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Fisher-Price 3-in-1 High Chair to Booster
Fisher-Price 3-in-1 High Chair to Booster

Fisher-Price Recalls 3-in-1 High Chairs Recalled Due to Fall Hazard: The seat can fall backwards from high chair frame if the booster seat release is unlatched while the child is in the product. Also, the seat back can detach if not fully snapped in place, posing a fall hazard and risk of serious injury to young children. The firm has received one report of a seat back detaching and child falling out, resulting in a skull fracture.  This recall involves the 3-in-1 High Chair to Booster(tm), which converts from a high chair to a toddler booster seat. It includes a removable tray, height adjustment and folds for storage. The product number (P5369) is printed on the side of the seat, on a label on the seat pad, and on the product’s packaging.  Sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide from December 2008 through March 2009 for about $100.

09161aPacifiers Recalled by OKK Trading Due to Choking Hazard: About 2,900 Baby Necessities pacifiers imported OKK Trading, of Los Angeles, Calif. have been recalled. The pacifiers are banned under federal law. They failed federal safety tests when the nipples separated from the base. This poses a choking hazard to young children. This recall involves Baby Necessities pacifiers with a blue heart-shaped mouth guard. The pacifiers were sold four to a pack. The words “Baby Necessities” is printed on the cardboard packaging. They were sold at Dollar and discount stores nationwide from August 2007 through January 2009 for about $1.

Children’s Fishing Poles Recalled by Zebco due to Violation of Lead in Paint Standard: About 2,700 children’s fishing poles distributed by W.C. Bradley/Zebco Holdings Inc., doing business as Zebco Brands, of Tulsa, Okla. have been recalled because the paint on the reels of these fishing poles contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. This recall involves Zebco Advanced Youth Fishing Rod & Reel combo sets. The reels are painted orange and have the words “Zebco” and “ZAVS 10” on the reel handle. Only spinning reels are involved in this recall. They were sold discount department and sporting good stores nationwide from August 2007 through December 2008 for about $35.

Zebco Advanced Youth Fishing Rod & Reel
Zebco Advanced Youth Fishing Rod & Reel

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC’s web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. To join a CPSC email subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

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