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RECALLS 2004 ~ Infant and Children's Toys

 
stork itemDecember 28, 2004 ~ CPSC, AA Importer Inc. Announce Recall of Push and Electronic Toys: AA Importer Inc., of Los Angeles, California is recalling 5200 Push Along Frog, Animal Organ, and Rock & Roll Kids Guitar Toys. The toys can easily break apart, exposing small parts. This poses a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml05/05076.html.

stork itemDecember 16, 2004 ~ CPSC, Swing-N-Slide® Corp. Announce Recall of Extra-Duty and Heavy-Duty Swing Seats: Swing-N-Slide® Corp., of Janesville, Wisconsin is recalling 72,000 Extra-Duty and Heavy-Duty Swing Seats. A manufacturing defect can cause the metal grommet securing the seat to break. If this happens, the user can fall to the ground. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml05/05071.html.

stork itemOctober 21, 2004 ~ CPSC, International Playthings, Inc. Announce Recall of Rattles: International Playthings Inc., of Parsippany, N.J. is recalling 1600 Earlyears® Spirolly Rattles. The spiral section of the rattle can come apart, releasing small balls inside. This can pose a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml05/05024.html.

stork itemOctober 21, 2004 ~ CPSC, Tai Tung International Recall Car and Washing Machine Toys: Tai Tung International, Inc., of Los Angeles, California is recalling about 128,880 toy ice cream cars, police cars and washing machines. The multicolored beads inside the toys can become accessible to children, posing a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml05/05020.html.

stork itemSeptember 28, 2004 ~ CPSC, PlayKids USA Announce Recall of Baby Walkers: PlayKids USA, Inc. of Brooklyn, N.Y. is recalling 1600 PlayKids USA 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/prhtml04/04225.html.

stork itemSeptember 9, 2004 ~ CPSC, Hasbro Inc. Announce Recall of Monster Rockets: Hasbro Inc., of Pawtucket, R.I. is recalling 230,000 Super Soaker Monster Rockets. The cap on the water tank can unexpectedly and forcibly project off when it is quickly unscrewed from the tank, posing a risk of impact injuries to users or bystanders. In addition, the rocket's tail can strike a user or bystander on descent, if the rocket is not fully launched, posing a risk of injury. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04212.html.

stork itemAugust 31, 2004 ~ CPSC, Aviva Sports Announce Recall to Repair Astroslide Water Slides: Aviva Sports, of Osage Beach, Mo. is recalling 7500 Astroslide Inflatable Water Slides. These water slides have an excessive length of rope attached to the safety mat that presents a risk of entanglement in the water. This poses a drowning hazard to users. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04578.html.

stork itemAugust 19, 2004 ~ CPSC, Meco Corp. Announce Recall of Red Chairs from Children's Furniture Sets: Meco Corp., of Greeneville, Tenn. is recalling 3800 Kid's Essentials Five-Piece Folding Furniture Sets. The red paint on the chair contains excessive lead levels, posing a lead poisoning hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04578.html.

stork itemAugust 19, 2004 ~ CPSC, PTI Sports Inc. Announce Recall of Schwinn Toddler Bicycle Helmets: PTI Sports Inc., of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. is recalling 9000 Schwinn-brand Toddler Bicycle Helmets. The helmets do not comply with impact testing requirements in the Consumer Product Safety Act. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04199.html.

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stork itemAugust 6, 2004 ~ CPSC, TOMY Company Announce Recall of Pokémon Plush Toys: Pokémon Center NY, of New York, N.Y. is recalling 7,845 Pokémon plush dolls, beanbags, and key chains. Tips of sewing needles have been found in the stuffing posing a puncture hazard. For more details including pictures of the toys, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04195.html.

stork itemAugust 6, 2004 ~ CPSC, Determined Productions Announce Recall of Plush Toys Sold at Kohl's Department Stores: Determined Productions Inc., of Larkspur, Calif. is recalling 90,000 Plush Frog Stuffed Animals. The seams in the toy can tear open and expose small plastic pellets, posing a choking or aspiration hazard to young children who mouth the pellets. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04194.html.

