2012 RECALLS

Sassy and Carter's-branded Hug N' Tug Baby Toys Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

Sassy and Carter's-branded Hug N' Tug Baby Toys Recalled Due to Choking HazardWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Products: Sassy®-branded Hug N' Tug Puppy and Monkey and Carter's®-branded Hug N' Tug Monkey Toys

Units: About 45,300

Importer: Sassy, Inc., of Kentwood, Mich.

Hazard: The beads inside the clear plastic sphere at the center of the toys can be released and pose a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 12 reports of beads being released from the plastic clear plastic sphere body on Sassy-branded toys. There have been no such reports on the Carter's-branded toys. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled toys for infants can be attached to a stroller or car seat using a ring connector on the toy's head. They have arms and legs that can be easily pulled back and forth for play. The toys are approximately 12 inches tall, made of multi-colored fabrics, contain rattle beads inside a clear plastic sphere body and have the face of either a puppy or monkey. Recalled styles include: Sassy Hug N' Tug Puppy, model #80213; Sassy Hug N' Tug Monkey model #80214 and Carter's-branded Hug N' Tug Monkey, models #61083 that were sold on a blue packaging card and #61540 sold on a grey packaging card. Sassy®-branded toys have "Sassy®" written on the sewn-in label located on the back of the character's head. The Carter's®-branded toys have "Carter's®" written in red on the blue plastic ring connected to the toy's head and also the sewn-in label located on the back of the character's head.

Sold at: Mass merchandisers such as Toys R Us and Target, independent specialty stores nationwide and online retailers such as Amazon.com and Carters.com between July 2012 and October 2012 for Sassy-branded models; and from August 2011 to October 2012 for the Carter's-branded models. Carter's-branded models were also sold in Carter's retail stores. The Sassy-branded models sold for approximately $8 and the Carter's-branded models for approximately $14.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the toys from children and contact Sassy for instructions on how to return the product for a free replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: Sassy at (800) 323-6336 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.sassybaby.com and go to the Product Recall Information link.

Note: Health Canada's press release is available here.

Dunecraft Recalls Water Balz, Skulls, Orbs and Flower Toys Due to Serious Ingestion Hazard

Double Dazzler Light Show ToysWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Water Balz, Growing Skulls, H2O Orbs "Despicable Me" and Fabulous Flowers toys

Units: About 94,700 in the United States and 600 in Canada

Importer: Dunecraft Inc., of Cleveland, Ohio

Hazard: When the marble-sized toy is ingested, it expands inside the body and causes a blockage in the small intestine, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration and could be life threatening. The toys do not show up on an x-ray and require surgery to be removed from the body.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm received one report of an 8-month-old girl from Humble, Texas who ingested a Water Balz and suffered an intestinal obstruction in August 2011. The Water Balz had to be surgically removed.

Description: This recall involves marble-sized toys that absorb water and grow up to 400 times their original size. They were sold as Water Balz (round-shape), Growing Skulls (skull-shape), H2O Orbs "Despicable Me" (round-shape) and Fabulous Flowers (flower-shape). They were sold in packages of six in green, yellow, red, blue and black colors. "Dunecraft," the name of the toy and the model number are printed on the toy's packaging.

Name Model Number Amount Recalled
Water Balz BC-0338 81000
Growing Skulls BC-0320 11850
H2O Orbs "Despicable Me" DM-0447 1800
Fabulous Flowers BC-0440 36

Sold at: Water Balz and Growing Skulls were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Five Below, Hobby Lobby, Lakeshore Learning Materials, Microcenter, Urban Outfitters Direct, Wegmans and other stores nationwide, and online at amazon.com, incrediblescience.com, keyporthobbies.com, americantoystores.com and other websites from September 2010 through November 2012 for about $3 per package. The H2O Orbs "Despicable Me" were sold exclusively at Universal Studios stores during June 2012 for about $3 per package. Fabulous Flowers were sold exclusively at Milaeger's in Racine, Wis. from June 2012 through November 2012 for about $3 per package.

