Friday, July 06, 2007

Recalls: Hammock Stands, Toy Castles

1. Hammock Stands Recalled by The Algoma Net Co. Due to Fall Hazard

2. Infantino Recalls Children's Toy Castles Due to Choking Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 3, 2007
Release #07-229

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 800-7083
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Hammock Stands Recalled by The Algoma Net Co. Due to Fall 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: Hammock Stands

Units: About 3,000

Importer: The Algoma Net Co., of Algoma, Wis.

Manufacturer: Danlong Industries Ltd., of China

Hazard: The foot brackets on the hammock frame can crack or tear,
causing a consumer to fall to the ground.

Incidents/Injuries: Algoma has received 28 reports of foot brackets
cracking or tearing, including eight reports of users falling to the
ground. One consumer reported lower back pain and nerve damage, and one
consumer reported cutting her lip.

Description: The recall includes Algoma hammock stands model numbers
6250, 6250BH, and 6290W88B. They were sold with a cotton rope hammock
with wood spreader bars and attached chains. The frame is made of steel
and has five separate tubular pieces, including two foot brackets. The
model number is located at the top of the instruction sheet that was
provided with the hammock stand.

Sold at: Kohl's, D.S.I./Supervalu, Fingerhut, Mills Fleet Farm, Shopko
Stores, Inc. and Target.com from December 2006 through May 2007 for
between $100 and $150.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the hammock stands and
contact Algoma for instructions on returning the foot brackets for a
free replacement. The recalled units should not be returned to the
retailer.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Algoma at (800)
800-7083 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit
the firm's Web site at www.algomanet.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07229.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
July 3, 2007
Release #07-230

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 808-3111
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Infantino Recalls Children's Toy Castles 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: Shape Sorting Toy Castles

Units: About 68,000

Manufacturer: Infantino LLC, of San Diego, Calif.

Hazard: The plastic rod can come loose allowing the colored counting
beads to slide off of the toy, posing a choking hazard to young
children.

Incidents/Injuries: Infantino has received four reports of children
nearly choking on the colored beads after putting them in their mouths.

Description: The recalled toy castles have counting beads, four play
figures and several different shapes and letters that fit into holes in
the castle. "infantino(r)" is printed in the lower right-hand corner of
the side with the letters. The recall only includes castles with the
following date codes: 5349, 6087, 6132 and 0906. Castles with other date
codes, no date code or with a plastic rod attached with a metal screw
are not included in this recall. The date code is stamped on the
underside of the blue top and can be viewed through the top square shape
or top "A" letter openings.

Sold at: Wal-Mart, Target, Marshalls, Meijers and other specialty toy
retailers nationwide from January 2006 through May 2007 for about $12.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled toy away from young children
immediately and contact Infantino for instructions on how to return the
product for a free replacement. A free return shipping label can be
accessed on the firm's Web site.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call Infantino toll-free at
(888) 808-3111 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or
visit the firm's Web site at service.infantino.com

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