|These are the Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls that have been issued from September 15 –21, 2010.As a reminder:
In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled in the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.
Be sure to check old hand-me-downs for this!
You can find even more detailed information on all recalled products mentioned below on CPSC.gov.
All information below comes directly from the CPSC website.
Name of Product: Chuck E Cheese’s Light-up Rings and Star Glasses
Hazard: If crushed or pulled apart, the plastic casing can break into small pieces and possibly expose the batteries, posing an ingestion hazard to children. If ingested, the batteries may be damaging to either the stomach, intestine, esophagus or nasal mucus membrane.
Light-Up Rings – The rings were distributed as part of a promotional product offering or during parent-teacher association conventions. The ring measures 1 1/8 inches across and is made of plastic with a black elastic band. The ring comes in several colors – blue, green, purple, yellow, and pink. The back of the ring is fastened either with screws or glue.
Star Glasses – The glasses were distributed as part of a birthday package. The glasses measure about 5 1/2 inches across by 2 1/2 inches tall and are made of red translucent plastic and have the words Chuck E. Cheese’s painted on the side.
Sold at: Chuck E Cheese’s Restaurants from April 2009 through June 2010 (Light-up Rings) and April through August 2010 (Star Glasses).
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10345.html
Name of Product: Giant Starbuilder and Giant Stars building sets
Hazard: Plastic knobs can break from the center of the star, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Description: This recall involves all Giant Starbuilders and Giant Stars building sets. The giant stars measure 5-inches in diameter and are made of opaque plastic. Each star has six knobs protruding from a ring-shaped center. The Giant Starbuilder set contains red, green, yellow and blue stars. The Giant Star building set contains red, green, yellow, blue, orange and pink stars.
Sold at: Small retail stores nationwide and online at Target.com, Toys R Us.com, Amazon.com and CSN through Walmart Marketplace from January 2007 through May 2010 for between $25 and $35.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10346.html
Name of Product: Hooded Jackets and Sweatshirts
Hazard: The hooded jackets and sweatshirts have drawstrings through the hood and/or waist which can pose a strangulation or entrapment hazard to children.
Description: Based on available records, the following items are included in this recall.
|Brown||Boys’ size Small|
|Apple Bottom||Girls’ zippered velvet
jacket with “Apple Bottom”
embroidered on back
|Brown||Girls’ size 7 – 16|
|Deere Park||Boys’ zippered jackets||Red and Blue||Boys’ sizes|
|Zippered jackets with a
picture of Winnie the Pooh
on the front of the jacket
|Blue with white sleeves
with green and blue
stripes on the sleeves
|2T, 3T, 4T|
|Gray Wolf||Zippered jacket with
jacket and drawstring waist
|Dark Blue||13 – 14|
|Jonathon Stone||Zippered jacket with “55”
printed on front. “J.stone”
is printed on tag on back
of neck of the garment
|Blue, red and white||L|
(sold from 10/24/2008)
|Brown, black and grey||Youth L (16/18)|
|Miletta||Zippered Jackets||Black with faux fur
cuffs and hood
|Medium (9 – 10)|
|Mirika||Girls’ zippered sweatshirts
with embroidery on sleeves
|New York||Girls’ zippered
with “33 New York”
embroidered on jacket
(Date approx. 1995)
|Boys’ zipper and
snap close jackets
|Blue and light blue||Size 14 – 16|
|Zippered heavy jackets
Sold at: Burlington Coat Factory and other retailers nationwide from January 1995 through September 2009 for between $7 and $30.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10347.html
Name of Product: Tea Sets
Hazard: Sparking from the metallic decorations on the tea sets can result if used in a microwave oven, posing a risk of fire.
Description: This recall involves the Tea for One “Flourish” design tea pot set, which includes a stackable teapot and cup. The teapot and cup are white ceramic with matching metallic foil decorations on each. The tea cup is marked “Dishwasher and microwave safe” and “Made in China” on the bottom, in English and French.
Sold exclusively at: The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® stores in California, Arizona and Nevada for about $12, and online at www.coffeebean.com for about $10 from March 2010 through August 2010.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10348.html
Name of Product: 20″ Glass Vases
Hazard: The glass vases can break or fracture, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
Description: The recalled vases are made of clear glass and stand about 4″ wide x 20″ tall. The SKU# 405334 and UPC: 0-37916-88960-3 are printed on a label on the bottom of the vase.
Sold at: Michael’s stores nationwide and in Canada from July 2006 through March 2010 for about $15.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10349.html
Name of Products: “Love Tester” Mood Rings and Necklaces
Hazard: The metal rings and necklaces contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Description: This recall involves a mood necklace which is 18 inches in length and an adjustable ring. The products change colors when the user’s “mood” changes. “Love Tester” and “Are You In the Mood” are labeled on the products’ packaging. The products are sold separately.
Sold at: Small retail stores nationwide from September 2005 through June 2010 for about $4.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10350.html