Recall Roundup

September 2, 2008

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. Bonne Bell Recalls Children’s Cosmetics Accessory Bags Due to Risk of Lead Exposure.

Product: Bonne Bell Children’s Cosmetics Accessory Bags.

Units: About 945,000.

Importer: Bonne Bell Co., of Lakewood, Ohio.

Hazard: The metal clasps on the handle of the accessory bags contain excessive levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled accessory bags are made of plastic and have a zipper and carrying handle. The bags come with an assortment of cosmetic products, which are not part of this recall. The model name and UPC numbers are located on the hangtag. The following recalled model names and UPC numbers are involved in this recall:

SMACKERS Sweet Treats Collection | UPC 0 50051 50575 7
SMACKERS Sparkle & Shine Collection | UPC 0 50051 50576 4
SMACKERS Glam It Up Collection | UPC 0 50051 50577 1
BONNEBELL Natural Neutrals Collection | UPC 0 50051 22640 9
BONNEBELL Pretty Pinks Collection | UPC 0 50051 22641 6
BONNEBELL Fresh Pinks Collection | UPC 0 50051 22642 3
BONNEBELL Glamorous Neutrals Collection | UPC 0 50051 22643 0

Sold at: Retail stores nationwide and Bonne Bell’s Web site from September 2007 through August 2008 for about $9.

Manufactured in: China.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled accessory bag away from children and contact Bonne Bell for a replacement bag.

2. Six Retailers Agree To Stop Sale and Recall Simplicity Bassinets Due To Strangulation Hazard.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.

Toys “R” Us Inc., of Wayne, N.J.

Kmart Corp., of Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Big Lots!, of Columbus, Ohio.

Target of Minneapolis, Minn.

J.C. Penney, of Plano, Texas.

Below is a listing of Simplicity 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 Convertible “Close-Sleeper” model bassinets that are included in this recall. The model number can be found on a label on the underside of the bassinet.

RECALLED Model Numbers:


CPSC learned that on August 21, 2008, a 6 ½-month-old girl from Shawnee, Kan. was strangled to death when she became entrapped between the bassinet’s metal bars. This is the second strangulation death CPSC has learned of in the co-sleeper bassinets. On September 29, 2007, a 4-month-old girl from Noel, Mo. became entrapped in the metal bars of the bassinet and died.

The Simplicity 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 convertible bassinets contain metal bars that are covered by an adjustable fabric flap which is attached by velcro. The fabric is folded down when the bassinet is converted into a bed-side co-sleeping position. If the velcro is not properly re-secured when the flap is adjusted, an infant can slip through the opening and become entrapped in the metal bars and suffocate. This warning does not cover bassinets produced in recent months that have fabric permanently attached over the lower bar.

Due to the serious hazard these bassinets pose to babies, CPSC urges all consumers to share this safety warning with day care centers, consignment stores, family and friends to ensure that no child is placed to sleep in a Simplicity convertible bassinet covered by this warning.

3. Countertop Water Dispensers Recalled by Greenway Home Products Due to Fire and Shock Hazards.

Product: Countertop Water Dispensers.

Units: About 44,000.

Manufacturer: Greenway Home Products, of Northwood, Ohio.

Hazard: The internal heating element could overheat and drop molten metal through ventilation openings in the water dispenser’s base onto the countertop, posing a fire hazard. The internal heating element also poses a shock hazard to consumers who touch it through the vents.

Incidents/Injuries: Greenway has received one report of a fire involving the recalled countertop water dispenser outside the United States that resulted in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled countertop water dispensers include the following Vitapur, Greenway and Polar models. They dispense hot or cold water and use three or five gallon water bottles. The model name is printed on the front of the dispenser’s base. Model and serial numbers are printed on a white label on the back of the dispenser’s base. File number 218326 is printed on a silver sticker on the back of the dispenser’s base.


Greenway GWD2630W
Polar PWD2635W
Vitapur VWD2636W
Vitapur VWD2636BLK
Vitapur VWD2636RED

Serial Number: Starts with 0606 through 0711
File Number: 218326

Model numbers followed by a “1” or “2,” (i.e. GWD2630W -1 / PWD2635W-2),or dispensers with no ventilation openings underneath the base are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Discount retailers nationwide from June 2006 to November 2007 for between $70 and $80.

Manufactured in: China.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled water dispensers immediately and contact Greenway Home Products to receive a free repair.

4. Regal Lager
Recalls to Repair Phil & Teds Strollers Due to Laceration Hazard.

Product: Phil & Teds e3 Single Buggy, e3 Twin Buggy and sport v1 Single Buggy Strollers (an additional 425 e3 Twin Buggy Strollers were recalled on May 5, 2006).

Units: About 44,000.

Importer: Regal Lager Inc., of Kennesaw, Ga.

Hazard: The stroller’s hinge locking mechanism poses a laceration hazard to the user folding and unfolding the strollers.

Incidents/Injuries: Regal Lager has received nine reports from consumers who injured their fingers in the stroller’s hinge locking mechanism.

Description: The recalled single strollers all have metal frames with three wheels, a cloth seat and canopy. The twin strollers have a metal frame with four wheels, side-by-side cloth seats and double sun canopies. The strollers were sold in a variety of colors including red, orange, green, black, charcoal and navy. The Phil & Teds logo is located on the crotch piece of the harness.

