Sunday, July 01, 2007

5/10/07 Recalls Lowe's Sagittarius Gas Grills, Embrace Infant Car Seat/Carrier

1. Sagittarius Sporting Goods Recalls Gas Grills Sold at Lowe's Stores
for Fire, Burn Hazards
2. Fall Hazard Prompts NHTSA, CPSC and Evenflo to Announce Recall of
Embrace Infant Car Seat/Carriers
3. 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
May 3, 2007
Release #07-180

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 804-7455
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Sagittarius Sporting Goods Recalls Gas Grills Sold at Lowe's Stores for
Fire, 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: Perfect Flame Four-Burner Gas Grills

Units: About 36,500

Manufacturer: Sagittarius Sporting Goods, of China

Importer: L G Sourcing, of North Wilkesboro, N.C

Hazard: Some of these grills could be missing a hose that connects the
grill manifold to the side burner, which poses a risk of fires and burn
injuries to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: About 30,000 of these grills in inventory have
already been inspected, and 17 units were found to have missing hoses
and repaired. No injuries or consumer incidents have been reported.

Description: The recall involves 25-inch by 18-inch Perfect Flame brand,
four-burner, stainless steel gas grills with date codes JU, JV, JW, JX,
JY, or JZ. The name "Perfect Flame" is on the grill hood. The model
number, 2518SL, and the date code are located on a label inside the left
front door of the grill.

Sold at: Lowe's retail outlets nationwide from September 2006 through
February 2007 for about $400.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should inspect their grills before initial use to
determine whether the hose that attaches to the side burner is missing.
If it is, do not use the grill and contact Sagittarius. Sagittarius will
inspect the grill and install a free replacement hose.

Consumer Contact: Call Sagittarius toll-free at (888) 804-7455 between 8
a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
on Friday.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07180.html


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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

CPSC and NHTSA News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2007
Release # 07-186

Evenflo Recall Hotline: (800) 490-7497
NHTSA Recall Hotline: (888) 327-4236
CPSC Hotline: (800) 638-2772
NHTSA Media Contact: (202) 366-9550
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Evenflo Media Contact: (212) 299-3962

Fall Hazard Prompts NHTSA, CPSC and Evenflo to Announce Recall of
Embrace(tm) Infant Car Seat/Carriers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in cooperation
with Evenflo Company Inc., today announced a recall of the following
consumer product.

Name of product: Evenflo Embrace Infant Car Seat/Carriers

Units: About 450,000

Manufacturer: Evenflo Company Inc., of Vandalia, Ohio

Hazard: When used as an infant carrier, the handle can unexpectedly
release, causing the seat to rotate forward. When this happens, an
infant inside the carrier can fall to the ground and suffer serious
injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: Evenflo has received 679 reports of the handle on
the car seat/carriers unexpectedly releasing, resulting in 160 injuries
to children. These reports include a skull fracture, two concussions,
cuts, scrapes and bruises.

Description: The recall involves Evenflo Embrace Infant Car
Seat/Carriers made before April 8, 2006. The recalled car seat/carriers
have model numbers beginning with 317, 320, 397, 398, 540, 548, 549,
550, 556, 597, 598 or 599. The model number and production date
information can be found on a white label on the bottom of the carrier
and on the top of the convenience base. Models beginning with "5" are
units sold with the travel system (compatible stroller). "Evenflo" is on
the carrying handle and car seat base. Embrace infant car seat/carriers
made on or after April 8, 2006 are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Department and juvenile products stores nationwide sold the car
seat/carriers from December 2004 through September 2006 for between $70
and $100 when sold alone and between $140 and $200 when sold with a
compatible stroller.

Manufactured in: United States and China

Remedy: Consumers should not use the handle until the repair kit has
been installed. The product can continue to be used as a car seat when
secured in a vehicle. Contact Evenflo to receive a free repair kit that
strengthens the handle latch. Recall notice will be sent to all
registered owners of the recalled product. The recalled units should not
be returned to the retailer.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Evenflo at (800)
490-7497 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the
recall Web site at www.embracehandle.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/prhtml07/07186.html


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CPSC Public Calendar
May 9, 2007

Vol. XXXIV No. 30

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

Commission Agendas

There are no Commission briefings or Commission meetings scheduled for
the week of May 14, 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 May 14 thru May 20

Thursday, May 17

Rik Khanna and Shivani Mehta, Engineering Sciences, meeting with ASTM
Subcommittee F15.02 to discuss cigarette lighter (ASTM F-400-04) and
utility lighter (F-2201-02) standards; 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Marriott at
Metro Center, 775 12th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005. The meeting
was requested by Ed Lewiecki, ASTM Subcommittee F15.02 Chairman. For
additional information contact Rik Khanna, (301) 504-7546. (S)

Future

Monday, May 21 thru Wednesday, May 23

Troy Whitfield, Engineering Sciences, attending the ASTM F15 Playground
subcommittee meeting at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside, Norfolk, VA. For
additional information contact Troy Whitfield, (301) 504-7548. (S)

Tuesday, May 22 thru Thursday, May 24

Vince Amodeo, Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff attending the
ASTM F08 Sports Equipment and Facilities subcommittee conferences to
discuss voluntary standards for bicycles and paintball markers; at
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside in Norfolk, VA. For additional information
contact Vince Amodeo, (301) 504-7570. (S)

Wednesday, May 30

Patricia Bittner and Marilyn Wind, Health Sciences, attending an NGO
preparatory meeting for the OECD Joint Meeting of the Chemicals
Committee and the Working Party on Chemicals, Pesticides, and
Biotechnology; 1:00-3:00 p.m., EPA East Building, Room 3371C, 1201
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20460. For additional
information contact Patricia Bittner, (301) 504-7263 or
pbittner@cpsc.gov. (N)

Monday, June 11

Marilyn Wind, Kristina Hatlelid and Patricia Bittner (Health Sciences)
attending a Public Meeting on the National Toxicology Program
Interagency Committee for the Evaluation of Alternative Test Methods
(NICEATM) Five Year Plan; 1:00- 5:00 p.m., NIH, Natcher Center,
Bethesda, MD. For additional information contact Marilyn Wind, (301)
504-7246. (N)

Tuesday, June 12

Marilyn Wind, Kristina Hatlelid, Patricia Bittner and Joanna Matheson
(Health Sciences) attending a meeting of the Scientific Advisory
Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods (SACATM); 8:30 a.m.-5:00
p.m., Marriott Bethesda North Hotel and Conference Center, North
Bethesda, MD. For additional information contact Marilyn Wind, (301)
504-7246. (N)

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