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Umbro Boys' outerwear jackets: About 240 jackets manufactured by Hong Kong Genexy Group Co. Ltd., of Hong Kong, and distributed by Umbro USA, of Beaverton, Ore., have been recalled because a retractable elastic drawstring at the waist has a toggle that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or doorways, which poses an entrapment hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines about drawstrings in children's upper outerwear. In 1997, those guidelines were incorporated into a voluntary standard. Then in July 2011, based on the guidelines and voluntary standard, CPSC issued a federal regulation. CPSC's actions demonstrate a commitment to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper outerwear, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves boys' nylon jackets sold in sizes medium to extra large that can fit children through size 14. "Umbro" is printed on the front upper right side of the jackets. The bottom of the jacket has a drawstring with toggles. The jackets were sold in five color combinations: black, black/royal, black/Tabasco, black/cedar, and navy. They were sold at Ross stores nationwide from April 2011 through January 2012 for about $8.

Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring and return the jacket to Umbro for a full refund. Contact Umbro toll-free at (866) 217-6800 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website.

4-in-1 Dramatic Play Theater Toys: About 1,800 in the United States and 350 in Canada have been recalled by inporter Guidecraft Inc., of Winthrop, Minn., they can unexpectedly tip over during play, posing an entrapment hazard to young children. Guidecraft has received two reports of tip-over incidents, including one report of a child who suffered minor contusions and abrasions.

This recall involves all 4-in-1 dramatic play theaters with model number G51062. The model number is printed on a sticker affixed to the bottom of the center crossbar and on the assembly instructions. The toy has two interchangeable panels with different themes on each side: a puppet theater and diner, or a doctor's office and post office. An assembled play theater measures 4-feet high by 3-feet wide and weighs about 46 pounds. They were sold in various catalogs, Guidecraft.com and other Internet retailers nationwide from July 2010 through April 2011 for about $180.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled product from children and contact Guidecraft to receive a refund or a replacement product. For additional information, contact Guidecraft toll-free at (888) 824-1308 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website.

Resale warning: The U.S. Consumer Safety Commission is warning consumers that certain recalled products, originally sold at Meijer Inc., were resold after the recall date due to an error. These recalled products were improperly disposed of by offering them for sale at discount retailers, dollar stores, liquidation firms, flea markets and thrift stores nationwide at various prices. The recalling firms listed below fully complied with the negotiated terms of their original recall.

Consumers should stop using these recalled products immediately and contact the recalling firms listed below to participate in their individual recall programs. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Innovage Discovery Kids(tm) Animated Marine and Safari Lamps Recall Date: Feb. 9, 2010 Sale Dates: February 2010 through July 2011 (Black lamps were not included in this recall) Press Release #: 10-135 Hazard: A defect in the lamp's printed circuit board can cause an electrical short, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. Remedy: Full refund Contact: Call Innovage toll-free at (888) 232-1535 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.lamprecall.org or email info@lamprecall.org

Infantino "SlingRider" Baby Slings Recall Date: March 24, 2010 Sale Dates: March 2010 through July 2011 Press Release #: 10-177 Hazard: The slings pose a suffocation hazard to infants younger than four months of age. Remedy: Free replacement product Contact: Call Infantino toll-free at (866) 860-1361 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.infantino.com

Hoover(r) WindTunnel T-Series(tm) Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaners with Cord Rewind Feature Recall Date: May 27, 2010 Sale Dates: May 2010 through July 2011 Press Release #: 10-248 Hazard: The power cord is not properly routed or securely seated in the cord rewind assembly allowing the power cord to be pulled loose. This poses fire and shock hazards. Remedy: Free repair Contact: Call Hoover toll-free at (888) 891-2054 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.hoover.com/tseriesrewindrecall

Fisher-Price Ocean Wonders(tm) Kick & Crawl(tm) Aquarium (H8094) Recall Date: Sept. 30, 2010 Sale Dates: September 2010 through July 2011 Press Release #: 10-362 Hazard: The valve of the inflatable ball on these toys can come off and pose a choking hazard to young children. Remedy: Free replacement kit Contact: Call Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.service.mattel.com

Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Stand 'n Play Rampway Recall Date: Sept. 30, 2010 Sale Dates: September 2010 through July 2011 Press Release #: 10-360 Hazard: The wheels on the purple and the green cars can come off, posing a choking hazard to young children. Remedy: Free replacement cars Contact: Call Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.service.mattel.com

Fisher-Price Barbie Tough Trikes (Model: M5727) Fisher-Price Kawasaki Tough Trikes (Model: N6021) Recall Date: Sept. 30, 2010 Sale Dates: September 2010 through July 2011 Press Release #: 10-359 Hazard: A child can strike, sit or fall on the protruding plastic ignition key resulting in serious injury, including genital bleeding. Remedy: Free replacement key Contact: Call Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.service.mattel.com

Munchkin Bathtub Subs Recall Date: Oct. 18, 2010 Sale Dates: October 2010 through July 2011 Press Release #: 11-012 Hazard: The intake valve on the bottom of the submarine toy can suck up loose skin, posing laceration hazard to children. Remedy: Free replacement toy Contact: Call Munchkin at (877) 242-3134 anytime or visit the company's website at http://www.munchkin.com.

Sassy Refreshing Rings Infant Teethers/Rattles Recall Date: Jan. 31, 2011 Sale Dates: January 2011 through July 2011 Press Release #: 11-114 Hazard: Small pieces of the plastic ball can detach as a result of children chewing on the teether/rattle, posing an ingestion hazard. Remedy: Free replacement toy Contact: Call Sassy Inc. at (800) 323-6336 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.sassybaby.com

Papa Bear pajamas: More than 10,000 pairs of children's pajamas and sleepwear imported by Papa Bear Loungeabouts of Los Angeles were recalled because the garments fail to meet federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injury to children.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves all styles of pajama sets (tops and bottoms), separate pajama pants and nightgowns sold in boys and girls sizes 0-6X and 7-14. A garment label with the name "Papa Bear Loungeabouts" and a picture of a bear is sewn into the center back neckline on the outside of the garments. A hanging label features the same name and image. The sleepwear is 100 percent cotton poplin or 100 percent cotton flannel and the different styles come in a variety of colors and novelty print designs, including: bling, cows, Scotty dogs, hot rods, basketball, sports, vintage, rodeo, rock and roll, ballerinas, popcorn and more. They were sold at children's clothing and specialty retailers nationwide and online from January 2004 to December 2011.

Consumers should stop using the recalled sleepwear immediately and return the product to the retailer where the product was purchased for a refund, exchange or store credit.

For additional information, please contact the retailer from which you purchased the product. Participating in this recall are the following retailers with their contact details:

1. CCS Group d/b/a Pajamamania: 866-472-5262, Email: customerservice@pajamamania.com; includes Sleepyheads and Pajamaheaven of Erlanger, Ky.; websites: www.pajamamania.com, www.sleepyheads.com

2. Cotton Tots, Inc. d/b/a Bright Beginnings and Bestdressed Kids of Austin, Tx.: 512-453-0433, Email: customerservice@bestdressedkids.com; website: www.bestdressedkids.com

3. Comfykid.com of San Jose, Calif.: 877-479-9040, Email: orders@comfykid.com; website: www.comfykid.com

4. My Baby Pajamas, LLC of Scottsdale, Ariz.: 480-330-6380, customerservice@mybabypajamas.com; website: www.mybabypajamas.com

5. Pajama Company of New Canaan, Conn.: 877-757-4386 info@thepajamacompany.com; website: www.thepajamacompany.com

6. Zulily, Inc. of Seattle, Wash.: 855-812-0945 service@zulily.com; website: www.zulily.com

Kelty single and double jogging strollers: About 3,000 strollers have been recalled by Kelty, of Boulder, Colo., a division of American Recreation Products, because the front wheel can come loose during use and cause the stroller to tip over, posing a fall and injury hazard to children in the stroller and adults pushing the stroller.

There have been three reported incidents with these recalled strollers, including cuts, scrapes and fractured bones to adults, and minor cuts and scrapes to children.

This recall involves Kelty Speedster Swivel Deluxe single jogging strollers and Swivel Deuce double jogging strollers. The strollers have an aluminum frame and a cloth seat with a canopy. They were sold in color combinations blue/gray and orange/gray. "Kelty Kids" is embroidered on the front of the stroller in the child's leg area. The following model numbers are included in this recall. The model number and stroller name are printed on a tag inside the stroller's seat area.

Kelty Swivel Deluxe (single jogging stroller) Model Numbers: 20090116, 20090116B, 20650411BLU, 20650411CU

Kelty Swivel Deuce (double jogging stroller) Model Numbers: 20090216, 20650611

They were sold at juvenile product stores and sporting goods stores nationwide and by Web retailers, including www.kelty.com, from January 2010 through February 2012, for $375 to $475.

You should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Kelty to receive free updated assembly and maintenance instructions. Contact Kelty toll-free at (866) 349-7225 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. MT, or visit the firm's website at www.kelty.com.

Super Luchamania Action Figures: About 7,000 packs of these Mexican wrestling figures have been recalled by importer Lee Carter Co., of San Francisco because the surface paints on the action figures contain excessive levels of lead which is prohibited under federal law. No incidents have been reported.

The recalled Mexican wrestling Super Luchamania action figures were sold in packs of 12. The multicolored action figures are plastic, have plastic capes and measure about four inches tall. "Super Luchamania" is printed on the action figures' packaging. They were sold at various Mexican specialty craft stores nationwide from June 2000 through October 2011 for between $12 and $14 per pack.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled action figures away from children and return them to Lee Carter Co. for a full refund or credit toward a replacement product. For additional information, consumers should call Lee Carter Co. collect at (415) 824-2004 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.leecartercompany.com

Infant rattles: About 25,000 multicolored rattles have been recalled by importer Lee Carter Co., of San Francisco because the rattle's handle is small enough to fit into a child's throat, posing a choking hazard and violating federal rattle standards. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled rattles are made out of multicolored, woven plastic and have a bell inside. They measure about 4 1/2 inches long. "Made in Mexico" and "Lee Carter Company" are printed on a tag on a purple plastic loop at the end of the rattle's handle. They were sold at various Mexican specialty craft stores nationwide from February 2001 through October 2011 for about $4.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled rattles away from infants and return them to Lee Carter Co. for a full refund or credit toward a replacement product. Call Lee Carter Co. collect at (415) 824-2004 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.leecartercompany.com

Triple Eight Distribution bicycle helmets: About 30,400 child and youth bicycle helmets have been recalled by Triple Eight Distribution, Inc., of Port Washington, N.Y., because product testing demonstrated that these helmets do not comply with CPSC safety standards for impact resistance. Consumers could suffer impact head injuries in a fall. No incidents have been reported.

The recalled items are multipurpose helmets also sold for use as bicycle helmets. Little Tricky helmets are marketed for children and youth, and feature a large Little Tricky logo on both sides of the helmet. They come in one size and in black, white, pink and green. Triple Eight S/M EPS Liner helmets feature a hard black inner EPS foam liner and come in black, white, bone, blue and army green. Sector 9 S/M EPS Liner helmets feature the same EPS liner and come in gray, white, black, blue and green. Both the Triple Eight and Sector 9 helmets have an interior label indicating the size "S/M" for small/medium and a manufacture date indicated as month/year (ex. APR/2011). Only Triple Eight and Sector 9 size "S/M" EPS Liner helmets are affected. the were sold at bicycle and sports stores and other retailers nationwide and online from August 2006 through November 2011 for about $40.

You should stop using the product immediately and contact Triple Eight for a full refund.

Contact Triple Eight toll free at (888) 548-8518 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.triple8.com.

Chariot Carriers Child Bicycle Trailers and Conversion Kits: About 44,000 bicycle trailers and 70,000 bicycle trailer conversion kits have been recalled by Chariot Carriers, of Calgary, Canada, because the bicycle trailer's hitch mechanisms can crack and break, causing the trailer to detach from the bicycle. This poses an injury hazard to children in the bicycle trailer.

The company has received 24 incident reports worldwide, three of which occurred in the United States, involving the bicycle trailers and the conversion kits. No injuries have been reported.

Chariot Carriers convert to strollers, jogging strollers and bike, hike or ski trailers. This recall involves Chariot bicycle trailers and bicycle trailer conversion kits. Recalled trailers have serial numbers from 1205-xxxx to 0710-xxxx (representing manufacture dates December 2005 through July 2010) located the left side on the frame. Recalled conversion kits have hitch arms that attach the carrier to the bicycle with model number "20100503" printed on a label attached to the aluminum tube next to the warning label. Older conversion kits without a label, but with a release push button located where the hitch arm inserts into the carrier, are also being recalled. They were sold at specialty bicycle stores nationwide and on various websites from December 2005 through August 2010 for between $400 and $925 for Chariot bicycle trailers and from October 2002 through August 2011 for between $40 and $70 for bicycle trailer conversion kits.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycle trailers and bicycle trailer conversion kits and contact Chariot Carriers for a free repair kit which the consumer can install. For more information, contact Chariot Carriers at (800) 262-8651 between 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.chariotcarriers.com

Madeline Bed Canopy by Pottery Barn Kids: About 7,700 bed canopies in the United States and 230 in Canada have been recalled by Pottery Barn Kids, a division of Williams-Sonoma Inc., of San Francisco, Calif. The connections of the posts to the top rails of the canopy can come apart, allowing parts of the canopy to fall atop children in the bed.

The company has received 33 reports of components of the canopy falling, including one report of a cut that required stitches and nine other reports of minor cuts, bruises and/or bumps.

The canopy is part of the Madeline Bedroom Collection. It is made of wood and consists of four posts that connect to the headboard and footboard of the bed and four rails that connect to the top portion of each post. It is available for twin-, full- and queen-sized Madeline Beds and comes in white, antique white, blade green, Sun Valley blade green, Sun Valley light green and Sun Valley espresso. Pottery Barn Kids previously sold the canopy separately as an option for the Madeline Bed.

They were sold at Pottery Barn Kids stores nationwide, online at potterybarnkids.com and through Pottery Barn Kids catalogs from December 2003 until August 2011. When sold separately, the canopy sold for $150 to $300.

You should immediately remove the canopy from the bed and contact Pottery Barn Kids to schedule a free repair.

For additional information and to schedule a repair, contact Pottery Barn Kids toll-free at (855) 662-4114 between 4 a.m. and 9 p.m. PT daily or visit the website.

Children's Henley Pima Cotton Pajamas: About 2,300 sets of pajamas have been recalled by importer Bliss Collection LLC dba Bella Bliss of Lexington, Ky., because the pajamas fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injury to children.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

The pajamas are a two-piece, cotton sleepwear set sold in sizes 2 to 12. The pajamas are white, blue, pink or red. "Bella Bliss" is written on the neck tag. They were sold at the Bella Bliss catalog and website, and specialty clothing retailers and online stores from January 2008 to June 2011 for about $48 to $58.

Children should stop wearing the recalled sleepwear immediately and consumers should return it to the retailer where the product was purchased for a refund, exchange or store credit.

For additional information, contact Bella Bliss toll-free at (866) 846-5295 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website.

Kidgets Animal Sock Top Slippers: About 160,000 slippers have been recalled by Family Dollar Services Inc., of Matthews, because the animal's eyes can detach from the slippers, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Family Dollar has received one report of the eyes detaching from the slippers. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled children's slippers have brown or tan dog faces, yellow duck faces and tan lion faces. The name "Kidgets" and the size appear inside the slippers on the soles. "FD9619108020690611" is printed inside the slippers on the side.

They were sold exclusively at Family Dollar stores nationwide from September 2011 through October 2011 for about $5.

You should immediately take the slippers away from children and return them to any Family Dollar store for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Family Dollar at (800) 547-0359 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website.

Build-a-Bear Swimwear Set: Build-A-Bear has recalled about 19,720 teddy bear swimwear sets with inflatable inner tubes because the inner tube accessory can be pulled over a small child's head, posing a strangulation hazard.

Build-A-Bear received one report of an incident in which a 3-year-old girl pulled the inner tube over her head and had difficulty removing it.

The inner tube is part of the three-piece Fruit Tutu Bikini swimwear set for teddy bears, which includes a two-piece fruit-print bikini. The inner tube is 9 inches in diameter and pink with white and yellow flowers printed on it. The model number of the swimwear set is 017220 and is located on the price sticker on the "Build-A-Bear" cardboard tag. It was sold at Build-A-Bear Workshop stores nationwide and online at www.buildabear.com from April 2011 to August 2011 for $12.50.

You should immediately stop using the inner tube and return it to any Build-A-Bear Workshop store to receive a $5 store coupon. If it is not possible to return the inner tube to a store, consumers may contact the company for information about how to receive a refund.

KEDS "Know It All" Girls' Shoe: Collective Brands has recalled about 45,000 shoes because ornamental stars on the heel of the shoe may loosen and cut their wearer.

The firm has received 27 reports of cuts and scratches resulting from metal stars that loosened from the heel of the shoe.

This recall involves KEDS girls' rubber soled shoes. The shoes are black and pink with white trim and a pink loop on the heel. "KEDS" appears on the tongue and heel of the shoe. The style number KY40098A is printed on the underside of the tongue. The shoes were sold in girls' sizes 12 to 5.

They were sold at various department stores and online retailers from June through October 2011 for about $23.

You should take these shoes away from children immediately and contact Collective Brands to receive a gift card for $30 redeemable at Stride Rite stores or striderite.com.

For additional information, contact Collective Brands at (800) 365-4933 between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday, email kedskidsrecall@collectivebrands.com, or visit the firm's website.

Cub Scout Wind Tech jackets: About 5,400 jackets have been recalled by the Boy Scouts of America in Charlotte because the jackets have retractable cords with toggles at the hood/neck area and at the waist, which can pose a strangulation or entrapment hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997, to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

No incidents of injury have been reported.

This recall includes the blue Cub Scout Wind Tech jacket sold in youth sizes. The jackets are nylon with a polyester lining, long-sleeve, with a full zipper front and a Cub Scout wolf head emblem embroidered on the upper left chest. SKU numbers 73291, 73292, and 73293 are printed on the hangtag that is attached to the jacket at retail. The were sold at Boy Scouts of America retail outlets nationwide and online at www.scoutstuff.org from November 2009 through July 2011 for approximately $32.

Remove the cords from these jackets to eliminate the hazard, or return the jacket to Boy Scouts of America for a full refund. Contact the Boy Scouts of America toll-free at (855) 873-2408 anytime or visit the website.

Disney Fairies Plastic Racing Trikes: About 12,000 trikes, including 9,000 Disney Princess Trikes recalled in April 2011, manufactured by Kiddieland Toys Limited, of Scituate, Mass., have been recalled because the plastic fairy figures protruding from the top of the handle bar pose a laceration hazard if a child falls on them.

There has been one report of a 3-year-old girl from Ohio who suffered a facial laceration near her right eye.

This recall involves the Disney-branded Fairies Plastic Racing Trike. The trike is green and purple with a white seat and yellow wheels. On top of the handlebar, there is a Tinkerbell figure and three other rotating fairy figures. "Disney Fairies" is printed on the label in front of the trike just below the handlebar. They were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide from July 2009 through December 2009 for about $50.

New model Princess Trikes do not have figurines and are not included in the recall.

Immediately take the trikes away from children and contact Kiddieland for a free replacement handlebar with an enclosed rotating display.

Contact Kiddieland at (800) 430-5307 anytime, or visit the website.

Toulouse-LapTrec magnetic sketch boards: About 95,000 of these toys have been recalled in the United States and 4,300 in Canada by Battat Inc., of Plattsburgh, N.Y. The magnetic tip of the drawing pen can dislodge from the pen, posing a choking hazard to children. Battat has received 19 reports of the magnetic tip separating from the pen. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves the Toulouse-LapTrec magnetic sketch board, which has a white plastic writing surface bordered by either a red or brown plastic frame, and has a bean bag backing. The sketch board has four animal shapes across the top -- a rabbit, dog, cat and duck. The multicolored magnetic pen is affixed to the front of the sketchpad. The model number BX1026 (red frame) or BX1027 (brown frame) can be found on a paper wrapper that comes with the product at the time it was purchased.

They were sold at Target and Barnes & Noble stores nationwide and by various online retailers from March 2010 to March 2011 for about $16.

Immediately take recalled sketch boards away from children and contact Battat to receive a free replacement. Contact Battat toll-free at (866) 665-5524 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Drop-side cribs: About 440 cribs imported by Dutailier Group Inc., of Quebec, Canada, have been recalled because The slats on the drop side can detach from the top and bottom rails creating a space between the slats. An infant or toddler's body can become entrapped in the space, which can lead to strangulation and/or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib. There have been 16 reports in which the slats on the drop side became detached from the top or bottom of the drop side rails of a crib. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves full-size, drop-side wooden cribs with part numbers that begin with E1230C2, E3500C2, E3540C2, E5100C2, E5140C2, E5530C2, E9000C2 and E9100C2. The Dutailier logo and the part number can be found on labels on the inside of the end panels. They were sold at Children's products stores and other baby specialty stores from January 2009 through February 2010 for between $425 and $775.

Immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Dutailier Group to receive a free repair kit ,which consists of a new fixed side to replace the drop-side of the crib. Contact the Dutailier Group toll-free at (800) 363-9817 on Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m ET, and on Fridays from 8:30 a.m.to 4:00 p.m. ET.

Children's frog masks from Target: Target has recalled about 3,400 of these plush frog masks because they lack proper ventilation. When secured in place across a child's face, it presents a suffocation hazard to the child. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves frog-themed animal masks sized for children. The plush mask is green with yellow and red highlights. There are two eye cutouts and a green elastic band with a fastener used to secure the mask at the back of the child's head. UPC code 06626491474 is printed on a label attached to the mask. They were sold at Target stores nationwide from August 2011 through September 2011 for about $1.

Take masks from young children immediately and return them to any Target store for a full refund.

LittleLife Discoverer Child Carriers: About 40 of these child carriers have been recalled in the United States and 10 in Canada. Manufactured by Lifemarque and imported by Rock Gear, these carriers were sold without bolts that attach the carrier's main frame to the metal stand. Missing bolts cause the carrier to disconnect from the stand and fall backwards, posing a fall hazard to a child in the carrier.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves LittleLife Discoverer child carriers. "LittleLife" is printed on the back of the carriers. Number LS55060 is printed on a tab sewn underneath the care label. The carriers are green and gray with a black metal frame at the back with a folding leg bracket to enable the carriers to stand. They were sold at outdoor stores nationwide, Champaign Surplus in Champaign, Ill., Skinny Skis in Jackson, Wy. , Base Camp stores in Montana, and online at www.amazon.com, www.skinnyskis.com, www.thebasecamp.com, and www.MadAthlete.com from January 2011 through July 2011 for about $200.

You should immediately stop using the carriers and check to make sure there are two bolts on each side where the carrier's main frame attaches to the metal stand. If the bolts are missing, contact LittleLife for a free replacement product. Call the firm toll-free at (877) 922-5462 between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email the firm, or visit the firm's website.

Twist and Sort Toys: Guidecraft Inc. of Winthrop, Minn., has recalled about 760 of these toys because the small pegs on three of the four posts can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Twist 'n Sort wooden toys. The toy has a square base, four posts and twelve primary-colored game pieces that can be arranged to fit over the posts. Product number "712" is printed on underside of base. They were sold at specialty toy stores and gift shops nationwide, catalogs and online from September 2009 through November 2010 for about $20.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys from children and contact Guidecraft to receive a replacement or another product of equal value. Contact Guidecraft toll-free at (888) 824-1308 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website.

B.O.B. single and double strollers: B.O.B. Trailers Inc. of Boise, Idaho, has recalled about 411,700 in the United States and 27,000 in Canada. (In February 2011, 357,000 were recalled because of a strangulation hazard posed by the canopy drawstring.)

The stroller canopy's embroidered logo's backing patch can detach, posing a choking hazard to babies and young children. The company has received six reports of children mouthing the detached patch. Gagging and choking were reported in two incidents. The backing was removed from the children's mouth without injury. In each incident, the children were seated in an infant car seat attached to the stroller.

This recall involves all B.O.B. strollers manufactured between November 1998 and November 2010. Strollers manufactured after October 2006 have a white label affixed to the back of the stroller's leg with the manufacturing date. Strollers with no manufacturing date listed were produced prior to October 2006 and are included in this recall. The strollers were sold in single seat and double-seat models. The BOB, Ironman or Stroller Strides brand name is embroidered on the canopy of the strollers.

