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PROTECTION                      News
                                Dear Wisconsin Children’s Safety Advocates:
                                                                                   December 2008 Edition



                                In November 2008, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued
                                a total of (12) twelve 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 12 “KIDS” recalls by title and identification
                                number (when available):
                                    Toy Xylophones recalled by King Import Warehouse due to violation
                                    of lead paint standard (#09-037)
                                    OKK Trading recalled Toy TV’s due to violation of lead paint standard
WISCONSIN                           (#09-038)
DEPARTMENT OF                       Claire’s recalled Children’s Metal Necklaces due to risk of lead
AGRICULTURE,                        exposure. (#09-039)
TRADE AND                           JA-RU recalled Toy Trains due to choking hazard. (#09-041)
CONSUMER                            Swim ‘N Score Dive Sticks recalled by Modell’s due to risk of
PROTECTION                          Impalement Injury to Children. (#09-043)
                                    Cobra Electronics recalled Children’s’ Two-Way Radios with
                                    Rechargeable Batteries due to chemical burn Hazard; sold exclusively
REGIONAL                            in Toys “R” US stores. (#09-044)
OFFICES                             Children’s Hooded with Drawstrings recalled by R&D International due
                                    to strangulation hazard. (#09-047)
Southeast
10930 W. Potter Road, Suite C       Target recalled Dive Sticks due to Impalement hazard.(#09-048)
Milwaukee, WI 53226-3450            JCPenney recalls Arizona Newborn and Infant Pants due to choking
414-266-1231                        hazard. (#09-056)
Northeast                            IKEA recalled Roman blinds due to Strangulation death. (#09-050)
Suite 146-A                         Green Mountain Vista recalls to repair window blind due to near
200 N. Jefferson Street
Green Bay, WI 54301-5198
                                    strangulation. (#09-051)
920-448-5110                        ImagiPLAY recalled Bead Maze Toys due to laceration hazard.
                                    (#09-052)
Northwest
3610 Oakwood Hills Parkway
Eau Claire, WI 54701-7754
715-839-3848

Southwest
2811 Agriculture Drive
Madison, WI 53708-8911
608-224-4960
                                  KEEP YOUR KIDS SAFE

Release Number (#09-037): King Import                   Problem: Surface coating on the toy television
Warehouse, of Dallas, Texas announced a                 could contain excessive levels of lead, violating
voluntary recall about 144 Toy Xylophones. This         the federal lead paint standard.
recall involves a miniature toy xylophone with          What to do: Consumers should immediately
item number KW20119. The toy xylophone                  take the recalled toys away from children and
measures about 12 inches long by 5 inches               contact OKK Trading for a refund or an
wide. It has a lavender frame, a lavender mallet,       exchange. For additional information, contact
and four bars which are orange, yellow, green,          OKK Trading toll-free at (877) 655-8697
and white. The item number can be found on the          between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through
packaging. The toy was sold at Dollar Zone              Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at
“giant”, Sam 99 Cent Store, and 99 Cents Mart           www.okktoys.com
in Texas from December 2007 through February
2008 for about $1 manufactured in China.
Problem: Surface paint on the toy xylophone
contains excessive levels of lead, violating the
federal lead paint standard.
What to do: Consumers should immediately
take these recalled toys away from children and
return them to Dollar Zone “giant”, Sam 99 Cent
Store, and 99 Cents Mart in Texas for a
replacement toy. For additional information, call       •   http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09
King Import Warehouse collect at (972) 241-                 /09038.htmll
5464 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday
through Friday.
                                                        Release Number (#09-039): Claire’s Boutiques
                                                        Inc., of Hoffman Estates, Ill. is voluntarily
                                                        recalling about 67,000 Best Friends Yin Yang
                                                        Necklaces Sets. This recall involves a set of two
                                                        necklaces that have a silver-colored metal bead
                                                        type chain and a lobster-claw clasp. One of the
                                                        necklaces has a single, metal pendant with the
                                                        word “Best” attached to a black, yin metal
                                                        pendant. The other necklace has the word
                                                        “Friends” attached to a white, yang metal
•   http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09         pendant. The product was sold at Claire’s stores
    /09037.htmll                                        nationwide from April 2007 through August 2008
                                                        for about $8 and manufactured in China.
Release Number (#09-038): OKK Trading, of
Los Angeles, Calif is voluntarily recalling about       Problem: The recalled necklaces contain high
2,100 “Mini-Televisor” Toys. This recall involves       levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young
a plastic TV toy. This plastic TV toy has a             children and can cause adverse health effects.
microphone and is powered by 2 AA size                  What to do: Consumers should immediately
batteries. There is a “TV Painting Board” sticker       take these recalled products away from children
label on the front panel and carrying handle of         and return them to any Claire’s store for a full
the toy. The toys were sold at OKK Trading’s            refund. For additional information, call Claire’s at
Web site at www.okktoys.com from July 2008              (866) 859-9281 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET
through September 2008 for about $1 and
manufactured in Hong Kong.



