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    Paramount Farms Recalls Whole Natural Raw Almonds

    May 25, 2004
    Paramount Farmsis voluntarily expanding its recall of natural raw almonds, initially announced last week when the company recalled whole natural raw almonds sold under the Kirkland Signature, Trader Joes and Sunkist brands.

    Paramount said that from now on it "pasteurize" all almonds before shipping, which goes above and beyond current industry common practices.

    The recall is being expanded in three ways:

    • by extending the "best buy" dates for its retail brands;
    • by including raw natural diced almonds; and,
    • by including all of its industrial distributors and ultimate retailers.

    The company chose to expand the recall after one additional case of salmonellosis was confirmed in Michigan that occurred more than three months ago.

    Neither the original, nor expanded retail or industrial recall, includes roasted, blanched, sliced, or slivered almonds. Such almonds undergo processing which eliminates any potential bacteria such as Salmonella Enteriditis.

    On the retail side, the recall extends the "best before" ending dates. The "best before" dates for Trader Joe's and Sunkist brands whole natural raw almonds extend from 8/21/04 through 3/15/05 to 8/21/04 through 5/20/05. The "best before" dates for Kirkland Signature brand whole natural raw almonds extend from "best before" dates of 8/21/04 through 2/8/05 to 8/21/04 through 3/16/05.

    Furthermore, the recall adds raw almonds marked "natural diced" sold under the Sunkist brand in 10-ounce lay-flat plastic bags with "best before" dates of 8/21/04 through 5/20/05.

    Paramount Farms is also in the process of contacting all of its distributors and ultimate retailers who further process and resell to ensure all whole natural raw and all raw natural diced almonds with "bulk ship" dates of 8/21/03 through 5/20/04 have been traced and removed from the marketplace.

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    t is believed that most of the product already has been consumed or has been processed, roasted or otherwise altered, which typically eliminates Salmonella , believed to be linked with illnesses that resulted in the original recall. Countries where the almonds may have been distributed and in which customers are being contacted include Mexico, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, France, England and Italy.

    "While extensive lab testing has revealed no Salmonella in Paramount products, we are contacting all of our customers who may have received shipment of natural raw unpasteurized almonds to retrieve any that may still be in circulation and have not been roasted," said David Szeflin, vice president, Operations, Paramount Farms.

    The original recall of May 18, 2004 involved approximately 5 million pounds of whole natural raw almonds. An additional 8 million pounds were shipped to other companies, as well as overseas.

    The whole natural raw almonds sold under the Trader Joe's brand were in a one-pound lay-flat plastic bag marked "nonpareil variety raw almonds;" those sold under the Sunkist brand were in a 10-ounce lay-flat plastic bag marked "raw natural whole almonds;" and, those sold under the Kirkland Signature brand, available exclusively at Costco Wholesale Inc., were packaged in three-pound, lay-flat plastic bags.

    Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

    Paramount Farms Recalls Whole Natural Raw Almonds...

    Dollar General Metal Key Chains

    April 3, 2007
    Dollar General is recalling about 396,000 metal key chains because they contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

    This recall involves three styles of metal key chains including a flip flop design, dangling charms and a letter. The flip flop charms were sold in purple, yellow and aqua blue and have a flower at the top. Charms on the dangling-style key chain include a cross, flower, shamrock, and a heart that hangs from a short silver chain. The letter-style key chain is a silver metal letter in the English alphabet. The words 'KeyChain' and 'Dollar General $1.25' are printed on the front of the packaging for each style.

    The chains were sold at Dollar General stores nationwide from December 2005 through January 2007 for $1.25.

    Consumers should immediately take these key chains away from young children and return them to the store where purchased for a refund or replacement product.

    Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dollar General Corp. at (800) 678-9258 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.dollargeneral.com.

    The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

    Dollar General Metal Key Chains...

    Sake Warmers Recalled

    February 21, 2007
    Tap Machine Inc. is recalling about 2,000 sake warmers because they can unexpectedly spray hot sake on consumers during use, posing a risk of serious burns.

    Tap Machine has received one report of a consumer sustaining first- and second-degree burns when using the sake warmer.

    The recalled product is used to warm sake at restaurants, bars or for home use. The counter-sized unit is about 11-inches wide by 11-inches deep by 19-inches high. The unit warms sake to between 115 and 145 degrees Fahrenheit. It has a front-mounted spicket to control the flow of sake and uses an external 18 liter bag in the box reservoir or an external three liter refillable plastic reservoir, both of which contain sake and are placed on top of the unit.

    The recalled units have model number SM05 followed by serial numbers: 1001 through 3074, which is written on the left side of the units.

    The units were sold at Tap Machine's Web site, by telephone order, and at various wine and spirit distributors from November 2005 through January 2007 for about $150.

    Consumers should immediately stop using these sake warmers and return them to Tap Machine for a full refund.

    Consumer Contact: Call Tap Machine Inc. at (800) 556-0703 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at www.sakewarmer.com.

    The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

    Sake Warmers Recalled...

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      NHTSA Investigates Chrysler Pacifica

      June 28, 2006
      The Chrysler Pacifica is the focus of a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation because the engines might stall in some models.

      The probe covers approximately 147,000 vehicles and began in February after federal regulators received 60 complaints.

      Both computer software and defective fuel pumps are thought to be the likely cause of the stalling. Software is suspected to be the cause of stalling in 131,000 2005 and 2006 models,

      Defective fuel pumps are thought to be the cause in 17,000 2005 models, according to NHTSA.

      NHTSA Investigates Chrysler Pacifica...

      Colonial Vinyl Deck Post Kits Recalled

      WASHINGTON, July 17, 2002 -- Royal Outdoor Products of Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada, is voluntarily recalling about 1,250 colonial vinyl post kits. Cracks can develop near the base of the posts. This can allow the railing to collapse, potentially injuring people on the deck.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).f

      CPSC and Royal Outdoor Products have received seven reports of the posts cracking and one report in which the post failed. Royal Outdoor Products is not aware of any injuries associated with the posts cracking or failing.

      The recalled Royal Colonial Vinyl Deck Post Kit is intended for use with the Royal pre-built vinyl deck rail system. The 4-inch square post has a "lathe turned" design in the middle. A label with the words "Royal Outdoor Products" and "R008-45-136" is affixed to the bottom of each post. Each kit contains one post. The posts were made in Canada.

      Home Depot stores in the mid-Atlantic region sold these deck post kits from February 2002 through April 2002 for about $30.

      Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact Royal Outdoor Products to receive a free reinforcement kit. For more information, consumers can reach Royal Outdoor Products at (877) 467- 6925 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday ET or visit the firm's web site at www.royaloutdoor.com.

      Colonial Vinyl Deck Post Kits Recalled...

      FDA Upgrades Guidant Recalls

      July 6, 2005
      The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has upgraded previous recalls of certain implantable defibrillators manufactured by Guidant Corporation, and recalled June 17, 2005 and June 24, 2005.

      FDA has designated as Class I the recalls of the Ventak Prizm, 2 DR (manufactured on or before April 16, 2002) and Contak Renewal1 and 2 devices (manufactured on or before August 26, 2004)

      A Class I recall is the highest priority recall. It consisted of a letter to physicians and patients, and was sent out on June 17. This recall is one in which there is a reasonable probability that, if a particular device is malfunctioning, the malfunctioning device will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.

      Malfunctions in these devices can lead to serious consequences and its important for patients to call their doctor for additional information and personalized advice, said Daniel Schultz, MD, Director of FDAs Center for Devices and Radiological Health. However, its also important to understand that in most cases these defibrillators work well and save lives.

      FDA has designated as Class II the previously announced physician communications concerning Ventak Prizm AVT, Vitality AVT, Renewal AVT devices, Renewal 3 and 4, Renewal 3 and 4 AVT, and Renewal RF devices

      A Class II recall is one in which the malfunctioning product may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences, however the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote.

      These recall classifications do not affect Guidants current recommendation to physicians and patients. Guidant recommends that physicians continue with normal follow-up patient visits at three-month intervals.

      Neither Guidant nor FDA is making a recommendation as to whether individual patients should have their devices removed. Rather, both believe that decision is best made by consultation between patients and their physicians, based on the specific case history of each patient.

      In certain cases, the risks associated with the surgery to explant the device will outweigh the extremely small risk of device malfunction.



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      Kmart Recalls Pool Pump Water Guns

      July 21, 2004
      Kmart is recalling about 38,000 Pool Pump water guns sold in its stores from January 2004 through June 2004 for about $2. The cone-shaped nozzle can unexpectedly come off the water gun and be propelled, possibly causing injury.

      There have been four reports of injuries to children including cuts and bruises to the face and head.

      The 15-inch-long water guns are shaped like giant syringes. When placed in a pool, they fill with water when the handle at the top of the device is pulled, and shoot water when pushed. They have either an orange tube with green handle and nozzle or a yellow tube with blue handle and nozzle. There is no writing on the water guns themselves.

      Consumers should stop using the water guns and return them to a Kmart store for a full refund.

      Consumer Contact: Call Kmart at (866) KMART4U anytime.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Kmart Recalls Pool Pump Water Guns...

      Saturn Missle Battery Fireworks

      June 19, 2007
      Far East Imports is recalling its 300-shot "Saturn Missiles Battery" fireworks. These fireworks devices can travel in an unexpected and dangerous direction, which could pose eye and other injury hazards to bystanders.

      The recalled fireworks are a 200 gram multi shot device that consists of 300 individual missiles with a single fuse for ignition. The device measures 2 1/2 by 23 7/8 by 3 1/4 and its packaging has a red and yellow label and the words Saturn Missiles-Battery-300 Shots Finale printed on it.

      They were sold by Boomer Distributors nationwide from April 2006 through July 2006 for $10.

      Consumers should immediately stop using this fireworks and contact Far East Imports for a replacement product.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Far East Imports at (800) 766-1277 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the companys Web site at www.fareastimporting.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Saturn Missle Battery Fireworks...

      Huffy 'Howler,' 'Highland' Bikes Recalled

      October 16, 2007       Spanish
      Huffy is rcalling about 22,000 bicycles because the cranks can fall off.

      Huffy has received two reports of the crank coming off, resulting in one injury.

      The recall involves 2007 model year, multi-speed bicycles with 26-inch, 24-inch or 20-inch wheels. The Howler was sold in black (model K3587, boys model), blue (model K4587, mens model), and red (model K6587, mens model). The Highland was sold in white (model K4597, womens model) and blue (model K6597, womens model).

      The name "Howler" or "Highland" is printed on the frame of the bicycle, and the name "Huffy" is on the front of the frame. Model numbers are located on a label on the bottom of the frame where the crank is attached to the bicycle.

      The bicycles were sold at Kmart stores nationwide from May 2007 through July 2007 for between $80 and $100. They were manufactured in China.

      Consumers should stop using the recalled bicycles immediately and contact Huffy Corp. to receive instructions on tightening the crank.

      For more information, contact Huffy Corp. toll-free at (888) 366-3828 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.huffybikes.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Huffy 'Howler,' 'Highland' Bikes Recalled...

      Dollar Tree Stores Recall Counterfeit Extension Cords

      August 10, 2006
      Dollar Tree Stores is recalling about 600,000 counterfeit extension cords because of a shock hazard. The counterfeit extension cords could have undersized wire and substandard insulation, which can cause overheating, resulting in a possible shock hazard.

      The recalled cords are green, measure 6 feet long, are intended for indoors and have a three-outlet extension. Attached to the cord is a silver counterfeit UL holographic label marked "09/01 E157848 UL LISTED CORD SET BW-3045 13A 125V 1625W".

      The cords were sold at Dollar Tree Stores, Dollar Bill$, and Dollar Express nationwide from November 2005 through May 2006 for $1.

      Consumers should stop using the recalled extension cords immediately and return them to any Dollar Tree store for a refund.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dollar Tree Stores Inc., at (800) 876-8077 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm;s Web site at www.dollartree.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Dollar Tree Stores Recall Counterfeit Extension Cords...

      Graco Announces Replacement Instructions for Activity Tray

      WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2002 -- Graco Children's Products is providing a new instruction sheet for installing the suction cups on about 8,900 Snack and Activity Trays. The Snack and Activity Trays are sold with detached suction cups that the consumer installs. If the suction cups are not properly attached, they can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

      The action is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Graco has not received any reports of injury from the suction cups detaching. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.

      The Snack and Activity Tray can attach to high chairs, strollers, swings and other flat surfaces. There are four toys on each tray, including a toucan with a rainbow colored beak, a clear ball with colored beads inside, a yellow star with a mirror on one side and a green dog. "Mix 'N Move" is molded on the toucan, ball and dog. The toys are removable and interchangeable with other Mix 'N Move toys, which are purchased separately.

      Discount, department and juvenile product stores, including Sears, nationwide sold these activity trays from August 2001 through February 2002 for about $15.

      Consumers should stop using these products immediately. To receive a new instruction sheet, consumers should contact Graco at (800) 345- 4109 anytime. Consumers also can visit the firm's web site at www.gracobaby.com , where a new instruction sheet can be printed immediately.

      Graco Announces Replacement Instructions for Activity Tray...

      Urgent Recall for 2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazers, GMC Envoys and Oldsmobile Bravadas

      Tow, Don't Drive!

      April 6, 2001
      General Motors has issued an urgent recall for 6,000 of its new 2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazers, GMC Envoys and Oldsmobile Bravadas. A lower control arm in the steering system may break because of defective parts, possibly causing loss of control, GM said.

      Owners are being advised to park their trucks immediately. Dealers were asked to tow, not drive, the SUVs in for service and to provide a loaner car while the problem is fixed.

      Dealers were notified of the problem yesterday. They were asked to contact new owners immediately and not to sell any new vehicles until they are repaired. Prospective buyers should not even be allowed to take a test drive, the company announcement said.

      The defective part was provided by an outside supplier, GM said. The Moraine, Ohio, plant where the new trucks are made is being shut down until April 16 while the problem is resolved. The company said 30,000 of the new SUVs have been manufactured but only 6,000 have been sold in North America.

      Ironically, the new GM models are designed to be much safer than earlier SUVs. They are built with a lower center of gravity, a longer wheelbase and an engine that is positioned lower in the frame. Those changes are intended to reduce the chance of a roll-over, the problem that has plagued other SUV models.

      Consumer complaints about Urgent Recall for 2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazers, GMC Envoys and Oldsmobile Bravadas...

      Simplicity White Lancaster Cribs

      May 3, 2005
      Simplicity is recalling about 575 White Lancaster Cribs. The white paint on the cribs can chip, posing a choking hazard to young children.

      Simplicity Inc. has received four reports of consumers who noticed paint peeling off their crib. No injuries have been reported.

      The recalled cribs are made of wood and painted white. Model numbers 8554W-PT and 8554WW are printed inside the headboard and on the envelope attached to the mattress support. The Simplicity name, address, manufacturing date and model number are written on a label found on the inside bottom of the headboard.

      The cribs were sold at department stores, childrens product stores and Target.com from June 2004 through April 2006 for about $200.

      Consumers should contact Simplicity Inc. to receive a refund.

      Consumer Contact: Call Simplicity Inc. at (800) 858-8323 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the Web site at www.simplcityforchildren.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Simplicity White Lancaster Cribs...

      Champion Tools Power Strips Recalled

      WASHINGTON, Feb. 29, 2000 -- Frieder Inc., of Bedford Heights, Ohio, is recalling about 35,000 Champion Brand Tools 6-outlet power strips. It is a 125-volt power strip made in China, and bears no UL listing.

      The back of the strip has a date code indicating it was manufactured on 4/97. Writing on the cord includes "Chang RVV 300/500V." "Champion Quality Tools" and model number "10741" are written on the packaging. Discount outlets nationwide sold the power strips from January 1997 through July 1998 for about $3.

      The wiring in these power strips is undersized and poses shock, electrocution and fire hazards.

      Consumers should immediately stop using these power strips and return them to the store where purchased for a refund or send them to Frieder for a refund plus postage. For more information, consumers should call Frieder at (800) 321-8192 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

      Champion Tools Power Strips Recalled...

      Wards Recalls Boy Jackets

      WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 1999 -- Montgomery Ward is recalling about 780 boys hooded jackets and sweatshirts sold under the brand name North West Blue. 

      The jackets and sweatshirts have hood drawstrings. Children can get entangled and strangle in the drawstrings that catch on playground equipment, fences or tree branches. Since 1985, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) knows of 16 deaths from neck/hood drawstrings. 

      To help prevent children from strangling by their clothing drawstrings, in 1996 CPSC issued guidelines for drawstrings on children's outerwear, which were subsequently incorporated into a voluntary standard. 

      For jackets and sweatshirts, CPSC recommends that drawstrings be completely removed and that alternate closures, such as snaps, buttons, Velcro or elastic be used. Montgomery Ward had been adhering to the voluntary standard and has implemented procedures to prevent future errors.

      The jackets and sweatshirts being recalled have the following identification numbers printed on the care label: "RN90866" or "RN81862".The garments are made in Nepal or Pakistan from 100 percent cotton in sizes small through large. 

      The sweatshirt is style RN 90866, which comes in navy or olive. This is a pullover style sweatshirt with a zipper front pouch pocket and elbow pads. The jacket is style RN 81862, which comes in khaki, navy, olive or natural with stripes on the chest and sleeves. This is a zip front jacket made from cotton canvas with a fleece hood. "North West Blue" is on a sewn-in label at the neck of both garment styles. Montgomery Ward stores nationwide sold the garments from August 1999 to October 1999 for about $20.

      Parents should see that their children stop wearing the jackets and sweatshirts. Either remove the drawstrings from the hood or return them to the nearest Montgomery Ward store for a full refund. For more information, call Montgomery Ward at (800) 695-3553 between 8 a.m and 6:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or access their web site at www.wards.com/HTML/Recall_oct99.html.

      Montgomery Ward Recalls Boys Jackets and Sweatshirts...

      Venmar Recalls Heat Recovery Ventilators

      August 24, 2008
      Venmar CES Inc. is recalling about 3,400 light commercial heat recovery ventilators. The motors in these units can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

      Venmar CES has received three reports of ventilator motors overheating, resulting in fires which caused property damage.

      Light Commercial Heat Recovery Ventilators are designed to exchange air between the inside and outside of a building or home in order to provide fresh air. The recall includes the following brand names and model numbers:

      BrandModel Number
      Flair150/300 Compact, 300/600 Compact
      Venmar6LC, HRV600i, 12LC, HRV1200i
      PrepAirPrepAir600i, PrepAir1200i
      vanEE6LC, 12LC
      Carrier62AA-064---101XX, 62AA-127---101XX
      YorkVIXRDXXA01
      HeilVRC 300 Compact, VRC 600 Compact
      AstonHRV600i, HRV1200i
      BroanHRV650, HRVl150
      Venmate600H, 1200H

      The "X" in the model number can be either a letter or a number. The model number is written on a silver or black label on the outside panel.

      Heating, plumbing and building supply distributors sold the ventilators nationwide from January 1991 through July 2007 for between $1,700 and $2,000. They were made in Canada.

      Consumers should immediately turn off the ventilator, disconnect it from the power supply, and contact Venmar CES to schedule a technician to install a free repair.

      For more information, contact Venmar CES toll-free at (866) 698-6283 between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET Monday through Sunday or visit the firm's Web site at www.venmarces.com

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Venmar Recalls Heat Recovery Ventilators...

      Universal Travel Plugs Recalled

      May 11, 2004
      E & B Giftware LLC is recalling about 187,000 universal electric outlet adaptor plugs. Multiple metal plugs can be extended from the product at one time. Consumers touching an exposed plug while the adaptor is inserted into an electric outlet can receive a shock.

      These universal electric outlet adaptor plugs were sold as either the Worldwide or Universal Adaptor Plug under four brand names: Samsonite, Royal Traveller, American Tourister and El Portal. MODEL: 1804 is written on the bottom of the plug.

      They contain three adaptor plugs which are used by travelers worldwide to connect electrical plugs into electrical sockets. The adaptors include a hard plastic case which houses the three different plugs. A knob on the top of the product can be turned to extend the plugs for use.

      The plugs were sold at travel stores, airport gift shops, gift stores, luggage stores and discount department stores nationwide from January 2001 through March 2004 for about $13.

      Consumers should stop using the adaptor plugs immediately and call E & B Giftware LLC for a replacement item of comparable value or a refund.

      Consumer Contact: Consumer Contact: Call E & B Giftware LLC toll-free at (800) 624-5671 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Universal Travel Plugs Recalled...

      Aqua Dots Beads Recalled

      November 8, 2007
      Spin Master, based in Toronto, is recalling 4.2 million sets of Aqua Dots beads after at least two children lapsed into comas after swallowing the beads.

      The coating on the beads that causes the beads to stick to each other when water is added contains a chemical that can turn toxic when many are ingested, the company said. Children who swallow the beads can become comatose, develop respiratory depression, or have seizures.

      Federal safety officials have received two reports over the past several days of children swallowing Aqua Dots.

      A 20-month-old child swallowed several dozen beads. He became dizzy and vomited several times before slipping into a comatose state for a period of time, was hospitalized, and has since fully recovered. A second child also vomited and slipped into a comatose state and was hospitalized for five days.

      The recalled toy is a craft kit which allows children to create various multi-dimensional designs using small colored beads. The beads fuse together when sprayed with water.

      The recall applies to all models of Aqua Dots. The product is available in various different kits with accessories such as a drying fan, applicator pen, design templates for the beads, and spray bottle. The product is labeled for ages 4+.

      The toys were sold by mass merchandisers nationwide from April 2007 through November 2007 for between $17 and $30. They were made in China.

      Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and contact Spin Master to return for free replacement beads or a toy of equal value.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Spin Master at (800) 622-8339 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.aquadotsrecall.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Aqua Dots Beads Recalled...

      Vermont Castings Space Heaters Recalled

      WASHINGTON, May 9, 2001 -- Vermont Castings, Majestic Products (VCMP), of Ontario, Canada, is recalling about 3,900 space heaters. Overheating inside the space heaters can cause the exterior to become extremely hot, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

      VCMP has received three reports of the space heaters overheating, resulting in scorched floors and wall coverings. No injuries have been reported.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      The recalled heaters are white with a silver grill cover. The vent-less heaters have the name "Vermont Castings" on the label directly below the grill. The heater model numbers start with the letters VBVH or VPVH and can be found on a rating plate on the left side of the heater. Independent retailers in the southeastern U.S. sold these recalled heaters from August 2000 to January 2001 for $200 to $400.

      Consumers should stop using the heaters immediately and call VCMP toll-free at (866) 757-6649 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, to receive a free replacement heater or refund.

      Vermont Castings Space Heaters Recalled...

      Target Oil Burning Candles Recalled

      WASHINGTON, July 20, 2000 -- Target Corp. is voluntarily recalling about 16,000 glass and metal oil burning candles because the glass can shatter, creating a fire hazard.

      Target has received six reports of these candles shattering, including three reports of minor property damage. There have been no injuries reported.

      The candles come in two shapes: rectangular and circular. The glass portion of the candle is supported by a metal black metal frame. There are two glass pieces that stack on top of each other. The lower glass piece has a reservoir for oil. The top glass piece has an opening for a wick. The circular candle measures 6.25 inches in diameter and the rectangular candle measures 5.5 inches by 13.5 inches. These candles were made in China. Target stores sold them nationwide from January 2000 through May 2000. The circular candles sold for $8 and the rectangular candles sold for $15.

      Consumers should stop using these candles immediately and return them to the nearest Target store for a refund. For additional information, consumers should call Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

      Target Oil Burning Candles Recalled...

      Perfect Fit Electric Blankets Recall

      July 2, 2003

      SOIREE and Soft n' Warm Electric Blankets are being recalled by Perfect Fit Industries. The blankets can overheat, posing a risk of burn injuries to consumers, especially when the blanket is folded or bunched.

      Perfect Fit is aware of 44 reports of these blankets overheating, resulting in four reports of minor burn injuries. Damage to the blankets and bedding materials also have been reported.

      The recalled electric blankets are the SOIREE (only those sold at Belk stores) and Soft n' Warm (only sold at K-mart), both of which were sold in king, queen, full and twin sizes. At Belk, the electric blankets were sold only in ivory color and at K-mart they were sold in ivory, light blue and hunter green colors. The model name appears on the packaging, but not on the blanket.

      Both models have a UL warning label and a permanent label that reads "Perfect Fit" and "Shell Made in China. Wired and Closed in U.S.A." The Soft n' Warm model has a date code ranging from 02228 through 02305 printed on a warning label on the foot of the blanket.

      The blankets were sold at K-mart and Belk stores nationwide from September 2002 through February 2003 for between $40 (twin size) and $200 (king size).

      The firm is providing a free replacement blanket, but consumers should unplug the recalled units immediately. Call the company at (877) 882-9478 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday for a replacement.

      Perfect Fit Electric Blankets Recall...

      Mercedes Recalls 1.3 Million Cars

      March 31, 2005
      DaimlerChrysler AG is recalling some 1.3 million Mercedes-Benz cars worldwide to fix problems with their alternators and batteries.

      The company said it will check the voltage regulator in the alternator on six- and eight-cylinder models and replace the regulator if needed.

      Mercedes also said it would install battery control software on the E-class and CLS-class models built from January 2002 through January 2005. The company also said the braking system on the E, SL and CLS-class made since June 2001 would be updated.

      The company has set up a hot line for European customers at 800-1-777-7777. In the United States, customers can call 1-800-FOR-MERC.



      Mercedes Recalls 1.3 Million Cars...

      Wal-Mart & Endar Recall Candles

      WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2001 --Endar Corp. and Wal-Mart Stores are voluntarily recalling 74,000 Ambria brand candle sets. The wax from the candles can drip and ignite the potpourri. Additionally, when the candles are in close proximity, they generate a significant amount of heat. Each of these hazards could lead to a fire, which could cause burn injuries to consumers.

      Wal-Mart has received no reports of incidents. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries. The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      The 9-Piece Harvest Centerpiece Collection candle set contains seven candles (three white pillars, two red apple shaped novelty candles, and two yellow leaf shaped novelty candles), potpourri and a round 12-inch copper color plate.

      Wal-Mart stores nationwide sold these candles from September 1, 2001 through September 20, 2001 for about $10.

      Consumers should stop using the candle sets immediately and return them to any Wal-Mart store for a full refund. Consumers also can call Endar Corp. toll-free at (800) 562-9974 between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or log on to the company's website at www.endar.com.

      Wal-Mart & Endar Recall Candles...

      Cranium Cadoo Board Games Recalled

      January 17, 2008    Spanish
      About 38,000 Cranium Cadoo board games are being recalled because the die included in the games contain excessive levels of lead.

      Only the die found in Cranium Cadoo board games with lot numbers 2007195 through 2007244 are included in the recall. The Cranium Cadoo game is packaged in a square cardboard box with an orange background. The seven digit lot number is printed under the plastic tray on the bottom half of the box.

      The games were sold at Fred Meyer, Kmart, Shopko, Wal-Mart and specialty game stores nationwide between October 2007 through January 2008 for about $20. They were made in China.

      Consumers should immediately dispose of the die and contact Cranium Inc. to receive a free replacement die.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cranium Inc. at (877) 272- 6486 between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.cranium.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Cranium Cadoo Board Games Recalled...

      Black Diamond Soliras Headlamp Batteries

      November 10, 2004
      Black Diamond is recalling its Soliras Headlamp Lithium Ion Batteries. The battery may overheat, posing a burn or fire hazard to users.

      The recalled batteries are found in Black Diamond Soliras headlamps. The batteries has the following dates which can be found on the battery label: 0703, 0803, 0903, 1003, 1103, 1203, 0104, 0204, 0304, 0404, and 0504. The black headlamp has the words and symbol for the company on the light.

      Authorized dealers nationwide sold the headlamps from March 2004 through May 2004 for about $150.

      Consumers should stop using the headlamps immediately and return the battery to the nearest authorized Black Diamond dealer for a free replacement.

      Call Black Diamond collect at (801) 278-5544 between 8 am. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday. or log on to the companys Web site at www.blackdiamondequipment.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Black Diamond Soliras Headlamp Batteries...

      Battat Recalls More Magnabild Sets

      Majestic, Essex, Brighton/Sussex, Captiva Cribs

      March 13, 2008    
      Battat Inc, is recalling about 7,000 additional Magnabild magnetic building sets. The recall is in addition to 125,000 sets recalled in January.

      Small magnets inside the building pieces can fall out. Magnets found by young children can be swallowed or aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforations or blockages, which can be fatal.

      Battat and federal regulators have received 16 reports of magnets coming out of the building pieces. No injuries have been reported. No incidents have been reported with models BB1439 and BAT-34.

      This recall involves the 108-piece (item number BB1439H) and the 68-piece (item number BAT-34) Magnabild Magnetic Building System sets. The 108-piece set comes in a rotating display case containing sixty 1-inch rods with magnets and 48 metal balls. The 68-piece set comes in a window box and contains forty-four 1-inch rods with magnets and 24 metal balls. The rods come in different colors. All of the plastic building pieces have the word 'Magnabild' in raised lettering on them. 'BB1439H' is found on a hang tag attached to the display case. 'BAT-34' is found on the box. The products are designed for children older than three years.

      The toy sets were sold at various retailers nationwide and online sellers from July 2005 through February 2008 for between $20 and $35. They were made in China.

      Consumers should immediately take the recalled Magnabild Magnetic Building System away from children and contact Battat to receive a pre-paid mailer to return the toy and to receive a free replacement product.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Battat Inc. at (800) 247-6144 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET or visit the firm's Web site at www.battatco.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Battat Recalls More Magnabild Sets...

      LL Bean Snow and Sand Castle Kits Recalled

      November 21, 2007
      LL Bean is recalling about 800 children's snow and sand castle kits. The largest plastic castle block maker in the kit could crack at the handle during use, creating sharp edges that can pose a laceration hazard to young children.

      The recall castle kit consists of three red plastic block makers. Only the largest block maker in the set is included in the recall. The largest block maker measures about 19 inches in length and 5 inches in width. Smaller block maker blocks and castle kits with the letter A on the inside of the large block maker are not included in this recall.

      The kits were sold by L.L. Bean retail stores nationwide, catalogs and internet from September 2007 through October 2007 for about $30. They were made in the U.S.

      Consumers should stop using the large blocks and immediately take these recalled toys away from children. Letters will be sent to each customer with a replacement large castle block maker and a return mailer enclosed. In addition the notice will be posted in L.L. Bean retail stores and on its web site, and customers can return the kit to any retail store for a replacement.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Paricon at (800) 873-8452 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit L.L. Beans Web site at www.llbean.com

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      LL Bean Snow and Sand Castle Kits Recalled...

      Infantino Recalls Childrens Toy Castles

      July 3, 2007
      Infantino LLC is recalling about 68,000 toy shape-sorting castles. The plastic rod can come loose allowing the colored counting beads to slide off of the toy, posing a choking hazard to young children.

      Infantino has received four reports of children nearly choking on the colored beads after putting them in their mouths.

      The recalled toy castles have counting beads, four play figures and several different shapes and letters that fit into holes in the castle. infantino is printed in the lower right-hand corner of the side with the letters. The recall only includes castles with the following date codes: 5349, 6087, 6132 and 0906. Castles with other date codes, no date code or with a plastic rod attached with a metal screw are not included in this recall.

      The date code is stamped on the underside of the blue top and can be viewed through the top square shape or top A letter openings.

      The castles were sold at Wal-Mart, Target, Marshalls, Meijers and other specialty toy retailers nationwide from January 2006 through May 2007 for about $12.

      The toys were made in China.

      Consumers should take the recalled toy away from young children immediately and contact Infantino for instructions on how to return the product for a free replacement. A free return shipping label can be accessed on the firms Web site.

      Consumer Contact: For more information, call Infantino toll-free at (888) 808-3111 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firms Web site at service.infantino.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Infantino Recalls Childrens Toy Castles...

      Home Depot Recalls Children's Lamps

      July 25, 2006
      The Home Depot is recalling about 9,500 Hampton Bay children's lamps. The lamps are the "Transitional Collection Fire Truck and Bulldozer Accent Lamps with Night Lights."

      The glass window of the fire truck and bulldozer night light can become dislodged, fall and shatter into small pieces. This poses a laceration hazard and a serious risk of injury if ingested by a small child.

      There has been one report of the glass window of the lamp breaking in a store. No injuries have been reported.

      The recalled children?s lamps have a red toy fire truck or yellow toy bulldozer base that sits on a 6-inch wide by 9.75-inch long hand-painted wood base. SKU No. 167-367 is printed on the bottom of the base of the fire truck lamp and SKU No. 167-939 is printed on the bottom of the bulldozer lamp. The fire truck and bulldozer have glass windows. The overall assembled dimensions are about 12 inches wide by 20.5 high. "Made in China" is printed on the bottom of the lamps. Hampton Bay is printed on the box only.

      The lamps were sold exclusively at The Home Depot stores nationwide from January 2006 through June 2006 for about $40.

      Consumers should stop using the recalled lamps immediately and return the item to The Home Depot store for a full refund.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Emess Design Group at (800) 678-2579 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.emessdesign.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Home Depot Recalls Children's Lamps...

      Children's Place Baseball Shirts and Rompers Recalled

      WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2000 -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Children's Place is voluntarily recalling about 120,000 boys baseball shirts and rompers. The buttons can come off, posing a small parts choking hazard to young children.

      The Children's Place has received three reports of buttons detaching. No injuries have been reported.

      The recalled baseball shirts are grey, blue, white or red with contrasting colors at the trim. They were available in boys sizes 3 to 36 months. The shirts have four baseball-shaped buttons down the front. A tag at the neck reads in part, "The Children's Place, Made in Turkey". On the left front of the shirt there is an embroidered baseball surrounded by the words, "Baseball Place USA". "Place" and the number "9" are embroidered on the back of the shirt.

      The recalled one-piece rompers are grey, blue or red with contrasting colors at the trim. They were available in boys sizes 3 to 36 months. The rompers have four baseball-shaped buttons down the front and snaps around the crotch. A tag at the neck reads in part, "The Children's Place, Made in Turkey". On the left front of the romper there is an embroidered baseball surrounded by the words, "Baseball Place USA". "Place" and the number "9" are embroidered on the back of the romper.

      The Children's Place stores nationwide sold the shirts and rompers from January 2000 through July 2000. The shirts cost about $12 and the rompers cost about $14.

      Consumers should take these clothes away from their children immediately. Consumers should return the clothes to the nearest The Children's Place store for a full refund and a 10 percent discount coupon. For more information, call The Children's Place at (800) 839-3144 anytime.


      Children's Place Baseball Shirts and Rompers Recalled...

      Kidz Club Flashlights Recall

      WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2002 -- Eveready Battery Co. is voluntarily recalling about 24,000 Kidz Club flashlights, sold under its Energizer brand. The flashlights can overheat and cause the batteries to leak, posing a risk of burns to children.

      Eveready has received three reports of the flashlights overheating, including one report of a 4-year-old boy receiving a minor burn to his hand.

      The multicolored flashlights measure about 5.75 inches in length, and are made with a metal barrel and a plastic head. They take "C" batteries and have a rotating focusing head. The model number FC230KBP appears only on the reverse side of the package. The words Energizer Kidz Club appear on the head of the flashlight. "Made in China" is written on the base.

      Discount department and toy stores sold these flashlights nationwide from April 2002 through October 2002 for about $6.

      Consumers should take these flashlights away from children immediately and remove the batteries. Consumers should contact Eveready at (800) 669-6394 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday for instructions on returning the flashlights and receiving a $12 refund. Consumers also can access the company's web site at www.energizerflashlights.com

      Kidz Club Flashlights Recall...

      DeWALT Air Compressors

      June 22, 2005
      DeWALT is recalling about 3,800 of its Model D55143 Three-Gallon Hand-Carry Oil Free Air Compressor. Due to a wiring insulation defect, the unit may pose a possible shock hazard.

      Only DeWALT D55143 three-gallon hand-carry oil free air compressors with the following date codes: 200448, 200453, 200502 through 200505, 200508, and 200509 are included in the recall. The date code is printed on the name plate on the rear air tank of the unit. Units marked with an R on the end cap of the unit are not included in this recall.

      The units were sold at home center and hardware stores nationwide from January 2005 through April 2005 for about $250.

      Consumers should stop using the compressors immediately and contact DeWALT for the location of the nearest service center to receive a free inspection or repair if necessary.

      For additional information, contact DeWALT at (866) 397-3228 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firms Web site at www.DeWALT.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      DeWALT Air Compressors...

      Le Cradle Bassinets Recalled

      WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2000 -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kids Line Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif., is voluntarily recalling for repair about 46,000 Le Cradle bassinets.

      Infants can become entrapped in an opening between the bassinet's side and mattress platform and suffocate. Additionally, fabric can separate from the metal frame. Infants can be injured when they scrape against or become caught in the frame.

      Kids Line has received one report of a 3-month-old boy in Oakland Park, Fla. who died when he suffocated after becoming trapped between the bassinet's side and mattress platform. Three other infants were scraped and bruised from contact with the metal frame that became exposed when the fabric separated from the frame.

      Kids Line is offering a free in-home repair kit, designed to secure the fabric around the bassinet to prevent entrapments and exposure to the metal frame.

      The recalled bassinets were sold under the name "Le Cradle Bassinette." The bassinet has a white metal base with wheels and a removable canopy. The oval bassinet itself is made up of a metal wire frame and a wooden base board that rests on the metal base. A sticker on the mattress platform gives instructions for use of the bassinet and says, "Le Cradle, Kids Line, Los Angeles, California." A fabric-covered foam mattress covers the wooden board. Matching fabric covers the bassinet frame, and comes in various colors and designs.

      Children's products stores nationwide sold the bassinets from January 1989 through May 2000 for between $100 and $200.

      Consumers should stop using the bassinets immediately and contact Kids Line for a free in-home repair kit. Consumers should call Kids Line toll-free at (866) LECRADL (532-7235) anytime.

      Le Cradle Bassinets Recalled...

      HSN Recalls Power Strips for Charge-It-All Valets

      April 16, 2008
      HSN is recalling about 17,000 Charge-It-All Valets. The power strip located inside the valet has undersized wires, which can pose fire and shock hazards to consumers.

      This recall involves the power strips sold with the medium and large Joy Mangano Charge-It-All Valets. The valet is a box with divided compartments that comes with a power strip that allows the user to recharge and organize items such as cell phones, mp3 players, PDAs and cameras in a single location.

      The medium valet comes with a 3-receptacle power strip and the large valet comes with a 6-receptacle power strip. The letters J and M are printed in cursive under the valet.

      The valets, made in China, were sold by HSN LP, exclusively, from October 2007 through January 2008 for about $50 for the large valet and $40 for the medium valet.

      Consumers should immediately stop using the power strip. HSN LP will provide a replacement power strip and an in-store refund of $5. HSN LP will pay for all shipping charges to return the product. HSN is directly contacting consumers with the recalled units.

      For additional information, call HSN toll-free at (888) 540-7052 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at www.hsn.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      HSN Recalls Power Strips for Charge-It-All Valets...

      Coby Bomboxes Recalled

      April 24, 2007
      Coby Electronics is recalling about 13,800 USB/MP3/CD boomboxes because of a fire hazard.

      When left plugged into an electrical outlet and the off switch is not firmly in place, these boomboxes can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

      Coby Electronics has received 18 reports of these boomboxes overheating resulting in three reports of minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

      The recalled Coby boombox is a portable CD/MP3 player with an AM/FM radio. The USB feature allows it to be connected to a computer. The boombox is primarily white with silver-colored speakers. The word COBY is written on the front and DIGITAL is written on the top. The model number, MP-CD475 also is written on the top.

