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SunSmart Baby Floats Recalled05/22/2002ConsumerAffairs
SunSmart Baby Floats Recalled...
WASHINGTON, May 22, 2002 -- As the summer season approaches and swimming pools begin to open, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Aqua-Leisure Industries Inc., of Avon, Mass., reminds consumers of a voluntary recall of about 90,000 "SunSmart" baby floats announced in November 2001.
The leg holes in the seat of the float can tear, causing children to unexpectedly fall into the water and possibly drown. Baby floats purchased after September 2001 are not involved in this recall.
Aqua-Leisure and CPSC have received 12 reports of the floats' seats tearing and causing children to fall into the water. There were four incidents of children becoming completely submerged before a caregiver was able to reach them. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled floats are packaged as "SunSmart" Baby Adjustable Sunshade Boats. The baby floats are blue and white circular tubes with a seat in the middle, and a detachable protective sunshade. The vinyl floats, intended for ages 6 months to 18 months, have pictures of purple crabs and various colored fish along the top. The word, "SunSmart" is printed across the front of the float. The recalled boats can be identified by the lettering "C/S" molded on the valve. Only floats with the "C/S" lettering are involved in the recall, subsequent floats have been corrected.
Juvenile products, specialty and discount department stores nationwide, including Target, K-Mart, Bed Bath and Beyond and Baby Central, sold the baby floats from August 2000 through September 2001 for between $10 and $13.
Consumers should stop using these recalled floats immediately and contact Aqua-Leisure for a free replacement. Consumers can contact Aqua-Leisure at (866) 807-3998 between 9 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at www.aqualeisure.com. The baby float recall was originally announced on November 28, 2001.
Cotton Candy Machine Recalled05/21/2002ConsumerAffairs
Rose Art Industries Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 188,000 cotton candy machines. The motors on the cotton candy machines can jam and overheat, posing...
WASHINGTON, D.C. May 21, 2002 -- Rose Art Industries Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 188,000 cotton candy machines. The motors on the cotton candy machines can jam and overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Additionally, the heating unit can be activated without the spinner in place, presenting a risk of burn to consumers.
CPSC and Rose Art have received 225 reports of the machines overheating. There have been three reports of fire, one resulting in an estimated $2,000 in property damage. CPSC has received a report of two unconfirmed minor injuries.
The recalled cotton candy machines have either a blue or a purple base and a clear plastic cover. The words "The Real Cotton Candy Machine" are printed in a rainbow of colors on the base of the machine and on the packaging. The product is marketed for children ages 10 and up. The cotton candy machines were made in China.
Toy and discount stores sold these cotton candy machines nationwide from September 2001 through April 2002 for about $27.
Consumers should stop using these cotton candy machines immediately and contact Rose Art at (888) 262-4474 anytime for a free replacement motor unit, and free samples of flavored sugar to make cotton candy. For more information, consumers can visit the firm's web site at www.roseart.com.
Stroller Steering Wheel Toys Recalled05/21/2002ConsumerAffairs
Stroller Steering Wheel Toys Recalled...
WASHINGTON, May 21, 2002 -- Kolcraft Enterprises is voluntarily recalling about 17,000 toy steering wheel attachments sold on strollers. The steering wheel can break away from its base, allowing the small plastic turn signal and horn pieces to come off, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Kolcraft has not received any reports of injury.
The toy steering wheel was sold on Kolcraft's Jeep Cherokee stroller model number 55120. The model number and "MADE IN CHINA" can be found on a sticker located on one of the rear legs of the stroller.
"Jeep" is written with yellow, raised lettering on the front of the steering wheel base. These toys and strollers were manufactured from January 2001 through February 2001. The manufacture date is listed below the model number on the rear leg sticker. Strollers manufactured after February 2001, with toy steering wheels, are not included in this recall.
Mass merchandise and juvenile products stores nationwide sold these strollers from January 2001 through May 2002 for between $80 and $90.
Consumers should remove the toy steering wheel on these strollers and contact Kolcraft to receive a free replacement toy steering wheel. Contact Kolcraft at (800) 453-7673 between 8 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. ET on Friday. For additional information, consumers can also visit the firm's web site at www.kolcraft.com.
Rocky Mountain Bicycles Recalled05/09/2002ConsumerAffairs
Rocky Mountain Bicycles Recalled...
WASHINGTON, May 9, 2002 -- Rocky Mountain Bicycles, of Delta, British Columbia, Canada, is voluntarily recalling about 660 mountain bicycles. The chainstay that holds the rear wheel in place can fail, causing the rear wheel to separate from the bicycle. This can cause the rider to lose control and crash.
