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RECALLS 2002 ~ Infant and Children's Toys
stork itemDecember 26, 2002 ~ CPSC, Kmart Corp. Announce Recall of Wooden Toy Vehicles: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kmart Corp., of Troy, Mich., is voluntarily recalling about 50,000 wooden vehicles that are filled with candy. These products may be given to children as toys. The wheels on the wooden toys may break off into small parts, which may pose a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03065.html.

stork itemDecember 23, 2002 ~ CPSC, Lovee Doll & Toy Co., Inc. Announce Recall of Talking Dolls: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Lovee Doll & Toy Co., Inc., of New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 160,000 talking, electronic dolls. Buttons on the dolls' outfit could detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03059.html.

stork itemDecember 20, 2002 ~ CPSC, Zutano Inc. Announce Recall of Stuffed Bunny Toys: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Zutano Inc., of Cabot , Vt., is voluntarily recalling about 3,000 "Hip Hoppy" stuffed bunny toys with buttons. The buttons on the front of the bunnies' jacket 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/prhtml03/03056.html.

stork itemNovember 21, 2002 ~ CPSC, Kolcraft Announce Recall of Toy Attachments on Baby Walkers: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc., of Chicago, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 410,000 toy attachments on baby walkers. The flower toys on the baby walker's tray can detach from the stems, exposing sharp edges and posing a laceration hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03043.html.

stork itemNovember 21, 2002 ~ CPSC, Disney Store Announce Recall of Monsters, Inc. Character Plush Dolls: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Disney Store, Inc., headquartered in Glendale, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 14,500 Sulley with Boo plush dolls sold exclusively at The Disney Store nationwide. The recalled 12- inch doll is a blue monster named Sulley that is holding a 6-inch girl doll, named Boo. Both are characters in the 2001 animated film, Monsters, Inc. The Boo doll's hair has ponytail holders that could detach, posing a choking hazard for young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03035.html.

stork itemNovember 15, 2002 ~ CPSC, Halo Burger Announce Recall of Flashlights and Batteries Sold in Kids Meals: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Halo Burger, of Flint, Mich., is voluntarily recalling about 9,500 flashlights and batteries that were distributed as a premium in Halo Burger kids meals and sold individually. The "AA" batteries provided with each flashlight can leak, which could cause irritation to the skin. When disassembled, the flashlights also have small parts 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/prhtml03/03038.html.

stork itemNovember 12, 2002 ~ CPSC, Damo Plus Corp. Announce Recall of Children's School Supply Sets: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Damo Plus Corp., of Vernon, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 26,000 10-piece school supply sets. The sets contain razor knives, which pose a laceration hazard to children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03036.html.

stork itemNovember 12, 2002 ~ CPSC, Eveready Battery Co. Inc. Announce Recall of Kidz Club Flashlights: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Eveready Battery Co. Inc., of St. Louis, Mo., is voluntarily recalling about 24,000 Kidz Club flashlights, sold under its Energizer brand. The flashlights can overheat and cause the batteries to leak, posing a risk of burns to children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03034.html.

stork itemOctober 17, 2002 ~ CPSC, IKEA Announce Recall of Stuffed Teddy Bears: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), IKEA, of Plymouth Meeting, Pa., is voluntarily recalling 57,000 stuffed teddy bears. The plastic beads inside of the bears could come out of the seams, posing an aspiration hazard to young children who could inhale the small beads. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03020.html.

stork itemOctober 10, 2002 ~ CPSC, BRIO® Corporation Announce Recall of Caterpillar Pull Toy: 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 three lot numbers, about 1,000, of the Plan Toys pull-along caterpillars. The antenna on the pull toy 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/prhtml03/03013.html.