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Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web            water. The sticks are about 8” long and were
sites at www.claires.com                                 sold in packs of 6 in various colors. The UPC
                                                         (#4969382814) is printed on the product’s
                                                         packaging. The sticks were sold at: Modell’s
                                                         Sporting Goods stores nationwide from August
                                                         1999 to October 2008 for about $3 and
                                                         manufactured in Taiwan.
                                                         Problem: Children can fall or land on these dive
                                                         sticks in shallow water and suffer impalement
                                                         injuries. Eye and other facial injuries are also
                                                         possible.
                                                         What to do: Consumers should keep children
•   http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09          from playing with the recalled dive sticks and
    /09039.html                                          return the product to any Modell’s Sporting
                                                         Goods for a full refund. For additional
Release Number (#09-041): JA-RU Inc., of                 information, contact Modell’s at (800) 275-6633
Jacksonville, Fla. is voluntarily recalling about        anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at
18,000 My Little Train Classics Toy Train. My            www.modells.com/recall
Little Train Classics wooden Toy Trains are
available in two styles. One, with a yellow cab,
blue body and six red wheels and the other with
a blue cab, red boiler, wooden base and four
black wheels. The item #5293 is the same for
both styles and is located in the lower left hand
corner on the front of the package. The train was
sold at various wholesalers and retailers
nationwide from March 2007 through October               •   http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09
2008 for about $2 and manufactured in China.                 /09043.html
Problem: The recalled toy contains small parts
which can detach, posing a choking hazard to             Release Number (#09-044): Cobra Electronics,
young children.                                          of Chicago, Ill. is voluntarily recalling about
What to do: Consumers should take the toy                8,000 Children’s Two-Way Radios. The recall
train away from children immediately and return          involves two-way radios with the 300 mah “CEL”
it to the place of purchase for a full refund.           batteries. The walkie talkie style radios are
For additional information, contact JA-RU at             made of pink plastic and come in purple
(800) 231-3470 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.              packaging. Product number PR191-2VP is
ET Monday.                                               located on the front of the packaging and on the
                                                         label inside the battery compartment. The
                                                         batteries are standard AAA Nickle Metal Hydride
                                                         battery cells with a black wrapper with the
                                                         battery name 300 mah (CEL) with the date code
                                                         (TF or RF) on the battery itself. The radios were
                                                         sold by Toys “R” Us Stores nationwide from
                                                         August 2008 through September 2008 for about
                                                         $30 and manufactured in China.
•   htmlhttp://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prht          Problem: The rechargeable batteries in the
    ml09/09041.html                                      radios can leak electrolyte, posing a chemical
                                                         burn hazard to consumers.
Release Number (#09-043): Modell’s Sporting              What to do: Consumers should immediately
Goods, of New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling       stop using the two-way radios and contact the
about 130 CORAL Swim ‘N Score Pool Stixs.                company for a free replacement and a 20% off
The recalled Pool Stix are weighted plastic              coupon for a future purchase at www.cobra.com.
tubes, which stand upright when tossed into
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If batteries have leaked on to the radio, do not
touch the liquid, and contact the company for a
free replacement product. For additional
information, please contact Cobra Electronics
toll-free at (888) 252-9889 between 8 a.m. and 6
p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s
Web site at www.cobra.com




