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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

Shop Safely for Holiday Toys

In an effort to help you shop more safely, we’re gathering as many resources as possible into our new Toy Safety Guide. It includes general information about toy manufacturing, safe use of toys, links to safety statements from our vendors, and links to other informative resources on the internet. Please contact us if you have additional resources that you think we should include.

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