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RECALLS 2011 ~ Infant and Children's Toys

 
 December 23, 2011 ~ Build-A-Bear Recalls Colorful Hearts Teddy Bears Due to Choking Hazard: Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc., of St. Louis, Mo. is recalling about 284,000 in the United States and 13,200 in Canada Colorful Hearts Teddy Bears. The teddy bear’s eyes could loosen and fall out, posing a choking hazard to children. The Colorful Hearts Teddy is a stuffed animal about 16 inches high with black plastic eyes. The bear’s fabric covering is printed with multi-colored heart shapes. These were sold at Build-A-Bear Workshops nationwide and online at www.buildabear.com from April 2011 through December 2011 for about $18 in the U.S. and $23 in Canada. For more information, read this press release from the CPSC.

 December 13, 2011 ~ Toys Distribution Inc. Recalls Rattles Due to Choking Hazard: Toys Distribution Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif. is recalling about 50 Baby Rattles. The recalled rattles can break into small parts, posing a choking hazard to young children and violating the federal safety requirements for rattles. The recall includes plastic rattles sold in various pastel colors and shapes, including a toy phone, animal, small buggy and sea horse. The rattles were sold in sets of five or eight rattles per box. "HANDBELL TOYS" is printed in the upper left corner of the package. For more information, read this press release from the CPSC.

 November 16, 2011 ~ Build-A-Bear Recalls Teddy Bear Swimwear Set Due to Strangulation Hazard: Build-A-Bear Workshop®, of St. Louis is recalling about 19,720 units in the United States and 1,100 units in Canada Swimwear Set With Inflatable Inner Tube. The inner tube accessory can be pulled over a small child's head, posing a strangulation hazard. The inner tube is part of the three-piece Fruit Tutu Bikini swimwear set for teddy bears, which includes a two-piece fruit-print bikini. For more information, read this press release from the CPSC.

 November 2, 2011 ~ Battat Recalls Magnetic Sketchboards; Magnetic Pen Tip Poses Choking Hazards: Battat Inc., of Plattsburgh, N.Y. is recalling about 95,000 in the United States and 4,300 in Canada Toulouse-LapTrec magnetic sketchboards. The magnetic tip of the drawing pen can dislodge from the pen, posing a choking hazard to children. This recall involves the Toulouse-LapTrec magnetic sketchboard, which has a white plastic writing surface bordered by either a red or brown plastic frame, and has a bean bag type backing. They were sold at Target stores nationwide and by various online retailers from March 2010 to March 2011 for about $16. For more information, read this press release from the CPSC.

 November 1, 2011 ~ Kiddieland Recalls Disney-branded Fairies Plastic Trikes Due to Laceration Hazard: Kiddieland Toys Limited, of Scituate, Mass. (Note: Disney licensed their brand name to Kiddieland) is recalling about 2,000 (9,000 Disney Princess Trikes were recalled in April 2011*) Disney Fairies Plastic Racing Trikes. The plastic fairy figures protrude from the top of the handle bar posing a laceration hazard if a child falls on them. These were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide from July 2009 through December 2009 for about $50. For more information, read this press release from the CPSC.

 October 21, 2011 ~ Target Recall Children's Frog Masks Due to Suffocation Hazard: Target Corp., of Minneapolis, Minn. is recalling about 3400 Children's Frog Masks. The plush frog masks lack proper ventilation. When secured in place across a child's face, it presents a suffocation hazard to the child. These were sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide from August 2011 through September 2011 for about $1. For more information, read this press release from the CPSC.

 October 20, 2011 ~ Guidecraft Recalls Twist ‘n Sort Toys Due to Choking Hazard: Guidecraft Inc., of Winthrop, Minn. is recalling about 760 Twist and Sort Toys. The small pegs on three of the four posts can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. These were sold at specialty toy stores and gift shops nationwide, catalogs and online from September 2009 through November 2010 for about $20. For more information, read this press release from the CPSC.

 October 6, 2011 ~ IKEA Recalls Children's Folding Tent Due to Laceration and Puncture Hazards: IKEA North America Service, of Conshohocken, Pa. is recalling 58,000; 51,000 in the United States and 7,000 in Canada BUSA children’s folding tents. The steel wire frame of the tent can break, producing sharp wire ends that can protrude through the tent fabric, posing a laceration or puncture hazard. This recall involves a cube-shaped children’s folding tent with model number 90192009. For more information, read this press release from the CPSC.

