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Livie & Luca Recalls Children’s Shoes Due to Laceration Hazard

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: September 04, 2014
Recall number: 14-269

Recall Summary

Name of product

Carta” and “Cotton” Children’s Shoes

Hazard

A metal thread inside the interior shoe liner can loosen and poke through the shoe lining, posing a laceration hazard to the user.

Consumer Contact

Livie & Luca toll-free at (888) 548-5822 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, emailinfo@livieandluca.com or online atwww.livieandluca.com and click on the “Recall” tab on the top of the website for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

5,600

Description

The recalled Livie & Luca children’s shoes include two styles: Carta and Cotton. The Carta style Mary Jane shoes are canvas, solid color shoes stitched to a tan sole with a fabric strap and a brown wooden button. The Carta shoes are blue, fuchsia or gray. The Cotton style Mary Jane canvas shoes have a stitched tan rubber sole and a colored fabric strap with a dandelion printed on a pink square button and a gingham or polka-dot cotton interior lining. The cotton shoes are yellow, green or red. Both the Carta and the Cotton style shoes were sold in toddler sizes 4 through 13.  Only shoes with date codes 06 2013 through 12 2013 (Month Year) printed on the insole of the shoe are included in the recall. The Livie & Luca logo is printed on the inside of the shoe.

Incidents/Injuries

The firm has received two reports of the metal thread coming through the liner of the shoe, including one report of a child’s foot that was cut by a metal thread poking through the shoe lining.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately take these shoes away from children and contact the retailer where purchased for instructions on receiving a store credit or replacement. If purchased through Livie & Luca’s online, contact the firm for instructions on receiving a store credit for a free replacement pair of shoes with prepaid shipping before disposing of the shoes.

Sold at

Children’s boutiques including Ready Set Grow in Tennessee and ZandyZoos in Texas and online atwww.livieandluca.comwww.zappos.comwww.addyscloset.com and www.mylittlejules.com from January 2014 through March 2014 for about $54.

Importer

Livie and Luca, of Emeryville, Calif.

Manufactured in

Mexico

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FGX International Recalls Children’s Sunglasses Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: September 04, 2014
Recall number: 14-268

Recall Summary

Name of product

Children’s sunglasses

Hazard

Surface paint on the sunglasses contains excessive levels of lead, which is prohibited under federal law.

Consumer Contact

Contact FGX International toll-free at (877) 277- 0104 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.fgxi.com and click on “Recall” for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 215,000

Description

This recall includes 20 styles of Disney, Marvel and Sears/Kmart brand children’s sunglasses. They come in a variety of colors and with printed images of characters on the frames. The following style numbers located inside the sunglasses’ left temple arm are included in the recall:

Style# Brand Colors
S00014SVS999 Marvel Spider-Man Red, blue
S00014SVSBLU Marvel Spider-Man Blue
S00014SVSRED Marvel Spider-Man Red
S00021LKC999 SK2 Sears /Kmart Private Label Blue
S00021SVS999 Marvel Spider-Man Red/black, silver/blue
S01551SDB999 Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Red/white, silver/black
S02964SJN440 Disney Jake and the Never Land Pirates Blue
S02964SJN999 Disney Jake and the Never Land Pirates Blue
S03683SDC999 Disney Cars Blue, black, red
S04611SDC001 Disney Cars Red/black
S04611SDC080 Disney Cars Red/Silver
S04611SDC400 Disney Cars Blue/teal/yellow
S04611SDC999 Disney Cars Blue/teal/yellow, red/black, red/silver
S07786SMS500 Disney Doc McStuffins Purple/pink
S07786SMS650 Disney Doc McStuffins Pink/blue
S07786SMS999 Disney Doc McStuffins Purple/pink, pink/blue
S07840SDC999 Disney Cars Red/black
S07841SDC001 Disney Cars Black/silver
S07841SDC440 Disney Cars Blue/red
S07841SDC999 Disney Cars Blue/red, black/silver, black/red

 

Incidents/Injuries

None reported

Remedy

Consumers should immediately take these sunglasses away from children and return them to FGX International for a free replacement or refund, including free shipping and handling.

Sold at

Bon Ton, CVS, K-mart, Rite-Aid, Walgreens and other retail stores nationwide from December 2013 to March 2014 for between $7 and $13.