Manufactured in: China and United States

High-Powered Magnet Sets Recalled by Reiss Innovations Due to Ingestion Hazard; Sold Exclusively on Amazon.com

Dynocube.com magnet setWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: High-Powered Magnet desk toy

Units: About 500

Importer: Reiss Innovations LLC, of Manchester, Conn.

Manufacturer: Global Goler Co. Limited, of Guangdong, China

Hazard: When two or more magnets are swallowed, they can link together inside a child's intestines and clamp onto body tissues, causing intestinal obstructions, perforations, sepsis and death. Internal injury from magnets can pose serious lifelong health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: Reiss Innovations has received no reports of incidents or injuries. CPSC has received 80 reports of incidents involving ingestion of other high powered magnets, resulting in 79 reports seeking medical intervention.

Description: This recall involves high-powered magnet sets sold under the DynoCube.com brand name for use as a novelty item or desk toy. Each set contains 216 small, silver-colored, spherical magnets that are approximately 5 millimeters in diameter.

Sold exclusively at: Amazon.com/Dynocube.com from July 2011 through April 2012 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Children's Riding Toy Recalled by Step2 Due to Fall Hazard

Double Dazzler Light Show ToysWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Children's Riding Toy

Units: About 15,500

Manufacturer: The Step2 Company LLC, of Streetsboro, Ohio.

Hazard: Children who lean too far forward on the seat can go over the handle bar and hit the ground. This poses a fall hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of incidents, with one incident resulting in head bumps and one resulting in a minor concussion and cuts to the gum and lip from the child's front teeth.

Description: The recalled product is an X-Rider Car. It is a red, plastic toy scooter with a yellow handlebar and seat, and two blue stickers that simulate headlights. It is 14 inches high, 14 inches wide and 19 inches long. The middle of the handle bar contains the Step2 logo. Step2's contact information is located on the rider's left side of the car. Children use their feet to propel the toy.

Sold by: Target and other retailers from January 2012 through August 2012 for about $25.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and contact Step2 to receive a free replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: Step2; toll-free at (866) 860-1887, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.step2.com, and click on the "View Details" link under Recall Information for more information.

Imagine Nation Books Recalls Double Dazzler Light Show Toys Due to Burn Hazard

Double Dazzler Light Show ToysWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Double Dazzler Light Show

Units: About 1,700

Importer: Imagine Nation Books, of Louisville, Colo.

Manufacturer: Transfar, of Guangdong, China

Hazard: The battery in the toys can overheat and pose a burn hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of five incidents of overheating. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Description: The recalled product is a silver, plastic, baton-like toy with white plastic tubes at each end that become multi-colored spinning lights when operated. The wand or stick device is 10.5 inches long and has an "on" button in the center hold area. The battery pack is located at the center handhold location. The package states "DOUBLE DAZZLER LIGHT SHOW" and "Color Changing LEDs / Ages 8+ /Batteries Included."

Sold by: Imagine Nation Book dealers nationwide at corporate offices, hospitals and schools from March 2012 to September 2012 for about $9.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy from the child and contact the firm for a refund.

Consumer Contact: Imagine Nation Books at (800) 917-0213 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, by email at productinfo@booksarefun.com or online at www.booksarefun.com/recall and for more information.

Captain Cutlass Pirate Toy Guns Recalled by Dillon Importing Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

Captain Cutlass Pirate Toy Guns Recalled by Dillon Importing Due to Violation of Lead Paint StandardWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Captain Cutlass Toy Pirate Pistols

Units: About 6,970

Importer: Dillon Importing Co., of Oklahoma City, Okla.

Manufacturer: Ko Lik Manufacturing Ltd., of Hong Kong, China

Hazard: The surface paints on the pirate toy pistols contain excessive levels of lead, a violation of the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Captain Cutlass Pirate Pistol toys with a brown plastic grip, a black metallic stock and barrel, and a muzzle with an orange cap. The double-barreled toy pistol has one trigger and two hammers. A skull and crossbones motif is engraved on the grip.