 September 29, 2011 ~ Musical Wooden Table Toys Recalled by Battat Due to Choking Hazard: Battat Inc., of Plattsburgh, N.Y. is recalling about 14,000 Musical Wooden Table Toys. Small pegs on the xylophone toy can loosen and detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. This recall involves Battat’s Musical Wooden Table toys. The table has a green painted surface and colorful instruments affixed to the top. For more information, read this press release from the CPSC.

 September 28, 2011 ~ LM Import & Export Recalls Toy Cars Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard: Mega Wholesales Corporation, of Miami, Fla. is recalling about 1900 toy cars. Surface paint on the toy cars contains excessive levels of lead, a violation of the federal lead paint standard. The products are sold in packages of four or six toy cars which are painted in silver, black or blue with red stickers with “super,” “max” and “racing” labeled on the top and sides of the cars. The 4” plastic car sets have item numbers “43835” and “43836” printed on a white label on the back of the cardboard packaging. “Gallop X” or “RACING CARS” is also printed on the product packaging. For more information, read this press release from the CPSC.

 September 28, 2011 ~ Little Tikes Expands Recall of Toy Workshop and Tool Sets Due to Choking Hazard: Little Tikes, of Hudson, Ohio is recalling about 1.7 million Little Tikes® Workshop and Tool Sets. The recalled workshop and tool sets have oversized, plastic toy nails that can pose a choking hazard to young children. These were sold at mass merchandise retailers nationwide from 1990 through 2004 for between $25 and $100. For more information, read this press release from the CPSC.

 September 8, 2011 ~ Dolls Recalled by Pottery Barn Kids Due To Strangulation Hazard: Pottery Barn Kids, a division of Williams-Sonoma Inc., of San Francisco, Calif. is recalling about 81,000 in the United States and 1,300 in Canada Chloe, Sophie and Audrey soft dolls. The hair on the Chloe and Sophie dolls may contain loops that are large enough to fit around a child’s head and neck, and the headband on the Audrey doll, if loosened, can form a loop that fits around a child’s head and neck. These loops can pose a strangulation hazard. For more information, read this press release from the CPSC.

 September 1, 2011 ~ Wooden Rattle Recalled by Manhattan Group Due to Choking Hazard: Manhattan Group LLC, of Minneapolis, Minn. is recalling about 3,300 in the United States and 145 in Canada Twirlla™ Wooden Rattles. The toy's U-shaped parts can break, posing a choking hazard. The painted wood rattle is approximately 6 inches long and has a yellow ball at each end, two U-shaped pieces (red and pale blue) and an orange bead in the center with a green center post connecting all pieces. The moving parts make noise when they come together. For more information, read this press release from the CPSC.

 August 30, 2011 ~ Pacific Cycle Recalls Swing Sets Due to Fall Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Toys R Us: Pacific Cycle Inc., of Madison, Wis. is recalling about 5500 Playsafe Dartmouth Swing Sets. The sling-style swing seats can crack or split prematurely, posing a fall hazard to consumers. This recall involves Playsafe's Dartmouth Swing Set, model number 22-PS340, with date codes FSD0115AA and FSD0315AA. For more information, read this press release from the CPSC.

 August 16, 2011 ~ Riding Toy Recalled by Radio Flyer Due to Fall Hazard: Radio Flyer, of Chicago, Ill. is recalling 165,000 Scoot 'n Zoom children's riding toys. The riding toy can tip over allowing a child to fall forward while riding, posing a fall hazard to young children. The riding toy is red molded plastic with black wheels and measures 19 inches long, 11 inches wide and 13.5 inches tall. The riding toy's model number 711 can be found molded on the underside of the toy. Units with a yellow UPC sticker underneath the product with model #711B are not recalled. For more information, read this press release from the CPSC.

 August 4, 2011 ~ Build-A-Bear Workshop Recalls Lapel Pins Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard: Build-A-Bear Workshop®, of St. Louis, Mo. is recalling about 26,500 pins in the United States and 2,200 in Canada Love.Hugs.Peace lapel pins. Surface paints on the lapel pin contain excessive levels of lead which is prohibited under federal law. The 1.5 inch lapel pin features graphics of a heart, bear head, and peace sign all positioned in front of a globe. The words “Love.Hugs.Peace.” appear at the bottom of the pin. These were sold by Build-A-Bear Workshop stores nationwide and online at www.buildabear.com from July 2009 through October 2010 for $3.50 in the US and $4 (CDN) in Canada. For more information, read this press release from the CPSC.

 August 2, 2011 ~ Toy Keys with Remote Recalled by Battat Due to Choking Hazard: Battat Inc., of Plattsburgh, N.Y. is recalling about 1,080,000 in the United States and 3,600 in Canada toy keys with remote. The metal toy keys and the plastic key ring can break, posing a choking hazard. This recall includes all B. FunKeys™ with factory code H58000-01 or H26300-01, and Parents® Magazine Electronic Keys with factory code H26300-01. For more information, read this press release from the CPSC.

