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Archived Children's Product Recalls - 2011 Q4

 

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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Madeline Bed Canopy

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 28, 2011
Release #12-075

Firm's Recall Hotline: (855) 662-4114
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983 

Madeline Bed Canopy Recalled by Pottery Barn Kids Due to Impact Hazard

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

Name of Product: Bed Canopy

Units: About 7,700 in the United States and 230 in Canada

Importer: Pottery Barn Kids, a division of Williams-Sonoma Inc., of San Francisco, Calif.

Hazard: The connections of the posts to the top rails of the canopy can come apart, allowing components of the canopy to fall and posing an impact hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of 33 reports of components of the canopy falling, including one report of a cut that required stitches and nine other reports of minor cuts, bruises and/or bumps.

Description: The canopy is part of the Madeline Bedroom Collection. It is made of wood and consists of four posts that connect to the headboard and footboard of the bed and four rails that connect to the top portion of each post. It is available for twin-, full- and queen-sized Madeline Beds and comes in white, antique white, blade green, Sun Valley blade green, Sun Valley light green and Sun Valley espresso. Pottery Barn Kids previously sold the canopy separately as an option for the Madeline Bed.

Sold at: Pottery Barn Kids stores nationwide, online at potterybarnkids.com and through Pottery Barn Kids catalogs from December 2003 until August 2011. When sold separately, the canopy sold for $150 to $300.

Manufactured in: Vietnam

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the canopy from the bed and contact Pottery Barn Kids to schedule a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information and to schedule a repair, contact Pottery Barn Kids toll-free at (855) 662-4114 between 4 a.m. and 9 p.m. PT daily or visit the firm's website at www.potterybarnkids.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=1455

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12075.html

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Colorful Hearts Teddy Bears

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 23, 2011
Release #12-068 

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 236-5683
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983 

Build-A-Bear Recalls Colorful Hearts Teddy Bears 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Colorful Hearts Teddy Bears

Units: 284,000 in the United States and 13,200 in Canada

Manufacturer: Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc., of St. Louis, Mo.

Hazard: The teddy bear's eyes could loosen and fall out, posing a choking hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The Colorful Hearts Teddy is a stuffed animal about 16 inches high with black plastic eyes. The bear's fabric covering is printed with multi-colored heart shapes.

Sold by: Build-A-Bear Workshops nationwide and online at www.buildabear.com from April 2011 through December 2011 for about $18 in the U.S. and $23 in Canada.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled teddy bear from children and return it to any Build-A-Bear store to receive a coupon for any available stuffed animal from Build-A-Bear.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at (866) 236-5683 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, on Saturday between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT and on Sunday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT, visit the firm's website www.buildabear.com or email the firm at colorfulhearts@buildabear.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=1504

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12068.html

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Children's fleece robes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 23, 2011
Release #12-070 

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 222-0544
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 

Children's Robes Recalled by Hanna Andersson Due to Violation of the Federal Flammability Standard

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

Name of Product: Children's fleece robes

Units: About 1,000

Importer: Hanna Andersson, of Portland, Ore.

Manufacturer: C.F.L Commercial, of China

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

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The robes are fluffy white fleece robes with large multi-color dots. The 100% polyester fleece robes were sold with Euro children's sizes 80-150 cm (24 months through size 14) printed on the hangtag of the garments. "Style 38310 Hanna Andersson" is printed on the neck tag of the robes.

Sold at: Hanna Andersson retail stores, catalogs nationwide and the Hanna Andersson website from September 2011 through November 2011 for about $50.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take these recalled robes away from children immediately and return them to the retailer where purchased for a refund, exchange or store credit.

Customer contact: For additional information, contact Hanna Andersson toll-free at (800) 222-0544 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT Monday through Saturday or visit the firm's website at www.HannaAndersson.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12070.html

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Children's pajamas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 23, 2011
Release #12-071 

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 748-6698
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 

Petit Lem Children's Pajamas Recalled Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard

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

Name of Product: Children's pajamas

Units: About 1,750

Importer: Group Lemur Inc., of Montréal, Québec

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

Incidents/Injuries: None

Description: The pajamas are a Petit Lem-brand, two-piece, cotton shorts and short-sleeved sleepwear set sold in sizes 2 to 12. The pajamas are blue with flowers, white with flowers and dots, yellow with umbrellas, or pink with butterflies and fairies. Petit Lem Lounge is printed at the inside neck of the shirt.

