The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a warning today for parents who may have purchased a toy for their children last September 2010 called the “Toy Story 3 Bowling Game.” The reason for the recall is the red paint used on some of the bowling pins was measured to contain more than the allowable 90 parts per million (90 ppm) of lead. Only about 600 of the toys were placed on sale–the toy was manufactured in and imported from Chinaand by G.A. Gertmenian & Sons and sold at Walmart Stores in the U.S. between September 1 and 25, 2010, for approximately $18.
This recall affects Toy Story 3 Bowling Game Rugs with a batch marking of “JA 148″ on the bottom front of the packaging above the bar code and on the tag attached to the rug. The toy contains six white plastic bowling pins with two red stripes painted on the necks, a single black plastic ball, and a 68″ x 26” nylon game rug with a print of the character Buzz Lightyear on the front.
Consumers should stop using the Toy Story 3 Bowling Game toy immediately and contact the manufacturer for a free replacement set. The number to call Gertmenian & Sons is 1-888-224-4181 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. PT.
CPSC Recalls 445,000+ Bunk Beds Imported from VietNam by Dorel Asia
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled bunk beds imported and distributed to stores in the U.S. by Dorel Asia due to fall and safety hazards.
Approximately 445,000 wooden bunk beds which were manufactured in and imported from VietNam by Dorel Asia, SRL of Barbados, were recalled in the U.S. and 21,700 from Canada. The bunk beds were sold from September 2004 through September 2009 at Target, Walmart and K-Mart stores and online at www.target.com, www.walmart.com and www.kmart.com for approximately $190.00.
The reason for the recall is that CPSC and Dorel Asia received 23 reports of the side rails cracking, splitting or breaking, including seven reports of minor bruises or abrasions to children.
The following models, colors and manufacturing date ranges are included in this recall to repair:
Model Number | Color | Manufacture Date Range
TG2070 (242/07/1472) | Espresso | 07-2008 to 12-2008
TG2070-1CE (249/13/0024) | Espresso | 08-2008 to 12-2008
TG2070W (242/07/1468) | White | 06-2008 to 11-2008
WM1848 | Pine | 08-2006 to 07-2007
WM1848R | Pine | 07-2007 to 12-2007
WM1848R2 | Pine | 01-2008 to 02-2009
WM1848R2DC | Pine | 07-2008 to 03-2009
DA1026W | White | 07-2004 to 01-2008
DA1026RW | White | 03-2008 to 03-2009
DA1026P | Pine | 08-2004 to 01-2008
DA1026RP | Pine | 03-2008 to 03-2009
Consumers should stop using the bunk beds, take them down and use them as separate twin beds and call the company for a repair kit. Consumers may contact Dorel Asia at (800) 295-1980 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.dorelasia.com
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