Saturday, September 29, 2007

TOBY N.Y.C. Expands Children's Metal Jewelry Recall Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

Name of Product: TOBY & ME Jewelry Sets
Units: About 23,500 (about 14,000 jewelry sets were recalled on August 22, 2007)
Importer: TOBY N.Y.C., of New York, N.Y.
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: This recall involves jewelry sets sold in different styles: a pink and clear crystal bead necklace and bracelet set with a painted metallic crown pendant; a pink and white pearl necklace and bracelet set with a painted metallic poodle pendant; and a pink pearl necklace, earrings and ring set. This recall is expanded to include two additional styles: a pink crystal and wood bead necklace and bracelet set with a monkey pendant; and a pink and clear crystal bead necklace and bracelet set with a heart pendant. All sets are sold in a pink gift box with "TOBY & ME" printed on the front and "TOBY & ME" hangtags attached to the packaging.
Sold at: T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, A.J. Wright, Cracker Barrel, and Shopko stores nationwide from August 2006 through August 2007 for between $8 and $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewelry away from children and contact TOBY N.Y.C. for information on receiving a full refund or replacement item.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact TOBY N.Y.C. toll-free at (866) 235-0588 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or email the firm at info@tobynyc.com

Children's Spinning Wheel-Metal Necklaces Recalled By Rhode Island Novelty Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

Name of Product: Children's Spinning Wheel-Metal Necklaces
Units: About 850 Manufacturer: Rhode Island Novelty, of Cumberland, R.I.
Hazard: The clasp on the necklaces 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 30"-inch-long link necklaces with a spinning wheel pendant. The wheel pendant, designed to resemble car's spinning tire rim, has rhinestones attached to the front, a silver base and measures 2 ¾-inches in diameter. The item has a clear plastic hang tag with a UPC code of 0 97138 68502 5.
Sold at: Family entertainment centers, redemption centers, and small discount stores nationwide and at www.rinovelty.com from November 2006 through May 2007 for about $2.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewelry away from children and return it to the store where purchased or to Rhode Island Novelty for a free replacement jewelry item.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Rhode Island Novelty at (800) 528-5599 between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.rinovelty.com

Guidecraft Inc. Recalls Children's Puppet Theaters Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

Name of Product: Floor Puppet Theaters
Units: About 10,000
Manufacturer: Guidecraft Inc., of Englewood, N.J.
Hazard: Surface paints on the puppet theater's wooden panels contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled puppet theater has a chalkboard surface on the front and colored side panels. The puppet theater measures about 35 inches in length, 14 inches in width and about 52 inches in height.
Sold at: Specialty toy stores, gift shops, catalogs and Web sites nationwide from June 2006 through August 2007 for about $90.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled puppet theaters away from children and contact Guidecraft to receive a replacement theater or another product of equal value.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Guidecraft toll-free at (888) 824-1308 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.guidecraft.com

Children's Toy Rakes Sold Exclusively at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores Recalled Due to Violation of Lead in Paint Standard

Name of Product: Children's Toy Rake
Units: About 16,000
Importer: Jo-Ann Stores Inc., of Hudson, Ohio
Hazard: Surface paint on the handle of the rake can contain excessive levels of lead paint, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled children's rake has a green handle with a yellow duck head attached to the handle. The rake has seven purple tines, also known as teeth. The rake is about 24 inches long. "Robbie Ducky(tm) Garden Collection Rake" is printed on a tag attached to the handle. Sold exclusively at: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores nationwide from January 2007 through September 2007 for about $7.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy rake away from children and return it to any Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Jo-Ann Stores Inc. toll-free at (888) 739-4120, option 7, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email the firm at guest.services@jo-annstores.com, or visit the firm's Web site at www.joann.com

RC2 Recalls Knights of the Sword Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

Name of Product: Britain's "Knights of the Sword" Series Toys
Units: About 800
Importer/Distributor: RC2 Corp., of Oak Brook, Ill.
Hazard: Surface paints on the toy knights contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The three recalled silver knight toys are mounted on red horses sold individually in see-through blister cards. "Britains" and "Knights of the Sword" are printed on the top of the card in the packaging. The recalled toys include a mounted silver knight on a red horse with an axe; a mounted silver knight on a red horse with two hands on a raised weapon; and a mounted silver knight on a red horse with a lance.
Sold at: Specialty toy stores nationwide from April 2004 through March 2006 for about $8.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take these recalled toys away from young children immediately and contact RC2 to receive a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact RC2 toll-free at (866) 725-4407 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at http://recalls.rc2.com