 July 29, 2011 ~ Bravo Sports Recalls Disney-Branded Pogo Sticks Due to Fall and Laceration Hazards: Bravo Sports of Santa Fe Springs, Calif is recalling about 159,000 pogo sticks. The bottom rubber tip attached to the pogo stick frame can wear out prematurely, posing a fall hazard to consumers. Also, the end caps on the handlebars can come off, exposing sharp edges. This poses a laceration hazard to consumers. The pogo sticks have Disney labels between the handlebars. The manufacturing date codes between 01/01/2009-022CO and 11/30/2010-022CO are on a clear label on the stem of the pogo stick near the foot pedals. For more information, read this press release from the CPSC.

 July 28, 2011 ~ Fisher-Price Recalls to Repair Little People Builders' Load 'n Go Wagons due to Laceration Hazard: Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y. is recalling about 208,000 in the United States and 2,800 in Canada Little People® Builders’ Load ‘n Go Wagons. The back of the wagon’s plastic handle has molded-in reinforcement. This design adds stiffness and facilitates children gripping the handle. The handle poses a laceration hazard if a child falls on it. For more information, read this press release from the CPSC.

 July 7, 2011 ~ Mini Stars Building Sets Recalled by Edushape Due to Choking Hazard: Edushape Ltd., of Deer Park, N.Y. is recalling about 18,000 Mini Stars building sets. Plastic knobs can break from the center of the stars, posing a choking hazard to young children. These were sold at small retail stores nationwide, online at Toys R Us.com, Amazon.com and CSN on walmart.com from January 2007 through December 2009 for between $10 and $50. For more information, read this press release from the CPSC.

 June 30, 2011 ~ Cost Plus Inc. Recalls Wooden Animal Drum Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard: Cost Plus Inc. of Oakland, Calif. is recalling about 1000 wooden animal drums. The paint used on the drum is in excess of the maximum allowable level of 90 ppm, a violation of the federal lead paint standard. The paint used on the drum is in excess of the maximum allowable level of 90 ppm, a violation of the federal lead paint standard. For more information, read this press release from the CPSC.

 June 29, 2011 ~ Swing Sets Recalled by Adventure Playsets due to Fall Hazard: Adventure Playsets, of Pittsburg, KS is recalling about 240,000 Adventure Playsets Wooden Swing Sets. The wood in the posts of the fort sections on the swing sets can weaken due to rotting, posing a fall hazard. These were sold at Academy Sports (the Yukon); Mills and Menards (the Ventura/II) all from 2005 to 2007; Mills (the Belmont) in 2004; Toys-R-Us (the Bellevue/II); and Walmart (the Tacoma/II, Durango/II, and Sedona). The units sold for $300-$600. For more information, read this press release from the CPSC.

 June 10, 2011 ~ Excite USA Recalls Toy Helicopters Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Rite Aid Stores: Excite USA, of Carrollton, Texas is recalling about 24,000 Military Copters. The plastic blades of the helicopter can detach during operation, posing a laceration hazard.The recalled toy Military Copters are operated by manual rotary starters and sold as a unit with two sizes, 7 and 11 inches in length, of tan and black helicopters. They were sold exclusively at Rite Aid Corporation stores nationwide from January 2011 through May 2011 for about $7. For more information, read this press release from the CPSC.

 June 7, 2011 ~ EKSuccess Brands Recalls American Girl Crafts Jewelry Kit Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard: EKSuccess Brands, a division of Wilton Brands Inc., of Woodridge, Ill. is recalling about 75,000 American Girl Crafts™ Pearly Beads & Ribbon Bracelets kits. The surface coating on some of the beads contains excessive levels of lead, which is prohibited under federal law.This recall involves the Pearly Beads & Ribbon Bracelets kit distributed under the American Girl Crafts name with a SKU number of 30-585331. The kit contains 56 pieces. The beads in the jewelry kit are pink, blue, orange and white. Some pink beads have darker pink butterflies imprinted on them. They were sold at Michaels Stores and other retailers nationwide from September 2009 through June 2011 for about $8. For more information, read this press release from the CPSC.

 May 11, 2011 ~ UJ Trading Recalls Knight Hawk Toy Helicopters Due to Fire Hazard: UJ Trading, of Houston, Texas is recalling about 18,500 Danbar Knight Hawk Toy Helicopters. The battery housing under the helicopter canopy can overheat while charging, posing a fire hazard. For more information, read this press release from the CPSC.