      The recalled units have serial numbers, located on the rear of the unit beneath the AC power cord plug-in outlet, in the following range limits:

      • 0736000001 through 0736005000
      • 0816000001 through 0816005300
      • 0826000001 through 0826003500

      The boomboxes were sold at discount, toy and office supply stores nationwide from August 2006 through December 2006 for between $20 and $50.

      Consumers should unplug these boomboxes immediately, and contact the firm for information on returning the recalled units and receiving a refund.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Coby Electronics Corp. at (800) 524-9219 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.cobyusa.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Coby Bomboxes Recalled...

      Metalux Fluorescent Shop Lights Recalled

      November 21, 2007
      Cooper Lighting Inc. is recalling about 274,000 Metalux fluorescent shop lights. When the two prongs on the plugs electrical cord are touched simultaneously while lamps are installed, the light can pose an electric shock hazard to consumers.

      Cooper Lighting has received six reports of consumers experiencing an electric shock. No serious injuries have occurred.

      This recall involves the Metalux fluorescent shop lights Model 9240. Only date codes between December 1, 2006 (344 06) and September 14, 2007 (257 07) are included in this recall. The date code format includes the day and the year. For example, 344 06 refers to the 344th day of year 2006, or December 1, 2006. The model number and date code can be found on the packaging and on labels adhered to the fixture housing.

      The lights were sold at major home center and hardware stores nationwide from January 2007 to October 2007 for between $8 and $10. They were made in China.

      Consumers should stop using the light fixture immediately and uninstall it according to instructions posted at www.cooperlighting.com. The fixture should be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund or credit.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cooper Lighting at (800) 440-1676 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firms Web site at www.cooperlighting.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Metalux Fluorescent Shop Lights Recalled...

      DEWALT Cordless Reciprocating Saws

      December 26, 2006
      DEWALT is recallinag about 44,000 cordless reciprocating saws, Model DC305. The switch on these saws can short circuit, posing a fire hazard.

      DEWALT has received four reports of short circuits in the switch of these saws. One of these incidents was a report of a fire resulting in extensive damage, though the cause of this fire has not been confirmed. Another fire reportedly resulted in minor damage, and the other two incidents resulted in melting damage to the units. No injuries were reported.

      This recall involves cordless DEWALT DC305 model reciprocating saws with date codes 200601-49 through 200640-49. They are yellow and black and about 18 inches long. The model number is located on the name plate on the side of the housing and the date code is located under the handle where the battery is inserted.

      The saws were sold at major home centers and hardware stores nationwide from May 2006 through November 2006 for between $380 and $800.

      Consumers should stop using the saws immediately and contact DEWALT for a free repair.

      Customer Contact: For additional information, consumers can contact DEWALT toll-free at (866) 751-9562 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.DEWALT.com

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      DEWALT Cordless Reciprocating Saws...

      Dynasty Gas Ranges Recalled

      WASHINGTON, March 20, 2002 -- Jade Products Inc. is voluntarily recalling to repair about 7,200 Dynasty gas ranges. The ranges could tip over if a heavy weight is placed on an open oven door, posing a risk of burn injuries from hot food or liquids in cooking containers.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Producer Safety Commission (CPSC).

      The Dynasty gas ranges included in this program are all 30, 36, and 48-inch units with the model number DGRSC. The model number is located on the serial plate that is accessed by lifting the right hand cooking module from the range top. The brand name "Dynasty" appears on the front of the range.

      Appliance and retail stores nationwide sold these ranges from January 1996 through December 2001 for between $3,000 and $7,400.

      Consumers may continue to use the ranges but are cautioned not to place any objects on the open oven door until an anti-tip bracket has been installed. Consumers should call Jade Products toll-free at (888) 607-5694 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to arrange for free installation of an anti-tip bracket.

      The installation of the anti-tip brackets will bring the recalled ranges into compliance with the stability test requirements of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z21.1 Standard for Household Gas Cooking Appliances.

      Some of these ranges were also involved in a separate March 2001 recall to repair a delayed gas ignition defect.

      Dynasty Gas Ranges Recalled...

      Diatech, Derby Bicycles Recalled

      WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2000 -- DiaTech USA and Derby USA are recalling about 5,000 bicycles for repair. The disc brakes on these bicycles can stick and prevent the brake pads from returning to the proper position when the brake lever is released. This can cause the rider to lose control and crash.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      DiaTech USA, the manufacturer of the brakes, and Derby USA, the importer and distributor, have received one report of a consumer who lost control of his bicycle when the brakes failed to disengage, and suffered broken ribs.

      These are 2000 model bicycles with the following brands and models:

      Brand Model
      Raleigh M600, M800, M8000
      Diamondback Zetec Comp, X-2
      Univega DS950, Alpina 700


      They have ballistic spiral stop disc brakes. "DIATECH" is written on the brake.

      Raleigh, Diamondback and Univega bicycle dealers nationwide sold these bicycles from November 1999 through June 2000 for between $800 and $1,200.

      Consumers should stop riding these bicycles immediately, and return them to their dealer for free replacement of the front and rear brake calipers. For more information or to locate the nearest dealer, contact Derby USA at (800) 222-5527 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

      Diatech, Derby Bicycles Recalled...

      Crosman Air Rifles Recall

      October 2, 2003

      Crosman Corporation is voluntarily recalling about 1,500 spring-piston, break-action air rifles. The air rifles can discharge unexpectedly when the user closes the barrel, posing a serious risk of injury to consumers and bystanders.

      Crosman Corporation has received one report of an air rifle unexpectedly firing, though no injuries have been reported.

      The recalled break-action, spring air rifles include Crosman Model numbers RM177, RM177X, RM677, RM677X, RM877 and RM622 that were produced before August 2001. Models produced after that time are not included in this recall.

      The recalled air rifles have brown wood stocks, black barrels, and blue and white striped spacers on the butt plate. The RM622 shoots .22 caliber airgun pellets; the other models shoot .177 caliber airgun pellets. The RM177X and RM677X were sold with scopes. Each barrel is imprinted with the model number and the words, "Manufactured for Crosman Corp. by Mendoza."

      Authorized dealers, gun shops and sporting goods dealers nationwide sold the air rifles from June 2001 through August 2001 for between $130 and $250.

      Consumers should stop using these air rifles immediately and contact Crosman Corporation at (800) 724-7486 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday for instructions on returning the rifle for a free repair or replacement with a comparable model. Crosman will reimburse consumers for the cost of shipping. Consumers also can log on to the company's Web site at www.crosman.com to view safety and recall information posted since September 2001.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Crosman Air Rifles Recall...

      Holmes Portable Electric Heaters

      May 5, 2005
      Holmes is recalling about 13,500 portable electric heaters. Some heaters have improperly crimped wires which can result in overheating and a potential thermal burn or fire hazard.

      Holmes is aware of 19 reports of heaters overheating, melting or charring along the bottom of the heater, including 13 reports of minor property damage beneath the heater. No injuries have been reported.

      The recall involves the Holmes model HCH4305 portable electric heaters sold by QVC as QVC Item No. V19768. The model number and date code is located on the bottom of the heater. Recalled heaters have a date code beginning with 33xx through 39xx.

      The recalled heaters were sold exclusively by QVC via the QVC cable television channel from October 2004 through January 2005 for about $33.

      Consumers should stop using the recalled heater immediately. QVC is directly contacting all known consumers to arrange for a full refund.

      For more information, contact QVC Customer Service at (800) 367-9444 between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight ET, any day of the week.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Holmes Portable Electric Heaters...

      Hunter's View Safety Harnesses

      April 5, 2005
      About 500,000 Hunter's View safety harnesses are being recalled. The harnesses could fail during use, resulting in consumers falling from tree stands and suffering serious injuries or death.

      The harnesses were sold by hunting and sporting good stores nationwide beginning in January 2004 for between $100 and $300.Consumers should stop using the harnesses immediately and contact Hunters View to receive a free replacement harness.

      The 2004 model year Fall Arrest Systems (harnesses) have model number 3333 and Model Year 2004 written on a white label attached to the harness or the tree strap. They were included with every Hunters View and every Comfort Zone brand tree stand sold under the following names and model numbers:

      Product NameModel NumberProduct NameModel NumberProduct NameModel Number
      EagleATC-400012' Buddy XLLS-425Condor TC-500
      Condor LiteATC-550015' CougarLS-500Silver CondorTC-560
      Silver Condor LiteATC-5600Cougar MagnumLS-508Stealth TCD-500
      Silver Hawk LiteATC-600016' WhitetailLS-510HawkTCW-400
      Trophy Hunter LiteATCD-560016' Silver PumaLS-555WildcatTS-105
      Silver Condor LiteATCW-560016' LynxLS-575BobcatTS-111
      Wildcat CS LiteATS-105015' Buddy StandLSA-403Mountain CatTS-120
      Panther LiteHVATS-200015' Buddy StandLSD-402Panther HVTS-200
      Timber Cat LiteATS-215015' Magnum Buddy StandLSD-425RazorbackTS-350
      Big Horn Ram LiteATS-410015' Steel Ladder StandLSD-500HunterTS-355
      Silver DaddyATS-465015' Deluxe Ladder StandLSD-502Silver HunterTS-365
      Monster Mag LiteATSD-410015' Dual Season HunterLSD-525Bighorn RamTS-400
      Full Body Fall Arrest SystemFAS-300015' CondoLSD-602Big Daddy TS-465
      16' Black BearLS-21312' Buddy StandLSW-400MagnumTSD-102
      12' Buddy StandLS-400Prairie FalconTC-120RazorbackTSW-350
      15' Buddy StandLS-403HawkTC-400

      Consumer Contact: Call Hunters View at (888) 878-0440 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Hunter's View Safety Harnesses...

      Volvo Recalls 2010 XC60

      November 23, 2009
      Volvo is recalling about 8,400 XC60s from the 2010 model year. In some accident scenarios, the driver's seat side cover panel could cause the seat belt to detach, increasing the risk of injury to the driver.

      Dealers will modify the panel free of charge when the recall begins in December.

      Owners may contact Volvo at 1-800-458-1552.

      Consumers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153) or at www.safercar.gov.

      Volvo Recalls 2010 XC60...

      Apple Slicer/Corer Recall

      WASHINGTON, April 29, 2002 -- Leifheit International USA Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 31,000 apple slicers/corers. The cutting blade can separate from the center-coring ring during use causing cuts to consumers' hands and fingers.

      Leifheit has received two reports of the blades separating, resulting in minor cuts to the user's fingers.

      The recall includes Pro Line apple slicers/corers. The slicers/corers are made of shiny chrome metal with two handles. "Leifheit" is printed on the top of one handle. A symbol code on the underside of the slicer/corer shows a number and dot sequence indicating the date of manufacture. Any product with a "1" or those with a "2" accompanied by one or two dots are included in the recall.

      Houseware and gourmet cooking stores sold the slicers/corers nationwide from January 2001 to July 2002 for about $18.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Consumers should stop using these apple slicers/corers immediately and return them to either the place of purchase or the company. Consumers will have their choice of receiving a replacement or a refund. For more information, consumers can contact Leifheit at (866) 695-3434 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's web site at www.leifheitusa.com.

      Apple Slicer/Corer Recall...

      QVC Toy Puzzle Vehicle Sets Recalled

      March 21, 2008
      QVC is recalling nearly 200,000 toy puzzle vehicle sets. Surface paints on the puzzle pieces and components contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

      The recall includes the 16 piece Puzzle Track Play sets also known as Battery Operated Puzzle Vehicle sets. QVC item number T16876 is printed on the exterior of the brown box packaging. The sets have plastic puzzle pieces that when put together form a track with a battery operated train, fire engine or school bus vehicle designed to run on the track. Miniature street signs, traffic cones, and a battery for the vehicle are also included in the sets.

      The sets, made in China, were sold by QVC televised shopping programs, Web page, toll-free number, and Studio store from September 2002 through December 2007 for about $20.

      Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy puzzle sets away from children and return to QVC for a full refund including shipping and handling. Consumers who purchased the recalled set from QVCs television program or at QVC.com were sent a package by mail containing return information. Consumers who purchased the recalled set at the QVC Studio store should return the product to the store where purchased for a full refund.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact QVC at (800) 367-9444 between 7 a.m. and 1 a.m. ET or visit the firms Web site at www.qvc.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      QVC Toy Puzzle Vehicle Sets Recalled...

      Sky Squadron, Sky Rangers Radio-Controlled Model Airplanes Recalled

      March 27, 2007
      Radio-controlled model airplanes with lithium polymer batteries are being recalled. The airplanes can overheat while recharging the battery, posing a fire hazard.

      Estes-Cox has received nine reports of overheating, including one report of a plane catching fire and resulting in a minor burn injury.

      The recall involves Sky Squadron Model 4153 (sold at RadioShack) and Sky Rangers Model 4161 (sold at Wal-Mart) radio controlled airplanes with rechargeable lithium batteries. The airplanes have a wingspan of about 18- to 20-inches and a polystyrene foam fuselage.

      Model 4153 is a blue Corsair single engine airplane with a Number 15 decal and a black and blue transmitter/charger. Model 4161 is a red twin engine plane with an all-black transmitter/charger. The model numbers are on the box and instructions.

      RadioShack stores nationwide sold the Sky Squadron Airplane from December 2006 through February 2007 for about $35. Wal-Mart stores nationwide sold the Sky Ranger Airplane from January 2007 through February 2007 for about $30.

      Consumers with the recalled airplanes should stop using them immediately and contact Estes-Cox for instructions on returning the airplane for a replacement product.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Estes-Cox at (800) 576-5811 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.estesrockets.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Sky Squadron, Sky Rangers Radio-Controlled Model Airplanes Recalled...

      Honeywell Security System Controllers Recalled

      February 12, 2007
      Atmel Corp. is recalling about 4,000 microcontrollers used in Honeywell digital cellular communicators that power home and business security systems.

      The microcontroller in the communicator can enter an unrecoverable lock-up state due to a programming issue. The lock-up could result in a service interruption, and fail to transmit an alarm signal in the event of a fire or property invasion.

      Honeywell has received 39 reports of problems with the microcontroller where it reportedly entered an unrecoverable lock-up state. There have been no reports of failure to report an emergency and no reports of injury or property damage.

      The digital cellular communicator can be used as a primary means of security communications for a residence or business. The recall involves the Atmel microcontroller AT91SAM7S256 installed in Honeywell digital cellular communicator, Model 7845GSM.

      Distributors nationwide sold the recalled communicators to commercial installers from July 2006 through October 2006 for about $250.

      Customers who have not been contacted directly should immediately contact the firm for information on how to receive a free replacement communicator with updated software. Installers that purchased the communicators have been contacted directly.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Honeywell at (800) 573-0154, between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go to the firm?s Web site at www.security.honeywell.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Honeywell Security System Controllers Recalled...

      Wal-Mart Recalls Christmas Mug Gift Sets

      December 19, 2006
      Wal-Mart is recalling about 70,000 Holiday Time Christmas Mug Gift Sets. The buttons could detach from the plush characters sold with the mug gift sets, posing a choking hazard to young children.

      The gift sets include a decorated ceramic mug and a stuffed Santa, snowman, or reindeer. The stuffed characters measure 7-inches tall and are made of fleece-like material. Two red and green buttons are sewn down the front of the characters. "DanDee COLLECTOR'S CHOICE" and the product's UPC number are printed on the character's sewn-in labels.

      UPC numbers are as follows: Santa 0 47475 45419 8, Snowman 0 47475 45429 7, Reindeer 0 47475 45439 6. "Holiday Time " is printed on the character's hang tag. The mug comes in three designs and measures 6-inches tall. The designs include a Santa with green background, a snowman with blue background, and a Christmas tree with green background.

      The mugs were sold at Wal-Mart stores nationwide from October 2006 through December 2006 for about $5.

      Consumers should immediately take the plush character away from small children and return it to their nearest Wal-Mart for a full refund.

      Consumer Contact: Call Wal-Mart toll free at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or visit www.walmartstores.com for more information.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Wal-Mart Recalls Christmas Mug Gift Sets...

      Britax Child Restraints Recalled

      WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2002 --The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today announced a safety recall of Britax Child Safety, Inc., convertible child restraints.

      The recall involves 4,959 Advantage convertible child restraints, Model E9022, with production dates from March 5 to July 26, 2001. The date of manufacture is located on the label on the side of the restraint.

      According to NHTSA, the tether brackets installed during the affected period may allow one of the tether attachments to separate from the seat shell in a vehicle crash. Separation of one of the tether brackets from the seat shell could allow increased head movement. These seats do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems."

      Britax Child Restraints Recalled...

      Raleigh Bicycles Recalled

      WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2001 -- Raleigh America Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 500 bicycles. The bottom bracket spindle inside the crankset of the bicycle can break, causing the rider to lose control and crash. The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Raleigh America has received five reports of bottom bracket spindles breaking. No injuries have been reported.

      The recalled bicycles are the 2001 Diamondback XSL-Race and XSL- Pro Mountain models. The XSL-Race model is white with red and black decals. The XSL-Pro model is yellow with white decals.

      Authorized Diamondback dealers sold the bicycles nationwide from January 2001 through August 2001 for between $1,400 and $1,900.

      Consumers should immediately stop riding these bicycles and contact the authorized Diamondback dealer where the bicycle was purchased to arrange for a free repair. For more information, consumers can contact Raleigh America at (800) 222-5527 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

      Raleigh Bicycles Recalled...

      Lutron Recalls Power Supplies

      June 15, 2004
      Basler Electric Co. and Lutron Electronics are calling about 3,000 DC power supply units that can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

      These recalled 12-volt DC power supply units were sold as an accessory power supply device for some of Lutron Electronics wall stations and control interfaces, including some Grafik Eye 3000 lighting control systems. These systems were professionally installed in indoor commercial and residential settings for lighting and dimmer control applications.

      The power supplies are black plastic with Basler Electric and the model number BE29736001 imprinted on the plug side. On the opposite side is a blue and white Lutron label with the number GRX-12VDC. Lutrons Grafik Eye 3000 lighting system is not part of the recall.

      Lutron sold these power supply devices to electrical distributors and contractors for use with lighting systems from January 1999 through March 2004.

      Consumers should contact Lutron Electronics to receive a free replacement power supply unit.

      Consumer Contact: Contact Lutron at (800) 523-9466 anytime, or send an e-mail to grx12vdc@lutron.com

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Lutron Recalls Power Supplies...

      KeO Bicycle Pedals Recalled

      August 6, 2008
      About 80,000 KeO Bicycle Pedals are being recalled by Look Cycle USA, of San Jose, Calif. The steel axle inside the pedal can break, posing a fall hazard to cyclists.

      Look Cycle has received 14 reports of incidents with broken pedals, including 7 injuries which resulted in scrapes, cuts, contusions, elbow pain, and a knee injury.

      The recalled bicycle pedals were sold separately from bicycles. Pedal models include KeO Classic, KeO Sprint, KeO HM and KeO Carbon. The model name is printed in white on the side of the pedal.

      Date codes between January 2004 and December 2005 are included in this recall. The date code for the KeO Classic, Sprint and Carbon pedals is on a dial stamped onto the pedal. The date code for the KeO HM is on the bottom of the pedal, with the letters A through L corresponding to the month, and the numbers 4 and 5 indicating 2004 or 2005. 'Ti' pedals are not included in this recall.

      The pedals, made in France, were sold by specialty bicycle retailers nationwide from January 2004 through July 2007 for between $100 and $500.

      Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycle pedals and return them to any authorized Look Cycle dealer, or contact Look Cycle USA to arrange for shipping and free repair.

      For additional information, contact Look Cycle USA toll-free at (866) 430-5665 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.lookcycle-usa.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      KeO Bicycle Pedals Recalled...

      Basix Children's Hooded Sweatshirts

      February 13, 2007Spanish version
      Basix U.S.A. is recalling about 20,000 children's hooded sweatshirts and windbreakers with drawstrings.

      The garments have a drawstring through the hood, posing a strangulation hazard to children, in violation of federal guidelines intended to prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist by drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

      This recall involves children's hooded sweatshirts and windbreakers sizes S to XL. Hooded sweatshirts included in the recall were sold in pink, white, light blue, yellow, navy and gray. The nylon windbreakers were sold in royal blue, olive, pink, light blue and navy. A tag sewn inside of the garment reads, "Basix USA." Style number PK215, PK218, KPF265, KPF275, or KH185 is printed on the garment's hang tag.

      The jackets were sold at discount department stores nationwide from May 2003 through December 2006 for between $20 and $50.

      Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Basix U.S.A. at (800) 236-8150 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Basix Children's Hooded Sweatshirts...

      Children's Necklaces and Charm Bracelets Recalled

      April 17, 2007
      Cardinal Distributing Co., of Baltimore, Md. is recalling 900,000 children's necklaces and charm bracelets because the paint on the jewelry contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

      The recalled necklaces have sports-themed pendants including blue or green basketballs, yellow stars, '01,' and 'Perfect 10.' The pendants hang from a black cord. The bracelets include green or pink painted heart-shaped charms and silver-colored charms shaped as suns, moons, stars, padlocks, keys, rattles, and fishbones.

      The items were sold in vending machines located in malls, discount, department and grocery stores nationwide from January 2006 through April 2007 for 25 cents.

      Consumers should immediately take the recalled necklaces and charm bracelets away from children and discard them.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cardinal Distributing Co. Inc. at (800) 368-2062 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.vendingdepot.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Children's Necklaces and Charm Bracelets Recalled...

      Cadillac Recalled for Computer Glitch

      January 30, 2006
      A computer glitch that can shut down the engine of the Cadillac CTS and STS luxury sedans has resulted in an order by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to recall the two General Motors automobiles.

      CTS and STS models with the V6 engine "may have a situation where fuel is no longer supplied to the engine," according to NHTSA.

      "This condition occurs without the illumination of the fuel level low indication light or the warning chime," according to the agency.

      NHTSA reports that if the Cadillac engine stops running, the driver may not be able to restart the vehicle.

      Cadillac dealers will reprogram the electronic control module in the car with new software free of charge. Owners of the Cadillac CTS and STS were notified in December to maintain at least a quarter of a tank of fuel to avoid the condition.

      Owners may contact Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339 or NHTSA 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).

      Cadillac Recalled for Computer Glitch...

      Company Fined for Importing Dangerous Toys

      WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2002 -- STK International Inc. will pay $270,000 in civil and criminal penalties for importing and selling dangerous childrens toys. It's the first time a company has had to pay both civil and criminal penalties in a toy safety case brought by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      STK must pay a $120,000 criminal penalty and the company and its President Stuart T. Kole must collectively pay a $150,000 civil penalty. Additionally, STK, Kole, and other officials of STK are enjoined from violating CPSCs toy and art material regulations and must comply with an injunction mandating that the companys toys are tested before importation.

      The combined fine is the largest ever to be imposed against a company that violated the small parts requirement. This requirement is aimed at protecting young children from toys that could present a choking or aspiration hazard. This case also represents the first time both civil and criminal fines were levied against a company for toy-related violations.

      "CPSC has a vigorous nationwide program that detects and catches repeat offenders of federal safety laws," said CPSC Chairman Hal Stratton. "Working closely with our partners at the Justice Department and the U.S. Customs Service, we want to send a clear message to toy importers: there will be consequences for those who bring unsafe products into our country."

      This is the second fine imposed on STK, which is a general merchandise importer, in the past five years. In May 1997, STK was ordered by CPSC to pay an $80,000 civil penalty for importing and selling over 90,000 toys and art materials that violated the small parts and labeling laws, respectively.

      Through continued monitoring of STKs imports and retail surveillance between June 1997 and July 2002, CPSC determined that Kole and the company committed additional violations of the ban on small parts for childrens toys and labeling and testing requirements for art materials. This led CPSC and the Department of Justice to bring 12 criminal misdemeanor counts against the company, along with civil charges against STK and Kole for importing and selling banned and misbranded hazardous substances.

      In addition to the payment of the penalties, STK and Kole must abide by the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA), including the FHSA provisions for childrens toys and art materials. The company must also ensure that independent age grading and small-parts testing are conducted prior to importation, if the toys are age-graded for children under 3.

      The civil penalty against STK is the result of the importation and sale of clock tambourines, which were recalled in November 1997; wind-up helicopters; pencil sets; and various other toys, games, and art materials.

      The criminal fine stems from the companys importation of 110,000 childrens toys that CPSC recalled in August 2001. Dollar stores nationwide sold the toys, which can break, releasing small parts that pose a choking hazard to young children. The toys included a "2 Piece Tambourine Set," "Bathtime Water Wheel," "Funny Loco Wind-Up," and the "Pull Back Duck in Boat." Consumers should take the toys away from children immediately, and return them to STK International for a full refund. Consumers should call STK International toll-free at (800) 536-7855 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday for information about where to send the toys.

      Company Fined for Importing Dangerous Toys...

      New Safety Instructions to Prevent Injuries for Combo Baby Tubs/Step Stools

      Feb. 27, 2003

      The First Years Inc. is providing a new instruction sheet for 120,000 "2-In-1 Fold-Away Tub and Step Stools." When used as a tub, babies' body parts can be pinched if the product's footrest is not fully extended so that it clicks into place firmly.

      The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and The First Years have received 20 reports of babies being pinched while using these tubs, including one bruising of a baby boy's genitalia and 10 reports of abrasions to toes and feet. This recall to replace the stools' instructions is being conducted to prevent further incidents.

      These "2-In-1 Fold-Away Tub and Step Stools," have model number 3141 written on the underside of the base. The product is a folding baby bathtub that can be used as a step stool for an older child. In the step stool position, the top of the turquoise lid has raised lettering stating "the first years" followed near the bottom of the lid with the two statements, "MAXIMUM LOAD/POIDS MAXIMUM: 200lbs/90kg" and "USE ONLY ON A LEVEL SURFACE. N'UTILISER QUE SUR UNE SURFACE PLANE." In the bathtub position, the seat back has a purple pad. The base and footrest are both white. Also, on the underside of the base is a tiny raised clock showing the year of manufacture of the product (i.e., "9?9") surrounded by the numbers of the clock. Only products bearing date codes 1999 and 2000 ("9?9" or "0?0") are included in this program.

      Mass merchants nationwide sold these bathtub/stools between January 1999 and February 2002 for about $17.

      Consumers should not use the bathtub until they receive revised instructions on the use of the tub to prevent the pinching hazard. Consumers should contact The First Years at (800) 533-6708 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to receive free revised instructions and a warning label to attach to the product. Consumers can also visit the firm's web site at www.thefirstyears.com

      New Safety Instructions to Prevent Injuries for Combo Baby Tubs/Step Stools...

      Old Cracker Barrel Miniature Christmas Tree

      October 21, 2005
      Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is recalling about 3,700 Miniature Musical Bells Christmas Trees. The tree could overheat and melt, posing a fire hazard.

      Two overheating incidents resulted in trees melting. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

      These battery-operated Miniature Musical Bells Christmas Trees have the item number 233010. The tree is about 18-inches high and 8-inches wide with three tiers of bells and a lighted star at the top. Each tree has Made in China embossed on the bottom. The trees use eight AA 1.5-volt batteries.

      The trees were sold at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations nationwide from August 2005 through September 2005 for $19.99.

      Consumers should stop using these trees immediately and contact Cracker Barrel Old Country Store for instructions on receiving a full refund.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Cracker Barrel Old Country Store at (888) 296-2721 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit their Web site at www.crackerbarrel.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Old Cracker Barrel Miniature Christmas Tree...

      Children's Folding Chairs

      May 24, 2005
      Summit Marketing LLC is recalling about 2 million childrens folding chairs. The chairs safety lock can fail, allowing the chair to collapse or fold unexpectedly. Childrens fingers can become caught or entrapped in the hinge and slot areas of the chair, posing a pinch or cut hazard. This can cause severe lacerations and finger tip amputations to childrens fingers.

      The firm has received seven reports of the chairs collapsing, resulting in four finger tip amputations, one laceration, and bruises to childrens fingers.

      The recalled childrens folding chairs are made of metal tubing with a padded seat. They were sold in red, blue, yellow and green colors either individually or as part of a set consisting of a table and two, four, or six chairs.

      Each chair is about 22-inches high, 10-inches wide, and about 11-inches deep. MANUFACTURED BY ZHANGZHOU STEEL TUBE FURNITURE FACTORY is written on a label underneath the seat of the chairs.

      The chairs were sold at hardware, discount department, toy, grocery and drug stores nationwide from September 2002 through May 2005 for about $10 individually and for about $45 for a set.

      Consumers should stop using the chairs immediately, and contact Summit for instructions on how to receive a repair kit to replace the locking pin.

      Consumer Contact: Consumers should call Summit toll-free at (866) 270-6275 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Children's Folding Chairs...

      PowerPlus Generators Recalled

      June 25, 2009
      Big Muddy Motor Sports is recalling about 450 PowerPlus generators. The 220-volt receptacle can fail to produce power correctly and cause power surges that can damage appliances. This poses a risk of fire and possible injury to consumers.

      The firm has received five reports of power surges resulting in damage to appliances. No injuries have been reported.

      The recalled PowerPlus Generators are red with a black frame. The model number (BM7200 Power+) is printed on the side of the unit. Recalled units have a date of manufacture of 02/2009 labeled on the fuel tank.

      The generators, made in China, were sold at Buchheit retail stores in Illinois and Missouri during May 2009 for about $700.

      Customers should immediately stop using the recalled generator and return it to any Buchheit store for an exchange or full refund.

      For additional information, contact Big Muddy Motor Sports at (800) 678-3607 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.buchheitonline.com or www.bigmuddymotorsports.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      PowerPlus Generators Recalled...

      LivingXL Hammocks Recalled

      April 29, 2008
      Hammocks sold by LivingXL are being recalled because they represent a fall hazard.

      The metal frame of the Multi Texteline Hammocks and Striped Quilted Hammocks can crack and break, causing a consumer to fall to the ground.

      LivingXL has received three reports of injuries, including lower back pain and broken ribs, when the hammock collapsed after the frame broke or cracked.

      The recalled hammocks are Model X1010 multi texteline hammock and Model X1011 striped quilted hammock. They consist of a metal frame and cloth hammock. The metal frame is made of steel, is beige in color, and has five pieces, including two foot brackets. The model number is located on the hammocks packaging and/or instruction sheet.

      The hammocks were sold by LivingXLs catalog or at www.LivingXL.com from May 2007 through October 2007 for between $170 and $200. They were made in India.

      Consumers should immediately stop using the hammocks and contact LivingXL for instructions on returning the hammock to receive a full refund. LivingXL is directly notifying consumers who purchased the hammock about the recall.

      For additional information, contact LivingXL at (800) 535-7639 extension 7777 anytime, or visit the companys Web site at www.LivingXL.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      LivingXL Hammocks Recalled...

      DiNotte Bicycle Light Batteries Recalled

      November 18, 2008    
      DiNotte Lighting is recalling about 1,700 lithium-ion batteries used with its bicycle lights. because of a burn hazard.

      A loose wiring connection and improper venting can cause the battery to overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

      DiNotte Lighting Lithium-Ion battery with nylon bags are used with DiNotte 5W Li-Ion bicycle lights and DiNotte 3 LED police lights. The DiNotte logo is printed on the battery cable connector.

      The lights were sold by bicycle and recreation stores nationwide and by Internet retailers from February 2006 through March 2007 for between $200 and $400. They were made in the United States and China.

      Consumers should immediately stop using the battery and contact the company to receive a free replacement battery.

      For additional information, contact DiNotte Lighting at (866) 822-7694 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.dinottelighting.com, or email the firm at service@dinottelighting.com

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      DiNotte Bicycle Light Batteries...

      Magnetix Building Set Recall Expanded

      More Serious Injuries Reported to Safety Regulators

      April 20, 2007
      Additional serious injuries to children reported following the March 31, 2006 recall announcement of Magnetix Magnetic Building Sets have prompted the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Mega Brands America, Inc. to announce an expanded recall.

      More than 4 million units are involved. The recall includes all sets, except newer Magnetix sets sold since March 31, 2006, that are age-labeled 6+ and sets that contain the following caution label:

      "CAUTION: Do not ingest or inhale magnets. Attraction of magnets in the body may cause serious injury and require immediate medical care."

      Mega Brands advises that sets currently being sold are safer and are not included in the recall.

      To date, one death and 27 intestinal injuries have been reported.

      Emergency surgical intervention was needed in all but one case. At least 1,500 incidents of magnets separating from the building pieces have been reported. Although the hazard was initially thought to be a problem primarily for children younger than six, it has since been learned that at least ten injuries involved children between the ages of 6 and 11 years old.

      If a child swallows more than one tiny powerful magnet detached from the plastic building pieces or one such magnet and a metallic object, the objects can attract to each other inside the intestines and cause perforations and/or blockage, which can be fatal, if not treated immediately.

      "CPSC is deeply concerned about the dangers that small, powerful magnets can pose to children if swallowed," said CPSC Acting Chairman Nancy Nord. "In order for any product recall to be effective in protecting consumers, we must significantly reduce incidents and injuries from occurring after the recall is announced." Mega Brands has been cooperative in this expanded recall.

      These older sets, which were manufactured in China, contain up to 250 plastic building pieces and 1/2-inch diameter steel balls. The building pieces include 1 1/2-inch squares, 1-inch triangles, cylinder rods, flexors, connectors, x-tenders, and curves and come in an assortment of colors such as metallic, primary, translucent, and glow in the dark.

      Mass merchants and other toy and arts and crafts stores sold the sets nationwide for between $20 and $60, depending on the size of the set.

      Consumers should stop using the recalled magnetic sets immediately and contact Mega Brands for a comparable replacement toy. If consumers are uncertain as to whether their product is being recalled, they can contact Mega Brands at (800) 779-7122 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.megabrands.com.

      The CPSC is urging consumers to immediately report any incidents of loose magnets to the CPSC Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or to the CPSC Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

      Magnetix Building Set Recall Expanded...

      Harley-Davidson Recalls Dyna Bikes

      June 21, 2005
      Harley-Davidson is voluntarily recalling 13,400 Dyna series motorcycles because of a faulty transmission indicator.

      The 2006 model year Dyna cycles have transmissions with a defect that may allow them to go into a false neutral position, even though the neutral indicator light is illuminated.

      The motorcycle manufacturer said that it is providing owners with free pick-up and delivery as part of the Initial Care Program being rolled out for the 2006 Dyna motorcycles. The service will commence and recall kits will be available at dealerships beginning the week of Dec. 12.

      Harley-Davidson estimates that the total costs to the company for the recall will be less than $5 million.

      Harley-Davidson also said that it expects to meet its previously announced wholesale shipment target of 329,000 units for 2005.



      Harley-Davidson Recalls Dyna Bikes...

      Martha Stewart Candles

      February 23, 2005
      Kmart is recalling Martha Stewart Everyday brand birch candle sets. The birch surrounding the candles may ignite, posing a fire hazard.

      Kmart has received one report of a man who was burned on the hand while picking up one of the candles.

      The recalled candle sets contain three birch bark candles and pine cones that sit on a round tray. The candles measure 3, 4, and 6-inches in height and have a white birch exterior. Martha Stewart Everyday brand name is printed on the box.

      The candle sets were sold at Kmart stores nationwide from September 2004 through January 2005 for about $13.

      Consumers should return these candle sets to the Kmart store where purchased to receive a refund.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kmart at (866) KMART4U anytime or visit the companys Web site at www.kmart.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Martha Stewart Candles...

      Seattle Cotton Works Hooded Sweatshirts Sold at Kohls

      March 12, 2009
      Seattle Cotton Works is recalling about 40,000 hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings that were sold at Kohl's from January 2009 through February 2009 for about $17.

      The sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood that can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, the CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.

      The hooded, long sleeve sweatshirts have full-length zippers and drawstrings along the neck line. The products are sold under the Seattle Cotton Works brand in six different designs. The styles are set forth in the image below. The name, 'Seattle Cotton Works' appears along the inside neck line. They were made in Pakistan.

      Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, or call the manufacturer to arrange for a full refund.

      For additional information or assistance returning a product contact Seattle Cotton Works at (800) 533-8922 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Seattle Cotton Works Hooded Sweatshirts Sold at Kohls...

      Porsche Recalls Cayenne SUVs

      February 20, 2008
      Porsche is recalling almost 19,000 Cayenne SUVs worldwide to relocate the fuel line in the luxury vehicle.

      The German automaker said the recall affects Cayenne models sold between November 30, 2006, and January 18, 2008.

      Porsche reports that slight engine movement while driving can cause the fuel line to contact engine-compartment cladding causing a knocking sound.

      In rare instances, according to Porsche, the engine movement in the Cayenne can cause abrasion marks in the fuel line.

      Porsche Recalls Cayenne SUVs...

      Honda Recalls Vans, SUVs

      April 15, 2004
      American Honda Motor Co is recalling some 600,000 minivans and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) sold in the United States and Canada due to potential transmission defects.

      Honda said it has received no reports of deaths or injuries due to the defect. The company said insufficient lubrication could lead to heat build-up and broken gears in the transmission. In rare instances, gear breakage could lock up the transmission.

      The company said it has found 10 cases in which the transmission failed. All were vehicles with high mileage.

      Subject to free inspection and repair are 2002-2004 Honda Odyssey minivans, 2003-2004 Honda Pilot SUVs and 2001-2002 Acura MDX SUVs.

      Honda Recalls Vans, SUVs...

      Christmas Tree Shops Blocks & Train Sets

      January 24, 2008
      Christmas Tree Shops is recalling about 15,000 toy wooden block and train sets. Surface paint on some pieces of the toys contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

      The Big Wooden Blocks contain 30 or 60 colorful block pieces in 11 geometric shapes. The Jumbo Wooden Train Sets contain 70 wooden pieces including trees, stop and railroad crossing signs, a red wooden engine and green train cars. The following style numbers and UPC numbers are printed on the packaging of the toys:

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      Toy DescriptionStyle #UPC #
      Big Wooden Learning Blocks 30 pieces721014559211
      Big Wooden Learning Blocks 60 pieces721114559235
      70 piece Jumbo Wooden Train Sets13275A14217340

      The toys were made in China and were sold at Christmas Tree Shops located in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions from October 2006 through November 2007 for between $4 and $20.

      Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and return the toys to any Christmas Tree Shop to receive a refund.

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      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Christmas Tree Shops at (888) 287-3232 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.christmastreeshops.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Christmas Tree Shops Blocks & Train Sets...

      Dollar Tree Recalls Children's Jewelry

      October 25, 2007     Spanish
      Dollar Tree Stores Inc. is recalling about 198,000 pieces of children's metal jewelry. The recalled jewelry contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

      This recall involves the Beary Cute, Expressions, and Sassy & Chic children's jewelry with items number 855589, 873091, 873097, or 903950. The item number can be found on the reverse of the packaging.

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      NameType of JewelryItem Number
      Beary CutePierced earrings with jewelry like studs
      and hanging earrings with bears, hearts
      and flowers
      855589
      ExpressionsNecklaces with beads and pendants873091 or 873097
      Sassy & ChicGirl's bracelets and charms903950

      The items, made in China, were sold at Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Dollar Express, Greenbacks and Only $1 stores nationwide from December 2005 through July 2007 for $1.

      Consumers should immediately take this jewelry away from children. Consumers should return the recalled jewelry to the store where purchased for a refund.

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      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dollar Tree Stores Inc. at (800) 876-8077 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.dollartree.com (pdf)



      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Dollar Tree Recalls Children's Jewelry...

      AAFES Recalls 'Soldier Bear' Toys

      December 19, 2007
      The Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) is recalling about 11,000 'Soldier Bear' toys. The surface paint on the toys contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

      This recall involves the following wooden toys and a plastic military vehicle toy playset. The style number, UPC codes and 'Soldier Bear' logo are printed on the toy's packaging.