Target Recalls Children's Toy Gardening Tools and Chairs Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

Name of Product: Happy Giddy Gardening Tools and Children's Sunny Patch Chairs
Units: About 350,000
Importer: Target, of Minneapolis, Minn.
Manufacturer: Starite International Ltd., of Taiwan
Hazard: The surface paint on the recalled gardening tools and chairs contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall includes the Happy Giddy Gardening Tools and the Sunny Patch Children's Chairs. Gardening tools: caterpillar trowel with an orange and multi-colored handle; kitty cat broom with pink flowers and green handle; pink and green cultivator with a solid green tool portion and pink flowers on the handle; orange and green wood handle hoe and rake with orange flowers; pink and green shovel and trowel with pink flowers; green, orange and light blue snail push broom; multi-colored trowel, hoe, rake with orange on the tool body; multi-colored shovel with solid red on the shovel and eyes on the top of the handle; red and blue owl shaped broom with bristles painted blue, with yellow and black large eyes on the face. Children's Chairs: multi-colored children's Sunny Patch chairs with a giraffe, monkey, and elephant on the back. The cloth seat and back are striped in orange, yellow, green and blue. The chameleon, butterfly and lady bug chair are not included in the recall.

Sold at: Target stores nationwide from August 2006 through August 2007 for between $3 and $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the products away from children and return the item to the nearest Target store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 pm. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.target.com

RC2 Corp. Recalls Additional Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

Name of Product: Various Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway Toys
Units: About 200,000 (1.5 million other Thomas & Friends railway toys were recalled on June 13, 2007)
Importer/Distributor: RC2 Corp., of Oak Brook, Ill.
Hazard: Surface paints on the toys can contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves five toys from the Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway product line: the all-black cargo car, toad vehicle, olive green sod or cargo box and all-green maple tree top and signal base accessories. The front of the packaging has the logo "Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway" in the upper left-hand corner. A tracking code may be located on the bottom of some of the products. Toys marked with codes containing "WJ" and "AZ" are not included in the recall. Recalled Product Name & Tracking Codes All-Black Cargo Car - Included only in the Brendam Fishing Dock Set. The car is labeled "CARGO CAR" and has either no tracking code or one of the following codes on its undersides: 26833i 28233i 23243i00 24643i00 25343i00 27443i00 32043i00 34743i00 01553i00 04553i00 13353i00 14753i00 15453i00 18353i00 Cargo cars sold in other sets are not included. Toad vehicle with brake lever - The vehicle is labeled "TOAD" and has the tracking code 16560W000 on its underside. Olive Green Sodor Cargo Box - The side of the cargo box says "SODOR", the box was included only in the Deluxe Cranky the Crane Set. All-Green Maple Tree Top and Green Signal Base Accessories - Included only in Conductor's Figure 8 Sets.

Sold at: Toy stores and various retailers nationwide from March 2003 through September 2007 for between $10 and $40.

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 toll-free at (866) 725-4407 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at http://recalls.rc2.com

Back to Basics Products Recalls Iced Tea Makers Due to Fire Hazard

Name of Product: IT400 Iced Tea Makers
Units: About 10,000
Importer: Back to Basics Products LLC, of West Bend, Wis. and Bluffdale, Utah
Hazard: The iced tea maker's components can fail, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None.
Description: The recalled Iced Tea Maker (Model #IT400) is mostly white and has a 2.5 quart glass pitcher. The recall includes only those products with a date code of CA1307 or CA1307-A. The model number is embossed on the bottom of the unit, and the date code is printed on a small white sticker, which is also on the bottom of the unit.
Sold at: Bon-Ton department stores and hardware stores nationwide, the JCPenney catalog, and Internet retailers from April 2007 through July 2007 for between $40 and $50.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using and unplug the recalled iced tea makers immediately and contact Back to Basics Products to receive a free replacement product or refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call the firm at (800) 874-4084 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday; visit the firm's Web site at www.backtobasicsproducts.com; or e-mail the firm at IT400recall@btbproducts.com

9/11/07 U.S. and Chinese Product Safety Agencies Announce Agreement To Improve The Safety of Imported Toys and Other Consumer Products

In a cooperative effort to ensure the safety of children's toys, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced an agreement with its product safety counterparts in the Chinese government aimed at stopping the use of lead paint in the manufacture of toys and addressing other product safety issues.

