Sunday, July 01, 2007

4/18/07 Recalls

1. Lamson & Sessions Recalls Floor Electrical Outlets Due to Shock or Electrocution Hazards

2. Hunter's View Expands Recall of Safety Harnesses Sold with Tree Stands, Also Recalls Harnesses Provided as Replacements

3. Tequila Rose Distilling Co. Recalls Gel Candles Due To Fire and Burn Hazards

4. Infant Bouncer Seats Recalled Due to Frame Failure

5. CPSC Public Calendar


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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 18, 2007
Release #07-159

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 636-1531
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Lamson & Sessions Recalls Floor Electrical Outlets Due to Shock or Electrocution 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: Carlon® Drop-In Floor Boxes

Units: About 100,000

Manufacturer: Lamson & Sessions, of Cleveland, Ohio

Hazard: The recalled floor boxes are wired incorrectly resulting in reverse polarity. This poses a shock or electrocution hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Lamson & Sessions has received one report of an incident with the recalled floor boxes. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The drop-in floor boxes are used to provide an extra electrical outlet in the floor. They were sold under the Carlon® brand name and have a brass finish cover approximately 3 1/2 inches in diameter. "Carlon" is stamped into the plastic above the receptacle and the model number is located to the left of the receptacle. Model numbers E971FBDI and E971FBDIB are included in this recall.

Sold at: Homecenters, hardware retailers and electrical distributors nationwide between January 2005 and March 2007 for about $35.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug anything that is plugged into the floor box and contact Lamson & Sessions to determine if their floor box is included in the recall. Consumers with recalled units will receive a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Lamson & Sessions toll-free at (866) 636-1531 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.lamson-home.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/prhtml07/07159.html


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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 18, 2007
Release #07-160

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 878-0440
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Hunter's View Expands Recall of Safety Harnesses Sold with Tree Stands, Also Recalls Harnesses Provided as Replacements

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: Safety Harnesses Sold with Tree Stands and Harnesses Provided as Replacements

Units: About 200,000 additional harnesses (about 500,000 were recalled in April 2005.)

Manufacturer: Hunter's View, of Peoria, Ill.

Hazard: The harnesses could fail during use, resulting in a hunter falling from the tree stand and suffering serious injuries or death.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves all 2004 and 2005 model year Fall Arrest Systems (FAS), or harnesses with "Model Year 2004" or "Model Year 2005" printed on a white Hunter's View label attached to the harness or the tree strap. The recall includes all model number harnesses sold during these years. The recall also includes replacement harnesses provided to consumers as a result of the previous recall.

Sold by: Hunting and sporting good stores nationwide beginning in January 2004 for between $30 and $300.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these harnesses immediately and contact Hunter's View to receive a free replacement harness. Consumers who previously participated in this recall are being directly contacted about this recall. As an alternative to the free replacement harness, the firm also is offering an upgraded harness at a reduced cost.

Consumer Contact: Call Hunter's View at (888) 878-0440 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit their Web site at www.huntersview.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/prhtml07/07160.html


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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 18, 2007
Release #07-161

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 567-7303
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Tequila Rose Distilling Co. Recalls Gel 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: Tequila Rose Strawberry Cream candle sets

Units: About 60,000

Distributor: McCormick Distilling Co., doing business as Tequila Rose Distilling Co., of Weston, Mo.

Hazard: The martini glass containing the gel candle can break while the candle is burning, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of glasses breaking while the candle was burning. No fires or injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled gel candles came in the Tequila Rose Strawberry Cream set, a Valentine's Day gift set. The candle has pink gel and is contained in a martini glass. The words "Tequila Rose" and "Made in China" are printed on the glass. The gift set also includes a 750 milliliters bottle of Tequila Rose Strawberry Cream liqueur.

Sold at: Licensed alcohol beverage retail stores nationwide from January 2007 through March 2007 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China (candle)

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the gel candle and contact the firm for instructions on how to get a free replacement candle.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Tequila Rose Distilling at (800) 567-7303 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.tequilarose.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/prhtml07/07161.html


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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 18, 2007
Release #07-162

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 691-8810
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Infant Bouncer Seats Recalled Due to Frame Failure

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: Infant Bouncer Seats

Units: About 1,400

Manufacturer: Oeuf LLC, of Brooklyn, N.Y

Hazard: The tubular metal frame can break, posing a fall hazard to infants in the seat.

