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Recall: Childs Bracelet, Key Chain, Doll, Ladder, Cart Toy, Candle, Hot Water Boilers, Easter Basket


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I get recall notices from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPCS) as soon as they are released. I will post them here as I get them for all to read. Here are the three latest ones.

 

#1

 

This message consists of the following:

 

1. A&A Global Industries Recalls Children's Bracelets Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard

2. Various Metal Key Chains Recalled by Dollar General for Lead

Poisoning Hazard

 

 

NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs

Washington, DC 20207

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 3, 2007

Release #07-144

 

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 638-6000

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

A&A Global Industries Recalls Children's Bracelets Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

 

Name of product: Children's "Groovy Grabber" Bracelets

Units: About 4 million

Manufacturer: A&A Global Industries, of Cockeysville, Md.

Hazard: The paint on the metallic band beneath the decorative cover contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

 

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

 

Description: The recalled bracelets are made of flexible metal bands wrapped in decorative plastic covers. The bracelets come in various colors and designs, including smiley faces, Chinese symbols, dogs, cats, aliens, checker boards, and flames.

 

Sold in: Vending machines located in malls, discount, department and grocery stores nationwide from November 2005 through March 2007 for 25 cents.

 

Manufactured in: China

 

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled bracelets away from children and discard them.

 

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact A&A Global

Industries at (800) 638-6000 ext. 314 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at

www.aaglobalind.com

 

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the

recalled product, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07144.html

 

NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs

Washington, DC 20207

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 3, 2007

Release #07-145

 

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 678-9258

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Various Metal Key Chains Recalled by Dollar General for Lead Poisoning Hazard

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

 

Name of product: Metal Key Chains

Units: About 396,000

Importer: Dollar General Merchandising, Inc., of Goodlettsville, Tenn.

 

Hazard: The key chains contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

 

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

 

Description: This recall involves three styles of metal key chains including a flip flop design, dangling charms and a letter. The flip flop charms were sold in purple, yellow and aqua blue and have a flower at the top. Charms on the dangling-style key chain include a cross, flower, shamrock, and a heart that hangs from a short silver chain. The letter-style key chain is a silver metal letter in the English alphabet.

The words "KeyChain" and "Dollar General $1.25" are printed on the front of the packaging for each style.

 

Sold at: Dollar General stores nationwide from December 2005 through January 2007 for $1.25.

 

Manufactured in: China

 

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these key chains away from young children and return them to the store where purchased for a refund or replacement product.

 

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dollar General Corp. at (800) 678-9258 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.dollargeneral.com

 

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the

recalled product, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07145.html

 

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The

CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

 

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. To join a CPSC email

subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.asp. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

 

#2

This message consists of the following:

 

1. OKK Trading Recalls Baby Dolls Due to Choking Hazard

2. Intex Recreation Corp. Recalls Ladders for Above-Ground Pools Due to Fall Hazard

3. Target Recalls Activity Cart Toys Due to Choking Hazard

 

NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs

Washington, DC 20207

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 4, 2007

Release #07-146

 

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) OKK-TOYS

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

OKK Trading Recalls Baby Dolls Due to Choking Hazard

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

 

Name of product: "Lovely Baby" and "Happy Baby" dolls

Units: About 3,500

Importer/Retailer: OKK Trading Inc., of Commerce, Calif.

Hazard: These dolls contain small parts, which can pose a choking hazard to young children.

 

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

 

Description: This recall involves the "Lovely Baby" and "Happy Baby" plastic dolls. The dolls come in different sizes ranging from six to 11 inches tall. Some dolls come in a basket and have a baby bottle and some sing when pressed on the abdominal area. The packaging is a clear plastic bag sealed at the top with a cardboard label with the name "Lovely Baby" or "Happy Baby" printed on it.

 

Sold at: Dollar stores nationwide from September 2006 through October 2006 for $1.

 

Manufactured in: China

 

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these dolls away from

children. Consumers should return the doll to the store where purchased for a refund.

 

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact OKK Trading

toll-free at (877) OKK-TOYS between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.okktrading.com

 

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the

recalled products, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07146.html

 

NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs

Washington, DC 20207

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 4, 2007

Release #07-147

 

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 549-8829

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Intex Recreation Corp. Recalls Ladders for Above-Ground Pools Due to Fall Hazard

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

 

Name of product: "Intex," "Easy Set" and "Sand N Sun" Above-Ground Pool Ladders

 

Units: About 466,000

Importer: Intex Recreation Corp., of Long Beach, Calif.

Hazard: The ladder's plastic steps can be assembled backward on the support brackets. If this happens, the ladder steps can break and the user can fall.