Importer

FGX International Inc., of Smithfield, R.I.

Manufactured in

China

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Tray Vous Recalls Snack and Activity Trays for Strollers Due to Strangulation Hazard

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: September 02, 2014
Recall number: 14-265

Recall Summary

Name of product

Tray Vous™ snack and activity trays with connectors

Hazard

The opening between the recalled tray and stroller seat bottom allows an unharnessed child’s body to pass through but could trap a child’s head, posing a strangulation hazard.

Consumer Contact

Tray Vous at (800) 281-6483 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT or online at www.trayvous.com/recall for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 770 in the United States and 90 in Canada

Description

This recall involves Tray Vous snack and activity trays, which have connectors that fit into strollers.   The three-piece units include a black plastic tray with a cup holder, a left connector and a right connector.  The tray measures about 15 inches wide by 6 inches deep by .75 inches thick. The left and right plastic connectors measure about 4 inches long by 1.75 inches wide by .75 inches thick and are used to connect the tray to the stroller’s base. “Tray Vous” and “Patent Approved US7942437B2” are printed on a sticker underneath the tray.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported

Remedy

Consumers should immediately remove the recalled trays and connectors from strollers and contact Tray Vous to receive a free replacement tray and connectors.

Sold at

Dainty Baby in Brooklyn, N.Y. and other juvenile product stores nationwide and online at daintybaby.com, mystroller.com, pacifier.com and trayvous.com from May 2011 through June 2012 for about $50.

Importer

Tray Vous LLC, of San Diego, Calif.

Manufactured in

China and Taiwan

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Two Deaths Reported with Ace Bayou Bean Bag Chairs; Recall Announced Due to Suffocation and Choking Hazards

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: August 22, 2014
Recall number: 14-261

Recall Summary

Name of product

Bean bag chairs

Hazard

The zippers on the bean bag chairs can be opened by children who can then crawl inside, get trapped and suffocate or choke on the bean bag chair’s foam beads.

Consumer Contact

Ace Bayou toll-free at (855) 751-8151 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.acebayou.com and click on “Recall Information” for more information.

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Recall Details

Description

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Ace Bayou Corp., of New Orleans, La., are announcing the voluntary recall of about 2.2 million bean bag chairs following the deaths of two children.

The zippers on the bean bag chairs can be opened and children can then crawl inside, get trapped and suffocate or choke on the bean bag chair’s foam beads. The voluntary standard requires non-refillable bean bag chairs to have closed and permanently disabled zippers.

A 13-year old boy from McKinney, Texas died and a 3-year-old girl from Lexington, Ky. died after suffocating from lack of air and inhaling the chair’s foam beads. Both children were found inside the chairs.

The recalled bean bag chairs have two zippers that can be unzipped and opened, including one of the exterior cover and other directly underneath that zipper.  The recalled chairs with zippers that open were sold in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors and fabrics. They include round or L-shaped, vinyl or fabric, and are filled with polystyrene foam beads. They were sold in a variety of colors, including purple, violet, blue, red, pink, yellow, Kelly green, black, port, navy, lime, royal blue, turquoise, tangerine and multi-color.  The round bean bag chairs were sold in three sizes, 30, 32 and 40 inches in diameter. The L-shaped bean bag chair measures 18 inches wide by 30 inches deep by 30 inches high. “ACE BAYOU CORP” is printed on a tag sewn into the bean bag chair’s cover seam. They were made in China.

The recalled bean bag chairs were sold at Bon-Ton, Meijer, Pamida, School Specialty, Wayfair and Walmart stores and online at Amazon.com, Meijer.com and Walmart.com before July 2013 for between $30 and $100.

Consumers should check their bean bag chairs for any zippers that can open, take those that can open away from children immediately and contact Ace Bayou for a free repair kit to permanently disable the zippers so that they cannot be opened.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC’s free e-mail newsletters.

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Bexco Recalls Franklin & Ben Mason 4-in-1 Convertible Cribs Due to Fall and Entrapment Hazards

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: August 19, 2014
Recall number: 14-258

Recall Summary

Name of product

Franklin & Ben Mason 4-in-1 Convertible Cribs

Hazard

The crib front can separate from the side panels and create a hazardous gap that can allow a child to fall out or become entrapped between the front and side panels.