At a"Consumer Product Safety Summit" held today in Washington, D.C., CPSC made known that China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) has agreed to take immediately action to eliminate the use of lead paint on Chinese manufactured toys exported to the United States.

Lead paint on toys sold in the U.S. has been banned since 1978. In addition to the lead paint agreement, the two agencies announced work plans for cooperation in four product categories: Toys, Fireworks, Cigarette Lighters, and Electrical Products. The Work Plans provide a roadmap for bilateral efforts to improve the safety of these products, which represent some of the most frequent hazards under CPSC's regulatory jurisdiction.

CPSC Acting Chairman Nancy Nord stated that the Work Plans show "significant forward progress" in the agency's efforts to bring Chinese-made consumer products into line with U.S. safety rules. "This is an important signal from the Chinese government that it iss erious about working with CPSC to keep dangerous products out of American homes," said Acting Chairman Nord. "We will be looking for meaningful cooperation on the ground - that means not just with the Chinese government, but also with industry at both ends of the supplychain."

The Summit also resulted in an agreement by AQSIQ to increase their inspections of consumer products destined for the U.S. and to assist CPSC in tracing hazardous products to the manufacturer, distributor and exporter in China. The two agencies will review the plans' effectiveness within one year to identify possible areas for improvement.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals -contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Hayes Company Inc. Recalls Outdoor Candles Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Name of Product: "Avant Yarde" Decorative Glaze Outdoor Candles
Units: About 83,000
Importer/Distributor: The Hayes Company Inc., of Valley Center, Kan.
Hazard: The candle's wax can catch fire causing a high flame, which poses a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of consumers who suffered minor burns to their hands when they tried to extinguish flames coming from the candle.
Description: The recall involves three styles of outdoor citronella candles with a glazed lower portion that is brown, blue, or green. The item number 18134 can be located on the top left part of the label onthe bottom of the candle.
Sold at: Ace Hardware stores nationwide from February 2006 through June 2007 for about $8.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled candles immediately and return them to any Ace Hardware store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For further information, contact Hayes at (800) 838-5053 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.hayesco.com.

Fisher-Price Recalls Bongo Band Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

Name of Product: Big Big World 6-in-1 Bongo Band toys
Units: About 8,900
Importer: Fisher-Price Inc., of East Aurora, N.Y.
Hazard: Surface paints on the toys contain excessive levels of lead, which violates the federal law prohibiting lead paint on children's toys.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled toys have two bongos, including one with a yellow and green plastic drum base with a blue drum surface. The other bongo is yellow and green plastic drum base with an orange drum surface with "It's a Big, Big World" printed on it. The toys were sold with animal shaped accessories including a monkey, bird, tambourine and drumstick. The toys have product number K9343 inside the orange drum. A date code between 139-7SH and 232-7SH is printed on the drum's orange ring surface. Bongo Band toys included in this recall must have both the product number and date code.
Sold at: Retail stores nationwide from July 2007 through August 2007 fora bout $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Fisher-Price for instructions on returning the product in order to receive a free replacement toy.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fisher-Price at (888) 496-8330 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at www.mattel.com/safety

Fisher-Price Recalls Geo Trax Locomotive Toys Due To Violation of Lead Paint Standard

Name of Product: Geo Trax Locomotive Toys
Units: About 90,000
Importer: Fisher-Price Inc., of East Aurora, N.Y.
Hazard: Surface paints on the toys contain excessive levels of lead.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves the Geo Trax Freightway Transport and Geo Trax Special Track Pack locomotive toys. These toys are red with yellow paint on the ladder and horn details. The recalled models were manufactured between July 31, 2006 and August 20, 2007 and have a date code between 212-6CK through 325-6CK or 001-7CK through 232-7CK marked on the bottom of the product. The packaging on the Freightway Transport model is marked H5705 and the packaging on the Special Track Pack modelis marked K3013.
Sold at: Retail stores nationwide from September 2006 through August 2007 for between $3 and $16.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Fisher-Price. Consumers will need to return the product in order to receive a free replacement toy.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fisher-Price toll-free at (888) 496-8330 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at www.service.mattel.com

Mattel Recalls Various Barbie Accessory Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

