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NHTSA Recalls Saturn L Series

Faulty timing chain can cause big damage

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is recalling a handful of the Saturn cars and SUVS troubled by faulty timing chains....

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8,000 Flashing Pacifiers Recalled

8,000 Flashing Pacifiers Recalled...

Sailing (U.S.) International Corp. is recalling about 8,000 flashing pacifiers with whistle necklaces.

The nipple can detach from the base, posing a choking hazard to young children.

The recalled pacifier necklace has a 28-inch multicolored cord with a 3- inch plastic pacifier that comes in assorted colors. A hole at the tip of the nipple is used as a blow hole for the whistle. The pacifier handle operates as the on-off button for the flashing light on both pacifiers. Flashing Pacifier or 2-in-1 Flashing Pacifier with Whistle Necklace is printed on the packaging of the pacifiers.

The pacifiers were sold at various retail stores nationwide during the month of June 2007 for about $5 per dozen. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the pacifiers and return them to the store where purchased to receive a full refund or discard the pacifiers.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sailing (U.S.) International Corp. at (800) 643-6134 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.sailingusintl.com.

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

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Hobby Lobby Stores Recall Halloween Baskets

Hobby Lobby Stores Recall Halloween Baskets...

November 16, 2007    Spanish
Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. is recalling about 10,000 Halloween baskets. Surface paint on the bat, pumpkin and witch emblems attached to the baskets contain excess levels of lead, which violates the federal lead paint ban.

This recall involves all 2007 Halloween-themed baskets with item number 5464201. The item number is located next to the price on the paper hangtag on the handle. The plastic baskets are either black or orange with two carrying handles. An emblem of a witch, bat or pumpkin is attached to each side of the handle. The baskets measure 3 inches wide by 6 inches long by 4 inches deep.

The baskets were sold at Hobby Lobby stores nationwide from August 2007 through November 2007 for about $1. They were made in China.

Consumers should take the baskets away from children immediately and return them to Hobby Lobby for a $2 exchange card.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Hobby Lobby at (800) 326-7931 anytime, or visit the firms Web site at www.hobbylobby.com.

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

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Bon-Ton Recalls Childrens Bath Robes

Bon-Ton Recalls Childrens Bath Robes...

November 15, 2007    Spanish
Bon-Ton Department Stores Inc. is recalling about 1,000 girls' and boys' bath robes. They fail to meet the childrens sleepwear flammability standard, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.

This recall involves Miss Attitude girls bath robes with GPU #5500-K660504 (Solid purple with frog and rainbow appliqu) and GPU # 5500-K660474 (Pink Leopard print) and URIT boys bath robes with GPU # 5500-K660495 (Blue solid with sport appliqu) and GPU# 5500-K660496 (Green camouflage print). URIT, Miss Attitude, and the GPU# can be found in the tags sewn in the center back neck of the garment.

The robes were sold by Bon-Ton, Bergners, Boston Store, Elder-Beerman, Herbergers, Younkers, and Carson Pirie Scott stores nationwide and Parisian (Detroit area only) from September 2007 through October 2007 for between $25 and $40. They were made in China.

Consumers should stop using these childrens robes immediately and return them to any of the stores for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Bon-Ton at (866) 798-2875 anytime, or visit the firms Web site at www.bonton.com.

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

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'Roost' Birch Bark Wrapped Candles Recalled

'Roost' Birch Bark Wrapped Candles Recalled...

November 15, 2007    Spanish
Roost is recalling about 1,200 birch-bark-wrapped candles. The bark wrapping of the candle can ignite when the candle burns down, posing a fire hazard.

There have been three reports of the birch bark wrapping igniting as the candle burned down. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

This recall involves the following Roost birch bark wrapped candles. The center of the candle is white and the sides are covered with brown birch bark. Roost and the item number can be found on the box. Roost can also be found on the warning label on the bottom of the candle.

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Item NumberSize (Inches)
CN5014 x 4
CN5027 x 6
CN5037 x 9
CN50412 x 3

The candles were sold by specialty retailers nationwide from September 2007 through October 2007 for between $20 and $80. They were made in China.

