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Recall Round-Up, April 18th

In this week's Recall RoundUp, a Key Chain with too much lead, a Battery Pack that can ignite into flames, Plush Toys that could choke your child, and a Magnetic Dart Board with easily swallowed magnets.

Wal-Mart recalled these "Hip Charm" Key Chains. The charms on the key chain can contain high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested and can cause adverse health effects.  The Illinois Attorney General informed Wal-Mart and the Consumer Product Safety Commission on April 16, that the key chain was found in the home of a 9-month-old child who was discovered to have high blood-levels of lead. The child was observed mouthing this key chain.  The recalled key chain has several charms including a button, clover, leaf, heart and a sand dollar. The charms hang from a silver-colored chain.  They were made in China, and sold at Wal-Mart stores nationwide from April 2005 through April 2008 for about $6.  You should not allow children to handle the key chain.  You can return it to any Wal-Mart store for a full refund.

Hobby Lobby recalled these lithium-polymer battery chargers and lithium-polymer batteries that go with their remote controlled helicopters.  The batteries can ignite while charging, posing a fire hazard to consumers.  The recall involves a lithium-polymer battery charger and batteries sold with the AT600 Falcon Helicopter kit. The recall also includes any spare battery (Model AT600B) or spare charger (Model ATS6046) purchased for this kit.  You should stop using the recalled chargers and batteries immediately. Made in China, they sold at Hobby-Lobby.com from April 2006 through July 2007 for about $300 per kit. Spare chargers sold for about $15 and spare batteries sold for about $45.  You can receive new batteries and a "smart" charger that will shut down when the charging process is completed by contacting sales@hobby-lobby.com.

Dollar Tree Stores recalled their Cuddly Cousins Plush Insect Toys.  The recalled plush insect toys contain small parts, posing a choking hazard to small children.   The recalled plush insect toys come in six designs: Lady Bug, Bumble Bee, Caterpillar, Snail and two Butterflies. The toys measure nine inches to 10 ½ inches in length. The lady bug is black with six legs, a red back with four black dots and orange eyelids. The bumble bee is black and yellow with six legs, sheer white wings and red eyelids. The caterpillar has four sections that are yellow, pink, green and orange with seven legs connected on each side and purple eyelids. The snail is yellow with dark pink eyelids and a two tone brown shell. One butterfly is blue and yellow with sheer purple wings with four orange dots and light pink eyelids. The second butterfly is a two tone pink with blue eyelids and sheer green wings with four yellow dots. The product number is 903995 and UPC is 6 39277 03995 8 with a date code of 71.  They were made in China.  You should immediately take the recalled plush insect toys from children and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Fun ‘N Games Magnetic Dart Boards made by Henry Gordy International were recalled.  The small magnets at the ends of the darts can detach. Magnets found by young children can be swallowed or aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforations or blockages, which can be deadly.  This recall involves magnetic dartboards with a black, green, blue, and white checkered design, and a red bulls eye. The magnetic dartboards measure about 5 ½ inches wide and were sold with two 2 ¾-inch long magnetic darts. The darts magnetically attract to the dart board.  They sold at Family Dollar stores nationwide from September 2002 through March 2008 for about $1.  They were made in China.  You should immediately take the recalled magnetic boards away from children and return them by first class mail to: Henry Gordy International Inc., 809A Market Street, Hermann, MO 65041 for a full refund including tax and shipping costs.

You can find all this information and more on the Consumer Product Safety Commission's Web Site, www.cpsc.gov

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