When parents and grandparents purchase toys for young family members, they usually check the age appropriate label on the toy. It is as equally important to check the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website frequently to see if there are any dangers hiding in your child or grandchild’s toybox. Below are five recent toy recalls that you may not know about. Some of these products can and have caused serious injury to children. If your family has been affected by one of these dangerous products, call Law Offices of Gary Green to see what compensation you may be entitled to receive.
First Fitness® Trampolines with Handlebars
Distributed by Aqua-Leisure Industries Inc., of Avon, Mass. and sold at Toys “R” Us across the nation, nearly 40,000 of these trampolines were recalled due to possible metal fatigue within the handlebar area. Handlebars are red and blue. Falls and lacerations are possible.
Imaginarium Activity Center
Distributed by Toys “R” Us Inc. of Wayne, N.J., 24,000 of these products made for infants and babies were recalled because of wooden knobs that were not securely attached, creating a choking hazard. The activity center includes a xylophone and a mirror on opposite ends. The word “Imaginarium” is located under the mirror in a blue oval.
Feels Real Baby Dolls by Baby Dolls:
Voluntarily recalled by distributor Lakeshore Learning Materials of Carson, Calif., about 3,900 of these dolls have toes and fingers that can detach and pose a choking hazard. These 14-inch dolls have movable limbs and are dressed in a diaper that decorated with hearts, stars and swirls. The word “Lakeshore” can be located on one of the diaper labels. On the other label, adults can find the recalled toy serial number “550200.”
Free Toy Truck with Purchase
Happy Shirts, sold at Kohl’s department stores, gave free toy trucks with the purchase of a Big Movers T-shirts. Sadly, the free gift has been voluntarily recalled due to a possible fire hazard if battery connections get hot enough. The trucks have flashing lights on top and come with yellow, red and blue Big Movers logos on the hood.
4-in-1 Dramatic Play Theater Toys
These theater props, imported by Guidecraft Inc., of Winthrop, Minn., were recalled after it was discovered that they could easily tip and fall over onto small children. At least one injury has been reported. The theaters will have the offending model number, G51062, on a sticker located on the bottom crossbar and on the product assembly instructions.
If you own any of these products, you are entitled to a refund. If a family member has been injured while using any of these toys, you may be entitled to much more. Contact Law Offices of Gary Green at toll-free at 1-888-442-7947 or send an e-mail to gGreen@gGreen.com to see what compensation you may be entitled to receive.