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2009 Product Recalls

2009 Product Recalls of Baby and Toddler Toys and Gear

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Do you have any of these unsafe items in your home? Do you know anyone who does? All of these items were recalled in 2009 because they are dangerous to your children or your family. If you see something you own, stop using it immediately. Most companies offer free repair kits or replacements and many will give you a full refund.

Shakespeare Casting Game and Fishing Kits

Shakespeare Casting Game and Fishing Kits
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Shakespeare Casting Game and Fishing Kits are being recalled because a label on the toy has high levels of lead. About 2,600 were sold for about $15 at specialty fishing retailers from Nov. 2008 through Jan. 2009. There have been no reports of injury. These items were made in China and are described by the Consumer Product Safety Commission as follows:

    "A red and blue rod and reel with red foam targets and hook. The label is found on the front of the reel and reads 'Casting Fun.' "

Stop using the product and visit the company's Web site or call (800) 466-5643 to obtain a full refund.

Infantino Infant Toys

Infantino Tag Along Chime Trio
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These Infantino Toys are being recalled because there is a blue metal fabric that can come off and cause a choking hazard. About 180,000 were sold for about $10-20 at stores like Wal-Mart and Target from June 2007 through Feb. 2009. There have been no reports of injury, though 45 people have reported that the fabric detached from the toy. These items were made in China and have the following model numbers and names:

  • Infantino Lil' Chef Set, Model 158-201 and 558-201
  • Infantino Activity Stacker, Model 158-202
  • Infantino Tag Along Chime Trio, Model 150-3092

Stop using the product and visit the company's Web site or call (888) 808-3111 to obtain a free replacement toy.

Alpargatas Children's Flip Flops

Alpargatas Children's Flip Flops
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These flip flops are being recalled because some of the paint contains lead. About 210,000 were sold for about $15-24 at department and specialty stores from Nov. 2006 through Feb. 2009. There have been no reports of injury. These items were made in Brazil and include the following model names:

    Baby Estampas, Baby Pets, Kids Apple, Kids Fairy, Kids Flores, Kids Lighthouse, Kids Monsters, Kids Surf, Baby Letrinhas, Kids Sports, Kids Candies, Kids Fun, Kids Love, Kids Sereias, Kids Speed, Kids Lucky Bug, Kids Pets, Kids Rock, Kids Slim, Kids Wonder Woman, Kids Small Flowers and Kids Tropical w/Kit.

Stop using the flip flops and visit the company's Web site or call (888) 289-5306 to obtain a replacement.

Baby Necessities Pacifiers

Baby Necessities Pacifiers
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The nipples on these pacifiers can separate from the base, causing a choking hazard. They were made in China and sold at various dollar stores from Aug. 2007 to Jan. 2009. No injuries have been reported.

Stop using the product and visit the company's Web site or call OKK Trading collect at (877) 655-8697 to obtain a repair kit.

Fisher Price 3-in-1 High Chairs

Fisher Price 3-in-1 High Chair
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According to the CPSC, these Fisher Price 3-in-1 High Chairs (Product #P5369) are being recalled because "the seat can fall backwards from high chair frame if the booster seat release is unlatched while the child is in the product. Also, the seat back can detach if not fully snapped in place, posing a fall hazard and risk of serious injury to young children." Target sold these chairs from Dec. 2008 through March 2009 for about $100. One injury has been reported (a skull fracture) as a result of this problem.

Stop using the product and visit the company's Web site or call (800) 432-5437 to obtain a repair kit.

Cars Fleece Clogs Sold at Walmart

Cars Fleece Clogs
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These shoes have four wheels that can come off and cause choking. They were sold only at Walmart stores and came in infant and toddler sizes with the infant size having a strap in the back instead of a closed heel. The words "Buster Brown & Co." and "Disney" are printed on a tag inside the shoe. You can take them back to Walmart to get a full refund.

Simplicity Travel Tender Play Yards

Simplicity Travel Tender Play Yards
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These play yards are being recalled because the sides can drop unexpectedly and cause a fall or entrapment. The models affected are: 5500DRM, 5500WDS, 5500FEL, 5501FEL, 5502MON, 5520PRO, 5550HAN, 5700MAN, and 5750MIR. The company is no longer in business so consumers will need to contact the stores where the play yards were purchased for a refund or replacement:

Healthtex Zoo Pacifiers

Healthtex Zoo Pacifiers
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These pacifiers have been recalled because the nipples can easily separate from the base and cause choking. The CPSC describes the pacifiers as, "zoo pacifiers with animal cartoon figures as handles. The pacifier has a round-shaped mouth guard with three ventilation holes. 'Made in Spain' is printed on the handle side of the mouth guard and 'Mi Tosoro' is printed on the cardboard packaging." The pacifiers were sold at supermarkets and drug stores from Dec. 2002 through March 2009. Contact Healthtex at 866-348-5080 for a full refund or exchange.

SunKids Convertible Cribs

SunKids Convertible Cribs
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These convertible cribs (model number PY256) have a couple of serious issues. There's a problem with the mesh that can cause gaps between the sides and any mattress where a child's head can become entrapped and they can suffocate and there's also a problem with the drop-side latch. No injuries have been reported with this crib, but a baby died in a crib with an almost identical design. You can call the company at 888-268-8139 but there is no repair kit available. Instead, the company recommends you return the crib to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

Evenflo Envision High Chairs

Evenflo Envision High Chairs
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Much like the recall of the Majestic High Chairs, this recall involves problems with fasteners and screws on the sides of the chair. They can become loose or fall out and cause the seat back to detach or recline suddenly. The small parts also pose a choking hazard. More than 300 reports have been filed with more than 50 resulting injuries (mostly abrasions and bruises). The model numbers affected are: 2891321, 2891321A, 2891333, 2891351, 2891351A, 2891365, 2891375, 2891403, 2891403A, 2891466, 2891466A, 2891478, 2891536, 2891536A, 2891573, 2891586, 2892351 and 2892351A. Call Evenflo for a repair kit at 800-233-5921 or register for the recall at the company's Web site.
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