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•   http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09                 /09047.htmll
    /09044.html
                                                            Release Number (#09-048): Target, of
Release Number (#09-047): R&D International                 Minneapolis, Minn. voluntarily recalling about
Inc., of Salida, Colo. is voluntarily recalling about       365,000 dive sticks. The recalled dive sticks
1,500Young Colors Children’s Hooded Jackets.                were sold in a bundle of three in multiple colors:
The cotton knit and woven hooded jackets have               light blue, aqua green, fluorescent yellow, royal
a drawstring through the hood and waist. They               blue, and red. The tag accompanying the dive
were sold in sizes 12 months through size 10 in             sticks contains: “Dive Toys” or “Diving Game”
a variety of solid colors and prints. “Young                and has a white small parts warning label in the
Colors” is sewn into the jacket tag located at the          upper right hand corner. The words “Made in
neck. The Hooded Jackets were sold at                       China” are printed in the lower right hand corner.
Specialty children’s stores nationwide from April           The dive sticks were sold exclusively at Target
2004 through September 2007 for about $45                   stores nationwide from April 2008 through
and manufactured in Peru and Indonesia.                     August 2008 for about $1 and manufactured in
 Problem: The jackets have drawstrings                      China.
through the hood and at the waist. Children can             Problem: The recalled dive sticks could remain
get entangled in the drawstrings that can catch             in an upright position, posing an impalement
on playground equipment, fences or tree                     hazard to young children. CPSC banned pre-
branches. In February 1996, CPSC issued                     weighted dive sticks in 2001.
guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from              What to do: Consumers should take the
strangling or getting entangled on the neck and             recalled dive sticks away from young children
waist drawstring in upper garments, such as                 immediately and return them to any Target store
jackets and sweatshirts. From 1985 through                  for a full refund. For additional information,
June 2008, CPSC received reports of 27 deaths               contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7
and 70 non-fatal incidents involving the                    a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or
entanglement of children’s clothing drawstrings.            visit the firm’s Web site at www.target.com
What to do: Consumers should immediately
remove the drawstrings from the jacket to
eliminate the safety hazard. For additional
information, contact R&D International Inc.
collect at (719) 539-3812 between 9 a.m. and 5
p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the
firm’s Web site www.youngcolors.com
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Release Number (#09-056): JCPenney Co., of               stores nationwide from July 2005 through June
Plano, Texas is voluntarily recalling about              2008 for between $7 and $30 and manufactured
24,000 Arizona® Newborn and Infant Denim                 in India.
Pants. The recall involves Arizona® brand                Problem: Strangulations can occur when a child
newborn and infant girl’s and boy’s denim pants.         places his/her neck in an exposed inner cord on
They were sold in sizes 0-3 months, 3-6 months           the backside of the roman blinds.
and 6-9 months. Only those pants made in                 What to do: Consumers should immediately
Bangladesh are affected; pants made in China             stop using the recalled Roman Blinds and return
are not included in the recall. The country of           them to any IKEA store to obtain a full refund.
origin is located on a label sewn into the               For additional information, contact IKEA toll-free
waistband. The pants were sold exclusively at:           at (888) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the firm’s
JCPenney stores nationwide and at                        Web site at www.ikea-usa.com.
www.jcp.com from July 2008 through October
2008 for about $15 and manufactured in:
Bangladesh.
Problem: The metal snap at the waist can
detach posing a choking hazard to infants.
What to do: Consumers should immediately
stop using the recalled pants and return them to
any JCPenney store for a full refund. Pants
purchased through the firm’s Web site may be
returned to the Catalog Desk at any JCPenney             •   http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09
store. For more information, contact JCPenney                /09050.html
toll-free at (888) 333-6063 anytime or visit
JCPenney’s Web site at www.jcp.com                       Release Number (#09-051): Green Mountain
