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NEWS from CPSC US Consumer Product Safety Commission
U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY
COMMISSION
CHILD PRODUCTS & TOYS
RECALL LIST
(This is partial ist of all recalls. For a complete list please refer
to the website, www.cpsc.gov)
TOYS
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 17, 2008
Release #08-169
Washington, DC 20207
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 272-6486
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Cranium Cadoo Board Games Recalled 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.
Name of Product: Cranium Cadoo Board Games
Units: About 38,000
Importer: Cranium Inc., of Seattle, Wash.
Hazard: The surface paint on the die contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: Only the die found in Cranium Cadoo board games with lot numbers 2007195 through 2007244 are included
in the recall. The Cranium Cadoo game is packaged in a square cardboard box with an orange background. The seven
digit lot number is printed under the plastic tray on the bottom half of the box.
Sold at: Fred Meyer, Kmart, Shopko, Wal-Mart and specialty game stores nationwide between October 2007 through
January 2008 for about $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately dispose of the die and contact Cranium Inc. to receive a free replacement die.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cranium Inc. at (877) 272-6486 between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT,
Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.cranium.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 3, 2008
Release #08-242
Washington, DC 20207
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 869-7787
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Imaginarium Activity Centers Sold at Toys “R” Us Recalled
Due to Choking 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.
Name of Product: Imaginarium Multi-Sided Activity Centers and Jungle Activity Centers
Units: About 16,400
Importer/Retailer: Toys "R" Us Inc., of Wayne, N.J.
Manufacturer: Taizhou Orient Toys Company Ltd. (Multi-Sided Activity Centers), and Shanghai Cosmos Gift Industry
Company Ltd. (Jungle Activity Centers), of Shanghai, China.
Hazard: Small parts on the toys can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Toys “R” Us has received 12 reports of small parts detaching from activity centers. No injuries have
been reported.
Description and Models: This recall involves the Imaginarium Multi-Sided and Jungle activity centers. The multi-sided
activity center has moveable block letters, clock face, sliding shapes and gears. The jungle activity centers have peg
jumping monkeys, sliding fish, abacus beads, bead mazes and other animal-themed activities. “Imaginarium” and the
name of the activity center are printed on the packaging. Item numbers 69042 (multi-sided) and 69083 (jungle) are printed
on the back of the box, near the bar code.
Sold exclusively at: Toys “R” Us stores nationwide and www.toysrus.com from August 2007 through February 2008 for
between $20 and $50.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the activity centers from children and return the toys to the nearest Toys
“R” Us for a refund or store credit. Consumers can go to http://www.toysrus.com/safety/safetyFAQ.cfm for more
information.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Toys “R” Us at (800) 869-7787 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET
Monday through Saturday and between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.toysrus.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 28, 2008
Release #08-290
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 620-0930
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Kids Station Toys Recalls Little Tikes Toy Cell Phones Due to
Choking 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.
Name of product: Little Tikes Chit ‘N Chat Toy Cell Phones
Units: About 1 million
Manufacturer: Kids Station Toys International Ltd. of Miami, Fla.
Hazard: The hinge cover on the toy cell phone can detach from the phone, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and the firm have received three reports of the toy breaking, including one report of a child
beginning to choke on a small part.
Description: The Little Tikes brand Chit ‘N Chat Toy Cell Phone resembles a flip-phone style cell phone and has a 10key numeric button pad and three buttons with pictures of animals. All of the buttons make a sound when pressed. The
toy phones are multi-colored and have a sticker on the back with model number KSL4010 (sold separately) or KSL8032,
KSL8033, or KSL8051 (sold with other items). “Designed and Licensed by Kids Station Toys International Ltd.” is printed
on the back of the toy phones. Toy phones with a screw visible on the hinge cover are not subject to the recall.
Sold at: Department, juvenile product, and drug stores nationwide from June 2006 through March 2008 for about $8
(individually) or about $20 (set).
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take these toy phones away from young children immediately and contact the firm for
instructions on obtaining a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kids Station toll-free at (888) 620-0930 between 8 a.m. and 5
p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.kidsstationtoys.com.
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 22, 2006
Release #06-266
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 509-9554
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Playskool Voluntarily Recalls Toy Tool Benches after the
Death of Two Toddlers
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Playskool, of
Pawtucket, R.I., is voluntarily recalling about 255,000 Team Talkin' Tool Bench toys following the deaths of two young
children.
Playskool received reports that a 19-month-old boy from Martinsburg, W.V., and a 2-year-old boy from League City,
Texas, suffocated when oversized, plastic toy nails sold with the tool bench toys became forcefully lodged in their throats.
Though the toy nails are not considered a small-part, and the toys are intended for children age 3 and older, Playskool is
voluntarily conducting a recall as a precaution to prevent additional incidents.
The Team Talkin' Tool Bench™ is a 20-inch tall plastic toy tool bench with an animated red toy saw, a yellow toy drill and
a blue toy vice. The toy talks and makes various sound effects, including tool sounds. The product also includes a toy
hammer, screwdriver, two 2¼-inch plastic screws, two 3-inch plastic nails and pieces to build a small toy plane. The red
Playskool logo is on the front of the brown surface of the tool bench.
The toy was sold at Toys R Us, Wal-Mart, Target, KB Toys stores and various other stores nationwide from October 2005
through September 2006 for about $35.
Consumers should immediately take the two toy nails away from children and contact Playskool to get information on
returning the nails for a $50 certificate for a Playskool (or its related companies') product.
For additional information, call Playskool at (800) 509-9554 anytime, or go to their Web site at www.playskool.com
Consumers can also view a video clip about this recall. This video is from Hasbro's web site www.hasbro.com and
requires Adobe Flash Player.
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2008
Release #08-223
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 779-7122
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
MEGA Brands Recalls Magtastik and Magnetix Jr. Pre-School
Magnetic Toys; Ingested Magnets Pose Aspiration and Intestinal
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.
Name of Product: Magtastik and Magnetix Jr. Pre-school Magnetic Toys
Hazard: Magnets in the small flexible parts of the animals, vehicles and building sets can detach. Magnets found by
young children can be swallowed or aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other
and cause intestinal perforations or blockages, which can be fatal.
Description: The Magtastik and Magnetix Jr. Pre-school Magnetic Toys include small flexible parts embedded with
magnets that allow the parts to connect to large, colored metal balls.
Name of Product
Model #
Name of Product
Model #
Magtastik Starter Set
427
40 Piece Tub
468
Magtastik Deluxe Set
428
Deluxe New Starter Set
467
Primary
429
Wonder Coaster
465
Primary Starter
431
Starter Set – New Parts
496
Car
434
Magnimals – Monkey
424
Helicopter
435
Magnimals – Dog
425
Fun Pack
448
Magnimals – Dinosaur
426
Jumbo 24 Piece Bag
456
Magnimals Assortment
423
Round Bag
461
Mag Mobile Assortment
433
12 Piece Mag Bag
462
Magnimals Pet Set
436
Target Bucket
466
Magnimals Bonus Pack
446
Easter Pack
469
The model number is printed on the front of the product’s packaging.
Sold at: Wal-Mart, Target, Toys R Us, K-Mart and other toy stores nationwide from January 2005 through December 2007 for
between $10 and $40.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled toys immediately and return them to MEGA Brands for a free replacement toy.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact MEGA Brands at (800) 779-7122 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday
through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.megabrands.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2008
Release #08-222
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 779-7122
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
MEGA Brands Recalls MagnaMan Magnetic Action Figures;
Ingested Magnets Pose Aspiration and Intestinal 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.
Name of Product: MagnaMan Magnetic Toy Figures
Hazard: Small magnets inside the figures can detach. Magnets found by young children can be swallowed or aspirated. If
more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforations or blockages,
which can be fatal.
Incidents/Injuries: MEGA Brands and CPSC have received 25 reports of magnets coming loose from the figures. No
injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled MagnaMan magnetic toys are figures that have body parts that attach with magnets. They
come in either a “Futuristic Warrior” or “Ancient Warrior” theme. Each figure comes with three accessories.
Name
Color Model #
Name
Model #
Alien
Green
28170
Robot Assortment
28198
Robotor
Red
28171
Vac Metal
28327
Flame
Orange 28172
4-Pack
28175
Gigantor
Blue
28173
3-Pack
28393
Toyoto the Samurai
Purple 28164
2-Pack
28392
Sir Lancelot the Knight
Gray
28165
Vac Metal Assortment
28327
Eric the Viking
Blue
28166
Assortment
28254 or 28199
Brutus the Gladiator
Yellow 28167
The model number is printed on the front of the product’s packaging.
Sold at: Wal-Mart, Target, Toys R Us, K-Mart and other toy stores nationwide from January 2005 through December 2007 for about
$10.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled toys immediately and return them to MEGA Brands for a free replacement toy.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact MEGA Brands at (800) 779-7122 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday
through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.megabrands.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 14, 2007
Release #07-270
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 916-4997
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Mattel Recalls “Sarge” Die Cast Toy Cars Due To Violation of
Lead Safety 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.
Name of Product: “Sarge” die cast toy cars
Units: About 253,000
Importer: Mattel Inc., of El Segundo, Calif.
Hazard: Surface paints on the toys could contain lead levels in excess of federal standards. Lead is toxic if ingested by
young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves die cast “Sarge” 2 ½ inch toy cars. The toy looks like a military jeep and measures about
2 ½ inches long by 1 inch high by 1 inch wide. The recalled toy has the markings “7EA” and “China” on the bottom. The
“Sarge” toy car is sold alone or in a package of two, and may have the product number M1253 (for single cars) and K5925
(for cars sold as a set) printed on the packaging. The cars marked “Thailand” are not included in this recall.
Sold at: Retail stores nationwide from May 2007 through August 2007 for between $7 and $20 (depending on whether
they were sold individually or in sets).
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Mattel. Consumers will
need to return the product to receive a replacement toy.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Mattel at (800) 916-4997 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site at
www.service.mattel.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 14, 2007
Release #07-272
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 597-6597
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Mattel Recalls Doggie Day Care™ Magnetic Toys Due to
Magnets Coming Loose
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.
Name of Product: Doggie Day Care™ play sets
Units: About 1 million
Importer: Mattel Inc., of El Segundo, Calif.
Hazard: Small magnets inside the toys can fall out. Magnets found by young children can be swallowed or aspirated. If
more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforation or blockage,
which can be fatal.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of magnets coming loose. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled Doggie Day Care play sets have various figures and accessories that contain small magnets.
Product #
H1532
H1533
G4461
G4462
G4464
G4459
G4460
H1530
G9703
G4457
G4458
Name
Doggie Day Care Coco
Doggie Day Care Sparley
Doggie Day Care Lula and Baby
Doggie Day Care Crockett and Baby
Doggie Day Care Taffy and Baby
Doggie Day Care Snack Time with Cookie
Doggie Day Care Diaper Change with Ginger
Doggie Day Care Ice Cream with Ranger
Doggie Day Care Puppy Park with Dixie
Doggie Day Care Dream House Nursery with Honey
Doggie Day Care Bath Time with Beau
Sold at: Toy stores and various other retailers nationwide from July 2004 to August 2007 for between $4 and $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Mattel to receive a free
replacement toy.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Mattel toll-free at (888) 597-6597 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site
at www.service.mattel.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 14, 2007
Release #07-271
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 597-6597
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Mattel Recalls Barbie and Tanner™ Magnetic Toys Due to
Magnets Coming Loose
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.
Name of Product: Barbie and Tanner™ play sets
Units: About 683,000
Importer: Mattel Inc., of El Segundo, Calif.
Hazard: A small magnet inside the “scooper” accessory can come loose. Magnets found by young children can be
swallowed or aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal
perforation or blockage, which can be fatal.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of magnets coming loose. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall involves Barbie and Tanner™ play sets -- model numbers J9472 and J9560. The toys include a
“scooper” accessory with a magnetic end. Recalled scoopers have a visible, silver-colored, disc-shaped magnet on the
end of the scooper. Scoopers with a white material covering the magnet and products manufactured after January 31,
2007 are not recalled.
Sold at: Toy stores and various other retailers nationwide May 2006 to August 2007 for about $16.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Mattel to receive a free
replacement toy.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Mattel toll-free at (888) 597-6597 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site
at www.service.mattel.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued March 29, 2001
Revised November 19, 2002
Release # 01-115
Washington, DC 20207
Fisher-Price Recall Hotline (800) 220-7137
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058
Fisher-Price Media Contact: Laurie Oravec, (716) 687-3395
Note: Web site change.
CPSC, Fisher-Price Announce Recall of Infant and Toddler
Toys
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Fisher-Price, of East
Aurora, N.Y., is recalling about 20,000 infant and toddler Intelli-Table toys for repair. Two red knobs on the toy can break
off, creating small parts that can pose a choking hazard for young children.
Fisher-Price has received 32 reports of the knobs breaking off the toys. A 14-month old child was found with a knob in her
mouth. Her mother removed it and no injuries have been reported.
The Intelli-Table is a round, plastic activity table with a blue, removable top that uses three interchangeable play rings to
help children learn numbers, music, and games. The toy is intended for children ages nine to 36 months. The base of the
Intelli-Table is red with three legs that are blue, yellow and teal green. The play rings are colored white, yellow and teal
green. The red knobs on the yellow ring and white ring can break off. The toy has a Fisher-Price logo on the blue
removable top; and has the model number, 77148, and the words, "Mattel, Inc." and "China," molded into the bottom of
the red base. Only models manufactured from September 25, 2000 through October 7, 2000 are being recalled. The
recalled models have a date code from 269(0) through 281(0) molded into the underside of the blue, removable top.
Toy, mass merchandise and discount stores sold these toys nationwide from October 2000 through March 2001 for about
$70.
Consumers should take the toys away from young children immediately and contact Fisher-Price toll-free at (800) 2207137 anytime to order a free repair kit with replacement knobs. The repair kit consists of two replacement knobs with new
screws. Consumers can also visit the Fisher- Price web site at http://www.service.mattel.com/us/recall.asp to determine if
their toy is recalled.
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE
RELEASE
April 23, 2003
Release # 03-111
Washington, DC 20207
Fisher Price Recall Hotline: (866) 259-7873
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7908
Fisher-Price Media Contact: Laurie Oravec, (716) 687-3395
CPSC, Fisher-Price Announce Recall of Little People® Animal
Sounds Farms
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, (CPSC), Fisher-Price, of East
Aurora, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 67,000 Little People® Animal Sounds Farms manufactured from June 17, 2002
through July 31, 2002. Two small metal screws that hold the toy "stall doors" in place can come off, posing an aspiration
or choking hazard to young children.
Fisher-Price has received 33 reports of the screws coming off of the toy, including four reports where a screw was found
in the child's mouth and one report of a child that aspirated a screw into his lung. The latter case required the child to be
hospitalized and undergo emergency surgery to remove the screw from his lung.
