CPSC, Firms Announce Recall of Toy Drums, Educational Games, Children's Brooms and Bleach

March 1, 2001 CPSC CONTACT: Kim Dulic
Release # 01-096 (301) 504-7058

CPSC, Firms Announce Recall of Toy Drums, Educational Games, Children's Brooms and Bleach

This press release consists of four recalls. Please choose the appropriate recall below.

- Toy Drums Recalled by Eden LLC

Toy Drums - Eden LLC, of New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 5,800 toy drums. Department, specialty, gift and toy stores, including FAO Schwarz, sold the toys nationwide from May 2000 through February 2001 for about $12 when sold alone to $45 when sold as part of a set. The toy drum is shaped like a soft stuffed green crab with multi-colored stuffed feet and blue stuffed claws. The crab's center is a yellow plastic with green spots. The toy drums, sold under the name "Little Lessons Music Makers," have labels on the front and near the right leg that say "Eden."

- Educational Games Recalled by Lakeshore Learning Materials

Lakeshore Learning Materials, of Carson, Calif., is recalling 13,000 children's educational games. The Concept Classification Activity Kits were sold to teachers and schools nationwide between January 1992 and January 2001 for $50. Each game has various disks that say, "Hot," "Cold," "Light," "Heavy," etc. Children then match the appropriate game piece to the disk that best describes the characteristics of the object. One of the objects is a silver-covered metal weight, shaped like a disc measuring about 11/4 inches in diameter with a small loop at the top. Imprinted on one side of the disc is the partial face of a bird and the number "4"; and on the other side, it states, "4 Woody Gardena."

- Toy Brooms Recalled by EMSCO Inc.

EMSCO Inc., of Girard, Pa., is voluntarily recalling about 2,200 children's toy brooms. The Ti-dee Helper brooms are about 37 inches long with a wood handle painted yellow and natural straw bristles. A silver label on the handle reads, "MADE IN MEXICO." The plastic packaging that covered the broom bristles reads, "Ti-dee Helper™ child's broom," and contains the model number "6089." Toy, discount and grocery stores sold these brooms from April 2000 through February 2001 for about $9.

- Richfood Bleach Recalled by SuperValu Eastern Region

SuperValu Eastern Region, of Richmond, Va., is voluntarily recalling about 500 bottles of Richfood bleach. The 32 oz. bottles of bleach were sold in supermarkets throughout Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Northern Virginia from January 2001 through February 2001. The recalled bottles have a UPC Code of 11166 20961, which can be found on the back of the label, and sold for about $0.80. A warning on the back of the label says, "Do not use with toilet bowl cleansers, ammonia, or other household chemicals."