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Recalls

Filed under: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission — Ada at 7:51 pm on Tuesday, June 24, 2008
© Copyright Ada Kanu 2014

Important recalls for parents

Nordstrom Recalls Girls’ Sandals Due to Choking Hazard

Jardine Cribs Sold by Babies”R”Us Recalled Due to Entrapment and Strangulation Hazard

Two important recalls

Filed under: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission — Ada at 4:25 pm on Tuesday, February 19, 2008
© Copyright Ada Kanu 2014

As a mom of young children who are fanatics about anything Cinderella or Spiderman, the CPSC has released a new recall on;

Cinderella Battery-Powered Toy Cars Recalled by Dumar International
USA Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Spiderman Water Bottles Sold Exclusively at Sears Recalled by Fast
Forward Due to Choking Hazard

To see this release on CPSC’s web site, including a picture of the
recalled product, please go to their website here

CPSC recall

Filed under: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission — Ada at 9:11 am on Wednesday, December 12, 2007
© Copyright Ada Kanu 2014

Stokke Announces Recall of Certain Xplory(r) Strollers Due to Front Wheel Detachment

CPSC recall

Filed under: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission — Ada at 3:43 am on Monday, June 18, 2007
© Copyright Ada Kanu 2014

U.S. Toy Co. Recalls More Children’s Butterfly Necklaces Due to Lead
Poisoning

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 Butterfly Necklaces

Units: About 113, 800 (an additional 29, 000 necklaces were recalled in
December 2006)

Importer: U.S. Toy Co. Inc., of Grandview, MO.

Hazard: The pendant on the necklace contains high levels of lead. Lead
is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health
effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled necklaces have pendants shaped as butterflies
that are painted in various colors. The pendants hang from a black cord.
The necklace’s package is blue cardboard with images of flowers and
butterflies and the words “Butterfly Necklace” printed on the front and
“Item#JA298″ on the back.

Sold at: U.S. Toy Company retail stores and children’s and small
discount stores nationwide and online at www.ustoy.com from August 2006
through December 2006 for about $5 per dozen.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take this jewelry away from
children. Consumers should return the recalled jewelry to the store
where purchased for a free replacement product, or contact U.S. Toy
Company for information on returning recalled necklaces purchased on the
Web site.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact U.S. Toy Company
at (800) 832-0224 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, Monday through
Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.ustoy.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/prhtml07/07082.html

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 18, 2007
Release #07-083

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

Target Recalls Baby Rattles and Ornaments for Choking Hazard

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

Units: About 460,000

Manufacturer: Target, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: Small parts on the plush rattles and frame ornaments can break
or detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. Additionally, the
rattles’ plastic ring can break and expose sharp points.

Incidents/Injuries: Target has received 11 reports of the pompoms, eyes,
nose and bows detaching from rattles and frame ornaments, including one
report of a baby mouthing a detached part. No injuries have been
reported.

Description: This recall involves plush rattles and frame ornaments sold
in the “See. Spot. Save.” department of Target stores. The two styles of
rattles include a pink bear and a green moose. The plush animals either
have a rattle inside or a plastic ring attached. The photo frame
ornaments are a pink bear or green moose holding either a square or
heart-shaped frame.

Sold at: Target stores exclusively nationwide from November 2006 through
December 2006 for $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the rattles and photo frames
immediately and return them to the nearest Target store for a Target
GiftCard worth the value of the returned item plus applicable sales tax.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680
between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit Target’s
Web site 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/prhtml07/07083.html

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 18, 2007
Release #07-084

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 445-1312
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Graco Children’s Products Inc. Recalls to Repair Contempo Highchairs Due
to Collapse Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall to repair the following consumer product.

Name of Product: Graco Contempo Highchairs

Units: About 100,000

Manufacturer: Graco Children’s Products Inc., of Exton, Pa.

Hazard: The highchair can collapse if it is not fully opened and locked
into place from the storage position prior to use. If the highchair
collapses, a child occupying the highchair can be injured.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 18 reports of the highchair
collapsing. There has been one report of an 18 month old male who
suffered a bruise on his foot. Additionally, there have been two reports
of the highchair collapsing outside of the United States.

Description: The Contempo highchairs have an “A” frame design. The
highchairs feature six height adjustment positions and three recline
positions. The recalled highchairs have model numbers that begin with
3800, 3803, 3804, 3805, 3810 and 3811 followed by a three letter fashion
code. Model numbers included in the recall include: 3800COU, 3800DRB,
3800FMT, 3800GGG, 3800GRM, 3800HEM, 3800JEN, 3800LEG, 3800MNS, 3800OWD,
3800SND, 3800TFE, 3800RIT, 3803HRL, 3804CNR, 3805BDA, 3810PEW, 3810PST
and 3811PST. The highchairs were manufactured from October 27, 2005
through November 22, 2006. The model number and manufacturing date are
printed underneath the snack tray of these highchairs.

Sold by: Babies “R” Us, Toys “R” Us, Target, Target.com, Wal-Mart,
Wal-Mart.com, Burlington Coat Factory, Shopko, AAFES, USA Baby and
various specialty retailers nationwide from December 2005 through
December 2006 for between $100 and $130.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should contact the firm to obtain instructions on how
to receive a free repair kit. Consumers can continue to use the
highchair until the repair kit is received but must make sure it is
fully opened first. Consumers should open the highchair until they hear
a “click” which indicates the hub is locked into place.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Graco toll-free at (877)
445-1312 anytime or go to the firm’s Web site at www.gracobaby.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/prhtml07/07084.html

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 18, 2007
Release #07-085 Firm’s

Recall Hotline: (866) 775-0265
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Geometix International LLC Recalls MagneBlocks Toys, Ingested Magnets
Pose Aspiration and Intestinal 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: MagneBlocks Magnetic Construction Toys

Units: About 40,000 sets

Distributor: Geometix International LLC, of Brookfield, Conn.

