2008 Product Recall Guide

May

 

70,000 Children's Jewelry Sets Recalled Due to Lead

QuinCrafts has recalled about 70,000 Makit & Bakit Jewelry Sets and Suncatcher Sets (sold at AC Moore, CVS, LTD Commodities, Marshall's/TJ Maxx, Michaels Corp., and other toy and independent craft supply stores nationwide from August 2007 through March 2008) after discovering that the clasps on some of the jewelry contain high levels of lead. Take the recalled jewelry away from young children immediately and contact QuinCrafts for a replacement jewelry set. Visit these sites for product descriptions, item numbers, photos, and more information:

 

152,000 Remote-Controlled Helicopter Toys Recalled Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

TWIE, also known as Tradewinds International Enterprises Inc., has recalled about 152,000 "Sky Champion" Wireless Indoor Helicopters (sold exclusively at Walgreens stores nationwide from June 2007 through November 2007) after discovering that the rechargeable battery contained inside the helicopter can catch fire, igniting the helicopter and nearby combustible materials. This hazard poses a fire hazard and a burn hazard to consumers. Stop all use of this product immediately and contact TWIE for a full refund. Walgreens will not accept returns or provide a refund. Visit this site for product descriptions, style numbers, photos, and more information:

 

1 Million Little Tikes Toy Cell Phones Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

Kids Station Toys International Ltd. has recalled about 1 million Little Tikes Chit 'N Chat Toy Cell Phones (sold at department stores, juvenile product stores, and drugstores nationwide from June 2006 through March 2008) after discovering that the hinge cover on the toy cell phone can detach from the phone, posing a choking hazard to young children. Products with a visible screw on the hinge are not included in the recall. Take the recalled toys away from children immediately and contact Kids Station for instructions on obtaining a free replacement. Visit these sites for product descriptions, model numbers, photos, and more information:

 

300 Hooded Fleece Sweatshirts Recalled Due to Strangulation Hazard

Adio Footwear has recalled about 300 Boys' Hooded Zip Fleece Sweatshirts (sold at Tilly's and Bob's stores nationwide from October 2007 through December 2007) after discovering that the garments have a drawstring through the hood, which poses a strangulation hazard to young children. Remove the drawstrings immediately to eliminate the hazard and return the item to the place of purchase or to Adio Footwear for a full refund. Visit these sites for product description, style number, photos, and more information:

 

300 Horse Toys Recalled Due to Lead

Toy Investments Inc. has recalled about 300 Floppy Friends Horse Toys (sold at hobby stores, gas stations, gift shops, and toy stores nationwide from February 2008 through April 2008) after discovering that paint on the toy horse contains excessive levels of lead. Take recalled toys away from children immediately and return to the store where purchased for a full refund. Visit these sites for product descriptions, photos, and more information:

 

8,000 Tinker Bell Wands Recalled Due to Lead

Disney Store has recalled about 8,000 Tinker Bell Wands (sold at Disney stores nationwide from April 2007 through October 2007) after discovering that the paint on the beads in the flowers on the wands contains excessive levels of lead. Take recalled toys away from children immediately and return them to any Disney Store for a full refund. Visit these sites for product description, photos, and more information:

 

6,500 Shaker Instruments Recalled Due to Lead

Antigua Winds Inc. has recalled about 6,500 Basic Beat Shaker Guiro Instruments (sold by West Music retail stores in Iowa and Illinois, in West Music's catalog and on their Web site, www.westmusic.com, at West Music booths at conventions and workshops, and in Music Together's Catalog and on their Web site, www.musictogether.com, nationwide from November 2001 through March 2008) after discovering that paint on the shaker instrument contains excessive levels of lead. Take the recalled instruments away from children immediately and contact West Music to arrange to receive a replacement instrument. Visit this site for product description, item numbers, photos, and more information:

 

4,100 Disney Sleeping Bags Recalled Due to Lead

Disney Store has recalled about 4,100 Pirates of the Caribbean Sleeping Bags (sold at Disney stores nationwide from April 2007 through October 2007) after discovering that paint on the sleeping bag's zipper pull contains excessive levels of lead. The recall includes sleeping bags with a cartoon pirate design of Davy Jones and Jack Sparrow on the front. Take the recalled sleeping bags away from children immediately and return them to any Disney Store for a full refund. Visit these sites for product descriptions, style numbers, photos, and more information:

