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CPSC Issues Recalls

Children's Hooded Sweatshirts Recalled by Adio Footwear Due to Strangulation 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: Boy's Hooded Zip Fleece Sweatshirts

Units: About 300

Distributor: Adio Footwear, of Carlsbad, Calif.

Hazard: The garments have a drawstring through the hood, which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist by drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The boy's "Champ Custom" hooded zip fleece sweatshirt (style # 40305.HZB) is white with blue pin-stripes on the front and red panels on the sides. ADIO is spelled out across the front. The sweatshirt was sold in boys' sizes: small, medium, large and x-large.

Sold at: Tilly's and Bob's stores nationwide from October 2007 through December 2007 for about $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, and return the item to the place of purchase or to Adio Footwear for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Adio Footwear at (800) 995-6069 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.adiofootwear.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/prhtml08/08288.html

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 28, 2008
Release #08-290

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 620-0930
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Kids Station Toys Recalls Little Tikes Toy Cell Phones 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: Little Tikes Chit 'N Chat Toy Cell Phones

Units: About 1 million

Manufacturer: Kids Station Toys International Ltd. of Miami, Fla.

Hazard: The hinge cover on the toy cell phone can detach from the phone, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and the firm have received three reports of the toy breaking, including one report of a child beginning to choke on a small part.

Description: The Little Tikes brand Chit 'N Chat Toy Cell Phone resembles a flip-phone style cell phone and has a 10-key numeric button pad and three buttons with pictures of animals. All of the buttons make a sound when pressed. The toy phones are multi-colored and have a sticker on the back with model number KSL4010 (sold separately) or KSL8032, KSL8033, or KSL8051 (sold with other items). "Designed and Licensed by Kids Station Toys International Ltd." is printed on the back of the toy phones. Toy phones with a screw visible on the hinge cover are not subject to the recall.

Sold at: Department, juvenile product, and drug stores nationwide from June 2006 through March 2008 for about $8 (individually) or about $20 (set).

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take these toy phones away from young children immediately and contact the firm for instructions on obtaining a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kids Station toll-free at (888) 620-0930 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.kidsstationtoys.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the products involved, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08290.html

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3. CPSC Public Calendar

Vol. XXXV No. 33
May 28, 2008

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Commission Agendas

There are no Commission briefings or Commission meetings scheduled for the week of June 2, 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 June 2 thru June 8

Tuesday, June 3

Randy Butturini, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, meeting with Underwriters Laboratories, Standards Technical Panel 1042 to discuss topics associated with UL standards 1042, 1278 and 2021; 8:00 a.m., Underwriters Laboratories, 333 Pfingsten Road, Building 5A, Room 1, Northbrook, IL 60062. The meeting was requested by Underwriters Laboratories. For additional information contact Randy Butturini, (301) 504-7562. (S)

Wednesday, June 4

*Allyson Tenney, Engineering Sciences, and Mary Toro, Office of Compliance, meeting with Mr. Robert Moss of SEA Ltd. to visit their small-scale flammability laboratory; 9:30 a.m., 7349 Worthington-Galena Road, Columbus, OH. For additional information contact Allyson Tenney, (301) 504-7567. Posted on Master Calendar 5/22/08. (S)

Allyson Tenney, Engineering Sciences, attending ASTM F15.45, Candle Products Fire Safety Task Group meeting; Airport Courtyard by Marriott, Columbus, OH. For additional information contact Allyson Tenney, (301) 504-7567. (S)

Future

No such meetings listed this week.

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.

No such meetings listed this week.

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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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