Rocky Mountain Bicycles has received one report of an incident where the rear wheel separated from the bicycle. The rider sustained minor abrasions due to the crash.
The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
This recall involves 16.5-, 18- and 19-inch Slayer and Edge full- suspension, mountain bicycles. The Slayer model is black metallic with red decals on the top tube and downtube that read "Slayer" and "Rocky Mountain." The Edge model is royal blue with yellow decals on the top tube and downtube that read "Edge" and Rocky Mountain." "Made in Canada" is printed on decals on both model bicycles.
Specialty bicycle shops sold the bicycles nationwide from January 2001 through February 2002. The "Edge" model sold for about $1,750 and the "Slayer" for about $2,150.
Consumers should stop using the bicycles immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a free repair. For more information, consumers can contact Rocky Mountain Bicycles at (800) 663- 2512 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's web site at www.bikes.com.
Bicycles with the letter "S" stamped on the chainstay yoke are not involved in this recall.
Ryobi Hammer Drills Recalled05/09/2002ConsumerAffairs
Ryobi Hammer Drills Recalled...
WASHINGTON, -- Ryobi Technologies, Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 6,000 RYOBI brand hammer drills. The on-off trigger can stick, or the lock-on button can jam, posing a risk of physical injury to consumers.
The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), which said that no injuries had been reported.
Only RYOBI brand hammer drills with model number HD501 are included in the recall. Model number HD501K may appear on the packaging of this product. "RYOBI" and the model number appear on the side of the drill. The drills have blue plastic housings, black triggers with yellow lock-on buttons, and yellow/orange gear-shift dials on the side. The drills are equipped with an accessory front-end handle that includes a depth gauge, and were sold in a gray plastic case.
Home improvement retailers sold the hammer drills nationwide from late December 2001 through January 2002 for about $50.
Consumers should stop using the hammer drills immediately and return them to the place where purchased to receive a full refund. For additional information, contact RTI at (800) 867-9624 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's web site at www.ryobitools.com.
Dunkirk, Sears Kenmore, Bryant, Carrier, Payne, Lennox and Pennco Gas Boilers Recalled
Dunkirk, Sears Kenmore, Bryant, Carrier, Payne, Lennox and Pennco05/02/2002ConsumerAffairs
Dunkirk, Sears Kenmore, Bryant, Carrier, Payne, Lennox and Pennco Gas Boilers Recalled...
WASHINGTON, May 2, 2002 -- ECR International, of Utica, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 8,000 gas-fired boilers. The burners on these boilers could produce excess carbon monoxide (CO) in the flue, due to improper combustion, posing a risk of CO poisoning to consumers.
The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), which said it had not received any reports of injuries or incidents. The firm discovered the problem during routine testing.
The recalled boilers have the Dunkirk, Sears Kenmore, Bryant, Carrier, Payne, Lennox and Pennco brand names, which is written on the front of the boilers. The model and serial number are located on the data plate located on the right side of the boiler. The following models and serial numbers are included in the recall:
PVWB-4 through PVWB-9
PWB4 through PWB9
PWB-4 through PWB-9
PWX-4 through PWX-9
|320100007S - 520100299S
010200098S - 090200182S
|Lennox||GWB8-105E through GWB8-280E
GWB8-105S through GWB8-280S
|340100148S - 500100600S
010200199S - 050200279S
BW1AAN000105 - BW1AAN000280
BW1AAP000105 - BW1AAP000280
BW2AAP000105 - BW2AAP000280
|3601V04044S - 5201V08708S
0102V000015S - 0902V01118S
|Pennco||1504HWID and 1509HWID(natural gas)|
1504HWD and 1509HWD(natural gas)
1502HWID - 1509HWID (LPgas only)
1502HWD - 1509HWD (LP gas only)
|90131-0924 through 90152-0424
90201-0421 through 90208-0424
Independent heating contractors sold and installed these boilers nationwide from August 2001 through March 2002 for between $1,200 and $3,000.
Consumers should contact ECR International immediately to arrange for a free repair. Consumers can call ECR International at (800) 241- 5501 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go to the firm's recall web site at www.boilerrecall.com.
CPSC recommends that every home should have at least one CO alarm that meets the requirements of the most recent Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 2034 standard, International Approval Services 6-96 standard or the Canadian Standards Association 6.19-01 standard.