Happy Wednesday Everyone!
Today I am reporting on 7 recalls issued by the CPSC. The information below comes directly from the notification email I have reecived during the past week. Please be sure to check your closets and garages for these items!
1. Name of product: Boy’s Hooded Zip Fleece Sweatshirts
Hazard: The garments have a drawstring through the hood, which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist by drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
Description: The boy’s “Champ Custom” hooded zip fleece sweatshirt (style # 40305.HZB) is white with blue pin-stripes on the front and red panels on the sides. ADIO is spelled out across the front. The sweatshirt was sold in boys’ sizes: small, medium, large and x-large.
To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08288.html
2. Name of product: Little Tikes Chit ‘N Chat Toy Cell Phones
Hazard: The hinge cover on the toy cell phone can detach from the phone, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Description: The Little Tikes brand Chit ‘N Chat Toy Cell Phone resembles a flip-phone style cell phone and has a 10-key numeric button pad and three buttons with pictures of animals. All of the buttons make a sound when pressed. The toy phones are multi-colored and have a sticker on the back with model number KSL4010 (sold separately) or KSL8032, KSL8033, or KSL8051 (sold with other items). “Designed and Licensed by Kids Station Toys International Ltd.” is printed on the back of the toy phones. Toy phones with a screw visible on the hinge cover are not subject to the recall.
To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the products involved, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08290.html
3. Name of product: Candlsense Warmers
Hazard: The internal heating element of the candle warmer can detach and melt the bottom of its plastic casing, which can in turn ignite or scorch the surface on which the candle warmer is placed, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Description: This recall involves the Candlsense warmers with product codes ranging from YD0629 through YD0652 and YD0701 through YD0708. The candle warmers measure about 4 ¾ inches in diameter. The heating plate is black and the surrounding area is white plastic. “Provo Craft & Novelty Candle Warmer Air Freshener Model: WCY-8888” and the product code are embossed on the underside of the warmer.
To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the products involved, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08289.html
4. Name of product: Makit & Bakit Jewelry Sets and Suncatcher Sets
Hazard: The clasps on some of the jewelry contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Description: The recall includes QuinCrafts products containing children’s jewelry. Only items with the following item numbers printed on the back of the packaging are included in the recall: Item/Item Number
Makit & Bakit 5-Piece Jewelry Set 55256
Makit & Bakit Charm Bracelet Sets 41671
Makit & Bakit Bracelet & Necklace Set 55106
Makit & Bakit Charm Bracelet Set 55100
Makit & Bakit Garden Delux Suncatcher Set 43131
Disney Makit & Bakit Fairies Charm Bracelet 50083
Disney Makit & Bakit Princess Charm Bracelet 50694
The children’s jewelry was sold in a variety of sets that contained necklace, bracelet and earring or ring combinations.
To see this release on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08294.html
5. Name of product: “Sky Champion” Wireless Indoor Helicopters
Hazard: The rechargeable battery contained inside the helicopter can catch fire, igniting the helicopter and nearby combustible materials. This poses a burn or fire hazard to consumers.
Description: This recall involves the “Sky Champion” wireless indoor helicopter. The helicopter comes with a transmitter that controls and recharges the helicopter. The helicopter is made of foam and plastic and measures about 7 inches by 3 inches. The transmitter measures about 6 inches by 4 inches. “BH26047” is printed on the tail of the helicopter. “WIC 551777” and the UPC code is 630990006005 are printed on the packaging.
To see this release on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08293.html
6. Name of product: Best Value Park Benches
Hazard: The benches can become unstable and break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Description: This recall involves Best Value park benches with a green metal frame and wooden slats. The benches measure 50-inches long by 22-inches wide by 30-inches high.Sold at: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft stores nationwide from January 2008 through March 2008 for about $30.
To see this release on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08292.html
7. Name of Product: Log Swings
Hazard: A missing nail connecting the back of the log chair to the seat can cause the back to separate from the seat while in use, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Description: The recall involves a wooden log swing that seats two people. The log swing hangs from a log frame. The swing measures 71 inches high by 62 inches wide.Sold at: Grand Union Family Markets, Ingle’s Markets, VG’s Food Center, Plumb’s Valu-Rite Foods, and Central Shoprite stores nationwide from February 2008 through May 2008 for about $150.
To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08295.html
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