The government's Consumer Product Safety Commission has released its top 10 list of children's product safety recalls for 2003. "They should be off store shelves," the CPSC's Hal Stratton says. But "it may very well be that people still have these at home, so we kind of use Christmas as a reminder."
For a full list of recalls and further instructions go to the CPSC Web site.
Made By: Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Units: 40,000 Hazard: Buttons can detach, posing a choking hazard
Made By: Cosco, now known as Dorel Juvenile Group Inc; sold under the Cosco Arriva and Turnabout brand names Pictured: The Cosco Arriva Units: 1.2 million total Hazard: Handle locks can break or suddenly release from carrying position, causing the seat to unlatch or flip forward
Made By: Fisher-Price Pictured: Lightning PAC Scooter Units: 30,000 scooters, 55,000 mini-bikes Hazard: Motor control circuits can malfunction, causing continued motion even after the power or throttle button is released
Made By: Graco Children's Products; model is play yard with raised changing table Units: 538,000 Hazard: Children can become trapped between the changing table and play yard rail, posing a strangulation hazard
The CPSC has recalled 1.5 million playpens that can collapse, under different brand names: Kolcraft Playskool Travel-Lite (pictured); Evenflo Happy Camper, Happy Cabana and Kiddie Camper; Century Fold-N-Go 10-710 and 10-810; Baby Trend Home and Roam and Baby Express