The were sold at REI, Babies R' Us and other children's product and sporting goods stores nationwide and Amazon.com between November 1998 and October 2011 for $280 to $600.

You should stop using the strollers until your remove the embroidery backing patch from the interior of the canopy's logo. Contact B.O.B. Trailers for instructions on removing the backing: toll-free at (855) 242-2245 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or online.

BUSA children's folding tent from IKEA: IKEA has recalled about 58,000 of these toys in the U.S. and Canada because the steel wire frame of the tent can break, producing sharp wire ends that can protrude through the tent fabric, posing a laceration or puncture hazard.

Three incidents have been reported, including one injury. This cube-shaped children's folding tent has the model number 90192009. The brand name BUSA and IKEA and the model number are printed on a sewn-in label attached to an interior seam in the tent. The tent frame is made of flat steel wire and the tent material is pale green polyester fabric with turquoise, pink and white trim. They were sold exclusively at IKEA stores nationwide from August 2011 through September 2011 for about $8.

Immediately take the tent away from children and return it to their nearest IKEA store for a full refund. For additional information, contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the website.

Drop-side cribs from J.C. Penney: J.C. Penney has recalled about 8,000 cribs manufactured by Yu Wei Co. Ltd., of Taipei, Taiwan, because the drop-side rails on the crib can malfunction, detach or unexpectedly fall down, causing part of the drop side to fall out of position. There have been nine incidents involving drop-side rails that malfunctioned or detached, including one report of a child who sustained minor abrasions to the arm.

The recall involves Yu Wei full-size cribs sold under the Scroll and Lauren model names. The cribs were sold in antique white, pecan and dark cherry, and have the following model numbers and date codes listed on the inside of the crib's end panels.

Model # | Description | Date Code Between

343-8225 | Scroll Crib | 01/2006-12/2010

343-9117 | Lauren Crib | 01/2007-12/2010

They were sold at jcpenney.com and in the J.C. Penney catalog from January 2006 through December 2010 for between $300 and $450.

Stop using the recalled cribs and contact Yu Wei to get a free immobilizer kit that will immobilize the drop side. Contact Yu Wei at (877) 806-8190 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the website. Consumers can also email to order a free immobilizer kit.

Musical Wooden Table toys: About 14,000 of these tables by Battat Inc. of Plattsburgh, N.Y., have been recalled because small pegs on the xylophone toy can loosen and detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. Nine reports of loose and detached pegs have been received. No injuries have been reported.

The table has a green painted surface and colorful instruments affixed to the top. Instruments on the table include a xylophone, cymbal, drum and two drumsticks. The were sold at music and toy stores nationwide and on the Internet from September 2006 to October 2010 for about $30.

If you have one, take the toys away from children and contact Battat to receive a free replacement. Call Battat at (800) 247-6144 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company's website.

Drop-side cribs: About 2,300 cribs made by Shermag Inc., of Quebec, Canada, have been recalled because the drop-side rail hardware on the cribs can break or fail, allowing the drop side to detach from the crib. When the drop side detaches, a hazardous gap is created between the drop-side rail and the crib mattress in which infants and toddlers can become wedged or entrapped, posing risks of suffocation and strangulation. Children also can fall out of the crib when the drop-side rail falls or detaches from the crib. There have been 21 incidents reported involving drop sides that failed or detached. No injuries have been reported.

The cribs were sold in various colors. Model numbers 202647, 211047 and 272547 are included in this recall. The cribs were sold separately and as part of the "City Lights," "Fairy Tales" and "Dormez Vous" furniture collections. "Shermag" is printed on a tag on the mattress springs. The model numbers can be found on stickers and warning labels on the crib's headboard or footboard.

They were sold at The Land of Nod and other baby specialty stores from September 2004 through December 2008 for $400 to $800.

Stop using these cribs immediately and contact the company to request a free repair kit that will immobilize the drop-side. Call Shermag at (800) 567-3419 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the website.

Important message from CPSC: Effective June 28, 2011, new, mandatory federal crib rules require that all cribs manufactured and sold after that date must meet new and improved safety requirements. Older cribs do not meet the new standard and can have a variety of safety problems. Check if your crib has been recalled.

Little Tikes Workshop and Tool Sets: More than 1.7 million additional units have been called by Little Tikes, of Hudson, Ohio. About 1.6 million toy workshop sets and trucks with the same toy nails were recalled in August 2009. The sets have oversized, plastic toy nails that can pose a choking hazard to young children.

Little Tikes has reported two additional incidents, occurring prior to the August 2009 recall, of children who choked on the toy nail. Both children were treated in a hospital and made a full recovery.

This recall involves the toy nails sold as part of 11 additional models of Little Tikes Workshop and tool sets listed below. The toy nails are oversized, plastic, and about 3 1/4 inches long by 1 1/4 inch in diameter. The nails are either red or blue and have a large round head; below the nail head there is a plastic ridge, slightly smaller than the nail head and about 1 inch in diameter. The model number may be found on some of the products.

They were sold nationwide from 1990 through 2004 for between $25 and $100.

Model # | Name | Sold

4491 | Workshop | 1994 - 1995

4601 | Deluxe Workshop | 1996 - 1999

0827 | Carry Along Workshop | 1997 - 1998

4765 | Revv 'n Roar Mechanics Workshop | 1997 - 1999

0627 | Carry Along Tool Caddy | 1996 - 2002

4174 | Home Center Workshop | 2001 - 2002

4789 | Workbench | 1997 - 1998

4071 | Little Tikes Workshop | 1990 - 1994

0014 | Kohl's Workshop Tool Set | 2000

4497 | Menard's Home Center Workshop | 2003 - 2004

4201 | Action Power Workshop | 2002 - 2004

Take the toy nails away from young children and contact Little Tikes for free replacement toy nails. Call Little Tikes at (800) 321-0183 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the website.

Toy cars: About 1,900 toy cars from LM Import & Export Inc., of Miami, Fla., and Mega Wholesales Corp., of Miami, Fla., have been recalled because surface paint on the toy cars contains excessive levels of lead, a violation of the federal lead paint standard. No injuries have been reported.

The cars are sold in four- or six-packs and are painted in silver, black or blue with red stickers with "super," "max" and "racing" labeled on the top and sides of the cars. The 4" plastic car sets have item numbers "43835" and "43836" printed on a white label on the back of the cardboard packaging. "Gallop X" or "RACING CARS" is also printed on the product packaging.

They were sold at Mega Wholesale stores throughout Miami, Fla., from September 2010 through January 2011 for between about $2 and $3 per set.

Take these toys away from children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Contact LM Import & Export collect at (305) 622-7122 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. LM Import & Export will accept collect calls.

Wood Twin Bunk Beds and Loft Bunk Beds: About 180 beds have been recalled by American Woodcrafters, of High Point, N.C., because the guard rails on upper bunks can crack and cause the mattress and its support rails to collapse. The company has received two reports of cracked guard rails causing the mattresses and support rails to collapse. No injuries were reported.

This recall involves upper guardrails on twin-over-twin bunk beds and twin-over-double bed loft designs. The beds have a permanent label attached to the headboard or the footboard with the American Woodcrafters logo; SKU numbers 1800-977 or 1800-969; PO numbers 103276, 103432, or 300038; and the manufacturing date. The were sold from October 2010 to June 2011 for $600 to $1,000.

You should stop using the upper beds and contact American Woodcrafters or their furniture dealer to arrange for the free replacement of upper bunk guard rails. Contact information: American Woodcrafters, (888) 429-7265 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, or visit the company website.

Chloe, Sophie and Audrey soft dolls: About 81,000 dolls in the United States and 1,300 in Canada have been recalled by Pottery Barn Kids, a division of Williams-Sonoma Inc., of San Francisco, Calif. The hair on the Chloe and Sophie dolls may contain loops that are large enough to fit around a child's head and neck, and the headband on the Audrey doll, if loosened, can form a loop that fits around a child's head and neck. These loops can pose a strangulation hazard.

Pottery Barn Kids has received five reports of dolls with looped hair, including one report in which a loop of the Chloe doll's hair was found around the neck of a 21-month old child. The child was not injured.

The dolls measure about 17 inches high and have hair made of yarn. Audrey's hair is black, Chloe's hair is dark brown, and Sophie's hair is blonde. The dolls are part of Pottery Barn Kids' Girl Doll Collection. The doll's name can be found on a tag sewn onto her bottom. The dolls were sold from July 2006 to April 2011 for about $40.

You should take the dolls away from children immediately and cut the looped hair of the Chloe and Sophie dolls and remove the headband of the Audrey doll to eliminate the hazard. You can contact Pottery Barn Kids for instructions on how to return the affected dolls for a merchandise credit. Contact the company toll-free at (855) 880-4504 between 4 a.m. and 9 p.m. PT seven days a week or visit the website.

Twirlla Wooden Rattle: About 3,300 of these infant toys have been recalled in the United States and 145 in Canada. Manufactured by Manhattan Group LLC, of Minneapolis, Minn., the rattle's U-shaped parts can break, posing a choking hazard. No injuries have been reported. The painted rattle is about 6 inches long and has a yellow ball at each end, two U-shaped pieces (red and pale blue) and an orange bead in the center, with a green center post connecting all pieces. The moving parts make noise when you shake the rattle.

The Twirlla was sold at baby and gift and specialty stores nationwide and online at ManhattanToy.com from March 2011 through July 2011 for about $12. Return the rattles to the store where purchased to receive a full refund. For more information, contact Manhattan Group at (800) 541-1345 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website.

Playsafe Dartmouth Swing Set: About 5,500 of these sling-style swing seats have been recalled by Pacific Cycle Inc., of Madison, Wis., because the seats can crack or split prematurely, posing a fall hazard to consumers. Pacific Cycle has received five reports of the seats breaking during use, including reports of minor injuries involving bruises and scrapes.

This recall covers Playsafe's Dartmouth Swing Set, model number 22-PS340, with date codes FSD0115AA and FSD0315AA, both of which can be found in the owner's manual. The swing set has six metal legs and includes two swings with yellow plastic sling-style seats, a yellow plastic sliding board, a two-person glider with yellow plastic seats, yellow plastic trapeze hanging rings and a four-person lawn swing with yellow plastic seats and footboard. It was sold exclusively at Toys R Us stores nationwide from January 2011 through May 2011 for about $270.

If you have one of these sets, you should remove the seats from the swing set and contact Pacific Cycle to obtain free replacement seats. Call toll-free at (877) 564-2261; visit the website; or email.

"metoo" clip-on chair: About 54,000 of these chairs, which also were the subject of a product safety alert issued May 6, have been recalled by phil&teds USA Inc. of Fort Collins, Co. Missing or worn clamp pads allow the chairs to detach from table surfaces, posing a fall hazard. When the chair detaches, children's fingers can be caught between the bar and clamping mechanism, posing an amputation hazard. Also, user instructions for the chairs are inadequate, increasing the likelihood of consumer misuse.

The company and the Consumer Products Safety Commission have received 19 reports of the chairs falling from different table surfaces, including five reports with injuries. Two reports of injuries involved children's fingers being severely pinched, cut, crushed or amputated. The three other reports of injury involved bruising after a chair detached suddenly and a child struck the table or floor.

The chair was sold through Buy Buy Baby, Target, Toys R Us and their online sites; philandteds.com; Amazon.com; other online retailers; and independent specialty stores from May 2006 to May 2011 for between $40 and $50.

If you have one of these chairs, stop using it immediately and contact the company to receive a free repair kit and revised user instructions. If you previously received a repair kit with only rubber boots, stop using the chair and contact the company for the new repair kit. Contact phil&teds USA at (855) 652-9019 or visit the company's website.

Scoot 'n Zoom children's riding toy: About 165,000 toys have been recalled by Radio Flyer, of Chicago, Ill., because the toy can tip over, allowing a child to fall forward while riding, posing a fall hazard to young children.

Radio Flyer received reports of 10 incidents with six injuries, including three where teeth were loosened or removed, and three with chin lacerations requiring stitches.

The Scoot 'n Zoom's model number 711 can be found molded on the underside of the toy. Toys that have a yellow UPC sticker underneath the product with model #711B are not recalled. The recalled toys were sold at a variety of retailers, and online at Amazon.com and Target.com from August 2010 through August 2011 for about $20.

The toy should immediately be taken away from children; contact Radio Flyer to receive a free replacement or refund. Contact information is (800) 621-7613 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or www.radioflyer.com.

B-Nimble Strollers: More than 20,000 strollers have been recalled by Britax Child Safety Inc. of Charlotte because of a faulty brake. Though the brake pedal clicks when depressed, it might not be engaged.

Britax has received seven reports of the brake not being fully engaged. No injuries have been reported. This recall involves B-Nimble umbrella strollers manufactured on or after Aug. 1, 2010. Strollers included in the recall have model numbers U311771, U311773, U311775 and U311780. The date of manufacture labels and model numbers can be found on the lower frame/tube on either the left or the right side. The strollers were sold between September 2010 and June 2011.

To request an improved replacement stroller, visit the firm's website at Britax.com.

Circo Aloma Infant Girls Sandals: About 51,000 sandals sold at Target stores have been recalled because the decorative plastic flowers can detach, posing a choking hazard. Target has received eight reports of the decorative flowers detaching from the sandals. No injuries have been reported.

The sandals are white with plastic flowers attached to the toes and sides. The sandals were sold under the style name "Aloma" in infant girls' sizes 2 through 5. "Circo" is printed on the inside and bottom of the shoe. They were sold from January 2011 to May 2011. Return the sandals to any Target store to receive a full refund.

For more information, visit Target.com.

Children's Pain & Fever Concentrated Drops: Altaire Pharmaceuticals Inc. has recalled about 898,000 bottles of this over-the-counter medicine that contains acetaminophen. Although the original bottle has child-resistant packaging, a separate dropper unit provided for dispensing the drug to children does not. No incidents have been reported.

The recall involves Rugby Children's Pain & Fever Concentrated Drops (Acetaminophen Drops) in a 1/2 fl. oz. (15 ml) bottle size. The UPC code 305361936723 can be found with the bar code at the bottom of the box. The affected lot numbers are: 09002, 09379, 10272, 10368, 10487, 09131, 09394, 10273, 10406, 11058, 09215, 10154, 10366 and 10433.

The product was sold nationwide between January 2009 and June 2011. The company recommends the medicine be stored with the child-resistant closure in place and kept out of the reach of children. To arrange for a free replacement dropper, contact Altaire Pharmaceuticals at (800) 258-2471, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Troy the Truck: About 45,000 Troy the Activity Trucks made by Infantino have been recalled because the plastic beads on the activity truck's bead runs can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Infantino has received 28 reports of the plastic beads detaching from the bead runs on the activity trucks, including two reports of young children gagging on the plastic beads.

This recall involves "Troy the Activity Truck," which is blue, red and yellow with plastic star, circle and heart beads attached to the bead runs on the back of the truck and has a face on the front. "Infantino" is printed on the front of the toy truck. Model number 153-210, 206-110 or 506-110C is printed underneath the truck. When its switch is turned on, the truck plays music and the back wheels spin.

They were sold at Babies R Us, Toys R Us, Meijer, TJ Maxx, Marshalls and other toy stores nationwide from September 2009 through February 2011 for about $15. Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and contact Infantino to receive a free replacement toy.

Pogo sticks: About 169,000 pogo sticks sold by Bravo Sports have been recalled because the bottom of the pogo stick's frame tube can break or come apart and a pin holding the spring in place can break, posing laceration and fall hazards to consumers. Bravo has received 123 reports of incidents involving the pogo sticks, including nine reports of injuries. Injuries include one report of a child who chipped a tooth and required stitches for a facial laceration, another child who chipped a tooth and one child who fell after the pogo stick broke and knocked out a tooth.

This recall involves the Rocket Stick Pogo, Pop Stick Pogo, Monster Stick Pogo and Twin Stick Pogo. They were sold in red, green and blue colors. Rocket, Pop, Monster or Twin are printed on the stem and on the foot pedals. Only pogo sticks with manufacturing date codes between 04/01/2010 - 046HE and 10/31/2010 - 046HE are included in the recall. The manufacturing date code is located on a white label underneath the foot pedal or on the stem of the pogo near the foot pedals.

They were sold nationwide and online from May 2010 through March 2011 for between $25 and $40. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pogo sticks and contact Bravo to receive a full refund.

Toddlers jeans: About 1,600 toddler girls' jeans sold by Parigi Group, Ltd. have been recalled because decorative rhinestones and sequins on the jeans' pockets can pose a choking hazard to young children.

This recall involves "Baby Phat" branded jeans for toddlers in sizes 2T to 4T. Style number BM02545 can be found on a label sewn in the rear waistband. The rear pockets have colored rhinestones and sequins attached and the right rear pocket has an appliqué of a cat below the sequins. They were sold at various specialty stores nationwide and online through Amazon.com from May 2010 through June 2010 for about $13.

Consumers should immediately take the jeans away from children and return them to the retail store where they were purchased for a full refund, or contact the firm.

Dress: About 1,500 dresses sold by Matilda Jane LLC are under recall because the buttons can come off, posing a choking hazard. Matilda Jane has received one report of an incident with no injuries.

The Chelsa dress is a girl's sleeveless sundress in sizes 2, 4, and 6. The top is white with green polka dots; the bottom is printed with a green and yellow floral design and has a multi-colored floral border at the hem. They were sold at in-home trunk shows and online from Feb. 1 through Feb. 25.

Consumers should return it for repair or refund by contacting Matilda Jane Clothing.

Wooden puzzle: About 1,400 wooden fruit puzzles sold by Kid O Products are under recall because the knobs attached to the puzzle fruits can come loose, posing a choking hazard to young children.

This recall involves wooden puzzles that consist of a board and four pieces representing an orange, a plum, a pear and an apple. Each piece of fruit has a wooden knob. They were sold at specialty children’s stores nationwide from November 2010 through February 2011 for about $12.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled puzzles away from children and return them to the retail store where they purchased it for a full refund. Consumers can also contact Kid O Products for instructions on how to mail the product to receive a full refund.

Jog strollers: About 337,000 B.O.B.(r) single and double strollers have been recalled because a drawstring on the stroller can get wrapped around a child's neck, posing a strangulation hazard.

The firm has received one report of an 11-month-old girl who got entangled at the neck by the stroller's drawstring. The child was freed by her mother.

The strollers were sold at: REI, buy buy Baby and other stores nationwide and on the Web at Babiesrus.com, Target.com and Amazon.com between April 2002 and February 2011 for between $300 and $600.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and remove the drawstring. If using a separately purchased Weather Shield or Sun Shield accessory with the recalled stroller, contact B.O.B. Trailers for a free canopy retrofit kit.

Mini rattles: About 14,000 mini rattles made by Rhino Toys Inc., of Santa Cruz, Calif., have been recalled because the hard plastic C-links on both ends of the rattles' soft plastic chain can break, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Rhino Toys has received one report of a broken C-link. No injuries have been reported.

The rattles were sold at Toys R Us and other specialty toy stores nationwide from April 2010 through December 2010 for about $8. Consumers should immediately take the recalled rattle away from children and contact Rhino Toys to receive a full refund.

Wooden playpens: About 5,000 wooden playpens made by AOSOM are under recall because they can break, split and/or crack at points where screws and other hardware are located. Small, broken wood pieces and hardware from the playpen can pose a risk of choking and laceration hazards to children. In addition, an unstable playpen can fall over onto a child, posing an entrapment hazard.

AOSOM has received 69 reports of the wooden playpens breaking, splitting and/or cracking including one report of a child mouthing a piece of the broken wood and three reports of children found with a broken piece of wood and/or screw in their hand. The objects were removed without injury.

The playpens were sold at AOSOM.com, Amazon.com, eBay.com and other online retailers from October 2008 through November 2010 for between $30 and $150.

Consumers should immediately stop using the wooden playpens and contact AOSOM for instructions on how to return the product and receive a full refund.

Activity Center: About 400 Parents Busy Time Activity Centers have been recalled because the wooden pegs on the xylophone activity can come loose, posing a choking hazard to young children.

CPSC has received one report of a child putting a peg in his mouth. No injuries have been reported.

They were sold at specialty and gift stores nationwide and through mail order catalogs and online and in Canada from December 2010 through February 2011 for about $90.

Consumers should take these recalled toys away from young children immediately and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers can also contact Manhattan Group for instructions on receiving a replacement item or a full refund.

Stroller jump seats: About 2,000 Baby Jogger Jump Seats have been recalled. If the Jump Seat does not properly lock into place, the Jump Seat could disengage from the stroller, allowing the child to fall out.

Baby Jogger has received four reports of children falling from the seat, including reports of scrapes, bruises, cuts and one broken nose.

They were sold at juvenile products stores, mass merchandisers, and department stores nationwide and on the Web from January 2008 through July 2010 for about $100.

Consumers should immediately stop using the Jump Seat and contact Baby Jogger to receive Jump Seat safety straps and assembly instructions.

Baby monitors: Nearly 2 million Summer Infant video baby monitors were recalled after being linked to the strangulation deaths of two infants.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the electrical cords on the monitors can be dangerous for babies if placed too close to their cribs.

According to the commission, a 10-month-old girl from Washington, D.C., died in March when she strangled on the cord of a Summer Infant monitor camera that had been placed on the top of the crib rail. In November, a 6-month-old boy from Conway, S.C., strangled in the electrical cord of a baby monitor placed on the changing table attached to his crib.

CPSC and Summer Infant are also aware of a 20-month-old boy from Pittsburgh who nearly strangled on a camera cord that was mounted to the wall in reach of the child.

In all, about 1.7 million monitors - more than 40 different models of handheld, digital and color monitors - are being recalled by Summer Infant, based in Woonsocket, R.I.

The company is not offering to replace the products, but will offer new on-product warning labels and instructions about monitor placement.

The monitors were sold at major retailers nationwide between 2003 and 2011.

In addition to the recall linked to strangulations, Summer Infant also is recalling the rechargeable batteries in another 58,000 video monitors exclusively sold at Babies R Us in 2009 and 2010. The commission says the batteries sold with certain Slim and Secure Video Monitors can overheat, rupture and possibly burn people.

The company has received five reports of ruptured batteries, including three cases of property damage.

For more information on model numbers of recalled monitors, consumers can contact Summer Infant at 800-426-8627.

Disney watches: About 1,200 children's light-up watches from Disney Parks and Resorts have been recalled because the watch battery current interacting with nickel in the watch's stainless steel back can cause skin irritation and/or burning sensations to children who are allergic to nickel. The firm has received six reports of children receiving skin irritation or burning sensations while wearing the watch.

This recall involves Buzz Lightyear, Tinker Bell and Lightning McQueen brand light-up watches. The Buzz Lightyear watch has a blue band with a blue outline on the face of the watch. The Tinker Bell watch has a purple band and purple crystals on the face of the watch. The Lightning McQueen watch has a red band and a red outline on the face of the watch. Each model watch is sold separately and is intended for children ages three years and older. All have a light up function that enables a child to press a button to illuminate colorful lights on the dial of the watch. A tracking code is engraved on the back of the watch, as well as printed on the back of the packaging. The tracking code is: K130-6377-7-10187.

They were sold at: DISNEYLAND(r) Resort stores in California, WALT DISNEY WORLD(r) Resort stores in Florida, The Treasure Ketch and Cast Member shops on the Disney Cruise Ship, and Disney's Earport Shop and The Magic of Disney Shop located at the Orlando International Airport in Florida from November 2010 through January 2011 for about $30.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled watch away from children and contact Walt Disney Parks and Resorts for instructions on returning the watch for a $40 refund.

Bassinets: About 500,000 bassinets sold by the Burlington Basket Company, of Burlington, Iowa, have been recalled because if the cross-bracing rails are not fully locked into position, the bassinets can collapse causing the infant to fall to the floor or fall within the bassinet and suffer injuries.

CPSC and Burlington Basket Company have received 10 reports of incidents in which the recalled bassinets collapsed when the folding legs were not locked into place. Two infants received minor injuries as a result of these collapses, including a bruise to the head and a bruised shoulder.

This recall involves all Burlington Basket bassinets manufactured before June 2010. Affected models have folding legs attached to the basket with white plastic pins. Units with non-folding legs attached with metal pins are not included in this recall.

They were sold at Walmart and other mass merchandisers, department stores and juvenile product stores nationwide and online by various Web retailers, including Amazon.com, from January 2003 through August 2010 for about $50.

