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    Backyard and Beyond Metal Water Bottles

    March 25, 2008    
    Downeast Concepts Inc. is recalling about 18,000 water bottles. Surface paint on the metal water bottles contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.


    Backyard and Beyond brand water bottles with model numbers 67402, 67404, 67442, 67444, 67742, 60442, 67744, 67746, 67748 and 60448 printed on the hang tag. The metal water bottles have a black plastic sip-top and were sold in green, pink or blue with assorted animal or insect graphics on the exterior.

    The bottles, made in China, were sold at mMajor retailers, gift shops, convenience stores, mass merchandise and drug stores nationwide from February 2006 through February 2008 for about $8.

    Consumers should immediately take the recalled water bottles away from children and return it to the store where purchased for a refund.

    Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Downeast Concepts at (800) 343-2424 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.backyard-beyond.com.

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

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    Mother Hubbard's Cupboards Recalls Cribs

    August 6, 2008
    Mother Hubbard's Cupboards is recalling about 1,300 cribs.

    The cribs fail to meet the federal safety standards. The distance between the mattress support bracket in the lowest position and the top of the side rail in the highest position is less than the required 26 inches, posing a fall hazard to children who climb over the railing.

    The recall includes the following wooden full-size cribs: 'Enchantment' (model #210), 'Hush a Bye' (model #215), 'Once upon a time' (model #320) and 'Rock a bye' (model #1900-350). Only date codes from 0306 through 0308 are included in this recall. 'Mother Hubbard's Cupboards', the model number and date code are printed on a label located on the bottom inside of the right side.

    The cribs were sold from March 2006 through March 2008 for between $500 and $650. They were made in Canada.

    Consumers should stop using the cribs immediately and contact Mother Hubbard's Cupboards to receive instructions on how to re-install the support brackets to eliminate the hazard.

    For additional information, please contact Mother Hubbard's Cupboards toll-free at (888) 661-8201 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. ET Friday and Saturday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.mhcfurniture.com.

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

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    X Force, Super Famous Toy Cars, Motorcycles, Airplanes

    March 12, 2008    
    S. U. Wholesale Inc. is recalling about 5,000 X Force Commander and and Super Famous toy sets because they contain excessive amounts of lead.

    The X Force Commander is a set of six plastic jet airplanes. Item number 5689 is printed on the front of the packaging. The airplanes are painted green, red, blue, silver, black and yellow. The Super Famous is a set of a plastic toy car and a motorcycle. The car is yellow or red and the motorcycle is gray.

    The toys were sold at Dollar Stores nationwide from September 2006 through November 2007 for about $1. They were made in China.

    Consumers should immediately take these toys away from children and return to them to the store where purchased for a refund.

    Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact S.U. Wholesale toll-free at (877) 580-8883 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

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

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      Volkswagen Diesel Engines

      December 10, 2004
      Volkswagen is recalling 290,000 diesel vehicles to check their fuel pumps for a defective bolt that could break, resulting in a fuel leak.

      The recall affects engines in Volkswagen, Audi, Seat and Skoda vehicles with three- or four-cylinder diesel engines built from March to August this year. Owners will be contacted directly.



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      GM Recalls Mid-Sized SUVs

      April 16, 2004
      General Motors Corp. is recalling as 330,000 mid-size SUVs from 2001 and 2002 -- the Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy and Oldsmobile Bravada -- because their seat belts fail to meet federal safety standards.

      GM had argued that the defect would not affect safety but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration disagreed.

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      Habermaass Wooden Puzzles & Toys Recalled

      August 28, 2008
      Habermaass Corp. is recalling about 118,000 wooden toys, rattles, puzzles, pacifier holders and stroller toys.

      The wooden rattles, pacifier holders, and stroller toys contain small pieces including glued on mirrors and/or prisms that can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants. The head of the ladybug puzzle pieces also poses a choking hazard.

      Habermaass Corp. has received 15 reports of incidents involving the recalled puzzles, rattles, and pacifier holders including pieces of the rattles detaching and being mouthed by young children.

