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Dear Wisconsin Children’s Safety Advocates:

March 2009 Edition

In February 2009, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a total of (8) recalls relating to products affecting children. Attached is a summary of the releases identifying the product, problem and what should be done with the recalled product. We have found that not all of the recalls are picked up by the news media as they occur. This monthly summary will give you the opportunity to review all of the children’s product safety recalls for the past month. If you are interested in a complete text of the recall, double click on the hyperlink at the end of the recall description. This will take you to the CPSC website and the actual recall notice. If you have other product safety questions you may call our toll free number at (800) 422-7128. Following is a listing of the 8 “KIDS” recalls by title and identification number (when available): Dorel Juvenile Group recalls Safety 1st Stair Gates due to fall hazard. (#09-117) Playland International recalls Swing Sets due to fall hazard. (#09-118) The Land of Nod recalls Cottage Bunk Beds due to fall hazard. 09-120) Dick’s Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy recall Golfer’s Billiard games due to violations of lead paint standard. (#09-122) Disney Store USA LLC, of Pasadena, California is voluntary recalling Toy Tool sets due to choking hazard. (#09-128) Evenflo recalls Children’s Activity centers due to fall hazard. (#09-131) Old Navy recalls Stuffed Toys; Button eyes can detach and pose a chocking hazard to young children. (#09-134) CBB Group recalls various toys due to chocking hazard and violation of lead paint standard. (#09-136)
If you would like to sign up for the Keep Your Kids Safe newsletter, please visit our webpage at http://datcp.state.wi.us or contact Camellia Howe at (608) 224-5171 or camellia.howe@wisconsin.gov. Please be sure to provide your name, telephone number and e-mail address. If you have any questions or want to file a complaint regarding an unsafe product, contact: WI Bureau of Consumer Protection (800) 422-7128 (toll free in Wisconsin)

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Release Number (#09-117): Dorel Juvenile Group USA, of Columbus, Ind. is voluntarily recalling about 100,000 Safety 1st SmartLight Stair Gates. The recall involves the Safety 1st SmartLight Stair Gate with model number 42111, which is printed on a sticker under the handle panel. The gates, which were manufactured before December 31, 2007, are white metal with a gray handle and a motion sensor nightlight that illuminates on approach. The manufacture date is located below the gate’s handle as a date wheel imprinted in the plastic; an arrow indicates the month, and the year is stamped inside the circle. The manufacture date is also printed on a sticker inside the battery door. The gates were sold at Mass merchandise and juvenile product stores nationwide, including Babies R Us and WalMart, from January 2005 through December 2007 for about $60 and manufactured in China. Problem: The hinges that hold the stair gate in place can break, posing a fall hazard to children if the gate is placed at the top of the stairs. What to do: Consumers should stop using the recalled gate and contact the company to obtain a free repair kit. Consumers can call the toll-free number 1 (866) 690-2540 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT; complete an online order form on the Dorel Juvenile Group Web site at www.djgusa.com/safety_notice/ to obtain their free repair kit; email the company at Smartlightgate@djgusa.com, or send a fax to (800) 207-8182. Consumers should not return product to retail stores. recalling about 700 Arch Swing Sets. The recalled includes swings sets with a 3.5 inch arch swing frame and a 3.5 inch top metal bar. The recalled swing sets come in red, orange, yellow, blue, tan, white, black , brown, teal, green, fuchsia, burgundy and purple. The swing sets are sold by Playland International dealers nationwide from September 2001 through May 2006 for between $800 and $2300 and manufactured in United States. Problem: The metal around the weld at the top of the swing frame can fail, causing the top bar to fall, posing a fall and impact hazard to the user or by-standers. What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled swing sets and contact Playland for instruction on receiving and installing a free repair kit. For additional information, contact Playland International at (800) 356-4727 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.playland-inc.com, or e-mail the firm at swingrecall@playland-inc.com.

