BABY ITEM Recall!

Nap Nanny

Baby Matters Recalls Nap Nanny® Recliners Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards; One Infant Death Reported

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Baby Matters LLC, of Berwyn, Pa., is announcing the voluntary recall of 30,000 Nap Nanny® portable baby recliners. CPSC is investigating a report of a 4-month-old girl from Royal Oak, Mich. who died in a Nap Nanny® that was being used in a crib. According to preliminary reports, the infant was in her harness and found hanging over the side of the product, caught between the Nap Nanny® and the crib bumper.

CPSC and Baby Matters are aware of one other incident in which an infant became entrapped when the Nap Nanny® was used in a crib, contrary to the product instructions. In that incident, the infant fell over the side of the Nap Nanny®, despite being harnessed in, and was caught between the baby recliner and the side of the crib. The infant sustained a cut to the forehead.

CPSC and the firm have received 22 reports of infants, primarily younger than 5-months-old, hanging or falling out over the side of the Nap Nanny® despite most of the infants being placed in the harness. One infant received a bruise as a result of hanging over the side of the product.

Infants can partially fall or hang over the side of the Nap Nanny® even while the harness is in use. This situation can be worse if the Velcro™ straps, located inside the Nap Nanny® cover are not properly attached to the “D”-rings located on the foam, or if consumers are using the first generation model Nap Nanny® that was sold without “D”-rings.

In addition, if the Nap Nanny® is placed inside a crib, play yard or other confined area, which is not a recommended use, the infant can fall or hang over of the side of the Nap Nanny® and become entrapped between the crib side and the Nap Nanny® and suffocate.

Likewise, if the Nap Nanny® is placed on a table, countertop, or other elevated surface and a child falls over the side, it poses a risk of serious head injury. Consumers should always use the Nap Nanny® on the floor away from any other products.

The Nap Nanny® is a portable recliner designed for sleeping, resting and playing. The recliner includes a foam base with an inclined indentation for the infant to sit in and a fitted fabric cover and a three point harness. The first generation model of the Nap Nanny® can be identified by the absence of “D”-rings in the foam base. In second generation models, the harness system has “D”-rings in the foam base and Velcro™ straps inside the fitted fabric cover.

The recalled Nap Nannys® were sold at toy and children’s retail stores nationwide and online, including at www.napnanny.com, from January 2009 through July 2010 for about $130.

The recalled product was manufactured in the United States and China.

Consumers with a first generation Nap Nanny® models, without “D”-rings, should stop using the recalled baby recliners immediately and contact the firm to receive an $80 coupon towards the purchase of a new Nap Nanny® with free shipping. Consumers with a second generation Nap Nanny® model, with “D”-rings, should immediately stop using the product until they are able to visit the firm’s website to obtain new product instructions and warnings. Consumers will also view an important instructional video to help consumers ensure the harness is properly fastened. Consumers who are unable to view the video or new instructions online, should contact the firm to receive free copies by mail. For more information, contact Baby Matters toll-free at (888) 240-4282 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.napnanny.com/recall

Nap Nanny® safety tips:

  • Do not use Nap Nanny® in cribs, play yards, or near any other adjacent entrapment surface
  • Only use Nap Nanny® on the floor away from other products
  • Secure Velcro straps through the “D”-rings every time cover is replaced

CPSC, Halcyon WaterSpring Inc. Announce Recall of Wipe Warmers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Halcyon WaterSpring Inc. of Ontario, Canada, is recalling about 536,000 Dex Wipe Warmers, an electric heating pad that warms baby wipes. The Wipe Warmers, distributed by Dex Products Inc., of Benicia, Calif., could overheat and melt.

Halcyon WaterSpring is aware of six incidents involving melting of the product and one alleged fire of undetermined cause where other products were present.

The Wipe Warmer is about 27 inches long and 3 1/2 inches wide, and wraps around disposable plastic containers to warm the baby wipes inside. The product’s cloth cover is white; covered with pink, blue, yellow and green handprints; and has Velcro fasteners. The tan or off-white, plastic warmer unit inside the cloth cover has a white sticker that lists the model number, WW-01. The warmer comes in a mostly purple box with the words, “Dex Products Wipe Warmer, A must for every nursery!” printed in white.

Various retail stores nationwide sold the Wipe Warmers from January 1994 through December 1996 for about $10 to $15.
Consumers should stop using the Wipe Warmer immediately and call Halcyon WaterSpring Inc. at (888) 735-5585 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday for information on how to receive a full refund or replacement. Consumers also can write to Halcyon WaterSpring Inc., 355 Champagne Drive, Donsview Ontario, Canada M3J266.

Replacement Wipe Warmers have three vertical stabilizer bars in the plastic warmer unit to help prevent overheating. Wipe Warmers sold after December 1996 are not involved in this recall. They have a red bar across the top of the white label located on the warmer unit.

 

CPSC, Advance Thermo Control Announce Recall of Baby Wipe Warmers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Advance Thermo Control (ATC), of Hong Kong, is voluntarily recalling 152,000 baby wipe warmers distributed by Prince Lionheart Inc., of Santa Maria, Calif. A wipe warmer is an electric appliance that warms baby wipes. Cracks in the interior tub of these wipe warmers can allow water to contact the electrical components. This can result in consumers receiving an electric shock.

Prince Lionheart has received four reports of electric shocks when consumers touched the wipes in the warmers with cracked tubs.

This recall involves Prince Lionheart Baby Wipe Warmers with style number 0224 and date codes between 9803 and 9901 with cracked tubs. The style number and date code are written on the bottom of the units. The wipe warmers are white plastic boxes that are 9 inches long, 6 inches wide and 4.75 inches high. “PRINCE LIONHEART” is written on the lid of the warmers. A orange light is located on the front of the warmers to indicate when it is on. “Santa Maria, CA USA” and “MADE IN CHINA” are written on the bottom of the units.

Toy, department and baby specialty stores, including Toys “R” Us and Burlington Coat Factory, and mail order catalogs, sold these wipe warmers nationwide from February 1998 through December 1999 for about $25.

Consumers should immediately unplug the warmers, remove the wipes, and check to see if the interior tub is cracked. If so, stop using the warmer immediately, and call ATC for information on receiving a free replacement unit. If the tub of the wipe warmer is not cracked, the unit is not part of the recall, and consumers can continue to use the appliance. For more information, contact ATC at (847) 985-9568 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

 

CPSC, Cosco Inc. and Safety 1st Announce Recall of Bungee Baby Jumpers and Wipe Warmers

WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Cosco Inc. (Cosco), of Columbus, Ind., and Safety 1st, of Canton, Mass., are voluntarily recalling about 171,000 bungee baby jumpers and 100,600 baby wipe warmers. The Bungee Baby Jumper allows a baby to bounce while supported in a seat by an elastic “bungee cord,” suspended from a doorway. Metal clasps can detach from the bungee cord, causing the unit to fall to the floor. Babies can suffer injuries from the fall. A wipe warmer is an electric appliance that warms baby wipes. Cracks in the interior basin of these wipe warmers can allow moisture to contact the electrical components. Consumers touching the wipes could receive an electrical shock.

Cosco Bungee Baby Jumpers

Cosco has received 82 reports of the bungee jumper falling to the floor. Fifteen babies suffered bumps, bruises and scratches, the majority of which were to the head.

Only model numbers 04-461 and 04-468 are being recalled. The model number is located on the bottom of the tray. Model number 04-461 is the Bungee Jumper and model 04-468 is the Bungee Combo Pack, which consists of the Bungee Jumper and parts to convert the Bungee Jumper to a stationary exerciser. The stationary exerciser, called the Bungee Bouncer Exerciser, is not part of this recall.

Both bungee baby jumper models have a multi-colored fabric seat with a white plastic frame with a red foam trim. Three yellow cords connect the seat to a blue plastic strap holder, which says “Cosco.” Above the blue plastic strap holder is a thick yellow strap, which connects to a green bungee cord. The bungee cord attaches to a blue door hook.

Juvenile product, mass merchandise, discount department and specialty stores nationwide sold the Bungee Baby Jumpers from May 1996 through March 2001 for about $40 to $50.

Consumers should stop using the bungee baby jumpers immediately and contact Cosco at (800) 314-9327 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. The repair kit is no longer available. A new cash incentive is being offered. Do not use these products. Please discard or destroy these products.

 

Baby Walkers Recalled by Suntech Enterprises Due to Fall 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Baby Walkers

Units: About 8,400

Importer: Suntech Enterprises Inc., of Commerce, Calif.