The recalled Little People® Animal Sounds Farms are shaped like a barn and make animal sounds when the doors of the
cow or horse stall are opened. The recalled toys have a model number of 77973 or 77746 and a six-character
manufacturing date code that begins with 168 through 212, followed by the number 2 as the fourth digit. Both the model
number and date code can be found on the underside of the green ramp. The Fisher-Price logo appears at the top of the
tallest side of the barn in red and white. The recalled toys were manufactured in Mexico.
Mass merchants and toy stores nationwide sold these toys between July 2002 and December 2002 for about $30.
Consumers should take the toy away from young children immediately and contact Fisher-Price toll-free at (866) 2597873 anytime to receive a free repair kit. Consumers also can log on to www.service.mattel.com to determine if their
product is among the recalled models and to order the free repair kit online.
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2007
Release #08-063
Washington, DC 20207
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 812-7187
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Laugh & Learn™ Kitchen Toys Recalled by Fisher-Price Due
To Choking 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 products. Consumers should stop using recalled products
immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Laugh & Learn™ Learning Kitchen™ Toys
Units: About 155,000
Importer: Fisher-Price Inc., of East Aurora, N.Y.
Hazard: Pieces of the faucet or the clock hands can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been 48 reports of small parts separating from the toys, including two reports of children
gagging on pieces, one report of a child who started choking on a piece and one report of a child who choked on a piece.
Description: The recall involves a play kitchen learning toy with a pretend refrigerator, range and sink. The product’s item
number L5067 is stamped in several locations on the toy and printed on the product’s packaging above the UPC.
Sold at: Various retail and toy specialty stores nationwide from May 2007 through October 2007 for about $70.
Manufactured in: Mexico
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Fisher-Price for a free
repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fisher-Price toll-free at (888) 812-7187 between 9 a.m. and 7
p.m. ET Monday through Friday and between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Saturday, or visit the firm’s Web site at
www.service.mattel.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued February 15, 2007
Revised April 27, 2007
Release #07-105
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 447-5003
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Note: Contact time change.
Fisher-Price Recalls "Laugh and Learn" Bunny Toys Due to
Choking 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.
Name of product: "Laugh and Learn" Learning Bunny Toys
Units: About 500,000 (an additional 700,000 were sold worldwide)
Importer: Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y.
Hazard: The pink pompom nose can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves the Laugh and Learn Learning Bunny that measures about 10-inches tall. The yellow
bunny with one green and one orange ear has musical and counting sound effects. The words, "Laugh and Learn" are
printed on the bunny's shirt. Product numbers involved in the recall are: K0468, K2960, K2961, K2962, K2963, K2964,
K2965, K3440, K6898, K7884, L0327, and K5862. The product numbers are located on the fabric tag sewn to the body of
the bunny. Only bunnies with three dimensional pompom noses are included in this recall. Bunnies with flat or
embroidered noses are not subject to this recall.
Sold at: Discount department stores and toy stores nationwide May 2006 through December 2006 for about $15.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these recalled toys away from children and contact Fisher-Price to arrange
for the return of the bunny to receive a voucher for a replacement toy of the customer's choice.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fisher-Price at (866) 447-5003 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST
Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Saturday , or visit the firm's Web site at www.service.mattel.com
Recall of Big ActionTM Construction Toys
The Big Action Construction toy is a large plastic construction set that features a rotating
crane that sits on top of a construction site. The crane has a bucket that is attached by a 25inch strap. The bucket can be raised and lowered by using a turning crank on the crane.
Children can wrap the 25-inch strap around their necks, posing a strangulation hazard.
Fisher-Price has received 16 reports of children wrapping the strap around their necks. Seven
children suffered minor injuries.
The recalled Big Action Construction toys are model number 72028. The model number is on
the underside of the toy. The toy has a brown base with a yellow and silver crane and a blue
drawbridge.
"Fisher- Price" is written on the crane. The toy has two construction vehicles and a number of
boulders. Only models with a 25-inch strap attached to the crane are being recalled.
Toy, mass merchandise and discount stores sold the Big Action Construction toys nationwide
from January 1997 through June 2000 for about $60.
Consumers should cut the 25-inch strap off of the toy immediately and throw the strap away.
Fisher-Price will provide a free replacement crane boom and bucket with a 12-inch strap so
that children cannot wrap it around their necks.
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 18, 2006
Release #06-068
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 552-3914
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Fisher-Price Recalls Infant Musical Toy Chair Posing
Strangulation 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 products. Consumers should stop using recalled products
immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Fisher-Price® Laugh & Learn™ Musical Learning Chair™
Units: About 614,000
Manufacturer: Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y.
Hazard: A child can become lodged between the seatback and side table of the chair, possibly leading to an entrapment
of the neck. This can pose a strangulation hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Fisher-Price has received three reports of young children getting their necks lodged between the
seatback and the side table of the toy, including one report of a child receiving a welt on the neck.
Description: The recalled Laugh & Learn Musical Learning Chair is a plastic infant toy that measures about 17 inches
high. It plays music and teaches children numbers and letters. It also features a blue chair with four green plastic legs and
a side table with a purple base and white top. The table holds a clock, book, and a lamp. Smiley faces are displayed on
the lamp and seat back. "Fisher-Price" is written on the front of the chair. The packaging states that the toy is intended for
children 12 months through 36 months of age. The model numbers are H4609, H7167 through H7173, H8157, H8998,
and J0272 through J0275 can be found on the underside of the seat of the chair.
Sold by: Discount department and toy stores nationwide from May 2005 through January 2006 for about $27.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled musical chair away from children immediately and contact Fisher-Price to
receive a free repair kit that contains a plastic piece that connects in between the seatback and side table, preventing the
possibility of entrapment.
Consumer Contact: Contact Fisher-Price at (866) 552-3914 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at www.service.fisherprice.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 7, 2006
Release #06-253
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800)701-5327
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
LeapFrog Recalls to Repair Children's Activity Centers Due to
Arm Entrapment 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.
Name of Product: Learn-Around™ Playground Activity Center
Units: About 186,000
Manufacturer: LeapFrog Enterprises Inc., of Emeryville, Calif.
Hazard: A child's arm can become caught in the activity center's plastic tube, posing a risk of injury to children.
Incidents/Injuries: LeapFrog has received 145 reports of children's arms becoming caught in the plastic tube, resulting in
54 reports of minor scratches and bruises.
Description and Models: The Learn-Around Playground is a multi-colored, plastic musical activity center for young
children ages 6 to 36 months. It includes a Slide and Sing alphabet panel and a ball drop on the left side, a Number Rock
musical keyboard in the center, and a Flying Rhymes airplane, pop-up LittleLeap, and "smart" book on the right side.
"Leap Frog Baby" is printed on the activity center. Item number 10200 is written underneath the activity table below "Made
in China."
Sold at: Department stores and toy stores nationwide, on the Web site www.leapfrog.com, and other online retailers from
July 2005 through August 2006 for about $60.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled activity center away from children and contact LeapFrog for a
free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact LeapFrog at (800) 701-5327 between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. PT
Monday through Friday, and between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Saturday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.leapfrog.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued April 15, 2003
Revised September 20, 2006
Release # 03-107
Washington, DC 20207
Note: Telephone number change.
Firm's Telephone Number: (800) 752-9755
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Playskool Announce Recall of Magic Start Crawl 'n
Stand Toys Sold Only at Wal-Mart
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Playskool, of
Pawtucket, R.I., is voluntarily recalling about 300,000 Magic Start Crawl 'n Stand toys. The toy, which is designed to
encourage crawling babies to pull themselves up and stand, can tip over during use and strike falling babies in the head,
face or neck, resulting in injuries.
Playskool has received 44 reports of the toys tipping over during use. There have been 26 reports of babies suffering
injuries, including one minor concussion, and various bumps, bruises, black eyes and cut lips.
The Playskool® Magic Start Crawl 'n Stand is a multicolor plastic toy with a round base and three arched legs that support
an electronic activity center. When crawling babies touch the frame of the toy, music, lights and spinning balls are
activated. Babies can pull themselves up on the legs of the toy to play at the activity center. The Playskool logo is
imprinted into the plastic base and on top of the activity center. Writing under the activity center includes "ITEM # 06952"
and "Made in China."
Wal-Mart stores nationwide sold these toys from November 2002 through April 2003 for about $14.
Consumers should take this toy away from children immediately and contact Playskool to get information on how to return
the product to receive a free replacement item of similar value. For more information go to Playskool's Web site at
www.playskool.com or call toll-free at (800) 752-9755 anytime.
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE
RELEASE
November 21, 2006
Release #07-039
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 597-6597
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Julie Vallese or Patty Davis, (301) 504-7908
Note: there is an expansion of this recall
Serious Injuries Prompt Recall of Mattel's Polly Pocket
Magnetic Play Sets
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.
Name of Products: Polly Pocket dolls and accessories with magnets
Units: About 2.4 million play sets (an additional 2 million play sets were sold worldwide)
Importer: Mattel Inc., of El Segundo, Calif.
Hazard: Tiny magnets inside the dolls and accessories can fall out undetected by parents and caregivers. The magnets
can be swallowed, aspirated by young children or placed by a child in their nose or ears. When more than one magnet is
swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforation, infection or blockage, which can be fatal.
Aspiration to the lungs requires immediate surgery. Magnets placed in the nose or ears can cause swelling and be difficult
to remove.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC is aware of 170 reports of the small magnets coming out of these recalled toys. There were
three reports of serious injuries to children who swallowed more than one magnet. All three suffered intestinal perforations
that required surgery. A 2-year-old child was hospitalized for seven days and a 7-year-old child was hospitalized for 12
days. An 8-year-old child was also hospitalized.
Description: The recalled Polly Pocket play sets contain plastic dolls and accessories that have small magnets. The
magnets measure 1/8 inch in diameter and are imbedded in the hands and feet of some dolls, and in the plastic clothing,
hair pieces and other accessories to help the pieces attach to the doll or to the doll's house. The model number is printed
on the bottom of the largest pieces on some of the play sets. Contact Mattel if you cannot find a model number on your
product to determine if it is part of the recall. Polly Pocket magnetic play sets currently on store shelves are not included in
this recall.
Polly Pocket Magnetic Play Sets
Item Number
Polly Pocket!™ Polly Place™ Hangin' Out House™
B2632
Polly Pocket!™ Polly Place™ Treetop Clubhouse™
B3158
Polly Pocket!™ Spa Day™
B3201
Polly Totally!™ Polly Place™ Totally Tiki Diner™
B7118
Polly Pocket!™ Quik-Clik™ Boutique
G8605
Polly Pocket!™ Quik-Clik™ City Pretty Playset
H1537
Polly Pocket!™ Quik-Clik™ Sporty Style Playset
H1538
Polly Pocket!™ Totally Zen™ Playset
H3211
Sold at: Discount department stores and toy stores from May 2003 through September 2006 for between $15 and $30.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these recalled toys away from children and contact Mattel to arrange for
the return of the sets and to receive a voucher for a replacement toy of the customer's choice, up to the value of the
returned product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information contact Mattel at (888) 597-6597 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at
www.service.mattel.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 14, 2007
Release #07-273
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 597-6597
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Additional Reports of Magnets Detaching from Polly Pocket
Play Sets Prompts Expanded Recall by Mattel
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.
Name of Products: Various Polly Pocket dolls and accessories with magnets
Units: About 7.3 million play sets (about 2.4 million play sets were recalled on November 21, 2006)
Importer: Mattel Inc., of El Segundo, Calif.
Hazard: Small magnets inside the dolls and accessories can come loose. The magnets can be found by young children
and swallowed or aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause
intestinal perforation or blockage, which can be fatal.
Incidents/Injuries: Since the previous recall announcement, Mattel has received more than 400 additional reports of
magnets coming loose. CPSC was aware in the first recall announcement of 170 reports of the magnets coming out of the
recalled toys. There had been three reports of serious injuries to children who swallowed more than one magnet. All three
suffered intestinal perforations that required surgery.
Description: The recalled Polly Pocket play sets contain plastic dolls and accessories that have small magnets. The
magnets measure 1/8 inch in diameter and are embedded in the hands and feet of some dolls, and in the plastic clothing,
hairpieces and other accessories to help the pieces attach to the doll or to the doll’s house. The model number is printed
on the bottom of the largest pieces on some of the play sets. Products manufactured after November 1, 2006 and are
currently on store shelves are not included in this recall. Contact Mattel if you cannot find a model number on your product
to determine if it is part of the recall.
Sold at: Toy stores and various other retailers from May 2003 through November 2006 for between $15 and $30.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these recalled toys away from children and contact Mattel to receive a
voucher for a replacement toy of the customer’s choice, up to the value of the returned product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Mattel toll-free at (888) 597-6597 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site
at www.service.mattel.com
Polly Pocket Magnetic Play Sets
Polly Pocket!™ Polly Place™ Hangin' Out House™ Playset
Polly Pocket!™ Polly Place™ Treetop Clubhouse™ Playset
Polly Pocket!™ Spa Day™ Caboodle Asst.