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      Toy DescriptionStyleUPC
      Wooden Pull-Along Learning Blocks Wagon (aphabet blocks in a wooden wagon) 6320834162002158
      Time Teacher (magnetic shapes & clock in pull cart) 6231834162002646
      Wooden Riding Horse 6349834162003698
      Vehicle Playset (blue military vehicle with action figures 10074895130810072

      The toys were sold at AAFES stores worldwide from August 2006 through October 2007 for between $5 and $20. They were made in China.

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      Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and return them to the nearest AAFES store for a full refund.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact AAFES at (800) 866-3605 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.AAFES.com

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      AAFES Recalls 'Soldier Bear' Toys...

      "Candle and Soap Making For Dummies" Recalled

      October 15, 2003

      John Wiley & Sons has recalled its "Candle and Soap Making For Dummies" book. The instructions in the book for making lye combine sodium hydroxide and water in an incorrect order. This could cause the mixture to bubble over, posing a burn hazard.

      The paperback book is titled "Candle & Soap Making For Dummies." The book's cover is black and yellow and has a photograph of candlesticks and slices of soap.

      The books were sold at bookstores and discount department stores nationwide from August 2003 through September 2003 for about $20.

      Consumers should return these books to the store where purchased for a full refund.

      Contact John Wiley & Sons toll-free at (877) 762-2974 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.wiley.com.

      Candle and Soap Making For Dummies recalled...

      Maui Ocean Center Toddler Cups

      February 18, 2005
      Charles Products is recalling about 700 Maui Ocean Center Toddler Drinking Cups. A container inside the cup holds petroleum distillates, which can leak onto the outside of the cup and could come into contact with the user posing a poisoning hazard to children.

      CPSC and Charles Products have received one report of the petroleum distillates leaking from the bottom of the cup. No injuries were reported.

      The toddler cups are made of clear plastic with two handles and have a blue lid with a spout for young children to drink from. The dome-shaped container inside the cup contains blue and clear liquid, along with two toy dolphins, which appear to be swimming in the liquid. MAUI OCEAN CENTER is written on the side of the cups.

      The cups were sold exclusively at the Maui Ocean Center in Wailuku Maui, Hawaii from June 2003 through September 2004 for about $10.

      Consumers should immediately take these cups away from young children. Consumers should return the cups to the store where purchased for a refund or contact firm.

      For additional information, call Charles Products at (800) 242-7537 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Frida

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Maui Ocean Center Toddler Cups...

      Avon Recalls Snowman Nightlight Diffuser

      May 19, 2004
      Avon is recalling 333,000 snowman nightlight diffusers. The scented oil can drip causing the nightlight base to crack or break, exposing electrical wire or metal parts inside the nightlight, thus causing a potential shock hazard. There is also a risk of cuts if the nightlight breaks.

      Avon has received 33 reports of the nightlight base breaking, including reports of electrical shorts. One complaint involved a consumer who was scratched when the nightlight broke.

      The diffuser nightlight has a white plastic base. A porcelain snowman attaches to the plastic nightlight to cover the nightlight bulb. The nightlight comes with winter holly scented oil that is placed in the snowmans top hat.

      The lights were sold by independent Avon sales representatives and the Avon Web site from August 2003 through December 2003 for $10 to $15.

      Consumers can get a free replacement nightlight base that will not crack or break from the oil. Known purchasers are being sent direct mail notification of this recall.

      Consumer Contact: Call Cosmos Gift Corporation toll-free at (866) 348-9749 anytime to order a replacement nightlight base.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Avon Recalls Snowman Nightlight Diffuser...

      Children's Charm Shoelace, Necklace Charms Recalled

      July 10, 2008
      About 18,000 Children's Charm Craft Kits are being recalled. The clasp in the charm craft kits contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

      This recall involves 'Super Dooper Charms' (item #63403) and 'Shoelace Charms' (item #67310) children's charm craft kits. The craft kits contain components (i.e., charms, beads, wire, clasps) to assemble necklaces, jewelry accessories, or charms that can be hooked on shoelaces, backpacks, or used as zipper pulls. The item number can be found on the back of the package.

      The kits, made in China, were sold through various retailers nationwide from July 2007 through April 2008 for about $17 for the 'Super Dooper Charms' kit and $6 for the 'Shoelace Charms' kit.

      Consumers should immediately take the recalled product away from children and contact Action Products International for instructions on returning it for a free replacement.

      For additional information, contact Action Products International at (800) 772-2846 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company's Web site at www.apii.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Children's Charm Shoelace, Necklace Charms Recalled...

      Duck Family Toys Recalled

      November 7, 2007      Spanish
      Schylling Associates Inc. is recalling about 3,500 Duck Family wind-up toys.

      Surface paints on the ducks contain excessive levels of lead, which violates the federal lead paint standard.

      The recalled Duck Family consists of a large wind-up duck, which pulls three little ducks. They are made of tin and are primarily yellow in color.

      The toys were sold at toy stores and gift shops nationwide from January 2007 through August 2007 for about $8. They were made in China.

      Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and contact Schylling to receive a refund or free replacement toy.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Schylling at (800) 767-8697 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.schylling.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Duck Family Toys Recalled...

      Thomasville Lamps Recalled

      February 16, 2007
      Currey & Company is rcalling about 2,600 Thomasville table and floor lamps. The lamps' light socket has a defect, which poses electrical shock and fire hazards.

      Currey & Company has received six reports of lamps tripping circuits and sparking or catching on fire. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

      This recall involves Thomasville table and floor lamps in the Felicity Collection. The recalled table lamps include model numbers starting with 60001 and ending with 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1018, 1019 and 1020. The floor lamps include model numbers starting with 60001 and ending with 1016 or 1017. The model number is printed on the packaging and on the bottom of the lamp base.

      The lamps were sold at Thomasville Furniture dealers nationwide from August 2006 through October 2006. The table lamps were sold for between $240 and $380. The floor lamps were sold for about $370.

      Consumers should stop using the lamps immediately and return them to the retailer where purchased to receive a free replacement lamp.

      Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should contact Currey & Company toll-free at (866) 577-6430 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the companys Web site at www.curreyco.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Thomasville Lamps Recalled...

      Value City Blow Dart Guns

      July 13, 2005
      Value City is recalling about 300 African Blow Dart Guns. Consumers may have mistakenly purchased the dart guns thinking it was a decorative walking stick, posing the risk of injury if someone used the gun for its intended purpose.

      The blow dart gun is a 51-inch long decorative wooden tube with an attached pouch containing five darts. The brown, bamboo-shaped gun has a black, small barrel-like container attached to the top.

      The blow dart guns were sold at Value City stores nationwide from June 2005 through July 1, 2005 for about $5.

      Consumers should secure the blow dart gun and darts and return them to any Value City store for a full cash refund.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Value City toll-free at (888) 278-6370 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.valuecity.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Value City Blow Dart Guns...

      Kidde Recalls Dual-Sensor Smoke Alarms

      July 9, 2009
      Kidde is recalling about 94,000 Model PI2000 dual-sensor smoke alarms. An electrostatic discharge can damage the unit, causing it not to warn consumers of a fire.

      The firm has received two reported incidents of smoke alarm malfunctions involving electrostatic discharge during installation. No injuries have been reported.

      This recall involves Kidde dual sensor smoke alarms model PI2000. The alarms can be identified by two buttons, HUSH and PUSH AND HOLD TO TEST WEEKLY, which are located on the front/center of the alarm. The model number and date code are on the back of the smoke alarm. Only date codes 2008 Aug.01 through 2009 May 04 are included in this recall.

      The alarms, made in China, were sold at retail, department, and hardware stores and through electrical distributors nationwide from August 2008 through May 2009 for between $30 and $40.

      Consumers should contact Kidde immediately to receive a free replacement smoke alarm.

      For additional information, contact Kidde toll-free at (877) 524-2086 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.kidde.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Kidde Recalls Dual-Sensor Smoke Alarms...

      Kids Falls Creek Jackets Recalled

      February 5, 2004
      Meijer Distribution is recalling its Kids Falls Creek PU Jacket with Polar Fleece in Hood. The zipper pull on the jacket can come off and pose a choking hazard to small children.

      The recalled jackets were sold in various colors for boys and girls. Girls sizes include 2T through 5T, 4 through 7 and 8 through 19. Boys sizes include 2T through 5T, 4 through 6X and 7/8 through 16. A label inside the jacket reads, Authentic Falls Creek.

      The jackets were sold at Meijer retail stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois from August 2003 through December 2003 for about $30.

      Consumers should stop using these jackets and contact Meijer Distribution for instructions on returning the jacket for a refund.

      Consumer Contact: Meijer Distribution toll-free at (866) 280-8419 anytime or visit the firms Web site at www.meijer.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Kids Falls Creek Jackets Recalled...

      Honda Fit Subcompacts Recalled

      January 23, 2008
      Honda is recalling 34,300 Fit subcompacts from the 2007 and 2008 model years because of a faulty wiring harness connected to the passenger side airbag sensor.

      The sensor is designed to prevent the airbags from deploying when a child is seated in the front passenger seat.

      Honda will replace the wiring harness.

      The recall covers Fits that were sold or registered in 22 U.S. states that use road salt, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

      "Salt from the snow on the driver's shoes will melt and may penetrate the carpet and leak into the wire harness," NHTSA reported. "Corrosion may occur and the wire may break, causing the SRS indicator light to illuminate."

      A short-circuit, according to NHTSA can cause the front and side airbags to deploy in a crash, even if a child is in the seat.

      This "will increase the risk of injury to small or out-of-position occupants," NHTSA reported on its Web site.

      The recall covers Honda Fits sold or registered in these states: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.

      Honda Fit Subcompacts Recalled...

      Cooky Stationery Sets Recalled

      March 14, 2007
      Tri-Star International is recalling children's stationery sets sold in Northern California.

      The children's stationery set contains a razor blade cutter with a sharp edge, posing a laceration hazard to young children.

      The recall involves Cooky Stationery Sets, which include a pencil, various color markers, plastic scissors, erasers and the razor blade cutter. The cardboard backing of the set reads, "Cooky Staitonery (sic) Set." "Cooky Stationery" is written on the erasers and markers.

      The sets were sold at Dollar stores in northern California from January 2005 through March 2007 for about $1.

      Consumers should immediately take the razor blade cutter away from children and dispose of it. Consumers can return the set to the store for a refund.

      For additional information, contact CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 anytime.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Cooky Stationery Sets Recalled...

      Samara Brothers Recalls Boys' Jackets

      February 13, 2007Spanish version
      Samara Brothers is recalling about 8,000 boys' heavyweight outerwear jackets. The snap closures on the outerwear jackets contain excessive amounts of lead, which poses a lead poisoning hazard.

      This recall involves boy's outerwear jackets with a Carter's-brand logo on the front. The jackets were sold in toddler and boy's sizes. Toddler sizes range from 2T to 4T. Boy's sizes include S, M and L. The outerwear jackets were sold in charcoal, navy and red.

      The jackets were sold at major department stores and discount department stores nationwide from October 2006 through November 2006 for up to $50.

      Consumers should stop using the products immediately and contact Samara Brothers to obtain a full refund.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Samara Brothers at (800) 985-9975 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.samarajacketrecall.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Samara Brothers Recalls Boys' Jackets...

      Firestormer, Skyblazer Toy Planes

      WASHINGTON, May 24, 2002 -- Spin Master Toys is voluntarily recalling about 137,000 Firestormer and Skyblazer toy planes. The plastic air intake chamber of the air-powered toy planes can burst, throwing plastic pieces, posing a laceration, bruise and abrasion hazard to consumers.

      Spin Master Toys has received seven reports of Firestormer planes bursting, including four reports of injuries to children. Injuries included one chest abrasion, a cut leg, a bruised shoulder and ringing in the ears. There have been no reports involving the Skyblazer planes.

      The recalled Firestormer plane is either red or blue in color with a flame graphic across the body and "Firestormer" printed on the wings of the plane. The Skyblazer plane is purple, green and white in color and has "Skyblazer" printed on the wings of the plane.

      The toys use a hand pump mechanism to compress air to make the plane fly. Both planes are recommended for children 8 years old and over. The planes have an 8- digit date code on the bottom of the pump. The date code reads MM/DD/YY-KS. Only planes with date codes 12/29/01-KS through 03/24/02-KS are included in the recall. "Made In China" is written on the bottom of the pump below the date code. Planes manufactured before December 29, 2001 and after March 24, 2002 are not included in this recall.

      Hobby shops and department stores nationwide, including Wal-Mart, Toys R Us, Target and K-mart sold these planes between January 2002 and May 20, 2002 for about $20.

      Consumers should stop using the planes immediately and contact Spin Master Toys at (800) 622-8339 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to receive a free replacement plane. Consumers also can visit the firm's web site at www.spinmaster.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Firestormer, Skyblazer Toy Planes...

      Montrail Crampons

      March 11, 2005
      Montrail Inc. is recalling about 970 pairs of crampons, used for ice climbing and mountaineering. The vertical rails at the front of these crampons can break, which could result in falls and injuries.

      Montrail has received three reports of crampons breaking. No injuries were reported.

      The recall includes models I354, I356, and K364 sold under brand names I.C.E. 9 and Khumbu. The recall includes products with UPC numbers beginning with 619120036 and ending with 204, 211, 464, or 457. These model and UPC numbers are listed only on the packaging, but not on the products themselves.

      The crampons were sold at outdoor equipment retailers nationwide from September 2003 through Feb. 1, 2005 for between $135 and $185.

      Consumers should stop using these crampons immediately and contact Montrail to find out how to return them and for further recall details.

      Consumer Contact: Contact Montrail toll-free at (800) 826-1598 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST Monday through Friday.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Montrail Crampons...

      Isuzu Trooper Recall

      April 28, 2004
      Isuzu is recalling 72,905 Trooper SUVs because their accelerators stick for several seconds after the gas pedal is released.

      The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Troopers from the 1992-1995 model years were affected by the recall.

      "The accelerator cable can stick so that the engine speed will not immediately decrease upon release of the accelerator pedal," NHTSA said. "This can cause the accelerator throttle cable to delay RPM and vehicle speed reduction for several seconds after the accelerator pedal is released, which in turn, can lead to a crash."

      The agency did not say whether any actual accidents or injuries had been linked to the problem. It said dealers would fix it by replacing the throttle cable rubber boot on the SUVs.

      Isuzu Trooper Recall...

      Elegant Baby Sterling Silver Teethers

      January 31, 2008
      Elegant Baby and Baby Needs Inc. are recalling about 200 sterling silver teethers.

      The hearts and cars on the teethers can break off, posing a choking hazard to infants.

      Elegant Baby has received one report of a baby mouthing the heart when it broke off the teether and became lodged in his mouth.

      The sterling silver teethers are circle-shaped with either a heart or car in the center. The teethers have beads inside. The teethers measure two inches in diameter.

      The teethers, made in Mexico, were sold at independent infant clothing boutiques nationwide from February 2005 through September 2006 for about $50.

      Consumers should immediately take the recalled teethers away from infants and contact the firm for instructions on returning the teethers for a full refund.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Elegant Baby at (800) 334-5321 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, or visit the firm's Web site at www.elegantbaby.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Elegant Baby Sterling Silver Teethers...

      Plan 9 LED Lights

      August 3, 2007
      Plan 9 Inc. is recalling about 340 LED lights. The circuit board in the lights can overheat, posing a risk of fire.

      The E Light is a 12-Volt DC light fixture with recessed LEDs typically mounted on the ceiling or under a counter. The recalled light is a flat, white rectangle with three LEDs (in the three-watt model) or six LEDs (in the 6-watt model).

      The lights were sold at recreational vehicle parts retailers nationwide or the Backwoods Solar Electric Systems Web site from February 2006 through May 2007 for between $40 and $60.

      Consumers should immediately turn the power off at the circuit breaker and contact Plan 9 for instructions on returning the product to the firm for a full refund.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Plan 9 toll-free at (866) 522-1368 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.E-Light-Recall.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Plan 9 LED Lights...

      Cannondale Recalls Road Bicycles Due to Brake Failure

      January 10, 2007
      Cannondale is recalling its 2007 Model road bicycles. The bicycle's front brake can fail, causing the rider to lose control and fall.

      The recalled road racing bicycles are made from aluminum and carbon fiber or all carbon fiber. The model name is printed on the bicycle's top tube. They were sold in the following colors: natural aluminum/carbon, red, black or black and blue.

      Recalled models include:
      • 2007 Six 13 Team 1
      • 2007 Six 13 Team 1/Compact Drive
      • 2007 Synapse Carbon SL1/Compact Drive Si Crank
      • 2007 Synapse Carbon SL1/Standard bottom bracket, Dura Ace Crank

      The bikes were sold by authorized Cannondale dealers nationwide from July 2006 through November 2006 for between $3,200 and $4,500.

      Consumers should stop using the bicycles immediately until inspected or repaired. Cannondale or Authorized Cannondale Dealers have contacted affected consumers directly for a free inspection and repair, if necessary.

      Consumer Contact: Consumers with one of the recalled models who have not been contacted by Cannondale or an Authorized Cannondale Dealer can contact Cannondale at (800) BIKE-USA between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.cannondale.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Cannondale Recalls Road Bicycles Due to Brake Failure...

      Heartwood Creek Turtle Sprinklers

      November 9, 2006
      Enesco Group Inc. is recalling about 2,600 Heartwood Creek Turtle Sprinklers because of a laceration hazard.

      When connected to a garden hose, under normal household water pressure, the sprinkler can break or shatter, presenting a laceration hazard to consumers.

      There have been eight reported incidents of the sprinkler breaking apart during use, including one report of a minor laceration.

      This recall involves the Heartwood Creek Turtle Sprinkler. The lawn sprinkler is made of resin with a decorative turtle shell and stands about 5 1/2-inches tall and 10-inches long. The bottom of the sprinkler is printed with the item number 4005179 and the Heartwood Creek logo.

      Specialty gift stores nationwide from January 2006 through June 2006 and through QVC from April 2006 through June 2006 for about $30. QVC purchasers of this item have already received direct notice from QVC notifying them of this recall.

      Consumers should stop using the sprinkler immediately, and contact Enesco for a product exchange or return it to the place of purchase for a refund.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers can contact Enesco toll-free at (888) 443-8669 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the Enesco Web site at www.enesco.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Heartwood Creek Turtle Sprinklers...

      Sony Recalls VAIO Notebook Computers

      September 25, 2003

      About 5,600 Sony VAIO notebook computers are being recalled. Because of a defect in the affected units, users could receive a mild electric shock when the recalled computers are connected to a phone line and the phone rings.

      Only Sony VAIO notebook computers with model numbers PCG-FRV25 or PCG-FRV27 sold from June through July 2003 are part of the recall. These computers will have slow modem speeds, generally below 24K while using the notebook's AC adapter. Consumers unsure of their modem speed can check it at the Sony PC support Web site: www.sony.com/pcsupport.

      The computers were sold at electronic and computer stores nationwide from June 2003 through July 2003 for about $1,500.

      Consumers with VAIO notebooks included in the recall should disconnect their modem from the phone line immediately, and contact Sony to arrange for a free repair. Sony also will extend the current limited warranty for repaired products to 2 years from date of original purchase.

      Call Sony at (800) 880-9743 anytime or visit their Web site at www.sony.com/pcsupport.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Sony Recalls VAIO Notebook Computers...

      Segway "Human Transporters" Recalled

      September 26, 2003

      About 6,000 Segway Human Transporters are being recalled for an upgrade. The futuristic scooters can suddenly run out of power, causing riders to fall off.

      Segway says it knows of three accidents involved the scooter, including one in which the rider required stitches to close a head wound, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

      The power problem occurs under certain operating conditions, especially when the batteries are running out. The company said that problems can occur "if the rider speeds up abruptly, encounters an obstacle, or continues to ride after receiving a low-battery alert."

      The Segway carries one person who stands on a small platform between two side-by-side wheels. Leaning slightly forward moves the scooter forward, leaning back makes it reverse course and turns are made by twisting the handle.

      The Segway "i Series," or HTi167, and all e167 "e series" models sold to commercial users and p133 "p series" models sold in test markets are all being recalled for the software upgrade. For more information, owners can contact the company at (877) 889-9020.

      The scooters sell for about $5,000. transporter, which took over a decade for investor Dean Kamen to develop, enjoyed more than two years of hype before it went on sale at Amazon.com Inc's AMZN.O online store in March for $4,950.

      Segway Human Transporters Recalled...

      Memory Trunks

      February 3, 2005
      Once Upon a Family is recalling about 1,600 memory trunks. The lid can fall on a child who is looking or reaching inside entrapping the child at the neck, which poses a risk of strangulation. Also, the lid can close and self-fasten, entrapping the child inside the trunk, which poses a suffocation hazard.

      CPSC and Once Upon A Family are aware of one incident where the lid of a trunk fell on a 2-year-old boy, entrapping him between the lid and the base. The child was not injured.

      The yellow and tan Memory Trunk is about 22-inches long by 14-inches wide by 13.5-inches high and made of fiber board. It is decorated with photos of family activities and various phrases, such as A Childhood Cherished, A Place in Time and Mementos and Memories. Once Upon A Family intended the trunk for use as a storage box for childhood mementos and does not intend it for use by children.

      The trunks were sold by "sales consultants" at home events nationwide from November 2002 through October 2004 for about $100.

      Consumers should keep the Memory Trunk out of reach of children and contact the firm to receive a free repair kit. The repair kit includes a warning sticker and a padlock so that the Memory Trunk can be locked. Consumers can also request a free replacement lid that is not attached by hinges, which eliminates the risks of entrapment and strangulation.

      Consumer Contact: For more information, call Once Upon a Family at (800) 377-6823 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.onceuponafamily.net. The firm is also directly contacting customers about this recall.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Memory Trunks...

      Dahon, REI Novara Folding Bicycles

      May 12, 2009
      About 11,000 Dahon and REI Novara folding bicycles are being recalled. The hinge on the handlepost can crack, posing a fall hazard.

      There have been 25 reports of the handlepost hinge on these bicycles cracking, including one minor injury involving scrapes and bruises.

      This recall involves model year 2008 Dahon and REI Novara folding bicycles. The models included in the recall are as follows:

      DahonCiao P8, Curve D3, Curve SL, Glide P8, Jetstream P8, Mu P8,
      Mu P24, MU SL, Mu XL Sport, Vitesse D7 HG, Speed D7,
      Speed P8, Speed TR, Speed Pro TT, Mariner D7
      REINovara Buzz FlyBy and FlyBy Shuttle

      The words "Dahon" or "Novara" and the model name are printed on the bicycle. Hinges with an "R" embossed on the face of the upper handlepost hinge and/or a "Radius Handlepost" sticker on the handlepost are not included in the recall.

      The bicycles wre sold by authorized Dahon California dealers and REI stores nationwide from March 2008 through April 2009 for between $430 and $1,300. They were made in Taiwan and China.

      Consumers should immediately stop riding these bicycles and contact any Dahon California dealer or REI store for a free inspection and repair.

      For additional information, contact Dahon California at (800) 442-3511 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.dahon.com

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      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Dahon, REI Novara Folding Bicycles...

      American Flame Fireplaces Recalled

      May 21, 2008
      American Flame is recalling about 12,000 gas fireplace valves. Gas can continue to flow into the fireplace pilot light area after the switch has been turned 'off,' posing a fire or explosion hazard to consumers.

      American Flame has received two reports of incidents involving valve failure and continuous gas flow. No injuries or fires have been reported.

      The recall involves American Flame AF-4000 series fireplace gas valves installed in residential fireplaces made by twelve manufacturers under the following brand names: Pacific Energy, Travis Industries, CFM Corporation, Canadian Heating Products, Portland Willamette, Rasmussen, Chimeneas de Columbia, Twin Eagles, FDM, Inca Metals (Savannah Heating), Even Temp, and Valley Comfort. The valves were installed in some but not all fireplaces. Date codes included in the recall include 0622 through 0718. The gas valve model number is located on a label on the bottom of each gas valve. The date code is located above the label.

      The valves were sold by retailers and distributors nationwide from September 2006 through July 2007 for between $500 and $2,000 for the fireplaces, with additional costs for installation. They were made in Taiwan.

      Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fireplaces and contact their dealer for a free repair. The repair involves replacing the fireplace's valve if it leaks gas in the 'off' position when tested by a qualified service technician.

      For additional information, contact American Flame toll-free at (888) 672-8929 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET to determine if your fireplace is included in the recall and to arrange for a free repair, or visit the firm's Web site at www.skytechsystem.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      American Flame Fireplaces Recalled...

      BonJour Cooking Torches Recalled

      July 11, 2007
      Meyer Corporation is recalling about 4,400 BonJour professional culinary torches. Butane fuel can leak from the torch assembly near the nozzle, posing a fire hazard.

      Meyer has received four reports of fuel leakage. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

      This recall involves the BonJour Professional Culinary Torch sold alone and as part of the BonJour Bain Marie Set. The torch is 7.5 inches high and has a visible fuel gauge. The base is black, and the handle is either black or brown. The torch assembly is silver-colored with the word BonJour printed on the side.

      The torches were sold at various retailers nationwide from October 2006 through May 2007 for about $40 (when sold alone) or about $70 (when included as part of the Bain Marie Set).

      The torches were manufactured in China.

      Consumers should immediately stop using the torches and contact Meyer for a refund.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Meyer at (800) 226-6568 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.meyer.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      BonJour Cooking Torches Recalled...

      Playskool Recalls Tool Benches After Two Toddlers Die

      September 22, 2006
      Playskool is voluntarily recalling about 255,000 Team Talkin Tool Bench toys following the deaths of two young children.

      Playskool received reports that a 19-month-old boy from Martinsburg, W.V., and a 2-year-old boy from League City, Texas, suffocated when oversized, plastic toy nails sold with the tool bench toys became forcefully lodged in their throats.

      Though the toy nails are not considered a small part, and the toys are intended for children age 3 and older, Playskool is voluntarily conducting a recall as a precaution to prevent additional incidents.

      The Team Talkin Tool Bench is a 20-inch tall plastic toy tool bench with an animated red toy saw, a yellow toy drill and a blue toy vice. The toy talks and makes various sound effects, including tool sounds.

      The product also includes a toy hammer, screwdriver, two 2-inch plastic screws, two 3-inch plastic nails and pieces to build a small toy plane. The red Playskool logo is on the front of the brown surface of the tool bench.

      The toy was sold at Toys R Us, Wal-Mart, Target, KB Toys stores and various other stores nationwide from October 2005 through September 2006 for about $35.

      Consumers should immediately take the two toy nails away from children and contact Playskool to get information on returning the nails for a $50 certificate for a Playskool (or its related companies) product.

      For additional information, call Playskool at (800) 509-9554 anytime, or go to their Web site at www.playskool.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Playskool Recalls Tool Benches After Two Toddlers Die...

      Weed Cutting Blades Recalled

      May 29, 2003

      Conceptual Marketing & Development Inc. is voluntarily recalling approximately 1.1 million metal blades for their model 4650 weed cutting attachment. The blades can break off and hit consumers causing severe impact and laceration injuries.

      There have been 16 reports of blades breaking, resulting in 12 injuries, ranging from lacerations requiring stitches to tendon and bone injuries.

      Only cast aluminum metal alloy blades are included in the recall. The blades measure 1/4 inch thick, 1 inch wide and 4 inches long, and are a dull silver color. Blades that are either smooth on the bottom or have ridges are included in the recall. All of the blades were made in the U.S.A.

      Home improvement and hardware stores nationwide sold the blades with the weed cutting attachments, or separately as replacements, from November 1999 through December 2001.The model 4650 weed cutter with blades sold for about $15 and a set of three replacement blades sold for about $6.

      Consumers should stop using the recalled blades immediately and contact CMD for free replacements. Consumers can contact CMD at (800) 210-9949 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Weed Cutting Blades Recalled...

      Cannondale Bicycle Suspension Seat Posts

      February 18, 2005
      Cannondale Bicycle Corp. is recalling about 1,400 suspension seat posts. The seat posts may have been improperly manufactured, which could cause the seat post to fail prematurely. A failure could lead to a crack in the bicycle seat post, which may cause the rider to fall or crash.

      The recall involves Lee Chi model 1-X bicycle suspension seat posts. The seat post was manufactured by a component manufacturer for Cannondale and installed on various 2005 model year Cannondale brand bicycles. These seat posts have a natural anodized aluminum finish, a 1-X logo is laser etched on the outer tube, and a black, yellow and red instruction booklet with the 1-X logo is attached.

      Lee Chi is also known as Promax, but the seat posts are not marked with either name. Specific Cannondale bicycle models with affected seat posts are listed in the table below. Model names are printed on the top tube of the bicycle frame.

      The units were sold by authorized Cannondale dealers nationwide sold bicycles with affected seat posts in December 2004 for about $800 to $1,600.

      Remedy: Consumers should stop using the bicycle immediately and contact their local Cannondale dealer for a replacement seat post at no cost to the consumer. Authorized dealers have the exact models and serial numbers of bicycles with affected seat posts.

      Consumer Contact: Call Cannondale toll-free at (800) BIKE-USA between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

      2005 Cannondale Bicycle Models
      Adventure 800Comfort 600 Feminine
      Adventure 800 FeminineRoad Warrior 800
      Adventure 600Sport Road 1000
      Adventure 600 FeminineSport Road 800
      Comfort 800Sport Road 500
      Comfort 800 FeminineTouring 2000
      Comfort 600

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Cannondale Bicycle Suspension Seat Posts...

      Porter-Cable Circular Saws

      November 29, 2005
      Porter-Cable is recalling about 196,000 7-inch MAG-Saw Circular Saws. The lower guard on these saws could stick in the open position, posing a risk of severe lacerations to consumers.

      The recall involves Porter-Cable 7-inch MAG-Saw Circular Saws with model numbers 324MAG (serial numbers 10001through 108962), 325MAG (serial numbers 10001through 014712), 423MAG (serial numbers 10001through 100371), and 424MAG (serial numbers 10001through 012690). The model and serial numbers are located on a label on the top of the saws.

      Units marked with a T at the location shown below have been inspected and are not affected by this recall. Porter-Cable is written on the side of these saws.

      The saws were sold at major home center and hardware stores nationwide from March 2004 through November 2005 for between $130 and $160, depending on the model.

      Consumers should stop using the circular saws immediately and contact Porter-Cable for the location of the nearest service center to receive a free inspection and repair, if necessary.

      Consumer Contact: Call Porter-Cable toll-free at (800)949-7930 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the Porter-Cable Web site at www.porter-cable.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Porter-Cable Circular Saws...

      Crane Recalls Whirlpool Bath Tubs

      June 23, 2009
      Crane Plumbing is recalling about 5,500 whirlpool bath tubs. The drain covers in the tubs can entangle a bathers hair in the openings, causing the bathers head to be held under water, which can result in drowning.

      The bathtubs are acrylic with 6-12 jets. The Crane logo is printed on the whirlpool and/or noted on the air control valve.

      The tubs were sold at home improvement, retail and wholesale stores nationwide from March 2007 through February 2009 for between $700 and $2,700.

      Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tubs. Consumers can contact Crane for additional identification information on affected tubs. Consumers who have the recalled tub have two options:

      1. Contact Crane directly to arrange for a service agent to perform a free, in-person replacement in their home or facility; or
      2. Consumers can choose to replace the part themselves and Crane will provide them with a free repair kit and directions.

      For additional information, contact Crane Plumbing toll-free at (866) 876-3632 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firms Web site at www.craneplumbing.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Crane Recalls Whirlpool Bath Tubs...

      Susan Bristol Christmas Sweaters with Feather Trim Recalled

      January 9, 2004
      Susan Bristol Inc. is recalling a line of Christmas sweaters with feather trim. The marabou feather trim on the sweaters is dangerously flammable.

      These are ladies Christmas sweaters with marabou feather trim that come in two different styles. One is a black pullover with marabou feather trim at the neckline and cuffs. The other style is a black, mohair-lined cardigan with embroidery and marabou trim at the neckline and cuffs.

      Susan Bristol LTD is written on the collar tag located at the center back neck of the garment. The RN #43189 (CA05633) can be found on a tag sewn in the right side seam of the sweaters.

      The sweaters were sold at clothing stores and small boutiques nationwide from November 2002 through January 2003 for between $44 and $74, depending on the style.

      Consumers should contact Susan Bristol Inc. customer service for information on returning the sweaters for credit for another product or a replacement of the trim.

      Consumer Contact: Susan Bristol Inc. at (800) 537-4309 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

      Susan Bristol Christmas Sweaters with Feather Trim Recalled...

      Rossignol Recalls Snowboard Bindings

      August 19, 2008
      Rossignol is recalling about 3,500 pairs of 2007 Rossignol HC Snowboard Bindings. The t-nuts that attached the buckles to the straps on the snowboards bindings can detach, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

      This recall involves 2007 model year Rossignol snowboard bindings. Models included in the recall are: HC 750, HC 1000, HC 2000, HC 3000, HC Mini, HC Amber, HC Diva, HC Harmony, HC Sonar, HC Zena and Jones Brown.

      The boards, made in China, were sold at snowboard, ski and sporting good stores nationwide from August 2007 through May 2008 for between $100 and $150.

      Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bindings and take them to a Rossignol snowboard retailer for inspection and free replacement t-nuts. Consumers can also contact Rossignol to have a repair kit mailed to them. T-nuts marked in red-ink or with an embossed dot have been repaired.

      For additional information, contact Rossignol at (888) 243-6735 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.rossignol.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Rossignol Recalls Snowboard Bindings...

      "Kidsite" Jewelry Sold at Kmart

      February 23, 2007
      Children's "Kidsite" jewelry sold at Kmart is being recalled. The necklace and earring sets contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

      The children's necklace and earring sets have birthstones made of plastic gemstones in various colors. The pendants on the necklaces are shaped like flowers on a silver-colored chain. The matching pierced earrings have round birthstones. The month of the birthstone and "Kidsite" are printed on the front of the products' packaging. Kmart is printed on the back.

      The rings were sold exclusively at Kmart stores nationwide from October 2001 through December 2006 for about $5.

      Consumers should immediately take the recalled product away from children and return it to any Kmart store to receive one of three free children's jewelry sets.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kmart at (800) 659-7026 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or visit Kmart's Web site at www.kmart.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Kidsite Jewelry Sold at Kmart...

      Ford F-150, Lincoln Mark LT Recall

      February 13, 2006
      Ford Motor Co. is recalling 211,432 Ford F-150 and Lincoln Mark LT pickup trucks to fix a faulty warning light for the anti-lock brakes, according to the National Highway traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

      The trucks are from the 2006 model year, NHTSA reports. They were built with a software error in the brake system cluster, according to the agency.

      Dealers will re-calibrate the instrument cluster in the vehicles. Owners may contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.

      Ford F-150, Lincoln Mark LT Recall...

      I-Tech Recalls Hockey Face Guards

      WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2000 -- I-Tech Sport Products is voluntarily recalling about 1,000 hockey face guards for replacement. These face guards, which attach to helmets, can become dislodged on impact causing them to fall off, leaving the user's face exposed to possible injury.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC).

      I-Tech has received one report of a hockey face guard becoming dislodged. No injuries have been reported.

      Only face guards with "OPTECH System," written on the black side clips, which lock on the plastic eye shield, are part of this recall. "ITECH" is written at the top center of the plastic eye shield, on the chin guard and on the chin guard strap. The model number of the face guards, "FX.50," is written on the packaging.

      Sporting good stores nationwide sold these face guards from July 2000 through August 2000 for about $100.

      Consumers should stop using the recalled hockey face guards immediately. Consumers should take the recalled face guards back to the store where purchased for a free replacement, or they can contact I-Tech Sport Products Inc. to get a free replacement face guard sent to them. For more information, call I-Tech at (800) 361-5595 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

      Hockey face guards with "ITECH FX50" written on the black side clips are not part of this recall.

      I-Tech Recalls Hockey Face Guards...

      Mercedes M-Class SUV Recall

      Honda Recalls Element To Fix Trailer Harness

      May 23, 2005
      The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said DaimlerChrysler AG is recalling 7,191 of its 2006 model-year Mercedes M-class sport-utility vehicles because a clamp that secures the power steering fluid cooling hose may be defective and could cause a loss of the fluid.

      This could diminish power steering and lead to a crash, the NHTSA said.

      In another safety action, Honda Motor Co. Ltd. is recalling 14,967 2005 model-year Element wagons because the trailer harness kit has an incorrectly wired connector.

      "As a result, the trailer brake lamps and turn signal lamps could operate incorrectly, or a fuse could blow causing a sudden loss of brake and turn signal lamp function," the NHTSA said.



      Mercedes M-Class SUV Recall...

      Mitsubishi Issues Urgent Stop Sale Notice for '06 Eclipse

      May 25, 2005
      Mitsubishi has issued an "urgent notice of stop sale" on the redesigned 2006 Eclipse. The problem involves the vacuum brake booster, which could cause brake failure.

      The company informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Tuesday, May 24. A company spokesman says up to 1,185 vehicles could be affected. He says 44 have been sold to consumers, about 400 are at dealerships, and the rest are in transit.

      The problem was detected on two vehicles that were being produced at the plant in Normal, Ill. Company technicians have been in the field investigating the vehicles and have not discovered the problem in any other vehicles yet. Mitsubishi technicians will go to consumers' homes to check their vehicles.

      The plant has not stopped production of the sports coupe, and he said the problem should be resolved by the end of the week.

      Mitsubishi began shipping the sports coupe last Thursday, 10 days ahead of its original schedule. In Japan on Monday, the company said it is boosting production at the Normal, Ill., plant from 760 per week to 1,000 per week. The company cited high demand from U.S. dealers.



      Mitsubishi Issues Urgent Stop Sale Notice for '06 Eclipse...

      Backyard Play Systems Recalls Outdoor Gliders

      October 8, 2008   
      Backyard Play Systems LLC is recalling about 500 outdoor playset gliders. Some of the gliders were shipped with assembly instructions that did not inform consumers to tighten all lock nuts during assembly, including those attached by the manufacturer. As a result, some lock nuts were not fully fastened during assembly which could cause the glider to detach, posing a fall hazard to children.

      Backyard Play Systems has received one report of a lock nut falling off. No injuries have been reported.

      This recall involves outdoor play set gliders designed to hang from home play equipment. The green plastic gliders were sold as an accessory to home play equipment marketed under the brand names Heartland Play Systems, Yardline Play Systems and Backyard Play Systems.

      The gliders, made in China, were sold by Backyard Buildings and More and Lowes stores nationwide, and online at Costco.com, BettyMills.com, and BackyardBuildings.com from February 2008 through July 2008 for about $100.

      Consumers should immediately stop using the gliders until all lock nuts are securely fastened. Backyard Play Systems is notifying all customers directly and is providing written instructions indicating the location of all lock nuts that must be securely fastened.

      For additional information, contact Backyard Play Systems at (866) 890-2211 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Saturday, or visit the firms Web site at BackyardBuildings.com..

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Backyard Play Systems Recalls Outdoor Gliders...

      Pottery Barn Recalls Wooden Hammock Stands

      October 2, 2008    
      Pottery Barn is recalling about 30,000 wooden hammock stands. When used outdoors, the wood in the hammock stand can deteriorate over time and break, posing a risk of falls and lacerations to consumers.

      Pottery Barn has received 12 reports of injuries requiring medical attention, including lacerations, neck and back pain, bruising, and one incident involving fractured ribs and about 50 reports of the hammock stand breaking.

