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NEWS from CPSC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2011
Release #11-334
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 321-0183
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Little Tikes Expands Recall of Toy Workshop and Tool Sets Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Little Tikes® Workshop and Tool Sets

Units: More than 1.7 million additional units (about 1.6 million toy workshop sets and trucks with the same toy nails were recalled in August 2009)

Manufacturer: Little Tikes, of Hudson, Ohio

Hazard: The recalled workshop and tool sets have oversized, plastic toy nails that can pose a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has reported two additional incidents, occurring prior to the August 2009 recall, of children who choked when the toy nail became lodged in their throat. Both children were treated in a hospital and made a full recovery.

Description: This recall involves the toy nails sold as part of 11 additional models of Little Tikes® Workshop and tool sets listed below. The toy nails are oversized, plastic, and about 3 1/4 inches long by 1 1/4 inch in diameter. The nails are either red or blue and have a large round head; below the nail head there is a plastic ridge, slightly smaller than the nail head and about 1 inch in diameter. The model number may be found on some of the products.

Sold by: Mass merchandise retailers nationwide from 1990 through 2004 for between $25 and $100.

Manufactured in: United States and China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the toy nails away from young children and contact the firm for free replacement toy nails.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Little Tikes at (800) 321-0183 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.littletikes.com

Picture of plastic toy nails


Model # Name Picture Sold
4491 Workshop Picture of Workshop 1994 – 1995
4601 Deluxe Workshop Picture of Deluxe Workshop 1996 – 1999
0827 Carry Along Workshop Picture of Carry Along Workshop 1997 – 1998
4765 Revv ‘n Roar Mechanics Workshop Picture of Revv 'n Roar Mechanics Workshop 1997 – 1999
0627 Carry Along Tool Caddy Picture of Carry Along Tool Caddy 1996 – 2002
4174 Home Center Workshop Picture of Home Center  Workshop 2001 – 2002
4789 Workbench Picture of Workbench 1997 – 1998
4071 Little Tikes Workshop Picture of Little Tikes  Workshop 1990 – 1994
0014 Kohl’s Workshop Tool Set No image available 2000
4497 Menard’s Home Center Workshop Picture of Menard's Home Center Workshop 2003 – 2004
4201 Action Power Workshop Picture of Action Power Workshop 2002 – 2004

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2011
Release #11-335
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (305) 622-7122 collect
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

LM Import & Export Recalls Toy Cars Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Toy cars

Units: About 1,900

Manufacturer: LM Import & Export, Inc., of Miami, Fla.

Distributor: Mega Wholesales Corporation, of Miami, Fla.

Hazard: Surface paint on the toy cars contains excessive levels of lead, a violation of the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The products are sold in packages of four or six toy cars which are painted in silver, black or blue with red stickers with “super,” “max” and “racing” labeled on the top and sides of the cars. The 4” plastic car sets have item numbers “43835” and “43836” printed on a white label on the back of the cardboard packaging. “Gallop X” or “RACING CARS” is also printed on the product packaging.

Sold exclusively at: Mega Wholesale stores throughout Miami, Florida from September 2010 through January 2011 for between about $2 and $3 per set.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take these toys away from children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact LM Import & Export collect at (305) 622-7122 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. LM Import & Export will accept collect calls.

Picture of recalled Gallop X toy cars Picture of recalled toy Racing Cars

Recall NEWS from CPSC – May 5th

Disney Princess Plastic Trikes Recalled by Kiddieland Due to Laceration Hazard

Name of Product: Disney Princess Plastic Racing Trikes

Units: About 9,000 in the U.S. and 700 in Canada

Manufacturer: Kiddieland Toys Limited, of Scituate, Mass.

Hazard: The plastic castle display and the princess figures protruding from the top of the handle bar pose a laceration hazard if a child falls on it.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Kiddieland have received three reports of children suffering facial lacerations.

Description: This recall involves the Disney Princess Plastic Racing Trikes. The trikes are pink and fuchsia with a purple seat and wheels. On top of the handlebar, there is a rotating castle display surrounded by three princess figures. “Disney Princess” is printed on the label in front of the trike just below the handlebar.

Sold at: Target, JCPenney, Meijer and H.E.B. stores nationwide and online from January 2009 through April 2011 for about $50.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the trikes away from children and contact Kiddieland for a free replacement handlebar with an enclosed rotating display.

For More: CPSC

Tween Brands Recalls Beaded Curtains Due to Risk of Entrapment and Strangulation; Sold Exclusively at Justice Stores

Name of Product: Beaded Curtains

Units: About 36,000

Importer: GMA Accessories Inc., of New York, N.Y.

Distributor: Tween Brands Inc., d/b/a Justice, of New Albany, Ohio

Hazard: The beaded curtains are prone to entanglement. When an adult or child plays with or runs through the beaded curtains, the risks of entanglement and strangulation are posed.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of consumers becoming entangled in the curtains. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves two styles of Justice-brand beaded door curtains, the diamond beaded curtain, and the disco ball beaded curtain. These multi-colored curtains are used as a decorative divider in a doorway and measure 72 inches long. Each curtain is sold with two plastic mounting brackets, each measuring 12 inches wide. The name of the product is printed on the packaging and the curtains have tracking numbers 904598.1735 and 904597.1735 printed on labels located on one of the mounting brackets and on the packaging.

Sold at: Justice stores nationwide and online from August 2010 through March 2011 for approximately $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled curtains and return them to any Justice store for a full refund.

For More: CPSC

Children’s Scooters Recalled by Kiddieland Due to Laceration Hazard

Name of Product: Lights and Sounds Children’s Scooters

Units: About 16,000 in the United States and 700 in Canada

Manufacturer: Kiddieland Toys Limited, of Scituate, Mass.

Hazard: A child’s finger can get caught in the hinge mechanism between the steering column and the platform, posing a laceration hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Kiddieland have received two reports of children whose fingers got caught in the hinge mechanism and required stitches.

Description: This recall involves three models of Kiddieland “Lights and Sounds” three-wheeled scooters including a red Spiderman, a blue Thomas & Friends™ and a pink girl’s scooter. The scooters have buttons on the handle that play music and sounds. “Kiddieland” is molded on the back of the steering mechanism. Spiderman or Thomas & Friends™ are found on the steering mechanism and platform. The girl’s model has butterflies on the platform.

Sold at: Toys R Us and JCPenney from January 2009 through February 2011 for about $40

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled scooters away from children and contact Kiddieland for a free repair kit.

For More: CPSC

Sandbox Medical, LLC Recalls Pacifier Clip Due to Choking Hazard

Name of Product: Pacifier Clip

Units: About 6,000

Manufacturer: Sandbox Medical, LLC of Pembroke, Mass.

Hazard: The clip can break apart, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Sandbox Medical has received two reports that the clip broke apart during use. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the Cheaper Keeper pacifier clip that attaches a pacifier to a child’s clothing. It is a clear plastic clip secured by a pink ribbon with a velcro closure.

Sold at: Sandbox Baby’s website – from February 2011 through March 2011 for about $3.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the pacifier clip and throw it away. Consumers should contact Sandbox Medical for a free replacement.

For More: CPSC

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