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Louisville Ladder Recalls Extension Ladders

Louisville Ladder Recalls Extension Ladders...

February 20, 2008    
Louisville Ladder is recalling about 25,000 extension ladders carrying the Louisville/Davidson and Michigan brands.

The extension or fly section can fail to lock, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

The recalled ladders are Type I, IA, or II extension ladders with fiberglass rails and D shaped aluminum rungs. The following models are included in the recall:

Louisville/Davidson brand
534-24 618-24 FE1724 FE3228 L-3022-24PT
534-28 618-28 FE1728 FE3228-010002 L-3022-28PT
534-32   FE3224 FE3228-740037 L-3022-32PT
534-36   FE3224-E03 FE3228-E03 L-3121-24
534-40   FE3224-E08 FE3228-E03E34  
578-24   FE3224-LO32 FE3232  
578-28     FE3232-E03  
578-32     FE3236  
      FE3240  
Michigan brand
386124        
386128        
386132        
386136        
386140        

The recall involves only models manufactured from September 2007 through October 2007. The model number and the manufacturing date code are located on the left side rail of the ladders. Ladders with two green dots near the bottom of the left side base rail have already been inspected or repaired and are not included in the recall.

The ladders, made in Mexico, were sold at Industrial supply stores and home centers nationwide from September 2007 through December 2007 for between $130 and $760.

Consumers should stop using the ladder immediately and contact Louisville Ladder for instructions on inspecting the ladder and receiving a free repair kit, if necessary.

Consumer Contact:For additional information, contact Louisville Ladder at (800) 660-4356 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.louisvilleladder.com

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

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Cinderella Battery-Powered Toy Cars

Wires under the seat can cause a fire risk

Cinderella battery-powered toy cars are being recalled by Dumar International USA. The wires under the hood of the car and in the battery compartment can s...

February 19, 2008    
Cinderella battery-powered toy cars are being recalled by Dumar International USA. The wires under the hood of the car and in the battery compartment under the seat can short circuit, posing a fire and burn hazard to children riding in the car.

The firm is aware of 40 incidents of the toy cars wires overheating. In several incidents, smoke was seen coming out from underneath the seat area where the battery is located. In one incident, flames shot from under the hood while a 4-year-old girl was riding the vehicle. No injuries have been reported.

The electric ride-on toy resembles the Pontiac Solstice. It is light blue and has Cinderella graphics on the front and sides. The wheels, steering wheel and two seats are pink. The white dashboard may contain an optional radio. Pontiac Solstice is printed on the back of the car. Walt Disneys Cinderella Special Edition is printed on the license plate. It is designed for children 4 to 7 years old.

The cars were sold at Wal-Mart stores nationwide from August 2005 through February 2006 for about $200. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy cars away from children and contact Dumar International for a free retrofit kit, including a new battery.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dumar International at (866) 424-0500 between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.dumarusa.com.

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

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Polaris ATVs Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Polaris ATVs Recalled Due to Fire Hazard...

February 14, 2008  
Polaris Industries is expanding an earlier recall of Polaris All-Terrain Vehicles because of a fire hazard. The latest recall affects about 95,000 ATVs, in addition to 45,000 recalled in June 2005.

The ATVs can have defective Electronic Control Modules (ECM) that overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to riders.

Since the original recall announced in June 2005, Polaris has received 372 additional reports of smoking and/or melted ECMs on the recalled ATVs, and 20 reports of fires, nine of which involved property damage beyond the ATV. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves select 2005 through 2006 model Polaris Sportsman and Scrambler 500 ATVs. The model and serial numbers are printed on a decal attached to the front side of the radiator (Sportsman) or the top of the front cab cover (Scrambler 500). Serial numbers are permanently stamped into the left frame rail behind the left front wheel. The recalled models are listed on the chart below.

Model YearMarket NameModel Number
2004SPRTSMN 500A04CH50AO
2004SPRTSMN 500A04CH50AR
2004SPRTSMN 500A04CH50AS
2005INT 500 HOA05MH50FB
2005SCRMBLR 500 4X4A05BG50AA
2005SPRTSMN 400A05MH42AB
2005SPRTSMN 400A05MH42AG
2005SPRTSMN 400A05MH42AH
2005SPRTSMN 500A05MH50AB
2005SPRTSMN 500A05MH50AC
2005SPRTSMN 500A05MH50AG
2005SPRTSMN 500A05MH50AH
2005SPRTSMN 500A05MH50AL
2005SPRTSMN 500A05MH50AT
2005SPRTSMN 600A05MH59AK
2005SPRTSMN 600A05MH59AN
2005SPRTSMN 6X6A05CL50AA
2005SPRTSMN 6X6 MILA05CL50MA
2005SPRTSMN 700A05MH68AD
2005SPRTSMN 700A05MH68AK
Model YearMarket NameModel Number
2005SPRTSMN 700A05MH68AN
2005SPRTSMN 700 MILA05MH68MB
2005SPRTSMN MV7A05MH68AP
2005SPRTSMN MV7A05MH68CA
2005SPRTSMN MV7A05MH68MA
2006INT SPTSMAN 500A06MH50FB
2006SCRMBLR 500 4X4A06BG50AA
2006SPRTSMN 450A06MH46AA
2006SPRTSMN 450A06MH46AC
2006SPRTSMN 450A06MH46AD
2006SPRTSMN 450A06MH46AF
2006SPRTSMN 450A06MH46AT
2006SPRTSMN 500A06MH50AA
2006SPRTSMN 500A06MH50AB
2006SPRTSMN 500A06MH50AD
2006SPRTSMN 500A06MH50AF
2006SPRTSMN 6X6A06CL50AA
2006SPRTSMN 700A06MH68AA
2006SPRTSMN 700A06MH68AD
2006SPRTSMN 700A06MH68AF

The ATVs were sold by Polaris dealers nationwide from July 2004 through January 2008 for between $3,800 and $7,900. They were made in the United States.

Consumers should disconnect the negative (black) battery cable from the battery when the ATV is not in use. Consumers should contact their local Polaris dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners received direct mail notification of this recall.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Polaris toll-free at (888) 704-5290 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT 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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