Sunday, July 01, 2007

5/3/07 Recalls Coast Spas, Parents Magazine Toy Cell Phones, Small World Take-Apart Townhouse

1. Coast Spas and Franklin Electric Co. Recall Coast Spas Due to Fire
Hazard
2. Battat Inc. Recalls Parents Magazine Toy Cell Phones for Choking
Hazard
3. Small World Toys Recalls Children's Take-Apart Townhouse Toys;
Detached Magnets Pose Aspiration and Intestinal Hazards

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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 #07-177

Coast Spa Recall Hotline: (877) 534-5255
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Coast Spas and Franklin Electric Co. Recall Coast Spas Due to Fire
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: Coast Spas with Franklin Electric Motors

Units: 8,000

Spa Manufacturer: Coast Spas Manufacturing Inc., of Langley, British
Columbia, Canada

Motor Manufacturer: The Engineered Motor Products Division of Franklin
Electric Company Inc., of Bluffton, Ind.

Hazard: The recalled spas have a circulating pump and motor assembly,
which can overheat and pose a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Coast Spas has received 30 reports of spa fires. No
injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled spas were manufactured from January 2002
through October 2004. Only spas manufactured during this time frame with
either red or yellow pump and motor assemblies are included in this
recall. The spa manufacturer's name and date code and the pump and motor
assembly can be located in the spa compartment as shown below. Consumers
can access this compartment by lifting out the compartment door and
setting it aside.

Sold at: Spa dealers nationwide from January 2002 through October 2004
for between $7,000 and $15,000.

Manufactured in: The spas were manufactured in Canada, and the motors
and pump assemblies were manufactured in the U.S.

Remedy: Consumers should contact Coast Spas immediately to arrange for
the installation of a free retrofit by a service technician.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should check the
firm's Web site at www.spamotorretrofit.com, or call Coast Spas
toll-free at (877) 534-5255 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday
through 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/prhtml07/07177.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 3, 2007
Release #07-178

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 247-6144
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Battat Inc. Recalls Parents Magazine Toy Cell Phones for 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: Parents Magazine Record-A-Voice Toy Cell Phones

Units: About 300,000

Manufacturer: Battat Inc., of Plattsburgh, N.Y.

Hazard: The metal pin inside the hinge of the cell phone flip-top can
fall out, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 54 reports of the metal pin
falling out of the hinge. In two cases, consumers reported finding the
pin inside a child's mouth, with one child receiving a cut in the mouth.

Description: The toy cell phone plays different songs, sound effects and
user recorded messages. They were sold in polka dot, swirl, floral and
stripe patterns, and the Parents logo is visible inside the flip-top and
on the battery compartment cover. Only items bearing date codes 090106
through 101206 are involved in this recall. The date code can be located
on the bottom of the product packaging and in the battery compartment.

Sold by: Target stores nationwide from September 2006 to January 2007
for about $8.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take these toy cell phones away from young
children immediately and contact Battat to receive a replacement product
or refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Battat, Inc. at (800)
247-6144 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or e-mail
the firm at cellrecall@battatco.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
recalled product, pleases go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07178.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 3, 2007
Release #07-179

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 421-4153
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Small World Toys Recalls Children's Take-Apart Townhouse Toys; Detached
Magnets Pose Aspiration and Intestinal 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: IQ Preschool Take-Apart Townhouse

Units: About 8,800

Distributor: Small World Toys, of Culver City, Calif.

Hazard: Small magnets used to connect the wooden pieces to the sides of
the townhouse can fall out. Magnets found by young children can be
swallowed or aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the
magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforations or
blockages, which can be fatal.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Small World Toys have received two reports
of magnets coming off of the townhouse pieces. No injuries have been
reported.

Description: These wooden toys, for children ages "18+ months," are
shaped like houses measuring 8.5 inches high by about 4.5 inches wide.
They have nine pieces that children can disassemble and reassemble. Each
house has a green chimney and a blue and yellow striped pillar with a
purple base at each corner. The sides of the house have four removable
panels of different shapes with red knobs that children use to pull the
panels off. "IQ Preschool(tm)" appears on the side of the house below
the blue and green rectangular panel. Model number 2408808 appears on
the packaging.

Sold at: Toy stores and various other retailers nationwide and through
catalogs from December 2004 through February 2007 for about $21.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Take these toys away from children immediately and contact the
firm to obtain a free replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Small World Toys
at (800) 421-4153 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday,
visit their Web site at www.smallworldtoys.com or e-mail the firm at
townhouserecall@smallworldtoys.com

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