The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Food and Drug Administration have announced recalls of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed.
Product: Metal charms
Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, of Los Angeles
Hazard: The recalled charms contain high levels of lead that can cause adverse health effects.
Description: The recalled silver-colored metal charms were included as a free giveaway in certain Shirley Temple movie DVDs in specially marked pink boxes. Some DVD boxes contain only charms. Others contain charm bracelets with charms. The charms come in various shapes, including animals, hats,treble clefs and lollipops.
Sold at: Retail stores, by Web retailers and direct mail from August 2005 through April 2006 for $15 for single DVDs and $30 for gift box collections of three DVDs.
Remedy: Take the recalled charms away from children and contact the firm for information on how to return the charms and receive a free DVD.
Contact: Call (877) 541-2229 or visit www.dvdcharmrecall.com.
Product: InMotion trampolines
Manufacturer: Stamina Products Inc., of Springfield, Mo.
Hazard: If a person assembles the trampoline alone and the outside rail is released momentarily, the trampoline can snap back into the folded position and strike the person.
Incidents/injuries: Stamina has received 13 reports of injuries,including concussions, a rotated disc, facial bone fractures, six injuries requiring stitches, a corneal abrasion and chipped teeth.
Description: The round, black mini-trampoline measures 36 inches across and has six 7.5-inch long metal legs. Most mini-trampolines that have model numbers containing 35-1625 are included in the recall. Model 35-1625C and 35-1625CW units are not included in the recall.
Sold at: Wal-Mart, Play It Again Sports and other retail outlets nationwide and online sellers, including Wal-Mart.com,from August 2000 to March 2006 for about $20.
Remedy: Do not assemble or disassemble these mini-trampolines without the revised assembly instructions. Contact Stamina for new assembly instructions.
Contact: Call (800) 375-7520 or visit www.staminaproducts.com.
Product: “The Natural” Slingshot
Manufacturer: Daisy Manufacturing Co., of Rogers, Ark.
Hazard: If the slingshot band slips out of its frame during use, the ball at the end of the tubing can strike the user, resulting in serious facial injuries.
Incidents/injuries: Daisy has received at least three reports of injuries: a 12-year-old boy was blinded in one eye; a 16-year-old boy has decreased vision and an 11-year old boy suffered three broken teeth.
Description: The two metal frame slingshots recalled are Daisy Models ERG-100 and ERG-300, marketed under the name “The Natural.”The model number is written on the packaging. These slingshots have a sling made of bright green tubing with a black leather ammunition pouch and small balls inside the tubing where it connects to the frame. The smaller ERG-100 model has “Powerline Daisy Mfg. Rogers, AR” on the handle, while the same words are found on the adjustable wrist brace of the larger ERG-300 model.
Sold at: Discount department and sporting goods stores nationwide from June 2004 through March 2006. The ERG-100 model sold for $9, while the ERG-300 model sold for $17.
Remedy: Stop using the slingshots and contact Daisy for free pickup and either a refund or replacement with a comparable slingshot model.
Contact: Call (800) 713-2479.
DVD player batteries
Product: Battery packs sold with Disney-brand DVD players
Manufacturer: McNair Technology Co. Ltd., of China, and Unitech Battery Ltd., of China
Distributor: Memcorp Inc., of Weston, Fla.
Hazard: The battery packs sold with these DVD players can overheat and possibly burst when recharging, posing a risk of burns.
Incidents/injuries: Memcorp has received 17 reports of batteries overheating, including three reports of minor skin irritations and three reports of minor property damage.
Description: The battery pack was sold with Disney-brand personal DVD players with 3-inch screens. The following styles (model number) are recalled: princess (DP3500-PRN), fairy flowers (DP3500-FLR), Mickey classic(DP3500-MC), Mickey Mouse (DP3500-MKY) and Power Rangers (DP3500-POW).
Sold at: Discount and electronics stores nationwide, Disney theme parks and through the Disney catalog from April 2005 through March 2006 for$70 to $130.
Remedy: Stop using the battery pack immediately and contact Memcorp for a replacement rechargeable battery pack.
Contact: Call (800) 326-0315 or visit www.disneyelectronics.com.
Product: Children's necklaces
Importer: Selected Trading Corp., of Miami
Hazard: The recalled necklaces contain high levels of lead, posing a serious risk of lead poisoning and adverse health effects to young children.
Description: The recalled choker-style necklaces are silver-colored hearts, crosses and clovers that hang from a blue, maroon or black velvety cord. The jewelry's packaging includes “In Style” printed on the front and UPC number 041838140766 on the back.
