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RECALLS 2001 ~ Infant and Children's Toys
stork itemDecember 12, 2001 ~ CPSC, Kids II Inc. Announce Recall of Pop Links Toys: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kids II Inc., of Alpharetta, Ga., is voluntarily recalling about 20,000 Pop Links toys. The tips on the links that snap together like a chain, can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02063.html.

stork itemDecember 12, 2001 ~ CPSC, Baby Buzz'r International Announce Recall of Toy Baby Buzz'r: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Baby Buzz'r International, of Sandy, Utah, is voluntarily recalling about 8,800 Baby Buzz'r toys. The red, green and blue button covers on the toy 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/prhtml02/02062.html.

stork itemDecember 6, 2001 ~ CPSC and BRIO® Corp. Announce Recall of Curious George Toys: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), BRIO® Corp., of Germantown, Wis., a subsidiary of BRIO AB of Sweden, is voluntarily recalling about 3,100 Curious George toys. The toys include fabric-filled mobile phones that can pose a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02058.html.

stork itemDecember 6, 2001 ~ CPSC, Little Tikes Co. Announce Recall of Lobster Toy Attached to Stationary Entertainer: 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. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02057.html.

stork itemNovember 28, 2001 ~ CPSC, Aqua-Leisure Industries Inc. Announce Recall of Inflatable Baby Floats: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Aqua-Leisure Industries Inc., of Avon, Mass., is voluntarily recalling about 90,000 "SunSmart" baby floats. The leg holes in the seat of the float can tear, causing children to unexpectedly fall into the water and possibly drown. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02051.html.

stork itemNovember 28, 2001 ~ CPSC, Manley Toy Direct Announce the Recall of Zapper Toys: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Manley Toy Direct, of Indianola, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling about 15,800 Zapper toys. The balloon tongues and the cylinders holding the tongues on these toys can detach, posing a choking and aspiration hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02049.html.

stork itemNovember 28, 2001 ~ CPSC, KB Gear Announce Recall of Computer Mouse Sets: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and KB Gear are announcing a recall of about 49,000 computer mouse sets for children. The mouse ball can separate from the mouse and pose a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02048.html.

stork itemNovember 28, 2001 ~ CPSC, HandsOnToys, Inc. Announce Recall to Replace Rattles: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), HandsOnToys, Inc. of Wilmington, Mass. is voluntarily recalling about 100,000 rattles. The rattle can break and expose the noisemaker inside the rattle handle, posing a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02047.html.

stork itemNovember 6, 2001 ~ CPSC, Candlewick Press Announce Recall of Children's Board Books: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Candlewick Press of Cambridge, Mass., is recalling about 78,670 "Bunny My Honey" children's board books printed in Italy. The plastic lamination on the board book may peel off, posing a choking hazard for young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02034.html.

stork itemOctober 31, 2001 ~ CPSC, Sassy Inc. Announce Recall to Replace Rattles: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Sassy Inc., of Northbrook, Ill., is voluntarily recalling to replace about 455,000 soft rattles. The sewn-on, spherical shaped fabric eyes on the rattles can detach, posing a choking hazard to small children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02030.html.

stork itemOctober 11, 2001 ~ CPSC, Palliser Furniture Ltd. Announce Recall of Toy Boxes: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Palliser Furniture Ltd., of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, is voluntarily recalling about 4,500 toy boxes. The toy box's lid can fall suddenly, posing entrapment and strangulation hazards to young children. In addition, spaces at the end of the hinge on the lid can cause pinched, crushed and lacerated fingers. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02014.html.

stork itemOctober 10, 2001 ~ CPSC, Wysco Inc. Announce Recall of "Runt"TM Mini-Bicycles: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Wysco Inc., of Baldwin Park, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 95,000 "Runt"TM brand mini-bicycles. These bicycles do not have any brakes, which are required by the CPSC standard for bicycles of this type. The CPSC standard also requires these bicycles have chain guards to prevent riders from getting fingers, toes and clothing caught in the gears. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02012.html.

