Archive for September, 2007

Pottery Barn Doll Stroller Recall

Lan Enterprises Recalls Doll Strollers After Child’s Finger Tip was Severed; Product Also Poses an Entrapment Hazard to Young Children
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.

Name of Product: Mini Zooper Doll Strollers

Units: About 21,000

Manufacturer: Lan Enterprises, of Beaverton, Ore.

Hazard: A child’s finger can become caught in the rectangular metal clip or the black plastic side hinge, and this can sever a child’s finger tip. Also, the strollers pose an entrapment hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Pottery Barn Kids has received three reports of serious lacerations, including one partial finger severing on a 2 year old boy.

Description: The Mini Zooper Doll Stroller has a silver metal frame with a bright pink cotton canvas seat cover. “Pottery Barn Kids” is printed on a label on the canvas seat cover.

Sold exclusively at: Pottery Barn Kids retail stores nationwide, catalog and Web site from October 2005 through June 2007 for about $50.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled doll strollers away from children and contact Pottery Barn Kids for instructions on receiving a repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Pottery Barn Kids at (888) 367-0144 between 7 a.m. and 12 a.m. ET daily or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.potterybarnkids.com

Firm’s Media Contact: Leigh Oshirak, at (415) 438-8106

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07317.html

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A Mom’s Work is Never Done

Here’s is a hilarious video for all my moms (and dads you’ll laugh too).

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Kolcraft Pack-n-Play

If you own a Kolcraft play yard, or pack-n-play, please go to the CPSC website and check the newest recall. This recall was the result of a baby being strangled in the changing table strap.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07315.html

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CPSC Recalls

I will try to keep any and all CPSC recalls that will likely affect our Kindermusik community updated on the blog. I know that you are all very concerned about keeping your children safe, and the high incidents of toys being recalled due to lead paint.

If you are not already receiving e-mails directly from CPSC to alert you to these recalls, you can register at www.cpsc.gov

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Target Children’s Gardening Tools and Chair Recall

Target Recalls Children’s Toy Gardening Tools and Chairs 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.

Name of Product: Happy Giddy Gardening Tools and Children’s Sunny Patch Chairs

Units: About 350,000

Importer: Target, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Manufacturer: Starite International Ltd., of Taiwan

Hazard: The surface paint on the recalled gardening tools and chairs contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall includes the Happy Giddy Gardening Tools and the Sunny Patch Children’s Chairs.

Gardening tools: caterpillar trowel with an orange and multi-colored handle; kitty cat broom with pink flowers and green handle; pink and green cultivator with a solid green tool portion and pink flowers on the handle; orange and green wood handle hoe and rake with orange flowers; pink and green shovel and trowel with pink flowers; green, orange and light blue snail push broom; multi-colored trowel, hoe, rake with orange on the tool body; multi-colored shovel with solid red on the shovel and eyes on the top of the handle; red and blue owl shaped broom with bristles painted blue, with yellow and black large eyes on the face.

Children’s Chairs: multi-colored children’s Sunny Patch chairs with a giraffe, monkey, and elephant on the back. The cloth seat and back are striped in orange, yellow, green and blue. The chameleon, butterfly and lady bug chair are not included in the recall.

Sold at: Target stores nationwide from August 2006 through August 2007 for between $3 and $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the products away from children and return the item to the nearest Target store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 pm. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.target.com

Here is the link for more information and pictures.

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More Thomas and Friends Recalls

RC2 Corp. Recalls Additional Thomas & Friends™ Wooden Railway Toys 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.

Name of Product: Various Thomas and Friends™ Wooden Railway Toys

Units: About 200,000 (1.5 million other Thomas & Friends railway toys were recalled on June 13, 2007)

Importer/Distributor: RC2 Corp., of Oak Brook, Ill.

Hazard: Surface paints on the toys can contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves five toys from the Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway product line: the all-black cargo car, toad vehicle, olive green sodor cargo box and all-green maple tree top and signal base accessories. The front of the packaging has the logo “Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway” in the upper left-hand corner. A tracking code may be located on the bottom of some of the products. Toys marked with codes containing “WJ” and “AZ” are not included in the recall.
Recalled Product Name & Tracking Codes
All-Black Cargo Car – Included only in the Brendam Fishing Dock Set. The car is labeled “CARGO CAR” and has
either no tracking code or one of the following codes on its undersides:

26833i 28233i 23243i00 24643i00 25343i00 27443i00 32043i00
34743i00 01553i00 04553i00 13353i00 14753i00 15453i00 18353i00

Cargo cars sold in other sets are not included.
Toad vehicle with brake lever – The vehicle is labeled “TOAD” and has the tracking code 16560W000 on its underside.
Olive Green Sodor Cargo Box – The side of the cargo box says “SODOR”, the box was included only in the Deluxe
Cranky the Crane Set.
All-Green Maple Tree Top and Green Signal Base Accessories – Included only in Conductor’s Figure 8 Sets.

Sold at: Toy stores and various retailers nationwide from March 2003 through September 2007 for between $10 and $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled toys away from young children immediately and contact RC2 Corp. for a replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact RC2 toll-free at (866) 725-4407 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at http://recalls.rc2.com

Here is the link for photos and more information

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A great resource

I’ve had a few parents ask me about the lacing spools we use in Our Time and Imagine That. I purchased them from Discount School Supply…along with other things you’ve seen in our Kindermusik classroom.

Here’s the link to the company, and I will also post it on our blogroll so you can find it later. Happy looking!

http://www.discountschoolsupply.com/Default.aspx

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