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Barbeques Galore Turbo Sport Portable Infrared LP Gas Grills Recalled

Barbeques Galore Inc. is recalling about 1,800 Turbo Sport portable infrared LP gas grills. The grills have faulty regulators that can release too much ......

February 23, 2006
Barbeques Galore Inc. is recalling about 1,800 Turbo Sport portable infrared LP gas grills. The grills have faulty regulators that can release too much gas to the burner causing an excessive burner flame. This also poses a risk of gas leaks, fires and explosions if an ignition source is present.

Picture of gas grillThere have been 18 reports of excessive flame or the regulator shutting off. No injuries have been reported.

The Turbo Sport Portable Infrared LP Gas Grill is model number IR600; the model number is not identified on the grill. The Turbo Sport measures 16.5-inches long by 14-inches wide and 12-inches high. The portable grill is constructed of stainless steel with an attached stainless steel hood. The "Turbo Sport" nameplate is on the front panel of the grill. No other barbecue with the "Turbo" name is affected by this recall.

The units were sold at Barbeques Galore Inc. stores nationwide from August 2004 through August 2005 for between $170 and $200.

Consumers should stop using these grills and return the regulator to a Barbeques Galore retail store for a replacement, or contact Barbeques Galore Customer Service to have a replacement regulator sent to them.

Consumer Contact: Call Barbeques Galore Inc toll-free at (800) 752-3085 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. For additional information on this product, consumers can visit the Barbeques Galore Web site at www.bbqgalore.com.

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

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Chicken Limbo Party Games Recalled

Milton Bradley is recalling about 461,000 Chicken Limbo electronic party games after 23 reports of injuries. The game's two side poles do not fit into thei...

February 23, 2006
Milton Bradley is recalling about 461,000 Chicken Limbo electronic party games after 23 reports of injuries.

The game's two side poles do not fit into their bases properly making the game unstable. This can cause the game to fall apart if touched, hitting children playing the game as well as bystanders.

Photo of Chicken Limbo game

Milton Bradley has received 46 reports of the Chicken Limbo party game collapsing unexpectedly. This includes 23 reports of injuries including bumps, bruises, welts and red marks, four reports of cuts, one chipped tooth and one fractured foot.

The recalled "Chicken Limbo" is a plastic electronic game consisting of two red vertical poles set in yellow bases and an orange horizontal bar with a plastic white chicken at the center of the bar. The game is intended for children age 4 and up.

The games were sold at discount department and toy stores nationwide from June 2005 through January 2006 for about $25.

Consumers should take the recalled Chicken Limbo game away from children immediately and contact Milton Bradley to receive a free repair kit. The kit contains two yellow plastic replacement side poles to stabilize the toy.

For additional information, contact Milton Bradley at (800) 245-0910 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.miltonbradley.com

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

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Victoria's Secret Silk Kimono Tops Recalled

Victoria's Secret Silk Kimono Tops Recalled...

February 23, 2006
Victoria's Secret Direct is recalling about 500 silk kimono tops. The tops are made of fabric that fails to meet mandatory standards of fabric flammability in violation of the federal Flammable Fabrics Act.

Kimono PhotoThe sheer outer shell fabric of the kimono top can readily ignite and present a risk of burn injuries.

The recall involves the Silk Kimono Top, sold as catalog/Web site item number 194-860. This is a two-piece garment with a kimono outer shell and an orange inner camisole. The outer shell's sewn in label states the following: Single, 100% Silk, RN 80763, Made In USA, Dry Clean Only. A separate label shows the item number 194-860. The Silk Kimono Tops were sold in paisley print pattern with metallic threads.

The tops were sold at Victoria's Secret Direct catalogs and Web site only from November 2005 through December 2005 for about $138. These garments were not sold at Victoria's Secret stores.

Consumers should stop wearing the garment immediately. Contact Victoria's Secret Direct for information on returning the kimono top and to receive a refund and $50 gift card.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call Victoria's Secret Direct's toll-free consumer hotline at (877) 260-8419 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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

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Paintball Markers Recalled

Blade Turbo and Paintball Breakout paintball kits are being recalled. The carbon dioxide cartridges can be forcibly ejected out the back of the paintball m...

February 15, 2006
Blade Turbo and Paintball Breakout paintball kits are being recalled. The carbon dioxide (CO2) cartridges can be forcibly ejected out the back of the paintball marker and break the plastic screw-on cap.

Paintball GunThis poses a serious risk of injury to the paintball marker's operator who can be hit forcefully by the CO2 cartridges or the plastic screw-on cap. Overtightening the screw-on cap after the cartridges are pierced can result in a serious impact injury.

The firm has received reports of at least 73 incidents involving the recalled paintball markers. Seven injuries have been reported including an eye injury, facial bruises, and lacerations.

