Recall Alert: Children's Frog Masks & Glider Recliners

By Alice Maggiore

Recall Alert: Children's Frog Masks & Glider Recliners

October 25, 2011 Updated Oct 25, 2011 at 6:20 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) How will you spend your Halloween? If your youngster is putting on a frog mask, you may want to have them hop to another costume store. And if you're planning on kicking back in your recliner, you might want to check its maker. Children's frog masks from Target, and Glider Recliners with Ottomans sold at Big Lots. That's in this week's Recall Alert.

Target is putting the plug on frog masks sold in company stores nationwide because of a suffocation hazard. About 3400 were sold from August to September for only $1.

Target says the mask does not have proper ventilation. While there are two cutouts to see out of, when the mask is secured in place across a child's face, Target fears it may create a suffocation hazard.

If you have a mask, you're encouraged to bring it back to your neighborhood Target for a full refund. Call Guest Relations at (800) 440-0680.

As Target pitches the mask, Big Lots closes up about 375,000 Glider Recliners and Ottomans.

The furniture was sold at stores across the nation over a 4 year period, it cost $170.

Big Lots is pulling the product from its floor because there is an exposed gap between the moving parts of the chair, and the base framework. It's just big enough for youngsters to slip through.

So far, it's received 2 reports of children younger than 2 years old, getting stuck at their neck!

The gap also causes finger pinching and other crushing hazards to older children and adults.

You're encouraged to get out of the chair -- carefully, if you own one -- and contact Big Lots for a free repair kit.

That number is (866) 244-5687, the website is www.biglots.com.

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