      The wooden hammock stands measure about 154 inches long by 53 inches in height by 53 inches in width. There are two black metal brackets on the base and on the arms of the hammock stand. All Pottery Barn two pole wooden hammock stands sold from 2003 through 2008 are included in this recall.

      The stands, made in China, were sold through the Pottery Barn catalog and the firm's Web site from March 2003 through July 2008 for about $300.

      Consumers should remove the two top side brackets of the hammock stand and dispose of the remaining portion of the hammock stand. Contact Pottery Barn to schedule a free pickup of the brackets and to receive a merchandise credit for the amount of the stand.

      For additional information, contact Pottery Barn toll-free at (888) 922-9245 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at www.potterybarn.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Pottery Barn Recalls Wooden Hammock Stands...

      KTM Off-Road Motorcycles Recalled

      May 23, 2007
      KTM North America is recalling about 20,000 off-road motorcycles.The seal around the fuel tank can loosen allowing fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

      KTM has received 5,114 reports of leaking fuel tanks. CPSC has received one report of a minor chemical burn due to fuel coming into contact with a consumer's skin.

      This recall involves KTM off-road motorcycles. KTM is printed on the side of the orange and black motorcycles along with the model. Model numbers included in the recall are:

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      Model Year 2005250SX-F
      Model Year 2006200XC, 200XC-W, 250XC-W, 250SX-F, 250XCF-W, 300XC, 300XC-W, 400EXC-G, 450XC-G, 450EXC-G, and 525EXC-G
      Model Year 2007125SX, 144SX, 250SX, 250SX-F, 450SX-F, 505SX-F, 200XC, 250XC, 300XC, 450XC, 200XCW, 250XCW, 300XCW, 400XCW, 450XCW, 525XCW, 250XC-F, and 250XCF-W

      The motorcycles were sold by KTM dealers nationwide from November 2004 through April 2007 for between $5,400 and $7,800.

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      Consumers should stop using these vehicles immediately and contact their local KTM dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair. Consumers with the recalled vehicles are being sent direct notices from KTM.

      For more information, contact KTM at (888) 985-6090 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at https://www.ktm.com/.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      KTM Off-Road Motorcycles Recalled...

      Wolverine Recalls Caterpillar Logger Boots

      August 28, 2007
      Wolverine World Wide Inc. is recalling about 9,500 of its Caterpillar brand steel toe logger boots.

      The recalled logger boots could be incorrectly labeled as resistant to electrical current. This poses a shock hazard to consumers who come in contact with an electrical current.

      This recall involves Caterpillar brand steel toe logger boots. The boots were sold in women's and men's sizes. Women's boots were sold in black and have stock number P88030. Men's boots were sold in brown and black and have stock numbers P88033 or P88034. Stock numbers are printed on a label on the tongue of the shoe. The Caterpillar logo and 'EH' are also printed on the label. The word 'Caterpillar' is printed on the outside of the boots.

      The boots were sold by shoe stores and other independent retailers nationwide from September 2006 through July 2007 for between $90 and $130. They were manufactured in China.

      Consumers should stop wearing the recalled boots immediately and contact Wolverine World Wide to receive a free replacement pair of boots.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Wolverine World Wide at (800) 789-8586 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site www.wolverineworldwide.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Wolverine Recalls Caterpillar Logger Boots...

      Powerpuff Girls Necklaces Recalled

      December 13, 2006
      About 48,000 "Powerpuff" girls necklaces are being recalled because of a lead exposure hazard.

      The recalled jewelry contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

      The recalled necklaces are multi-colored metal pendants that hang from a black cord. The pendants are in the shape of the head of one of three "Powerpuff Girls" cartoon characters. The packaging consists of purple cardboard with the three Powerpuff Girls cartoon characters and the words "CARTOON NETWORK" and "THE POWERPUFF GIRLS" printed on both sides.

      The necklaces were sold at carnivals, amusement parks, family entertainment centers, small discount stores nationwide and at www.rinovelty.com, from March 2003 through November 2006 for about $1.

      Consumers should immediately take this jewelry away from children. Consumers should return the recalled jewelry to the store where purchased for a replacement or contact Rhode Island Novelty for information on how to receive a replacement.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Rhode Island Novelty at 1-800-528-5599 between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.rinovelty.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Powerpuff Girls Necklaces Recalled...

      Tim Hortons Coffeemaker Recalled


      WASHINGTON, March 2, 2000 -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Tim Hortons, a chain of coffeeshops operated by the TDL Group Ltd., of Ontario, Canada, is recalling about 31,000 coffeemakers sold in the U.S. and Canada.

      The coffeepot's handle can break, causing the pot to fall. Consumers can suffer burn injuries from hot coffee or lacerations from broken glass.

      Tim Hortons has received 150 reports of handles breaking off of the coffeepots, resulting in nine burn injuries.

      The recalled coffeemaker is made of black plastic. The coffeepot is made of glass with a black plastic handle. The top of the handle has a red thumbrest. Measurement units on the pot are "24 oz/682 mL" and "48oz/1363 mL." "Tim Hortons" is on the coffeemaker and the coffeepot.

      Tim Hortons coffeeshops in Kentucky, Ohio, Maine, Michigan, New York and West Virginia sold the coffeemakers from October 1999 through February 2000 for about $65.

      Consumers should stop using the coffeepots immediately. Consumers should contact Tim Hortons for instructions on receiving a replacement coffeepot and $5 gift certificate. Call Tim Hortons toll-free at (888) 273-9846 (BREWTIM) between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or access their web site at www.timhortons.com.

      Tim Hortons coffeemakers that are made of white plastic are not part of this recall.

      Tim Hortons Coffeemaker Recalled...

      Target Tea Light Candles

      November 9, 2005
      Target is recalling about 290,000 Tea Light Candles. The recalled candles can burn with a high flame and melt the plastic holders. This poses a fire hazard and a burn hazard to consumers.

      Target has received reports of 33 incidents, some involving minor property damage. There have been two reports of minor injuries, including a finger cut and a cheek burn from hot wax.

      The recalled tea light candles were sold in the following six different scents/colors.

      • Coastal Mist (Blue)
      • Wild Currant (Red)
      • Sandalwood (Brown)
      • Tahitian Vanilla (Ivory)
      • Sonoma Pear (Green)
      • Jasmine (White)

      The tea light candles measure 1 inches wide by inch high. Each of the candles comes in a plastic holder. They were sold 12 candles to a box. Home and Tea lights are printed on the top of the box. Distributed by Target Corporation and the name of the candle scent are printed on the bottom of the box.

      The candles were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide from March 2005 through September 2005 for about $3.

      Consumers should stop using the tea light candles immediately and return them to the nearest Target store for a Target GiftCard worth the value of the returned candle plus applicable state tax.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit Targets Web site at www.target.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Target Tea Light Candles...

      FUNTASTIC 'Hillbilly Teeth' Recalled

      April 10, 2008
      FUNTASTIC is recalling about 26,000 sets of "Hillbilly Teeth." The gray surface paint on the teeth contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

      This recall involves a 2-pack fake Hillbilly Teeth with item # 2657. The item number is printed on the packaging. The gums are brown and the teeth are yellow.

      The false teeth were sold at grocery, drug, convenience, and mass retailers nationwide from March 2005 through March 2008 for about $2. They were made in China.

      Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and contact FUNTASTIC for information on receiving a refund.

      For additional information, contact FUNTASTIC at (800) 434-5207 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the company's Web site at www.funtastictoy.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      FUNTASTIC 'Hillbilly Teeth' Recalled...

      Runtal Sundance Towel Radiator Recall

      October 5, 2004
      The Runtal Sundance Towel Radiator is being recalled. The towel rack may overheat and rupture when overloaded with towels, releasing heated fluid which could result in a burn injury.

      Runtal has received one report of a Sundance Towel Radiator rupturing, but no injuries have been reported.

      The Sundance Towel Radiator is a wall-mounted towel warmer and decorative heater. The product warms towels and provides radiant heat through a thermal element inside the fluid-filled tubular rack.

      The units were sold at the www.runtalsundance.com between November 2003 and July 2004, and through the Web sites of Bed, Bath and Beyond and eQwip on a limited basis between November 2003 and January 2004 for about $300.

      Remedy: Free replacement. Consumers should immediately stop using the heater function with towels loaded on the top rungs. Runtal is replacing all current Sundance units with new units incorporating an improved temperature control and monitoring system at no cost to the consumer. Sundance is contacting every customer who purchased this product by letter and by phone to arrange for pick-up and replacement.

      Consumer Contact: Contact Runtal North America, Inc. at 800-526-2621 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Runtal Sundance Towel Radiator Recall...

      Pottery Barn Recalls Decorative Candles

      January 17, 2008    Spanish
      Pottery Barn is recalling about 185,000 round and egg-shaped decorative candles.

      The candle's exterior coating can ignite, posing a fire hazard. Pottery Barn has received two reports of the gold paint on the candle exterior igniting. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

      This recall involves egg-shaped and large and small round candles sold in three sizes. The candles were sold in green, red and white with gold glitter and leaf designs. The recall includes all styles of this candle, including style numbers 9444811, 9444928, 9444936, 9444944, 9444944, 9445214, 9445222, 9445222, and 9445313. The style number for the candles can be found on the price ticket under the candle.

      The candles were sold at Pottery Barn stores nationwide from September 2007 through December 2007 for between $10 and $20. They were made in Hong Kong.

      Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled candles and return them to any Pottery Barn store for a full refund.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pottery Barn toll-free at (888) 922-9245 between 7 a.m. and 12 a.m. ET Monday through Sunday, or visit the company's Web site at www.potterybarn.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Pottery Barn Recalls Decorative Candles...

      Reynolds UL Bicycle Forks

      October 23, 2007
      About 330 Reynolds UL bicycle forks are being recalled.

      The fork tips could separate from the fork legs, causing the wheel to come loose from the fork while riding. This could pose a serious fall hazard to riders.

      This recall involves the Reynolds UL bicycle fork models with 43 mm and 50 mm rakes and with serial numbers 09100 through 10403. The serial number decal is located on the steer tube. To see the serial number, the fork must be removed from the frame. Some recalled forks are black, have Reynolds printed on them, and have a gray and white stripe painted on the legs of the fork. Other recalled forks were painted with a different paint scheme and do not have Reynolds printed on them. To determine if a fork is included in this recall, consumers should contact the company.

      The forks were sold at independent bicycle retailers nationwide from October 2006 through May 2007 for about $500. The recalled forks were included in custom 2007 bicycle frame kits from the following manufacturers: Independent Fabrication, Litespeed, Lynskey Performance Designs LLC., Merlin, Parlee, Rock Lobster, Spectrum Cycles, Strong Frames and Vicious Cycles.

      They were manufactured in the United States.

      Consumers should stop using the bicycles equipped with the recalled forks immediately and contact Reynolds for a free replacement fork.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Reynolds toll-free at (866) 798-3040 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the companys Web site at www.reynoldscycling.com/recall.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Reynolds UL Bicycle Forks...

      Royal Products Recalls Pine Cone Candles

      May 31, 2007
      Royal Products Inc. is recalling its Vivre Royale Pine Cone Candles because they present a fire hazard.

      The candles exterior coating and beads can ignite and catch fire. The fire resulting from the coating and beads on the exterior of the candle could ignite nearby combustibles.

      The firm has received one report of a candle fire causing minor property damage. CPSC has received one report of a flare up with damage contained to the candle. No injuries have been reported.

      This recall involves the Vivre Royale Pine Cone Candle, Item Number 41419. The item number is located on the packaging of the product. The warning label on the bottom of the packaging states, Made in China. Royal Products Inc. The candle is shaped like a pine cone. The candle wax is purple inside and the coating on the outside of the candle is brown and gold. There are small clear beads all over the outside of the candle.

      The candles were sold through specialty stores nationwide from October 2005 through December 2006 for between $12 and $15.

      Consumers should immediately stop using the candles and return them to the place of purchase for an exchange or full refund.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Royal Products at (800) 693-1199 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.royalproducts.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Royal Products Recalls Pine Cone Candles...

      Lead Hazard Prompts Recall of Fun Express Bendable Toys

      August 17, 2006
      Bendable dog and cat toys given away by libraries are being recalled because the paint on the toys contains excessive levels of lead, which is banned under federal law. Lead is toxic and if ingested by young children can cause adverse health effects.

      The recalled toy is made of bendable plastic and is in the shape of a brown dog with black ears, paws and feet, a Dalmatian dog with pink paws, a white dog with orange spots, a brown dog with pink paws, a white cat with orange stripes, a brown cat with pink paws, a black cat with pink ears and a white cat with brown spots. The toys are about 3.75 inches tall. The toy?s packaging is labeled as item 39/1461-K and 39/1461-KM.

      The toys were free giveaways by libraries nationwide as part of reading programs from January 2006 through August 2006.

      Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and discard them.

      Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Fun Express Inc. at (800) 723-6155 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.funexpress.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Lead Hazard Prompts Recall of Fun Express Bendable Toys...

      Bug Zapper Toy Recalled

      WASHINGTON, June 6, 2000 -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Promotional Resources Group of Companies Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 105,000 Bug Zapper toys. The balloon tongue on the toy can detach, posing a choking and aspiration hazard to young children.

      The Promotional Resources Group has received one report of the balloon tongue detaching from the toy. A 3-year-old boy reportedly removed the balloon tongue, placed it in his nose and inhaled it into his sinus cavity. He required medical treatment to remove the part from his nose.

      The Bug Zapper toy comes in two different styles: a frog and a lizard. When the toy is squeezed, the balloon tongue of the toy rolls out from the mouth about 2 inches. They toys were mainly orange, green and purple. "CHINA" is molded into the toy.

      Fast food, drive-in and small franchise restaurants distributed these toys with children's meal from November 1998 through April 2000.

      Consumers should immediately take these toys from young children, and return the toy to the restaurant where the children's meal was purchased for a free replacement toy. Consumers also can receive a free replacement toy directly from the company. For more information, contact The Promotional Resources Group at (800) 467-4712 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Consumers also can e-mail for a free replacement at info@kidstuffnet.com.

      Bug Zapper Toy given away by restaurants Recalled...

      Bobby Jack Girls' Pajamas

      December 8, 2005
      Bobby Jack pajama sets sold at J.C. Penney stores are being recalled. They fail to meet the federal mandatory standard for flammability of children's sleepwear under the Flammable Fabrics Act. This poses a risk of burn injuries to children.

      The recalled pajama sets include a tank top and a pair of shorts. Made of a polyester and cotton blend, the pajamas were sold in four colors: green, fuchsia, light blue and light pink in sizes extra small through extra large. The pajama tops have a large, rubber decal of one or more monkeys on the front, and the bottoms have a monkey print on them. A label on the inside of the garment reads, "Bobby by BobbyJack."

      The pajamas were sold at J.C. Penney stores nationwide from April 2005 through June 2005 for about $15.

      Consumers should immediately stop wearing these pajama sets and return them to any J.C. Penney store for a full refund.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact J & F Design at (800) 305-0510 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Consumers also can visit the Bobby Jack Web site at www.bobbyjackbrand.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Bobby Jack Girls' Pajamas...

      Graco Aspen Cribs Recalled for Suffocation Risk

      December 21, 2005
      About 104,000 Graco Aspen 3 in 1 cribs are being recalled. The screws on the wooden mattress support can come loose allowing a portion of the mattress to fall, posing a suffocation hazard to young children.

      Simplicity Inc., the manufacturer, has received 14 reports of the mattress support coming loose, including eight reports of entrapment. Five injuries have been reported including scratches and bruises to the face and head, a strained neck and a report of a child turning blue.

      The recalled cribs are made of wood and have a wooden mattress support. Only cribs with wooden mattress supports and with model number 8740KCW SC and serial number 2803 SC to 1605 are included in this recall. The model and serial number are printed on the envelope attached to the mattress support.

      The cribs were sold through department stores, and childrens product stores from August 2003 through May 2005 for about $130.

      Consumers should call Simplicity Inc. to receive a retrofit kit.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Simplicity Inc. at (800) 784-1982 anytime or visit the Web site at www.simplicityforchildren.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Graco Aspen Cribs Recalled for Suffocation Risk...

      J.C. Penney Okie Dokie Alligator Childrens Pajama Sets

      November 19, 2004
      J.C. Penney Corp. is recalling about 41,300 sets of Okie Dokie Alligator Football children's pajamas. The heat-sealed patches on the front of the garment can detach, posing a possible choking hazard to young children.

      There has been one report of a patch detaching. No injuries reported.

      The recalled pajama shirts are heather grey with red or blue sleeves with heat-sealed alligator and football patches on the front. The collar tag reads Okie Dokie. The pajama pants are red or blue with cartoon pictures of alligators, footballs, and stars, and the word football.

      They were sold in infant sizes 12M to 24M and toddler sizes 2T to 5T. This recall does not include the pajama sets with the alligator and football silk-screen images on the pajama shirts.

      The pajamas were sold at J.C. Penney stores nationwide from June 2004 through September 2004 for about $22.

      Consumers should immediately stop using the pajama sets and return them to the store where purchased for a refund.

      For additional information, contact the J.C. Penney Customer Service Department toll-free at (888) 333-6063 anytime or visit the companys Web site at www.jcpenney.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      J.C. Penney Childrens Pajama Sets...

      2009 Jaguar XF Models Recalled

      December 8, 2008
      Jaguar is recalling about 3,700 XF vehicles from the 2009 model year to fix a problem with the instrument panel.

      The company said that the speaker wires may fracture, causing the speaker to stop working.

      If the speaker stops working, several audible notifications would fail, including the turn indicator, seat belt warning, driver's door open warning and seat memory. Without the audible warning, drivers might miss crucial information, possibly causing a crash.

      Dealers will verify the speaker function and reconfigure the control module when the recall begins this month. Owners may contact Jaguar at 1-800-452-4827.

      Consumers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153) or at www.safercar.gov.

      2009 Jaguar XF Models Recalled...

      RC2 Recalls Knights of the Sword Toys

      September 26, 2007
      RC2 Corp. is recalling about 800 Britains Knights of the Sword series toys. Surface paints on the toy knights contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

      The three recalled silver knight toys are mounted on red horses sold individually in see-through blister cards. Britains and Knights of the Sword are printed on the top of the card in the packaging. The recalled toys include a mounted silver knight on a red horse with an axe; a mounted silver knight on a red horse with two hands on a raised weapon; and a mounted silver knight on a red horse with a lance.

      The toys were sold at specialty toy stores nationwide from April 2004 through March 2006 for about $8. They were made in China.

      Consumers should take these recalled toys away from young children immediately and contact RC2 to receive a full refund.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact RC2 toll-free at (866) 725-4407 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firms Web site at http://recalls.rc2.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      RC2 Recalls Knights of the Sword Toys...

      Discovery Channel Store Oil Lamps Recalled

      WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2001 -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Discovery Channel Store, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 16,000 glass and metal oil-burning lamps. The glass on these lamps can shatter when lit, posing a fire and laceration hazard to consumers.

      The Discovery Channel Store, Inc. has received four reports of the lamps shattering, including two reports of minor property damage. There have been no reports of injuries.

      The recalled lamps come in two shapes: 16 by 7 inch-rectangular, and 7.5 inch-square. The top piece of the clear rectangular lamp has an opening for five wicks, and the top piece of the clear square lamp has an opening for one wick. The lamps have two stacking glass pieces supported by a black metal frame. The lower glass piece has a reservoir for oil.

      Discovery Channel Stores and The Nature Company stores nationwide sold the lamps from September 1999 through July 2001 for between $18 and $24.

      Consumers should stop using these lamps immediately and return them to any Discovery Channel Store or The Nature Company store nationwide for a refund. Consumers also can call The Discovery Channel Store toll-free at (800) 752-1937 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the company's website at www.shopping.discovery.com.

      Discovery Channel Store Oil Lamps Recalled...

      Tealight Candle Holders

      January 24, 2005
      Carlton Cards Retail, Inc. is recalling about 5,000 Roasting Marshmallow Tealight Candle Holders.

      During normal use, the decorative marshmallows or decorative campfire flames may catch fire.

      The candle holder is a Christmas decoration designed to hold a tealight candle. The candle holder includes three figures (penguin, moose, snowman) dressed in red and green sweaters, scarves and hats, roasting marshmallows on a stick over a small fire. Model numbers 4-01-427, 231279-4 and UPC code 90000 08741 are printed on the bottom of the candle holder.

      The units were sold at card stores nationwide from October 2004 through December 2004 for about $13.

      Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return it to the store where purchased or other stores where Carlton Cards are sold for a full refund.

      Consumer Contact: Call Carlton Cards at (800) 955-1244 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.carltoncards.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Tealight Candle Holders...

      Effikal Recalls Gas Vent Dampers Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard

      October 9, 2008   
      Effikal LLC is recalling about 45,000 gas vent dampers. The damper could fail, and if the blocked vent switch does not activate, the vent could leak carbon monoxide (CO). This poses a risk of CO poisoning to consumers.

      The recall involves Effikal RVGP-PC Gas Vent Damper size 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10 which are installed with the gas boiler systems listed below. The vent damper date code is located on a sticker under the motor assembly cap on the plastic base. Serial numbers are located on a label on the side of the dampers cap. All sizes and models of the RVGP-PC have the same motor assembly with black Effikal caps and black plastic bases.

      The dampers were sold by plumbing and heating wholesale distributors to plumbers and contractors nationwide from August 2007 through July 2008 for between $1,000 and $4,000 for the boilers. Gas vent dampers were sold as part of the gas boiler systems. They were made in the United States.

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      Consumers should immediately stop using the boilers, weather permitting, and contact their installer to confirm they have a recalled vent damper and to receive a free vent damper replacement.

      For additional information, contact Effikal toll-free at (866) 790-3739, or visit the firms Web site at www.effikal.com

      ManufacturerAtmospheric Gas Boiler ModelsVent Damper Date CodesVent Damper Serial Numbers
      Allied EngineeringMG, MS and SG Series0728 through 08093588428 through 3687571
      BurnhamSeries 2b, Series 8h, and Independence
      except Independence PV
      0728-07383588428-3647820
      CrownAWI, CWI and BSI Series0728-08093588428-3687571
      Hydro ThermR/MR, VGA, VS and HW Series0728-08093588428-3687571
      LaarsJV Series0728-08093588428-3687571
      LochinvarCBN Solution Series0728-08093588428-3687571
      RBISpectrum Series0728-08093588428-3687571
      SmithGB and HW Series0728-08093588428-3687571
      New YorkerCG and CGS Series0728-07383588428-3647827
      PeerlessMI, 63 and GM series0728-08093588428-3687571
      RaypakSeries XV-42180
      Series V-181260 and 182261
      Series VII-133
      0728-08093588428-3687571
      Union SteamGWA and GSA0728-08093588428-3687571
      Weil-McLainCGa, EG, and PFG Series0728-07383588428-3647830
      WilliamsonThermofloGWA and GSA s0728-07383588428-3647831
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      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Effikal Recalls Gas Vent Dampers Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard...

      Audi & Jaguar Announce Recalls

      March 23, 2004
      Audi is recalling 172,866 A6 sports cars and S6 and Allroad Quatro wagons sold in the U.S. to fix a wiring flaw that could start.

      Wiring for driver-side headlights on some of the vehicles could cause an electrical short when coming into contact with other materials, potentially triggering a dashboard fire, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. The recall affects 1998 through 2004 models.

      No injuries related to the wiring flaw have been reported. Audi is to begin notifying customers of the recall in July, NHTSA said.

      Jaguar
      Ford Motor Co.'s Jaguar is recalling 1,142 of its 2004 XJ sports cars to repair possible defects in passenger-side air bags, NHTSA said. Owners are to begin receiving recall notification in April or May.

      Audi & Jaguar Announce Recalls...

      Amsterdam Bicycles Recalled

      July 22, 2008
      Electra Bicycle Company is recalling about 9,500 Amsterdam bicycles. The interior alignment tabs of the bicycle's chainguard can be pushed against the chain causing it to derail, which poses a risk of injury to riders.

      Another 1,500 bicycles were recalled in August.

      Electra has received four reports of the chainguard derailing the chain, including one report of minor cuts and abrasion from a fall.

      This recall involves some Amsterdam model bicycles in the Classic 3, Original 3, Royal 8, and Sport 3 styles. The bicycles have an enclosed chainguard. 'Electra' and 'Amsterdam' are printed on the bicycle's frame and/or chainguard. Bicycles with frame numbers beginning with 'F06' or 'EL' or bicycles with chainguards marked '06/08' are not included in this recall. The frame number is located on the underside of the bottom bracket.

      The bicycles, made in Taiwan, were sold by authorized Electra Bicycle dealers nationwide from January 2007 through June 2008 for between $400 and $850.

      Consumers should immediately stop riding the recalled bicycle and bring it to an Electra Bicycle dealer for a free inspection and replacement chainguard part.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Electra Bicycle at (800) 261-1644 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.electrabike.com (pdf).

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Amsterdam Bicycles Recalled...

      Accessories Silver Stud Earring Sets

      June 12, 2007
      Silver stud earrings sold exclusively at Kmart are being recalled by Crimzon Rose Accessories. The recalled earrings contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

      The earrings are oval-shaped, silver-colored studs. ACCESSORIES is printed on the front of the earrings packaging. Kmart is printed on the back.

      The earrings were sold exclusively at Kmart stores nationwide from October 2004 through March 2007 for about $3.

      Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled earrings and return them to any Kmart store for a free replacement pair of earrings.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kmart at (800) 659-7026 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday, or visit Kmarts Web site at www.kmart.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Accessories Silver Stud Earring Sets...

      Flexitoys Monster-Size Vehicles

      November 22, 2005
      International Playthings Inc. is recaling about 6,000 Flexitoys monster-size vehicles. Small parts can detach, which pose a choking hazard to young children.

      The recalled Flexitoys Monster-Size vehicles are plastic toys that measure approximately 5 1/2-inches in length. Models included in the recall are: dump truck (model 9000-1), race car (model 9000-2), tractor (model 9000-3), SUV (model 9000-4), fire truck (model 9000-5) and digger truck (model 9000-6). The name and model numbers are stamped on the underside of the plastic vehicles.

      They were sold at specialty toy stores nationwide from May 2005 through September 2005 for about $4.

      Consumers should contact International Playthings for information on how to return the product to receive a free replacement item of similar value.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact International Playthings at (800) 445-8357 anytime, or visit the firms Web site at www.intplay.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Flexitoys Monster-Size Vehicles...

      Tony Hawk Boy's Pajama Sets Recalled

      January 22, 2009
      Mad Dog Concepts is recalling about 25,000 pairs of Tony Hawk boy's pajamas. This sleepwear fails to meet the federal children's sleepwear flammability standard, and poses a risk of burn injury to children.

      The recall involves the following skateboard-themed boy's pajama sets: 'Boards Estate' (item # TH005LSB), 'Heathen Skull' (item #TH006BSB), 'Backspray' (item #TH007GSB) and 'Stix Jester' (item #TH008RSB). The name of the product and item number are sewn in the neck and pant. The items were sold in sizes 4 to 14.

      The pajamas, made in Cambodia, were sold at Kohl's Department Stores nationwide from September 2008 through October 2008 for about $30.

      Consumers should stop using the recalled pajamas immediately and contact the firm for instructions on obtaining a full refund.

      For additional information, contact Mad Dog Concepts toll-free at (888) 623-3640 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Tony Hawk Boy's Pajama Sets Recalled...

      Porsche Recalls

      • Porsche Recalls Cayenne SUVs
      • Porsche 911 GT3 Street Racer
      • Porsche 911 S and 911 4S Recalled

      For more information, consumers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153) or at www.safercar.gov.

      This listing may not include every recall. See www.safercar.gov for additional recalls.

      Porsche Recalls...

      Cracker Barrel Kitchen Stools

      May 9, 2007
      Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is recalling about 2,600 kitchen stools. The stools can unexpectedly collapse during use, causing a consumer to fall to the floor.

      The company has received two reports of incidents in which the kitchen stool collapsed. A 10-year-old boy received bruises when the kitchen stool collapsed and he fell.

      The Rooster Kitchen Stool is about two feet tall and one foot in diameter. It has light brown wood and has a rooster painted on the seat. 'Made in China' and item number 260161 are printed on a sticker under the seat.

      The stolls were sold at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations nationwide from February 2007 through March 2007 for about $30.

      Consumers should stop using these kitchen stools immediately and return them to any Cracker Barrel Old Country Store for a full refund.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cracker Barrel at (800) 333-9566, or visit the firm's Web site at www.crackerbarrel.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Cracker Barrel Kitchen Stools...

      Pacifiers Decorated with Crystals Recalled

      July 26, 2007
      Pacifiers decorated with crystals are being recalled because of the aspiration and ingestion hazard they pose to infants.

      The pacifiers were sold by: Dara Linda's Baby Bling and Jewelry Design, of Davie, Fla.; Bling Toes, of Cherry Valley, Ill.; Baby Bling Things, of Appleton, Wis.; PeaNaPod Bling and Accessories, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and MJM Crystal Designs, of Boca Raton, Fla.

      The pacifiers fail to meet federal safety standards for pacifiers. The pacifiers' crystals can separate easily, posing an aspiration and ingestion hazard to young children.

      The recall involves pacifiers that were purchased from stores, decorated with Swarovski crystals, then resold to consumers. The crystals were glued on the pacifier's handle and guard. They come in different colors and designs. The chart below lists additional information about the products sold.

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      Company Name/Contact
      Name of Product
      Sold AtDara Linda's Baby Bling and Jewelry Design
      www.jewelryandbabyblingbydara.com
      Call collect: (954) 600-8988
      Email: lkkcreations@yahoo.com
      Baby Bling Swarovski Crystal PacifiersEbay.com and Etsy.com from June 2006 through March 2007 for between $1 and $40.Bling Toes
      www.blingtoes.com
      Call collect: (815) 718-1280
      Email: april.marsh@insightbb.com
      Baby Bling Swarovski Crystal PacifiersEtsy.com from January 2007 through February 2007 for about $35.Baby Bling Things
      Call collect: (920) 832-9161
      Email: Blingthings4you@yahoo.com
      http://www.myspace.com/babyblingthingsbowtique
      Bling Swarovski PacifiersEbay.com and Etsy.com from July 2006 through March 2007 for between $15 and $35.PeaNapod Bling and Accessories
      Call collect: (260) 422-3630
      Ebay Web site: PeaNapod Bling and Accessories
      Email: cjehyde@verizon.net
      Bling PacifiersEbay.com from September 2006 through February 2007 for between $10 and $30.MJM Crystal Designs
      Call collect: (561) 715-9591
      Email: realta@aol.com
      Binkies by BossmanEbay.com from December 2006 through March 2007 for between $10 and $12.-->
      (Note: Although these products were advertised by third parties as Swarovski products or containing Swarovski crystals, Swarovski does not manufacture these products or endorse their use.)

      The pacifiers were manufactured in the United States.

      Consumers should take these pacifiers away from young children immediately and contact the firm for instructions on obtaining a full refund.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Pacifiers Decorated with Crystals Recalled...

      Longs Patio Umbrellas Recalled

      September 7, 2006
      Atico International USA is recalling the 9-foot patio umbrellas sold by Longs Drug Stores. The umbrella poles contain paint with excessive levels of lead, which can cause adverse health effects if ingested by young children.

      These patio umbrellas have an opening size of 9-feet wide by 94.5-inches high. They are sold in the following solid colors: Tan, Red, Green, and Navy Blue.

      The units were sold by Longs Drug Stores nationwide from April 2006 through May 2006 for about $40.

      Consumers should stop using these umbrellas immediately and return them to the retailer for a full refund.

      Consumer Contact: Consumers can contact Atico International USA Inc. toll-free at (877) 546-4835 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the companys Web site at www.aticousa.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Longs Patio Umbrellas Recalled...

      Vinyl Zapper Toys Recalled

      WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2001 -- Manley Toy Direct is voluntarily recalling about 15,800 Zapper toys. The balloon tongues and the cylinders holding the tongues on these toys can detach, posing a choking and aspiration hazard to young children.

      The Promotional Resources Group of Companies Inc., of Topeka, Kan., previously recalled about 105,000 Bug Zapper toys on June 6, 2000. That company received a report of a 3-year-old boy who inhaled a balloon tongue that detached from a Zapper toy into his sinus cavity. He required medical treatment to remove the part from his nose. Additionally, eight firms recalled about 835,000 Zapper toys on March 19, 2001.

      The vinyl Zapper toys are about 2- to 3-inches long, and come in the shape of various animals including frogs, dinosaurs and snakes. When the toy is squeezed, the balloon tongue attached to its mouth inflates or rolls out. "CHINA" or "MADE IN CHINA" is molded into the toy.

      Arcades, amusement parks and carnivals sold and distributed these toys from January 2000 through August 2001. They were sold for about $1.

      Consumers should immediately take these toys away from young children and return the toy to the place of purchase for a refund, or throw them away. For more information, contact Manley Toy Direct at (800) 767-9998 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday to Friday, or go to the firm's web site at www.manleytoy.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Vinyl Zapper Toys Recalled...

      Style Asia Recalls Cigarette Lighters

      October 29, 2003

      Wristwatch lighters and cigarette-shaped lighters distributed by Style Asia, Inc., are being recalled. The lighters do not have qualified child resistant mechanisms and pose a fire hazard to children.

      The Wristwatch lighter is an actual digital wristwatch with a cigarette lighter incorporated into it. The Cigarette Shaped lighter is designed to resemble a filter tipped cigarette.

      The lighters were sold nationwide primarily through internet sales.

      Remedy: Return the lighters to Style Asia for a refund and discount coupon.

      Consumer Contact: Call Style Asia toll free at (800) 522-7465 between 9 and 5 ET Monday through Friday.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Style Asia Recalls Cigarette Lighters...

      Sea Urchin Shell Candles

      July 5, 2005
      Twos Company Inc. is recalling about 18,000 Sea Urchin Shell Candles. The candles can burn at an excessive height or cause the outer shell to catch fire, posing a potential fire and burn hazard.

      There have been four reports of the candles catching fire, but no reports of property damage. No injuries have been reported.

      These recalled candles are wax-filled sea urchin shells, and were sold under item number 2659, which is found on the packaging tag. The candles are about 2.5-inches in diameter. They were sold at various gift and specialty stores nationwide from April 2005 through June 2005 for about $5.

      Consumers should stop using these candles and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Twos Company at (800) 896-7266 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.twoscompany.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Sea Urchin Shell Candles...

      Pottery Barn Kids Recalls Roman Shades

      August 26, 2009
      IKEA is recalling about 120,000 sets of MELINA Roman blinds. Strangulations can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the blind or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his/her neck. The Roman blind has a continuous looped bead chain that when not attached to the wall or floor, hangs loosely by the blind, posing a strangulation hazard to children.

      CPSC and IKEA received a report of a 2-year-old boy who suffered a near strangulation. His mother found him hanging from the looped bead chain.

      This recall includes all sizes/colors of MELINA Roman blinds. These blinds have a sewn-in label at the top edge of the blind with the IKEA logotype, article name (MELINA), 5-digit supplier number 19395, four digit date stamp (YYWW) and the words Made in Taiwan. On the bottom edge of the blind there is a sewn-in orange/white safety warning label. The blinds are made from 100% polyester.

      The blinds were sold at IKEA stores nationwide from August 2006 through June 2008 for between $20 and $40.

      Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Roman blinds and return them to any IKEA store for a full refund.

      For additional information, contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the firms Web site at www.ikea-usa.com.

      Safety regulators remind consumers to examine all Roman Blinds and shades in their homes. If looped pull cords are present or exposed inner cords are found on the back of blinds or shades and children are in the home or occasionally visit your home, please consider replacing them with blinds or shades that do not have exposed pull cords or inner cords.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Pottery Barn Kids Recalls Roman Shades...

      Smart ForTwo Recalls

      • Smart ForTwo Minicar

      For more information, consumers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153) or at www.safercar.gov.

      This listing may not include every recall. See www.safercar.gov for additional recalls.

      Smart ForTwo Recalls...

      Scented Candles Recalled

      CPSC, Body Shop Announce Recall of Scented Jewel Candles

      WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 25, 1999 - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Body Shop, of Wake Forest, N.C., is recalling approximately 25,000 scented "Jewel" candles. The glass pots of these candles can explode or break, causing possible cuts to nearby consumers, and posing a fire hazard. The outer decorative covering of these pots can melt or catch fire.

      The Body Shop U.S. has received five reports of these candle pots exploding, breaking, melting or burning. No injuries have been reported.

      These Jewel candles are about 3 inches high and come in two fragrances: mulled berries and brandied apples. The mulled berries candles have purple resin covering its glass pot. The brandied apple candles have red resin covering its glass pot. On both types of candles, tiny glass-headed decorative beads are imbedded in the resin. A dozen three-quarter-inch "jewels" of various colors also are set around the outside of the pot, inbedded in the resin. A sticker on the bottom of the candle reads, "THE BODY SHOP." A clear, plastic disk that is around the wick when the candle is sold reads, "fragranced jewel candle" . . . "POT MADE IN CHINA FILLED IN UK."

      The Body Shop stores nationwide sold these candles from September 1998 through December 1998 for about $10.

      Consumers should immediately stop using these candles and return them to any Body Shop store for a refund. For more information, contact the Body Shop at (800) 661-2154 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.

      Read what happened to one unlucky candle lover. 



      The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information or report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.

      CPSC, Body Shop Announce Recall of Scented Jewel Candles Reviews and Complaints - Real Consumer Experiences Help You Save Time and Avoid Scams....

      Summerville Toy Trucks Recalled

      July 15, 2004
      Target Corp. is recalling about 25,000 Summerville toy truck sets sold in its stores from February 2004 through May 2004 for about $6.

      Components on the trucks could detach, posing a choking and sharp point hazard to young children.

      The recall includes Summerville four-piece truck sets. The multicolored trucks are about 4.5-inches long. Various types of trucks sold in the sets include dump trucks, cement trucks, utility trucks, garbage trucks, box trucks, fuel trucks, and tow trucks. Writing on the trucks includes EMERGENCY, HEAVY DUTY, or CITY SERVICE. Summerville and the item number 204 02 0458 are written on the packaging.

      Consumers should return the recalled trucks to Target for a refund.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Summerville Toy Trucks Recalled...

      Child Dies; Wooden Storage Racks Recalled

      November 16, 2007     Spanish
      Wooden storage racks sold at Wal-Mart are being recalled after the death of an eight-month-old boy.

      The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said the child was asphyxiated after he pulled on the storage rack and it fell over on him.

      Jetmax International Ltd., of Irving, Texas is voluntarily recalling about 36,000 of the storage racks and canvas totes.

      The storage rack is wooden with three levels and nine removable canvas totes. There are wooden handles on each side of the rack. The boys storage rack has natural color wood with red, yellow, green, and navy canvas totes. The girls storage rack has white colored wood with pink, yellow, lime, and purple canvas totes.

      Wal-Mart sold the storage rack under the brand Home Trend Kids 9 Canvas Bin Boys and Girls Organizers. They were made in China.

      The organizers were sold at Wal-Mart stores nationwide from August 2004 through July 2005 and Ollies stores nationwide from July 2006 through June 2007 for about $40. Consumers should immediately stop children from using the recalled storage racks and contact Jetmax International to receive a free repair kit that adds stability to the base.

      For additional information, contact Jetmax at (800) 689-2168 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, visit the firms Web site at www.jlwoodenmfg.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Child Dies; Wooden Storage Racks Recalled...

      Sequoia Wood Burning Fireplaces Recalled

      June 29, 2006
      CFM Corp. is recalling about 1,300 Sequoia Wood Burning Fireplaces. Due to insufficient insulation or a missing weld, some of these fireplaces could pose a fire hazard.