      ModelDescriptionPhoto
      Triolino PuzzleLady bug puzzle is 7 inches x inch thick
      LUCY Clutching Toy (rattle)Hearts have mirrors and prisms. The rattle is about 4 inches in diameter.
      Little Heart Clutching Toy (rattle)Heart has mirror. The rattle is about 3 inches in diameter.
      Pixies World (rattle)2.5 rattle with mushroom, flower, person and house with mirror.
      Belinda Clutching Toy (rattle)Flower clutching toy has face in the middle. The rattle is about 4 inches in diameter.
      Miro Clutching Toy (rattle)Rattle center contains blue plastic ball with 10 holes. The rattle is about 3 inches in diameter.
      Bunny Pacifier HolderPacifier holder is 8.6 inches long with fabric bunny on the end and wooden star with mirror in the middle.
      Bear Pacifier HolderPacifier holder is 8.6 inches long with bear at the end and wooden circle with mirror in the middle.
      Bonita (rattle)2.5 bouquet of four shapes on wooden ring.
      Bella (rattle)3 diameter with four wooden hearts with two mirrors.
      Pirate Joe (rattle)4 pirate theme with bell and mirror.
      Rally (rattle)4 triangle shape with three cars.
      Flori (rattle)Six petal shapes on elastic band. Includes three mirrors & three bells. 5
      Triola (rattle)4 triangle with two flowers and round corner.
      Trio (rattle)4 triangle shape with squeaker, bell and mirror.
      Speedy (rattle)Wooden car about 4.5 L x 3 H. Squeaker in back and mirror on car hood.
      Little Hearts Stroller Toy18 pram-chain with ten various size wooden hearts.
      Discovery Balls, Set of 4Set contains 1 orange, 1 red, 1 blue and one bicolor blue/yellow ball. Red ball contains three small mirrors.
      Discovery Ball with RattleBlue/Yellow round wooden ball with small mirror.


      The puzzles, rattle toys, pacifier holders, and stroller toys are wooden and are described in the chart below. HABA is printed on them.

      The toys, made in Germany, were sold at specialty toy stores nationwide and at specialty online retailers from January 2002 through August 2008 for between $10 and $35.

      Consumers should immediately take the recalled puzzles, rattles, pacifier holders and stroller toys away from children and contact Habermaass to receive a free replacement product or a full refund.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Habermaass Corp. at (800) 468-6873 ext. 107 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.HABAusa.com/safety.

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

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      May 2000 Auto Recalls


      DaimlerChrysler Corporation

      Models: Dodge Ram Truck Years: 1994-1996

      Number Involved:  690,000

      Dates of Manufacture:  June 1993 - April 1996

      Defect:   Certain trucks were built with an ignition switch and wiring that could overheat. High electrical current loads pass through the switch when the blower motor is operated on high for an extended period of time. This could cause the ignition switch and wiring to overheat and possibly lead to a fire.

      Remedy:  Dealers will install a relay and overlay harness. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began during June 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Chrysler at 1-800-992-1997.

      [NHTSA Recall No. 00V13/Chrysler Recall No. 875]


      DaimlerChrysler Corporation

      Models:

      Jeep Cherokee Years: 1996-1999
      Jeep Grand Cherokee Years: 1996-1998

      Number Involved:  637,973

      Dates of Manufacture:  July 1995 - October 1998

      Defect:   On certain multipurpose vehicles, the front disc brake rotors could experience severe corrosion if operated for an extensive period in certain "salt belt" states. If the rotors are not replaced before this occurs, the corrosion could eventually compromise the structural integrity of the hub section of the rotor. The reduced strength of this rotor could allow the cast iron wear surface to separate from the hub, reducing the brake effectiveness of the vehicle. Vehicles included in the recall were originally sold in, or are currently registered in, the states of Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, or Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia.

      Remedy:  Dealers will replace the rotors with rotors that utilize a stainless steel hub section.The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began June 5, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Chrysler at 1-800-992-1997.

