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RECALLS 2010 ~ Infant and Children's Toys

 
 December 22, 2010 ~ Ceramic Banks Recalled by Oriental Trading Company Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard: Oriental Trading Company, Inc. of Omaha, NE is recalling about 220,000 ceramic piggy and lion banks. The yellow surface paint on the banks contains excessive levels of lead which is prohibited under federal law. The recalled piggy bank is shaped like a pig and the body of the piggy bank is painted yellow with floral designs. The ceramic lion bank is shaped like a lion and is painted yellow with a brown mane. Please read this important press release from the CPSC!

 December 22, 2010 ~ Zoom Buggy Cars and Dream Pillow Stars Recalled by Kindermusik Due to Choking Hazard: Kindermusik International, Inc. of Greensboro N.C. is recalling about 7,000 Zoom Buggy Cars and 300 Dream Pillow Stars sold in the United States as well as 1300 Zoom Buggy Cars and 100 Dream Pillow Stars sold in Canada. The wheels on the Zoom Buggy cars and plastic beads on the Dream Pillow Star can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. Please read this important press release from the CPSC!

 December 7, 2010 ~ Circo Children's Camping Combo Pack Recalled Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Target Stores: Target Corp., of Minneapolis, Minn. is recalling about 1500 Circo Children's Space Camp Combo Packs. The floor of the tent failed a flammability test and poses a fire hazard. The recall involves one model of the Circo Space Combo pack, which includes a children's tent, sleeping bag, backpack and a headlamp. The tent is green and dark blue with planets, stars and figures printed on it. The packing box has the UPC number: 490911500926, DPCI: 091-15-0092. Please read this important press release from the CPSC!

 November 18, 2010 ~ Sportcraft Recalls Pogo Sticks Sold Exclusively at The Sports Authority Due to Risk of Serious Injury: Sportcraft Ltd., of Budd Lake, N.J. is recalling about 3100 Classic Sport Super Bounce Pogo Sticks. The aluminum rivets on the pogo stick’s frame tubes can break and cause the support clamp to detach and release the spring, posing fall and laceration hazards to consumers. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 November 10, 2010 ~ Rocking Horse Depot Recalls to Repair Rocking Horse Toys Due to Strangulation Hazard: Rocking Horse Depot, of Buckeye, Ariz. is recalling about 1200 Rocking Horses. The reins on the rocking horse bridle are long enough to form a loop around a child’s head and neck, posing a strangulation hazard to young children. These were sold at RockingHorseDepot.com from November 2006 through December 2009 for between $105 and $185. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 November 10, 2010 ~ Big Ideas Marketing Recalls to Repair Horse-on-a-Stick Toys Due to Strangulation Hazard: Big Ideas Marketing, of Owings Mills, Md. is recalling 8800 Horse-on-a-Stick Toys. The reins on horse-on-a-stick toy’s bridle are long enough to form a loop around a child’s head and neck, posing a strangulation hazard to young children. These were sold at Love’s Travel Stop and Country stores nationwide from May 2010 through July 2010 for about $6. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 October 28, 2010 ~ Dollar Tree Recalls Children's Halloween Lanterns Due to Fire and Burn Hazards: Dollar Tree Stores Inc., of Chesapeake, Va. is recalling about 682,000 Pumpkin, Ghost and Skull Halloween Lanterns. The bulb in the battery-operated lanterns can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. These were sold at Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Occasions, Deal$ and Dollar Tree Deal$ stores nationwide from August 2010 to October 2010 for about $1. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 October 19, 2010 ~ Dollar Tree Recalls Children's Projector Flashlights Due to Fire and Burn Hazards: Dollar Tree Stores Inc. of Chesapeake, Va. is recalling about 275,000 Wolverine, Spider-Man and Iron Man 2 Projector Flashlights. The recalled projector flashlights are about 6 1/2 inches in length and have the Wolverine, Spider-Man and Iron Man characters and names printed on them. The flashlights come with five extra mini discs that attach to the flashlight to project various images. The back of the packaging contains the number 16879-20012-003-1003 and UPC 6 39277 16879 5. The flashlights can cause the batteries and/or bulb to overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 October 18, 2010 ~ Bathtub Toys Recalled by Munchkin Due to Risk of Injury: Munchkin Inc, of North Hills, Calif. is recalling about 34,000 Bathtub Subs. This recall involves battery-operated bathtub submarine toys. The toy is yellow, has a smiling face, turquoise windows, an orange propeller and an orange periscope that turns the toy on and off. The intake valve has a water pump that sucks in water to propel the submarine. The toy is intended for use by children during bath time. The intake valve on the bottom of the submarine toy can suck up loose