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bullet Dollar Days International Recalls Children’s Parka Jackets with Drawstrings for Strangulation Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Silla America Inc., Los Angeles, Calif., is voluntarily recalling 180 Children’s parka jackets, with drawstrings. The garments 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 HSN LP Recalls Ultrex-Brand Pressure Cookers Due to Burn Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Innova Inc., of Davenport, Iowa., is voluntarily recalling about 1,450 Ultrex-brand Pressure Cookers. The pressure cooker’s lid can open while its contents are under pressure, allowing the hot contents to be expelled and causing burn injuries to bystanders.
bullet Trane Recalls Air Conditioners after Incidents of Units Smoking
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Trane Co., of Piscataway, N.J., is voluntarily recalling about 10,580 PTEE and PTHE Series Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTACs). The heating element on these commercially installed units can become displaced and, if it contacts metal, could short circuit. If the electric heater on one of those units short-circuits, wiring problems on 265 volt models could allow the unit to remain energized while the unit’s fan is turned off, causing it to overheat and smoke.
bullet CPSC Signs Cooperative Agreement with Japan to Improve Consumer Product Safety
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today the signing of Guidelines for Information Exchange and Administrative Cooperation with the Japanese government to improve the safety of consumer products in the U.S. and Japan.
bullet MTD Southwest Inc. Recalls Troy-Bilt, Craftsman Chain Saws, Breaking Handles Pose Laceration Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), MTD Southwest Inc., of Tempe, Ariz., is voluntarily recalling about 76,000 Troy-Bilt and Craftsman Brand Gasoline Chain Saws. The chain saw’s plastic front handle can break during operation. If this occurs, the saw would be difficult to control and poses a risk for lacerations.
bullet Serious Injuries Prompt Recall of Mattel’s Polly Pocket Magnetic Play Sets
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Mattel Inc., of El Segundo, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 2.4 million play sets (an additional 2 million play sets were sold worldwide) Polly Pocket dolls and accessories with magnets. Tiny magnets inside the dolls and accessories can fall out undetected by parents and caregivers. The magnets can be swallowed, aspirated by young children or placed by a child in their nose or ears. When more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforation, infection or blockage, which can be fatal. Aspiration to the lungs requires immediate surgery. Magnets placed in the nose or ears can cause swelling and be difficult to remove.
bullet Pottery Barn Recalls Gourd Candles for Fire Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Pottery Barn, of San Francisco, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 68,000 Gourd Candles. The gourd candles can have excessive flame height and could fail to self-extinguish when burning down to the bottom of the candle, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
bullet Desk Lamps Sold at Office Depot Recalled for Shock Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Environmental Lighting Concepts Inc., of Tampa, Fla., is voluntarily recalling about 6,800 Taylor Desk Lamps. The fiberglass sheath intended to protect the electrical cord can become improperly aligned during consumer assembly of the lamp. This poses a shock hazard to consumers.
bullet Scott Electric Co. Inc. Recalls Counterfeit Circuit Breakers Due To Fire Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Scott Electric Co. Inc., of Greensburg, Pa., is voluntarily recalling about 30,000 Counterfeit “Square D” Circuit Breakers. The recalled circuit breakers labeled “Square D” are counterfeit and might not trip when they are overloaded, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
bullet Target Recalls Various Toys Due to Lead and Laceration Hazards
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Target Stores, of Minneapolis, Minn., is voluntarily recalling about 190,500 “Kool Toyz” Children's Products. Some of these toys contain lead paint, which is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. Also, some of the toys have sharp points, posing laceration or puncture wound hazards.
bullet Target Recalls “Play Wonder” Puzzle Tables for Choking and Laceration Hazards
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Target, of Minneapolis, Minn., is voluntarily recalling about 7,100 “Play Wonder” Puzzle Tables. The handles on the puzzle pieces can come off, posing a choking hazard to young children. Also, the tips of the nails on the inside shelf of the puzzle table could be exposed, posing a laceration or puncture hazard.
bullet Decorative Snaps and Metal Clips Recalled by Provo Craft Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Provo Craft, of Spanish Fork, Utah, is voluntarily recalling about 76,000 Decorative Snaps and Metal Clips. The recalled clips and snaps contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
bullet List of Top Holiday Safety Tips Released; CPSC, AARP ask consumers to pay attention to age labels
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and AARP are working together to make this holiday season a safe one by warning all gift givers about the five toy hazards that can take all the fun out of any celebration.