 May 5, 2011 ~ G.A. Gertmenian and Sons Recalls Toy Story 3 Bowling Game Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard: G.A. Gertmenian and Sons, LLC, of Los Angeles is recalling about 600 Toy Story 3 Bowling Games. The red paint used on some bowling pins has been measured to be in excess of the maximum allowable level of 90 ppm, a violation of the federal lead paint standard. For more information, read this press release from the CPSC.

 April 21, 2011 ~ Children's Scooters Recalled by Kiddieland Due to Laceration Hazard: Kiddieland Toys Limited, of Scituate, Mass. is recalling about 6,000 in the United States and 700 in Canada Lights and Sounds Children’s Scooters. A child’s finger can get caught in the hinge mechanism between the steering column and the platform, posing a laceration hazard. This recall involves three models of Kiddieland “Lights and Sounds” three-wheeled scooters including a red Spiderman, a blue Thomas & Friends™ and a pink girl’s scooter. For more information, read this press release from the CPSC.

 April 21, 2011 ~ Disney Princess Plastic Trikes Recalled by Kiddieland Due to Laceration Hazard: Kiddieland Toys Limited, of Scituate, Mass. is recalling about 9,000 in the U.S. and 700 in Canada Disney Princess Plastic Racing Trikes. The plastic castle display and the princess figures protruding from the top of the handle bar pose a laceration hazard if a child falls on it. For more information, read this press release from the CPSC.

 April 16, 2011 ~ Wrist Rattles and Baby Booties Recalled by Midwest-CBK Due to Choking Hazard: Midwest-CBK Inc., of Union City, Tenn. is recalling about 10,000 wrist rattles and 11,000 pairs of baby booties in the United States and 600 wrist rattles and 700 pairs of baby booties in Canada. This recall involves the Monkeez & FriendsTM wrist rattles and baby booties. The wrist rattles and the booties are made of knitted yarn and have a monkey head and a pom-pom attached. Both come in multiple color combinations. The pom-poms attached to the wrist rattles and booties can detach, posing a choking hazard. These were sold at gift stores, drug stores, décor outlets and variety stores nationwide from June 2009 through March 2011. The wrist rattles sold for about $5 and the booties sold for about $13. For more information, read this press release from the CPSC.

 April 5, 2011 ~ Pampers® Natural Stages Pacifiers Recalled by Key Baby Due to Choking Hazard: Key Baby LLC, of Lutz, Fla. (Note: Pampers® licensed their brand name to Key Baby) is recalling about 29,000 Pampers® Natural Stages Infant Ortho and Bulb Pacifiers. The pacifiers fail to meet federal safety standards and pose a choking hazard to young children. For more information, read this press release from the CPSC.

 April 4, 2011 ~ Infantino Recalls Toy Activity Trucks Due to Choking Hazard: Infantino LLC, of San Diego, Calif. is recalling about 40,500 in the United States and 1,900 in Canada Troy the Activity Trucks. The plastic beads on the activity truck's bead runs can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. These were sold at Babies R Us, Toys R Us, Meijer, TJ Maxx, Marshalls and other toy stores nationwide from September 2009 through February 2011 for about $15. For more information, read this press release from the CPSC!

 March 16, 2011 ~ Pogo Sticks Recalled by Bravo Sports Due to Risk of Serious Injury: Bravo Sports, of Santa Fe Springs, Calif. is recalling about 169,000 pogo sticks. The bottom of the pogo stick's frame tube can break or come apart and a pin holding the spring in place can break, posing laceration and fall hazards to consumers. This recall involves the Rocket Stick Pogo, Pop Stick Pogo, Monster Stick Pogo and Twin Stick Pogo. For more information, read this press release from the CPSC!

 March 10, 2011 ~ Kid O Products Recalls Wooden Puzzles Due to Choking Hazard: Kid O Products, LLC of Perth Amboy, N.J. is recalling about 1400 Wooden fruit puzzles. The knobs attached to the puzzle fruits can come loose, posing a choking hazard to young children. For more information, read this press release from the CPSC!

 March 9, 2011 ~ Fun World Recalls Little Pet Vet and Dr. Littles Halloween Costumes with Toy Stethoscopes Due to Choking Hazard: Fun World, Inc. a Division of Easter Unlimited, Inc. of Carle Place, N.Y. is recalling about 1800 Little Pet Vet costumes and Dr. Littles costumes. The costumes are sold with a toy stethoscope accessory. The plastic ear pieces at the end of the stethoscope can be pulled off, posing a choking hazard to young children. Please read this important press release from the CPSC!

