A line of toys that could damage a child's hearing and snowboard bindings with faulty straps are among this week's list of recalled products. Others include children's pajama sets and crib bumpers.
Here's a more detailed look:
DETAILS: Dan-Dee "Chicken Dance" Tap Dance Easter Chicks. The recalled toy is a yellow chick in a furry multi-colored Easter egg shell that has a shell top with bunny ears and bright orange feet and nose. The chick plays music and dances when the left wing is squeezed. The sewn-on label reads "DanDee Collector's Choice" and also has the manufacture date and batch number printed, as follows: 11/2012 120613670. They were sold at select Fred Meyer stores in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska from February to March 2013.
WHY: The toy's music can reach decibel levels that exceed ASTM F963 standard, posing a hearing damage hazard.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 1,000.
FOR MORE: Call Fred Meyer at 888-247-4439 or visit www.fredmeyer.com and then click on Recall Alerts under Services at the bottom of the page for more information.
DETAILS: GNU Snowboard Bindings imported by Mervin Manufacturing. The recalled snowboard bindings include men's, youth, and women's sizes. The bindings attach to the snowboard with screws, and to the snowboard boot with straps with buckles. The brand name "GNU" is imprinted on the front of the straps or on the baseplate. They were sold from August 2912 to March 2013. The SKU number can be found on the model sticker located on the original packaging. Styles and SKU numbers included in the recall can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/GNU-Snowboard-Bindings-Recalled-by-Mervin-Manufacturing/
WHY: The ankle straps can break.
INCIDENTS: 30 reports of the binding straps breaking. No injuries were reported.
HOW MANY: About 6,800 pairs in the U.S. and 1,200 in Canada
FOR MORE: Call Mervin Manufacturing at 800-905-0551 or visit www.mervin.com and click on Recall for additional information.
CHILDREN'S WATER BOTTLES
DETAILS: Pink and blue plastic 16-ounce water bottles with "H&M Sweden" and "www.hm.com" embossed on the bottom of the bottle. The recalled products were made in June 2012. The water bottle contains the manufacture date in an embossed date clock on the bottom of the bottle. The inner circle on the clock contains the number 12 with an arrow between the two numbers. The arrow points at the number 6 in an outer circle of numbers. They were sold at H&M stores with children's departments nationwide from July 2012 through March 2013.
WHY: The water bottle's spout can break off, posing a choking hazard to children.
INCIDENTS: H&M has received one report of an incident in England of the water bottle spout breaking off in a child's mouth as the child was drinking from the bottle. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 2,900 (previously recalled in Sept. 2012)
FOR MORE: Call H&M at 855-466-7467 or visit www.hm.com and click on United States, then Customer Service at the bottom of the page and Recalled Items from the left column for more information.
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