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RECALLS 2003 ~ Infant and Children's Toys

 
stork itemDecember 12, 2003 ~ CPSC, First & Main Inc. Announce Recall of Plush Toys: First & Main Inc., of Lombard, Ill. is recalling 2300 Flutterby plush toys. The decorative gem stone on the toy's wings 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/prhtml04/04523.html.

stork itemDecember 12, 2003 ~ CPSC, Schylling Associates Inc. Announce Recall of More "Jack-In-the-Box" Type Toys: Schylling Associates Inc. of Rowley Mass. is recalling 14,400 "Jack-In-the-Box" type toys. The bead on the crank of the 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/prhtml04/04050.html.

stork itemNovember 26, 2003 ~ CPSC, American Greetings Corp. Announce Recall of Crazy Bounce Balls: American Greetings Corp., of Cleveland, Ohio is recalling 17,000 DesignWare® Crazy Bounce Balls. The balls could break apart, posing a choking hazard to young children. This is a 1 1/2-inch multi-colored cluster of green, light green and brick red rubber balls. There are four balls in each package. The packaging has a light green cardboard backer. Model number CBB 1306 and UPC 61526 72866 are written on the back of the packaging. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04039.html.

stork itemNovember 24, 2003 ~ CPSC, Toys "R" Us, Inc. Announce Recall of Solid-colored and Multi- colored Sidewalk Chalk: Toys "R" Us is recalling 50,000 packages of multi-colored and solid-colored sidewalk chalk. The chalk contains high levels of lead, posing a risk of poisoning to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04038.html.

stork itemNovember 13, 2003 ~ CPSC, Target Corporation Announce Recall of Multicolored Sidewalk Chalk: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Target Corporation is recalling 26,000 packages of Multicolored Sidewalk Chalk. The multicolored sidewalk chalk contains high levels of lead, posing a risk of poisoning to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04032.html.

stork itemNovember 13, 2003 ~ CPSC, Fisher-Price Announce Recall of Scooters and Mini Bikes: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, (CPSC), Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 30,000 electric scooters and about 55,000 electric mini bikes. The motor control circuits can malfunction causing the scooters and mini bikes to continue to run after the power or throttle button is released, posing a risk of injury to children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04031.html.

stork itemNovember 7, 2003 ~ CPSC, Advantage Publishers Group Announce Recall of Children's Activity Books: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Advantage Publishers Group, of San Diego, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 5,300 "Amazing BabyTM Listen and Play" activity books. The hub of the pink dial embedded in the inside back cover can come off during use in some of these books, posing a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04029.html.

stork itemNovember 6, 2003 ~ CPSC, BRIO® Corp. Announce Recall of Toy Drums: BRIO® Corp., of Germantown, Wis., is recalling 2100 Plan Toys Solid Drums. The three rubber feet, which are screwed into the bottom of the drum, could be removed in some cases, posing a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04028.html.

stork itemOctober 29, 2003 ~ CPSC, Neurosmith Announce Recall of Children's Plush Toys: Neurosmith of Long Beach, Calif. is recalling 4400 Pet Me PlatypusTM musical plush toys. Any of the four plastic button covers can detach, posing a small parts choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04018.html.

stork itemSeptember 17, 2003 ~ CPSC, Simon & Schuster Announce Recall of Children's Books: Simon & Schuster Inc., of New York, N.Y. are recalling Dora the Explorer Children's Board Book. A plastic replica of a balloon attached to the book 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/prhtml03/03186.html.

stork itemSeptember 10, 2003 ~ CPSC, SunTech Enterprises Inc. Announce Recall Baby Walkers: SunTech Enterprises Inc., City of Commerce, CA is recalling "Sun Kids" and "Happy Baby" 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/prhtml03/03182.html.

stork itemSeptember 10, 2003 ~ CPSC, Swimways Corp. Announce Recall of Swim Trainers: Swimways Corp., of Virginia Beach, VA is recalling "Sandy Claws" Swim Trainers. The nylon body strap on the swim trainer can detach or tear from the flotation device and release a child into water, posing a serious drowning hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03179.html.

stork itemSeptember 10, 2003 ~ CPSC, L.M. Becker & Co. Inc. Announce Recall of Toy Necklaces: L.M. Becker & Co. Inc., of Kimberly, Wis. is recalling toy necklaces. The necklace's pendant contains high levels of lead, posing a risk of poisoning to young children. The necklaces consist of a 10-inch black cord with a 7/8- inch-diameter gray metal pendant. The metal pendant has assorted symbols on one side. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03178.html.

