Toy and Child Product Recall Round-Up: November 25, 2003
This is a selected list of recalled toys and children's products:
- Woody Dolls (40,000) distributed by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts at the Disney Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Disney's Vero Beach Resort, Magic of Disney and Flight Fantastic shops at the Orlando International Airport, and Disney's Worldport shop at Pointe Orlando. The doll's clothing has buttons that can detach, posing a choking hazard for young children. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts received one report of a child removing a button from the Woody doll, but no injuries were reported. Call Walt Disney Parks and Resorts at (866) 228-3664 or visit www.waltdisneyworld.com to receive a refund.
- Little People Animal Sounds Farm (67,000) distributed by Fisher-Price. Two small metal screws that hold the toy "stall doors" in place can come off, posing an aspiration or choking hazard to young children. Fisher-Price has received 33 reports of the screws coming off the toy, including four reports of a screw that was found in the child's mouth and one report of a child who aspirated a screw into his lung. This case required the child to be hospitalized and undergo emergency surgery to remove the screw from his lung. Call Fisher-Price toll-free at (866) 259-7873 to receive a free repair kit. Log on to www.service.mattel.com to determine if your product is one of the recalled models and to order the free repair kit.
- Drumsticks sold with toy drum sets (300,000) distributed by Battat Incorporated. The end piece of the drumstick handle can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children. The screw at the end of the drumstick can loosen and detach, posing a choking hazard. Battat and CPSC have received about 240 reports of drumsticks breaking and children mouthing the small pieces, including 1 report of a child who began to choke. Call Battat toll-free at (800) 247-6144 to get a replacement set of drumsticks.
- Scooters (30,000) and Mini Bikes (55,000) distributed by Fisher -Price. The motor control circuits can malfunction causing the scooters and mini bikes to continue to run after the power or throttle button is released, posing a risk of injury to children. Fisher-Price has received 56 reports of incidents with scooters and 24 reports of mini bike incidents, including a broken arm and one report of a leg laceration. Call Fisher-Price toll free at (800) 528-7153 anytime or log on to www.service.mattel.com to receive information on how to have the toys serviced for free at a certified Power Wheels Service Center.
- Cosco "Arriva" and "Turnabout" Infant Car Seats/Carriers (1,200,000) distributed by Dorel Juvenile Group Inc. When the seat is used as a carrier, the plastic handle locks can unexpectedly break or release from the carrying position, causing the seat to unlatch or flip forward. When this happens, an infant can fall to the ground and suffer injuries. Dorel Juvenile Group has received 416 reports of the handle locks breaking or unlatching, resulting in nine injuries to children. Consumers may continue to use the product as a car seat but should stop using it as a carrier. Call Dorel at (800) 880-9435 to get a free repair kit.