      Only models EWF30, EWF36, and EWF36A are affected by this recall. The recalled fireplaces are 400 or 700 pound steel plate wood-burning fireplaces with the trade name "Sequoia." The fireplaces measure 30-inches-wide or 36-inches-wide, have doors which seal them and are designed for installation in openings in the walls of homes that connect to chimneys. Affected model and serial numbers are:

      Model NumberSerial Number Range of Affected Units
      EWF30
      (30 inch)
      WFE05HO R052 400001 to WFE05HO R052 400120
      WFE05HO R053 500001 to WFE05HO R053 500060
      WFE05HO R054 200001 to WFE05HO R054 200100
      EWF36A and EWF36
      (36 inch)
      FA2ECB 309950 to FA2ECB 309999
      FA2ECB 339900 to FA2ECB 339999
      FA2ECB 369900 to FA2ECB 369999
      FA2ECB 03399899 to FA2ECB 03399998
      FA2ECB 49989
      FA2ECB 3249970
      FA2ECB 3249999
      FA3ECB 05140001 to FA3ECB 051400100
      FA3ECB 051900001 to FA3ECB 051900050
      FA3ECB 052200001 to FA3ECB 052200060
      FA3ECB 052400001 to FA3ECB 052400100
      FA3ECB 052800001 to FA3ECB 052800010
      WFE05H0H054800001 to WFE05H0H054800100
      WFE05H0H055100001 to WFE05H0H055100005
      WFE05H0H060600001 to WFE05H0H060600100
      WFE05H0H061600001 to WFE05H0H061600050

      The name "CFM Corporation" and the model and serial number are located on the rating plate at the bottom right corner of each fireplace

      The units were sold by authorized Vermont Castings dealers in Canada and the United States from January 1, 2003 through mid-April, 2006 for about $2,200 for the EWF30 and about $3,000 for the EWF36 and EWF36A.

      CFM representatives or authorized dealers will arrange to conduct an in-home repair for every affected fireplace

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact CFM Corp. at (866) 757-6649 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Sequoia Wood Burning Fireplaces Recalled...

      Circuit City Recalls Planet 3 Television Stands

      November 20, 2003

      Circuit City is recalling Planet 3 television stands. The stand can tip over when a television is placed on it, possibly causing injuries to nearby consumers or death to young children.

      No injuries have been reported.

      The recalled stands are "Cherry Bentwood" model television stands. The three-tier stands are made from mahogany wood and have curved glass ends. They are 30 inches high and 45 inches wide, and sold for use with televisions up to 36 inches in diameter. Model number PTT 22018 is written on the packaging and instructions. There is no writing on the stands themselves.

      Circuit City stores nationwide sold the stands from July 2003 through September 2003 for about $250.

      Consumers should remove televisions from these stands immediately and return the stands to Circuit City for a refund. Contact Planet 3 toll-free at (888) 616-5700 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m CT Monday through Friday for more information.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Circuit City Recalls Planet 3 Television Stands...

      Toyota Sienna Recall

      June 21, 2005
      Toyota Motor Co. is recalling 345,000 Sienna minivans because the seat belt in some seating positions might become difficult to retract when unbuckled.

      The company said there was a possibility the shoulder portion of the seat belt in the middle row seats might get stuck in a plastic piece that the belt slides through, binding it up and making it difficult to put on or take off.

      The voluntary recall in the United States involves Siennas from the 2004 and 2005 model years. The company had received 14 complaints but there have been no accidents or injuries from the problem.

      In certain 2004 and 2005 model year Sienna vans, there is a possibility that the shoulder portion of the seatbelt in the middle row seats may bind in the bezel trim piece. The affected seatbelt bezel is located on the shoulder portion of the right side captain's chair of the seven passenger models and the center seating position on second row bench seat eight passenger models.

      In the event of a seatbelt binding in the bezel, the seatbelt may not properly fit a passenger. Until the repair is completed, vehicle occupants sitting in the affected seating positions should make sure the shoulder belt portion of the seatbelt is retracting smoothly. If the seatbelt binds, it can be unbound by pulling the seatbelt outward and then allowing it to retract.



      Toyota Sienna Recall...

      Nature's Preserves Candles Recalled

      WASHINGTON, March 8, 2001 -- Xanadu Candle Co., of Guatemala City, Guatemala, is voluntarily recalling about 2.8 million candles. These candles can burn with a high flame, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. Xanadu Candle Co. has received seven reports of candles burning with high flames resulting in minor burns to consumers.

      These candles were all sold in glass containers. A label on the bottom of these candles reads, "Nature's Preserves,TM" "Home Fragrance Filled" or "Spring Hydrangea." The "Nature's PreservesTM" candles include a 16-ounce canning jar container filled with imitation fruit, a 10-ounce round container filled with imitation flowers, jars containing candy corn or jelly beans, containers filled with star or tree shapes, square-shaped jars containing imitation vegetables, and "Beauty In BloomTM Botanical" candles. The "Home Fragrance" candles are sold in iced tea/lemonade glasses, champagne flutes and sherbet glasses. The "Spring Hydrangea" candles were round containers filled with imitation flowers. The bottom label on all the candles reads, "Trim wick to 1/4" before each lighting," "The White Barn Candle Co." and/or "Bath & Body Works."

      Bath & Body Works and The White Barn Candle Co. stores nationwide sold these candles from June 1999 through January 2001 for between $15 and $25.

      Consumers should stop using these recalled candles immediately and return them to any Bath & Body Works or The White Barn Candle Co. store for store credit for the price of the candle and a $5 coupon, or for a cash refund. For more information, call Bath & Body Works/The White Barn Candle Co. at (800) 395-1001 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

      This recall does not apply to the 5.6 oz "Nature's PreservesTM" candles, which resemble small glass canning jars. This recall also does not apply to Nature's PreservesTM" Beauty in BloomTM" candles (small glass jars with imitation flowers), if there is a code on the bottom label that ends in either the letter "X" or "N."

      Nature's Preserves Candles Recalled...

      Concept Classification Activity Kits Recalled

      WASHINGTON, March 1, 2001 -- Lakeshore Learning Materials is recalling 13,000 children's educational games because metal weights found in the games contain lead. The Concept Classification Activity Kits were sold to teachers and schools nationwide between January 1992 and January 2001 for $50.

      Each game has various disks that say, "Hot," "Cold," "Light," "Heavy," etc. Children then match the appropriate game piece to the disk that best describes the characteristics of the object. One of the objects is a silver- covered metal weight, shaped like a disc measuring about 11/4 inches in diameter with a small loop at the top. Imprinted on one side of the disc is the partial face of a bird and the number "4"; and on the other side, it states, "4 Woody Gardena."

      The Opposites Take-Home Pack, a transparent backpack with blue trimming, was sold to teachers and schools nationwide between January 1999 and January 2001 for $10. Games inside the pack include opposite picture cards, crayons, paperback book, and various objects. One of the objects is a silver-covered metal weight, shaped like a disc measuring about 11/4 inches in diameter with a small loop at the top. Imprinted on one side of the disc is the partial face of a bird and the number "4"; and on the other side, it states, "4 Woody Gardena."

      Metal weights found in the games contain lead, which presents a lead poisoning hazard to children. Lead poisoning in children is associated with behavioral problems, learning disabilities, hearing problems and growth retardation.

      Consumers should immediately remove and discard the metal discs. To receive a lead-free replacement piece, call Lakeshore Learning Materials toll-free at (800) 421-5354 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. {% if links %}

      Concept Classification Activity Kits Recalled...

      MYO Headlamps May Overheat

      September 18, 2008    --> -->
      Petzl America is issuing a safety warning for its MYO and MYO Belt headlamps. If the headlamp is used with rechargeable batteries, the cable connecting the battery pack to the lamp can spark, melt, or catch fire. This poses a burn hazard to consumers.

      Petzl has received 13 reports of sparking and/or melting, with 2 reports of flames. One consumer received a minor burn to the hand, and another experienced singed hair.

      This safety alert involves the MYO and MYO Belt headlamps with name and model numbers listed below. The MYO headlamps have a battery pack attached to the headband. The MYO Belt headlamps have a remote battery pack attached to the headlamp via a long electric cable.

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      NameModel Number
      MYOE26P
      MYO-blackE26PN
      MYO 3E27P
      MYO 3-blackE27PN
      MYO 5E28P
      MYO 5-blackE28PN
      MYO Belt 3E29 P
      MYO Belt 5E30 P
      MYOLITEE31 P
      MYOLITE 3E32 P
      MYOBELT SB5E33 P
      MYO XP, blueE83 P
      MYO XP, grayE83 P2
      MYOBELT XP, blueE84 P
      MYO XP BELT, grayE84 P2
      -->

      The name of the product can be found on the side of the headlamp and on the packaging. The model number can be found on the packaging.

      The headlamps were sold nationwide from February 2003 through August 2008 for between $40 and $80. They were made in France.

      Consumers should immediately stop using rechargeable batteries with the headlamps and contact Petzl to obtain a new warning label. Consumers can continue to use the headlamps with non-rechargeable batteries.

      For additional information, contact Petzl America toll-free at (877) 740-3826 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at http://www.petzl.com

      The safety alert is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      MYO Headlamps May Overheat...

      Discovery Kids Pottery Wheel Kits Recalled

      January 26, 2004
      Discovery Kids Imaginative Arts Pottery Wheel Kits are being recalled because of a safety problem.

      The brown clay contained in the Pottery Wheel kits could contain excess levels of bacteria, posing a risk of illness to users.

      Only pottery wheel kits sold during October 2003 with SKU #690974 printed on the white UPC price label attached to the back lower right hand corner of the box are included in this recall. Pottery Wheel Kits sold after October 2003 with different SKU #s are not included in this recall.

      The kits were sold at Discovery Channel stores and catalogs, and on shopping.discovery.com during October 2003 for about $40.

      Consumers should stop using the pottery wheel kits and return the kits to any Discovery Channel store, or contact Discovery Channel stores customer service, to receive a full refund or credit of the $39.95 purchase price or a replacement Pottery Wheel Kit and a $5 Discovery Channel store gift certificate.

      Consumer Contact: Contact Discovery Channel stores at (800) 373-7706 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or http://shopping.discovery.com

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Discovery Kids Pottery Wheel Kits Recalled...

      Pottery Barn Kids Recalls Crib Bumpers

      July 24, 2007
      Pottery Barn Kids is recalling about 31,000 Matelass crib bumpers. The decorative stitching on the bumpers edge can come loose, posing an entanglement hazard to young children.


      Pottery Barn Kids has received two reports of incidents involving the decorative stitching coming loose. No injuries have been reported.

      This recall involves the Diamond Matelass, Floral Matelass and Polka Dot Matelass crib bumpers made of 100% cotton. The Diamond Matelass bumpers are white and have decorative thread in pink, blue, green, yellow or chocolate stitched along the scalloped edge. The Polka Dot and Floral bumpers come in assorted colors with matching decorative stitching. A label on the bumper reads pottery barn kids.

      The cribs were sold at Pottery Barn Kids stores nationwide, its catalog, and online stores from February 2003 through June 2007 for about $90.

      They were manufactured in Portugal.

      Consumers should stop using the bumpers immediately and remove any exposed stitching, or contact Pottery Barn Kids for a refund.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Pottery Barn Kids toll-free at (877) 800-9720 between 7 a.m. and 12 a.m. ET daily or visit the companys website at www.potterybarnkids.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Pottery Barn Kids Recalls Crib Bumpers...

      J.C. Penney Recalls Breyer Stirrup Ornaments

      October 11, 2007
      J.C. Penney is recalling about 2,400 Breyer 2006 stirrup ornaments. Surface paints on the ornaments contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

      The recall involves a stirrup-shaped ornament with a white prancing horse and blue ribbons. 2006 is stamped on the rim of the ornament.

      The ornaments were sold through the J.C. Penney catalog and Web site from August 2006 through August 2007 for about $18. They were made in China.

      Consumers should keep the ornament away from young children and return it to any J.C. Penney store for a full refund.

      Consumer Contact: For further information, contact J.C. Penney toll-free at (888) 333-6063 anytime, or visit the firms Web site at www.jcp.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      J.C. Penney Recalls Breyer Stirrup Ornaments...

      Serious Injuries Prompt Recall of Mini-Trampolines

      April 6, 2006
      Serious injuries to the assembler are prompting the recall of about 668,000 InMotion mini-trampolines.

      If a person assembles the trampoline alone and the outside rail is released momentarily, the trampoline can snap back into the folded position and strike the consumer, posing a risk of serious injury.

      Stamina Products Inc. has received 13 reports of injuries including two concussions; a rotated disc; two reports of facial bone fractures; six injuries requiring stitches to the forehead, eyebrow, lip and/or chin; a corneal abrasion; and two reports of chipped teeth.

      The round, black mini-trampoline measures 36 inches across and has six 7 -inch long metal legs. The mini-trampoline is used for in-place jogging and other cardiovascular exercises. Most mini-trampolines that have model numbers containing 35-1625 are included in the recall. Model 35-1625C and 35-1625CW units are not included in the recall. The model number along with the customer service and serial numbers are stamped on a black and white label on one of the legs containing the name "Stamina."

      The trampolines were sold at Wal-Mart, Play It Again Sports and various other retail outlets nationwide and by online sellers, including Wal-Mart.com, from August 2000 through March 2006 for about $20.

      Consumers should not assemble or disassemble these mini-trampolines until they have the revised assembly instructions. Consumers should contact Stamina immediately for new assembly instructions.

      Consumer Contact: Contact Stamina at (800) 375-7520 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday, between 8:00 a.m. and 3 p.m. CT on Fridays, or visit the firms Web site at www.staminaproducts.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Serious Injuries Prompt Recall of Mini-Trampolines...

      Kolpin Youth ATV

      February 18, 2005
      Kolpin Powersports Youth ATVs are being recalled to fix a problem with the tie rod assemblies.

      The recall affects about 1,000 90cc units and 39 50cc units. Metal-flange locking nuts securing the tie rod assemblies, integral to the steering system on the Youth ATV, can come loose.

      The resulting unstable steering condition could result in serious injury or death to a rider.

      Kolpin Powersports has received two reports of loose lock nuts. No injuries have been reported.

      The recall includes all of Kolpin Powersports 2004 model year Youth ATVs purchased prior to November 24, 2004. The Youth ATVs are black with gray trim and have gray metallic and flame graphic decals. A KOLPIN decal is present on each side of the gas tank.

      The ATVs were sold at Kolpin Powersports authorized retailers nationwide from September 2004 to November 24, 2004 for $1,399 to $1,499.

      Consumers should contact the retail store where they purchased their Youth ATV for inspection and retrofit.

      Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Kolpin Powersports toll-free at 877-9KOLPIN (877-956-5746), between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., CT Monday through Friday.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Kolpin Youth ATV...

      Fourstar Childrens Folding Chairs

      July 27, 2005
      Fourstar Group is recalling about 522,000 children's folding chairs. The chairs safety lock can fail, allowing the chair to collapse or fold unexpectedly. Childrens fingers can become caught or entrapped in the hinge and slot areas of the chair, posing a pinch or cut hazard. This can cause severe lacerations and finger tip amputations to childrens fingers.

      CPSC and Fourstar Group are aware of three incidents involving children. One resulted in a laceration to the finger and three finger fractures, the second incident resulted in a fracture and laceration to the fingers, and the third incident resulted in a pinched finger.

      The recalled kids folding chairs are made of metal tubing with a vinyl padded seat and seat back. They were sold in red, blue, yellow, green, pink, and lavender solid colors. They also come in pink with Princess printed in red on the seat and seat back along with stars, crowns and hearts, or in blue with pictures of basketballs, soccer balls, footballs, football helmets, and rollerblades. The recalled chairs were sold individually or as part of a set consisting of a table and two chairs.

      Each chair is about 22-inches high, 13.5-inches wide, and about 11.5-inches deep. MANUFACTURED BY FOURSTAR GROUP INC. OR IMPORTED BY FOURSTAR INTERNATIONAL TRADING COMPANY is written on a label located underneath the seat of the chairs.

      The chairs were sold at discount and grocery stores nationwide from July 2003 through July 2005 for about $5 individually or about $25 for a set.

      Consumers should stop using the chairs immediately, and contact Fourstar for instructions on how to receive a free repair kit to replace the locking pin.

      Consumer Contact: Consumers should call Fourstar Group toll-free at (866) 290-6191 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the firms Web site at www.fsgrecall.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Fourstar Childrens Folding Chairs...

      Home Depot Recalls Patio Umbrellas

      May 28, 2009
      Home Depot is recalling patio umbrellas that could tip over and strike consumers.

      Home Depot has received one report of a recalled patio umbrella tipping over and breaking. No injuries have been reported.

      The patio umbrellas are beige with a brown offset pole. They stand 11 feet tall. The base is a brown cross about 18 inches long.

      The umbrellas, made in China, were sold at The Home Depot stores nationwide from January 2009 through February 2009 for about $250.

      Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled patio umbrellas and return them to any Home Depot store for a full refund.

      For additional information, contact The Home Depot toll free at (866) 403-5504 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.homedepot.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Home Depot Recalls Patio Umbrellas...

      First Samco Recalls Fobus Gun Holsters

      June 9, 2004
      First Samco Inc. is recalling about 3,200 Fobus GLT gun holsters. A plastic or leather strap on the gun holster can catch the trigger of the gun when inserted into the holster causing the gun to unintentionally discharge, posing an injury hazard to the user.

      There have been eight reports of the Glock handgun unintentionally discharging when being inserted into the gun holster. One user injured his finger when his gun discharged.

      The gun holsters are designed to hold a Series 17 and Series 19 Glock handgun fitted with a laser-sight light. GL 2*EMZ is engraved in the top of the gun holster and FOBUS and MADE IN ISRAEL is printed on the back of the gun holster.

      This recall involves two early versions of the Fobus GLT gun holsters, one with a plastic retention strap less than one inch wide and one with a leather retention strap less than one inch wide. The new design includes a strap that is more than one inch wide with a plastic tip too wide to be caught inside the trigger guard.

      The holsters were sold at gun accessory retailers and distributors nationwide, as well as on-line at www.fobusholster.com between March 2002 and March 2003 for about $40 to $45.

      Consumers should stop using the gun holsters immediately and bring the recalled holsters to an authorized Fobus USA distributor for a free replacement gun holster or contact First Samco Inc. for instructions on how to return the product for a replacement item. Consumers also may send their recalled gun holsters to Fobus USA, 1300 B-3 Industrial Highway, Southampton, PA 18966. First Samco, Inc. will reimburse consumers for return shipping.

      Consumer Contact: Call First Samco Inc. toll-free at (866) 508-3997 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit Fobus USAs Web site at www.fobusholster.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      First Samco Recalls Fobus Gun Holsters...

      Natural Gas/Propane Connectors Recalled

      March 4, 2008    
      LDR Industries Inc. is recalling about 50,000 natural gas and propane connectors. The gas connectors can leak, posing a fire and explosion hazard to consumers.

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      The recalled LDR series 1200 gas connectors have 3/8 inch fine thread nuts attached. The connectors are used primarily with gas space heaters. The brass nuts are gold colored while the stainless steel tube is silver colored. The following connectors are included in this recall. The UPC code and 'LDR 1200 Series Gas Connector' are printed on the product's packaging.

      Recalled Gas Connectors
      LengthUPC Code
      12 inches 019442405489
      16 inches 019442019464
      22 inches 019442018917
      30 inches 019442405496
      34 inches 019442018900
      46 inches 019442018894
      60 inches 019442400224
      72 inches 019442405731
      --> The connectors were sold at hardware stores in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Florida from August 2007 through September 2007 for between $7 and $20. They were made in China.

      Consumers should immediately stop using the appliance with the recalled gas connectors. Only a qualified professional, such as a plumber, heating contractor or gas company technician, should check the connectors and replace them. Contact LDR Industries or the place of purchase for instructions on returning the connectors for a full refund.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact LDR at (800) 545-5230 ext. 2345 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.ldrind.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Natural Gas/Propane Connectors Recalled...

      GE Gas Ranges Recalled

      June 8, 2007
      General Electric is recalling about 2,600 "Monogram Professional" gas ranges.

      The ranges have a design flaw that can cause an electrical arc between the wiring and griddle gas supply tube, posing a fire hazard.

      GE has received reports of six incidents of gas leaking from the griddle gas supply tube, resulting in five fires under the range top. One consumer has reported burns to her hands and two consumers have reported smoke damage.

      This recall includes 36-inch and 48-inch stainless steel Monogram Pro ranges with griddles. They are fueled either by LP or natural gas and manufactured from October 2005 through May 16, 2006. The recall includes the following ranges: Models ZDP48N6DHSS, ZDP48L6DHSS, ZDP36N4DHSS and ZDP36L4DHSS. The recalled range models have a serial letter plus serial number combination as shown below.

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      Serial Letter+Serial Number
      TH+212588 through 213353
      VH+123456 through 712240
      ZH+210545 through 800064
      AL+200002 through 207337
      DL+200215 through 980416
      FL+202073 through 500677
      GL+000468 through 900468
      HL+202850 through 203252

      To find the manufacture date, and model and serial numbers, look underneath the top ledge (the bull nose) above the range controls.

      The ranges were sold by home builders and appliance stores nationwide from October 2005 through February 2007 for between $4,000 and $6,000.

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      Customers with a recalled range should stop using it immediately and contact GE for further instructions and to schedule a free, in-home repair.

      For more information, call GE Consumer & Industrial toll-free at (877) 546-0116 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, or visit the firms Web site at geappliances.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      GE Gas Ranges Recalled...

      Cherrydale Fundraising Recalls Stretchable Aqua Bracelets

      November 23, 2007
      Cherrydale Fundraising is recalling about 45,000 stretchable aqua bracelets. The bracelets contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

      The recalled bracelets are stretchable, with silver-colored square links and aqua-colored beads. SKU#5384706813 is printed on the packaging.

      The bracelets were sold at dollar stores, liquidators, and schools as part of fundraising, nationwide from September 2003 through April 2007 for between $1 and $12. They were made in China.

      Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bracelets and take them away from young children. Return them to the store where purchased or contact the firm to receive a full refund.

      For additional information, contact Cherrydale Fundraising at (800) 333-2565 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.cherrydale.com.

      The recall is one of several that resulted from an investigation by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Cherrydale Fundraising Recalls Stretchable Aqua Bracelets...

      Feds Expand Jeep Liberty Probe

      June 6, 2006
      Federal regulators have expanded a defect investigation of the front suspension on the Jeep Liberty to include all 2002 to 2006 models of the vehicles with the suspension.

      The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Office of Defects Investigation is looking into allegations that the lower ball joint assembly can separate and fail on the Liberty.

      Regulators have received 495 complaints describing a lower ball joint failure in the suspension.

      The complaints include reports of three injuries and two crashes.

      The ball joints, which in some models were the subject of a prior recall, can loose lubrication and corrode and that can result in separation and failure.

      Chrysler has changed the design and material used in the Libertys suspension since the initial safety recall. NHTSA is looking at that recall to determine if the changes and modifications solved the ball joint problem in the suspension.

      Feds Expand Jeep Liberty Probe...

      ZoloWear Infant Carriers/Slings

      August 23, 2005
      ZoloWear is recalling about 177 infant carriers and slings. The stitching that attaches the webbing to the carrier/sling can break, posing a fall hazard to young children.

      ZoloWear has received one report of the webbing coming apart from the sling, but the baby was not in the sling at the time. The company has not received any reports of falls or injuries.

      The recalled slings are made of 100 percent cotton fabric or 97 percent cotton/3 percent Lycra with two pieces of webbing holding the rings to the fabric. Solid natural color and five prints (Splash, Pink and Black Stripe, Pink and Brown Stripe, Pink Punch and The Hamptons) make up the lots included in the recall. A large white label sewn on the pocket of the slings reads Zolo. ZoloWear slings should have three rows of stitching securing the webbing and fabric together. Some of the slings in these lots have short webbing, so only one row of stitching holds the webbing in place.

      The ZoloWear.com Web site, individual distributors, and five children's boutiques in California, Hawaii and Texas sold these slings from May 2005 through August 2005 for between $70 and $90.

      Consumers should stop using these carriers/slings immediately and call ZoloWear for instructions on having the carriers/slings repaired.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact ZoloWear, Inc. at (888) 285-0044 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or go to the firm's Web site at www.zolowear.com/recall.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      ZoloWear Infant Carriers/Slings...

      Oberle Meats Recalls Meat Products

      April 22, 2005
      Oberle Meats, a St. Genevieve, Mo., establishment, is voluntarily recalling approximately 1,077 pounds of ready-to-eat meat products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

      Products subject to recall include:

      1- pound packages of "OBERLE, SMOKED PORK SAUSAGE, HICKORY SMOKED, READY TO EAT."
      1- pound packages of "OBERLE SAUSAGE, HICKORY SMOKED, READY TO EAT."
      .60- pound packages of "OBERLE, LIVER SAUSAGE, READY TO EAT."
      .15- pound packages of "OBERLE, SNACK STICKS, HICKORY SMOKED, READY TO EAT."
      .75- pound packages of "OBERLE, WIENERS, HICKORY SMOKED, READY TO EAT."

      Each package bears the establishment code "EST. 2334" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

      The products were produced on April 11 and were distributed to retail establishments in Illinois and Missouri. The problem was discovered through routine FSIS regulatory sampling. FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products.

      Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems including infants, the elderly and persons with chronic disease, such as HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.

      Media and consumers with questions about the recall should contact company Manager John Oberle at (573) 883-5656.

      Consumers with food safety questions can phone the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854). The hotline is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.



      Oberle Meats Recalls Meat Products...

      Warm Biscuit Recalls Children's Loungewear

      June 4, 2009
      Warm Biscuit is recalling about 9,500 sets of children's loungewear because it fails to meet children's sleepwear federal flammability standards.

      This recall involves loungewear sets for children described as 'Lounge-Around-the-Housewear', 'Lounge-About-Housewear' or 'Short sets.' The garments were sold in a variety of styles, colors and printed fabrics. They were sold in sizes S (1-2 yr), M (2-3 yr), L (3-4 yr), XL (4-5 yr), 6 yr, 7 yr and 8 yr. All of the garments have a label on the inside that says: "These garments do NOT comply with the Federal Flammability Standards and therefore are not suitable for sleepwear". The style numbers are 301101, 301102 and 301103 and are located on the packaging.

      The loungewear was sold by Warm Biscuit Bedding catalogs and Web site from January 2000 through March 2009 for between $39 and $45.

      Consumers should stop using these children's loungewear garments immediately and contact Warm Biscuit Bedding to receive a store credit.

      For additional information, contact Warm Biscuit Bedding at (800) 231-4231 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Sunday or visit the firm's Web site at www.warmbiscuit.com. Consumers also can write to: Warm Biscuit Bedding Company, 140 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Warm Biscuit Recalls Children's Loungewear...

      Pull Toys Recalled

      WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2000 -- Manhattan Group LLC is recalling about 3,400 pull toys because wooden wheels and pegs attached to the toy could come off, presenting a choking hazard to young children.

      No injuries or incidents have been reported, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

      The toys are:

      • Enchanted Garden Inchworm, item number EG150;

      • Merry Meadows Cow, item number FS150; and

      • Sunny Safari Blue Elephant, item number SS150.

      The item number is on the back of the hangtag near the Universal Product Code. The inchworm has two red, two blue and two yellow round fabric sections sewn together. The cow is made of white plush fabric with black spots sewn onto the white fabric.

      The cow has a red and white checkered bandanna tied around its neck. The elephant is light blue with royal blue fabric on the tail, feet and ears.

      A label on these toys reads, "Made in Thailand." Specialty stores and gift shops nationwide sold them from July 1999 through December 1999 for about $20.

      Consumers should take the toys away from young children immediately and return them to the stores where purchased for a refund or exchange for another soft toy. For more information about this recall, consumers should contact Manhattan Group at (800) 541-1345 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

      Pull Toys Reviews and Complaints - Real Consumer Experiences Help You Save Time and Avoid Scams....

      Ameristep, Outfitter Tree Hunting Stands Recalled

      May 18, 2006
      Ameristep Patriot and Outfitter Hang-on Tree Stands are being recalled. The j-hook attachment of the tree strap can fail, which can cause the tree stand to collapse. Consumers using these stands could fall and suffer serious injuries or death.

      Primal Vantage Company Inc. has received three reports of j-hook failures. No injuries have been reported.

      The recall involves two models of tree stands: the Ameristep Patriot Hang-On Tree Stand has model number 7300, and the Outfitter Hang-On Tree Stand has model number 7310. These products are fixed-position, strap-on tree stands. The UPC number of the model 7300 is 769524703001. The UPC number of model 7310 is 769524703100. The model number and UPC are not written on the tree stands, but can be found on the packaging.

      The stands were sold by hunting and outdoor stores nationwide and by Web retailers and in catalogs from April 2004 through December 2005 for between $130 and $150.

      Please contact Ameristep Customer Service Department to receive a free repair kit consisting of a bracket system and double hook tree strap along with instructions for installation.

      Consumer Contact: Ameristep Customer Service Department at (800)374-7837 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.ameristep.com or www.treestandcustomerservice.com for assistance.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Ameristep, Outfitter Tree Hunting Stands Recalled...

      Trail Mix Bars, Muesli Cereal Recalled

      July 9, 2004
      Grist Mill Company of Lakeville, MN, is voluntarily recalling Fruit & Nut Trail Mix Granola Bars and Muesli Cereals, sold under retailer brand names because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

      The Fruit & Nut Trail Mix Granola Bars are packaged in 7.4 oz. boxes, with expiration dates between June 6, 2004 (JUN0604) and December 31, 2004 (DEC3104). The Muesli Cereals are packaged in a 15.3 oz. box with the expiration dates between September 10, 2004 (SEP1004) and December 10, 2004 (DEC1004).

      Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

      The Fruit & Nut Trail Mix Granola Bars were distributed nationwide to retail chains and are sold under their brand names: Acme, Albertson's, BiLo, Food Club, Food Lion, Fred Meyer, Giant, Giant Eagle, Great Value, Hill Country Fare, Hyvee, Jewel, Kroger, Laura Lynn, Meijer, Millville, Our Family, Price Chopper, Ralph's, Roundy, Stater Brothers, Stop & Shop, Sunny Select, Tops and Weis. The Muesli Cereals were distributed nationwide to retail chains and are sold under their brand names: Acme, Albertson's, Archer Farm, Best Choice, Central Market, Flavorite, Fred Meyer, Harris Teeter, Hyvee, Jewel, Kroger, Ralph's, Safeway, Select Healthy Advantage, Shaw's, and Shop & Save.

      Almonds received by Grist Mill Company were randomly tested for the presence of Salmonella. This ingredient testing did not reveal a presence of Salmonella in raw almonds before the ingredient was used to manufacture the subject products and there are no reported illnesses associated with these products. However, the company is working with FDA to assure the quality and safety of the food supply.

      This recall is in response to a voluntary recall by Paramount Farms of California of whole and diced raw almonds based on over 20 possible illnesses associated with the almonds nationwide.

      These products should not be consumed but rather returned to the store of purchase for a full refund. For further information, call Grist Mill's information line at 1-800-233-7022.

      Muesli Reviews and Complaints - Real Consumer Experiences Help You Save Time and Avoid Scams....

      Rack Room Recalls Girls' Sandals

      October 8, 2008   
      Rack Room Shoes Inc. is recalling about 11,000 pairs of girls' sandals. The ornamental flowers on the sandals can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

      The firm has received one report of a flower separating. No injuries have been reported.

      The recalled girls sandals are leather with attached leather flowers and were sold under the Kids Feet name. The sandals are white or white with pink soles. The sandals were sold in girls sizes 5 through 12.

      The sandals, made in China, were sold at Rack Room Shoes stores nationwide from February 2008 through June 2008 for about $25.

      Consumers should take the recalled sandals away from children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund or store credit.

      For additional information, contact Rack Room Shoes at (866) 344-1213 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the firms Web site at www.rackroomshoes.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Rack Room Recalls Girls' Sandals...

      Tri-Star Rattles, Wind-Up Toys

      June 21, 2005
      Tri-Star International is recalling bell rattles, wrist rattles and wind-up toys sold at Dollar stores in California.

      The toys contain small parts, posing a choking hazard to young children.

      The recall involves three different types of toys. The ball rattle is a multi-colored, 3-inch ball with oval openings and a small hexagon opening at each end. The wrist rattle toy is a white plastic wristband toy with six multi-colored balls with small bells inside. The wind-up toy is a 7.5-inch pink giraffe with yellow legs and a green wind-up knob below the tail of the giraffe.

      The toys were sold at Dollar stores in California from January 2005 through May 2007 for about $1.

      Consumers should immediately take these toys away from children and return them to the store where purchased for a refund.

      For additional information, contact Tri-Star at (510) 856-8785 anytime or CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Tri-Star Rattles, Wind-Up Toys...

      Mirraco BMX Bicycles Recalled

      February 27, 2007
      Mirraco LLC is recalling about 11,000 BMX bicycles. The front wheel forks on these bicycles could have been welded improperly. This poses a risk that the weld could fail, and the rider could lose control and fall.

      The firm has received four reports of steer tube rotation and one report of a fork separation due to failure of the welds. No injuries have been reported.

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      The recall involves BMX bicycles. The model name is printed on the bicycle. Recalled models include the following:

      Mirraco Models
      Blend 3Black Pearl 3Fivestar Park
      Blend 2Black Pearl 2Icon Moto
      Blend 1Black Pearl 1Icon 20Forty
      Blend 1s
      Blend 16

      The bikes were sold by authorized Mirraco dealers nationwide from November 2006 through January 2007 for between $265 and $550.

      Consumers should stop using the bicycles immediately and have them inspected by a Mirraco dealer. If the inspection shows that the bicycle is part of the recall, the fork will be replaced free of charge.

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      Consumer Contact: Call Mirraco toll-free at (888) 431-7653 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or on Saturday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, or visit the firm's Web site at www.mirrabikeco.com

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      BMX Bicycles Recalled...

      Suave Kids Bath Sets Sold at Wal-Mart Recalled

      September 27, 2006
      About 11,000 Suave Kids Bath Sets sold at Wal-Mart are being recalled. Items in the baths sets contain small parts that pose a choking hazard to young children.

      Additionally, some of the handles on the carrying case are long enough to pose a strangulation hazard. Also, the plastic carrying case poses a danger of suffocation.

      No injuries or incidents have been reported.

      This recall involves "Suave" brand bath sets that contain a 3-in-1 shampoo, bath sponge, and various other toy animal and character bath products. The baths sets are packaged in brightly colored vinyl bags with a clear window. Style numbers involved in this recall are: SVK 9498, 9499, 9501, 9506, 9507 and 9508. The style numbers are located on the back and/or bottom right corner of the package, above the UPC code.

      The sets were sold at Wal-Mart stores nationwide from March 2006 through June 2006 for about $10.

      Consumers should stop using these bath sets and either dispose of them or return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Almar Sales at (800) 251-2522 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or e-mail the firm at recall@almarsales.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Suave Kids Bath Sets Sold at Wal-Mart Recalled...

      Toy Xylophones Recalled

      WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2000 -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Dolgencorp is voluntarily recalling about 113,000 toy xylophones. The red mallet sold with the toy xylophone can get lodged in the throats of young children, posing a choking hazard.

      CPSC and Dolgencorp Inc. are not aware of any injuries involving these toy xylophones. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

      The toy xylophone is white, rectangular-shaped with a green handle and multi-colored bars including, red, yellow, green and blue. A yellow button shaped like the face of a cat is on the front of the xylophone. The mallet sold with the xylophone is red with two round balls at either end of the mallet. Writing on the box reads, "BABY TOYS XYLOPHONE, TO HELP BABY LEARN AND DEVELOP, and MADE IN CHINA."

      Dollar General stores nationwide sold these toy xylophones from July 1998 through October 2000 for $3.

      Consumers should immediately take this toy away from children and return it to their local Dollar General store for a full refund. For more information, call Dollar General at (800) 678-9258 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

      Toy Xylophones Recalled...

      Listeria Precautions


      People at risk for listeriosis and their family members or individuals preparing food for them should:

      Reheat until steaming hot the following types of ready-to-eat foods: hot dogs, luncheon meats, cold cuts, fermented and dry sausage, and other deli-style meat and poultry products. Thoroughly reheating food can help kill any bacteria that might be present. If you cannot reheat these foods, do not eat them.

      Wash hands with hot, soapy water after handling these types of ready-to-eat foods. (Wash for at least 20 seconds.) Also wash cutting boards, dishes, and utensils. Thorough washing helps eliminate any bacteria that might get on your hands or other surfaces from food before it is reheated.

      Do not eat soft cheeses such as feta, Brie, Camembert, blue-veined or Mexican-style cheese. You can eat hard cheeses, processed cheeses, cream cheese, cottage cheese, and yogurt.

      Do not drink raw, unpasteurized milk or eat foods made from it, such as unpasteurized cheese.

      Observe all expiration dates for perishable items that are precooked or ready-to-eat.



      Listeria Precautions...

      Sassi Recalls Acrylic Primer for Nails

      January 20, 2004
      Sassi America Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 72,000 bottles of acrylic primer used to prepare fingernails before applying artificial nails. This methacrylic acid primer is not packaged in child-resistant packaging, as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act.

      Sassi America has received a report of a 2-year-old girl in Pompano Beach, Fla., who sustained severe external and internal chemical burns after swallowing the liquid primer.

      The primer is packaged in amber-colored bottles with black caps. The model number 508, 509, 510, 511 or 512 is written on the front of the label. "SASSI" also is written on the labels. The primer was sold in .25-ounce, .50-ounce, 1-ounce, 2-ounce and 4-ounce size bottles. The acrylic primers were sold separately and in kits.

      Grocery and beauty supply stores nationwide sold the primer from June 2000 through January 2004 for between $2 and $10.

      Consumers should return the acrylic primer and kits to the store where purchased to receive a refund. For more information call Sassi collect at (847) 228-0334 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

      Sassi Recalls Acrylic Primer for Nails...

      Aloha Housewares Recalls Portable Heaters

      February 20, 2008        Spanish
      Aloha Housewares is recalling about 152,000 portable heaters. They can overheat and melt plastic parts, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

      Aloha Housewares has received 29 reports of the heaters melting, smoking or catching fire, including 18 reports of property damage. One consumer reported minor burns to the hands and feet.

      This recall involves electric oscillating tower heaters with the name Aloha Breeze printed on the top. The white heaters have model number 02044 and dates codes 06/06, 06/07, 06/08 or 06/09. Model numbers and date codes are printed on the silver label located on the back of the heater, near the bottom.

      The heaters were sold at Wal-mart and small retail chain stores nationwide from August 2006 through November 2007 for between $35 and $45. They were made in China.

      Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heaters and contact Aloha Housewares to receive a replacement product.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Aloha Housewares at (800) 295-4448 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Aloha Housewares Recalls Portable Heaters...

      Cannondale Bicycles With Carbon Crankset

      June 7, 2007
      Cannondale is recalling bicycles with carbon cranksets because the crankset could break, causing a fall hazard.

      Cannondale has received two reports of the cranksets breaking resulting in one minor injury.

