News | Published September 23, 2013

Recent product recalls

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

Name of product: Children’s one-piece footed pajamas by The Children’s Place

Hazard: The footed pajamas fail to meet the federal flammability standard for children’s sleepwear, posing a burn hazard to children. The garments are being recalled, because they do not meet the tight-fitting sizing requirements.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves three styles of The Children’s Place bunny-themed one-piece cotton footed pajamas. One style is pink with dark pink bunnies and a ruffle at the neck. It was sold in size 9-12 months. This style has a sewn-in label at the side seam with both 2158 and one or more of the following numbers: 042521, 042523, 042571, 042572, 042774 or 042816. The other two styles are both blue/green with bunnies on the feet and bunny print fabric. They were sold in sizes 9-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 2T and 3T. One style has bunnies with eyeglasses. The other has bunnies and yellow chicks. Both styles have a sewn-in label at the side seam with both 2598 and one or more of the following numbers: 030647, 030779, 038826, 670409, 670602, 670603 or 945210. “Made with love by PLACE” with a heart outline is printed at the neck of the pajamas. 

Sold exclusively at: The Children’s Place stores nationwide and online at www.childrensplace.com from January 2012 through May 2013 for about $15

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled pajamas away from children and return them to any The Children’s Place store for a full refund.

Consumer contact: Contact The Children’s Place toll-free at 877.752.2387 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm ET Monday through Friday, or go online at www.childrensplace.com and click on Customer Service for more information.

 

Name of product: Children's books titled “Count my Kisses, 1, 2, 3” and “Red, Green, Blue, I Love You” by Hachette Book Group

Hazard: A metal rod holding small beads on the cover of books can detach and release small parts that present a choking hazard. A detached metal bar can expose a sharp edge posing a laceration hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries have been reported.

Description: The board-shaped children’s books have cut out covers that serve as a handle and include an embedded bar in the handle with beads for children to play with. “Ages 3+” is printed on the back covers and the ISBN numbers are also on the back covers near the bar code. Two titles are included: Count my Kisses, 1, 2, 3, ISBN: 978-0-316-13354-8, has five colored cylindrical wooden beads with printed hearts on the rod; and, Red, Green, Blue, I Love You, ISBN: 978-0-316-13353-1, has five colored circular wooden beads on the metal rod.

Sold at: Barnes & Noble, online at Amazon.com and by other booksellers and retailers from June 2013 to August 2013 for about $8

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled books away from children and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Contact Hachette Book Group at 888.965.5802 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm ET Monday through Friday, or go online at www.hachettebookrecall.com or www.hachettebookgroup.com and click on the link in the Recall/Important Safety Notice box on the home page for more information.

 

Name of product: Monster Science Growing Spiders by Be Amazing! Toys

Hazard: The soft and colorful product (water-absorbing polymer balls) can be mistaken by a child for candy. When the marble-sized toy is ingested, it can expand inside a child’s body and cause intestinal obstructions, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration and could be life threatening. The toys do not show up on an x-ray and need surgery to be removed from the body.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries have been reported. CPSC is aware of one incident with a similar water absorbing polymer ball product in which an 8-month-old girl ingested the ball and it had to be surgically removed.

Description: This recall involves Monster Science Growing Spider toy sets, model number 7280. The sets contain marble-sized polymer ball “spider eggs” that can absorb from 300 to 800 times their weight in water and can grow up to eight times their original size. The sets consist of one polymer spider and three “spider eggs.” The Be Amazing! Toys star logo and the words Monster Science Growing Spider, Ages 8+, Just drop in water, Grow Giant Spider Eggs and Eggs Grow Up to 8X Original Size are printed on the front of the packaging. The model number is on the bottom of the back of the packaging. The front and back of the packaging have warnings not to use the toy without adult supervision.

Sold at: Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores nationwide from August 2011 to August 2013, Spirit Halloween stores nationwide from August 2011 to November 2011 and from August 2012 to November 2012, and Target stores nationwide from September to November 2012 for between $3 and $5

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take this recalled toy away from children and contact Be Amazing! Toys for a refund.

Consumer Contact: Contact Be Amazing! Toys toll-free at 877.798.9795, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET Monday through Friday, or go online at www.beamazingtoys.com, then click on Safety Recall at the bottom of the page for more information. 

 

Name of product: Jumbo Size and Jumbo Multipurpose Cosmo Beads Toys by Eco-Novelty

Hazard: The hard and colorful toy (water-absorbing polymer beads) can be easily mistaken for candy by a child. When the bead is ingested, it expands and can cause intestinal obstructions inside a child’s body, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration and could be life threatening. The toys need surgery to be removed from the body. Similar toys have not shown up on X-rays.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries have been reported. CPSC is aware of one incident where an 8-month-old girl ingested a similar water-absorbing polymer ball that had to be surgically removed. 

Description: Cosmo Beads Jumbo Size Colorful Water Balls and Jumbo Multipurpose Colorful Water Balls toys are being recalled. The toys are water absorbing beads that when placed in water will hydrate up to the size of a racquetball. On the front of the toy packages it states Cosmo Beads ™ Colorful Water Balls, Just Add Water, Biodegradable, Non-toxic and Colorfast. The packages have yellow and black color on the upper left corner and red in the lower right corner. The beads can be seen through an oval, cellophane window near the bottom of the package.

Sold at: Amazon.com, ifleemarket.com and crystalsoilusa.com from June 2011 through August 2013 for between $2 and $20

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take this recalled toy away from children and contact Eco-Novelty for a refund.

Consumer Contact: Contact Eco Novelty Corp. at 231.222.4200 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET Monday through Friday, or email admin@econoveltycorp.com.

 

Name of product: Sulley character stuffed animal by Build-A-Bear

Hazard: The stuffed animal’s eye can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries have been reported.

Description: Sulley is a furry blue creature from the Monsters movies. The Build-A-Bear stuffed monster is covered in blue furry fabric with purple spots, horn on its head and has blue eyes measuring about one inch in diameter. The stuffed monster is about 17 inches high and 10.5 inches wide. Tracking label ending with 4384 or 4385 for USA and 4378 for Canada can be found on a sewn in label on the backside of the leg of the stuffed monster. 

Sold at: Build-A-Bear Workshop stores and online at www.buildabear.com during June 2013 for about $23.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled Sulley from children and return it to any Build-A-Bear Workshop store to receive a coupon for any stuffed animal from Build-A-Bear Workshop.

Consumer Contact: Contact Build-A-Bear toll-free at 866.236.5683 between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm CT Monday through Friday, on Saturday between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm CT and on Sunday between 10:00 am and 7:00 pm CT., or go online at www.buildabear.com. You may also email the firm at ProductHotline@buildabear.com.   

 

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