Incidents/Injuries: Oeuf LLC has received six reports of frames breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Oeuf infant bouncer seats with padded canvas supported by a tubular steel frame. The canvas seat is brown with white, blue or pink stripes. A three-point safety belt is attached to the canvas. Model number 2005 is printed on the label.

Sold at: Juvenile specialty stores and Web retailers nationwide from September 2006 through March 2007 for about $100.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the infant seat immediately and contact Oeuf LLC to receive a repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Oeuf at (800) 691-8810 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.oeufnyc.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/prhtml07/07162.html


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CPSC Public Calendar

Vol. XXXIV No. 27
April 18, 2007

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Washington, DC 20207

Commission Agendas

There are no Commission briefings or Commission meetings scheduled for the week of April 23, 2007. For a recorded message concerning the latest agenda information call (301) 504-7948.

Meetings Between Commission Staff and Outside Parties

All meetings listed below are open to the public unless otherwise stated. For information on a specific meeting or to attend a meeting, please call the contact person listed for that meeting.

Abbreviations: we use asterisks (*) to identify meetings for the current week which have not appeared before in the printed Public Calendar. If the meeting involves discussion of a "substantial interest matter," defined by CPSC's Meetings Policy, we show the date when we posted notice of the meeting on the Master Calendar. The Master Calendar is in the Office of the Secretary, Room 502, telephone (301) 504-7923. We indicate whether a meeting is of substantial interest by the symbol (S); we use the symbol (N) to indicate non-substantial interest meetings. The Commission offices are located in the Bethesda Towers Building, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland.

Under the Meetings Policy, a staff person holding or attending a substantial interest meeting must file a log of the meeting with the Office of the Secretary within 20 days.

Week of April 23 thru April 29

Monday, April 23 thru Wednesday April 25

Patricia Hackett, Engineering Sciences, to attend and participate in the 2007 International Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) Show; Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL. For additional information contact Patricia Hackett, (301) 504-7577. (N)

Tuesday, April 24

*Caroleene Paul, Engineering Sciences, meeting with the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) to review fatal window blind cord incidents for 2004 and 2005 as update to joint special study on blind cord strangulation deaths; 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., the WCMA headquarters, 355 Lexington Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, NY. The meeting was requested by Carolynn Jennings, Executive Director, WCMA. For additional information contact Caroleene Paul, (301) 504-7540. Posted on Master Calendar 4/11/07. (S)

Dale Ray, Economic Analysis, meeting with the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association to discuss CPSC staff activities on upholstered furniture flammability; 1:00 p.m., at the Sheraton Four Seasons Hotel, Greensboro, NC. For additional information contact Dale Ray, (301) 504-7704. (S)

Wednesday, April 25

Dale Ray, Economic Analysis, and Allyson Tenney, Engineering Sciences, speaking at the American Home Furnishings Alliance flammability workshop on CPSC staff activities on upholstered furniture and mattresses; 9:00 a.m., at the Sheraton Four Seasons Hotel, Greensboro, NC. For additional information contact Dale Ray, (301) 504-7704. (S)

Friday and Saturday, April 27-28

*Jim Joholske, Office of Compliance and Field Operations and Neal Gasser, Laboratory Sciences, meeting with the American Fireworks Standards Laboratory (ASFL) Standards Committee, to discuss among other items, the development of an objective test to determine compliance with 16 C.F.R § 1500.17 (a)(3) and (a)(8);1:00 p.m., Hyatt Regency Bethesda, Bethesda, MD. The meeting was requested by AFSL. For additional information contact Jim Joholske, (301) 504-7527. (N)

Future

Tuesday and Wednesday, May 1-2

*Randy Butturini, Engineering Sciences, meeting with Underwriters Laboratories Standards Technical Panel STP 1042 and participating in the STP Meeting as a member; Underwriters Laboratories, 333 Pfingsten Road, Northbrook, IL 60062. The meeting was requested by Underwriters Laboratories. For additional information contact Randy Butturini, (301) 504-7562. (S)

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