stork itemOctober 10, 2001 ~ CPSC, Little Tikes Announce Recall of Swings: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Little Tikes Company, of Hudson, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling about 250,000 "2-in-1 Snug 'n Secure" swings. The buckles on the swing can break and the shoulder restraint straps can pull out of the back of the seat, causing young children to fall. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02011.html.

stork itemSeptember 6, 2001 ~ CPSC, Racing Champions Ertl, Inc. Announce Recall of Children's Toy Toolboxes: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Racing Champions Ertl Inc. (RCE), of Dyersville, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling about 11,600 John Deere Kids Toolboxes. The toy's carrying handle can break, creating small parts and a sharp plastic edge that pose a choking and laceration hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01228.html.

stork itemSeptember 6, 2001 ~ CPSC, Kids II Announce Recall of Butterfly Baby Toys: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kids II, of Alpharetta, Ga., is voluntarily recalling about 21,000 Carter's butterfly baby toys. The antennae on these butterfly toys contain wire that can pass through the fabric, causing cuts and scratches to babies. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01227.html.

stork itemAugust 20, 2001 ~ CPSC, STK International Announce Recall of Children's Toys: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), STK International, of Los Angeles, Calif., is recalling about 110,000 children's toys. The toys can break causing small balls to be released, posing a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01221.html.

stork itemAugust 20, 2001 ~ CPSC, XL Machine Ltd. Announce Recall of Dollhouse Furniture Sets Sold at Target Stores: - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), XL Machine Ltd., of Eden Prairie, Minn., is voluntarily recalling about 10,000 sets of dollhouse bathroom furniture. The yellow paint on the furniture contains lead, which can present a risk of lead poisoning to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01219.html.

stork itemJuly 30, 2001 ~ CPSC, Acetrike Bicycle Co. Announce Recall of Children's Bicycles: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Acetrike Bicycle Co., of Taiwan, is recalling about 38,800 children's sidewalk bicycles. The frames of these bikes can break, causing the riders to fall and suffer injuries. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01212.html.

stork itemJuly 31, 2001 ~ CPSC, Burger King and Alcone Announce Recall of Two Kids Meal Toys: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Burger King Corporation, of Miami, Fla., and Alcone Marketing Group, of Irvine, Calif., are recalling a combined total of 2.6 million "Hourglass Space Sprout" and "Look for Me Bumblebee" toddler toys. The toys can break causing small beads or balls to be released, which poses a choking or aspiration hazard to young children. The toys were distributed in Burger King® Kids Meals for children under three years old. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01209.html.

stork itemJuly 23, 2001 ~ CPSC, Inca Imports Announce Recall of Stuffed Bears: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Inca Imports, of Denver, Colo., is voluntarily recalling about 2,600 stuffed bears. The noses, bells, and eyes of the bears can detach, presenting a choking hazard to young children. The eyes also present a sharp point hazard. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01205.html.

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stork itemJuly 10, 2001 ~ CPSC, Imperial Toy Corp. Announce Recall of Toy Feeding Sets: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Imperial Toy Corp., of Los Angeles, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 100,000 toy feeding sets. The nipple on the toy baby bottle included in these sets could come off, posing a serious choking hazard to small children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01194.html.

stork itemJuly 10, 2001 ~ CPSC, Peg Perego USA Announce Recall of High Chairs: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Peg Perego USA Inc., of Ft. Wayne, Ind., is voluntarily recalling about 325,000 high chairs. When the seat is reclined, the high chairs have a space between the armrest and backrest in which a child's head or arm can become entrapped. This can pose a risk of suffocation or injury to the heads or arms of young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01192.html.

stork itemJuly 10, 2001 ~ CPSC, DSI Toys, Inc. Announce Recall of Toy Kittens: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), DSI Toys, Inc., of Houston, Texas, is voluntarily recalling about 238,000 stuffed toy kittens. These toys contain contaminated water that, if contacted, could cause illness to children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01191.html.

