Recalled Toys for October 2007

Here is an at-a-glance rundown of children’s products "voluntarily" recalled in October 2007 or identified by Consumer Reports as being a concern (photos after the jump).

In related news, our backward Consumer Product Safety Commission is opposing legislation that would "increase the agency’s authority, double its budget and sharply increase its dwindling staff." Once again, we must ask, who does the CPSC truly serve—us or the industry?


Consumer Reports found these products to be of concern:

  1. Medical Kit by Fisher-Price
  2. Elmer’s Glue Sticks with Dora the Explorer, Diego, or SpongeBob SquarePants
  3. Jordan Kids’ backpacks shaped like ducks

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced "voluntary" recalls for these products:

  1. "Galaxy Warriors" toy figures by Henry Gordy International Inc.
  2. “Ugly Teeth” party favors by Amscan Inc.
  3. Elite Operations toys by  Toys “R” Us
  4. Ribbit Board Games by SimplyFun LLC
  5. Purple Halloween pails with witch decorations by Family Dollar Stores
  6. Football bobble head cake decorations by DecoPac
    Toy gardening tools by Jo-Ann Stores Inc.
  7. Go Diego Go animal rescue boats by Fisher-Price
  8. Bumbo ‘baby sitter’ seats by Bumbo International
  9. Children’s metal jewelry (Beary Cute, Expressions, and Sassy & Chic) by Greenbrier International
  10. WeGlow children’s metal jewelry by WeGlow International
  11. Reynolds UL bicycle forks by MacLean Quality Composites
  12. Magnetic game pieces sold with "Cars" themed backpacks by Global Design Concepts
  13. Toy pirate swords by Gymboree
  14. Inflator air pumps sold separately and included with “Launch Pod” Water Trampolines by Sportsstuff Inc.
  15. Girls’ boots by Payless ShoeSource
  16. Skull pails filled with Halloween candy mix by R.L. Albert & Son
  17. Cool Clip and Mini Cool Clip bookmarks by Antioch Publishing
  18. Tabletop puppet theaters by Guidecraft
  19. Pink and orange glow sticks by Dunkin’ Donuts
  20. Rocky Mountain-Solo bicycles by Procycle Group
  21. 2007 Huffy "Howler" and "Highland" bicycles by Huffy Corp.
  22. Oro disc brakes used on bicycles by Formula SRL
  23. Turtle sprinklers by Ross Stores
  24. Breyer 2006 stirrup ornaments by J.C. Penney
  25. Deluxe wood art sets by J.C. Penney
  26. Disney deluxe Winnie-the-Pooh 23-piece play sets by J.C. Penney
  27. Princess magnetic travel art set lap desks by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
  28. Bendable dinosaur toys by Kipp Brothers
  29. Collectible "Jeff Gordon" mini helmets by Riddell Inc.
  30. Kidnastics balance beams by Flaghouse Inc.
  31. Cub Scouts totem badges by Kahoot Products
  32. Children’s plastic cups by Starbucks Coffee Co.
  33. Razor E300 electric scooters by Razor USA LLC
  34. Alpine design aluminum water bottles by Sports Authority
  35. Bookmarks and journals by Antioch Publishing
  36. Key chains by Dollar General Merchandising
  37. Children’s toy decorating sets by Toys "R" Us
  38. Frankenstein tumblers by Dollar General Merchandising
  39. "Pirates of the Caribbean" medallion squeeze lights by Eveready Battery Co.
  40. Baby Einstein discover & play color blocks by Kids II Inc.
  41. Wooden pull-along alphabet & math blocks wagons, wooden pull-along learning blocks wagons, 10-in-1 activity learning carts, and Flip-flop alphabet blocks by KB Toys, Inc.
  42. Plush boys rattles by Target

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Comments

One Response to “Recalled Toys for October 2007”

  1. Jen Grinnell says:

    I’m a retailer of children’s creative play toys. And I’m also a mother to three young boys all under the age of six. To say I’m pissed off by the CPSC response to tougher standards and regulations is putting it mildly. Even the toy industry seems to be more interested in enacting tougher laws than they do. What’s up with THAT?

    If your readers want to read an article that may help them feel less overwhelmed and more in control of what’s in their playroom, I have a blog entry that they can peruse at http://livingplaying.blogspot.com/

    November 2nd, 2007 at 8:59 am

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