Sold at: Halloween and specialty stores nationwide from April 2008 through May 2012 for about $6.50.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled pistol toys away from children and contact Dillon Importing for instructions on returning the product for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact toll-free at (800) 654-3696 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.dillonimporting.com.

Bluestem Brands Recalls Range Rider Ride-on Toy Cars Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Bluestem Brands Recalls Range Rider Ride-on Toy Cars Due to Fire and Burn HazardsThe following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Range Rider Ride-On Toy Cars

Units: About 4,700

Importer: Bluestem Brands, Inc., of Eden Prairie, Minn., owner of Fingerhut and Gettington

Hazard: The battery can overheat, smoke, melt and catch on fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Bluestem has received nine reports of incidents in which batteries smoked or caught on fire and melted the battery’s connections or scorched the plastic in the ride-on car. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves battery-powered Range Rider ride-on toy cars with an off-road vehicle body style and plastic tires. The ride-on cars were sold in pink and tan colors. The recalled Range Riders can be identified by their product code and model number. The model number is on the back of the seat of the ride-on toy car. The product code does not appear on the ride-on toy cars, but can be found on the product carton. The recalled models include:

Model # Product Code Product
90407B NI374 Tan Range Rider
90407G NU640 Pink Range Rider

Sold at: Fingerhut catalogs and online at Fingerhut.com and Gettington.com from September 2010 through May 2012 for between $200 and $230.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ride-on toy cars and remove the battery and contact Bluestem for a full refund of the purchase price plus reimbursement for shipping and handling. The firm is directly contacting those who purchased the recalled ride-on toy cars.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Bluestem toll-free at (866) 931-5417 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's websites at www.fingerhut.com or www.gettington.com and click on Product Recall.

Kickboard USA Recalls Children's Scooter Due to Laceration Hazard

Kickboard USA Recalls Children's Scooter Due to Laceration HazardWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Scooter

Units: About 5,600

Importer: Kickboard USA of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Manufacturer: Micro-Mobility Ltd., Kusnacht, Switzerland

Hazard: The one-piece plastic platform that covers the front wheel base can break, posing a laceration hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall is for the three-wheeled Mini Micro scooter for children ages 3-5. The scooter was sold in the following colors: blue, orange, pink and aqua. "Micro" is written in black and blue letters on the metal handlebar and is imprinted on the black hand grips. "Mini Micro" is written on the front plastic covering. The following recalled model numbers and serial numbers are on a sticker on the bottom of the scooter:

Model Number

Serial Number

MM0079

00061617 to 00064364 and
00064767 to 00065762

MM0080

00066371 to 00666401 and
00097291 to 00098286

MM0109

00093571 to 00093870

MM0113

00067871 to 00068370


Sold at: Independent toy stores, Amazon.com and Kickboardusa.com for about $85 from May 2012 to July 2012.

Manufactured in: Germany

Green Toys Recalls Mini Vehicles Due To Choking Hazard

Green Toys Recalls Mini Vehicles Due To Choking HazardWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Green Toys™ Mini Vehicles

Units: About 50,000 in the United States and 2,500 in Canada

Manufacturer: Green Toys Inc., of Mill Valley, Calif.

Hazard: The wheels and hubcaps on the toy cars can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Green Toys has received 10 reports of wheels and hubcaps detaching or loosening from the vehicles. There have been no reports of injuries.

Description: This recall involves Green Toys™ Mini Vehicles. All cars are made of plastic and available in yellow, green, red, white and blue. Model names and numbers for the seven recalled vehicles or sets are listed in the table below. For Mini Vehicle (MVHA - 1014) and Fastback (MVFA-1022) sets the model numbers can be found on the bottom of the toys' packaging. For all other cars, a label with the model number can be found on the bottom of the car itself.

