February Recall Round-Up: Child Product Recalls - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/28/05

February Recall Round-Up: Child Product Recalls

Infant Toy

Babies put everything in their mouths and that's one reason toys must be safe. That is exactly why the Reef Rocker infant toy is being recalled. The seam on the plastic balls can separate, releasing the small toy inside and posing a choking hazard. Wal-Mart sold the toys for $8-$10 from May 2004 though January 2005. You can return the toys to Wal-Mart for a refund or you can call Wal-Mart for more information 1-800-925-6278 or ( click here ).

2/28/05
February Recall Round-Up: Consumer Recalls
It's a supersize edition of Safety Solutions this week with twice the danger. We've divided the products into those you use and the ones your children use.

You can guarantee that you won't buy any recalled products at Wal-Mart. NewsChannel 11 spoke with a Wal-Mart representative. They say all recalled products are removed from their shelves including any cross merchandised areas, layaways and overstock areas. Then a sales restriction is placed on cash registers which blocks any of the affected merchandise from being sold.

Baby Walker

Another product being pulled from the shelves is a baby walker. Big Save International is recalling the walkers because they can fit through a standard doorway and are not designed to stop. Only model numbers 9026, 9028, 9090, 901-10 and 901-11 are included in the recall. Toy and juvenile product stores sold the walkers for between $15-$25 from June1998 through December 2004. Consumers should stop using the recalled walkers immediately and return the walkers to the retailer where purchased to receive a refund. For more information, call 1-800-626-9393.

Toy Cars

New Star Toys and Gifts is recalling two toy cars with parts that can break off and pose a choking hazard. The Funny Puzzle car or Funny Game car has an orange body, green interior and blue wheels. The Funny Cartoon car or Beautiful Music car has fifteen spinning blocks on one side. Toy and discount stores sold the toys for between $4-$6 from September 2004 through December 2004. For more information, call (888) 647-0051.

Dive Sticks

You could be diving for danger if your kids are playing with dive sticks. Dollar General is recalling dive sticks because children can fall or land on these sticks in shallow water and hurt themselves. The dive sticks are hard plastic in the shape of worms, fish and sea horses. They were sold at Dollar General stores from April to September 2004 for $1. Consumers should take these dive sticks away from children immediately and return them to Dollar General stores for a refund, or discard them. For more information, call 1-800-678-9258 or ( click here ).

Jumper Sets

K-mart sold denim jumper sets that are now being recalled. His International is recalling the jumpers because the paint on the buttons contain excessive lead levels. Consumers can return the jumpers to K-mart for a full refund. The recalled denim jumper sets are made of 100% cotton and were sold in three different styles. Style number 2814x is a long sleeve body suit with a flower applique jumper. Style number 2817x is a striped turtleneck with a heart pocket jumper and style number 2818x is a long sleeve body suit with a patchwork jumper. They were sold exclusively at K-mart stores nationwide from July 2004 to November 2004 for $13. For more information call His International at (888) 467-3990 or ( click here ).

X-Box

For the kid in all of us. Microsoft is recalling 14 million X-Box games that were shipped with defective power cords. The defect can result in minor burns or property damage. Games made before October 2003 are the only ones recalled. To get a replacement power cord, call 1-866-271-0450 or ( click here ). While waiting two to four weeks for your new power cord, Microsoft says turn off your X-Box console when not in use.

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