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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
January 23, 2008
Release #08-172

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 655-8697
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Toy Racing Cars Recalled by OKK Trading Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

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 Racing Cars

Units: About 2,000

Manufacturer: OKK Trading Inc., of Commerce, Calif.

Hazard: Surface paint on the toy cars contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves toy racing cars that are operated with a remote control. The toy racing car comes with four additional tires and one remote control. "Formula 1" is printed on the packaging.

Manufactured in: China

Sold at: Retail dollar and discount stores nationwide from October 2007 through November 2007 for about $1.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take this car away from children and return it to the store where purchased for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the company toll-free at (877) 655-8697 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.okktrading.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/prhtml08/08172.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
January 23, 2008
Release #08-173

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 247-6144
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Battat Recalls Magnetic Construction Sets; Ingested Magnets Pose Aspiration and Intestinal 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: Battat Magnabild Magnetic Building Systems

Units: About 125,000

Distributor: Battat Inc., of Plattsburgh, N.Y.

Hazard: Small magnets inside the building pieces 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 perforations or blockages, which can be fatal.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Battat have received 16 reports of magnets coming out of the long flexible rods, 1-inch rods, and of the corners of square building pieces. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the 293-piece (item number BB1502H) and the 180-piece (item number BB1431H) Magnabild Magnetic Building System sets. Both sets come in rotating display cases that contain 1-inch and 4-inch rods with magnets, curved 1-inch rods, triangle and square pieces with magnets, square-shaped plastic building pieces, triangles and 5-sided pieces, and metal balls. The pieces come in different colors. All of the plastic building pieces, except the 4-inch flexible rods, have the word "Magnabild" in raised lettering on them.
The item number is found on a hang tag attached to the set. The product is designed for children older than three years.

Manufactured in: China

Sold at: Various retailers nationwide and online sellers from 2005 through 2007 for between $30 and $40.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled Magnabild Magnetic Building System away from children and contact Battat to receive a pre-paid mailer to return the toy and to receive a free replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Battat at (800)
247-6144 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.battatco.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/prhtml08/08173.html

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CPSC Public Calendar

Vol. XXXV No. 15
January 23, 2008

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Washington, DC 20207

Commission Agendas

There are no Commission briefings or Commission meetings scheduled for the week of January 28, 2008. For a recorded message concerning the latest agenda information call (301) 504-7948.

Meetings Between Commission Staff and Outside Parties

All meetings listed below are open to the public unless otherwise stated. For information on a specific meeting or to attend a meeting, please call the contact person listed for that meeting.

Abbreviations: we use asterisks (*) to identify meetings for the current week which have not appeared before in the printed Public Calendar. If the meeting involves discussion of a "substantial interest matter,"
defined by CPSC's Meetings Policy, we show the date when we posted notice of the meeting on the Master Calendar. The Master Calendar is in the Office of the Secretary, Room 502, telephone (301) 504-7923. We indicate whether a meeting is of substantial interest by the symbol (S); we use the symbol (N) to indicate non-substantial interest meetings. The Commission offices are located in the Bethesda Towers Building, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland.

Under the Meetings Policy, a staff person holding or attending a substantial interest meeting must file a log of the meeting with the Office of the Secretary within 20 days.

Week of January 28 thru February 3

Tuesday and Wednesday, January 29-30

*Patricia Hackett, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, meeting with Al Kozak, Bureau Veritas and other interested ASTM task group members to discuss performance standards for infant bouncers; Bureau Veritas, 100 Northpointe Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14228. For additional information contact Patricia Hackett, (301) 504-7577. Posted on Master Calendar 1/16/08. (S)

Tuesday and Wednesday, January 29-30

*Troy Whitfield, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, attending the ASTM International Home Playground Subcommittee F15.09 meeting via phone conference; 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in Tampa, FL. For additional information contact Troy Whitfield, (301)504-7548. Posted on Master Calendar 1/22/08. (S)

Wednesday and Thursday, January 30-31

Rik Khanna and Patty Adair, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, attending the Underwriters Laboratories (UL)/Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF) Upholstered Furniture Fire Performance Research Workshop; Underwriters Laboratories, Research Triangle Park, Raleigh-Durham, NC. The workshop is sponsored by UL and the FPRF. For additional information contact Rik Khanna, (301) 504-7546. (S)

Future

Thursday, February 21

Pamela L. Weller and Michael Gougisha, Counselors to Commissioner Thomas H. Moore, meeting with Christopher Pearce, Government Relations Manager, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., for a courtesy call for introductory purposes; 11:30 a.m., Bethesda Towers, room 725. The meeting was requested by Chris Pearce. For additional information contact Linda Taylor, (301) 504-7902, Ltaylor@cpsc.gov. (N)

Addendum

Meeting notices printed in this section did not reach the Office of the Secretary in time to meet the Tuesday noon deadline for the previously printed Public Calendar. Under the CPSC Meetings Policy, however, staff persons, including Commissioners, can meet the seven-day notice requirement by placing notice of the meeting on the Master Calendar at least seven days before the meeting. The Master Calendar is in the Office of the Secretary, Room 502, Bethesda Towers Building.

In addition, the policy allows the Office of General Counsel to waive the seven-day notice requirements of meetings of the staff personnel, and individual Commissioners can waive the requirements for themselves and their personal staff.

Friday, January 25

Jacquie Elder, Acting Deputy Executive Director and Scott Wolfson, Deputy Director, Office of Information and Public Affairs, meeting with Bill Weber, Carvin DeGiovanni and Steve Barnes from The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals to discuss pool safety; 10:00 a.m., Bethesda Towers, room 715. For additional information contact Scott Wolfson,
(301) 504- 7051. Posted on Master Calendar 1/16/08. (S)

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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 $800 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. 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 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 https://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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