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Health Alerts: Car seats, plush toys, and more :

June 20, 2017
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed. Consumers can submit reports of harm to CPSC’s searchable online product safety database at www.SaferProducts.gov. A searchable food and medical product recall database is available at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm.

Graco car seats

Units: 25,494

Hazard: The webbing on some of the convertible car seats do not meet federal requirements for breaking strength.

Description: Graco My Ride TM 65 convertible car seats have a webbing tag code of “2014/06.” Recalled model numbers with affected dates include: 1908152 (7/23/2014 through 7/27/2014); 1813074 (6/20/2014 through 7/27/2014); 1872691 (5/16/2014 through 8/1/2014); 1853478 (7/11/2014 through 7/27/2014); 1871689 (7/5/2014 through 7/24/2014); 1877535 (5/26/2014 through 7/27/2014); 1813015 (7/3/2014 through 7/24/2014); and 1794334 (5/20/2014 through 7/15/2014).

Sold at: Online and in stores for $119 to $199.

Remedy: While waiting for a free replacement kit with new harness restraints, Graco says customers can continue to use the convertible car seats.

Contact: Call 800-345-4109 or visit https://pages.email.gracobaby.com/myride-harness-recall/.

 

Light-up spinner toys

Units: About 43,400

Hazard: The battery cover can detach and expose the small coin cell batteries, which young children can choke on or swallow.

Description: Recalled are children’s battery-powered, light-up spinner toys sold in two themes: Easter and July 4th. The Easter-themed toys were sold with a pink bunny or a yellow and orange chicken on the dome. The July 4th spinners are red with white stars painted on the blue dome. “Hobby Lobby” and item number 9130033 or 9130082 are printed on the spinner handle. The spinners are powered by three LR44 coin cell batteries.

Sold at: Hobby Lobby and Mardel stores nationwide from February to April 2017 for about $5.

Remedy: Return spinners to the nearest Hobby Lobby or Mardel store with a receipt for a refund. Store credit will be given for returns without a receipt.

Contact: Call 800-326-7931 or visit www.hobbylobby.com.

 

Plush toys

Units: About 25,000

Hazard: The plastic eyes on the plush toys can detach, and children can choke on them.

Description: Recalled are three types of plush animals. Oliver the Bear is brown and tan and has a blue T-shirt and a red removable cape. Chewie is a brown and white English Bulldog with a blue patch sewn on the chest. Charlotte is a brown, black and white fox with removable blue cape.

Sold at: Specialty toy and gift stores nationwide from July 2014 to April 2017 for about $20. UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation also distributed the toys to individuals and organizations.

Remedy: Contact Douglas Toys for a replacement product or refund.

Contact: Call 800-276-4029 or visit www.douglastoys.com.

 

Scooters

Units: About 18,700

Hazard: The down tube can break, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

Description: Recalled are Pulse Krusher Pro Freestyle scooters with factory code 083WY, item number 164257 and date code 10-8-2016 or earlier. The 30-inch high scooters were sold in blue and have the words “Pulse Performance Products” printed on the down tube.

Sold at: Walmart and Westminster Trading stores nationwide and online at Walmart.com from June 2016 through May 2017 for about $40.

Remedy: Contact Pulse Performance Products for a refund.

Contact: Call 844-728-9957 or visit www.pulsescooters.com.

 

Science kits

Units: About 7,000

Hazard: The battery packs in the science kits can overheat, posing a burn hazard.

Description: Recalled are Science Expeditions Northern Lights science kits with “Make an Electromagnet” and “Aurora in a Box” experiments that use battery packs. The “Magnet Lab” experiment and comic book included in the Science Expeditions Northern Lights kit do not use battery packs and can still be used.

Sold: Exclusively online at www.littlepassports.com to Little Passports subscribers in February for $18 to $21.

Remedy: Contact company for replacement product or coupon for $12 off any kit in the online store.

Contact: Call 866-991-4547 or visit www.littlepassports.com.

 

Children’s robes

Units: About 7,600

Hazard: The children’s robes do not meet flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries.

Description: Eight styles of 100% polyester, hooded robes are recalled. They were sold in sizes 4-6 and 7-9. Styles include purple elephant, lion, pink bear, lady bug, blue puppy, duck, monkey and princess cat. A label sewn in the robes has item number 2013NW081 and “Kreative Kids” printed on it.

Sold at: Online at Amazon.com and at gift and specialty stores in California, Iowa, New York, Ohio and Texas from September 2013 through April 2017 for $15 to $17.

Remedy: Contact Kreative Kids for a refund.

Contact: Call 800-786-2919, email sales@kreativekids.net or visit www.kreativekids.net.

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