Sold at: Specialty children's stores and websites from January 2009 to November 2009 for about $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Children should stop wearing the recalled pajamas immediately and consumers should return them to the retailer where they were purchased or Group Lemur for a refund, exchange or store credit.

Customer contact: For additional information, contact Group Lemur toll-free at (877) 748-6698 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by e-mail at info@lemurgroup.com or at the firm's website atwww.petitlem.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12071.html

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Circo 17" Children's Travel Cases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 22, 2011
Release #12-064 

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

Target Recalls Circo Childrens' Travel Cases 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: Circo 17" Children's Travel Cases

Units: About 139,000 units

Importer: Target Corporation, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: The surface coating on the travel cases contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The Circo brand label is found on the fabric handle attached to the top of the travel case. The girls' version has a heart/butterfly/daisy pattern on either a pink or teal background with a plush butterfly attached to the zipper pull. The boys' version has a pattern of three jet planes in red/blue/green on a red or blue airplane-patterned background with a blue plush jet plane attached to the zipper pull. Travel cases covered by this recall include:

Style Description | UPC Number | Date Codes*
Circo girls' 17" travel case - pink or teal | 618842135844 | Beginning with 01/11 thru 08/11
Circo boys' 17" travel case - red or blue | 618842135868 | Beginning with 01/11 thru 08/11

*Date codes can be found on either the round Circo hang tag underneath the UPC bar code or on the second white tag sewn inside the cover of the zippered main compartment of the travel case.

Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide and Target.com from April 2011 through August 2011 for approximately $21.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the product immediately and return it to any Target store for a refund.

Customer 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 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/prhtml12/12064.html

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Bugaboo Bee Strollers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 22, 2011
Release #12-067

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 460-2922
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 

Bugaboo Car Seat Adapter Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

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

Name of Product: Car Seat Adapter

Units: About 64,000

Importer: Bugaboo Americas, of El Segundo, Calif.

Hazard: When the adapter is used on a stroller that also has a wheeled board accessory attached for transporting a standing toddler, and the car seat is positioned so the child faces forward, the car seat can disconnect from the adapter and fall.

Incidents/Injuries: Bugaboo received one report of the car seat disconnecting from the adapter and stroller frame, causing a minor injury.

Description: This recall involves the Bugaboo car seat adapter models 80400GC01 and 80401GC02. The adapters are devices designed to attach car seats to stroller frames. They are made of silver aluminum tubing and black plastic connecting parts.

Sold at: Babies "R" Us, Buy Buy Baby, Neiman Marcus, other department stores and independent juvenile stores, Bugaboo.com and other online retailers nationwide from December 2005 to July 2011 for about $45.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the adapter and contact Bugaboo for a free service kit and decals.

Customer contact: For additional information, contact Bugaboo at serviceus@bugaboo.com or (800) 460-2922 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.bugaboo.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12067.html

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Children's Henley Pima Cotton Pajamas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 8, 2011
Release #12-053

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 846-5295
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Children's Pajamas Recalled by Bella Bliss Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard

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

Name of Product: Children's Henley Pima Cotton Pajamas

Units: About 2,300

Importer: Bliss Collection LLC dba Bella Bliss of Lexington, Ky.

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

Incidents/Injuries: None

Description: The pajamas are a two-piece, cotton sleepwear set sold in sizes 2 to 12. The pajamas are white, blue, pink or red. "Bella Bliss" is written on the neck tag.

Sold at: Bella Bliss catalog and website, and specialty clothing retailers and online stores from January 2008 to June 2011 for about $48 to $58.

Manufactured in: Peru

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

Customer contact: For additional information, contact Bella Bliss toll-free at (866) 846-5295 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.bellabliss.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to:http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12053.html

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Halloween Projection Flashlights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 1, 2011
Release #12-051

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 445-5936
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Halloween Projection Flashlights Recalled by Nygala Corp. 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Halloween Projection Flashlights

Units: About 10,000

Importer: Nygala Corp., of Teterboro, N.J.

Hazard: The flashlights can overheat, blister and melt, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one reported incident involving a flashlight that overheated, blistered and melted.

Description: The black and orange plastic flashlight is 6 ½ inches long and has pumpkins, bats, witches, haunted houses and cats on the handle. The flashlights come with six different plastic lenses that attach to the flashlight to project various images, including a pumpkin, bat, witch, haunted house and cat. The flashlights use two AA batteries. "Flomo," "HW189" and UPC 677916518266 are printed on the packaging.