The recalled Blade Turbo paintball marker is bright blue with a black handgrip on the nozzle. Two carbon dioxide cartridges are inserted into the back of the marker covered by a clear plastic screw-on cap. The silver-colored carbon dioxide cartridges are about three-inches long.

The Paintball Breakout Players Kit includes a Blade Turbo, black mask and CO2 cartridges. "Blade Turbo" is printed on the side of the paintball marker. Paintball markers are sometimes referred to as paintball guns.

The Blade Turbo was sold at Wal-Mart, Kmart and sporting goods retailers nationwide from January 2005 through January 2006 for about $20. The Paintball Breakout Players Kit was sold at Wal-Mart from October 2005 through January 2006 for about $25.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Blade Turbo paintball marker and contact Brass Eagle to receive a free replacement screw-on cap which is black, instead of clear.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Brass Eagle toll-free at (866) 363-8241 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, e-mail Brass Eagle at recall@brasseagle.com, or visit the firm's Web site at www.brasseagle.com.

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

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Krups Orchestro Espresso Makers Recalled

About 2,000 Krups Orchestro espresso makers are being recalled. The electrical connectors in the espresso machine can erode, posing a fire hazard....

February 15, 2006
Espresso PhotoAbout 2,000 Krups Orchestro espresso makers are being recalled. The electrical connectors in the espresso machine can erode, posing a fire hazard.

The recalled espresso makers are black and silver, have a silver control panel, and can make two cups of espresso at once. The word KRUPS is printed on the front of the machine. The model number and factory mark are stamped on a silver sticker on the bottom of the machine. The following are the recalled models:

Model NumberFactory Mark
889-45F8894556
890-41F8904156

The machines were sold at department stores and independent specialty stores nationwide from January 1999 through November 2005 for about $850

Consumers should immediately stop using the espresso machines and contact Krups for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For information on how to return the product and arrange for a free repair, consumers should contact Krups toll free at 866-832-7690 between 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST Monday through Friday or visit the companys website at www.krupsrecall.com.

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

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Lasko Recalls Box and Pivoting Floor Fans

Sold Under Lasko, General Electric, Galaxy, and Air King Brands

Lasko Recalls Box and Pivoting Floor Fans...

February 8, 2006
Photos of Recalled FansLasko Products Inc. is recalling about 5.6 million floor fans sold under the Lasko, General Electric, Galaxy, and Air King brands. An electrical failure in the motor can pose a fire hazard.

Lasko has received 42 reports of fires possibly associated with motor failures, with seven reports of injuries, including burns and smoke inhalation. At least eight of the reported fires resulted in extensive property damage.

This recall involves various models of Lasko, Galaxy, Air King and General Electric fans manufactured between January 1999 and July 2001, and sold through February 2004. Styles and model numbers of recalled fans, which are either stamped or on a label on the bottom of the fans, are listed below:

Brand Type of Fan Model Numbers
Lasko Box Fan
Cyclone Fan
Wind Machine
Air Companion
Air Director
Wind Tunnel
Models 3700, 3723, 3733, 3750
Models 3510, 3550, 3800, 35105
Models 3300 and 3521
Model 3515
Model 2135
Models 3400 and 3410
General Electric Box Fan
Cyclone Fan
Model 106620
Models 106600, 106630
Galaxy Box Fan Model 3733
Air King Cyclone Fan (20 deluxe pivot fan)
Air Companion (15 deluxe pivot fan)
Model 9500
Model 9515

The fans were sold at discount department stores nationwide from September 2000 through February 2004 for between $10 and $25.

Consumers should stop using the fans immediately and contact Lasko to receive a free fan protection cord adaptor.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, visit Laskos Web site at www.laskoproducts.com or call the firm at (800) 984-3311 anytime.

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

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Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machines Recalled

About 55,000 Husqvarna Viking sewing and embroidery machines are being recalled. Electrical arcing can occur in the machines power supply, posing a risk of...

February 7, 2006
Sewing MachineAbout 55,000 Husqvarna Viking sewing and embroidery machines are being recalled. Electrical arcing can occur in the machines power supply, posing a risk of fire.

The firm reports three incidents of these machines overheating and catching fire. One incident resulted in extensive smoke damage to a consumers home, and the other two incidents resulted in minor property damage.

The Husqvarna Viking Designer I sewing and embroidering machines have white plastic exterior and contain the words Husqvarna Viking and Designer I. The recall involves units with serial number, which are located on the bottom of the machine, in the following ranges:

Beginning withEnding with
00 or 6
19
23
31
42
50, 1, 3, 4 or 9
61, 3 or 4
71, 2 or 4
82 or 4
91 or 5

Independent sewing machine dealers nationwide sold the machines from January 1999 through December 2004 for between $5,500 and $6,000.

Consumers should stop using these sewing machines, and return them to the dealer where purchased for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Husqvarna Viking at (800) 446-2333 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go to the firms Web site at www.husqvarnaviking.com.

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

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