Polly Pocket!™ Polly Place™ Gameroom Garage™ Playset
Polly Pocket!™ Polly Place™ Totally Tiki Diner™ Playset
Polly Pocket!™ Quik-Clik™ Boutique
Polly Pocket!™ Quik-Clik™ City Pretty™ Playset (Lila™)
Polly Pocket!™ Quik-Clik™ Sporty Style™ Playset (Lea™)
Polly Pocket!™ Quik-Clik™ Totally Zen™ Playset (Shani™)
Polly Pocket!™ Fashion Polly™ Happenin' Pet Salon™ Playset
Polly Pocket!™ Polly Place™ Magnetic Additions Assortment
Polly Pocket!™ Lunchbox Cafe™ Playset
Polly Pocket!™ School Time Fun™ Playset
Polly Pocket!™ Lip Gloss Studio™ Playset
Item Number
B2632
B3158
B3201
B3211
B7118
G8605
H1537
H1538
H3211
55503
B2631
B3203
B3204
B3207
Polly Pocket!™ Glitter Boutique™ Playset
Polly Pocket!™ Polly Place™ Dip N' Dive Pool™ Playset
Polly Pocket!™ Birthday Suprise (INTL)
Polly Pocket!™ Dazzlin' Pet Show™ Divine Dogs™
Polly Pocket!™ Dazzlin' Pet Show™ Magic Rabbits™
Polly Pocket!™ Polly Place™ Sweet Treats™ Playset
Polly Pocket!™ Mailbox Surprise™ Playset
Polly Pocket!™ Stretch Polly Disco Lamp
Polly Pocket!™ Jewlery Box Bedroom™ Playset
Polly Pocket!™ Polly Place™ Party On The Go!™ Playset
Polly Pocket!™ Spa Day™ Playset
Polly Pocket!™ Lunchbox Cafe™ Playset
Polly Pocket!™ School Time Fun™ Playset
Polly Pocket!™ Glitter Puff
Polly Pocket!™ Spa Day™ Playset
Polly Pocket!™ Boutique On The Go™ Playset
Polly Pocket!™ Mailbox Surprise™ Playset
Polly Pocket!™ Jewelry Box Bedroom™ Playset
Polly Pocket!™ Disco Lamp
Polly Pocket!™ Disco Lamp
Polly Pocket!™ Mermaid Stars™ Playset
Polly Pocket!™ Quick Click™ Playset
Polly Pocket!™ Snow Cool™ Hotel Playset
Polly Pocket!™ Quik-Clik™ House of Style™ Playset
Polly Pocket!™ Totally Beadiful™ Jewelry Maker
Polly Pocket!™ Quick Click™ Penthouse
Polly Pocket!™ Quik-Clik™ Movie Time™ Playset (Lila™)
Polly Pocket!™ Pollywood™ Limo-Scene™ Vehicle
Polly Pocket!™ Pollywood™ Dial-A-Style™ Lila™ Doll
Polly Pocket!™ Pollywood™ Dial-A-Style™ Lea™ Doll
Polly Pocket!™ Stickin' 2 Style™ Doll
Polly Pocket!™ Pollyworld™ Rockin' Theme Park™ Playset
Polly Pocket!™ Pollyworld™ Dress N' Drive™ Lounge Playset
Polly Pocket!™ Pollyworld™ Theme Park Party™ Quick Clik™ Doll and
Fashions
Polly Pocket!™ Pollyworld™ Quick Clik™ Polly™ Doll
Polly Pocket!™ Pollyworld™ Quick Clik™ Crissy™ Doll
Polly Pocket!™ Pollyworld™ Quick Clik™ Lea™ Doll
Polly Pocket!™ Pollyworld™ Quick Clik™ Shanil™ Doll
Polly Pocket!™ Pollyworld™ Costume Cart (Lea™) Playset
Polly Pocket!™ Pollyworld™ Gift Shop (Lila™) Playset
Polly Pocket!™ Twirl & Swirl™ Beauty Case
Polly Pocket!™ Pollyworld™ Dial-A Song Polly Fashions
Polly Pocket!™ Pollyworld™ Kerstie Fashions
Polly Pocket!™ Pollyworld™ Rockin' Tour Bus™
Polly Pocket!™ Quik-Clik™ Pool Party™ Playset (Lila™)
B3209
B3210
B3396
B7078
B7082
B7125
B7127
B7128
B7129
B8478
B9521
B9522
B9523
B9525
B9578
B9929
C0504
C0505
C1341
C1342
G8602
G8606
G8612
G8614
G8615
G8616
H1553
J1659
J1661
J1662
J1670
J1681
J1687
J1695
J4169
J4170
J4171
J4172
J9305
J9306
J9648
J9965
J9966
K3460
H1554
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 2, 2007
Release #07-257
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 916-4498
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Fisher-Price Recalls Licensed Character Toys Due To Lead
Poisoning Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms named below,
today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products
immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Sesame Street, Dora the Explorer, and other children's toys
Units: About 967,000
Importer: Fisher-Price Inc., of East Aurora, N.Y.
Hazard: Surface paints on the toys could contain excessive levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and
can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled involves various figures and toys that were manufactured between April 19, 2007 and July 6,
2007 and were sold alone or as part of sets. The model names and product numbers for the recalled toys, which are all
marked with "Fisher-Price," are listed below. The toys may have a date code between 109-7LF and 187-7LF marked on
the product or packaging.
Sold at: Retail stores nationwide from May 2007 through August 2007 for between $5 and $40.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Fisher-Price. Consumers
will need to return the product and will receive a voucher for a replacement toy of the consumer's choice (up to the value
of the returned product).
Consumer Contact: For additional information contact Fisher-Price at (800) 916-4498 anytime or visit the firm's Web site
at www.service.mattel.com
Product List:
Elmo Light Up Musical Pal 33662 Ernie Light Up Musical Pal 33663 Big Bird Light Up Musical Pal 33664
Elmo Stacking Rings 34658 Elmo Tub Sub 39038 Sesame Street Shape Sorter 39054 Elmo Keyboard 87946
Ernie Splashin' Fun Trike 90267 Elmo Collectible 90609 Cookie Collectible 90611 Zoe Collectible 90612
Ernie Collectible 90613 Big Bird Collectible 90614 Construction Playset 90745 Elmo Boom Box 93068
Action Fire Engine 93107 Press 'n Go Elmo 93307 Press 'n Go Cookie Monster 93308 Cookie Saxophone 93492
Elmo's Guitar 93493 Splash Tub Puzzle 93615 Music and Lights Phone 93780 Count to Beat Elmo B7554
Shake, Giggle & Roll B7888 Elmo in The Giggle Box B7987 Silly Parts Talking Elmo B7989 Dora's Talking House B9620
Dora, Backpack, Perrito Figure Pack C6908 Diego Figure Pack C6909 Swiper Figure Pack C6910
Boots, Tico Figure Pack C6911 Dora Talking Vamonos Van G3825 Sing With Elmo's Greatest Hits G5112
Giggle Doodler G9717 Grow with Me Elmo Sprinkler H2943 Cousin Daisy H3343 Birthday Dora H3344
Elmo & Pals (Elmo, Cookie, Ernie) H5569 Elmo & Pals (Elmo, Zoe, Bigbird) H5570 Dora Figures in Tube H4187
Water Fun Tote H4628 Dora 3 Pack Figures In Tube H8236 Blue 3 Pack Figures in Tube H8237
Sponge Bob 3 Pack Figures in Tube H8238 Chef Dora H9124 Bedtime Dora H9125 Giggle Grabber Ernie H9186
Giggle Grabber Oscar the Grouch H9188 Diego Talking Field Journal J0338 Go Diego Go Antarctic Rescue J0343
Go Diego Go Deep Sea Rescue J0344 Go Diego Go Mountain Rescue J0345 Go Diego Go Talking Rescue 4 x 4 J0346
Giggle Grabber Soccer Elmo J5935 Giggle Grabber Chef Cookie Monster J5936 Sesame Street Giggle Toolbelt J6537
Queen Mami J6762 Royal Boots and Tico J6763 Prince Diego J6765 Sesame Street Tub Pots & Pans J7983
Sesame Street Giggle Drill J9518 Dora's Talking Pony Place J9692 Twins Nursery K0617 Diego - Talking Gadget Belt K3414
Go Diego Go Mobile Rescue Unit K3571 Fairytale Adventure Dora K3580 Go Diego Go Dinosaur Rescue K4139
Toucan Motorcycle Rescue K4140 Dora Figure L0305 Suprise Inside Diego Eggs L3194
Sesame Street Elmo Jack-In-The-Box L3215 Sesame Street Birthday Figure Pack L3488 Sesame Street Super Boom Box L3507
Birthday Dora L5202 Diego Tub trike L5813 Pablo & Pals L8905 Dora Figures Dora & Kitty M0351
Dora Figures Diego & Bear M0352 Go Diego Go Talking Gadget M0524 Sesame Street Giggle Doodler M0527
Dora's Talking House M0732 Let's Go Rescue Center M2051 Fairytale Castle M2052
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 4, 2007
Release #07-301
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 496-8330
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Mattel Recalls Various Barbie® Accessory Toys 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.
Name of Product: Various Barbie Accessory Toys
Units: About 675,000
Importer: Mattel Inc., of El Segundo, Calif.
Hazard: Surface paints on the toys contain excessive levels of lead which is prohibited under federal law.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves various Barbie accessory toys that were manufactured between September 30, 2006
and August 20, 2007. The model names, product numbers and affected date code numbers are listed in the chart below.
The product and date code numbers are printed on the largest component of the toy sets.
Product
Product Number
Barbie® Dream Puppy
J9485
House™ (lead paint on dog)
Barbie® Dream Kitty
Condo™ Playset (lead paint J9486
on cat)
Barbie® Table and Chairs
Kitchen Playset (lead paint
on dog, chip platter, dinner
plates)
K8606
Barbie® Bathtub and Toilet
K8607
Playset (lead point on cat)
Barbie® Futon and Table
Living Room Playset (lead
paint on cat)
K8608
Barbie® Desk and Chair
Bedroom Playset (lead paint K8609
on dog)
Barbie® Couch & Table
Living Room Playset (lead
paint on purse)
K8613
Date Code Number
286-6JX through 365-6JX
or
001-7JX through 232-7JX
(product number and date code are
marked on the bottom of the house)
286-6JX through 365-6JX
or
001-7JX through 232-7JX
(product number and date code are
marked on the bottom of the house)
All
(product number is marked under the
table)
All
(product number is marked under the
tub)
All
(product number is marked on the
cushion label)
All
(product number is marked under the
desk)
All
(product number is marked under the
table)
CPSC, Fisher-Price Announce Recall of Basketball Sets
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y.,
is recalling about 55,000 basketball sets to replace the nets. Some of the nets have enlarged openings. If
children put their heads into these enlarged openings, the net can get tangled around their necks and they could
strangle.
Fisher-Price has not received any reports of injuries. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of
injuries.
The recalled Grow-to-Pro Basketball set has a black pole that adjusts from 3 to 6 feet. A nylon net with an
orange plastic hoop is attached to the pole, along with a gray backboard. The Fisher-Price logo is on the front of
the backboard; and the model number, 72408, along with the words, "Made in U.S.A." are on the other side of
the backboard.
Toy, mass merchandise and discount stores sold these toys nationwide from January 2001 through May 2001
for about $30.
Consumers should stop using the basketball set immediately. Consumers should call Fisher-Price toll-free at
(800) 247-9395 anytime to order a free replacement net. Fisher-Price will help consumers determine if their
basketball nets have enlarged openings.
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued August 23, 2000
Revised July 19, 2005
Release # 00-168
Washington, DC 20207
Fisher-Price Recall Hotline: (800) 432-5437
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
Note: Web Site Change. Phone Number Change.
CPSC, Fisher-Price Announce Recall of Swings and Toys
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Fisher-Price, of East
Aurora, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 2.5 million Lift 'n Lock Swings, and about 246,000 Get Up & Go Walkers, which
are push toys.
Recall of "Lift & Lock Swings"
The Lift & Lock Swing is an outdoor swing for children 9 months to 3 years. The swing has a plastic "T"-shaped restraint
shield to hold children in the seat. Children can maneuver out of the restraints and fall out of the swings, resulting in
serious injuries.
Fisher-Price has received 110 reports of children falling out of the swings, and 38 children suffered injuries. Eight children
suffered serious injuries, including a fractured skull, leg, arm and two collarbones; two concussions; and stitches to the
forehead. Thirty children received minor injuries including bumps, bruises and scrapes.
The Lift & Lock Swings have red or purple plastic seats, yellow "T"- shaped restraint shields and blue ropes. "FisherPrice(r)" is written on the front of the restraint shield. The swings have model numbers 2092, 75960, 75970, 75973 or
75980 molded into the back part of the seat. Mass merchandise, juvenile products and discount department stores sold
these swings from January 1991 through August 2000 for about $19.
Consumers should stop using the swings immediately. Fisher-Price will provide a free repair kit with a supplemental waist
and crotch restraint belt.
Recall of "Get Up & Go Walkers"
The Get Up & Go Walker is a three-sided push toy, which looks like a car, designed for children to support themselves as they are
learning to stand and walk. Young children leaning forward on the front of the toys can tip them over and fall. Also, the windshield
wipers on some of the toys, which stick out, can injure young children when they fall. Fisher-Price has received 330 reports of
children falling while using or near the product. A total of 132 children received injuries such as bumps, bruises, scratches and cuts.
The Get Up & Go Walker is white with blue sides. It has activities such as a rotating mirror/phone, toy windshield wiper and steering
wheel with yellow horn. The back wheels of the walker can be locked into place to prevent rolling as babies learn to stand. The FisherPrice logo is located on the outside of the toy between the headlight decorations. Models with a front bar for babies to grasp and/or a
green windshield wiper are included in the recall. Fisher-Price will help consumers determine if they have a recalled product.
Toy, mass merchandise and discount stores sold these push-behind toys from July 1997 through August 2000 for about $30.
Consumers should stop children from using the toys immediately and call Fisher-Price for a free repair kit that will eliminate the front
bar and windshield wiper.
To participate in either one or both of these recalls, or for more information, consumers should call Fisher-Price toll-free at (800) 4325437 anytime. The product remedies are available only through Fisher-Price. Consumers also can visit the Fisher-Price website at
www.service.mattel.com/us/recall.asp for more information.
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 13, 2007
Release #07-212
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 725-4407
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
RC2 Corp. Recalls Various Thomas & Friends™ Wooden
Railway Toys Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard
Note: this recall has been expanded.
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.
Name of Products: Various Thomas & Friends™ Wooden Railway Toys
Units: About 1.5 million
Importer/Distributor: RC2 Corp., of Oak Brook, Ill.
Hazard: Surface paints on the recalled products contain lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause
adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None.
Description: The recall involves wooden vehicles, buildings and other train set components for young children listed in
the chart below. The front of the packaging has the logo "Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway" on the upper left-hand
corner. A manufacturing code may be located on the bottom of the product or inside the battery cover. Toys marked with
codes containing "WJ" or "AZ" are not included in this recall.
Recalled Product Name
Red James Engine & Red James' # 5 Coal Tender
Red Lights & Sounds James Engine & Red James' #5 Lights & Sounds Coal Tender
James with Team Colors Engine & James with Team Colors #5 Coal Tender
Red Skarloey Engine
Brown & Yellow Old Slow Coach
Red Hook & Ladder Truck & Red Water Tanker Truck
Red Musical Caboose
Red Sodor Line Caboose
Red Coal Car labeled "2006 Day Out With Thomas" on the Side
Red Baggage Car
Red Holiday Caboose
Red "Sodor Mail" Car
Red Fire Brigade Truck
Red Fire Brigade Train
Deluxe Sodor Fire Station
Red Coal Car
Yellow Box Car
Red Stop Sign
Yellow Railroad Crossing Sign
Yellow "Sodor Cargo Company" Cargo Piece
Smelting Yard
Ice Cream Factory
Sold at: Toy stores and various retailers nationwide from January 2005 through June 2007 for between $10 and $70.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled toys away from young children immediately and contact RC2 Corp. for a
replacement toy.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact RC2 Corp. toll-free at (866) 725-4407 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
CT Monday through Thursday and between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. CT Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at recalls.rc2.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 26, 2007
Release #07-308
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 725-4407
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
RC2 Corp. Recalls Additional Thomas & Friends™ Wooden
Railway Toys 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.
Name of Product: Various Thomas and Friends™ Wooden Railway Toys
Units: About 200,000 (1.5 million other Thomas & Friends railway toys were recalled on June 13, 2007)
Importer/Distributor: RC2 Corp., of Oak Brook, Ill.
Hazard: Surface paints on the toys can contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves five toys from the Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway product line: the all-black cargo
car, toad vehicle, olive green sodor cargo box and all-green maple tree top and signal base accessories. The front of the
packaging has the logo “Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway” in the upper left-hand corner. A tracking code may be
located on the bottom of some of the products. Toys marked with codes containing “WJ” and “AZ” are not included in the
recall.
Recalled Product Name & Tracking Codes
All-Black Cargo Car – Included only in the Brendam Fishing Dock Set. The car is labeled “CARGO
CAR” and has
either no tracking code or one of the following codes on its undersides:
26833i
34743i00
28233i
01553i00
23243i00
04553i00
24643i00
13353i00
25343i00
14753i00
27443i00
15453i00
32043i00
18353i00
Cargo cars sold in other sets are not included.
