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Product Recalls: How to Get the Latest Info

Sign up for e-mail alerts to find out about the latest recalls. Credit: Corbis When there's a massive recall, everyone hears about it, but many recalls don't make the news. However, since small children are famous for finding ways to m...Since small children are famous for finding ways to make toys and even seemingly-harmless household objects dangerous, parents need to know about recalls.

Product Recall: Toy Military Figurine

Jide Trading has recalled its military figures. Credit: CPSC
Look out for your little G.I. Joe wannabes: The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Jide Trading have announced a voluntary recall of Jide's military figures. The toy's surfa...

Target Faces Fines for Lead Toy Sales

Credit: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
It's hard to believe the frenzy that sent parents shuffling through their kids' toy bins in search of playthings covered in lead-based paint was two years ago. The massive recalls that prompted a ti...

New Law May Eviscerate Libraries

What if you walked into your local public library and there were no books for kids? Or, worse yet, what if your children simply weren't allowed in the library? I don't know about you, but the public library was an integral part of my childhood. We're...

Newport Cribs and Furniture - Product Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 3,000 Newport rubbed black 4-in-1 cribs and matching furniture pieces. The red paint under the black finish paint exceeds the federal lead limits. The manufacturer has rece...

Toy Drums - Product Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 2,800 Calypso Steel Drums made by Woodstock Percussion Inc., of Shokan, New York. The toy drums contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard....

Toy Army Figures - Product Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 5,400 Army Figures due to high levels of lead in the paint on their little plastic faces. The figures were made in China for OKK Trading of Los Angeles and sold at dolla...

Mini-Televisor toys - Product Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 2,100 "Mini-Televisor" Toys due to excessive levels of lead in the surface coating on the toy television. The recall involves a plastic TV toy with a battery-powered mic...

Claire's metal necklaces - Product Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 67,000 Best Friends Yin Yang Necklace Sets due to high levels of lead in the paint. The necklaces were made in China and sold at Claire's stores nationwide from April 2007 ...

Casper Halloween figurines - Product Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 14,000 Casper the Friendly Ghost Halloween Mini-Figurines because they have been found to contain high levels of lead in the paint. The recalled Casper the Friendly Ghost m...

Necklaces, CD and MP3 Players - Product Recalls

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 12,000 Children's Ball and Heart Necklaces and Portable CD and MP3 Players due to excessive levels of lead in the paint. The recall involves three different items: a Ball ...

Toy police cars - Product Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 3,000 Toy Police Cars. The red paint on the cars contains excessive levels of lead, which is hazardous to the health of children and in violation of the federal lead paint ...

Harry Potter bookends - Product Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 36,000 Harry Potter Bookends. The paint on the bookends contains excessive levels of lead, which can be hazardous to the health of children. The bookends were made in Hong ...

Bonne Bell Children's Cosmetics Accessory Bags - Product Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 945,000 Bonne Bell Children's Cosmetics Accessory Bags. The metal clasps on the handle of the bags contain high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested and can cause adv...

Girls' board skirts - Product Recall

Not satisfied with just putting lead paint on our children's playthings, Chinese manufacturers are now putting the toxic stuff in their clothes. Well, at least one manufacturer is, and for that reason the Consumer Product Safety Commission has announ...

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