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                Graco Children’s Products Inc.
            Recalls to Repair Contempo™ Highchairs 
                   Due to Collapse Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Com-
mission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today 
announced a voluntary recall to repair the following 
consumer product. Name of Product: Graco® Contempo™ 
Highchairs 

Units: About 100,000 

Manufacturer: Graco Children’s Products Inc., of Exton, 
Pa. 

Hazard: The highchair can collapse if it is not fully 
opened and locked into place from the storage position 
prior to use. If the highchair collapses, a child 
occupying the highchair can be injured. 

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 18 reports of 
the highchair collapsing. There has been one report of 
an 18 month old male who suffered a bruise on his foot. 
Additionally, there have been two reports of the high-
chair collapsing outside of the United States. 

Description: The Contempo™ highchairs have an “A” frame 
design. The highchairs feature six height adjustment 
positions and three recline positions. The recalled high-
chairs have model numbers that begin with 3800, 3803, 
3804, 3805, 3810 and 3811 followed by a three letter 
fashion code. Model numbers included in the recall 
include: 3800COU, 3800DRB, 3800FMT, 3800GGG, 3800GRM, 
3800HEM, 3800JEN, 3800LEG, 3800MNS, 3800OWD, 3800SND, 
3800TFE, 3800RIT, 3803HRL, 3804CNR, 3805BDA, 3810PEW, 
3810PST and 3811PST. The highchairs were manufactured 
from October 27, 2005 through November 22, 2006. The 
model number and manufacturing date are printed under-
neath the snack tray of these highchairs. 

Sold by: Babies “R” Us, Toys “R” Us, Target, Target.com, 
Wal-Mart, Wal-Mart.com, Burlington Coat Factory, Shopko, 
AAFES, USA Baby and various specialty retailers nation-
wide from December 2005 through December 2006 for 
between $100 and $130. 

Manufactured in: China 

Remedy: Consumers should contact the firm to obtain 
instructions on how to receive a free repair kit. 
Consumers can continue to use the highchair until 
the repair kit is received but must make sure it is 
fully opened first. Consumers should open the high-
chair until they hear a “click” which indicates the 
hub is locked into place. 

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Graco 
toll-free at (877) 445-1312 anytime or go to the firm’s 
Web site at www.gracobaby.com

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                  Geometix International LLC
                  Recalls MagneBlocks™ Toys,
 Ingested Magnets Pose Aspiration and Intestinal Hazards 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety 
Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, 
today announced a voluntary recall of the following 
consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled 
products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name 
of product: MagneBlocks™ Magnetic Construction Toys

Distributor: Geometix International LLC, of Brookfield, 
Conn.

Hazard: Tiny magnets inside the building pieces can fall 
out. Magnets found by young children can be swallowed or 
aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the 
magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal per-
foration or blockage, which can be fatal.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of one incident 
where a magnet became loose. No injuries have been 
reported.

Description: All types of MagneBlocks™ construction sets 
are included in this recall. The sets contain six or more 
plastic building pieces and six or more 1/2-inch diameter 
steel balls. Some sets include steel rods. The building 
pieces are various colors and are shaped in 1 1/2-inch 
cubes and three-, four-, and five-sided pyramids. The 
plastic building pieces have “MagneBlocks™” imprinted 
on them. 

Sold at: Discount department and toy stores and Web sites,
and other toy and arts and crafts stores nationwide. The 
MagneBlocks™ magnetic building sets were sold from January 
2004 through November 2006 for between $20 and $120, 
depending on the size of the set. Sets currently for sale 
have improved warning labels.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: CPSC recommends children under 6 years of age not 
play with toys containing magnets. If a magnet comes out 
of one of the blocks in these sets, immediately remove 
the block from the set and send it to Geometix Inter-
national for a free replacement block. 

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact 
Geometix International at (866) 775-0265 between 9 a.m. 
and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit Geometix 
International’s Web site at www.magneblocks.com

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          Next Step Plastic Sippy/Tumbler Cups 
             Recalled for Laceration Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily con-
ducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers 
should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise 
instructed.

Name of Product: Sippy/Tumbler Cups

Manufacturer: Artcraft and Foremost Inc., of Moorestown, 
N.J.

Retailer: Mead Johnson Nutritionals, of Evansville, Ind.

Hazard: The impact of being dropped or banged can cause 
the cup to break into pieces, resulting in sharp or 
jagged edges that pose a laceration hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: Artcraft and Foremost Inc. has 
received 90 reports of the cups breaking into pieces 
and/or the handles breaking off, resulting in six 
reports of minor injuries such as cuts to the fingers 
and thumbs.

Description: This recall involves plastic sippy/tumbler 
cups bearing the “Next Step” logo. The 7-ounce cup has 
an aqua blue cap and a yellow, rubber-like material 
covering the handles and bottom of the cup.

Distributed by: Mead Johnson Nutritionals as a pro-
motional giveaway to physicians and consumers nation-
wide via direct mail from September 2006 to October 
2006.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take the cups away from 
children and discard them immediately. Consumers can 
contact Mead Johnson Nutritionals for information on 
how to receive a $10 coupon toward the purchase of 
Next Step LIPIL baby formula.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please 
contact Mead Johnson Nutritionals at (800) 222-9123 
between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 
and between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Saturday; or via 
e-mail at EnfamilResourceCenter@Enfamil.com

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