2008 Product Recall Guide

October

 

14,000 Casper the Friendly Ghost Halloween Figurines Recalled Due to Lead Hazard

Coyne's & Company Inc. has recalled about 14,000 Casper the Friendly Ghost figurines (sold at gift shops, specialty shops, card shops, and drugstores nationwide from June 2005 through September 2008) after discovering that the figurines contain paint with high levels of lead. The recall involves 3-inch-tall Casper the Friendly Ghost mini-figurines made of resin and paper, sold in mini bags decorated with a spider and web design. The Casper the Friendly Ghost figurines are dressed as Dracula in a red spider bag, a skeleton in a green spider bag, a devil in a purple spider bag, a mummy in an orange spider bag, Casper in a blue spider bag, and Wendy the Witch in a yellow spider bag. The figurines are stamped with "TM & Harvey Ent." "Coyne's & Company" and "CP1030" are printed on a white sticker on the bottom of the bags. Immediately take the figurines away from children and contact Coyne's & Company to receive a full refund or credit. Visit these sites for product descriptions, photos, and more information:

 

1,000 Wooden Toys Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

Earth Friendly has recalled about 1,000 wooden toys (sold at toy specialty stores in Alaska, California, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington from April 2008 through September 2008) after discovering small parts can detach and break from the toy, posing a choking hazard to young children. The recall involves three models of wooden toys: Moee the car, Cubby the stackable bear, and the Bell rattle. The toys are painted in glossy red, orange, green, red, black, and yellow. Immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Earth Friendly to exchange or refund the product. Visit these sites for product descriptions, photos, and more information:

 

57,000 Wireless Guitars Recalled Due to Burn Hazard

Performance Designed Products has recalled about 57,000 wireless guitars (sold at mass merchandisers and specialty retailers nationwide from June 2008 through September 2008) after discovering that a circuit board defect can cause the AA batteries used in the guitar to leak if the batteries are installed incorrectly, posing a risk of chemical burns to consumers. The recall involves the Rage Wireless Guitar controller that is designed to be used with the Nintendo Wii system. The guitar is blue or white, 31 inches long, and contains battery-operated LED-lighted fret buttons that go up the neck of the guitar. Immediately stop using these wireless guitar game controllers and return them to the place where purchased for a full refund. Visit these sites for product descriptions, photos, and more information:

 

35,500 Gaming System Batteries and Recharging Stations Recalled Due to Burn Hazard

LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. has recalled about 35,500 rechargeable batteries and charging stations (sold at department stores and toy stores nationwide and at www.leapfrog.com and other online retailers from July 2008 through October 2008) after discovering that the rechargeable batteries included with the recharging station can overheat if the gaming system is placed into the recharging base upside down, posing a burn hazard to consumers. The recall involves recharging stations that come with two rechargeable batteries, an AC adapter, and a recharging base. The recharging base is white with a green indicator light on the bottom. The recharging station for Didj was sold as item number 30676, which is printed on the box and on the bottom of the recharging base. Immediately stop using the recharging base and the two rechargeable batteries and contact LeapFrog for a full refund. Consumers can continue using the AC adapter connected directly to the Didj handheld. Visit these sites for product descriptions, photos, and more information:

 

1.6 Million Delta Cribs Recalled Due to Infant Deaths

Delta Enterprise Corp. has recalled nearly 1.6 million drop side cribs after two babies suffocated when the drop side detached. The recall includes cribs with two different kinds of broken hardware, including 985,000 "Crib Trigger Lock with Safety Peg" drop side hardware, and 600,000 "Crib Trigger Lock with Spring Peg" drop side hardware.

Although neither of these cribs are currently sold at stores, you should check cribs you already own to make sure they're not included.

Delta's "Crib Trigger Lock with Safety Peg" hardware models were sold from January 1995 to September 2007 at major retailers including Wal-Mart, Kmart, and Target. Model numbers, located on the mattress support board label, include: 4320, 4340, 4500, 4520, 4530, 4532, 4540, 4542, 4550, 4551, 4580, 4600, 4620, 4624 (production dates 01/06 thru 11/07), 4640, 4660, 4720, 4735, 4742, 4750 (production dates 01/95 thru 12/00), 4760, 4770, 4780, 4790, 4820, 4840, 4850, 4860, 4880, 4890, 4892, 4900, 4910, 4920, 4925-2, 4925-6, 4930, 4940, 4943, 4944, 4947, 4948, 4949, 4950, 4958, 4963, 4968, 4969, 4980.