bullet ANSUL® Recalls Fire Extinguisher that Could Fail to Operate
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Ansul Incorporated, of Marinette, Wis., is voluntarily recalling about 154,000 K-GUARD®, SENTRY® and FLAG FIRE® Model Fire Extinguishers. If the fire extinguisher is dropped horizontally from a height of approximately 2 to 3 feet, the pick-up tube could crack at the threads between the pick-up tube adaptor and the stainless steel tube. If a pick-up tube is cracked, the extinguisher can fail to discharge properly when activated, which can put users at risk during a fire.
bullet Remote-Control Helix Micro Helicopter Toys Recalled for Burn Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Spin Master Toys, of Toronto, Canada, is voluntarily recalling about 46,200 Helix Remote Control Micro Helicopter. The power supply controller can overheat posing a burn hazard to consumers.
bullet Gund Inc. Recalls Woodles™ Activity Toys for Choking Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Gund Inc., of Edison, N.J., is voluntarily recalling about 18,900 Baby Gund Woodles™ Activity Toys. The wooden rings on the stuffed toy can break, posing a small parts choking hazard to young children.
bullet “Cars” Toy Chests Sold at Toys “R” Us Recalled by Delta Enterprise Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Delta Enterprise Corp., New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 3,000 “Cars” Toy Storage Benches. The red paint on the partition panels of the toy box contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
bullet Enesco Group Inc. Recalls Heartwood Creek® Turtle Sprinklers for Laceration Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Enesco Group Inc., of Itasca, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 2,600 Heartwood Creek Turtle Sprinklers. When connected to a garden hose, under normal household water pressure, the sprinkler can break or shatter, presenting a laceration hazard to consumers.
bullet Warn Industries Inc. Recalls Eight-Post ATV Winch Kits for Overheating
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Warn Industries Inc., of Clackamas, Ore. (manufacturer of the winch kits), is voluntarily recalling about 218,000 Warn ATV and Utility Vehicle Winch Kits. A component of the winch kit, the eight-post contactor, can continue to pull current when in the “off” position, which can cause it to overheat and pose a fire hazard.
bullet DeWalt Recalls Framing Saws and Circular Saws for Laceration Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), DeWalt Industrial Tool Co., of Towson, Md., is voluntarily recalling about 97,000 framing saws and 37,000 circular saws. The lower blade guard can fail to close, leaving the blade exposed and presenting a laceration hazard to consumers.
bullet WMH Tool Group Inc. Recalls Wilton Mitre Saws for 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 38,000 Wilton Mitre Saws. The aluminum cast pivot joint that connects the base of the saw to the head assembly (which contains the saw blade) can crack under extreme pressure or force, causing the blade assembly to unexpectedly break free from the stationary base. This poses a laceration hazard to consumers.
bullet WMH Tool Group Inc. Recalls Wilton Mitre Saws for 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 38,000 Wilton Mitre Saws. The aluminum cast pivot joint that connects the base of the saw to the head assembly (which contains the saw blade) can crack under extreme pressure or force, causing the blade assembly to unexpectedly break free from the stationary base. This poses a laceration hazard to consumers.
bullet Various Firms Recall Flashing Pacifiers for Choking, Aspiration and Strangulation Hazards
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Rhode Island Novelty, of Providence, R.I.; Hayes Specialties Corp., of Saginaw, Mich.; My Bargain Bin LLC., of New Castle, Del.; Ravesupply.com, of Las Vegas, Nev.; Vistawholesale.com, of Greencastle, Ind.; Xtreme Jewelry, of New York, N.Y.; Intertradecorp.com, of Cheverly, Md.; Litesrus.com, of San Jose, Calif.; and Dollar Days International LLC, of Scottsdale, Ariz., are voluntarily recalling about 237,000 Flashing Pacifiers. These pacifiers failed to meet federal safety standards for pacifiers. The nipple can separate from the shield easily, posing a choking hazard. Some pacifiers were sold with necklaces that pose a strangulation hazard, and one of the necklaces has beads that can come loose, which poses an aspiration hazard. Though they are marketed for older children, they could be given to babies, and can cause serious injury or death.
bullet RC2 Recalls Toy Keys Due to Choking Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), RC2 Brands Inc., of Oak Brook, Ill. (the recalled products are marketed under RC2’s Learning Curve and The First Years brands) is voluntarily recalling about 275,000 toy keys. The colored top portion of the keys can crack, resulting in the release of small parts, which poses a choking hazard to young children.
bullet Atico International USA, Inc. Recalls Espresso Makers for Burn and Impact Injury Hazards
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Atico International USA, Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is voluntarily recalling about 54,000 Espresso Express™ Espresso Makers. The espresso maker’s heating element can forcefully separate from its base during the brewing cycle. This poses burn and impact injury hazards to nearby consumers.



 

 

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