 

74,000 Children's Animal Blankets Recalled Due to Strangulation Hazard

Douglas Co. has recalled about 74,000 Lil' Snugglers Children's Blankets (sold at specialty stores nationwide and online from April 2005 through December 2007) after discovering that the blanket's satin edge can detach, posing a strangulation hazard. The recalled blankets are 14 inches square with a stuffed toy animal head sewn in the middle. Take the recalled items away from children immediately and return them to Douglas for a free replacement or credit toward another item of equal value. Visit these sites for product description, style numbers, photos, and more information:

 

6,000 Little Rider Toys Recalled Due to Lead

Master Toys & Novelties Inc. has recalled about 6,000 Cowboy on a Horse Little Rider Toys (sold at dollar and discount stores nationwide from April 2007 through January 2008) after discovering that paint on the shoe and pants of the cowboy rider contains excessive levels of lead. Take the toys away from children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. Visit these sites for product description, model numbers and UPC codes, photos, and more information:

 

7,000 Infant Rattles Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

Manhattan Group LLC has recalled about 7,000 Tumble Tower Infant Rattles (sold at gift and specialty stores nationwide, in mail order catalogs, and on the Internet from September 2007 through April 2008) after discovering that the blue plastic end caps of the rattle can break, exposing small parts that pose a choking hazard to young children. Take the toys away from kids and return them to the store for a refund, or contact Manhattan Group to exchange the rattles for another toy. Visit these sites for product description, photos, and more information:

 

6,000 Girl's Corduroy Jackets Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

Maran Inc. has recalled about 6,000 Squeeze Kids Girl's Corduroy Jackets (sold exclusively at TJ Maxx retail stores nationwide during January 2007) after discovering that the jacket has a drawstring through the hood, which poses a strangulation hazard to children. Remove the drawstring from the hood to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to the place where purchased or to Maran Inc. to receive a refund. Visit these sites for style numbers, product descriptions, photos, and more information:

 

5,000 Baby Bottle and Food Warmers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Munchkin Inc. has recalled about 5,000 Deluxe Bottle and Food Warmers (sold at various retailers nationwide and in the company's catalog from June 2007 through April 2008) after discovering that the bottle and food warmers can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Stop using the bottle and food warmers (part of a set with lot number TP-1487 that also includes a main basket, lift-out basket, adapter ring, and measuring cup) immediately and contact Munchkin for a free replacement. Visit these sites for product descriptions, part numbers, photos, and more information:

 

17,300 Playground Swing Sets Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

Playworld Systems Inc. has recalled about 17,300 Playground Swing Sets (sold to daycare centers and children's learning centers by authorized dealers nationwide from January 2007 through February 2008) after discovering that the clevis bearing on the swing set can wear, causing the swing to detach and the user to fall. Remove the swing from the swing set immediately and do not use until a free repair kit is installed. The company has sent direct mail notices to consumers -- if you're concerned, check with your child's school to make sure the playground equipment is safe. Visit these sites for product descriptions, part numbers, photos, and additional information:

 

84,000 Children's Storage Bins Recalled Due to Lead

L G Sourcing, Inc. has recalled about 84,000 Children's Storage Bins (sold at Lowe's retail outlets nationwide from March 2007 through February 2008) after discovering that paint on the bins could contain excessive levels of lead. Take the recalled storage bins (sold in pastel green and pastel pink) away from children immediately and return them to any Lowe's store for a full refund. Please visit these sites for product description, item numbers, photos, and more information:

 

71,000 Nintendo Lapel Pins Recalled Due to Lead

Nintendo of America Inc. has recalled about 71,000 Character-Themed Lapel Pins (sold at Nintendo stores in Redmond, Washington, and New York, New York, between April 2004 and November 2007) after discovering that paint on the pins contains high levels of lead. Take the lapel pins away from children immediately and contact Nintendo to receive a free replacement pin. Please visit these sites for product descriptions, photos, and more information:

 

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