Sunday, July 01, 2007

6/19/07 Jakes Fireworks, Far East Imports Fireworks, Children's Necklaces, Gateway Notebook Computer

1. Jakes Fireworks Inc. Recalls Fireworks Sold by World Class
Distributors Due to Burn and Injury Hazards
2. Far East Imports Recalls Fireworks Due to Eye Injury Hazard
3. Children's Necklaces Recalled by GeoCentral Due to Lead Poisoning
Hazard
4. Gateway Inc. Recalls Notebook Computer Batteries Due to Fire 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 19, 2007
Release #07-216

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 766-1277
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Jakes Fireworks Inc. Recalls Fireworks Sold by World Class Distributors
Due to Burn and Injury 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: March or Die Mine/Shell Fireworks Devices

Units: About 4,000

Distributor: Jakes Fireworks Inc., of Pittsburg, Kas.

Hazard: The tubes on these fireworks devices could become loose, making
the devices unstable during use. If the device tips over during use, it
could pose burn and injury hazards to bystanders.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled fireworks are a 500 gram mine/shell device
that consists of nine, 3-inch tubes with a single fuse for ignition. The
device measures 16"x16"x13" and its packaging is a dark blue cardboard
label with the words "March or Die" printed in red.

Sold by: World Class Distributors nationwide from April 2006 through May
2006 for $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact
Jakes Fireworks for a replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Jakes Fireworks at
(800) 766-1277 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or
visit the company's Web site at www.jakesfireworks.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07216.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 19, 2007
Release #07-217

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 766-1277
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Far East Imports Recalls Fireworks Due to Eye Injury 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: 300 Shot Saturn Missiles Battery Fireworks

Units: About 13,600

Distributor: Far East Imports, of Pittsburg, Kan.

Hazard: These fireworks devices can travel in an unexpected and
dangerous direction, which could pose eye and other injury hazards to
bystanders.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled fireworks are a 200 gram multi shot device
that consists of 300 individual missiles with a single fuse for
ignition. The device measures 2 1/2" by 23 7/8" by 3 1/4" and its
packaging has a red and yellow label and the words "Saturn
Missiles-Battery-300 Shots Finale" printed on it.

Sold by: Boomer Distributors nationwide from April 2006 through July
2006 for $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using this fireworks and
contact Far East Imports for a replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Far East Imports
at (800) 766-1277 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or
visit the company's Web site at www.fareastimporting.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07217.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 19, 2007
Release #07-218

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 231-6083
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Children's Necklaces Recalled by GeoCentral 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: Butterfly Necklaces

Units: About 19,000

Importer: GeoCentral, of Napa, Calif.

Hazard: The metal clasp on the necklace contains high levels of lead.
Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health
effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled necklaces consist of a multi-colored butterfly
pendant on a multi-colored seed bead 16-inch necklace. The product's
packaging includes a white hang card with "GeoJewelry" printed on the
front underneath "GeoCentral."

Sold at: Souvenir and gift stores nationwide from January 2006 through
May 2007 for about $2.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewelry away from
children and return them to store where purchased for a full refund or
contact GeoCentral for information on how to obtain a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact GeoCentral at
(800) 231-6083 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or
visit the firm's Web site at www.geocentral.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07218.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 19, 2007
Release #07-219

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 292-6813
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Gateway Inc. Recalls Notebook Computer Batteries 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: Gateway Lithium Ion Battery Packs

Units: About 14,000

Battery Distributor: Gateway Inc., of Irvine, Calif.

Hazard: These lithium-ion battery packs can overheat, which could pose a
fire hazard to consumers. This is not an internal battery cell defect.

Incidents/Injuries: Gateway has received four reports of battery packs
overheating, including minor property damage. No injuries have been
reported.

Description: The recalled battery packs were shipped as the primary or
spare battery pack for some Gateway 400VTX and 450ROG series notebooks,
and are identified by part numbers: 6500760 or 6500761. The part number
and "made by SMP" are printed on a label on the underside of the battery
pack.

Sold through: Gateway's professional and direct distributors and Gateway
Country stores nationwide from May 2003 through August 2003. The
computers with these batteries sold for between $1,200 and $2,400 and
individual batteries sold for between $60 and $90.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these recalled batteries immediately
and contact Gateway to receive a replacement battery. Consumers can
continue to use the notebook computers safely by turning the system off,
removing the battery pack, and using the AC adapter and power cord to
power the system until the replacement battery is received.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Gateway at (800)
292-6813 between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. CT seven days a week or visit the
company's Web site at www.gateway.com/battery

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