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Thursday, December 06, 2007

CPSC Recalls For Today


bullet Starbucks Recalls Coffee Mugs Due To Burn Hazard; Product Manufactured by lab921
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Starbucks Coffee Co., of Seattle, Wash., is voluntarily recalling about 167,000 Starbucks Fusion Coffee Mugs. The plastic handle can detach from the body of the mug when filled with hot liquids, posing a minor burn hazard to consumers.
bullet The Home Depot Recalls Holiday Figurines Due to Lead Paint Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Home Depot, of Atlanta, Ga., is voluntarily recalling about 64,000 Holiday Figurines. Surface paint on the holiday figurines contains lead.
bullet Boys’ Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Scope Apparel Due to Strangulation Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Scope Apparel L.P., of Houston, Texas, is voluntarily recalling about 72,000 Boys’ hooded sweatshirts. 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 RC2 Recalls The First Years™ Children’s Feeding Seats Due to Fall Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), RC2 Corp., of Oak Brook, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 100,000 The First Years Newborn-to-Toddler Reclining Feeding Seats. The restraining straps can pull out of the waist strap slots, posing a fall hazard to young children.
bullet RC2 Recalls Potty Training Seats Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), RC2 Corp., of Oak Brook, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 160,000 The First Years 3-in-1 Flush and Sounds Potty Seats. Decorative plaque inserted into the back of the potty seat could have orange paint that contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
bullet Personal Identity Children’s Sweaters with Drawstrings Recalled by Sears Due to Strangulation Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Sears is voluntarily recalling about 5,200 Personal Identity-brand V-neck sweaters with hood (imported by A & R Knitwear, of New York, N.Y.). The recalled sweaters have a drawstring through the hood, posing 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 Basic Editions Girls' Clothing Sets Recalled by Kmart; Drawstrings at Waist Pose Entrapment Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kmart is voluntarily recalling about 13,000 Basic Editions-brand girls' clothing sets (imported by Millennium Apparel Group, of New York, N.Y.). The recalled pants have drawstrings at the waist, which are longer than the maximum length set forth in CPSC guidelines (pdf). This poses an entrapment or entanglement hazard to children.
bullet TKS Children’s Pants Recalled by Sears; Drawstrings at Waist Pose Entrapment Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Sears is voluntarily recalling about 6,100 TKS-brand children’s pants (imported by E.S. Sutton Inc., of New York, N.Y.). The recalled pants have a ribbon belt at the waist, which are longer than the maximum length set forth in CPSC guidelines. This poses an entrapment or entanglement hazard to children.
bullet Collins International Co. Recalls Oscillating Ceramic Heaters Sold at Menards Retail Stores Due To Fire Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Collins International Co., Ltd., of Fair Lawn, N.J., is voluntarily recalling about 20,000 Oscillating Ceramic Heaters. The heaters can overheat, smoke, or ignite which could pose a fire hazard to consumers.
bullet Polaris Recalls Certain Ranger Utility Vehicles Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn., is voluntarily recalling about 330 Model Year 2008 Polaris Ranger RZR 800 EFI Utility Vehicles. The firm has received four reports of the fuel tank leaking. No injuries have been reported.
bullet Nautilus Recalls Bowflex® Ultimate 2 Home Gyms Due to Risk of Injury
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Nautilus Inc., of Vancouver, Wash., is voluntarily recalling about 68,000 Bowflex® Ultimate 2 Home Gyms. The fasteners used to secure the rod box to the frame of the equipment can come loose, allowing the resistance rods or rod box to separate and strike the user or a bystander.
bullet Child’s Death Leads to Recall of Entertainment Centers by Ameriwood; Units Can Collapse
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Ameriwood Industries Inc., of Tiffin, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling about 138,000 entertainment centers. The entertainment centers can collapse if the back panel is not secure, posing a risk of death or serious injury to consumers.
bullet Bell Racing Recalls Collectible Mini Racing Helmets Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Bell Racing Co., of Santa Cruz, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 1,400 Collectible Mini Helmets. Surface paints on the recalled helmets contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
bullet Black & Decker® Brand Toasters Recalled By Applica Consumer Products Inc. Due to Fire Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Applica Consumer Products Inc., of Miramar, Fla., is voluntarily recalling about 70,000 Black & Decker® brand Infrawave™ Toasters. An electrical component in the toaster can overheat and ignite the circuit board, posing a fire hazard.
bullet General Electric Recalls Microwave Combo Wall Ovens Due to Fire Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), GE Consumer & Industrial, of Louisville, Ky., is voluntarily recalling about 92,000 Built-in Combination Wall and Microwave Ovens. The door switch in the microwave oven can overheat and ignite plastic components in the control area, posing a fire hazard to consumers. The lower thermal oven does not pose a hazard.
bullet Icon Health & Fitness Recalls Inversion Benches Due to Fall Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Icon Health & Fitness Inc., of Logan, Utah, is voluntarily recalling about 22,000 Nordic Track and Reebok Inversion Benches. The ankle clamp mechanism can release unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

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