      [NHTSA Recall No. 00V136/Chrysler Recall No. 879]


      Ford Motor Company

      Models:

      Ford Crown Victoria Year: 2000
      Mercury Grand Marquis Year: 2000

      Number Involved:  23,000

      Dates of Manufacture:  March - April 2000

      Defect:  On certain passenger vehicles, a windshield wiper control module may not be capable of carrying the current required during high load conditions on the wipers (i.e., ice, snow or other debris), and could potentially result in inoperative wipers with no advance warning.

      Remedy:  Dealers will inspect the wiper control modules and replace if necessary. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during June 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.

      [NHTSA Recall No. 00V136/Ford Recall No. 00S09]


      General Motors Corporation

      Models:

      Oldsmobile Alero Years: 1999-2000
      Pontiac Grand Am Years: 1999-2000

      Number Involved:  487,400

      Dates of Manufacture:  October 1997 - September 1999

      Noncompliance:  These vehicles do not comply with the occupant protection requirements of FMVSS No. 201, "Occupant Protection in Interior Impact." The console cover on these vehicles may not stay closed in a crash, and the cover or items stored under it could injure an occupant.

      Remedy:  Dealers will replace the console latch mechanism. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during late-May or early-June 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Oldsmobile at 1-800-442-6537 or Pontiac at 1-800-762-2737.

      [NHTSA Recall No. 00V140/GM Recall No. 00036]


      General Motors Corporation

      Models:

      Buick Century Year: 2000
      Buick Regal Year: 2000
      Chevrolet Lumina Year: 2000

      Number Involved:  18,754

      Dates of Manufacture:  November 1999 - February 2000

      Defect:  On certain passenger vehicles equipped with rear drum brakes, the bolt heads on the rear spindle rod can separate. The affected rear wheel can shift, causing loss of vehicle control.

      Remedy:  Dealers will replace the rear spindle bolts. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification will begin during July 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Buick at 1-800-521-7300 or Pontiac at 1-800-762-2737.

      [NHTSA Recall No. 00V140/GM Recall No. 00047]


      Land Rover North America, Inc.

      Models: Land Rover Discovery II Years: 1999-2000

      Number Involved:  7,120

      Dates of Manufacture:  May 1998 - April 2000

      Defect:  On certainsport utility vehicles equipped with Active Cornering Enhancement (ACE), the loading conditions on the vehicle's left side engine idler pulley can cause the pulley to fracture. Failure of the pulley causes the serpentine belt to be thrown off, resulting in a loss of engine auxiliary functions (power steering, water pump, alternator, air conditioning and ACE).

      Remedy:  Dealers will install an improved idler pulley. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during late-May or early-June 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Land Rover at 1-800-637-6837.

      [NHTSA Recall No. 00V142/Land Rover Recall No. D216]


      Mazda (North America), Inc.

      Models: Mazda 626 Year: 1998

      Number Involved:  31,000

      Dates of Manufacture:  August 1997 - August 1998

      Defect:  On certain passenger vehicles equipped with 2.0 liter engines, an external spring in the timing belt tensioner could break. The broken spring can get caught in the timing belt, resulting in possible engine stalling.

      Remedy:  Dealers will check the tensioner installed and replace it if the vehicle is equipped with the affected tensioner. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification will begin during August 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500.

      [NHTSA Recall No. 00V134/Mazda Recall No. 92007]


      Mercedes-Benz USA, Inc.

      Models:

      Mercedes Benz S Class Year: 2000
      Mercedes Benz CL Class Year: 2000

      Number Involved:  7,100

      Dates of Manufacture:  January - May 2000

      Defect:   Due to an internal defect in the circuitry of the blower motor regulator, the regulator may overheat, causing surrounding plastic, insulation, and wiring to deform and possibly melt or burn.

      Remedy:  Dealers will replace the blower motor regulator. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during late-May or early-June 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.

      [NHTSA Recall No. 00V141/Mercedes-Benz Recall No. 2000050002]


      Volkswagen of America, Inc.