Delta's "Crib Trigger Lock with Spring Peg" hardware models were sold at major retailers from January 2000 to January 2007. Model numbers, located on the mattress support board label, include: 4340, 4343, 4520, 4600, 4620, 4624, 4625, 4629, 4660, 4665, 4720, 4750, 4751, 4850, 4855, 4857, 4880, 4920, 4925-2, 4925-2B, 4925-6, 4980, and 8605.

If you have any of these cribs, stop using them immediately and find an alternative safe place for your child to sleep. Contact Delta to receive a free, easy-to-install repair kit. Call Delta toll-free at 800-816-5304 or visit www.cribrecallcenter.com to order the free repair kit. Once you've repaired the crib with new safety pegs, your child can continue to sleep there. Visit these sites for more information and photos:

 

400 Science Kit Bar Magnets Recalled Due to Lead Hazard

Home Science Tools has recalled about 400 bar magnets (sold through Web retailers and by mail order between May 2008 and September 2008) after discovering that surface paints on the magnets could contain excessive levels of lead. The recall involves Alnico 3-inch-long bar magnets. The magnets are painted red and blue and were originally packaged as a pair or as a component of a science kit. The magnets were sold as item number MG-BAR3AL. Immediately take the recalled magnets away from children and contact Home Science Tools to receive replacement magnets. Visit these sites for product descriptions, photos, and more information:

 

200,000 Toy Boats Recalled Due to Burn Hazard

Dollar General Merchandising Inc. has recalled about 200,000 toy boats (sold at Dollar General stores nationwide from March 2008 through July 2008) after discovering that two battery terminals can come into contact with each other, causing the battery to overheat and posing a burn hazard. The recall involves lightweight plastic toy boats supported by an inflatable hull with "outboard" motors on them. The motor uses two AA batteries. The toy boat measures about 12 inches long by 8 inches wide and comes in various colors and designs. Immediately take the toys away from young children and return them to the store where purchased for a refund or replacement product. Visit these sites for product descriptions, photos, and more information:

 

800 Baby Walkers Recalled Due to Injury Risk

My Way Corp. has recalled about 800 baby walkers (sold at independent discount stores in Puerto Rico from November 2004 through March 2008) after discovering that the walkers can fit through a standard doorway and are not designed to stop at the edge of a step. The recall involves walkers that were sold for babies 6 months and older. The walkers have an activity tray with a steering wheel and other toys and were sold in the following colors: pink, red, green, blue, and ivory. "My Way Corp" is printed on a sticker on the front of the walker. Immediately stop using these walkers and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. Visit this site for product descriptions, photos, and more information:

 

2,000 Convertible Cribs Recalled Due to Suffocation Risk

Playkids USA has recalled about 2,000 convertible cribs (sold at juvenile product retailers in New York from March 2007 through September 2008) after discovering that sides of the convertible crib, which are made of a mesh, can expand, creating a gap between the mattress and the side through which an infant can slip. The recall involves convertible crib/playpen/bassinet/bed with model number PLK-909. "Playkids U.S.A." can be found on the packaging and on a label sewn into the side of the crib. The model number can also be found on the packaging. The convertible cribs have a drop side rail, a stationary side rail, a canopy assembly, and a bassinet. The sides of the convertible crib, the mattress support, the bassinet, the canopy, and the bed skirt are covered in fabric and mesh. The fabric and the mesh come in a variety of colors and patterns. Immediately stop using the recalled convertible cribs and contact Playkids USA to receive a full refund. Visit this site for product descriptions, photos, and more information:

 

12,000 Necklaces, CD Players, and MP3 Players Recalled Due to Lead Hazard

Tween Brands Inc. has recalled about 12,000 necklaces, CD players, and MP3 players (sold at Limited Too and Justice retail stores nationwide, in the Limited Too catalog, and on www.limitedtoo.com from May 2007 through August 2008) after discovering that surface coatings on these products could contain excessive levels of lead. The recall involves a ball and heart necklace with pink beads of varying sizes and a pink heart located in the center; a portable CD player with flowers and dots available in blue and pink; a pink MP3 player with purple, green, blue, yellow, and red hearts; and a light blue MP3 player with a picture of a monkey's face on the front. Immediately take these recalled products away from children and return them to any Limited Too or Justice store for a full refund and a coupon for a 15 percent discount off a future purchase. Visit these sites for product descriptions, photos, and more information:

