- April 11: 78,500 Sounds on the Farm puzzles and Sounds on the Go puzzles distributed by Small World Toys. Sold at toy stores and retailers. Knobs on puzzle pieces can come off, posing a choking hazard.
- May 3: 8,800 IQ Preschool Take-Apart Townhouses distributed by Small World Toys. Sold at toy stores and retailers. Small magnets can fall out and, if ingested, can cause intestinal blockages.
- May 15: 58,000 children's necklaces imported by Claire's Boutiques Inc. Sold at Claire's retail stores. Contain high levels of lead.
- May 15: 200,000 children's necklaces, bracelets and rings imported by Spandrel Sales and Marketing Inc. Contain high levels of lead.
- May 17: 1,500 Currey & Company table lamps distributed by Currey & Company. Sold at specialty stores and lighting showrooms and through interior designers. Defective light sockets pose shock and fire hazards.
- May 23: 2,000 ball rattles, wrist rattles and wind-up toys imported by Tri-Star International Inc. Sold at dollar stores in California. Small parts present a choking hazard.
- May 30: 4,500 Eli's small drums and Liberty's large drums imported by The Boyds Collection Ltd. Red paint contains high levels of lead.
- May 31: 2,700 Vivre Royale pine cone candles imported by Royal Products Inc. Sold at specialty stores. Coating and beads can ignite, posing a fire hazard.
- May 31: 1,000 NRS Sea kayak paddle floats. Sold through NRS stores and catalog. The plastic tubes used to inflate the paddle float could break and deflate, posing a drowning hazard.
- May 31: 103,000 children's metal jewelry items distributed by Tween Brands Inc. Sold at Limited Too and Justice stores. Contain high levels of lead.
- June 6: 40,000 Nursery-in-a-Box cribs made by Simplicity Inc. Sold at department and children's products stores. Crib's drop side can separate from the crib, posing the risk of choking or a fall.
- June 7: 500 floating eyeballs made by Gemmy Industries Corp. Sold at toy and novelty stores. Contain kerosene.
- June 13: 1.5 million Thomas & Friends wooden railway toys imported by RC2 Corp. Sold at toy stores and retailers. Surface paints contain lead.
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