stork itemJuly 2, 2001 ~ CPSC, Chicco USA Inc. Announce Recall of Preschool Toys: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Chicco USA Inc., of Bound Brook, N.J., is voluntarily recalling about 6,000 Build-A-Ball preschool toys. The Build-A-Ball toy consists of five multi-colored and various-sized plastic balls that can be taken apart to be stacked on top of each other or placed inside each other. Some of the larger-sized ball halves can become stuck on a young child's face, covering the nose and mouth, and causing suffocation. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01182.html.

stork itemJune 19, 2001 ~ CPSC, Firms Announce Recall of Remote Controlled Toy Race Cars: Remote Controlled Toy Race Cars - Equity Marketing Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 4,300 Remote Controlled Race Cars. The remote controlled race cars are black with the number 28 printed in red on the doors and roof and the Texaco logo printed on the hood of the car. Problems with the circuits are rendering some of the Remote Controlled Race Cars inoperable. These cars can overheat and emit smoke and may pose a potential burn hazard. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01166.html.

stork itemJune 14, 2001 ~ CPSC, KB Toys Announce Recall of Activity Gym Toys: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), KB Toys, of Pittsfield, Mass., is voluntarily recalling about 115,000 Electronic Light N' Learn activity gyms. Five detachable hanging rattle toys have small round pegs at the top of the toys that can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01174.html.

stork itemJune 13, 2001 ~ CPSC, Battat Incorporated Announce Recall of Beanbag Cushions Suffocation and Strangulation Hazards to Babies Cited: - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Battat Incorporated, of Plattsburgh, N.Y., is recalling about 1,500 ParentsTM magazine-brand Soft Landing Beanbag cushions. This product is an infant cushion manufactured by Battat for ParentsTM magazine. Infant pillows and cushions have been banned under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act since 1992 because they pose a suffocation hazard to infants. In addition, two 8- to 9-inch cords, which attach toys to the cushions, pose strangulation hazards. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01171.html.

stork itemJune 13, 2001 ~ CPSC, BRIO® Announce Recall of Toy Baking Sets: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), BRIO® Corp., of Germantown, Wis., a subsidiary of BRIO AB of Sweden, is recalling 6,450 baking set toys. The sets include a hand mixer with a knob that can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01170.html.

stork itemJune 5, 2001 ~ CPSC, Hedstrom® Corp. Announce Recall of Swings on Backyard Gym Sets: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Hedstrom® Corp., of Bedford, Pa., and their subsidiary Backyard Products, of Collingwood, Ontario, are recalling to repair about 190,000 Star Cruiser® and Rocket Rider® swings on backyard gym sets. Screws that hold the swing together can fall out, causing the seat to fall to the ground, posing an injury risk to children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01165.html.

stork itemMay 24, 2001 ~ CPSC, Raymond Geddes & Co. Inc. Recall Push'n Pop Toys: Push'n Pop Toys - Raymond Geddes & Co. Inc., of Baltimore, Md., is voluntarily recalling about 6,500 Tropical Fish and Rockin' Reptile Push'n Pop toys, which are also known as Zapper toys. The vinyl toys are about 2- to 3-inches long, and come in two different styles: a fish and lizard. When the toy is squeezed, the balloon tongue attached to its mouth inflates or rolls out. The balloon tongues and the cylinders holding the tongues on these toys can detach, which poses choking and aspiration hazards to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01160a.html.

stork itemMay 22, 2001 ~ CPSC, Spin Master Toys Announce Recall of Water Rocket Toys: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Spin Master Toys, of Ontario, Canada, is voluntarily recalling about 108,000 Splash Blast Water Rockets. The rockets, once propelled from launcher, can fly rapidly in unpredictable directions, and can hit and injure children. Spin Master Toys has received five reports of the rockets striking children, including a report of a child being hit by the rocket in the head. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01158.html.

stork itemMay 10, 2001 ~ 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. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01149.html.

stork itemMay 10, 2001 ~ CPSC, Unilever Home and Personal Care USA Announce Recall of Snuggle® Teeny Bean Bears Included with Fabric Softener: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Unilever Home and Personal Care USA, of Greenwich, Conn., is voluntarily recalling about 150,000 Snuggle® Teeny Bean Bears with a nightcap and pom-pom. The yellow pom-pom 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/prhtml01/01146.html.

