Playskool Talking Bench
Playskool is recalling its Team Talkin' Tool Bench after two children suffocated to death while playing. A 19-month-old boy from West Virginia and a 2-year-old boy from League City suffocated when oversized, plastic toy nails from the bench lodged in their throats. Playskool says the toy is intended for kids ages three and older but they are issuing a voluntary recall as a precaution.
The toy was sold from October of last year through September of this year. Call Playskool for information on returning the nails and for a gift certificate. That number is 1-800-509-9554. You can visit their website by (clicking here).
Cookie Monster Bath Doll
The fabric cookie in the Baby Cookie Monster plush doll's hand can be removed easily, posing a choking hazard. So, the Betesh Group is recalling the Baby Cookie Monster plush doll, packaged with certain Sesame Beginnings Make Music Together dvds. Wal-Mart sold the toys exclusively from March to July of this year. Using scissors, parents should remove the felt cookie and the thread. For more information, call Sesame Workshop at 1-800-986-1619 or (click here).
Kid Bath Set
Suave Kids Bath Sets also sold at Wal-Mart are being recalled. Items in the bath sets contain small parts that pose a choking hazard. Some of the handles on the case are long enough to strangle a child and the plastic carrying case poses a danger of suffocation. The recall involves Suave brand bath sets that contain a 2-in-1 shampoo, bath sponge and various other toy animal and character bath products. The bath sets were packaged in brightly colored vinyl bags with a clear window.
Style numbers involved in the recall are as follows: SVK 9498, 9499, 9501, 9506, 9507 and 9508. Wal-Mart sold the sets from March through June of this year for about $10. Return the store to where purchased for a refund. For more information call Almar Sales at 1-800-251-2522.
LEGO is recalling its LEGO Explore Super Trucks because wheels on the truck can detach, exposing a sharp metal axle. Two children suffered puncture wounds from the axle and another child fell when the wheel came off. Several retailers nationwide, including Toys R Us and Wal-Mart sold the toys from August 2002 through August 2004 for about $20. Contact LEGO for refund information. Their number is 1-800-718-1858 or (click here) for more information.
The Cayre Group is recalling its Candie's brand children's hoodie sweatshirts with drawstrings because of a strangulation hazard. Kohl's sold the sweatshirts from August through September of this year. The sweatshirts were sold in youth sizes, small through extra-large. They were sold in two colors, Blue Bell and Demitasse. Contact The Carye Group for a refund. That number is 1-800-284-3023 or visit the firm's website by (clicking here).
Roden Industries is recalling its Que Cute children's bathrobes. The robes do not meet sleepwear flammability standards. The bathrobes are made of 100% cotton terrycloth. The robes were sold in several color combinations including: white with pink pockets and a green collar; dark blue with yellow pockets and an orange collar; and light pink with a hood with pig ears, eyes, and nose. They were sold in infant and toddler sizes.
Ross sold the robes during February 2006 for about $4. Consumers can return the robes to any Ross store for a refund. For more information call Ross toll-free at 1-877- 455-7677 or (click here).
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