Friday, July 06, 2007

FDA Detains Imports of Farm-Raised Chinese Seafood

6/28/07

FDA Detains Imports of Farm-Raised Chinese Seafood
Products Have Repeatedly Contained Potentially Harmful Residues

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced a broader import control of all farm-raised catfish, basa, shrimp, dace (related to carp), and eel from China. FDA will start to detain these products at the border until the shipments are proven to be free of residues from drugs that are not approved in the United States for use in farm-raised aquatic animals.

This action by FDA, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will protect American consumers from unsafe residues that have been detected in these products. There have been no reports of illnesses to date.

“We’re taking this strong step because of current and continuing evidence that certain Chinese aquaculture products imported into the United States contain illegal substances that are not permitted in seafood sold in the United States,” said Dr. David Acheson, FDA’s assistant commissioner for food protection. “We will accept entries of these products from Chinese firms that demonstrate compliance with our requirements and safety standards.”

During targeted sampling from October 2006 through May 2007, FDA repeatedly found that farm-raised seafood imported from China were contaminated with antimicrobial agents that are not approved for this use in the United States.

The contaminants were the antimicrobials nitrofuran, malachite green, gentian violet, and fluoroquinolone. Nitrofuran, malachite green, and gentian violet have been shown to be carcinogenic with long-term exposure in lab animals. The use of fluoroquinolones in food animals may increase antibiotic resistance to this critically important class of antibiotics.

None of these substances is approved for use in farm-raised seafood in the United States, and the use of nitrofurans and malachite green in aquaculture is also prohibited by Chinese authorities. Chinese officials have acknowledged that fluoroquinolones are used in Chinese aquaculture and are permitted for use in China.

The levels of the drug residues that have been found in seafood are very low, most often at or near the minimum level of detection. FDA is not seeking recall of products already in U.S. commerce and is not advising consumers to destroy or return imported farm-raised seafood they may already have in their homes. FDA is concerned about long term exposure as well as the possible development of antibiotic resistance.

The FDA action includes conditions under which an exporter can be exempted from FDA’s detention action by providing specified information to the agency. This information must demonstrate the exporter has implemented steps to ensure its products do not contain these substances and that preventive controls are in place. The additional import controls placed on seafood from China will last as long as needed.

FDA may allow the entry into the United States and subsequent distribution into the marketplace of individual shipments of the Chinese farm-raised seafood products if the company provides documentation to confirm the products are free of residues of these drugs.

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Eat Veggie Booty Snack Food

6/28/07 Risk of Salmonella Contamination

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to eat Veggie Booty snack food, marketed by Robert's American Gourmet, due to possible contamination with Salmonella Wandsworth bacteria that cause gastrointestinal illness.

FDA advises consumers to throw away any Robert's American Gourmet brand Veggie Booty they have in their home. Veggie Booty is sold in a flexible plastic foil bag in four ounce, one ounce, and one-half ounce packages.

Veggie Booty is often consumed by children, so parents are encouraged to watch their children, and seek medical care if they observe signs of illness.

Individuals who have recently eaten Veggie Booty and who have experienced any of the symptoms described below should contact a doctor or other health care provider immediately. Any such illnesses in persons with a recent history of eating Veggie Booty should be reported to state or local health authorities.

This warning is based on 52 reports of illness across 17 states, beginning in March 2007. Almost all the illnesses have occurred in children under 10 years old, with the most cases in toddlers. Most persons had reported bloody diarrhea; four were hospitalized. FDA learned of the illnesses on June 27 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which conducted an investigation of the illnesses with state and local health officials. The outbreak is considered likely to be ongoing.

Salmonella typically causes diarrhea (may be bloody); the diarrhea is often accompanied by abdominal cramps and fever. Symptoms typically begin within one to four days after exposure to the bacteria. In infants, persons with poor underlying health and those with weakened immune systems, Salmonella can invade the bloodstream and cause life-threatening infections.

States reporting illnesses include: California (seven cases), Colorado (five cases), Connecticut (one case), Georgia (one case), Indiana (one case), Massachusetts (three cases), Minnesota (two cases), New Hampshire (two cases), New Jersey (two cases), New York (13 cases), Oregon (one case), Pennsylvania (three cases), Tennessee (one), Texas (one), Vermont (three cases), Washington (four cases), and Wisconsin (two cases).

Robert's American Gourmet, of Sea Cliff, N.Y., which markets Veggie Booty, and its contract manufacturer, are fully cooperating with FDA's investigation into the cause of the contamination. Manufacturing and distribution of this product has ceased, and Robert's American Gourmet is recalling all potentially contaminated product, including all expiration dates and lot codes. The product is sold in all 50 states and Canada at retail locations and over the Internet.

FDA will provide updates as the investigation progresses and more information becomes available.

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

Recalls: Mag Stix, Children's Jewelry

Serious Intestinal Injury Prompts Kipp Brothers Recall of Mag Stix
Magnetic Building Sets

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: Mag Stix Magnetic Building Sets

Units: About 800

Distributor: Kipp Brothers, of Carmel, Ind.

Hazard: Small magnets inside the plastic sticks 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 perforation or blockage, which can be fatal.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC has received one report of an eight-year-old
girl who was hospitalized after swallowing loose magnets. Extensive
surgery was required to remove the magnets and repair intestinal
perforations.

Description: The recalled Mag Stix sets contain 24 pieces including
twelve 1-inch sticks, four 2.25-inch sticks, and eight metal balls. The
sticks are yellow, green, blue and rust-colored. "Item No. 40330 Made in
China" and UPC number 7 7704 40330 1 are printed on the packaging.

Sold at: Kipp Brothers' showroom, Fall 2005 catalog and Web site (order
# NB8141) from September 2005 through March 2006 for about $3.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these recalled toys away from
children and contact Kipp Brothers for instructions on returning the
product for a full refund (including shipping).

