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The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a number of recalls this week relating to products for children.  Please check the list below to make sure you do not have one of the affected products.  Included in each link is a description of the product, where and when it was sold, instructions to alleviate the issue, and a picture or visual aid to help with identification. 

1. Laugh & Learn(tm) Kitchen Toys Recalled by Fisher-Price Due To Choking Hazard 2. Hunter Fan Recalls Humidifiers for Fire Hazard

3. Swimways Corp. Recalls “Skippy” Pool Toys Due to Laceration Hazard

4. Northern Tool & Equipment Recalls “Big Red” Wagons Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard 5. International Sourcing Ltd. Recalls Toy Dragster and Funny Car Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

6. Toy Cars Recalled by Dollar General Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

7. Schylling Associates Recalls Duck Family Collectable Toy Due To Violation of Lead Paint Standard

8. Additional Spinning Top Recalled by Schylling Associates Due To Violation of Lead Paint Standard

9. Schylling Associates Recalls Dizzy Ducks Music Box Due To Violation of Lead Paint Standard

10. Schylling Associates Recalls Collectable Toy Robot Due To Violation of Lead Paint Standard  

11. Spin Master Recalls Aqua Dots – Children Became Unconscious After Swallowing Beads

12. Cribs Sold By Bassettbaby Recalled Due to Entrapment and Strangulation Hazard: Sold Exclusively at Babies R Us13. Curious George Plush Dolls Recalled By Marvel Toys Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

14. Children’s Sunglasses Recalled by Dollar General Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

Wooden Thomas and Mattel Toy Recall

Two major toy manufacturers have issued recalls recently in relation to lead-based paints that were used on their products.  The latest recall has been announced by Mattel Corporation, parent company of Fisher Price.  Toys that are affected include TV-related characters (Dora, Sesame Street and Diego) that were purchased since May 2007.  You can take a look at their pictoral product recall list by following this link.

RC2 Corporation, one of the producers of the Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway toys, issued a recall earlier this year on specific wooden trains and accessories that were purchased between January 2005 and June 2007.  To see a complete listing of their product recalls, please follow this link.

Both companies are being highly cooperative in the recall process and are remorseful that their products contain a potentially harmful substance. 

Please, if your household has any of these products, follow the directions for returning and replacing the items as soon as possible.  Thank you.

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