Sunday, July 01, 2007

5/23/07 Recalls Tri-Star Toy, AAFES Soldier Bear, Off-Road Motorcycles

1. Tri-Star International Recalls Children's Toys Due to Choking Hazard
2. AAFES Recalls "Soldier Bear" Toy Sets Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard
3. Off-Road Motorcycles Recalled Due to Fuel Leak

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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 23, 2007
Release #07-192

Firm's Recall Contact: (510) 856-8785
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Tri-Star International Recalls Children's Toys 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: Ball Rattles, Wrist Rattles, Wind-Up Toys

Units: About 2,000

Importer: Tri-Star International Inc., of Newark, Calif.

Hazard: These toys contain small parts, posing a choking hazard to young
children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves three different types of toys. The ball
rattle is a multi-colored, 3-inch ball with oval openings and a small
hexagon opening at each end. The wrist rattle toy is a white plastic
wristband toy with six multi-colored balls with small bells inside. The
wind-up toy is a 7.5-inch pink giraffe with yellow legs and a green
wind-up knob below the tail of the giraffe.

Sold at: Dollar stores in California from January 2005 through May 2007
for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these toys away from children
and return them to the store where purchased for a refund.

Customer Contact: For additional information, contact Tri-Star at (510)
856-8785 anytime or CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 between 8 a.m. and
5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the
recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07192.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
May 23, 2007
Release #07-193

Recall Hotline: (800) 866-3605
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

AAFES Recalls "Soldier Bear" Toy Sets 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: Invincibles Transport Converters Toy Sets

Units: About 3,000

Importer/Retailer: AAFES (Army & Air Force Exchange Service) of Dallas,
Texas

Manufacturer: Toy Century Industrial Ltd. of Hong Kong

Hazard: Surface paints on the toy action figures 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 toy sets with multiple action figures
and vehicles. The model number (88931), Universal Product Code (6 98567
88931 4) and Soldier Bear logo are printed on the product's packaging.
The back of the action figures are marked with letters "TC-ST."

Sold at: AAFES stores worldwide from August 2006 through April 2007 for
about $20.

Manufactured in: Hong Kong

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the toys away from children
and return the product to the nearest AAFES store for full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call AAFES at (800)
866-3605 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at www.aafes.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/prhtml07/07193.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
May 23, 2007
Release #07-194

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 985-6090
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Off-Road Motorcycles Recalled Due to Fuel Leak

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: Off-Road Motorcycles

Units: About 20,000

Distributor: KTM North America Inc., of Amherst, Ohio

Hazard: The seal around the fuel tank can loosen allowing fuel to leak,
posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: KTM has received 5,114 reports of leaking fuel
tanks. CPSC has received one report of a minor chemical burn due to fuel
coming into contact with a consumer's skin.

Description: This recall involves KTM off-road motorcycles. KTM is
printed on the side of the orange and black motorcycles along with the
model. Model numbers included in the recall are:

Model Year 2005: 250SX-F

Model Year 2006: 200XC, 200XC-W, 250XC-W, 250SX-F, 250XCF-W, 300XC,
300XC-W, 400EXC-G, 450XC-G, 450EXC-G, and 525EXC-G

Model Year 2007: 125SX, 144SX, 250SX, 250SX-F, 450SX-F, 505SX-F, 200XC,
250XC, 300XC, 450XC, 200XCW, 250XCW, 300XCW, 400XCW, 450XCW, 525XCW,
250XC-F, and 250XCF-W

Sold at: KTM dealers nationwide from November 2004 through April 2007
for between $5,400 and $7,800.

Manufactured in: Austria

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these vehicles immediately and
contact their local KTM dealer to schedule an appointment for a free
repair. Consumers with the recalled vehicles are being sent direct
notices from KTM.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact KTM at (888) 985-6090
between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's
Web site at www.ktmnorthamerica.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/prhtml07/07194.html

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