2018 Recalls

2018 Recalls

Because the toy industry designs its products specifically for children, toys are held to a high standard of safety. Although toy recalls are rare, they are an important part of a robust safety system, creating a “safety net” that helps to remove faulty product from the distribution chain and, when necessary, out of consumers’ homes.

Handi-Craft Recalls Dr. Brown’s Lovey Pacifier & Teether Holders Due to Choking Hazard

Cameron Company Recalls Children’s Tents Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Home DepotWASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Date: March 15, 2018

Recall Number: 18-126

Name of product: Dr. Brown’s Lovey pacifier & teether holders

Units: About 590,000 (in addition, about 10,500 were sold in Canada)

Hazard: The snap can detach from the pacifier’s ribbon, posing a choking hazard for young children.

Remedy: Consumer should immediately take the recalled holders away from young children and contact Handi-Craft for further instructions to receive a replacement product or comparable merchandise of equal or lesser value.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received a total of 67 reports of the ribbon fraying and the snap detaching. No injuries have reported.

Description: This recall involves Dr. Brown’s Lovey pacifier & teether holders. The holders were sold in eight styles: Giraffe, Zebra, Turtle, Reindeer (Special Holiday Edition), Frog (Special Holiday Edition), Spring Bunny (Special Holiday Edition), Deer and Bunny. Only holders with the following lot codes are included in this recall: RICH0615; RICH0715; RICH0815; RICH1215; RICH0516; RICH0616; RICH0716; RICH1116; RICH1016; RICH0916; RICH1216; RICH0317; RICH0417; RICH0517; RICH0617; RICH0717; RICH0817; RICH0917. The lot codes are printed on the tag attached to the holder.  Consumers can confirm lot codes included in the recall at www.drbrownsbaby.com/recall-lovey

Sold At: Bed Bath & Beyond, H-E-B Grocery, K-Mart, Target, Toys ‘R Us/Babies ‘R Us, Wal-Mart and various stores nationwade and online at Amazon.com from August 2015 to March 2018 for about $10

Importer(s): Handi-Craft Company, of St. Louis, Mo

Distributor(s): Handi-Craft Company, of St. Louis, Mo

Manufacturer(s): Yangzhou Rich Arts & Crafts Co., Ltd., of Yang Zhou City, China

Manufactured in: China

Cameron Company Recalls Children’s Tents Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot

Cameron Company Recalls Children’s Tents Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Home DepotWASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Date: March 14, 2018

Recall Number: 18-123

Name of product: Playtime Pals Pop-Up Hideaway Hut children’s tents

Units: About 84,000

Hazard: The fiberglass rod that supports the tent can break, splinter and become sharp, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 270 reports of tent rods breaking, including two reports of bruises and lacerations.

Description: This recall involves the Playtime Pals Pop-Up Hideaway Hut animal themed children’s tent. The tent has four animal themes: hippo (pink), dog (brown), shark (blue) and tiger (orange). All have a fiberglass rod that springs to deploy the tent to shape and provides the support for the nylon shell.

Sold At: Home Depot stores nationwide during November 2017 for about $13.

Importer(s): Jewett Cameron Company, of North Plains, Ore. 

Distributor(s): Jewett Cameron Company, of North Plains, Ore. 

Manufacturer(s): Jinhua Longyou Import and Export Co., of China

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tents and return them to Home Depot for a full refund or store credit.

Radio Flyer Recalls Electric Wagons Due to Injury Hazard

Radio Flyer children’s eWagonWASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Date: March 14, 2018

Recall Number: 18-122

Name of product: Children’s eWagons

Units: About 5,000

Hazard: Improper wiring can activate the wagon’s motor unintentionally, posing an injury hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of the wagon’s motor activating unintentionally. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Radio Flyer’s eWagon children’s battery-operated electric wagons. When force is applied to the wagon’s electric handle, the motor activates to power the wagon. The foldable wagon is constructed of red and gray fabric and a steel frame and measures about 41 inches long, 25 inches wide, and 42 inches tall. The wagon has a removable canopy, two seats with seatbelts, four cup holders, a storage pouch, a removable battery and a telescoping handle where the power button is. The Radio Flyer logo is printed on each side of the wagon. Only wagons with model number 3912/3912A are included in this recall. The model number can be found on the handle warning label located near the pivoting joint.

Sold At: Toys “R” Us stores nationwide and online at www.radioflyer.com and www.toysrus.com from August 2017 through January 2018 for about $350.

