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(KSL News) -- A warning today for people who started their holiday shopping early; a list of potenially dangerous toys has been issued.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission released a list of recently recalled toys, many of which were being marketed as Christmas presents.

Toys on the list include the Nerf Big Play Football, the Rock n' Roller Baby Stroller, the Batman Batmobile toy vehicle, and Graco Bumblebee Toys.

Hal Stratton, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Chairman: "Last year more than 155,000 children were treated in hospital emergency rooms for toy related injuries."

TOP TEN TOY RECALLS AS COMPILED BY THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION

BUMBLE BEE TOYS DISTRIBUTED BY GRACO CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS
-- 398-thousand recalled.
-- Hazard: Graco received 26 reports of antennae breaking off the toys.
-- Incidents: Graco received five reports of children who started to choke on the broken parts.

NERF BIG PLAY FOOTBALLS DISTRIBUTED BY HASBRO
-- 294-thousand recalled.
-- Hazard: The football contains a hard plastic interior frame that can pose a risk of facial cuts.
-- Incidents: Nine incidents of facial injuries have been reported, including eight that required stitches or medical attention.

CARTER'S CHILDREN'S MIRROR BOOKS DISTRIBUTED BY KIDS TWO INCORPORATED
-- 225-thousand recalled.
-- Hazard: The mirror in the books can crack or break, posing a laceration hazard to children.
-- Incidents: Kids Two has received 26 reports of mirrors cracking or breaking, including four reports of cuts.

BATMAN BATMOBILE TOY VEHICLES DISTRIBUTED BY MATTEL INCORPORATED
-- 314-thousand recalled.
-- Hazard: The rear tail wings of the Batmobile are made of rigid plastic and come to a point, posing a potential puncture or laceration hazard.
-- Incidents: Mattel has received 14 reports of injuries.

"ROCK 'N ROLLER" BABY STROLLERS DISTRIBUTED BY DOREL JUVENILE GROUP USA.
-- 300-thousand recalled
-- Hazard: If the stop pins are bent or missing or the seat is not fully attached, the seat can become partially detached from the frame, and the infant could be hurt in a fall.
-- Incidents: Injuries included one child who fell and had a slight concussion; another cut his forehead and required stitches. There also were 46 reports of bumps and bruises.

RADIO-CONTROLLED TOY TRUCKS DISTRIBUTED BY NIKKO AMERICA INCORPORATED
-- 287-thousand recalled.
-- Hazard: A problem with the circuit board causes the truck to overheat, posing a potential fire and burn hazard.
-- Incidents: No injuries have been reported.

RIDE-ON TOY TRUCKS DISTRIBUTED BY TEK NEK TOYS INTERNATIONAL
-- 70-thousand recalled.
-- Hazard: The screw and nut assembly that attaches the steering wheel can come loose and pose a choking hazard.
Incidents: Tek Nek Toys has received six reports of the screw and nut coming loose, including the death of an 18-month-old.

CHILDREN'S ATHLETIC SHOES DISTRIBUTED BY PAYLESS SHOESOURCE INCORPORATED
-- 441-thousand recalled. -- Hazard: The metal eyelet lace holder at the top of the shoes can detach and pose a choking hazard.
-- Incidents: Payless ShoeSource has received one report of a child starting to choke on a detached eyelet. No injuries have been reported.

METAL TOY JEWELRY BY IMPORTERS A-A GLOBAL INDUSTRIES INCORPORATED, BRAND IMPORTS, CARDINAL DISTRIBUTING COMPANY, AND LM BECKER AND COMPANY INCORPORATED.
-- 150 (m) million pieces of metal toy jewelry.
-- Hazard: Some of the jewelry, sold in vending machines, contains dangerous levels of lead.
-- Incidents: CPSC has received one report of lead poisoning in which a child swallowed a piece of toy jewelry that had been recalled.

ALLEN IVERSON TODDLER'S ATHLETIC SHOES DISTRIBUTED BY REEBOK INTERNATIONAL
-- 140-thousand recalled.
-- Hazard: The I-Three logo-tag on the tongue of the shoe can be peeled off and pose a choking hazard.
-- Incident: Reebok has received a report of an eight-month-old child putting the logo-tag into its mouth, but it was removed without injury.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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