Consumer Contact

Contact Franklin & Ben, a division of Bexco, toll-free at (888) 673-6652 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the firm’s website at www.franklinandben.com and click “Safety Recall” to request a repair kit.

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Recall Details

Units

About 1,000 in the U.S and 100 in Canada

Description

This recall includes Franklin & Ben Mason style 4-in-1 style cribs model number 5601 that were manufactured from January 2012 through August 2012. The model number and the date of manufacture are printed on a label on the inside of a side panel of the crib. Listed on the label as a “serial number,” the following purchase order numbers are included in the recall: H004522, H004546, H004548 or H004777. The cribs have solid wood sideboards and wood rails on the front and back of the crib in varying heights and can convert to a daybed, toddler bed or full-sized bed. There is a storage drawer at the base of the crib with two metal knobs. The recalled cribs were sold in weathered gray and rustic brown, and measure 57 inches long by 33 inches wide by 51 inches high.

Incidents/Injuries

The firm has received 14 reports of the front separating from the side panels of the crib. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact the firm for a free repair kit. In the meantime, parents are urged to find an alternate, safe sleeping environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on the child’s age.

Sold at

Juvenile products specialty retailers nationwide from January 2012 through June 2014 for between $600 and $700.

Manufacturer

Bexco Enterprises Inc., of Montebello, Calif.

Manufactured in

Taiwan

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BRITA Recalls Children’s Water Bottles Due to Laceration Hazard

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: August 19, 2014
Recall number: 14-257

Recall Summary

Name of product

Brita hard-sided water filter bottle for kids

Hazard

The lid can break into pieces with sharp points, posing a laceration hazard

Consumer Contact

Call Brita at (800) 926-2065 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or go to www.brita.com and click “Safety Recall” for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 242,500

Description

The four recalled children’s water bottles have popular cartoon characters on a hard-sided plastic bottle. Characters and bottle colors include Dora the Explorer®, violet; Hello Kitty®, pink; SpongeBob Square Pants®, blue; and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles®, green. The bottles stand 6 inches tall, hold 15 ounces of liquid, have white lids that screw off and have fold-up straws and filters that sit inside the straw below the lid.  Each bottle bears a Brita logo and features the image of a popular children’s cartoon character. The removable plastic wrap on the bottle at time of purchase has the model number BB07 and the following UPC codes: 60258-35883 on the Dora the Explorer, 60258-35914 on the Hello Kitty, 60258-35880 on the SpongeBob Square Pants and 60258-35882 on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Incidents/Injuries

Brita has received 35 reports of lids breaking or cracking. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled water bottles and contact Brita to receive a postage-paid shipping package to return the bottles for a full refund.

Sold at

Alaska Housewares, Associated Food Stores, Bartell Drug, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Quidsi, Royal Ahold, Shopko, Target, US Navy Exchange, Walmart Stores, and online at Amazon.com, Drugstore.com and Target.com. Hello Kitty bottles were sold from February 2014 through July 2014. Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob Square Pants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles bottles were sold from June 2013 through July 2014. The bottles sold for about $13 to $19.

Importer

BRITA LP of Oakland, Calif.

Manufactured in

Mexico

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Dream On Me Recalls High Chairs Due to Strangulation and Fall Hazards

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: July 23, 2014
Recall number: 14-237

Recall Summary

Name of product

Dream On Me Dinah High Chairs

Hazard

The leg or side opening of the chair can allow a child’s body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck or fall from the chair. This poses a strangulation and fall hazard to young children.

Consumer Contact

Dream On Me toll-free at (877) 201-4317 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday or online at www.dreamonme.com and click on the Recalls tab for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 2,800

Description

The recall includes Dream On Me Dinah high chairs made with a steel, powder coated tubing open-framed base with white plastic foot grips and black with white trim or red with white trim fabric seats. The chair has a white plastic tray, plastic footrest and a white fabric five point adjustable safety strap. “Dream On Me” is printed on a label attached to the front of the tray. There is a color-coordinated black and white or red and white fabric storage bin attached to the bottom of the chair legs. The high chair can be folded for storage.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled high chairs and contact Dream On Me to receive a free repair kit.

