Fisher-Price Recalls Licensed Character Toys Due To Lead Poisoning Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. (To access color photos of the following recalled products, see CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.)
Name of Products: Sesame Street, Dora the Explorer, and other children’s toys
Units: About 967,000
Importer: Fisher-Price Inc., of East Aurora, N.Y.
Hazard: Surface paints on the toys could contain excessive levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled involves various figures and toys that were manufactured between April 19, 2007 and July 6, 2007 and were sold alone or as part of sets. The model names and product numbers for the recalled toys, which are all marked with “Fisher-Price,” are listed below. The toys also have a date code between 109-7LF and 187-7LF marked on the product.
Sold at: Retail stores nationwide from May 2007 through August 2007 for between $5 and $40.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Fisher-Price. Consumers will need to return the product and will receive a voucher for a replacement toy of the consumer’s choice (up to the value of the returned product).
Customer Contact: For additional information visit the firm’s Web site at www.service.mattel.com or contact Fisher-Price at (800) 916-4498.
33662 ELMO LIGHT UP MUSICAL PAL 33663 ERNIE LIGHT UP MUSICAL PAL
33664 BIG BIRD LIGHT UP MUSICAL PAL 34658 ELMO STACKING RINGS
39038 ELMO TUB SUB 39054 SESAME STREET SHAPE SORTER
87946 ELMO KEYBOARD 90267 ERNIE SPLASHIN' FUN TRIKE
90609 ELMO COLLECTIBLE 90611 COOKIE COLLECTIBLE,
90612 ZOE COLLECTIBLE 90613 ERNIE COLLECTIBLE
90614 BIG BIRD COLLECTIBLE 90745 CONSTRUCTION PLAYSET
93068 ELMO BOOM BOX 93107 ACTION FIRE ENGINE
93307 PRESS N GO ELMO 93308 REV & GO COOKIE MONSTER
93492 COOKIE SAXOPHONE 93493 ELMO'S GUITAR
93615 SPLASH TUB PUZZLE 93780 MUSIC AND LIGHTS PHONE
B7554 COUNT TO BEAT ELMO B7888 SHAKE, GIGGLE & ROLL
B7987 ELMO IN THE GIGGLE BOX B7989 SILLY PARTS TALKING ELMO
B9620 DORA'S TALKING HOUSE
C6908 DORA, BACKPACK, PERRITO FIGURE PACK
C6909 DIEGO FIGURE PACK C6910 SWIPER FIGURE PACK
C6911 BOOTS, TICO FIGURE PACK G3825 DORA TALKING VAMONOS VAN
G5112 SING WITH ELMO'S GREATEST HITS G9717 GIGGLE DOODLER
H2943 GROW WITH ME ELMO SPRINKLER H3343 COUSIN DAISY
H3344 BIRTHDAY DORA H5569 ELMO & PALS (ELMO, COOKIE, ERNIE)
H5570 ELMO & PALS (ELMO, ZOE, BIGBIRD) H4187 DORA FIGURES IN TUBE,
H4628 WATER FUN TOTE H8236 DORA 3 PACK FIGURES IN TUBE,
H8237 BLUE 3 PACK FIGURES IN TUBE H8238 SPONGE BOB 3 PACK FIGURES IN TUBE
H9124 CHEF DORA H9125 BEDTIME DORA
H9186 GIGGLE GRABBER ERNIE H9188 GIGGLE GRABBER OSCAR THE GROUCH
J0338 DIEGO TALKING FIELD JOURNAL J0343 GO DIEGO GO ANTARCTIC RESCUE
J0344 GO DIEGO GO DEEP SEA RESCUE J0345 GO DIEGO GO MOUNTAIN RESCUE
J0346 GO DIEGO GO TALKING RESCUE 4 X 4 J5935 GIGGLE GRABBER SOCCER ELMO
J5936 GIGGLE GRABBER CHEF COOKIE MONSTER
J6537 SESAME STREET GIGGLE TOOLBELT J6762 QUEEN MAMI
J6763 ROYAL BOOTS AND TICO J6765 PRINCE DIEGO
J7983 SESAME STREET TUB POTS & PANS J9518 SESAME STREET GIGGLE DRILL
J9692 DORA'S TALKING PONY PLACE K0617 TWINS NURSERY
K3414 DIEGO - TALKING GADGET BELT K3571 GO DIEGO GO MOBILE RESCUE UNIT
K3580 FAIRYTALE ADVENTURE DORA K4139 GO DIEGO GO DINOSAUR RESCUE
K4140 TOUCAN MOTORCYCLE RESCUE L0305 DORA FIGURE
L3194 SURPRISE INSIDE DIEGO EGGS L3215 SESAME STREET ELMO JACK-IN-THE-BOX
L3488 SESAME STREET BIRTHDAY FIGURE PACK
L3507 SESAME STREET - SUPER BOOM BOX
L5202 BIRTHDAY DORA L5813 DIEGO TUB TRIKE
L8905 PABLO & PALS M0351 DORA FIGURES DORA & KITTY
M0352 DORA FIGURES DIEGO & BEAR M0524 GO DIEGO GO TALKING GADGET
M0527 SESAME STREET GIGGLE DOODLER M0732 DORA'S TALKING HOUSE
M2051 LETS GO RESCUE CENTER M2052 FAIRYTALE CASTLE
he U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 or visit CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.