Consumers should stop using the candles immediately and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or call Roost for product pickup and a full refund.

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Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Roost collect at (415) 339-9500 ext. 212 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.roostco.com.

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

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Carrier Recalls Air Conditioners, Heat Pumps

Carrier Corp. is recalling about 185,000 packaged terminal air conditioners and heat pumps. An electric heater in the unit can break, posing a fire hazard...

November 8, 2007
Carrier Corp. is recalling about 185,000 packaged terminal air conditioners and heat pumps. An electric heater in the unit can break, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Carrier has received five reports of electric heater failures, resulting in fires contained to the unit. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Carrier-brand packaged terminal air conditioners (PTAC) and packaged terminal heat pumps (PTHP) manufactured between 2001 and 2005. Model numbers included in the recall are 52C, 52P, and unbranded model 84 units sold through the Bryant and FAST channels. Serial and model numbers are located on the rating/data plate on the right front of the unit, underneath the removable front panel.

A complete list of the serial numbers involved in this recall can be found at www.carrierptacrecall.com. The units were sold with 208/230 and 265 volts, and have capacities of 7,000, 9,000, 12,000, and 15,000 BTUs.

The units were sold by HVAC dealers and factory-direct sales from January 2002 through December 2006 for between $425 and $675. They were made in Mexico.

Consumers should stop using the heating mode of the recalled units until they are inspected in accordance with Carriers inspection instructions, which can be found at www.carrierptacrecall.com. Consumers should contact Carrier to receive a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Carrier at (800) 761-8492 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.carrierptacrecall.com.

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

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'Robot 2000' Recalled

'Robot 2000' Recalled...

November 7, 2007     Spanish
Schylling Associates is recalling about 2,600 'Robot 2000' collectible tin robots. Surface paints on the robot contain excessive levels of lead, which violates the federal lead paint standard.

The 'Robot 2000' is a battery-operated, tin robot standing 12' tall. It has a red light on the head and chest panels that open.

It was sold at specialty toy stores and gift shops nationwide from October 2006 through September 2007 for about $25. It was made in China.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and contact Schylling to receive a refund or free replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Schylling at (800) 767-8697 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.schylling.com.

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

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Winnie the Pooh Tops Recalled

Schylling Associates Inc. is recalling about 3,600 Winnie the Pooh spinning tops. The recall is in addition to 66,000 tops recalled in August....

November 7, 2007   
Schylling Associates Inc. is recalling about 3,600 Winnie the Pooh spinning tops. The recall is in addition to 66,000 tops recalled in August.

Surface paint on the wooden handle of the top contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

The recalled spinning top is primarily metal and has wooden handles. The top is printed with Winnie-the-Pooh characters. Tops with plastic handles are not included in this recall.

The tops were sold at toy stores and gift shops nationwide from April 2003 through November 2003 for about $12. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and contact Schylling to receive a refund or free replacement toy.

For additional information, contact Schylling at (800) 767-8697 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.schylling.com.

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

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Polaris Snowmobiles Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Polaris Industries Inc. is recalling about 20,000 snowmobiles. The fuel tank filler neck can crack and separate allowing fuel or fuel vapors to leak....

November 6, 2007
Polaris Industries Inc. is recalling about 20,000 snowmobiles. The fuel tank filler neck can crack and separate allowing fuel or fuel vapors to leak. This poses a fire hazard to consumers.

The firm has received 1,048 reports of the filler neck cracking or leaking. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves certain model year 2004-2007 Polaris snowmobiles. The model number and serial number (VIN) identification decal is located on the right side of the tunnel underneath the seat. See the chart of model numbers included in this recall.

The snowmobiles were sold by Polaris dealers nationwide from July 2003 through October 2007 for between $4,100 and $11,600.

They were manufactured in the United States.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact their Polaris snowmobile dealer to schedule a free installation of a new fuel tank assembly. Polaris has directly notified registered consumers who have not already received a repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Polaris at (888) 704-5290 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's 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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