News | Published April 19, 2013

Recent product recalls

 

Here are just a few recent product recalls as announced by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. For the most up-to-date recall information, please visit www.cpsc.gov and click on the Recalls tab from the home page.

Name of Product: Imaginarium Activity Walkers

Hazard: The small bolt and spacer that attaches each front wheel to the walker can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Toys R Us has received five reports of the front wheels detaching. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled Imaginarium Activity Walkers have a round wooden push handle on the top of a curved triangle-shaped wooden walker base with four wheels. There is a multi-colored metal xylophone with two triangle mallets, one multi-colored abacus and one scratch noise maker on the front of the walker. The walkers have multi-colored wooden, disc-shaped wheels. The walkers measure about 19 inches tall and about 13 inches wide. The recalled walkers have model number “Toys ‘R’ Us 5F5E972” printed on the bottom of the activity walkers. Barcode number “3700217300319” is printed on the bottom of the activity walker box.

Sold at: Toys R Us stores nationwide and online at www.toysrus.com from August 2011 through January 2013 for about $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled walker immediately, put it out of reach of young children and return it to a Toys R Us store for a full refund or store credit.

Consumer Contact: Toys R Us at 800.869.7787 from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm ET Monday through Saturday and from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm Sunday, or visit the firm’s website at www.toysrus.com and click on Safety Information and Recalls for more information.

 

Name of Product: 2012 Huffy® 20-inch Slider Tricycle

Hazard: The handlebar can unexpectedly loosen while in use, causing the rider to lose control. This poses crash and fall hazards for the rider.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled product is 2012 model year 20-inch, three-wheeled Slider. The tricycle has a white frame with a black seat and black handlebars. “Huffy” is printed on the front of the frame; “Slider” is printed on the frame’s side. The model number, 98682, is located on the frame under the seat. 

Sold at: Toys R Us nationwide from January 2013 through February 2013 for about $100. 

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the tricycle and contact Huffy for instructions on how to obtain a refund. 

Consumer Contact: Huffy toll-free at 888.366.3828 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm ET Monday through Friday or online at www.huffybikes.com and click on Product Recall on the bottom of the page. 

 

Name of Product: Spin-A-Mals Farm & Safari Puzzles

Hazard: Small pegs on the puzzle boards can loosen and separate from the boards, posing a choking hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of pegs separating from puzzle boards. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled products are Ryan’s Room brand Spin-A-Mals Farm and Spin-A-Mals Safari puzzles intended for children over 12 months of age. Both toys are made of wood. The puzzles consist of a painted, rectangular board with pegs mounted to it and removable gear and animal-shaped pieces. The farm puzzle has 14 puzzle pieces including three animal pieces: a cow, a dog and a sheep. The safari puzzle has 11 puzzle pieces. Children place the pieces onto the pegs and use the knob on one of the pieces or insert an animal figure into other pieces to rotate all of the gears. The puzzle boards have “2012 Small World Toys” on the bottom right. 

Sold at: Toy stores nationwide and catalogs from May 2012 through October 2012 for about $25.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the puzzles away from children and contact Small World Toys for a free replacement toy. After contacting Small World Toys, the recalled toys should be destroyed and disposed of in a manner to prevent future use.

Consumer Contact: Small World Toys at 800.421.4153 from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm PT Monday through Friday, e-mail recall@smallworldtoys.com, or online at www.smallworldtoys.com, then click on Recall for more information. 

Name of Product: BabyHome High Chair

Hazard: The front opening between the tray and seat bottom of the high chair can allow a child’s body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck. This poses a strangulation hazard to young children when the child is not harnessed.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall includes Eat model high chairs in red, black, green, purple, navy, orange, and brown. The model number BH2104 is located on a label on the back of the high chair. The word “babyhome” is printed on one leg of the chair and the word “eat” is printed on the opposite leg of the chair. The high chairs have a nylon fabric seat with a plastic tray and metal frame. The high chairs measure about 36 inches high and 24 inches wide. There is a printed white “babyhome” logo shaped like a backwards letter “h” on the seatback.  The recalled high chairs have lot numbers: BH00301/01-2012, BH00303/07-2012, BH00304/09-2012 and BH00304/09-2012. The lot numbers are located on a sticker affixed to the bottom of the footrest.

Sold at: Juvenile product stores nationwide including USA Baby, Magic Beans and RC Willey and online at Amazon.com, Babiesrus.com and Diapers.com from March 2012 through February 2013 for about $150.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the high chairs immediately and contact BabyHome USA to receive a free crotch restraint repair kit.

Consumer Contact: BabyHome USA Inc. toll-free at 888.758.5712 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.babyhome.es and click on Eat Recall for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

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