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CBB Recalls Fishing Games, Cars, Rattles, Bubble Guns

Lead paint, choking hazards reported

CBB Recalls Fishing Games, Cars, Rattles, Bubble Guns...

February 26, 2009
CBB Group Inc. is recalling about 39,000 toys sold at dollar stores and toy stores nationwide.

The recalled toys include fishing games, rattles, pull cars and cartoon bubble guns.

The fishing games, baby rattles and pull-a-long cars contain small parts, which can detach and pose a choking hazard to children. The mini pull back cars and bubble guns have surface paints which contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Description: The recalled toys are described in the chart below:

ProductInformation
Fishing GamesModel KK-4296 UPC# 782468042968
Model PT-2006 UPC# 830002020061
Model T-8112 UPC# 704291081129
Model KK-4461 UPC# 782468044610
6-Piece Rattle SetModel ET-1293 UPC# 800323012939
6-Piece 3 Pull Back CarsModel KK-4382 UPC# 78246804382
3-Piece Rattle Set Model ET-1388 UPC#800323013882
Pull-A-Long CarModel ET-1041 UPC# 800323010416
Model KK-4218 UPC# 782468042180
Battery-Operated Cartoon Bubble GunModel KK-4275 UPC# 782468042753
Model KK-4276 UPC#782468042760
Battery-Operated Dolphin Bubble GunModel OR-2238 UPC# 868333022386

The recalled items, made in China, were sold at dollar stores and toy stores nationwide from July 2007 through December 2008 for between $1 and $5.

Consumers should take the recalled products away from young children immediately and return them to the place where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact CBB Group, Inc. toll-free at (866) 628-6238 anytime, or visit the firms Web site at www.cbbgroup.com.

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

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Honda Recalls 2009 Odyssey Vans

Honda Recalls 2009 Odyssey Vans...

February 23, 2009
American Honda is recalling about 420 Odyssey vans from the 2009 model year to fix a brake problem.

The company said that during assembly, incorrect brake hoses were installed. Over time, the hose can contact the caliper bolt, potentially creating a hole through which brake fluid could leak.

This could cause sudden brake system failure.

Dealers will inspect both front brake hoses and replace them if necessary. For more information, owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.

Consumers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153) or at www.safercar.gov.

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True Value Recalls Wheelbarrows

True Value Recalls Wheelbarrows...

February 18, 2009
True Value is recalling about 17,000 "Green Thumb" twin wheelbarrows. Over-inflating the tire could cause the wheel's plastic rim to break, posing an injury hazard to the user.

True Value has received two reports of the plastic rim breaking. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled wheelbarrow has tan plastic wheel rims, a black plastic tray and steel handles and axle.

The wheelbarrows were sold at True Value stores nationwide from September 2008 through October 2008 for about $80. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wheelbarrows and return them to any True Value store for a full refund.

For additional information, call True Value at (800) 621-6025 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit www.truevalue.com.

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

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BowTech Archery Recalls Compound Bows

BowTech Archery is recalling about 8,000 "The General" compound bows. The firm has received 255 reports of the bow's limbs breaking, including 11 reports o...

February 18, 2009
BowTech Archery is recalling about 8,000 "The General" compound bows. The ends of the bow's limbs can unexpectedly break during use and send fragments of the bow in the direction of the user or bystanders, posing a risk of injury.

The firm has received 255 reports of the bow's limbs breaking, including 11 reports of lacerations, abrasions, or contusions when pieces from the breaking bow struck the user.

This recall involves the 'The General' compound bows hunting and target models with draw weights of 60 and 70 pounds that do not have a collet (see illustration below) in the limb. The bows measure about 31 inches long and have draw lengths of 26-30 inches. Hunting models were sold in real tree and mossy oak camouflage patterns. Target models were sold in gray, black, and wood-grain. The bows have laminated wood grips engraved with the word 'BowTech' and a label with 'The General' on the center pivot point of the bottom limb.

The bows, made in the United States, were sold at authorized BowTech Dealers nationwide from September 2007 through July 2008 for about $800.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bows and contact their dealer to schedule a free repair.

For more information, contact BowTech Archery at (888) 689-1289 anytime or visit the company's Web site at www.bowtecharchery.com.

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

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Intermatic Recalls Digital Timers

Evenflo is recalling more than 200,000 ExerSaucer Children's Activity Centers. When used as an activity table, the cap on one end of the product can loosen...

February 17, 2009
Evenflo is recalling more than 200,000 ExerSaucer Children's Activity Centers. When used as an activity table, the cap on one end of the product can loosen and fall off, posing a fall hazard to a young child.

Evenflo has received 11 reports of dislodged end caps which resulted in nine minor injuries, including bumps and bruises. Evenflo has also received a report of a dislodged end cap that resulted in a child suffering a broken collarbone in Canada.

The recall involves Evenflo ExerSaucer Triple Fun stationary activity centers made between October 2006 and December 2008. The model number is 6231711. Stage 3 position involves converting the product into an activity table. No other ExerSaucer models use end caps and, therefore, no other models are included in this recall.

The centers were sold at juvenile product and mass merchandise stores nationwide, including Toys 'R Us and Burlington Baby Depot, from October 2006 through February 2009 for about $120. They were made in the United States.

