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Recall Wednesday: Mattress Sets, Hooded Jacket, SCAN Stove, Step2® Basic Rhythms Drums™ & Coby DVD/CD/MP3

Below are the CPSC recalls that I have received since Wednesday, April 21, 2010.  A few hooded sweatshirts, a portable DVD and a Step2 play drum are certainly kid items that you may find in your home.
As a reminder:

In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines(pdf) (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.

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Smarty Pants Mama
PS – Has Recall Wednesday ever alerted you of a product that you actually have had in your home? I want to hear about it!!! Please share!

Name of Product: Mattress Sets (Mattresses and Mattresses with Foundations)
Hazard: The mattress sets fail to meet mandatory federal open flame standard and pose a fire hazard to consumers.
Description:
This recall involves crib and bunkie mattresses and mattress sets (mattresses and mattresses with foundations) in sizes twin, full, queen and king. The crib and bunkie mattresses do not have any labels. The other mattresses have “Classics,” “Classics II,” “Imagine,” “Sweet Mysteries,” “Treasures,” or “Comfort Dream” printed on a label located at the top of the foot of the mattress. The “Classics” model manufactured between August 2008 and April 2009 is not included in this recall. This model has a federal label attached that includes the date of manufacture and “Classics” (see below).
Sold at:
City Mattress and furniture stores in Puerto Rico from July 2007 through September 2009 for between $30 and $135.

To see more information on this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10200.html

Name of Product: Girls’ hooded jackets
Hazard:
The hooded jackets have a drawstring through the hood that can pose a strangulation hazard to children. The sweater jackets have a drawstring through the waist that can pose an entanglement hazard to children.
Description: This recall involves two styles of girls’ jackets. The Shampoo brand jackets are denim with a pink hood and sleeves, and were sold in sizes 5/6, 7/8, 10/12 and 14/16. The Marci & Me brand sweater jackets are black or tan and were sold in sizes 7/8, 10/12 and 14/16. The tag at the neck reads “Shampoo” or “Marci & Me.”
Sold exclusively at: Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide from September 2007 through September 2009 for between $11 and $13.

To see more information on this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10201.html

Name of Product: SCAN Andersen 10 Wood Burning Stove
Hazard:
The stove’s door can dislodge and fall from its hinges, posing a risk of injury to consumers.
Description:
The recalled SCAN Andersen 10 wood burning stoves have serial numbers from 7951 through 8267. The serial number is printed on a label applied to the rear panel of the stove. These units are freestanding, black, cast iron stoves with a single front load door with glass pane. Dimensions are 35”H x 26 2/8” W x 16” D.
Sold at:
Company dealers and distributors throughout the U.S. and Canada from March, 2009 to February, 2010.

To see more information on this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10202.html

Name of Product: Children’s hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings
Hazard:
The sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children.
Description:
This recall involves children’s hooded sweatshirts sold in sizes small through extra large. “John Moose” and “Alaska” screen print logos are printed on the front of the yellow sweatshirts. The “Gaxiani” brand name and RN# 55774 are sewn on the neck tag inside of the garment.
Sold exclusively at:
Polar Bear Gift Shop in Anchorage, Alaska from February 2008 through August 2009 for about $15.

To see more information on this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10204.html

Name of Product: Rechargeable Batteries sold with Portable DVD/CD/MP3 Players
Hazard: The rechargeable batteries can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Description:
The recall involves Coby DVD/CD/MP3 players with product numbers TF-DVD 1020 and TF-DVD 8501. “Coby” is printed on the front cover and the product number is on the bottom of the unit. The serial numbers on the recalled rechargeable batteries are printed on a label on the following batteries:

Product Number Serial Number Description
TF-DVD 1020 DG240043D503000001-1006 Swivel screen
DG240006D503000001-400
DG240039D603000001-3000
DG240111D603000001-2000
DG240143D602000001-3000
DG240106D602000001-2000
DG240106D702000001-2000
DG240183D942000001-100
DG240071DB02000001-1400
DG240115D702000001-2500
TF-DVD 8501 Begin with “HY” 8 ½ inch screen

Sold at: Discount, electronics, music, toy, office supply stores and distributors of electronic products nationwide. The TF-DVD 1020 units were sold from May 2007 through July 2008 for about $168.The TF-DVD 8501 units were sold from January 2007 through September 2009 for between $140 and $275.

To see more information on this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10205.html

Name of Product: Step2® Basic Rhythms Drums™
Hazard: The plastic clips used to attach the drumsticks to the drum can break. The small broken pieces present a choking to young children.
Description: This recall involves Step2® Basic Rhythm Drums™ intended for preschool age children. The toy drum is sold with two drumsticks that can be stored in clips on the side of the drum. A red “Step2®” logo in printed on the side of the drum.
Sold at: Toys “R” Us, Burlington Coat Factory and other retail stores nationwide from August 2009 through March 2010 for between $10 and $15.

To see more information on this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10206.html

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