                                                         Vista Inc., of Williston, Vt. is voluntarily recalling
                                                         about 7,300 insulated Black-Out Roller Shades
                                                         and Insulated Roman Shades. This recall
                                                         includes all insulated black-out roller shades
                                                         (colors: white, cream, harvest, light sage) and
                                                         insulated Roman shades sizes 48, 60 and 72
                                                         (colors: white, natural, sage, sienna, blue,
                                                         goldenrod, mahogany, terracotta). The shades
                                                         have RN number 107875 printed on the care
                                                         label of the shade and identify the manufacturer
                                                         on the “Installation and Care Instructions.” The
•   http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09          blinds were sold at Country Curtains, Plow &
    /09056.html                                          Hearth, The Linen Source, Sturbridge Yankee
                                                         Workshop, Ann & Hope, The Sportsman’s
Release Number (#09-050): IKEA Home                      Guide, Target.com, The Curtain Shop of Maine,
Furnishings, of Conshohocken, Pa. is voluntarily         and Solutions Catalog. The blinds were sold
recalling About 670,000 (an additional 4.8 million       nationwide from June 2005 through September
were sold outside of the United States) IRIS and         2008 for between $60 and $200 and
ALVINE Roman Blinds. This recall involves all            manufactured in China.
sizes of IRIS and ALVINE Roman Blinds in                 Problem: The black-out roller shades and
white. The blinds have a sewn-in label at the top        insulated roman shades have a continuous
edge of the blind with the IKEA logotype, article        looped bead chain that when not attached to the
name (IRIS or ALVINE), 5-digit supplier number           wall or floor, hangs loosely by the blind, posing a
19799 or 21369, four digit date stamp (YYWW)             fatal strangulation hazard to children.
and the words “Made in India”. On the bottom             What to do: Consumers should immediately
edge of the blind there is a sewn-in orange/white        check their window coverings to see if the
safety warning label. The blinds are made from           tension device is attached. If not attached,
100% cotton. The blinds were sold at IKEA                immediately stop using the window coverings
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and contact Green Mountain Vista Inc. to                If you would like to sign up for the Keep Your Kids
receive a free repair kit. If the consumer is not       Safe newsletter, please visit our webpage at
able to install the tensioning device, contact          http://datcp.state.wi.us or contact Camellia Howe at
Green Mountain Vista for further instructions.          (608) 224-4988 or camellia.howe@wisconsin.gov.
For additional information, contact Green               Please be sure to provide your name, telephone
Mountain Vista at (800) 639- 1728 between 8             number and e-mail address.
a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or            If you have any questions or want to file a complaint
visit the firm’s Web site at www.gmvista.com            regarding an unsafe product, contact:
                                                             WI Bureau of Consumer Protection
                                                             (800) 422-7128 (toll free in Wisconsin)




•   http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09
    /09051.html

Release Number (#09-052): ImagiPLAY, of
Boulder, Colo. is voluntarily recalling about 500
Bead Maze Toys. The recalled products are
painted wooden toys with beads that slide on a
curved metal track. The product was sold in
three styles: the Apple Tree Bead Maze, the
Cactus Tree Bead Maze and the Palm Tree
Bead Maze. The Bead Maze Toys were sold by
Toy retailers nationwide from August 2008
through October 2008 for about $13 and
manufactured in the United States.
Problem: The trees on the toys can detach,
exposing a metal screw. This poses a laceration
hazard to young children.
What to do: Consumers should immediately
take the recalled toys away from children and
return them to the retail store where purchased
for a full refund. For more information, contact
ImagiPLAY at (800) 882-0217 between 8 a.m.
and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit
the firm’s Web site at www.ImagiPLAY.com
(pdf).




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