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RECALLS 2004 ~ Infant and Children's products (not including toys)
stork itemDecember 17, 2004 ~ CPSC, Raymond Geddes Co. Announce Recall of Children's Necklaces: Raymond Geddes Co. Inc., of Baltimore, MD is recalling 155,500 metallic necklaces. The necklaces contain high levels of lead. CPSC regulations ban children's products from containing high levels of lead due to the risk of lead poisoning resulting from contact with these products. The necklaces also contain a sharp point, posing a laceration hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml05/05072.html.

stork itemDecember 9, 2004 ~ CPSC, Norton McNaughton of Squire, Inc. Announce Recall of Girls' Hooded Sweaters with Drawstrings: Norton McNaughton of Squire, Inc., of New York, N.Y. is recalling 157,300 Energie Brand Hooded Sweaters. The hooded sweaters have drawstrings, posing a strangulation hazard to children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml05/05065.html.

stork itemNovember 26, 2004 ~ CPSC, Meijer Distribution Inc. Announce Recall of Children's Snow Suits, Jackets: Meijer Distribution Inc., of Grand Rapids, Michigan is recalling about 14,400 children's snow suits and jackets. These snow suits and jackets have decorative compasses and corded zipper pull tags that can 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/prhtml05/05058.html.

stork itemNovember 18, 2004 ~ CPSC, J.C. Penney Corporation Inc. Announce Recall of Children's Pajama Sets: J.C. Penney Corporation, of Plano, Texas is recalling about 41,300 Okie Dokie Alligator Football Pajama Sets. The heat-sealed patches on the front of the garment can detach, posing a possible choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml05/05052.html.

stork itemNovember 4, 2004 ~ CPSC, Petit Bateau Announce Recall of Children's Bathrobes: Petit Bateau, of Millburn, N.J. is recalling about 2,700 children's bathrobes. These robes fail to meet the children's sleepwear flammability standards, posing a risk of burn injury to children due to the possible ignition of the garment. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml05/05036.html.

stork itemOctober 15, 2004 ~ CPSC, IKEA Home Furnishings Announce Recall of Fargglad Multi-Color Children's Chair: IKEA Home Furnishings of Plymouth Meeting, Penn. is recalling 7279 Fargglad multi-color children's chairs. Choking hazard from red plastic feet that can detach from chair legs. For more details including pictures, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml05/05013.html.

stork itemOctober 15, 2004 ~ CPSC, Sky High International Announce Recall of Care Bears Lunch Kits Sold at Kohl's Department Stores: Sky High International LLC, of New York, N.Y. is recalling 13000 Care Bears Lunch Kits with Water Bottles. The pull-up drinking spout can detach from the bottle, posing a choking hazard to young children. For more details including pictures, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml05/05012.html.

stork itemSeptember 24, 2004 ~ CPSC, Natura Products Downey Inc. Announce Recall of Pacifiers: Natura Products Downey Inc., of City of Commerce, Calif. is recalling 9400 Jaloma pacifiers. The pacifiers are banned under federal law. They failed federal safety tests, come apart, and can pose a choking hazard to infants and small children. For more details including pictures, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04223.html.

stork itemSeptember 23, 2004 ~ CPSC, Delta Enterprise Corp. Announce Recall to Repair Director's Chairs for Children: Delta Enterprise Corp., of New York, N.Y. is recalling 81,000 Director's Chairs for Children. The chair can inadvertently be misassembled so that the fabric seat can come off the chair's frame and expose metal support rods. If fabric seat comes off the frame, there is a laceration and fall hazard to young children. For more details including pictures, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04221.html.

stork itemSeptember 20, 2004 ~ CPSC, Reebok International Announce Recall of Toddler's Athletic Shoes: Reebok International Ltd., of Canton, Mass. is recalling 140,000 Reebok "Iverson/Answer" toddler shoes. The I-3 logo-tag on the tongue of the shoe can be peeled off, posing a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04217.html.

