- Copyright © 2001 by the American Academy of Pediatrics
Children’s fleece pants
Gymboree Corp., of Burlingame, Calif., is recalling 125,000 children’s fleece pants because the cord locks on the pants can break off, posing a choking hazard to children.
Gymboree has received one report of a cord lock that broke off and was found in a child’s mouth, but no injuries have been reported.
The pants, sold in sizes 0-3T, have blue, gray, red or green pant legs, stitching around the knees, and a gray elastic waistband and black elastic drawcord. Gymboree’s Web site and stores nationwide sold these pants from September 2000 through February 2001 for about $15.
Return the pants to any Gymboree store for a refund. For more information, call (800) 222-7758 or visit www.gymboree.com.
Infant, toddler toys
Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y., is recalling 20,000 infant and toddler Intelli-Table toys because two red knobs can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Fisher-Price has received 32 reports of knobs breaking off toys, but no injuries have been reported.
The Intelli-Table, intended for children ages 9 to 36 months, is a plastic activity table with a blue removable top and three play rings. Model number 77148, manufactured from Sept. 25, 2000, through Oct. 7, 2000, is being recalled. The recalled models have a date code from 269(0) through 281(0) molded into the underside of the removable top.
Toy, mass merchandise and discount stores sold these toys nationwide from October 2000 through March 2001 for about $70.
Call Fisher-Price at (800) 220-7137 to order a free repair kit with replacement knobs. For more information, visit www.fisher-price.com.
Meijer Inc., of Grand Rapids, Mich., is recalling 5,000 All That Glitters light and glitter wands. The batteries can short-circuit, causing the handles to become hot and melt the plastic, resulting in possible burn injuries to children.
Meijer has received two reports of wands short-circuiting, with no injuries.
The light and glitter wand, about 9 inches long, has a gold handle with a plastic ball on top filled with pink liquid and glitter. Pushing on the bottom of the wand illuminates the ball.
Meijer stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio sold these wands from January 2000 through January 2001 for $2 to $4.
Return the wands to the store where purchased for a refund. For more information, call Meijer Inc. at (800) 543-3704 from the Midwest. From outside the Midwest, call collect at (616) 453-6711. Consumers also can visit www.meijer.com/qa/.
Baseball video games
Radica USA Ltd., of Dallas, is recalling 140,000 Play TV Baseball video games to replace the bats, which can separate during a swing and injure bystanders.
Radica USA has received seven reports of injuries.
Play TV Baseball video games plug into a television set and simulate hitting a baseball. Major retail stores nationwide sold the video games from June 2000 through January 2001 for $50.
For a free replacement bat and postage costs, send the bat, along with your name and address, to: Radica USA Ltd., 13628-A Beta Road, Dallas, TX 75244-4510. For more information, call (800) 803-9611 or visit www.radicagames.com.
Xanadu Candle Co., of Guatemala City, Guatemala, is recalling 2.8 million candles because they can burn with a high flame, posing a fire and burn hazard.
Xanadu Candle Co. has received seven reports of minor burns to consumers.
The candles, sold in glass containers, have a label on the bottom that reads, “Nature’s Preserves,” “Home Fragrance Filled” or “Spring Hydrangea.” The Nature’s Preserves candles include a 16-ounce canning jar filled with imitation fruit, a 10-ounce round container filled with imitation flowers, jars containing candy corn or jelly beans, containers filled with star or tree shapes, square-shaped jars containing imitation vegetables, and Beauty in Bloom botanical candles. The Home Fragrance candles are sold in iced tea/lemonade glasses, champagne flutes and sherbet glasses. The Spring Hydrangea candles are round containers filled with imitation flowers.
Bath & Body Works and White Barn Candle Co. stores nationwide sold these candles from June 1999 through January 2001 for $15 to $25.
Return candles to any Bath & Body Works or White Barn Candle Co. store for store credit and a $5 coupon, or for a cash refund. For more information, call (800) 395-1001.
Water bottles with girls’ bikes
Pacific Cycle LLC, of McFarland, Wis., is recalling 42,000 water bottles included in the handle bags of girls’ Mongoose Heart Breaker bicycles because the drinking valve on the cap can detach and pose a choking hazard.