Hazard: The recalled walkers can fit through a standard doorway and fail to have sufficient stair-fall protection to prevent falls down stairs. Babies using these walkers can be seriously injured or killed if they fall down stairs.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The baby walkers have a plastic frame supported by four wheels and eight brake pads. The walkers were sold in blue, pink, and green with a white activity tray and patterned, vinyl seat. Item number WK110 or WK112 is printed on the side of the packaging.

Sold at: Small juvenile product stores in California, Illinois, New York and Texas from January 2007 through December 2009 for between $25 and $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the walkers and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Suntech Enterprises toll-free at (888) 268-8139 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

Note: This recall is being conducted voluntarily, however, in May 2010, CPSC issued a new mandatory rule on baby walkers that is effective on December 21, 2010. The walkers will be required to either: 1) be too wide to fit through a standard doorway, or 2) have features, such as a gripping mechanism, to stop the walker at the edge of a step.
Le Hing Inc. Announces Recall of Baby Walkers Due to Fall 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Baby Walkers

Units: About 200

Importer: Le Hing Inc., of South El Monte, Calif.

Hazard: The walkers can fit through a standard doorway and are not designed to stop at the edge of a step. Babies using these walkers can be seriously injured or killed.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries or incidents have been reported.

Description: The recalled walkers are intended for babies 6 months and older. The item number L-0809EN is printed on the side of the box. The walkers are blue or pink with a white tray.

Sold at: Small independent retailers and discount stores in California and Arizona from June 2009 through August 2009 for between $25 and $28.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these walkers immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Le Hing Inc. collect at (626) 575-8566 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

 

My Way Corp. Recalls Baby Walkers Due to Stairway Fall 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Baby Walkers

Units: About 800

Manufacturer: My Way Corp., of San Juan, Puerto Rico

Hazard: The walkers violate the baby walker voluntary standard and can fit through a standard doorway and are not designed to stop at the edge of a step. Babies using these walkers can be seriously injured or killed.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled walkers were sold for babies 6 months and older. The walkers were sold in the following colors: pink, red, green, blue, and ivory. The walkers have an activity tray with a steering wheel and other toys. “My Way Corp” is printed on a sticker on the front of the walker.

Sold at: Independent discount stores in Puerto Rico from November 2004 through March 2008 for between $18 and $25.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these walkers immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact My Way Corp. collect at (787) 758-5848 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

 

Ace Han Baby Walkers Recalled Due to Stairway Fall 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Baby Walkers

Units: About 2,500

Distributor: Ace Han Corp., of Jamesburg, N.J.

Hazard: The walkers can fit through a standard doorway and are not designed to stop at the edge of a step. Babies using these walkers can be seriously injured or killed.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries or incidents have been reported.

Description: The recalled walkers have eight wheels and an activity tray with interactive toys. The walkers are blue and pink with various designs on the cloth seat. “Imported by Ace Han Corp” is printed on labels located on the base of the walkers.

Sold at: Independent retail stores in New York and Philadelphia from April 2004 through January 2006 for about $20 to $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled walkers and return them to the retailer where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Ace Han at (800) 521-5115 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

 

Bike Pro Inc. Reannounces Baby Walker Recall Due to Stairway Fall 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Note: Bike Pro originally recalled these baby walkers on October 9, 2002.

Name of Product: Baby Walkers

Units: About 50,000

Manufacturer: Bike Pro, Inc., of Pico Rivera, Calif.

Hazard: The walkers can fit through a standard doorway and are not designed to stop at the edge of a step. Babies using these walkers can be seriously injured or killed.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries or incidents have been reported.

Description: The recalled walkers are intended for babies 6 months and older. The walkers are blue, green, pink and yellow. They have musical activity trays with various toys and themes including rockets and a tank with an army print cloth seat, lights and a steering wheel with a teddy bear cloth seat, and a monkey’s face with a teddy bear seat cloth. “Baby” and “BEBELOVE” are printed on labels on some of the walkers.

Sold at: Independent discount stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Texas, Michigan, Missouri, and New York sold these baby walkers from January 2000 through January 2006 for between $18 and $22.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these walkers immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bike Pro Inc. at (800) 261-2559 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

 

SunTome Reannounces Baby Walker Recall due to Stairway Fall 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Note: SunTome Trading Corp. originally recalled these baby walkers on July 20, 2001.

Name of Product: Baby Walker

Units: About 600

Manufacturer: SunTome Trading Corp., of Los Angeles, Calif.

Hazard: The walkers can fit through a standard doorway and are not designed to stop at the edge of a step. Babies using these walkers can be seriously injured or killed.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries or incidents have been reported.

Description: The recalled walkers have eight wheels and are sold in various colors including dark blue, pink and white, or pink and red. The activity trays on the baby walkers have a steering wheel, various rattles and a mirror or animal themes. The trays play music when the baby pushes a button. “Baby” is printed on a sticker on the tray or the walker’s base.

Sold at: Retail toy stores nationwide from March 2001 through January 2006 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled walkers immediately and return the walkers to the retailer where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact SunTome Trading Corp. at (888) 786-8663 between 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

CPSC, Big Save International Announce Recall of Baby Walkers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Baby Walker

Units: About 12,000

Importer/Wholesaler: Big Save International Corp., of Los Angeles, Calif.

Hazard: The walkers fit through a standard doorway and are not designed to stop at the edge of a step. Additionally, these walkers can tip-over. Babies using these walkers can be seriously injured or killed.

Incidents/Injuries: None.

Description: Only Big Save baby walkers with model numbers 9026, 9028, 9090, 90110 and 90111 are included in this recall. The model number is printed as the final digits on a bar code number and may appear on the front or back of the walker. Each walker has six caster wheels and comes in various colors light green, pink and blue.

Sold at: Toy and juvenile product stores nationwide for between $15 and $25. Model 9026 walkers were sold from June 1998 through December 2002 and all other models were sold from December 2003 through December 2004.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Stop using the recalled walkers immediately and return the walkers to the retailer where purchased to receive a refund.

Consumer Contact: Call Big Save International Corp. at (800) 626-9393 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

 

 

CPSC, PlayKids USA Announce Recall of Baby Walkers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: PlayKids USA baby walkers

Units: About 1,600

Manufacturer: PlayKids USA, Inc. of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Hazard: The walkers will fit through a standard doorway and are not designed to stop at the edge of a step. Babies using these walkers can be seriously injured or killed if they fall down stairs.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: These baby walkers were sold under the brand name “Playkids USA.” They have model numbers PLK94STP, PLT95STP, PLK2000RC, PLK95, PLK94, PLK98STP, PLK2000 or PLK300 on the package and on a sewn-in label on the seat back. The plastic walkers have eight snap-in wheels, an activity tray with toy wheels, knobs and lights, and a padded fabric seat. They come in a variety of colors and seat fabrics. The sewn-in seat label also reads “PLAYKIDS U.S.A. BROOKLYN, NY 11229 MADE IN TAIWAN.”

Sold at: Small independent specialty juvenile retailers nationwide sold the baby walker from February 2003 through April 2004 for between $29 and $39.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled walkers immediately and contact PlayKids to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: PlayKids USA, Inc. at (718) 797-0302 collect between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

 

CPSC, Graco Children’s Products Announce Recall of Bumble Bee Toys with Blue Antennae

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Bumble Bee Toys with blue antennae sold with certain Graco high chairs and Graco mobile entertainers, and also sold separately as an accessory and replacement part.

Units: About 398,000

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

Hazard: The blue antennae on the Bumble Bee toy can break, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Graco has received 26 reports of the antennae breaking off of the Bumble Bee toys, including five reports of children who started to choke on the broken antennae. One child’s throat was scratched when the child’s mother removed the broken antenna from the child’s mouth. `

Description: All Bumble Bee toys with blue antennae distributed by Graco are included in this recall. Specifically, Bumble Bee toys with blue antennae were distributed with Graco High Chair model numbers 3656CUB, 3658FKB, 3659KER, 3659NGS, 3660WNN and 35605 manufactured between July 22, 2002 and March 9, 2003, and Graco Tot Wheels Mobile Entertainer models 4522OTM, 4522TOTM, 4521ALP, 35628 and 4512FUN manufactured between November 8, 2001 and March 9, 2003. Bumble Bee toys with blue antennae were also distributed separately as an accessory and a replacement part with model number 548094S. Bumble Bee toys with yellow or black antennae are not affected.