      Cranksets are the gears at the front of the bicycle chain with pedals attached to the outer ends. The crankset spins on a bearing and axle assembly called a bottom bracket. The recalled cranksets are two piece carbon crankset with an integrated aluminum bottom bracket. These cranksets were used on the following bicycle models:

      2007 Road Bikes:

      Synapse Carbon SL1 Compact drive
      Ironman 1, Si Carbon Standard drive
      System 6 Team 1 Compact drive and Standard drive
      System 6 Team 3 Compact drive and Standard drive
      Cyclocross SLl 1 Compact drive

      2007 Mountain Bikes:

      Taurine 1 SL
      Rush Carbon 2

      2007 Framesets & Cranksets:

      Synapse SL Si
      System 6 Team SI
      Ironman 613 SL
      CAAD 9 Cyclocross Si
      All carbon Si road and mountain cranksets

      2008 Road Bikes:

      System 6 Liquigas 3 Compact and Standard Drive

      The bicycles were sold at authorized Cannondale dealers nationwide from June 2006 though May 2007 for between $1,800 and $5,700 for the bicycles and about $475 for the crankset.

      Cannondale dealers will inspect the bicycle cranksets to determine if a free replacement is needed.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cannondale at (800) BIKEUSA (245-3872) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firms Website at www.cannondale.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Cannondale Bicycles With Carbon Crankset ...

      Sportsstuff Air Pumps

      January 16, 2007
      Sportsstuff Inc. is recalling about 11,000 air pumps. The pumps can overheat and explode during use, posing a risk of lacerations to the user and nearby consumers.

      Sportsstuff has received 52 reports of pumps exploding, 13 of which resulted in lacerations. Six of these incidents involved facial lacerations and one consumer reported an eye injury.

      The recalled products are 2.5 PSI pumps with model numbers 57-1504-A and 57-1504 that are used to inflate low pressure inflatable items such as rafts and toys. The Model No. 57-1504-A pump was sold separately with an assortment of interlocking nozzles to adapt to a number of needs. The Model 57-1504 pump was sold with the Sportsstuff Launch Pod, an inflatable water trampoline sold under Sportsstuff number 58-1002.

      The model number and the date code "0104" are located on the Underwriters' Laboratories label on the top of each pump. "2.5 PSI" was not written on the air pump, but was written on the packaging.

      The pumps were sold through marine distributors, mail order catalogs, and sporting good and various other stores nationwide from January 2004 through January 2005 for about $50. The Launch Pod water trampolines that included recalled pumps were sold at Sam's Club from January 2004 through August 2004 for about $375.

      Consumers should immediately stop using the pumps and contact Sportsstuff for a free replacement.

      Consumer Contact: Call Sportsstuff toll-free at (888) 814-8833 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.sportsstuff.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Sportsstuff Air Pumps...

      Air Whirlpool Baths Recalled

      WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2002 -- Jason International Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 800 Jason AirMasseur and Air Whirlpool Baths. Air baths release heated bubbles into the water. A heating element on these baths can fail to shut off, posing a fire hazard.

      Jason has received one report of a fire involving one of these baths, which resulted in minor damage. No injuries have been reported.

      The baths were sold under the brand name Jason AirMasseur and Air-Whirlpool Baths, which is written on the bath's control keypad. They have a serial number located on the underside of the bath that can be viewed by removing the equipment access panel. Consumers must check with the firm to determine if their bath is included in the recall.

      Plumbing distributors and kitchen and bath showrooms sold these baths nationwide from January 2002 through September 2002 for about $3,000.

      Consumers should check their bath's serial number and call to determine if their bath is part of the recall. They should call the Jason Technical Service Department at (800) 255-5766 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at www.jasoninternational.com.

      If a bath is included in the recall, consumers should disconnect the electrical supply to their bath by unplugging the equipment or by switching off the circuit breaker immediately, and schedule an appointment for a free repair.

      Air Whirlpool Baths Recalled...

      Swimways Swim Trainers Recalled

      September 10, 2003

      Swimways Corp. is recalling about 3,400 "Sandy Claws" swim trainers. The nylon body strap on the swim trainer can detach or tear from the flotation device and release a child into the water, posing a serious drowning hazard to young children.

      There have been seven reports of the body straps detaching and two reports of the seams splitting, though no injuries have been reported.

      The recalled "Sandy Claws" Swim Trainer is a red and yellow colored fabric crab with eight stuffed legs and two eyes covering a styrofoam buoyancy float. Black straps are attached to the side seams to fasten around a child. Printed on the underside of the crab float are the words, "Swim Ways" and "CAUTION: This is not a lifesaving device. Do not leave child unattended while in use."

      Specialty pool and toy stories nationwide and Internet retailers sold the flotation devices from January 2003 through July 2003 for about $12.

      Consumers should stop using the swim trainers immediately and return them to the company for a full refund. Swimways will provide consumers with a self-addressed envelope to return the product.Consumers should contact Swimways at (800) 889-7946 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Swimways Swim Trainers Recalled...

      Showerhead Water Heater Recall

      December 2, 2003

      Showerhead hot water hearters manufactured by Sintex of Brazil and distributed by Barnett of the Caribbean are being recalled because they pose an electrocution and fire hazard.

      The showerhead hot water heaters are attached to the shower's water supply piping and connected to a household's electrical supply source when central hot water is not available. Undersized wiring prevents this unit from being suitable in wet locations, the rotary switch is not waterproof and the installation instructions fail to recommend an electrical junction box, but instead recommends tape. Another hazard is the plastic enclosure which poses an electrocution and fire hazard.

      Showerhead heaters involved in the recall include model numbers 194310 and 192033. The model numbers are printed on the front of the unit. The heaters are packaged in a clear, plastic bag with card, or in a printed box that reads in part, "Sintex Super Ducha," "Sintex Electronic," and "Made in Brazil."

      The hearters were sold at hardware stores and home improvement centers in Puerto Rico from March 2001 through August 2003 for about $20.

      Consumers should contact the retailer where the product was purchased or Barnett of the Caribbean for more information on returning the product for a refund.

      Consumer Contact: Call Barnett of the Caribbean toll-free at (800) 368- 0809 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.e-barnett.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Showerhead Water Heater Recall...

      E-Z-GO Golf Cars Recall

      September 8, 2005
      E-Z-GO is recalling about 60,000 E-Z-GO 2002-2005 gasoline-powered Fleet and Freedom Golf Cars, and Shuttle 2+2 Personnel Carriers. High engine temperatures can permit fuel to get into the air filter box, posing a risk of fire.

      There have been 12 reports of fire involving these gasoline-powered golf cars. There have been no injuries reported.

      The recall involves certain model year 2002 through 2005 E-Z-GO Fleet and E-Z-GO Freedom gasoline-powered golf cars and Shuttle 2+2 personnel carriers. The model names for the recalled products are TXT, Freedom and Shuttle 2+2. The model names are printed on the sides of the Freedom and Shuttle 2+2 vehicles, and the E-Z-GO logo is on the front of all three vehicles.

      The recalled vehicles have 9-horsepower engines and serial numbers ranging from 1451059 through 2341739. The serial numbers of early production vehicles are found on plates located on the passenger side dash housing. The serial numbers of late production vehicles are found on plates located on the body below the drivers seat and on the chassis between the seat back supports.

      The cars were sold by E-Z-GO and independent dealers from January 2002 through August 2005 with a manufacturers suggested retail price ranging between $6,400 and $8,800.

      Owners of the recalled golf cars should contact the nearest E-Z-GO dealer to arrange for a free repair. E-Z-GO and E-Z-GO dealers will contact known owners to schedule an appointment for a free repair.

      Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can contact E-Z-GO at (800) 241-5855 Ext. 4558 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm ET Monday through Friday, or visit their Web site at www.ezgo.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      E-Z-GO Golf Cars Recall...

      Yamaha Recalls Synthesizers

      November 30, 2005
      Yamaha is recalling about 1,100 S90 ES Synthesizers. The unit could emit loud "white noise" when turned off and turned on again under high temperature conditions, which could possibly damage a consumers hearing.

      The S90 ES Synthesizer is black with a black and white keyboard. "S90 ES" and "Yamaha" are written on the front of the synthesizer.

      The units were sold at musical instrument retailers and dealers from August 2005 through October 2005 for a Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price of $2,599.

      Yamaha will contact each customer to arrange for a repair or replacement at no cost to the customer.

      Consumer Contact: Call Yamaha toll-free at (800) 975-4029 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Yamaha Recalls Synthesizers...

      Human Touch Recalls Perfect Chair

      March 18, 2009
      Human Touch LLC is recalling about 20,000 Perfect Chairs. The screw on the underside of the Perfect Chair recliner can cut or entangle children or pets.

      Human Touch LLC has received no reports of injuries to humans but has received one report of a dogs fur becoming entangled in the screw.

      This recall involves chair model numbers PC-095, PC-3, PC-7, and PC-9 that have an open screw drive or a dual cover screw drive and that were sold prior to September 2007. Screws that are fully covered (the quad cover) are not subject to this recall.

      The chairs were sold by Human Touch and authorized Human Touch dealers such as Relax the Back or The Healthy Back Store from April 2000 to June 2004 (open screw) and June 2004 to September 2007 (dual-cover screw) for about $1800. They were made in Thailand.

      Consumers should inspect the chair immediately and to see if it has the open screw or dual cover screw, centered directly beneath the chair. Consumers should stop using these chairs if children or pets are present and contact either Human Touch or a Human Touch dealer for a free screw cover kit.

      For more information, contact Human Touch toll-free at (800) 355-2762 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.humantouch.com/pcrecall.html

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Human Touch Recalls Perfect Chair...

      Home Heating Units

      Trane Recalls Home Heating and Air Conditioning Units Components


      WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 1999 -- - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Trane Company  is voluntarily recalling 9,900 accessory electric heaters. These heaters are used to provide supplemental heat in heat pump or electric heating systems. Whether in the cooling, fan, heating or off mode, incorrectly routed wires can cause the accessory heater to continually cycle on and off. Excessive heat could catch nearby combustibles on fire.  Trane, of Tyler, Texas, is a division of American Standard Inc.

      Trane said it is aware of four reports of heaters continually running. No property damage or injuries were reported.

      These auxiliary electric heaters were sold as a component in various models of Trane and American Standard brand air handlers for heating and air conditioning systems. The air handler is the indoor component of the consumer's air conditioning or heating system.

      The air handler is a painted metal cabinet, which has the Trane or American Standard nameplate on its front. The nameplate provides a list of accessory electric heater model numbers that could be installed in that air handler. The model numbers for the recalled units are BAYHTR1419A and B.

      The model numbers for air handlers that may contain the recalled heater units are:

      Subject Model Numbers
      TWG048A140A*TWG060A150A*
      TWV036B140A*TVF036A140A*
      TWE030C140A,B*TWE030C140F*TWE030C14FB*
      TWE036C140A,B*TWE036C140F*TWE036C14FB*
      TWE042C140B,C*TWE042C14FB,C*
      TWE048C140A,B*TWE048C140F*TWE048C14FC*
      TWE060C15FC,D*
      TWE060D150A,B*
      TWE030P130A,B*TWE030P13FA,B*
      TWE036P130A,B*TWE030P13FA,B*
      TWE042P130A,B*TWE042P13FA,B*
      TWE048P130A,B*TWE048P13FA,B*
      TWE060P130A,B*TWE060P13FA,B*
      TWE063P130A,B*TWE063P13FA,B*
      TWE031E13FA,B*
      TWE037E13FA,B*
      TWE040E13FA,B*
      TWE065E13FA,B*
      * All models have a single arabic digit after this final letter

      Independent installers of Trane and American Standard equipment sold these accessory heaters nationwide from October 1997 through May 1999 for between $250 and $400.

      Consumers should remove any combustible material from around the air handlers with recalled heaters. Consumers with one of these electric heaters should call their local independent Trane or American Standard dealer, listed in your local yellow pages, for a free inspection and repair, if needed. For assistance in locating a local independent dealer, contact Trane at (888) 556-0125 between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. CDT Monday through Friday.

      Consumers also can get information on finding a local dealer at the Trane Web site

      Trane Home Heating Units Recalled...

      Snail Push Toys Recalled

      March 30, 2004
      Babies "R" Us is recalling snail push toys sold in its stores. The screw securing the toy handle to the push toy could detach, posing a choking hazard.

      The brightly colored push toy is made of wood. The snail has moveable parts painted purple, green, yellow, or orange. The wheels have three colored balls (yellow, green and red) attached with string. The handle has a red ball on the end. The yellow and blue tag attached to the toy at point of sale states Imaginarium Baby and recommended for ages 1-3.

      The toys were sold only at Babies R Us stores from July 2003 through November 2003 for about $8.00 each.

      Consumers should take the push toy away from small children immediately and return it to Babies R Us for a full refund.

      Consumer Contact: Consumers can call toll-free at (800) 804-5419 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., ET Monday through Friday or visit the Web site at www.toysrusinc.com/productrecall.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Snail Push Toys Recalled...

      Honeywell Security Camera Recalled

      February 26, 2004
      Honeywell Video Systems is recalling the ADEMCO Rapid/Dome security camera. The cameras plastic mounting assembly can crack, allowing the dome and the camera to fall from the wall or ceiling, possibly injuring someone.

      The recalled security camera is an indoor video camera mounted on the wall or ceiling. The camera is covered with a smoked plastic dome measuring about 6 inches in diameter. A mechanism to move the camera and a mounting assembly are also part of the product. The recalled security cameras have these part numbers:

      • AD5RCPP16
      • AD5GCMPP18
      • AD5GCPP18
      • AD5GCPP22

      The cameras also have serial numbers within these ranges:

      • G01 (January 2002) to G12 (December 2002)
      • H01 (January 2002) to H08 (August 2003).

      The serial numbers are located inside the product, on a white label attached to the side of the camera mounting.

      The recalled security cameras were not sold directly to consumers. They were sold from January 1, 2002, to October 17, 2003, to independent dealers who installed them in commercial buildings. The security cameras sold for approximately $1000 to $1700.

      Contact Honeywell Video Systems to arrange for free repair of the security cameras mounting assembly.

      Consumer Contact: Call Honeywell at (800) 573-0154 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET (Monday through Friday).

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Honeywell Security Camera Recalled...

      Sauder Woodworking Recalls TV Stands

      July 25, 2007
      Sauder Workworking is recalling about 414,000 TV stands. The TV stand can collapse if the fasteners used to connect the metal legs to the lower shelf are not completely tightened during assembly, posing a risk that the TV set can fall onto children or adults.

      Sauder has received 43 reports of TV stands collapsing. Most of the reported incidents involved stands that had recently been assembled.

      Three injuries required medical treatment including a broken arm, a torn rotator cuff with a concussion, and an injured finger. These injuries occurred when consumers attempted to prevent a TV from falling off the stand. In addition, a 6-year-old child received a bruised shoulder when the stand collapsed and a TV fell on her.

      The recalled TV Stand measures 23 inches (h) x 38 inches (w) x 19 inches (d) with a brushed maple finish. The stand has criss-cross, black, wrought-iron legs, a pull-out drawer, and a lower shelf. Model number 400205 and UPC number 42666 01958 are located on the products carton and instructions.

      The stands were sold at Wal-Mart stores nationwide and online at Wal-Mart.com from January 2005 through May 2007 for about $90.

      They were manufactured in the United States.

      Consumers should stop using the TV stand immediately if it moves from side-to-side. Consumers should contact Sauder to receive detailed instructions on checking the tightness of the fasteners.

      Consumer Contact: Contact Sauder toll-free at (866) 218-8312 between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and between 9:00 a.m and 5:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, or visit the firms Web site at www.sauder.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Sauder Woodworking Recalls TV Stands...

      Holmes Oil-Filled Electric Heaters Recalled

      Arpil 26, 2007
      The Holmes Group is recalling about 300,000 oil-filled electric heaters. A poor electrical connection within the heater can lead to overheating. This poses fire and thermal burn hazards.

      The Holmes Group has received reports of 59 incidents involving the recalled heaters. There were 12 reports of minor injuries including four reported burns. There were 36 reports of property damage including four fires that caused between $41,000 and $200,000 in damage.

      The recall involves Holmes oil-filled electric heaters with model number HOH2505 and HOH2520. The model number and "Holmes" are printed on the side of the unit near the bottom.

      The heaters were sold at discount department stores, hardware stores and other retailers from September 2005 through February 2007 for between $40 and $50.

      Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heaters and contact the Holmes Group to receive a free replacement heater.

      For additional information, contact The Holmes Group at (800) 306-2471 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.holmesoilfilledheaterrecall.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Holmes Oil-Filled Electric Heaters Recalled...

      "Fireplace in a Box" Candle Kits Recalled

      May 9, 2006
      About 78,000 "Fireplace in a Box" candle kits are being recalled. The mini fireplace which houses the candle can ignite, posing a fire hazard.

      Running Press has received two reports of incidents involving the fireplace igniting. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

      The recalled Fireplace in a Box kit includes a 2.5-inch high by 2.5-inch wide plastic fireplace that resembles stone masonry with a black mantle, a tea light candle to fit inside the fireplace, and a small booklet "Fireplace in a Box." "Fireplace in a Box," "Mega Mini Kits," and "ISBN 0-7624-1603-3" is printed on the fireplace's packaging.

      The kits were sold at chain and independent booksellers nationwide from September 2003 through April 2006 for about $8.

      Consumers should stop using this recalled product immediately and return it for a full refund to the place of purchase, or directly to:

      Running Press
      2300 Chestnut Street, Suite 200
      Philadelphia, Pa. 19103
      Attn: Fireplace in a Box Safety Recall.

      Consumers returning the product to Running Press directly must include full names and addresses and can expect to receive a check within four to six weeks.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers should contact Running Press at (800) 343-4499 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.runningpress.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Fireplace in a Box Candle Kits Recalled...

      Mazda Miata Recall

      December 8, 2005
      Mazda Motor Corporation is recalling the 2001 and 2002 Miata models to lower vehicle emission levels.

      Many of these cars could exceed federal emission standards because of inadequate emission control when the vehicle is started cold. EPA discovered the potential emission compliance problem in the 2001 and 2002 models after testing at its National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory in Ann Arbor, Mich.

      Mazda will replace the vehicle's central processing unit to reduce emissions that come from cold starts. The calibrations will not have an effect on vehicle performance or fuel economy, the company said.

      The repairs will be made at no cost to vehicle owners.



      Mazda Miata Recall...

      Stork Craft Toy Boxes

      August 19, 2005
      Stork Craft Manufacturing is recalling about 3,300 toy boxes. The lid support can fail, allowing the lid to collapse suddenly. This poses a strangulation hazard to young children, and possible impact injuries to a childs head, neck, fingers or hands.

      CPSC and Stork Craft have received two reports of the lid collapsing. No injuries have been reported. Stork Craft has received 11 consumer requests for replacement lid supports.

      The recall includes toy boxes with manufacture date codes between November 2002 and July 2004 and the following model numbers and colors: 01520-331 white, 01520-334 cherry, 01520-33C cognac, 01520-33L oak, and 01520-33N - natural. The manufacture date codes, model numbers, and colors are located on a label underneath the toy boxes. The toy boxes measure 27-inches long by 18-inches wide and 17-inches high. The boxes are constructed of pine.

      The boxes were sold at Wal-Mart and J.C. Penney Web sites, and at furniture, baby and juvenile stores nationwide from December 2002 through April 2005 for about $90.

      Consumers should immediately stop young children from using these toy boxes and contact Stork Craft for information to determine if their toy box lid support needs to be replaced. If so, the firm will provide a free replacement lid support.

      Consumer Contact: Contact Stork Craft toll-free at (877) 274-0277 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or go to the firms Web site at www.Storkcraft.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Stork Craft Toy Boxes...

      Mainstay Garden Folding Chairs

      October 26, 2004
      Rio Brands is recalling about 20,000 Mainstay Garden folding lawn chairs. The chair arms can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

      Wal-Mart has received 26 incident reports involving broken plastic arms. In 17 of these incidents, consumers have reported injuries such as a fractured wrist, torn ligament, minor back injuries, bruises and abrasions.

      The recalled folding lawn chairs have green plastic arms with green steel folding frames or blue plastic arms with blue folding steel frames. They are constructed of matching vinyl webbing. The chairs measure 31-inches high and 22.5-inches wide. The left hand arm of the chairs has the word RIO on it. Only the chairs with green or blue plastic arms are included in this recall.

      The chairs were sold at Wal-Mart stores nationwide from January 2004 through March 2004 for about $8.

      Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return the chairs to Wal-Mart for a refund.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Rio Brands customer service at (800) 866-8520 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit their Web site at www.riobrands.com or visit Wal-Mart's Web site at www.walmartstores.com

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Mainstay Garden Folding Chairs...

      Buzz's Boatyard Recalls Toy Boats

      September 30, 2008    
      Buzz's Boatyard is recalling about 200 toy boats. The paint on the recalled toy boats contains an excess level of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

      This recall involves two models of tin Pop Pop toy boats. Models included in the recall are the 13-inch 'Titanic' and the 'Hut' Pop Pop boats.

      The boats were sold through Buzz's Boatyard's Web site (www.buzzboats.com) from April 2007 to November 2007 for between $3 and $12. They were made in India.

      Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Buzz's Boatyard for a refund or an exchange.

      For additional information, contact at Buzz's Boatyard at (877) 207-1923 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.buzzboats.com/poppop.htm.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Buzz's Boatyard Recalls Toy Boats...

      Jo-Ann Stores Water Globes

      December 13, 2007
      Jo-Ann Stores Inc. is recalling childrens Robbie Ducky holiday water globes. The painted base of the water globes contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

      The recalled Robbie Ducky water globe is about 1-1/2 inches in diameter and sits on a 1-1/2 by 1-1/2 inch square base. There are four different globe designs including: Robbie Ducky on a red base, a reindeer on a green base, a penguin on a green base and a polar bear on a red base. Holiday Inspirations Water Globe is printed on the bottom of the globes.

      The globes were sold at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft stores in Florida, Texas, Missouri and Georgia in November 2007 for about $5. They were made in China.

      Consumers should immediately take the recalled globes away from children and return them to any Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft store for a full refund.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Jo-Ann Stores toll-free at (888) 739-4120 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firms Web site at www.joann.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Jo-Ann Stores Water Globes...

      Trudeau Fondue Set Recall

      March 13, 2003

      Trudeau Corp. is voluntarily recalling about 45,200 fondue pots sold as a part of a 17-piece set at Bed, Bath and Beyond stores. The plastic handles that are attached to the fondue pots can melt and crack during heating on a range top, posing burn and fire hazards to consumers.

      Trudeau has received 13 reports of the plastic handles breaking or melting, which involve 6 reports of burn injuries to hands, feet, and other body parts.

      The recalled fondue pots are labeled on the box as model number 82-384. The pots are brushed stainless steel, with a brushed stainless steel fork guide on the rim of the pot. The sets included six black stoneware sauce/condiment bowls and six chrome-plated forks with color-coded tips. There is a black triangular-shaped handle with a center hole on either side of the fondue pot. The fondue pot sits on a black, four-legged stand, which houses the burner. The fondue sets were sold under the brand name "Trudeau."

      Bed, Bath and Beyond stores nationwide sold the fondue sets from August 2001 through July 2002 for about $20.

      Consumers should immediately stop using the fondue set and contact Trudeau at (877) 659-4844 anytime to receive a replacement fondue pot with handles that will not melt or crack, and an incentive gift set of six stoneware fork rests. Consumers also can visit the firm's web site at www.trudeaucorp.com

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Trudeau Fondue Set Recall...

      Pottery Barn Kids Recall Outdoor Trunks

      June 29, 2005
      Pottery Barn Kids is recalling about 80 Chesapeake Outdoor Trunks. A problem with the lid support on the trunk could cause the lid not to stay open, posing the risk of an impact injury to a childs head, fingers or hands. Cameron toy chests are also being recalled.

      No injuries or incidents have been reported.

      This recall involves all Chesapeake Outdoor Trunks. The model number (6512982) is printed on a sticker under the trunk. The trunks are made of tropical hardwood and measure 40 x 19 x 25 high.

      The trunks were sold through the Pottery Barn Kids Web site and catalog from March 2005 through late April 2005 for about $350.

      Consumers should immediately stop young children from using these outdoor trunks and contact Pottery Barn Kids to determine if their trunk is included in the recall. Pottery Barn Kids will provide consumers with a replacement trunk or refund.

      Consumer Contact: Contact Pottery Barn Kids at (800) 699-0449 between 7 a.m. and 12 midnight daily or visit the firms Web site at www.potterybarnkids.com

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Pottery Barn Kids Recall Outdoor Trunks...

      Cat and Dog Menorahs Recalled

      September 8, 2005
      Continental Creations, Inc. is recalling about 480 Cat and Dog Menorahs. The cups holding the candles on these menorahs are not constructed of the correct material and could ignite, posing a fire hazard.

      Cat and Dog Menorahs RecalledThe recalled menorahs come in two styles. There is a cat menorah with cats sitting near the candle cup holders. There is a dog menorah with dogs sitting near the candle cup holders. The menorahs have a sticker on the base stating either "P1157" or "P1166".

      The menorahs were sold at specialty stores nationwide sold the menorahs from July 2005 through August 2005 for about $20.

      Consumers should immediately stop using the menorah and return it to the retailer for a full refund.

      Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Continental Creations at (800) 927-1515 between 8 a.m. and 5 a.m. ET Monday through Friday.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Cat and Dog Menorahs Recalled...

      Acer Desktop Computers Recalled

      March 19, 2009
      Acer Predator desktop computers are being recalled because of an overheating problem. The insulation on the computer's internal wiring can become bent or stripped, causing the wires to overheat while the product is in use. This poses a burn hazard to consumers.

      Acer has received two reports of computers short circuiting, resulting in melted internal components and external casing. Neither incident occurred in the U.S. No injuries have been reported.

      This recall involves Acer Predator desktop computers. The high-end gaming machines have model numbers ASG7200 and ASG7700. Model numbers are printed on the bottom right corner of the panel on the right side of the system.

      The computers, made in China, were sold by computer and electronic stores nationwide from May 2008 through December 2008 for between $2,000 and $6,000.

      Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled computers and contact Acer to schedule a free repair.

      For additional information, contact Acer toll-free at (866) 695-2237 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.acer.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Acer Desktop Computers Recalled...

      West Bend Water Distillers Recalled


      WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 1999 -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the West Bend Co. is recalling about 16,000 model W10120 water distillers used to purify water. The distillers can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

      West Bend has received three reports of these distillers overheating and catching fire. There have been no reports of injuries.

      The oval-shaped distillers are made of white plastic, and have a clear, blue collection jug. The housing looks similar to a large automatic coffeemaker. 

      They were sold under various trademarks which are printed on the front of the distillers. These trademarks include Millennium, Mountain Stream, Pure Logic, Sci Can, WaterWise, TIC, Usana, Table Charm, Roex and West Bend. A label on the bottom of the unit has the model number, W10120, and a date code from 9722 to 9848 in black print. Labels with red or gold print are not part of the recall. 

      Direct selling dealers and door-to-door sales representatives nationwide sold these recalled distillers from May 1998 through August 1999 for about $500.

      Consumers should stop using these water distillers immediately and should call West Bend to get free pickup and repair of the water distillers. In addition, the company will return each repaired water distiller with three free charcoal post filters and an additional year warranty. 

      For more information or to have your water distiller repaired, call West Bend at (800) 377-3038 anytime. 

      West Bend water purifiers recalled because of fire hazard...

      GM Recalls Cadillac SRX, Buick Rendezvous

      April 2, 2004
      General Motors is recalling its Cadillac SRX sport utility vehicle due to a problem with its braking system, and its Buick Rendezvous SUV to fix a faulty latch on the liftgate, the company announced.

      GM will recall 12,329 Cadillac SRXs equipped with all-wheel drive, including 11,375 in the United States, following two reports of a one-second activation delay in the anti-lock brakes.

      The problem, caused by a software anomaly, occurs only during the first few seconds of driving when the SUV is moving slowly, the company said. One owner crashed his SRX into his garage wall but was uninjured.

      Affected owners will be notified within the next few months and told to bring their vehicles to a Cadillac dealership, where the software system will be reprogrammed at no charge.

      GM will also recall about 119,000 Buick Rendezvous's, including about 104,000 in the United States, to reinforce a nylon cable that keeps the rear liftgate in place in the event of a rear-end collision.

      During testing, GM discovered that the braided nylon webbing could tear in a crash, allowing the liftgate to open. Unbelted occupants could then be thrown from the vehicle. GM will add an additional metal strap to reinforce the liftgate latch.

      This is GM's second attempt to make the liftgate secure. The company recalled 107,000 of the SUVs last year to install the nylon strap and began installing it routinely on later models following a report that the rear liftgate tore away in a severe crash, injuring one occupant.

      GM will notify owners at a later date to take their vehicle to a dealership, where the metal strap will be installed at no charge, Schell said.

      It's the latest in a series of recalls for GM.

      Last month GM announced the recall of 4 million 2000-2004 model-year full-size pickups worldwide to replace tailgate support cables that may corrode and fracture. The company is also recalling 1.8 million cars to fix an electrical defect that could cause a fire in the steering column.

      GM Recalls Cadillac SRX, Buick Rendezvous...

      Kmart Rompers Recalled

      June 22, 2004
      Kmart is recalling about 20,000 Basic Editions infant and toddler girl's rompers. The crocheted cherry-shape tassels and plastic buttons may pull off, posing a choking hazard to young children.

      The firm has received two reports of children pulling off the crocheted cherry-shape tassels. No injuries reported.

      The recalled rompers are pink and white gingham with pink buttons and crocheted cherry-shape tassels on the pocket and green and white gingham bows on the trim of the leg openings. The rompers were sold in infant sizes 12-months to 24-months and toddler sizes 2T to 5T. MADE IN/HECHO EN BANGLADESH and basic EDITIONS is printed on a label inside the neck of the garment.

      The rompers were sold exclusively at Kmart stores nationwide from February 2004 through May 2004 for about $8.

      Consumers should return the rompers to the Kmart store where purchased for a refund.

      For additional information, consumers can contact Kmart at (866) KMART 4U anytime, or visit the firms Web site at www.kmart.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Kmart Rompers Recalled...

      Lithonia Recalls Recessed Light Fixtures

      July 22, 2008
      Lithonia Lighting is recalling about 1,200 recessed light fixtures. A thermal protector could be missing from the lighting fixtures, posing a risk of overheating and fire.

      The recalled fixture is a ceiling-mounted downlight. Model number LV3R is included in this recall and is printed on a UL label inside the light's housing.

      The lights were sold by electrical distributors and electrical sales representatives nationwide from April 2007 through May 2008 for between $60 and $80. They were made in the United States.

      Consumers should immediately stop using the lighting fixtures and contact Lithonia Lighting to arrange for a free replacement fixture.

      For additional information, contact Lithonia Lighting at (800) 638-7705 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.lithonia.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Lithonia Recalls Recessed Light Fixtures...

      Hanna Andersson Sandal Clogs

      August 3, 2007
      Hanna Andersson is recalling about 3,900 pairs of birchwood sole sandal clogs. The leather ankle strap can tear or separate from the clog sole, posing a fall hazard.

      The recalled sandals have a birchwood sole and leather straps. They come in different colors (blue, pink and black) and were sold in European sizes 25-41. The bottom of the wooden sole has rubber grips. The words Hanna Andersson and Made in Sweden are printed on the sole.

      Hanna Andersson stores nationwide, its catalog, and Web site from January 2007 through July 2007 for between $48 and $58.

      Customers should immediately stop using the recalled Sandals and contact Hanna Andersson for instructions on returning the item for a full refund.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Hanna Andersson at (800) 222-0544 between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m. PT daily, or visit the firms Web site at www.hannaandersson.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Hanna Andersson Sandal Clogs...

      Amprobe Digital Clamp Meters

      March 15, 2007
      Amprobe is recalling about 70,000 digital clamp meters used for electrical testing. The meters can fail to give an appropriate voltage reading, resulting in the operator believing the electrical power is off, which can pose a risk of shock, electrocution, or thermal burn hazard.

      Amprobe is aware of one report of a clamp meter displaying an incorrect voltage reading. No injuries have been reported.

      Only Amprobe brand digital clamp meter models ACD-10PRO, ACD-10 TRMS-PRO, ACD-14 and ACD-14TRMS, except those model numbers followed by "FX" or "PLUS," are included in the recall. "Amprobe" and the model numbers are printed on the front of the units. These clamp meters measure 0 to 600 volts alternating current (VAC), and 0 to 600 volts direct current (VDC). In addition, they measure 0 to 400 amps alternating current. The tester body is red and grey and measures 7-1/2 inches in length by 2-1/2 inches in width by 1-1/4 inches thick.

      The meters were sold by industrial distributors, electrical wholesalers and hardware stores nationwide from January 2002 through December 2006 for about $100.

      Consumers should stop using these recalled clamp meters immediately and contact Amprobe for a free replacement clamp meter.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Amprobe at (800) 350-8661 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.amprobe.com/recall.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Amprobe Digital Clamp Meters...

      Walgreens High Potency Iron Supplement Recalled

      March 17, 2006
      Inverness Medical Nutritionals Group is recalling about 64,000 bottles of Walgreens High Potency Iron Supplement. The iron supplements are not in child-resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act.

      Ingesting multiple iron supplements at once can cause serious injury or death to young children.

      The recalled supplements were sold in a brown plastic bottle. "Walgreens Finest High Potency Iron Supplement" is printed on the yellow and green label on the bottle.

      The supplements were sold at Walgreens retail stores nationwide from April 2005 through October 2005 for about $5.

      Consumers should keep this product out of reach of children and return it to Walgreens for a free replacement.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information or for a free replacement cap, contact Inverness at 1-(888) 698-5032 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers also may visit www.walgreens.com

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Walgreens High Potency Iron Supplement Recalled...

      Swimming Pool Dive Sticks Recalled Because of Risk of Impalement

      WASHINGTON, June 24, 1999 - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and 15 firms are announcing the recall of more than 19 million dive sticks used in swimming pools.

      In shallow water, children can fall or land on a dive stick and suffer rectal or vaginal impalement. Facial and eye injuries also are possible when children attempt to retrieve the sticks under water. According to CPSC Chairman Ann Brown, these dives sticks are dangerous and should not be used.

      CPSC knows of six impalement injuries and one facial injury to children 6 to 9 years old. Although the number of reported incidents is relatively low, the severity of the injuries that have occurred is very significant. Three of the children suffered rectal and three suffered vaginal impalements from dive sticks placed in backyard pools or, in one case, a hot tub.

      In four of the six incidents, the injuries that occurred required surgery and hospitalization. The facial injury occurred when a child bobbed down to retrieve a dive stick and lacerated her face just below her eye, requiring stitches.

      The dive sticks being recalled are hard plastic and are either cylinder-shaped or shark-shaped. When dropped into water, the dive sticks sink to the bottom of a pool and stand upright so that children can swim or dive down and retrieve them.

      The cylinder-shaped plastic sticks measure about 4 to 8 inches long and about 1 inch or less in diameter. The shark-shaped plastic sticks measure about 7 inches long and have an egg-shaped bottom. The sticks come in a variety of colors. Most are packaged in kits of three to six sticks, and some are packaged with other pool diving games.

      These dive sticks have been sold at grocery, drug, pool and discount department stores nationwide for about $4 to $7 per set under numerous brand names, most of which do not appear on the dive stick itself. Consumers should stop using dive sticks immediately and throw them out.

      Depending on the sticks owned, consumers can receive a refund, replacement or repair.

      CompanyQuantity RecalledHow to IDThrow out or...
      Florida Pool9 millionSold primarily at Wal-MartGet repair kit at Wal-Mart.
      Poolmaster2 million"Poolmaster" imprinted on stickCall (800) 854-1492 for a replacement.
      J&M Industries897,000"Made in USA" imprinted on stickGet a replacement stick at the store where purchased.
      All othersN/AAll othersReturn to store where purchased for a refund or repair.


      CPSC urges anyone who is aware of injuries with dive sticks or who has questions about the recall to call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772.

      The CPSC staff is recommending to the Commission that it ban the future production and importation of these products.

      Swimming Pool Dive Sticks Recalled...

      Childrens Costume Bracelets

      January 11, 2005
      Riviera Trading Co. is recalling about 7,100 metallic costume bracelets sold at Belk, Bloomingdales, Carson Pirie Scott, Kohls, Parisians and Proffitts Department stores nationwide from October 2003 through November 2004 for about $6.

      The bracelets contain high levels of lead and pose a lead poisoning hazard to children.

      The recalled bracelets have heart, oval, and rectangular shaped charms that have the phrases; I like sports, I like movies, I like shopping and I like music printed on them. The bracelet also contains various colored plastic trinkets.

      Consumers should immediately take these bracelets away from young children and contact the company to receive a refund.

      Consumer Contact: Call Riviera toll-free at (800) 524-0110 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Childrens Costume Bracelets...

      Children's Metal Charms

      March 3, 2005
      Hirschberg Schutz & Co. Inc. is recalling about 2.8 million metal charms because they contain high levels of lead, posing a serious risk of lead poisoning to young children.

      The Consumer Product Safety Commission received a report of a six-year-old girl who mouthed these charms worn on a homemade necklace. She developed elevated lead levels in her blood that may be related to the charms. Lead poisoning in children is associated with behavioral problems, learning disabilities, hearing problems and growth retardation.

      The recalled metal charms were sold under the name Charming Thoughts. Most of the charms are silver-colored with small silver loops. They were sold in packages of two to 12 pieces. The packages are marked The Card Connection, Charming Thoughts and Hirschberg Schutz & Co. Inc.

      The metal charms are various shapes including small hearts, crowns, birds, picture frames, perfume bottles and a cross. Some of the metal charms have small blue, pink or yellow stones and are printed with words including princess, congratulations, city girl, world traveler and lifes blessings. Insert photo here, cherish, love, and honor are printed on the picture frame charms.

      The metal charms were sold as decorations for place cards, greeting cards, collages, memory boxes, gift cards, scrapbooks, invitations and gift bags. The charms also can be attached to necklaces and bracelets.

      The recalled metal charms were sold at Michaels Stores from July 2002 through February 2005, at Recollections stores from October 2004 through February 2005, and at Hancock Fabrics stores from January 2004 through January 2005 for between $3 to $4. All of the charms were manufactured in China.

      Consumers should immediately take these metal charms away from children and contact Hirschberg Schutz & Co. at (800) 873-5506 anytime to receive a refund. Consumers also can e-mail the firm at charmsrecall@horizongroupusa.com for more information.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Children's Metal Charms...

      Advance Fee Loan Crackdown

      For Release: August 12, 1999

      FTC and States Launch Another Crackdown on Telemarketers Offering Credit Cards and Loans That Never Arrive

      In another aggressive sweep targeting corporations and individuals that promise loans and credit cards for an advance fee, but never deliver them, the Federal Trade Commission, state Attorneys General from six states and state banking officialstoday announced the results of the latest crackdown on telemarketing companies and individuals allegedly engaging in advance fee loan scams. This sweep also includes the participation of Canadian law enforcement authorities who have taken criminal actions against Canadian advance fee loan scam operators who prey on American citizens. "OPERATION ADVANCE FEE LOAN (AFL)" - a multi-agency law enforcement sweep against telemarketers of fraudulent advance fee credit schemes - is a follow-up to two previous sweeps announced in 1996 and 1997. "Operation AFL" involves eight cases filed and/or settled by the Commission, and ten cases filed by state Attorney Generals, including three cease and desist orders issued by state banking officials.

      "Advance fee loan scams are especially appalling because they prey on the most vulnerable consumers who are in need of credit or a loan," said Jodie Bernstein, Director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection. "Working with the states and our Canadian partners, we are stopping lenders who illegally charge consumers a fee for the promise of a loan. Our message to these disreputable lenders is, we will track you down and stop your illegal practices. Our message to consumers is, don't pay for a promise - it's illegal for lenders to ask you to pay for credit before you get it."