stork itemJuly 21, 2004 ~ CPSC, Kmart Corporation Announce Recall of Pool Pump Water Guns: Kmart Corporation, of Troy, Mich. is recalling about 38,600 Pool Pump Water Guns. The cone-shaped nozzle can unexpectedly come off the water gun and be propelled causing injury. There have been four reports of injuries to children including cuts and bruises to the face and head. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04184.html.

stork itemJuly 15, 2004 ~ CPSC, Target Announce Recall of SummervilleTM Toy Truck Sets: Target Corp., of Minneapolis, Minn. is recalling 25,500 SummervilleTM Toy Trucks Sets. Components on the trucks could detach, posing a choking and sharp point hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04179.html.

stork itemJuly 8, 2004 ~ CPSC Announces Recall of Metal Toy Jewelry Sold in Vending Machines: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), four toy jewelry importers today announced the voluntary recall of 150 million pieces of toy jewelry sold in vending machines across America. CPSC has determined that some of this toy jewelry contains dangerous levels of lead, posing a risk of lead poisoning to children. For more details including pictures of the recalled jewelry, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04174.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 27, 2004 ~ CPSC, Backyard Products Announce Recall of Swings: Backyard ProductsTM, of Collingwood, Ontario, Canada is recalling 47,600 Backyard Products Swings. Chains on the swing can detach during use and cause the child to fall to the ground and possibly suffer injuries. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04145.html.

stork itemMay 13, 2004 ~ CPSC, DK Publishing Announce Recall of Children's Board Books with Sound Maker: DK Publishing Inc., of New York, N.Y. is recalling 214,000 Children's Board Books with Sound Maker. The sound maker mounted inside a plastic covering on the last page of the books poses a choking hazard to young children if removed. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04134.html.

stork itemApril 20, 2004 ~ CPSC, Kids II Inc. Announce Recall of Children's Mirror Books: Kids II Inc., of Alpharetta, GA is recalling 225,000 Vinyl Mirror Books. The mirror in the books can crack or break, posing a laceration hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04123.html.

stork itemApril 14, 2004 ~ CPSC, Tek Nek Toys Announce Recall of Ride-On Toys: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Tek Nek Toys International, L.P., of Grapevine, Texas, is voluntarily recalling about 70,000 ride-on toy trucks for repair. The screw and nut assembly attaching the steering wheel can come loose, 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/prhtml04/04119.html.

stork itemApril 14, 2004 ~ CPSC, Mattel, Inc. Announce Recall of BATMANTM BATMOBILETM Toy Vehicle: Mattel is recalling 314,000 "BATMANTM BATMOBILETM". The rear tail wings of the Batmobile are made of rigid plastic and come to a point, which pose a potential puncture or laceration hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04118.html.

stork itemApril 13, 2004 ~ CPSC, Nikko America Announce Recall of Radio-Control Toy Trucks: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Nikko America Inc., of Plano, Texas, is voluntarily recalling about 287,000 radio-control toy trucks. A problem with the circuit board causes the toy truck to overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04117.html.

stork itemMarch 30, 2004 ~ CPSC, Kingfisher Publications Announce Recall of Children's Easter Books: Kingfisher Publications PLC, a UK-based subsidiary of Houghton Mifflin Company, of Boston, Mass. is recalling 5000 copies of My Easter Basket Book. A sponge "touch-and-feel" item inside the book can detach or small pieces can be torn away, posing a choking hazard to young children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04110.html.

stork itemMarch 30, 2004 ~ CPSC, Babies "R" Us and Playwell Announce Recall of Snail Push Toys: Babies "R" Us is recalling 900 Snail Push Toys. The screw securing the toy handle to the push toy could detach, posing a choking hazard. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04109.html.