Toad vehicle with brake lever – The vehicle is labeled “TOAD” and has the tracking code 16560W00
on its underside.
Olive Green Sodor Cargo Box – The side of the cargo box says “SODOR”, the box was included only
in the Deluxe
Cranky the Crane Set.
All-Green Maple Tree Top and Green Signal Base Accessories – Included only in Conductor’s
Figure 8 Sets.
Sold at: Toy stores and various retailers nationwide from March 2003 through September 2007 for
between $10 and $40.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled toys away from young children immediately and contact
RC2 Corp. for a replacement toy.
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 http://recalls.rc2.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 11, 2007
Release #08-022
Washington, DC 20207
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 333-6063
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
J.C. Penney Recalls Disney™ Winnie-the-Pooh Play Sets 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.
Name of Product: Disney™ Deluxe Winnie-the-Pooh 23-Piece Play Sets
Units: About 49,000
Importer: J.C. Penney, of Plano, Texas
Hazard: Surface paints on the play sets contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled play set consists of 23 pieces including: either a white or black baby doll and assorted Winniethe-Pooh themed items such as a diaper bag, blanket, playpen, highchair, swing, stroller, and carrying bags.
Sold through: The J.C. Penney catalog, Web site and outlet stores nationwide from August 2005 through August 2007
for about $40.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled play set away from young children immediately and return it to any J.C.
Penney store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For further information, contact J.C. Penney toll-free at (888) 333-6063 anytime, or visit the firm’s
Web site at www.jcp.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2007
Release #08-005
Washington, DC 20207
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 203-6788
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Firm’s Media Contact: (770) 971-0677
Kids II Recalls Baby Einstein Color Blocks 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.
Name of Product: Baby Einstein Discover & Play Color Blocks
Units: About 35,000
Distributor: Kids II Inc., of Alpharetta, Ga.
Hazard: Surface paint on the blue block contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves the blue block included with the Baby Einstein Discover & Play Color Blocks, Model
30726 and Model 30881. The blocks are made of soft textures and come in different colors. Only date codes of GE7,
GF7, and GG7 are included in this recall. The model number and date code are printed on the labels affixed to the greencolored block.
Sold at: Various retailers and specialty stores nationwide from June 2007 through September 2007 for between $10 and
$13.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled blue block away from children immediately and contact Kids II to receive a
free replacement of the affected block.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kids II toll-free at (866) 203-6788 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30
p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.kidsii.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2007
Release #07-317
Washington, DC 20207
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 367-0144
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Lan Enterprises Recalls Doll Strollers After Child’s Finger Tip
was Severed; Product Also Poses an Entrapment Hazard to
Young Children
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.
Name of Product: Mini Zooper Doll Strollers
Units: About 21,000
Manufacturer: Lan Enterprises, of Beaverton, Ore.
Hazard: A child’s finger can become caught in the rectangular metal clip or the black plastic side hinge, and this can
sever a child’s finger tip. Also, the strollers pose an entrapment hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Pottery Barn Kids has received three reports of serious lacerations, including one partial finger
severing on a 2 year old boy.
Description: The Mini Zooper Doll Stroller has a silver metal frame with a bright pink cotton canvas seat cover. “Pottery
Barn Kids” is printed on a label on the canvas seat cover.
Sold exclusively at: Pottery Barn Kids retail stores nationwide, catalog and Web site from October 2005 through June
2007 for about $50.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled doll strollers away from children and contact Pottery Barn Kids
for instructions on receiving a repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Pottery Barn Kids at (888) 367-0144 between 7 a.m. and 12 a.m. ET
daily or visit the firm’s Web site at www.potterybarnkids.com
Firm’s Media Contact: Leigh Oshirak, at (415) 438-8106
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued March 1, 2006
Revised April 30, 2007
Release #06-100
Washington, DC 20207
Company Telephone Number: (800) 321-0183
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Note: Revised Telephone Number.
The Little Tikes Co. Recalls Animal-Shaped Flashlights
Containing Lead Paint Sold at Target
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.
Name of Product: Glowin' Dino and Glowin' Doggy Animal Flashlights
Units: About 20,800
Manufacturer: The Little Tikes Co., of Hudson, Ohio
Hazard: The light green paint on the dinosaur-shaped flashlight and the brown paint on the dog-shaped flashlight could
contain excess levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The Glowin' Dino Flashlight and the Glowin' Doggy Flashlight are about 9-inches long and make an
electronic sound when switched on. The green dinosaur roars, and the white and brown dog barks. Only flashlights with
the following date codes are in included in the recall: LC5H161, LC5H291, LC5I031, LC5I091, LC5I131, LC5J061,
LC5J231, and LC5J311. The date codes are found on the bottom of the flashlights. Units that do not contain these codes
or other animal flashlight characters made by The Little Tikes Co. are not included in this recall. Also, units that have an
"R" at the end of the date code are not included in the recall.
Sold at: Only at Target stores nationwide from November 2005 through December 2005 for about $10.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled flashlights away from young children and contact Little Tikes
for more information. Consumers will get a free replacement flashlight or refund.
Consumer Contact: Contact The Little Tikes Co. toll-free at (800) 321-0183 anytime, or visit the company's Web site at
http://littletikes.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 14, 2004
Release # 04-119
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 661-0222
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Tek Nek Toys Announce Recall of Ride-On Toys
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Tek Nek Toys
International, L.P., of Grapevine, Texas, is voluntarily recalling about 70,000 ride-on toy trucks for repair. The screw and
nut assembly attaching the steering wheel can come loose, posing a choking and aspiration hazard to young children.
Tek Nek Toys has received six reports of the screw and nut coming loose, including the death of an 18-month-old boy
who aspirated a screw.
The ride-on toys were sold under five model names including Butterfly Girl, Fire Rescue, Mermaid, Police Car and Tonka
Construction Crew. The toys can be used as a ride-on or push walker toy, with a handle on the back of the seat rest.
These toys were sold for children age 1 to 3 years old. On the dash of the ride-on toys are buttons which produce sounds
when activated. The recalled Ride-on vehicles have a date code from 20021127 to 20030319. The date code is located in
the battery compartment located on the top panel next to the steering wheel.
Wal-Mart, Toys R Us, Kmart, Meijer and Shopko sold the ride-on toys nationwide from December 2002 through March
2004 for about $30.
Consumers should take these recalled ride-on toy vehicles away from young children immediately and contact Tek Nek
Toys for free replacement parts. For more information, contact Tek Nek toys at (888) 661-0222 anytime or visit Tek Nek's
website at www.teknektoys.com.
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 601-8418
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Patty Davis, (301) 5...
Easy Bake Media Contact: Gail Carvelli, (401...
Note: There has been a new recall of this product. The remedy has changed.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 6, 2007
Release #07-096
Easy-Bake Ovens Recalled for Repair Due to Entrapment 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 immediately take the recalled oven
away from children under 8 years of age and contact the firm for a retrofit with warning.
Name of product: Easy-Bake Ovens
Units: About 985,000
Manufacturer: Easy-Bake, a division of Hasbro, Inc., of Pawtucket, R.I.
Hazard: Young children can insert their hands into the oven's opening and get their hands or fingers caught, posing an
entrapment and burn hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Easy-Bake has received 29 reports of children getting their hands or fingers caught in the oven's
opening, including five reports of burns.
Description: The Easy-Bake Oven is a purple and pink plastic oven that resembles a kitchen range with four burners on
top and a front-loading oven. "Easy Bake" is printed on the front of the oven. Model number 65805 and "Hasbro" are
stamped into the plastic on the back of the oven. The Easy Bake Oven is an electric toy and is not recommended for
children under eight years of age. Ovens sold before May 2006 are not included in this recall.
Sold at: Toys R Us, Wal-Mart, Target, KB Toys and other retailers nationwide from May 2006 through February 2007 for
about $25.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should contact Easy-Bake between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET 7 days a week to receive a free
retrofit kit with consumer warning. Caregivers should keep the Easy Bake Oven away from children under eight years of
age.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Easy-Bake at (800) 601-8418 , or visit the firm's Web site at
www.easybake.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 7, 2008
Release #08-362
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888...
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 6...
CPSC Media Contact: (301...
Fisher-Price Recalls Learning Pots and Pans™ Toys Due to
Choking 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.
Name of Product: Learning Pots & Pans™ Toys
Units: About 15,000
Importer: Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, NY
Hazard: Missing screws in the blue toy pan can cause the clear plastic cover to come loose and release small balls,
presenting a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Fisher-Price has received five reports of the plastic covers detaching and releasing the small balls. No
injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Learning Pots and Pans™ toy sets with stackable pots and pans, a lid and shapesorting blocks. The toys have light and sound features that operate on three AA batteries. Model number G6685 is located
on the bottom of the blue pan.
Sold at: Discount department and toy stores nationwide from October 2007 to August 2008 for about $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these recalled toys away from children and examine the bottom of the blue
pan. The pan should contain six screws. If all six screws are installed, no further action is necessary. If any screws are
missing, the consumer should contact Fisher-Price to arrange for the return of the blue pan for a replacement.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fisher-Price at (888) 521-0820 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web
site at www.service.mattel.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 9, 2008
Release #09-007
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800...
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 6...
CPSC Media Contact: (301...
Hasbro Inc. Recalls to Repair Nerf Blasters; Child’s Skin Can
Get Caught in Plunger of the Toy
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.
Name of Products: Nerf™ N-Strike Recon Blasters
Units: About 330,000 units
Manufacturer: Hasbro Inc., of Pawtucket, R.I.
Hazard: The blaster’s plunger can pull the user’s skin during firing of the toy blaster resulting in injury to the face, neck,
and/or chest.
Incidents/Injuries: Hasbro and CPSC have received 46 reports of injury to children aged 4 to 12, resulting in bruising,
abrasions, pinching/pinch marks, blood blisters and welts.
Description: This recall involves the Nerf N-Strike Recon CS-6 Blasters for children age 6 and up. The toy blaster is
yellow with a black handle and orange plunger, trigger, and reload clip. The word “NERF” in black lettering is on both
sides of the blaster and the word “ARMED” is indented on the orange plunger. “RECON CS-6” is on the gray cocking
mechanism. There are five interchangeable parts including the shoulder stock, the flip-up sight, barrel extension, quick reload clip and dual-mode light beam. Model number 63552 and UPC codes 653569272021 and 653569311218 can be
found on the packaging. Only blasters with an exposed orange plunger are included in this recall.
Sold at: Wal-Mart, Target, Toys “R” Us, discount stores and toy stores nationwide from November 2007 through August
2008 for about $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy blasters away from children and contact Hasbro for a free
cylindrical cover to prevent additional injuries.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Hasbro toll-free at (800) 245-0910 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site
at www.hasbro.com/nerf
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 19, 2008
Release #08-195
Washington, DC 20207
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866...
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 6...
CPSC Media Contact: (301...
Cinderella Battery-Powered Toy Cars Recalled by Dumar
International USA 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.
Name of Product: Cinderella 12-Volt Electric Ride-On Vehicles
Units: About 64,000
Manufacturer: Dumar International USA, of Franklin, Mass.
Hazard: The wires under the hood of the car and/or in the battery compartment under the seat can short circuit, posing a
fire and burn hazard to children riding in the car.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm and CPSC are aware of 40 incidents of the toy car’s wires overheating. In several incidents,
smoke was seen coming out from underneath the seat area where the battery is located. In one incident, flames shot from
under the hood while a 4-year-old girl was riding the vehicle. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The electric ride-on toy resembles the Pontiac Solstice. It is light blue and has Cinderella graphics on the
front and sides. The wheels, steering wheel and two seats are pink. The white dashboard may contain an optional radio.
“Pontiac Solstice” is printed on the back of the car. “Walt Disney’s Cinderella Special Edition” is printed on the license
plate. It is designed for children 4 to 7 years old.
Sold at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide from August 2005 through February 2006 for about $200.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy cars away from children and contact Dumar International
for a free retrofit kit, including a new battery.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dumar International at (866) 424-0500 between 10 a.m. and 8
p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.dumarusa.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 22, 2008
Release #09-019
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800...
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 6...
CPSC Media Contact: (301...
Rage Wireless Guitars Used with Popular Video Gaming
System Recalled Due to Chemical Burn Risk
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.
Name of Product: Rage Wireless Guitars
Units: About 57,000
Manufacturer/Distributor: Performance Designed Products LLC, of Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Hazard: A circuit board defect can cause AA batteries used in the guitar to leak if the batteries are installed incorrectly,
posing a risk of chemical burns to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Performance Designed Products has received one report of a burn to a consumer.
Description: The Rage Wireless Guitar controller is designed to be used on the Nintendo Wii system. The guitar is blue
or white and is 31 inches long. The guitar contains battery-operated LED-lighted fret buttons that go up the neck of the
guitar.
Sold at: Mass merchandisers and specialty retailers nationwide from June 2008 through September 2008 for between
$40 and $60.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the wireless guitar game controllers immediately and return them to the place
where purchased for a full refund. Do not contact or return the product to Nintendo.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Performance Designed Products at (800) 331-3844 between 7
a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.pdp.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 25, 2008
Release #08-410
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800...
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 6...
CPSC Media Contact: (301...
Firm’s Media Contact: (866...
Four-Wheeled Ride-On Vehicles Recalled by Razor USA Due to
Throttle Controller Defect
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.
Name of Product: Razor® Dirt Quad Electric Powered Ride-On Vehicles
Units: About 30,000
Importer: Razor USA LLC, of Cerritos, Calif.
Hazard: The control module for the throttle can fail and cause the electric ride-on vehicle to unexpectedly surge forward,
posing a risk of injury to the user or a bystander.
Incidents/Injuries: Razor has received 60 reports of the vehicles unexpectedly surging forward, including two reports of
injuries.
Description: This recall involves Razor® Dirt Quad electrically powered ride-on vehicles. Product ID numbers included in
the recall begin with 103110-01 or 103110-02. The product ID numbers are located on the bar code affixed to the right
step of the vehicle, on the charger and on the retail packaging. Product ID numbers beginning with 103110-03 or later are
not included in this recall.
Sold by: Authorized dealers nationwide from August 2006 through September 2007 for about $400.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Razor for a free replacement controller.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Razor USA at (800) 813-3155 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site
at www.razor.com/recall
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 25, 2008
Release #08-409
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800...
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 6...
CPSC Media Contact: (301...
Firm’s Media Contact: (866...
Razor USA Recalls PowerWing Three-Wheeled Scooters 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.
Name of Product: Razor® PowerWing™ Three-Wheeled Scooters
Units: About 103,000
Importer: Razor USA LLC, of Cerritos, Calif.
Hazard: The undersides of the foot platforms can have sharp edges, posing a laceration hazard to children.
Incidents/Injuries: Razor has received 10 reports of Achilles tendon or ankle lacerations, including four consumers who
required tendon surgery and three who needed stitches.