Consumers should immediately stop using the bassinets and check the cross-bracing support rails to make sure they are in the locked position. To properly lock the support rails into place, the end tabs must be fully inserted into the holes on the leg assembly and twisted one quarter turn into the locked position, as shown in the photos on CPSC's web site.

Consumers should contact Burlington Basket Company for a free kit with detailed instructions on proper assembly of the cross-bracing support rails and decals with assembly instructions to place on the bassinet. A video showing proper assembly of the bassinets is available is available at >a href="http://burlingtonbasket.org/BASSINETRECALL.aspx">Burlington Basket Company. This recall does not involve returning the bassinet.

IKEA cribs: About 20,000 SNIGLAR cribs sold at IKEA have been recalled because the four bolts provided with some cribs to secure the mattress support are not long enough. This can cause the mattress support to detach and collapse, creating a risk of entrapment and suffocation to a child in the crib. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves SNIGLAR non-drop-side, full-size cribs with model number 60091931. SNIGLAR, IKEA and the model number are printed on a label attached to the mattress support. The crib frame and mattress support are made of natural/light-colored wood. They were sold at IKEA from October 2005 through June 2010 for about $80.

Consumers should stop using the crib immediately and check the crib. If the mattress support bolts extend through the nut, the bolts are the proper length and the crib is not included in the recall. If the bolt does not extend through the nut, the crib is included in the recall. Contact IKEA for a free repair kit for recalled cribs. In the meantime, find an alternate, safe sleep environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on the child's age.

Playset: About 4,600 Outdoor Playsets sold by Escalade Sports of Evansville, Ind., have been recalled because the swing seats on the playsets can crack and break in half, causing the user to fall to the ground. Escalade Sports has received 24 reports of the seats breaking, no injuries have been reported.

This recall involves belt-style swing seats on four models of Oasis Playsets: PG01W, PG02W, PG03W and PG04W. Model numbers are located on a plate on the swing's horizontal beam. The green plastic seats are about 26 inches long and are hung from green, plastic-coated chains. The swing seats have rounded ends with black grommets on each end.

They were sold by Oasis distributors and dealers nationwide from April 2008 to December 2010 for between $1,500 and $2,200. Consumers should immediately stop using these swing seats and contact Escalade Sports for free replacement swing seats, (800) 742-6009 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

Teeters/rattles: About 37,000 Refreshing Rings Infant Teethers/Rattles sold by Sassy have been recalled because small pieces of the plastic ball can detach as a result of children chewing on the teether/rattle, posing an ingestion hazard.

Sassy has received one report of pieces of the black plastic from the polka dot ball detaching while being chewed. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Refreshing Rings infant teethers/rattles intended for babies ages three months and older. The product has a red, water-filled ring on one end and a black and white polka dot ball on the other end. The two ends of the rattles/teethers are connected by a black and white, flexible plastic rod with three floating rings. Style number 80026 is printed on the packaging

They were sold at mass merchandise and baby specialty stores nationwide between July 2009 and January 2011 for about $5. Consumers should immediately take the teethers/rattles from children and contact Sassy Inc. for instructions on how to return the product for a free replacement toy.

Jogging strollers: About 22,000 phil&teds jogging strollers sold in speciality stores nationwide have been recalled because when folding and unfolding the stroller, a consumer's finger can become caught in the hinge mechanism, posing amputation and laceration hazards. phil&teds has received three reports of incidents resulting in injuries to the adult users including a finger tip amputation and two reports of lacerations.

This recall involves sport v2 and classic v1 model single-seat jogging strollers. The three-wheel strollers have a metal frame, cloth seat and a canopy. The sport v2 model stroller was sold in red, orange, green, black, charcoal, navy and in graffiti print. Sport v2 serial numbers included in the recall are 0308/0001 to 0510/0840. The classic v1 model strollers were only sold in red. Serial numbers for the classic v1 are 0308/0001 to 0510/0906. The first four digits of the serial number is a month/year date code and the last four digits are for the individual stroller. Serial numbers are printed on the inside of the folding hinge. The phil&teds logo is located on the crotch piece of the harness on both models.

They were sold in specialty juvenile stores nationwide from May 2008 through July 2010 for between $350 and $450.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact phil&ted USA to arrange for the shipping of a free hinge-cover kit and repair instructions. For more info, go to philandteds.com/support.

Toy tanks: About 67,000 remote-controlled toy tanks sold by Family Dollar have been recalled because the tank's controller can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard to consumers. Family Dollar has received five reports of the controllers overheating and melting. No injuries have been reported.

This recalled product is the Authentic Heroes Target Practice Tank play set, a remote-controlled green toy tank attached by a cable to a grey battery-powered controller. The controller requires three AAA batteries to power the tank to move forward and backward and the tank turret to rotate and shoot projectiles. The controller is marked "Target Practice Tank Play Set." They were sold at Family Dollar nationwide from September 2010 through December 2010 for about $5.

Consumers should take the toy away from children, remove batteries and return the toy to a Family Dollar store for a full refund. Visit familydollar.com.

Butterfly Push Toy: About 1,440 Butterfly Push Toys sold at flea markets in NC and SC have been recalled because the plastic balls on the butterfly's wings can break, causing small metal balls inside to come free. These metal balls pose choking and aspiration hazards to young children. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled toy is plastic. It has a 21-inch long handle hooked like a cane. At the end of the handle is a butterfly with two movable 1 1/2-inch balls in each wing. The toy comes in various colors and makes noise when it moves. The item number L185819 is on a sticker on the package.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from young children and return them to the place of purchase or contact Kang Sheng Group to receive a full refund or replacement. For more information, contact Kang Sheng Group toll-free at (877) 485-7285 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET.

Rattles: About 1,500 baby rattles have been recalled because the beads can come off when the rattle is twisted or pulled forcefully, posing a choking hazard to young children. No injuries reported.

Recall involves the Prisma and Duo style wooden baby rattles with multi-colored beads. The Prisma rattle is shaped as a bell with a loop handle and has style number 10331. The rattle measures about 3 ¾- inches long. "Prisma" and the style number can be found on the packaging. The Duo rattle is two interlocked rings with red and blue bead accents. "Duo" and style number 10333 is printed on the packaging.

They were sold at specialty children's stores nationwide from November 2010 through December 2010 for about $12.

Visit the firm's website at kidoproducts.com.

Teething rings: About 7,000 Cool-it Soother teething rings by Vulli are recalled because if the teething ring is punctured, bacteria and mold can grow inside the teether's untreated liquid. This poses an ingestion hazard to infants and can lead to diarrhea and vomiting. No injuries reported.

It was sold at small children's specialty stores nationwide and online at amazon.com from January 2008 through November 2010 for about $10. Consumers should immediately take the recalled teething ring away from children and return it to Calisson for a free replacement teething ring, sophiegiraffeusa.com.

Toy mobile phones: About 2,900 toddler toy mobile phones sold by Discovery Toys have been recalled because the clear plastic antenna can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Discovery Toys has received reports of three incidents in which the toy telephone's antenna broke off. A child was found mouthing the toy phone's antennae but it was removed by his mother.

This recall involves a red and blue plastic battery-operated toy mobile phone with a small, clear antennae, buttons numbered "1, 2, 3, 4 and Play," a screen with a boy's face and the words "hello! hola! bonjour!" Only model number 1231 is involved in this recall. The model number is printed on the toy's packaging. "Discovery Toys" is stamped into the red plastic on the back of the toy.

They were sold by Discovery Toys Educational Consultants nationwide from September 2010 through November 2010 for about $18.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy mobile phones away from young children and contract Discovery Toys for instructions on how to return them for a replacement toy, discoverytoysinc.com.

Dehumifiers: About 198,000 GE and Professional Series Brand Dehumidifiers have been recalled because a component in the dehumidifier's compressor can short circuit, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Midea and GE have received a total of 14 reports of incidents involving smoke and fumes emitting from the unit and eight reports of fires. In six of the reported fire incidents, property damage extended beyond the unit. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves 30-pint and 40-pint portable dehumidifiers manufactured between November 2006 and August 2007, and during April 2008. The dehumidifiers are white with a front-loading water bucket. "GE" or "Professional Series" and digital controls are located on top of the dehumidifier. Model and serial numbers are located on the back of the dehumidifiers. Model and serial numbers included in the recall are:

Brand Model | Number Begins With: | Serial Number Begins With: GE | AHK30LK, AHW30LK, AHM30LK, AHK40LK, AHH40LK, and AHM40LK | VL1, ZL1, AM1, DM1, FM1, GM1, HM1, LM1, MM1, RM1 CEM "Professional Series" | PS78303 | from C10102336010841 4100001 to C10102336010841 5103037

They were sold at Walmart, Sam's Club, Home Depot, Menards and other retail stores nationwide from February 2007 through June 2009 for between $140 and $180.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dehumidifiers and contact Midea to determine if their product is included in the recall. Consumers with recalled dehumidifiers will return their product to an authorized service center for a free repair. Consumers should not return the recalled dehumidifiers to the place of purchase.

For additional information, contact Midea at recallverification.com.

Safety locks: About 41,300 First Years American Red Cross Cabinet Swing Locks have been recalled because they can break and children could gain access to contents of a cabinet, posing the risk of exposure to hazardous items. The First Years has received seven reports of latches breaking. No injuries have been reported.

They were sold at Toys R Us, Babies R Us and other retail stores nationwide and on the Internet from September 2008 through September 2010 for about $4 per pair. Consumers should immediately remove the latches from cabinets, record the date code on the back of each latch and contact The First Years toll-free at (866) 725-4407 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday to obtain a $5 coupon toward the purchase of another Learning Curve product. When removing the latches, consumers should take special care to store hazardous items out of reach of children.

Toy camping kits: About 1,500 Circo Children's Space Camp Combo Packs have been recalled because the floor of the tent failed a flammability test and poses a fire hazard. No injuries have been reported.

The kits were sold at Target from September 2010 through October 2010 for approximately $25. Stop using the recalled tents and return them to any Target store for a full refund or store credit.

Zoom Buggy Cars: Zoom Buggy Cars and Dream Pillow Stars sold through Kindermusik have been recalled because the wheels on the Zoom Buggy cars and plastic beads on the Dream Pillow Star can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. Kindermusik International Inc. has received 15 reports of the wheels detaching from the Zoom Buggy Car and no incidents with the Dream Pillow Star. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers should stop using and discard the recalled items immediately and contact their Kindermusik Educator for a replacement.

Lowes shades: Lowe's recalled some 11 million blinds and Roman shades on Wednesday following concerns that children could strangle on the cords of the products.

The recall involves all styles and sizes of Roman shades and roll-up blinds sold by Lowe's - about 6 million shades and 5 million roll-up blinds.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says two children became entangled in the exposed cord found on the backside of Roman shades while looking out of windows.

In a 2009 incident, a 2-year-old boy in Colorado was found with the inner cord wrapped around his arm and neck. The following year, a 4-year-old boy from South Carolina suffered a rope burn to his neck after getting tangled in the cord of a shade.

The recalled shades and blinds were sold at Lowe's stores, other retail stores and at http://www.lowes.com since at least 1999 through June of this year.

Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled products and contact the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) for repair kits at 800-506-4636 or visit http://www.windowcoverings.org.

Roman shades: The strangulation death of a child has prompted a recall of Roman shades, roll-up blinds and roller blinds by Hanover Direct/Domestications. The recall covers about 495,000 Roman shades and 28,500 roller/roll-up blinds (about 90,000 Roman shades were recalled in October 2009)

Roman Shades: Strangulations can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the blind or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his/her neck.

Roll-up Blinds: Strangulations can occur if the lifting loops slide off the side of the blind and a child's neck becomes entangled on the free-standing loop or if a child places his/her neck between the lifting loop and the roll-up blind material.

Roller Blinds: Strangulations can occur if the blind's continuous loop bead chain or continuous loop pull cord is not attached to the wall or the floor with the tension device provided and a child's neck becomes entangled in the free-standing loop.

Federal authorities received a new report of the death of a 22-month-old boy in Cedar Falls, Iowa who was found hanging by his neck from the outer pull cords of a Roman shade in May 2010. The outer pull cords were knotted at the bottom. He was rescued by his father but died later in the hospital. In March 2008, a 2-year-old boy from Ocean View, Delaware climbed up on a toy chest to look out of a window and became entangled in the inner cords of a Roman shade. His parents removed the cord. No permanent injuries were sustained. This incident prompted a previous recall.

This recall involves all styles of Roman shades with inner cords, all styles of roll-up blinds, and roller blinds that do not have a tension device. A tension device is intended to be attached to the continuous loop bead chain or continuous loop pull cord and installed into the wall or floor.

They were sold at Hanover Direct/Domestications, the Company Store/Company Kids; online at www.domestications.com and www.thecompanystore.com; and through catalog sales nationwide from January1996 through October 2009 for between $20 and $579.

Consumers should immediately stop using all Roman shades with inner cords, all roll-up blinds, and all roller blinds that do not have a tension device, and contact the Window Covering Safety Council at (800) 506-4636 anytime for free repair kits or visit windowcoverings.org. Consumers who have roller blinds with a tension device should make sure the tension device is attached to the continuous loop bead chain or continuous loop pull cord and is installed into the wall or floor.

For additional information, contact Domestications or Hanover at (800) 453-1106 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET seven days a week.

Note: Examine all shades and blinds in your home. Make sure there are no accessible cords on the front, side or back of the product. CPSC recommends the use of cordless window coverings in all homes where children live or visit.

Britax carseat: About 23,000 Chaperone Infant car seats have been recalled because the harness chest clip can break and pose a laceration hazard. Due to its small size it also poses a choking hazard.

The firm has received four reports of the chest clip breaking. Injuries from three reports included minor lacerations and scratches to arms and a finger; and one report involved an infant placing the clip in his mouth.

This recall involves Chaperone infant car seats with model numbers E9L95P2 (Red Mill), E9L95P3, E9L95P5 (Cowmooflage), E9L69N9 (Moonstone) manufactured between April 2009 and May 2010. The white serial label with the seat's serial number, model number, and manufacture date can be found on the underside of the car seat.

They were sold at mass and independent retailers nationwide and on the Britax website from June 2009 to October 2010 for about $230.

Consumers should immediately contact Britax for a free repair kit, which includes a replacement chest clip. Registered owners have been directly contacted by Britax. This product was also recalled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For additional information, contact Britax at (888) 427-4829 anytime, or visit the firm's website at britax.com.

Teething tablets: The makers of Hyland’s Teething Tablets are recalling this product after FDA analysis and testing found some tablets contained varying amounts of belladonna, a potentially toxic ingredient. FDA has received reports of serious adverse events in children taking this product that are consistent with belladonna toxicity. An ongoing FDA inspection at the manufacturer indicates substandard control of the manufacturing operation.

Belladonna is commonly known as Deadly Nightshade. It is a plant whose leaves and berries are extremely toxic. Belladonna has been used as both a poison and a medicine throughout history.

FDA has also received reports of children who consumed more tablets than recommended, because the containers do not have child resistant caps.

FDA is warning consumers about all lots of Hyland’s Teething Tablets. This product is widely sold in pharmacies, other retail stores, and on the Internet as an over-the-counter (OTC) homeopathic drug intended to provide temporary relief of symptoms related to teething in children.

FDA recommends that consumers contact their health care professional if their child experiences symptoms after taking Hyland’s Teething Tablets. Symptoms include a depressed level of consciousness, seizure, difficulty or slowed breathing, lethargy, sleepiness, muscle weakness, skin flushing, constipation, difficulty urinating, or agitation.

Health care professionals and consumers should report side effects from use of Hyland’s teething tablets to FDA through the MedWatch program, by phone at 1-800-332-1088, or online at fda.gov.

Cribs: Drop-side cribs sold by Kmart and Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. are among 40,650 being recalled after the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission received reports of at least six injuries to children when the beds failed.

Victory Land Group Inc. of Bartlett, Illinois, is recalling 34,000 of its Heritage Collection cribs sold only in Sears Holding Corp.’s Kmart stores, the CPSC said today in a statement. The agency and the company have 17 reports of drop- side rail detachments, resulting in three infant injuries.

Ethan Allen, based in Danbury, Connecticut, received reports of five cases where parts came off of its drop-side cribs, leading to one baby becoming trapped, two children falling out and one child getting a pinched hand. The recall covers 3,250 cribs sold for $550 to $900, the CPSC said.

Angel Line of Pennsville, New Jersey, is recalling 3,400 drop-side cribs sold through websites Ababy.com and Babyage.com for about $140, the regulator said. The CPSC received one report of a crib’s side detaching.

Details on Kmart cribs here, on Ethan Allen here.

Graco strollers: Baby gear maker Graco is recalling about 2 million strollers after receiving reports that four infants died in the strollers.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission, which announced the recall Wednesday, said the four infants became trapped inside the strollers and were strangled. The deaths occurred between 2003 and 2005.

The strollers being recalled are older versions of the Graco Quattro Tour and MetroLite strollers and travel systems, all made before 2007 and distributed by Graco Children's Products Inc. of Atlanta.

CPSC says if babies aren't strapped into the strollers properly, they can slide through the opening between the stroller tray and bottom of the seat – where they can get stuck and be strangled. The commission also said it was aware of five reports of infants becoming trapped, resulting in cuts and bruises, and one report of an infant having difficulty breathing.

The recalled strollers were made before the development in 2008 of a voluntary standard that requires a larger stroller opening between the stroller's tray and seat bottom in order to prevent entrapment and strangulation.

The recalled strollers were sold at retailers nationwide between November 2000 and December 2007.

More information on the model numbers involved in the recall can be found at the company's website, gracobaby.com.

Dollar Tree Flashlights: ABout 275,000 Wolverine, Spider-Man and Iron Man 2 projector flashlights sold at Dollar Trees nationwide for $1 have been recalled because the the batteries and/or bulbs can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

There have been three reports of incidents involving batteries overheating in the recalled flashlights. Reported incidents include a flashlight that melted and a flashlight battery that caught fire. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers should take the recalled flashlights away from children immediately, remove and properly discard the batteries and return the flashlights to the store where purchased for a full refund. More info at dollartree.com.

Infant overalls: About 8,300 infant's overalls have been recalled because snaps could come loose and pose a choking hazard to young children. This recall involves infants' Carhartt® overalls with style numbers GG8500 (100% cotton canvas) and GG8501 (100% cotton knit). The overalls were sold in brown or red in infant sizes 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 and 24 months. The Carhartt logo is sewn on the front of the garment and the style numbers can be found on the sewn-in label hanging from the sleeve.

They were sold retailers nationwide from February 2010 through July 2010 for about $25. Consumers should immediately take the overalls away from children and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or store credit. More info at ltapparel.com.

Bathtub subs: About 34,000 bathtub subs sold by Munchkin Inc. are under recall because the intake valve on the bottom of the submarine toy can suck up loose skin, posing laceration hazard to children.

Regulators are aware of 19 incidents of lacerations to boys' genital area. One of the incidents required medical attention.

This recall involves battery-operated bathtub submarine toys. The toy is yellow, has a smiling face, turquoise windows, an orange propeller and an orange periscope that turns the toy on and off. The intake valve has a water pump that sucks in water to propel the submarine. The toy is intended for use by children during bath time. Sold nationwide from Nov. 2009-Sept. 2010 for about $7.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and contact Munchkin for instructions on how to return the product for a free replacement toy: munchkin.com.

Aromatherapy kits: 516,000 Spa Factory Aromatherapy Fountain & Bath Benefits Kits have been recalled. Consumers should immediately take the toy's jars and caps away from children and dispose of any jar lids without vent holes. Only use jars that have lids with vent holes.

This children's product was originally recalled in January 2009. Since that time, there have been additional injuries caused by the kits. Pressure from the buildup of carbon dioxide in the jars of Bath Bombs/Balls or Bath Fizzies that come with the kits can cause the unvented lids to blow off, posing explosion and projectile hazards. The flying pieces also can cause property damage. Additionally, the mixture of water with the Bath Bombs/Balls or Bath Fizzies can create citric acid. This acid can get into consumers' eyes when the jars explode, posing a risk of eye irritation.

As of January 2009, federal regulators had received 88 reports of exploding jars, including 13 injuries to children. Since that time, there has been 12 additional reports of exploding unvented jars of JAKKS' Bath Bombs/Balls or Bath Fizzies, including 13 additional reported injuries. The new injuries include irritated eyes, irritated skin and one eye injury from projectile jar lids.

The kits were sold at Sam's Club, Walmart, Target and other stores nationwide from August 2008 through August 2010. They sold for between $13 and $50 and continue to be available in some stores.

Consumers should immediately take the toy's jars and caps without vent holes away from children, dispose of any jar lids without vent holes and contact JAKKS Pacific to receive free jar lids with vent holes: myspafactory.com.

Fisher-Price: Fisher-Price is recalling more than 10 million tricycles, toys and high chairs over safety concerns.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday that two of the products being recalled involved injuries.

In the recall of about 7 million Fisher-Price Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles, the agency is aware of 10 reports of children being hurt. Six of them required medical attention.

The trikes - some of which feature popular characters like Dora the Explorer and Barbie - have a protruding plastic ignition key near the seat that children can strike, sit on or fall on, leading to injuries that the commission said can include genital bleeding.

Fisher-Price is also recalling more than 1 million Healthy Care, Easy Clean and Close to Me High Chairs, after 14 reports of problems. The pegs on the back of the high chairs can be used to store the tray, but children can fall on them, resulting in cuts and other injuries. Seven children required stitches, the commission said.

The two other Fisher-Price recalls were:

-More than 2.8 million Baby Playzone Crawl & Cruise Playground toys, Baby Playzone Crawl & Slide Arcade toys, Baby Gymtastics Play Wall toys, Ocean Wonders Kick & Crawl Aquarium toys, 1-2-3 Tetherball toys and Bat & Score Goal toys. The valve of the inflatable ball on the toys can come off and pose a choking hazard to children, said CPSC. The agency said there were more than 50 reports of the valves coming off the balls.

-About 100,000 Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Stand 'n Play Rampway toys. The wheels on the purple and green cars can come off, posing a choking hazard.

Most of the products were being recalled in the United States, but about 400,000 of them were sold in Canada.

Consumers can visit the company's website at service.mattel.com for more information on the dates of sale and model numbers for the recalled products.

Children's Toys: An incident involving a Charlotte girl has prompted the recall of 14,400 Click Armband Bracelets, 7,900 Klick Klick Balls and 14,400 BoBo Balls.

The small balls on the end of the toy's arms can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. The toys were marketed for children age 3. CPSC staff has designated these toys for children between the ages of 19 to 35 months.

CPSC has received one report of a ball detaching in a 21-month old girl's mouth in Charlotte. No medical treatment was required.

The recalled bracelets and balls are made of stretchy, rubber material with hard plastic, colorful balls attached at the end of the toy's arms. The toys were sold with orange, green, pink, purple and blue colored balls. The BoBo balls have a flashing lighted ball encased in the stretchy material. They were sold at beach resort stores nationwide from January 2009 through August 2010 for between $2 and $5.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from young children and return them to the place of purchase or contact Fun Stuff to receive a full refund, (888) 386-7833 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Cribs: About 130 Sorelle brand "Prescott" fixed-sided cribs have been recalled. These cribs are re-labeled fixed-sided Simplicity cribs that contain tubular metal mattress-support frames recalled in April 2010. The mattress support frames can bend or detach, causing part of the mattress to drop, creating a space into which an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged, entrapped or fall out of the crib.

In the April 2010 Simplicity recall, CPSC reported the death of a one-year-old child from Attleboro, Mass. who suffocated when he became entrapped between the crib mattress and the crib frame. In addition, CPSC has received reports of 29 incidents involving the Simplicity cribs where the cribs collapsed due to the metal mattress support frame detaching or bending. These include one child entrapment that did not result in injury and one child who suffered minor cuts when his head struck the broken mattress support bar. CPSC has received one report of a consumer who, in April of 2010, removed the Sorelle Prescott label from the crib and found a Simplicity crib label underneath. (The consumer purchased the crib in July of 2009, prior to the Simplicity mattress support recall.)

These are full-sized fixed-sided cribs sold in an oak finish, as 3-in-1 or 4-in-1 convertible cribs. "Sorelle Furniture" along with the company's address, the crib's model number and a manufacturer's code are printed on a label attached to the headboard or footboard.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Albee Baby for a replacement crib, store credit or refund. C&T International/Albee Baby is attempting to directly contact known consumers who purchased the recalled crib online from July 2009 through October 2009. In the meantime, find an alternate, age appropriate, safe sleeping environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed.