Sold at: Discount stores in California, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Utah from August 2010 through October 2011 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled flashlights, remove and properly discard the batteries and return the flashlights to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Nygala Corp. at (800) 445-5936 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website www.flomousa.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12051.html

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Swimwear Set With Inflatable Inner Tube

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

Health Canada
www.hc-sc.gc.ca

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 16, 2011
Release #12-041

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 236-5683
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

Build-A-Bear Recalls Teddy Bear Swimwear Set 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Swimwear Set With Inflatable Inner Tube

Units: About 19,720 units in the United States and 1,100 units in Canada

Importer: Build-A-Bear Workshop(r), of St. Louis

Hazard: The inner tube accessory can be pulled over a small child's head, posing a strangulation hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Build-A-Bear received one report of an incident in which a 3-year-old girl pulled the inner tube over her head and had difficulty removing it.

Description: The inner tube is part of the three-piece Fruit Tutu Bikini swimwear set for teddy bears, which includes a two-piece fruit-print bikini. The inner tube is 9 inches in diameter and pink with white and yellow flowers printed on it. The model number of the swimwear set is 017220 and is located on the price sticker on the "Build-A-Bear" cardboard tag.

Sold at: Build-A-Bear Workshop(r) stores nationwide and online at www.buildabear.com from April 2011 to August 2011 for $12.50.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the inner tube and return it to any Build-A-Bear Workshop(r) store to receive a $5 store coupon. If it is not possible to return the inner tube to a store, consumers may contact the company for information about how to receive a refund.

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1435

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12041.html

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Kidgets® Animal Sock Top Slippers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 16, 2011
Release #12-044

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

Children's Animal Slippers Recalled Due to Choking Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Family Dollar Stores

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

Name of Product: Kidgets(r) Animal Sock Top Slippers

Units: About 160,000

Distributor/Retailer: Family Dollar Services Inc., of Matthews, N.C.

Importer: BCNY International Inc., of Hicksville, N.Y.

Hazard: The animal's eyes can detach from the slippers, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Family Dollar has received one report of the eyes detaching from the slippers. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled children's slippers have brown or tan dog faces, yellow duck faces and tan lion faces. The name "Kidgets" and the size appear inside the slippers on the soles. "FD9619108020690611" is printed inside the slippers on the side.

Sold exclusively at: Family Dollar stores nationwide from September 2011 through October 2011 for about $5.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the slippers away from children and return them to any Family Dollar store for a full refund.

Customer Contact: 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 www.familydollar.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to:http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12044.html

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KEDS® "Know It All" Girls' Shoe

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 16, 2011
Release #12-045

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 365-4933
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Collective Brands Recalls KEDS Girls' Shoes Due to Laceration Hazard

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

Name of Product: KEDS(r) "Know It All" Girls' Shoe

Units: About 45,000

Importer/Distributor: Collective Brands, Inc., of Topeka, Kan.

Hazard: Ornamental stars on the heel of the shoe may loosen, posing a laceration hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 27 reports of cuts and scratches resulting from metal stars that loosened from the heel of the shoe.

Description: This recall involves KEDS(r) girls' rubber soled shoes. The shoes are black and pink with white trim and a pink loop on the heel. "KEDS" appears on the tongue and heel of the shoe. The style number KY40098A is printed on the underside of the tongue. The shoes were sold in girls' sizes 12 to 5.

Sold at: Various department stores and online retailers from June through October 2011 for about $23.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take these shoes away from children immediately and contact Collective Brands to receive a gift card for $30 redeemable at Stride Rite stores or striderite.com.

Customer contact: For additional information, contact Collective Brands at (800) 365-4933 between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday, Email kedskidsrecall@collectivebrands.com, or visit the firm's website www.collectivebrands.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12045.html

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Cub Scout Wind Tech jackets

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 3, 2011
Release #12-033

Firm's Recall Hotline: (855) 873-2408
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Boy Scouts of America Recalls Cub Scout Wind Tech Jackets 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: Cub Scout Wind Tech jackets

Units: About 5,400

Importer: Boy Scouts of America, Charlotte, N.C.

Hazard: The jackets have retractable cords with toggles at the hood/neck area and at the waist, which can pose a strangulation or entrapment 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 includes the blue Cub Scout Wind Tech jacket sold in youth sizes. The jackets are nylon with a polyester lining, long-sleeve, with a full zipper front and a Cub Scout wolf head emblem embroidered on the upper left chest. SKU numbers 73291, 73292, and 73293 are printed on the hangtag that is attached to the jacket at retail.

