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    E-Z-GO Recalls RXV Golf Cars Due to Fall Hazard

    June 27, 2008
    E-Z-GO is recalling about 16,500 RXV Golf Cars. The hip restraints on the cars can detach at the base, posing a fall and injury risk to consumers.

    E-Z-GO has received 20 reports of hip restraints breaking, including nine reports of broken bones and abrasions from falls.

    This recall involves electric and gasoline-powered Fleet RXV, Freedom RXV and RXV Shuttle 2+2 golf cars. The model names and the E-Z-GO logo are printed on the sides and front panel of all three vehicles. Serial numbers ranging from 9300001 to 9300188 and 5000000 to 5021328 are printed on a plate attached to the steering column, and the front and rear frames.

    The cars were sold by E-Z-GO and independent golf car dealers nationwide from January 2008 to June 2008 for between $7,000 and $9,000. They were made in the United States.

    Consumers should contact the nearest E-Z-GO dealer to arrange for a free repair. E-Z-GO and E-Z-GO dealers are contacting known owners.

    For additional information, contact E-Z-GO at (800) 774-3946 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.ezgo.com.

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

    E-Z-GO is recalling about 16,500 RXV Golf Cars. The hip restraints on the cars can detach at the base, posing a fall and injury risk to consumers....

    Nordstrom Recalls Girls' Sandals

    June 24, 2008
    Nordstrom is recalling about 1,500 girls' sandals. The flower embellishments on the sandals can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

    The recalled girl's sandals are leather with attached leather flowers and were sold under the 'Cadence-Lea' and 'Trio-Lea' names. 'Cadence-Lea' sandals are white, light green or silver. 'Trio-Lea' sandals are white or silver. They were sold in girls' sizes 5 through 12. Nordstrom is printed on the sandals.

    The sandals were sold exclusively at Nordstrom stores nationwide from March 2008 through May 2008 for about $30. They were made in China.

    Consumers should take the recalled sandals away from children immediately and return the sandals to any Nordstrom store for a full refund.

    For additional information, contact Nordstrom at (800) 804-0806 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.nordstrom.com.

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

    Nordstrom Recalls Girls' Sandals...

    Arctic Cat Recalls Youth Model ATVs

    June 24, 2008
    Arctic Cat is recalling about 6,000 model year 2008 Arctic Cat 50cc and 90cc All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs).

    The speed controller on the recalled ATVs could fail to return to the idle position when the throttle lever is released, or the speed controller could fail to be at idle on start up. This could result in loss of vehicle control, which could result in serious injury or death to the rider.

    The recall includes 2008 model 50cc and 90cc Youth Model ATVs of the following models:

    MODELMODEL NUMBER
    2008 DVX 50 Black/RedA2008KSA2BUSD
    2008 DVX 50 Black/LimeA2008KSA2BUSE
    2008 DVX 50 PinkA2008KSA2BUST
    2008 DVX 90-California-Black/RedA2008KSB2BCAD
    2008 DVX 90-California-Black/LimeA2008KSB2BCAE
    2008 DVX 90-California-PinkA2008KSB2BCAT
    2008 DVX 90 Black/RedA2008KSB2BUSD
    2008 DVX 90 Black/LimeA2008KSB2BUSE
    2008 DVX 90 PinkA2008KSB2BUST
    2008 50 2X4 Auto GreenA2008KUA2BUSG
    2008 50 2X4 Auto RedA2008KUA2BUSR
    2008 50 2X4 Auto PinkA2008KUA2BUST
    2008 90 2X4 Auto-California-GreenA2008KUB2BCAG
    2008 90 2X4 Auto-California-RedA2008KUB2BCAR
    2008 90 2X4 Auto-California-PinkA2008KUB2BCAT
    2008 90 2X4 Auto GreenA2008KUB2BUSG
    2008 90 2X4 Auto RedA2008KUB2BUSR
    2008 90 2X4 Auto PinkA2008KUB2BUST

    The ATVs were sold by Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from July 2007 through June 2008 for between $1,800 and $2,400. They were made in Taiwan.

    Consumers with the recalled ATVs should stop using them immediately and contact their local dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners have been notified about this recall by mail.

