Sunday, July 01, 2007

6/12/07 Recalls Dry Fire Sprinklers, Silver Stud Earrings (Kmart)

1. Globe Fire Sprinkler Corp. Recalls Dry Fire Sprinklers: Model J
Heads Can Fail to Operate During a Fire
2. Silver Stud Earrings Sold Exclusively at Kmart Recalled by Crimzon
Rose Accessories Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard

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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
June 12, 2007
Release #07-209

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 248-0278
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Globe Fire Sprinkler Corp. Recalls Dry Fire Sprinklers
Model J Heads Can Fail to Operate During a Fire

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.

Name of Product: Globe Model J Series Dry Fire Sprinklers

Units: About 300,000

Manufacturer: Globe Fire Sprinkler Corp., of Standish, Mich.

Hazard: The sprinkler heads can deteriorate over time and fail to
operate in a fire.

Incidents/Injuries: Globe has received five reports of sprinklers that
failed to operate as intended during a fire. Globe has received no
reports of injuries caused by sprinklers failing to operate.

Description: Model J Series dry fire sprinklers come in pendent,
upright, and sidewall configurations. The name "Globe," the letter "J"
and the year of manufacture (1990 though 1999) are embossed on the frame
of each sprinkler. These dry sprinklers were designed to be installed in
areas of buildings where the sprinklers or water supply pipes may be
subject to freezing, such as unheated attics, freezers and coolers,
parking garages, porches and warehouses.

Sold by: Fire protection contractors nationwide from January 1990
through December 1999 for between $27 and $36 per sprinkler head.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Contact Globe immediately to arrange to receive replacement
sprinkler heads at a reduced cost of $9 per sprinkler head.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Globe at (800)
248-0278 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit
the firm's Web site at www.globesprinkler.com and click on the "Recall"
link.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07209.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
June 12, 2007
Release #07-210

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 659-7026
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Silver Stud Earrings Sold Exclusively at Kmart Recalled by Crimzon Rose
Accessories 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: "Accessories" Silver Stud Earring Sets

Units: About 5,300

Importer: Crimzon Rose Accessories, of North Providence, R.I.

Hazard: The recalled earrings contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic
if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The earrings are oval-shaped, silver-colored studs.
"ACCESSORIES" is printed on the front of the earrings' packaging. Kmart
is printed on the back.

Sold exclusively at: Kmart stores nationwide from October 2004 through
March 2007 for about $3.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled earrings
and return them to any Kmart store for a free replacement pair of
earrings.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kmart at (800)
659-7026 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday, or visit
Kmart's Web site at www.kmart.com

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