CareBears & Bistro Set Product Recalls

Today we have a CareBears product and a Bistro set that was sold through Big Lots Stores that have voluntary recalls for issues that need correcting.  Check out the details below:

via press release


CareBears Pacifier Recalled by IDM Group Due to Choking Hazard

Over 100,000 sold CareBears(tm) Pacifiers are being recalled due to the pacifiers failing to meet federal safety standards. The nipples can separate from the base, posing a choking hazard to young children.

The pacifiers and the clip attachment have CareBear figures and a "TCFC" copyright mark on them. The nipple is made of silicone.

They were sold at various discount and dollar stores, Walmart Puerto Rico, children's apparel stores and Consolidated Stores nationwide from October 2009 through June 2012 for about $1.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled pacifiers away from infants and contact IDM Group LLC for instructions on returning the product for a full refund.  For additional information, contact IDM collect at (212) 686-5221 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company's recall web site at

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:


Zest Garden Recalls Wilson & Fisher Bistro Sets Due to Fall Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Big Lots Stores

The products being recalled here are the Wilson & Fisher White Cast Bistro Table and Chairs Set, sold via Big Lots, of Columbus, Ohio.

The issue is that the chairs can break during normal use, posing a fall hazard to consumers.  So far, there have been five reports of chairs breaking, including three reports of injuries.

This recall involves three-piece patio sets sold in a white, cut-out rose pattern. The set consists of a table and two chairs made of cast iron and aluminum. The table is about 26 inches high and measures about 24 inches in diameter. Each chair is about 33 inches high with an oval-shaped seat that measures about 19 inches long and about 16 inches wide. The item number is XG-1015-23. The product measurements, the item number and "Wilson & Fisher White Cast Bistro Set" and "Made in China" are printed on labels located on the product's packaging.

Sold exclusively at: Big Lots stores nationwide from November 2011 to May 2012 for about $100.

Consumers should immediately stop using the set and return it to any Big Lots store for a full refund.  You can contact Zest Garden at (800) 893-3006 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday, or send an e-mail to, or visit the firm's website at

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: