Listed below are 4 children’s products that have been recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission for safety reasons.
Photos of each product are available at www.cpsc.gov
Units: About 7,000 Zoom Buggy Cars and 300 Dream Pillow Stars were sold in the United States, 1300 Zoom Buggy Cars and 100 Dream Pillow Stars were sold in Canada
Hazard: The wheels on the Zoom Buggy cars and plastic beads on the Dream Pillow Star can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Kindermusik International Inc. has received 15 reports of the wheels detaching from the Zoom Buggy Car and no incidents with the Dream Pillow Star. No injuries have been reported.
Description: Zoom Buggy Cars have a wooden body with red and blue plastic wheels and a red handle. The recalled units have tracking labels on both the product and packaging with a date code of 201005 and a batch ID of APO18829 on the bottom of the cars. Dream Pillow Stars have a wooden star center with red plastic handles, yellow plastic center stars and red, blue and green plastic beads. The recalled units have tracking labels on both the product and packaging with a date code of 201005 and a batch ID of APO18829 on the bottom of the product.
Sold exclusively through: Kindermusik Educators as part of Kindermusik At-Home-Materials from July 2010 through October 2010 for the Zoom Buggy Car and from September 2010 through October 2010 for the Dream Pillow Star for about $33.95. Also sold at Kindermusik classes and Kindermusik.com from August 2010 through October 2010 for about $10.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using and discard the recalled items immediately and contact their Kindermusik Educator for a replacement.Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kindermusik International at (800) 628-5687 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the Kindermusik International website at
2. Name of Product: Ceramic piggy and lion banks
Hazard: The yellow surface paint on the banks contains excessive levels of lead which is prohibited under federal law.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled piggy bank is shaped like a pig and the body of the piggy bank is painted yellow with floral designs. The ceramic lion bank is shaped like a lion and is painted yellow with a brown mane. The banks measure about 4 inches in length, 2.5 inches in width, and 3.5 inches in height. Only yellow banks with black plastic stoppers in the bottoms of the banks are being recalled. Banks with white or translucent stoppers are not being recalled.
Sold: Online at www.orientaltrading.com and www.funexpress.com and through Oriental Trading Company and Fun Express catalogs from February 2003 through September 2010 for between about $7 and $20 a dozen.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these recalled ceramic banks away from children, discard them and contact Oriental Trading Company for information on receiving a refund or credit. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Oriental Trading Company at (800) 723-6155 anytime or visit the firm’s website at
3. Name of Product: Silver Tree Tealight Candle Holders
Distributor: Michaels Stores Inc., of Irving, Texas
Hazard: The tealight cups are positioned where the flame from the candles can ignite other parts of the candle holder, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Michaels has received reports of six incidents including five fires and a consumer who received minor burns.
Description: This recall involves silver-colored tealight candle holders in a shape of a Christmas tree. The candle holders are about 16-inches tall and have a silver star on the top. Nine tealight cups and clear plastic beads hang from the tree branches.
Sold exclusively at: Michaels Arts & Craft stores nationwide from October 2010 through December 2010 for about $20.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled candle holders and return the product to any Michaels Arts & Craft store for a full refund.Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Michaels at (800) 642-4235 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. CT, Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT on Sunday, or visit the firm’s website at
4.Name of Product: Classic Buggies
Units: About 9,300. Consumers who participated in the October 2009 recall should also participate in this recall, because the initial repair did not adequately fix the hazard.
Manufacturer: Bad Boy Enterprises LLC, of Natchez, Miss. This recall is being performed by BB Buggies Inc., which recently acquired certain assets of Bad Boy Enterprises, LLC.
Hazard: The off-road vehicles can accelerate without warning, posing a risk of injury to the user and/or bystanders.
Incidents/Injuries: Since the October 2009 recall announcement, BB Buggies has received 27 additional reports of unexpected acceleration, including reports of arm and leg fractures.
Description: This expanded recall involves all Bad Boy Classic model off-road utility vehicles manufactured from early 2003 through May 2010. Bad Boy Buggy Classic models come in camouflage patterns, hunter green, red and black colors. The XT model is not included in this recall.
Sold by: Authorized dealers nationwide from Spring 2003 through June 2010 for about $10,000.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the buggies and contact their BB Buggies dealer to schedule a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact BB Buggies toll-free at (855) 738-3711 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.badboybuggies.com
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