Hazard: Tiny magnets inside the building pieces can fall out. 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 perforation or blockage, which can be fatal.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of one incident where a magnet
became loose. No injuries have been reported.

Description: All types of MagneBlocks(tm) construction sets are included
in this recall. The sets contain six or more plastic building pieces and
six or more 1/2-inch diameter steel balls. Some sets include steel rods.
The building pieces are various colors and are shaped in 1 1/2-inch
cubes and three-, four-, and five-sided pyramids. The plastic building
pieces have “MagneBlocks(tm)” imprinted on them.

Sold at: Discount department and toy stores and Web sites, and other toy
and arts and crafts stores nationwide. The MagneBlocks(tm) magnetic
building sets were sold from January 2004 through November 2006 for
between $20 and $120, depending on the size of the set. Sets currently
for sale have improved warning labels.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: CPSC recommends children under 6 years of age not play with toys
containing magnets. If a magnet comes out of one of the blocks in these
sets, immediately remove the block from the set and send it to Geometrix
International for a free replacement block.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Geometix
International at (866) 775-0265 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday
through Friday, or visit Geometix International’s Web site at
www.magneblocks.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/prhtml07/07085.html

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting
the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more
than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction.
Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents
cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed
to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire,
electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The
CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys,
cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals -
contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of
deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30
years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s
hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or
visit CPSC’s web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. To join a CPSC email
subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.asp. Consumers can
obtain this release and recall information at CPSC’s Web site at
www.cpsc.gov.
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CPSC recall

Filed under: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission — Ada at 11:23 am on Thursday, February 15, 2007
© Copyright Ada Kanu 2014

1. Fisher-Price Recalls “Laugh and Learn” Bunny Toys Due to Choking
Hazard
2. Jazwares Inc. Recalls Link-N-Lite(tm) Magnetic Puzzles, Ingested
Magnets Pose Aspiration and Intestinal Hazards

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 15, 2007
Release #07-105

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 447-5003
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Fisher-Price Recalls “Laugh and Learn” Bunny Toys Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: “Laugh and Learn” Learning Bunny Toys

Units: About 500,000 (an additional 700,000 were sold worldwide)

Importer: Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y.

Hazard: The pink pompom nose can detach, posing a choking hazard to
young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the Laugh and Learn Learning Bunny
that measures about 10-inches tall. The yellow bunny with one green and
one orange ear has musical and counting sound effects. The words, “Laugh
and Learn” are printed on the bunny’s shirt. Product numbers involved in
the recall are: K0468, K2960, K2961, K2962, K2963, K2964, K2965, K3440,
K6898, K7884, L0327, and K5862. The product numbers are located on the
fabric tag sewn to the body of the bunny. Only bunnies with three
dimensional pompom noses are included in this recall. Bunnies with flat
or embroidered noses are not subject to this recall.

Sold at: Discount department stores and toy stores nationwide May 2006
through December 2006 for about $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these recalled toys away from
children and contact Fisher-Price to arrange for the return of the bunny
to receive a voucher for a replacement toy of the customer’s choice.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fisher-Price at
(866) 447-5003 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at
http://www.service.mattel.com

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the
recalled product, please go to:
https://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07105.html

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 15, 2007
Release #07-106

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 370-1827
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Jazwares Inc. Recalls Link-N-Lite(tm) Magnetic Puzzles, Ingested Magnets
Pose Aspiration and Intestinal 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: Link-N-Lite(tm) Magnetic Light-Up Puzzles

Units: About 30,000

Importer: Jazwares, Inc. of Sunrise, Fla.

Hazard: Small magnets used to connect the puzzle pieces can fall out.
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 perforation or blockage, which can be fatal.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received reports of nine incidents
where magnets became loose from these puzzles. No injuries have been
reported.

Description: The recalled Link-N-Lite(tm) Magnetic Light-Up Puzzle,
which is a double-sided plastic magnetic puzzle for ages 3 and up, has
two designs. The Disney-brand puzzle shows the Disney Princesses on the
front and Ariel, from The Little Mermaid, on the back. The Marvel-brand
puzzle shows “Spider-Man & Friends” on both sides. Each puzzle measures
8 inches by 10.5 inches, contains nine pieces with four or six magnets
per piece, and lights-up when all pieces are in place. A 9-volt battery
is placed in the center bottom piece that contains a battery case.

Sold at: Target and Kohl’s stores nationwide and on Amazon.com from June
2006 through January 2007 for about $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the puzzles and contact
Jazwares for a free replacement toy that does not contain magnets.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Jazwares Inc. at
(800) 370-1827 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or
visit Jazwares’ Web site at www.jazwares.com

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the
recalled product, please go to:
https://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07106.html

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting
the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more
than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction.
Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents
cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed
to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire,
electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The
CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys,
cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals -
contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of
deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30
years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s
hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or
visit CPSC’s web site at https://www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. To join a CPSC email
subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.asp. Consumers can
obtain this release and recall information at CPSC’s Web site at
www.cpsc.gov.

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