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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: