Toy Recall Alert: Tumblekins

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I am always on the lookout for toy recalls – since so many toys these days are not made safely. The latest warning is for International Playthings Tumblekins toys. The company has now recalled over 30,000 of its Chinese-made Tumblekins wooden toys and play sets.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission released a warning to the public after several complaints and then subsequent testing that showed that the toys can easily break into sharp pieces that could well become a possible choking or laceration hazard.

Even though no injuries have been reported so far, we still recommend returning the toy right away to the store in which it was purchased – and they’ll give you a credit or a refund.

The recall of the toys, which were sold through most of last year, include the Tumblekins farm set, fire station, police car, roadster, off-roader, fire truck and school bus.

Build-A-Bear Recalls Colorful Hearts Bears

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Popular North American retailer Build-A-Bear has recalled 300,000 of their teddy bears due to issues with the bear’s plastic eyes falling out and choking children.

The Build-A-Bear Workshop company has issued the urgent warning for the Chinese-made Colourful Hearts Teddy Bears, which it sells in both the U.S. and Canada. This is the third time this year the DIY stuffed bear store has had attention drawn to the safety of it’s primarily Chinese-made products.

Build-A-Bear spokesman Jill Saunders said the problem may have been ‘substandard fabric’ and that they “discovered the issue while doing ongoing quality and safety checks and immediately reported the issue to the CPSC and began the recall process. That we have conducted three product recalls this year despite the fact that we have not received a single injury report related to any of those three products clearly demonstrates how seriously we take product safety.”

Build-A-Bear has advised buyers to contact their PR firm at 866-236-5683 with additional questions.

Target Recalls Kids Halloween Frog Masks

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Target have issued a voluntary recall for these frog masks that Target has been selling. They say the plush frog mask lacks proper ventilation, posing a suffocation hazard.

Some 3,400 hundred masks, made in China, were sold at Target stores nationwide over the past two months.

No incidents have been reported. If you bought one of these masks, return it to a Target store for a full refund.

Ikea BUSA Kids Tents Recalled

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About 58,000 IKEA children’s folding tents have been recalled after reports indicate that the wire frame may break and create a potential laceration or puncture hazard for children.

The IKEA tent recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on October 6, after three incidents involving the tents were reported. One of the reports involved an injury, but the severity of the injury and whether it involved a child were not released.

The CPSC has determined that the tent’s steel wire frame can break, which can cause sharp wire ends to stick through the tent fabric. This puts children and other occupants in danger of laceration or puncture wounds.

Little Tikes Recall Toy Tool Sets

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Little Tikes has expanded a recall of toy tool sets with pieces that can pose a choking hazard to small children.

The Hudson-based company, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, issued a voluntary recall of 1.7 million Little Tikes Workshop and Tool Sets Sept. 28.

In 2009, Little Tikes recalled 1.6 million toy workshop sets and trucks with the same toy nail.

The toys have “oversized plastic toy nails that can pose a choking hazard to young children,” according to a press release from the company.

Twirlla Wooden Rattle Recalled in US and Canada

Twirla Rattle recall

Health officials in North America have advised parents to stop allowing kids to use the Twirlla Wooden Rattle because of a possible choking hazard. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada announced the voluntary recall earlier this week.

No incidents or injuries have been reported, but experts suggest that the rattle’s parts have a high breakage potential.

About 3,300 rattles were sold in the U.S. and 145 in Canada.

Clip-on Baby Chairs Recalled

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission just released a report that says that several versions of the “metoo” clip-on chairs imported by Colorado-based phil&teds, can detach from a table, which will cause the child in the chair to fall to the floor.

The CPSC and the company received 19 reports of falling chairs, five of which involved injuries that included crushed fingers, or other serious cuts or bruising.

More than 50,000 of the chairs are being recalled. The chairs were sold at Target and Toys R Us, as well as online retailers including Amazon.com and at philandteds.com.