Sold exclusively online by

Walmart.com and Amazon.com from November 2012 to November 2013 for about $60.

Importer

Dream On Me, of South Plainfield, N.J.

Manufactured in

China

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Oeuf Recalls to Repair Cribs Due to Entrapment Hazard

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: July 22, 2014
Recall number: 14-236

Recall Summary

Name of product

Sparrow Cribs

Hazard

The slats/spindles and top rail can detach from the cribs and pose an entrapment hazard to a child.

Consumer Contact

Oeuf toll-free at (844) 653-8527 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.oeufnyc.com and click on Sparrow Recall for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 14,000

Description

The recall includes four models of Oeuf Sparrow cribs. The cribs were sold in the colors birch, grey, walnut and white. The recalled cribs were manufactured between July 2007 and January 2014 and have one of the following model numbers: 1SPCR, 2SPCR, 4SPCR or 5SPCR. The manufacture date, in the MM-YYYY format, and the model number are located on the warning label attached to the crib’s mattress support.

Incidents/Injuries

Oeuf received four reports of the slats/spindles and the top rail detaching from the crib. No injuries were reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the cribs and contact Oeuf to receive a free repair kit.

Sold at

Independent juvenile specialty stores nationwide and online for about $800.

Importer

Oeuf LLC, of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Manufactured in

Latvia

 

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phil&teds Recalls Infant Car Seat Adaptors for Strollers Due to Fall Hazard

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: June 04, 2014
Recall number: 14-198

Recall Summary

Name of product

phil&teds Travel System 26 infant car seat adaptors for strollers

Hazard

The plastic adaptors used to connect an infant car seat to a stroller can crack, become unstable and break during use, posing a fall hazard to infants.

Consumer Contact

phil&teds toll-free at (855) 652-9019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at www.philandteds.com and click on “Support,” then “Upgrades and Recalls” for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 265 in the U.S. and 122 in Canada

Description

This recall involves phil&teds Travel System 26 (TS26) adaptors used to attach infant car seats to the following phil&teds stroller models, the Classic, Dot, Explorer, Hammerhead, Navigator, S3 and S4. Compatible car seats include the Maxi Cosi Cabriofix, Maxi Cosi Mico, Maxi Cosi Pebble and Cybex Anton. The adaptors are two pieces of black plastic, one for the left side and one for the right side, that connect the stroller to the car seat.  “TS26,” “philandteds,” “L” for left, “R” for right and UPC “9 420015 7 4004” are printed on the adaptors.

Incidents/Injuries

phil&teds has received two reports of the adaptors cracking and breaking when stored in freezing weather conditions.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled adaptor and contact phil&teds for free replacement adaptors.

Sold at

Baby product and specialty stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com, Babiesrus.com, Diapers.com and phil&teds.com from April 2013 through March 2014 for about $40.

Manufacturer

phil&teds, of Fort Collins, Colo.

Manufactured in

China

 

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Lakeshore Learning Materials Recalls Bristle Builders for Toddlers Play Sets Due to Choking Hazard

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: May 22, 2014
Recall number: 14-189

Recall Summary

Name of product

Lakeshore Bristle Builders® for Toddlers

Hazard

The base of the three animal figures can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Consumer Contact

Lakeshore Learning Materials at (800) 428-4414 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.lakeshorelearning.com and click on “Product Safety” for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 2,000

Description

The recall includes the Bristle Builders® for Toddlers sets sold with 52 plastic pieces consisting of building pieces and three animal figures. The animal figures include a yellow duck with a purple round base, a brown horse with a blue round base and a pink pig with a round green base. The building pieces include circle, rectangle, square and triangle-shaped pieces in different colors with a green 8” by 4.5” rectangle base. Pieces are covered with plastic bristle pegs which allow all the pieces to connect. Production number EC559597 is printed on the smooth side of the green baseplate.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately take the three animal figures away from children and contact the company to receive a free replacement set of the three animal figures.

Sold exclusively at

Lakeshore retail stores, Lakeshore Learning Materials’ Early Childhood catalog and online at www.lakeshorelearning.com from December 2013 to April 2014 for about $30.

Importer

Lakeshore Learning Materials, of Carson, Calif.

Manufacturer

Bosswin, of Shenzhen, China

Manufactured in

China

 

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