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Home Interiors Candle Tins Recall

Home Interiors Candle Tins Recall...

May 31, 2005
Home Interiors & Gifts Inc. is rcalling about 300,000 fund-raising candle tins. The candle flames could flare up out of the tin container during use, posing a fire and burn hazard.

There have been ten reports of candles flaring up. Some surfaces where candle tins were placed were scorched by these candles. No injuries have been reported.

The recall includes 6.5 ounce, individually packaged candle tins that are 3-1/4 inches wide and 2 inches tall with an approximate burn time of 35 hours. The lidded tins are silver with fragrance name labels on the side. Fragrances include Sandalwood, Suede, Mulberry, Seaside Breeze, Hawaiian Delight, Carrot Cake, Fresh Peach, Baked Apple Pie, Vanilla Crme and Lemon Torte.

The tins were sold at Home Interiors fundraising programs and through direct sales associates from April 2005 through May 3, 2005 for $8.

Consumers should stop using the recalled candles immediately. Consumers with the recalled candles should go to the firms Web site at www.homeinteriors.com and click on the candle tin recall for instructions on how to return the candle tins free of charge. Consumers without Internet access can call the firm directly at the toll free number listed below. Information will be available as of Friday, May 27, 2005 via the Home Interiors website and the toll free number. For every candle tin returned, consumers will receive a replacement Home Interiors Candle Tin of the same fragrance and also one of Home Interiors fragranced body care products.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Home Interiors at (877) 707-8842 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the Web site at www.homeinteriors.com.

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



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Kia Sedona Recall

Minivans equipped with alloy wheels, moisture can accumulate around the rear hub caps causing damage to the outer wheel bearing. It could cause a crash wit...

May 25, 2005
A problem related to the Kia Sedona's rear hubcaps can cause a crash, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. It issued a recall of more than 37,000 Kia Sedonas, model years 2003 through 2005.

On certain minivans equipped with alloy wheels, moisture can accumulate around the rear hub caps causing damage to the outer wheel bearing. If this occurs, it could cause a crash without any warning.

Dealers will replace the rear hub caps and will begin on June 6. Owners can contact Kia at1-800-333-4542.



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Apple iBook, PowerBook Computer Batteries

Apple iBook, PowerBook Computer Batteries...

May 20, 2005
Apple is recalling rechargeable batteries for iBook G4 and PowerBook G4 computers. An internal short can cause the battery cells to overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers. The recall affects about 128,000 units in the United States.

Apple has received six reports worldwide of batteries overheating, including two reports in the United States.

The recalled lithium ion batteries are used with the following computers: 12-inch iBook G4, 12-inch PowerBook G4 and 15-inch PowerBook G4. The recalled batteries include those with model numbers A1061, A1078 and A1079 and serial numbers that begin with HQ441 through HQ507 or 3X446 through 3X510. Consumers should remove the battery from the computer to view the model and serial numbers labeled on the bottom of the unit. No other PowerBook or iBook batteries are involved in this recall.

Computer model nameBattery model numberBattery serial number range
12-inch iBook G4A1061HQ441 HQ507
12-inch PowerBook G4A10793X446 3X510
15-inch PowerBook G4A10783X446 3X509

National and regional resellers, catalogers, and Apples online and retail stores sold the computers with the batteries from October 2004 through May 2005 for between $900 to $2300. The batteries also were sold separately for about $130.

Consumers should stop using the recalled batteries immediately and contact Apple to arrange for a replacement battery, free of charge. After removing the recalled battery from their iBook or PowerBook, consumers should plug in the AC adapter to power the computer until a replacement battery arrives.

Consumer Contact: Contact Apple at (800) 275-2273 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. CT Monday through Sunday or log on to Apples web site at www.apple.com/support/batteryexchange to check your batterys serial number and apply for a replacement battery.

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



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Carter Brothers Fun-Kart Go-Karts

Carter Brothers Manufacturing Co. is recalling about 9,000 Fun-Kart Go-Karts. The wheel could separate from the go-kart, posing a roll-over hazard....

