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Thursday, November 29, 2007

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls

Although they are not directly health related recalls, they could lead to health hazards. Listed below a

bullet American Greetings Corp. Recalls Confetti Bursts Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), American Greetings Corp., of Cleveland, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling about 60,000 DesignWare® Confetti Bursts. The surface paint on the individual bags of confetti contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
bullet Lazy Lounger Chairs and Recliners Sold at Dick's Sporting Goods Recalled for Collapsing Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Dick’s Sporting Goods, of Pittsburgh, Pa., is voluntarily recalling about 125,000 Lounge Chairs and Recliners. The plastic support brackets can break and cause the chairs to collapse, posing a hazard to consumers.
bullet Reeves International Inc. Recalls Holiday Ornaments Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Reeves International Inc., of Pequannock, N.J., is voluntarily recalling about 36,000 2006 Snow Princess Stirrup Ornaments, 2007 Holiday Stirrup Ornaments, and 2007 Photo Frame Horse Shoe Ornaments. Surface paints on the ornaments contain high levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standards.
bullet CPSC Warns: Avoid Hazards Related to Holiday Decorating
Holiday decorations, like candles and Christmas trees, add to the festive mood of the season; but when decorations are not used properly, they can result in fires, injuries and death. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging families to keep safety in mind when stringing holiday lights, purchasing Christmas trees, and lighting candles this holiday season.
bullet Children’s Full Zip Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled for Strangulation Hazard By Bon-Ton
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Bon-Ton Department Stores Inc., of York, Pa., is voluntarily recalling about 3,240 Children’s fleece hooded zip-up jackets with neck drawstrings. The garments have a drawstring through the hood, which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist by drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
bullet “Power Bolt” Pitchbacks Sold at Dick’s Sporting Goods Recalled Due to Laceration Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Dick’s Sporting Goods, of Pittsburgh, Pa., is voluntarily recalling about 57,000 “Power Bolt” Y-Frame and Ultimate Y-Frame Adjustable Pitchbacks. The upper portion of the frame can collapse after both locking pins are removed, posing a laceration hazard.
bullet Meijer Inc. Recalls Firepits; Product Can Tip Over and Pose a Fire Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Meijer Inc., of Grand Rapids, Mich., is voluntarily recalling about 6,000 Grand Gourmet Firepits. The legs of the firepit can bend or snap off during use, causing the firepit to tip over and in turn the fire can escape. This poses a fire hazard to consumers.
bullet Miter Saws Recalled by WMH Tool Group Due to Laceration Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), WMH Tool Group Inc. (WMH), of Elgin, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 7,100 Performax and Wilton 10” Sliding Miter Saws. The saw handle’s switch can fail, causing the saw to smoke, spark, and trip circuit breakers, and disable the safety brake. The saw also can keep operating unless the unit is unplugged, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

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