Product Recalls: Doll strollers, model rockets

The following recalls have been announced:

  • About 21,000 Mini Zooper doll strollers, manufactured in China by Lan Enterprises, because a child's finger can become caught in the stroller's rectangular metal clip or the black plastic side hinge, possibly causing a fingertip to be severed. The strollers also pose an entrapment hazard. Pottery Barn Kids, which sold the doll strollers from October 2005 through June 2007, has received three reports of serious lacerations, including one report of a 2-year-old boy's fingertip being severed. Details: by phone at 888-367-0144; by Web at or
  • About 80,000 X-15 flying model rockets, manufactured in China by Estes-Cox Corp., because the product's side or engine retainer ring can separate and cause the rocket to fall without the nose cone separating and the parachute deploying, posing a risk of an impact injury to those nearby. The company has received one report of a consumer who was struck in the arm and required surgery. The company has also received seven reports of the side or engine retainer ring separating and the nose and parachute failing to release and 25 reports of the retainer ring being lost during flight. The products, sold nationwide from June 2005 through July 2007, have the number 66670 on the tail. Details: by phone at 800-576-5811; by Web at or

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