Description: The PowerWing is a three-wheeled scooter, which was sold in either black or silver. The recall includes
products with serial numbers beginning with:
Y71 Y71 Y71
Y708
Y709
0
1
2
Y80 Y80 Y80
Y801
Y802
3
4
5
Y80
Y806
Y807
8
The serial number is located on the bottom of the scooter near the front wheel. Products with an oval sticker next to the
serial number with a “V” followed by any letter (example VE, VF, VG, etc.) are not included in the recall.
Sold by: Authorized retailers nationwide and online from October 2007 through September 2008 for about $100.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Parents should immediately stop children from using the product. Do not return the product to retailers. Contact
Razor for a set of free replacement foot platforms.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Razor USA at (800) 314-9870 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site
at www.razor.com/recall
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 27, 2008
Release #08-233
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888...
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 6...
CPSC Media Contact: (301...
Plush Rocker Toys Recalled By Tek Nek Toys 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.
Name of Product: Rock ‘N Ride Plush Rocker Toys
Units: About 122,000
Manufacturer: Tek Nek Toys Int’l L.P., of Southlake, Texas
Hazard: The base of the rocker can become unstable and allow the rocker to tip forward or backward, posing a fall hazard
to children.
Incidents/Injuries: Tek Nek Toys has received 35 reports of the rockers tipping over, including ten reports of injuries
such as bumps, bruises and lacerations.
Description: This recall involves Rock ‘N Ride plush rocker toys sold in eight models: brown pony, pink pony, pink
unicorn, deluxe pony, deluxe bull, lil’ penguin, lil’ propeller plane and Clifford big red rocker. The toys have molded plastic
rocker bases and were sold for children at least 18 months old and up to 65 lbs. A button on the toy’s ear, hat or dash
activates songs and phrases when pressed. Rockers included in this recall have a date code from July 26, 2007 through
December 29, 2007. The date codes are printed on a sticker inside the battery compartment.
Sold at: Wal-Mart, Toys “R” Us, Kmart, Target, Atwoods, and Pamida stores nationwide and Internet retailers from
September 2007 through March 2008 for about $30.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the rocker toys away from young children and contact Tek Nek Toys for a
free replacement base.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Tek Nek Toys toll-free at (888) 686-2728 anytime, or visit the
firm’s Web site at www.teknektoys.com
Recalled Rocker Base
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 1, 2008
Release #08-318
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (602...
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 6...
CPSC Media Contact: (301...
Redcat Racing Recalls Remote Controlled Toy Vehicles Due to
Remote Control Defect
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.
Name of Product: Redcat Racing FM Remote Controlled Vehicles
Units: About 1,400
Distributor: Redcat Racing Co., of Phoenix, Ariz.
Hazard: The remote control unit can lose its signal, causing the toy vehicle to lose control, posing a risk of injury to the
user or bystanders.
Incidents/Injuries: Redcat Racing has received about 15 reports of remote control malfunctions. There have been no
injuries reported.
Description: The recalled remote controls were included in the remote cars as shown below. These cars were sold in a
variety of colors. The model name and numbers are located on the body of the vehicle or on the retail packaging:
Model
Description
Model Number
Hurricane XP (1/8 Road Buggy)
Green/Flame
HURRICANEXP-GF
Orange/Black
HURRICANEXP-OB
Orange/Flame
HURRICANEXP-OF
Yellow/Flame
HURRICANEXP-YF
Hurricane XP Pro(1/8 Road Buggy)
Green/Flame-Blue Aluminum
HURRICANPRO-GF
Silver-Blue Aluminum
HURRICANPRO-SB
Yellow/Flame-Blue Aluminum
HURRICANPRO-YF
AVALANCHEXP-94087Avalanche XP (1/8 Off Road Truck)
Blue/Yellow
BY
AVALANCHEXP-94087Red/Green
RG
AVALANCHEXP-94087Red
R
MONSOONXP-94085Monsoon XP (1/8 Off Road Truggy)
Blue/Yellow
BY
MONSOONXP-94085Red/White/Blue
RWB
MONSOONXP-94085Red/Yellow
RY
TSUNAMIUW-BFTsunami Ultrawide (1/10 Truggy)
Blue/Flame
94110W
TSUNAMIUW-RFRed/Flame
94110W
Sold by: Authorized dealers nationwide from March 2007 through April 2008 for between $260 and $400.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Redcat Racing for a replacement remote
control.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Redcat Racing Co. collect at (602) 454-6445 between 8 a.m. and
5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or at www.redcatracing.com
FURNITURE
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 22, 2005
Release # 05-137
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 837-4404
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Graco Media Contact: Tricia Ryan, (973) 316-1665
CPSC, Graco Children's Products Announce Recall of
Toddler Beds
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.
Name of product: Graco Toddler Bed
Units: About 1.2 Million
Manufacturer: Graco Children's Products Inc. of Exton, Pa.
Hazard: A child's arm, leg or foot can become entrapped between the slats in the guard rails or footboard. This
can result in broken bones, sprains and other injuries to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Graco has received reports of 77 entrapments. This resulted in 13 broken arms and legs, 1
broken foot, a sprained ankle, and 54 other injuries including bruised, scratched, and swollen limbs.
Description: The recalled Graco toddler beds are white plastic and steel with openings between the slats in the
guard rails and footboard. The beds were sold under the names "Cozy Toddler Bed," "Glow-in-the-Dark Toddler
Bed," and "Classic Toddler Bed." There is a label on the guard rail or leg containing one of the following model
numbers: "8801, 8801WR, 8821, 8824, 8828, 8833, 30066, 34434 and 11030," a serial number, and the
manufacturer's address. Model 8828's headboard has a blue sky with a yellow moon and stars. Model 8801WR
has red legs. "Graco" is printed on all of the beds' footboards.
Sold at: Discount, department and juvenile product stores nationwide from February 1994 through March 2001
for between $50 and $70.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should remove the guard rails from the recalled Graco toddler beds immediately and call
the firm to receive a free retrofit kit. The kit includes custom designed mesh coverings that must be attached to
the guard rails and footboard to prevent entrapment. The mesh coverings will be available in 6 to 8 weeks.
Consumer Contact: Graco at (800) 837-4404 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or log on to
the firm's Web site at www.gracobaby.com.
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 2007
Release #07-307
Washington, DC 20207
Simplicity’s Recall Hotline: (888) 593-9274
CPSC Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Simplicity Media Contact: (713) 301-0733
About 1 Million Simplicity Cribs Recalled Due To Failures
Resulting in Infant Deaths
NOTE: Repair Kits that immobilize the drop-side are now available
ALSO NOTE: Consumers who have participated or have yet to respond to Simplicity’s June 2007 recall of
Nursery-in-a-Box cribs are strongly urged to also participate in this recall.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is announcing today a voluntary
recall with Simplicity Inc., of Reading, Pa., of about 1 million cribs. The drop-side can detach from the crib, which
can create a dangerous gap and lead to the entrapment and suffocation of infants. CPSC is aware of two deaths
in Simplicity manufactured cribs with older style hardware, including a 9-month-old child and a 6-month-old child,
where the drop-side was installed upside down. CPSC is also aware of seven infant entrapments and 55 incidents
in these cribs.
CPSC is also investigating the death of a 1-year-old child in a Simplicity crib with newer style hardware, in which
the drop-side was installed upside down. CPSC is warning parents and caregivers to check all Simplicity cribs to
make sure the drop-side is installed right side up.
The drop-side failures result from both the hardware and crib design, which allow consumers to unintentionally
install the drop-side upside down. This, in turn, can weaken the hardware and cause the drop-side to detach from
the crib. When the drop-side detaches, it creates a gap in which infants can become entrapped.
CPSC is also aware of two incidents that occurred when the drop-side was correctly installed with older style
hardware, though the upside down installation greatly increases the risk of failure.
The recalled Simplicity crib models include: Aspen 3 in 1, Aspen 4 in 1, Nursery-in-a-Box, Crib N Changer
Combo, Chelsea and Pooh 4 in 1. The recall also involves the following Simplicity cribs that used the Graco logo:
Aspen 3 in 1, Ultra 3 in 1, Ultra 4 in1, Ultra 5 in 1, Whitney and the Trio.
The recalled cribs have one of the following model numbers, which can be found on the envelope attached to the
mattress support and on the label attached to the headboard: 4600, 4605, 4705, 5000, 8000, 8324, 8800, 8740,
8910, 8994, 8050, 8750, 8760, and 8996.
The cribs, which were made in China, were sold in department stores, children’s stores and mass merchandisers
nationwide from January 1998 through May 2007 for between $100 and $300.
As an immediate precaution, consumers should check to see if the drop-side is installed right side up. To do
this,check to see that the slightly rounded rail with the decorative groove is installed at the top and the plain rail is
on the bottom. Next, consumers should make sure the drop-side is securely attached to the tracks in all four
corners.
Close-up of a Correctly Installed Drop-side
Close-up of an Incorrectly Installed Drop-side
If the drop-side is installed upside down or not securely attached, consumers should stop using the crib
immediately. Incorrect installation can cause permanent damage to the hardware and re-installing the drop-side
using the same hardware is unsafe.
Consumers should check to see if their crib contains the recalled hardware. Recalled hardware has a flexible tab
at the bottom of the lower tracks and the top of the lower tracks are open. Newer hardware, which is not subject to
the recall, has the flexible tab located at the top of the lower track, and a permanent stop at the bottom.
Photo of Older Style Hardware
Photo of Newer Style Hardware
Consumers who have a crib with older style hardware can receive a free repair by immediately contacting
Simplicity toll-free at (888) 593-9274 between 8:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, between 8
a.m. and 5 p.m. ET on Friday, and between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, or by visiting the firm’s Web site at
www.simplicityforchildren.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued January 6, 2005
Revised April 28, 2006
Release # 05-079
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Telephone Number: (516) 481-1500
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Orbelle Trade Inc. Announce Recall of Cribs
Note: Telephone Number Change.
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.
Name of product: Cribs
Units: About 7,700
Manufacturer: Orbelle Trade Inc., of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Hazard: The Amber model crib included in this recall does not comply with crib safety standards due to a gap
between the side rail and the crib mattress support, posing an entrapment hazard to infants. All other model cribs
included in this recall do not have proper assembly instructions and diagrams required for cribs. They are also
missing cautionary and warning labels as required by federal law. If the cribs are not assembled properly they
could pose an entrapment hazard to infants.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The cribs included in this recall are the Daniella, Leeat, Noa, Naomi, Gabriella, Amber and Series
300 model cribs. The cribs are wood and come in a variety of painted and stained finishes including natural,
cherry, blonde, or white wood. Some of the cribs have built-in storage drawers on the side of the crib or
underneath the crib. The crib model name may be printed on the lower part of the headboard of each crib and the
manufacturer name is printed on each set of crib warnings when provided.
Sold at: Juvenile furniture stores in New York and New Jersey from January 2003 through August 2004 for
between $135 and $335.
Manufactured in: Romania
Remedy: If you own the Amber model crib, contact the firm to schedule an in-home repair or request a
replacement crib. For all other model cribs, contact the firm to receive new assembly instructions and warning
labels.
Consumer Contact: Orbelle Trade Inc. at (516) 481-1500 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday
or visit the firm's Web site at www.orbelle.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 21, 2001
Release # 01-087
Washington, DC 20207
Simmons Recall Hotline: (800) 421-2951
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Ken Giles, (301) 504-7052
CPSC, Simmons Announce Recall to Repair Cribs
WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Simmons
Juvenile Products, of New London, Wis., is voluntarily recalling more than 68,600 cribs for repair. Bracket hooks
that are used to position the height of the mattress can break, causing the mattress to collapse. Babies can
become trapped and suffocate when this happens.
In the past four months, Simmons has received more than 800 reports of bracket hooks breaking. In one case, a
6-month-old hit his chin on the side rail when the mattress dropped.
Simmons is offering a free repair kit, which includes replacement brackets and instructions. The repair can be
made easily in the home.
Most of the recalled Simmons cribs were made in 1998. Those sold at Sears were made in 1998, 1999 and 2000.
Only "98" cribs of all models are recalled, except for Sears cribs. For Sears cribs (which are model
numbers 025260 and 065060), the years "98" "99" and "00" are recalled because the problem bracket
hooks were used all three years. The brackets on all other Simmons cribs except for Sears changed to different
type attachments after 1998. The cribs were sold under the name "Little Folks". Simmons and the two-digit year of
manufacture are written on a label affixed to the crib's headboard. The year is the two-digit number following the
model number. "Little Folks" is on another label affixed to the headboard. The cribs are constructed of maple or
ash, and are painted or stained in more than a dozen different colors, including natural, golden and white.
"Simmons" is written on the top rail. Simmons will help consumers identify if their crib is recalled.
Discount, mass merchandise, juvenile product and department stores, including Sears, sold the cribs nationwide
from January 1998 through December 2000 for between $200 and $600.
Consumers should stop using these recalled cribs immediately and contact Simmons to receive free replacement
brackets by overnight mail. Consumers can contact Simmons anytime at (800) 421-2951 or at
www.simmonsjp.com/recall.cfm
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 5, 2008
Release #08-296
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 810-8611
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Simmons Kids Recalls Crib Mattresses Due to Entrapment
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.
Name of Product: Simmons Kids Crib Mattresses
Units: About 20,000
Manufacturer: Simmons Kids, a division of The Simmons Manufacturing Co., LLC of Atlanta, Ga.
Hazard: Some of the crib mattresses can measure smaller than the 27 1/4 inch minimum width requirement for
cribs, creating a gap between the mattress and crib side rails, posing an entrapment hazard to infants.
Incidents/Injuries: Simmons Kids and CPSC have received one report of a 6-month old baby becoming wedged
between the mattress and crib’s frame. The baby was removed from the crib by the parent without injury.
Description: The recalled mattresses involve open coil crib mattresses manufactured between July 1, 2006 and
March 23, 2008 with a color label attached to the top or side of the mattress that has the following model names:
Pottery Barn Kids by Simmons Kids Lullaby
Simmons Kids Slumber Time Evening Star Luxury Firm
Simmons Kids Baby Mattress Series 400
Simmons Kids Baby Mattress 234 Coil Count
The crib mattresses also have a law tag that is sewn into the edge of the mattress. The law tag has the date of
manufacture and in most cases will contain one of the following model numbers: H59044.15.0014,
M59082.15.0002, M59027.15.0002 or M59065.15.0006. Pocketed Coils® and Simmons Kids or Simmons
Juvenile Products crib mattresses manufactured before July 1, 2006 or after March 23, 2008 are not included in
the recall.
Sold at: Pottery Barn Kids and nursery furniture retailers from July 2006 through May 2008 for between $100 and
$150.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should measure the width of their mattress using a reliable measuring device, such as a
yard stick or tape measure, by removing all outer coverings, placing mattress on floor and measuring the width
near the middle, from the outside edge of the tape binding to the opposite side of the mattress. Consumers should
immediately stop using the mattress if it measures less than 27 1/4 inches and contact Simmons Kids to receive a
free replacement mattress.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Simmons Kids at (800) 810-8611 between 8:30 a.m. and
5 p.m. ET, Monday through Thursday, and between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. ET, on Friday or visit the firm’s Web
site at www.simmonskids.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 8, 2005
Release #05-260
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 330-6905
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Pottery Barn Kids Announce Recall of Spindle
Cribs
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.