      Models: Audi A6 Years: 1998-2000

      Number Involved:  48,500

      Dates of Manufacture:  August 1998 - November 1999

      Defect:   Sulfur in the fuel interacts with certain additives found in widely available gasoline, causing sulfur to become deposited on the contact points of the fuel sending units mounted inside the fuel tank. Sulfur deposits could cause the fuel gauge to read full while the fuel tank may not in fact be full or could be empty. Running out of fuel without warning while the fuel gauge indicates that there is sufficient fuel in the tank could result in a crash.

      Remedy:  Dealers will replace all three fuel sending units. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during June 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Audi at 1-800-822-2834.

      [NHTSA Recall No. 00V137/VW Recall No. LB]


      Volkswagen of America, Inc.

      Models: Volkswagen Passat Four Motion Year: 2000

      Number Involved:  2,400

      Dates of Manufacture:  September 1999 - January 2000

      Defect:   Sulfur in the fuel interacts with certain additives found in widely available gasoline, causing sulfur to become deposited on the contact points of the fuel sending units mounted inside the fuel tank. Sulfur deposits could cause the fuel gauge to read full while the fuel tank may not in fact be full or could be empty. Running out of fuel without warning while the fuel gauge indicates that there is sufficient fuel in the tank could result in a crash.

      Remedy:  Dealers will replace all three fuel sending units. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during June 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.

      [NHTSA Recall No. 00V147/VW Recall No. UR]

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      MagnaMan Magnetic Action Figures Recalled

      March 17, 2008    
      MEGA Brands is recalling about 1.3 million MagnaMan magnetic toy figures. Small magnets inside the figures can detach. 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.

      MEGA Brands and CPSC have received 25 reports of magnets coming loose from the figures. No injuries have been reported.

      The recalled MagnaMan magnetic toys are figures that have body parts that attach with magnets. They come in either a 'Futuristic Warrior' or 'Ancient Warrior' theme. Each figure comes with three accessories.

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      NameColorModel #NameModel #
      AlienGreen28170Robot Assortment28198
      RobotorRed28171Vac Metal28327
      FlameOrange281724-Pack28175
      GigantorBlue281733-Pack28393
      Toyoto the SamuraiPurple281642-Pack28392
      Sir Lancelot the KnightGray28165Vac Metal Assortment28327
      Eric the VikingBlue28166Assortment28254 or 28199
      Brutus the GladiatorYellow28167

      The model number is printed on the front of the product's packaging.

      The toys were sold at Wal-Mart, Target, Toys R Us, K-Mart and other toy stores nationwide from January 2005 through December 2007 for about $10. They were made in China.

      Consumers should stop using the recalled toys immediately and return them to MEGA Brands for a free replacement toy.

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      Consumer Contact: For additional information, 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 recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

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      Target Recalls Dive Sticks

      November 19, 2008    
      Target is recalling about 365,000 dive sticks. The dive sticks could remain in an upright position, posing an impalement hazard to young children. CPSC banned pre-weighted dive sticks in 2001.

      The recalled dive sticks were sold in a bundle of three in multiple colors: light blue, aqua green, fluorescent yellow, royal blue, and red. The tag accompanying the dive sticks contains: 'Dive Toys' or 'Diving Game' and has a white small parts warning label in the upper right hand corner. The words 'Made in China' are printed in the lower right hand corner.

      The sticks, made in China, were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide from April 2008 through August 2008 for about $1.

      Consumers should take the recalled dive sticks away from young children immediately and return them to any Target store for a full refund.

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

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

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      Menards Southern Breezes Carpeting

      March 9, 2005
      Shaw Industries is recalling about 5,000 square yards of its Southern Breezes wall-to-wall carpet because of a flammability hazard.

      Due to a manufacturing error, an uneven application of a latex pre-coat treatment containing a flame retardant was applied to the carpet backing. As a result, the carpet does not meet flammability standards as required under the federal Flammable Fabrics Act. The carpet could ignite, posing a serious risk of burn injuries to consumers.

      The recalled wall-to-wall carpet was manufactured by Shaw Industries exclusively for sale by Menard Inc. in its Menards stores. The recalled carpet was sold under the Menard style number 75123 and style name Southern Breezes in the colors Toast, Midnight and Clove.