Sold at: Dollar General Stores from January 2003 through December 2005 for about $1.
Remedy: Return the recalled jewelry to the nearest Dollar General Store for a refund.
Product: Cordless push button toy telephones
Importer/distributor: Marvel Education Co., of New York
Hazard: The push buttons on the toy phone can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Description: The toy phone is made of wood and sits in a wooden caddy. It has push buttons with black numbers and has a black rubber antenna.
Sold at: Major school supply distributors, including Kaplan and Ajax School Office Source, from January 2004 through February 2006 for $20.
Remedy: Stop using the recalled toy phone and contact the firm for a free replacement.
Contact: Call (866) 460-8769 or e-mail email@example.com.
This expansion of the Sycamore Kids Inc. jogging strollers recall announced July 2005 and November 2005 involves units previously repaired under earlier recalls.
Product: Mountain Buggy Urban Single and Urban Double, Breeze strollers
Distributor: Sycamore Kids Inc., of Fort Collins, Colo.
Hazard: The handlebar can crack or break causing it to detach while in use, posing a risk of injury to young children.
Incidents/injuries: Sycamore Kids has received 49 reports of handlebars cracking or breaking when the stroller was pulled up or taken down stairs, resulting in five minor injuries.
Description: The recalled strollers have a metal frame and a cloth seat with a sun canopy. They were sold in a variety of colors. The recalled Mountain Buggy Urban Single strollers have item number U1204-002 and serial numbers between 000000 and 015276. The recalled Mountain Buggy Urban Double strollers have item number U2204-002 and serial numbers between 000000 and 009221. The recalled Mountain Buggy Breeze strollers have item number B1204-001 and serial numbers between 000000 and 000191. The serial and model numbers are on the back of the metal plate above the footrest.
Sold at: Juvenile furniture retailers and baby product stores nationwide and Web retailers from December 2004 through September 2005 for$400 to $640.
Remedy: Contact Sycamore Kids to find an authorized repair center to receive a free replacement handlebar ratchet.
Product: Phil & Teds e3 Twin Buggy
Distributor: Regal Lager Inc., of Kennesaw, Ga.
Hazard: The plastic hinge on the handlebar can crack or break causing the handlebar to detach while in use, posing a risk of injury to young children.
Description: The recalled twin buggy has a metal frame and side-by-side cloth seats. The strollers were sold in a variety of colors.“e3 twin” is embroidered on the front of each seat, and the Phil& Teds logo is printed on the crotch piece of each harness.
Sold by: Web retailers, baby furniture and baby product stores nationwide from November 2005 through March 2006 for about $650.
Remedy: Contact Regal Lager for information on receiving a free replacement hinge set for the handlebar.
Contact: Call (800) 593-5522.
Product: “Who's That Girl!” sweaters
Distributors: Trendset Originals, of New York
Hazard: A drawstring is threaded through the hood of the garment,posing a strangulation hazard to children.
Description: The recalled hooded sweaters are pink, blue and white and have a label that reads “Who's That Girl!” R/N number 48829 is printed on the inside neck tag of the garment.
Sold at: Gordman's Department stores nationwide from September through November 2005 for about $10.
Remedy: Remove the drawstrings or return the sweater to the store where purchased for a refund.
Product: LandRoller “Terra 9” roller skates
Units: 1,400 pairs
Manufacturer: LandRoller Inc., of Hermosa Beach, Calif.
Hazard: The wheels on these roller skates can detach and the brakes can fail, causing the skater to fall and suffer serious injury.
Description: The skates have two oversized wheels on each skate that are angled inward. Serial numbers beginning with L050 are included in the recall. Women's skates are purple and gray and were sold in sizes 6 through 11. Men's skates are blue and black and were sold in sizes 5 through 12.
Sold at: Sporting goods stores nationwide and by Web retailers from July 2005 through February 2006 for about $250.
Remedy: Stop using these skates and contact LandRoller to receive a free repair kit.
Product: Kinder-brand chocolate eggs
Hazard: Hidden inside the egg is a toy that requires assembly. The toy can pose a choking hazard to children.
Description: The candy is a hollow milk chocolate egg in an orange,white and blue foil wrapper. The toy pieces are inside an oval-shaped plastic capsule inside the egg.
Remedy: In August 1997, CPSC issued a recall of these eggs but has received reports that some U.S. retailers are still selling them. The banned product should be removed from store shelves.