 

Incidents/Injuries: Intex has received 172 reports of steps breaking during use. There were 127 reports of injuries, including six leg lacerations requiring up to 21 stitches, five reports of bone fractures, two back injuries, two reports of torn ligaments, eight sprained ankles, and other minor injuries.

 

Description: The recall includes 42-inch, 48-inch, and 52-inch "A" frame pool ladders. The ladders were sold with above ground pools with the brand names "Intex," "Easy Set" and "Sand N Sun" in the following sizes:

 

15-foot by 42-inch, 15-foot by 48-inch, 16-foot by 42-inch

16-foot by 48-inch, 18-foot by 48-inch, 24-foot by 52-inch

 

Each leg of the recalled ladder has two pieces joined together with a metal sleeve. The ladders have either three or four blue plastic steps on each side of the "A" that attach to blue plastic support brackets mounted on the legs.

 

The following pool ladders are not included in the recall:

 

"A" frame ladders with single piece legs

"A" frame ladders with two-piece legs and a 300 lb. weight limit listed on the ladder warning label (sold with pools after February 2007).

 

Sold at: Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, and Target stores nationwide, from

February 2006 through February 2007. Pools with 52-inch ladders were also sold at other retailers nationwide during this time. Above-ground pool sets that included the ladders sold for between $150 and $800 depending on pool size and included accessories.

 

Manufactured in: China

 

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the ladders and contact Intex to obtain information about how to obtain a free replacement ladder.

 

Consumer Contact: Consumers should call Intex at (800) 549-8829 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit www.intexcorp.com

 

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the

recalled product and a link to a video clip, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07147.html

 

NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs

Washington, DC 20207

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 4, 2007

Release #07-148

 

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 440-0680

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Target Recalls Activity Cart Toys Due to Choking Hazard

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Little Tree Wood Activity Cart Toys

 

Units: About 18,500

Manufacturer: Hong Kong Toy Centre, of Hong Kong

Importer/Distributor: Target, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: The orange hubcaps on the wheel of the cart can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

 

Incidents/Injuries: Target has reported seven incidents of the hubcaps detaching. No injuries have been reported.

 

Description: The recall involves Little Tree wooden activity cart toys. This is a multi-colored cart with an orange seat and a wooden tray. The cart has apple trees, a blue fence, and red, blue and green flowers painted on one side. The cart also has a wooden sheep, dog and horse affixed to that same side. The other side of the cart contains a board with multi-colored wooden magnets.

 

Sold by: Target stores nationwide from July 2006 through March 2007 and on www.target.com from October 2006 through February 2007 for about $20.

 

Manufactured in: China

 

Remedy: Consumers should take the toy away from children and return the item to any Target store for a full refund.

 

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.target.com

 

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the

recalled product, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07148.html

 

 

#3

 

This message consists of the following:

 

1. Sears Warns Consumers to Remove Label from Craftsman Circular Saws,

Obstructed Blade Guard Poses Laceration Hazard

2. Aviv Judaica Imports and Ahron's Judaica Recall Chanukah Candles Due

To Fire and Burn Hazards

3. NY Thermal Inc. Recalls to Repair Gas-Fired Hot Water Boilers Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard

4. Gemmy Industries Corp. Recalls Disney Plush Easter Baskets Sold at Wal-Mart Due to Choking Hazard

 

NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs

Washington, DC 20207

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 5, 2007

Release #07-149

 

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 659-7026

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Sears Warns Consumers to Remove Label from Craftsman Circular Saws, Obstructed Blade Guard Poses Laceration Hazard

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a hazard warning of the following consumer product.

 

Name of product: Craftsman Circular Saws

Units: About 308,000

Retailer: Sears, of Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Manufacturer: Positec Power Tools (Suzhou) Co. Ltd., of Charlotte, N.C.

 

Hazard: The "Craftsman" logo label located on the upper blade guard can become partially detached and interfere with the proper operation of the lower blade guard, exposing the saw's blade and posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

 

Incidents/Injuries: Sears has received two reports of the blade guard catching on the label with one incident resulting in an injury to the user that required 12 stitches.

 

Description: The recall involves a 7-1/4-inch circular saw. The model numbers included are: 172.108550, 172.108560, 172.108650, and 172.108660. The model number is located on the circular saw's upper motor housing. Model numbers 172.108560 and 172.108650 have a gray body housing and a gray blade guard. Model numbers 172.108550 and 172.108660 have a black body housing and a gray blade guard. "Craftsman" is written

on the label on the upper blade guard.

 

Sold at: Sears, Kmart, and Orchard Supply Hardware stores nationwide and online through these stores from November 2004 through February 2007 for between $40 and $60.

