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      Studio RTA TV Stands Recalled

      September 24, 2008
      Studio RTA is recalling about 48,600 TV stands. The stability of the stands does not meet industry standards to prevent TV tip-over, posing a risk of injury or death to consumers.

      This recall involves four different TV stand models. Model numbers are printed on the packaging and instruction's sheet.

      • 'E Series' Model 060331: The product consists of two glass shelves, a lower shelf made of metal, and black leg and frame components.

      • 'Fierro' Model 402875: This product was sold exclusively by Best Buy. The product consists of three glass shelves with black leg and frame components.

      • 'Madison DLP' Model 060176: The product consists of three glass shelves with dark wood grain finish frame components, black legs, and a black fiberboard back panel.

      • 'Madison 3000' Model 060090: The product consists of three glass shelves with dark wood grain finish frame components, black legs, and a metal mesh back panel.

      The stands were sold by Best Buy (model 402875) and other retailers nationwide from May 2004 through August 2008 for about between $220 and $260. They were made in China.

      Consumers should immediately remove the TV from the stand and contact Studio RTA to receive a free repair kit.

      For additional information, contact Studio RTA toll-free at (888) 309-0299 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, or visit the firm's Web site at www.studiorta.com.

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

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      Bassettbaby Drop-Side Cribs Recalled

      November 13, 2008    
      Cobra Electronics is recalling about 8,000 children's two-way radios sold at Toys 'R' Us stores. The rechargeable batteries in the radios can leak electrolyte, posing a chemical burn hazard to consumers.

      The recall involves two-way radios with the 300 mah 'CEL' batteries. The walkie talkie style radios are made of pink plastic and come in purple packaging. Product number PR191-2VP is located on the front of the packaging and on the label inside the battery compartment. The batteries are standard AAA Nickle Metal Hydride battery cells with a black wrapper with the battery name 300 mah (CEL) with the date code (TF or RF) on the battery itself.

      The radios, made in China, were sold by Toys 'R' Us Stores nationwide from August 2008 through September 2008 for about $30.

      Consumers should immediately stop using the two-way radios and contact the company for a free replacement and a 20% off coupon for a future purchase at www.cobra.com. If batteries have leaked on to the radio, do not touch the liquid, and contact the company for a free replacement product.

      For additional information, please contact Cobra Electronics toll-free at (888) 252-9889 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.cobra.com.

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

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      Harry Potter Bookends Recalled

      September 23, 2008
      Giftco Inc. is recalling about 36,000 sets of Harry Potter bookends. The paint on the bookends contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

      This recall involves poly-stone bookends painted and shaped in the characters of the Harry Potter book series. Bookend characters include Harry Potter, Hedwig and Hermione, and Crookshank.

      The bookends, made in Hong Kong, were sold at elementary school fundraising programs, discount and dollar stores nationwide from June 2004 through January 2006 for between $3 and $28.

      Consumers should immediately take the recalled bookends away from children and return them to Giftco for a refund.

      For additional information, contact Giftco Inc. toll-free at (888) 448-6728 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at mail.giftcoinc.com.

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

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      Dirt Devil Recalls Vacuum Accessories

      July 23, 2008    
      Dirt Devil is recalling nearly 1 million vacuum power brush attachment tools. Plastic pieces inside the vacuum tool can break apart and be ejected, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

      TTI Floor Care, the manufacturer, has received 140 reports of incidents involving the recalled vacuum tool, including 12 reports of injuries. Those consumers reported minor eye or skin injuries and one thumb injury.

      The recalled Dirt Devil Turbo Tool/Power Brush attachment was sold as an accessory with the following Dirt Devil vacuum models. Only vacuum tool accessories with date codes J7060 through J7365 and have a C-clip connector are included in this recall. The date code is located on the underside of the vacuum accessory. The Turbo Tool/Power Brush tools are about 6 inches long by about 5 inches wide and come in a variety of colors that match the color of the vacuum. The housing of the tool was made in clear, red, green, or light blue with clear, light blue, dark blue, red, purple, or black turbine fans with matching brush rolls.