May 20, 2005
Carter Brothers Manufacturing Co. is recalling about 9,000 Fun-Kart Go-Karts. The wheel could separate from the go-kart, posing a roll-over hazard.

The recall includes one-seater models 1136-3020, 1136-3021, 1136-3420, 1136-3421, 1205-3020 and two-seater models 2336-3021, 2336-3022, 2336-5019, 2575-3020, 2575-3420, 2605-3416, 2605-3515, 2606-3016, 2606-3017, 2606-3416, 2606-3417, 2636-3016, 2636-3017, 2906-3015, 2906-3016, 2906-3017, 2906-4015, 2906-4016, 2906-4017, 2909-3015, 2909-3415, 2909-4015, 2910-3015, 2910-3016, 2910-3415, 2910-4015, 2910-4016, 2910-4415, 2911-4015, 2911-4016, 2946-3015, and 2946-3016. The model number and serial number is located under the seat (on the drivers side if two-seater). The Fun-Karts were produced in several colors to include red, black, blue, purple and green.

The units were sold by Carter Brothers dealers nationwide from April 2003 through March 2005 for between $900 and $2,900.

Consumers should stop using the recalled Fun-Karts immediately. Registered owners of the vehicles will be notified directly by Carter Brothers about the recall. Consumers can call or visit their local Carter Brothers Dealer to schedule a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Carter Brothers at (800) 523-5278 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, or visit their Web site at www.carterbro.com.

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



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Polaris is recalling about 14,000 snowmobiles

Polaris recalled snowmobiles. The fuel tank filler neck may develop a crack at the base where the filler neck meets the fuel tank assembly. Potentially cre...

May 19, 2005
Polaris is recalling about 14,000 snowmobiles. The fuel tank filler neck may develop a crack at the base where the filler neck meets the fuel tank assembly. This may cause the neck to separate from the fuel tank assembly and allow fuel to escape from the tank, potentially creating a fire hazard.

Only select model year Polaris snowmobiles are part of this recall. The model and serial number (VIN) identification decal is located on the right-side of the tunnel underneath the seat. See affected model table below:

ModelsModel Numbers      ModelsModel Numbers
2004 Indy 340S04NB3AE
S04NB3AS
2004 550 PRO XS04NX5BE
S04NX5BS
2004 Indy 500S04NB4BS2004 600 PRO XS04NX6ES
2004 340 ClassicS04ND3AS2004 700 PRO XS04NX7CS
2004 500 ClassicS04ND4BS (A)2004 800 PRO XS04NX8CS
2004 550 ClassicS04ND5BS2004 600 PRO X2S04NY6EE
S04NY6ES
S04NY6ER
2004 600 ClassicS04ND6ES (A)(B)2004 700 PRO X2S04NY7CE
S04NY7CS
2004 700 ClassicS04ND7CS (A)2004 800 PRO X2S04NY8CE
S04NY8CS
2004 800 ClassicS04ND8CS (A) (B)2004 800 PRO XRS04NZ8CS (A)
S04NZ8CE
S04NZ8CR
2004 Frontier ClassicS04ND7DS (A)2005 Indy 500S05NB4BS
2004 Super SportS04NE5BS
S04NP5BS (A)(B)
2005 340 ClassicS05ND3AS
2004 500 XC SPS04NE5CS
S04NP5CS (A)(C)
2005 500 ClassicS05ND4BS
2004 600 XC SPS04NE6ES
S04NP6ES (A)(C)
2005 550 ClassicS05ND5BS
2004 700 XC SPS04NE7CS
S04NP7CS (C)
2005 600 ClassicS05ND6ES
2004 800 XC SPS04NE8CS
S04NP8CS (C)
2005 Super Sport M10S05NE5BS
2004 Trail RMKS04NJ5BS (A)2005 Super SportS05NP5BSA
2004 600 RMKS04NK6ES (A)(B)(C)2005 500 XC SP M10S05NE5CS
2004 700 RMKS04NK7CS (A)(B)(C)
S04NL7CS (A)(B)(C)
2005 500 XC SPS05NP5CS (A) (B)
2004 800 RMKS04NK8CS (A)(B)(C)
S04NL8CS (A)(B)(C)
S04NM8CS (A)(B)(C)
S04NM8CR
2005 600 XC SP M10S05NE6ES
2004 600 SwitchbackS04NS6ES (C)(D)2005 600 XC SPS05NP6ES (A)(B)
2004 700 SwitchbackS04NS7CS (C)(D)2005 600 SwitchbackS05NS6ES (A)(B)
2004 800 SwitchbackS04NS8CS (C)(D)2005 800 SwitchbackS05NS8CSA
2004 340 TouringS04NT3AE
S04NT3AS
2005 Trail RMKS05NJ5BS (A)
2004 Trail TouringS04NT5BE
S04NT5BS
2005 600 RMKS05NK6ES (A)
2004 600 Classic TouringS04NT6ES2005 Indy 340 TouringS05NT3AS
2004 700 Classic TouringS04NT7CE
S04NT7CS
2005 Trail Touring DeluxeS05NT5BS
2004 800 Classic TouringS04NT8CE
S04NT8CS
2005 600 TouringS05NT6ES (A)(B)
2004 Sport TouringS04NU5BS2005 800 TouringS05NT8CS
  2005 Frontier TouringS05NT7DS

Polaris dealers sold these snowmobiles nationwide from July 1, 2003 through May 1, 2005 for between $4,099 and $9,999.

Free repair is offered. Contact your Polaris snowmobile dealer to schedule an appointment for the fuel neck reinforcement kit installation. If your Polaris dealership finds the filler neck cracked, your dealership has been instructed to replace the complete fuel tank assembly. Polaris has notified registered affected consumers directly about this recall.

Consumer Contact: Call Polaris at (800) 765-2747 between 8 a.m. and 12 midnight ET seven days a week, or log on to the companys Web site at www.polarisindustries.com.

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



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BOSCH Circular Saws

Robert Bosch Tool Corp is recalling about 69,000 BOSCH Circular Saws. The lower blade guard can malfunction, creating a risk of injury as severe as amputat...

May 18, 2005
Robert Bosch Tool Corp is recalling about 69,000 BOSCH Circular Saws. The lower blade guard can malfunction, creating a risk of injury as severe as amputation.

The firm has received three reports of malfunctioning lower guards, including one amputation.

The recall circular saws include the BOSCH CS10, CS20 and CS20-XC models, which can be identified on the product nameplate mounted on the top of the motor housing. The recalled models do not have an asterisk (*) in the serial number box. The circular saw uses a 7-inch blade and has a blue handle and motor enclosure, and a metal guarding system. The name BOSCH is printed on the blade guard.

The saws were sold at Home Depot, Lowes and Menards nationwide, as well as independent hardware retailers and industrial distributors, from February 2004 through April 2005 for between $120 and $150.

Consumer should stop using the circular saws immediately and contact Robert Bosch Tool Corp. to receive a repair kit. The kit includes hardware and instructions for installation.

Consumer Contact: Robert Bosch Tool Corp. at (800) 856-9683 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the BOSCH Web site at www.boschtools.com.

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



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Ethan Allen Dining Tables

Ethan Allen Dining Tables...

May 18, 2005
Ethan Allen is recalling about 7,000 American Impressions and New Country rectangular dining tables. These tables can be missing stability blocks that could result in the table collapsing.

Ethan Allen is aware of 33 incidents of tables collapsing where a table may have been missing sufficient stability blocks. Ethan Allen is not aware of any injuries caused by a table which collapsed.

Recalled tables can be identified by a visual inspection of the underside of the table, looking for the presence of eight wooden blocks (see photo below). If the wooden blocks are present, no corrective action is needed

The tables were sold at Ethan Allen stores nationwide from August 2003 through January 2005 for between $1,069 and $1,199.

Consumers should stop using the dining table and inspect the underside of the table. Consumers who purchased a recalled table are asked to contact the Ethan Allen Recall Center. Ethan Allen will schedule a service appointment and take corrective action.