Sold at: Discount, department and juvenile product stores from November 2001 through March 2003 on high chairs and mobile entertainers for between $39 and $89, and individually, as accessories, for $5.

Manufactured in: Toy made in China

Remedy: Consumers should discard immediately any Bumble Bee toys with blue antennae in their possession and contact Graco to receive a free replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: Graco at (800) 258-3213 anytime to receive a free replacement toy.

 

CPSC, SunTech Enterprises Inc. Announce Recall Baby Walkers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: “Sun Kids” and “Happy Baby” Baby Walkers

Units: About 4,100

Manufacturer: SunTech Enterprises Inc., City of Commerce, Calif.

Hazard: The walkers will fit through a standard doorway and are not designed to stop at the edge of a step. Babies using these walkers can be seriously injured or killed if they fall down stairs.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries have been reported relating to these walkers.

Description: The recalled baby walkers are made with a plastic frame supported by six or eight wheels on the bottom. The walkers are blue, pink or bright green with a padded seat and an activity tray. “SUN KIDS” or “HAPPY BABY” labels appear on some of the walkers.

Sold at: Small retailers and flea markets in Texas and California sold the walkers from November 2002 through April 2003 for between $15 and $25.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Return to the store where purchased or contact the firm to receive a refund.

Consumer Contact: SunTech Enterprises Inc. at (866) 992-5766 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

 

CPSC, Kolcraft Announce Recall of Toy Attachments on Baby Walkers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc., of Chicago, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 410,000 toy attachments on baby walkers. The flower toys on the baby walker’s tray can detach from the stems, exposing sharp edges and posing a laceration hazard to young children.

Kolcraft has received 15 reports of injuries associated with the exposed sharp edges of the toys’ stems. The injuries to children included lacerations around the eyes, eyelids, face and tongue.

The walkers are multi-colored and have either a detachable toy bar or a detachable music center on the tray. On each tray are two 6.5-inch stems with 3.5-inch stars on top. The recalled walkers were sold under the “Tot Rider” and “Carter’s” brand names. Tot Rider walkers included in the recall have model numbers 14303-AC, 14303-CC and 14401-OT. The model numbers are printed on stickers located on the inside wall of the base of the walkers. The names “Tot Rider” and “Kolcraft” are printed on stickers attached to the front of the walker. The Carter’s model walkers included in the recall have model numbers 14303-LB, 14303-UE and 14304- LJ. The model numbers are printed on stickers located on the inside wall of the base of the walkers. The words “Carter’s” and “Music Center” are printed on stickers attached to the front of the walker. Walker models 14303 and 14304 were manufactured from December 2000 through August 2002, and walker model 14401 was manufactured from January 2000 through July 2002. The manufacturing date is printed on the sticker with the model number. Some of the walkers were made in the U.S. and some were made in China.

Discount, department and juvenile product stores sold the walkers with these toys nationwide from December 2000 through October 2002 for between $20 and $40.

Consumers should remove the detachable toy bars or music center toy trays on these walkers immediately. For information on receiving a replacement toy bar or music center toy tray, consumers can contact Kolcraft toll-free at (888) 695-9988 anytime or visit the firm’s web site at www.kolcraft.com

 

CPSC and Graco Announce Recall of Toy Track on Activity Centers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Graco Children’s Products, Inc., of Elverson, Pa., is voluntarily recalling about 152,000 toy tracks attached to children’s activity centers. The toy track can break, presenting a cut or pinch hazard and exposed small parts pose a choking hazard to young children.

Graco has received 11 reports of the toy tracks breaking. Four children received minor scratches and one child’s finger was pinched.

The recalled activity centers include the Tot Wheels V, models 4511 and 4521, and the Convertible Entertainer, models 4652 and 35225. The model numbers and the words, “made in U.S.A.” are printed on a label on the underside of the tray on the activity centers. The green wavy toy track sits on the tray of the activity center. Five objects spin and slide along the toy track.

Discount, department and juvenile product stores sold the activity centers nationwide from November 2001 through May 2002 for between $30 and $70.

Consumers should stop using these activity centers with toy tracks immediately, and contact Graco to receive a free replacement track. For more information, consumers can contact Graco at (800) 345-4109 anytime or visit the firm’s web site at www.gracobaby.com

 

CPSC, Little Tikes Co. Announce Recall of Lobster Toy Attached to Stationary Entertainer

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Little Tikes Co., of Hudson, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling about 260 lobster toys attached to the activity tray of the Ocean Friends Stationary Entertainer. The antennae on the lobster toy can break, posing a choking hazard to young children.

No injuries or incidents have been reported. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

The recall involves Ocean Friends Stationary Entertainer model 4629 GIG. The model number is located underneath the entertainer’s tray. The green tray on the stationary entertainer is supported by three adjustable legs and has the words “Little Tikes” printed across the front. The seat, patterned with colorful pictures of sea animals, sits in the center of the unit and swivels so the child can play with the nine toys attached to the tray. The recalled lobster toy is red with black antennae. Only lobsters with black antennae are involved in this recall.

Toys R Us stores sold the stationary entertainer with the lobster toy nationwide between October 2001 through November 2001 for about $60

Consumers should remove the lobster toy from the entertainer immediately and contact Little Tikes for a replacement toy. For more information, consumers can contact Little Tikes toll-free at (888) 883- 7662 anytime or visit the firm’s web site at www.littletikes.com.

 

CPSC, Safety 1st Announce Recall to Repair Baby Walkers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Safety 1st Inc., of Canton, Mass., is voluntarily recalling to repair about 170,000 Mobile “4 Wheelin” Walkers, which are shaped like cars. Babies can lose their lower teeth when the teeth are caught in parts of the three-spoke steering wheels. Also, on some of these walkers, the telephone could break apart, releasing small parts and posing a choking hazard.

Safety 1st has received eight reports of babies catching their teeth in parts of the three-spoke steering wheels. Six babies lost lower front teeth. There also are 44 reports of the telephone button loosening. One 6-month-old baby girl gagged on a telephone button from a phone that came apart.

The Mobile “4 Wheelin” Walker is intended for babies 6 months old until the age they begin to walk. The walker has a green body, and includes a three-spoke steering wheel with squeaking horn, clicking keys, two rearview mirrors and a phone with electronic ring. Model number 45701, 45701A or 45701B is written underneath the walker tray. Only walkers with these model numbers are part of the recall. Other writing under the body includes, “Made in the U.S.A.,(1997,” and “Safety 1st, Inc.” Mass merchandise, juvenile products and major discount department stores nationwide sold the walkers from April 1998 through April 1999 for about $50.

Consumers should stop using these walkers immediately, and contact Safety 1st. Repair kit no longer available. New cash incentive is being offered or replacement product. Do not use these products. Please discard or destroy these products. To contact Safety 1st, call (800) 964-8489 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or write to Consumer Relations Dept., Safety 1st Inc., 45 Dan Road, Canton, MA 02021.

This recall does not include walkers with model number 45701C, 45701D, 45704 or 45705. These models have different steering wheel and phone designs.

Consumers can also view a video clip about this recall (transcript). This is in “streaming video” format.

 

CPSC, Graco Announce Recall to Repair Tot Wheels® Entertainer® Infant Walkers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Graco Children’s Products Inc., of Elverson, Pa., is recalling about 31,000 Tot Wheels® Entertainer® Activity Center infant walkers for repair. These walkers can collapse unexpectedly during use and injure infants.

Graco has received 27 reports of these walkers collapsing. Injuries to infants have included a cut toe, a bump on the head, a sprained foot, and scrapes and bruises to legs and feet.

The recalled Tot Wheels® Entertainer® Activity Center infant walkers, with “bouncing action” and five-position height adjustment, have model numbers 4032LN or 4032BLA, located underneath the front of the walker’s tray. The walker has a removable, green play tray with 12 activities, including a steering wheel, ball spinner and flashing lights. The multicolor walker has an animal-print fabric seat. “Graco Lights & Sounds” is written on a label on the walker tray. “Tot Wheels® Entertainer® Activity Center with Bounce” is written on a label on the walker’s base.

Mass merchandise, juvenile products and major discount department stores nationwide, including Wal-Mart and Toys R Us, sold the walkers from September 1999 through February 2000 for about $50.

Consumers should stop using these walkers immediately, and call Graco for a free repair kit, which includes a replacement tray, at (800) 345-4109 anytime. Consumers also can visit the Graco web site at http://www.gracobaby.com/serv/ga3rcal8.htm, or write to Customer Affairs, Graco Children’s Products Inc., Box 100, Elverson, PA 19520.

