Consumer Product Safety Commission Issues Four Recalls

Girls' shoes, refrigerator doors and toy bear costume among products recalled

by Patch Staff

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued these recalls:

  • KEDS "Know It All" Girls' Shoe: Ornamental stars on the heel of the shoe may loosen, posing a laceration hazard. Collective Brands Inc., the importer and distributor of the shoes has received 27 reports of cuts and scratches resulting from metal stars that loosened from the heel of the shoe. If you have them, call Collective Brands to receive a gift card for $30 redeemable at Stride Rite stores or striderite.com. Call Collective Brands at 800.365.4933 during normal business hours. You also may e-mail: kedskidsrecall@collectivebrands.com, or visit the firm's website www.collectivebrands.com.
  • Kidgets® Animal Sock Top Slippers: The recalled children's slippers have brown or tan dog faces, yellow duck faces and tan lion faces. The animal's eyes can detach from the slippers, posing a choking hazard to young children. If you have these slippers, return them to any Family Dollar store for a full refund. For more information, contact Family Dollar: 800.547.0359 during regular business hours or visit the firm's website at www.familydollar.com.
  • Liebherr Freestanding 30-Inch Wide, Bottom Freezer Refrigerators: This continues an earlier recall of these refrigerators. The problem is the refrigerator's door can detach, posing an injury hazard to consumers. Liebherr has received 16 additional reports of doors detaching on the freestanding refrigerators, including two reports of injuries involving bruising and strains. If you have one of the refrigerators _with any one of these model numbers_, call Liebherr to schedule a free, in-home repair. Consumers should check their refrigerator immediately to see whether the door hinge pin has become loose as indicated by a popped up hinge pin at the top. If the hinge has not become loose and the door is functioning properly, consumers may continue to use the refrigerator until it is repaired. For more information, contact Liebherr at 877.337.2653 during regular business hours go to the firm's website at www.liebherr.us.
  • Swimwear Set With Inflatable Inner Tube: Build-A-Bear Workshop says the inner tube accessory can be pulled over a small child's head, posing a strangulation hazard. In one case, a 3-year-old girl pulled the inner tube over her head and had difficulty removing it. The inner tube is part of the three-piece Fruit Tutu Bikini swimwear set for teddy bears, which includes a two-piece fruit-print bikini. If you have it, return it to any Build-A-Bear Workshop store to receive a $5 store coupon. If it is not possible to return the inner tube to a store, consumers may contact the company for information about how to receive a refund.



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