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    Hanover Direct Recalls Roman Shades and Blinds Following Infant Strangulation

    Latest in a long series of shade recalls and accidents

    About 495,000 Roman shades and 28,500 roll-up blinds and roller blinds are being recalled by Hanover Direct Inc., also known as Domestications, The Company Store, and Company Kids. About 90,000 Roman shades were recalled in October 2009.

    The blinds and shades pose a risk of strangulation to children and infants.

    The recall follows the death of a 22-month-old boy in Cedar Falls, Iowa who was found hanging by his neck from the outer pull cords of a Roman shade in May 2010. The outer pull cords were knotted at the bottom. He was rescued by his father but died later in the hospital.
    In March 2008, a 2-year-old boy from Ocean View, Delaware climbed up on a toy chest to look out of a window and became entangled in the inner cords of a Roman shade. His parents removed the cord and no permanent injuries were sustained.

    This recall involves all styles of Roman shades with inner cords, all styles of roll-up blinds, and roller blinds that do not have a tension device. A tension device is intended to be attached to the continuous loop bead chain or continuous loop pull cord and installed into the wall or floor.

    The recalled blinds and shades were sold by Hanover Direct/Domestications, the Company Store/Company Kids; online at www.domestications.com and www.thecompanystore.com; and through catalog sales nationwide from January1996 through October 2009 for between $20 and $579.

    Consumers should immediately stop using all Roman shades with inner cords, all roll-up blinds, and all roller blinds that do not have a tension device, and contact the Window Covering Safety Council at(800) 506-4636 anytime for free repair kits or visit www.windowcoverings.org.


    Consumers who have roller blinds with a tension device should make sure the tension device is attached to the continuous loop bead chain or continuous loop pull cord and is installed into the wall or floor.

    For additional information, contact Domestications or Hanover at(800) 453-1106 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET seven days a week, or visit the firm's websites at www.domestications.com or www.hanoverdirect.com


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    Horse-On-A-Stick Toys Recalled

    Children can strangle on the reins

    About 8,800 horse-on-a-stick toys are being recalled. The reins on horse-on-a-stick toy's bridle are long enough to form a loop around a child's head and neck, posing a strangulation hazard to young children.

    There has been one report of a near strangulation involving a 2-year-old boy who became entangled in the reins at his neck. The boy's mother freed him without injury.


    This recall involves horse-on-a-stick toys with a bridle and reins. The toys are filled with polyester fiber and have a fluffy mane. The horse's ears are embroidered with the words "PRESS HERE" in red. The horse makes neighing and galloping sounds when the ears are pressed.

    The toys, made in China, were sold by Love's Travel Stop and Country stores nationwide from May 2010 through July 2010 for about $6.

    Consumers should immediately remove or cut the reins to eliminate the hazard. Consumers also can contact Big Ideas Marketing for instructions on how to remove the reins.

    For additional information, contact Big Ideas Marketing toll-free at (888) 908-8697 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.bigideasmarketing.com

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    Rocking Horse Depot Recalls Rocking Horses

    Children can strangle on the reins

    The Rocking Horse Depot is recalling about 1,200 rocking horses. The reins on the rocking horse bridle are long enough to form a loop around a child's head and neck, posing a strangulation hazard to young children.

    There has been one report of a near-strangulation incident involving a 21-month-old girl who became entangled in the reins at her neck. The girl's parents freed her without injury.


    This recall involves Rocking Horse Depot's small, medium and large rocking horses with bridles. The rocking horse has a hardwood frame and is covered with synthetic hide. Each rocking horse has fluffy mane and tail, and a leather Rocking Horse Depot emblem on the right side of the saddle.

    The recalled rocking horses, made in Poland, were sold by RockingHorseDepot.com from November 2006 through December 2009 for between $105 and $185.

    Consumers should immediately remove or cut the reins to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can also contact Rocking Horse Depot for instructions on how to remove the reins.

    For more information, please contact Rocking Horse Depot collect at(623) 302-6313between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website atwww.rockinghorsedepot.com

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      Club Car Recalls Golf Cars, Utility Vehicles

      The brake pedal can crack and separate

      Club Car LLC is recalling about 5,000 golf cars and hospitality, utility and transport vehicles. The brake pedal can crack and separate, resulting in a loss of braking ability. This can result in a crash.

      Club Car has received two reports of brake pedals breaking. No injuries have been reported.

      The recalled vehicles are Model 2010 DS golf cars and hospitality, utility and transport vehicles used for short-distance transportation. They are various sizes, models and colors. The vehicles can be identified by the serial number, which is above and to the right of the accelerator pedal. A list of models and serial numbers is below.


      Authorized Club Car dealers nationwide sold the vehicles from April 2010 through July 2010 for between $6,000 and $17,000.

      Club Car is providing a free inspection and replacement of the brake pedal. The company is contacting its customers directly.

      For more information, contact Club Car at (800) 227-0739 , ext. 3580 between 8 a.m and 5 p.m. ET or go to the firm's website at www.clubcar.com (pdf)


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      Rollerblade USA Recalls Inline Skates

      Mounting bolts can be loose.