      The carpeting was sold at certain Menards stores in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin from April 2004 through June 1, 2004 for $0.88 per square foot.

      Consumers with recalled carpet should contact Shaw Industries to arrange for free replacement carpeting and installation. The list of stores where the recalled carpeting was sold is attached.

      Consumer Contact: Contact Shaw Industries at (800) 441-7429 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

      Menards stores that sold the recalled carpet:

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      Batavia, IL
      300 N. Randall Road
      Batavia, IL 60510-9218
      Bolingbrook, IL
      290 N. Bolingbrook Dr.
      Bolingbrook, IL 60440-2380
      Bradley, IL
      1260 Christine Drive
      Bradley, IL 60915-1276
      Crystal Lake, IL
      4850 Route 14
      Crystal Lake, IL 60014
      Cherry Valley, IL
      2001 S. Perryville Road
      Rockford, IL 61112
      Homewood, IL
      17545 S. Halsted
      Homewood, IL 60430-2005
      Moline, IL
      4100 Tenth Street Drive
      Moline, IL 61265
      Naperville, IL
      715 Fort Hill Drive
      Naperville, IL 60540
      Normal, IL
      900 Greenbriar Drive
      Normal, IL 61761
      Peoria, IL
      2211 West Pioneer Parkway
      Peoria, IL 61615-1831
      Peru, IL
      5353 Mahoney Drive
      Peru, IL 61354
      Springfield, IL
      3325 Veterans Parkway
      Springfield, IL 62704
      Sterling, IL
      3800 East Lincolnway
      Sterling, IL 61081-9758
      Sycamore, IL
      1825 Mercantile Drive
      Sycamore, IL 60178
      Avon, IN
      10555 E. US Hwy 36
      Avon, IN 46123
      Elkhart, IN
      601 E. Windsor Avenue
      Elkhart, IN 46514-5564
      Fishers, IN
      7145 East 96th Street
      Indianapolis, IN 46250
      Merrillville, IN
      6300 Mississippi Street
      Merrillville, IN 46410
      Michigan City, IN
      5260 South Franklin
      Michigan City, IN 46360
      Mishawaka, IN
      365 West University Drive
      Mishawaka, IN 46545-1100
      Valparaiso, IN
      351 Silhavy Road
      Valparaiso, IN 46383
      Ankeny, IA
      2505 S. Delaware Avenue
      Ankeny, IA 50021
      Clive, IA
      12000 Hickman Road
      Clive, IA 50325
      Council Bluffs, IA
      3200 Manawa Centre Drive
      Council Bluffs, IA 51501
      Des Moines, IA
      6000 SE 14th Street
      Des Moines, IA 50320-1703
      Fort Dodge, IA
      3319 5th Avenue South
      Fort Dodge, IA 50501
      Iowa City, IA
      1375 Hwy 1 West
      Iowa City, IA 52246
      West Burlington, IA
      922 West Agency Road
      West Burlington, IA 52655
      Battle Creek, MI
      12765 Harper Village Dr., Suite 200
      Battle Creek, MI 49104
      Comstock Park, MI
      4151 Alpine Avenue
      Comstock, MI 49321-9705
      Kalamazoo, MI
      6800 West Main Street
      Kalamazoo, MI 49009
      Lansing-West, MI
      8505 Delta Market Drive
      Lansing, MI 48917
      Brooklyn Park, MN
      7800 Lakeland Avenue N.
      Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
      Cambridge, MN
      2355 2nd Avenue SE
      Cambridge, MN 55008
      Coon Rapids, MN
      3045 Main Street
      Coon Rapids, MN 55448
      Cottage Grove, MN
      9000 East Point Douglas Rd.
      Cottage Grove, MN 55016-4019
      Dundas, MN
      100 Schilling Drive
      South Dundas, MN 55019
      Hutchinson, MN
      1525 Montreal Street SE
      Hutchinson, MN 55350
      Mankato, MN
      1771 Premier Drive
      Mankato, MN 56001
      Maplewood, MN
      2280 Maplewood Drive
      Maplewood, MN 55109
      Stillwater, MN
      5800 Krueger Lane
      North Oak Park Heights, MN 55082
      St. Cloud, MN
      251 10th Avenue
      South Waite Park, MN 56387
      Bellevue, NE,/u>
      10501 S 21st Street
      Bellevue, NE 68123-3500
      Grand Isle, NE
      3620 West State Street
      Grand Isle, NE 68803-2344
      Fargo, ND
      1300 13th Avenue East
      West Fargo, ND 58078
      Grand Forks, ND
      3550 32nd Avenue
      South Grand Forks, ND 58201
      Sioux Falls-East, SD
      110 N. Highline Avenue
      Sioux Falls, SD 57110
      Sioux Falls-West, SD
      3001 South Shirley Avenue
      Sioux Falls, SD 57106
      Appleton-East, WI
      3300 E. Express Court
      Appleton, WI 54915-3277
      Appleton-West, WI
      5105 Integrity Way
      Grand Chute, WI 54913
      Green Bay-East, WI
      2560 Steffens Court
      Green Bay, WI 54311-4504
      Janesville, WI
      2700 Pontiac Place
      Janesville, WI 53545
      Kenosham WI
      7330 74th Place
      Kenosha, WI 53142-3523
      Marinette, WI
      2080 Old Peshtigo Road
      Marinette, WI 54143
      Milwaukee, WI
      8365 North 76th Street
      Milwaukee, WI 53223
      Oak Creek, WI
      6800 South 27th Street
      Oak Creek, WI 53154-1336
      Onalaska, WI
      1301 Sand Lake Road
      Onalaska, WI 54650
      Oshkosh, WI
      2351 Westowne Avenue
      Oshkosh, WI 54904
      Racine, WI
      3101 South Oakes Street
      Sturtevant, WI 53177
      Rhinelander, WI
      2221 North Stevens Road
      Rhinelander, WI 54501
      Rice Lake, WI
      2920 Decker Drive
      Rice Lake, WI 54868
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      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



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      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).



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      Earth Friendly Recalls Wooden Toys

      October 30, 2008   
      Earth Friendly LLC is recalling about 1,000 wooden toys. Small parts can detach and break off the toys, posing a choking hazard to young children. In addition, the size of the rattle handle violates voluntary rattle standards.

      This recall involves three models of wooden toys. Moee the car, Cubby the stackable bear and the Bell rattle. The toys are painted in glossy red, orange, green, red, black and yellow.

      Toy specialty stores in Alaska, California, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington sold the toys from April 2008 through September 2008 for between $12 and $22. They were made in India.

      Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Earth Friendly to exchange or refund the product.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Earth Friendly toll-free at (888) 360-6292 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the firm's Web site at www.earthfriendlyllc.com/recall.

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

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      Kenmore Wall Ovens Recalled

      May 20, 2008
      Frigidaire Canada is recalling about 7,500 Kenmore wall ovens. During extended broiling, gas can build in the oven cavity and escape when the oven door is opened. This poses a burn and possible fire hazard to consumers.

      Electrolux has received 16 reports of incidents involving gas build-up, including flames escaping from the oven door, burns to the hands and face and singed hair.

      This recall involves Kenmore 24-inch-wide gas and propane, wall-mounted ovens. The self-cleaning ovens were sold in white, black, bisque and stainless steel, and have the Kenmore name printed on the oven control panel. The model and serial numbers of the ovens that are part of this recall can be found on the frame on the left side of the oven cavity.

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      Model NumbersSerial Number Range
      790.30472400, 790.30473400,
      790.30474400, 790.30479400
      NF401xxxxx through
      NF610xxxxx

      The ovens, made in Canada, were sold at Sears, Sears Hardware, Kmart and the great indoors stores nationwide and Sears.com from September 2004 through October 2007 for between $760 and $1,150.

      Consumers should immediately stop using the 'broil' feature on recalled ovens and contact Sears to schedule a free repair. Consumers may continue to use the 'bake' feature.

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      For additional information, contact Sears toll-free at (800) 479-6408 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday 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 ).