      According to the FTC, fraudulent advance fee loan schemes prey on particularly vulnerable consumers - the unemployed, the working poor, those who have bad credit ratings, or those in immediate need of money for emergencies. Most advance fee loan telemarketers snare consumers through cold calls, or in response to advertisements in various local newspapers, on cable television, on the Internet and through direct mail. Ads promising "money to loan ... regardless of credit history" lure consumers into paying fees that range from $25 to several hundred dollars in advance of receiving "guaranteed" loans. In many instances, consumers never receive the promised loans or credit cards, and either never hear from the loan companies again or are merely sent credit card applications.

      Under the FTC's Telemarketing Sales Rule, which went into effect December 31, 1995, a telemarketer who guarantees consumers a loan or other form of credit, or who claims he or she can arrange such credit for a consumer, is prohibited from asking consumers to pay any money before they receive the loan or credit. The rule empowers each of the state Attorneys General to file actions in federal District Court and seek an order that applies nationwide against violators of the rule. Some of the cases announced today (see attached list) allege rule violations, others allege violations of the FTC Act or state laws that prohibit unfair or deceptive practices. These latest law enforcement actions show a continuing coordinated effort among domestic and international law enforcement agencies to combat such fraud.

      In all of the FTC cases announced today, the defendants were charged with violating the FTC Act and the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) by misrepresenting that consumers would receive a credit card for an advance fee; by charging a fee in advance of consumers receiving the promised credit card; and in two of the cases, misrepresenting that consumers would receive a refund of their fee if they did not get the promised credit card.

      ADVANCE FEE LOAN SWEEP LAW ENFORCEMENT

      The FTC filed its actions against:

      American Consumer Membership Services, Inc., and Darryl Smith, alleging that the defendants fraudulently telemarketed, through cold calls, advance fee credit cards to low income consumers and those with credit problems. After paying a $69 fee, which was debited from their checking accounts, consumers received vouchers, coupons and other offers, and occasionally credit card applications with lists of banks to apply to for secured or unsecured credit cards, with additional application fees ranging from $20 to $79.95. Some consumers received nothing at all from the defendants after their checking accounts were debited. Few received the promised refunds.

      1263523 Ontario, Inc., doing business as Consumer Credit Services, Donald M. Davies, Lloyd Charles Prudenza and David Seymour Wells, alleging that the defendants telemarketed advance fee credit cards to consumers with poor credit histories, for an up-front fee of $159 that also was debited from their checking accounts. Consumers never received the promised credit cards. If they received anything from the company at all, it was information on how to improve their credit rating, lists of banks that market secured credit cards, and/or bundles of worthless coupons. Most of the consumers never received a refund.

      Modern Credit Financial Services, Inc., Matthew A. Hammack and Robert Hansel, alleging that the defendants, through cable tv ads and telemarketing, promised advance fee credit cards for $89, payable through a bank draft from their checking accounts. After making the payment, consumers received materials on credit management, a 100 percent guarantee certificate, and information about the two banks that were supposed to issue the credit cards. Additional requirements and charges were imposed if the consumer attempted to apply to the banks for the credit cards. Most consumers did not receive a credit card or a refund.

      Credit National, Inc. and Mark Wolf, doing business as Credit America, alleging that the defendants marketed "guaranteed approved" credit cards and lines of credit to consumers in print and Internet ads, as well as via direct mail, for a $28 "application fee" and invited consumers to call an "800" number. Consumers who called the number in response to the ads were sent a packet of materials containing written guarantees of unsecured credit cards regardless of past credit history, along with applications requiring the $28 fee. Consumers who responded by sending the fee received various credit card applications or nothing at all, rather than the promised credit cards.

      At the request of the FTC, the federal District Courts in three of the four cases have issued temporary restraining orders to halt the deceptive practices and freeze the defendants' assets pending trial. In American Consumer Membership Services, the FTC has filed a motion for a preliminary injunction, and a hearing has been scheduled for August 27, 1999.

      The Commission also announced today that staff had obtained three default judgments against advance fee loan telemarketers in Georgia, Concepts and Ideas, Source One, Inc., and GBS Group, and reached a settlement agreement with another advance fee loan company, Franklin Credit Services, Inc..

      In an earlier proceeding, the FTC, in conjunction with the state of Arkansas, brought an action against SureCheK Systems, Inc., alleging that SureChek was engaged in a deceptive scheme to defraud consumers nationwide through the telemarketing of advance fee credit cards. In addition, the FTC brought separate actions against Bill Owen d/b/a Source One; George B. Schewe, d/b/a GBS Group; and Jarrell Andre Goolsby d/b/a Concepts & Ideas. Defendants Owen, Schewe, and Goolsby provided third-party telemarketing (Op AFL--08/12/99) services to the defendants in the SureCheK matter. These telemarketers solicited business on behalf of SureCheK, using SureCheK's name, and while under contract with and utilizing scripts provided by SureCheK, misrepresented that consumers would receive a major credit card in exchange for an advance fee with absolutely no security deposit, regardless of their past credit history. Despite paying the fee, the consumers did not receive the credit cards as promised.

      The Southeast Regional Office (located in Atlanta) of the FTC also brought an earlier action against Loan byPhone Financing, Inc., d/b/a Burlington Credit Services; Action Credit Services, Inc.; ABCO, Inc.; Beaumont Credit Services, Inc.; Budget Credit Services, Inc.; Hunter Credit Corporation; Jodi Wolin; and Laurence J. Smith, Esq. According to the FTC, the defendants sold a "debt consolidation" service, and consumers who called were led to believe that the company was offering low interest loans to enable consumers to consolidate their debts. Consumers were told that, after an initial sign-up "origination fee," the company would pay off the consumers' debts, leaving consumers with only the monthly loan payment. Contrary to the representations made during the call, the defendants did not provide a loan to the consumer, nor did they pay off the outstanding debts. In the proposed consent orders to settle the charges, the defendants would be banned from engaging in, or assisting others engaged in, any credit related services, and would be prohibited from making the representations alleged in the complaint. Under the terms of her proposed settlement, defendant Wolin, who created the scheme and formed the corporations used to further it, would pay consumer redress totaling approximately $185,000. Defendant Smith would pay $10,000 in redress over a period of 18 months.

      James Michael Christensen, principal owner of Franklin Credit Services, Inc., and Amansco Credit Services, Inc., has agreed to pay $100,000 for consumer redress or disgorgement, and agreed to be permanently banned from telemarketing as part of an agreement with the FTC. Christensen and his companies purportedly offered low-interest, debt consolidation loans for a one-time fee. Instead of receiving a loan, consumers were offered a bill paying service that required them to pay an additional fee, the FTC alleged. The proposed settlement, which requires the court's approval, would prohibit Christensen from: accepting fees in advance when representing a high likelihood that a person will be receiving a loan or other extension of credit; making certain misrepresentations and non-disclosures in marketing credit and credit-related goods or services; and selling or transferring customer lists. On June 7, 1999, a default judgment was entered against corporate defendants Franklin Credit and Amansco Credit.

      U.S. military personnel and their families were targeted by the advance fee loan con artists through advertisements for these scams that appear in civilian newspapers circulated on U.S. military bases. "We are pleased to be able to work with the armed services in putting a stop to the despicable practice of targeting scams at the military community," Bernstein said.

      CANADIAN LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITY

      Under The Loan Brokers Act of Ontario, enacted in1994, the Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relations ("MCCR") for the Government of Ontario was authorized to bring criminal charges against unscrupulous "up front fee loan scam companies" and their owners. Within the past two years, the Investigation Unit of MCCR has worked with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Milton Detachment and Toronto Police Services Fraud Squad to close down over 120 of the fraudulent advance fee loan companies operating in Canada and marketing to Canadian and U.S. consumers, and to return thousands of dollars in advance fees.

      In the last three months, the following Canadian advance fee loan companies, all located in Toronto, Ontario, have been shut down by Canadian law enforcement authorities in conjunction with the Commission's sweep: Belmont Associates, Berkley Associates, Northwind Traders, Starline Traders, Globe Securities, Q.A. Marketing, and North Star Trading. Each of these companies promoted advance fee loans via telephone to American citizens exclusively, and they and their owners were charged with criminal fraud. Their cases are now pending before the Canadian courts.

      OPERATION AFL CONSUMER EDUCATION

      The FTC and the state Attorneys General, along with our education campaign partners, The American Financial Services Association Education Foundation, The National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators, and The Navy Personnel Command, offer the following tips for consumers to keep in mind before responding to ads that promise easy credit, regardless of credit history:

      • Legitimate lenders never "guarantee" or say that you are likely to get a loan or a credit card before you apply, especially if you have bad credit, no credit, or a bankruptcy;

      • If you apply for a real estate loan, it is accepted and common practice for lenders to request payment for a credit report or appraisal;

      • Never give your credit card account number, bank account information, or Social Security Number over the telephone or Internet unless you are familiar with the company and know why the information is needed; and

      • If you don't have the credit offer in hand - or confirmed in writing - and you are asked to pay, don't do it. It's fraud and it's against the law.

      The Commission is also alerting commercial mail receiving agents (e.g., Mail Boxes, Etc.), often used as "mail drops" by advance fee loan scam operators, that they may be involved in a fraudulent scheme when they are asked by a mailbox holder to forward large volumes of mail to other addresses within the United States or to other countries. Additionally, the FTC is writing to more than 7500 publishers of classified ads through the country to encourage them to warn their readers that ads promising loans or extensions of credit are likely to be scams.

      The FTC's Northeast Regional Office (located in New York) coordinated this project for the FTC.

      The Commission votes to file the four complaints in the appropriate federal district court were 4-0. American Consumer Membership Services was filed in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, in Binghamton, NY on August 5, 1999. Consumer Credit Services was filed in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, in New York City on August 5, 1999. Modern Credit Financial Services, Inc. was filed in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, on August 5, 1999; and Credit National was filed in the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, Western Division, in Los Angeles, on August 5, 1999. The settlement in the matter of Franklin Credit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Ft. Lauderdale Division, on August 10, 1999. The Commission vote to file the settlement was 4-0.


      NOTE: The Commission files a complaint when it has "reason to believe" that the law has been or is being violated, and it appears to the Commission that a proceeding is in the public interest. The complaint is not a finding or ruling that the defendants have actually violated the law. The case will be decided by the court.

      NOTE: A consent decree, such as in the Franklin Credit matter, is for settlement purposes only and does not constitute an admission by the defendant of a law violation. Consent decrees have the force of law when signed by the judge.

      Copies of the news release are available from the FTC's web site at http://www.ftc.gov and copies of the consumer education materials, as well as the complaints, are also available from the FTC's Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580; 202-FTC-HELP (202-382-4357); TDD for the hearing impaired 202-326-2502. To find out the latest news as it is announced, call the FTC NewsPhone recording at 202-326-2710.

      MEDIA CONTACT:
      Office of Public Affairs
      202-326-2180

      American Consumer Membership Services
      Consumer Credit Services 
      (FTC File No. 992 3031; Civil Action No. 99 CV 1206 -- American Consumer Membership)
      (FTC File No. 992 3036; Civil Action No. 99 CV 8679 -- Consumer Credit Services)

      Rhonda McLean or Robin E. Eichen or Carole Paynter
      Northeast Regional Office
      One Bowling Green, Suite 318
      New York, New York 10004
      212-607-2811

      Modern Credit Financial Service
      (FTC File No. 992 3218; Civil Action No. 3-99 CV 1756-G -- Modern Credit Financial Services)

      Thomas Carter or Gary Kennedy
      Southwest Regional Office
      1999 Bryan Street, Suite 2150
      Dallas, Texas 75201
      214-979-9350 or 214-979-9379

      Credit National
      (FTC File No. 992 3223; Civil Action No. 99 CV 07989 -- Credit National)

      Thomas Syta or Bret Smart
      Western Regional Office
      10877 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700
      Los Angeles, California 90024
      310-824-4324 or 310-824-4366

      Franklin Credit
      (FTC File No. 982 3550 Civil Action No. 98 CV 7375-G -- Franklin Credit)

      Andrea Foster or Ronald Laitsch
      Southeastern Regional Office
      Suite 5M35, Midrise Bldg., 60 Forsyth Street, S.W.
      Atlanta, Georgia 30303
      (404) 656-1356 or (404) 656-1358
      CANADIAN CONTACTS:
      Helen Czerniak or Dermot Jennings
      Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relations
      250 Yonge Street
      Toronto, ON
      Canada M5B 2N5
      (416) 326-8623 or (416) 326-8625

      (Operation AFL)

      ConsumerAffairs.Com complaints about Telemarketers...

      Fisher-Price Intellitable Recalled

      WASHINGTON, March 29, 2001 -- Fisher-Price is recalling about 20,000 infant and toddler Intelli-Table toys for repair. Two red knobs on the toy can break off, creating small parts that can pose a choking hazard for young children.

      Fisher-Price has received 32 reports of the knobs breaking off the toys. A 14-month old child was found with a knob in her mouth. Her mother removed it and no injuries have been reported.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      The Intelli-Table is a round, plastic activity table with a blue, removable top that uses three interchangeable play rings to help children learn numbers, music, and games. The toy is intended for children ages nine to 36 months. The base of the Intelli-Table is red with three legs that are blue, yellow and teal green. The play rings are colored white, yellow and teal green. The red knobs on the yellow ring and white ring can break off. The toy has a Fisher-Price logo on the blue removable top; and has the model number, 77148, and the words, "Mattel, Inc." and "China," molded into the bottom of the red base. Only models manufactured from September 25, 2000 through October 7, 2000 are being recalled. The recalled models have a date code from 269(0) through 281(0) molded into the underside of the blue, removable top.

      Toy, mass merchandise and discount stores sold these toys nationwide from October 2000 through March 2001 for about $70.

      Consumers should take the toys away from young children immediately and contact Fisher-Price toll-free at (800) 220-7137 anytime to order a free repair kit with replacement knobs. The repair kit consists of two replacement knobs with new screws. Consumers can also visit the Fisher- Price web site at www.fisher-price.com to determine if their toy is recalled.

      Fisher-Price Intellitable Recalled...

      Husqvarna Viking Recalls Sewing Machines


      WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 1999 -- Viking Sewing Machines Inc., of Cleveland, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling about 1,100 Husqvarna Viking sewing machines. 

      When removing the sewing machines power cord from the power transformer on the sewing machine, loose pins from the power transformer could remain in the cord, posing a risk of electric shock.

      No incidents or injuries have been reported.

      These model #1+ sewing machines have "VIKING Husqvarna" and "#1+" written on the front of the machine. Authorized Viking dealers sold these sewing machines nationwide from January 1998 through September 1998 for about $4,000. Consumers should check their sewing machine's serial number, located on the bottom of the machine. The machine is part of the recall if it falls within the following ranges:

      Serial Number Range between 10000001 and 19999991
      Serial Number Range between 20000009 and 29999999
      Serial Number Range between 33600003 and 33699993
      Serial Number Range between 50000002 and 59999992

      Consumers should only unplug these machines from the wall outlet, and should not remove the power cord from the sewing machine power transformer. Consumers should call an authorized Viking dealer to arrange for a free safety inspection. If needed, the dealer will replace the defective power transformer free of charge. For additional questions, contact Viking at (800) 446-2333 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

      Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machines Recalled...

      Care Bears Lunch Kits Sold at Kohls Recalled

      October 15, 2004
      Care Bears Lunch Kits Sold at Kohls are being recalled. The pull-up drinking spout can detach from the bottle, posing a choking hazard to young children.

      The firm has received two reports of the drinking spouts detaching. No injuries have been reported.

      The recalled purple and blue lunch bags are about 9-inches tall and have a rainbow strap. A multi-colored, shiny-plastic front displays Care Bears characters and the name Care Bears. The lunch bags are insulated and have a netted side pocket used to hold a 6 oz. water bottle.

      The kits were sold at Kohls Department Stores nationwide from July 2004 through September 2004 for about $13.

      Consumers are advised to stop using the water bottles immediately and contact Sky High International, the manufacturer, for a refund of the water bottle.

      Consumer Contact: Call Sky High International at (800) 868-7870 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit Kohls Web site at www.kohls.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Care Bears Lunch Kits Sold at Kohls Recalled...

      Specialized Bicycle Helmets Recalled

      December 18, 2007    Spanish
      Specialized Bicycles is recalling about 3,000 safety helmets because the helmets failed federal safety tests. This can pose a head injury hazard to riders in a fall.

      This recall involves the Specialized helmets, model 2D. Model 2D is printed on the sides of the helmet in the rear. The helmets were sold for men and women in matte black, white, silver, blue, pink, and team colors.

      The helts were sold by Specialized through its authorized retailers and online stores between July 2007 and October 2007 for about $200. They were made in China.

      Consumers should stop using the recalled helmet immediately and return it to an Authorized Specialized Retailer to receive a free replacement or a full refund.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Specialized toll-free at (877) 808-8154 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the companys Web site at www.specialized.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Specialized Bicycle Helmets Recalled...

      Build-A-Bear Recalls Founding Bear

      Jan. 16, 2003

      Build-A-Bear Workshop is recalling about 80,000 "Founding Bear" stuffed bears. The nose of the stuffed bear can be pulled or twisted off, posing a choking hazard to a young child.

      Build-A-Bear Workshop has not received any reports of injuries resulting from these stuffed bears. This recall is being conducted to prevent possible injuries.

      The recall includes the "Founding Bear," and the "Founding Bear II." The "Founding Bear" is about 19-inches long, and the "Founding Bear II" is about 18-inches long. Both stuffed bears are chocolate brown and have cream-colored paws and snout. "OUR FOUNDING BEAR" is written on a cardboard tag that was originally attached to the bear's ear.

      Build-A-Bear Workshop stores and web site sold these stuffed bears nationwide between March 2000 and December 2002 for between $22 and $25.

      Consumers should take these stuffed bears away from young children immediately. Build-A-Bear Workshop will exchange the bear for any other item they sell of equal value or provide a Build-A-Bear Workshop gift card. Consumers should return the stuffed bears to any Build-A-Bear Workshop store or contact the firm for instructions on mailing the bear. For more information, call Build-A-Bear Workshop toll-free at (866) 236- 5683 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at www.buildabear.com

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Build-A-Bear Recalls Founding Bear...

      Honda Recalls TRX All-Terrain Vehicles

      December 20, 2005
      Honda is recalling about 24,000 2005 and 2006 TRX400EX ATVs. A safety defect could exist in the transmission that could allow the rider to downshift from 1st gear into reverse without operating the reverse assist (lockout) lever.

      Unintended engagement of reverse gear while moving forward could lock the rear wheels and cause the rider to lose control.

      American Honda Motor Corp. has received four warranty claims about this problem; three indicating the spring was out of position. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

      The recall involves Honda 2005 and 2006 model year TRX400EX ATVs. They are adult-sized ATVs designed for use by riders age 16 and older. The 2005 model year ATVs are available in red and yellow. The 2006 model year ATVs are available in red or black. The TRX400EX model name is on the fuel tank and Honda is in white letters on the seat.

      The ATVs were sold by Honda dealers nationwide from September 2004 through November 2005 for around $5,900.

      Consumers should stop using these recalled ATVs until the repair has been completed. Please call any Honda ATV dealer to make an appointment to have your ATV repaired. The dealer will install a kit to prevent the shift problem. Consumers with the recalled ATVs have been sent direct notice via U.S. mail.

      Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can call Honda toll-free at (866) 784-1870 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.powersports.honda.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Honda Recalls All-Terrain Vehicles...

      Canisol, Danfoss, Elektra, Momento, OJ Microline, Raychem, Thermosoft, Warmly Yours, Warmup Thermostats

      July 21, 2009
      OJ Electronics is recalling about 30,000 208-volt and 240-volt thermostats. The recalled thermostats floor sensor or its cable can be damaged from cutting, drilling, or nailing. This poses a risk of electric shock to consumers if the power supply is not disconnected.

      The recall involves thermostats that have a built-in GFCI and are designed for use in under-floor heating systems. Thermostats included in the recall are connected to 208-Volt or 240-Volt power supplies (120V units are not included in the recall). They were sold under the brand names of Canisol, Danfoss, Elektra, Momento, OJ Microline, Raychem, Thermosoft, Warmly Yours and Warmup. The brand name is located on the front of the thermostat.

      The thermostats, made in Denmark, were sold at various home improvement stores, tile shops and other retail shops nationwide from January 2004 through December 2008 for between $150 and $200.

      Consumers should not cut, drill or nail into the heated floor, and contact the manufacturer to arrange for a free in-home repair.

      For additional information, contact OJ Electronics at (800) 380-6940 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firms Web site at www.ojelectronics.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Canisol, Danfoss, Elektra, Momento, OJ Microline, Raychem, Thermosoft, Warmly Yours, Warmup Thermostats Recalled...

      NERF Big Play Football Recall

      January 30, 2004
      Hasbro is recalling its "NERF Big Play Football" because the toy football contains a hard plastic interior frame that can pose a risk of facial cuts if a child is hit during play.

      There have been nine reports of facial injuries, including eight requiring stitches or medical attention.

      The NERF Big Play Football is a red and silver NERF football with a silver flip-open top that reveals an erasable writing pad to plan football plays on in the center of the ball. The NERF name, an NFL logo and a large black X are on the silver region of the football. Mike Vicks signature in red also is written on the football, and his photo is on the packaging.

      Toys R Us, Wal-Mart, Target, KB Toys stores and other toy retailers nationwide sold the item from August 2003 to January 2004 for about $10.

      Consumers should stop using this football immediately and return it to the company for a replacement NERF product of equal value. Hasbro will provide consumers with a postage-prepaid label to return the product.

      Consumer Contact: Consumers should contact Hasbro, Inc. at (866) 637-3244 anytime, or go to www.nerf.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      NERF Big Play Football Recall...

      Imaginarium Activity Centers Recalled

      April 3, 2008    
      Imaginarium Activity Centers sold at Toys 'R' Us are being recalled. Small parts on the toys can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

      Toys 'R' Us has received 12 reports of small parts detaching from activity centers. No injuries have been reported.

      This recall involves the Imaginarium Multi-Sided and Jungle activity centers. The multi-sided activity center has moveable block letters, clock face, sliding shapes and gears. The jungle activity centers have peg jumping monkeys, sliding fish, abacus beads, bead mazes and other animal-themed activities.

      'Imaginarium' and the name of the activity center are printed on the packaging. Item numbers 69042 (multi-sided) and 69083 (jungle) are printed on the back of the box, near the bar code.

      The toys were sold at Toys 'R' Us stores nationwide and www.toysrus.com from August 2007 through February 2008 for between $20 and $50. They were made in China.

      Consumers should immediately take the activity centers from children and return the toys to the nearest Toys 'R' Us for a refund or store credit. Consumers can go to www.toysrus.com/safety/safetyFAQ.cfm for more information.

      For additional information, contact Toys 'R' Us at (800) 869-7787 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday and between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.toysrus.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Imaginarium Activity Centers Recalled...

      Gymboree Corp. Recalls Toy Swords

      October 18, 2007     Spanish
      The Gymboree Corp. is recalling about 6,000 toy pirate swords. The swords can break, creating a sharp point, which poses a laceration hazard.

      This recall involves a toy pirate sword with SKU number 140025491-GYS049. The SKU number is printed on the price tag above the bar code. The sword is made of plastic, and has a gold-colored handle and a gray plastic blade. The sword is about 19 inches long.

      The swords were sold at Gymboree stores nationwide and its Web site from August 2007 through September 2007 for between $12 and $15. They were made in China.

      Consumers should immediately stop using the swords and return them to any Gymboree store for a full refund. Consumers also can contact Gymboree to receive instructions on returning the swords via mail.

      Consumer Contact: For further information, contact Gymboree toll-free at (877) 449-6932 between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. PT Monday through Friday and between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. PT Saturday, or visit the firms Web site at www.gymboree.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Gymboree Corp. Recalls Toy Swords ...

      Trek Bicycle Helmets

      May 4, 2006
      About 4,000 Trek "Anthem C Elite" and "Anthem C Elite WSD" bicycle helmets are being recalled. Product testing has demonstrated that these helmets do not comply with federal safety standards for impact resistance.

      Consumers could suffer impact head injuries in a fall.

      The recalled helmets are identified by the model name Anthem C Elite and Anthem C Elite WSD. A label inside the helmet identifies the helmet as "Trek Anthem C." The helmets are available in mens sizes in black/charcoal, blue/silver and blue/red, and in womens sizes in aqua blue/silver and white/silver. This recall includes all sizes of this helmet.

      The helmets were sold by authorized Trek Dealers nationwide from October 2005 through May 2006 for about $129.

      Consumers should stop using the helmets immediately and return their helmets to an authorized Trek dealer for a full refund

      Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Trek Bicycle at (800) 373-4594 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Trek Bicycle Helmets...

      RCA Portable DVD Player

      March 23, 2005
      Thomson Inc. iks recalling about 47,000 portable DVD players. The battery can overheat and explode while recharging, posing a burn and fire hazard to consumers.

      Thomson Inc. has received 11 reports of batteries overheating and five reports of batteries exploding. There are two reports of consumers suffering burned fingers from picking up a battery after it overheated.

      Only batteries used with the RCA portable DVD players with model number DRC600N are being recalled. The DRC600N model DVD player with the battery attached is about 7-inches wide, 5-inches deep, and 2-inches high.

      The cabinet housing is plastic, except for a metal skin on the top of the player. The metal skin is silver colored, and the rest of the DVD player is tan or dark gray. The logo RCA LiFE, along with the words DVD VIDEO are printed on the top of the DVD Player. The battery attaches to the bottom of the DVD player.

      The units were sold at electronic and department stores nationwide from September 2002 through July 2003 for between $340 and $490.

      Consumers should stop using and stop recharging the battery immediately and contact Thomson Inc. for a free replacement battery. The portable DVD player is not being recalled, and consumers can continue to use it without the battery until they receive a replacement battery. The player can be used with the AC Power Adapter by simply unplugging the battery from the unit and plugging the AC Power Adapter into the 9-volt jack on the unit.

      Consumer Contact: Contact Thomson Inc. at (800) 821-5875 anytime or visit the companys Web site at www.rca.com/recall.

      Consumers also can contact the company by mail at Thomson Inc., Portable DVD Battery Recall, P.O. Box 1490, Durant, Okla. 74702-1490. Please do not send products or batteries to this address.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      RCA Portable DVD Player...

      Dollar General Recalls Costume Jewelry

      September 23, 2005
      Dollar General is recalling about 455,000 necklace and earring sets. The recalled jewelry contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

      The flower necklace and earring set features a floral design in four color variations: yellow, orange, pink and purple. The purse necklace and earring set features a dangling purse charm in black, red, blue, orange, pink or purple. The corded swirl necklace and earring set features a twisted metal swirl pattern hanging from a black, blue or purple cord. The faux amber necklace and earring set features a large faux amber gem cut in a heart or cross shape. The 5-strand bead necklace and earring set were sold in four color variations: orange, purple, blue and multi-color.

      The items were sold at Dollar General Stores nationwide from May 2005 through August 2005 for between $1 and $3.

      Consumers should take the recalled jewelry away from children immediately and return to Dollar General stores for a refund.

      Consumer Contact: : For additional information, contact Dollar General at (800) 678-9258 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.dollargeneral.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Dollar General Recalls Costume Jewelry...

      Energizer Wallplate Nightlights Recalled

      July 14, 2009
      Energizer is recalling about 3,000 of its Light on Demand wallplate nightlights. The nightlight can overheat, especially if additional devices are plugged into its outlets, posing a fire hazard.

      The recalled wall light is white, plugs into the wall, has a plug in base into which additional devices can be plugged, and has a removable/rechargeable light/flashlight. Model LODNLWP is stamped on the back of the unit. The wall light measures about 6 inches high, 5 inches wide, and 3 inches deep. No other Light on Demand products are included in this recall.

      The lights, made in China, were sold by mass merchandisers, office supply stores, and various other retailers nationwide and on the Web from August 2008 through July 2009 for about $26.

      Consumers should immediately stop using this recalled nightlight, unplug it, and contact Energizer for information on returning the light to receive a full refund.

      For additional information, contact Energizer at (800) 782-2013 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.energizer.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Energizer Wallplate Nightlights Recalled...

      Child Craft Changing Tables Recalled

      WASHINGTON, May 17, 2001 -- Child Craft Industries is voluntarily recalling about 4,300 changing tables. Some changing table joints were not properly glued and can separate, presenting a fall hazard to babies.

      Child Craft has received six reports of the changing tables falling apart, including one report of a baby starting to fall from a collapsing table when she was caught by her mother. No injuries have been reported.

      The changing table is made of beech wood and comes in a variety of colors including white, honey oak, natural and cherry finishes. The table measures about 38 inches high by 35 inches wide by 20 inches deep. There are two labels on one of the rails of the changing table. One label is gold and reads in part "Child Craft Industries" and the other label is stamped in black ink and reads in part "FoppsPedretti, Made in Italy."

      Department and specialty stores nationwide, including Sears and Burlington Coat Factory, sold the changing tables from August 1998 through April 2001 for about $150.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Consumers should stop using the recalled changing tables immediately and call Child Craft at (866) 423-3114 between 8:30a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to receive information on participating in this recall. Consumers also can visit the firm's website at www.childcraftind.com.

      Child Craft Changing Tables Recalled...

      Hanna Andersson Childrens Corduroy Overalls

      November 24, 2004
      Hanna Andersson is recalling about 1,900 pairs of childrens corduroy overalls. The buttons on the front and side panels of the overalls can detach from the garment, posing a choking hazard to young children.

      The firm has received two reports of the buttons detaching from the garment. No injuries have been reported.

      The recalled corduroy overalls, style number 27267, are made of 100% cotton corduroy and sold in colors red and blue. They are finished with two buttons in the front that attaches to the shoulder straps, two buttons on each side, slash pockets, and a large bib pocket in the front.

      The overalls were sold exclusively through Hanna Anderssons catalog and Web site from July 12, 2004 through October 15, 2004 for about $38.

      Hanna Andersson will notify all known purchasers by mail regarding a refund.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Hanna Andersson toll-free at (800) 222-0544 5 am to 9 pm EST Sunday through Saturday.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Hanna Andersson Childrens Corduroy Overalls...

      Gardner Bender Wire Splices Recalled

      August 20, 2008
      Cervlo SA is recalling about 5,800 carbon fiber bicycle forks.

      The forks steerer can break during normal use, causing the rider to lose control, fall and suffer serious injuries.

      Cervelo has received 12 reports of forks cracking or breaking, resulting in one consumer suffering a broken wrist and another suffering minor abrasions.

      The recalled forks have a clear coating over black painted carbon fiber, with the words Wolf Superlite and related logo just below the crown on each fork leg, and the letters SL on each leg above the fork blade dropouts. There is a True Temper CRT logo on the inside of both fork legs. The recalled forks could have been included on the following bicycle models: R3, R3 SL, Soloist Carbon, Soloist Carbon SL, and certain P3 Carbon framesets and complete bicycles.

      They were sold by bicycle retailers nationwide from November 2005 through July 2007 for about $475 and were made in China.

      Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles equipped with the recalled forks and contact their authorized Cervlo dealer to have a free replacement fork installed.

      For additional information, contact Cervlo toll-free at (866) 296-3137 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.cervelo.com/WolfSLRecall.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Gardner Bender Wire Splices Recalled...

      Family Dollar 'Galaxy Warriors' Recalled

      October 31, 2007     Spanish
      About 380,000 Galaxy Warriors toy figures are being recalled by Henry Gordy International Inc. Surface paints on the toys contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

      The spaceman figures are about 4 1/2-inches tall and come with two accessories. They were sold in various colors including yellow, grey, silver, blue, green, gold, black, and red.

      They were sold at Family Dollar Stores nationwide from January 2006 through October 2007 for about $1 and were made in China.

      Consumers should take the recalled toys away from children immediately and return the toy to the firm for a full refund plus postage.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Henry Gordy International toll-free at (888) 790-2700 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Family Dollar 'Galaxy Warriors' Recalled...

      Sears Routers Recalled

      March 27, 2003

      OWT Industries, Inc. and Sears Roebuck and Co. (Sears), of Hoffman Estates, Ill., are voluntarily recalling about 5,200 electric routers used in woodworking. The on-off switch on the routers could stick in the "on" position, posing a risk of serious lacerations to the operator and bystanders.

      Sears has not received any reports of injuries or incidents. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

      This recall involves Craftsman routers, model number 315.17510 with date codes of A3025 or lower. The model numbers and date codes are printed on a black data label located on the electric motor's housing. The routers have an aluminum base with black handles and a black motor. All affected routers were packaged with a cloth carry bag under the stock number 17518. Routers sold without the bag are not involved in the recall.

      Sears sold these routers nationwide from November 2002 through January 2003 for about $60.

      Consumers should stop using these routers immediately and return them to their nearest Sears store for a product exchange. For more information, consumers can call toll-free at (800) 932-3188 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at www.sears.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Sears Routers Recalled...

      NHTSA Issues School Bus Recall

      June 9, 2005
      The National Traffic Safety Administration has issued two school bus recalls -- one for a window defect that the agency warns could result in serious injury or death, the other for improper welds on some seats.

      NHTSA says 200 Sturdibus units manufactured by the U.S. Bus Corporation are affected by the window-defect recall which is scheduled to begin this month.

      The agency reports on its Web site that "in the event of a vehicle crash, its is possible that passenger contact with the window could cause the window to dislodge from its gasket or seal and permit passage of a passenger's head through the resulting opening."

      This NHTSA concludes, "could result in serious injury or even death."

      The agency says that the Sturtibus school buses, manufactured in 2005 fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 217, "Window Retention."

      U.S. Bus Corporation has not provided the Agency with a remedy or notification schedule. Bus owners who do not receive a free remedy for affected vehicles should contact U.S. Bus Corporation at 845-357-2510.

      In a second recall, NHTSA reports that and undetermined number of Sturdibus unites and Universe School Buses were manufactured with improper or missing welds on some school bus passenger seats and crash protection.

      In the event of a frontal crash, according to the agency, the barrier may fail to restrain a front seat passenger.

      U.S. Bus Corporation will repair the defect free of charge.



      NHTSA Issues School Bus Recall...

      Radio Shack Video Head Cleaner

      May 11, 2005
      Radio Shack is recalling about 1 million units of its Wet System Video Head Cleaner. The cleaning solution bottle, which is labeled as containing isopropanol, actually contains methanol. Methanol can be fatal or cause blindness if swallowed.

      Methanol is much more toxic than isopropanol. Also, the cleaning solution bottle does not have special cautionary labeling and child-resistant packaging, as required by Federal regulation for methanol.

      RadioShack has received 39 reports from their poison center of children accessing this product. No injuries or illnesses have been reported.

      The recalled non-abrasive Wet System Video Head Cleaner was sold in a box labeled Video Head Cleaner, RadioShack and 44-1230 or 44-1213. The box contains a cleaning video cassette and a bottle of cleaning solution. The 4-inch-high white plastic cleaning solution bottle is labeled Video Head Cleaning Fluid or Cleaning Liquid for HEAD CLEANER. Other writing on the bottle includes Contents: Isopropanol, and the item number 44-1230 or 44-1213.

      RadioShack stores nationwide and www.radioshack.com from December 1995 through January 2005 for about $13.

      Consumers should immediately place this product out of reach of children and return the product to the nearest RadioShack store for a refund, or dispose of the bottle of cleaning fluid in accordance with all state and local requirements.

      Contact: Call RadioShack at (800) 843-7422 anytime, or go to the firms Web sites at www.radioshack.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Radio Shack Video Head Cleaner...

      All-Clad 4-Square Belgian Waffle Makers Recalled

      March 4, 2009
      All-Clad Metalcrafters Inc. is recalling about 30,000 4-Square Belgian Waffle Makers. Wiring inside the waffle maker can be damaged and contact the waffle makers metal body, posing a shock or fire hazard to consumers.

      All-Clad has received 20 reports of waffle makers emitting sparks. No injuries have been reported.

      The recalled All-Clad 4-Square Belgian Waffle Maker is electric with a stainless steel exterior. The recall involves units with a model/ref number of #WD700462 and 4-digit manufacture date codes ending in 08. The model/ref number and manufacture date code are located on a white label on the bottom of the waffle maker.

      The waffle makers were sold exclusively through Williams-Sonoma stores, catalog and Web site nationwide from March 2008 through January 2009 for about $200. They were made in China.

      Consumers should unplug the waffle maker immediately and contact All-Clad for instructions on obtaining a free replacement.

      For additional information, contact All-Clad toll-free at (888) 345-0474 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.All-CladWafflerRecall.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      All-Clad Metalcrafters Inc. is recalling about 30,000 4-Square Belgian Waffle Makers. Wiring inside the waffle maker can be damaged and contact the waff......

      Mountain Bike Handlebar Stems Recalled

      WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2000 -- Profile Design LLC is voluntarily recalling about 8,000 mountain bike handlebar stems. The stem connects the bicycle's handlebars to the fork. These stems can break during use, causing the bicycle rider to crash and suffer serious injuries.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Profile Design has received reports of six riders crashing when the stems on their bicycles broke, resulting in teeth injuries, bruises and abrasions.

      This recall only involves "Stiffy"TM threadless mountain bike stems. Threadless stems clamp directly around the fork's steering tube. These stems were sold individually, and also on custom-built bicycles and in bicycle parts kits distributed by:

      • Porter Frames
      • Slingshot Bicycle Co.
      • Cicili Fondriest
      • Javelin Cycle
      • Hillside Mountain Cycles
      • Security Bicycle Accessories
      • Mountain Cycle
      • Ellsworth Bicycles
      • G. Joannou Cycle Co.
      • Simo Cycle Corp.
      • Jamis Bicycles
      • Samchulu Bicycle Co.
      • Softride Bicycle Co.

      The recalled stems have "Profile" and "Stiffy" written on them. The rear portion of the steer tube clamp is sharply angled (45 degrees) at the top and the front handlebar clamp has two bolts. The recalled stems were sold in black, red, blue, yellow and cream.

      Independent bicycle dealers nationwide sold bicycles and parts kits with these stems and individual stems from March 1997 through April 2000. The stems sold for about $50.

      Consumers should stop using bicycles with these stems immediately, and either call Profile Design to get a free replacement stem, or return the bicycle with the recalled stem to a Profile-Design retailer to have the stem replaced free of charge. For more information, call Profile Design toll-free at (888) 800-5999 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. "Stiffy"TM stems with "Profile Design" written on the side and that have three bolts on the handlebar clamp are not included in the recall.

      Mountain Bike Handlebar Stems Recalled...

      Fluke Test Leads Recalled

      May 3, 2004
      Fluke Corporation is recalling about 110,000 modular test leads used for electrical testing multimeters.

      The leads, which are used to connect probes to handheld digital multimeters when testing for the presence and amount of voltage present in electrical circuitry, can result in incorrect multimeter readings. This poses a serious shock or electrocution hazard if the consumer touches live wires that the meter has read as having no electrical current.

      Fluke has received 29 reports of the leads for Fluke multimeters operating improperly, though no injuries have been reported.

      The recalled test leads are red and black with no permanent probes attached. They have the Fluke logo on the connector ends. They were sold individually, as well as with a variety of Fluke multimeters and accessory kits. The recall includes only Fluke Model TL221, TL222 and TL224 test leads.

      The model numbers are not written on the test leads, but are written on the packaging or on product documents. The recall does not include Fluke test leads with permanently attached test probes, and does not include test leads with a SureGrip symbol, shown below, either on a tag around the silicon wire or molded onto the connector end.

      Fluke test leads with a SureGrip symbol are not included in the recall.

      The leads were sold at home and hardware stores and electrical distributors nationwide from December 2002 through March 2004. The leads sold individually for about $18. Fluke multimeters and accessory kits containing these leads sold for between $45 and $450.

