Sunday, July 01, 2007

4/4/07 Recalls

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
4. 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 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


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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 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


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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 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


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CPSC Public Calendar

Vol. XXXIV No. 25
April 4, 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 9, 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 9 thru April 15

Tuesday, April 10

Russ Roegner, Kathleen Stralka, and Michael Green, Epidemiology, meeting
with Jesse Aronstein, Ph.D. to discuss proposed method of estimating
fire and injury resulting from circuit breaker malfunction; 9:00 a.m.,
Bethesda Towers, room 605. The meeting was requested by Jesse Aronstein.
For additional information contact Russ Roegner, (301) 504-7309. (S)

Tuesday, April 10 cont'd.

*Doug Lee, Engineering Sciences, and Scott Wolfson, Office of
Information and Public Affairs, meeting with Jesse Aronstein, Ph.D., to
discuss circuit breaker test methods and results, and electrical safety
information for the public; 10:00 a.m., Bethesda Towers, room 612. The
meeting was requested by Jesse Aronstein. For additional information
contact Doug Lee, (301) 504-7569. Posted on Master Calendar 3/29/07. (S)

Future

Thursday, April 19

Thomas Caton, Engineering Sciences, meeting with ANSI-ASC A14 Committee
to discuss ladder and stepstool standards; 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., American
Ladder Institute (ALI) Headquarters, 401 Michigan Avenue, 24th Floor,
Chicago, IL 60611. The meeting was requested by Ron Pietrzak, American
Ladder Institute. For additional information contact Thomas Caton, (301)
504-7543. (S)

Tuesday, April 24

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)

Addendum

Meeting notices printed in this section did not reach the Office of the
Secretary in time to meet the Tuesday noon deadline for the previously
printed Public Calendar. Under the CPSC Meetings Policy, however, staff
persons, including Commissioners, can meet the seven-day notice
requirement by placing notice of the meeting on the Master Calendar at
least seven days before the meeting. The Master Calendar is in the
Office of the Secretary, Room 502, Bethesda Towers Building.

In addition, the policy allows the Office of General Counsel to waive
the seven-day notice requirements of meetings of the staff personnel,
and individual Commissioners can waive the requirements for themselves
and their personal staff.

Monday, April 2

Quin Dodd, Chief of Staff, Office of Acting Chairman Nancy Nord, met
with Dr. Scott Mikovich and Lindsay Franks, Intertek, for a
demonstration of their risk assessment software; 11:00 a.m., Bethesda
Towers, room 724. For additional information contact Deborah Searles,
(301) 504-7901. (N)

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