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      Fingerhut Recalls Chefs Mark Cookware Sets

      December 23, 2008
      Fingerhut is recalling about 9,000 sets of Chef's Mark cookware sets. The handles on the cookware can break, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

      Fingerhut has received six reports of handles breaking including three reports of minor burn injuries to consumers.

      This recall involves Chefs Mark 15-piece cookware sets with model number 515 and Fingerhut product code H6637. The model number and product code are printed on the cookwares packaging. The non-stick cookware has red, green, black, blue or purple exteriors, black handles, glass lids and came with spoons, spatulas and ladles.

      It was made in China and sold exclusively by Fingerhut catalogs and Fingerhut.com from January 2008 through October 2008 for about $80.

      Consumers should stop using the cookware immediately and contact Fingerhut to receive a free repair kit. Fingerhut is directly contacting purchasers.

      For additional information, contact Fingerhut toll-free at (866) 931-5417 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.fingerhut.com.

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

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      Erwin Beanie, Poseidon Beanie Knitted Hats Recalled

      May 5, 2009

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

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      2009 Mazda3 Recalled

      June 1, 2009
      Mazda Motor Corp. is recalling about 7,000 Mazda3 vehicles to fix a problem with the electronic stability control.

      Dealers will inspect and replace the units free of charge. Owners may contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500.

      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.

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      Girls' Hooded Sweatshirts Sold at Marshalls Recalled

      March 5, 2008    
      Girls' hooded sweatshirts imported by Rebelette International Trading Corp. and sold at Marshalls Stores are being recalled.

      The sweatshirt jackets have a drawstring through the hood which poses a strangulation hazard to children.

      The recalled hooded sweatshirts have a drawstring at the neck. They zip up the front, and are either blue with pink stripes on the sleeves with 'Red Hot Chili Steppers' printed on the front, or brown with blue stripes on the sleeves with 'Powder Puffs Touch League' on the front. The sweatshirts were sold in children's sizes small, medium, large, and sizes 4, 5, 6, and 6X. 'REBELETTE of Los Angeles' is printed on the collar label.

      The sweats were sold at Marshalls Stores and specialty children's clothing retailers nationwide from July 2007 through September 2007 for about $15. They were made in China.

      Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the hood to eliminate the hazard, or return the sweatshirt to either the place of purchase or to Rebelette International for a full refund.

      For additional information, contact Rebelette International collect at (626) 448-9988 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Infantino toll-free at (888) 808-3111 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT or visit the firm's Web site at service.infantino.com.

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

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      'Young Colors' Children's Hoodies Recalled

      November 19, 2008    
      R&D International is recalling about 1,500 'Young Colors' children's hooded jackets because they have drawstrings through the hood and at the waist. Children can get entangled in the drawstrings that can catch on playground equipment, fences or tree branches.

      In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstring in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts. From 1985 through June 2008, CPSC received reports of 27 deaths and 70 non-fatal incidents involving the entanglement of children's clothing drawstrings.

      The cotton knit and woven hooded jackets have a drawstring through the hood and waist. They were sold in sizes 12 months through size 10 in a variety of solid colors and prints. 'Young Colors' is sewn into the jacket tag located at the neck.

      The hoodies, made in Peru and Indonesia, were sold at specialty children's stores nationwide from April 2004 through September 2007 for about $45.

      Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the jacket to eliminate the safety hazard.

      For additional information, contact R&D International Inc. collect at (719) 539-3812 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site www.youngcolors.com.

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

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      OKK Toy Soldiers Recalled

      December 3, 2008
      OKK Trading is recalling about 5,400 toy soldiers because they contain excessive lead.

      The recall involves 7-inch tall plastic toy Army figures. The figures are dressed in Army fatigues and have guns.

      The toys were made in China and were sold at Dollar type retailers and OKK Trading's Web site. www.okktoys.com, from June 2008 through September 2008 for about $1.

      Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact OKK Trading for a full refund or replacement toy.

      For additional information, contact OKK Trading at (877) 655-8697 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.okktoys.com (pdf).

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

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