Pacific Cycle has received two reports of drinking valves detaching, with no injuries.
The 12-ounce translucent blue water bottles have a white cap and a silver decal that bears the Heart Breaker logo. They are accessories to Mongoose Heart Breaker 16-inch blue girls’ bicycles.
The bicycles with water bottles were sold at Wal-Mart stores nationwide and on the Wal-Mart Web site from July 2000 through January 2001 for about $60.
To receive a replacement water bottle, call (800) 626-2811 or visit www.mongoose.com.
This recall does not include water bottles included with Roadmaster Heart Breaker bicycles.
Bungee baby jumpers
Cosco Inc., of Columbus, Ind., is recalling 171,000 bungee baby jumpers because the metal clasps can detach from the bungee cord and cause the unit to fall to the floor.
Cosco has received 82 reports of bungee jumpers falling to the floor, injuring 15 babies.
The Bungee Baby Jumper allows a baby to bounce while supported in a seat by an elastic bungee cord suspended from a doorway.
Model numbers 04-461 and 04-468 are being recalled. Model number 04-461 is the Bungee Jumper and model 04-468 is the Bungee Combo Pack, which consists of the Bungee Jumper and parts to convert the Bungee Jumper to a stationary exerciser. The stationary exerciser, called the Bungee Bouncer Exerciser, is not part of this recall.
Juvenile product, mass merchandise, discount department and specialty stores nationwide sold the Bungee Baby Jumpers from May 1996 through March 2001 for $40 to $50.
To receive a free repair kit, call (800) 314-9327 or visit www.coscoinc.com.
Safety 1st, of Canton, Mass., is recalling 100,600 baby wipe warmers because cracks in the warmers’ interior basin can allow moisture to contact the electrical components, and consumers touching the wipes could receive an electrical shock.
Safety 1st has received 17 reports of interior basins cracking, with no injuries.
Model number 26133 manufactured from December 1999 through January 2001 is being recalled. Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us stores nationwide sold the wipe warmers from December 1999 through March 2001 for about $20.
To receive a free liner for the interior basin that will prevent cracking, call (800) 964-8489 or visit www.safety1st.com.
Midwest of Cannon Falls Inc., of Cannon Falls, Minn., is recalling 2,000 novelty duck-shaped candles because when the candle burns, wax can ignite the paint on the duck, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
No injuries have been reported.
The 3½-inch-tall candles are shaped like a yellow duck with an orange beak, sitting on a green base. A label on the bottom of the candle has the UPC code 7 3849 38819 8.
Gift shops, drugstores and florists nationwide sold the candles from September 2000 through January 2001 for about $2.
Return the candles to the store where purchased for a refund. For more information, call (800) 776-2075 or visit www.midwestofcannonfalls.com.
Fleetwood EXIM Inc., of Grenada, Miss., is recalling 950,000 disposable cigarette lighters because the child-resistant mechanisms do not work.
No injuries have been reported.
The lighters are oval and tube shaped, with a roll-and-press type ignition mechanism. They have a blue, orange, red or clear transparent case and a chrome metal windshield surrounding the flame port.
Convenience, gas and grocery stores in the southeastern region of the United States sold the cigarette lighters from June 2000 through February 2001 for about $1.
Return the lighters to the store where purchased for a refund. For more information, call (888) 251-5252.
Double L Inc., of Charlotte, N.C., is recalling 180,000 multipurpose lighters because they can leak butane when ignited, causing a burst of flame.
Double L has received five reports of burns to consumers.
The lighters are 10½ inches long and have a black handle, red plastic trigger and on/off switch, and a silver-colored metal barrel.
The lighters were sold nationwide at Joann Stores, Family Dollar Stores, Bill Dollar Stores and Hancock Fabrics from December 1998 to December 1999 for $1 to $2.
Return the lighters to the store where purchased for a refund. For more information, call (800) 253-1399 or write to Double L Inc., P.O. Box 840, Matthews, NC 28106.