A large recall of about 800,000â€”600,000 in the United States and 200,000 in Canadaâ€”<"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Wind Chime Toys have been recalled by distributors Tiny Love Inc., of New York, New York and the Maya Group Inc., of Huntington Beach, California, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada just announced.
The recalled Wind Chime Toy can be pulled apart, exposing sharp metal rods that pose puncture and laceration hazards to the baby. To date, the firm has received five reports of babies pulling apart the recalled Wind Chime Toy exposing the sharp metal rods, including a report of a minor injury to a 24-month-old baby who punctured his cheek with the rods.
The recalled Wind Chime Toys were manufactured in China, a country long associated with products that have been found to be dangerous and linked to an increasing and significant string of recalls.
This recall involves Wind Chime Toys sold separately, with the Gymini Kick & Play Activity Gym and Tiny Smarts Gift Sets.
The toy produces the sound of a wind chime. â€œTiny Loveâ€ is printed on a tag on the toy.
The following names and item numbers are included in this recall. Wind chimes sold with other Tiny Love Activity Gyms are not included in this recall:
â€¢ Baby Wind Chime: 493
â€¢ Baby Wind Chime â€“ Ocean: 593
â€¢ Tiny Smarts â€“ Baby Bunny: 512
â€¢ Wind Chime â€“ Duck (The Wind Chime – Duck is sold with the Gymini Kick and Play Activity Gym.
Only the Wind Chime is affected by this recall): 811
â€¢ Wind Chime â€“ Louie: 516
â€¢ Wind Chime â€“ Ella: 517
â€¢ Tiny Smarts Gift Set (Bunny Wind Chime is the only product affected by this recall): 529
The recalled Wind Chimes were sold at Toys R Us, Walmart, Target, Buy Buy Baby, and TJ Maxx stores nationwide from February 2002 through February 2010 for about $8 separately, $22 for the Tiny Smarts Gift Sets, and $70 with the Gymini Kick & Play Activity Gym.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately take the recalled wind chimes from babies and contact Tiny Love to receive a free replacement toy. Tiny Love can be reached, toll-free, at (888) 791-8166 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firmâ€™s Website at www.tinylove.com