Similar Graco products also have green play trays and print seats. Only walkers with model number 4032LN and 4032BLA are part of this recall.

 

CPSC, Graco Announce Recall to Repair Stationary Entertainers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Graco Children’s Products Inc., of Elverson, Pa., is recalling about 19,000 stationary Entertainers™ for repair. The screw securing the clicker toy to the Entertainer’s tray can come out, presenting a choking hazard to young children.

CPSC and Graco have received eight reports of children rotating the toy until the screw came out, and either handling the toy’s screw or placing it in their mouths. One child started choking on the screw and sustained scratches in the throat, and two others sustained scratches on the face or stomach.

Graco will send consumers a free repair kit, consisting of a uniquely redesigned replacement screw and installation instructions.

The Graco stationary Entertainers involved in this recall are model numbers 4118RA, 4118C and 34429, manufactured between April 24, 1998, and August 6, 1998. The model number and manufacturing date, which is the first six digits of the serial number, are located on a label underneath the Entertainer’s tray. The plastic tray is supported by three adjustable legs. A chair, which sits in the center of the unit, swivels around so that the child can play with the eight toys attached to the tray. The clicker toy is made of yellow plastic and has three rounded knobs. “Graco” appears on a yellow label, affixed to the front of the tray.

Discount, department and juvenile product stores nationwide, including Toys R Us and Sears, sold the Entertainers from April 1998 to September 1998 for about $59 to $69.

Consumers should remove the clicker toy from the Entertainer immediately. To receive the free repair kit, consumers should call Graco at (800) 345-4109 anytime or write to Customer Affairs, Graco Children’s Products Inc., P.O. Box 100, Elverson, PA 19520.

 

CPSC and Safety 1st Announce Recall to Replace Bouncing Buggy Toys

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Safety 1st of Chestnut Hill, Mass., is voluntarily recalling to replace certain toy components on 106,000 Bouncing Buggies–a plastic car attached to a rocking base. The cat “Stop” sign and dog “Go” sign toys attached to the snack tray may be broken-off by a child, creating a sharp plastic edge.

Safety 1st has received more than 700 reports of children breaking-off the toys while sitting in the buggy. There have been 33 reports of children being scratched, cut or bruised from the broken-off toys, and one report of a child starting to choke.

The Bouncing Buggy is a plastic car permanently attached to a rocking base. A child is placed in the car’s swivel seat to play with the steering wheel, horn, shifter, keys and the snack tray cat and dog sign toys. The recalled cat and dog sign toys are attached to rods (like sign posts), which are attached to the snack tray at the rear of the car. Each component is made of colorful plastic. “Safety 1st” appears between the car’s headlights. The toys involved can be identified by the “Product No. 45606″ found in raised lettering on the bottom of the rocking base.

Toy stores nationwide sold the Bouncing Buggy from May 1997 through April 1998 for about $50.

Some of these toys may be more susceptible to breakage than others. Consumers should check the products by pushing or pulling on both the cat and dog sign toys in all directions several times. If either toy breaks or shows signs of breaking, consumers should remove the toys from the tray immediately. ALL consumers should call Safety 1st at (800) 723-3065 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT for free replacement toys with installation instructions. Consumers also can write to: Safety 1st, Inc., 210 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02167.

IF A WHITE STICKER “PRODUCT NO. 45606A” IS ON THE BOTTOM OF THE ROCKING BASE OR ON THE FRONT OF THE BOX, THE TOYS ARE MADE OF A MORE FLEXIBLE PLASTIC AND ARE NOT SUBJECT TO THIS RECALL.

 

Consumers Were Urged To Replace Horn On Century Roadster Walker

WASHINGTON, D. C. –In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the New York State Attorney General’s Office, Century Products Company Macedonia, Ohio were offering a redesigned replacement horn for its Century Roadster Walker.

The horn is located in the center of the steering wheel and can be torn or bitten off by a child occupant. There have been eleven potential choking incidents reported, including one in which a horn piece was removed from a child’s mouth to prevent his choking. Approximately 80,000 walkers with defective horns were distributed nationally.

To prevent a potential choking hazard, consumers are urged to remove the horn immediately from the steering wheel by grasping the horn with pliers and pulling the horn out.

Owners should check the date of manufacture on the carton and on a sticker located underneath the “fender.” Walkers manufactured after January 1, 1989 come equipped with the redesigned horn and do not need to be replaced.

The replacement horn is no longer available. Please remove the horn, and then discard or destroy it. More information can be obtained by calling the company’s customer service number at 800-345-4109.

 

INFANT WALKERS RECALLED

WASHINGTON, DC — In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, McCrory Stores today announced a voluntary recall of Baby Walker, Reference Number PHT417, made expressly for York Distribution Company, due to seat and strap designs which could result in injury to a child. Approximately 103,000 walkers have been imported nationwide since 1983.

McCrory is recalling these walkers as a result of 30 incidents of crotch strap slippage or disengagement and tearing or stretching of the seat material, which could allow an infant to fall through the seat to -1 the floor and become caught or entangled. One incident of crotch strap slippage is known to have resulted in a broken collar bone. The walkers involved are round with a silver metal frame and yellow tray with three play dials, with multi-colored animal print vinyl padded seat and six yellow plastic wheels. The affected walkers contain a silver sticker under the tray listing Reference Number PHT417 and York Distribution Co. (see drawing)

McCrory will provide a full refund to all owners of the Model PHT417.e The walkers were sold for approximately $15 at the following McCrory Company stores: McCrory, T.G. & Y, J.J. Newberry, McLellan, H.L. Green, Kress, Silver, Elmore, Britts, and Kittinger as well as other retail stores nationwide. Owners of affected walkers the place of purchase.

Consumers wanting more information should contact their local should return them to stores. Further information can also be obtained by calling CPSC toll-free hotline number at 800-638-CPSC. A teletypewriter number for the hearing impaired is (301) 595-7054.

McCrory will provide a full refund to all owners of the Model PHT417. The walkers were sold for approximately $15 at the following stores: McCrory, T.G. & Y, J.J. Newberry, McLellan, H.L. Green, Kress, Silver, Elmore, Britts, and Kittinger. Owners of affected walkers should return them to the nearest of these stores.

 

CPSC & Perego Products Announce Repair Program

WASHINGTON, DC — In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Perego Products, Inc., of Lyndhurst, New Jersey, today announced a voluntary repair program involving its “Walkie” baby walker. The Walkie models involved were produced between March 1985 and June 1986.

The Walkie walkers contain a plastic height adjustment mechanism for the seat which allows it to be raised and lowered. In at least five instances, the plastic height adjustment mechanism has fractured, collapsing the walker and allowing the infant in the walker to fall to the ground. The Commission is aware of one minor-injury to an infant using the-walker. Perego Products has corrected the problem and the Walkie models currently being distributed are not affected.

The Commission believes that in excess of 40,000 walkers may be affected. The walkers sold for approximately $30.00 in retail stores nationwide and can be identified by the type of plastic height adjustment mechanism used. (See drawing). In addition) on units subject to repair, the number 997 appears on the inside plastic handle of the height adjustment mechanism.

Perego Products will provide free to owners a repair kit which will prevent the collapse of the seat. Owners of affected models can obtain the free repair kit by calling toll-free l-800-553-5000, or sending their name, address and telephone number to Perego Products, Inc., 2801 Lofty Drive, Ft. Wayne, Indiana 46808..

Until owners receive and install the repair kit, the walker should not be used.

 

Baby Walker Recall

WASHINGTON, DC — In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Service Merchandise Company of Nashville, Tennessee, today announces a voluntary recall of 49,000 Hi-Back “Kidde Kare” Infant Walkers, Model 106 FLP, which were purchased in Service Merchandise Stores in 1984 and 1985. The models involved have a white vinyl binding tape on the edges of the crotch strap. The hazard involves slippage of the strap through the buckle which secures the front of the walker’s seat to its deck. This slippage could result in infant entrapment or injury.

The Commission and Service Merchandise are aware of at least 5 incidents involving seat strap slippage, one of which was associated with an infant death.

Service Merchandise is offering a free replacement seat at no charge to the consumer and urges all owners of the Model 106 FLP walker to participate in the recall. The model number is located on the ID tag on the seat.

To obtain a free replacement seat call toll-free 1-800-251-1389. Tennessee residents may call toll-free l-800-251-1212. Consumers may also write to: Service Merchandise Company, P.O. Box 24600, Nashville, Tennessee 37202 and request a replacement seat for their walker.

Additional information may also be obtained by calling the Consumer Product Safety Commission toll-free hotline number at 800-638-CPSC. A teletypewriter number for the hearing impaired is (301) 595-7054.

 

RC2 Recalls The First Years™ Children’s Feeding Seats Due to Fall 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: The First Years Newborn-to-Toddler Reclining Feeding Seats

Units: About 100,000

Importer/Distributor: RC2 Corp., of Oak Brook, Ill.

Hazard: The restraining straps can pull out of the waist strap slots, posing a fall hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: RC2 has received 38 reports of straps pulling out or nearly pulling out of waist strap slots. There have been 12 reports of children falling out of the chairs.

Description: The First Years Newborn-to-Toddler Reclining Feeding Seat can be adjusted between reclining and upright positions. The seat includes a tray, reversible cushion and a three-point safety belt. One side of the seat cushion has a sewn-in label at the top which says “the first years by Learning Curve.” This recall includes all feeding seats except those with an “R” stamped inside a raised circle located on the far left and right of the back of the seatback or those with waist strap slots that are nine inches apart.

Manufactured in: United States

Sold at: Various retailers nationwide from November 2006 through October 2007 for about $30.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the feeding seat immediately and contact RC2 to obtain free replacement straps.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact RC2 toll-free at (866) 725-4407 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.recalls.rc2.com

Not recalled:

Feeding seats with an “R” stamped inside a raised circle
located on the far left and right of the back of the seatback
-or- Feeding seats with waist strap slots that are about nine inches apart

RC2 Recalls Potty Training Seats Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: The First Years 3-in-1 Flush and Sounds Potty Seats

Units: About 160,000

Importer/Distributor: RC2 Corp., of Oak Brook, Ill.

Hazard: Decorative plaque inserted into the back of the potty seat could have orange paint that contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves the First Years 3-in-1 Flush and Sounds potty training seats. Each seat has either a yellow chair with a green removable seat and a purple lift out-pot or a blue chair with a white removable seat and green lift out-pot. The words “100 Acre Wood” are molded on the chair back. The plaque inserted into the back of the seat contains molded Winnie the Pooh and Tigger characters.

Manufactured in: China

Sold at: Mass and specialty retailers nationwide from April 2006 through August 2007 for between $20 and $25.

Remedy: Consumers should keep these recalled items away from young children and should contact RC2 to receive a permanent clear protective cover that covers the plaque. The unit can still be used as a potty seat.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact RC2 toll-free at (866) 725-4407 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.recalls.rc2.com

Serious Head Injuries Prompt Recall of Bumbo Baby Sitter Seats – New Warnings and Instructions to Be Provided To Consumers

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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Bumbo “Baby Sitter” Seats

Units: About 1 million

Manufacturer: Bumbo International, of South Africa

Hazard: If the seat is placed on a table, countertop, chair, or other elevated surface, young children can arch their backs, flip out of the Bumbo seat, and fall onto the floor, posing a risk of serious head injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC has received 28 reports of young children falling out of the Bumbo Baby Sitter seat, including three skull fractures, which occurred when children fell out of chairs that had been placed on tables.

Description: The bottom of the children’s seat is round and flat with a diameter of about 15 inches. It is constructed of a single piece of molded foam and comes in yellow, blue, purple, pink, aqua, and lime green. The seat has leg holes and seat back that wraps completely around the child. On the front of the seat in raised lettering is the word “Bumbo” with the image of an elephant on top. The bottom of the seat has the following words: “Manufactured by Bumbo South Africa Material: Polyurethane World Patent No. PCT: ZA/1999/00030.” The back of the seat contains the following “WARNING” – “Never use on a raised surface. Never use as a car seat or bath seat. Designed for floor level use only. Never leave your baby unattended as the seat is not designed to be totally restrictive and may not prevent release of your baby in the event of vigorous movement.”

Sold by: Target, Wal-Mart, Sears, Toys R Us, Babies R Us, USA Babies and various other toy and children’s stores nationwide, and various online sellers, from August 2003 through October 2007 for about $40.

Manufactured in: South Africa

Remedy: Consumers should never use the infant seat on a table, countertop, chair, or other elevated surface. Consumers can contact Bumbo to obtain new warning label stickers and instructions, free of charge. The new warning label will state: “WARNING – Prevent Falls; Never use on any elevated surface.” Consumers should use the Bumbo seat at ground level, but should never leave a child unattended.

Consumer Contact: Contact Bumbo International at (888) 376-4763 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.bumbosafety.com

 

 

Serious Head Injuries Prompt Recall of Bumbo Baby Sitter Seats – New Warnings and Instructions to Be Provided To Consumers

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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Bumbo “Baby Sitter” Seats

Units: About 1 million

Manufacturer: Bumbo International, of South Africa

Hazard: If the seat is placed on a table, countertop, chair, or other elevated surface, young children can arch their backs, flip out of the Bumbo seat, and fall onto the floor, posing a risk of serious head injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC has received 28 reports of young children falling out of the Bumbo Baby Sitter seat, including three skull fractures, which occurred when children fell out of chairs that had been placed on tables.

Description: The bottom of the children’s seat is round and flat with a diameter of about 15 inches. It is constructed of a single piece of molded foam and comes in yellow, blue, purple, pink, aqua, and lime green. The seat has leg holes and seat back that wraps completely around the child. On the front of the seat in raised lettering is the word “Bumbo” with the image of an elephant on top. The bottom of the seat has the following words: “Manufactured by Bumbo South Africa Material: Polyurethane World Patent No. PCT: ZA/1999/00030.” The back of the seat contains the following “WARNING” – “Never use on a raised surface. Never use as a car seat or bath seat. Designed for floor level use only. Never leave your baby unattended as the seat is not designed to be totally restrictive and may not prevent release of your baby in the event of vigorous movement.”

Sold by: Target, Wal-Mart, Sears, Toys R Us, Babies R Us, USA Babies and various other toy and children’s stores nationwide, and various online sellers, from August 2003 through October 2007 for about $40.

Manufactured in: South Africa

Remedy: Consumers should never use the infant seat on a table, countertop, chair, or other elevated surface. Consumers can contact Bumbo to obtain new warning label stickers and instructions, free of charge. The new warning label will state: “WARNING – Prevent Falls; Never use on any elevated surface.” Consumers should use the Bumbo seat at ground level, but should never leave a child unattended.

Consumer Contact: Contact Bumbo International at (888) 376-4763 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.bumbosafety.com

 

CPSC, Safety 1st Announce Recall of Nursery Monitor Batteries

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Safety 1st of Chestnut Hill, Mass., is recalling about 25,000 batteries sold with their nursery monitors. The dry cell battery can rupture and irritate the skin.

Safety 1st has received 76 reports of batteries rupturing. One consumer reported discomfort and swelling when the battery ruptured in her hand.

The batteries are sold with the model 49226 Safety 1st nursery monitor. The monitor comes with a parent’s unit (receiver) with charging stand, baby’s unit (transmitter), AC adaptor and battery. The receiver holds the battery and displays the date codes for the units involved. These units have date codes between 00097 and 03097 imprinted on a white sticker on the back of the receivers. The monitor is made of hard white and gray plastic and both the receiver and transmitter are labeled “Safety 1st” and come with flexible antennas.

The monitors are packaged in a cardboard display box labeled in part, “Safety 1st…Rechargeable Monitor…Cordless…Model No. 49226.”

Retail stores nationwide sold the monitors from June 1997 through August 1997 for between $35 and $45.

Consumers should stop using the monitors immediately, and call Safety 1st at (800) 964-8489 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday for instructions on returning the recalled batteries and receiving replacement batteries.

This recall does not involve model 226 or model 49226A Safety 1st nursery monitors.

 

 

CPSC, Gerry Baby Products Announce Recall to Repair Baby Monitors

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Gerry Baby Products of Denver, Colo., recalled about 86,000 rechargeable baby monitors sold under the Clear Choice brand name. When an electrical short occurs, the rechargeable battery can cause the monitor’s “parent” unit to smoke and flame.

Gerry has received one report of flames and four reports of smoke coming from the monitor’s parent unit. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

The Gerry Clear Choice rechargeable baby monitor being recalled is Model 618. The model number is found on a silver plate on the front of the monitor’s AC adapter. The monitor consists of a “baby” unit, a parent unit, a recharging base for the parent unit and AC adapters. All of the units are white with a light blue accent color. Because it houses the battery, only the parent unit presents the hazard.

Mass merchandise and baby stores throughout the United States sold the baby monitors from April 1996 to March 1998 for about $40.

Consumers should disconnect and throw away the blue battery pack from the parent unit immediately. Consumers should contact Evenflo’s Parent Link Consumer Resource Center at (800) 233-5921 for assistance (Gerry Baby Products is out of business, but the Evenflo Company has now taken over in responding to this recall).

This recall is not related to the October 1996 recall of 990,000 Gerry model 602 baby monitors. Consumers with questions about the model 602 monitor can call Evenflo’s Parent Link Consumer Resource Center at (800) 233-5921.

 

Floats Sold at CVS Stores

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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Surf Club™ Arm Bands

Units: About 480,000 pairs

Agent: Atico International USA, Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Importer: CVS Pharmacy, Inc., of Woonsocket, R.I.

Hazard: The seams of the inflatable arm bands can tear, causing them to deflate. This poses a drowning hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Atico International has received two reports of the seams of inflatable arm bands tearing during use. No injuries have been reported. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.

Description: The recalled plastic inflatable arm band pool floats are bright orange on the outside and white on the inside with an inflation valve on each side. They are imprinted with a “Surf Club” logo, “CVS/pharmacy,” and “Caution: This is not a lifesaving device. Do not leave child unattended while in use.” When inflated, the arm bands measure about 8-inches long by 6-inches wide.

Sold at: CVS stores nationwide from April 2003 through August 2005 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Parents should immediately stop their children from using the recalled arm band pool floats and return them to CVS for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Consumers with questions should call Atico toll-free at (877) 546-4835 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s Web site at www.aticousa.com

 

Aqua-Leisure Industries Recalls Inflatable Baby Floats Due to Drowning 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Inflatable Baby Floats

Units: About 4 Million

Manufacturer: Aqua-Leisure Industries, of Avon, Mass.

Hazard: The leg straps in the seat of the float can tear, causing children to unexpectedly fall into or under the water, posing a risk of drowning.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been 31 reports of float seats tearing, causing children to fall into or under the water. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled inflatable baby floats were sold in a variety of styles and colors. The names and model numbers are located on the packaging. A date between 08/02 and 07/08 is molded on the valves of recalled products. Products not included in the recall can be identified with the lettering “NP” molded on the valve. The following names and model numbers are included in this recall:

Note: by clicking on any of the images below, you can view a larger version.

Picture Name Model Numbers Description
Baby & Me Combo ET-9105 Yellow figure-8-shaped inflatable float with turquoise vinyl seat bucket and seat back, plastic ring-and-bar toy.
Deluxe Baby Boat ET-9110
ET-9110EU
ET-9110KM
ET-9110SU
ET-9110WG
ET-9110WM
ET-9110WMUS
LT-9110L
Yellow boat-shaped inflatable float with turquoise plastic handles and turquoise vinyl seat bucket and seat back.
Deluxe Toddler Racer ET-9215
ET-9215DG
ET-9125DOL
ET-9215SU
LT-9215L
Yellow boat-shaped inflatable float with turquoise plastic handles and steering wheel and turquoise vinyl seat bucket and yellow seat back.
Cozy Crab Sunshade Float/Crabby Baby Boat SA-3223
SA-3223/24
SA-3223/24-1B
SA-3223/24-2A
SA-3223/24TG
SA-3223/24WM
SA-3223AU
SA-3223KR
SA-3223LD
Red crab-shaped inflatable float with red vinyl seat bucket and yellow inflatable adjustable sunshade.
Silly Seahorse Sunshade Float SA-3223/24
SA-3223/24TG
SA-3227
SA-3227/28
Purple and orange inflatable float with seahorse appendages, blue vinyl seat bucket and purple inflatable adjustable sunshade.
Playful Puppy Sunshade Float SA-3223/24
SA-3223/24TG
SA-3228
SA-3227/28
Red, yellow and pink inflatable float with dog appendages, yellow vinyl seat bucket and yellow/pink adjustable sunshade.
Ticklish Turtle Sunshade Float/Baby Boat SA-3224
SA-3224AU
SA-3224KR
SA-3224LD
Yellow and green turtle-shaped inflatable float with green vinyl seat bucket and green inflatable adjustable sunshade.
Toddler Race Boat SA-3225 Automobile décor and yellow boat-shaped inflatable float with green plastic handles and steering wheel and green vinyl seat bucket.
Aquarium Baby Float LD-3236
SA-3236
Yellow and purple inflatable float with yellow-background aquarium décor and purple vinyl seat bucket and seat back.
Baby Adjustable Sunshade Boat 

Adjustable Canopy Sunshade Float

Child’s Baby Boat w/ Canopy

SA-3240
LD-3242
LT-3242L
SA-3242
SA-3242/43-1A
SA-3242/43TG
SA-3242AU
SA-3242WM
SA-3242WM
TG-3242
Blue and white inflatable float with crab-and-beach décor, blue and white inflatable canopy and white plastic handle, blue seat bucket.
Sunshade Wave Rider Float 

Child’s Wave Rider

LT-3243L
SA-3243
SA-3243WM
SA-3243WM
White inflatable float with aquatic décor and red seat back, blue and white inflatable canopy and blue seat bucket, red handle bars.
 

Sunshade Buggy 

Sunshade Water Buggy (Girl/Boy)

SA-3244
SA-3244TG
SA-3244WM
WM-3244
Blue car-shaped inflatable float, yellow steering wheel and car-theme décor, w/ or w/o green accents or Pink car-shaped inflatable float, yellow steering wheel and car-theme décor, w/ or w/o yellow accents.
Kiddie Cabin Cruiser LD-3248
SA-3248
SA-3248DG
SA-3248DOL
Light blue, purple and clear inflatable float with light blue car cabin-shaped inflatable canopy and décor, light blue vinyl seat bucket and seat back.
Sing-Along Wave Rider SA-3252
WM-3252
White inflatable float with aquatic décor and red seat back, blue and white inflatable canopy and red seat bucket, red handle bars. Plays two songs: “Twinkle Twinkle” and “Row Row Row Your Boat.”
Quacker Float TR-7420 Yellow duck-shaped inflatable float w/ or w/o duck-theme décor, with squeezable noisemaker.
Squirtin’ Tootin’ Tugboat SA-7431 White and red boat-shaped inflatable float with red vinyl seat bucket. Has squirt gun and squeezable noisemaker.
Baby Nessie Sunshade Float BN-0700 Purple and green dinosaur inflatable float with green vinyl seat bucket and yellow inflatable adjustable sunshade.

Sold at: Juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide, including Target, Toys “R” Us, Wal-Mart, Dollar General, Kmart, Walgreens, Ace Hardware, and Bed, Bath & Beyond from December 2002 through June 2009 for between $8 and $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled inflatable baby floats and contact Aqua-Leisure for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Aqua-Leisure toll-free at (866) 807-3998 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.aqualeisure.com

 

 

CPSC, Aqua-Leisure Industries Inc. Remind Consumers about Recall of Inflatable Baby Floats

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the summer season approaches and swimming pools begin to open, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Aqua-Leisure Industries Inc., of Avon, Mass., reminds consumers of a voluntary recall of about 90,000 “SunSmart” baby floats announced in November 2001. The leg holes in the seat of the float can tear, causing children to unexpectedly fall into the water and possibly drown.

Baby floats purchased after September 2001 are not involved in this recall.

Aqua-Leisure and CPSC have received 12 reports of the floats’ seats tearing and causing children to fall into the water. There were four incidents of children becoming completely submerged before a caregiver was able to reach them. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled floats are packaged as “SunSmart” Baby Adjustable Sunshade Boats. The baby floats are blue and white circular tubes with a seat in the middle, and a detachable protective sunshade. The vinyl floats, intended for ages 6 months to 18 months, have pictures of purple crabs and various colored fish along the top. The word, “SunSmart” is printed across the front of the float. The recalled boats can be identified by the lettering “C/S” molded on the valve. Only floats with the “C/S” lettering are involved in the recall, subsequent floats have been corrected.

Juvenile products, specialty and discount department stores nationwide, including Target, K-Mart, Bed Bath and Beyond and Baby Central, sold the baby floats from August 2000 through September 2001 for between $10 and $13.

Consumers should stop using these recalled floats immediately and contact Aqua-Leisure for a free replacement. Consumers can contact Aqua-Leisure at (866) 807-3998 between 9 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s web site at www.aqualeisure.com.

The baby float recall was originally announced on November 28, 2001.

 

 

LEM Products Recalls Food Dehydrators Due to Fire 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Food dehydrators with digital timers

Units: About 3,500

Distributor: LEM Products, of Harrison, Ohio

Hazard: The screws that secure the motor to the back panel can come loose, causing the motor to fall on the heating element. This poses a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: LEM Products has received five reports of motors falling on the unit’s heating element resulting in smoke or fire contained in the unit. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves 5-tray and 10-tray LEM food dehydrators with serial numbers 2010 0701, 2010 0702, 2010 07021, 2010 0901, 2010 0902, 2010 1001 or 2010 1101. The dehydrators are gray and are made of plastic. The LEM logo is embossed on the top of the unit. The serial number is located on the label on the back panel. The last section of the UPC code found in the packaging reads “1009 1” for the 5-tray unit and “1010 7” for the 10-tray unit.

Sold at: Mass merchandisers and retailers nationwide and online at www.lemproducts.com from August 2010 through December 2010 for about $160.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dehydrators and contact LEM Products to receive a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact LEM Products toll-free at (877) 425-4509 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the website at www.lemproducts.com

Food Dehydrator Recalled by NESCO American Harvest Due to Fire 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: NESCO American Harvest Gardenmaster Food Dehydrator

Units: About 4,800

Manufacturer: The Metal Ware Corporation, of Two Rivers, Wisc.

Hazard: A defective capacitor in the electronic control module can overheat, posing a smoke and fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: NESCO received three reports of overheating resulting in smoke or fire. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled product includes a base with stackable trays to place food. The top of the unit houses the electronic control module. Model number FD-1020 and production date codes: 09E 0610; 09E 0624; and 09E 0903 are molded into the underside of the dehydrator’s electronic control module.

Sold at: National mass merchandisers and retailers and online at www.nesco.com and other websites from July 2009 to January 2011 for about $140.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact NESCO for instructions on how to receive a free electronic control module.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact NESCO at (800) 726-4457 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.nesco.com

 

Lifetime Brands Recalls Fruit and Vegetable Choppers Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold at Sam’s Club

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Pedrini® Pro Chop™ Professional Multipurpose Choppers

Units: About 6,000

Importer: Lifetime Brands Inc., of Garden City, N.Y.

Hazard: Pieces of the chopper’s metal blades can break off during use and fall into food being prepared in the chopper, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Lifetime Brands has received three reports of blades breaking off during use, including one report of minor cuts to a consumer’s mouth when a small piece of blade became lodged in food that had been sliced by the chopper.

Description: The recalled product is the Pedrini® Pro Chop™ Professional Multipurpose Chopper with model number 5061050 and UPC 024131114849. The product is a multipurpose chopper and corer for fruits and vegetables. The model number and UPC are located on the chopper’s packaging.

Sold at: Sam’s Club locations nationwide from October 2009 through December 2009 for about $25.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the Pedrini® Pro Chop™ Professional Multipurpose Choppers and return it to any Sam’s Club for a full refund. Sam’s Club is directly contacting consumers who purchased the recalled choppers.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lifetime Brands Inc. at (800) 471-3986 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s Web site www.lifetimebrands.com, or email the firm at [email protected]

 

 

 

Lifetime Brands Inc. Recalls Farberware® Fruit Slicer and Corer Due to Laceration 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Farberware® Classic Series™ Fruit Slicer and Corer

Units: About 207,000

Manufacturer: Lifetime Brands Inc., of Westbury, N.Y.

Hazard: The metal blade can separate from the plastic handle during use, resulting in cuts to consumer’s hands and fingers.

Incidents/Injuries: Lifetime Brands has received 34 reports of the blade separating from the handle, including nine reports of cuts to consumers’ hands and fingers.

Description: The recalled product is the Farberware® Classic Series™ Fruit Slicer and Corer with model number 78350. The model number is written on the packaging. The fruit slicer/corer is an eight-section round metal blade encircled in hard black plastic with two handles. “FARBERWARE” is printed on the top of the handle.

Sold at: Grocery, hardware, discount and other retail stores nationwide from January1999 through October 2006 for about $4.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these fruit slicer/corers immediately and return them to Lifetime Brands Inc. for a refund.

Customer Contact: For additional information, contact Lifetime Brands Inc. at toll-free (888) 568-1533 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or write an email to [email protected]

 

 

CPSC, Ultimate Chopper LLC Announce Recall to Inspect and Replace Food Processors

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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Ultimate Chopper™ food processor

Units: About 1.5 million

Distributor: Ultimate Chopper LLC, of Los Angeles, Calif.

Hazard: The interlocking lid assembly on the appliance can malfunction, allowing the food processor to be operated when the lid is off. This can result in a laceration or finger tip amputation hazard if consumers insert their hands into the food processor.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Ultimate Chopper LLC have received 17 reports of injuries resulting from a failure of the interlocking lid assembly or the blade assembly breaking. Five of those injured required stitches or surgery, and the remaining 12 consumers received cuts or scratches.

Description: The Ultimate Chopper is a compact, single-speed food processor that can also function as a blender when an optional attachment is used with the base. The product is comprised of a white base unit with a 600 watt motor (750 watts peak power), a plastic blade assembly that contains two stainless steel blades, a chopping bowl, and a clear, interlocking lid. The name “Ultimate Chopper” is stamped on the product’s base. The optional blender attachment is sold separately.

Sold at: The Ultimate Chopper™ has been marketed and distributed through television infomercial sales, the firm’s Web site, and various retailers nationwide from March 2002 through July 2005 for about $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately inspect their Ultimate Chopper food processor to determine if the interlocking lid is functioning properly. Consumers should remove the lid and blade assembly and test to see if the unit will operate without the lid on. If the unit turns on when the lid is removed, consumers should stop using it immediately and contact Ultimate Chopper LLC to receive a free replacement unit. Also, if blade assemblies are worn, damaged or broken for any reason, consumers should stop using the unit and contact the company to receive a free replacement blade assembly. Consumers also can access an instructional video demonstrating how to inspect their Ultimate Chopper at http://demo.ultimatechopper.com

Consumer Contact: Call Ultimate Chopper LLC toll-free at (800) 819-6297 between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.ultimatechopper.com

 

CPSC, KitchenAid Announce Recall to Repair Food Processors

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), KitchenAid Home Appliances, of Benton Harbor, Mich., is voluntarily recalling about 220,000 food processors for repair. A cap on the blade unit can dislodge during use. When dislodged, the cap can get mixed in with food, presenting a choking hazard.

KitchenAid estimates that there have been 30 incidents of the cap becoming dislodged into food. Two of the reports involved consumers starting to choke on the cap.

The recall involves KitchenAid® 5-cup and 7-cup food processors sold under the model names Little Classic™, Little Ultra Power® and 7-Cup Ultra Power®. “KitchenAid” is on the front and bottom of the unit. The model name is on the side of the unit. The recalled units can be identified by their model and serial numbers, which are located on the bottom of the unit. Recalled units have model numbers beginning with KFP300, 4KFP300 and RRKFP300 (Little Classic™), KFP350, 4KFP350 and RRKFP350 (Little Ultra Power®) and KFP450 and RRKFP450 (7-Cup Ultra Power®). The serial numbers begin with WJG, WJH, WJI, WJJ, and WJK00 to WJK33. The food processors are white, almond cream, blue, red, green, yellow or black. They are made in France and are UL listed.

Department, mass merchandise, and specialty stores nationwide sold these food processors from April 1997 through August 2000 for between $110 and $160.

Consumers should stop using these food processor models immediately and contact KitchenAid to receive a free replacement blade unit. Consumers should call KitchenAid toll-free at (866) 444-3574 between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or consumers can also order a free replacement blade at: http://www.kitchenaid.com/fpblade/fpblade.htmls.

The recall does not include KitchenAid 9-cup and 11-cup food processors, or food processors with blade units that have a gray cap.

Consumers can also view a video clip about this recall (transcript). This is in “streaming video” format.

 

 

 

CPSC and Kreiner Imports Announce the Recall of Kinder Chocolate Eggs Containing Toys

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kreiner Imports Inc. of Chicago, Ill., is voluntarily recalling approximately 5,000 Kinder chocolate eggs, which Kreiner imported into the United States and which contain a surprise toy within a plastic capsule. Some of the toys have small parts that present a serious choking and aspiration hazard to children under three years of age.

