CPSC Announces Children's Hoodie, Stress Ball and Stuffed Toy Recalls
The Consumer Product Safety Comission (CPSC) announced the recall of items this week including a children’s hooded sweatshirt, stress balls and a toy monkey.
Kiddie Korral, Dallas, recalled the Pink Pony Hoodie due to a strangulation hazard to children. The report claims that drawstrings can be come entangled or caught on playground equipment, doors or other objects. The hoodie was sold in retail stores nationwide between December 2012 and November 2014. The CPSC said that consumers should immediately take the sweatshirt away from children and remove the drawstrings. Consumers can also return the hoodies to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Wegmans Food Markets has also recalled a stress ball that it had been selling in stores in Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia during September of this year. The Moody Face Stress Balls from Gift Craft, Williamsville, N.Y., can break into pieces when squeezed, which causes a choking hazard to young children, though no injuries or incidents have been reported. Consumers can return the item to any Wegmans service desk for a full refund, according to the report.
Also relating to children’s items, Giggles International Ltd. of Hong Kong has recalled its Animated Sing-Along Monkey Toy. The toy had been sold exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores nationwide from September to October of this year. The toy’s battery compartment can reach temperatures of up to 230 degrees Farenheit, posing a possible burn hazard. Two reports of toys overheating and melting their battery compartments have been reported to Giggles International. The CPSC reported that consumers should immediately take the toy away from children, remove the batteries and return it to any Cracker Barrel location or contact Giggles International for a full refund.
For more information, visit www.cpsc.gov.