Short stuff: Recall roundup
Last month, Kids in Danger, together with U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Cara Smith from the Illinois Attorney General’s office and Brian Imus of Illinois PIRG, released its annual report on children’s product recalls.
The report found that recalls in 2007 reached nearly record-breaking levels, with 231 recalls accounting for more than 46 million items."These products together caused at least 657 injuries and six deaths,” stated Nancy Cowles, executive director of Kids In Danger."… More needs to be done to protect children from these hazards.”
Read the full report at www.KidsInDanger.org.
Recent recalls include:
Children’s trailer bikes (assorted brands) by Pacific Cycle Inc. pose a fall hazard because the coupler connecting the children’s trailer bike to the adult’s bicycle has welds that can fail.
2008 Scalpel mountain bikes by Cannondale have frames that can break.
BabyTown pacifiers by Shims Bargain Inc. pose a choking hazard.
My First Kenmore Play Stoves by Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corp. can tip over when the door is opened.
Battat Magnabild magnetic building systems by Battat Inc. contain small magnets that can be swallowed or aspirated.
Baby Einstein Baby Neptune Soothing Seascape crib toys by Kids II Inc. have anchors that can detach, posing a choking hazard.
Girls’ hooded jackets by AJBlue LLC, Bonafide and children’s sweatshirts by Seventy Two Inc. have drawstrings that pose a strangulation hazard.
Sterling Silver teethers by Elegant Baby and Baby Needs Inc. have hearts and cars that can break off, posing a choking hazard.
Trek MT220 girls bicycles by Trek Bicycle Corp. have frames that can break.
Discovery Infant child restraints by Evenflo (Models 390, 391, 534 and 552) were recalled. Contact the company at (800) 356-2229 or www.evenflo.com/discovery.
Recalls for lead include:
Metal toy wagons by Tricam Industries
Fish coin banks by TJ Promotions
Tinker Bell lamps by Kash N’ Gold Ltd.
Toy wrestler figures by A.A. of America
Tic Tac Turtle Toss Mats by Discount School Supply
Cranium Cadoo board games by Cranium Inc.
Toy racing cars by OKK Trading Inc.
Big wooden blocks and jumbo wooden train sets by Christmas Tree Shops
Toy gardening hand rakes by Downeast Concepts Inc.
Sketchbooks with colored spirals by eeBoo Corp.
To report a problem with a product or to see the complete list of recalls, visit www.cpsc.gov.
Sarah Chusid, program director
Kids in Danger