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      Dirt Devil Vacuum Models
      ReactionPurpose for PetsUltra Swivel Glide     
      M110000M140000M086020
      M110000HD                 M140000CA
      M110001B
      M110002Envision Wide Glide     Swerve
      M110003M086700WCAM086030
      M110006M086710M086030CA
      M110008
      M110008CAAction UprightRoyal Commercial
      M110009M110020CABRY6100

      The vacuums, made in China, were sold at mass merchandisers, home improvement stores and other retail stores nationwide from April 2007 through April 2008 for between $60 and $170 for the vacuum cleaner, including accessory tools.

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      Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Dirt Devil accessory tool and contact the firm to receive a free repair kit.

      For additional information, contact TTI Floor Care at (800) 245-2296 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.dirtdevilturbotool.com

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

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      9,000 Mercedes Diesels Recalled

      January 23, 2008
      Daimler AG is recalling more than 9,000 Mercedes-Benz diesel-engine cars sold in the U.S. from the 2007 model year because a potential sensor problem could cause the cars to lose power.

      The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in certain cars the wires from the crankshaft sensor frame could separate and cause an interruption in the electrical connection to the sensor.

      The car cannot be restarted after failure of the electrical connection in the sensor, increasing the risk of a crash, according to NHTSA

      Mercedes vehicles in the E, GL, M and R classes are part of the recall and dealers will begin replacing the sensor next month, according to NHTSA.

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      United Scientific Recalls Magnets

      May 22, 2008
      United Scientific is recalling about 2.35 million magnets of various kinds.

      Surface paint on the magnets contains high levels of lead, which violates the federal lead paint standard.

      This recall involves magnets listed in the chart below. The model numbers are located on the magnets packaging. Only painted magnets are included in this recall.

      The recalled magnets, made in India, were sold by independent distributors nationwide from October 1996 through September 2007 for between 50 cents and $15. Distributors sold the products to schools for use in science classes.

      Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled magnets and contact United Scientific to receive a free replacement magnet.

      For additional information, contact United Scientific toll-free at (888) 284-8570 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or email the firm at consumeraffairs@unitedsci.com

      Model NumberNumber of
      Magnets in
      Package
      DescriptionMagnet Photo
      MGTKIT43 red ring magnets 38mm x 8 mm

      1 four inch red horseshoe magnet
      MSET442 red bar magnets 80x15x10mm

      1 small red horseshoe magnet 25mm x 8mm

      1 large red horseshoe magnet 35mm x 15 mm
      1. CBM050

      2. CM7907-R (red)

      3. CM7907-B (blue)

      4. CM7907-W (white)

      5. CM7907-PK/2 (red or blue)

      6. CM7912-R
      2

      1

      1

      1

      2

      1
      1. Red bar magnet pair 50mm




      2 - 5. ceramic ring magnets 38mm x 8 mm




      6. Red ceramic disc magnet 25mm x 5 mm
      MBSET6675mm long, scored in two places like a candy bar,
      sold in six different colors
      1. AUM020

      2. AUM025
      11. Red 2 inch U-shaped magnets

      2. Red 1 inch U-shaped magnets
      1. ACM020

      2. ACM050
      21. Pair of red cylindrical magnets 50mm x 5 mm

      2. Pair of red cylindrical magnets 125mm x 10mm
      ABM0302Pair of red and blue bar magnets with North (N) &
      South (S) Poles marked. 3 inches long x 1/2 inch wide
      ABM015-E, ABM020,

      ABM040, ABM060,

      ABM040, ABM060,

      ABM010, ABM015
      2Red bar magnets, lengths range from 1 1/2 inches
      to 6 inches, some have N & S marking
      MNSB0414 inch magnetic needle on plastic support. One
      end of needle is painted red.
      1. MHS020

      2. MHS030
      11. Red U-shaped magnet, two inches tall

      2. Red U-shaped magnet, three inches tall
      CMSET16Ceramic disc magnets, 25mm x 5 mm, sold in six
      different colors

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

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      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).

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      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).

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      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).

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      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).

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      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.

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      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).

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      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).

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      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).

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