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 11, 2002 ~ CPSC, Dollar Tree Stores Inc. Announce Recall of Stuffed Pool Animal: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Dollar Tree Stores Inc., of Chesapeake, Va., is voluntarily recalling about 310,000 stuffed polyester pool animals. The seams can separate exposing the polyester stuffing and foam beads. The foam beads pose a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03011.html.

stork itemOctober 10, 2002 ~ CPSC, Dollar Tree Stores Inc. Announce Recall of Toy Sponges: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Dollar Tree Stores Inc., of Chesapeake, Va., is voluntarily recalling about 280,000 animal toy sponges. The eyes on the toys 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/prhtml03/03010.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.

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stork itemSeptember 4, 2002 ~ CPSC, XL Machine Ltd. Announce Recall of Playskool Toy Chests Sold at Target: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), XL Machine Ltd., of Eden Prairie, Minn., is voluntarily recalling about 3,300 toy chests. Screws in the chests' lid support hinges can loosen over time, and come out from the base of the toy chests. If this happens, the lids of the toy chests can collapse suddenly, possibly causing injuries to children's head, neck, fingers or hands. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02243.html.

stork itemAugust 7, 2002 ~ CPSC, Pottery Barn Kids Announce Recall of Wooden Clacker and Ride-On Toys: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Pottery Barn Kids, of San Francisco, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 3,800 Star Clacker wooden toys and about 3,000 Ride-On Duck wooden riding toys. The wooden peg can come off of the Star Clacker toy and pose a choking hazard. The Ride-On Duck's wheel cap can break, allowing the wheel to come off and release small parts, also presenting a choking hazard to young children. The Star Clacker wooden toys, also does not comply with the Federal Hazardous Substance Act for design and construction of baby rattles, due to the handle length. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02224.html.

stork itemJuly 25, 2002 ~ CPSC, Radio Flyer Inc. Announce Recall to Replace Steering Wheel on Toy Car: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Radio Flyer Inc., of Chicago, Ill., is voluntarily recalling to replace the steering wheel on about 59,000 Model 8 Roadsters manufactured before January 2002. A child can pull the horn from the steering wheel, and a small part inside poses a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02214.html.

stork itemJuly 25, 2002 ~ CPSC, Small World Toys Announce Recall of Sorter Toys: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Small World Toys of Culver City, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 880 sorter toys. The plastic windows on the "see-inside" sorting blocks can break, causing the beads inside to be released. This presents a choking hazard to children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02213.html.

stork itemJuly 25, 2002 ~ CPSC, Lauri® Inc. Announce Recall of Toddler Activity Sets and Puzzles: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Lauri® Inc. of Phillips-Avon, Maine, is voluntarily recalling about 110,000 "Toddler ToteTM" toddler activity sets and about 11,000 "Familiar Things" toddler puzzles. The dog puzzle included with both of these products and the rubber handle on the box of the activity set can tear apart into small pieces and pose a choking hazard to small children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02212.html.

stork itemJuly 25, 2002 ~ CPSC, BRIO® Corporation and Small World Toys Announce Recall of Snail Pull Toy: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), BRIO® Corp., of Germantown, Wis., a subsidiary of BRIO AB of Sweden, and Small World Toys of Culver City, Calif., are voluntarily recalling about 3,000 Plan Toys pull-along snails. The eyes on the pull toy 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/prhtml02/02211.html.

stork itemJune 18, 2002 ~ CPSC, Radio Flyer Inc. Announce Recall to Repair Ride-On Push Cars: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Radio Flyer Inc. of Chicago, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 15,000 Little Wooden Push Cars for repair. A child can pull the horn off the car's steering wheel, and a small part inside poses a choking hazard. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02176.html.

stork itemJune 12, 2002 ~ CPSC and Graco Announce Recall of Toy Track on Activity Centers: 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. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02180.html.

stork itemJune 12, 2002 ~ CPSC, Little Tikes Announce Recall of Pop 'n Scoot Ride-on Toys: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Little Tikes Company, of Hudson, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling about 21,400 Pop 'n Scoot Ride-on toys. Young children who lean forward can fall forward over the handlebars, causing facial injuries. Little Tikes has received 10 reports of children falling forward over the toy's handlebars. Seven injuries to children include damaged teeth, stitches to the chin, cuts and scratches to the mouth and face. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02175.html.