    For additional information, contact Arctic Cat at (800) 279-6851 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday or go to the firm's Web site at www.arctic-cat.com

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

    Arctic Cat Recalls Youth Model ATVs...

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      Miracle Recreation Recalls Tire Swings

      June 24, 2008
      Miracle Recreation is recalling about 1,400 playground tire swings.

      The hanger clamp on the tire swing can fail causing the tire swing to detach. This poses a fall hazard to young children and risk of serious injury.

      Miracle Recreation Equipment Co. has received three reports of injuries, including two reports of cuts requiring stitches and one report of a fractured foot.

      The recalled Tire Swing consists of a tire, which hangs from a swivel and three chains. The recall includes the following products and model numbers:

      Kids' Choice Arch Tire Swing SetsModel # 714-852
      Kids' Choice Arch Tire Swing ExtensionModel # 714-852-X
      Kids' Choice Arch Tire Swing Swivel Replacement Model #278

      The swings were sold by authorized dealers to schools, parks and municipalities nationwide from February 1995 through March 2008 for between $570 and $2,100. They were made in the United States.

      Consumers should immediately remove the tire swing, including the swivel, chains and tire from the hanger clamp until a free repair kit is installed. The company has sent direct mail notices to consumers.

      For additional information, contact Miracle Recreation at (800) 523-4202 ext 683, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or via e-mail at recalls@miraclerec.com, or visit the firm's Web site www.miracle-recreation.com

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

      Miracle Recreation is recalling about 1,400 playground tire swings. The hanger clamp on the tire swing can fail causing the tire swing to detach. ...

      Wal-Mart Recalls More 'Hip Charm' Key Chains

      June 19, 2008

      Wal-Mart is recalling about 39,000 Hip Charm key chains, in addition to 12,000 chains recalled in April.

      The charms on the key chain can contain high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested and can cause adverse health effects.

      There have been no injuries reported with the additional key chains included in this recall. The Illinois Attorney General informed Wal-Mart and CPSC in April that the previously recalled key chain was found in the home of a 9-month-old child who was discovered to have high blood levels of lead. The child was observed mouthing this key chain.

      The recalled key chains have several charms including a button, clover, leaf, and heart. The charms hang from a silver-colored chain. The words Hip charm and the following UPC numbers are printed on the products packaging: 03156811032, 03156811029, 03156811019, 03156811016, 03156811018, 03156811028, and 03156811030.

      The key chains were sold at Wal-Mart stores nationwide from April 2005 through June 2008 for between $ .50 and $6. They were made in China.

      Consumers should not allow children to handle the key chain and should return it to any Wal-Mart store for a full refund.

      For further information, contact Wal-Mart at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.walmartstores.com.

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

      Wal-Mart Recalls More 'Hip Charm' Key Chains...

      Split Master, Huskee Log Splitters Recalled

      July 18, 2008
      Honda engines used in SpeeCo and Huskee Brand Log Splitters are being recalled. The engine's fuel tank can crack and leak, posing a risk of fire or explosion.

      The recall involves Honda engines (model type GCV160LA N1A) used in Split Master by SpeeCo and Huskee brand log splitters. Only engine serial numbers between 5547012 and 6880908 are included in the recall. The serial number is located below the upper shroud near the oil dip-stick. The following models of log splitters are affected by the recall and are either silver/black or red/black colored.

      Huskee Log SplitterSpeeCo Split Masters
      LS401227TS (22 Ton)
      LS401228NO (27 Ton)
      LS401228SP (22 Ton)
      LS401227NO (22 Ton)
      LS401225NO (25 Ton)

      The log splitters with the recalled engines were sold at outdoor power equipment dealers and Tractor Supply stores nationwide from January 2007 through June 2008 for between $1,150 and $1,500. They were made in the United States.

      Consumers should immediately stop using the affected log splitters and contact any Honda Lawn and Garden dealer or Honda Engine dealer for a free repair. Registered owners of the recalled log splitters will be mailed a notice.

      For additional information, contact Honda at (800) 426-7701 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.hondapowerequipment.com

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

      Honda engines used in SpeeCo and Huskee Brand Log Splitters are being recalled. The engine's fuel tank can crack and leak, posing a risk of fire or explosi...

