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Product Recalls / Where to go, what to do

Doorway baby jumpers

Name of product: Bounce Bounce Baby! Door Jumpers.

Units: About 14,000.

Distributor: Kids II of Alpharetta, Ga.

Hazard: The plastic clamp that attaches the jumper seat to a door frame can break, which can cause the unit and child to fall to the floor. This poses an injury hazard to young children.

Incidents/injuries: Kids II has received nine reports of the clamp breaking with three reports of injuries, including a bruised forehead, chin and foot.

Description: The Bounce Bounce Baby! Door Jumper has model number 6753 written on a white warning label on the seat. The jumper has a blue canvas seat with a sun, star and bee design print, blue straps, and a blue plastic clamp that attaches to an interior door frame. The name "Kids II" is printed on the plastic housing that contains the clamp. Model 67531 Door Jumpers that have a metal clamp are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Discount department and juvenile specialty stores nationwide from January 2005 through November 2005 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact Kids II for information on receiving a free replacement.

Consumer contact: Toll-free at (877) 325-7056 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or log on to www.kidsii.com.

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Plastic siren whistles

Name of product: Plastic Siren Whistle.

Units: About 144,000.

Manufacturer: Chuck E. Cheese's (CEC Entertainment) of Irving, Texas.

Hazard: The recalled plastic siren whistle's internal pieces can detach from the toy, posing a choking hazard to children.

Incidents/injuries: Chuck E. Cheese's has received four reports of children starting to choke and three reports of children swallowing pieces of the plastic siren whistle.

Description: The recalled plastic siren whistle is a red, green or purple tube with small plastic pieces inside. The whistle is about 2 inches long and 3/4 -inch wide. The toy whistles were distributed as prizes at Chuck E. Cheese's by redeeming 15 tickets earned by playing games.

Sold at: Chuck E. Cheese's nationwide from July 2005 through August 2005.

Manufactured in: China.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled plastic siren whistle away from children and discard it. Free replacement whistles can be obtained by visiting any Chuck E. Cheese's or contacting the company.

Consumer contact: Toll-free at (888) 778-7193 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit www.chuckecheese.com.

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Mini learning cube

Name of product: Little Tree Mini Learning Cube.

Units: About 12,000.

Manufacturer/importer: Maxim Enterprise of Lakeville, Mass.

Importer/distributor: Target of Minneapolis.

Hazard: Small wooden pegs in the top corners of the toy can come loose posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/injuries: Target has received three reports of incidents including two reports of children mouthing pieces of the learning cube. In one incident, an 18-month old girl swallowed a piece of the recalled learning cube after one side came loose. The piece became stuck and she had to have it removed in a hospital emergency room. In a second incident, a child started choking when she put two of the toy's wooden pegs in her mouth. In the third incident, a consumer reported the wooden pegs popped out of the learning cube. No injuries were reported in the third incident.

Description: The recalled learning cube is an 8-inch square wooden box with a different activity on each side, including an abacus, blocks with apples and bananas, shapes that can be moved in a zigzag cutout, and a blackboard. The wooden cover has spiral bead maze with wooden beads that slide up, down and around.

Sold at: Target stores nationwide from June 2005 through November 2005 for about $15.

Manufactured in: China.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled learning cube toy away from young children and return it to Target for a $15 gift card plus applicable state tax.

Consumer contact: Toll-free at (800) 440-0680 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit www.target.com.

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All-Terrain Vehicles

Name of product: Kawasaki 2005 model year Brute Force ATVs.

Units: About 21,900.

Distributor: Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A. of Irvine, Calif.

Hazard: Tie rod separation caused by either wear or severe impact can occur during operation, causing the front wheel to separate from the steering control. Separation of the tie rod can cause the rider to lose control of the ATV, resulting in a serious injury or death to the rider.

Incidents/injuries: Kawasaki has received about 140 reports of tie rod problems, resulting in four reports of injuries.

Description: The recall involves Kawasaki 2005 model year KVF750-A1 and KVF750-B1 Brute Force ATVs. These models are 750cc V-twin All Terrain Vehicles available in Red, Green, Yellow, and Camouflage colorings. They have "Kawasaki" and "Brute Force" on the sides of the bodywork below the handlebars, and "V-Twin 750" on the sides of the rear fenders.

Manufactured in: United States.

Sold by: Kawasaki dealers nationwide from June 2004 through November 2005 for between $7,600 and $7,900.

What to do: Consumers with recalled ATVs were sent direct notice from Kawasaki. Consumers should stop using these ATVs immediately and contact a local Kawasaki dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair.

Consumer contact: Toll-free at (866) 802-9381 from 11:30 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit www.kawasaki.com.

From the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: To find a list of recalled products, visit www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prerel.html. 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.

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