 

500 Outdoor Playset Gliders Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

Backyard Play Systems has recalled about 500 outdoor playset gliders (sold at Backyard Buildings and More and Lowe's stores nationwide, and online at Costco.com, BettyMills.com, and BackyardBuildings.com from February 2008 through July 2008) after discovering that some of the gliders were shipped with assembly instructions that did not inform consumers to tighten all lock nuts during assembly, which could be potentially unsafe for children. The recall involves outdoor play set gliders designed to hang from home play equipment. The green plastic gliders were sold as an accessory to home play equipment marketed under the brand names Heartland Play Systems, Yardline Play Systems, and Backyard Play Systems. Immediately stop using the gliders until all lock nuts are securely fastened. Visit these sites for product descriptions, photos, and more information:

 

11,000 Girls' Sandals Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

Rack Room Shoes Inc. has recalled about 11,000 girls' sandals (sold at Rack Room Shoes stores nationwide from February 2008 through June 2008) after discovering that the ornamental flowers on the sandals can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. The recalled sandals are leather with attached leather flowers and were sold under the Kids Feet name. The sandals are white or white with pink soles and were sold in girls' sizes 5 through 12. Immediately take the recalled sandals away from children and return them to the store where purchased for a refund or store credit. Visit these sites for product descriptions, photos, and more information:

 

330,000 Nerf Guns Recalled Due to Injury Hazard

Hasbro Inc. has recalled about 330,000 Nerf guns (sold at Wal-Mart, Target, Toys "R" Us, discount stores, and toy stores nationwide from November 2007 through August 2008) after discovering that the gun's plunger can pull the user's skin during firing of the toy blaster, resulting in injury to the face, neck, and/or chest. The recalled Nerf N-Strike Recon CS-6 Blasters are for children age 6 and up. The toy blaster is yellow with a black handle and orange plunger, trigger, and reload clip. The word "NERF" in black lettering is on both sides of the blaster and the word "ARMED" is indented on the orange plunger. "RECON CS-6" is on the gray cocking mechanism. There are five interchangeable parts including the shoulder stock, the flip-up sight, barrel extension, quick reload clip, and dual-mode light beam. Model number 63552 and UPC codes 653569272021 and 653569311218 can be found on the packaging. Immediately take the recalled toy blasters away from children and contact Hasbro for a free cylindrical cover to prevent additional injuries. Visit these sites for product descriptions, photos, and more information:

 

200 Toy Boats Recalled Due to Lead Hazard

Buzz's Boatyard has recalled about 200 toy boats (sold at dollar and discount stores nationwide from May 2008 through August 2008) after discovering that the paint on the boats contains an excess level of lead. This recall includes two models of tin Pop Pop toy boats: the 13-inch "Titanic" and the "Hut" Pop Pop boats. Immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Buzz's Boatyard for a refund or an exchange. Visit these sites for product descriptions, photos, and more information:

 

1,200 Youth ATVs Recalled Due to Shutoff Switch Defect

BRP U.S. Inc. has recalled about 1,200 youth all-terrain vehicles (sold at authorized Can-Am dealers nationwide from August 2007 through September 2008) after discovering that the shutoff switch can fail to disable the engine. Model Year 2008-2009 Can-Am DS 90 X ATVs. The model name can be located on the side panels. The ATV is black with yellow and orange trim. Immediately stop children from using these vehicles and contact any Can-Am dealer to schedule a free repair. Visit these sites for product descriptions, photos, and more information:

 

35 Lawn Dart Games Recalled Due to Puncture Risk

John Jaques & Son Ltd. has recalled about 35 lawn dart games (sold at Kensington Trading Company online and Hammacher Schlemmer online from March 2006 through July 2008) after discovering that darts in the games pose a puncture hazard to young children. The recalled lawn dart game includes four projectiles, each consisting of a 14-3/4-inch bamboo shaft, four fins, and a wooden tip. Immediately stop young children from playing with the recalled games and contact the John Jaques & Son Ltd. to receive a refund. Visit these sites for product descriptions, photos, and more information:

 

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