 

Manufactured in: China

 

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the Craftsman label from the upper blade guard, according to the instructions. Instructions are available online at Sears.com (under the Product Recalls page) or at OSH.com (under the Product Safety page), or by contacting Sears at the number below.

 

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Sears at (800)

659-7026 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or go to their Web site at www.Sears.com

 

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the

recalled product, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07149.html

 

 

NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs

Washington, DC 20207

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 5, 2007

Release #07-150

 

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 669-1708

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Aviv Judaica Imports and Ahron's Judaica Recall Chanukah Candles Due To Fire and Burn Hazards

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

 

Name of product: Chanukah Oil Candles

Units: About 9,000

Importer: Aviv Judaica Imports Ltd., of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Distributor: Ahron's Judaica, of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Hazard: The oil candles can become engulfed in flames and melt the plastic cups holding the candles in place, allowing hot wax to leak out, which poses fire and burn hazards to consumers.

 

Incidents/Injuries: Both firms have received eight reports of the

candles igniting and the plastic melting. No injuries have been

reported.

 

Description: This recall involves both the 44 count and the 36 count of Chanukah Oil Candles. The packaging is a red box with the following printed on it: "Chanukah Oil Candles With Jelled Extra Virgin Olive Oil" and "Distributed by Ahron's Judaica Item # OCCL-25/44."

 

Sold through: Jewish speciality stores nationwide from November 2006 through December 2006 for between $15 and $25.

 

Manufactured in: China

 

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the candles and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or contact the firm for instructions on how to get a refund.

 

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Ahron's Judaica toll-free at (866) 669-1708 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

 

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the

recalled products, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07150.html

 

 

NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs

Washington, DC 20207

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 5, 2007

Release #07-151

 

Firm's Hotline: (800) 688-2575

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

NY Thermal Inc. Recalls to Repair Gas-Fired Hot Water Boilers Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should contact the firm to arrange for a free repair.

 

Name of product: NTI Trinity Gas-Fired Hot Water Boilers

Units: About 4,800

Distributor: NY Thermal Inc., of Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada

Hazard: Acidic liquid in a drain line can cause a fitting in the boiler to leak, posing a risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning to consumers.

 

Incidents/Injuries: NY Thermal Inc. has received one report outside of the United States of a leaking fitting resulting in a CO alarm activation. No injuries have been reported.

 

Description: The recall includes NTI Trinity gas-fired hot water boilers with model numbers Ti100, Ti150, Ti200 and Ti400. The boilers were manufactured between November 28, 2005 and January 8, 2007. The Ti100, Ti150 and Ti200 are wall-mounted units, and the Ti400 rests on the floor. The boilers are gray in color and "NTI" appears on the front cover. The model number and date of manufacture are located on the ID label inside the front cover of the boiler.

 

Sold by: Plumbing and heating contractors nationwide from November 2005 through February 2007 for between $3,000 and 8,500, depending on the model.

 

Manufactured in: Canada

 

Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact the firm for instructions and to arrange for a free repair.

 

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact NY Thermal Inc. at (800) 688-2575 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.nythermal.com.

 

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the

recalled products, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07151.html

 

 

NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs

Washington, DC 20207

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 5, 2007

Release #07-152

 

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 231-6879

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Gemmy Industries Corp. Recalls Disney Plush Easter Baskets Sold at Wal-Mart Due to Choking Hazard

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

 

Name of product: Disney Princesses Easter Baskets

Units: About 8,500

Manufacturer: Gemmy Industries Corp., of Coppell, Texas

Hazard: Silver beads and ribbons attached to the basket can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

 

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

 

Description: The product is a pink and purple plush Easter basket

decorated with silver beads and ribbons. "Disney Princesses" is written on top of the basket. Pictures of the princesses are on the front of the basket. The basket measures about 10-inches high by 8-inches wide.

 

Sold by: Wal-Mart stores nationwide from February 2007 through March 2007 for about $10.

 

Manufactured in: China

 

Remedy: Consumers should take the Easter basket away from young children immediately and remove the beads and ribbons to prevent the choking hazard. Consumers also can return the item to the nearest Wal-Mart store for a full refund.

 

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Gemmy Industries at (800) 231-6879 between 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.gemmy.com

 

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the

recalled product, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07152.html

 

 

wormie

John

 

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Manufactured in China...

Manufactured in China...

Manufactured in China...

Manufactured in China...

Manufactured in China...

Manufactured in China...

 

Anyone but me see a trend here? This is what we get for shipping our manufacturing base off-shore. Expect to see more of this in the future...

 

Q

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Wasn't the wheat gluten from China as well?

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