For additional information, contact Albee Baby toll-free at (877) 692-5233 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Hooded sweatshirts: About 10,000 hooded jackets and sweatshirts sold at Burlington Coat Factory have been recalled because drawstrings through the hood and/or waist can pose a strangulation or entrapment hazard to children. The recall includes:

Aeropostale / Boys' pullover sweatshirt with Aeropostale printed on front / Brown / Boys' size Small Apple Bottom / Girls' zippered velvet jacket with "Apple Bottom" embroidered on back / Brown / Girls' size 7 - 16 Deere Park / Boys' zippered jackets / Red and Blue / Boys' sizes Disney Winnie the Pooh / Zippered jackets with a picture of Winnie the Pooh on the front of the jacket / Blue with white sleeves with green and blue stripes on the sleeves / 2T, 3T, 4T Gray Wolf / Zippered jacket with Grey Wolf tag inside jacket and drawstring waist / Dark Blue / 13 - 14 Jonathon Stone / Zippered jacket with "55" printed on front. "J.stone" is printed on tag on back of neck of the garment / Blue, red and white / L Kani Gold (sold from 10/24/2008) / Boys' zippered sweatshirt / Brown, black and grey / Youth L (16/18) Miletta / Zippered Jackets / Black with faux fur cuffs and hood / Medium (9 - 10) Mirika / Girls' zippered sweatshirts with embroidery on sleeves / Red / Medium New York / Girls' zippered sleeveless Sweatshirt with "33 New York" embroidered on jacket / Light Blue / Small Ruff Stuff (Date approx. 1995) / Boys' zipper and snap close jackets / Blue and light blue / Size 14 - 16 Sergio Benini (Sept 2007) / Zippered heavy jackets with snaps / Brown / Medium

Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to Burlington Coat Factory for a full refund or credit. For additional information, contact Burlington Coat Factory toll-free at (888) 223-2628 between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Sand and water toys: About 56,000 Sand & Water Transportation Station Toys sold by Step2 Company, of Streetsboro, Ohio, have been recalled because the light blue plastic wheels on the train cars can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. No injuries have been reported.

The Step2 Sand & Water Transportation Station is a standalone play station for children ages two and up. The toy station consists of: a round blue plastic table, including train tracks, train cars in blue, red and yellow, toy sailboats and a hand rake/shovel. A red Step2 logo decal is on the side of the table. Train cars with grey wheels are not included in this recall.

It was sold at Target and other major retailers, specialty stores and by online retailers from December 2008 through June 2010 for between $49 and $59. Consumers should immediately take the train cars away from children and contact Step2 for free replacement cars.

For additional information, contact Step2 at (800) 347-8372 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Blinds: About 1,800 bamboo roll-up blinds with valance sold at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores have been recalled because strangulation can occur when the lifting loop slides off the side of the blind and a child’s neck becomes entangled on the free-standing loop, or if a child places his/her neck between the lifting loop and the roll-up blind material.

No injuries have been reported. This recall involves all bamboo roll-up blinds with valances. The blinds were sold in two sizes: 36”x72” and 48”x72” and were sold exclusively at Jo-Ann's nationwide between April 2009 and December 2009. Consumers should immediately stop using the roll-up blinds and return the product to the nearest Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores for a full refund.

Toy vegetables: About 2,100 “Play With Your Veggies” toys sold by The Land of Nod have been recalled because the metal wire in the toy asparagus can become exposed, posing a laceration hazard to children. The firm has received a report of an exposed wire in the asparagus. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves The Land of Nod toy vegetables sets made of felt wool. The toy set has six vegetables: radish, onion, asparagus, tomato, lettuce and carrot. The asparagus is the only toy vegetable involved in this recall.

Consumers should immediately take the toy asparagus from children and return the product to the company for a free replacement asparagus. For additional information, contact The Land of Nod at (800) 933-9904 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

Bottle warmers: About 11,000 Beaba Express Steam Bottle Warmers sold at Williams-Sonoma can overheat liquids and baby food, posing a burn hazard to adults and babies. There have been 10 reports of the bottles overheating, including one report of an adult who received a finger burn from touching a hot bottle.

The bottle warmer is green with an orange temperature dial. "Beaba" is printed on the base and model number 9602 is printed on the underside of the warmer. They were sold at Williams-Sonoma June 2010 through July 2010 for about $65. Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bottle warmers and call Williams-Sonoma for instructions on how to return the product for a full refund. Additionally, consumers who return the bottle warmers will receive a $25 Williams-Sonoma merchandise card.

Contact Williams-Sonoma toll-free at (877) 548-0850 between 4 a.m. and 9 p.m. PT seven days a week.

Lakeshore mazes: About 18,500 magnetic maze boards sold by Lakeshore Learning Materials because the board’s plastic wand can separate and expose a magnet that can be a choking hazard to children. Also, if a child has more than one of these toys and the magnets detach and are swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforations or blockages, which can be fatal.

Lakeshore has received ten reports of wands separating and magnets detaching. No injuries have been reported. They were sold by Lakeshore Learning Materials stores nationwide from January 2009 through May 2010 singly or in sets for between $30 and $40.

Consumers should immediately take this toy away from children and contact Lakeshore to receive a free replacement product. For additional information, contact Lakeshore Learning Materials at (800) 428-4414 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

Double strollers: About 3,700 Zooper Tango double strollers have been recalled because the frame latch above the front wheels can fail when the stroller hits an object, causing the stroller to unexpectedly collapse. This can result in minor scrapes, cuts and bruises.

The company has received 185 reports of frame latch failures. In one incident a 13-month-old boy and a 3-year-old boy received scrapes and bruises when their stroller hit a sidewalk and the stroller collapsed.

This recall involves 2007 and 2008 Zooper Tango double strollers with a model number of SL808B and SL808F. The model numbers were printed on the original packaging. The strollers have production dates ranging from January 1, 2007, through April 30, 2008. The production dates are printed on the warning labels attached to the seats. The word "Zooper" is printed on the stroller canopies and grab bars. The Web address www.zooper.com is printed on the basket under the stroller seats.

They were sold at mass merchandise retailers nationwide and online retailers, including www.albeebaby.com and www.babiesrus.com, from January 2007 through August 2008 for between $400 and $430. Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled strollers and contact Zooper USA to receive a free repair kit. More details at Zooper USA toll-free at (888) 966-7379 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

Baby monitors: About 800 Levana Wireless Video Baby Monitors have been recalled because the wiring in the baby monitor camera can overheat and emit smoke, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Manufacturer Circus World Displays has received two reports of the camera portion of the monitors overheating and smoking. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Levana wireless baby monitors with model number LV-TW300. The receiver front is white and green with six round buttons and the printed word "Levana". It is 7 inches tall and includes a stand/base. The camera is all white, about 5 inches tall and is attached to a 3 1/2 inch long white base. The camera can rotate and swivel in various directions. The camera and receiver each has its own A/C adapter. They were sold at BB Buggy and Health and Safety stores nationwide and on the Internet between February 2010 and May 2010 for about $200.

For additional information, contact Circus World Displays toll-free at (866) 946-7828 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Little People: About 96,000 Little People Play ‘n Go Campsites, manufactured in China and imported by Fisher-Price of East Aurora, N.Y., because the plastic Sonya Lee figure can break at the waist and expose small parts that pose a choking risk. An additional 14,000 are being recalled in Canada. The company has received eight reports of broken Sonya Lee figures, but no reports of injuries. The play campsites were sold online and by major retailers, mass merchandisers, discount stores, department stores and toy stores around the country and in Puerto Rico between October 2009 and August 2010. Details: by phone at 800-432-5437.

Nap Nanny: 30,000 Nap Nanny portable baby recliners have been recalled after a 4-month-old girl from Royal Oak, Mich. died in a Nap Nanny® that was being used in a crib. According to preliminary reports, the infant was in her harness and found hanging over the side of the product, caught between the Nap Nanny® and the crib bumper.

CPSC and Baby Matters are aware of one other incident in which an infant became entrapped when the Nap Nanny® was used in a crib, contrary to the product instructions. In that incident, the infant fell over the side of the Nap Nanny®, despite being harnessed in, and was caught between the baby recliner and the side of the crib. The infant sustained a cut to the forehead.

CPSC and the firm have received 22 reports of infants, primarily younger than 5-months-old, hanging or falling out over the side of the Nap Nanny® despite most of the infants being placed in the harness. One infant received a bruise as a result of hanging over the side of the product.

Infants can partially fall or hang over the side of the Nap Nanny® even while the harness is in use. This situation can be worse if the Velcro™ straps, located inside the Nap Nanny® cover are not properly attached to the "D"-rings located on the foam, or if consumers are using the first generation model Nap Nanny® that was sold without "D"-rings.

In addition, if the Nap Nanny® is placed inside a crib, play yard or other confined area, which is not a recommended use, the infant can fall or hang over of the side of the Nap Nanny® and become entrapped between the crib side and the Nap Nanny® and suffocate.

Likewise, if the Nap Nanny® is placed on a table, countertop, or other elevated surface and a child falls over the side, it poses a risk of serious head injury. Consumers should always use the Nap Nanny® on the floor away from any other products.

The Nap Nanny® is a portable recliner designed for sleeping, resting and playing. The recliner includes a foam base with an inclined indentation for the infant to sit in and a fitted fabric cover and a three point harness. The first generation model of the Nap Nanny® can be identified by the absence of "D"-rings in the foam base. In second generation models, the harness system has "D"-rings in the foam base and Velcro™ straps inside the fitted fabric cover.

The recalled Nap Nannys® were sold at toy and children's retail stores nationwide and online, including at www.napnanny.com, from January 2009 through July 2010 for about $130.

The recalled product was manufactured in the United States and China.

Consumers with a first generation Nap Nanny® models, without "D"-rings, should stop using the recalled baby recliners immediately and contact the firm to receive an $80 coupon towards the purchase of a new Nap Nanny® with free shipping. Consumers with a second generation Nap Nanny® model, with "D"-rings, should immediately stop using the product until they are able to visit the firm's website to obtain new product instructions and warnings. Consumers will also view an important instructional video to help consumers ensure the harness is properly fastened. Consumers who are unable to view the video or new instructions online, should contact the firm to receive free copies by mail. For more information, contact Baby Matters toll-free at (888) 240-4282 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.napnanny.com/recall.

Bunk beds: About 405 Madeline bunk beds, manufactured in Vietnam and imported by Pottery Barn Kids, a division of Williams-Sonoma Inc. of San Francisco, because the shape of the end boards could pose an entrapment hazard. No incidents have been reported. The beds were sold at Pottery Barn Kids stores, as well as through the company's catalog and on its website, between July 2009 and March 2010. Details: by phone at 888-779-8692.

Playyard tents: 20,000 Cozy Indoor Outdoor Portable Playard Tents Plus Cabana Kits have been recalled after the death of a child.

Clips that attach the tent to the top of the playard can break or be removed by a child. A child can lift the tent and become entrapped at the neck between the rigid playard frame and the metal base rod of the tent, posing a strangulation hazard.

CPSC is aware of a death of a 2-year-old boy in December 2008 in Vinalhaven, Maine. The boy was found hanging with his neck entrapped between the playard frame and the metal base rod of the tent that had been partially tied by pieces of nylon rope and partially attached by clips. The tent was tied to the playard because the child was able to pop off the clips. Apparently, the child became entrapped while attempting to climb out of the playard. In three other incidents, children were able to remove one or more clips and place their necks between the tent and the playard. The children were not injured.

The dome-shaped white-colored mesh tent is designed to fit over playards as small as 28 inches by 40 inches or as large as 31 inches by 44 inches to contain a child. There are 12 plastic clips to secure the base of the tent to the top rail of the playard through button holes along the bottom of the tent. The tent has a zippered side for putting in and taking out the child.

The cribs were made in China and sold at Walmart, Amazon.com and various baby and children’s stores nationwide from January 2005 through February 2010 for about $60.

Consumers should immediately stop using the playard tents and contact Tots in Mind to get free replacement clips. Replacement clips will be available in late August or early September 2010. Contact Tots in Mind toll-free at (800) 626-0339 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.TotsinMind.com.

Pottery barn cribs: The push to ban drop-side cribs came as the CPSC announced the recall of 82,000 cribs from popular retailer Pottery Barn Kids. The commission said the cribs could pose a suffocation or entrapment risk to young children. The recall involves all Pottery Barn Kids drop-side cribs regardless of model number. The company is offering free kits to immobilize the drop-side rail of the cribs.

Jewelry: Federal regulators have found high levels of the toxic metal cadmium in trinkets that were distributed for free to children at some doctor and dentist offices over the past five years.

The commission said parents should immediately throw away the approximately 66,200 “Children’s Happy Charm Bracelets” bracelets and 2,200 rings that have a metal football-shaped charm attached to an adjustable band. The charm bracelets have colored beads and a single metal charm shaped like a butterfly, moon or sun.

The agency has not received any reports of incidents or injuries involving either product. The items were distributed at doctor and dentist offices nationwide between June 2005 and March 2010, the agency said.

Scope: Procter & Gamble Co. has recalled certain one-liter bottles of Scope Original Mint and Scope Peppermint mouthwash in the U.S. and Canada because their child-resistant caps might malfunction.

P&G said it is voluntarily recalling the items after it found the cap does not work in a “small percentage” of bottles.

The recalled bottles have a number 4 on the bottom to the far right of the recycling symbol. Consumers can discard the affected bottle and contact P&G at 1-877-340-8825 for a full refund or a coupon.

Or, P&G said, consumers can try twisting the cap to open it without squeezing the sides and, if it opens, it is defective.

The product itself is not defective, P&G said, so consumers also have the option of continuing to use it – as long as they keep it out of reach of children. P&G is removing the affected bottles from store shelves.

Cribs: More than 2 million cribs from Evenflo, Delta Enterprise Corp. and five other companies were recalled Thursday, June 24, amid concerns that babies can suffocate, become trapped or fall from the cribs.

Most of the cribs were drop-sides, which have a side rail that moves up and down so parents can lift children from them more easily. That movable side, however, can malfunction or detach from the crib, creating a dangerous gap where babies' heads can become trapped, leading to suffocation or strangulation.

The other companies involved in the recall were Child Craft, Jardine Enterprises, LaJobi, Million Dollar Baby and Simmons Juvenile Products.

No deaths were linked to the recalled cribs, but there were more than 250 reports of drop-sides detaching or failing and at least 16 entrapments of infants. In one case, a child was found unconscious and later hospitalized.

In the announcement from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, all seven companies recalled drop-side cribs. Delta and Child Craft also acknowledged problems with fixed-side cribs.

CPSC urged parents to stop using the cribs and contact the manufacturers for repair kits to immobilize the drop-side or information to make the cribs more secure.

The recalls involved about:

-- 750,000 Jenny Lind drop-side cribs distributed by Evenflo Inc.

-- 747,000 Delta drop-side cribs. Delta is also urging parents to check all fixed and drop-side cribs that use wooden stabilizer bars to support the mattress. The company says the bars can be installed upside down, causing the mattress platform to collapse. CPSC spokesman Scott Wolfson said Delta "was not cooperative with providing the full number of units involved in the mattress support assembly problem."

-- 306,000 Bonavita, Babi Italia and ISSI drop-side cribs manufactured by LaJobi Inc.

-- 130,000 Jardine drop-side cribs imported by Toys R Us.

-- 156,000 Million Dollar Baby drop-side cribs.

-- 50,000 Simmons drop-side cribs.

-- 40,000 to 50,000 Child Craft brand stationary-side cribs and an unknown number of Child Craft brand drop-sides. Child Craft ceased operations last summer and sold its name to Foundations Worldwide Inc., which did not manufacture or sell any of the recalled cribs but will offer rebates for some of them.

With Thursday's announcement, 9 million drop-side cribs have been recalled in the past five years. Drop-sides have been blamed in the deaths of at least 32 infants and toddlers since 2000. The cribs are suspected in another 14 infant fatalities during that time.

SpaghettiOs: Campbell Soup Co. is recalling 15 million pounds of SpaghettiOs with meatballs after a cooker malfunctioned at one of the company's plants in Texas and left the meat undercooked.

The Agriculture Department announced the recall late Thursday. Campbell spokesman Anthony Sanzio said the company is recalling certain lots of the product manufactured since December 2008 “out of an abundance of caution” because officials don't know exactly when the cooker at the Paris, Texas, plant malfunctioned. Officials believe it happened recently but aren't sure, he said.

The meatballs that went through the cooker did not get the requisite amount of heat, according to the company.

Recalled are certain lots of three varieties of the pasta product often consumed by children: SpaghettiOs with Meatballs, SpaghettiOs A to Z with Meatballs, and SpaghettiOs Fun Shapes with Meatballs (Cars).

The USDA said there are no reports of illnesses associated with the product and Sanzio said the company has received no customer complaints to date.

The recalled products have “EST 4K,” as well as a use-by date between June 2010 and December 2011 printed on the bottom of the can. The products were manufactured between December 2008 and June 2010 and distributed to retail establishments nationwide.

Sanzio said the company believes there are about 35,000 cases of SpaghettiOs subject to the recall on the market right now. He said USDA announced the recall of 15 million pounds because that is all of the product that has been manufactured since December 2008. Much of it has likely been consumed.

Consumers with questions about the recall can call Campbell's Hotline at (866) 495-3774.

Infant carriers: About 2,700 CYBEX 2.GO infant carriers, manufactured in China and distributed by Regal Lager Inc. of Kennesaw, Ga., because a buckle can break and pose a risk of falls. An additional 400 were recalled in Canada. The company has received three reports of broken buckles, but no reports of injuries. The carriers were sold at baby furniture and baby product stores around the country, as well as online, between August 2009 and April 2010. Details: by phone at 866-678-8940.

Belts: About 105,150 belts for boys and girls, manufactured in China and imported by Target Corp. of Minneapolis, because they contain high levels of lead, which is dangerous for young children. No incidents have been reported. The belts were sold at Target stores nationwide, as well as on Target's website, between December 2008 and December 2009. Details: by phone at 800-440-0680.

Onesies: About 450 infant onesies and rompers, manufactured in the United States by Holtrop & McIndoo LLC, doing business as Kiwi Industries of Albuquerque, N.M., because the snaps can detach and pose a choking risk. The company has received two reports of detached snaps, but no reports of injuries. The recalled items were sold at specialty stores for children around the country between March 2010 and May 2010. Details: by phone at 877-509-4891.

Trundle Beds: About 2,000 "Pirates of the Caribbean" twin trundle beds have a storage bin that poses an entrapment hazard to young children.

CPSC received one report of a 4 year-old boy whose head became entrapped in the opening of the storage bin. He sustained bruises on the back of his left and right ears.

The preassembled headboard has a brown wood base with decorative carvings, three open storage compartments, a storage bin and a mast. The storage bin located in the headboard, measures approximately 39 inches long, 6 1/2 inches wide and 24 inches deep. The "Pirates of the Caribbean" trademark is embossed on a metal plate inside the headboard. The name and address of the manufacturer, model number, manufacture date and "Made in China" is printed on a label affixed to the inside of the mattress frame side rails.

It was sold exclusively at Costco stores nationwide from January 2006 through January 2010 for between $700 and $1,400.

Consumers should immediately stop using the headboard storage bin and contact the firm to receive a free repair kit that will permanently close the headboard storage bin. The repair kits will be mailed to consumers in approximately 4 to 6 weeks.

For additional information, call Bayside toll-free at (877) 494-2536 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT.

IKEA shades: Ikea is recalling 3.36 million window blinds and shades after a child nearly strangled on a cord.

The recall covers three styles of shades: Roman shades and roll-up blinds sold nationwide over more than 11 years, from January 1998 to June 2009, and roller blinds from that period that don’t have certain tension devices.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall Thursday after receiving a new report of a 11/ 2-year-old boy in Lowell, Mass., who nearly strangled earlier this year.

The recalled blinds are dangerous for young children because their necks can become entangled in the cords. In the roller blinds, in which material gathers at the top of the blind when it’s adjusted, a child can strangle when the blind’s bead chain is not attached to the wall or floor with a tension device.

In Ikea roll-up blinds, which gather material at the bottom, a child’s neck can become caught if the adjustment loop slides off. In the Roman shades, a child can strangle if caught between the inner cord and the back of the shade, or if the shade has a pull chain not attached to the wall or floor.

The consumer agency said Ikea was adding its name to the retailers joining the voluntary recall announced last year of all Roman shades and roll-up blinds.

Millions of shades and blinds were recalled after the government received reports of at least five deaths and 16 near strangulations since 2006 from Roman shades and at least three deaths since 2001 from roll-up blinds.

For recall information, call 888-966-4532.

Shrek glasses: Cadmium has been discovered in the painted design on "Shrek"-themed drinking glasses being sold nationwide at McDonald's, forcing the burger giant to recall 12 million of the cheap U.S.-made collectibles.

The recall dramatically expands contamination concerns about the toxic metal, which earlier had been implicated in imported children's jewelry.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which announced the voluntary recall early Friday, warned consumers to immediately stop using the glasses. McDonald's said it would post instructions on its website next week regarding refunds.

The 16-ounce glasses, being sold for about $2 each as part of a promotional campaign for the movie "Shrek Forever After," were available in four designs depicting the characters Shrek, Princess Fiona, Puss in Boots and Donkey.

The CPSC noted in its recall notice that "long-term exposure to cadmium can cause adverse health effects." Cadmium is a known carcinogen that research shows also can cause bone softening and severe kidney problems.

Buckyballs: About 175,000 Buckyballs high-powered magnets sets, made in China and imported by Maxfield and Oberton LLC, of New York, because the mandatory standard requires powerful magnets not to be sold for children under 14. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforations or blockages. There have been two reports of children swallowing one or more magnets. No injuries were reported. Details: by Web at maxfieldandobertonsafety.com

Hoover vacuums: About 108,000 Hoover WindTunnel T-Series bagless upright vacuum cleaners with cord rewind feature. They are being recalled because the power cord is not properly routed or securely seated in the cord rewind assembly, allowing the cord to be pulled loose and posing fire and shock hazards. The company received three reports of minor burns to carpet and furniture and one report of a minor burn to a consumer's hand. The vacuum cleaners, made in Mexico and imported by Hoover Inc., of Glenwillow, Ohio, were sold at mass merchandisers, department stores and independent vacuum retailers nationwide and online from August 2009 through May 2010. Details: by Web at hoover.com.

Hoodies: About 23,000 Rim Rocka boys' hooded jackets and Pelle Pelle girls' hooded jackets, made in Pakistan and Bangladesh and distributed by Lollytogs Ltd., of New York, because the drawstrings through the hoods and waists can pose strangulation and entanglement hazards to young children. No incidents or injuries have been reported. They were sold at Burlington Coat Factory stores and at various small retailers nationwide from February 2008 through September 2009.

About 200 boys hooded jackets, made in China and distributed by Hind Fashions of New York, because the jackets have a drawstring through the hood that can pose as a strangulation hazard to children. No incidents or injuries have been reported. This recall involves boys hooded jackets that are blue suede on the outside and have fur lining on the inside. “Hind Leather” is printed on the tag. Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide sold the items from January 2006 through September 2009. Details: by phone at 888-643-4463.

Girls Coats: About 13,500 girls' coats, made in Guatemala and imported by S. Rothschild & Co. Inc., because the detachable cape's strings can pose a strangulation hazard to young children. No injuries or incidents have been reported. The recall includes S. Rothschild girls' wool coats with detachable capes. Two small pompoms are attached to the end of strings that hang from the cape. They were sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Filene's Basement and other retail stores nationwide from September 2006 through September 2009. Details: by phone at 800-223-2664.

Chair and Ottoman sets: About 380 All-Star Basketball Chair and Ottoman Sets, made in China and imported by Colleen Karis Designs LLC of Los Angeles, because surface paints on the chairs' lettering could contain excessive levels of lead, which is a violation of the federal lead paint standard. No incidents or injuries have been reported. HomeGoods stores nationwide sold the products from February 2009 through April. Details: by phone at 866-278-7938.

Car-like toy buggies: An Ohio company has recalled 2.5 million ride-on toy buggies because a design flaw can allow them to roll away uncontrolled. The buggies, which resemble cars, have long handles so parents can push them like a stroller.

