2008 Product Recall Guide

November

365,000 Dive Sticks Recalled Due to Impalement Hazard

Target has recalled about 365,000 pool dive sticks (sold at Target stores nationwide from April 2008 through August 2008) after discovering that the dive sticks could remain in an upright position, posing an impalement hazard to young children. The recall involves dive sticks that were sold in a bundle of three in multiple colors: light blue, aqua green, fluorescent yellow, royal blue, and red. The tag accompanying the dive sticks contains "Dive Toys" or "Diving Game" and has a white "small parts" warning label in the upper right corner. The words "Made in China" are printed in the lower right corner. Immediately take the recalled dive sticks away from young children and return them to any Target store for a full refund. Visit these sites for product descriptions, photos, and more information:

670,000 Ikea Roman Blinds Recalled Due to Strangulation Risk

IKEA Home Furnishings has recalled about 670,000 Roman blinds (sold at IKEA stores nationwide from July 2005 through June 2008) after discovering that a child could be strangled if he places his or her neck in an exposed inner cord on the backside of the blinds. The recall involves all sizes of IRIS and ALVINE Roman Blinds in white. The blinds have a sewn-in label at the top edge of the blind with the IKEA logotype, article name (IRIS or ALVINE), 5-digit supplier number 19799 or 21369, 4-digit date stamp (YYWW) and the words "Made in India." On the bottom edge of the blind there is a sewn-in orange/white safety warning label. Immediately stop using the recalled blinds and return them to any IKEA store to obtain a full refund. Visit these sites for product descriptions, photos, and more information:

7,300 Window Blinds Recalled Due to Strangulation Risk

Green Mountain Vista has recalled about 7,300 blinds (sold at Country Curtains, Plow & Hearth, The Linen Source, Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, Ann & Hope, The Sportsman?s Guide, Target.com, The Curtain Shop of Maine, and Solutions Catalog from June 2005 through September 2008) after discovering that when the blinds? looped beaded cord becomes loose, there is a risk of strangulation to children. The recall involves all insulated black-out roller shades (colors: white, cream, harvest, light sage) and insulated Roman shades sizes 48, 60, and 72 (colors: white, natural, sage, sienna, blue, goldenrod, mahogany, terracotta). The shades have RN number 107875 printed on the care label of the shade and identify the manufacturer on the "Installation and Care Instructions." Immediately check the blinds to see if the tension device is attached. If not attached, immediately stop using the window coverings and contact Green Mountain Vista Inc. to receive a free repair kit. Visit these sites for product descriptions, photos, and more information:

500 Bead Maze Toys Recalled Due to Laceration Hazard

ImagiPLAY has recalled about 500 bead maze toys (sold at toy retailers nationwide from August 2008 through October 2008) after discovering that the trees can detach, exposing a metal screw, which could pose a laceration hazard to young children. The recall involves painted wooden toys with beads that slide on a curved metal track. The product was sold in three styles: the Apple Tree Bead Maze, the Cactus Tree Bead Maze, and the Palm Tree Bead Maze. Immediately take the recalled toys away from children and return them to the retail store where purchased for a full refund. Visit these sites for product descriptions, photos, and more information:

1,500 Hooded Jackets Recalled Due to Strangulation Risk

R&D International has recalled about 1,500 hooded jackets (sold at specialty children's stores nationwide from April 2004 through September 2007) after discovering that the jackets have drawstrings in the hood and waist, which pose a strangulation and entanglement risk for children. The recall involves cotton knit and woven hooded jackets that have a drawstring through the hood and waist. They were sold in sizes 12 months through size 10 in a variety of solid colors and prints. "Young Colors" is sewn into the jacket tag located at the neck. Immediately remove the drawstrings from the jacket to eliminate the safety hazard. Visit these sites for product descriptions, photos, and more information:

18,000 Toy Trains Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

JA-RU Inc. has recalled about 18,000 toy trains (sold at various wholesalers and retailers nationwide from March 2007 through October 2008) after discovering that they contain small parts that can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. The recall involves My Little Train Classics wooden toy trains that are available in two styles: one with a yellow cab, blue body, and six red wheels, and the other with a blue cab, red boiler, wooden base, and four black wheels. The item #5293 is the same for both styles and is located in the lower left hand corner on the front of the package. Immediately take the toy train away from children and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Visit this site for product descriptions, photos, and more information:

130 Pool Dive Sticks Recalled Due to Injury Risk

Modell's Sporting Goods has recalled about 130 Coral Swim 'N Score Pool Stix (sold at Modell's Sporting Goods stores nationwide from August 1999 to October 2008) after discovering that children can fall or land on these dive sticks in shallow water and suffer injuries. The recalled Pool Stix are weighted plastic tubes that stand upright when tossed into water. The sticks are about 8 inches long and were sold in packs of 6 in various colors. The UPC (#4969382814) is printed on the product's packaging. Visit these sites for product descriptions, photos, and more information:

8,000 Two-Way Radios Recalled Due to Burn Risk

Cobra Electronics has recalled about 8,000 two-way radios (sold at Toys "R" Us Stores nationwide from August 2008 through September 2008) after discovering that the rechargeable batteries in the radios can leak, posing a chemical burn hazard. The recall involves two-way radios with the 300 mah "CEL" batteries. The walkie-talkie style radios are made of pink plastic and come in purple packaging. Product number PR191-2VP is located on the front of the packaging and on the label inside the battery compartment. The batteries are standard AAA Nickle Metal Hydride battery cells with a black wrapper with the battery name 300 mah (CEL) with the date code (TF or RF) on the battery itself. Visit these sites for product descriptions, photos, and more information:

12,000 Infants' Mylicon Gas Relief Dye Free Drops Recalled Due to Metal Fragment Risk

Johnson & Johnson has recalled about 12,000 Infants' Mylicon Gas Relief Dye Free Drops non-staining sold in 1-ounce plastic bottle (sold over-the-counter, in retail stores and pharmacies after October 5, 2008) after discovering that the bottles could contain metal fragments. The recall involves two lots of anti-gas drops that are used to relieve the discomfort of infant gas. The lot numbers are #SMF007 and #SMF008. Lot numbers are on the bottom of the product's box and also on the lower left side of the sticker on the product bottle. Immediately stop using the product and contact the company for instructions regarding how to dispose of the product and request a replacement or refund.

Though the company says serious side effects are unlikely, parents who have given the product to their infant and are concerned should contact their healthcare provider immediately. The recall does not affect any Original Infants' Mylicon Gas Relief products (1/2-ounce or 1-ounce size) or Infants' Mylicon Gas Relief Dye Free Drops non-staining (1/2-ounce size).

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144 Toy Xylophones Recalled Due to Lead Hazard

King Import Warehouse has recalled about 144 toy xylophones (sold at Dollar Zone "Giant", Sam 99 Cent Store, and 99 Cents Mart in Texas from December 2007 through February 2008) after discovering that the toy xylophones contain paint with high levels of lead. The recall involves miniature toy xylophones with item number KW20119. The toy xylophone measures about 12 inches long by 5 inches wide. It has a lavender frame, a lavender mallet, and four bars which are orange, yellow, green, and white. The item number can be found on the packaging. Immediately take this toy away from children and return it to a Dollar Zone "Giant", Sam 99 Cent Store, or 99 Cents Mart in Texas for a replacement toy. Visit this site for product descriptions, photos, and more information:

2,100 Toy TVs Recalled Due to Lead Hazard

OKK Trading has recalled about 2,100 TV toys (sold at OKK Trading's Web site at www.okktoys.com from July 2008 through September 2008) after discovering that the surface coating on the toy television could contain excessive levels of lead. The recall involves plastic TV toys that have a microphone and are powered by 2 AA size batteries. There is a "TV Painting Board" sticker label on the front panel and carrying handle of the toy. Immediately take this toy away from children and contact OKK Trading for a refund or an exchange. Visit these sites for product descriptions, photos, and more information:

67,000 Necklace Sets Recalled Due to Lead Hazard

Claire's Boutiques Inc. has recalled about 67,000 necklace sets (sold at Claire's stores nationwide from April 2007 through August 2008) after discovering that the necklaces contain high levels of lead. The recall involves a set of two necklaces that have a silver-colored metal bead type chain and a lobster-claw clasp. One of the necklaces has a single, metal pendant with the word "Best" attached to a black, yin metal pendant. The other necklace has the word "Friends" attached to a white, yang metal pendant. Immediately take this necklace away from children and return it to any Claire's store for a full refund. Visit these sites for product descriptions, photos, and more information:

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