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Toy Recall - Updated 10/29 (1 new recall)

I signed up  for the latest recalls to be emailed to me.  I seem to be getting at least one a week!!  I think that's crazy.  Anyways, I'll start posting the recalls on this post for everyone to see. 

And don't forget.  With the holidays right around the corner, make sure to keep all your receipts/gift receipts in case, God forbid, something you purchase or receive is recalled.  

**UPDATE 11/8**
This is a link to a segment from my local news about the Aqua Dots recall.  This is scary stuff Moms.  I'm sure your local news covered this as well, but in case you missed it, here's my local news. 

http://www.winknews.com/news/local/11131726.html

Here is the link to the Mattel website that has all the recalled toys on it.

http://www.mattel.com/safety/us/

        

         

 

  

by on Aug. 19, 2007 at 5:47 PM
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Ellaofthecinder
by Group Owner on Oct. 16, 2008 at 4:35 PM

 

NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 16, 2008
Release #09-015

Firm's Contact: (718) 797-0302
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


Infant Death Prompts Recall of Convertible Cribs by Playkids USA; Crib Poses Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Playkids U.S.A. of Brooklyn, N.Y. is announcing today a voluntary recall of about 2,000 convertible cribs. The sides of the convertible crib are made of a mesh that expands, creating a gap between the mattress and the side through which an infant can slip. This poses suffocation and entrapment hazards for young children.

CPSC is aware of the death of a 5-month-old child on August 31, 2008 in Brooklyn, N.Y. The child became entrapped between the mattress and the drop side rail of the convertible crib and suffocated.

This recall involves the Playkids U.S.A. convertible crib/playpen/bassinet/bed with model number PLK-909. “Playkids U.S.A.” can be found on the packaging and on a label sewn into the side of the crib. The model number can be found on the packaging. The convertible cribs have a drop side rail, a stationary side rail, a canopy assembly, and a bassinet. The sides of the convertible crib, the mattress support, the bassinet, the canopy and the bedskirt are covered in fabric and mesh. The fabric and the mesh come in a variety of colors and patterns.

The convertible cribs, which were made in China, were sold in juvenile product retailers in New York from March 2007 through September 2008 for about $100.

Consumers should stop using the recalled convertible cribs immediately and contact Playkids USA to receive a full refund.

For additional information, consumers should contact Playkids USA collect at (718) 797-0302 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.



Picture of Recalled Convertible Cribs

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Send the link for this page to a friend! The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $800 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. To join a CPSC email subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/.

 

  

Ellaofthecinder
by Group Owner on Oct. 16, 2008 at 4:35 PM

 

NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 16, 2008
Release #09-014

Firm's Recall Hotline: (787) 758-5848
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

My Way Corp. Recalls Baby Walkers Due to Stairway Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Baby Walkers

Units: About 800

Manufacturer: My Way Corp., of San Juan, Puerto Rico

Hazard: The walkers violate the baby walker voluntary standard and 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.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled walkers were sold for babies 6 months and older. The walkers were sold in the following colors: pink, red, green, blue, and ivory. The walkers have an activity tray with a steering wheel and other toys. “My Way Corp” is printed on a sticker on the front of the walker.

Sold at: Independent discount stores in Puerto Rico from November 2004 through March 2008 for between $18 and $25.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these walkers immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact My Way Corp. collect at (787) 758-5848 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

 

 

  

Ellaofthecinder
by Group Owner on Oct. 29, 2008 at 6:02 PM

 

NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 29, 2008
Release #09-028

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 336-8666
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Halloween Figurines Recalled by Coyne’s & Company for Lead Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Casper the Friendly Ghost® Halloween Mini-Figurines

Units: About 14,000

Importer: Coyne’s & Company Inc., of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: The recalled Halloween figurines contain high levels of lead in the paint.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled Casper the Friendly Ghost® mini-figurines are made of resin and paper, and are three inches tall. They were sold in mini bags decorated with a spider and web design. The Casper the Friendly Ghost® figurines are dressed as: Dracula in a red spider bag, Skeleton in a green spider bag, Devil in a purple spider bag, Mummy in an orange spider bag, Casper® in a blue spider bag, and Wendy the Witch® is in a yellow spider bag. The figurines are stamped with TM & ©Harvey Ent. “Coyne’s & Company” and “CP1030” are printed on a white sticker on the bottom of the bags.

Sold by: Gift, specialty, card, and drug stores nationwide from June 2005 through September 2008 for between $1 and $3.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled figurines away from children and contact Coyne’s & Company to receive a full refund or credit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Coyne’s & Company at (800) 336-8666 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.coynes.com



Picture of Recalled Halloween Mini-Figurines    Picture of Recalled Halloween Mini-Figurines

Picture of Recalled Halloween Mini-Figurines

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Send the link for this page to a friend! The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $800 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. To join a CPSC email subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/.

 

  

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