stork itemAugust 21, 2003 ~ CPSC, CDX Trading Inc. Announce Recall of Toy Jets: C.D.X. Trading Inc., of Ridgewood, N.Y. is recalling Falcon Action Toy Jets. Small parts of the toy jet can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. The recalled toys are battery-operated, multi-colored toy jet airplanes measuring about 9 inches in length and width. A clear plastic cover over the cockpit exposes a pilot with his hand on the controls. A label on the jet's wings reads "FALON" (Falcon misspelled). The toy jet plays music and some of the lights flash off and on as the jet propels itself by two small front wheels. "C.D.X. Toys CDL-22338D" and "Made in China" are embossed on a label on the battery compartment lid. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03172.html.

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stork itemAugust 21, 2003 ~ CPSC, Small World Toys Announce Recall of Children's Puzzle: Small World Toys®, of Culver City, CA is recalling Puzzibilities Recycling Truck Puzzles. One of the puzzle pieces (a stack of newspapers) poses a small parts choking hazard to young children. The recalled Recycling Truck Puzzle has nine wooden pieces that form a green recycling truck, three workers, a container for plastics, a bundled set of newspapers, and a recycling bin. The top of the puzzle reads, "Recycling Truck," and "2574" and "2003 Small World Toys®" are printed at the bottom. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03171.html.

stork itemJuly 31, 2003 ~ CPSC, Hedstrom Corp. Announce Recall of Trampolines: Hedstrom Corp is voluntarily recalling trampolines. Welds on the frame of these trampolines can break during use, causing consumers to fall to the ground and suffer injuries. These are 12-foot, 13-foot, and 14-foot trampolines, which were sold separately, and also banded together with safety enclosures. They were sold under the brand names Hedstrom and NBF. The brand name is written on the warning labels found on the products. The recalled trampolines have model numbers 10136, 101366, 101442, 10146, 102369, 102949, 10321, 103217 or 10381. They also have four-digit date codes ranging from 0403 through 2103 with the last two digits always being 03. Model I.D. labels showing the model number and date code are located on one of the frame rail legs on the trampoline. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03168.html.

stork itemJuly 31, 2003 ~ CPSC, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Announce Recall of Kids Sling Chair: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc is voluntarily recalling Home Trends Kiddy Sling Chairs. The small plastic bolt covers pose a choking hazard to small children. The chairs are steel outdoor chairs with a white frame and a pink or blue sling fabric seat and back. The chairs measure about 9.5 inches in height. The seats have two small plastic covers located behind the back of the seat and two covers under the seat. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03166.html.

stork itemJuly 31, 2003 ~ CPSC, International Playthings Inc. Announce Recall of Toy Stacking Rings: International Playthings Inc is voluntarily recalling Earlyears Bobbie Bear Stacking Rings. Plastic knobs on the rings can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. The recalled Bobbie Bear Stacking Rings have a blue and orange rounded bottom, two multicolored stacking rings, and an orange plastic bear head topper. The toy can be spun like a top and makes a rattling sound when shaken. The toy is designed for children ages 6-24 months and has a model number of E00421, which can be found on the packaging. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03165.html.

stork itemJuly 2, 2003 ~ CPSC, Small Small World Announce Recall of "Egg Dippers" Easter Plush Toys: Small Small World is voluntarily recalling "Egg Dippers" Easter Plush Toys. The recall includes four animal plush toys. The white rabbit has a purple egg which reads "Happy Easter," the green rabbit has a yellow egg which reads "Happy Easter," the purple bear has a purple egg which reads "Happy Easter," and the yellow duck carries a green egg which reads "You're Egg-stra Special." Each toy has a permanent label affixed which reads "The Boyd's Collection, Ltd." The toys' seams can separate and allow small beads to be released, presenting an aspiration hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03155.html.

stork itemJune 19, 2003 ~ CPSC, Fisher-Price Announce Recall of Crib Mobile Toys: Fisher-Price is voluntarily recalling Sparkling SymphonyTM Mobile crib toys that attach to the crib side rail and play music and lights that are activated by remote control. Four star and moon characters are suspended from the mobile, which turns. The recalled toys have model number 71985 found on both the lower arm of the mobile and the back of the remote control. The Fisher-Price logo appears at the top of the upper arm, over the silver decoration. The recalled mobiles were manufactured from October 1999 through November 2000. A date code is located on the upper arm of the mobile and on the back of the remote control. Consumers should contact Fisher Price with their date code to determine if their mobile is part of the recall. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03146.html.

