- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The following recalls have been announced:

_ About 827,000 State Farm Good Neigh Bears in the U.S. and Canada, made in China and distributed by State Farm of Bloomington, Ill., because the bears’ eyes can come off, posing a choking hazard to young children. The company has received one report of a bear’s plastic eye detaching and a child placing it in her mouth. No injuries have been reported. The stuffed bears are brown and wear a white and red State Farm shirt. They were given away free through State Farm agents and at State Farm sponsored events from September 2005 through March 2007. Details: by phone at 877-226-8079; by Web at https://tinyurl.com/c2mroj or https://www.cpsc.gov.

_ About 1,300 2009 Six 5, Six 6, Six Carbon 5 and Six Carbon 6 bicycles, made in Taiwan and imported by Cannondale Bicycle Corp. of Bethel, Conn., because they don’t have spoke protector discs. This poses a risk of falls. No incidents have been reported. The bicycles were sold by authorized Cannondale dealers around the country between October 2008 and February 2009. Details: by phone at 800-245-3872; by Web at https://www.cannondale.com or https://www.cpsc.gov.

_ About 31,000 Nordstrom girl’s shoes, made in China and imported by Nordstrom Inc. of Seattle because surface paint on the outer sole of the shoes contains high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested by young children. No injuries or incidents have been reported. The recall involves six styles of Nordstrom-brand shoes for girls. They were sold at Nordstrom stores nationwide from September 2006 through last month. Details: by phone at 800-804-0806; by Web at https://www.cpsc.gov.


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