Product recalls: About 56,000 Step2 toys and 2,200 Paradigm Subwoofer speakers

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Recall news: Step2 toys and subwoofer speakers

The following recalls have been announced:

—About 56,000 Sand & Water Transportation Station Toys imported by Step2 Company, of Streetsboro, Ohio, because of choking concerns. The company is recalling another 7,700 Transportation Station Toys in Canada. The light blue plastic wheels on the train cars, which are part of the station, can detach. No injuries have been reported. The toys were sold at Target and other major retailers, specialty stores and by online retailers from December 2008 through June 2010. More information can be found at the firm’s website at

—About 2,200 Paradigm Cinema 70 CT Subwoofer speakers imported by Paradigm Electronics of Ontario, Canada, because the subwoofer can overheat when the speaker system is played at high outputs for an extended period of time, posing a fire hazard. No injuries have been reported. The company has received one report of a subwoofer overheating and causing minor property damage to the carpet under the speaker. The speakers, made in China, were sold at small specialty stores and independent audio products dealers nationwide and online at from July 2009 through August 2010. More information can be found at the company’s website at

(This version CORRECTS to note that the speakers were imported by Paradigm.)

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