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Release Number (#09-118): Playland International, Carrollton, Ga. is voluntarily

Release Number (#09-720): The Land of Nod, of Northbrook, Ill. is voluntarily recalling about 750 Cottage Bunk Beds. The Cottage Bunk Beds can be configured as bunk beds or as twin beds. The assembled bunk bed dimensions are 81.5 inches (length) by 43.5 inches (width) by 74.5 inches (height). The beds were sold in both white (model #s 236-519 and 188-174) and pine/honey finishes (model #s 459-410 and 172596) and included a long and a short upper bunk guardrail, each of which should be secured to the inside of the upper bunk bed’s side rail with screws. Stickers bearing the model numbers are located on the inside of the lower bunk headboard. The beds were sold by The Land of Nod catalog, Web site www.landofnod.com and

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at The Land of Nod stores in Illinois and Washington state from January 2006 through January 2009 for about $1,100 and manufactured in Brazil. Problem: When screws are missing from the upper bunk’s guardrails, the vertical slats on the guardrails can detach and pose the risk of children falling when getting in or out of the upper bunk. What to do: Consumers should check that all screws that attach the guardrails to the upper bunk have been installed. If the screws have not been installed, stop using the beds as a bunk bed immediately and contact The Land of Nod to receive new screws free of charge. All known purchasers have been notified of the recall: For additional information, contact The Land of Nod at (800) 933-9904, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday.

information, contact the retailer of purchase. Dick’s Sporting Goods: call (866) 677-4771 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.dickssportinggoods.com Golf Galaxy: call (866) 465-3655 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.golfgalaxy.com.

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Release Number (#09-122): Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc., of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Golf Galaxy Inc., of Pittsburgh, Pa. is voluntary recalling about 2,300 Golfer’s Billiard Games. The recalled Golfer’s Billiard Game includes 15 golf balls (with exterior paint and design to resemble a billiard ball) and six putting cups. The recall involves the Acuity Golfer’s Billiard Game, Style #AC302, and the Clubhouse Golfer’s Billiard Game, Style #302. The name and style number are located on the product’s packaging. The billiard game was sold at the Acuity model was sold at Dick’s Sporting Goods stores nationwide from October 2008 to December 2008 for about $30. The Clubhouse model was sold at Golf Galaxy stores nationwide and on its Web site from May 2008 to December 2008 for about $30 and manufactured in China. Problem: Surface paints on the golf balls can contain excess levels of lead. What to do: Consumers should stop using the product immediately and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund. For additional

Release Number (#09-128): Disney Store USA LLC, of Pasadena, California is voluntarily recalling about 20, 000 Playhouse Disney “Handy Manny” Toy Tool Sets. The recalled Playhouse Disney “Handy Manny” Tool Set is a plastic, eight-piece toy set that includes a tool box, hammer, saw, pliers, wrench, tape measure and two screwdrivers. The name “Handy Manny” is embossed on one side of the tool box. The UPC (#405144100614 or #422147400633) can be located on the product’s packaging. Sold exclusively at The Disney Store nationwide from October 2007 through January 2009 for about $15 and manufactured in China. Problem: The tools contain eyes that can separate, posing a choking hazard to young children. What to do: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and return it to any Disney Store for a full refund. For additional information, contact the Disney Store toll-free at (866) 902-2798 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.DisneyStore.com.

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Release Number (#09-129): Hill Sportswear Inc., of Paramount, California is voluntarily recalling about 300,000 hooded drawstring sweatshirts. The recall includes the Kid Pullover Hood and Kid Zipper with Hood. The Kid Pullover Hood has a flat style drawstring at the neck, one middle front pocket, and fleece inside lining. Top sewn in label reads “HILL/ Made in USA.” The hooded Zipper children’s sweatshirt has a rounded style drawstring at the neck, two front pockets, and fleece inside lining. Top sewn in label reads “HILL/ Made in USA”. The recalled sweatshirts were sold at various small retailers in California and Texas from August 1999 through December 2008 for approximately $8. Problem: Drawstring can get caught on objects and strangle a child. What to do: Due to the serious nature of this hazard, parents are urged to immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts or return the garment to either the place of purchase or to Hill Sportswear for a full refund. Consumers should contact Hill Sportswear tollfree at (877) 322-8760 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday.

