Friday, July 24, 2009

Toys and shoes recalled for choking hazard

In the last week, three children’s products were recalled due to choking hazard posed by detaching small parts. LeapFrog recalled 3,700 My Pal Scout Electronic Plush Toy Dogs. The decals on the paws of the toy can be removed and ingested by a child. There have been two reports of children removing the decals, including one report of a child ingesting part of the decal. Contact LeapFrog for a replacement toy dog with embroidered paws.

Evenflo recalled 25,000 Switch-A-Roo Telephone Toys because the mirror decal attached to the toy can peel away. No incidents have yet been reported. Remove and dispose of the decal immediately.

Buster Shoe Co. recalled about 1.4 million Buster Brown & Co.’s Clog children’s shoes in an expansion of a previous recall of 73,000 shoes last April. The shoe, designed to resemble a car, has decorative wheels that can detach. There have been two reports of a wheel detaching, but no injuries. The recall involves a variety of colors and models, including “CARS,” “Transformers Animated,” and “Barbie.” Consumers should return the shoes for a full refund.

Don't forget to check whether your baby's crib or play yard was recalled. Earlier this month, retailers recalled the remaining 400,000 Simplicity Drop Side Cribs due to risk of suffocation, and Kolcraft recalled 1 million play yards due to collapsing side rails. If you have a Simplictiy crib, return it to the place of purchase for a refund, replacement, or store credit. If you have a Kolcraft play yard, read KID's advice about the proposed repair kit.

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