Name of Product: Various Barbie Accessory Toys
Units: About 675,000
Importer: Mattel Inc., of El Segundo, Calif.
Hazard: Surface paints on the toys contain excessive levels of lead which is prohibited under federal law.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves various Barbie accessory toys that were manufactured between September 30, 2006 and August 20, 2007. The model names, product numbers and affected date code numbers are listed in a chart on CPSC's web site. The product and date code numbers are printed on the largest component of the toy sets.
Sold at: Retail stores nationwide from October 2006 through August 2007 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Mattel for instructions on how to receive a free replacement toy of equal value.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Mattel'sFisher-Price hotline at (888) 496-8330 anytime, or visit the firm's Website at www.mattel.com/safety

Wolverine Recalls Caterpillar Logger Boots; Can Pose Shock Hazard To User Due to Mislabeling

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: Logger Boots
Units: About 9,500
Manufacturer: Wolverine World Wide Inc., of Rockford, Mich.
Hazard: The recalled logger boots could be incorrectly labeled as resistant to electrical current. This poses a shock hazard to consumers who come in contact with an electrical current.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves Caterpillar brand steel toe logger boots. The boots were sold in women's and men's sizes. Women's boots were sold in black and have stock number P88030. Men's boots were sold in brown and black and have stock numbers P88033 or P88034. Stocknumbers are printed on a label on the tongue of the shoe. The Caterpillar logo and "EH" are also printed on the label. The word"Caterpillar" is printed on the outside of the boots.
Sold at: Shoe stores and other independent retailers nationwide from September 2006 through July 2007 for between $90 and $130.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop wearing the recalled boots immediately and contact Wolverine World Wide to receive a free replacement pair ofboots.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Wolverine World Wide at (800) 789-8586 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site www.wolverineworldwide.com. Consumers can also send an email to the company at productnotice@wwwinc.com, or write to Attn: Melissa Newman at Wolverine World Wide at 9341 Courtland Drive NE, Rockford, Mich.49351.

Children's Watering Cans Sold Exclusively at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores Recalled Due to Violation of Lead in Paint Ban

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: Robbie Ducky (tm) Kids Watering Cans
Units: About 6,000
Importer: Jo-Ann Stores Inc., of Hudson, Ohio
Hazard: The beak of the watering can contains lead in the paint, which violates the federal law prohibiting lead paint on children's toys. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled Robbie Ducky (tm) Kids Watering Can is yellow with an orange beak and is about 10 inches high by 6 inches wide."Robbie Ducky(tm) Garden Collection Duck Watering Can" is printed on a sticker on the bottom of the watering can.
Sold exclusively at: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores nationwide from February 2007 through August 2007 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the watering can away from children and return it to any Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Jo-Ann Stores Inc. toll-free at (888) 739-4120 ext. 7 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or email the firm at guest.services@jo-annstores.com or visit the firm's Web site at www.joann.com

Toys "R" Us Recalls Wooden Coloring Cases Due To Violation of Lead Paint Standard

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: Imaginarium Wooden Coloring Cases
Units: About 27,000
Importer / Retailer: Toys "R" Us Inc., of Wayne, N.J.
Hazard: The printed ink on the outer packaging of the wood case contains lead. Also, some of the black watercolor paint contains excessive levels of lead, which violates the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves the Imaginarium brand 213 Piece Wooden Coloring Case which includes crayons, pastels, colored pencils, fiber pens, paintbrush, pencil, water colors, palette, white paint, ruler and pencil sharpener in a light tan wooden carrying case. The case measuresabout 14 inches high by 19 inches wide.
Sold by: Toys "R" Us stores nationwide and toysrus.com from October 2006 through August 2007 for about $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the products away from children and return the item to the nearest Toys "R" Us store for store credit.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Toys "R" Us at (800) TOYSRUS/869-7787 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, and between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, or visit the company's Website at www.toysrus.com

Berko Electric Toe-Space Heaters Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

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: Toe-Space Electric Heaters
Units: About 84,000
Manufacturer: Berko Electric, of Peru, Ind., now known as Marley Engineered Products, of Bennettsville, S.C.
Hazard: If the fan stops working and the heater continues to run, the unit can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Marley has received 29 reports of fires resulting inproperty damage. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall involves electric, toe-space heaters typically installed in kitchens and bathrooms at floor level in the recessed space under cabinets.

The recall includes Berko Electric catalog numbers TS,TS-1 and TS-1A and Emerson Electric "Chromalox Comfort Heating" and"Environmental Products" catalog number KSH2000. The heater is controlled by a wall thermostat or a thermostat mounted on the front of the heater. The heater has a removable, black metal grille that measures 23 1/2 -inches wide and 3 1/2 -inches tall with five sets of openings, each with seven horizontal louvers.