The push handles on select Step2 Push Around and Whisper Ride buggies can detach, allowing the buggies to roll away without any means of control, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Streetsboro, Ohio-based Step 2 has received 28 reports of detached handles, including two reports of injuries that required medical treatment.

The push handles on the recalled buggies are attached by a pin with a yellow knob on the head. Buggies with handles attached by bolts with black or white plastic heads are not included in the recall. The U.S.-made buggies were sold between August 1999 and March 2010.

To receive a free repair kit, call 866-860-1887.

Remote-controlled helicopters: About 46,000 remote-controlled helicopters, made in China and distributed by Imagine Nation Books Ltd./Books Are Fun, of Boulder, Colo. The rechargeable battery inside the helicopters can overheat, igniting the helicopter and posing fire and burn hazards. The company received nearly 50 reports of the helicopters overheating, including six reports of flames coming from the helicopters, and one report of minor property damage. No injuries have been reported. The recall includes “Fly Dragonfly,” also called “Queen Bee,” remote-controlled helicopters. They were sold at book and gift fairs in schools, hospitals and office buildings nationwide from August 2009 through January 2010. Details: by phone at 800-917-0213; by Web at www.booksarefun.com.

Charm Bracelets: "Best Friends" Charm Bracelet Sets sold at Claire's Boutiques throughout the nation have high levels of cadmium, which is toxic if ingested by children. No injuries have been reported.

The "Best Friends" three bracelet sets are silver-colored chains with metal pendants containing one of the words "Best," "Friends" or "Forever" and heart lock and key charms with different colored stones. They were sold at Claire's from February 2009 through January 2010 for about $12.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled bracelets away from children and return the heart lock charms or the entire bracelets to any Claire's for a full refund or replacement product. For additional information, contact Claire's toll-free at (866) 859-9281 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Gap Baby Swimsuits: Baby swimsuits sold at babyGap, GapKids, Gap and Gap Outlet stores have been recalled because the swimsuits have halter straps that were manufactured too short, causing the plastic ring located at the neck of the swimsuit to press against the child's throat and obstruct the airway. This poses a strangulation hazard to the child.

Gap has received two consumer complaints. No injuries have been reported. The baby swimsuits were sold in two styles: number 706260 is blue and white and number 700452 is red and white. The style number can be found on the label located on the swimsuit. Both swimsuits were sold in infant sizes up to 24 months and are made of a synthetic knit stretch fabric of polyester and spandex. The straps are made of the same material as the body. They were sold in stores and online from February 2010 through April 2010 for between $17 and $20.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled swimsuits away from children and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Contact Gap to return by mail if purchased online. For additional information, contact Gap toll-free at (888) 747-3704 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and Saturday between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Graco, Simplicity cribs: The government recalled thousands of Simplicity and Graco cribs Thursday, warning that babies could suffocate or strangle in them.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said the Simplicity recall was linked to at least one death and involved thousands of cribs, possibly hundreds of thousands, though many had previously been recalled for other defects. The agency said about 217,000 Graco dropside cribs made by LaJobi were also being recalled.

The problem with both types of cribs stems from hardware failures.

In the case of the Graco-branded wood cribs, the side that moves up and down – the dropside – can break or detach, creating a dangerous gap between the crib mattress and dropped side. A baby can become trapped and suffocate or strangle. CPSC and LaJobi have received 99 complaints of dropside problems with the cribs. None involved serious injuries.

A retrofit kit will be available to consumers to prevent the dropside from moving, making all four sides of the crib stationary.

The Simplicity recall is for all of the full-sized cribs with tubular metal mattress-support frames. Those frames can bend or detach, causing the mattress to collapse and creating a space that a baby can roll into, become trapped in and suffocate.

A 1-year-old boy in North Attleboro, Mass., became trapped in his Simplicity crib and suffocated in 2008, according to the commission.

“CPSC urges all parents and caregivers to not attempt to resell any Simplicity crib to a thrift store, at a yard sale or online,” said agency spokesman Scott Wolfson. “These recalled cribs have killed far too many babies and need to be kept out of homes and daycare centers.”

Simplicity has been the subject of almost a dozen recalls since 2005 and its cribs and bassinets have been linked to 13 deaths.

The commission had previously recalled all Simplicity dropside cribs. With the latest recall, nearly all Simplicity cribs have now been recalled, possibly hundreds of thousands. Simplicity and its successor company, SFCA Inc., are no longer in business, so the agency doesn't know exactly how many cribs were sold.

Drums: About 21,000 Step2 toy drums, made in China and imported by the Step2 Company LLC, of Streetsboro, Ohio, because the plastic clips used to attach the drumsticks to the drum can break. The small broken pieces present a choking hazard to young children. No injuries or incidents have been reported. This recall involves Step2 Basic Rhythm Drums, which are sold with two drumsticks that can be stored in clips on the sides of the drums. They were sold at Toys R Us, Burlington Coat Factory and other retail stores nationwide from August 2009 through March 2010. Details: by phone at 866-860-1887.

Baby books: About 15,100 Gund Baby paperboard books, manufactured in China and imported by Gund of Edison, N.J., because the plastic foam filling the book bindings can detach and pose a choking risk. The company has received three reports of children putting detached plastic foam in their mouths, but no reports of injuries. The books were sold at gift and novelty stores around the country between January 2009 and March 2010. Details: by phone at 800-436-3726 or by Web at gund.com.

Baby gates: Evenflo is recalling 150,000 wooden gates that block stairways from young children. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the slats on Evenflo Top-of-Stair Plus gates can break or detach, allowing children to access the stairs.

The company has received 142 reports of broken or detached slats, including three reports of children who breached the gate and gained access to the stairs. The Mexican-made gates were sold online and by stores nationwide, including Toys “R” Us, Burlington Baby Depot and Kmart. An additional 33,000 of these gates are being recalled in Canada.

To obtain a free replacement gate, contact Evenflo at 800-233-5921.

High chairs: The government is announcing a recall of 1.2 million high chairs it says pose a fall hazard to children.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the voluntary recall Thursday involving the product made by Graco Children's Products Inc., of Atlanta. The regulatory agency said “screws holding the front legs of the high chair can loosen and fall out” and said cracking plastic brackets can cause the high chair to “tip over unexpectedly.” These tip-overs resulted in 24 reports of injuries including bumps and bruises to the head, a hairline fracture to the arm and cuts, bumps and bruises and scratches to the body.”

The CPSC said consumers should stop using the high chairs immediately

The chairs were sold at AFES, Burlington Coat Factory, Babies "R" Us, Toys "R" Us, Sears, Target, Target.com, Walmart, WalMart.com, Shopko, USA Baby, and other retailers nationwide from December 2003 through March 2010 for between $70 and $120.

To order a free repair kit, contact Graco toll-free at (877) 842-3206 or visit the firm's Web site at www.gracobaby.com. For additional information, contact Graco at (800) 345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Baby slings: WASHINGTON (AP) – WASHINGTON (AP) – More than 1 million baby slings made by Infantino were recalled Wednesday after claims linking them to three infant deaths.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said babies could suffocate in the soft fabric slings. The agency urged parents to immediately stop using the slings for babies under 4 months.

The recall involves 1 million Infantino “SlingRider” and “Wendy Bellissimo” slings in the United States and 15,000 in Canada.

Infantino President Jack Vresics said the company has been working closely with the commission on its sling concerns.

“Our top priority is the safety of infants whose parents and caregivers use our products,” Vresics said in a statement. He said the company would offer a free replacement baby carrier, activity gym or shopping cart cover to any affected consumer.

The slings wrap around the chest so on-the-go parents can carry their babies or just stay close as they bond with their infants.

Earlier this month, CPSC issued a broad warning about sling-style baby carriers, saying they pose a potential suffocation risk to infants, especially babies under 4 months. Babies who had a low birth weight, were born prematurely or had breathing problems such as colds were also at risk.

At the time, the commission did not single out a specific type of sling or manufacturer. It said it had identified or was investigating at least 14 deaths in the last 20 years associated with baby slings.

In Wednesday's announcement, CPSC said three of the deaths occurred last year and were linked to Infantino slings. It did not say exactly how the babies died.

In its general sling warning earlier this month, CPSC said infants can suffocate in two different ways:

–A sling's fabric can press against a baby's nose and mouth, blocking the baby's breathing and suffocating a baby within a minute or two.

–The other scenario involves slings where the baby is cradled in a curved or “C-like” position, nestling the baby below the mother's chest or near her belly. That curved position can cause a baby who doesn't have strong neck control to flop its head forward, chin-to-chest, restricting the infant's ability to breathe. “The baby will not be able to cry for help and can slowly suffocate,” warned the commission.

Slings have been promoted by baby experts as a way to calm fussy babies or for nursing moms who can breast-feed their little ones in the sling.

Consumer Reports raised concerns about slings back in 2008, and had called on CPSC to issue a recall of the Infantino SlingRider. Safety advocates criticized the curved position that the baby can fall into while inside the sling.

Baby experts and breast-feeding advocates insist that not all slings are dangerous. They say carriers that keep a newborn baby solidly against the mother's body, in an upright position, are safe.

The Infantino slings being recalled were sold from 2003 through 2010 at several retailers, including Target, Babies R Us and Burlington Coat Factory. Consumers can call Infantino at 866-860-1361 to receive a free replacement product.

There are no federal safety rules for baby slings.

Infantino says it's working with CPSC and ASTM International, an organization that sets voluntary safety standards, to develop a standard for slings.

Windowshades: About 163,000 Roman shades, made in the U.S. and sold at Ethan Allen Design Centers, were recalled because the shades' freestanding loop and the exposed inner cord can strangle children. No reported incidents or injuries are linked to these recalled shades. These made-to-order shades were sold at Ethan Allen Design Centers at least since 1999 and through December 2009. The recall involves all styles and sizes of Roman shades sold under the Ethan Allen brand name, but they have no labels or markings. The shade's wholesaler is Ethan Allen Global Inc., of Danbury, Conn. Details: by phone at 888-339-9398.

Baby bracelets and pacifier clips: About 900 Allreds Design Baby Bracelets and Pacifier Clips have been recalled because they have high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Allreds Design received one report of a 10-month-old child who was treated by a physician for elevated lead levels.

This recall includes Allreds Design brand baby bracelets and pacifier clips. The bracelets are sold in sizes 0-6 months, 1-4 years, and 4-8 years of age. The baby bracelets and pacifier clips have crystal and plastic beads in various colors with a metal clasp. They were sold at resale stores and other consignment retailers nationwide from June 2008 through December 2008 for about $5.

Consumers should immediately take these recalled bracelets and pacifier clips away from children and contact Allreds Design for instructions on how to receive a replacement bracelet or pacifier clip. For additional information, please contact Allreds Design toll-free at (866) 695-3551 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Drop-side cribs: Government safety officials Tuesday announced a recall of more than 500,000 drop-side cribs sold at Buy Buy Baby, Kmart, Wal-Mart and other stores after the death of three infants.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says plastic hardware on Generation 2 Worldwide and ChildESIGNS cribs can break and allow the drop side to detach. In addition, the mattress supports can break away from the crib frames. Both defects create gaps where a small child can be trapped and suffocate or strangle.

The agency has received three reports of children who died after getting trapped in gaps between the drop sides of their cribs and their mattresses.

An 8-month-old boy from Newark, Ohio, suffocated in July 2007 after the drop side of his crib detached due to a broken stop tab on the lower track. An 8-month-old boy from Richmond, Ind., suffocated in October 2003 after broken hardware allowed the drop side to detach from his crib's headboard in one corner. A 6-month-old boy from Staunton, Va., suffocated in September 2002 after two missing screws allowed the lower drop side track of his crib to pull away from the headboard post.

Consumer advocates have complained for years about the problems associated with drop side cribs.

ASTM International, an organization that sets voluntary industry safety standards for everything from toys to the steel used in commercial buildings, approved a new standard last November that requires four immovable sides for full-size cribs. The industry groups refusal to certify drop-side cribs is a big step toward eliminating the manufacture of new cribs in this style.

The CPSC has received 20 other reports of incidents involving detached drop sides and eight reports of incidents involving detached mattress supports.

The cribs were made by Generation 2 Worldwide, which went out of business in 2005. The CPSC believes that more than 500,000 cribs were sold. They were available nationwide at furniture and other stores, including Buy Buy Baby, Kmart, Wal-Mart.

Crib owners should contact the place of purchase for information on remedies including refunds, replacements and store credit. CPSC says owners should contact the agency if they have difficulty getting a remedy.

Trader Joe's Granola Bars: Trader' Joe's Co. of Monrovia, Calif., is recalling select lot codes of 7.4-ounce boxes of chocolate chip chewy coated granola bars, because they could be contaminated with salmonella. This organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems. The recalled bars were manufactured by Bloomfield Bakery, a subsidiary of Ralcorp Holdings Inc. No illness has been reported. Details: by phone at 626-599-3817.

Wind chimes: About 600,000 wind chime toys, manufactured in China and distributed by Tiny Love Inc. of New York, N.Y., and the Maya Group Inc. of Huntington Beach, Calif., because they can come apart and expose sharp metal rods. An additional 200,000 were recalled in Canada. The company has received five reports of babies pulling chimes apart to expose the rods, including one report of a 24-month-old boy puncturing his cheek. The chimes were sold at Toys “R” Us, Wal-Mart, Target, Buy Buy Baby and TJ Maxx stores around the country between February 2002 and February 2010. Details: by Web at tinylove.com.

Pull-A-Long Friends: About 2,400 Pull-A-Long Friends Toucan, Pull-A-Long Friends Alligator and Pull-A-Long Friends Sharky, made in Thailand and manufactured by Manhattan Group LLC of Minneapolis, because the toys have wooden parts that can break or come loose, posing a choking hazard to young children. An additional 400 toys are being recalled in Canada. No incidents or injuries have been reported. The items were sold at gift and specialty stores nationwide, online and through catalogs from September 2009 through January. Details: by phone at 800-541-1345; by Web at manhattantoy.com.

Umbrella strollers: About 14,000 Britax “Blink” umbrella strollers, made in China and imported by Britax Child Safety Inc. of Charlotte, N.C., because the stroller's hinge poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to a child when the stroller is being unfolded or opened. No injuries or incidents have been reported. The recall includes all Britax “Blink” single umbrella strollers. Another 900 strollers in Canada are part of the recall. The recalled strollers were sold online and at child product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide in the U.S. and Canada from July 2009 through this month. Details: by phone at 888-427-4829; by Web at BlinkRecall.com.

Marine and safari lamps: About 360,000 Discovery Kids animated marine and safari lamps, made in China and imported by Innovage LLC of Foothill Ranch, Calif., because a defect in the printed circuit board can cause an electrical short, posing a fire and burn hazard. The company received nine reports of incidents, including seven reports of lamps catching fire, one involving smoke inhalation injury to a child and three involving minor property damage. The recalled lamps were sold at department, drug and hardware stores nationwide, online and through direct sales from July 2009 through January 2010. Details: by phone at 888-232-1535; on the Web at www.lamprecall.org.

Princess and Frog necklace: Federal consumer safety regulators on Friday announced the recall of “The Princess and The Frog” pendants sold at Walmart stores because of high levels of the toxic metal cadmium, an unprecedented action that reflects concerns of an emerging threat in children's jewelry.

The recall affects two products, about 55,000 items in total, sold exclusively by the world's biggest retailer for $5 each. The action was taken voluntarily by Rhode Island-based jewelry company FAF Inc., which did not respond to requests for comment.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which disclosed the recall, had been testing for cadmium in children's metal jewelry for several weeks in response to an Associated Press investigation that reported high levels of the known carcinogen in the Disney movie-themed pendants and other children's metal jewelry imported from China.

The Walt Disney Co. released a letter Friday it sent its vendors and licensees that sets a zero-tolerance policy for cadmium in any children's jewelry bearing its brand. That is far stricter than federal regulations, which not only don't require testing for cadmium in children's jewelry but also set no upper limit for how much a product can contain.

Disney is now requiring that all products be tested for cadmium, and that a detection means production and distribution of the product should be stopped.

“Any detectable levels of cadmium will be deemed a product failure,” wrote Manuel G. Grace, Disney Co.’s senior vice president for product integrity.

In reaction to the AP's reporting earlier this month, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. had pulled three items from its shelves, including the two recalled Friday – a crown pendant with UPC number 72783367144 and a frog pendant with UPC number 72783367147.

The items had been on sale at Walmart stores since November, in conjunction with release of the animated movie. Consumers can return the two recalled items to any Walmart store for a refund or replacement product.

On Friday, Wal-Mart said in a statement that it continues to actively participate in the CPSC investigation, and pointed out that it had taken “swift action” when it removed the cited items on Jan. 11.

“The items are currently being tested to see how we can responsibly manage and destroy them, and they will not be offered for sale anywhere,” the company said.

Two days after Wal-Mart pulled the items, the CPSC's chairman advised parents to throw away all pieces of inexpensive metal jewelry, noting that children who chew, suck on or swallow a bracelet charm or necklace may be endangering their health because cadmium or lead could leach out of the item and into the body. Cadmium that is ingested accumulates for years, potentially causing serious harm to the kidneys and bones. Recent research also suggests it can harm brain development in children.

Friday's recall marks the first time any consumer product has been recalled in the United States because of cadmium. To date, lead had been the focus – findings of high levels in jewelry and painted toys prompted a wave of recalls starting several years ago.

The CPSC said in a statement that there have been no reports of cadmium poisonings associated with the pendants but that its investigation into other pieces of jewelry “remains open and active.”

The Fashion Jewelry Trade Association, which includes FAF among its members, released a statement that emphasized the industry's concern for safety but also suggested cadmium contamination is not widespread.

“We are confident in the safety of our members' products,” said Michael Gale, executive director of the association. “Based on our members' own data, cadmium is not widely used as a substitute for lead in children's jewelry products.”

As part of the AP's original investigation, lab tests conducted on 103 pieces of low-priced children's jewelry found 12 items with cadmium content above 10 percent of the total weight. One item consisted of 91 percent cadmium by weight.

Pendants from four “The Princess and The Frog” necklaces ranged between 25 and 35 percent cadmium, according to the testing.

Disney said in a statement at the time that test results provided by FAF showed the item complied with all applicable safety standards. But in the case of cadmium, unlike lead, there have been no specific levels that would automatically trigger health risks to children or a push for a recall.

As part of its investigation, the CPSC bought pieces of the jewelry cited in the AP reports, tested them in the agency's lab and found high levels as well. Based on the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, agency staff determined that the items posed a health risk to children, according to agency spokesman Scott Wolfson. The agency then approached FAF, which cooperated with the investigation and agreed to the recall.

Cribs: The death of a six-month old child prompted the recall Tuesday of about 635,000 cribs sold by Kmart, Sears, Wal-Mart and other stores.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of 20 models of Dorel Asia cribs with both drop sides and fixed front rails. Some of the Chinese- and Vietnamese-made cribs were recalled because their drop sides can detach, creating a space where a child can be trapped and suffocate or strangle.

A 6-month-old child from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, strangled after getting trapped in the crib when the drop-side hardware broke. The child's parents were using the crib after trying to repair it themselves.

Some of the cribs were also recalled because a child can be trapped if one of the slats is broken or damaged. This damage can occur while the crib is in use as well as when it is being put together, taken apart or shipped.

CPSC and Barbados-based Dorel Asia SRL have received 31 reports of incidents involving drop-side cribs, including six incidents of children being trapped between the mattress and the drop side. The agency and company have also received 36 reports of broken slats, including two reports of trapped children.

To receive a free repair kit to prevent this hazard, contact Dorel Asia at 866-762-2304. More information is available online at http://www.dorel-asia.com.

Santa tea lights: About 67,000 ceramic Santa tea light holders in the U.S. and Canada. The products, made in China and imported by Pier 1 Imports Inc. of Fort Worth, Texas, pose a fire hazard. The company has received three reports of the holders burning, but no reports of injuries. The holders were sold at Pier 1 Imports stores in the U.S. and Canada between September and December 2009. Details: by phone at 800-245-4595.

Cribs: About 1,000 “Diane” drop-side cribs, made in Slovenia and distributed by Caramia Furniture of Mississaugua, Ontario, and Mother Hubbard's Cupboard of Toronto, because slats on the drop-side can detach from the top and bottom rails, posing fall and entrapment hazards to the child. The company received 18 reports of slats detaching from the rails of the crib. No injuries have been reported. The recalled cribs were sold at children's product and mass merchandise stores nationwide from September 2002 through December 2005. Details: by phone at 877-728-0342.

Tea lights: About 40,000 silver glitter tea lights and gold glitter tea lights in the U.S. and Canada. Flame from the tea lights can ignite the glitter on the candle, posing a fire hazard. The products were made in Vietnam and imported by Pier 1 Imports Inc. of Fort Worth, Texas. The company has received three reports of the glitter burning. No injuries have been reported. The recalled silver glitter tea lights have SKU 2410335, and the recalled gold glitter tea lights have SKU 2410322. The products were sold at Pier 1 Imports in the U.S. and Canada from September through December 2009. Details: by phone at 800-245-4595.

Dehumidifiers: About 98,000 portable dehumidifiers, manufactured in China by LG Electronics Tianjin Appliance Co. of China, because the power connector can short circuit, posing a fire hazard. The company has received 11 reports of incidents, including four fires that caused significant smoke or water damage. No injuries have been reported. The dehumidifiers were sold by Home Depot, Walmart and Heat Controller Inc. between January 2007 and June 2008. Details: by phone at 877-220-0479; by Web.

Play yards: About 213,000 Safety 1st Disney Care Center and Eddie Bauer Complete Care play yards, manufactured in China and imported by Dorel Juvenile Group Inc. of Columbus, Ind., because the metal bars supporting the floorboard on the bassinet attachment can come out of their fabric sleeves. This creates a suffocation hazard. No incidents have been reported. The play yards were sold by Babies “R” Us, Kmart, Sears, Target and Walmart between January 2007 and October 2009. Details: by phone at 866-762-2166; by Web.

Carseats: A baby product manufacturer recalled on Friday about 447,000 of its infant car seat carriers, including some branded with Eddie Bauer and Disney logos, after dozens of reports of the carrier's handle coming loose.

There have been at least three injuries to babies, including bumps, bruises and a head injury. Dorel Juvenile Group Inc., of Columbus, Ind., received 77 reports of the child restraint handle fully or partially coming off the products.

In announcing the recall, the government said consumers should immediately stop using the seat's carrying handle. The bolts that attach the handle to the seat can loosen, causing the handle to possibly separate and creating a fall hazard for babies.

The recall involves Safety 1st, Cosco, Eddie Bauer and Disney branded infant car seat carriers with certain model numbers. They were sold at department and children's product stores nationwide from January 2008 through this month.

The recall was announced on Friday by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Dorel Juvenile Group.

The traffic safety agency said consumers should not use the handle until a repair kit has been installed. The repair kit includes new screws that consumers can attach to the seat carriers. They can order these free repair kits by contacting Dorel at 866-762-3316 or visiting its web site.

The traffic safety agency said the car seat is safe for use in a vehicle because it meets federal safety standards. The recalled products were sold with strollers, which are not affected by the recall. Dorel has recalled a number of products this year. Recent recalls including 28,350 Maxi-Cosi Mico infant seats and more than 131,000 units of Safety 1st SmartLight stair gates, products often placed at the top of stairs.

The company also recalled this year 76,600 Eddie Bauer Soothe & Sway play yards with rocking bassinets after reports that several babies had their faces pressed against the bassinets' sides or bottoms and one child turned blue.

DayQuil caps: Procter & Gamble Co. is recalling 700,000 packs of Vicks DayQuil capsules because they are not childproof.

The consumer product maker, based in Cincinnati, said Friday the affected products do not contain child-resistant packaging, despite labeling claims on the box. The issue only affects DayQuil Cold & Flu 24-Count LiquiCaps Bonus Pack.

Consumers can identify the product by the yellow flag in the top-right corner that reads: Bonus 20 Percent More.

P&G spokeswoman Crystal Harrell said the product was distributed nationally between September 2008 and February 2009, and more recently between September and December this year. P&G offers the bonus packs during the cold season.

Harrell said the issue was discovered during a routine review of company packaging. She added that the company is correcting the problem and new boxes will begin shipping within the week.

Procter & Gamble said there have been no reports of accidental ingestion by children. DayQuil capsules are not indicated for children younger than 12.

Consumers can contact the company at 1-800-251-3374 for a refund or replacement coupon. Those who continue using the product should keep it out of reach of children, the company says in a statement.

