Name of Product: Green Toys™ Mini Vehicles
Units: About 50,000 in the United States and 2,500 in Canada
Manufacturer: Green Toys Inc., of Mill Valley, Calif.
Hazard: The wheels and hubcaps on the toy cars can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Green Toys has received 10 reports of wheels and [...]
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Name of Product: Toy truck gifts with boy’s t-shirts
Units: About 9,000
Importer/Distributor: Happy Shirts, of Honolulu, Hawaii
Hazard: Connections in the toy trucks battery compartment can smolder or catch the trucks on fire, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Happy Shirts has received one report of [...]
This article was recently posted on the CPSC web site. I’m glad to see that toys are safer this year, but there’s still a lot of work to do. Recalls and lead violations are down; 180,000 child injuries per year is too high
It’s that time of year again, when parents, grandparents, and friends [...]
Name of Product: Toy cars
Units: About 1,900
Manufacturer: LM Import & Export, Inc., of Miami, Fla.
Distributor: Mega Wholesales Corporation, of Miami, Fla.
Hazard: Surface paint on the toy cars contains excessive levels of lead, a violation of the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The products are sold in packages [...]
This was quite an extensive recall. I saw it on the news, and there aren’t that many children’s product recalls that make the news.
Name of Product: Little Tikes® Workshop and Tool Sets
Units: More than 1.7 million additional units (about 1.6 million toy workshop sets and trucks with the [...]
Name of Product: Little People® Builders’ Load ‘n Go Wagon
Units: About 208,000 in the United States and 2,800 in Canada
Importer: Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y.
Hazard: The back of the wagon’s plastic handle has molded-in reinforcement. This design adds stiffness and facilitates children gripping the handle. The handle poses a laceration hazard [...]
Name of Product: Mini Stars building sets
Units: About 18,000 (additional star building sets were recalled in September 2010)
Distributor: Edushape Ltd., of Deer Park, N.Y.
Hazard: Plastic knobs can break from the center of the stars, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Edushape have received two reports of the [...]
Name of Product: Remote-controlled toy tanks
Units: About 67,000
Retailer: Family Dollar Stores Inc., of Charlotte, N.C.
Importer: Family Dollar Services Inc., of Charlotte, N.C.
Hazard: The tank’s controller can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Family Dollar has received five reports of the controllers overheating and melting. No injuries [...]
Name of Product: Horse-on-a-Stick Toys
Units: About 8,800
Importer: Big Ideas Marketing, of Owings Mills, Md.
Hazard: The reins on horse-on-a-stick toy’s bridle are long enough to form a loop around a child’s head and neck, posing a strangulation hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC has received one report of a near strangulation involving [...]
Name of Product: Sand & Water Transportation Station Toys
Units: About 56,000 in the United States (7,700 in Canada)
Distributor: Step2 Company, of Streetsboro, Ohio
Hazard: The light blue plastic wheels on the train cars can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The Step2 ® Sand & Water [...]