Sold at: Boy Scouts of America retail outlets nationwide and online at www.scoutstuff.org from November 2009 through July 2011 for approximately $32.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the cords from these jackets to eliminate the hazard, or return the jacket to Boy Scouts of America for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the Boy Scouts of America toll-free at (855) 873-2408 anytime or visit the firm's website at www.scoutstuff.org

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12033.html

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Toulouse-LapTrec magnetic sketchboards

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 2, 2011
Release #12-031

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 665-5524
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

Battat Recalls Magnetic Sketchboards; Magnetic Pen Tip Poses Choking Hazards

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

Name of Product: Toulouse-LapTrec magnetic sketchboards

Units: About 95,000 in the United States and 4,300 in Canada

Importer: Battat Inc., of Plattsburgh, N.Y.

Manufacturers: Rainbow Force Plastic Products, of China

Hazard: The magnetic tip of the drawing pen can dislodge from the pen, posing a choking hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: Battat has received 19 reports of the magnetic tip separating from the pen. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the Toulouse-LapTrec magnetic sketchboard, which has a white plastic writing surface bordered by either a red or brown plastic frame, and has a bean bag type backing. The sketch board has four animal shapes across the top - a rabbit, dog, cat and duck. The multicolored magnetic pen is affixed to the front of the sketchpad. The model number BX1026 (red frame) or BX1027 (brown frame) can be found on a paper wrapper that comes with the product at the time it was purchased.

Sold at: Target and Barnes & Noble stores nationwide and by various online retailers from March 2010 to March 2011 for about $16.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take recalled sketchboards away from children and contact Battat to receive a free replacement sketchboard.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Battat toll-free at (866) 665-5524 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit Battat's website at www.battatco.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12031.html

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Disney® Fairies Plastic Racing Trikes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 1, 2011
Release #12-029

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 430-5307
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Kiddieland Recalls Disney-branded Fairies Plastic Trikes Due to Laceration Hazard

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

Name of Product: Disney Fairies Plastic Racing Trikes

Units: About 12,000 (9,000 Disney Princess Trikes were recalled in April 2011*)

Manufacturer: Kiddieland Toys Limited, of Scituate, Mass. (Note: Disney licensed their brand name to Kiddieland.)

Hazard: The plastic fairy figures protrude from the top of the handle bar posing a laceration hazard if a child falls on them.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Kiddieland have received one report of a 3-year-old girl from Ohio who suffered a facial laceration near her right eye.

Description: This recall involves the Disney-branded Fairies Plastic Racing Trike. The trike is green and purple with a white seat and yellow wheels. On top of the handlebar, there is a Tinkerbell figure and three other rotating fairy figures. "Disney Fairies" is printed on the label in front of the trike just below the handlebar.

Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide from July 2009 through December 2009 for about $50.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the trikes away from children and contact Kiddieland for a free replacement handlebar with an enclosed rotating display.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kiddieland at (800) 430-5307 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.kiddieland.com.hk

*New model Princess Trikes do not have figurines and are not included in the 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/prhtml12/12029.html

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Children's Frog Masks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 21, 2011
Release #12-017

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

Target Recall Children's Frog Masks Due to Suffocation 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: Children's Frog Masks

Units: About 3,400

Importer: Target Corp., of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: The plush frog masks lack proper ventilation. When secured in place across a child's face, it presents a suffocation hazard to the child.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves child-sized frog-themed animal masks. The plush mask is green with yellow and red highlights. There are two eye cutouts and a green elastic band with a fastener used to secure the mask at the back of the child's head. UPC code 06626491474 is printed on a label attached to the mask.

Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide from August 2011 through September 2011 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take masks from young children and return the product to any Target store for a full refund.

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

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12017.html

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LittleLife Discoverer Child 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
October 20, 2011
Release #12-013

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 922-5462
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

LittleLife Baby Carriers Recalled by Lifemarque Due to Fall Hazard

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

Name of Product: LittleLife Discoverer Child Carriers

Units: About 40 in the United States and 10 in Canada

Manufacturer: Lifemarque, of United Kingdom

Importer: Rock Gear, of Canada

Hazard: The carriers were sold without bolts that attach the carrier's main frame to the metal stand. Missing bolts cause the carrier to disconnect from the stand and fall backwards, posing a fall hazard to a child in the carrier.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves LittleLife Discoverer child carriers. "LittleLife" is printed on the back of the carriers. Number LS55060 is printed on a tab sewn underneath the care label. The carriers are green and gray with a black metal frame at the back with a folding leg bracket to enable the carriers to stand.