Name of Product: Spindle Crib
Units: About 7,600
Distributor: Pottery Barn Kids, of San Francisco, Calif.
Hazard: The spindles on the crib's front rail can loosen and detach from the rail. This can allow the child to fall
from the crib and poses a risk of entrapment.
Incidents/Injuries: Pottery Barn Kids has received six reports of incidents involving spindles detaching from the
crib. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the Spindle Crib, model number 4825402. The product name and model number
are printed on a label affixed to the base of the crib. Sold in white, pink and blue, the cribs are made of hardwood
and measure 30.5 x 54.5 x 45" high.
Sold at: Pottery Barn Kids retail stores, the Pottery Barn Kids catalog and PotteryBarnKids.com nationwide from
January 2004 through July 2005 for between $300 and $500.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these cribs and contact Pottery Barn Kids to receive a free
replacement front rail or a full refund (including shipping).
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pottery Barn Kids at (800) 330-6905 between 7 a.m. and
12 a.m. ET daily or visit the firm's Web site at www.potterybarnkids.com
Pottery Barn Kids Media Contact: Abigail Jacobs, at (415) 616-8432
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
Firm Recall Hotline: (800...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 6...
August 27, 2008
CPSC Media Contact: (301...
Release #08-378
Please see the subsequent press release regarding retailer actions involving this product.
Infants Strangled to Death in Simplicity Bassinets: CPSC
Urges Consumers To Stop Using Simplicity 3-in-1 and 4in-1 Convertible “Close-Sleeper” Models
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging parents and caregivers
to stop using convertible “close-sleeper/bedside sleeper” bassinets manufactured by Simplicity Inc., of Reading,
Pa. CPSC has learned that on August 21, 2008, a 5-month-old girl from Shawnee, Kan. was strangled to death
when she became entrapped between the bassinet’s metal bars. This is the second strangulation death CPSC
has learned of in the close-sleeper bassinets. On September 29, 2007, a 4-month-old girl from Noel, Mo. became
entrapped in the metal bars of the bassinet and died.
CPSC is issuing this safety alert because SFCA Inc., the company which purchased all of Simplicity Inc.’s assets
at public auction in April 2008, has refused to cooperate with the government and recall the products. SFCA
maintains that it is not responsible for products previously manufactured by Simplicity Inc.
The Simplicity 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 convertible bassinets contain metal bars spaced farther apart than 2 3/8 inches,
which is the maximum distance allowed under the federal crib safety standard. The metal bars are covered by an
adjustable fabric flap which is attached by velcro. The fabric is folded down when the bassinet is converted into a
bed-side co-sleeping position. If the velcro is not properly re-secured when the flap is adjusted, an infant can slip
through the opening and become entrapped in the metal bars and suffocate. This warning does not cover
bassinets produced in recent months that have fabric permanently attached over the lower bar.
Due to the serious hazard these bassinets pose to babies, CPSC urges all consumers to share this safety
warning with day care centers, consignment stores, family and friends to ensure that no child is placed to sleep in
a Simplicity convertible bassinet covered by this warning.
The Commission voted, using its new authorities in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, to release
this warning upon making a finding that the health and safety of the public require immediate notice.
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 21, 2008
Release #09-017
Washington, DC 20207
Delta's Recall Hotline: (800...
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 6...
CPSC Media Contact: (301...
Infant Death Prompts Recall to Repair 985,000 Delta
Enterprise Drop Side Cribs; Missing Safety Pegs Can
Cause Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards
Additional Delta Crib Recall Announcement: Release #09-016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Delta
Enterprise Corp., of New York, New York., is announcing the voluntary recall to replace missing safety pegs
involving 985,000 drop side cribs. Failure to use or install safety pegs can cause an entrapment and suffocation
risk to infants and toddlers.
When the safety pegs in the base of each leg of the crib are missing from the lower track, the crib locks can
disengage and detach if lowered below the peg hole, creating a hazardous gap. This gap can lead to the
entrapment and suffocation of an infant or toddler.
CPSC staff is aware of a death of an 8-month-old child who became entrapped and suffocated when the drop
side of the crib detached in a reassembled crib where the safety pegs were not installed. CPSC is also aware of
two entrapments and nine disengagement incidents in cribs where the safety pegs were missing.
The recall involves all Delta cribs manufactured in Taiwan or Indonesia, with the “Crib Trigger Lock with Safety
Peg” drop side hardware design. These model numbers and country of origin can be located on the mattress
support board label: 4320, 4340, 4500, 4520, 4530, 4532, 4540, 4542, 4550, 4551, 4580, 4600, 4620, 4624
(production dates 01/06 thru 11/07), 4640, 4660, 4720, 4735, 4742, 4750 (production dates 01/95 thru 12/00),
4760, 4770, 4780, 4790, 4820, 4840, 4850, 4860, 4880, 4890, 4892, 4900, 4910, 4920, 4925-2, 4925-6, 4930,
4940, 4943, 4944, 4947, 4948, 4949, 4950, 4958, 4963, 4968, 4969, 4980.
The recalled cribs have date codes ranging from 1995 through December 2005 and one model (4624) was made
in 2007. The model numbers are located on the top of the mattress support board.
The cribs, which were made in Taiwan and Indonesia, were sold at major retailers, including Walmart, Kmart and
Target.com from January 1995 through September 2007 for about $100. These cribs have also been found to be
sold secondhand. Cribs currently sold at retail are not involved.
CPSC and Delta urge parents and caregivers to immediately stop using cribs that are missing a safety peg on any
leg of the crib and contact Delta to receive a free, easy-to-install repair kit. The kit will include safety pegs in a
bold color and warning labels to be affixed to the mattress board. Consumers with cribs that have all safety pegs
installed may continue to use the cribs; however, CPSC recommends that these consumers contact Delta for the
repair kit for future assembly purposes. Call Delta toll-free at ( 1-800-816-5304 ) anytime after 5pm today or log
on www.cribrecallcenter.com to order the free replacement kit.
Parents and caregivers are encouraged to find a safe, alternative sleep environment for their child if their recalled
crib is missing safety pegs.
CPSC would like to remind parents not to use any crib with missing, broken, or loose parts. Make sure to tighten
hardware from time to time to keep the crib sturdy. When using a drop side crib parents should check to make
sure the drop side or any other moving part operates smoothly. Always check all sides and corners of the crib for
disengagement. Any disengagement can create a gap and entrap a child. In addition, do not try to repair any side
of the crib, especially with tape, wire or rope.
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 16, 2008
Release #09-015
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Contact: (718...
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 6...
CPSC Media Contact: (301...
Infant Death Prompts Recall of Convertible Cribs by
Playkids USA; Crib Poses Entrapment and Suffocation
Hazards
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Playkids
U.S.A. of Brooklyn, N.Y. is announcing today a voluntary recall of about 2,000 convertible cribs. The sides of the
convertible crib are made of a mesh that expands, creating a gap between the mattress and the side through
which an infant can slip. This poses suffocation and entrapment hazards for young children.
CPSC is aware of the death of a 5-month-old child on August 31, 2008 in Brooklyn, N.Y. The child became
entrapped between the mattress and the stationary side rail of the convertible crib and suffocated.
This recall involves the Playkids U.S.A. convertible crib/playpen/bassinet/bed with model number PLK-909.
“Playkids U.S.A.” can be found on the packaging and on a label sewn into the side of the crib. The model number
can be found on the packaging. The convertible cribs have a drop side rail, a stationary side rail, a canopy
assembly, and a bassinet. The sides of the convertible crib, the mattress support, the bassinet, the canopy and
the bedskirt are covered in fabric and mesh. The fabric and the mesh come in a variety of colors and patterns.
The convertible cribs, which were made in China, were sold in juvenile product retailers in New York from March
2007 through September 2008 for about $100.
Consumers should stop using the recalled convertible cribs immediately and contact Playkids USA to receive a
full refund.
For additional information, consumers should contact Playkids USA collect at (718) 797-0302 between 9 a.m. and
5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 5, 2008
Release #08-351
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877...
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 6...
CPSC Media Contact: (301...
Baby Appleseed Recalls Cribs 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.
Name of Product: Davenport Cribs
Units: About 500
Importer: Baby Appleseed, of City of Industry, Calif.
Hazard: The cribs fail to meet the federal safety standards for cribs. The cribs have a two mattress support system. The
secondary mattress support, used for the lowest position, does not meet the full 26 inch minimum height in its lowest
position, allowing children inside to crawl over the railing, posing a fall hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall includes Davenport crib models that begin with the model numbers 273-xxxx-xxxx and
have manufacture dates on or before August 2007 printed on a label located on the right side of the lower inner
panel of the crib. The recalled cribs have two mattress support systems-a metal one and a wooden one. Newer
Davenport cribs with model numbers beginning with 244-xxxx-xxxx that have one mattress support are not
included in the recall.
Sold at: Specialty juvenile product stores nationwide from December 2006 through September 2007 for between
$600 and $800.
Manufactured in: Vietnam
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled cribs in the third lowest position, which uses the wooden
mattress support, and contact Baby Appleseed to receive a repair kit. Consumers who are currently using the crib
with the metal mattress support in the top or middle positions can continue to use the crib in those positions while
awaiting a repair kit. (NOTE: Repair Kits will be available from the firm in mid-August 2008)
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Baby Appleseed at (877) 348-2199 anytime, or visit the
firm’s Web site at www.babyappleseed.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 5, 2008
Release #08-350
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888...
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 6...
CPSC Media Contact: (301...
Mother Hubbard’s Cupboards Recalls Cribs 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.
Name of Product: Cribs
Units: About 1,300
Manufacturer: Mother Hubbard’s Cupboards, of Toronto, Canada
Hazard: The cribs fail to meet the federal safety standards. The distance between the mattress support bracket in the lowest
position and the top of the side rail in the highest position is less than the required 26 inches, posing a fall hazard to children
who climb over the railing.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall includes the following wooden full-size cribs: “Enchantment” (model #210), “Hush a Bye”
(model #215), “Once upon a time” (model #320) and “Rock a bye” (model #1900-350). Only date codes from 0306
through 0308 are included in this recall. “Mother Hubbard’s Cupboards”, the model number and date code are
printed on a label located on the bottom inside of the right side.
Sold at: Juvenile product stores from March 2006 through March 2008 for between $500 and $650.
Manufactured in: Canada
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the cribs immediately and contact Mother Hubbard’s Cupboards to
receive instructions on how to re-install the support brackets to eliminate the hazard.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Mother Hubbard’s Cupboards toll-free at (888)
661-8201 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
ET Friday and Saturday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.mhcfurniture.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 3, 2008
Release #08-323
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877...
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 6...
CPSC Media Contact: (301...
Bayside Furnishings Recalls Youth Bed Toy Chests Sold
at Costco After the Death of a 22-Month-Old Child
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.
Name of Product: LaJolla Boat Bed and Pirates of the Caribbean Twin Trundle Beds
Units: About 9,350
Importer: Bayside Furnishings (a division of Whalen™), of San Diego, Calif.
Hazard: The lid supports on the toy chests fail to prevent the lid from closing too quickly, posing an entrapment
and strangulation hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC received one report of a death involving a 22-month-old boy of Roseville, California. He
strangled when the lid of the toy chest fell on the back of his head and entrapped his neck on the edge of the
chest of a LaJolla Boat Bed.
Description: This recall involves two styles of Bayside youth beds: the LaJolla Boat Bed and the Pirates of the
Caribbean Twin Trundle Bed. The preassembled toy chests are designed in the shape of a ship or boat’s “bow”
and attached to the beds as a footboard. The LaJolla Boat Bed toy chest has a hardwood top and white wood
base with a blue stripe. The Pirates Boat Bed toy chest has a hardwood top, wheel shape and brown wood base
with decorative carvings.
Sold at: Costco and furniture retail stores nationwide and Costco.com from January 2006 through May 2008 for
between $700 and $1,400.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop children from using the recalled toy chests and contact the firm for
instructions on receiving a free repair kit with replacement lid supports.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bayside at (877) 494-2536 anytime, or visit the firm’s
Web site at www.baysidefurnishings.com to register online for the free repair kit.
Note: CPSC was alerted to this hazard by the Placer County (Calif.) Child Death Review Team.
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2008
Release #08-312
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800...
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 6...
CPSC Media Contact: (301...
Jardine Cribs Sold by Babies"R"Us Recalled Due to
Entrapment and Strangulation 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.
Name of Product: Jardine Cribs
Units: About 320,000
Manufacturer: Jardine Enterprises, of Taipei, Taiwan
Hazard: The wooden crib slats and spindles can break, creating a gap, which can pose an entrapment and
strangulation hazard to infants.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been 42 incidents of crib slats and spindles breaking. Four children became
entrapped in the space created by a broken slat or spindle. Two of the children had abrasions and bruising.
Description: Jardine wooden cribs in various styles and finishes, as listed below, are included in this recall.
Model #
BC-23
BC-36B
BC-36G
BC-36P
BC-007
BC-010
BC-010C
BC-010HP
BC-010W
BC-017
BC-107C
BC-107CR
BC-110C
BC-110HP
BC-110W
DA617BC
DA620BC
DA770BC
DV730N
DV730W
DV830-N
DV830-W
0113B00
0113K00
0303B00
0303C00
0303G00
0309K00
Description
Drop Side Blue Spindle Crib
Drop Side Light Blue Spindle Crib
Drop Side Sage Spindle Crib
Drop Side Pink Spindle Crib
Hilton Drop Side Cherry Single Crib
Windsor Drop Side Cherry Flat Panel Crib
Windsor Drop Side Cherry Flat Panel Crib
Windsor Drop Side Oak/Honey Pine Crib
Hilton Drop Side White Full Panel Crib
Windsor Drop Side Dark Pine Single Crib
Hilton Drop Side Cherry Single Crib
Windsor Cherry Single Sleigh Crib
Berkley Drop Side Cherry Flat Panel Single Crib
Windsor Drop Side Honey Pine/Honey Single Crib
Berkley Drop Side White Flat Panel Single Crib
Wicker 3-in-1 White Crib
Haven 3-in-1 Oak/Dark Pine Crib
4-in-1 White Convertible Crib
Natural Lifetime Crib
White Lifetime Crib
Natural Lifetime Crib
White Lifetime Crib
Drop Side Natural Spindle Crib
Drop Side Mahogany Spindle Crib
Berkley Natural Lifetime Crib
Berkley White Lifetime Crib
Berkley Cherry Lifetime Crib
Positano Mahogany Lifetime Crib
First Sold
8/2004
8/2005
7/2005
7/2005
1/2002
1/2002
11/2003
11/2003
7/2002
1/2002
3/2005
4/2007
3/2005
3/2005
3/2005
1/2002
5/2002
1/2004
9/2003
8/2003
11/2004
11/2004
7/2006
6/2006
9/2005
8/2005
5/2005
4/2006
The model number is printed on the inside of the bottom rail of the headboard or footboard.