stork itemMarch 4, 2004 ~ CPSC, FAO Schwarz Inc. Announce Recall of Fire Engine Pull-Along Toys: FAO Schwarz Inc., King of Prussia, PA is recalling 323 Fire Engine Pull-Along Toys. Small parts can detach from the toy, posing a choking hazard to small children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04095.html.

stork itemMarch 2, 2004 ~ CPSC, Brand Imports, LLC Announce Recall of Children's Rings: Brand Imports LLC, Scottsdale, Ariz. is recalling 1 million children's rings. The rings contain high levels of lead, posing a risk of lead poisoning to young children. The metal rings are silver in color with shapes including hearts and stars, with slashes of colored paint. They were sold in vending machines in malls, discount department and grocery stores nationwide from December 2002 through August 2003 for about 25 cents. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04090.html.

stork itemFebruary 26, 2004 ~ CPSC, Schylling Associates Announce Recall of Wooden Music Radio Boxes: Schylling Associates Inc., of Rowley, MA, is recalling 15,600 "Wooden Music Radio" Boxes. A wooden turning knob and antenna top can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children and exposing a sharp point. The recalled "Picture Radio" song boxes have a wind-up knob, picture window, flexible antenna, and wooden carrying handle. The music boxes come in three designs: "The A, B, C Song," "Old MacDonald has a farm," and "Mary had a little lamb." Each plays the respective song when the main dial is turned. The "A,B,C" box has a red front, yellow knobs, and lettering on the front and back; the "Old MacDonald" box has a yellow front, blue knobs, and a farm scene on the front and back; and the "Mary had a little lamb" box has a blue front, yellow knobs, and pastoral scene on the front and back. The bottom of the music boxes reads, "More Fun From Schylling." For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04088.html.

stork itemFebruary 19, 2004 ~ CPSC, Mary Meyer Corp. Announce Recall To Replace Plush Spider Baby Toys: Mary Meyer Corporation, of Townshend, VT, is recalling 10,000 "Webster" Activity Spider Toys. The round stuffed feet on the spider 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/prhtml04/04086.html.

stork itemFebruary 6, 2004 ~ CPSC, PlayWell Toy Company Ltd. Announce Recall of Activity Cubes: PlayWell Toy Company of West Orange, New Jersey is recalling 11,200 PlayWell Crayola® Activity Cubes. Small parts can detach from the cube, posing a choking hazard to small children. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04079.html.

stork itemFebruary 5, 2004 ~ CPSC, Swing-N-Slide Announce Recall of "Mega Rider" Swings: Swing-N-Slide, of Janesville, WI is recalling 1,220 Swing-N-Slide "Mega Rider" Swings. The plastic handle on the Mega Rider swing could crack at the seat connection allowing the metal connecting rod to pull out. If this occurs, a child on the swing could fall to the ground. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04076.html.

stork itemJanuary 30, 2004 ~ CPSC, Hasbro Inc. Announce Recall of NERF(r) Big Play FootballTM: Hasbro Inc., of Pawtucket, R.I. is recalling 294,000 NERF® Big Play FootballsTM. The football contains a hard plastic interior frame that can pose a risk of facial cuts if a child is hit during play. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04074.html.

stork itemJanuary 20, 2004 ~ CPSC, K'NEX Industries Announce Recall of Children's Toys: K'NEX Industries Inc., of Hatfield, PA is recalling 14,000 "Mud Boggers" and "Street Shredders" Pump Up Racers. The air motor in the toy cars can burst while being pumped up, causing parts of the motor or car to break off. Some of these parts can have sharp points and pose a risk of eye or laceration injuries. For more details, visit the CPSC's press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04065.html.

stork itemJanuary 14, 2004 ~ CPSC, Graco Children's Products Announce Recall of Bumble Bee Toys with Blue Antennae: Graco Children's Products, Inc. of Exton, PA is recalling 398,000 Bumble Bee Toys with blue antennae sold with certain Graco high chairs and Graco mobile entertainers, and also sold separately as an accessory and replacement part. The blue antennae on the Bumble Bee 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/prhtml04/04064.html.

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



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