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: Beamerzzz™ Stuffed Animals with LED Flashlight
Hazard: LED flashlight wires can protrude through the stuffed toy, posing a laceration hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: One incident was reported involving a consumer who noticed an exposed wire. No injuries were reported.
Description: The recalled Beamerzzz stuffed toys come with LED flashlights sewn into the left paw. The toys are 12 inches high and come in five animal types. The model number can be found on the hang tag on the left ear. Affected toys are marked with manufacturing code 111208-02 on the sewn in label located in the left rear portion of the toy. The recalled styles are Baby Moose (Model # 3127FS); Baby Butter Cream Bear (Model #1229FS); Baby Smoky Black Bear (Model #1231FS); Baby Deer (Model #3136FS); and Baby Derby Elephant (Model #1927FS).
Sold at: Cabela's stores and online at Cabelas.com from September 2012 through November 2012 for about $15.
Manufactured by: Purr-Fection by MJC, Inc., Tualatin, Oregon.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take recalled toys away from children and contact Purr-Fection by MJC for a replacement toy.
Consumer Contact: Purr-Fection by MJC at 800.359.0254 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm PT Monday through Friday, or online at www.purr-fection.com and click on the orange product recall tab at the top of the page for more information.
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: 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.