stork itemSeptember 14, 2004 ~ CPSC, Regal Lager Announce Recall to Repair "Baby Björn" Infant Carriers: Regal Lager Inc., of Kennesaw, Ga. is recalling 49,000 Baby Björn "Baby Carrier Active" carriers. The back support buckle can detach from the shoulder straps, posing a fall hazard to the baby. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04214.html.

stork itemSeptember 1, 2004 ~ CPSC, Regal Lager Inc. Announce Recall to Repair Stroller Attachments: Regal Lager Inc., of Kennesaw, Ga. is recalling 11,500 Lascal "Buggy Board" stroller attachments. The Buggy Board's red connecting pins can break, causing the board to partially detach from the stroller or carriage, posing a fall hazard to the user. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04206.html.

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stork itemSeptember 1, 2004 ~ CPSC, Boston Billows Inc. Announce Recall of Nursing Pillows: Boston Billows Inc., of Nashua, N.H. is recalling 8,000 Boston Billows Nursing Pillows. If infants are placed on these pillows and left unattended, there is a risk of suffocation. Infant pillows and cushions are banned under the Federal law. Infant pillows have a flexible fabric covering, are loosely filled with plastic beads, easily flattened, intended for use by infants under 1 year old, and capable of conforming to the body or face of an infant. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04205.html.

stork itemSeptember 1, 2004 ~ CPSC, Theraline Inc. Announce Recall of Maternity and Nursing Pillows: Theraline Inc., of Wendell, Mass. is recalling 1000 Big V Maternity and Nursing Pillows. If infants are placed on these pillows and left unattended, there is a risk of suffocation. Infant pillows and cushions are banned under the Federal law. Infant pillows have a flexible fabric covering, are loosely filled with plastic beads, easily flattened, intended for use by infants under 1 year old, and capable of conforming to the body or face of an infant. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04204.html.

stork itemAugust 18, 2004 ~ CPSC, NIKE Announce Recall of Children's Athletic Shoes: Nike USA, Inc., of Beaverton, Ore. is recalling 9,000 NikeTM Get-Go and Little Get-Go Children's Athletic Shoes. The 1.5-inch to 1.75-inch rubber tab at the top of the heel can detach from the shoe, posing a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04200.html.

stork itemAugust 11, 2004 ~ CPSC, PJ Sleep Shop Announce Recall to Repair Bunk Beds: PJ Sleep Shop of Portland, Ore. is recalling 337 Wooden bunk beds: Twin/Twin, Twin/Double, and Loft Bunk. These bunk beds have gaps between parts of the upper bunk end structure that violate the federal safety standard because they pose entrapment or strangulation hazards to children. The spaces exceed that allowed by the federal bunk bed safety standard, which is designed to protect children from entrapment and strangulation. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04196.html.

stork itemJuly 13, 2004 ~ CPSC, Graco Children's Products Announce Recall of Travel LiteTM Swings: Graco Children's Products, of Exton, Pa. is recalling 140,000 Travel Lite Swings. 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. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04176.html.

stork itemJune 23, 2004 ~ CPSC, Dorel Juvenile Group USA Announce Recall to Inspect and Replace COSCO® "Rock 'N Roller" Baby Strollers: Dorel Juvenile Group USA, of Columbus, Ind. is recalling 300,000 COSCO® "Rock 'N Roller" baby strollers. If the stop pins are bent or missing or the seat is not fully attached, the seat can partially detach from the frame during use and the infant occupant can be injured in a fall. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04168.html.

stork itemJune 22, 2004 ~ CPSC, Kmart Corp. Announce Recall of Girls' Rompers: Kmart Corporation, of Troy, Mich. is recalling 20,000 Basic Editions infant and toddler girls' rompers. The crocheted cherry-shape tassels and plastic buttons may pull off, posing a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04167.html.

stork itemJune 22, 2004 ~ CPSC, Samara Brothers Inc. Announce Recall of Children's Swimsuit Cover-ups: Samara Brothers Inc., of Edison, N.J. is recalling 30,000 children's swimsuit cover-ups. The zipper pull on the cover-up 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/prhtml04/04166.html.