Toys R Us Recalls Imaginarium Activity Center Due to Choking Hazard

recallWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Imaginarium 5-Sided Activity Center

Units: About 24,000

Importer: Toys “R” Us Inc. of Wayne, N.J.

Hazard: The small wooden knobs attaching the xylophone keys to the end can detach, causing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Toys “R” Us has received eight reports of the knobs detaching. No injuries have been reported to the firm.

Description: This recall involves the Imaginarium 5-Sided Activity Center. The multi-sided center has two triangle-shaped ends with a wooden multi-colored xylophone on one and a mirror on the other. The three sides are square-shaped and include moveable block letters, rotating gears and sliding shapes. The name “Imaginarium” appears in a blue, oval-shaped logo underneath the mirror on one end. The second ‘i’ in the logo is dotted with a shooting star. The recalled product has model number 46284; Toys “R” Us item number 295909; and has the barcode number 000799985462841. The model number is printed on the back of the box, directly above the bar code. These numerical markings do not appear on the actual product.

Sold exclusively at: Toys “R” Us stores nationwide and online via Toysrus.com from August 2009 through September 2010 for about $25.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product, move it out of the reach of young children and return it to a Toys “R” Us store for a refund or store credit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Toys “R” Us toll-free at (800) 869-7787 between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday and between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, or visit the firm’s website at Toysrus.com/safety

Manhattan Group Recalls Baby Rattles Due to Choking Hazard

Picture of recalled baby rattleWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Whoozit® Starry Time Rattle

Units: About 3,000 in the United States and 150 in Canada

Importer: Manhattan Group LLC, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: The clear spheres on each end of the rattle can break, releasing small parts, posing a choking hazard to small children.

Injuries/Incidents: Manhattan Group has received two reports of rattles breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Whoozit® Starry Time baby rattles. The plastic rattles feature three colored (orange, aqua blue and purple) stars stacked front to back between two clear spheres on a flexible stem. The rattle measures about 5-1/2-inches long. Each clear ball, located at the end of the rattle, measures 1-3/4 inches in diameter. The clear rattles contain small multi-colored beads and a white plastic disc featuring a blue smiling character face inside. The name of the product is printed on the hang tag.

Sold at: Specialty toy and baby stores nationwide, in Canada, and online at www.manhattantoy.com from September 2011 through March 2012 for about $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these rattles away from young children and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Manhattan Group toll-free at (800) 541-1345 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.manhattantoy.com

Note: Health Canada's press release is available here.

Toy Truck Gifts with Purchase Recalled by Happy Shirts Due to Fire Hazard
Sold Exclusively at Kohl's

Picture of recalled toy truck in packageWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Toy truck gifts with boy's t-shirts

Units: About 9,000

Importer/Distributor: Happy Shirts, of Honolulu, Hawaii

Hazard: Connections in the toy trucks battery compartment can smolder or catch the trucks on fire, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Happy Shirts has received one report of a toy truck catching fire and three reports of toy trucks smoldering when batteries were inserted. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Big Movers Super Car toy trucks that were gifts with the purchase of Big Movers t-shirts. The 4-inch long blue trucks have oversized tires and a flashing light on top and were sold with a yellow, red and blue logo on the hood. The navy t-shirts were sold in boys' sizes S, M and L.

Sold exclusively at: Kohl's stores nationwide and www.Kohls.com between February 2012 and March 2012 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the toy trucks from children and remove the battery. Consumers can contact Happy Shirts for instructions on returning the truck for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Happy Shirts toll-free at (855) 354-2779 between noon and 8 p.m. PT (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. HT) Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.happyshirts.com.

Baby Dolls Recalled by Lakeshore Learning Materials Due to Choking Hazard 

Picture of recalled baby dollsThe following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Feels Real Baby Dolls

Units: About 3,900 in the U.S., 400 in Canada

Importer: Lakeshore Learning Materials of Carson, Calif.

