If you've shopped at Meijer stores between April 2010 and April 2011, especially if you bought children's toys there, be aware that the company had to pay a $2 million civil penalty for selling at least 12 different consumer products after they'd already been recalled.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the penalty on Sept. 17, saying that:

Staff charged that Meijer distributed recalled products through a system Meijer operated with a third party contractor.  Staff further charged that Meijer received information about products handled by the contractor, but Meijer failed to take action to prevent distribution of recalled products. … approximately 1,700 units of recalled consumer products were resold to consumers.

According to the CPSU, these are the recalled products Meijer sold during that year:

  • Discovery Kids Animated Marine and Safari Lamps, imported by Innovage LLC;
  • SlingRider Baby Slings manufactured by Infantino;
  • Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaners with Cord Rewind Feature, imported by Hoover Inc;
  • Fisher-Price Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles manufactured by Fisher-Price;
  • Little People Wheelies Stand ‘n Play Rampways imported by Fisher Price;
  • Ocean Wonders Kick & Crawl Aquariums imported by Fisher-Price;
  • Bathtub Subs imported by Munchkin, Inc.;
  • Refreshing Rings Infant Teethers/Rattles imported by Sassy;
  • Touch Point Oscillating Ceramic Heater;
  • Harmony High Chair manufactured by Graco Children’s Products;
  • Random Orbit Sander manufactured by Black & Decker;
  • Box Fans manufactured by Lasko.

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