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Saturday, February 23, 2008

New CPSC Recalls: children’s necklaces, Memory Testing Cards

Family Dollar Recalls Magnetic Dart Boards; Ingested Magnets Pose Aspiration and Intestinal Hazards
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Family Dollar, of Charlotte, N.C., is voluntarily recalling about 250,000 FUN ‘N SAFE Magnetic Dart Boards. Small magnets at the ends of the darts can detach. Magnets found by young children can be swallowed or aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforations or blockages, which can be fatal.
bullet Children’s Metal Jewelry Recalled by Pecoware Due to Risk of Lead Exposure
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Pecoware Co. Inc., of Chino, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 2,900 Children’s Metal Necklaces. The children’s necklaces contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
bullet Children’s Memory Testing Cards Recalled by Riverside Publishing Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Riverside Publishing Co., of Rolling Meadows, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 5,300 Memory Testing Cards (sold as part of educational testing kits). Surface paint on the cards contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
bullet Rinnai Recalls Wall Furnaces Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Rinnai America Corp., of Peachtree City, Ga., is voluntarily recalling about 52,000 Direct-Vent Wall Furnaces, Models RHFE 431 and RHFE 556. A gasket in the unit can fail, posing a risk of poisonous carbon monoxide gas leaking into the home.
bullet Greenheck Fan Recalls Indirect Gas Fired Furnaces Due to Risk of Fire
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Greenheck Fan Corp., of Schofield, Wis., is voluntarily recalling about 1,500 Indirect Gas-Fired Furnaces. The ignition control module can fail preventing the unit from shutting down in high temperature conditions. This poses a risk of fire, as well as hazardous fumes being released from burning/melting insulation.
bullet Portable Electric Heaters Recalled by Aloha Housewares Due to Fire Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Aloha Housewares Inc., of Arlington, Texas, is voluntarily recalling about 152,000 Portable Electric Heaters. The portable electric heater can overheat and melt plastic parts, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
bullet Louisville Ladder Recalls Extension Ladders Due to Fall Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Louisville Ladder Inc., of Louisville, Ky., is voluntarily recalling about 25,000 “Louisville/Davidson” and “Michigan” Brand Fiberglass Extension Ladders. The extension or “fly” section can fail to lock, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

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