In an effort to keep children and babies away from the danger of recalled items, Safe Kids California (SKC) has launched a program to educate the public about the danger of unknowingly purchasing or accepting products that have been recalled.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is announcing a voluntary recall of all Buckyballs and Buckycubes magnetic sets. The recall is part of the settlement of an administrative case filed by CPSC in July 2012, which sought a mandatory recall. It also calls for Craig Zucker, the creator of Buckyballs, to fund a recall trust that will be created and controlled by CPSC.
From 2009 to the present, the commission staff received numerous reports of ingestions involving Buckyballs and Buckycubes, many of which required surgery. This recall is intended to protect children and teenagers from injuries that can occur when multiple magnets are ingested. [Read more...]
The Whisper Ride Touring Wagon, from Step2, is being recalled. Step2 has received 29 reports of the seat back detaching, 28 of which resulted in children falling out of the wagon. Fourteen of these resulted in bumped heads and nine resulted in bruises, scratches, or lacerations.
The two-seat plastic wagon is 25 inches wide by 41.25 inches long by 20 inches high, with blue seats, a tan wagon base, and a red canopy. The Step2 logo appears on the canopy and on the side of the wagon base. This item was sold exclusively at Toys “R” Us stores nationwide and online at toysrus.com from February to August 2013.
Consumers should immediately stop using the wagon and inspect it to determine if the seat belt is attached to the removable blue seat back. If so, the wagon is included in this recall. Consumers with the recalled wagons should contact Step2 to obtain a free repair kit: Call toll-free at (866) 860-1887 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.step2.com and click on “Product Recall” for more information.
Holgate Toys has recalled its Wegmans Playmat Set. The wooden vehicles included in the set have wheels that can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
The toys were sold exclusively at Wegmans Food Stores from October 2012 to June 2013, at a cost of about $25. Each Wegmans Playmat Set included a 24-inch by 30-inch cotton canvas playmat. The wooden vehicles were a blue car, a red Wegmans delivery van, a green Wegmans farm tractor, and a yellow school bus.
Each packaged set featured the UPC code 0 7789028735 4 printed on the back.
Consumers may contact Holgate Toys toll-free at (855) 344-7488 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or search online at www.holgatetoy.com and click on “Product Recall” for more information.
Toysmith has recalled its light-up soft plastic toy frogs and ducks. These toys have a metal conductor pin on the bottom that can come out, posing a potential choking hazard.
Consumers are advised to stop using these items immediately, to keep them away from children, and to return any to their place of purchase for a refund. The plastic toys were sold exclusively at Cost Plus World Market between July 2012 and December 2012 at $3 each. The frog came in green and the ducks came in yellow, pink, and clear. Each toy is approximately 2.25 inches long and 1.5 inches in height, and lights up when sensors along the bottom are touched or placed in water.
There is also a round tag attached to the product with the UPC number 2424 5159.
Contact Toysmith at (800) 356-0474 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday, or visit www.toysmith.com and click “Safety” on the left side of the page for more information.
Small World Toys has recalled two of its children’s wooden puzzles. Ryan’s Room brand Spin-A-Mals Farm and Spin-A-Mals Safari puzzles contain small pegs that can loosen and separate from the boards, posing a choking hazard.
Consumers should immediately take the puzzles away from children and contact Small World Toys for a free replacement toy. After contacting Small World Toys, the recalled toys should be destroyed and disposed of in a manner to prevent future use.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with MGA’s Little Tikes, has expanded the voluntary recall it issued in August 2009 of Little Tikes Workshop and Tool Sets. Approximately 1.6 million of the sets were recalled in 2009, and the recall has now been extended to 1.7 million.
The recalled workshop and tool sets have oversized, plastic toy nails that can pose a choking hazard to young children. Little Tikes reported two additional incidents, occurring prior to the August 2009 recall, of children who choked when the toy nail became lodged in their throat. Both children were treated in a hospital and made a full recovery. The recalled products were sold nationwide from 1990 to 2004 for $25 to $100.
For model numbers, which may be found on some of the products, click here. Owners of the products should take the toy nails away from young children immediately and contact Little Tikes. For more information, visit at www.littletikes.com
Fisher-Price, in cooperation with The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada, has issued a voluntary recall of the Little People Builders’ Load ‘n Go Wagon due to a laceration hazard.
The wagon’s handle has a molded-in reinforcement, which adds stiffness and if a child falls on it, it can cause lacerations. CPSC advises consumers to take the recalled toy away from children and contact Fisher-Price for information on how to get a free repair kit.
The recalled wagons have the model number P8977 that can be found on the bottom of the product. The wagons are red with a yellow handle, and include multi-colored plastic blocks and a dog figure. Approximately 208,000 of the wagons were sold in the U.S. and in Canada between June 2009 and July 2011 for around $25.
CPSC and Fisher-Price are aware of seven reports of injuries, including five reports of children requiring surgical glue or stitches. Consumers with incident or injuries reports are asked to contact the CPSC by visiting SaferProducts.gov.
UJ Trading in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has recalled approximately 18,500 Danbar Knight Hawk Toy Helicopters due to a fire hazard. RadioShack previously recalled the helicopters in January, due to one fire report.
The battery housing under the canopy of the remote-control helicopters can overheat while charging, leading to a potential fire. UJ Trading has reported no injuries.
The recalled units can be identified by the model number 006047 marked on the back of the controller and the Knight Hawk logo located on the front of the controller. The body of the helicopter also contains the markings: AH-64 and helicopter.
Consumers should immediately take the helicopter away from children and contact UJ Trading to obtain a full refund. UJ Trading will provide a paid postage label to return the recalled product.
Consumers with incident or injuries reports are asked to contact the CPSC by visiting www.saferproducts.gov.
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Fisher-Price, in cooperation with Health Canada and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, has recalled more than 11 million toys and baby products that were sold in the United States and Canada.
The company is recalling 14 models of the Fisher-Price Trike and Tough Trike toddler tricycles (approximately 7 million units in the U.S. and 150,000 in Canada), which can cause serious injury including genital bleeding when a child sits or falls on the pretend plastic ignition key. According to the CPSC, there have been 10 injuries reported.
Also recalled are seven models of infant activity centers with inflatable balls, a total of 2.8 million units in the U.S. and 125,000 in Canada. The models have been deemed a choking hazard as the valves of the inflatable balls can come off. The CPSC was notified of 46 incidents in which the valves had come off, including 14 that were found in children’s mouths.