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Kolcraft Recalls 410,000 Toys

Nov 21, 2002 | AP

A Chicago company is recalling about 410,000 toy attachments to baby walkers that can break apart and have caused facial cuts to 15 children.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday that Kolcraft Enterprises Inc. is recalling the product because of toy flowers that can break, exposing sharp edges.

The walkers with the attachments were sold under the brand names "Tot Rider" and "Carter's," and each attachment has two toy flowers.

The recall includes Tot Rider model numbers 14303-AC, 14303-CC and 14401-OT. The Carter's models included are 14303-LB, 14303-UE and 14303-LJ. Consumers seeking a replacement attachment should call 1-888-695-9988.

Separately, The Disney Store Inc., based in Glendale, Calif., is recalling around 14,500 "Sulley with Boo" plush dolls of characters from the animated movie "Monsters, Inc." The blue, 12-inch Sulley doll is holding a smaller, girl doll, whose ponytail holders can come off, posing a choking hazard.

The dolls were sold only at The Disney Store, and the company has not received any reports of injury. To receive a refund, consumers can call 1-800-566-3161 weekdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.

The safety commission is asking consumers to immediately remove both products' recalled parts.

In other action:

About 15,000 infant swings are being recalled by Baby Trend Inc. of Ontario, Calif. A screw on the support arm can loosen or detach, causing the seat to separate and drop to one side. The company has received 10 reports of loosened screws, but no reports of injuries. The recall includes Trend Swing model numbers 8711 and 8722, which were sold at Toys R Us stores nationwide. Consumers can call 1-800-328-7363 weekdays from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. EST for a free repair kit.

Four Los Angeles-area businesses and the owner of a now-defunct business have been fined a total of $100,000 for importing more than 350,000 toys with small parts in violation of regulations intended to protect children under 3 years old. The violations occurred between 1997 and 2002, but the safety commission said most of the toys were seized before arriving on store shelves. The businesses are Lucky Toys Inc., Union Import Inc., 333 Imports Inc. and Seven Stars Toys Imports Inc. The now-defunct business was Kool Imports Inc.

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