Too Many to Count

There are so many toy recalls going on right now I can’t even keep up. Target has recalled 82,000 sports-themed rattles for potential choking hazard and 350,000 gardening tools and children’s chairs for excessive levels of lead paint. And the Consumer Product Safety Commissions has recalled 7 more products totaling more than half-a-million toys. From

Yellow Springs, Ohio-based Antioch Publishing is recalling about 150,000 bookmarks and journals, as well as bracelets that are sold with them. The items went on sale in March 2005 for $4 to $14.

Alpharetta, Ga.-based Kids II is recalling 35,000 Baby Einstein Discover & Play Color Blocks due to excessive levels of lead in surface paint on blue blocks. The blocks were sold for $10 to $13 starting in June and continuing through last month.

Dollar General Merchandising Inc., of Goodlettsville, Tenn., is recalling 192,000 key chains. The key chains have a coiled cord and are emblazoned with a metal charm with the word “wisdom,” “truth,” “believe,” “love,” “hope,” or “dream.”

Dollar General is also recalling 63,000 Frankenstein head-shaped tumblers.

Hong Kong-based CKI Toys is recalling 15,000 Totally Me! Funky Room Décor Sets sold exclusively at Toys “R” Us stores. The products were sold for about $10 starting in May and continuing through last month.

KB Toys Inc., of Pittsfield, Mass., is recalling 10,000 Wooden Pull-Along Alphabet & Math Blocks Wagons, Wooden Pull-Along Learning Blocks Wagons sold for $9 to $13 from August 2005 to August 2007; 10-in-1 Activity Learning Carts sold for about $30 from August 2006 to September 2007; and Flip-Flop Alphabet Blocks sold for about $7 from August 2006 to September 2007.

St. Louis-based Eveready Battery Co. is recalling “Pirates of the Caribbean” themed medallion squeeze flash lights. The flash lights went on sale for $4 to $6 in September 2006.

Target’s web site has a pretty complete list of all recent recalls so if you’re like me and losing track or think you may have missed some, check it out.


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