Consumers should immediately stop using the activity table in Stage 3 and contact Evenflo to receive a free replacement end cap. The product may continue to be used in Stages 1 and 2 without changes.

For additional information, contact Evenflo at (800) 233-5921 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.exersaucertriplefun.com.

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

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Playhouse Disney 'Handy Manny' Tool Set Recalled

The Disney Store is recalling about 20,000 toy tool sets. The tools contain eyes that can separate, posing a choking hazard to young children....

February 12, 2009
The Disney Store is recalling about 20,000 toy tool sets. The tools contain eyes that can separate, posing a choking hazard to young children.

The firm has received three reports of detached eyes, including two reports of children who started to choke on the pieces. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled Playhouse Disney 'Handy Manny' Tool Set is a plastic, eight-piece toy set that includes a tool box, hammer, saw, pliers, wrench, tape measure and two screwdrivers. The name 'Handy Manny' is embossed on one side of the tool box. The UPC (#405144100614 or #422147400633) can be located on the product's packaging.

The toys were sold exclusively at the Disney Store nationwide from October 2007 through January 2009 for about $15. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and return it to any Disney Store for a full refund.

For additional information, contact the Disney Store toll-free at (866) 902-2798 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.DisneyStore.com.

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

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Golfer's Billiard Games Recalled

Golfer's Billiard Games Recalled...

February 10, 2009
About 2,300 Golfer's billiard games are being recalled because paint on the golf balls can contain excess levels of lead.

The recalled golfer's billiard game includes 15 golf balls (with exterior paint and design to resemble a billiard ball) and six putting cups. The recall involves the Acuity Golfer's Billiard Game, Style #AC302, and the Clubhouse Golfer's Billiard Game, Style #302. The name and style number are located on the product's packaging.

The Acuity model was sold at Dick's Sporting Goods stores nationwide from October 2008 to December 2008 for about $30. The Clubhouse model was sold at Golf Galaxy stores nationwide and on its Web site from May 2008 to December 2008 for about $30. They were made in China.

Consumers should stop using the product immediately and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.

For additional information, contact the retailer where the set was purchased:

Dick's Sporting Goods: call (866) 677-4771 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.dickssportinggoods.com.

Golf Galaxy: call (866) 465-3655 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.golfgalaxy.com.

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

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Safety 1st SmartLight Stair Gates Recalled

Safety 1st SmartLight Stair Gates Recalled...

February 4, 2009
Dorel is recalling about 100,000 Safety 1st SmartLight stair gates. The hinges that hold the stair gate in place can break, posing a fall hazard to children if the gate is placed at the top of the stairs.

The recall involves the Safety 1st SmartLight Stair Gate with model number 42111, which is printed on a sticker under the handle panel. The gates, which were manufactured before December 31, 2007, are white metal with a gray handle and a motion sensor nightlight that illuminates on approach.

The manufacture date is located below the gate's handle as a date wheel imprinted in the plastic; an arrow indicates the month, and the year is stamped inside the circle. The manufacture date is also printed on a sticker inside the battery door.

The gates were sold at mass merchandise and juvenile product stores nationwide, including Babies R Us and Wal-Mart, from January 2005 through December 2007 for about $60. They were made in China.

Consumers should stop using the recalled gate and contact the company to obtain a free repair kit.

Consumers can call the toll-free number 1 (866) 690-2540 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m EDT; complete an online order form on the Dorel Juvenile Group Web site at www.djgusa.com/safety_notice/ to obtain their free repair kit; email the company at Smartlightgate@djgusa.com, or send a fax to (800) 207-8182. Consumers should not return the product to retail stores.

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

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Toyota Recalls 2004 Sienna Vans

Toyota is recalling about 26,000 2004 Sienna vans to fix a problem with the floor carpet cover. The cover could interfere with the operation of the acceler...

February 2, 2009
Toyota is recalling about 26,000 2004 Sienna vans to fix a problem with the floor carpet cover.

The company said that if a clip used to secure to carpet cover is missing, the cover could interfere with the operation of the accelerator pedal, possibly causing the pedal to stick.

Dealers will replace the clip and floor carpet cover at no charge.

The action is technically a "safety improvement campaign" rather than a recall, federal safety regulators noted.

Owners may contact Toyota at 1-888-270-9371 if they have questions.

Consumers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153) or at www.safercar.gov.

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Toyota Recalls 2006-2007 Yaris Models

Toyota is recalling 2006 and 2007 Yaris models to fix a problem with the front seat belt retractor. The recall affects nearly 135,000 cars. ...

February 2, 2009
Toyota is recalling 2006 and 2007 Yaris models to fix a problem with the front seat belt retractor. The recall affects nearly 135,000 cars.

The problem involves the seat belt pretensioners, which are designed to tighten and snugly restrain occupants in the event of a severe frontal impact. The recalled vehicles contain a center pillar sound insulator located underneath each front seat belt pretensioner.

Toyota said that when the pretensioner is deployed, it could generate a small amount of gas which could cause the sound insulators to ignite, possibly causing a post-collision fire.

Dealers will modify the vehicle by removing the small urethane sound insulators when the recall begins in February.

Owners may contact Toyota at 1-888-270-9371.

Consumers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153) or at www.safercar.gov.

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