skin, posing laceration hazard to children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 September 30, 2010 ~ Fisher-Price Recalls Infant Toys with Inflatable Balls Due to Choking Hazard: Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y. is recalling about 2.8 million infant toys in the US and about 125,000 in Canada. The toys are Baby PlayzoneTM Crawl & Cruise PlaygroundTM, Baby PlayzoneTM Crawl & Slide ArcadeTM, Baby GymtasticsTM Play Wall, Ocean WondersTM Kick & CrawlTM Aquarium (C3068 and H8094), 1-2-3 TetherballTM, Bat & Score GoalTM. The valve of the inflatable ball on these toys can come off and pose a choking hazard to young children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 September 30, 2010 ~ Fisher-Price Recalls Little People Wheelies Stand 'n Play Rampway Due to Choking Hazard: Fisher-Price of East Aurora, N.Y. is recalling about 100,000 Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Stand 'n Play Rampway in the U.S. and 20,000 in Canada. The wheels on the purple and the green cars can come off, posing a choking hazard to young children. Fisher-Price has received two reports of a wheel detaching from a vehicle. No injuries have been reported. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 September 30, 2010 ~ Fisher-Price Recalls Children's Trikes Due to Risk of Serious Injury: Fisher-Price Inc., of East Aurora, N.Y. is recalling about 7 Million Fisher Price Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles in the United States and 150,000 in Canada. A child can strike, sit or fall on the protruding plastic ignition key resulting in serious injury, including genital bleeding. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 September 21, 2010 ~ Children's Mood Rings and Necklaces Recalled by D&D Distributing-Wholesale Due To Risk of Lead Exposure: D&D Distributing-Wholesale Inc., of Tacoma, Wash. is recalling about 19,000 "Love Tester" Mood Rings and 4,000 Necklaces. The metal rings and necklaces contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. This recall involves a mood necklace which is 18 inches in length and an adjustable ring. The products change colors when the user's "mood" changes. "Love Tester" and "Are You In the Mood" are labeled on the products' packaging. The products are sold separately. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 September 15, 2010 ~ Giant Starbuilders and Giant Stars Building Sets Recalled by Edushape Due to Choking Hazard: Edushape Ltd., of Deer Park, N.Y. is recalling about 13,500 Giant Starbuilder and Giant Stars building sets. Plastic knobs can break from the center of the star, posing a choking hazard to young children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 September 15, 2010 ~ Chuck E. Cheese’s Recalls Light-up Rings and Star Glasses Due to Ingestion Hazard: CEC Entertainment, Inc., of Irving, Texas is recalling about 1,100,000 Chuck E. Cheese’s Light-up Rings and 120,000 Chuck E. Cheese’s Star Glasses. If crushed or pulled apart, the plastic casing can break into small pieces and possibly expose the batteries, posing an ingestion hazard to children. If ingested, the batteries may be damaging to either the stomach, intestine, esophagus or nasal mucus membrane. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 September 14, 2010 ~ Fun Stuff Recalls Children's Toys Due to Choking Hazard: Fun Stuff Inc., of Newport News, Va. is recalling about 14,400 Click Armband Bracelets, 7,900 Klick Klick Balls and 14,400 BoBo Balls. The small balls on the end of the toy's arms can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. The toys were marketed for children age 3 and over. CPSC staff has designated these toys for children between the ages of 19 to 35 months. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 September 8, 2010 ~ The Land of Nod Recalls Toy Vegetables Due to Laceration Hazard: The Land of Nod, of Northbrook, Ill. is recalling about 2100 “Play With Your Veggies” toys. The metal wire in the toy asparagus can become exposed, posing a laceration hazard to children. This recall involves The Land of Nod toy vegetables sets made of felt wool. The toy set has six vegetables: radish, onion, asparagus, tomato, lettuce and carrot. The asparagus is the only toy vegetable involved in this recall. They were sold exclusively at: The Land of Nod stores in Illinois and Washington, the Land of Nod catalog and www.landofnod.com from October 2007 through February 2010 for about $25. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 September 7, 2010 ~ Step2® Recalls Children's Transportation Station Toys Due to Choking Hazard: Step2 Company, of Streetsboro, Ohio is recalling about 56,000 in the United States (7,700 in Canada) Sand & Water Transportation Station Toys. The light blue plastic wheels on the train cars can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. These were sold at Target and other major retailers, specialty stores and by online retailers from December 2008 through June 2010 for between $49 and $59. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 August 26, 2010 ~ Magnetic Maze Boards Recalled by Lakeshore Learning Materials Due to Choking, Intestinal and Aspiration Hazards: Lakeshore Learning Materials, of Carson, Calif. is recalling about 18500 Magnetic maze boards. The magnetic maze board’s plastic wand can separate and expose a magnet that can be a choking hazard to children. Also, if a child has more than one of these toys and the magnets detach and are swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforations or blockages, which can be fatal. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 August 24, 2010 ~ Baby Hammocks Recalled by MamaLittleHelper Due to Suffocation Hazard: MamaLittleHelper LLC, of Frisco, Texas is recalling about 500 Infant and Toddler Hammocks. The side-to-side shifting or tilting of the hammock can cause the infant to roll and become entrapped or wedged against the hammock's fabric and/or mattress pad, resulting in a suffocation hazard. This recall includes MamaLittleHelper Hammocks with model numbers 1010, 1020 and BL222. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 August 11, 2010 ~ P. Graham Dunn Recalls Toy Rattles Due to Choking Hazard: P. Graham Dunn, of Dalton, Ohio is recalling about 500 Wooden Toy Rattles. The wooden dowels can be installed at an angle, allowing the metal rattle inside to become exposed. This poses a serious choking hazard to young children. This recall involves a wooden toy rattle with light brown stain, eight wooden dowels and a gold-colored metal rattle inside. The toy rattle is circular in shape, measuring 2 3/4 inches by 2 inches. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 August 5, 2010 ~ Fisher-Price Recalls Little People Play 'n Go CampsiteTM Due to Choking Hazard: Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y. is recalling about 96,000 in the United States (14,000 were sold in Canada) Little People Play 'n Go CampsiteTM. The plastic Sonya Lee figure in the play set can break at the waist, exposing small parts that pose a choking hazard to young children. This recall involves the Little People Play 'n Go Campsite. The seven-piece plastic play set includes Sonya Lee, a tent and other accessories. Product number R6935 is printed on the toy's packaging. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 July 15, 2010 ~ Child’s Death Prompts Recall to Repair Portable Playard Tent by Tots in Mind Due to Strangulation Hazard: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC), in cooperation with Tots in Mind Inc., of Salem, N.H., is announcing the voluntary recall today of about 20,000 (and 85 in Canada) Cozy Indoor Outdoor Portable Playard Tents Plus Cabana Kits. Clips that attach the tent to the top of the playard can break or be removed by a child. A child can lift the tent and become entrapped at the neck between the rigid playard frame and the metal base rod of the tent, posing a strangulation hazard. The cribs were made in China and sold at Walmart, Amazon.com and various baby and children’s stores nationwide from January 2005 through February 2010 for about $60. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 July 13, 2010 ~ Tween Brands Recalls Children's Metal Jewelry Due to High Levels of Cadmium: Tween Brands Inc., of New Albany, Ohio is recalling about 137,000 Metal Necklaces, Bracelets and Earrings. This recall involves 19 different styles of children's metal necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Styles and shapes of the jewelry include hearts, heart locks, butterflies, cupcakes, peace signs and crowns. Some jewelry contains the words "Best," "Friends" or "Forever" and/or "BFF." The children's metal jewelry contains high levels of cadmium. Cadmium is toxic if ingested by children and can cause adverse health effects. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 July 1, 2010 ~ Daiso Recalls Children’s Coin Purses and Jewelry Due to Risk of Lead Exposure: Daiso California LLC of Hayward, Calif. is recalling about 190 Children’s Coin Purses and Jewelry. This recall involves children’s coin purses with rainbow stripes and children’s earrings and necklaces that have blue, pink, red, white and yellow colored droplets. The surface paint on the zippers of the coin purses and the clasps on the jewelry contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 June 30, 2010 ~ Children’s Jewelry Recalled by SmileMakers Due to High Levels of Cadmium: SmileMakers Inc., of Spartanburg, S.C. is recalling about 66,200 Children’s Happy Charm Bracelets and 2,200 Football Rings. This recall involves “Happy” charm bracelets and football rings. The “Happy” charm bracelet is comprised of colorful beads on a small elastic band to which a metal charm in the shape of a butterfly, moon or sun is attached. The football ring is a small adjustable metal band to which a football charm (made of metal) is attached. The metal substrate in the jewelry contains high levels of cadmium. Cadmium is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 June 24, 2010 ~ Youth Tiara Recalled by Wilton Industries Due to Lead Exposure Hazard: Wilton Industries Inc. of Woodridge, Ill. is