Importer(s): Radio Flyer Inc., of Chicago, Ill.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wagons and contact Radio Flyer for a full refund. 

Consumer Contact: Radio Flyer at 800-621-7613 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.radioflyer.com and click “Product Recalls” for more information.

VTech Recalls Lights & Lullabies Travel Mobiles Due to Injury Hazard

VTech Recalls Lights & Lullabies Travel Mobiles Due to Injury HazardWASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Date: January 25, 2018

Recall Number: 18-084

Name of product: Lights & Lullabies travel mobiles

Units: About 37,000 in the U.S. (In addition, 4,800 were sold in Canada

Hazard: The clamp attaching the mobile to the crib rail can break causing the mobile to fall, posing an injury hazard to an infant in the crib.

Incidents/Injuries: Vtech has received six reports of the clamp cracking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves VTech Lights & Lullabies Travel mobiles. The recalled mobiles were sold in blue and pink. The model numbers are 80-503000 (blue) and 80-503050 (pink). The pink mobile was sold exclusively at Amazon.com. The mobile has a white and pink or white and blue plastic arm that clamps onto the side of a crib. It has three star attachments that hang from the top. The mobile has a music button that plays music, nature sounds and nursery rhymes. The mobile measures 5 inches wide by 15.8 inches tall.The model numbers are printed on the battery compartment door.

Sold At: Kmart, Walmart and online at Amazon.com and zulily.com from February 2017 through November 2017 for about $25.

Importer(s): VTech Electronics North America LLC, of Arlington Heights, Ill.

Distributor(s): VTech Electronics North America LLC, of Arlington Heights,Ill.

Manufacturer(s): VTech Electronics Ltd, of China

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mobiles and contact Vtech for a full refund or a replacement product.

Consumer Contact: VTech at 800-521-2010 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at vtechkids.com and click on Support for more information or register online at https://www.vtechkids.com/support/support_form.

VTech Recalls Infant Rattles Due to Choking Hazard

VTech Recalls Infant Rattles Due to Choking Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Date: January 25, 2018

Recall Number: 18-083

Name of product: Shake & Sing Elephant Rattles

Units: About 280,000

Hazard: The ears on the elephant rattles can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall involves Vtech Shake and Sing Elephant rattle with model number 80-184800. The rattle has a purple elephant with yellow and blue ears at one end and a black and white plastic teething ring at the other end. VTech is stamped on the elephant. The rattle is about seven inches long and the number 1848 is printed on the back of the rattle adjacent to the battery door. The rattle sings when a button is switched on.

Sold At: Walmart, Kmart, Meijer, Mills Fleet Farm, Seventh Avenue, and online at Amazon.com and zulily.com from November 2015 through November 2017 for about $8.

Importer(s): VTech Electronics North America LLC, of Arlington Heights, Ill.

Distributor(s): VTech Electronics North America LLC, of Arlington Heights, Ill.

Manufacturer(s): VTech Electronics Ltd, of China

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled rattles and contact VTech for a full refund or credit for a replacement product.

Consumer Contact: VTech at 800-521-2010 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at vtechkids.com  and click on Support for more information or at https://www.vtechkids.com/support/support_form.

Fashion Accessory Bazaar Recalls Fidget Spinner Keychains Due to Choking Hazard

Fashion Accessory Bazaar Recalls Fidget Spinner Keychains Due to Choking Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Date: January 24, 2018

Recall Number: 18-082

Name of product: Fidget spinner keychains

Units: About 20,000

Hazard: The center post on the fidget spinner can become loose or fall out, posing a choking hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall involves Pokemon fidget spinner keychains. The keychains have a silver metal key ring with a metal bar attached to it with a Pokemon-themed fidget spinner on the end of the metal bar. The fidget spinner is red and white in the center and yellow around the outside. They measure about ½ inch high by 2 1/2 inches wide by 4 ½ inches long.

Sold At: Bonita Marie Int., Gamestop, Wonderland stores and others nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other websites from September 2017 through November 2017 for between $7 and $10.

Importer(s): Fashion Accessory Bazaar, of New York, N.Y.

Distributor(s): Fashion Accessory Bazaar, of New York, N.Y.

Manufacturer(s): Fashion Accessory Bazaar, of New York, N.Y.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled keychains and contact Fashion Accessory Bazaar for instructions on how to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Fashion Accessory Bazaar toll-free at 888-320-3299 any time, email at supportdesk@fabny.com  or online at  www.fabny.com and click on “Recall Information” for more information.