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Name of Product: Foursquare Hooded Jackets
The jackets have a drawstring through hood which poses 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 and Models: This recall involves the Foursquare hooded jackets with drawstrings in boys and girls sizes XS, S, M, L, and XL. The jackets come in various colors and patterns and have a logo showing four adjacent, vertically offset squares on the sleeve, waist, breast and/or back of the jacket, depending on the specific model.
Sold at: Snowboard, ski and sportswear stores nationwide from June 2008 through November 2008 for about $125.
Name of Product: Jumbo Snowman Snow Globes
When exposed to sunlight, the snow globes can act as a magnifying glass and ignite nearby combustible materials, posing a fire
Description: This recall involves a Hallmark Jumbo Snow Globe in the shape of a snowman with model number 1XAG5093 and UPC code 795902066666. The snow globe measures 11 by 12 by 17 inches. The model number and the UPC code can be found on the back of the hangtag.
Sold at: Hallmark Gold Crown stores nationwide from October 2008 through November 2008 for about $100.
Name of Product: Candle-Powered Carousels
The candle holder placement on the base of the carousels is too close to the structure, allowing the candle flame to come in contact and ignite different parts of the carouse
l, including the fans, trees and deer, posing a fire hazard.
Description: The recalled candle carousels are made of yellow pine and stainless steel and measure about 9 inches in diameter by 13 inches high. The candle measures about 4 inches high. The candle carousels generate heat which rotate the fan blade and can cause the center platform to spin. The carousel is made of wood with cutouts of trees and deer.
Gardener’s Supply retail stores in Burlington and Williston, Vt. and Gardener’s supply catalog distributed nationwide and on the internet at http://www.gardeners.com/
from September 2008 through November 2008 for about $30.
Name of Product: Newport Rubbed Black 4-in-1 Cribs and Matching Furniture
The red paint which is underneath the black finish paint on some of the cribs and matching furniture exceeds federal lead limits. If ingested by young children lead can cause adverse health effects.
Description: The recalled cribs and furniture are made of wood and have a rubbed black finish. Only the “Newport Rubbed Black” cribs and matching furniture manufactured in Indonesia between April 2006 and November 2008 are included in this recall. The model number, date, and country of manufacture are printed on the label attached to the side panel of the crib and the date of manufacture is on the back panel of the furniture. Models listed below are included in the recall:
Model and Name
7900 Newport Lifetime Crib
7918 Hutch for Combo & Double Dresser
7907 Conversion Kit for Lifetime Crib
7905 5 Drawer Dresser
7975 Guardrail for Lifetime Crib
7906 Double Dresser
7901 Newport OldeWorld Crib
Sold at: Specialty furniture stores nationwide from April 2006 through November 2008 for about $600 for the crib and the matching furniture pieces were sold between $700 and $1,000. Additional accessories were sold for about $170.
Name of Product: Calypso Steel Drum
Surface paint on the recalled toy drums contain excessive levels of lead,
violating the federal lead paint standard..
Description: The recalled steel drum is made of steel and comes with two wooden drum sticks and a wooden stand. The sides of the drums are painted red. The drum pan is painted black with silver markings to show the location of notes. Each rim is stamped with a #5 or #6. Not all drums stamped with a #5 are affected by this recall.
Sold by: Mail order catalogues, Web sites and retail stores nationwide from December 2006 through December 2007 for between $50 and $100.
Name of Product: Alpine Ski Bindings
The heel housing of the bindings can crack, causing the binding to release unexpectedly. This can cause the skier to lose control or fall and suffer injuries.
Description: The recall affects the heel components of the following Atomic alpine ski bindings: Race 310, Race 412, RaceRace 310, RaceRace 412, Xentrix 310, Xentrix 311, Xentrix 412, C310, C311, C412, CR 310, CR 412, R 310, R 412, SX 310, SX 412, Device 311, Device 412, Centro 310, Centro 412, and Dynamic ADX 312, RD10, X412, Centro 412. The recall includes only those bindings manufactured from 1998 through 2002 The year of manufacture can be located on the underside of the heel lever.
Sold at: Authorized Atomic USA ski dealers nationwide from 1998 through 2005 for between $150 and $350.
Name of Product:
Evenflo Majestic(tm) High Chairs
Hazard: Plastic caps and metal screws on both sides of the high chair can loosen and fall out, posing both fall and choking hazards to children. Plastic caps and screws that become loose and fall out can cause the seatback to suddenly fall back or detach from the high chair. Children can fall out or collide with objects and suffer broken bones, abrasions, cuts and bruises. Detached plastic caps and metal screws also pose a choking hazard to children.
Description: The recall involves Evenflo Majestic(tm) high chairs made before January 23, 2007. The recalled high chairs have the following model numbers: 3001395A, 3001583, 3001633A, 3001669, 3001700A, 3001713, 3001713A, 3001730A, 3001732, 3001732A, 3001733, 3001742, 3001742A, and 3001756. The model number and production date can be found on a white label on the seatback. “Evenflo” is printed on the label and on the push button on the front of the tray.
Sold at: Juvenile product and mass merchandise stores nationwide, including Toys R Us, Babies R Us, Burlington Coat Factory and Shopko, and on-line at walmart.com from January 2006 through May 2007 for between $80 and $110.
Name of Product: Children’s Jewelry
The recalled jewelry contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingest
ed by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Description: This recall involves eight styles of silver-colored metal jewelry: flower ear ring, three flower pendant, necklace with red flower and metal leaf pendant, and miniature sandals in aqua, purple, green, orange and turquoise.
Sold at: Small retail stores and kiosks in Honolulu, Hawaii from April 2008 through November 2008 for between $2 and $5.