Sold at: Outdoor stores nationwide, Champaign Surplus in Champaign, Ill., Skinny Skis in Jackson, Wy. , Base Camp stores in Montana, and online at www.amazon.comwww.skinnyskis.comwww.thebasecamp.com, andwww.MadAthlete.com from January 2011 through July 2011 for about $200.

Manufactured in: Vietnam

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the carriers and check to make sure there are two bolts on each side where the carrier's main frame attaches to the metal stand. If the bolts are missing, contact LittleLife for a free replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at (877) 922-5462 between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email the firm at customer.services@littlelife.co.uk or visit the firm's website atwww.littlelife.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=1436

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12013.html

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Twist and Sort Toys

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 20, 2011
Release #12-014

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

Guidecraft Recalls Twist 'n Sort Toys Due to Choking Hazard

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

Name of Product: Twist and Sort Toys

Units: About 760

Manufacturer: Guidecraft Inc., of Winthrop, Minn.

Hazard: The small pegs on three of the four posts can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Twist 'n Sort wooden toys. The toy has a square base, four posts and twelve primary-colored game pieces that can be arranged to fit over the posts. Product number "712" is printed on underside of base.

Sold at: Specialty toy stores and gift shops nationwide, catalogs and online from September 2009 through November 2010 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys from children and contact Guidecraft to receive a replacement or another product of equal value.

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

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12014.html

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B.O.B.® Single and Double Strollers

NEWS from CPSC and HC 

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

Health Canada www.hc-sc.gc.ca 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 11, 2011
Release #12-006

Firm's Recall Hotline: (855) 242-2245
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983 

Jogging Strollers Recalled by B.O.B. Trailers 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: B.O.B.(r) single and double strollers

Units: About 411,700 in the United States and 27,000 in Canada (357,000 units were recalled in February 2011 due to strangulation hazard posed by canopy drawstring)

Importer: B.O.B. Trailers Inc., of Boise, Idaho

Hazard: The stroller canopy's embroidered logo's backing patch can detach, posing a choking hazard to babies and young children.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received six reports of children mouthing the detached patch. Gagging and choking were reported in two incidents. The backing was removed from the children's mouth without injury. In each of the reported incidents, the children were seated in an infant car seat attached to the stroller.

Description: This recall involves all B.O.B. strollers manufactured between November 1998 and November 2010. Strollers manufactured after October 2006 have a white label affixed to the back of the stroller's leg with the manufacturing date. Strollers with no manufacturing date listed were produced prior to October 2006 and are included in this recall. The strollers were sold in single seat and double-seat models. The BOB(r), Ironman(r) or Stroller Strides(r) brand name is embroidered on the canopy of the strollers.

Sold at: REI, Babies R' Us and other children's product and sporting goods stores nationwide and Amazon.com between November 1998 and October 2011 for between $280 and $600.

Manufactured in: Taiwan and China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers until they remove the embroidery backing patch from the interior of the canopy's logo. Consumers should contact B.O.B. Trailers for instructions on removing the backing.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact B.O.B. Trailers toll-free at (855) 242-2245 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.bobnotices.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=1411

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12006.html

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BUSA Children's Folding Tent

NEWS from CPSC and HC 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission www.cpsc.gov
Health Canada www.hc-sc.gc.ca 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 6, 2011
Release #12-005

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 Children's Folding Tent Due to Laceration and Puncture Hazards

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

Name of Product: BUSA children's folding tent

Units: About 58,000; 51,000 in the United States and 7,000 in Canada

Importer: IKEA North America Service, of Conshohocken, Pa.

Hazard: The steel wire frame of the tent can break, producing sharp wire ends that can protrude through the tent fabric, posing a laceration or puncture hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Three incidents were reported, including one injury.

Description: This recall involves a cube-shaped children's folding tent with model number 90192009. The brand name BUSA and IKEA and the model number are printed on a sewn-in label attached to an interior seam in the tent. The tent frame is made of flat steel wire and the tent material is pale green polyester fabric with turquoise, pink and white trim. The tent's dimensions are: L 28 1/4, W 28 1/4, H 28 1/4.

Sold exclusively at: IKEA stores nationwide from August 2011 through September 2011 for about $8.

Manufactured in: Vietnam

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take it away from children and return it to their nearest IKEA store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the firm's 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=1434

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12005.html

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