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RECALLS 2002 ~ Infant and Children's products (not including toys)
stork itemDecember 23, 2002 ~ CPSC, Kohl's Department Stores Inc. Announce Recall of Children's Fleece Pant Sets: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kohl's Department Stores Inc., of Menomonee Falls, Wis., is voluntarily recalling about 9,600 children's fleece, two-piece pant sets. Small pieces of fabric at the end of the sleeves, along the hem and on the pockets of the tops can be torn off easily, posing a choking hazard. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03058.html.

stork itemDecember 20, 2002 ~ CPSC, Wear Me Apparel Corp. Announce Recall of Infant Girls' Garments: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Wear Me Apparel Corp., of New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 3,000 infant girls' garments. The paint on the "smiley face" zipper-pull attached to the sweat jacket of these garments contains lead. Young children could ingest lead from the zipper-pull, presenting a lead poisoning hazard. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03055.html.

stork itemNovember 27, 2002 ~ CPSC, Good Lad Apparel Announce Recall of Infant Girls' Garment and Shoes: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Good Lad Apparel of Philadelphia, Pa., is voluntarily recalling about 52,000 infant girls' garments and sandals. Small, decorative items on the garments can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03045.html.

stork itemNovember 21, 2002 ~ CPSC, Baby Trend Announce Recall to Repair Infant Swings Sold at Toys R Us: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Baby Trend Inc., of Ontario, Calif., is voluntarily recalling to repair about 15,000 infant swings. A screw on the swing's support arm can loosen or detach, causing the seat to separate and drop to one side. This presents a fall hazard to infants. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03042.html.

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stork itemOctober 10, 2002 ~ CPSC, Oriental International Trading Company Announce Recall of Baby Walkers: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Oriental International Trading Company, of Los Angeles, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 3,500 baby walkers. The walkers will fit through a standard doorway and are not designed to stop at the edge of a step. Babies using these walkers can be seriously injured or killed if they fall down stairs. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03012.html.

stork itemOctober 9, 2002 ~ CPSC, Bikepro, Inc. Announce Recall of Baby Walkers: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Bikepro, Inc. of Pico Rivera, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 50,000 baby walkers. The baby walkers can fit through a standard doorway and are not designed to stop at the edge of a step. Babies using these baby walkers could be seriously injured or killed if they fall down stairs. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03009.html.

stork itemJuly 18, 2002 ~ CPSC, Hilton Hotels Corporation Announce Recall of Vacation StationTM Children's Cooler/Chairs: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Hilton Hotels Corporation, of Beverly Hills, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 27,000 Vacation StationTM children's cooler/chairs. When the chair collapses the folding mechanism can pose a crushing, cutting or severing hazard to consumers' fingers. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02202.html.

stork itemMay 21, 2002 ~ CPSC, Kolcraft Announce Recall of Toy Steering Wheels Sold on Strollers: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc., of Chicago, Ill. is voluntarily recalling about 17,000 toy steering wheel attachments sold on strollers. The steering wheel can break away from its base, allowing the small plastic turn signal and horn pieces to come off, posing a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02167.html.

stork itemMay 20, 2002 ~ CPSC, NHTSA, and Dorel Juvenile Group Inc. Announce Recall to Repair Infant Car Seats/Carriers: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Dorel Juvenile Group Inc., of Columbus, Ind., is voluntarily recalling about 26,000 Safety 1st and Beatrix Potter "Designer 22" infant car seats/carriers. When the seat is used as a carrier, the plastic handle can unexpectedly release from the carrying position. When this happens, an unrestrained infant can fall to the ground and suffer injuries. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02164.html.

stork itemApril 25, 2002 ~ CPSC, Vermont Precision Woodworks Announce Recall of Cribs: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Vermont Precision Woodworks, of Morrisville, Vt., is voluntarily recalling about 990 cribs. The slats on the cribs can loosen and detach from the drop side rail, creating a large opening between the slats where a child's head or neck could become entrapped, resulting in serious injury or death. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02149.html.

stork itemApril 10, 2002 ~ CPSC, Fisher-Price Announces Recall for In-Home Repair of Infant Swings: 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. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02136. html.

stork itemApril 2, 2002 ~ CPSC and Federated Merchandising Group Announce Recall of Girl's Capri Pant and Shirt Set: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, (CPSC), Federated Merchandising Group, of New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 1,000 Greendog® girl's capri pant and shirt sets. The buttons in the center of the embroidered flowers on the shirt can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02131.html.

stork itemMarch 28, 2002 ~ CPSC, Lifetime Products Inc. and Escalade Sports Announce Recall to Repair Portable Basketball Hoops: Children nationwide are heading outdoors to practice their shots with portable basketball hoops. In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Lifetime Products Inc., of Clearfield, Utah, and Escalade Sports, of Evansville, Ind. are voluntarily recalling about 1.7 million portable basketball hoops. There are about 1.7 million Lifetime portable basketball hoops and about 16,000 Escalade Sports basketball hoops being recalled. The basketball hoops may have a sharp protruding bolt on the players' side of the pole that can cause serious leg or body lacerations to consumers when the bolt is exposed. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02129.html.

stork itemFebruary 12, 2002 ~ CPSC, OshKosh B'Gosh Announce Recall of Newborn Girls' Garments: - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), OshKosh B'Gosh, Inc. of Oshkosh, Wis., is voluntarily recalling about 21,800 OshKosh B'Gosh newborn girls' garments. The fabric, heat-sealed flowers on the front of the garments can detach after washing, posing a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02100.html.

Information gathered from the Consumer Product Safety Commission ~ for earlier recalls, visit Infant/Child Product Recalls (not including toys)



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