stork itemJune 15, 2004 ~ CPSC, The Land of Nod® Announce Recall of Children's Wooden Chairs: The Land of Nod, of Wheeling, Ill. is recalling 3,500 children's wooden chairs. The leg supports can crack, causing the chair to collapse. Children sitting in these chairs can fall. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04158.html.

stork itemJune 8, 2004 ~ CPSC, Old Navy Announce Recall of Children's Zippered Outerwear: Old Navy LLC, of San Francisco, Calif. is recalling 666,000 Children's Zippered Outerwear garments with a clear, oval-shaped zipper pull. The garments were sold in sizes 6 months to 4T. The plastic zipper pull can detach from the zipper, posing a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04153.html.

stork itemJune 2, 2004 ~ CPSC, Payless ShoeSource Announce Recall of Children's Athletic Shoes: Payless ShoeSource Inc., of Topeka, Kan. is recalling 441,000 Smart FitTM and Teeny ToesTM Athletic Shoes (prewalk and toddler sizes). The metal eyelet lace holder at the top of the shoes 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/prhtml04/04149.html.

stork itemJune 2, 2004 ~ CPSC, Dream On Me Industries Announce Recall of Baby Walkers: Dream On Me Industries, of Brooklyn, N.Y. is recalling 20,000 Dream On Me 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/prhtml04/04148.html

stork itemMay 13, 2004 ~ CPSC, Baby Trend Announce Recall of Certain Baby Trend "Passport" Strollers: Baby Trend, Inc., of Ontario, California is recalling 11,300 "Passport" strollers. The fold joint can collapse unexpectedly, causing the baby to fall. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04136.html.

stork itemMay 13, 2004 ~ CPSC, Coaster Co. of America Announce Recall of Bunk Beds: Coaster Co. of America, Santa Fe Springs, Calif. is recalling 22,000 Metal Twin/Twin and Twin/Full Bunk Beds. A gap between the step of the built-in ladder and the top bunk allows enough room for a child's body to slip through but will not allow for a child's head to pass through. This poses a serious strangulation risk. Federal standards for bunk beds are designed to protect children against entrapment and strangulation. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04135.html.

stork itemApril 22, 2004 ~ CPSC, Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. Announce Recall to Repair Bunk Beds: Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., of Arcadia, Wisconsin is recalling 22,476 Ashley "Trails End," "Cottage Retreat," and "Stages" bunk beds. There are gaps between parts of the bunk bed that violate federal safety standards and can be entrapment or strangulation hazards to children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04125.html.

stork itemMarch 24, 2004 ~ CPSC, Stanley Furniture Company Inc. Announce Recall of Cribs: Stanley Furniture Company Inc., Stanleytown, VA, is recalling 318 Isabella model cribs. An incorrect screw (used to attach the movable gate) was provided for the assembly of some of these cribs. The crib cannot be assembled using this screw. However, if consumers have substituted their own screw, it may not properly hold the movable gate in place. The result is a potential risk that a child could fall from the crib or become entrapped between the gate and the mattress. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04106.html.

stork itemFebruary 24, 2004 ~ CPSC, Child Craft Industries Announce Recall of Cribs: Child Craft Industries, of Salem, IN, is recalling 3,500 Legacy Cribs. The slats on the drop side rail can loosen and detach. When this happens, the space created by the gaps can allow a baby to become entangled, strangle or fall. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04087.html.

stork itemFebruary 5, 2004 ~ CPSC, Meijer Announce Recall of Children's Sweatshirts with Drawstring Hoods: Meijer Distribution Inc., of Grand Rapids, MI is recalling 18,655 Children's Sweatshirts. The sweatshirts have drawstrings in the hood. Children can get entangled and strangle in the drawstrings that can catch on playground equipment, fences or tree branches. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04078.html.

stork itemFebruary 5, 2004 ~ CPSC, Meijer Distribution Announce Recall of Children's Jackets: Meijer Distribution Inc., of Grand Rapids, MI is recalling 58,000 Kids Falls Creek PU Jackets with Polar Fleece in Hoods. The zipper pull on the jacket can come off and pose a choking hazard to small children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04077.html.

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



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