Sold by: Berko Electric wholesale distributors nationwide from 1972 through February 1985 and Emerson Electric wholesale distributors from 1980 through February 1985 for between $70 and $170.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately turn off the heater at thethermostat and, if possible, at the home's circuit breaker or fuse. Consumers should contact Marley to determine if they have a recalled heater and for further instructions.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Marley at (800) 642-4328 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.berkomep.com/ts.htm

B&F System Inc. Recalls Emergency Tool Kits Due to Fire and Shock Hazards

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: Emergency Tool Kits
Units: About 43,000
Distributor: B&F System Inc., of Dallas, Texas
Hazard: Booster cables in the recalled kits can have undersized wiring and inadequate connections, posing a fire and shock hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled emergency tool kits have booster cables in combination with other tools and safety equipment.

The recall includes the following models:
#MTHEK41 - Yorkcraft(tm) 41 piece SAE & Metric kit
#MTHEKSM - Yorkcraft(tm) 6 piece kit
#MTHEKREF - Yorkcraft(tm) 15 piece kit
#MTHEK15 - Yorkcraft(tm) 15 piece kit
#MTEKIT2 - Yorkcraft(tm) Emergency Tool Kit
Sold at: Flea markets and various Internet sites nationwide from June 2003 through May 2007 for between $5 and $45.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the booster cables in the recalled kits immediately and contact the firm to receive a refund for the cost of the cables.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact B&F System toll-free at (877) 586-2926 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.bnfusa.com

Electric Heaters Recalled by Aloha Housewares Due to Fire Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, incooperation 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: "Aloha Breeze" Portable Electric Heaters
Units: About 281,000
Importer/Distributor: Aloha Housewares, Inc. of Arlington, Texas
Hazard: The heater can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Aloha Housewares has received seven reports of heaters melting, smoking or catching fire, including one report of minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled electric heaters are white-colored with the name "Aloha Breeze" printed on the front. The recall includes model number 05226 with date codes of 07/05, 08/05 and 11/05. The model number and date code are printed on the silver label located on the bottom of the heater.
Sold at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide from July 2005 to July 2007 for about $15.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled heaters immediately and contact the firm for instructions on receiving a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Aloha Housewares at (800) 295-4448 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or send an e-mail to ahitexaslg@aol.com

Health Care Candadian Style...

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Consumer Advisory: State Agriculture Director Issues Food Safety Alert for Potato Salad

August 31, 2007 -- Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) Director Robert Boggs in conjunction with The Kroger Co. today advises consumers not to consume Kroger brand Mustard or Southern-Style potato salad with a "Best If Used By" date of Sept. 5, 2007, because it may contain E. coli O157:H7.

ODA’s Consumer Analytical Laboratory tested a sample of the Kroger brand Mustard or Southern-style potato salad collected during routine food safety sampling, and found it positive for E. coli O157:H7, a foodborne pathogen.

To date, no illnesses have been reported, and additional samples analyzed by a certified, thirdparty laboratory contracted by Kroger have tested negative for E. coli O157:H7. As a precautionary measure, The Kroger Co. has removed the product from sale. The company encourages consumers to check their refrigerators and freezers for this specific product and, if found, to return it to the store for a full refund.

For more information regarding this product withdrawal, please visit http://www.kroger.com/.
Through ODA’s Division of Food Safety, the department helps assure consumers are provided foods, over-the-counter drugs, dietary supplements, and cosmetics that are safe, unadulterated, and honestly presented. Random, routine testing at the department's Consumer Analytical Laboratory helps identify potentially dangerous or adulterated products. In addition to advising consumers, the department has notified the Food and Drug Administration and local health departments.

NettoCollection Recalls Cribs Due to Entrapment and Strangulation Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, incooperation 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: "Moderne" and "Loft" Cribs

Units: About 400 Importer/Distributor: NettoCollection LLC, of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The crib slats can separate from the side rails, posing an entrapment and strangulation hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: NettoCollection has received three reports of the side rail spindles separating from the top rail. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The crib side rails are made of wood and sold with a brown finish. Only cribs with model numbers NC-137 and NC-140 and date codes 9/03 and 02/04 are included in the recall. The model numbers, date codesand "Made in Poland" are printed on a label on the crib end panels.

Sold at: Juvenile furniture stores nationwide from October 2003 through June 2005 for about $1,350.

Manufactured in: Poland

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the crib immediately and contact NettoCollection to receive two replacement side rails.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Netto Collection toll-free at (866) 996-3886 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.nettocollection.com