CPSC considers the toys within the eggs as presently imported and sold to violate CPSC’s small parts regulation with respect to children under three.

The Ferrero Group, the manufacturer of Kinder chocolate eggs, does not market this product in the United States. Ferrero said that it markets the product in other countries solely for children three and older and designs these toys to be assembled by older children. Ferrero considers the product safe for children three years and older. Ferrero said it is working with Customs and CPSC and is pursuing legal action against parties involved in illegal imports.

CPSC and Ferrero are not aware of any injuries in the United States involving these toys. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury to children under three years of age.

The Kinder eggs are hollow milk chocolate eggs about the size of a large hen’s egg in an orange, white and blue foil wrapper. The toy within the egg is contained in an oval-shaped plastic capsule. The toy requires assembly and each egg contains a different toy. The labeling is in German. The foil wrapper of the egg is labeled in part, “Kinder UBERRASCHUNG …FERRERO.”

Kreiner Imports Inc. imported and distributed Kinder eggs from March 1997 through August 1997 through the following small candy and specialty stores in the South, Midwest and West:

Continental Imports
17115-E West Bluemound Rd.
Brookfield, WI

Rosemarie’s Restaurant & Deli
2445 Ridge Rd.
Lansing, IL

Edelweiss Delicatessen
136 W. Northwest Hwy.
Palatine, IL

Van Nuys German Delicatessen
16155 Roscoe Blvd.
North Hills, CA

Geier’s Sausage Kitchen
7447 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL

Wolf’s Delicatessen]
2019 S. Lumpkin Rd.
Columbus, GA

Heinz Bavarian Bakery
3419 Noland Rd.
Independence, MO

Ehmer’s Chef’s Market
7804 Fairview Rd.
Charlotte, NC

Himmel Haus Imports
3444 Main St.
Elkhart, IN

German Specialties
515 N. Western Ave.
Peoria, IL

Katy’s Catering
2732 7th St.
Moline, IL

Deutsche Ecke Bakery & Cafe
451 N. Wilson Blvd.
Radcliff, KY

Mainzer’s Delicatessen
12113 S. Dixie Hwy.
Miami, FL

CPSC and Ferrero believe that other companies have imported and sold additional Kinder eggs in the United States — without Ferrero’s knowledge or authorization — under the Kinder Surprise label. These eggs are labeled in English and other languages. The foil wrapper of the egg is labeled in part, “Kinder Surprise…Containing Surprise Toy…MADE BY FERRERO.”

Consumers should take these toys away from children under three years of age immediately. If purchased at the above listed stores, consumers should return the toys to the store for a full refund. Otherwise, consumers should call Ferrero U.S.A. Inc at (888) 393-2849 for instructions on returning the toys for a full refund and a bonus premium.

 

CPSC, Burger King Corporation Announce Voluntary Recall of Pokemon Ball

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Burger King Corporation is voluntarily recalling more than 25 million Pokemon balls included with Burger King kids meals. The balls may pose a suffocation hazard to children under three years of age. Pokemon balls are the ball-shaped plastic containers that hold Pokemon toys in Burger King kids meals. Either half of the Pokemon ball can become stuck on a child’s face, covering the nose and mouth and may cause suffocation of a child under three years of age.

A 13-month-old girl reportedly suffocated when one-half of a Pokemon ball covered her nose and mouth. An 18-month-old girl reportedly also had a ball-half stuck over her face, causing her distress. However, the girl’s father (on the second attempt) pulled the ball-half from her face.

The Pokemon balls are plastic ball-shaped containers between 2 ¾” and 3″ in diameter. They pull apart to reveal one of 57 different Pokemon toys inside. The balls were distributed in a variety of colors including red and white, and hot pink. Packaging described them as safety tested and recommended for all ages of children.
Burger King restaurants nationwide distributed the Pokemon balls inside Burger King Kids Club Meals and regular kids meals from early November through December, 1999.

Consumers should immediately take the balls away from children under the age of three. They should discard the ball or return both halves of the ball to a Burger King restaurant for a free small order of french fries. Consumers may continue to use the Pokemon toy that came inside the ball.

Burger King restaurants will continue to distribute the Pokemon toys in balls with Burger King Big Kids Meals, but the Pokemon balls will no longer be included with the toy in the regular kids club meals, generally intended for younger children. Consumers should not allow younger children under the age of three to play with these balls.

Burger King’s Consumer Relations phone number is 305-378-3535, which operates Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. east coast time.

 

CPSC, KFC Corporation Announce Recall of Toy Included With KFC Kids Meals

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), KFC Corporation, of Louisville, Ky., is voluntarily recalling about 425,000 Tangled Treeples toys included with KFC Kids Meals. The toy is a green plastic container with small, blue plastic animal figures inside. The bottom of the container can fit over a child’s nose and mouth, which could pose a suffocation hazard to children under three years of age.

A 19-month-old girl reportedly had the Tangled Treeples container stuck over her face, causing her distress. When her mother removed the container, there was a red mark left on the child’s face.

The Tangled Treeples toy’s green, plastic container, which measures about 3 inches in diameter and 1.25 inches deep, has trees molded on the outside. Inside are seven “Tangled Treeples” animal figures, including a monkey, owl, snake, raccoon and bear. Children can empty the animals out of the container and link them to form a chain. Writing on the outside of the container reads, “TreeplesTM” and “Made in China.”

KFC restaurants nationwide included the Tangled Treeples toys with KFC Kids Meals from June 2000 through July 2000.

Consumers should immediately take the green plastic container away from children under the age of three. They should discard the container or return it to any KFC restaurant for an individual-sized side item, such as macaroni and cheese. For more information, consumers can call KFC at (800) CALL-KFC anytime or visit the KFC web site at http://www.kfc.com/SAFETY.htm.

Consumers can also view a video clip about this recall (transcript). This is in “streaming video” format.

 

CPSC, Fazoli’s Announce Recall of Toys Included with Kids Meals

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Fazoli’s Management Inc., is voluntarily recalling about 310,000 Pasta Pals toys included with Fazoli’s Kids Meals. The toy is a plastic, barrel-shaped container with small, plastic tomato and ravioli figures inside. The bottom of the container can fit over a child’s nose and mouth, which could pose a suffocation hazard to children under 3 years of age.

Fazoli’s has received one report of a child putting the container over his mouth. No injuries have been reported.

The Pasta Pals toy’s blue container measures about 2.5 inches in diameter and 2 inches deep. Inside are three red tomato figures and three yellow ravioli figures. Children can empty the figures out of the container and link them to form a chain. “FAZOLI’S ITALIAN FOOD…FAST” is imprinted onto the top of the barrel. “(c)2000Fazoli’s Management, Inc.” and “Made in China” are imprinted into the bottom of the barrel. Fazoli’s restaurants nationwide included the Pasta Pals toys with Fazoli’s Kids Meals from January 2000 through August 2000.

Consumers should immediately take the barrel-shaped container away from young children. Discard the container or return it to any Fazoli’s restaurant for a free Italian Lemon Ice. For more information, consumers can call Fazoli’s toll-free at (877) 401-7408 anytime or visit the firm’s web site at http://www.fazolis.com/recall.html.

Consumers can also view a video clip about this recall (transcript). This is in “streaming video” format.

 

Gehl Foods Recalls Nacho Cheese and Chili Sauce Dispensers Due to Fire and Burn 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Gehl’s HOT TOP2 Nacho Cheese and Chili Sauce Dispensers

Units: About 115,000

Manufacturer: Gehl Foods Inc., of Germantown, Wis.

Hazard: The dispenser’s fan blade can come into contact with the heater coil, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Gehl Foods has received 12 reports of the dispenser’s fan blade malfunctioning and coming into contact with the heater coil, including one report of a fire that caused property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall includes Gehl Food’s commercial nacho cheese and chili sauce dispensers with model numbers HT2-04 Single, HT2-04 Dual, and HT2-03 APS with serial numbers HT2 164500 through HT2 299689. The model and serial numbers are located on the back of the dispensers. “Gehl’s” is printed on the front of the dispensers.

Sold at: The dispensers were leased to commercial customers nationwide, including concession and food service establishments, from December 2003 through September 2009.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Food establishments and consumers should immediately stop using the recalled nacho cheese and chili sauce dispensers and contact the firm for a free repair by Gehl, or to receive a free repair kit to be installed by the customer.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Gehl Foods toll-free at (877) 440-4008 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firms’ Web site at www.gehls.com

 

 

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