due to Strangulation Hazard

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

Name of Product: Children's Snowsuits and Coats

Units: About 4,500

Manufacturer: Deux par Deux Minimome Inc. located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Hazard: The snowsuits and coats have drawstrings through the hood that can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None

Description: This recall involves children's snowsuits and coats sold in sizes 2 through 12. The snowsuits and coats were sold in various colors and prints. The brand name "Deux par Deux" and the style number is printed on the neck tag.

Children's Snowsuit

2005 sizes 2-12 style numbers: B504, B514, D506, D516, E807, F508, F808, G809, H510, H810, K523, K813, L524

2006 sizes 2-12 style numbers: B502, D504, F506, I819, J510, K511, M813, N514, P516, T820

2007 sizes 2-12 style numbers: B503, C804, D515, G516, J518, J511, K512, K912, L513, P817

2008 sizes 2-12 style numbers: D802, E803, G806, J807, I808, J809, K810, L811, N813, P815

2009 sizes 2-12 style numbers: C804, D805, E806, F807, G808, I510, I810, K812, M815

2010 sizes 2-12 style numbers: C803, D804, D904, E805, F806, G807, H808, K810, L811, L812, M813, N814

Children's Coat

2005 sizes 2-12 style numbers: D906, F908

2006 sizes 2-12 style numbers: I909, P916

2007 sizes 2-12 style numbers: I910, L913

2008 sizes 2-12 style numbers: H907, J909, P915

2009 sizes 2-12 style numbers: C904, D905, I910

2010 sizes 2-12 style numbers: C903, I909, J910

Sold at: Small boutique retailers in the United States from 2005 through 2010 for $190 for the snowsuits and $120 for the coats

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the jackets to eliminate the hazard or return the garment with drawstring to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers also can return the jackets with the drawstring intact to Deux par Deux, 433 Chabanel West, Suite 1102, Montreal, Quebec Canada H2N 2J8 for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Deux par Deux toll-free at 866-557-2222 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.DeuxparDeux.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/prhtml10/10194.html

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Mecca Children's Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 8, 2010
Release #10-193

Firm's Recall Hotline: (646) 273-1225 (collect) or (646) 273 1228 (collect)
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Children's Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled by 5 Star Apparel 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 products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Mecca Children's Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings

Units: About 11,500

Distributor: 5 Star Apparel LLC, of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The jackets have drawstrings through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to young children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall involves girls' and boys' hooded jackets with drawstrings.

Girl's Pink Short-Sleeve Lightweight Jacket Style No. / Sizes

  • MIG108105 / 12M, 18M, 24M
  • MLG108105 / 4 - 6X
  • MTG108105 / 2T - 4T

"Mecca" is printed on the inside of jacket below the neck.

Boy's Black or Brown Heavy Jacket Style No. / Sizes

  • MLK908602 / 4 - 7
  • MT908602 / 2T - 4T

"Mecca" is printed on the outside back of the jacket.

Sold at: Burlington Coat Factory, Marshalls and other retail stores nationwide from April 2008 through December 2009 for between $40 and $100

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should remove the drawstring immediately, cut the drawstring out of garment or return the jacket to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call 5 Star collect at (646) 273-1225 or (646) 273-1228 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10193.html

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Gund Baby Paperboard Books

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2010
Release #10-190

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 436-3726
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7601
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

Gund Recalls to Replace Baby Books Due to Choking 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 products. Consumers should stop using products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Gund Baby Paperboard Books

Units: About 15,100 in the United States and 865 in Canada

Importer: Gund, of Edison, N.J.

Hazard: The styrofoam used to fill the book binding can detach, posing a choking/aspiration hazard to infants and young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Gund has received three reports of children mouthing the styrofoam that detached from the books. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves three miniature children's paperboard books with plastic handles designed as baby rattles. They include "Animals" (item number 059174), "Numbers" (item number 059175) and "Colors" (item number 059176). The books were also sold as a three-book set (item number 059173). The name "Gund" and the item number are located on the back of the books. The books measure 4 1/2 inches by 7 inches.

Sold at: Gift and specialty stores nationwide from January 2009 through March 2010 for about $8 and $20 for the set.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the books away from young children and contact Gund for a free replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Gund at (800) 436-3726 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.gund.com

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1008

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

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10190.html

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Youth and Junior Hockey Sticks, Shafts, and Blades

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 1, 2010
Release #10-189

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 734-0443
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

Bauer Recalls Children's Hockey Sticks 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 products. Consumers should stop using products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Youth and Junior Hockey Sticks, Shafts, and Blades

Units: About 67,000 in the United States and 60,000 in Canada

Importer: Bauer Hockey Inc., of Greenland, N.H.

Hazard: Paint and decals on the sticks, shafts and blades contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The following hockey sticks, shafts and blades are involved in the recall:

Description, Pieces, Countries Sold

  • Nike Bauer Supreme One50 Junior Stick, sticks, shafts and replacement blades, U.S. and Canada
  • Nike Bauer Supreme One70 Junior Stick, player stick, U.S. and Canada
  • Nike Bauer Supreme One75 Junior Stick, player and goalie sticks, U.S. and Canada
  • Bauer Supreme One75 Junior Stick, player stick, U.S. and Canada
  • Nike Bauer Supreme One90 Youth and Junior Stick, sticks, shafts, and replacement blades, U.S. and Canada
  • Nike Bauer Vapor XVI Junior Stick, player stick, U.S. and Canada
  • Nike Bauer Vapor XX Junior Stick, player and goalie sticks, U.S. and Canada
  • Bauer Vapor XX Junior Stick, player stick, U.S. and Canada
  • Nike Bauer Apollo Junior Stick, player stick, U.S.
  • Nike Bauer Supreme Force Junior Stick, player stick, U.S.
  • Nike Bauer Supreme Accel Junior Stick, player stick, Canada
  • Nike Bauer Supreme One40 Junior Stick, player stick, Canada
  • Nike Bauer Supreme OneLTX Junior Stick, player stick, Canada

The hockey and goalie sticks, shafts and blades come in various shapes, sizes and colors. The name "Bauer" and the model descriptions are on all of the sticks, shafts and blades. Most of the sticks also have the Nike symbol.

Junior player sticks and replacement shafts are each identified by the markings "JUNIOR," "52 Flex" or "JUNIOR Flex 52."

Youth player sticks are identified by the marking "YOUTH Flex 42" or "YTH Flex 42." These markings appear on all models on the narrow side of the stick shaft either near the top of the stick or near the blade.

Junior replacement blades fit only the Junior sticks and are identified by the markings "P92" or "PM9" followed by "JR", which appear on the narrow side of the blade near where the shaft and blade are joined.

Junior goal sticks are identified by the markings "P31 - JR - 22 ½" or "P31 JUNIOR - FLEX 52 - 22 ½" which appear on the narrow side of the stick shaft near the top of the stick.

Sold at: Sporting goods stores nationwide from February 2005 through March 2010 for about $80 to $200 for sticks, $30 for blades, and $40 to $90 for shafts

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled sticks, shafts and blades away from children immediately and contact Bauer for a replacement or refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Bauer toll-free at (888) 734-0443 between 8 a.m. and midnight ET Sunday through Saturday or visit the company's Web site at http://www.bauer.com

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1004

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

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10189.html

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