Vicks formula contains four drug ingredients: acetaminophen, a pain reliever and fever reducer; dextromethorphan, a cough supressant; doxylamine, an antihistamine and pseudoephrine, a decongestant.

Last month P&G recalled some 120,000 bottles of Vicks Sinex nasal spray after finding bacteria in samples during routine testing.

Window shades: The government and the window covering industry on Tuesday recalled more than 50 million Roman-style shades and roll-up blinds because of the risk children may be strangled by the cords.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said five deaths and 16 near-strangulations from Roman shades have been reported since 2006, while three deaths connected to roll-up blinds have been reported since 2001.

Roman shades can become dangerous, the CPSC said, if a child's neck gets stuck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the blind, or if the cord gets wrapped around a child's neck.

Roll-up blinds pose a strangulation threat if the lifting loop slides off the side of the blind and a child's neck becomes entangled on it, or if a child neck's gets between the lifting loop and the roll-up blind material.

The commission and the industry urged parents to examine all shades and blinds in the home and make sure they have no accessible cords. They also advised parents not to place cribs, beds or other furniture close to windows because children can climb on the furniture and reach the cords.

Cordless window coverings are recommended for all homes where children live or visit.

Several major retailers, including Wal-Mart, JCPenney and Pottery Barn, are also participating in the recall.

Consumers can obtain free retrofit kits for Roman shades and roll-up blinds online at http://www.windowcoverings.org or by calling the Window Covering Safety Council toll-free at 1-800-506-4636.

Swine flu vaccine: ATLANTA Hundreds of thousands of swine flu shots for children have been recalled because tests indicate the vaccine doses lost some strength, government health officials said Tuesday.

The shots, made by Sanofi Pasteur, were distributed across the country last month and most have already been used, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 800,000 pre-filled syringes that were recalled are for young children, ages 6 months to nearly 3 years.

Dr. Anne Schuchat, a CDC flu expert, stressed that parents don't need to do anything or to worry if their child got one - or even two - of the recalled shots. The vaccine is safe and effective, she said.

The issue is the vaccine's strength. Tests done before the shots were shipped showed that the vaccines were strong enough. But tests done weeks later indicated the strength had fallen slightly below required levels.

Why the potency dropped isn't clear. "That's the $64,000 question," said Len Lavenda, a Sanofi Pasteur spokesman.

Young children are supposed to get two doses, spaced about a month apart. Health officials don't think children need to get vaccinated again, even if they got two doses from the recalled lots, said Schuchat.

Swine flu vaccine has been available since early October, and since then manufacturers have released about 95 million doses for distribution in the United States.

The recalled shots were made by Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of France-based Sanofi-Aventis Group. The vaccine all tested fine when it was shipped out earlier this fall. But last week, testing of one lot showed that the potency had fallen about 12 percent below the government standard, Lavenda said.

The company found three other lots with diminished strength. It notified government health officials and did a voluntary recall, asking doctors to return any unused doses. The vaccine has been in high demand and the company doesn't expect to see much come back, Lavenda added.

Officials with the Food and Drug Administration, the CDC and the company all said they believe the strength of the recalled doses is still high enough to protect children against the virus. No potency problem has been detected in the same vaccine packaged in other types of syringes or vials, Lavenda said.

Experts have a theory that the problem is specific to the children's pre-filled syringes. For some reason, the antigen - the key vaccine ingredient - may be sticking to the walls of those syringes, said Dr. Jesse Goodman, the FDA's deputy commissioner for science and public health.

Another manufacturer, Novartis, in February recalled five lots of seasonal flu vaccine packed in pre-filled syringes under similar circumstances.

Sanofi Pasteur bills itself as the No. 1 manufacturer of flu vaccines in the world. It makes flu vaccine at sites in France and in Pennsylvania.

Swine flu was first identified in April. During the first seven months of the pandemic, it has sickened about 50 million Americans and killed about 10,000, according to CDC estimates.

Plush books: About 142,000 Monday the Bullfrog plush books, made in China by Simon & Schuster Inc., of New York, because the plush frog's plastic eye can detach, possibly posing a choking hazard to young children. The company received reports of three plastic eyes detaching after use and one unit that was packaged with a detached eye. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled product is a plush puppet bullfrog with a board book attached to the frog's mouth. The product was sold at bookstores and retailers nationwide and online from January 2006 through November 2009. Details: by phone at 800-732-9531; by Web at kids.simonandschuster.com.

Baby beds: Two infant deaths have led to the recall of about 24,000 Amby Baby Motion Beds – hammock-like beds marketed to parents of fussy babies with colic or reflux.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday that the side-to-side shifting or tilting of the hammock can cause an infant to roll and become trapped or wedged against the hammock's fabric or mattress pad, posing a suffocation risk to babies. Two infants suffocated this summer – a four-month old in Georgia and a 5-month-old in Oregon.

The beds, made by Amby Baby USA of Minneapolis, look somewhat like a baby swing, but have mesh and fabric sides, resembling a hammock. The bed, or hammock, hangs from a spring and every time the baby moves or stirs in his sleep, the bed gently moves up and down, back and forth, or side to side. The idea is to mimic the motion of a baby in the womb. The bed is recommended for babies ranging from newborn to 9 months old.

CPSC says there is only one model of the hammock available. It has a label sewn onto it that says, “Amby – Babies Love It, Naturally.” The beds were sold online, through Ambybaby.com and other Internet retailers dating back to 2003. They cost about $250. Consumers are urged to immediately stop using the motion beds and find a safe place for baby to sleep.

On its Web site, Amby says it plans to offer a free repair kit as soon as possible, “but not earlier than January 2010.” Consumers with questions can call 866-544-9721.

Night Lights: About 26,000 LED Rocketship PalPODzzz portable night lights, made in China and imported by Osram Sylvania Products Inc., of Danvers, Mass., because the bottom cover on the recharging base can break and expose internal electrical components. This poses an electric shock hazard. The company received three reports of the bottom of the recharging base breaking and consumers touching internal components that resulted in minor electric shocks. The recall involves LED Rocketship PalPODzzz portable night lights with model number 72174. The products are shaped as rocket ships. They were sold at Home Depot, Stop & Shop and other retailers nationwide and online from October 2008 through November 2009. Details: by phone at 877-423-3772; by Web at www.sylvania.com

Super Rigs play sets: About 700 Super Rigs play sets, made in China and imported by Variety Wholesalers Inc., of Henderson, N.C., because the toy truck's surface coating has high levels of lead, which is toxic if young children ingest it. No illnesses or injuries have been reported. The recall involves the “Super Rig Transport” toy truck with trailer and vehicles. The recalled toy trucks were sold at discount stores in the Southeast from September through November 2009. Details: by phone at 800-678-7776; by Web at www.vwstores.com.

Pajamas: About 7,288 Little Miss Matched girls pajama sets in the U.S. and Canada because the clothing fails to meet children's sleepwear flammability standards, posing a risk of burn injury to children. No injuries or incidents have been reported. The recall involves long-sleeved toddler and girls pajama sets. They were made in Honduras and imported by Little Miss Matched Inc., of New York. They were sold at various retailers nationwide in the U.S. from March 2008 through July 2009 and in Canada from March 2008 through November 2009. Details: by phone at 877-649-4386.

ExerSaucers: About 66,000 Evenflo ExerSaucer 1-2-3 Tea for Me activity learning centers, manufactured in China by Evenflo Co. Inc. of Miamisburg, Ohio, because the fake candle flame on top of the cake toy can detach and pose a choking risk. And additional 13,660 were recalled in Canada. The company has received 11 reports of detached flames in both countries, but no reports on injuries. The activity centers were sold at Toys “R” Us and other juvenile product stores nationwide between December 2007 and March 2009. Details: by phone at 800-233-5921; by Web at http://safety.evenflo.com.

Pacifiers: About 641,000 Bobby Chupete pacifiers, manufactured in China and imported by Grand World Inc. of Maspeth, N.Y., because the mouth guard is too small, creating a choking risk. No incidents have been reported. They were sold nationwide between November 2004 and July 2009. Details: by phone at 718-326-7786; by Web at grandworldinc.com .

Strollers: About a million Maclaren strollers sold by Target and Babies “R” Us were recalled Monday, after 12 reports of children having their fingertips amputated by a hinge mechanism.

The recall includes all nine models of single and double umbrella Maclaren strollers, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which announced the recall after an investigation.

The amputation risk occurs when a child's finger is placed in the hinge mechanism of a stroller while it is being unfolded. When the opened stroller locks into place, it can cut off the tip of the child's finger.

The recall includes the following stroller models: Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, TechnoXLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno and Easy Traveller. They have been sold at Babies “R” Us, Target and other stores around the country since 1999. Prices for the strollers ranged from $100 to $360.

The company is offering free hinge covers to prevent future incidents. The covers should not be removed unless the stroller is being cleaned, according to the CPSC.

“Our message to parents, grandparents and all caregivers is to make sure that you stop using these strollers until you get the repair kit, which zips the covers in place,” said CPSC spokeswoman Patty Davis.

The strollers were manufactured in China and distributed by Maclaren USA Inc of South Norwalk, Conn.

The company could not immediately be reached by phone for comment and its Web site was offline. -- Associated Press

Playsets: About 275,000 Adventure Playsets wooden playsets, manufactured in the United States and distributed by Adventure Playsets of Amarillo, Texas, because the materials in the horizontal ladder that forms the monkey bars and swing beam can weaken over time. This poses a fall hazard. An additional 6,800 sets were recalled in Canada. The company has received more than 1,400 reports of rotting ladders and 16 reports of injuries, including nine emergency room visits.

Some of the sets were also recalled in 2006 for defective bolts.

The sets in Thursday's recall were sold at Walmart, Toys “R” Us, Academy Sports, Menards and Mill stores nationwide, as well online at Walmart.com, ToyRUs.com, Willygoat.com and through the DMSI catalog. They were available between January 2004 and December 2007. Details: by phone at 877-840-9068; by Web at www.adventureplaysets.com.

Life is Good Travel mugs: About 15,000 Fall 2009 Newbury travel mugs, manufactured in China and imported by The S Group of Portland, Ore., because they can pose a burn hazard if filled with hot liquids. The company has received three reports of excessively hot mugs, including one minor hand burn. The recalled mugs were sold at Life is Good and independent stores around the country, as well as online at lifeisgood.com, between July 2009 and September 2009. Details: by phone at 888-339-2987; by Web at www.lifeisgood.com.

Art easels: About 10,000 Young Artist easels, manufactured in China by MacPherson's of Emeryville, Calif., because the surface coating on the chalkboard contains high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested by young children. No injuries have been reported. The easels were sold online and at art supply stores around the country between July 2004 and June 2009. Details: by phone 866-319-5335; by Web at www.art-alternatives.com/recall .

Jelly beans: Jelly Belly Candy Co. of Fairfield, Calif., is recalling select lots of 7.5-ounce cylinder-style packages of 49 Flavors Jelly Belly jelly beans, because they do not list peanut butter and peanut flour with the ingredients. This could be dangerous for people with peanut allergies. No incidents have been reported. The recalled packages were distributed to stores nationwide between Sept. 29 and Oct. 30. Details: by phone at 800-522-3267.

Roman shades: Close to 1 million roller blinds and Roman shades sold by IKEA, Bed Bath & Beyond and Hanover Direct are being recalled for posing a serious strangulation risk to small children.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says a child's neck can get tangled in the inner cord of Roman shades or the exposed loop of roller blinds. IKEA previously recalled blinds in August, as well as in 2008, following the death of a child. No incidents involving IKEA blinds were reported in this recall.

The agency says it has received one report of a child getting tangled in Roman shades sold by Hanover Direct and two reports of children getting tangled in Roman shades sold by Bed Bath & Beyond. None of the children received permanent injuries.

BABY FOOD: Plum Organics of Emeryville, Calif., is recalling some of its apple and carrot portable pouch baby food because of concerns over possible botulism contamination.

The product was sold individually throughout the country at Toys-R-Us and Babies-R-Us stores. The recalled product is sold in 4.22-ounce pouches, with a “best by” date of May 21, 2010, and UPC 890180001221.

The company is concerned that the baby food may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, which can cause botulism, a serious and sometimes life-threatening condition. Consumers should not use these products, even if they appear to be normal, because of the possible health risk.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with the baby food, and no other Plum Organics products are affected, the company said in a statement.

More information is available by calling 888-974-3555 or by e-mailing info(at)plumorganics.com.

BUNK BEDS: About 20,000 wooden bunk beds sold at Big Lots are under recall because mattress support slats and side support railings can break, posing a risk of the bunk bed collapsing and a fall hazard to consumers. Big Lots has received 14 reports of the recalled bunk beds’ support slats cracking or breaking, including four reports of minor injuries.

This recall includes wooden bunk beds with a three step ladder. Model numbers WP-9108-1 and WP-9108-2 are included in this recall. The model number is located on a sticker on the bunk bed’s interior panel of the headboard or the footboard. Sold nationwide from May 2008 through February 2009 for about $300.

Consumers should immediately stop using recalled bunk beds and contact Big Lots to return the defective parts and to receive a free repair kit. For more information, visit Big Logt's web site at www.biglots.com.

JOG STROLLER: About 41,000 Baby Jogger City Mini Strollers have been recalled because the stroller’s restraint buckle could break or unlatch allowing the child or infant to fall out. “City Mini” is printed on the stroller. To receive a free replacement restraint buckle and installation instructions, contact Baby Jogger at 877-506-2213 between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET or visit the firm’s Web site at www.babyjogger.com

HOODIES: About 500 Roxy Girl “Very Nice” Cotton Hoodies, made in China and distributed by Quiksilver Inc., of Huntington Beach, Calif., because the waist drawstring that could pose an entrapment hazard to children. No injuries have been reported. The hoodie zips in front. It came in gray with blue lining and cherry with lavender lining. It was sold in girls' sizes SML-XL. The style number, B487857, is printed on the inside label near the waist. Nordstrom, Macy's, Quiksilver Stores and other retailers nationwide sold the items from April 2009 through August 2009. Details: by phone at 877-246-7257; by Web.

WINDOW SHADES: Six companies are recalling millions of window blinds and shades, following the deaths of three children who got caught in cords that help the coverings move up and down.

The recalls, announced Wednesday by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, involve some big-name companies, including Pottery Barn Kids and IKEA as well as smaller companies that sold their window covers at retailers such as Target.

No deaths were associated with the blinds and shades from Pottery Barn Kids and IKEA, but CPSC says there have been six reports of children becoming entangled in the inner cord of the Pottery Barn Kids shades.

CPSC says the three deaths, which date back to 2006, involved blinds or shades made or imported by Vertical Land Inc., of Panama City Beach, Fla., and Lewis Hyman Inc., in Carson., Calif.

A one-year-old was killed in 2007 when he became entangled and strangled in the lift cord loop of a roll-up blind from Lewis Hyman that had fallen into his portable crib, CPSC said. The company is recalling about 4.2 million of the blinds.

It's also recalling more than a half-million roman shades following the strangulation death of a 13-month-old boy last year. The child was found with his head caught between the exposed inner cords and cloth on the backside of the shade, the agency said.

Vertical Land is recalling more than 32,000 blinds and shades following the death of a four-year-old girl. Her death was first reported to CPSC in 2006. The girl was strangled in the loop of a vertical blind cord that was not attached to the wall or floor.

The commission's new chairman, Inez Tenenbaum, says the blinds and shades pose a hidden hazard.

“I urge all parents to inspect their blinds and shades immediately and obtain the free repair or refund that the companies are offering to consumers,” she said.

The Vertical Land blinds and shades were sold in Florida from 1992 through 2006. Customers can contact the company for a free retrofit kit.

The Lewis Hyman oval roll-up blinds were sold at retail stores from 1999 through 2003, and the Woolrich roman shades were sold exclusively at Target stores from between 2006 and 2008. Customers can contact the company for a repair kit if the blinds don't have release clips, and for a free repair kit for the roman shades.

The other recalls involve:

–Pottery Barn Kids/Williams-Sonoma., Inc of San Francisco. About 85,000 roman shades with exposed inner cords on the backside are being recalled. Four kids were found with cords entangled around their necks. Two children had red marks around their necks after having freed themselves. CPSC says there were no permanent injuries.

Pottery Barn Kids customers should stop using the shades and can get a merchandise card for the purchase value.

–IKEA Home Furnishings, of Conshohocken, Pa. About 120,000 MELINA roman blinds are being recalled after a report of a 2-year-old boy who suffered a near strangulation. His mother found him hanging from the looped bead chain on the blind, said CPSC.

The blinds were sold at IKEA stores between 2006 and 2008. Consumers should return them to IKEA for a full refund.

–About 163,000 Thermal Sailcloth and Matchstick Bamboo roman shades sold at Target stores between 2008 and 2009. They were imported by Victoria Classics of Edison, N.J., and the agency says they have exposed inner cords that could be dangerous. Consumers can contact the company for a repair kit.

–About 245,000 roller shades distributed by Lutron Electronics Co. Inc., of Coopersburg, Pa., and sold at specialty dealers and Expo Design Centers from 2000 through April of this year. The shades, the CPSC says, have a looped bead chain that should be attached to the floor or wall. If it is not, customers can contact Lutron for a repair kit.

BASSINETS: Government safety officials warned parents Thursday about Simplicity bassinets after two more infants were killed when they became trapped. Two young children died after getting trapped in previously recalled Simplicity close-sleeper/bedside sleeper bassinets, the Consumer Product Safety Commission disclosed.

The company's 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 convertible bassinets contain metal bars spaced farther apart than federal standards allow. If the Velcro-fastened fabric covering the metal bars of the bassinets is not properly adjusted, it can be dangerous.

In September 2008, a two-month-old girl in Demorest, Ga., suffocated when she became trapped in a pocket of fabric, which was not properly secured to the bassinet. In January 2009, a six-month-old girl in Fort Worth, Texas, died when the fabric flap was undone and she got trapped between the exposed bars.

Asked about the time gap between the deaths and the re-announcement of the recall, the new chairman of the safety commission told The Associated Press the death in Georgia did not come to the agency's attention until this year. In a telephone interview, Inez Tenenbaum said she could not comment further on the Texas death because it is under investigation.

The CPSC warned against these Simplicity bassinets in August 2008, when it reported the deaths of two infants who also got trapped.

The commission has been contacting child care facilities, state governments and consumer groups about the bassinet recall.

All of the bassinets manufactured before May 18, 2008 have been recalled. This includes some sold under the Graco brand, some with a Winnie the Pooh motif, as well as other bassinets. Recalled bassinets can be returned to the retail stores where they were purchased. For details on the affected products, visit: this web site.

CLOTH BOOKS: About 15,000 eebee's “Have a Ball” Adventures cloth books, made in China and imported by Sterling Publishing Co. Inc., of New York, because a string attaching a ball to the book can become entangled in the basketball hoop piece, posing a strangulation hazard to young children. No incidents or injuries have been reported. The recalled products were sold at book and toy stores nationwide and on Internet retailers from June 2008 through June 2009. Details: by phone at 800-367-9692; by Web at http://www.cpsc.gov.

BIKE TRAILER: About 2,700 d'lite ST and Solo ST child trailers, model year 2009, made in the Philippines by Burley Design LLC, of Eugene, Ore. One wheel can separate from the trailer, posing a risk of injury to a child occupant or bike rider. No incidents or injuries have been reported. The recall involves two-wheeled child trailers designed to carry one or two children behind a bicycle. The recalled products are 2009 d'lite ST and 2009 Solo ST trailers with serial numbers that begin with D939 or D948. They were sold at independent bicycle retailers and specialty outdoor retailers nationwide and on various Web sites from November 2008 through June 2009. Details: by phone at 800-311-5294; by Web at http://www.cpsc.gov or http://www.burley.com/STProductRecall.

PANCAKES: Van's Wheat-Free Homestyle Pancakes, manufactured by Van's International Foods of Vernon, Calif., because they contain undeclared wheat, gluten, milk and egg. People who have allergies or sensitivities to wheat, gluten, milk or eggs may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The 12.4-ounce packages have lot number 200060629B1 and a “best if used by” date of March 30, 2010. They were sold at retail outlets nationwide. For more information, call the company at 303-848-6013 or send e-mail to customerservice(at)vansintl.com.

LITTLE TIKES TOY WORKSHOPS AND TRUCKS: The Little Tikes Co. is recalling about 1.6 million toy workshops and trucks, after an 11-month-old boy got a plastic nail lodged in his throat. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the boy from Goose Creek, S.C., recovered after being hospitalized.

The recall includes a variety of toys manufactured by Little Tikes of Hudson, Ohio, in both the United States and China. They were sold with red or blue plastic toy nails that are about 3 1/4 inches long. The recalled toys were sold on the Little Tikes Web site and by retailers around the country, including Toys “R” Us, between March 1994 and June 2009.

For details on how to receive free replacement nails, call 800-791-2737.

STAIR GATES: About 31,500 Safety 1st SmartLight stair gates, manufactured in China and imported by Dorel Juvenile Group USA of Columbus, Ind., because the hinges can break. No incidents have been reported. This expands a February recall of 100,000 gates. The recalled gates were sold online as well as by mass merchandise and juvenile product stores nationwide between January 2005 and July 2009. Details: by phone at 866-690-2540; by Web at www.djgusa.com/safety_notice/

DOORWAY JUMPERS: About 2,400 Jump ‘n Jive doorway jumpers, manufactured in China by Graco Children's Products Inc. of Atlanta, because the strips of fabric can come loose from attached toys and pose a choking risk. The company has received one report of a child with a detached strip in the mouth, but no reports of injuries. The recalled jumpers were sold online and at Babies “R” Us and other children's stores nationwide. Details: by phone at 800-345-4109; by Web at www.gracobaby.com.

BOOSTER SEATS: About 43,000 Circo booster seats, manufactured in China and imported by Target of Minneapolis, because the restraint buckle can open unexpectedly. The company has received eight reports of buckles opening in this manner. The recalled seats were sold at Target stores around the country between December 2008 and June 2009. Details: by phone at 800-440-0680; by Web at www.target.com .

SWING SET: About 1,950 Little Tikes clubhouse swing set, manufactured in the United States by Little Tikes of Hudson, Ohio, because they do not come with assembly directions for the swing seat's harness. If this part is not put together properly, the swing's seats can detach. No incidents have been reported. The recalled sets were sold at a variety of stores, including Toys “R” Us and Wal-Mart, between October 2008 and March 2009. Details: by phone at 800-321-0183; by Web at www.littletikes.com.

WASHING MACHINES: About 35,000 Crosley, Frigidaire, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Wascomat, and White-Westinghouse washing machines, manufactured in the United States and distributed by Frigidaire of Cleveland, because the drain pump can overheat and cause a fire hazard. No incidents have been reported. The recalled washers were sold by Sears and other retailers around the country between February 2009 and May 2009. Details: by phone at 800-734-4519; by Web at www.laundrypumprecall.com.

HOODED SWEATSHIRTS: About 13,300 hooded sweatshirts and warm-up sets for boys, manufactured in China and distributed by KOMAN Sportswear of Carlstadt, N.J., because drawstrings through the hoods could trap or strangle children. No incidents have been reported. The recalled items were sold at Burlington Coat Factory stores around the country between September 2008 and June 2009. Details: by phone at 888-223-2628; by Web at www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com

TOY DOGS: About 3,700 My Pal Scout electronic plush toy dogs, manufactured in China by LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. of Emeryville, Calif., because the decals on the paws can be removed and pose a choking risk. The company has received two reports of children removing these decals. The toy dogs were sold online at www.toysrus.com, www.leapfrog.com and other Web sites, as well as at Toys R Us stores nationwide between May 2009 through June 2009. Details: by phone at 800-701-5327; by Web at www.leapfrog.com.

BUSTER BROWN SHOES: About 1.4 million Buster Brown children's clogs, manufactured in China and distributed by Buster Brown Shoe Co. Inc. of St. Louis and Pagoda International Footwear Ltd. of Hong Kong, because the decorative wheels can detach. The company has received two reports of detached wheels, but no reports of injuries. The recall includes shoes decorated with Barbie, Transformers and characters from the movie “Cars.” The shoes were sold at major retailers around the country including Bealls', Famous Footwear, J.C. Penney, Meijer, Rack Room, Sears, Shoe Show, Target and Wal-Mart between August 2007 and June 2009. Details: by phone at 888-869-1044; by Web at busterbrownshoes.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.