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Kipp Brothers at
(800) 428-1153 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or
visit the Web site at www.kipptoys.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/prhtml07/07231.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 5, 2007
Release #07-232

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 929-0006
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Children's Metal Jewelry Recalled by Future Industries 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: Essentials for Kids Jewelry Sets

Units: About 20,000

Importer: Future Industries, of Cliffwood Beach, N.J.

Hazard: The recalled metal jewelry sets 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 recalled jewelry sets include a necklace, bracelet and
pair of earrings made of green, blue or pink plastic beads. The
necklaces have painted metallic pendants in the shape of shoes, girls,
blackboards with "ABCD," or school buses. The other recalled jewelry
sets include a necklace and seven pendants, one for each day of the
week. The pendants are shaped as sandals, purses or butterflies.
"Essentials for kids" is printed on the packaging.

Sold at: Gift stores, dollar stores, and small discount stores
nationwide from August 2005 through April 2007 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewelry away from
children. Return it to the store where purchased for a full refund, or
contact Future Industries for information on receiving a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Future Industries
at (800) 929-0006 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Wellbaskets.com Is Alerting Customers of the Veggie Booty Voluntary Recall Issued on June 28, 2007 by Robert's American Gourmet

July 2, 2003 -- Veggie Booty has been voluntarily recalled by manufacturer Robert's American Gourmet due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recently recalled product, Veggie Booty, was a component of many gift baskets created by www.wellbaskets.com. Any recipients of baskets containing Veggie Booty are instructed to discard the contents of the package and to contact Robert's American Gourmet by phone at 1-800-626-7557 or by e-mail at info@robscape.com for refund or replacement.Customers who have already consumed the product and are experiencing symptoms of Salmonella infection such as diarrhea, vomiting, and/or fever lasting longer than three days should contact their health care provider.While no bags of Veggie Booty have at present tested positive for Salmonella, Robert's American Gourmet has taken a proactive stance to recall the product, and Wellbaskets.com has removed the products from its shelves and baskets as of the date of the recall.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

6/29/07 Fire Hazard with Thermador(r) Built-In Ovens Leads to Recall by BSH Home Appliances Corp.

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: Thermador(r) Brand Built-In Ovens

Units: About 42,000

Manufacturer: BSH Home Appliances Corp., of Huntington Beach, Calif.

Hazard: The oven can have gaps in the insulation where overheating can
occur and when used in the self-cleaning mode it can cause nearby
cabinets to overheat. This can pose a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: BSH Home Appliances has received ten reports of
incidents including one which resulted in a fire that caused extensive
property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Thermador(r) Brand built-in single
ovens and combination models which have a conventional oven and a
microwave. The model numbers of the single ovens are C271B, C301B,
SEC271B and SEC301B. The model numbers of the combination models are
SEM272B, SEM302B, SEMW272B and SEMW302B. The ovens have date codes
between FD8403 and FD8701. The model number and date code can be found
on the underside of the control panel.

Sold at: Appliance and specialty stores nationwide from November 2004
through May 2007 for between $2,400 and $3,900.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the oven's self-cleaning mode and
contact BSH Home Appliances immediately to schedule an inspection and
free repair, if necessary.

Consumer Contact: BSH Home Appliances at (800) 701-5230 between 7 a.m.
and 11 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. For more information, visit the
firm's Web site at www.thermador.com

6/28/07 Recalls Target Barbecue Grill, Lasko Ceramic Heaters

1. Target Recalls Toy Barbeque Grills Due to Laceration Hazard

2. Ceramic Heaters Recalled By Lasko; Heaters Could Pose A Fire Hazard

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Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 440-0680
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

Target Recalls Toy Barbeque Grills Due to Laceration 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: Play Wonder Toy Barbeque Grills

Units: About 2,300

Importer: Schylling, of Rowley, Mass.

Distributor: Target, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: The circular ash tray attached to the stainless steel legs of
the grill could contain sharp edges, posing a laceration hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the Play Wonder Barbeque Grill. The
grill is metal and has an orange metal base and top, along with
stainless steel legs and a removable circular ash tray. The grill set
also includes tongs and a spatula. The "Play Wonder" logo is located on
the lower right corner of the packaging.

Sold at: Target Stores nationwide from December 2006 to February 2007
for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the toy grills away from
children and return them to Target for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can contact Target at
(800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or
log on to the firm's Web site www.target.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/prhtml07/07226.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 28, 2007
Release #07-227

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 984-3311
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Ceramic Heaters Recalled By Lasko; Heaters Could Pose A 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: Lasko Ceramic Heaters

Units: About 1.2 million

Manufacturer: Lasko Products Inc., of West Chester, Pa.

Hazard: The heater's cord can overheat where it enters the base of the
unit, which could pose a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Lasko has received 28 reports of failed power cords,
including six reports of minor property damage. No injuries have been
reported.

Description: This recall involves Lasko ceramic heaters manufactured in
2005. Model numbers included in the recall are: 5132, 5345, 5362, 5364,
5420, 5532, 5534 and 5566. Model numbers are located on the bottom of
the unit or at the rear of the base of the heaters.

Sold at: Major retailers, home centers and discount department stores
nationwide from September 2005 through April 2006 for between $20 and
$50.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the heaters and contact
Lasko to receive a free replacement heater.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lasko at (800)
984-3311 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.Laskoproducts.com

6/27/07 CPSC Warns of Deadly Dangers When Consumers Use Illegal Fireworks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Between 2000 and 2006, the U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission (CPSC) has reports of 49 fireworks-related consumer
deaths, the CPSC announced today on the Washington Mall, joined by the
U.S. Fire Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms,
and Explosives (ATF). More than half of these incidents involved illegal
fireworks.

"While many Americans will enjoy the safe and legal use of fireworks,"
said Acting CPSC Chairman Nancy Nord, "there will be those who will be
treated in hospital emergency rooms as a result of using illegal
fireworks, misusing fireworks, or due to a firework that has
malfunctioned."

On average there are about seven firework-related deaths each year. The
CPSC is aware of 11 deaths associated with fireworks in 2006.

CPSC's staff estimates that there were 9,200 emergency room-treated
injuries associated with all fireworks in 2006. Most of these injuries,
6,400, occurred during the one month period surrounding the July 4th
holiday.

For those consumers who choose to use fireworks, CPSC encourages them to
do so safely and legally. The federal government is committed to
stopping the manufacture and sale of illegal fireworks and the diversion
of professional fireworks to consumers. These explosives can be deadly
if used by consumers.

As a part of its fireworks enforcement program, CPSC actively works with
ATF. Through undercover buys, online purchases, inspections and
investigations, CPSC and ATF are tracking down and closing illegal
roadside stands, warehouses and retail stores that sell professional
grade explosives to consumers, and manufacturers of dangerous fireworks
devices. CPSC also works with the U.S. Fire Administration to reduce
deaths and injuries from fire-related hazards, including fireworks.

Since 1988, CPSC and Customs and Border Protection have seized or
detained more than 462 million hazardous fireworks at docks across the
country. The investigative work conducted by CPSC and ATF has led to
dozens of successful prosecutions by the Justice Department's Office of
Consumer Litigation and U.S. Attorney's offices across the country.

CPSC recommends following these fireworks safety tips:

* Never allow young children to play with fireworks.

* Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using
them.
Avoid buying fireworks that come in brown paper packaging, as this is
often a sign that the fireworks were made for professional shows and
could pose a danger to consumers.

* Adults should always supervise fireworks activities. Parents often
don't realize that sparklers have caused more injuries to children under
age five than any other type of firework. Sparklers burn at temperatures
of about 2,000 degrees - hot enough to melt some metals.

* Never have any portion of your body directly over a firework device
when lighting the fuse. Move back a safe distance immediately after
lighting.

* Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not fully
functioned.
* Douse and soak with water and throw them away.

* Never point or throw fireworks at another person.

* Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other
mishap.

* Light one item at a time, then move back quickly.

* Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass
containers.

6/26/07 Bond Manufacturing Co. Issues Recall for Folding Recliner Chairs That Can Collapse and Injure Users

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: Rockingham Deluxe Lounge Chairs (also sold as
Vanderwall Folding Recliner Chairs)

Units: About 68,000

Importer: Bond Manufacturing Co., of Baypoint, Calif.

Hazard: The chairs can collapse or fall backward due to faulty support
brackets or weak frames, posing fall and severe laceration hazards to
consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Bond is aware of 13 incidents in which the recalled
chairs fell backwards or collapsed. There have been eight reports of
injuries. Four consumers reported injuries to their shoulder, back or
neck, one consumer reported an injury to her head, two consumers
reported hand injuries, and one consumer suffered a severe laceration to
the tip of her finger when the chair collapsed.

Description: The recalled recliner chairs have a mesh covering attached
to the steel frame by a woven cord. The chairs were sold in the
following colors: bronze, navy blue, spa blue, spa green, spa linen,
orange, lime, teal and taupe. The recliners are about 40 inches long, 28
inches wide and 46 inches high.

Sold at: Hardware, variety and discount department stores nationwide
from December 2006 through April 2007 for between $35 and $100.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled chairs immediately and
return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bond toll-free at
(866) 771-2663 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

6/25/07 Pier 1 Imports Expands Recall of Glassware Pieces

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: Blue/Green Dual Glassware Pieces

Units: About 219,000 (about 180,000 orange and red glassware pieces were
recalled on May 8, 2007)

Importer/Distributor: Pier 1 Imports, Fort Worth, Texas

Hazard: The glassware can crack or break unexpectedly, posing a
laceration hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Pier 1 Imports has received 21 reports in total of
glassware that cracked or broke, including one injury involving a minor
cut from broken glass associated with a previous recall.

Description: The recalled glassware pieces involve large and small
tumblers, goblets and margaritas. The bottom half of the tumblers is
aquamarine and the top half is yellow. The bottom of the margaritas and
the goblets is clear and the top is aquamarine and yellow.

Sold by: Pier 1 Imports stores nationwide, its Web site (www.pier1.com)
and its June 2007 catalog from January 2007 through April 2007 for about
$6.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the glassware pieces immediately and
return them to their nearest Pier 1 Imports retail store for a refund or
merchandise credit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information consumers can contact Pier
1 Imports at (800) 245-4595 between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. CT Monday through
Saturday and between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, or visit the firm's Web
site at www.pier1.com

6/20/07 New Federal Mattress Standard Expected to Save Hundreds of Lives, Prevent Thousands of Injuries

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A good night's sleep - that's what most consumers
want from their mattress. Starting July 1, 2007, new mattresses will
offer an additional, lifesaving benefit: better protection from a fire
(transcript).

Mattresses manufactured in or imported into the United States on or
after July 1, 2007 must meet the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission's (CPSC) flammability standard. The mandatory standard is
designed to reduce the severity of mattress fires ignited by open flame
sources such as candles, matches and lighters.

CPSC estimates that, once fully effective, the new federal flammability
standard will prevent as many as 270 deaths and 1,330 injuries every
year.

CPSC Acting Chairman Nancy Nord calls the new standard an important
layer of fire protection in the home.

"The new federal flammability standard limits the spread and intensity
of a mattress fire," said CPSC Acting Chairman Nancy Nord. "That will
give consumers valuable time to escape their homes if there's a fire and
it will save lives."

The mandatory mattress rule, known as 16 CFR Part 1633, is a performance
standard that limits the heat release in a mattress fire.

When shopping for a new mattress or mattress set, consumers should look
for a label on the mattress stating that it meets the federal
flammability requirement, and whether it is intended to be sold alone or
with a specific foundation, such as a box spring.