stork itemMay 28, 2003 ~ CPSC, Starbucks Coffee Co. Announce Recall of Children's Tumbler Cups: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Starbucks Coffee Co., of Seattle, Wash., is voluntarily recalling approximately 38,000 plastic BearistaTM Bear tumbler cups. When the flexible straw on the cups is chewed, small pieces of plastic 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/prhtml03/03134.html.

stork itemMay 19, 2003 ~ CPSC, Swimways Corp. Announce Recall of Pool Dive Sticks: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Swimways Corp., of Virginia Beach, Va., is voluntarily recalling about 25,000 packages of dive sticks (each package contains four dive sticks), which fail to meet the commission's safety requirements. Children can fall or land on these dive sticks in shallow water and may suffer impalement injuries. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03126.html.

stork itemApril 23, 2003 ~ CPSC, Fisher-Price Announce Recall of Little People® Animal Sounds Farms: 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. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03111.html.

stork itemApril 17, 2003 ~ CPSC, Battat Incorporated Announce Recall of Drumsticks Sold with Toy Drum Sets: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Battat Incorporated, of Plattsburgh, NY, is voluntarily recalling about 300,000 sets of toy drumsticks sold with the Parents Bee Bop Band drum sets. The end piece of the drumstick handle can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children. Additionally, the screw at the end of the drumstick can loosen and detach, posing a choking hazard. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03110.html.

stork itemApril 15, 2003 ~ CPSC, Playskool Announce Recall of Magic Start Crawl 'n Stand Toys Sold Only at Wal-Mart: 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. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03107.html.

stork itemApril 2, 2003 ~ CPSC, Dollar Tree Stores Inc. Announce Recall of Plush Bears and Snowman Dolls: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Dollar Tree Stores Inc., of Chesapeake, Va., is voluntarily recalling about 407,000 plush bears and 221,000 snowman dolls. Buttons on the jacket of these toys can be pulled off, posing a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03103.html.

stork itemMarch 10, 2003 ~ CPSC, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Announce Recall of Woody Dolls: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is voluntarily recalling about 40,000 Woody dolls sold at the WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, DISNEY'S VERO BEACH Resort, Magic of Disney and Flight Fantastic shops located at the Orlando International Airport and Disney's Worldport shop located at Pointe Orlando. The Woody doll's clothing has buttons that can detach, posing a choking hazard for young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03098.html.

stork itemFebruary 27, 2003 ~ CPSC, Random House, Inc. Announce Recall of Children's Board Book Sets: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Random House Inc., of New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 360,000 children's board book sets. The book sets were sold in cardboard boxes with plastic snaps. The plastic snaps 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/prhtml03/03087.html.

stork itemFebruary 27, 2003 ~ CPSC, The Betesh Group Announce Recall of "Busy Bug" Plush Toys: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Betesh Group of New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 11,200 "Busy Bug" plush toys. The antennae of the plush toy can be chewed or pulled off, posing a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03086.html.

stork itemFebruary 27, 2003 ~ CPSC, The First Years® Inc. Announce New Safety Instructions to Prevent Injuries for Combo Baby Tubs/Step Stools: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The First Years Inc., of Avon, Mass., is providing a new instruction sheet for 120,000 "2-In-1 Fold-Away Tub and Step Stools." When used as a tub, babies' body parts can be pinched if the product's footrest is not fully extended so that it clicks into place firmly. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03085.html.

stork itemFebruary 20, 2003 ~ CPSC, Playnation Play Systems Announce Recall of "Fun Buckets" on Backyard Play Sets: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Playnation Play Systems of Kennesaw, Ga., is voluntarily recalling about 1,400 "Fun Buckets," a vinyl bucket attached to a rope used to lift small items up to backyard play sets' forts. As children play on the play set's slide or platform, the 6- to 8-ft free- hanging rope can become entangled around the child's neck. This presents a strangulation hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03084.html.

stork itemJanuary 16, 2003 ~ CPSC, Build-A-Bear Workshop Announce Recall of "Founding Bear" Stuffed Bears: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Build-A-Bear Workshop, of St. Louis, Mo., is recalling about 80,000 "Founding Bear" stuffed bears. The nose of the stuffed bear can be pulled or twisted off, posing a choking hazard to a young child. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03070.html.

stork itemJanuary 9, 2003 ~ CPSC, Pace Products Inc. Announce Recall of Children's Soap Making Kits: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Pace Products Inc., of Apopka, Fla., is voluntarily recalling about 145,000 children's soap making kits. The soap may get too hot when heated in the microwave oven and leak from the tray mold posing a burn hazard to children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03067.html.

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



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