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Recalls – 5/3/07

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Payless ShoeSource Recalls Children’s Clog Shoes Due to Choking Hazard

Name of product: Children’s Airwalk® Compel Shoes

Hazard: Plastic rivets used to attach the strap to the shoe can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Description: This recall involves Airwalk® Compel clog shoes sold in prewalk sizes 3 through toddler size 10. The flexible shoes have air ventilation holes on the top and side and plastic rivets with the Airwalk® logo attached to the strap. Airwalk® and the shoe size are printed on the sole of the shoe. No other sizes, styles or models are included in this recall.

Oriental Trading Company Inc. Recalls Children’s Necklaces Due to Lead Hazard

Name of product: Children’s Religious Fish Necklaces

Hazard: The recalled children’s necklaces contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Description: The recalled necklaces have a silver fish pendant that hangs from a black cord.

Target Recalls Anima Bamboo Collection Games Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard

Name of product: Anima – Bamboo Collection Games; Manufacturer: HaPe International Ltd., of Ningbo, China

Hazard: The toys in the bamboo game sets could contain lead paint, which is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Description: This recall involves Anima-Bamboo Collection Games. The games contain 38 bamboo pads, four ghosts, and one dice. The product’s packaging is an orange box with the words “Anima” and “BAMBOO Collection Games” are printed on each side.

Graco Children’s Products Recalls to Replace Soft Blocks Towers on Activity Centers Due to Choking Hazard

Name of product: Soft Blocks Tower Toys (on Graco® Baby Einstein® discover and play™ Activity Centers)

Manufacturer: Graco Children’s Products Inc., of Exton, Pa.

Hazard: The plastic covering on the soft block towers can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants.

Incidents/Injuries: Graco has received 137 reports of infants mouthing and chewing pieces of the plastic film covering, some of whom required medical attention. Serious incident reports include 32 infants who gagged and 49 who choked on the plastic covering.

Description: The soft block tower is a stack of three different shaped stuffed fabric blocks in red, yellow and blue. Pictures of apples, fire engines, ducks, bananas, birds and blueberries on the blocks are covered in plastic film. The soft blocks are one of nine toys that snap onto the tray of the activity center. Only model number 4635BEE with serial numbers 012705 through 063005, which indicates the manufacture dates of January 27, 2005 through June 30, 2005, are included in this recall. Model and serial numbers are located underneath the activity center’s tray.

Sold at: Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), Babies “R” Us, Toys “R” Us, Meijer, Shopko, Target, and various specialty retailers nationwide, and on and from February 2005 through about December 2005 for $80.

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