Although this is an added layer of protection, consumers still need to
keep in mind that increased fire resistance does not mean there is no
fire risk. CPSC urges consumers to follow these important fire safety
tips:

* Never smoke in bed.
* Do not allow kids to play with candles, lighters, matches or smoking
materials.
* Do not fall asleep while a candle is burning.
* Extinguish candles before leaving the room.
* Have working smoke alarms on each level of the home and inside every
bedroom.
* In case of fire, call 911 from a safe location.

The federal open flame standard does not address ignition from
cigarettes because that protection is already required. A mandatory
federal standard on cigarette ignition of mattresses, 16 CFR Part 1632,
has been in place for more than 30 years.

CPSC's free publication, "Sleep Safer: A Fire Resistant Mattress Can
Save Your Life" (CPSC-560), offers consumers lifesaving information on
the new federal open flame standard and fire safety tips. It is
available in English and Spanish and can be ordered by sending an email
request to info@cpsc.gov or by contacting CPSC's Hotline at (800)
638-2772.

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

6/14/07 Recalls Asko Cylinda Dishwashers, Children's Jeweled Sandals (Nordstrom), Children's Jackets (Nordstom)

1. Asko Cylinda Recalls DW95 Series Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazard
2. Children's Jeweled Sandals Sold by Nordstrom Recalled Due to Choking
Hazard
3. Choking Hazard Prompts Nordstrom Recall of Children's Jackets

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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 14, 2007
Release #07-213

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 309-9921
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Asko Cylinda Recalls DW95 Series Dishwashers 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 Products: Asko DW95 Model Series Dishwashers

Units: About 130,000

Manufacturer: Asko Cylinda AB, of Vara, Sweden

Importer/Distributor: AM Appliance Group Inc., of Richardson, Texas

Hazard: An electrical component in the dishwasher can overheat, posing a
fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 21 reports of dishwasher
fires. Product and property damage has been reported. No injuries have
been reported.

Description: The recalled dishwashers include the ASKO model series DW95
with model numbers 1355, 1375, 1385, 1475, 1485, 1555, 1585, 1595, 1655,
1805, 1885, and 1895 manufactured from January 1995 through April 2000.
The model number, serial numbers and manufacture date are printed on the
name plate on the right interior side of the dishwasher door. Asko
dishwashers manufactured after April 2000 are not included in the
recall.

Sold by: Major kitchen appliance distributors/dealers nationwide from
January 1995 through April 2000 for between $750 and $1,300.

Manufactured in: Sweden

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the dishwashers immediately and
contact Asko to arrange for a free inspection and repair or to
participate in a rebate program.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Asko toll-free at
(866) 309-9921 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or
visit the firm's Web site at www.askousa.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/prhtml07/07213.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 14, 2007
Release #07-214

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 282-6060
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Children's Jeweled Sandals Sold by Nordstrom Recalled 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: Calypso Sandals

Units: About 1,800

Importer: Nordstrom Inc., of Seattle, Wash.

Hazard: The jewel decorations on the shoes can detach, posing a choking
hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Nordstrom brand sandals sold in
toddler and little girl's sizes. The Calypso-style shoes are tan and
white with gold straps that have three jeweled flowers on the top.
"Nordstrom" and a flower pattern are embossed on the upper sole of the
shoes. Toddler sizes were sold with an ankle strap.

Sold at: Nordstrom stores nationwide and on Nordstrom.com during
February 2007 for about $27.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately return the recalled sandals to any
Nordstrom store or Nordstrom.com for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Nordstrom at (888)
282-6060 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.nordstrom.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/prhtml07/07214.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 14, 2007
Release #07-215

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 933-3365
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Choking Hazard Prompts Nordstrom Recall of Children's Jackets

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: Pine Peak Blues Children's Jackets

Units: About 1,900

Importer: Nordstrom Inc., of Seattle, Wash.

Hazard: The zipper pull can detach from the jacket's zipper, posing a
choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Nordstrom has received one report of the zipper pull
detaching. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled jackets were sold in infant, toddler and youth
sizes. They are navy-colored and long-sleeved. They have a zipper-front
with the flag of England embroidered on the left shoulder and an
"England" patch on the left chest. There are two zipper front pockets in
addition to the zipper front. "Pine Peak Blues" is printed on a label
inside the jacket.

Sold exclusively at: Nordstrom stores from November 2006 through April
2007 for about $35.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled jacket away from
children and return it to any Nordstrom store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Nordstrom
toll-free at (800) 933-3365 anytime, visit the firm's Web site at
www.nordstrom.com, or email the firm at contact@nordstrom.com

6/13/07 Recalls Cannondale Mountain Bicycles, Thomas & Friends (tm) Wooden Railway

1. Cannondale Announces Recall of Mountain Bicycles; Lefty Forks Can
Break Unexpectedly
2. RC2 Corp. Recalls Various Thomas & Friends(tm) Wooden Railway Toys
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 13, 2007
Release #07-211

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 245-3872
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Cannondale Announces Recall of Mountain Bicycles; Lefty Forks Can Break
Unexpectedly

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 Products: Mountain Bicycles with Lefty Speed SL and Lefty Speed
DLR Forks

Units: About 6,700

Manufacturer: Cannondale Bicycle Corp., Bethel, Conn.

Hazard: The forks can break during use causing the rider to lose control
of the bicycle, fall and suffer serious injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: Cannondale has received 15 reports of the bicycle
forks separating, including five reports of injuries including a broken
collarbone, a concussion, broken ribs and bruises.

