The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms named below, announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
1. Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts Recalled by Adio Footwear Due to Strangulation Hazard
Product: Boy’s Hooded Zip Fleece Sweatshirts.
Units: About 300.
Distributor: Adio Footwear, of Carlsbad, Calif.
Hazard: The garments have a drawstring through the hood, which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist by drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The boy’s “Champ Custom” hooded zip fleece sweatshirt (style # 40305.HZB) is white with blue pin-stripes on the front and red panels on the sides. ADIO is spelled out across the front. The sweatshirt was sold in boys’ sizes: small, medium, large and x-large.
Sold at: Tilly’s and Bob’s stores nationwide from October 2007 through December 2007 for about $40.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, and return the item to the place of purchase or to Adio Footwear for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Adio Footwear.
2. Kids Station Toys Recalls Little Tikes Toy Cell Phones Due to Choking Hazard
Units: About 1 million.
Manufacturer: Kids Station Toys International Ltd. of Miami, Fla.
Hazard: The hinge cover on the toy cell phone can detach from the phone, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and the firm have received three reports of the toy breaking, including one report of a child beginning to choke on a small part.
Description: The Little Tikes brand Chit ‘N Chat Toy Cell Phone resembles a flip-phone style cell phone and has a 10-key numeric button pad and three buttons with pictures of animals. All of the buttons make a sound when pressed. The toy phones are multi-colored and have a sticker on the back with model number KSL4010 (sold separately) or KSL8032, KSL8033, or KSL8051 (sold with other items). “Designed and Licensed by Kids Station Toys International Ltd.” is printed on the back of the toy phones. Toy phones with a screw visible on the hinge cover are not subject to the recall.
Sold at: Department, juvenile product, and drug stores nationwide from June 2006 through March 2008 for about $8 (individually) or about $20 (set).
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take these toy phones away from young children immediately and contact the firm for instructions on obtaining a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: Kids Station.
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