Let's see, where were we? Ah yes, lead poisoning. Since our last roundup:
- 200,000 pieces of metal jewelry recalled by Spandrel Sales and Marketing. Sold in vending machines nationwide.
- 300,000 more children's rings recalled by Cardinal Distributing, on top of the 900,000 they recalled last month. Whoops! Sold in Baltimore vending machines.
- 103,000 pieces of children's jewelry recalled by Tween Brands. Sold at Limited Too and Justice stores.
On a related note, 3,000 "Soldier Bear" Invincibles Transport Converters Toy Sets have been recalled by the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, sold in military base PX stores worldwide. Like those moms don't have enough to worry about.
I saw the image of this oddly-named toy and thought I had seen it somewhere before.
Sure enough, when I looked back through the last few months' recalls, I found this:
Pictured above is one of several toys in the "Elite Operations" line Toys 'R' Us carried until they were recalled back in March because they posed a laceration hazard. As it turns out, both the 130,000 "Elite Operations" toys at Toys 'R' Us and the 3,100-strong "Soldier Bear" line at the military PX were manufactured by the same company, Hong Kong's Toy Century Industrial Company. Target got burned by them back in November, when they recalled ten different toys they'd been selling that were produced by that same company - 190,000 in all. The hazards? Laceration or lead paint.
Troy-Bilt also recalled about 80 pairs of lead-happy kids' gardening gloves.
Miscellaneous choking hazards:
- Parents (Magazine) Toy Cell Phone
- Mervyn's Capri Pants
- Clip-On Baby Books and Discovery Bunny Books from Bookspan
- Tri-Star International baby stuff: Ball Rattles, Wrist Rattles, and Wind-Up Toys