Description: The carbon or aluminum bicycle forks were sold on
Cannondale mountain bicycle models listed below:

Bicycle model code, product Retail price

Lefty Speed Carbon SL
2007 Taurine Carbon Team Replica $5500
2007 Scalpel 1 $5000
2007 Scalpel Team Replica $5500
2007 Rush Carbon 1 $6000
2007 Rush Carbon Team $6500
2007 aftermarket, replacement Lefty Speed Carbon SL forks $1400

Lefty Speed DLR 2 (including bonded, 100mm and 80mm)
2007 Rush Carbon 2 (This model also included in the recall for Cranksets
- CPSC press release #07-206) $4500
2007 Rush 3 $2600
2007 Rush 4 $2600
2007 Rush 5 $1700
2007 Caffeine 29'er $1600
2007 Scalpel 2 $3500
2007 Scalpel 3 $2600
2007 Caffeine 1 $2200
2007 Caffeine 2 $1600
2007 Rush Feminine 1 $2000
2007 aftermarket, replacement Lefty Speed (bonded, 100mm and 80mm) DLR 2
$950
2008 Rush Carbon 3 $3500

Sold at: Authorized Cannondale dealers from June 2006 through May 2007
for between $1,600 and $6,500.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these bicycles immediately.
Cannondale dealers will repair these forks at no charge.

Consumer Contact: Owners of these bicycles may call Cannondale's toll
free number: 800- BIKEUSA (245-3872) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday
through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.cannondale.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/prhtml07/07211.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 13, 2007
Release #07-212

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 725-4407
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

RC2 Corp. Recalls Various Thomas & Friends(tm) Wooden Railway Toys 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 Products: Various Thomas & Friends(tm) Wooden Railway Toys

Units: About 1.5 million

Importer/Distributor: RC2 Corp., of Oak Brook, Ill.

Hazard: Surface paints on the recalled products contain lead. Lead is
toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health
effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None.

Description: The recall involves wooden vehicles, buildings and other
train set components for young children listed in the chart below. The
front of the packaging has the logo "Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway" on
the upper left-hand corner. A manufacturing code may be located on the
bottom of the product or inside the battery cover. Toys marked with
codes containing "WJ" or "AZ" are not included in this recall.

Recalled Product Name
Red James Engine & Red James' # 5 Coal Tender
Red Lights & Sounds James Engine & Red James' #5 Lights & Sounds Coal
Tender
James with Team Colors Engine & James with Team Colors #5 Coal Tender
Red Skarloey Engine
Brown & Yellow Old Slow Coach
Red Hook & Ladder Truck & Red Water Tanker Truck
Red Musical Caboose
Red Sodor Line Caboose
Red Coal Car labeled "2006 Day Out With Thomas" on the Side
Red Baggage Car
Red Holiday Caboose
Red "Sodor Mail" Car
Red Fire Brigade Truck
Red Fire Brigade Train
Deluxe Sodor Fire Station
Red Coal Car
Yellow Box Car
Red Stop Sign
Yellow Railroad Crossing Sign
Yellow "Sodor Cargo Company" Cargo Piece
Smelting Yard
Ice Cream Factory

Sold at: Toy stores and various retailers nationwide from January 2005
through June 2007 for between $10 and $70.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled toys away from young children
immediately and contact RC2 Corp. for a replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact RC2 Corp.
toll-free at (866) 725-4407 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through
Thursday and between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. CT Friday, or visit the firm's
Web site at recalls.rc2.com

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

6/6/07 Recalls Simplicity Cribs, Cannondale Bicycles

1. Simplicity Recalls Cribs Due to Fall, Entrapment and Choking Hazards
2. Cannondale Recalls Bicycles With Carbon Crankset Due to Fall 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 6, 2007
Release #07-205

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 784-1982
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Simplicity Recalls Cribs Due to Fall, Entrapment and Choking 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: Nursery-in-a-Box Cribs

Units: About 40,000

Manufacturer: Simplicity Inc., of Reading, Pa.

Hazard: The assembly instructions provided with the cribs incorrectly
instruct consumers how to attach the crib's drop side. If improperly
installed, the drop side can disengage from the crib, posing fall and
entrapment hazards for the child. Additionally, the metal locking pins
on the drop side can pop off, presenting a choking hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC is aware of an incident in which the crib's
drop side, which was installed upside down, fell from its upright
position and the metal locking pins became dislodged. Simplicity
received a report of wrong instructions being packaged with the crib.

Description: The recalled cribs are part of the Nursery-in-a-Box
furniture set which also includes a changing table and clothing
organizer. The cribs are cherry, white or natural in color. Only model
numbers 8910 and 8050 with serial numbers 3005 HY through 0806 HY are
included in this recall. The model and serial numbers are printed on an
envelope permanently attached to the mattress support. "Simplicity,"
model and serial numbers are also printed on a label on the bottom rail
of the headboard.

Sold at: Department stores and children's product stores from August
2005 through May 2007 for about $200.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately check the crib to make sure the
drop side is securely fastened and correctly installed. Contact
Simplicity to receive correct assembly instructions, or consumers can
download the assembly instructions at the firm's Web site,
www.simplicityforchildren.com. Consumers can view a video on the firm's
Web site showing the proper assembly of the drop side. If the drop side
is not properly installed, consumers should stop using the crib until it
is assembled correctly.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Simplicity at
(800) 784-1982 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at
www.simplicityforchildren.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/prhtml07/07205.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 6, 2007
Release #07-206

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 245-3872
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Cannondale Recalls Bicycles With Carbon Crankset 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: Bicycles with Carbon Cranksets

Units: About 2,900

Importer: Cannondale Bicycle Corp., of Bethel, Conn.

Hazard: The bicycle's crankset could break, posing a fall hazard to
user.

Incidents/Injuries: Cannondale has received two reports of the cranksets
breaking resulting in one minor injury.

