16 Jan 2009
CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China
The CPSC has announced the following recalls of products made in mainland China.
Strollers. Regal Lager Inc. is recalling about 1,600 Phil & Teds Dash buggy strollers because the frame handle could fail to latch properly and break, posing a fall hazard to small children. This recall involves Phil & Teds Dash buggy strollers with article #7-1080005 (red) and article #7-10080005 (black). The strollers have a metal frame with three wheels, a cloth seat and a canopy. They were sold through various independent juvenile specialty stores and on-line from July through September 2008.
Toy Dinosaurs. Xtreme Toy Zone has issued a recall for about 480 “Dinosaur Epoch” toy dinosaurs because surface paint on these toys can contain excessive levels of lead. The recalled toy dinosaurs are battery-operated dinosaurs that move and make sounds. The recall includes the orange-coloured “Dinosaur Brachiosaurus” (model #1033) and the green, yellow and orange-coloured “Dinosaur Carnotaurus” (model #1030). These toys were sold on the Xtreme Toy Zone’s Web site from May through October 2008.
High Chairs. Evenflo Company Inc. has announced a recall of some 95,000 Majestic high chairs because plastic caps and metal screws on both sides of these chairs can loosen and fall out, posing both fall and choking hazards to children. This recall involves Evenflo Majestic high chairs made before 23 January 2007. The recalled high chairs have the following model numbers: 3001395A, 3001583, 3001633A, 3001669, 3001700A, 3001713, 3001713A, 3001730A, 3001732, 3001732A, 3001733, 3001742, 3001742A and 3001756. They were sold at juvenile product and mass merchandise stores nationwide, including Toys R Us, Babies R Us, Burlington Coat Factory and Shopko, and on-line at walmart.com from January 2006 through May 2007.
Cookware Sets. Fingerhut Direct Marketing is recalling approximately 9,000 Chef’s Mark 15-piece cookware sets because the handles on this cookware can break, posing a burn hazard to consumers. This recall involves cookware sets with model number 515 and Fingerhut product code H6637. The non-stick cookware has red, green, black, blue or purple exteriors, black handles and glass lids, and came with spoons, spatulas and ladles. It was sold exclusively through Fingerhut catalogues and on Fingerhut.com from January through October 2008.
Children’s Jewellery. Aloha 808 Trading has recalled about 12,800 units of children’s jewellery because they contain high levels of lead. This recall involves eight styles of silver-coloured metal jewellery: flower ear ring, three flower pendant, necklace with red flower and metal leaf pendant, and miniature sandals in aqua, purple, green, orange and turquoise. This jewellery was sold at small retail stores and kiosks in Honolulu, Hawaii, from April through November 2008.
Candle-Powered Carousels. Gardener’s Supply Co. is recalling about 1,500 candle-powered carousels because the candle holder placement on the base of the carousels is too close to the structure, allowing the candle flame to come in contact and ignite different parts of the carousel and posing a fire hazard. The recalled candle carousels are made of yellow pine and stainless steel and measure about nine inches in diameter by 13 inches high. The candle measures about four inches high. The carousels generate heat, which rotate the fan blade and can cause the centre platform to spin. They were sold at Gardener’s Supply retail stores in Burlington and Williston, Vermont, and through the Gardener’s Supply catalogue from September through November 2008.
Gloves. Hallmark Cards Inc. has issued a recall for about 7,000 Jumbo Snowman snow globes because they can act as a magnifying glass and ignite nearby combustible materials when exposed to sunlight, posing a fire hazard. This recall involves a Hallmark jumbo snow globe in the shape of a snowman with model number 1XAG5093 and UPC code 795902066666. The snow globe measures 11 by 12 by 17 inches. They were sold at Hallmark Gold Crown stores nationwide from October through November 2008.
Toasters. Viking Range Corp. has announced a recall for some 10,000 electric toasters because wiring inside these toasters can become loose and contact the toaster body, posing a shock hazard to consumers. The recall involves Viking Professional four-slot toasters, model numbers VT400WH, VT400BK, VT400GG, VT400SG, VT400BR and VT400CB. These toasters were sold at culinary products retailers, by on-line dealers and on Viking’s Web site from April 2005 through November 2008.
Children’s Jackets. Ms. Bubbles Inc. has recalled about 55,000 girls’ blue denim jackets because they have a drawstring through the hood, posing a strangulation hazard to children. The recalled jackets have a white terrycloth underlay lining and drawstring. They were sold in children’s sizes medium (7-10), large (11-14) and x-large (15-16). Style number BF1400 KP is printed on the hang tag attached to the garment. They were sold at T.J. Maxx, J.C. Penney and Forman Mills stores nationwide from August through December 2007.
Cribs. Jardine Enterprises has recalled an additional 56,450 cribs (320,000 units were previously recalled in June 2008) because the wooden crib slats can break, creating a gap and posing an entrapment hazard to infants and toddlers. This recall involves three models of Jardine wooden cribs: DA715BC, 0108L00 and 0308C00. They were sold at KidsWorld, Geoffrey Stores, Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us stores nationwide and at babiesrus.com from March 2004 through January 2009.