      Consumers should stop using the recalled modular test leads immediately and contact Fluke for information on getting free replacement components.

      Consumer Contact: Consumers should call Fluke toll-free at (888) 401-9940 between 5 a.m. and 4 pm PT Monday through Friday. Consumers also can access Flukes Web site at www.fluke.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Fluke Test Leads Recalled...

      Ford Expands Escape-Tribute Recall

      December 15, 2004

      Ford is expanding its recall of 2002 to 2004 Escape and Mazda Tribute SUVs. Some 600,000 vehicles are now being recalled to fix accelerator cables that could prevent the vehicles from returning to idle.

      Meanwhile, Ford will eliminate its two biggest SUVs -- the Ford Excursion and the Lincoln Aviator -- after the 2005 model year. Both models have been the targets of environmentalists unhappy with their big appetites for fuel.

      The Excursion is apparently gone for good though Ford says the Lincoln Aviator will reportedly be revived as a car-based SUV in 2006. The Excursion will be at least partly replaced by an extended version of the Expedition SUV, according to Automotive News.



      Ford Expands Escape-Tribute Recall...

      Kids II Recalls Infant Rattles

      July 24, 2008    
      Kids II is recalling about 19,000 Bright Starts Ring Rattles.

      The tip of the rattle's antenna, which is attached to a bee figure, can detach and pose a choking hazard to small children.

      Kids II has received two reports of the tip of the antenna detaching from the rattle, including one report that the purple ball from the tip of the antenna was in the baby's mouth. No injuries have been reported.

      The soft toy rattle is a bee with a yellow head, ring-shaped green body, blue/green wings and purple/red antennas. Model number 8534 and date code PA8 are printed on a sewn-in label on the bee's head.

      The rattles were made in China and sold at toy stores, mass merchandisers, and other retail stores nationwide from January 2008 through June 2008 for about $2-3.

      Consumers should immediately take the recalled rattles away from small children and contact Kids II to receive a free replacement rattle.

      For additional information, contact Kids II toll-free at (877) 325-7056 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.kidsii.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Kids II Recalls Infant Rattles...

      Sunbeam Over-the-Range Microwaves

      July 17, 2007
      About 300 Sunbeam over-the-range microwaves are being recalled. Internal electrical arcing in the microwave can pose a fire hazard to consumers.

      This recall involves Sunbeam Over-the-Range microwave ovens with serial numbers within the range of A0701161370000001 through A0701161370000304. The serial numbers are located on the inside front of the microwave and visible when the microwave door is open. Model number SNM1501RAQ is printed on a label on the back of the unit. The ovens display Sunbeam on the front panel, are bisque in color, and are 16.25 inches high x 29.5 inches wide x 15 inches deep. The microwaves ovens were installed in mobile homes.

      The units were sold with mobile homes from February 2007 through March 2007. They were made in China.

      Consumers should immediately stop using the microwaves and contact Petters to receive a replacement microwave. The manufacturer of the mobile homes that contain the recalled microwave ovens is notifying consumers directly.

      Consumer Contact: For more information, call Petters Consumer Brands toll-free at (866) 866-6283 between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET Saturday, and between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Sunday. Consumers also can log on to: www.sunbeammajorappliances.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Sunbeam Over-the-Range Microwaves...

      BRIO Recalls Snail Toy

      March 8, 2006
      BRIO Corp. is recalling about 2,100 pull-along snail toys. The snail toy is sold with a rattle containing a bell. The rattle can come apart, and the bell poses a small parts choking hazard to young children.

      The recalled BRIO Pull-along Snail is made of wood. The body of the snail is painted red and it has yellow wheels. The toy has item number 30368 written on the packaging. The snail measures 6-inches long and 4.5-inches high with natural wood and spring antennae.

      On the back of the snail is a removable green bell rattle with a yellow swirl and multi-colored posts. The rattle measures 2.25-inches in diameter and 2-inches high. A BRIO logo is printed on the back end of the snail and a yellow cord is attached at the front.

      The snails were sold at apecialty toy stores nationwide, Web retailers and mail order catalogs from September 2005 through January 2006 for about $13.

      Consumers who purchased this toy should take it away from their child immediately and contact BRIO for information on how to receive a free replacement product.

      Consumer Contact: Contact BRIO at (888) 274-6869 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firms Web site at www.brio.net

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      BRIO Recalls Snail Toy...

      Oriental International Recalls Baby Walkers

      WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2002 -- Oriental International Trading Company, of Los Angeles, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 3,500 baby walkers. The walkers will fit through a standard doorway and are not designed to stop at the edge of a step. Babies using these walkers can be seriously injured or killed if they fall down stairs.

      Oriental International Trading has not received any reports of injuries involving these walkers. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

      This recall includes the "Honey" model baby walker. The walkers are intended for a baby 5 months and older. They were sold in blue, yellow or pink with a padded seat and an activity tray. Model numbers included in the recall are 820, 860, 862 and 802. The model numbers are printed on the seat backs. A warning label on the walker reads in part, "WARNING: Suitable for babies between five and ten months old."

      Independent discount stores located in Arizona, California, Texas, Illinois, North Carolina and New York sold these baby walkers from May 2001 through June 2002 for between $18 and $22.

      Consumers should stop using these walkers immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information, consumers can contact Oriental International Trading Company at (866) 666-9868 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the firm's web site at www.bike-stroller.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      CPSC worked with industry to revise the voluntary standard for baby walkers to address injuries from falls down stairs. The revised standard was published in 1997. Children falling down stairs in walkers have accounted for most baby walker-related injuries. New walkers that meet the voluntary standard have special features that stop the walker at the top step. Baby walker-related injuries to children under 15 months old have declined over 60 percent from an estimated 20,100 in 1995 to 7400 in 2000.

      Oriental International Trading Company, of Los Angeles, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 3,500 baby walkers. The walkers will fit through a standa......

      Carters Brand Childrens Overalls

      April 19, 2005
      Carter's infant and children's overalls are being recalled. The plastic center of the decorative snaps on these garments can detach, posing a choking hazard.

      Carters has received 14 reports of snap centers detaching. No injuries have been reported.

      The recalled overalls are pink corduroy with decorative snap fasteners at the waist and shoulder straps. The light pink overalls (style 435-092) have a floral embroidery design on the chest. The dark pink overalls (style 435-646) have a single patch pocket on the chest. Carters is printed on a tag sewn into the back of the garment.

      Style 435-646 was sold exclusively through Carters retail stores from July 2004 through March 2005 for about $26. Style 435-092 was sold through Carters retail stores and other retailers nationwide from August 2004 through March 2005 for about $28.

      Consumers should contact Carters to receive a refund.

      Consumer Contact: Contact Carters at (866) 999-1802 anytime or visit the firms Web site at www.carters.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Carters Brand Childrens Overalls...

      Air Venturi Recalls Air Rifles

      February 24, 2009
      Air Venturi is recalling model 9095 Sam Yang .45 caliber air rifles shipped after July 1, 2008. The safety can fail, causing the rifle to unexpectedly fire. This poses a serious injury hazard to consumers.

      The precharged pneumatic air rifles were sold by Air Venturi and Pyramyd Air, Airgun Depot, and Cobra Airguns from July 2008 through September 2008 for about $550. They were made in South Korea.

      Consumers should stop using these air rifles immediately and contact Air Venturi or Pyramyd Air for a free repair. Shipping boxes and postage will be provided. All known users have been contacted. If you have not received direct communication from Air Venturi or Pyramyd Air, your rifle is not at issue.

      For additional information, contact Air Venturi or Pyramyd Air collect at (216) 292-2570 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company's Web site at www.airventuri.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Air Venturi is recalling model 9095 Sam Yang .45 caliber air rifles shipped after July 1, 2008. The safety can fail, causing the rifle to unexpectedly f......

      Cooper Recalls Tires Because of Tread Chunking Problem

      February 24, 2010
      Cooper Tire is recalling certain Discoverer H/T and Discoverer LSX tires, size 245/70R17, produced between November 15 and December 12, 2009. These tires fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 139, "New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles."

      At various mileages, the subject tires may develop and exhibit tread chunking or cracking in the tread shoulder area. Tread chunks may separate from the tire casing resulting in body damage to the vehicle or the driver may lose control resulting in a crash.

      Cooper Tire will notify owners and replace the tires free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during March 2010.

      Owners may contact Cooper Tire Customer Relations toll-free at 1-800-854-6288.

      Consumers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153) or at www.safercar.gov.

      Cooper Recalls Tires Because of Tread Chunking Problem...

      Gymboree Recalling Baby Boy Bodysuits

      WASHINGTON, June 13, 2001 -- The Gymboree Corp. is voluntarily recalling about 5,500 Baby Boy Bodysuits. The wheel-shaped zipper pull can twist off and become a choking hazard to young children.

      CPSC and Gymboree have not received any reports of injuries. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury. The recalled baby bodysuits are short-sleeved, one-piece outfits for toddlers sizes 0-3T. The bodysuits come in green and red, and have a wheel-shaped zipper pull. On the left arm of the outfit is a patch that says "1st Place Soap Box Derby." A white care label inside of the outfit reads, "Made in Thailand" and "2000 Gymboree."

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      The Gymboree website and stores nationwide sold these bodysuits from March 2001 through May 2001 for about $17.

      Consumers should stop using these outfits and return them to any Gymboree store for a full refund. For more information, call Gymboree toll-free at (800) 222-7758 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or log on to the company's website at www.gymboree.com.

      Gymboree Recalling Baby Boy Bodysuits...

      GE, Midwest Electric Socket Load Centers

      November 19, 2004
      Midwest Electric and GE are recalling about 2,700 meter socket load centers manufactured from May through August 6, 2004.

      Some of these products were sold with loose internal bolt connections, which could result in excessive heat or fire. Six units have been returned with overheated connections, and one resulted in a fire that was contained to the product. There have been no injuries reported.

      The following models are included in this recall: model numbers R256EB1A, R256EB1NA, and R256EB1018A (Midwest) and TSLR1220CSAL (GE). Affected date code range is SAL421 through 432.

      The units were distributed by electrical product distributors.

      Midwest and GE have begun contacting all consumers, distributors and the utility companies to locate the affected products. They will repair or replace the product at no charge to the consumers

      For additional information consumers should call the Recall Hotline (866) 665-4544 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      GE, Midwest Electric Socket Load Centers...

      Super Soaker Monster Rocket

      September 9, 2004
      Hasbro is recalling about 230,000 Super Soaker Monster Rockets. The cap on the water tank can unexpectedly and forcibly project off when it is quickly unscrewed from the tank, posing a risk of impact injuries to users or bystanders.

      In addition, the rockets tail can strike a user or bystander on descent, if the rocket is not fully launched, posing a risk of injury.

      Hasbro has received four reports of the cap being unexpectedly projected off the rocket, resulting in three injuries, including a slight concussion and a cut requiring stitches. Additionally, Hasbro has received four reports of children being struck by the descending rocket, including three cuts that required stitches.

      The Super Soaker Monster Rocket is composed of a 7-foot inflatable mylar rocket with a plastic and foam fin section. The rocket has a blue and orange launch base with a water pressure tank attached to one leg of the base. The tank, which has an orange cap, is connected to the pump mechanism, which launches the rocket using pressurized air and water. The water toy has the words Monster Rocket printed on the body of the rocket.

      Toys R Us, Wal-Mart, Target, KB Toys stores and other toy retailers nationwide sold the rockets from January 2004 through August 2004 for about $30.

      Consumers should stop using the rockets immediately and contact Hasbro to receive a replacement product of equal value.

      Consumer Contact: Consumers should contact toll-free Hasbro Inc. at (866) 487-4737 anytime or log on to the companys Web site at www.supersoaker.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Super Soaker Monster Rocket...

      Gamenamics Recalls Air-Powered Hockey Tables

      December 11, 2007
      Gamenamics Inc. is recalling about 1,100 of its air-powered hockey tables. The wires can overheat or melt, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

      Gamenamics has received eleven reports of burnt or melted wires. No property damage or injuries have been reported.

      This recall involves cordless air-powered hockey tables with a rechargeable battery. The table can be folded and moved on attached wheels. The tables are 72-inches long and 38-inches wide and have a predominantly white surface with a bright blue aluminum rail. The playing surface contains the words 'Jet Fan Hockey'. The recalled items have the numbers SG-504-6c and 73058 printed on the product's carton.

      Thet tables were sold through Hammacher Schlemmer and Sky Mall catalogs and Web sites from August 2006 through January 2007 and from June 2007 through July 2007 for about $400. They were made in China.

      Consumers should stop using the air hockey table until they have installed the free repair kit. If consumers find wire damage, including burnt or melted wires, they should contact Hammacher Schlemmer to return the product for a full refund.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers should contact Hammacher Schlemmer by phone at (800) 227-3528 anytime.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Gamenamics Recalls Air-Powered Hockey Tables...

      Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway Toys

      June 13, 2007
      RC2 Corp. is recalling about 1.5 million "Thomas & Friends" wooden railway toys. Surface paints on the recalled products contain lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

      The recall involves wooden vehicles, buildings and other train set components for young children listed in the chart below. The front of the packaging has the logo 'Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway' on the upper left-hand corner. A manufacturing code may be located on the bottom of the product or inside the battery cover. Toys marked with codes containing 'WJ' or 'AZ' are not included in this recall.

      The railway toys were sold at toy stores and various retailers nationwide from January 2005 through June 2007 for between $10 and $70.

      Consumers should take the recalled toys away from young children immediately and contact RC2 Corp. for a replacement toy.

      Recalled Product Name
      Red James Engine & Red James' # 5 Coal Tender
      Red Lights & Sounds James Engine & Red James' #5 Lights & Sounds Coal Tender
      James with Team Colors Engine & James with Team Colors #5 Coal Tender
      Red Skarloey Engine
      Brown & Yellow Old Slow Coach
      Red Hook & Ladder Truck & Red Water Tanker Truck
      Red Musical Caboose
      Red Sodor Line Caboose
      Red Coal Car labeled '2006 Day Out With Thomas' on the Side
      Red Baggage Car
      Red Holiday Caboose
      Red 'Sodor Mail' Car
      Red Fire Brigade Truck
      Red Fire Brigade Train
      Deluxe Sodor Fire Station
      Red Coal Car
      Yellow Box Car
      Red Stop Sign
      Yellow Railroad Crossing Sign
      Yellow 'Sodor Cargo Company' Cargo Piece
      Smelting Yard
      Ice Cream Factory

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact RC2 Corp. toll-free at (866) 725-4407 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday and between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. CT Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at recalls.rc2.com

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway Toys...

      Macy's Infant Coveralls

      December 14, 2006
      Macy's is recalling about 500 "Greendog" baby girl's knit coveralls. The snaps on the legs of the coveralls can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

      The recalled knit coveralls are off-white with long sleeves. There are pastel stripes on the sleeves and legs, and a floral motif on the right-hand side of the chest. It was sold with a matching striped cap. The coveralls were sold in sizes 0-12 months. Style number 1053EGR410 is printed on the hang tag.

      The coveralls were sold exclusively at Macy's stores nationwide from August 2006 through October 2006 for about $30.

      Consumers should stop using these coveralls immediately and return them to any Macy's store for a full refund or store credit.

      Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Macy's Merchandising Group toll-free at (877) 874-2812 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.fds.com/cpsc.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Macy's Infant Coveralls...

      Nature's Valley Women's Formula Multivitamin Recalled

      WASHINGTON, March 12, 2002 -- Leiner Health Products is voluntarily recalling about 14,000 bottles of dietary supplements containing iron. The supplements being recalled are not packaged in child-resistant packaging as required under the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. If ingested by children, these iron-containing supplements can cause serious injury or death.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). CPSC and Leiner have not received any reports of injuries involving these products. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.

      The product included in the recall is "Nature's Valley, Women's Formula Multivitamin." The supplement was sold in a brown plastic bottle with a light yellow label. The bottles have UPC code "41163 27006" located on the back of the bottle The recalled product is packaged in containers of 60-tablets and have green screw-on caps.

      Only bottles with lot numbers IFA2750 and IFA2751 are included in the recall. The lot numbers are written vertically down the back of the bottle.

      Albertson's, Jewel, Osco, Sav-on and Acme sold these recalled supplement bottles nationwide from July 2001 through February 2002 for between $8 and $9.

      Consumers should immediately remove the bottles from the reach of young children and return them to the store where purchased for a refund. For additional information, contact Leiner Health Products at (800) 421-1168 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

      Products sold since February 2002 have child-resistant packaging and are not included in this recall.

      Nature's Valley Women's Formula Multivitamin Recalled...

      Ethan Allen Recalls Bunk Beds

      April 13, 2004
      Ethan Allen is recalling about 2,000 bunk beds. A metal j hook on the guardrails can become dislodged, allowing the guardrail to slide or move out of position. This can allow the guardrail to detach from the bunk bed or allow the occupant to roll off the top bunk.

      Ethan Allen is aware of 22 incidents where a j hook became dislodged. Ethan Allen is not aware of any incidents or injuries caused by a dislodged j hook.

      The top bunk guardrails on Ethan Allen Ryan and P.J. Bunk Beds have item numbers 35-5659-4, 36-5659-3 or 36-5659-4. Item numbers can be found on the inside of the bottom bunk headboard or footboard. The j hooks were incorporated into the guardrails of bunk beds as a locking/unlocking device. When unlocked and out of position, the guardrail can be removed for easy access to change bed linen.

      The beds were sold at Ethan Allen stores nationwide from June 2003 through December 2003 for between $1,150 and $1,350.

      Consumers should stop using the top bunk if a j hook has become dislodged. Ethan Allen is directly notifying consumers who purchased these bunk beds about the recall and is providing free repair kits. Guardrails will be shipped to consumers with these recalled bunk beds on or about May 20, 2004.

      Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Ethan Allen at (888) 339-9398 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers also can contact Ethan Allen on their web site at www.ethanallen.com or or email the firm at bunkbedinfo@ethanalleninc.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Ethan Allen Recalls Bunk Beds...

      Meijer Childrens Snow Suits, Jackets

      November 26, 2004
      Meijer Distribution Inc. is recalling about 14,000 childrens snow suits and jackets. The recalled items have decorative compasses and corded zipper pull tags that can come off, posing a choking hazard to young children.

      The firm received one report of a young child who removed the decorative compass from a jacket and placed a plastic piece in her mouth. No injuries have been reported.

      The childrens snow suits and jackets were sold in childrens sizes 2T through 5T and 12M through 24M under the brand name, Falls-Creek. The two-piece snow suits included a jacket and overalls. Both clothing items have a small compass attached to the front of the jackets and were manufactured in a variety of colors. The care label bears RN# 48711.

      The items were sold at Meijer retail stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois from August 2004 to October 2004. The snow suits sold for between $15 and $43.

      Consumers can cut off the compasses and corded zipper pull tags from the zipper pulls, or return the recalled snow suits and jackets to Meijer retailers for a refund.

      Consumer Contact: Call Meijer toll-free at (866) 280-8419 anytime of visit the firms Web site at www.meijer.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Meijer Childrens Snow Suits, Jackets...

      Pecoware Recalls Children's Metal Jewelry

      February 22, 2008    Spanish
      Pecoware Co. Inc is recalling about 2,900 children's metal necklackes. The necklaces contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

      The recalled necklaces include a cat with silver and pink rhinestones, a heart and lock with pink rhinestones, a silver colored heart with a rhinestone crown, and a silver colored lock and key. The necklaces hang from silver colored chains.

      They were sold at department and specialty stores nationwide from January 2006 through July 2007 (cat necklace), and from July 2007 through November 2007 (heart, heart and key, and lock and key necklaces) for about $13.

      The necklackes were made in China.

      Consumers should immediately take the recalled necklaces away from children and contact Pecoware for instructions on returning the necklaces for a full refund.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pecoware at (800) 456-7326 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.pecoware.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Pecoware Recalls Children's Metal Jewelry...

      "Contact" Water Coolers Recalled

      January 23, 2007
      DS Waters of America Inc. is recalling its "Contact" water coolers. A water leak inside the water cooler can create an electrical arc, posing a fire hazard.

      DS Waters has received 20 reports of the water cooler making either a crackling noise or catching on fire, including five reports of property damage. No injuries have been reported.

      The recall involves the Contact Hot and Cold Water Coolers with serial numbers beginning with the letter "J" and followed by nine digits. The serial number is located on the lower right-hand side of the serial plate. The model name -- "Contact" -- is written on the right-hand side of the serial plate.

      DS Waters distributed the recalled Contact Hot and Cold Water Coolers through direct sales nationwide from April 2004 to August 2006 for about $220.

      Consumers should stop using the recalled water coolers, unplug them and call DS Waters for a replacement water cooler at no additional cost.

      Consumer Contact: For more information, call DS Waters at (800) 480-1434 anytime, or visit the firm"s Web site at www.water.com/ContactRecall.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Contact Water Coolers Recalled...

      Arctic Cat Recalls Youth Model ATVs

      January 23, 2007
      Arctic Cat Inc. is recalling its 90cc DVX and Utility model all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) because of a possible handlebar problem.

      On the recalled ATVs, the handlebar base mounting bolts, tie-rod ends and tie-rod adjustment locking nuts may not have been tightened to the proper torque during the production process. Operating an affected ATV could cause components to loosen resulting in loss of steering control.

      This condition could result in loss of vehicle control which could result in injury or death.

      Arctic Cat has received no reports of loose steering components or of injury related to this condition.

      The recall includes 2007 model 90cc DVX youth model ATVs within the VIN range of RFB07ATV07K6F0243 through RFB07ATVX7K6F0752, and 90cc Utility youth model ATVs within the VIN range of RFB07ATV07K6D1367 through RFB07ATVX7K6D2400. The range refers to the last six characters of the VIN.

      These models are designed for used by operators 12 years old and older. The 90cc DVX model is available in Lime Green or Red, and has the model name DVX 90 on each side of the fuel tank, and Arctic Cat on each side of the seat. The 90cc Utility model is available in Marsh Green or Red, and has the name Arctic Cat on each side of the fuel tank and 90 on each side panel near operator"s leg position.

      The units were sold by Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from August 2006 through January 2007 for about $2,200.

      Consumers should stop using these ATVs immediately. Registered owners have been notified about this recall by mail. Consumers with a recalled ATV should contact their local Arctic Cat ATV dealer to schedule a free repair.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Arctic Cat at (800) 279-6851 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or go to the firm's Web sit at www.arctic-cat.com

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Arctic Cat Recalls Youth Model ATVs...

      Porter-Cable Cordless Nailer Poses Puncture Hazard

      June 29, 2006
      Porter-Cable is recalling about 25,000 of its cordless brad nailers. The nailer can eject a nail while the switch is in the "off" position if the trigger is pulled and it is placed on a surface. This can pose a serious injury.

      Porter-Cable has received two reports of injuries, including puncture wounds to the leg and back requiring surgical removal of the nail.

      The nailer is used to drive nails into wood. Model number BN200V12 is located on the name plate on the magazine of the unit. Porter+Cable is printed on the nailers motor housing.

      The devices were sold by major home center and hardware stores nationwide from September 2001 through December 2005 for between $230 and $280.

      Consumers should stop using the nailer immediately and contact Porter-Cable to receive free caution labels and an instruction manual insert.

      Consumer Contact: For more information, call Porter-Cable toll-free at (800) 940-3126 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.Porter-cable.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Porter-Cable Cordless Nailer Poses Puncture Hazard...

      Academy Sports and Outdoors Recalls Propane Heaters

      August 21, 2003

      About 40,000 Timber Creek propane heaters made by Academy Sports and Outdoors are being recalled. The heaters can emit high levels of carbon monoxide (CO), posing a risk of CO poisoning if used indoors.

      The heaters have a 6 inch heat reflector and operate with a disposable 16.4-ounce or 14.1-ounce propane tank, sold separately. The product has a chrome neck, a black "on/off" switch, and a black plastic base that houses the propane cylinder.

      The units were sold at Academy Sports and Outdoors in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas from Sept. 2001 through May 2003 for about $20.

      Consumers should return the heaters to any Academy Store for a refund. For more information, contact Academy stores at (800) 577-8684 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.academy.com.

      Academy Sports and Outdoors Recalls Propane Heaters...

      Faulty Turn Signal Prompts GM SUV Recall

      May 10, 2005
      General Motors is recalling 305,729 SUVs, including the Chevrolet TrailBlazer, to fix a faulty turn signal that can flash like a hazard warning light.

      The recall, mostly covering vehicles sold in the United States, includes the 2003-2004 model year GMC Envoy, Oldsmobile Bravada and Isuzu Ascender, which is built at a GM plant.

      GM, which had the most recalls in the United States last year, will notify owners and ask them to take their SUVs to a dealership in August, after replacement parts become available.

      Last month, GM recalled more than 2 million vehicles to fix a variety of potential safety defects, the latest setback for the automaker following its $1.1 billion loss in the first quarter.



      Faulty Turn Signal Prompts GM SUV Recall...

      Childrens Reebok Jacket and Pant Sets

      March 24, 2005
      Reebok Childrens Windwear and Fleece Jacket and Pant Sets are being recalled. The zipper slider and pull on the jackets can detach, if pulled when the jacket is open. The detached zipper slider and pull can pose a choking hazard to young children.

      Reebok has received three reports of zipper sliders/pulls that detached. No injuries have been reported.

      The recalled jacket/pant sets were sold in royal blue, pink, pink/blue, purple/green, pink, purple, red/blue, and gray/dark gray color combinations in sizes up to childrens size 7. Reebok is printed across the front of the hooded jackets. The style numbers were printed on the store tag only and end in: 451, 449, 448, 447, 446, 444, 435, 433, 429, 428, 424, 412, 537, 531, 530 and 526.

      The recalled jacket/pant sets were sold exclusively at Gordmans, Fred Meyer, Kids R Us, Ross, Gottschalks and Reebok Corporate Headquarters retail store in Canton, Massachusetts between August 2004 and February 2005 for between $15 and $20. All other jacket/pant sets purchased at any other retailer are not included in this recall.

      Consumers should immediately take the recalled product away from young children and contact Adjmi recall hotline to receive a replacement product.

      Consumer Contact: For more information or to receive instructions on receiving a replacement product contact Adjmi recall hotline at (800) 873-5570, or visit the Reebok Web site at www.reebok.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Childrens Reebok Jacket and Pant Sets...

      Electrical Paintings Recalled

      WASHINGTON, June 20, 2002 -- UL United Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 150 electrical paintings. The electrical paintings can short circuit, posing a shock or fire hazard.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). CPSC and UL United have not received any reports of injuries.

      The recalled paintings show 13 scenes of waterfalls and other bodies of water, sold as "The Motion Picture" series. The images are painted on glass and are illuminated by a light bulb. The paintings give the impression of water spilling over a waterfall and have the sound of running water, birds and music. "MADE IN CHINA" appears on the packaging of the paintings.

      Flea markets sold the paintings in Texas and Arkansas from December 2001 through April 2002 for between $18 and $50.

      Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using these paintings and contact UL United for a full refund including shipping costs. Contact UL United at (866) 332-6643 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

      Electrical Paintings Recalled...

      Boston Billows Nursing Pillows

      September 1, 2004
      Boston Billows Inc. is recalling about 8,000 nursing pillows. If infants are placed on these pillows and left unattended, there is a risk of suffocation.

      Infant pillows and cushions are banned under federal law. Infant pillows have a flexible fabric covering, are loosely filled with plastic beads, easily flattened, intended for use by infants under 1 year old, and capable of conforming to the body or face of an infant.

      The C-shaped pillows are about 36-inches long, 10-inches wide and 5-inches deep. There is a 100 percent cotton hypoallergenic cover of various colors and prints over the white pillow. The outer cover is removable. The whole pillow is washable. The fabric tag on the pillow reads, Boston Billows, Inc.

      The pillows were sold at hospitals and independent specialty stores from February 2000 through December 2003 for between $34 and $38.

      Consumers should stop using these pillows immediately and contact the firm for information on receiving a refund.

      Consumer Contact: Consumers can contact the Boston Billows Inc. at (877) 274-4606 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Boston Billows Nursing Pillows...

      Power Bolt Pitchbacks Sold at Dicks Sporting Goods

      November 27, 2007
      Power Bolt y-frame and Ultimate Y-frame adjustable pitchbacks sold at Dick's Sporting Goods are being recalled.

      The upper portion of the frame can collapse after both locking pins are removed, posing a laceration hazard.

      Dicks Sporting Goods has received three reports of finger/hand laceration injuries.

      This recall involves the Power Bolt Y-Frame Pitchback and Y-Frame Ultimate Pitchback. The products Y-shaped metal frames have attached netting which will return a thrown ball to the user. The upper portion of the frame is adjustable to allow a variety of rebound angles.

      The pitchbacks were sold at Dicks Sporting Goods retail stores nationwide and on its Web site. The Power Bolt Y-Frame Pitchback was sold from November 2002 to July 2007 for about $70. The Power Bolt Y-Frame Ultimate Pitchback was sold from February 2005 to July 2007 for about $100. They were made in China.

      Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact Dicks Sporting Goods to receive a free repair kit.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dicks Sporting Goods toll-free at (866) 677-4771 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firms Web site at www.dickssportinggoods.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Power Bolt Pitchbacks Sold at Dicks Sporting Goods...

      Bell Mini Racing Helmets Recalled

      December 5, 2007
      Bell Racing Co. is recalling about 1,400 collectible mini racing helmets. Surface paints on the recalled helmets contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

      The recalled products are six-inch tall, collectible, miniature helmets, modeled after helmets worn by several race car drivers. The follow models are included in the recall: Terry Borcheller helmet, part number 2005740; Kurt Busch helmet, part number 2001368; and Vitor Meira helmet, part number 2001381. The part number is located on the product's packaging with the UPC.

      The helmets were made in China.

      They were sold at home improvement and discount department retailers nationwide from March 2007 through November 2007 for about $50.

      Consumers should take the recalled helmets away from young children immediately and contact Bell Racing to receive a full refund.

      Consumer Contact: For further information, contact Bell Racing toll-free at (866) 892-6059 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.acprecall.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Bell Mini Racing Helmets Recalled...

      Audi Recalls Some A3 Sports Sedans

      February 21, 2006
      Audi is recalling around 70,000 of its A3 sports sedans worldwide because of possible clutch faults, according to the company.

      A spokesman for Audi said the affected vehicles had 2.0 liter engines and were built between June 2003 and the end of 2004.

      The car might make clearly audible sounds and then come to a halt, the spokesman said.

      Audi said it would compensate owners for any costs. The spokesman declined to comment on how high those costs could be.

      Parent company Volkswagen had the same problem last year with some series of its Tuareg and Golf models, according to a VW spokesman.

      VW and Audi buy some of their parts jointly.



      Audi Recalls Some A3 Sports Sedans...

      Kawasaki Recalls Backpack Blowers

      WASHINGTON, April 24, 2001 -- Kawasaki Motors Corp. is voluntarily recalling about 3,000 ASTRON and TMC backpack blowers. The engine exhaust can emit flames, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

      ASTRON and TMC dealers nationwide sold the backpack blowers to lawn and garden companies from October 2000 through February 2001 for about $500. The recalled backpack blowers were manufactured under two different model names; though, each uses a TEX54D Kawasaki engine:

      • The ASTRON KB-541, which was distributed by Star Garden Supply, model has a red fan case, with a white fuel tank and black frame. The words, "Astron Backpack Blower" and the model number are on a label on the gas tank and on a cap right above the tank.
      • The TMC KTBL-5600XA, which was distributed by TMC Power Equipment, has a white fan case and fuel tank, with a black frame. The model name, "TMC," and the model number are on a label on the fuel tank, and the name "Kawasaki" is on a cap right above the tank.
      The blower serial numbers can be found on the blower base of the ASTRON products, and on the fan case of TMC products. The engine serial numbers can be found at the bottom of the recoil starter:

      Product ModelBlower Serial No. RangesEngine Serial No. Ranges
      ASTRON KB-5410950001 through 0950700
      0X50001 through 0X50700
      0Y50001 through 0Y50700
      TEX54D-AE80 159675 through 160384
      TEX54D-AE80 160901 through 161600
      TEX54D-AE80 162056 through 162755
      TMC KTBL-5600XA56010001 through 56011050TEX54D-AF70 161701 through 162050
      TEX54D-BF70 172943 through 173642


      WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using the backpack blowers immediately, and call their local ASTRON or TMC dealer for a free repair. For more information, call Kawasaki toll-free at (800) 433-5640 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

      Kawasaki Recalls Backpack Blowers...

      Rocking Chairs Recalled

      December 15, 2003

      Hill-Rom is recalling 2,900 rocking chairs. The chairs support assembly can fail and cause the rocking chair to collapse, posing the risk of injury to the user.

      Hill-Rom has received 40 reports of rocking chairs collapsing, including two reports of consumers receiving bumps and bruises to the head and shoulders.

      The wooden rocking chairs were sold in two styles, a contemporary model (PI155131) and a more traditional model (P155132). Both style rocking chairs have a clear varnish finish. The rocking chairs can be identified by washers and screws located under the seat, near the legs.

      The chairs were sold at hospitals and similar institutions between January 1997 and May 2003.

      Consumers should stop using the rocking chairs and contact Hill-Rom to receive a replacement rocker glider. Contact Hill-Rom toll-free at (800) 455-3730 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Rocking Chairs Recalled...

      Cosco Arriva, Turnabout Infant Seats Recalled Again

      June 25, 2003

      Dorel Juvenile Group Inc. is again voluntarily recalling Cosco Arriva and Turnabout infant car seats/carriers to address a problem with the carry handle.

      On July 8, 1999, the two federal agencies and Cosco, now known as the Dorel Juvenile Group, announced the recall of 670,000 of these infant car seat/carriers made from March 1995 through September 1997. This recall adds 1.2 million of the same model infant car seats/carriers made through January 2000.

      When the seat is used as a carrier, the plastic handle locks can unexpectedly break or release from the carrying position, causing the seat to unlatch or flip forward. When this happens, an infant can fall to the ground and suffer injuries.

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      Dorel Juvenile Group has received 416 reports of the handle locks on the additional recalled infant car seats/carriers breaking or unlatching, resulting in nine injuries to children. These reports include bruises and scratches to the head and face. According to the reports, some injuries occurred to children restrained in the seat.

      The recalled car seats/carriers were sold under the Cosco Arriva and Turnabout brand names and were manufactured by Dorel Juvenile Group in the U.S. The car seat/carriers have the following model numbers:

      ARRIVA
      02-66502-72702-728
      02-72902-73102-732
      02-73302-75002-751
      02-75502-75702-774
      TURNABOUT
      02-75302-75602-758
      02-75902-76002-761
      02-76202-76302-764
      02-765 02-77002-771
      02-772
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      The model number and manufacture date are located on the instruction and warning label on the side of the car seat/carrier. The recalled seats were manufactured on or before Jan. 31, 2000.

      Juvenile product, mass merchandise, department stores and major discount stores nationwide sold the Arriva and Turnabout infant car seats/carriers from Sept. 10, 1997 through December 2000 for between $30 and $60 when sold alone or $90 to $140 when sold with strollers. The recalled seats are no longer available for purchase.

      Consumers should continue to use the Arriva and Turnabout as a car seat but should stop using it as a carrier immediately and contact Dorel Juvenile Group to receive a free repair kit. Consumers should call Dorel at (800) 880-9435 between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or by going to the firms Web site at www.djgusa.com. Consumers with questions about the recall campaign can call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Auto Safety Hotline at (888) DASH-2- DOT (327-4236). Consumers also can call the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Hotline at (800) 638-2772 for more information.

      Cosco Arriva, Turnabout Infant Seats Recalled Again...

      Aqua Scout Water Scooters Recalled

      September 2, 2005
      About 475 Aqua Scout Water Scooters are being recalled. Hydrogen gas can build up in the battery compartment and cause the battery cover and the battery package to forcefully expel from the product, posing a risk of injury to the user or bystanders.

      Aqua Scout has received five reports of the battery cover and/or the battery package being expelled from the water scooter, including two reports of minor injuries such as lacerations and bruising.

      The Aqua Scout Water Scooter is a hand-held, battery-powered product used to propel swimmers through the water. The product has a yellow or red plastic enclosure, a black plastic handle and propeller. There is no model numbers or brand name written on the scooter.

      The units were sold online at the Aqua Scout Web site and through eBay from May 2005 through July 2005 for about $120.

      An earlier recall affected similar units sold by CSK Auto.

      Consumers should stop using the recalled water scooter immediately and return it to Aqua Scout for a free replacement.

      Consumer Contact: Consumers have been contacted directly by Aqua Scout. For additional information, contact Aqua Scout by telephone at (315) 343-0369 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the Aqua Scout Web site at www.aquascout.us

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Aqua Scout Water Scooters Recalled...

      Advantage Publishers Children's Books Recalled

      December 15, 2005
      Advantage Publishers Group is recalling about 41,000 children's books. If the clear plastic container is removed from the book's back cover or breaks, young children can access the beads in it. This poses a choking hazard to young children.

      Advantage Publishers Group has received one report of a child accessing beads in the books' clear plastic containers. No injuries have been reported.

      The recalled children's activity books are multi-colored with holes in the pages to touch a variety of fabrics and to push a squeaker toy, flaps to lift, and a clear plastic container with beads. The "Amazing Baby Look and Play" activity book has a yellow star on the cover. The "Amazing Baby Touch and Play" book has a brown bear on the cover. The activity books measure about 11-inches by 11-inches, and are for children ages 12 months to 24 months. The recalled "Rattle, Rattle" board book has a magenta car on the cover. The board book measures about 5 1/2inches by 5 -inches, and is intended for children ages 6 months to 18 months.

      The books were sold at national book chains, discount department stores, wholesalers and distributors, and membership warehouse clubs nationwide from May 2003 through November 2005 for about $16 for the activity books and about $6 for the board book.

      Consumers should immediately take these recalled activity and board books away from young children and contact the company for a replacement book.

      For additional information, contact Advantage Publishers Group toll-free at (866) 748-3731 anytime or visit the company's Web site at www.advpubgrp.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



      Advantage Publishers Children's Books Recalled...

      'Monday the Bullfrog' Book Recalled

      December 10, 2009
      Simon & Schuster is recalling more than 140,000 "Monday the Bullfrog" plush books. The plastic eye on the frog can detach, which may pose a choking hazard to young children.

      Simon & Schuster has received reports of three plastic eyes that detached after use and one unit that was packaged with a detached eye. No injuries have been reported.

      "Monday the Bullfrog" is a plush puppet bullfrog with a board book attached to the frogs mouth. It was sold in clear plastic packaging, and the book is marked with ISBN numbers 10: 1416912312 and 13: 9781416912316 printed inside the mouth of the bullfrog.

      The books were sold by Bookstores and retailers nationwide and online from January 2006 through November 2009 for about $18. They were made in China.

      Consumers should immediately place the product out of a childs reach and contact Simon & Schuster for a free replacement product.

      For more information, call Simon & Schuster at (800) 732-9531 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company's Web site at kids.simonandschuster.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      'Monday the Bullfrog' Book Recalled...

      Playskool Recalls Spillproof Cups


      WASHINGTON, July 8, 1999 -- The Playskool division of Hasbro Inc., is voluntarily recalling about 273,000 spillproof cups which could pose a choking hazard to young children. 

      The company said the flexible spout on the cup can tear between the slitted opening, causing a small piece of material to come loose. 

      Playskool has received 115 reports of the spouts on these cups tearing. Six children reportedly had pieces in their mouths. There have been no reported injuries.

      The recall was announced jointly with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      These are plastic cups for childr