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Recalls Announced

NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 18, 2007
Release #08-034

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 654-0697
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Payless ShoeSource Recalls Girls' Boots 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: Girls' Boots

Units: About 90,000

Manufacturer: Payless ShoeSource Inc., of Topeka, KS

Hazard: The guitar-shaped zipper pulls on each boot can interlock while a child is walking, causing the child to trip and fall.

Incidents/Injuries: Payless has received five reports of the zipper pulls interlocking, including one report of a four-year-old girl who fell and skinned her knees.

Description: This recall involves black jeweled girls' boots. The boots have a silhouette of a guitar on the outer leg and a guitar-shaped zipper pull on the inner leg. "Hannah Montana" is engraved on the boot outsole and a photo of the singer and show's character is printed on the box. The boots were sold in girls' sizes 10 ½ to 4 ½ . No other styles or models are involved in this recall.

Sold at: Payless ShoeSource stores nationwide and Payless.com from August 2007 through September 2007 for about $27.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take these boots away from children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund or exchange.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Payless at (800) 654-0697 between 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. CT daily. Consumers can also visit the firm's Web site at www.payless.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/prhtml08/08034.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
October 18, 2007
Release #08-035

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 914-4567
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Kong Maxx Ladder Stands Sold at Gander Mountain Recalled 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: Kong Maxx Ladder Stands

Units: About 6,000

Manufacturer: Gorilla Inc., of Flushing, Mich.

Hazard: The ladder stands can become unstable while in use, causing the user to fall. The addition of one ladder section to the stand makes the platform further away from the bracing. When the stand is at its full height, the distance between the bracing and the platform may result in platform instability prior to attachment to and/or detachment from the tree.

Incidents/Injuries: Gorilla Inc. has received two reports of consumers who fell from these ladder stands and suffered injuries to the back and knee.

Description: This recall involves Gorilla Kong Maxx Ladder Stands with model number 43032 and batch numbers G051507, G051507D, G061507D, G071507D, and G081507D. Model numbers are printed on the box only. Batch numbers are stamped on the vertical rail of the first ladder section. The stand is 19-feet to the shooting rail, or 16-foot 8-inches to the platform. The foot platform measures 17 ½ -inches wide. This is the only Gorilla, Inc. ladder stand with these dimensions.

Sold at: Gander Mountain stores nationwide from July 2007 through September 2007 for about $180.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the ladder stands and contact Gorilla Inc. to receive a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Gorilla Inc. at (800) 914-4567 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.gorillatreestands.com (pdf) - consumers can also write the firm at Gorilla, Inc. 3475 Eastman Drive Flushing, Mich. 48433.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08035.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
October 18, 2007
Release #08-036

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 814-8833
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Additional Injuries Prompt Re-announcement of Sportsstuff Recall of Air Pumps

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: Inflator Air Pumps (sold separately and included with "Launch Pod" Water Trampolines)

Units: About 11,000

Importer: Sportsstuff Inc., of Omaha, Neb.

Hazard: The air pumps can overheat and explode during use, posing a risk of lacerations.

Incidents/Injuries: Since the first recall announcement on January 11, 2007, 16 additional explosions have been reported. Ten consumers suffered laceration injuries, including two who required stitches.

Description: The recalled products are air pumps with model numbers 57-1504-A and 57-1504 that are used to inflate low pressure inflatable items such as rafts and toys. The Model 57-1504-A pump was sold separately with an assortment of interlocking nozzles. The Model 57-1504 pump was sold with the Sportsstuff "Launch Pod", an inflatable water trampoline. The model number and the date code "0104" are located on the label on the top of the pump.

Sold through: Marine distributors, mail order catalogs, and sporting good and various other stores nationwide from January 2004 through January 2005 for about $50. The Launch Pod water trampolines that included recalled pumps were sold at Sam's Club from January 2004 through August 2004 for about $375.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the pumps and contact Sportsstuff for a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Sportsstuff toll-free at (888) 814-8833 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.sportsstuff.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/prhtml08/08036.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
October 18, 2007
Release #08-037

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 449-6932
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

The Gymboree Corp. Recalls Toy Swords Due to Breakage and 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: Toy Pirate Swords

Units: About 6,000

Manufacturer: The Gymboree Corp., of San Francisco, Calif.

Hazard: The swords can break, creating a sharp point, which poses a laceration hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Gymboree has received 11 reports of the sword breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves a toy pirate sword with SKU number 140025491-GYS049. The SKU number is printed on the price tag above the bar code. The sword is made of plastic, and has a gold-colored handle and a gray plastic blade. The sword is about 19 inches long.

Sold at: Gymboree stores nationwide and its Web site from August 2007 through September 2007 for between $12 and $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the swords and return them to any Gymboree store for a full refund. Consumers also can contact Gymboree to receive instructions on returning the swords via mail.

Consumer Contact: For further information, contact Gymboree toll-free at (877) 449-6932 between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. PT Monday through Friday and between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. PT Saturday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.gymboree.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/prhtml08/08037.html

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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.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. To join a CPSC email subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.


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