Sold at: KidsWorld, Geoffrey Stores, Toys “R” Us, and Babies “R” Us stores nationwide, and at babiesrus.com,
from January 2002 through May 2008 for between $150 and $300, with one model, 0309K00 Mahogany Positano
Lifetime Crib, which sold for $450.
Manufactured in: China and Vietnam
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Jardine to receive a full credit
toward the purchase of a new crib.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Jardine at (800) 646-4106 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
ET Monday through Friday and between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET Saturday, or visit the firm's Web site at
www.jardinecribrecall.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 26, 2008
Release #08-314
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888...
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 6...
CPSC Media Contact: (301...
Stanley Furniture Recalls Cribs Due to Entrapment 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.
Name of Product: 2nd Nature Built to Grow Cribs
Units: About 1,200
Manufacturer: Stanley Furniture Company Inc., of Stanleytown, Va.
Hazard: The cribs could fail to meet a federal safety standard for crib dimensions. When the mattress support is
in the middle setting, the space between the mattress and the crib could be too wide, posing an entrapment
hazard to infants.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves the full size 2nd Nature Built to Grow cribs, model number 353-14-220. Model
and serial numbers are located on the headboard. The crib is natural maple in color. Only the following serial
numbers are included in the recall: 353-14-220-L-01, 353-14-220-L-02, 353-14-220-L-03, 353-14-220-L-04, 35314-220-L-05, 353-14-220-L-06, 353-14-220-L-07, 353-14-220-L-08, 353-14-220-L-101, and 353-14-220-L-103.
The recall does not include cribs sold after December 2007.
Sold at: Department and furniture stores from March 2006 through December 2007 for about $1,100.
Manufactured in: Slovenia
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the crib in the middle mattress setting, and adjust it to the
low or high setting. Contact Stanley Furniture to determine if the crib is subject to this recall, and if it is, to receive
a free replacement crib headboard.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Stanley Furniture toll-free at (888) 839-6822 between 8
a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.youngamerica.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 28, 2008
Release #08-202
Washington, DC 20207
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866...
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 6...
CPSC Media Contact: (301...
Munire Furniture Recalls Cribs 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.
Name of Product: Majestic Curved Top and Flat Top Cribs, Essex Cribs, Brighton/Sussex Cribs and Captiva
Cribs
Units: About 24,000
Importer: Munire Furniture Inc., of Piscataway, N.J.
Hazard: The cribs fail to meet the federal safety standards for cribs. The four support brackets on the mattress
support spring are too long. The brackets prevent the spring from lowering to the full 26 inch minimum height in its
lowest position, allowing children inside to crawl over the railing, posing a fall hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The cribs are wooden. The recalled cribs include: Majestic Curved Top cribs with model number
9500; Majestic Flat Top cribs with model number 9000; Essex cribs with model number 7100; Brighton/Sussex
cribs with model number 9100 and Captiva cribs with model number 5100. Only cribs with manufacture dates
between November 1, 2005 and November 1, 2007 are included in the recall. The crib model number is printed
on the white label on the bottom inside of the right side rail. The crib manufacture date is printed on either the
white label near the model number or on the white label located on the bottom of the headboard. Cribs with a
green sticker on the mattress frame are not included in the recall.
Sold at: Specialty juvenile product stores nationwide from November 2005 through November 2007 for between
$400 and $600.
Manufactured in: Indonesia
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled cribs and contact Munire Furniture to receive replacement
spring brackets.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Munire Furniture Inc. at (866) 586-9639 between 8 a.m.
and 6 p.m. ET or visit the firm’s Web site at www.munirefurniture.com
Recall Alert
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
June 5, 2008
Alert #08-581
Bassettbaby Cribs Recalled Due to Entrapment Hazard;
Sold Exclusively at Babies "R" Us
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.
Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Wendy Bellissimo Hidden Hills Collection Cribs
Units: About 550
Importer: Bassettbaby, of Bassett, Va.
Hazard: The space between the spindles on some cribs can fail to meet federal standards and can pose an
entrapment hazard to infants.
Incidents/Injuries: Bassettbaby has received no reports of incidents or injuries.
Description: This recall involves a full-size crib from the Wendy Bellissimo Hidden Hills collection, model number
5446-0521. The model number is located on the bottom rail of the headboard. The crib was sold in a Navajo Pine
finish.
Sold by: Babies "R" Us stores nationwide from November 2007 through February 2008 for about $500.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the crib immediately and contact Bassettbaby to schedule an in-home
inspection of the crib. Recalled cribs will be replaced. The firm has contacted consumers directly.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bassettbaby at (866) 618-5446 between 10 a.m. and 6
p.m. ET Monday through Sunday or visit the firm's web site at www.bassettbaby.com
BABY
EQUIPMENT
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 30, 2007
Release #07-197
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 303-5631
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Fisher-Price Rainforest Infant Swings Recalled Due to
Entrapment 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.
Name of product: Rainforest Open Top Take-Along™ Swings
Units: About 112,000 (an additional 15,000 were sold worldwide)
Importer: Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, NY
Hazard: Infants can shift to one side of the swing and become caught between the frame and seat,
posing an entrapment hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Fisher-Price has received 60 reports of the infants becoming entrapped, resulting in
cuts, bumps, bruises and red marks.
Description: This recall involves Portable Rainforest Take Along Swings with a palm tree mobile and two
hanging plush toys. The swings are approximately 23-inches-high and have two carry handles on the left
and right sides. Model numbers K7203, K7192 and K7195 are included in the recall. Model numbers are
located under the right handle on the swing. No other collection of Rainforest swings or products are
included in this recall.
Sold at: Discount department stores and toy stores nationwide from November 2006 to May 2007 for
about $65.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the swing and contact Fisher-Price for instructions
on how to return it to receive a voucher for a replacement product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Fisher-Price toll-free at (888) 303-5631 anytime, or
visit the firm's Web site at www.service.mattel.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 14, 2004
Release # 04-064
Washington, DC 20207
Company Phone Number: (800) 258-3213
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Graco Contact: Tricia Ryan (973) 316-1665
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.
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.
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
Note: telephone number change
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued May 19, 1997
Revised July 31, 2002
Release # 97-126
CONTACT:Ken Giles: (301) 504-7052
CPSC, Graco Announce Recall to Repair Seat Rings
on 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 providing a free replacement seat ring for about 63,000
Graco stationary entertainers made prior to March 1996. The white plastic seat rings on the stationary
entertainers have sharp edges that can cut or scratch a child's legs during use.
Graco has received more than 400 reports of children's legs being cut, scratched, or scraped, usually as
the child was lifted from the seat.
Graco will send consumers a repair kit, consisting of a replacement seat ring and installation instructions.
Graco stationary entertainers made prior to March 1996 can be identified by their white plastic seat rings.
The Graco stationary entertainer has a plastic tray, measuring 27 inches across, supported by three
adjustable legs. The chair, which sits in the center of the unit, swivels around so that the child can play
with the toys attached to the tray. The white plastic seat ring is located under the padded seat cover.
The Graco stationary entertainers were sold nationwide in juvenile products and discount stores beginning in
November 1995 for about $59 to $69.
Consumers should stop using the stationary entertainers and call Graco immediately at (800) 345-4109 for a free
replacement seat ring and installation instructions or write to Customer Affairs, Graco Children's Products Inc., P.O.
Box 100, Elverson, Pa. 19520.
Graco stationary entertainers with yellow plastic seat rings are not involved in this recall.
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued July 7, 2005
Revised October 31, 2005
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Contact Number: (800) 345-4109
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Graco Media Contact: (973) 316-1665 Tricia Ryan
Release #05-221
CPSC, Graco Children's Products Inc. Announce
Recall of Duo Tandem and Certain MetroLite™
Strollers
Note: Telephone Number Change.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm
named below, today announced a voluntary recall of strollers sold between 1994 and 2002. Consumers
should stop using recalled products immediately until a repair kit has been obtained.
Name of Products: Graco Duo Tandem Stroller, Graco MetroLite Stroller
Units: About 1 million Duo Tandem and about 143,000 MetroLite strollers
Manufacturer: Graco Children's Products Inc., of Exton, Pa.
Hazard: These strollers can fail to latch properly and unexpectedly collapse while in use. This can result
in broken bones, cuts, bumps, bruises and other injuries to young children riding in the stroller and
consumers pushing the stroller.
Incidents/Injuries:
For the Duo Tandem strollers, Graco has received reports of 306 collapses causing 230
reported injuries, including a broken arm, and a cut to a child requiring 46 stitches.
For the MetroLite strollers, Graco has received reports of 223 stroller collapses causing 34
reported injuries including 18 bumps and bruises to the head or body. Other injuries associated
with both strollers include cuts, scrapes, scratches, pinched fingers and muscle pulls.
Description:
The recalled Duo Tandem strollers, manufactured between 1994 and 1999, have two seats, one
seat in front and one seat in back. The strollers have a blue, white or green plastic and steel
frame. They have four wheels in the front and two wheels in the rear. The cloth seats and tops
have various colors and patterns. There is a label with the model and serial number on the
stroller's frame. Only strollers with serial numbers and model numbers listed below are included
in this recall.
Graco Duo
Tandem
Model
Numbers
7950
7955
7960
7965
7970
7980
7990
Serial Number Range
Between 01011994 and
12311999
Between 01011996 and
10311998
The recalled MetroLite strollers, manufactured in 2000 and 2001, have a blue, gray or black
plastic and steel frame. The cloth seat and top have various colors and patterns. The strollers
have four wheels in the front and two wheels in the rear. These strollers were sold as a standalone stroller and also as part of a travel system that included an infant car seat/carrier and a
base. The car seat/carrier is not affected. There is a label on the cross bar under the foot rest
containing the model and serial number. Only strollers with serial numbers between 10012000
and 12312001 in the first 8 digits and the following model numbers are included in this recall.
Graco MetroLite Model
Numbers
6110DW
6114NGS
6114HAV
6110F3
7413MRN
7410CON
6114JAM
6111FKB
7413CML
Sold at:
The Duo tandem strollers sold at: Discount, department and juvenile product stores nationwide
from January 1994 through December 2000 for between $80 and $150.
The MetroLite strollers sold at: Discount, department and juvenile product stores nationwide
from November 2000 through December 2002 for between $100 and $200.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these strollers immediately and contact the firm to receive a free
repair kit. The kit includes a custom-designed latch that consumers should attach to the stroller's frame to
ensure it is properly latched. The repair kit will be available in approximately 1 to 2 weeks.
Consumer Contact: Call Graco at (800) 345-4109 anytime or log on to the firm’s Web site at
www.gracobaby.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 14, 2000
Release # 00-124
Washington, DC 20207
Graco Recall Hotline: (800) 345-4109
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
Graco Contact: B.J. Riggins, (610) 286-5951
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 fiveposition 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 WalMart 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.
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
Company Phone Number: (800) 345-4109
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
Originally issued September 28, 1998
Revised July 31, 2002
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
Release #98-171
Note: telephone number change
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.
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE
RELEASE
September 24, 2003
Release # 03-189
Washington, DC 20207
Graco's Recall Hotline: (800) 233-1546
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contacts: Nychelle Fleming (301) 504-7063 & Ken Giles (301) 5047052
Graco Media Contact: Coyne Public Relations (973) 316-1665
CPSC, Graco Children's Products Announce New
Safety Instructions to Prevent Injuries with Portable
Play Yards with Raised Changing Tables
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Graco
Children's Products Inc., of Exton, Pa., is providing new instructions for about 538,000 "Pack ‘n Play"
portable play yards with raised changing tables. When children are placed in these portable play yards
when the changing table is still in place, they can crawl under and lift the table up. If this occurs, a child's
head and neck can become trapped between the changing table and the play yard rail, causing a
strangulation hazard. The recall is designed to warn consumers of this hazard, and to provide warning
labels to affix to the changing tables.
The commission and Graco are aware of the death of a 13-month-old girl, who strangled when her neck
became trapped between the Pack ‘n Play rail and the raised changing table.
Only "Pack ‘n Play" portable play yards with raised changing tables are part of this recall. They also are
sold with an infant bassinet. "GRACO" and "Pack ‘n Play" are written on the side of the play yard. These
play yards have model numbers 2016, 35235, or model numbers that begin with 9531 or 9533. The last
three digits of the model number will vary. The model number can be found on a label on the white plastic
center cone under the play yards. "MADE IN CHINA" also is written on the bottom label. Models 2016,
35235, 9531 and 9533 that are currently sold at retail and that have green stickers on the boxes,
indicating that the unit has been modified, are not recalled.
Discount, department and juvenile product stores nationwide sold these portable play yards from October
2001 through September 2003 for between $99 and $119.
Consumers should never place a child in these portable play yards when the changing table is still in
place. Consumers should immediately contact Graco to receive a free warning label to be affixed to the
changing table. Consumers can contact Graco at (800) 233-1546 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at
www.gracobaby.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 2, 2007
Release #07-176
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 345-4109
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Graco Children's Products Recalls to Replace Soft
Blocks Towers on Activity Centers Due to Choking
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.
Name of product: Soft Blocks Tower Toys (on Graco® Baby Einstein® discover and play™ Activity
Centers)
Units: About 40,000
Manufacturer: Graco Children's Products Inc., of Exton, Pa.
Hazard: The plastic covering on the soft block towers can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants.
Incidents/Injuries: Graco has received 137 reports of infants mouthing and chewing pieces of the plastic
film covering, some of whom required medical attention. Serious incident reports include 32 infants who
gagged and 49 who choked on the plastic covering.
Description: The soft block tower is a stack of three different shaped stuffed fabric blocks in red, yellow
and blue. Pictures of apples, fire engines, ducks, bananas, birds and blueberries on the blocks are
covered in plastic film. The soft blocks are one of nine toys that snap onto the tray of the activity center.
Only model number 4635BEE with serial numbers 012705 through 063005, which indicates the
manufacture dates of January 27, 2005 through June 30, 2005, are included in this recall. Model and
serial numbers are located underneath the activity center's tray.
Sold at: Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), Babies "R" Us, Toys "R" Us, Meijer, Shopko,
Target, and various specialty retailers nationwide, and on Wal-Mart.com and Target.com from February
2005 through about December 2005 for $80.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the Soft Blocks toy from the activity center and contact
Graco for a free replacement Tower toy without the plastic film. Consumers can continue to use the
activity center after the soft block tower has been removed.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Graco at (800) 345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5
p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or log on to www.gracobaby.com
Soft Block Tower
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued June 12, 2002
Revised July 31, 2002
Release # 02-180
Washington, DC 20207
Note: telephone number change
Graco Recall Hotline: (800) 345-4109
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058
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
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
Note: Telephone Number Change, responding company change.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued November 21, 1996; Last Revised May 10, 2004
Release # 97-026
CONTACT:
(301) 504-7908
CPSC, Century Announce Recall to Repair Model 10710 and 10-810 Playards
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC),
Century Products Company of Macedonia, Ohio, is voluntarily providing a free repair kit for about 212,000
Century Fold-N-Go Model 10-710 and 10-810 Travel Playards (also known as playpens). The top rails on
these playards may collapse unexpectedly, trapping a child at the neck in the "V" formed by the collapsed
top rail.
