Recall news

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Posted: May 17, 2012 5:03 PM
Recall news

The following recalls have been announced:



DETAILS: Toilet and Cabinet Locks imported by Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) Inc., of Columbus, Ind.; Bed, Bath and Beyond, Burlington Coat Factory, Great Beginnings, Home Depot, Target and Walmart sold the toilet locks from January 2005 through April 2010 and the cabinet locks from January 2000 through March 2009; both locks were also sold on The Safety 1st Sure Fit toilet locks are attached to the tank behind the lid and are intended to prevent a child's access to the toilet bowl. The Safety 1st cabinet slide locks are attached to cabinet knobs or handles to prevent access to the contents of the cabinet. The locks were manufactured in China.

WHY: Young children can unexpectedly disengage the toilet locks and gain access to water in the toilet, posing a drowning hazard. Young children can disengage the cabinet lock, posing an injury hazard from dangerous or unsafe items stored inside of the cabinet.

INCIDENTS: DJG has received 110 reports of toilet locks that did not adequately secure the lid, including eight reports of children under the age of two who were able to disengage or break the lock. DJG has received 278 reports of cabinet locks that did not adequately secure the cabinet, including 71 reports of children between the ages of eight months and five years old who were able to disengage the cabinet locks. In one of the reported incidents, a 13-month-old boy swallowed small, toxic beads from a craft kit. The child was admitted to the hospital, observed overnight and released the next day.

HOW MANY: About 183,000 toilet locks and 685,000 cabinet locks.

FOR MORE: Contact DJG at 877-416-8105 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT, or visit the firm's website at



DETAILS: First Fitness Trampolines with Handlebars manufactured by Aqua-Leisure Industries Inc., of Avon, Mass.; sold exclusively at Toys "R" Us stores nationwide from September 2010 through April 2012. The child-size toy trampolines have a red and blue metal handlebar, a blue nylon deck guard and a black jumping deck. "First Fitness" is embossed on the jumping deck in white letters. The trampolines were manufactured in China.

WHY: Metal fatigue can cause the handlebar to break away during use, posing a laceration hazard from exposed metal surfaces or other injuries from a fall.

INCIDENTS: Aqua-Leisure has received four reports of handlebars breaking from the metal connection joint during use. No injuries reported.

HOW MANY: About 40,000.

FOR MORE: Visit the firm's website at



DETAILS: Circulon Cookware Sets manufactured by Meyer Corporation U.S., of Vallejo, Calif.; sold exclusively at Costco retail stores and from about October 2011 through March 2012. The defective lid is 11 inches in diameter with a rubber and stainless steel handle and a metal rim. The lid is part of the 13-Piece Circulon Premier Professional cookware set. The cookware is aluminum and stainless steel with rubber and stainless steel handles. In addition to the covered sauté pan, the sets include: 1-quart and 3-quart saucepans, a 4-quart saucepot, an 8-quart stockpot, 8.5-, 10- and 12-inch French skillets and four additional glass lids. The cookware sets were manufactured in China and Thailand.

WHY: The glass lid used with the 5-quart covered sauté pan can crack, break or shatter, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

INCIDENTS: Meyer has received 65 reports of broken or shattered lids. No injuries reported.

HOW MANY: About 4,600.

FOR MORE: Contact Circulon at 800-326-3933 Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. EDT, or visit the firm's website at