Description: Cranksets are the gears at the front of the bicycle chain
with pedals attached to the outer ends. The crankset spins on a bearing
and axle assembly called a bottom bracket. The recalled cranksets are
two piece carbon crankset with an integrated aluminum bottom bracket.
These cranksets were used on the following bicycle models:

2007 Road Bikes:
Synapse Carbon SL1 Compact drive
Ironman 1, Si Carbon Standard drive
System 6 Team 1 Compact drive and Standard drive
System 6 Team 3 Compact drive and Standard drive
Cyclocross SLl 1 Compact drive

2007 Mountain Bikes:
Taurine 1 SL
Rush Carbon 2

2007 Framesets & Cranksets:
Synapse SL Si
System 6 Team SI
Ironman 613 SL
CAAD 9 Cyclocross Si
All carbon Si road and mountain cranksets

2008 Road Bikes:
System 6 Liquigas 3 Compact and Standard Drive

Sold at: Authorized Cannondale dealers nationwide from June 2006 though
May 2007 for between $1,800 and $5,700 for the bicycles and about $475
for the crankset.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Cannondale dealers will inspect the bicycle cranksets to
determine if a free replacement is needed.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cannondale at
(800) BIKEUSA (245-3872) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through
Friday or visit the firm's Website at www.cannondale.com

6/5/07 CPSC Warns Meerkat 50 Youth ATVs Defective and Dangerous

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The staff of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission (CPSC) is warning consumers who own a Kazuma Meerkat 50 Youth
All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) that children are at risk of injury or death
due to multiple safety defects with this off-road vehicle. The ATVs,
which were imported by Kazuma Pacific Inc., of Stafford, Texas, were
found to have several serious defects. CPSC staff has determined that
the Meerkat 50 lacks front brakes, has no parking brake, is missing a
neutral indicator light, and can be started in gear. Additionally, the
owner's manual does not contain complete information on safe operation
and maintenance of the ATV.

CPSC staff recommends that consumers stop using the product immediately
because it is unsafe. The staff recommends that consumers demand a
refund of the purchase price from the importer or dealer due to the
defective condition of the ATV.

The risk with these ATVs is severe because these vehicles are intended
for children age 6 to 11. In many cases, youth riders are just learning
how to operate an ATV and may not have the experience necessary to help
them avoid hazards associated with this product's defects.

Kazuma Pacific has refused to provide complete incident or injury
information for any of their products. Therefore, CPSC has been unable
to determine how many children have been injured. Between December 2006
and May 2007, Kazuma Pacific has impeded CPSC's efforts to protect the
safety of children, by refusing to implement a corrective action plan
for this ATV.

Kazuma Pacific has sold at least 2,700 Meerkat 50 ATVs and has stated
that they are continuing to sell the units that CPSC staff found to be
defective. Kazuma dealers and Web retailers nationwide have sold this
ATV since 2003 for between $525 and $825.

CPSC staff is requesting that consumers immediately report any incidents
involving the Kazuma Meerkat 50 to the CPSC Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or
to the CPSC Web site at www.cpsc.gov

6/1/07 Know Carbon Monoxide Dangers Before the Power Goes Out

Know Carbon Monoxide Dangers Before the Power Goes Out

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As hurricane season blows in, consumers need to be
aware of the many dangers associated with severe weather. The U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urges consumers to protect
themselves and their families not only during, but after the storm.

In 2005, CPSC received reports of at least 64 people who died from
carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning associated with portable generators.

Portable gas generators, often used by consumers to restore power to
their homes and businesses in the aftermath of a storm, produce high
levels of odorless, poisonous CO. CPSC warns consumers that generators
should be used outdoors only, far from doors, windows, and vents that
could allow CO to come indoors.

Porter Novelli "Healthstyles" surveys (Porter Novelli's 2005 and 2006
HealthStyles mail survey was conducted among approximately 10,000 adults
age 18 and older using Synovate's Consumer Opinion Panel. Analyses were
conducted at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under a
licensing agreement with Porter Novelli) of more than 10,000 adults
found dangerous misconceptions about generator safety. The surveys found
that most respondents (62 percent) believe it is safe to run a generator
in a garage as long as the garage door is open. Many (47 percent) also
believe it is safe to run a generator in a basement as long as a window
is open. But both scenarios have caused deaths.

Even in a garage with the door open, CO can accumulate rapidly and seep
into the home, overpowering sleeping occupants. CPSC warns consumers
never to use a generator inside homes, garages, crawlspaces, sheds, or
similar areas, even with ventilation. CPSC estimates the amount of CO
produced by just one generator is equal to the CO produced by hundreds
of idling cars.

"Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless poison gas. It is an
invisible killer," said CPSC Acting Chairman Nancy Nord. "While
generators can come in handy after a storm, using one indoors can kill
you and your family in minutes."

Deaths associated with CO from portable generators have risen in recent
years. In 1999, generators were involved with 6% of the total yearly
estimated CO poisoning deaths associated with all consumer products
compared to 24% in 2002.

CPSC has taken major steps to alert and safeguard consumers who use
portable generators. CPSC mandated that all generators manufactured or
imported on or after May 14, 2007, bear a prominent DANGER label to warn
consumers about CO and encourage safe use.

CPSC is also pursuing rulemaking to develop performance requirements or
other strategies to lower the risk of CO poisoning associated with
portable generators.

The agency has posted a new alert on its Web site, www.cpsc.gov, with
tips for consumers on safe generator use.

5/31/07 Recalls Royal Pine Cone Canles, Song Lin Cribs, Scuba Diving Regulator, Kayak Paddle Floats, Children's Metal Jewelry

1. Royal Products Recalls Pine Cone Candles Due to Fire Hazard
2. Song Lin Industrial Inc. Recalls Cribs Due to Fall Hazard
3. Innovative Scuba Concepts Recalls Diving Regulator Components Due to
Drowning Hazard
4. Kayak Paddle Floats Recalled by NRS Due to Drowning Hazard
5. Children's Metal Jewelry Sold at Limited Too and Justice Stores
Recalled by Tween Brands 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
May 31, 2007
Release #07-198

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 693-1199
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Royal Products Recalls Pine Cone Candles 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: Vivre Royale Pine Cone Candles

Units: About 2,700

Importer: Royal Products Inc., of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Hazard: The candle's exterior coating and beads can ignite and catch
fire. The fire resulting from the coating and beads on the exterior of
the candle could ignite nearby combustibles.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a candle fire
causing minor property damage. CPSC has received one report of a flare
up with damage contained to the candle. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the Vivre Royale Pine Cone Candle,
Item Number 41419. The item number is located on the packaging of the
product. The warning label on the bottom of the packaging states, "Made
in China. Royal Products Inc." The candle is shaped like a pine cone.
The candle wax is purple inside and the coating on the outside of the
candle is brown and gold. There are small clear beads all over the
outside of the candle.

