CPSC Warns That Many Toys And Household Items Were Sold At Discount Stores After They Were Recalled

by in Parenting, Recalls


The U.S. Consumer Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning consumers that certain recalled products, originally sold at Meijer, Inc., were resold after the recall date due to an error. These recalled products were improperly disposed of by offering them for sale at discount retailers, dollar stores, liquidation firms, flea markets and thrift stores nationwide at various prices.

Because many of these items were recalled for replacement consumers are being asked to stop using these recalled products immediately and contact the recalling firms listed below to participate in their individual recall programs.  Often products that have been recalled return to store shelves so it is possible that shoppers were under the impression that products they were buying updated or retrofitted.

Innovage Discovery Kids™ Animated Marine and Safari Lamps

  • Recall Date: Feb. 9, 2010
  • Sale Dates: February 2010 through July 2011 (Black lamps were not included in this recall)
  • Hazard: A defect in the lamp’s printed circuit board can cause an electrical short, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
  • Remedy: Full refund
  • Contact: Call Innovage toll-free at (888) 232-1535 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s Web site at www.lamprecall.org or email info@lamprecall.org

 

Infantino “SlingRider” Baby Slings

  • Recall Date: March 24, 2010
  • Sale Dates: March 2010 through July 2011
  • Hazard: The slings pose a suffocation hazard to infants younger than four months of age.
  • Remedy: Free replacement product
  • Contact: Call Infantino toll-free at (866) 860-1361 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.infantino.com

Hoover® WindTunnel T-Series™ Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaners with Cord Rewind Feature

  • Recall Date: May 27, 2010
  • Sale Dates: May 2010 through July 2011
  • Hazard: The power cord is not properly routed or securely seated in the cord rewind assembly allowing the power cord to be pulled loose. This poses fire and shock hazards.
  • Remedy: Free repair
  • Contact: Call Hoover toll-free at (888) 891-2054 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.hoover.com/tseriesrewindrecall

Fisher-Price Ocean Wonders™ Kick & Crawl™ Aquarium (H8094)

  • Recall Date: Sept. 30, 2010
  • Sale Dates: September 2010 through July 2011
  • Hazard: The valve of the inflatable ball on these toys can come off and pose a choking hazard to young children.
  • Remedy: Free replacement kit
  • Contact: Call Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.service.mattel.com

Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Stand ‘n Play Rampway

  • Recall Date: Sept. 30, 2010
  • Sale Dates: September 2010 through July 2011
  • Hazard: The wheels on the purple and the green cars can come off, posing a choking hazard to young children.
  • Remedy: Free replacement cars
  • Contact: Call Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.service.mattel.com

 

Fisher-Price Barbie Tough Trikes (Model: M5727), Fisher-Price Kawasaki Tough Trikes (Model: N6021)

  • Recall Date: Sept. 30, 2010
  • Sale Dates: September 2010 through July 2011
  • Hazard: A child can strike, sit or fall on the protruding plastic ignition key resulting in serious injury, including genital bleeding.
  • Remedy: Free replacement key
  • Contact: Call Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.service.mattel.com

Munchkin Bathtub Subs

  • Recall Date: Oct. 18, 2010
  • Sale Dates: October 2010 through July 2011
  • Hazard: The intake valve on the bottom of the submarine toy can suck up loose skin, posing laceration hazard to children.
  • Remedy: Free replacement toy
  • Contact: Call Munchkin at (877) 242-3134 anytime or visit the company’s website at http://www.munchkin.com.

Sassy Refreshing Rings Infant Teethers/Rattles

  • Recall Date: Jan. 31, 2011
  • Sale Dates: January 2011 through July 2011
  • Hazard: Small pieces of the plastic ball can detach as a result of children chewing on the teether/rattle, posing an ingestion hazard.
  • Remedy: Free replacement toy
  • Contact: Call Sassy Inc. at (800) 323-6336 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.sassybaby.com

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