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Neurosmith Recalls Childrens Plush Toys

Neurosmith Recalls Childrens Plush Toys...

October 29, 2003

The Pet Me Platypus toy is being recalled by its distributor, Neurosmith. Any of the four plastic button covers can detach, posing a small parts choking hazard to young children.

Platypus toyPet Me Platypus is a musical plush toy with a green head, yellow beak and legs, and blue body. The toy features four geometric shape buttons: a red heart, yellow star, orange circle, and green square.

The recalled units have Model #42080 engraved on the battery box cover and batch numbers FV23, FV24, FV25, FV27, FV28, FV29, or FV30 printed vertically on the right side of the cover.

The toys were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide from August 2003 through October 2003 for about $20.

Consumers should immediately stop children from playing with this toy and contact Neurosmith for a free replacement Pet Me Platypus.

Consumer Contact: Call Neurosmith at (800) 220-3669 ext. 1066 between 7:30 am and 4:30 pm PT Monday through Friday.

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

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Shindaiwa Hedge Trimmer Recall

Shindaiwa Hedge Trimmer Recall...

October 29, 2003

Shindaiwa Inc. is recalling about 59,000 professional hedge trimmers. The fuel cap on the hedge trimmer can leak, posing a fire and burn hazard.

Hedge trimmerThe hedge trimmers have red engine covers, a red fuel cap and a label on the recoil starter that reads Professional Shindaiwa. The recall includes all model DH 230/231 and HT 230/231 with serial numbers up to 3080000. The serial numbers are printed on a nameplate on the engine cover.

The units were sold at Shindaiwa dealers nationwide from August 1997 to August 2003 for between $370 and $450 depending on the model.

Consumers should stop using the hedge trimmer and return the red fuel cap to the dealer for a replacement cap.

Contact Shindaiwa toll-free at (800) 521-7733 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).

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Russound Recalls Audio Video Controller/Amplifiers

Russound Recalls Audio Video Controller/Amplifiers...

October 29, 2003

Russound Inc. is recalling its CAV6.6 Audio Video Controller/Amplifier because the units can short circuit and overheat, posing a risk of injury to consumers.

RussoundRussound has received one report of a controller/amplifier short circuiting and smoking, though no injuries or property damage has been reported.

The recalled Russound CAV6.6 Controller/Amplifiers have serial numbers ranging between 03141500000000 and 03281500000500, which can be found on the back panel in the upper right hand corner. The black amplifiers also have the words, CAV6.6 Multizone Controller printed in silver letters on the front of the unit.

Electronics distributors and resellers and audio/video retailers nationwide sold the controller/amplifiers between May 2003 and September 2003 for about $2,200.

Consumers should immediately disconnect the power cord from the rear of the product and the outlet. Dealers and installers will contact consumers directly to arrange for a free repair. Consumers who have not been contacted directly should call their dealer/installer or Russound.

Consumer Contact: Russound at (800) 638-8055 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or log on to the companys Web site at www.russound.com/cav.alert.

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

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Professional Bicycle Floor Pump Recall

Professional Bicycle Floor Pump Recall...

October 2, 2003

Professional bicycle floor pumps distributed by Park Tool USA are being recalled. The pump can become over-pressurized with air, forcing the handle to quickly and unexpectedly rise upward, possibly injuring the user.

Bicycle PumpPark Tool USA has received reports of three injuries. They include a chipped tooth, a small laceration on the chin and bruises.

The pump is chrome and "Park Tool USA" is written in white letters on the side. Only units manufactured prior to August 2002 with a black indicator on the pressure gauge are included in the recall. Pumps with blue indicators on the pressure gauge that are manufactured after August 2002 are not included.

Specialty bicycle retailers sold the bicycle pump from March 2003 through August 2003 for about $80.

Contact Park Tool to receive a replacement pump and instructions on how to switch the parts from the old pump to the new pump. Call Park Tool at (888) 568-4959 between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. CT Tuesday through Friday or visit the Web site at www.parktool.com.

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

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