Sold through: Specialty stores nationwide from October 2005 through
December 2006 for between $12 and $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the candles and return
them to the place of purchase for an exchange or full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Royal Products at
(800) 693-1199 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or
visit the firm's Web site at www.royalproducts.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/prhtml07/07198.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 31, 2007
Release #07-199

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 589-0088
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Song Lin Industrial Inc. Recalls Cribs 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: Sleigh Round Cribs

Units: About 180

Importer: Song Lin Industrial Inc., of Oklahoma City, Okla.

Hazard: The assembly instructions included with the crib direct
consumers to assemble the crib with the mattress support in the highest
position and do not indicate that the mattress support can be moved to a
lower position. This poses a fall hazard to children who are able to sit
or stand up in the crib.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The Sleigh Round Crib, model #2005, measures approximately
42 inches in diameter, is made of solid wood and comes in a mahogany
finish. The crib has four posts that are 31 inches in height and a
portion of the side of the crib can be raised and lowered.

Sold at: Children's furniture stores nationwide from January 2005
through March 2007 for about $600.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should move the mattress support to the lower setting
if their child is able to sit or stand up in the crib. Consumers should
also contact Song Lin Industrial Inc. to obtain a revised version of the
assembly instructions, which includes directions on how to lower the
mattress support.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Song Lin
Industrial Inc. toll-free at (888) 589-0088 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
CT, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at
www.songlinfurniture.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/prhtml07/07199.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 31, 2007
Release #07-200

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 472-2740
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Innovative Scuba Concepts Recalls Diving Regulator Components Due to
Drowning 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: Swivel for a Scuba Regulator

Units: About 170

Importer: Innovative Scuba Concepts Inc., of Colorado Springs, Colo.

Hazard: The swivel, which is attached to a diving regulator, could
separate while diving. This will result in a complete and sudden loss of
the diver's air supply, causing the diver to engage in emergency ascent
procedures. This poses a risk of decompression sickness due to rapid
ascent, and air embolism or drowning if the diver panics or the
emergency ascent procedure fails.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report where the swivel
separated during a dive and caused the diver to ascend using the buddy
breathing technique. No injury was reported.

Description: The recall involves the HO110 Swivels sold as an
aftermarket regulator component. There are no markings such as a date or
production code embossed on the unit. Contact Innovative Scuba Concepts
for information on where the recalled units were sold.

Sold at: Specialty retail dive stores nationwide from January 2006
through March 2007 for about $40. They also could have been installed by
a dive shop regulator technician.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should stop using regulators with the swivel attached
and contact the dive store where purchased for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Innovative Scuba
Concepts Inc. at (800) 472-2740 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday
through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.innovativescuba.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/prhtml07/07200.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 31, 2007
Release #07-201

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 677-4327
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Kayak Paddle Floats Recalled by NRS Due to Drowning 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: NRS Sea Kayak Paddle Floats

Units: About 1,000

Distributor: NRS, of Moscow, Idaho

Hazard: The plastic tubes used to inflate the paddle float could break
and deflate, posing a drowning hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: NRS has received five reports of paddle floats
breaking and deflating. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The NRS Sea Kayak Paddle Float is an inflatable device that
is attached to one side of the paddle to help the kayaker re-enter the
kayak in open water. The paddle float is yellow and black and measures
15" wide by 28" long, before inflation. The NRS logo is on one side.
This recall involves those paddle floats with inflation tubes that are
clear or translucent. Paddle floats with black tubes are not included.

Sold at: NRS stores nationwide and NRS catalogs from July 2006 through
March 2007 for about $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the paddle floats immediately and
contact NRS to determine if you have one of the recalled models. NRS
will provide a free replacement paddle float for consumers with recalled
units.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should call NRS
toll-free at (877) 677-4327 between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. PST Monday through
Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.nrsweb.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/prhtml07/07201.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 31, 2007
Release #07-202

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 934-4497
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Children's Metal Jewelry Sold at Limited Too and Justice Stores Recalled
by Tween Brands 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: Children's Metal Jewelry

Units: About 103,000

Distributor/Retailer: Tween Brands Inc., of New Albany, Ohio

Hazard: The jewelry contains high levels of lead which can cause adverse
health effects and is toxic if ingested by young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: Some of the recalled necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and
charms are metallic, multi-colored, and have "High School Musical" or
pictures of "High School Musical" actors printed on them. Others have
frogs, hearts, stars, dogs with dog bones, flowers, and monkeys that
hang from silver, black or brown chains or cords.

Sold at: Limited Too and Justice retail stores nationwide, the Limited
Too catazine (catalog), and at www.limitedtoo.com from September 2005
through May 2007 for between $2 and $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take this recalled jewelry away
from children and return it to any Limited Too or Justice stores for a
full refund and a coupon for a 15 percent discount off a future
purchase.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Tween Brands at (800)
934-4497 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit
the firm's Web sites at www.limitedtoo.com and
www.justicejustforgirls.com

5/30/07 Recalls Toy Drums (Boyds), Fisher-Price Rainforest Infant Swings

1. Toy Drums Recalled by The Boyds Collection Ltd. Due to Lead
Poisoning Hazard
2. Fisher-Price Rainforest Infant Swings Recalled Due to Entrapment
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
May 30, 2007
Release #07-196

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 772-3277
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Toy Drums Recalled by The Boyds Collection Ltd. 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: Eli's Small Drums and Liberty's Large Drums

Units: About 4,500

Importer: The Boyds Collection Ltd., of McSherrystown, Pa.

