Two baby crib exercisers and three types of infant toys are being recalled by their makers because of problems with paint lead content or small parts.
Neither the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission nor the manufacturer was aware of any injuries associated with the products, the CPSC announced last week, but the makers agreed to the recalls when it was determined the products did not meet safety rules.
The infant toys recalled by F.J. Strauss Co. Inc. are the Big Barrel, a stacking toy with various sizes of barrels; Magic Clown, a plastic ball with a red clown figure on top, and Big Bead Rattle, a looped string of plastic ovals connected to a plastic handle. The toys contain parts small enough to lodge in an infant's throat, said the CPSC. The toys made by Strauss have been in stores since 1984, and about 31,000 have been sold for $2.50 and $5.
Danara International Ltd. is recalling its Winnie the Pooh and Smurf crib exercisers because of excess levels of lead in the paint. The paint on both crib exercisers -- which have cartoon images suspended from wooden cross bars attached by plastic straps -- contained 2 percent lead. The federally accepted limit is 0.06 percent. About 100,000 of the items have been sold for about $8 each.