stork itemMay 24, 2002 ~ CPSC, Spin Master Toys Announce Recall of Firestormer and Skyblazer Toy Planes: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Spin Master Toys, of Toronto, Ontario is voluntarily recalling about 137,000 Firestormer and Skyblazer toy planes. The plastic air intake chamber of the air-powered toy planes can burst, throwing plastic pieces, posing a laceration, bruise and abrasion hazard to consumers. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02170.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 21, 2002 ~ CPSC, Aqua-Leisure Industries Inc. Remind Consumers about Recall of Inflatable Baby Floats: As the summer season approaches and swimming pools begin to open, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Aqua-Leisure Industries Inc., of Avon, Mass., reminds consumers of a voluntary recall of about 90,000 "SunSmart" baby floats announced in November 2001. The leg holes in the seat of the float can tear, causing children to unexpectedly fall into the water and possibly drown. Baby floats purchased after September 2001 are not involved in this recall. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02166.html.

stork itemMay 21, 2002 ~ CPSC, Rose Art Industries Announce Recall to Repair Cotton Candy Machine: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Rose Art Industries Inc., of Livingston, N.J. is voluntarily recalling about 188,000 cotton candy machines. The motors on the cotton candy machines can jam and overheat, posing a fire hazard. Additionally, the heating unit can be activated without the spinner in place, presenting a risk of burn to consumers. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02165.html.

stork itemMay 1, 2002 ~ CPSC, Prestige Toy Corp. Announce Recall of Duckie Ring Rattle/Teethers: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Prestige Toy Corp., of New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 4,600 Duckie Ring rattle/teethers. The rattle may break, causing small beads to fall out, which presents a potential choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02154.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 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 itemMarch 14, 2002 ~ CPSC, Rose Art Announce Recall of Children's Soap Making Kit: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Rose Art Industries Inc., of Livingston, N.J., is voluntarily recalling about 124,400 Soap Making Kits. The soap may get too hot when heated in the microwave oven and leak from the plastic container posing a burn hazard to children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02121.html.

stork itemFebruary 21, 2002 ~ CPSC, Graco Announce Replacement Instructions for Activity Tray: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Graco Children's Products, Inc., of Elverson, Pa., is providing a new instruction sheet for installing the suction cups on about 8,900 Snack and Activity Trays. The Snack and Activity Trays are sold with detached suction cups that the consumer installs. If the suction cups are not properly attached, they 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/prhtml02/02107.html.

stork itemFebruary 20, 2002 ~ CPSC, Unilever Home and Personal Care USA Announce Recall of Plush Snuggle® Bears: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Unilever Home and Personal Care USA, of Greenwich, Conn., is voluntarily recalling about 4 million plush Snuggle® bears. The eyes and noses of these bears 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/prhtml02/02105.html.

stork itemFebruary 20, 2002 ~ CPSC, Alpha International Announce Recall of Pedal Cars: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, (CPSC), Alpha International Inc., also known as Gearbox Pedal Car Company, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling about 75,000 pedal cars. The paint coating on some of these pedal cars contains high lead levels. CPSC standards ban toys and other children's products containing high levels of lead. Young children could ingest the lead from the car's paint coating, presenting a lead poisoning hazard. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02104.html.

stork itemFebruary 20, 2002 ~ CPSC and Random House Announce Recall of Children's Book: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Random House Inc., of New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 39,000 copies of Monsters In The Closet children's board books. The snap that secures the book could detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02103.html.

stork itemFebruary 12, 2002 ~ CPSC, Disney Children's Book Group, LLC Announce Recall of Children's Book: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Disney Children's Book Group, LLC, also known as Disney Press, of New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 5,180 Zowie's 123 children's books. The books have a plastic abacus-like toy attached to the back cover that contains five plastic beads. The beads can separate from the book cover, posing a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02101.html.

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



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