recalling 7300 Children's Tiaras. This recall involves the Wilton® Youth Tiara with a SKU number of 120-228. The SKU number is located on the back of the package in the lower right corner. The tiara is silver-colored with clear crystals. The tiara contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 June 22, 2010 ~ Baby Walkers Recalled by Suntech Enterprises Due to Fall Hazard: Suntech Enterprises Inc., of Commerce, Calif. is recalling about 8400 baby walkers. The recalled walkers can fit through a standard doorway and fail to have sufficient stair-fall protection to prevent falls down stairs. Babies using these walkers can be seriously injured or killed if they fall down stairs. The baby walkers have a plastic frame supported by four wheels and eight brake pads. The walkers were sold in blue, pink, and green with a white activity tray and patterned, vinyl seat. Item number WK110 or WK112 is printed on the side of the packaging. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 June 10, 2010 ~ Rhino Toys Inc. Recalls Bead Toy Due to Choking Hazard: Rhino Toys Inc., of Santa Cruz, Calif. is recalling about 5500 Beado handheld bead play toys. This recall involves the Beado hand-held beaded play toy with model number 1501 and date code 02910 04323A. The product measures six inches in diameter and is composed of four blue plastic "hubs", six white plastic "wires" and twelve multi-colored beads that slide along the wires. The toys' plastic wires can detach from the hubs due to insufficient adhesive, allowing the beads to slide off. The loose beads pose a choking hazard to young children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 June 4, 2010 ~ McDonald’s Recalls Movie Themed Drinking Glasses Due to Potential Cadmium Risk: McDonald's Corp., Oakbrook, Ill. is recalling about 12 million "Shrek Forever After 3D" Collectable Drinking Glasses. The "Shrek Forever After 3D" collectable drinking glass are 16 ounce glasses that came in four designs, Shrek, Fiona, Puss n' Boots, and Donkey. The designs on the glasses contain cadmium. Long term exposure to cadmium can cause adverse health effects. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 May 27, 2010 ~ Buckyballs® High Powered Magnets Sets Recalled by Maxfield and Oberton Due to Violation of Federal Toy Standard: Maxfield and Oberton LLC, of New York, N.Y. is recalling about 175,000 Buckyballs® High Powered Magnets Sets. his recall involves the Buckyballs® high powered magnets sets labeled "Ages 13+". The set contains 216 powerful rare earth magnets. The high powered magnets sets were labeled "Ages 13+" and do not meet the mandatory toy standard F963-08 (effective August 17, 2009) which requires that such powerful magnets are not sold for children under 14. Magnets found by young children can be swallowed or aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforations or blockages, which can be fatal. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 May 18, 2010 ~ Children's Giraffe Blanket Recalled by Rashti & Rashti Due to Choking Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Target Stores: Rashti & Rashti, of New York, N.Y. is recalling about 44,000 Giraffe Security Blankets. The recall involves the pink "I Love You" security blanket with a giraffe plush head. The balls on top of the giraffe's horns can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 May 17, 2010 ~ Children's Deaths Prompt Recall of Toy Dart Gun Sets Sold Exclusively at Family Dollar Stores: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Family Dollar Stores Inc., of Charlotte, N.C., is announcing the voluntary recall of 1.8 million toy dart gun sets, due to an aspiration hazard. If a child places the soft, pliable plastic toy dart in his/her mouth, the toy can be inhaled into the throat and prevent the child from breathing. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 May 12, 2010 ~ Step2® Recalls to Repair Riding Toys Due to Risk of Injury: Step2 Company, of Streetsboro, Ohio is recalling about 2.5 million Push Around and Whisper Ride Buggies. The Step2® Push Around BuggyT and Whisper Ride BuggyT are ride-on toys. A pin attaching to the yellow knob on the handle of the buggy can loosen, causing the handle to detach from the buggy. This poses a serious risk of injury to young children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 May 12, 2010 ~ Remote-Controlled Helicopters Recalled by Imagine Nation Books Due to Fire and Burn Hazards: Imagine Nation Books Ltd./Books Are Fun, of Boulder, Colo. is recalling 46,000 "Fly Dragonfly" (also called "Queen Bee") Remote-Controlled Helicopters. The rechargeable battery inside the helicopters can overheat, igniting the helicopter and posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 May 10, 2010 ~ Claire's Recalls Children's Metal Charm Bracelets Due to High Levels of Cadmium: Claire's Boutiques Inc., of Hoffman Estates, Ill. is recalling about 19000 "Best Friends" Charm Bracelet Sets. The "Best Friends" three bracelet sets are silver-colored chains with metal pendants containing one of the words "Best," "Friends" or "Forever" and heart lock and key charms with different colored stones. The heart lock charms attached to the bracelets contain high levels of cadmium. Cadmium is toxic if ingested by children and can cause adverse health effects. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 April 27, 2010 ~ Step2® Recalls Basic Rhythms DrumTM Toys Due to Choking Hazard: The Step2 Company LLC, of Streetsboro, OH is recalling about 21,000 Step2® Basic Rhythms DrumsTM. The plastic clips used to attach the drumsticks to the drum can break. The small broken pieces present a choking to young children. These were sold at Toys "R" Us, Burlington Coat Factory and other retail stores nationwide from August 2009 through March 2010 for between $10 and $15. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 April 15, 2010 ~ Le Hing Inc. Announces Recall of Baby Walkers Due to Fall Hazard: Le Hing Inc., of South El Monte, Calif. is recalling about 200 Baby Walkers. The recalled walkers are intended for babies 6 months and older. The item number L-0809EN is printed on the side of the box. The walkers are blue or pink with a white tray. The walkers can 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. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 April 6, 2010 ~ Gund Recalls to Replace Baby Books Due to Choking Hazard: Gund, of Edison, N.J. is recalling about 15,100 in the United States and 865 in Canada Gund Baby Paperboard Books. This recall involves three miniature children's paperboard books with plastic handles designed as baby rattles. The styrofoam used to fill the book binding can detach, posing a choking/aspiration hazard to infants and young children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 April 1, 2010 ~ Bauer Recalls Children's Hockey Sticks Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard: Bauer Hockey Inc., of Greenland, N.H. is recalling about 67,000 in the United States and 60,000 in Canada - Youth and Junior Hockey Sticks, Shafts, and Blades. Paint and decals on the sticks, shafts and blades contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 March 18, 2010 ~ Do It Best Recalls Bicycle Bells Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard: Do It Best Corp., of Fort Wayne, Ind. is recalling about 1000 Bicycle Bells. The red paint on the bicycle bells contains excessive lead levels, violating the federal lead paint standard. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 March 11, 2010 ~ CPSC Issues Warning on Children’s Winter and Holiday-Themed Charm Bracelets with High Levels of Cadmium: This recall involves Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer brand children's Christmas and winter-themed bracelets. The two styles involved in this notice are the Bumble Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The bracelets were sold with winter and Christmas-themed charms and were sold at discount and dollar-type stores nationwide between 2006 and March 2009 for about $1. The bracelets contain high levels of cadmium which can be toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 March 2, 2010 ~ Children's Fork and Spoon Sets Recalled by Peachtree Playthings Due to Choking Hazard; Sold at Dollar Tree and Deals: Peachtree Playthings, of Atlanta, Ga. is recalling about 127,000 Scooby Doo, Tweety and Batman Fork and Spoon Sets. The middle two prongs of the plastic fork can detach, posing a choking hazard to children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 February 17, 2010 ~ Allreds Design Recalls Baby Bracelets and Pacifier Clips Due to Risk of Lead Exposure: Allreds Design (doing business as Hidden Hollow Beads), of Fort Duchesne, Utah is recalling about 900 Allreds Design Baby Bracelets and Pacifier Clips. The bracelets are sold in sizes 0-6 months, 1-4 years, and 4-8 years of age. The baby bracelets and pacifier clips have crystal and plastic beads in various colors with a metal clasp. The recalled bracelets and pacifier clip clasps contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 February 10, 2010 ~ Pull Toys Recalled by Manhattan Group LLC Due to Choking and Aspiration Hazards: Manhattan Group LLC, of Minneapolis, Minn. is recalling about 2,400 in the United States and 400 in Canada Pull-A-Long Friends ToucanTM, Pull-A-Long Friends AlligatorTM, and Pull-A-Long Friends SharkyTM. The toy has wooden components that can break or come loose, posing a choking/aspiration hazard to young children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 February 10, 2010 ~ Tiny Love Recalls Wind Chime Toys Due to Puncture and Laceration Hazards: Tiny Love Inc., of New York, N.Y. and the Maya Group Inc., of Huntington Beach, California is recalling about 600,000 in the United States and 200,000 in Canada Wind Chime Toys. This recall involves wind chime toys sold separately, with the Gymini Kick & Play Activity Gym and Tiny Smarts Gift Sets. The firm has received five reports of babies pulling apart the wind chimes exposing the sharp metal rods, including a report of a minor injury to a 24-month-old baby who punctured his cheek with the rods. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 February 2, 2010 ~ Dollar General Recalls Toy Guns Due to Choking Hazard: Dollar General, of Goodlettsville, Tenn. is recalling about 9600 Special Forces and Police SWAT Toy Gun Sets. This recall includes a Special Forces Weapons and Accessories Set and a SWAT Police Play Equipment Set. Each set includes two toy guns and related accessories. The number 48JQH09 is printed on the right side of the larger gun included in the recalled sets. The orange tips located at the end of the toy guns’ barrels, which are designed to distinguish them from real guns, can easily be removed from the barrels, posing a choking hazard to children. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 February 2, 2010 ~ Children’s Toy Jewelry Sets Recalled by Playmates Toys; Charms Violate the Total Lead Standard: Playmates Toys, of Costa Mesa, Calif. is recalling about 252,000 Tiny Tink and Friends Children’s Toy Jewelry Sets. This recall involves charms sold with the Tiny Tink and Friends toy jewelry sets. The charm is attached to a cord using a metal ring and cylinder and included with the sets as a separate accessory that children can attach to the toy necklace, bracelet or key chain. A cylindrical metal connector on a charm can contain levels of total lead in excess of 300 ppm, which is prohibited under federal law. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 February 2, 2010 ~ Children’s Greeting Cards with Bracelets Recalled Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard: Children’s Greeting Cards with Bracelets Recalled Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard is recalling 174,000 Papyrus Brand Greeting Cards with bracelets. This recall involves Papyrus brand children’s greeting cards sold with an attached wooden bead bracelet. The front of the card says “Happy Birthday To You” and includes an attached bead in the shape of a heart with the word “smile” printed on it. The surface paint coating on the bracelets sold with greeting cards contain excessive levels of lead violating the federal lead paint standard. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 January 29, 2010 ~ FAF Inc. Recalls Children's Necklaces Sold Exclusively at Walmart Stores Due to High Levels of Cadmium: FAF Inc., of Greenville, R.I. is recalling about 55,000 Children's Metal Necklaces. The recalled jewelry is shaped as a metal crown or frog pendant on a metal link chain necklace in a crown hinged box. The packaging has the words “The Princess and the Frog” on it. The recalled jewelry is shaped as a metal crown or frog pendant on a metal link chain necklace in a crown hinged box. The packaging has the words “The Princess and the Frog” on it. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 January 26, 2010 ~ RadioShack Recalls Knight Hawk Toy Helicopters Due to Fire Hazard: RadioShack Corp., of Fort Worth, Texas is recalling about 6000 Danbar Knight Hawk Toy Helicopters. The battery housing under the helicopter canopy can overheat while charging, posing a fire hazard. This recall involves Danbar Toys Knight Hawk 3D remote control helicopters. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 January 26, 2010 ~ Horse Toy Figures Recalled by Blip Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard: Blip Toys, of Minneapolis, Minn. is recalling about 15000 Nature Wonders HD Pinto Horse Toy Figures. The surface paint coating on the horse contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. This recall involves the Nature Wonders HD pinto horse toy figures with model number 92093. The plastic horse is white with brown spots and measures about 4 inches tall. The model number and “Nature Wonders HD” are printed on the retail tag wrapped around the horse's leg. They were sold at Walmart stores nationwide from January 2009 through July 2009 for about $4. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 January 8, 2010 ~ Children’s “Big Rex and Friends” Cloth Books Recalled Due to Risk of Lead Exposure: St. Martin’s Press LLC, of New York, N.Y. is recalling about 204,000 "Big Rex and Friends" Cloth Books. These were sold at Barnes & Noble, Toys "R" Us, Amazon, Borders and other bookstores and retailers nationwide from May 2004 through October 2009 for about $9. A red plastic dot sewn in the book contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

 January 6, 2010 ~ Jide Trading Recalls Toy Military Figure Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard: Jide Trading, Inc., of Commerce, Calif. is recalling about 2100 Military toy figures. The mini military toy set is packaged on a blister card and includes a male military figure about four inches in height with various accessories and was sold at Dollar Stores and other discount stores from November 2008 to April 2009. The surface paint on the toy contains excessive levels of lead violating the federal lead paint standard. Click here for more details from the CPSC's press release.

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

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