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Healthy, Natural, Lead-Free Toys

With the latest recalls, many parents are turning to handmade artisan toys and items made in nations with higher safety standards. As consumers, we have to ensure the toy companies are holding their factories to the highest standards. HABA toys and accessories are mostly made from cloth and wood and have an old world charm that will win over parents and kids. Although their cloth toys are made in China, their painted wood toys are … Read entire article »

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Evenflo Car Seats Recalled

450,000 Evenflo car seat/carriers recalled (CNN) The Consumer Product Safety Commission, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Evenflo Company Inc. announced a recall of Evenflo EmbraceInfant car seat/carriers because of a malfunctioning handle Thursday. Evenflo said that when used in the carrier mode the handle can unexpectedly release, allowing the seat to rotate forward and causing the infant to fall. The announcement comes after Evenflo received 679 reports of handles unexpectedly releasing. The recall affects about 450,000 Evenflo Embrace Infant car seat/carriers made before April 8, 2006. Evenflo reported 160 injuries to children including a skull fracture, two concussions, cuts, scrapes and bruises. Evenflo is sending a notice to all registered owners of the car seat/carriers and will send a free repair kit to strengthen the handle latch, the release said. The company instructs consumers … Read entire article »

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CPSC Warns About Worn Vinyl Baby Bibs

CPSC Warns About Worn Vinyl Baby Bibs The U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff today warned that there is a potential risk of lead exposure from baby bibs with cracked or peeling vinyl surfaces. This consumer alert applies only to used bibs that are worn or have deteriorated. The CPSC staff’s risk assessment concludes that none of the bibs that were tested at CPSC’s laboratory would pose a risk of substantial illness to children from mouthing. However, if the condition of a vinyl bib deteriorates to the point that a baby could pull or bite off and swallow a piece of vinyl containing lead, then the amounts of lead consumed could approach levels of concern. Manufacturers and retailers, in cooperation with the CPSC and the New York and Illinois Attorneys General, … Read entire article »

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Recalls – 5/3/07

Visit for more information on these recalls. 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. … Read entire article »

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Recall: Baby Trend Back Pack Carriers

Baby Trend Recalls Back Pack Carriers Due to Fall Hazard The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Baby Trend announced a voluntary recall of Baby Trend Back Pack Carriers. Hazard: The stitching on the strap of the carrier can loosen or detach, causing the carrier to shift, posing a fall hazard to young children. Description: The product is a green/silver infant back pack carrier made of heavy duty nylon with a lightweight steel frame. Only carriers with style number 2512 and 2592LX are included in the recall. Style numbers are printed on the metal frame of the product. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Baby Trend at (800) 328-7363 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Carriers