Manufacturer: Yan Hong Toys, Dongguan, China

Hazard: The fingers and toes of the dolls can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: Feels Real Baby Dolls are 14-inch high plastic dolls with movable arms, legs, and head. The dolls are Hispanic, Caucasian, Asian and Black and are dressed in diapers with a colored hearts, stars and swirl print. Two labels are sewn inside the back of the diaper. "Lakeshore" is written on the larger label. The number "550200" is written on the smaller label.

Sold at: Lakeshore Learning Materials catalogs and online at www.lakeshorelearning.com from May 2011 through January 2012 for about $20.
manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these dolls away from children and contact the company for a free replacement doll.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Lakeshore Learning Materials at (800) 428-4414 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the company's website at www.lakeshorelearning.com. Lakeshore Learning Materials is contacting its customers directly.

Guidecraft Recalls Children's Play Theaters Due to Tip-over Hazard 

Picture of recalled play theater toyWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: 4-in-1 Dramatic Play Theater Toys

Units: About 1,800 in the United States and 350 in Canada

Importer: Guidecraft Inc., of Winthrop, Minn.

Manufacturer: Mega Profit Trading Ltd., of China

Hazard: The recalled children's toys can unexpectedly tip over during play, posing an entrapment hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Guidecraft has received two reports of tip-over incidents, including one report of a child who suffered minor contusions and abrasions.

Description: 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.

Sold by: Various catalogs, Guidecraft.com and other Internet retailers nationwide from July 2010 through April 2011 for about $180.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled product from children and contact Guidecraft to receive a refund or a replacement product.

Consumer Contact: 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 at www.guidecraft.com.

Tumblekins Toys Recalled by International Playthings Due to Choking and Laceration Hazards 

Picture of recalled Little Tumblekins Farm
PlaysetWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Tumblekins Toys

Units: About 31,000

Distributor: International Playthings LLC, of Parsippany, N.J.

Manufacturer: Lishui Treetoys Trading Co. Ltd., of China

Hazard: The toys can break into small pieces with sharp points, posing choking and lacerations hazards to children.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a toy breaking into small pieces. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves all Tumblekins toy vehicles and playsets, including the farm playset, fire station, police car, roadster, off-roader, fire truck and school bus. The toys are wooden, painted in bright colors. The toys range from 6 to 12 inches long and 4 to 9 1/2 inches tall. "Tumblekins," "Made in China" and manufacturing code "171111461502" or "346101461502" are printed on the toys. The item number and UPC are printed on the toy's packaging.

Infant Rattles Recalled by Lee Carter Co. Due to Choking Hazard

Picture of recalled rattleWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Infant Rattles

Units: About 25,000

Importer/Distributor: Lee Carter Co., of San Francisco, Calif.

Hazard: The rattle's handle is small enough to fit into a child's throat, posing a choking hazard and violating federal rattle standards.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The recalled rattles are made out of multi-colored, 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.

Sold at: Various Mexican specialty craft stores nationwide from February 2001 through October 2011 for about $4.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled rattles away from infants and return them to Lee Carter Co. for a full refund or credit towards a replacement product.

Consumer Contact: 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.

Mexican Wrestling Action Figures Recalled by Lee Carter Co. Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

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labelWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Super Luchamania Action Figures

Units: About 7,000 packs

Importer/Distributor: Lee Carter Co., of San Francisco, Calif.

Hazard: The surface paints on the action figures contain excessive levels of lead which is prohibited under federal law.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The recalled Mexican wrestling Super Luchamania action figures were sold in packs of 12. The multi-colored action figures are plastic, have plastic capes and measure about four inches tall. "Super Luchamania" is printed on the action figures' packaging.

Sold at: Various Mexican specialty craft stores nationwide from June 2000 through October 2011 for between $12 and $14 per pack.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled action figures away from children and return them to Lee Carter Co. for a full refund or credit towards a replacement product.

Consumer Contact: 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