Recalls: November 2011 Archives
First, these Build-A-Bear® swimwear "sets," consisting of a bathing suit and innertube, are for teddy bears toys (not for children) to wear. The swimwear/innertube sets were sold from April 2011 through August 2011. Only now, in November 2011, are 19,200 of them being recalled due to a strangulation hazard.
The swimwear and innertube sets were made in China and imported to the U.S. by Build-A-Bear® Workshops. The matching pink innertube accessory that comes with the teddy bear swimwear set can be pulled over a small child's head posing a strangulation hazard. According to the CPSC, Build-A-Bear received one report in which a 3-year old child had pulled the innertube over her own head and had difficulty removing it.
CPSC noted that "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. The inner tube is 9 inches in diameter and pink with white and yellow flowers printed on it. The model number of the swimwear set is 017220 and is located on the price sticker on the "Build-A-Bear" cardboard tag."
If your child has this teddy bear swimwear set with innertube, please remove it from your child's access, play area or toy box, and return it to any Build-A-Bear® Workshop store for a $5 store coupon. If it's not possible to return the set to a Build-A-Bear Workshop store, consumers may contact the company by calling Build-A-Bear Service Representative (toll free) 1-877-789-BEAR (2327) or by visiting the Build-A-Bear website athttp://www.buildabear.com/shopping/contents/content.jsp?catId=300001&id=400005.
To view a photo of this Build-A-Bear Teddy Bear Swimwear Set and Innertube, go to the CPSC website:http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12041.html.
Another Toy to Avoid This Holiday Season
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Battat Inc. has voluntarily recalled 95,000 Toulouse Lap-Trec Magnetic Magic Sketchboards as the magnetic pen tip poses a choking hazard to young children.
Battat Inc. of Plattsburgh, New York, imported the Magnetic Magic Sketchboards which were manufactured in China and sold them at Target Stores nationwide for approximately $16 from March 2010 through March 2011.
The hazard is the magnetic tip of the drawing pen, which can become detached from the pen, posing a choking hazard to children. Battat has received 19 reports of the magnetic tip detaching from the pen, but no reports of injuries.
According to CPSC's recall announcement, the Toulouse-LapTrec magnetic sketchboard has a white plastic writing surface bordered by either a red or brown plastic frame. The sketchboard has a bean bag-type back. Four animal shapes of a rabbit, dog, cat and duck are at the top of the sketchboard. The multicolored magnetic pen is attached to the front of the sketchpad. Consumers can locate the model number BX1026 (red frame) or BX1027 (brown frame) on the paper wrapper that comes with the product at the time it was purchased.
Consumers and parents who have received this toy as a gift for their children should immediately remove it from the child's access, play area or toy box, and contact the company to receive a free replacement sketchboard. Consumers can call Battat's toll-free number (866) 665-5524 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit Battat's website atwww.battatco.com
For photos of the recalled Toulouse Lap-Trec Magnetic SketchBoard, please visit the CPSC website at:http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12031.html
ChildSafetyBlog.org is reviewing toys for sale this holiday season, and those who follow our postings may anticipate seeing more recall notices as well as alerts about toys, childhood furniture, children's clothing and jewelry.
The CPSC and Family Dollar Services Inc., of Matthews, N.C., have issued a recall announcement for Kidgets® Animal Sock Top Slippers. The slippers, made in China, have eyes that can become detached and pose a strangulation hazard to young children.
160,000 Kidgets® Animal Sock-Top Slippers have been sold by Family Dollar stores throughout the country, from September through October 2011 (160,000 in 2 months). The slippers cost just $5 and have brown or tan dog faces, yellow duck faces and tan lion faces on them. The name "Kidgets" and size of the slippers appear inside and on the soles. The number "FD9619108020690611" is printed inside the slippers on the side.
If you have purchased or been given these slippers for your child, remove them from the child's access and return them to a Family Dollar store for a full refund. Consumers can also contact the company for more information at (800) 547-0359 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website atwww.familydollar.com. To view a photo of the slippers being recalled, please visit: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12044.html?tab=recalls
Boy Scouts of America Recalls 5,400 Cub Scout Wind Tech Jackets due to strangulation hazards. The light-weight blue jackets in youth sizes for young boys are nylon with a polyester lining, have long-sleeves, a full zipper front and a Cub Scout wolf head emblem embroidered on the upper left front. SKU numbers 73291, 73292, and 73293 are printed on the hangtag that is attached to the jacket at retail.
The jackets were made in China, cost approximately $32 and were sold online at www.scoutstuff.org and at Boy Scouts of America retail outlets throughout the U.S. from November 2009 through July 2011. The hazard is the jackets have retractable cords with toggles at the hood/neck area and at the waist, which can pose a strangulation or entrapment hazard to children.
In February 1996, CPSC issued Guidelines to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts. The Guidelines were incorporated into an industry standard in 1997, but clothing, frequently made in places other than the U.S., does not comply with the industry standard, so the burden falls to parents to watch out for jackets, "hoodies" and other clothing items which may have drawstrings or retractable cords at the waste or neck (or both).
To view a photo of the jackets, please visit the CPSC website for this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PREREL/prhtml12/12033.html For additional information, contact the Boy Scouts of America toll-free at (855) 873-2408 anytime or visit the firm's website at www.scoutstuff.org
Somehow it seems ironic that Boy Scouts of America is buying clothing from China to sell to parents of kids in America. It is a sign of the times, and parents need to be vigilant when it comes to toys and clothing for their kids this season!
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Kiddieland Toys of Scituate, Massachusetts, have announced a recall of 12,000 Disney Fairies Plastic Racing Trikes due to a laceration hazard. 9,000 Disney Princess Trikes were also recalled in April 2011.
Several plastic fairy figures stand on the top of the handle bar which poses a laceration hazard should a child fall on them. The company and the CPSC have received one report of injury to a 3-year-old child who suffered a facial laceration near her right eye.
The Disney Fairies Plastic Racing Trikes are green and purple with a white seat and yellow wheels. There is a Tinkerbell figure on top of the handlebar and three other rotating fairy figures. "Disney Fairies" is printed on the label in front of the trike just below the handlebar.
This toy was manufactured in China. Disney had licensed the use of its name to Kiddieland. This recall does not include the new model Princess Trikes. The Disney Fairies Plastic Racing Trikes were sold at Target stores throughout the U.S. from July through December 2009 for about $50.
Parents should immediately remove the trikes from childrens' access and contact Kiddieland for a free replacement handlebar with an enclosed rotating display. Consumers may contact Kiddieland at (800) 430-5307 or visit the firm's website athttp://www.kiddieland.com.hk
Photos of the Disney Fairies Plastic Trikes may be viewed by going to the CPSC website:http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12029.html