2008 Product Recall Guide

March

 

198,000 Toy Puzzle Vehicle Sets Recalled Due to Lead

Merchant Media Corp. has recalled about 198,000 Toy Puzzle Vehicle Sets (sold exclusively by QVC televised shopping programs, Web site, toll-free number, and studio store from September 2002 through December 2007) after discovering that the paint on the puzzle pieces and components contain excessive levels of lead. Take the toy puzzle sets away from children immediately and return them to QVC for a full refund. Visit these sites for item numbers, photos, and more information:

 

90,000 Journals and Calendars Recalled Due to Lead

Galison/Mudpuppy has recalled about 90,000 Wire-O Bound Journals and Calendars (sold at specialty and gift stores across the country and online from August 2003 through December 2007) after discovering that the metal spiral bindings of the journals contained excessive levels of lead. Remove the back cover of the calendars and journals with the ISBN barcode number before discarding them; contact Galison for instructions on returning the back cover for a refund. Visit these sites for ISBN style numbers, photos, and more information:

 

1.1 Million Pre-School Magnetic Toys Recalled Due to Dangerous Magnets

MEGA Brands America Inc. has recalled about 1.1 million Magtastik and Magnetix Jr. Pre-school Magnetic Toys (sold at Wal-Mart, Target, Toys "R" Us, Kmart and other toy stores nationwide from January 2005 through December 2007) after discovering the magnets in the small flexible parts of the animals, vehicles and building sets can detach; if swallowed by young children, the magnets can attract each other internally and cause dangerous intestinal perforations or blockages. Stop using the toys immediately and return them to MEGA Brands for a free replacement toy. Visit these sites for model numbers, photos, and more information:

 

1.3 Million MagnaMan Magnetic Action Figures Recalled Due to Dangerous Magnets

MEGA Brands America Inc. has recalled about 1.3 million MagnaMan Magnetic Toy Figures (sold at Wal-Mart, Target, Toys "R" Us, Kmart and other toy stores nationwide from January 2005 through December 2007) after discovering the small magnets inside the figures can detach; if swallowed by young children, the magnets can attract each other internally and cause dangerous intestinal perforations or blockages. Stop using the toys immediately and return them to MEGA Brands for a free replacement toy. Visit these sites for model numbers, photos, and more information:

 

7,000 Magnetic Construction Sets Recalled Due to Dangerous Magnets

Battat Inc. has recalled about 7,000 Battat Magnabild Magnetic Building Toys and Sets (sold online and at various retailers nationwide from July 2005 through February 2008) after discovering the small magnets inside the building pieces can fall out; if swallowed by young children, the magnets can attract each other internally and cause dangerous intestinal perforations or blockages. Take the magnetic construction set away from children immediately and contact Battat to return it and receive a free replacement product. Visit these sites for item numbers, photos, and more information:

 

125,000 other Battat Magnabild Building Systems were recalled on January 23, 2008.

 

22,000 Toy Sundae Sets Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

Battat Inc. has recalled about 22,000 Play Wonder Toy Sundae Sets (sold exclusively at Target Stores nationwide from December 2006 through December 2007) after discovering that the wooden cherries on top of the toy sundae pose a choking hazard to young children. Take the toy sundae sets away from children and return them to any Target store for a full refund. Visit the following sites for model numbers, photos, and more information:

 

5,000 Toy Airplanes, Cars, and Motorcycles Recalled Due to Lead

S.U. Wholesale Inc. has recalled about 5,000 X Force Commander Toy Airplanes and Super Famous Toy Cars and Motorcycles (sold at Dollar Stores nationwide from September 2006 through November 2007) after discovering that the toys contain excessive levels of lead. Take these toys away from children and return to them to the store for a refund. Visit the following site for item numbers, photos, and more information:

 

700 Children's Hooded Sweatshirts Recalled Due to Strangulation Hazard

Urgent Gear Inc. has recalled about 700 Micros Boys' Hooded Jackets (sold exclusively at Nordstrom stores nationwide from November 2007 through December 2007) after discovering that the drawstring through the hood poses a strangulation hazard to children. Remove the drawstrings immediately or return the sweatshirts to Nordstrom or to Urgent Gear for a full refund. Visit the following sites for style numbers, photos, and more information:

 

1,200 Ellaroo Infant Sling Carriers Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

Ellaroo LLC has recalled about 1,200 Ring Sling Baby Carriers (sold at children's and department stores nationwide and online, including BabiesRUs.com, from June 2007 through February 2008) after discovering that the aluminum rings on the sling carriers can bend or break, causing the fabric to slip through the rings and infants to fall out of the carrier. Stop using the sling carriers immediately and contact Ellaroo for instructions on returning the carriers for a repair or replacement Ring Sling. Visit the following sites for item numbers, photos, and more information:

 

20,000 Infantino Infant Rattles Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

Infantino LLC has recalled about 20,000 Infantino Lamb Grabby Rattles (sold at Wal-Mart, Babies "R" Us, and other specialty stores nationwide from September 2007 through February 2008) after discovering that the tail-piece on the rattles can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants. Take the rattles away from children immediately and contact Infantino for a replacement rattle or a product of equal value. Visit the following sites for batch codes, photos, and more information:

 

4,800 Girls' Hooded Sweatshirts Recalled Due to Strangulation Hazard

Rebelette International Trading Corp. has recalled about 4,800 girls' hooded sweatshirts (sold at Marshalls Stores and specialty children's clothing retailers nationwide from July 2007 through September 2007) after discovering that the drawstring through the hood poses a strangulation hazard to children. Remove the drawstrings immediately or return the sweatshirt to the store or to Rebelette International for a full refund. Visit the following site for photos and more information:

 

67,000 Car Seats Recalled Due to Safety Hazard

Combi USA, Inc. has voluntarily recalled about 67,000 Centre, Centre ARB, and Shuttle seats and travel systems (manufactured from October 2005 through December 2007) after discovering the car seat could potentially become separated from its base in high-impact side collisions. Stop using the car seat base immediately (look at the instruction manual to see how to safely install the car seat without the base) and contact Combi for a free retrofit kit to repair the problem. Visit the following site for model numbers and more information:

 

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