I started this blog about a year ago, trying my best to keep an updated list of recalled products related to children’s products. So imagine my shock and surprise when I noticed an item I had purchased a couple of years earlier was on the CPSC’s Most Wanted list. Sad thing is, I had never heard of the recall, and still wouldn’t have any idea the toy was recalled if I hadn’t visited the site. This is the first time I’ve ever had to deal with a recalled item, so I thought I’d record my experience with it.
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Name of Product: Baby leg warmers and socks
Units: About 4,500
Distributor: BabyUnited LLC dba BabyLegs of Seattle, Wash.
Hazard: The leg warmers and socks have a heart appliqué that can detach, posing a choking hazard to small children.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of an infant choking on the heart-shaped appliqué. [...]
Name of Product: Ceramic piggy and lion banks
Units: About 220,000
Importer: Oriental Trading Company, Inc. of Omaha, Ne.
Hazard: The yellow surface paint on the banks contains excessive levels of lead which is prohibited under federal law.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled piggy bank is shaped like a pig and the body [...]
Name of Product: Zoom Buggy Car and Dream Pillow Star educational toys
Units: About 7,000 Zoom Buggy Cars and 300 Dream Pillow Stars were sold in the United States, 1300 Zoom Buggy Cars and 100 Dream Pillow Stars were sold in Canada
Importer/Distributor: Kindermusik International, Inc. of Greensboro N.C.
Manufacturer: Darton, of Huang Yun, [...]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted unanimously to approve new mandatory standards for full-size and non-full-size baby cribs as mandated by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). The federal crib standards had not been updated in nearly 30 years and these new rules are expected to [...]
Name of Product: Girls’ Hooded Zip Jackets and Vest Sets
Units: About 900
Manufacturer: Splendid (a division of VF Contemporary Brands, Inc.), of Los Angeles, Calif.
Hazard: The hooded zip jackets and the vest sets have drawstrings through the hoods which can pose a strangulation or entrapment hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC [...]
Name of Product: Toddler Girl Pants and Shorts
Units: About 1,200
Importer: American Eagle Outfitters Inc., of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Hazard: The metal clasp at the waistband can detach from the garment, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves toddler girl pants, jeans and shorts sold in various [...]
Name of Product: Circo Children’s Space Camp Combo Pack
Importer: Target Corp., of Minneapolis, Minn.
Hazard: The floor of the tent failed a flammability test and poses a fire hazard.
Description: The recall involves one model of the Circo Space Combo pack, which includes a children’s tent, sleeping bag, backpack [...]
Name of Product: The First Years American Red Cross Cabinet Swing Locks
Units: About 41,300
Importer: Learning Curve Brands Inc. d/b/a The First Years, of Oak Brook, Ill.
Hazard: The installed latches can break and children could gain access to contents of a cabinet, posing the risk of exposure to hazardous items.
Incidents/Injuries: The [...]
Lowe’s has added its name to the retailers joining the voluntary recall announced in December 2009 of ALL Roman shades and roll-up blinds.
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 [...]