Category Archives: Recalls

REI Trailer Bicycle recalled for fall hazard

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There’s been a reported incident that the REI Bicycle Trailer may contain a faulty part, causing it to detach from the adult’s bicycle causing the kid to fall over. So, in the interest of safety, REI is recalling all of its Novara Afterburner trailer bicycles. This model was sold between February 2007 and July 2007 […]

Toy manufacturers to pass extra safety costs on to consumers

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Does this seem fair to you? Toy manufactures skate by for years using cheap foreign labor that we now know do not implement the most rigorous of safety testing, and instead of maybe taking a tiny bit less profit on the ol’ P&L, they have instead decided to punish the consumer by raising prices: NEW […]

Disney to step up toy testing

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See, now this is what I’m talking about — Disney has decided not to rely solely on their Chinese manufacturers, and are testing themselves that the toys they sell are safe: NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — The Walt Disney Co. will begin testing toys featuring its characters in an effort to ensure product safety ahead of […]

China pinky swears they'll stop using lead paint

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Apparently the United States has struck a deal with the Chinese product safety agency, in which China assures that they will stop the use of lead paint in toys: WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a cooperative effort to ensure the safety of children´┐Żs toys, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced an agreement with its […]

Mattel recalls 800,000 more toys of doom

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Those of you who short sold Mattel stock are probably celebrating this morning — toy maker Mattel has announced yet another recall of toys due to the threat of lead paint making it the third such recall by the company in just a few weeks. This recall involves 675,000 Barbie accessories (not the dolls) sold […]

Baby carrots recalled for Shigella bacteria risk

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That’s just great — those little baby carrots are about the only vegetable my kids will eat, and now a bunch of them are being recalled by the Los Angeles Salad Company because they may be contaminated with the bacteria Shigella. Yeah, I’ve never heard of Shigella either, but apparently it’s some nasty stuff causing […]

Hampton Toy Train recalled for lead paint

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As I was resizing the image for this post my 4-year-old, who has a, shall we say, unique obsession with letters and numbers looked over my shoulder at this magnetic train and immediately inquired as to if that was going to be delivered, and if not, he thinks they have it at the “play store” […]

Lead in baby bibs — concern or hysterics?

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The latest lead from China report seems to be hitting baby bibs at Toys ‘R Us: Tests conducted this summer by a non-profit health agency show that some vinyl baby bibs sold at Toys “R” Us stores are contaminated with lead, the New York Times reported Wednesday. The inexpensive bibs, made in China and imported […]

More Mattel recalls for lead paint

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In what’s sure to be a massive blow to their bottom line, Mattel has expanded their previous Fisher-Price recall to include more than 9 million Mattel toys because they may contain high levels of lead paint or small, strong magnets that can cause severe intestinal problems if swallowed. Some of the toys involved are die-cast […]

Five year old Thomas & Friends tops recalled for lead paint

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Toymaker Schylling Associates has announced that they are recalling approximately 24,000 Thomas & Friends spinning tops manufactured between June 2001 and July 2002 because the Chinese-made (shocking!) toys had wooden handles covered with lead paint. But here’s the interesting rub — it seems Schylling may have known about the lead paint for five years but […]

Fisher-Price lead paint hazard leads to massive recall

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In their largest recall since 1998, Fisher-Price and parent company Mattel are issuing a recall of 83 different styles of toys — totaling up to almost one million units — due to excessive quantities of lead in the paint used on the toys. The worldwide recall being announced Thursday involves 967,000 plastic preschool toys made […]

And you think Starbuck's coffee tastes burnt

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Watch out for that coffee maker on your counter, it just might set the kitchen on fire. Atico International USA is recalling its entire line of Signature Gourmet and Kitchen Gourmet 12 cup coffeemakers. Apparently some of the things have a bit of an electrical problem, which has already caused 6 reports of the thing […]