      Tucker Rocky Recalls Off-Road Motorcycle Clamps

      Tucker Rocky is recalling Pro Taper clamp kits used with off-road motorcycles.

      Some of the bolts included in the clamp kits (or sold separately) if installed incorrectly can break under extreme force such as a crash. This can cause the handlebars to separate posing a risk of serious injury to the rider.

      There have been seven reports of bolts breaking. No injuries have been reported.

      The Pro Taper Clamp Kits are aftermarket accessories for off-road motorcycles. The recall involves the following kits and part numbers:

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      Upper Triple Clamp Kit02-2824
      02-2825
      02-2826
      02-2827
      02-2828
      02-2829
      02-2843
      02-2844
      02-2845
      02-2846
      02-2849
      02-2851
      Complete Triple Clamp Kit02-2830
      02-2831
      02-2832
      02-2833
      02-2834
      02-2839
      02-2840
      02-2847
      02-2848
      02-2850
      02-2852
      02-2853
      02-2854
      02-2855
      Handlebar Clamp Kit
      (Universal Solid Mount Kit and
      Universal Rubber Mount Kit)
      02-282102-2822
      Replacement Bolt Kit02-285502-2886

      The clamps were sold at motorcycle dealerships nationwide from October 2007 through March 2008 and ranged in price from $5 for the Replacement Bolt Kit to $440 for the Complete Triple Clamp Kit. They were made in Taiwan.

      Consumers should immediately stop riding off-road motorcycles equipped with the recalled kits and contact the firm for free replacement bolts.

      For further information, call Tucker Rocky Distributing toll-free at (866) 217-7750 anytime, or visit the firms Web site at www.protaper.com.

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

      Tucker Rocky Recalls Off-Road Motorcycle Clamps...

      Infra-Red Sauna Rooms

      June 12, 2008
      Sauna By Airwall is recalling about 225 Infra-Red Sauna Rooms. The heating unit and fuse can fail, leading to overheating of the saunas. This defect can result in a serious fire hazard to consumers.

      Sauna By Airwall has received four reports of fires resulting in property damage. There have been no reports of personal injury.

      The recalled infra-red sauna rooms are made of wood and include the following model numbers: IC I, IC II, IC III, IC IV, and IC V. The model number is indicated on the serial plate located on the back of the machine, in the lower right hand corner.

      IC I (1-Person) Dimensions: 35.5"x41.5"x75"(in)
      IC II (2-Person) Dimensions: 47"x47"x75"(in)
      IC III (3-Person) Dimensions: 60"x49"x75"(in)
      IC IV (4-Person) Dimensions: 69"x53"x75"(in)
      IC V (Corner) Dimensions: 59"x23.5"x49x75"(in)

      The saunas, made in China, were sold by authorized Sauna By Airwall dealers nationwide from November 2006 through April 2008 for between $600 and $4,000.

      Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and disconnect from power source, and contact the firm for a refund. All known users have been contacted.

      For additional information, contact the firm collect at (562) 630-2283 between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or via e-mail at customersupport@saunabyairwall.com

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

      Sauna By Airwall is recalling about 225 Infra-Red Sauna Rooms. The heating unit and fuse can fail. This defect can result in a serious fire hazard to consu...

      MTD Recalls 'Cub Cadet' Utility Vehicles

      June 11, 2008    
      MTD is recalling about 700 Cub Cadet 4x4 EFI Volunteer Utility Vehicles. Excessive heat can cause the wiring harness to melt. This defect can result in a fire hazard to consumers.

      MTD has received five reports of heat damage to the vehicle. There have been no reports of personal injury.

      The recalled utility vehicle is a four-wheel drive vehicle with "Cub Cadet, Tracker Edition" printed on the side panel. This vehicle has roll over protection and an open cargo bed in the back with "Volunteer" printed on the side. It is equipped with a Kohler electronic fuel-injected engine. The model/serial plate is located under the driver"s seat.

      The units were sold at Cub Cadet dealerships and Bass Pro retail outlets nationwide under the Cub Cadet brand name from March 2008 through April 2008 for between $9,700 and $10,500. They were made in the United States.

