Recent recalls for lead include:
"Sarge" die cast toy cars by Mattel, various Barbie accessory toys by Mattel, Geo Trax locomotive toys by Fisher-Price, Big Big World 6-in-1 Bongo Band toys by Fisher-Price, TOBY & ME jewelry sets by TOBY N.Y.C., Divine Inspiration charm bracelets by Buy-Rite Designs Inc., Spinning tops and tin pails by Schylling Associates, Robbie Ducky kids watering cans by Jo-Ann Stores, Imaginarium wooden coloring cases by Toys "R" Us, Magnetic toy train sets by Hampton Direct.
Other recent recalls include:
Batman action figure sets by Mattel are recalled because small, powerful magnets inside the accessories of the toy figures can fall out and be swallowed by young children.
Barbie and Tanner, Doggie Day Care play sets by Mattel are unsafe to use because small magnets in the sets can come loose.
A previous recall of various Polly Pocket dolls and accessories by Mattel for magnet hazards has been expanded to include 7 million additional units.
Basic Edition girls clothing sets by Millennium are recalled because the drawstrings at the waist can cause children to get entangled or caught in a vehicle door.
Shaker teether books by St. Martin’s Press can be a choke hazard because of small pieces that can break off.
Sleepi crib foam mattresses by Stokke are not properly sized, which creates a gap and can trap children.
Toddler and youth nylon bucket hats by Paramount Apparel International are recalled because the hat’s drawstrings can strangle children.
Children’s hooded sweatshirts by Life Is Good Inc. have a drawstring through the hood, which can cause strangulation.
Jubee bunk beds by d-Scan Inc. are recalled because they have wooden side slat supports that can separate from the bed frame, causing the upper bunk to collapse.
Moderne and Loft cribs by NettoCollection are recalled because the crib slats can separate from the side rails.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recalled the following models of the Graco ComfortSport 5 point harness convertible (rear/forward facing) infant child restraint, manufactured from Jan. 2 through July 21, 2007 (Model Nos: 8433FOF, 8629TWL, 8630MTR, 8631DFT, 8631DRA, 8632PSO, 8635TAC, 8639COS, 8C00BLG, 8C00DMN, 8C00GRP, 8C00LNW, 8C00MID, 8C00TMB, 8C01SVD, 8C01WTN, 8C02MGI, 8C02MRC, 8C03HAL, 8C03WCF, 8C04FRR) and the Britax Decathlon (Model No. E9L47) for not meeting federal standards. For additional information, visit www.nhtsa.gov.
To report a problem with a product or to see the complete list of recalls, visit www.cpsc.gov.
Sarah Chusid, program associate
Kids in Danger