stork itemMay 3, 2001 ~ CPSC, Dynacraft Announce Recall of Mountain Bicycles Sold at Toys R Us: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Dynacraft Industries Inc., of San Rafael, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 54,000 mountain bicycles. The pedals on these bicycles can loosen and fall off while riding, resulting in serious injury to the rider. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01142.html.

stork itemApril 26, 2001 ~ CPSC, Creative Consumer Concepts Inc. and Whataburger Inc. Announce Recall of Kid's Meal Toys: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Creative Consumer Concepts Inc., of Overland Park, Kan., and Whataburger Inc., of Corpus Christi, Texas, are voluntarily recalling about 330,000 "Whatagear" compass toys. Creative Consumer Concepts Inc. manufactured these toys, which were distributed with kids' meals at Whataburger Restaurants. The clear, plastic lens covers on these compass toys can come off and pose a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01135.html.

stork itemApril 24, 2001 ~ CPSC, Dynacraft Announce Recall of Boys' Mountain Bicycles Sold at Wal-Mart: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Dynacraft Industries Inc., of San Rafael, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 38,000 boys' mountain bicycles. The front-suspension forks on these bicycles can break during use, resulting in serious injury. These 20-inch, 21-speed, dual-suspension bicycles have the model name "NEXT SHOCKZONE" written on their orange frame in black lettering. A label on the frame near the crank housing reads, "Distributed by Dynacraft Industries" and "Made in China." Only the orange bicycles with model number 8536-33 are included in this recall. The model number is written on another label on the frame near the crank housing. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01132.html.

stork itemMarch 29, 2001 ~ CPSC, Cosco Inc. and Safety 1st Announce Recall of Bungee Baby Jumpers: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Cosco Inc. (Cosco), of Columbus, Ind., and Safety 1st, of Canton, Mass., are voluntarily recalling about 171,000 bungee baby jumpers. The Bungee Baby Jumper allows a baby to bounce while supported in a seat by an elastic "bungee cord," suspended from a doorway. Metal clasps can detach from the bungee cord, causing the unit to fall to the floor. Babies can suffer injuries from the fall. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01117.html.

stork itemMarch 29, 2001 ~ CPSC, Fisher-Price Announce Recall of Infant and Toddler Toys: 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. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01115.html.

stork itemMarch 19, 2001 ~ CPSC, Eight Firms Announce the Recall of Zapper Toys: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), eight firms are voluntarily recalling about 835,000 Zapper toys. The following firms distributed these toys: Bonita Marie International Inc., of Manasquan, N.J.; Dillon Importing Co., of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Oriental Trading Co. Inc., of Omaha, Neb.; Play By Play Toys & Novelties Inc., of San Antonio, Texas; Rhode Island Novelty, of Johnston, R.I.; Sherman Specialty Co. Inc., of Merrick, N.Y.; Toy Investment Inc., of Kent, Wash.; and U.S. Toy Co. Inc., of Grandview, Mo. The balloon tongues and the cylinders holding the tongues on these toys can detach, posing a choking and aspiration hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01110.html.

stork itemMarch 13, 2001 ~ CPSC, Radica USA Ltd. Recall Baseball Video Games to Replace Bats: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Radica USA Ltd., of Dallas, Texas, is voluntarily recalling about 140,000 baseball video games to replace the bats. The bats can separate during a swing. Broken pieces can hit a bystander and cause injury. Play TV Baseball is a video game that plugs directly into a television set, and simulates hitting a baseball. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01104.html.

stork itemMarch 12, 2001 ~ CPSC, Burger King and Alcone Announce Recall of Kid's Meal Toys: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Burger King Corp., of Miami, Fla., and Alcone Marketing Group are recalling about 400,000 "Rattling, Paddling Riverboat" toddler toys because of a potential choking hazard to young children. The toys were distributed in Burger King Kid's Meals. Metal pins with plastic caps that attach the paddle wheel to the riverboat toy can come out and pose a choking hazard. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01100.html.