PLAYPENS: About 1 million Kolcraft, Carter's, Sesame Street, Jeep, Contours, Care Bear and Eric Carle play yards, manufactured in China, Spain and Italy and distributed by Kolcraft Enterprises Inc. of Chicago, have been recalled because the side rail can unlatch unexpectedly.

The company has received 347 reports of play yards' sides collapsing, resulting in 21 injuries, including a concussion. The play yards were sold online as well as by Babies R Us, Walmart, Kmart, Sears, Target and other stores around the country between January 2000 and January 2009.

Details: by phone at 866-594-4208; by Web at www.kolcraft.com.

BABY FLOATS The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Aqua-Leisure Industries would recall about 4 million floating baby pool toys that pose a drowning risk. The commission said consumers should immediately stop using the floats.

Leg straps in the seat of the float are prone to tearing, which can cause children to fall into or under the water. So far, the commission has received 31 reports of torn seats. No injuries have been reported. The floats, which were made in China, were sold at Target, Toys “R” Us, Wal-Mart, Dollar General, Kmart, Walgreens, Ace Hardware and Bed Bath & Beyond from December 2002 to June 2009. They cost between $8 and $15.

Some are shaped like boats, crabs, turtles or cars. See CPSC's web site for more pictures.

SIMPLICTY CRIBS About 400,000 Simplicity drop side cribs were recalled for posing a suffocation hazard.

The Chinese-made crib's hardware can break or deform, allowing the drop side to detach. This creates a gap between the mattress and the side of the crib, where a small child could be trapped and suffocate, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The agency previously reported the death of an 8-month-old child from Houston, who suffocated when some of the plastic hardware on his crib broke and created a gap.

Last September, Simplicity recalled about 600,000 drop side cribs with similar defects. In 2007, the company recalled 1 million older model drop side cribs after two children became trapped and suffocated. The death of the 8-month-old from Houston was reported then, but the exact defect in his newer model crib was unknown at the time.

“If you have a Simplicity drop side crib, it has been recalled,” said agency spokeswoman Patty Davis. She urged crib owners to go to the commission's Web site to see what actions to take next. But she cautioned parents not to put their children in any Simplicity drop side cribs at this point.

“We're glad that they finally finished the recalls of the drop sides,” said Nancy Cowles, executive director of Chicago-based Kids In Danger. But she expressed concern that the cribs recalled Thursday were sold through last month even though there had been repeated recalls of Simplicity cribs.

“Everyone kind of knew that they were seeing the same problems with these products,” she said.

Cribs that were fixed after the 2007 recall to hold the drop side in place are safe, according to the CPSC. But cribs recalled Thursday or last September do not have a fix and can be returned to the place of purchase for a refund, replacement or store credit.

For details, call the CPSC at 800-638-2772.

CRIBS: About 2,000 Bonavita “Cabana” drop side cribs, manufactured in Vietnam and imported by LaJobi Inc. of Cranbury, N.J., because the slats can detach or break, creating a gap where a child can be strangled or trapped. The company has received six reports of broken slats and 10 reports of slats falling out. No injuries have been reported. The cribs were sold at USA Baby, Beautiful Beginnings, Buy Buy Baby and other specialty stores around the country between January 2006 and May 2009. Details: by phone at 866-688-9009; by Web at www.LaJobi.com.

– About 2,900 Bonavita “Hudson” and Babi Italia “Pinehurst” drop side cribs, manufactured in China and imported by LaJobi Inc. of Cranbury, N.J., because the drop side can detach and leave a gap where children can be trapped and suffocate. The company has received 33 reports of drop side detachment, including two reports of trapped children. The Babi Italia Pinehurst cribs were sold at Babies “R” Us. The Bonavita Hudson cribs were sold at Baby Basics, Beautiful Beginnings and Buy Buy Baby and other children's product stores. The cribs were available between December 2006 and December 2007. Details: by phone from 866-688-9009; by Web at www.Lajobi.com.

BUGABOO STROLLERS: About 22,500 Bugaboo Bee Strollers sold online and at stores nationwide from August 2007 to April 2009 for $530 have been recalled because one or both sides of the brakes can fail, causing a stroller to unexpectedly roll away on an incline. Bugaboo has received 121 reports of the stroller’s brakes failing. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled strollers have item code 580210 on a label on the back of the seat and item code 50100 on a label on the plastic support under the seat. The strollers were sold in blue, dark khaki, pink, red, yellow, and black. “bugaboo® bee” is printed on the left side of the seat.

Stop using the strollers immediately and contact Bugaboo to receive a free repair kit. To order the bracket kit, go to and fill in the special order form or contact Bugaboo customer service. For additional information, contact Bugaboo at (800) 460-2922 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

PLAYSETS: About 4,300 outdoor play sets sold exclusively at Toys“R”Us have been recalled by Step2 because the swings can break. The triangular hangers that attach the swing’s ropes to the upper rail of the play set can break, posing a fall hazard to children. Step2 has received 17 reports of hangers breaking. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Step2 Play Up Gym play sets. The recalled outdoor play sets include a platform, climber, slide area and two swings and have a model number of 797300. A red “Step2” logo plate is attached to the front of the play set. Play sets that have hangers with white plastic bushings are not subject to this recall.

They were sold at Toys “R” Us stores nationwide from January 2009 through April 2009 for about $400. Stop using the recalled play sets and contact Step 2 to receive a set of replacement hangers and instructions at (800) 347-8372 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.step2.com

TRAMPOLINES: About 60,000 13-foot square trampolines sold by Skywalker Holdings have been recalled because the straps supporting the top of the trampoline's enclosure to the poles can fail. The enclosure could drop if these straps break, posing a risk that a user could fall from the trampoline. Skywalker Holdings has received at least 250 reports of straps breaking. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves the Skywalker Holdings 13-foot Square Trampoline and Enclosure Combo. The unit has blue spring pads, a black net enclosure, and a jumping mat. "Skywalker Holdings" is printed on a label located under the jumping mat and on the enclosure net. They were sold at specialty stores and major retailers nationwide and online from January 2007 through February 2009 for between $400 and $600.

Consumers should immediately stop using the trampolines and contact Skywalker Holdings to obtain a free repair kit. For additional information, contact Skywalker Holdings toll-free at (866) 603-5867 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at www.skywalkertrampolines.com

FACE PAINT: A nationwide recall of children's face paints is being expanded to two additional colors. The Food and Drug Administration warned consumers last week to stop using six paint colors distributed by Oriental Trading Co. of Omaha, Neb., after reports of rashes and skin irritations. The products were found to have yeast and mold counts above industry guidelines, FDA said.

Oriental Trading Co. subsidiary Fun Express Inc. announced Friday it was adding white and yellow face paints to the colors already recalled, which were blue, purple, red, orange, black and green. The face paints were made in China by Shanghai Color Art Stationery Co. Ltd.

Fun Express said the products were distributed to retailers between April 2008 and April 2009. The items could cause skin irritation, rashes and itchiness. Consumers who have any of the recalled products should discard them, the company said. It called the expanded recall a “precautionary measure.”

The two new products being recalled can be identified by item numbers printed on the back of the packaging:

–White: item No. 85/2338.

–Yellow: item No. 85/2339.

Adverse reactions can be reported to the FDA at www.fda.gov/medwatch.

BUILD-A-BEAR BEACH CHAIRS: About 260,000 folding toy beach chairs sold at Build-A-Bear Workshops across the country and online. The chairs can bruise, pinch or cut fingers if caught while folding. Eight injuries have been reported. Return the toy beach chair to any Build-A-Bear Workshop store to receive an $8 store coupon. If it is not possible to return the toy chair to a store, you can contact the company for alternate instructions on receiving a refund at (866) 236-5683 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT, Saturday 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT, or visit the company's Web site at www.buildabear.com

EDDIE BAUER PLAY YARDS: bout 76,600 Eddie Bauer Soothe & Sway Play Yards, sold in the U.S. and Canada and distributed by Dorel Juvenile Group Inc., of Columbus, Ind., because of a suffocation hazard to an infant. The play yard's rocking bassinet attachment can tilt when secured by straps, which can cause it to stay tilted without returning to a level sleeping surface while in the rocking mode. The tilted sleeping surface can cause an infant to roll to the corner or side. The infant can become wedged in the corner or pressed against the side or bottom of the bassinet, presenting a risk of suffocation or positional asphyxiation.

The company and the Consumer Product Safety Commission have received 10 reports of infants rolling to one side, including 6 reports of infants who had their faces pressed against the side or the bottom of the bassinet. One child reportedly was turning purple and was out of breath when discovered. No injuries have been reported.

The recall of Eddie Bauer Soothe & Sway portable play yards involves all units of the model No. 05046 as well as units with the model No. 05044 made before Dec. 1, 2008. Different models were sold in Canada. The play yards, made in China, were sold at Target, Sears and Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide and Internet retailers from January 2008 through this month. Details: by phone at 888-233-4903; by Web at www.djgusa.com.

MAYFIELD ICE CREAM: Mayfield Dairy Farms has announced it is recalling containers of its Mayfield Homemade Vanilla Select Ice Cream because of possible ammonia contamination. The Birmingham-based company said the voluntary recall is for 1.5-quart containers of the ice cream. Ammonia contamination can cause headache, nausea, vomiting and irritation of the throat.

The recall includes 14,084 units with a code date of 03/17/10 and plant code of 010176, which can be found on the container lid. The UPC number is 75243 20148 and is located on the end of the package. The affected product was distributed in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida.

Mayfield has ceased distribution of the affected product and consumers who have it should return the package to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange.

TARGET GRANOLA BARS: Leclerc Foods is recalling one lot of Market Pantry Chocolate Chip Chewy Granola Bar boxes with UPC Code 85239 20124 and a “best by” date of 18JAN2010. The recalled product might contain peanut butter chocolate chip bars and s'more bars not declared on its box label. Those who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they eat the product. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date, according to the company.

The recalled product was available in 15.2 ounce boxes containing 18 bars per box. The “best by” date of 18JAN2010 is the only date code affected by the recall. The recalled product was distributed in Target stores in 35 states. For more information, consumers can call 800-463-6144.

EXPANDED CRIB RECALL: A Jardine Cribs recalled that started in 2008 has expanded for a second time, with another 96,000 more cribs now included in the recall. The wooden crib slats can break, creating a gap, which can pose an entrapment and strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers. Officials have received 31 incident reports of slats breaking, including two reports of children becoming entrapped in the gap created by the broken slat on the crib models identified below. In 10 of these incidents, consumers reported that their child broke the slat while in the crib. There was one report of minor injuries (bumps and abrasions.)

This recall involves 7 models of Jardine wooden cribs with the date codes identified below. Cribs with other date codes are not affected by this recall. The date code and model number are printed on the label located on the inside of the bottom rail of the headboard or footboard.

0102B00 Drop-side Natural Olympia Single 9/2005-1/2007 0102E00 Drop-side Dark Pine Olympia Single 9/2005-1/2008 0302P00 Black Olympia Lifetime 11/2005-5/2008 0302C00 White Olympia Lifetime 6/2006-12/2006 0312D00 Americana Pecan 4-in-1 5/2006-11/2007 0308L00 Antique Walnut Capri 4-in-1 12/2005-11/2007 0108C00 Drop-side White Capri Single 8/2006-11/2007

They were sold at KidsWorld, Geoffrey Stores, Toys “R” Us, and Babies “R” Us stores nationwide, and at babiesrus.com, from September 2005 through April 2009 for between $220 and $330. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Jardine to receive a full credit toward the purchase of a new crib. Jardine will provide consumers with detailed instructions for purchasing cribs in retail stores and online.

For additional information, contact Jardine at (800) 646-4106 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.jardinecribrecall.com

GAP COATS: About 19,200 Baby Gap Children’s Coats have toggle fasteners that could break and detach from the coat, posing a choking hazard to young children. No injuries have been reported. This recall involves three different children’s coat styles with toggles including Rose Toggle Hoodie (style 600298), Pink Duffle Coat (style 600344), and Blue Plaid and Mojave Toggle Coat (style 600942). The coats were sold in infant sizes up to 24 months and are made of cotton, polyester, or polyester/acrylic. The toggles are light tan plastic and about 1 3/4 inches long. Sold at: babyGap, GapKids and Gap Stores nationwide and at www.gap.com from October 2008 through April 2009 for between $20 and $50.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled coats away from children and return them to any babyGap, GapKids, or Gap store for a full refund. Consumers who return the coats before Aug. 31 will also receive a 20 percent off coupon for a regular priced item. Contact Gap to return by mail if purchased online. For additional information, contact Gap toll-free at (888) 747-3704 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET, or visit gap.com.

MARACAS: About 44,000 Shape-O Toy Maracas, made in China and imported by Tupperware U.S. Inc., of Orlando, Fla., because the maracas can break and expose small parts, which are a choking hazard to young children. The toys' handles also are a suffocation hazard to young children. No injuries have been reported. Tupperware has received two reports of maracas breaking. The blue and red toy maracas have yellow handles. Stars, squares and other geometric figures are inside the toys. The recalled toys were sold through Tupperware's Holiday 2007 and Spring 2008 product catalogs from September 2007 through April 2008. Details: by phone at 888-887-9273.

CAR CLOGS: About 91,000 CARS Fleece Clog Children's Shoes, made in China, imported by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark., and distributed by Pagoda International Footwear Ltd. of Hong Kong, because the four decorative wheels on the shoes can detach and young children could choke on them. The company received one report of a wheel detaching from the shoe. No injuries have been reported.

About 73,000 pairs were distributed in the United States and about 18,000 were distributed in Canada. The recalled Buster Brown & Co. shoes are red, plastic-molded clogs with a fleece lining. They are designed to resemble a car and were sold in infant sizes 4 to 6 and toddler sizes 7 to 11. Each side of the shoe has two red and black decorative wheels and the number “95.” Wal-Mart stores in the U.S. and Canada sold the shoes from September 2008 through March 2009. Details: by phone at: 888-869-1044; by Web at www.busterbrownshoes.com .

WOMENS SHOES: About 200,000 pairs of women's shoes, made in China, manufactured by Joyfair Footwear of Taipei, Taiwan, and imported by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark., because the heels can easily detach and possibly cause consumers to fall. No injuries have been reported. The recalled women's sling-back, pointed-toe shoes were sold under the George brand. They come in black, gray and purple and in sizes 5 1/2 to 11. They were sold only at Wal-Mart stores nationwide from June 2008 through December 2008. Details: by phone at 800-925-6278; by Web at www.walmartstores.com.

PLAY YARDS: About 25,000 Travel Tender play yards, made in China and imported by Simplicity Inc. and SFCA Inc., of Reading, Pa., because one or more rails can collapse unexpectedly, posing a fall or entrapment hazard to young children. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says it knows of at least five reports of one or more rails collapsing. No injuries have been reported. The recalled play yards are portable and were sold with a bassinet, changing table and mobile features. Model numbers include 5500DRM, 5500WDS, 5500FEL, 5501FEL, 5502MON, 5520PRO, 5550HAN, 5700MAN and 5750MIR. They were sold at Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide and online at Babiesrus.com, Target.com and Kohls.com from March 2005 through January this year.

PACIFIERS: About 40,000 Zoo pacifiers, made in Spain and imported by Healthtex, of Miami, because the pacifiers' nipples can separate from the base easily, posing a choking hazard to young children. No incidents or injuries have been reported. The recalled pacifiers have animal cartoon figures as handles. They were sold at supermarkets and pharmacy stores nationwide from December 2002 through last month. Details: by phone at 866-348-5080.

EVENFLO HIGHCHAIRS: About 643,000 Evenflo Envision high chairs, manufactured in China by Evenflo Co. Inc. of Miamisburg, Ohio, because fasteners and screws can fall out and allow the back of the seat to recline unexpectedly or detach. These small parts also pose a choking risk. The company has received 320 reports of seatbacks detaching or suddenly reclining and 13 reports of screws or fasteners falling out. The high chairs were sold at children's product and mass merchandise stores around the country, including Toys “R” Us, Babies “R” Us, Kmart and Burlington Coat Factory between December 2002 and April 2006. Details: by phone at 800-233-5921; by Web at http://tinyurl.com/d7l4um.

SOFT TOY BOXES: About 3,600 soft toy boxes, made in China by Lakeshore Learning Materials, of Carson, Calif., because the head of the stuffed butterfly toy can detach from the body, posing a choking hazard to children. The company has received three reports of the butterfly head detaching. No injuries have been reported. The recalled product has the phrase “What's Inside?” embroidered on the front of the box, and symbols of a lion, flower and purple butterfly are stitched on another side. Each box contains ten small stuffed pieces, and the piece affected by the recall is the pink and purple butterfly. The product was sold at Lakeshore Learning Materials stores nationwide and Toys To Grow On catalogs from September 2008 through February this year. Details: by phone at 800-428-4414; by web or http://www.cpsc.gov.

HIGH CHAIRS About 24,000 3-in-1 high chairs, manufactured in Mexico and imported by Fisher-Price of East Aurora, N.Y., because the seat can fall backward from the frame if the release is unlatched while a child is inside. The seat back can also detach if not snapped fully into place. The company has received one report of a detached seat back that resulted in a fractured skull. The high chairs were sold at Target stores around the country between December 2008 and March 2009. Details: by phone at 800-432-5437 or by Web at www.service.mattel.com .

PACIFIERS: About 2,900 Baby Necessities pacifiers, manufactured in China and imported by OKK Trading of Los Angeles, Calif., because they failed federal safety tests. The nipples can separate from the base and pose a choking hazard. No incidents have been reported. The recalled pacifiers were sold at dollar and discount stores around the country between August 2007 and January 2009. Details: by phone at 877-655-8697; by Web at www.okktrading.com

NORDSTROM GIRLS SHOES: About 31,000 girls shoes sold at Nordstrom between Sept. 2006 and Feb. 2009 have been recalled for excessive levels of lead. The recall includes six styles of Nordstrom-brand shoes for girls. “Clarice-Fab” flats are bone colored with a bow. “Eva-Fab” are bone colored T-strap sandals. “Fern-Fab” are ankle strap sandals sold in bone, pink, white, blue polka-dot or pink polka-dot. “Lilly-Fab” are fuchsia gingham ballerina flats with a bow. “Rita-Fab” are ankle strap dress shoes sold in ivory linen, pink linen, white linen, cafe satin, silver satin or white satin. “Vivi-Fab” are open-toe dress shoes in bone, white, green polka-dot, lavender polka-dot or yellow polka-dot. The shoes were sold in girls’ sizes 10 through big-kids 7. All shoes have an embossed “NORDSTROM” printed on the insole. Only the colors identified above are subject to the recall.

Consumers should take the recalled shoes away from children immediately and return them to any Nordstrom store for a full refund or exchange. For additional information, call Nordstrom at (800) 804-0806 between 7 a.m. and 1 a.m. ET any day, e-mail Nordstrom at contact@nordstrom.com or visit the firm’s Web site at www.nordstrom.com

SOLAR SYSTEM/DNA KITS: About 930,000 solar system and DNA kids sold under the FloraCraft and HYGLOSS brands have been recalled because the surface coating on the educational kit’s wires can contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. The kits contain green coated wires that measure 14 ½ inches long and Styrofoam shapes. The following model numbers are included in this recall. The model number is located on the kit’s packaging. They were sold at Wal-Mart, Michaels, Jo-Ann Stores, Hobby Lobby and other retailers nationwide from January 2003 through February 2009 for between $10 and $30. Contact FloraCraft Corp. toll-free at (866) 775-8781, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.floracraft.com for replacements.

INFANT TOYS: About 172,000 infant toys, manufactured in China and distributed by Infantino LLC of San Diego, because the blue metallic fabric can detach and pose a choking hazard. An additional 12,000 are recalled in Canada. The company has received 45 reports of detached fabric, but no reports of injuries. The recalled toys were sold at Babies “R” Us, Target, Wal-Mart, Meijer and other specialty stores between June 2007 and February 2009. Details: by phone at 888-808-3111; by Web at www.infantino.com

HAIR DRYERS: About 31,000 Style Elements hair dryers, manufactured in China and imported by Big Lots Stores Inc. of Columbus, Ohio, because they don't have a device to prevent electrocution if the hair dryer falls into water. No incidents have been reported. The recalled dryers were sold at Big Lots stores around the country between July 2008 and December 2009. Details: by phone at 866-244-5687; by Web at www.biglots.com

ICE SKATES: About 600 pairs of DBX Glide boys ice skates, made in China and distributed by Pronto Sports Inc., of Anoka, Minn., because surface paint on the ice skates contains high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested by young children. No incidents or injuries have been reported. The recalled boys ice skates are black with lime green and silver accents. They were sold at Dick's Sporting Goods stores nationwide from September through December last year. Details: by phone at 877-755-4882.

BICYCLES: About 3,000 Electra Bicycles with Front Trays, 2009 model, made in Taiwan and imported by Electra Bicycle Company LLC, of Vista, Calif., because the front tray on the bicycle can come loose and contact the front tire, posing a fall hazard to riders. The company has received four reports of the front tray coming loose, including one incident that resulted in minor cuts and bruises. The recall involves these Electra 2009 model bicycles: Delivery 3i, Delivery 8D, Holiday 3i and Surf 3i. They were sold by authorized Electra Bicycle dealers nationwide from October 2008 through last month. Details: by phone at 800-261-1644.

MAYTAG REFRIGERATORS: Maytag Corp. said Tuesday that it has voluntarily recalled about 1.6 million refrigerators due to an electrical problem that could create a fire hazard.

The problem has led to 16 incidents ranging from smoke damage to major kitchen damage, Maytag said.

The company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the recall – the nation's largest involving refrigerators, according to federal authorities, involves some Jenn-Air, Amana, Admiral, Magic Chef, Maytag, Performa by Maytag and Crosley side-by-side and top freezer refrigerators. They were sold from January 2001 through January 2004 at department and appliance stores and by homebuilders.

The refrigerators, which sold for $350 to $1,600, came in black, bisque, white and stainless steel. Those with bottom freezers are not included in the recall. The recall notice said an electrical failure in the relay component that turns on the refrigerator's compressor can cause overheating and pose a serious fire hazard.

Maytag, a unit of Whirlpool Corp., said 41 refrigerator ignition incidents have been reported, with 16 resulting in various degrees of damage.

Consumers were advised to contact Maytag to find out if their refrigerator is included in the recall and to set up a free in-home repair. Its toll-free number is 866-533-9817. The company said refrigerators should not be returned to the stores that sold them.

Benton Harbor, Mich.-based Whirlpool purchased Maytag in March 2006 in a $1.8 billion deal. Whirlpool shares gained $3.72, or 19 percent, to close at $23.11 on Tuesday.

DOLLAR STORE TOYS: About 39,000 fishing games, rattles, pull-a-long cars, mini pull back cars and cartoon bubble guns, made in China and imported by CBB Group Inc., because the fishing games, baby rattles and pull-a-long cars contain small parts, which can detach and pose a choking hazard to children. The mini pull back cars and bubble guns have surface paints that contain high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested by young children. No incidents or injuries have been reported. The recalled products were sold at Dollar stores and toy stores nationwide from July 2007 through December 2008. Details: by phone at 866-628-6238; by Web at http://www.cpsc.gov.

OLD NAVY DOLLS: About 40,900 stuffed creature toys distributed in the U.S. and Canada because the toys have two button eyes that could detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. No injuries or incidents have been reported. The stuffed toys, made in the U.S., come in a variety of styles, such as a rabbit, penguin and reindeer. Recalled style numbers include 612756, 600571, 600572, 612800, 612738, 612672, 612671, 612728 and 612806. The products were sold at Old Navy stores and on its Web site from July through February. Details: by phone at 866-580-9930.

ACTIVITY CENTERS: About 213,000 Evenflo Activity Centers, made in the U.S. by Evenflo Co. Inc., of Miamisburg, Ohio, because the cap on one end of the product can loosen and fall off, posing a fall hazard to a young child. The company has received 11 reports of dislodged end caps, which resulted in nine minor injuries, including bumps and bruises. Evenflo also received a report of a dislodged end cap that resulted in a child suffering a broken collarbone in Canada. The recall involves Evenflo ExerSaucer Triple Fun stationary activity centers made between October 2006 and December 2008. The model number is 6231711. The product was sold at juvenile product and mass merchandise stores nationwide, including Toys R Us and Burlington Baby Depot, from October 2006 through this month.

