Alex Toys is recalling about 91,000 infant building play sets because small parts of the plastic toys can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. The recall involves three Alex Jr. branded sets of infant building toys: the Baby Builder, model 1982; First Pops, model 1981P; and the First Snaps, model 1981S produced prior to November 2010. The pieces come in stackable plastic jars and were sold in sets of 14 and 26 pieces. Affected units were sold at Barnes & Noble and Land of Nod and online at zulily.com between March 2009 and June 2016 for about $18 to $28. Consumers should immediately take the recalled building sets away from children and contact Alex for a prepaid shipping envelope to return the product. Alex will send consumers a full refund upon receipt of returned sets.
Starbucks is recalling about 2.5 million stainless steel straws because the straws are rigid and can poke children in the mouth, posing a risk of injury. The recall involves stainless steel Coldto-Go food grade drinking straws in two sizes. Affected units were sold at Starbucks stores nationwide and online at starbucks. com between June 2012 and June 2016 for about $6 for a set of three straws. Beverage cups with the straws were sold for between $11 and $30. Consumers should not allow children to handle or use the stainless steel straws.
Safety 1st is recalling about 20,000 strollers because the stroller tray folding mechanism can partially disengage on one side when used with an infant car seat attached to the stroller, posing a fall hazard. The recall involves Step and Go Travel Systems sold under the Safety 1st brand and manufactured by Dorel Juvenile. Affected units were sold at Babies R Us and other retailers nationwide and online at amazon. com, babiesrus.com and walmart.com between May 2015 and June 2016 for between $250 and $300. Consumers should immediately stop using the strollers with the infant car seat and contact Safety 1st for a free repair kit.