Problem: When used as an activity table, the cap on one end of the product can loosen and fall off, posing a fall hazard to a young child. What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the activity table in Stage 3 and contact Evenflo to receive a free replacement end cap. The product may continue to be used in Stages 1 and 2 without changes. For additional information, contact Evenflo at (800) 233-5921 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.exersaucertriplefun.com.

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Release Number (#09-134): Old Navy LLC, of San Francisco, Calif. is voluntarily recalling about 35,500 in the United States and 5,400 in Canada Stuffed Animal and Creature Toys. The stuffed animal and creature toys are made out of cotton and have plastic button eyes. They come in a variety of styles, such as a rabbit, penguin and reindeer. The recalled toys and style numbers are listed below:
Type of Stuffed Toy Style Number

Release Number (#09-131): Evenflo Co. Inc., of Miamisburg, Ohio is voluntarily recalling 213,000 Evenflo Activity Centers. The recall involves Evenflo ExerSaucer Triple Fun stationary activity centers made between October 2006 and December 2008. The model number is 6231711. Stage 3 position involves converting the product into an activity table. No other ExerSaucer models use end caps and, therefore, no other models are included in this recall. The activity centers were sold at Juvenile product and mass merchandise stores nationwide, including Toys ‘R Us and Burlington Baby Depot, from October 2006 through February 2009 for about $120 and manufactured in the United States.

Brown Plaid Creature (Stubby Stuberson) 612756 Pink Striped Dove Grey Dog Hot Pink Creature (Lucy Toothy) White Dog (Dr. Poopsie) Brown Penguin Light Pink Rabbit Brown Reindeer Dark Pink Rabbit (Honey O’Bunny) 600571 600572 612800 612738 612672 612671 612728 612806

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The style number is located on a white label sewn into the side seam of the toy. Problem: The stuffed toys have two button eyes that could detach from the toy, posing a choking hazard to young children. What to do: Consumers should immediately take the recalled stuffed toy away from young children and return it to any Old Navy store for a full refund. If purchased online, contact Old Navy for instructions on returning the toy for a full refund. Consumers who return the toy before July 1, 2009 will also receive a $5 coupon toward a future Old Navy purchase. For additional information, contact Old Navy toll-free at (866) 580-9930 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, visit the firm’s Web site at www.oldnavy.com, or e-mail the firm at custserv@oldnavy.com.

3-Piece Rattle Set

Model ET-1388 UPC#800323013882 Model ET-1041 UPC# 800323010416 Model KK-4218 UPC# 782468042180 Model KK-4275 UPC# 782468042753 Model KK-4276 UPC#782468042760 Model OR-2238 UPC# 868333022386

Pull-A-Long Car

Battery-Operated Cartoon Bubble Gun Battery-Operated Dolphin Bubble Gun

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The toys were sold at Dollar stores and toy stores nationwide from July 2007 through December 2008 for between $1 and $5 and manufactured in China. Problem: The fishing games, baby rattles and pull-a-long cars contain small parts, which can detach and pose a choking hazard to children. The mini pull back cars and bubble guns have surface paints which contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. What to do: Consumers should take the recalled products away from young children immediately and return them to the place where purchased for a full refund. For additional information, contact CBB Group, Inc. toll-free at (866) 628-6238 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.cbbgroup.com.

Release Number (#09-136): CBB Group Inc., City of Commerce, Calif. is voluntarily recalling about 39,000 fishing games, rattles, pull-along cars, mini pull back cars and cartoon bubble guns.The recalled toys are described in the chart:
Product Information Model KK-4296 UPC# 782468042968 Model PT-2006 UPC# 830002020061 Model T-8112 UPC# 704291081129 Model KK-4461 UPC# 782468044610 Model ET-1293 UPC# 800323012939 Model KK-4382 UPC# 78246804382

Fishing Games

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