Recalled Products Originally Sold By Meijer Found to Have Been Resold By Discounters After Recall Date

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning consumers that certain recalled products, originally sold at Meijer, Inc., were resold after the recall date due to an error. These recalled products were improperly disposed of by offering them for sale at discount retailers, dollar stores, liquidation firms, flea markets and thrift stores nationwide at various prices. The recalling firms listed below fully complied with the negotiated terms of their original recall.

Consumers should stop using these recalled products immediately and contact the recalling firms listed below to participate in their individual recall programs. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Innovage Discovery Kids™ Animated Marine and Safari Lamps Recall Date: Feb. 9, 2010 Sale Dates: February 2010 through July 2011 (Black lamps were not included in this recall) Press Release #: 10-135 Hazard: A defect in the lamp’s printed circuit board can cause an electrical short, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. Remedy: Full refund Contact: Call Innovage toll-free at (888) 232-1535 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (888) 232-1535     end_of_the_skype_highlighting between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s Web site at www.lamprecall.org or email info@lamprecall.org

Infantino “SlingRider” Baby Slings Recall Date: March 24, 2010 Sale Dates: March 2010 through July 2011 Press Release #: 10-177 Hazard: The slings pose a suffocation hazard to infants younger than four months of age. Remedy: Free replacement product Contact: Call Infantino toll-free at (866) 860-1361 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (866) 860-1361     end_of_the_skype_highlighting between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.infantino.com

Hoover® WindTunnel T-Series™ Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaners with Cord Rewind Feature Recall Date: May 27, 2010 Sale Dates: May 2010 through July 2011 Press Release #: 10-248 Hazard: The power cord is not properly routed or securely seated in the cord rewind assembly allowing the power cord to be pulled loose. This poses fire and shock hazards. Remedy: Free repair Contact: Call Hoover toll-free at (888) 891-2054 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (888) 891-2054     end_of_the_skype_highlighting between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.hoover.com/tseriesrewindrecall

Fisher-Price Ocean Wonders™ Kick & Crawl™ Aquarium (H8094) Recall Date: Sept. 30, 2010 Sale Dates: September 2010 through July 2011 Press Release #: 10-362 Hazard: The valve of the inflatable ball on these toys can come off and pose a choking hazard to young children. Remedy: Free replacement kit Contact: Call Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (800) 432-5437     end_of_the_skype_highlighting between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.service.mattel.com

Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Stand ‘n Play Rampway Recall Date: Sept. 30, 2010 Sale Dates: September 2010 through July 2011 Press Release #: 10-360 Hazard: The wheels on the purple and the green cars can come off, posing a choking hazard to young children. Remedy: Free replacement cars Contact: Call Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (800) 432-5437     end_of_the_skype_highlighting between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.service.mattel.com

Fisher-Price Barbie Tough Trikes (Model: M5727) Fisher-Price Kawasaki Tough Trikes (Model: N6021) Recall Date: Sept. 30, 2010 Sale Dates: September 2010 through July 2011 Press Release #: 10-359 Hazard: A child can strike, sit or fall on the protruding plastic ignition key resulting in serious injury, including genital bleeding. Remedy: Free replacement key Contact: Call Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (800) 432-5437     end_of_the_skype_highlighting between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.service.mattel.com

Munchkin Bathtub Subs Recall Date: Oct. 18, 2010 Sale Dates: October 2010 through July 2011 Press Release #: 11-012 Hazard: The intake valve on the bottom of the submarine toy can suck up loose skin, posing laceration hazard to children. Remedy: Free replacement toy Contact: Call Munchkin at (877) 242-3134 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (877) 242-3134     end_of_the_skype_highlighting anytime or visit the company’s website at http://www.munchkin.com.

Sassy Refreshing Rings Infant Teethers/Rattles Recall Date: Jan. 31, 2011 Sale Dates: January 2011 through July 2011 Press Release #: 11-114 Hazard: Small pieces of the plastic ball can detach as a result of children chewing on the teether/rattle, posing an ingestion hazard. Remedy: Free replacement toy Contact: Call Sassy Inc. at (800) 323-6336 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (800) 323-6336     end_of_the_skype_highlighting between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.sassybaby.com

Source:  http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12126.html

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