My granddaughter does have numerous Dora items so that was the thing that caught my attention when the recall was announced. Thank you to a reader who sent me the list with the request that I post it. I should have thought of posting it when the recall was first made.
A) A lot of families are among our readers here. B) Recall is a business story and we do cover the economy and business here in the Kitchen.
On the economy, pay attention to the snapshot (at the end of this post) when the economists testifying before Congress start explaining that there willnot be any real improvement in the US economy for 20 to 30 years. We're in the hole and apparently will remain there.
It's very sad. And it's very sad that we learn this in a hearing on veterans and not one on the economy.
Fisher-Price Toys with Lead Paint Hazard Recall
There has been a recall announcement for Fisher-Price toys representing various Nickelodeon and Sesame Street characters.
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2. Review the recall announcement.
3. My product is not affected or has already been serviced
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4. View and print the recall brochure. If you own affected product(s) you will also need to complete the Help me application (if you haven't done so already) to order a prepaid mailing label for the return of those items.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Thursday:
- Raises an automobile assistance benefit for disabled veterans from $11,000 to $18,900.
- Authorizes federal grants to provide job training, counseling, placement, and childcare services to homeless women veterans and homeless veterans with children.
- Substantially increases the maximum levels of supplemental insurance for totally disabled veterans, as well as Veterans' Group Life Insurance and Veterans' Mortgage Life Insurance.
- Provides retroactive Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance benefits for troops who were traumatically injured between October 7, 2001 and November 30, 2005, regardless of where their injury occurred.
- Clarifies that the Uniformed Service Employment and Reemployment Rights Act prohibits wage discrimination against members of the Armed Forces.
Noting the rumors swirling that Nouri's got the post, Jason Ditz (Antiwar.com) observes, "But can he form a government? That is less than clear, as much of the INA has already ruled out participating in a government giving Maliki a second term, and even a small portion of the State of Law bloc is opposing him. The Iraqiya bloc, which has the biggest plurality, has also ruled out working with Maliki." Hurriyet Daily News reports today that Joost Hilterman (International Crisis Group) has stated, "There are two ways in Iraq. Without a government, which is the very bad scenario, it can lead up to the return to civil war." The alternative, as he sees it, is for Iraq to form a government encompassing a wide range of groups. He's not the only one worrying over civil war. Noting Leila Fadel's recent report for the Washington Post about the decision to purge Sahwa ("Sons Of Iraq" and "Awakenings") from Anbar Province's police force, David Bender (Foreign Policy) notes:
Noonan's mother, Ling Noonan, released a statement thanking the community for all the support, as well as Gov. Rell, Sec. Bysiewicz, Attorney General Blumenthal, and Sen. Dodd and other local politicians for their condolences. But Ms. Noonan says she was disappointed in Sen. Joe Lieberman's response. Gebrah was Jewish and she stated frankly, "from a fellow Jew we expected more."
People of conscience need to call out both the rat bastards and the rabid rat bastards. Not protect and enable the Dem rat bastards because they are not as rabid as Repubs and Teapartiers. Which makes them even worse. They have potential still to be rational, humane and sane. Or do they?
I keep trying to figure out how to get farther this time. I also keep trying to figure out why there isn't a bigger tent for the people of conscience. Why the health care single payer folks couldn't have a fire in their collective belly to end the illegal wars and support those people of conscience and vice versa. I mean, I am guessing they do, but how to channel that support formally and effectively? And the climate change folk, and the women's rights folk.
There are so many fresh and not so fresh any more hells ... and we of course can not be fighting on every front. But we need each other collectively. Because so many of us get the travesty to humanity collectively on all of these fronts. But we need to form that effective and loud critical mass.
A lot of small choirs of conscience. How do we rally those with conscience into a focused voice? There is the theory of the 100 monkeys. Once the hundredth monkey gets the message of truth and reality, the entire monkey nation gets it. With Vietnam I think the hundredth monkey was actually Walter Cronkite. When he got it (being in the media helped for sure) the Vietnam War, so late in the game with so much devastation, lost traction. Though some never got it and came back with a vengeance as insane neocons. Cheney, Rumsfeld, et al. Power mad.
We have a window of opportunity here in the next six is it weeks. I hoped we could make demands. But we have the colossal ego of Obama who only seems to know the art of hypocrisy and we piss him off now. Yeah, no drama Obama seems to only have strike back power when it comes to us. Go figure. He must protect his EGO on all of this and we will not enable his EGO. And Obama's vast enablers are fighting for his "brand" and their egos, too, I suppose. Can't admit to the con. Can't see the forest of humanity and are lost among the "team trees".