HANDY MANNY: About 20,000 Playhouse Disney “Handy Manny” toy tool sets, made in China and imported by Disney Store USA LLC, of Pasadena, Calif., were recalled because the tools contain toy eyes that can separate, posing a choking hazard to young children. The company has received three reports of detached toy eyes, including two reports of children who started to choke on the pieces. No injuries have been reported. The recalled product is a plastic, eight-piece toy set that includes a tool box, hammer, saw, pliers, wrench, tape measure and two screwdrivers. They have the UPC numbers 405144100614 or 422147400633. The products were sold at the Disney Store nationwide from October 2007 through last month. Details: 866-902-2798.

BABY GATES: About 100,000 Safety 1st SmartLight Stair Gates have been recalled because the hinges that hold the stair gate in place can break, posing a fall hazard to children if the gate is placed at the top of the stairs. No injuries have been reported.

The recall involves the Safety 1st SmartLight Stair Gate with model number 42111, which is printed on a sticker under the handle panel. The gates, which were manufactured before Dec. 31, 2007, are white metal with a gray handle and a motion sensor nightlight that illuminates on approach. The manufacture date is located below the gate's handle as a date wheel imprinted in the plastic; an arrow indicates the month, and the year is stamped inside the circle. The manufacture date is also printed on a sticker inside the battery door.

The gates were sold at mass merchandise and juvenile product stores nationwide, including Babies R Us and Wal-Mart, from January 2005 through December 2007 for about $60.

Consumers should stop using the recalled gate and contact the company to obtain a free repair kit. Consumers can call the toll-free number 1 (866) 690-2540 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m EDT; complete an online order form on the Dorel Juvenile Group Web site at www.djgusa.com/safety_notice/ to obtain their free repair kit; email the company at Smartlightgate@djgusa.com, or send a fax to (800) 207-8182. Consumers should not return product to retail stores.

SWING SETS: About 700 Arch Swing Sets made by Playland International in Carrollton, Ga. were recalled because the metal around the weld at the top of the swing frame can fail, causing the top bar to fall, posing a fall and impact hazard to the user or by-standers.

The firm received one report of a child who suffered a head injury as a result of being struck by the top of the bar on the swing. The recalled includes swings sets with a 3.5 inch arch swing frame and a 3.5 inch top metal bar. The recalled swing sets come in red, orange, yellow, blue, tan, white, black , brown, teal, green, fuchsia, burgundy and purple. They were sold by Playland International dealers nationwide from September 2001 through May 2006 for between $800 and $2300.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled swing sets and contact Playland for instruction on receiving and installing a free repair kit. For additional information, contact Playland International at (800) 356-4727 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.playland-inc.com, or e-mail the firm at swingrecall@playland-inc.com

HOODED SWEATSHIRTS: About 1,200 Harajuku Lovers Hooded Jackets were recalled because the jackets have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.

This recall involves the Harajuku Lovers Hooded Jackets with the RSL Hoodie & Lovers Leopard styles. The RSL Hoodie style has numerous pictures of girls riding motor scooters and the words "ready steady love" printed on it. The Lovers Leopard style has a leopard design in grey and black."Harajuku Lovers" is printed on a tag sawn next to the care label.

They were sold at Nordstrom's, Macy's, and other retailers nationwide from August 2008 through January 2009 for about $75.

Consumers should immediately remove the ties from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, or return the garment to either the place of purchase or to Jerry Leigh of California for a full refund. For additional information contact Jerry Leigh of California toll-free at (877) 800-0824, ext. 122, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST.

NECKLACES: About 8,400 Skull-And-Crossbones necklaces, made in China and imported by Spencer Gifts LLC of Egg Harbor Township, N.J., because the skull and metal clasp of the necklace contains high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested by young children. No incidents or injuries have been reported. The products were sold at Spirit Halloween and Spencer Gift stores nationwide from November 2006 to December 2008. Details by phone at 800-321-2497.

CONSTRUCTION SETS: About 3,000 construction play sets, made in China by DDI Inc. of Dubuque, Iowa, because surface paint on the play sets can contain lead, which is toxic if ingested by young children. No injuries or incidents have been reported. The recall involves the 136-piece Mega Construction Play Set with the item No. 911346. The product was sold at home centers, hardware stores and farm stores nationwide from October through December last year. Details: by phone at 800-220-2390.

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL MANICURE KITS: About 15,000 High School Musical manicure kits, manufactured in China and imported by Fantas-Eyes Inc., of New York, because the lettering on the pouch contains high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested by young children. No incidents have been reported. The kits were sold by LTD Commodities and ABC Distributing through catalogs and online, as well as on www.lakeside.com. They were available between September and November 2008. Details by phone at 800-352-7419.

LIP GLOSS KEY CHAINS: About 75,000 lip gloss key chains, manufactured in China and imported by Markwins Beauty Products of City of Industry, Calif., because the metal clasp contains high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested by young children. No incidents have been reported. The key chains were sold at Rite Aid, K-mart, Fred Meyer and Wal-Mart stores around the country in October 2008. Details by phone at 800-626-8878.

CANOPIES: About 2,400 Home Sweet Playhome canopies, made in India by The Land of Nod of Northbrook, Ill., because a child's head could get trapped in the canopy's window openings, posing entrapment and strangulation hazards. The company received two reports of a child's head becoming caught in the canopy's window openings. No injuries have been reported. The recalled canopies were sold in blue and pink in the company's catalog, online and at The Land of Nod stores in Illinois and Washington state from September 2003 through October 2005. Details by phone 800-933-9904.

TONY HAWK PAJAMAS: About 25,000 Tony Hawk boy's pajama sets, made in Cambodia and imported by Mad Dog Concepts, of New York, have been recalled because the product fails to meet the flammability standard and poses a risk of burn injury to children. No incidents or injuries have been reported. The recalled products include the items numbers TH005LSB, TH006BSB, TH007GSB and TH008RSB. They were sold at Kohl's Department Stores nationwide from September through October last year. Details by phone at 888-623-3640.

RAINFOREST PORTABLE PLAY YARDS: About 200,000 Rainforest portable play yards, made in China by Simplicity Inc. and SFCA Inc., of Reading, Pa., because one or more rails can collapse unexpectedly, posing a fall or entrapment hazard to young children. There have been at least 1,350 reports of one or more rails collapsing. Numerous reports indicate some children received bumps and bruises when the side rail collapsed.

There were five reports of injuries to children, including a broken nose, a broken wrist, a mild concussion, a cut to the hand which required stitches and a chipped tooth. The recalled products have Rainforest theme artwork and bear the Fisher-Price logo. They were sold with a bassinet, changing table and mobile features. The Simplicity model numbers are 5310 RNF, 5310RNFC and 5310RNFW. They were sold by retailers and specialty children's stores nationwide from January 2007 through this month. Details by phone at 800-432-5437.

RATTLES: About 131,000 Infantino Lion and Lamb Grabby rattles, made in China by Infantino LLC, of San Diego, Calif., because the tailpiece on the rattles can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. The company has received 10 reports of the rattle's tail piece detaching since March 2008. No injuries have been reported. This expands an earlier recall of 20,000 rattles in March 2008. The recalled toys are shaped like a lamb or lion. They were sold at Wal-Mart, Babies R Us and other specialty stores nationwide from May 2007 through September 2008.

SUNGLASSES: About 5,300 children's sunglasses, made in China and imported by Axiom International Inc., of Billings, Mont., because surface paint on the product can contain high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested by young children. No incidents or injuries have been reported. The sunglasses have a spider web etched in between the eyes. They were sold by party stores, discount dollar stores and hardware stores nationwide from May 2007 through August 2008. Details by phone 800-262-0599.
STORK CRAFT BABY CRIBS: More than 1,000,000 Stork Craft baby cribs were recalled in the U.S. and Canada. The cribs — made in Canada, China and Indonesia by Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc. of British Columbia, Canada — were recalled because the metal mattress-support brackets can crack and break. This could cause the mattress to collapse and create a gap where a child could get trapped or suffocate.

About 535,000 Stork Craft baby cribs were recalled in the U.S. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is aware of 10 incidents of support brackets that broke. In one incident a child was trapped between the mattress and the side rail with no injuries. The cribs were sold at J.C. Penney, Kmart, Wal-Mart and other stores around the country. They were also sold online at amazon.com, babiesrus.com, costco.com and walmart.com. They were available between May 2000 through January 2009.

About 494,000 Stork Craft baby cribs sold in Canada were also recalled. These cribs were sold between May 2000 and Jan. 12, 2009 at major retailers across Canada. Health Canada, the country's health care agency, has received one complaint in which the metal mattress-support bracket failed. No injury resulted from this incident.

Details by phone at 866-361-3321.

SLEEP N' PLAY GARMENTS: About 16,000 Taggies Sleep'n Play baby garments, made in China and imported by Rashti & Rashti of New York, because the snaps on the garments can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. No incidents or injuries have been reported. In July 2008, the company recalled two Taggies Sleep'n Play style baby garments, including the Butterfly Applique and the Fun Dog Print. The recall has been expanded to include the Dinosaur Applique and the Pink Toss Print styles. The garments are one piece coveralls with snaps down the front. RN No. 27829 is on the care label sewn into the garment. The products were sold at Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby, Dillards, Nordstrom and other specialty stores nationwide and Internet retailers from January 2007 through November 2008. Details: by phone at 888-594-3730.

ROMAN SHADES: About 692,400 Roman shades and roll-up blinds, manufactured in India and China and distributed by Cost Plus Inc. of Oakland, Calif., because the cords pose a strangulation hazard for young children. No incidents have been reported with the blinds in this recall, but CPSC is aware of the deaths of three children involving similar styles of blinds and shades. The shades and blinds were sold at Cost Plus and World Market stores around the country between February 2006 and August 2008. Details by phone at 877-967-5362.

JARDINE CRIBS: About 56,450 Jardine Cribs, manufactured in China by Jardine Enterprises of Taipei, Taiwan, because the wooden slats can break and create a gap that can entrap or strangle the child.

This is an expansion of a recall of 320,000 cribs last June. The company has received 19 additional reports of broken crib slats. A 22-month-old child fell through the gap created by a broken slat. No injuries have been reported.

The cribs were sold at KidsWorld, Geoffrey, Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us stores around the country, as well as on babiesrus.com, between March 2004 and January 2009. Details by phone at 800-646-4106.

TOASTERS: About 10,000 four-slice electric toasters, manufactured in China and distributed by Viking Range Corp. of Greenwood, Miss., because the wiring can come loose and pose a shock hazard. The company has received five reports of minor shocks when consumers touched the outside of a toaster. The toasters were sold on Viking's Web site and by culinary product retailers and online shops between April 2005 and November 2008. Details by phone at 888-267-4460.

PASSPORT JACKETS: About 55,000 blue denim Passport jackets for girls, manufactured in China by Ms. Bubbles Inc. of Los Angeles, because they have drawstrings through the hood that could entangle or strangle children. No incidents have been reported. The jackets were sold at T.J. Maxx, J.C. Penney and Forman Mills stores around the country between August and December 2007.

BICYCLES: About 175 bicycles with RockShox Domain 302 and 318 bicycle forks, manufactured in Taiwan and imported by SRAM LLC of Chicago, because the forks can detach from the bicycle frames. The company has received one report of a minor injury in the United States and two international reports of incidents that didn't cause injuries. The bicycles were sold by specialty stores around the country between March and November 2008. Details by phone at 800-346-2928.

EVENFLO MAJESTIC HIGH CHAIRS: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Evenflo have recalled 95,000 Evenflo Majestic High Chairs.

Plastic caps and metal screws on both sides of the high chair can loosen and fall out, posing both falling and choking hazards to children. Plastic caps and screws that become loose and fall out can cause the seatback to suddenly fall back or detach from the high chair. Children can fall out or collide with objects and suffer broken bones, abrasions, cuts and bruises. Detached plastic caps and metal screws also pose a choking hazard to children.

Evenflo has received 140 reports of seatbacks reclining, falling back and/or detaching unexpectedly, which resulted in at least 47 reports of bumps and bruises to the head, two reports of broken bones, and at least 45 reports of other injuries including abrasions, cuts, and bruises. Evenflo has received more than 1,000 reports of plastic caps and screws falling out of the high chairs, including seven incidents in which caps and screws were found in children's hands or mouths but were removed before choking occurred.

The recall involves Evenflo Majestic(TM) high chairs made before January 23, 2007. The recalled high chairs have the following model numbers: 3001395A, 3001583, 3001633A, 3001669, 3001700A, 3001713, 3001713A, 3001730A, 3001732, 3001732A, 3001733, 3001742, 3001742A, and 3001756. The model number and production date can be found on a white label on the seatback. “Evenflo” is printed on the label and on the push button on the front of the tray.

The chairs were sold at Toys R Us, Babies R Us, Burlington Coat Factory and Shopko, and on-line at walmart.com from January 2006 through May 2007 for between $80 and $110.

Consumers should immediately stop using the high chairs and contact Evenflo to receive a free repair kit. For additional information, contact Evenflo at (800) 233-5921 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

JCPENNEY ARIZONA NEWBORN AND INFANT PANTS: JC Penney is recalling 24,000 Arizona Newborn and Infant Denim Pants. The metal snap at the waist can detach posing a choking hazard to infants. No injuries have been reported. The recall involves Arizona brand newborn and infant girl's and boy's denim pants sold in sizes 0-3 months, 3-6 months and 6-9 months. Only those pants made in Bangladesh are affected; pants made in China are not included in the recall. The country of origin is located on a label sewn into the waistband.

Sold Exclusively at JCPenney stores nationwide and at www.jcp.com from July 2008 through October 2008 for about $15.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pants and return them to any JCPenney store for a full refund. Pants purchased through the firm's Web site may be returned to the Catalog Desk at any JCPenney store. For more information, contact JCPenney toll-free at (888) 333-6063 anytime.

ARMY FIGURES: The recall involves 7 ½-inch tall plastic toy Army figures. The figures are dressed in Army fatigues and have guns. They were sold at Dollar type retailers and OKK Trading's Web site www.okktoys.com from June 2008 through September 2008 for about $1.

Surface paint on the face of the Army figures contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. About 5,400 were sold.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact OKK Trading for a full refund or replacement toy. For additional information, contact OKK Trading at (877) 655-8697 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

DOLL CLOTHING: Groovy Fashions Sassy Jammies Doll Clothing Sets made by Manhatten Group of Minneapolis. Surface paints on the pajama pants contain excessive levels of lead.

The recalled doll clothing set features a two-piece pajama set, eye mask and slippers. The pajama top is pink satin and the pants are dark brown with multiple-colored flowers printed on them.

About 9,200 units were sold by mail order, Internet and specialty gift stores nationwide from January 2008 through October 2008 for about $12.

Consumers should take the product away from young children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund or store credit. For additional information, contact Manhattan Group at (800) 541-1345 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

ROMAN SHADES: About 677,300 IKEA and Green Mountain Vista window blinds and shades were recalled in the United States on Thursday after a young child choked to death.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said a 1-year-old girl from Greenwich, Conn., died in April when she got caught in the inner cord of a set of IKEA Roman blinds over her playpen.

The agency also received a report of a 2-year-old girl from Bristol, Conn., who nearly died in June on the beaded-chain loop hanging from a set of Green Mountain Vista shades. The girl's neck was deeply bruised, but she was saved by her older brother.

The recall includes about 670,000 IRIS and ALVINE Roman blinds, manufactured in India and distributed by IKEA Home Furnishings. They were sold at IKEA stores nationwide between July 2005 and June 2008. Another 4.8 million blinds were sold outside the country.

The blinds can be returned to any IKEA store for a full refund.

Also recalled are about 7,300 insulated blackout roller shades and insulated Roman shades manufactured in China by Green Mountain Vista Inc. The shades were sold around the country by Country Curtains, Plow & Hearth, The Linen Source, Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, Ann & Hope, The Sportsman's Guide, Target.com, The Curtain Shop of Maine, and the Solutions catalog. They were available between June 2005 and September 2008.

Green Mountain Vista shade owners should check to see if the tension device is attached. If not, contact the company for a free repair kit and installation instructions.

For more information on the Green Mountain Vista shades, call 800-639- 1728.

BEAD MAZE TOYS: 500 bead maze toys, manufactured in the United States and imported by ImagiPLAY, because the decorative trees on the base can detach and expose a metal screw that could cut children. No incidents have been reported. The bead mazes were sold by toy stores around the country between August and October. Details by phone at 800-882-0217.

LEAN CUISINE: Nestlé Prepared Foods Company has recalled three brands of frozen LEAN CUISINE dinners found to have hard plastic blue chunks in the meal. Nearly 1 million of the frozen dinners were distributed nationwide, and at least one person has reported an injury, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service. No other details of the reported injury have been released by the USDA.

So far, the blue plastic has been found in three specific Lean Cuisine dinners -- Cafe Classics Pesto Chicken with Bow Tie Pasta, Spa Cuisine Chicken Mediterranean and Dinnertime Selects Chicken Tuscan. O'Hearn said the company has received seven consumer complaints, "with one report that a consumer bit into it."

According to the USDA, the contaminated dinners were produced between Aug. 18 and Oct. 27 of this year. To determine whether a dinner in your freezer is contaminated, O'Hearn said consumers can call 800-227-6188 to check the production codes on the side of Lean Cuisine packages.

TOY TRAINS: My Little Train Classics Toy Trains: The toy contains small parts which can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. My Little Train Classics wooden toy trains are available in two styles. One, with a yellow cab, blue body and six red wheels and the other with a blue cab, red boiler, wooden base and four black wheels. The item #5293 is the same for both styles and is located in the lower left hand corner on the front of the package.

Sold at various wholesalers and retailers nationwide from March 2007 through October 2008 for about $2. Consumers should take the toy train away from children immediately and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

TWO-WAY RADIOS: Two-Way Radios with Rechargeable Batteries: Children's Two-Way Radios by Cobra were sold exclusively at Toys R Us. The rechargeable batteries in the radios can leak electrolyte, posing a chemical burn hazard to consumers.

The recall involves two-way radios with the 300 mah "CEL" batteries. The walkie talkie style radios are made of pink plastic and come in purple packaging. Product number PR191-2VP is located on the front of the packaging and on the label inside the battery compartment. The batteries are standard AAA Nickle Metal Hydride battery cells with a black wrapper with the battery name 300 mah (CEL) with the date code (TF or RF) on the battery itself.

Consumers should immediately stop using the two-way radios and contact the company for a free replacement and a 20% off coupon for a future purchase at www.cobra.com. If batteries have leaked on to the radio, do not touch the liquid, and contact the company for a free replacement product.

MYLICON: About 12,000 units of Mylicon drops to relieve gas for infants were recalled Monday because some bottles could include pieces of metal.

Johnson & Johnson-Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals Co. recalled certain bottles of nonstaining Mylicon gas-relief dye-free drops. The recalled drops were sold in 1-ounce plastic bottles that were distributed to stores and pharmacies after Oct. 5. They were sold over the counter.

The recalled bottles are from lots SMF007 and SMF008. These numbers are printed on the bottom of the box and on the lower-left side of the sticker on each bottle.

The recall does not include any bottles of original infant’s Mylicon gas-relief products or half-ounce bottles of nonstaining Mylicon gas relief dye-free drops.

For information on how to dispose of the drops and obtain a refund or replacement, call 800-222-9435.

NECKLACES: Best Friends Yin Yang Necklaces Sets: About 67,000 necklaces sold by Claire's Boutiques contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves a set of two necklaces that have a silver-colored metal bead type chain and a lobster-claw clasp. One of the necklaces has a single, metal pendant with the word “Best” attached to a black, yin metal pendant. The other necklace has the word “Friends” attached to a white, yang metal pendant.

They were sold at Claire’s stores from April 2007 through August 2008 for about $8.

Consumers should immediately take these recalled products away from children and return them to any Claire’s store for a full refund.

For additional information, call Claire’s at (866) 859-9281 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

PROGRESSO HEARTY TOMATO SOUP: General Mills announced a FDA Class 1 Recall on a limited number of cases of Progresso Hearty Tomato Soup. The correct allergens were not listed on the label, specifically egg, milk, and soy. For additional information regarding this recall, please advise direct any consumer inquires to the General Mills consumer hot line at 1 (800) 200-9377.

CARTER'S CLOTHING: Rashes have been reported on some children who have worn Carter's Fall 2007 product line. The line's label has a raised surface with a solid, rather than a stenciled, background. This advisory does not apply to previous and current product lines, which utilize labels with stenciled backgrounds.

The garments, which were made in various countries, were sold at Carter's own retail stores and at department and national chain stores.

If your child develops a rash on the upper back after wearing garments that have a "tag-less" label with a solid background, you should stop using these garments. If the rash persists or worsens, you should contact your pediatrician. For additional information, visit Carter's website.

RECHAREABLE BATTERIES: Manufactured by LeapFrog, these rechargeable batteries included with the recharging station can overheat if the gaming system is placed into the recharging base upside down, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

LeapFrog has received 12 reports of the rechargeable batteries overheating, including one report of a minor hand burn.

The Recharging Station comes with two rechargeable batteries, an AC adapter, and a recharging base. The recharging base is white with a green indicator light on the bottom. The Recharging Station for Didj was sold as item number 30676, which is printed on the box and on the bottom of the recharging base.

Sold at department stores and toy stores nationwide and www.leapfrog.com, and other online retailers from July 2008 through October 2008 for about $35.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recharging base and the two rechargeable batteries and contact LeapFrog for a full refund. Consumers can continue using the AC adapter connected directly to the Didj handheld.

MAJOR DELTA CRIB RECALL: A recall of nearly 1.6 million cribs, triggered by the suffocation of two 8-month-old infants, has prompted a government agency to urge parents to inspect older drop-side cribs for safety problems.

Both of the suffocations involved infants who got stuck in a gap created when the movable side came off its guide track.

The incidents, which involved Delta Enterprise cribs, involved safety pegs that are intended to prevent the drop side from lowering too far and slipping off the track. If these pegs are not installed, or if they fail to engage, the drop-side can detach and create a dangerous gap where babies can get stuck.

The recall was announced Monday.

“We ask parents to inspect your crib from time to time and tighten up the hardware,” Nancy Nord, acting head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, said Tuesday. “It's very important that parents understand they need to inspect the integrity of the hardware.”

In May 2007 an 8-month-old girl from Bryan, Texas, died because the safety pegs on her crib were not installed. The crib's side detached, leaving a gap where she got stuck and suffocated. More than a year later, in July 2008, an 8-month-old boy in Tallahassee, Fla., suffocated after a spring-loaded safety peg failed and allowed the side of his crib to detach.

The Delta Enterprise recall included 985,000 drop-side cribs of various models, because of the potential for missing safety pegs. These cribs were manufactured in Taiwan and Indonesia and sold by major retailers including Wal-Mart, Kmart and Target.com, between January 1995 and September 2007.

The recall also included 600,000 cribs of various models with spring-loaded safety pegs. These cribs were manufactured in China and sold between January 2000 and January 2007.

For details on the recall, call 800-816-5304.

CONVERTIBLE CRIBS: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Playkids U.S.A. of Brooklyn, N.Y., have announced a voluntary recall of about 2,000 convertible cribs. The sides of the convertible crib are made of a mesh that expands, creating a gap between the mattress and the side through which an infant can slip. This poses suffocation and entrapment hazards for young children.

BABY WALKERS: About 800 baby walkers made by My Way Corp. The walkers violate the baby walker voluntary standard and can fit through a standard doorway and are not designed to stop at the edge of a step. Babies using these walkers can be seriously injured or killed.

BASSINETS: A government safety group is warning parents not to use a Pennsylvania company's baby bassinets after two babies were trapped and strangled in the product.

The "close-sleeper/bedside sleeper" bassinets, made by Simplicity Inc. of Reading, Pa., can allow infants to slip through the product and suffocate, said the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Simplicity Inc.'s 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 convertible bassinets contain metal bars spaced farther apart than federal standards allow.

CPSC said a 5-month-old girl from Shawnee, Kan., was strangled on Aug. 21 when she became entrapped between the bassinet's metal bars. Last September, a 4-month-old girl from Noel, Mo., became entrapped in the product's metal bars and died.

SFCA Inc., the company which purchased all of Simplicity Inc.'s assets in April, "has refused to cooperate with the government and recall the products," CPSC said in a release Wednesday. "SFCA maintains that it is not responsible for products previously manufactured by Simplicity Inc."

Simplicity recalled about 1 million cribs Sept. 21, 2007, after reports of three deaths as well as reports that seven infants had become entrapped in its cribs.

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