An 18-month-old boy died recently in Centreville, Va., when a Century playard collapsed. The Fairfax
County, Va., Police Department provided information to CPSC regarding the death. Century is offering a
free repair kit, consisting of new Posi-Locks top rails to prevent the rails from collapsing when a child is in
the playard. This kit can be installed in the home using a Phillips head screwdriver.
The Century Model 10-710, measuring 26 inches by 38 inches, was sold in Toys R Us stores beginning in
June 1994 for about $50. The Model 10-810, measuring 28 inches by 41 inches, was sold nationwide
beginning in February 1993 in juvenile products and discount stores for about $80. Both models fold
compactly and fit into an accompanying nylon case for storing and carrying. The model number is located
on a label on the floor or on one of the support tubes under the floor. All Century Fold-N-Go Models 10710 and 10-810 are part of this recall. Other Century Fold-N-Go models have different top rails and are
not being recalled.
Consumers with either a Century Model 10-710 or Model 10-810 Fold-N-Go Playard should stop using
the product immediately and call Graco, which now owns the "Century" brand name, at 800-345-4109 for
a free repair kit and installation instructions. Consumers should not use the playard until the new top rails
are installed.
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 13, 2004
Release # 04-176
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Hotline: (800) 345-4109
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Graco Media Contact: Tricia Ryan, (973) 316-1665
CPSC, Graco Children's Products Announce Recall of
Travel Lite™ Swings
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.
Name of product: Travel Lite Swing
Hazard: The swing's carrying handle can fail to stay in place properly and drop or be pushed down,
hitting a child in the head. Additionally, the 3-point seatbelt can fail to prevent a child from leaning forward
or to either side, posing a risk that the child can fall forward and strike his/her head on the floor or the
swing's frame.
Incidents/Injuries: Graco has received about 28 reports of incidents involving the handle falling down on
young children; in addition, Graco has received 100 reports of children falling forward or to the side.
Injuries resulting from these incidents include bloody or swollen lips, red marks, bumps and bruises.
Description: The recalled Travel Lite portable swings have an adjustable reclining seat, a rotating handle
and a canopy and include model numbers 1850JJP, 1850JGB, and 1870DAL. The swings, which were
manufactured between May 2003 and December 11, 2003, also have a serial number between 050503
and 121103. Both the model and serial numbers can be found on a white label underneath the seat. The
swings have the words, "Graco" and Travel Lite swing" printed on each side, and have buttons on the
handle to activate lights and music. On the underside of the handle are multicolored designs of the sun,
moon, and stars that light up when the light button is pressed.
Sold at: Discount, department and juvenile stores from June 2003 through June 2004 for about $60.
Manufactured in: United States.
Remedy: Consumers who have a Travel Lite swing with a 3-point seatbelt (waist belt and crotch strap
only) or a Travel Lite swing without a red handle release button should stop using it immediately and
contact Graco for a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: Consumers can call Graco toll-free at (800) 345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
ET Monday through Friday or visit the Company's Web site at www.gracobaby.com.
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued April 10, 2002
Revised November 19, 2002
Release # 02-136
Washington, DC 20207
Fisher-Price's Recall Hotline: (800) 942-5912
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
Fisher-Price Media Contact: Laurie Oravec, (716) 687-3395
Note: Web site change.
CPSC, Fisher-Price Announces Recall for In-Home
Repair of Infant Swings
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, (CPSC),
Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y., is recalling about 42,000 Smart Response Swings for in-home
inspection and repair. It is possible to misassemble the seats of these swings so that they appear secure,
but are not. If the seat of the swing is not properly attached, the seat and baby can flip forward.
Fisher-Price has received seven reports of the seats of the swings flipping forward, including four reports
of babies hitting their heads on the floor. Though bumps and red marks were reported, there have been
no serious injuries.
The Smart Response Swing is an indoor infant swing for use from birth until baby can sit up unassisted.
The swing operates in response to a sound sensor and plays music. The metal legs of the swing are
either blue or beige, and the seat is either beige or white. The Fisher-Price logo appears on the seat's
tray. Product numbers 79644, 79645 or 79647 are molded onto the back of the seat.
Discount department and juvenile product stores nationwide sold these swings from December 2001
through March 2002 for about $70.
Consumers should stop using swings immediately and call Fisher-Price for help in inspecting the seat to
make sure the seat is properly attached. If the seat is not properly attached, a free replacement seat and
revised instructions will be provided. For more information, call Fisher-Price at (800) 942-5912 anytime, or
visit the firm's web site at http://www.service.mattel.com.
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2001
Release # 02-057
Washington, DC 20207
Little Tikes' Recall Hotline: (888) 883-7662
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058
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.
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 16, 2008
Release #09-014
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (787...
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 6...
CPSC Media Contact: (301...
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.
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.
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 26, 2008
Release #08-373
Washington, DC 20207
International Playthings’ Recall Hotline: (800...
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Stroller Activity Bars Recalled by International
Playthings Due to Choking 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.
Name of Product: Taggies™ Strollin’ Along Stroller Activity Bars
Units: About 10,000
Importer/Distributor: International Playthings Inc., of Parsippany, N.J.
Hazard: The shiny material on the elephant’s ear on the activity bar can detach, posing a choking hazard
to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: International Playthings has received three reports of the shiny material detaching
and children putting it in his/her mouth. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the Taggies™ Strollin’ Along stroller activity bars. The multicolored,
fabric, and plastic activity bars feature a yellow giraffe, a purple hippo and a blue elephant attached to a
12” long elliptical base with straps that attach to a stroller. The Taggies™ and Earlyears® logos are
located on woven and satin labels sewn into the seam on the lower left front of the activity bar.
Sold at: Specialty toy stores nationwide and on the Internet from February 2007 through July 2008 for
about $23.
Manufactured in: Hong Kong
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the activity bars and contact International Playthings
for a free replacement toy.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact International Playthings at (800) 445-8347 or visit
the company’s Web site at www.intplay.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 28, 2008
Release #08-377
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877...
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 6...
CPSC Media Contact: (301...
Regal Lager Recalls to Repair Phil & Teds Strollers
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.
Name of Product: Phil & Teds e3 Single Buggy, e3 Twin Buggy and sport v1 Single Buggy Strollers (an
additional 425 e3 Twin Buggy Strollers were recalled on May 5, 2006)
Units: About 44,000
Importer: Regal Lager Inc., of Kennesaw, Ga.
Hazard: The stroller’s hinge locking mechanism poses a laceration hazard to the user folding and
unfolding the strollers
Incidents/Injuries: Regal Lager has received nine reports from consumers who injured their fingers in
the stroller’s hinge locking mechanism.
Description: The recalled single strollers all have metal frames with three wheels, a cloth seat and
canopy. The twin strollers have a metal frame with four wheels, side-by-side cloth seats and double sun
canopies. The strollers were sold in a variety of colors including red, orange, green, black, charcoal and
navy. The Phil & Teds logo is located on the crotch piece of the harness.
Sold at: Baby furniture and baby products stores nationwide from August 2003 through August 2008 for
between $400 and $650.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the strollers immediately and contact Regal Lager to obtain a
free hinge cover repair kit and instructions.
Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can Regal Lager toll-free at (877) 242-5676
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.regallager.com
MISC.
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 3, 2008
Release #08-389
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888...
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 6...
CPSC Media Contact: (301...
Optave Inc. Recalls Action Baby Carriers 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.
Name of Product: Action Baby Carriers
Units: About 250
Manufacturer: Optave Inc., of Alpena, Mich.
Hazard: The baby carrier’s chest strap can detach from the shoulder straps, posing a fall hazard to the baby.
Incidents/Injuries: Optave Inc. has received two reports of the chest strap detaching from the shoulder straps on the
baby carrier. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled carriers were sold under the “Action Baby Carrier” brand name. The carriers are sold in various
colors and patterns: blue, brown, green, "so square", "the larrisa" and "spring breeze."
Sold at: Specialty retail stores nationwide and Internet sites from May 2008 through June 2008 for between $80 and $90.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the carrier in the positions that require the use of the chest strap and
contact Optave to receive free replacement straps.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Optave Inc. at toll-free (888) 666-6459 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.actionbabycarriers.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2008
Release #08-278
Washington, DC 20207
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866...
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 6...
CPSC Media Contact: (301...
Disney Store Recalls Pirates of the Caribbean Sleeping Bags
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.
Name of Product: Pirates of the Caribbean Sleeping Bags
Units: About 4,100
Retailer: Disney Store, of Pasadena, Calif.
Importer: Hoop Retail Stores LLC, of Secaucus, N.J.
Hazard: The surface paint on the sleeping bag’s zipper pull contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead
paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled Pirates of the Caribbean sleeping bags have a cartoon pirate design of Davey Jones and Jack
Sparrow on the front. Style number F1652B0003 is printed on the logo label inside the sleeping bags. The sleeping bag
with the skull art design is not included in this recall.
Sold exclusively at: Disney stores nationwide from April 2007 through October 2007 for about $25.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled sleeping bags away from children and return them to any
Disney Store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Disney Store toll-free at (866) 902-2798 between 8:30 a.m. and 5
p.m. PT, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.disneystore.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 2008
Release #08-263
Washington, DC 20207
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866...
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 6...
CPSC Media Contact: (301...
Baby Bottle and Food Warmers Recalled by Munchkin 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.
Name of Product: Deluxe Bottle and Food Warmers
Units: About 5,000
Manufacturer: Munchkin Inc., of North Hills, Calif.
Hazard: The bottle and food warmers can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Munchkin has received nine reports of units overheating, several of which ignited, causing damage to
countertops. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the Munchkin Deluxe Bottle and Food Warmer with Pacifier Cleaning Basket 2-in-1
Design, model #13301 and lot number TP-1487. The product is used to warm food and bottles of various sizes. The set
includes a main basket, a lift-out basket, an adapter ring, and a measuring cup. “Munchkin” is located on the front of the
warmer and “TP-1487” is located on the bottom. Only warmers bearing lot number “TP-1487” are included in this recall.
Sold at: Various retailers nationwide and company’s catalog from June 2007 through April 2008 for about $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using bottle and food warmers with lot number TP-1487 immediately and contact
Munchkin to receive a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact customer service toll-free at (866) 619-8673 between 9 a.m. and
5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.munchkin.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2008
Release #08-260
Washington, DC 20207
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866...
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 6...
CPSC Media Contact: (301...
Children’s Storage Bins Sold at Lowe’s Stores Recalled 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.
Name of Product: Children’s Storage Bins
Units: About 84,000
Importer: L G Sourcing, Inc., of North Wilkesboro, N.C.
Manufacturer: Magus Industry Co. Ltd., of Taiwan
Hazard: Surface paint on the storage bins could contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled storage bins are wooden with scalloped edges and were sold in pastel green or pink. Item
number 226782 (pastel green storage bin) or 226781 (pink storage bin) is located on the bottom of the storage bin. No
other storage bins or colors are included in this recall.
Sold at: Lowe’s retail outlets nationwide from March 2007 through February 2008 for about $6.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled storage bins away from children and return them to any
Lowe’s store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact L G Sourcing toll-free at (866) 493-6563 anytime, or visit
www.lowes.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 22, 2008
Release #08-253
Washington, DC 20207
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888...
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 6...
CPSC Media Contact: (301...
Beco Baby Carrier Recalls “Beco Butterfly” Infant Carriers
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.
Name of Product: Beco Baby Butterfly Carriers
Units: About 2,000
Manufacturer: Beco Baby Carrier Inc., of Newport Beach, Calif.
Hazard: The buckles on the carrier shoulder straps can unexpectedly release tension, causing the strap to slip through,
posing a fall hazard to the baby.
Incidents/Injuries: Beco has received eight reports of the carrier straps slipping through the shoulder buckles. No injuries
have been reported.
Description: The recalled infant carriers were sold under brand name “Beco Baby Carrier Butterfly.” The carriers have a
black label with a green “b” logo on the left side and a butterfly on the right side. The label is sewn on the outside of the
carrier. The following carrier styles are included in the recall: Mia, Pony Express, Carnival, Addison, Ethan, Sophia,
Cameron, Ava and Joshua.
Sold at: Specialty retail stores nationwide and internet sites from January 2008 through February 2008 for about $140.
Manufactured in: USA and Dominican Republic
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the carriers and contact Beco Baby Carrier to receive instructions for
returning the carriers for repair.
Consumer Contact: Consumers should contact Beco Baby Carrier Inc. toll-free at (888) 943-8232/9-GET-BECO
between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.becobabycarrier.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2008
Release #08-215
Washington, DC 20207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800...
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 6...
CPSC Media Contact: (301...
Ellaroo Recalls Infant Sling Carriers 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.
Name of Product: Ellaroo Ring Sling Baby Carrriers
Units: About 1,200
Manufacturer: Ellaroo LLC, of McKinney, Texas
Hazard: The aluminum rings on the sling carriers can bend or break. This can cause the fabric to slip through the rings
and infants to fall out of the carrier.
Incidents/Injuries: Ellaroo has received four reports of the rings bending and two reports of rings breaking. No injuries
have been reported.
Description: This recall includes Ellaroo Ring Sling baby carriers with item numbers 2101 and 2102 printed on the
outside of the product box. The Ellaroo Ring Sling has a fabric carrier with two aluminum rings that is worn by the user to
carry an infant up to 35 pounds. The carriers are sold in mahogany, mango stone, brasilia and malay color prints. Only
sling carriers with lot numbers 03/07 and 07/04 printed on a label, under the size label, inside the Ring Sling are included
in the recall.
Sold at: Juvenile product and department stores nationwide and online, including BabiesRUs.com, from June 2007
through February 2008 for about $100.
Manufactured in: India
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the sling carriers and contact Ellaroo for instructions on returning the
carriers for a repair or replacement Ring Sling.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Ellaroo at (800) 483-4902 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m CT
Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.ellaroo.com
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 10, 2008
Release #08-162
Washington, DC 20207
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Kash N’ Gold Recalls Tinker Bell Novelty Lamps 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.
Name of Product: Tinker Bell Lamps
Units: 60,000
Manufacturer: Kash N’ Gold Ltd., of Deer Park, N.Y.
Hazard: The surface paint on the lamps contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled Tinker Bell lamp has model “Tinker Bell Lamp” printed on the bottom of the lamp. The lamp has
a sculpted Tinker Bell in a flower garden with an animation of Tinker Bell swaying back and forth while music plays when
the light switch or demo button is depressed.
Sold at: Electronic and appliance retailers nationwide, including Lowe’s from January 2007 through October 2007 for
about $40.
Manufactured in: Hong Kong
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamps and return them to the store where purchased for
a refund or contact the firm to receive a Kash N’ Gold merchandise credit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kash N’ Gold at (800) 354-8785 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m
Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.kngamerica.com