      Consumers should stop using these vehicles immediately and contact their Cub Cadet dealership to have their utility vehicle serviced at no charge. All known consumers have been contacted. Each reworked utility vehicle has a green "X" label on the model/serial tag.

      For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at (888) 848-6038 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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

      MTD is recalling about 700 Cub Cadet 4x4 EFI Volunteer Utility Vehicles. Excessive heat can cause the wiring harness to melt. This defect can result in a f...

      eStyle Recalls Mini Chef Toy Kitchens

      June 5, 2008
      eStyle is recalling its Mini Chef Toy Kitchens because of choking and tip-over hazards.

      The four pegs supporting the oven shelf and four pegs supporting the refrigerator shelf can pull out of the wood, posing a choking hazard to children. The toy kitchen unit also can tip over, posing a risk of serious injury to children.

      eStyle has received one report of a toddler placing a peg in his mouth. No injuries have been reported.

      The Mini Chef Complete Kitchen is a wooden unit with a metal sink, faucet, four burner stove with front oven and five turn knob control panel, refrigerator, shelves, phone, clock, microwave door and roof. The recalled toy kitchen is approximately 32 inches by 43 inches.

      The toys were sold at Babystyle stores nationwide and at www.babystyle.com from October 2007 through November 2007 for about $200. They were made in Thailand.

      Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact the firm for a store credit. All known users have been contacted.

      For additional information, contact the firm at (877) 378-9537 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit www.babystyle.com.

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

      eStyle Recalls Mini Chef Toy Kitchens...

      QVC Recalls Tomato Planters Due to Collapse Hazard

      June 4, 2008
      QVC is recalling about 82,000 Topsy-Turvy Deluxe Tomato Planters with Stand.

      The legs on the bottom of the planter can detach when the planter is moved or becomes unbalanced. This could cause the planter to fall and injure bystanders.

      The firm has received 347 reports of the planters collapsing; 155 consumers have reported injuries including lacerations, broken toes and bruises. QVC has also received reports of property damage caused when the planter collapsed onto nearby items.

      The Topsy-Turvy Deluxe Tomato Planter with Stand (Item Numbers M16702 and M17499) is an upright planter used for growing tomatoes, peppers, or cucumbers. The planter consists of a 16" X 15" bag which holds up to 30 pounds of soil and is attached to the top of a 6-foot tall adjustable pole. Three legs are inserted into the pole to form a 36-inch wide base.

      The planters were sold through QVC's televised shopping programs, its Web site, and in QVC's Studio, employee and retail stores from March 2008 through April 2008 for about $30. They were made in China.

      Consumers who have already set up the planter should immediately take it down by having two adults carefully tip it over on its side. Consumers who purchased the planter through a QVC television program or QVC.com were mailed instructions on obtaining a refund. Consumers who have not received instructions should contact QVC. Consumers who purchased the planter at a QVC store should return the planter to any QVC store to receive a full refund.

      Consumer Contact: For further information, contact QVC at (800) 367-9444 between 7 a.m. and 1 a.m. ET any day, or visit the firm's Web site at www.qvc.com.

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

      QVC Recalls Tomato Planters Due to Collapse Hazard...

      Chicco Child Restraints Recalled

      June 3, 2008    
      Chicco USA is recalling the stand-alone base of 18,000 rear-facing child restraint systems, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

      The seat-base sold for the Keyfit, Keyfit 30 and Cortina travel systems "have a defect that can prevent the base from being tightly secured to a vehicle when the lower latch attachments are used as a method of installation," according to NHTSA.


      Photo is for illustration only and may not include all recalled models.

      The recalled restraints were manufactured between February 26 and March 17, 2008.

      Federal regulators reported that that the webbing which is used to tighten the base can "slip through the adjustment lock."

      "The base could move, possibly increasing the risk of injury," according to the agency.

      Chicco plans to notify owners of the defective restraints and provide a free replacement base.

      Chicco will require consumers to first cut the lower latch connectors from the base and return them in a prepaid envelope. Chicco will then provide the replacement.

      "Caregivers are being advised that they can continue to use the old base with the vehicle's safety belts until they receive a replacement," according to NHTSA.

      Owners may contact Chicco at 1-800-807-8817 or NHTSA 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153).

      Chicco Child Restraints Recalled...