      Rollerblade USA is recalling about 29,000 pairs of Spark and Spitfire inline skates.

      The frame mounting bolts and wheel axle bolts can be loose on new skates. Loose wheels or frames on the skates can cause the rider to fall, posing a risk of injury.

      Rollerblade USA has received 31 reports of loose bolts, including one report of a fall resulting in minor injuries that required medical attention.

      This recall involves the following models of inline skates purchased since September 2009.

      • Spark Pro, Men's (SKU# 00792200816), Black
      • Spark Pro, Women's (SKU# 007923007E2), Anthracite (Grey)
      • Spark 80, Men's (SKU# 00702800956), Black
      • Spark 80, Women's (SKU# 007029009A6), Anthracite (Grey)
      • Spitfire, Boy's (SKU# 00705500741), Black
      • Spitfire, Girl's (SKU# 007056007Y8), Silver
      • Spitfire S, Boy's (SKU# 00705700956), Black
      • Spitfire S, Girl's (SKU# 007058009A7), Anthracite (Grey)
      • Spitfire LX, (SKU# 00705000955), Silver

      The skates were sold by sporting goods stores nationwide and on the Internet from September 2009 through July 2010 for between $80 and $160. They were made in Thailand, Vietnam and China.

      Consumers should immediately inspect all wheel-axle and frame-mounting bolts to ensure that they are properly tightened. Rollerblade USA recommends regular inspection and tightening of bolts. After wheel-axle and frame mounting bolts are inspected and tightened if needed, products are acceptable for sale & use. Video instructions on bolt tightening and maintenance are available at www.rollerblade.com

      For additional information, contact Rollerblade USA at (800) 232-7655 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website atwww.rollerblade.com


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      Cal-Maine Foods Recalls Eggs

      Eggs might be infected with Salmonella

      Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. says it has been notified by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) that one of the company's suppliers -- Ohio Fresh Eggs, LLC, Croton, Ohio -- had a routine environmental study sample that tested positive for Salmonella Enteritidis (SE).

      Cal-Maine purchased approximately 24,000 dozen unprocessed eggs from Ohio Fresh which were processed and re-packaged by the its Green Forest, Arkansas, facility between October 9 and 12, 2010. Cal-Maine says it was notified only last week about the test results.

      The eggs involved, which were not produced from Cal-Maine flocks, were distributed to food wholesalers and retailers in Arkansas, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. There have been no confirmed SE illnesses related to the purchased eggs. 

      Recall specifics

      In cooperation with the FDA, Cal-Maine immediately notified its customers and recalled specific Julian dates of shell eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with SE. The following packages were included in this recall.

      Product Description

      Plant Number

      Julian Date

      Sell By/Expiration Date

      Sunny Meadow Jumbo
      UPC Code - 6 05388
      71459 6

      1457

      282, 284

      11/07/10;11/09/10

      Sunny Meadow Large
      UPC Code - 6 05388
      71457 2

      1457

      282

      11/07/10

      Sunny Meadow Large 18
      UPC Code - 6 05388
      71461 9

      Sunny Meadow Extra Large
      UPC Code - 6 05388
      71458 9

      1457

      284

      11/09/10

      Sunny Meadow Extra Large 18
      UPC Code - 8 13905
      00120 7

      1457

      282

      11/07/10

      Sunny Meadow 5 Dozen
      UPC Code - 6 81131
      74355 6

      1457

      284

      11/09/10

      Sunny Meadow 6 Pack
      UPC Code - 6 05388
      71462 6

      1457

      284

      11/09/10

      Springfield Grocer Medium Loose

      1457

      282

      11/07/10

      Springfield Grocer Extra Large Loose

      1457

      284

      11/09/10

      Springfield Grocer Large Loose

      1457

      284

      11/09/10

      Sun Valley Large
      UPC Code 0 33643
      00018 2

      1457

      284

      11/24/10

      James Farm Medium
      UPC Code 0 97009
      01083 3

      1457

      285

      11/07/10

      Plant numbers and Julian dates can be found printed on the individual cartons. The Julian date follows the plant number, for example P1457-282.

      Serious illness

      Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

      In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis or arthritis.

       What to do

      Consumers who believe they may have purchased potentially affected shell eggs should not eat them but should return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund.

      Questions and concerns may also be directed to Cal-Maine's corporate office at 1-866-276-6299 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CDT.


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      Mercedes-Benz Recalls Some 2011 Models to Fix Fuel Filter

      Diesel fuel could leak onto the roadway, creating a hazard for other vehicles.

      Mercedes Benz is recalling certain 2011 models to fix a lubrication problem with the O-ring. Lack of lubrication could leak to fuel filter leakage.

      Vehicle Make / Model:Model Year(s):
           MERCEDES BENZ / E2011
           MERCEDES BENZ / GL2011
           MERCEDES BENZ / M2011
           MERCEDES BENZ / R2011

      If the fuel filter leaks, diesel fuel could leak onto the roadway, creating a hazard for other vehicles.

      Dealers will replace the fuel filters free of charge.  Owners may call Mercedes at 1-800-367-6372.

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