 March 3, 2011 ~ Manhattan Group Recalls Parents Wooden Activity Toys Due to Choking Hazard: Manhattan Group LLC, of Minneapolis, Minn. is recalling about 400 Parents® Busy Time Activity Centers™. Wooden pegs on the xylophone activity can come loose, posing a choking hazard to young children. These were sold at specialty and gift stores nationwide and through mail order catalogs and online and in Canada from December 2010 through February 2011 for about $90. Please read this important press release from the CPSC!

 March 3, 2011 ~ Rattles Recalled by Rhino Toys Due to Choking Hazard: Rhino Toys Inc., of Santa Cruz, Calif. is recalling about 14,000 in the United States and 14,000 in Canada OBall Links & Mini RattlesTM. The hard plastic C-links on both ends of the rattles' soft plastic chain can break, posing a choking hazard to young children. Please read this important press release from the CPSC!

 February 16, 2011 ~ Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Recalls Children’s Watches Due to Risk of Skin Irritation: Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Recalls Children’s Watches Due to Risk of Skin Irritation is recalling about 1200 Children’s Light-up Watches. This recall involves Buzz Lightyear, Tinker Bell and Lightning McQueen brand light-up watches. The watch battery current interacting with nickel in the watch’s stainless steel back can cause skin irritation and/or burning sensations to children who are allergic to nickel. Please read this important press release from the CPSC!

 February 15, 2011 ~ Nurses Choice Recalls Holiday Keepsake Newborn Mittens Due to Choking Hazard: Nurses Choice Corp. of Wilmington, N.C. is recalling about 4700 Newborn Keepsake Mittens. Decorations on the mittens can be pulled off, posing a choking hazard. Please read this important press release from the CPSC!

 February 8, 2011 ~ Snow Bikes Recalled by Tech 4 Kids Due to Fall Hazard: Tech 4 Kids Inc., of Canada is recalling about 2100 OUTER EDGE Snow Bikes. The front ski can crack or break, causing the snow bike to stop suddenly and posing a fall hazard to consumers. Please read this important press release from the CPSC!

 February 8, 2011 ~ Escalade Sports Recalls Oasis Playsets Due to Fall Hazard: Escalade Sports of Evansville, Ind. is recalling about 4600 Outdoor Playsets. The swing seats on the playsets can crack and break in half, causing the user to fall to the ground. Please read this important press release from the CPSC!

 January 31, 2011 ~ Sassy Inc. Recalls Refreshing Rings Infant Teethers/Rattles Due to an Ingestion Hazard: Sassy Inc., of Kentwood, Mich. is recalling about 37,000 Refreshing Rings Infant Teethers/Rattles. Small pieces of the plastic ball can detach as a result of children chewing on the teether/rattle, posing an ingestion hazard. Please read this important press release from the CPSC!

 January 25, 2011 ~ Kang Sheng Group Recalls Butterfly Push Toy Due to Choking Hazard: Kang Sheng Group, of Lexington, N.C is recalling 1440 Butterfly Push Toys. The plastic balls on the butterfly's wings can break, causing small metal balls inside to come free. These metal balls pose choking and aspiration hazards to young children. Please read this important press release from the CPSC!

 January 25, 2011 ~ Family Dollar Stores Recalls Remote Controlled Toy Tanks Due to Burn Hazard: Family Dollar Services Inc., of Charlotte, N.C. is recalling about 67,000 Remote-controlled toy tanks. The tank's controller can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard to consumers. Please read this important press release from the CPSC!

 January 12, 2011 ~ Toy Mobile Phones Recalled by Discovery Toys Due to Choking Hazard: Discovery Toys LLC, of Livermore, Calif. is recalling about 2,900 in the United States and 700 in Canada Toddler Talk Toy Mobile Phones. The clear plastic antenna can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children. Please read this important press release from the CPSC!

 January 12, 2011 ~ Teething Rings Recalled by Calisson Due to Ingestion Hazard: Calisson Inc., of Dana Point, Calif. is recalling about 7000 Cool-it Soother by Vulli. The Cool-it Soother teething ring is clear and is attached to a green plastic handle in the shape of the character "Gnon." If the teething ring is punctured, bacteria and mold can grow inside the teether’s untreated liquid. This poses an ingestion hazard to infants and can lead to diarrhea and vomiting. Please read this important press release from the CPSC!

 January 12, 2011 ~ Kid O Products Recalls Baby Rattles Due To Choking Hazard: Kid O Products, LLC of Perth Amboy, N.J. is recalling about 1500 baby rattles. The baby rattle’s beads can come off when the rattle is twisted or pulled forcefully, posing a choking hazard to young children. This recall involves the Prisma and Duo style wooden baby rattles with multi-colored beads. Please read this important press release from the CPSC!

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

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