Consumer Contact: Ethan Allen is sending letters to all known customers of these dining tables. For more information, contact the Ethan Allen Recall Center 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.

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



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Lemon Meringue Wooden Push Toys

Lemon Meringue Wooden Push Toys...

May 12, 2005
Pamela Drake Inc. is recalling about 7,000 Lemon Meringue wooden push toys. Small parts can break off posing a choking hazard to young children.

The recall includes six different multi-colored, solid wooden push toys, including an airplane, tractor, dump truck, fire truck, and a two-piece circus train with train cars and a tow truck with family van. The vehicles are constructed with a bendable flap that allows the toys to wiggle back and forth.

The dump truck, circus train with train cars and tow truck with family van have white magnets on the front and back to hold the push toys together. All the toys have rubber rings on the tires. The recalled push toys are intended for children 12 months and older. There is no writing on the push toys.

The toys were sold at toy and hobby stores nationwide from February 2005 through March 2005 for between $15 and $24.

Consumers should immediately take these recalled push toys away from young children and return the toys to Pamela Drake Inc. or their local retailer for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Call Pamela Drake Inc. at (800) 966-3762 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.woodkins.com.

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



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Fisher-Price Grow-To-Pro Pogo Sticks

Fisher-Price Grow-To-Pro Pogo Sticks...

May 10, 2005
Fisher-Price is recalling about 154,000 Grow-To-Pro Pogo Sticks. An internal metal pin can wear down, causing the pogo sticks to remain stuck in the down position and release unexpectedly, posing a risk of fall or facial impact injuries to children.

Fisher-Price has received 17 reports of incidents with the pogo sticks, including one report of two teeth being lost and one report where stitches were required. Other injuries involved cuts and bruises to the face, arms and legs from fall injuries.

The recalled pogo sticks are traditional pogo sticks with a round, removable base, two foot pegs and handles and the words Grow to Pro Pogo stamped on the front of the product. They come in two colors: green (model number 73386) and pink (model number 77356). The model number can be found underneath the pogo sticks foot pegs.

This recall includes green pogo sticks manufactured through August 1, 2004, and all pink pogo sticks. Green pogo sticks manufactured after August 1, 2004, are not included in this recall and are marked with a round, green sticker underneath the foot peg. Pink pogo sticks are no longer manufactured.

The pogo sticks were sold by discount department and toy stores nationwide from January 2002 through August 2004 for between $25 and $30.

Consumers should take the products away from children immediately and contact Fisher-Price to receive a free replacement pogo stick.

Consumer Contact: Contact Fisher-Price at (800) 991-2444 anytime or visit the firms Web site at www.service.fisher-price.com.

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



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Jake's Fireworks Artillery Shells

Jake's Fireworks Artillery Shells...

May 3, 2005
Jake's Fireworks is recalling about 75,000 24-shot Excalibur Reloadable Artillery Shell Kits. The aerial shells are fused, shaped, and labeled in a way that could cause consumers to unintentionally place them into the launch tube upside down, resulting in a ground-level explosion. Such an explosion can cause serious injuries to consumers in close proximity of the device.

There has been one incident where a consumer inadvertently placed an Excalibur shell inside a tube upside down. No injuries were reported.

These 24-shot Excalibur Reloadable Artillery Shell Kits are sold in a black box with plastic windows. The shell kits are a consumer fireworks device that consists of a black plastic launch tube and twenty-four display shells in a display box. 24 shot Excalibur Reloadable Artillery Shell Kits and World Class Fireworks are written on the front of the display box. Only the model 24 shot Excalibur Reloadable Artillery Shell Kits are included in this recall.

They were sold at fireworks retailers, including display stands and tents in states permitting the sale of consumer fireworks, from Winter 2003 through Winter 2004 for about $30.

Consumers should stop using the fireworks immediately and return the entire device to the store where purchased for a full refund or contact Jake's Fireworks for further instructions.

Consumer Contact: Call Jake's Fireworks Inc. at (800) 766-1277 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.jakesfireworks.com.

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



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