Recent product recalls

By Robin Melen on December 28, 2011 12:01:00 am

Recall-alert-newTEDDY BEARS About 284,000 (United States) and 13,200 (Canada) Colorful Hearts Teddy Bears sold by Build-A-Bear Workshops nationwide and online at from April 2011 through December 2011 for about $18 in the U.S. and $23 in Canada. The teddy bear’s eyes could loosen and fall out, posing a choking hazard to children.
IF YOU OWN ONE Return it to any Build-A-Bear store to receive a coupon for any available stuffed animal from Build-A-Bear. Call 866-236-5683 or go to for more information. 

CAR SEAT ADAPTER About 64,000 Bugaboo car seat adapters sold at Babies "R" Us, Buy Buy Baby, Neiman Marcus, other department stores and independent juvenile stores, and other online retailers nationwide from December 2005 to July 2011 for about $45. When the adapter is used on a stroller that also has a wheeled board accessory attached for transporting a standing toddler, and the car seat is positioned so the child faces forward, the car seat can disconnect from the adapter and fall. Bugaboo received one report of the car seat disconnecting from the adapter and stroller frame, causing a minor injury.
IF YOU OWN ONE Contact Bugaboo by e-mail at or call 800-460-2922 for a free service kit and decals.

CHILDREN'S TRAVEL CASES About 139,000 Circo 17-inch children’s travel cases sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide and from April 2011 through August 2011 for approximately $21. The surface coating on the travel cases contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
IF YOU OWN ONE Return it to any Target store for a refund. Call 800-440-0680 for more information.

REPLACEMENT BATTERY PACKS About 111,800 Rayovac NI-CD cordless tool battery packs sold exclusively at BatteriesPlus retail stores nationwide and online at between June 2008 and October 2011 for about $60. The replacement battery pack can explode unexpectedly, posing a risk of serious injury to consumers. BatteriesPlus has received five reports of exploding batteries. No injuries have been reported.
IF YOU OWN ONE Remove the battery packs from cordless tools. Call 877-856-3232 or go to for instructions on how to return the product for a store credit.

Winter weather dangers
Winter weather means more dangers in the home. Click here for important safety information from the Consumer Product Safety Commission on home heating products.

For the latest information on all recalls, go to There you'll find recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, and The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, among others.


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Robin Melen

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