Infantino Shape Sorting Castle recalled for choking hazard

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The shape sorting toys my kids had when they were little certainly were not as cute as this one from Infantino, but at least they didn’t almost choke on it. 68,000 of these Infantino Shape Sorting Toy Castles are being recalled, as the little plastic rod holding the counting beads on the side can come […]

Super Veggie Tings recalled

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Robert’s American Gourmet Food announced today that they are adding Super Veggie Tings Crunchy Corn Sticks to their previous Veggie Booty recall, which were found to possibly cause a number of cases of salmonella. So far there aren’t any reports of salmonella incidents after consuming Super Veggie Tings, but they have decided to do it […]

This toy grill is a cut below the rest

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I just saw this toy barbeque grill at Target yesterday. I was thinking how cool it would be if you could put a couple of briquettes in there and let the kids cook up their own hamburger or hot dog, but alas, it’s for “pretend play only”. Boo. In any case, I hope the ones […]

Arrr, that be salmonella in yer booty

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Well that’s great, I just lost my only surefire way to trick the kids into at least getting the semblance of a vegetable into their diets. The popular snack Veggie Booty is being recalled due to a salmonella outbreak in Oregon and 16 other states so far. At least 51 cases of salmonella poisoning have […]

Thomas & Friends trains recalled due to lead paint

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Lead paint… blah, blah… China… blah, blah… toy recall… I think we all know the lead paint drill by now. I mean, seriously, when is somebody going to do something about this? U.S. importers need to complete better due diligence on the crap they are bringing into this country. The latest toy to apparently fall […]

Payless Shoes recall due to — choking hazard??

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I know, it sounds weird to think your kid’s shoes could be a potential danger, but Payless Shoesource has apparently found a way. Their recalling approximately 690,000 of their “Airwalk Compel” (i.e., Crocs knockoff) clogs — it seems the plastic rivets that attach the strap can come loose and are small enough to pose a […]

Lead toy recall trifecta

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This is starting to get ridiculous — three more toys today were recalled due to their high levels of lead. Here are the details: Children’s Religious Fish Necklace – Oriental Trading Company Someone misread the part in the bible about “lead them to the promise land.” Damn those homographs! About 130,000 of these things were […]

Infant Bouncer Seats Recalled

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Ah, the bouncer seat. Mommy and daddy’s tool to be able to take a dump or a shower (or, on a good day, both). Sometimes it can be absolutely invaluable — unless, of course, the frame breaks and the baby cracks his head on the floor, which is apparently the danger of this Oeuf bouncer […]

More lead paint from China

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I know I’m about to start sounding like Bill O’Reilly and putting China on notice, but for chrissakes there’s yet another toy recall due to high levels of lead paint. This time it’s the Groovy Grabber “slap bracelets” (which I never understood the appeal of anyway) manufactured in China and distributed by A&A Global Industries. […]

Dynacraft Bicycle Recall

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How an aluminum bike frame can just crack is beyond me, but apparently there’s a danger of that happening with some Dynacraft Bicycles. These bikes were sold exclusively at Target between September 2004 and February 2007. The frame has the potential to crack while it’s being ridden, which obviously wouldn’t be so hot in terms […]

China trying to poison kids again

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When are manufacturers of kid products and toys going to crack down on China’s ass and stop importing their shit if they don’t stop using lead based paint? We have continued lead contaminated lunch boxes, and now Regent Products is recalling their Stuffed Fun Ball (is that a toy or a porn title?) because of […]

Estes-Cox Radio Controlled Planes Recalled

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Estes, maker of radio control airplanes and rockets — our personal favorite as a kid, with unsupervised use of matches and explosives, whee! — has issued a recall for two of its airplane models due to possible overheating while recharging. There have been 9 reports so far, with one report that the plane caught fire! […]

Baby Trend Back Pack Recall

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Sheesh, it’s baby carrier recall week here at IP. This time Baby Trend has issued a recall for its Back Pack carriers. Apparently the stitching isn’t quite strong enough and can possibly become loose or detach. There’s been one report of a child falling out and smacking their forehead on the ground. Can you imagine […]