Hazard: The red paint on the drums 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 decorative toy drums are made of wood and come
with two wooden drum sticks. The sides of the drums are painted blue
with white stars and the tops and bottoms feature an antique U.S. flag
decoration. The Eli's Small Drum measures 4 3/4 inches in diameter and 3
1/2 inches tall. The Liberty's Large Drum measures 6 3/4 inches in
diameter and 4 inches tall. The Eli's Small Drum has item number 654933
printed on its hangtag and packaging. The Liberty's Large Drum has item
number 654934 printed on its hangtag and packaging. The drums are
packaged and sold separately.

Sold at: Gift and collectible stores nationwide from June 2005 through
April 2007 for about $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled decorative toy
drums away from children and return them to the store where purchased
for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact The Boyds
Collection Ltd. toll-free at (877) 772-3277 ext.2179 anytime, e-mail
safety@boydsstuff.com, or visit the firm's Web site at
www.boydsstuff.com

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/prhtml07/07196.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 30, 2007
Release #07-197

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 303-5631
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Fisher-Price Rainforest Infant Swings Recalled Due to Entrapment 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: Rainforest Open Top Take-Along Swings

Units: About 112,000 (an additional 15,000 were sold worldwide)

Importer: Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, NY

Hazard: Infants can shift to one side of the swing and become caught
between the frame and seat, posing an entrapment hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Fisher-Price has received 60 reports of the infants
becoming entrapped, resulting in cuts, bumps, bruises and red marks.

Description: This recall involves Portable Rainforest Take Along Swings
with a palm tree mobile and two hanging plush toys. The swings are
approximately 23-inches-high and have two carry handles on the left and
right sides. Model numbers K7203, K7192 and K7195 are included in the
recall. Model numbers are located under the right handle on the swing.
No other collection of Rainforest swings or products are included in
this recall.

Sold at: Discount department stores and toy stores nationwide from
November 2006 to May 2007 for about $65.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the swing and contact
Fisher-Price for instructions on how to return it to receive a voucher
for a replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Fisher-Price
toll-free at (888) 303-5631 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at
www.service.mattel.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/prhtml07/07197.html

5/24/07 CPSC Warns Toddler Drownings Happen Quickly and Silently Agency Premiers New Pool Safety Public Service Announcement

CPSC Warns Toddler Drownings Happen Quickly and Silently
Agency Premiers New Pool Safety Public Service Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
reports there are about 260 drowning deaths of children younger than 5
each year in swimming pools, and an estimated 2,725 children are treated
annually in hospital emergency rooms for pool submersion injuries -
mostly in residential pools. CPSC strongly advises that parents use
layers of protection around the pool to prevent their children from
becoming a drowning victim.

In conjunction with this year's drowning prevention campaign, CPSC has
produced a public service announcement (transcript) to illustrate what
happens when a toddler falls into a pool. It vividly demonstrates what
you expect to hear and what the reality often sounds like.

"Parents may think that if their child falls in the water, they will
hear lots of splashing and screaming, and that they will be able to come
to the rescue," CPSC Acting Chairman Nancy Nord said. "Many times,
however, children slip under the water silently. Even people near the
pool often report hearing nothing out of the ordinary."

To reduce the risk of drowning, CPSC recommends adopting layers of
protection, including physical barriers, such as a fence with
self-closing, self-latching gates completely surrounding pools to
prevent unsupervised access by young children. If the house forms a side
of the barrier, use alarms on doors leading to the pool area or a power
safety cover over the pool.

It is important to always be prepared for an emergency by having rescue
equipment and a phone near the pool. Also, all parents who own pools
should learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

"No one layer of protection is foolproof to prevent drowning in pools,"
said Nord. "Use as many layers of protection as possible. Multiple
barriers and constant supervision are essential to protecting children."

Last year, CPSC highlighted the growing dangers of the popular
inflatable or portable pools, which range in size from small kiddie
pools to pools up to 4-feet deep and 18-feet wide. Between 2004 and
2006, CPSC received 47 reports of deaths of children related to
inflatable pools.

Large inflatable pools are relatively inexpensive - large pools with
water filters can cost under $200. They often have slanted or flexible
sides, which make it easier for children to climb into the pool even
without a ladder present. These pools may fall outside of local building
codes that require barriers, and are often purchased by consumers
without considering the barriers, such as fencing, necessary to protect
young children.

In addition to barriers and constant supervision, CPSC offers these tips
to help prevent drowning deaths:

* Since every second counts, always look for a missing child in the pool
first. Precious time is often wasted looking for missing children
anywhere but in the pool.

* Don't leave toys and floats in the pool that can attract young
children and cause them to fall in the water when they reach for the
items.

* For above-ground and inflatable pools with ladders, remove or secure
the ladder when the pool is not in use.

* Even if children can swim, it doesn't make them drown-proof. Always
supervise children using the pool.

For more information about drowning prevention, read CPSC's Swimming
Pool Safety Alert (PDF), Safety Barrier Guidelines for Pools (PDF) and
How to Plan for the Unexpected (PDF).

Also, CPSC recently updated its Guidelines for Entrapment Hazards:
Making Pools and Spas Safer (PDF), which gives information on reducing
drain entrapment dangers. CPSC recommends having a professional inspect
pools and spas for entrapment hazards, and making sure appropriate drain
covers are in place. The publication also identifies other important
strategies for addressing entrapment hazards in new and existing pools.

Copies of all these free publications can be obtained by going to CPSC's
Web site at www.cpsc.gov, or by calling CPSC's Hotline at (800)
638-2772.

Consumers can view a video clip about this drowning prevention campaign,
which includes the new Pool Safety Public Service Announcement on CPSC's
Web site at www.cpsc.gov

Consumers can also listen to an audio clip of the new pool Safety Public
Service Announcement on CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov

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