stork itemMarch 5, 2001 ~ CPSC, McDonald's Announce Recall of "Scooter Bug" Happy Meal Toys: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), McDonald's Corp., Oakbrook, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 234,000 "Scooter Bug" toys. The toys were distributed with McDonald's Happy Meals for children under 3 years of age. The bug's antenna can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01099.html.

stork itemMarch 1, 2001 ~ Children's Brooms Recalled by EMSCO Inc.: Children's Toy Brooms - EMSCO Inc., of Girard, Pa., is voluntarily recalling about 2,200 children's toy brooms. The Ti-dee Helper brooms are about 37 inches long with a wood handle painted yellow and natural straw bristles. A silver label on the handle reads, "MADE IN MEXICO." The plastic packaging that covered the broom bristles reads, "Ti-dee HelperTM child's broom," and contains the model number "6089." Toy, discount and grocery stores sold these brooms from April 2000 through February 2001 for about $9. The paint on the handles of these brooms contain high lead levels. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01096c.html.

stork itemMarch 1, 2001 ~ Toy Drums Recalled by Eden LLC: Toy Drums - Eden LLC, of New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 5,800 toy drums. Department, specialty, gift and toy stores, including FAO Schwarz, sold the toys nationwide from May 2000 through February 2001. The mallet sold with the toy drum has spheres on each end that can pose a choking hazard if they become lodged in a young child's throat. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01096c.html.

stork itemFebruary 21, 2001 ~ CPSC, IMT Accessories Announce Recall of BarbieTM Sunglasses: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), IMT Accessories, of New York, N.Y., is recalling about 70,000 BarbieTM Sunglasses. The frames of the sunglasses can break, allowing the petroleum distillate and floating glitter to leak out. Petroleum distillates could be harmful to children's eyes and skin and could be fatal if ingested. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01086.html.

stork itemFebruary 8, 2001~ CPSC and Chick-fil-A Inc. Announce Recall of "Planet Discovery" Kid's Meal Toy: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Chick-fil-A Inc., of Atlanta, Ga., is recalling about 3.8 million "Planet Discovery" Kid's Meal toys. The toys were distributed at 800 Chick-fil-A restaurants nationwide during January 2001 and during January 1999. The suction cup on the toy can come off, presenting a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01081.html.

stork itemFebruary 8, 2001 ~ CPSC, Supreme Toys Announce Recall of Toy Vehicles: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Supreme Toys (H.K) Ltd., of Hong Kong, is recalling about 290,000 toy vehicles. Small parts can break off of the toy vehicles, posing a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01080.html.

stork itemFebruary 6, 2001 ~ CPSC, Pottery Barn Kids Announce Recall of Wooden Pull Toys: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Pottery Barn Kids, of San Francisco, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 2,900 wooden dog pull toys. Wooden pegs can come off of these pull toys, posing a choking hazard to young children. Pottery Barn Kids has received a report of one peg coming off of the toy. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01079.html.

stork itemFebruary 1, 2001 ~ CPSC, Kolcraft Announce Recall of Tot Rider Walkers: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kolcraft® Enterprises, Inc., of Chicago, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 3,356 Tot Rider walkers. The cover on the walker's removable music center can break off, allowing small parts to fall from the product, creating a potential choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01076.html.

stork itemJanuary 29, 2001 ~ CPSC, Seattle Bike Supply Announce Recall of Children's Bicycles: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Seattle Bike Supply, of Kent, Wash., is voluntarily recalling about 1,400 children's bicycles. Because the bikes' pedals are too low to the ground, they fail to meet federal bicycle standards. Children can lose control when a pedal strikes the ground, causing falls and injuries. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01074.html.

stork itemJanuary 22, 2001 ~ CPSC, Playskool Announce Recall to Replace Certain "Busy School Bus" Toys: - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Playskool, of Pawtucket, R.I., is voluntarily recalling to replace about 12,500 Busy School Bus toys. On certain units, the yellow "awning" piece above the bus' door can break loose, posing a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01070.html.

Information gathered from the Consumer Product Safety Commission ~ for earlier recalls, visit Toy Hazard Recalls



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