Sold at: Baby furniture and baby products stores nationwide from August 2003 through August 2008 for between $400 and $650.

Manufactured in: China.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the strollers immediately and contact Regal Lager to obtain a free hinge cover repair kit and instructions.

5. Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts and Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled by Orioxi International.

Due to Strangulation Hazard

Product: Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts and Jackets.

Units: About 43,000.

Importer: Orioxi International Corp., of Brea, Calif.

Hazard: The sweatshirts and jackets have drawstrings through the hood which pose a strangulation hazard to young children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstring in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled garments were sold in children’s sizes small, medium and large in the following colors: white, ivory, red, black, navy, brown, green, charcoal, blue, and pink. “BAC” is printed on the sewn-in tag on some of the garments. “Breckenridge”, “Keystone”, “Jackson Hole”, “Vail”, “Steamboat”, and “Mackinac Island” is printed on the front of the garments.

Sold at: “Shirt off My Back” retail stores located in Colorado, Wyoming, and Michigan from September 2005 through May 2008 for between $20 and $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard. Consumer can return the garments to the place of purchase for a refund.

6. Wooden Infant Toys Recalled by Habermaass Corp. Due to Choking Hazard.

Product: Wooden Puzzles, Infant Rattles, Pacifier Holders, and Stroller Toys.

Units: About 118,000.

Manufacturer: Habermaass Corp. Inc., of Skaneateles, N.Y.

Hazard: The wooden rattles, pacifier holders, and stroller toys contain small pieces including glued on mirrors and/or prisms that can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants. The head of the ladybug puzzle pieces also poses a choking hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Habermaass Corp. has received 15 reports of incidents involving the recalled puzzles, rattles, and pacifier holders including pieces of the rattles detaching and being mouthed by young children.

Description: The puzzles, rattle toys, pacifier holders, and stroller toys are wooden and are described in the chart below. “HABA” is printed on them.
Sold at: Specialty toy stores nationwide and at specialty online retailers from January 2002 through August 2008 for between $10 and $35.

Manufactured in: Germany.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled puzzles, rattles, pacifier holders and stroller toys away from children and contact Habermaass to receive a free replacement product or a full refund.

Model: Description

Triolino Puzzle: Lady bug puzzle is 7 inches x ½ inch thick
LUCY Clutching Toy (rattle): Hearts have mirrors and prisms. The rattle is about 4 inches in diameter.

Little Heart Clutching Toy (rattle): Heart has mirror. The rattle is about 3 ½ inches in diameter.

Pixie’s World (rattle): 2.5″ rattle with mushroom, flower, person and house with mirror.

Belinda Clutching Toy (rattle): Flower clutching toy has face in the middle. The rattle is about 4 inches in diameter.

Miro Clutching Toy (rattle): Rattle center contains blue plastic ball with 10 holes. The rattle is about 3 ½ inches in diameter.

Bunny Pacifier Holder: Pacifier holder is 8.6 inches long with fabric bunny on the end and wooden star with mirror in the middle.

Bear Pacifier Holder: Pacifier holder is 8.6 inches long with bear at the end and wooden circle with mirror in the middle.

Bonita (rattle): 2.5″ bouquet of four shapes on wooden ring.

Bella (rattle): 3″ diameter with four wooden hearts with two mirrors.

Pirate Joe (rattle): 4″ pirate theme with bell and mirror.

Rally (rattle): 4″ triangle shape with three cars.

Flori (rattle): Six petal shapes on elastic band. Includes three mirrors & three bells.

5″ Triola (rattle): 4″ triangle with two flowers and round corner.

Trio (rattle): 4″ triangle shape with squeaker, bell and mirror.

Speedy (rattle): Wooden car about 4.5″ L x 3″ H. Squeaker in back and mirror on car hood.

Little Hearts Stroller Toy: 18″ pram-chain with ten various size wooden hearts.

Discovery Balls, Set of 4: Set contains 1 orange, 1 red, 1 blue and one bicolor blue/yellow ball. Red ball contains three small mirrors.

Discovery Ball with Rattle: Blue/Yellow round wooden ball with small mirror.

7. Indoor Lighting Fixtures Recalled by Lithonia Lighting Due to Impact Hazard.

Product: Indoor Lighting Fixtures.

Units: About 1,400.

Manufacturer/Distributor: Lithonia Lighting, of Conyers, Ga.

Hazard: The glass reflector can separate from the fixture and fall, posing a risk of injury to consumers below the fixture.

Incidents/Injuries: There has been one report of a glass reflector falling. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall involves the Hi-Bay Indoor High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Fixtures, model numbers PG16A and PG21A. The fixture is intended for high-mounting heights (at least 20 feet above floor level) and is used in retail, warehouse and heavy manufacturing locations. The fixture’s housing is made of die-cast aluminum.

Sold by: Electrical distributors and sales representatives nationwide from January 2007 through May 2008 for between $280 and $350.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should inspect the fixtures immediately and take down any units with loose glass. Consumers should contact Lithonia Lighting to arrange for a free replacement.

Source: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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