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Youth ATVs Recalled, CPSC Addresses Child Resistant Portable Gasoline Containers

SunL Group Inc. Recalls Youth ATVs Due To Safety Defects

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: SLA90 Youth All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)

Units: About 144

Distributor: SunL Group Inc., of Irving, Texas

Hazard: The youth ATV lacks front brakes, a manual fuel shut-off, and padding to cover the sharp edges on the handlebar assembly. Additionally, the vehicle is sold without a tire pressure gauge or adequate flag pole bracket. The defects could lead to young drivers losing control of the ATVs, which poses the risk of serious injuries or death.

Incidents/Injuries: None.

Description: The recalled SLA90 ATVs are intended for children between the ages of 12 and 15 years old. The recalled SLA90 ATVs were available in the following solid colors: red, blue, yellow, green. The ATVs were available in the following camo colors: pink, brown, green, and blue. The word "Sunl" is on the front side of the ATV. The recalled units have one of the following Vehicle Identification Numbers:

TT05035366 TT05035376 TT05035386 TT05035396 TT05035406 TT05035416 TT05035426
TT05035436 TT05035446
TT05035367 TT05035377 TT05035387 TT05035397 TT05035407 TT05035417 TT05035427
TT05035437 TT05035447
TT05035368 TT05035378 TT05035388 TT05035398 TT05035408 TT05035418 TT05035428
TT05035438 TT05035448
TT05035369 TT05035379 TT05035389 TT05035399 TT05035409 TT05035419 TT05035429
TT05035439 TT05035449
TT05035370 TT05035380 TT05035390 TT05035400 TT05035410 TT05035420 TT05035430
TT05035440 TT05035450
TT05035371 TT05035381 TT05035391 TT05035401 TT05035411 TT05035421 TT05035431
TT05035441 TT05035451
TT05035372 TT05035382 TT05035392 TT05035402 TT05035412 TT05035422 TT05035432
TT05035442 TT05035452
TT05035373 TT05035383 TT05035393 TT05035403 TT05035413 TT05035423 TT05035433
TT05035443 TT05035453
TT05035374 TT05035384 TT05035394 TT05035404 TT05035414 TT05035424 TT05035434
TT05035444 TT05035454
TT05035375 TT05035385 TT05035395 TT05035405 TT05035415 TT05035425 TT05035435
TT05035445 TT05035455
TT05035456 TT05035463 TT05035470 TT05035477 TT05035484 TT05035491 TT05035498 TT05035505
TT05035457 TT05035464 TT05035471 TT05035478 TT05035485 TT05035492 TT05035499 TT05035506
TT05035458 TT05035465 TT05035472 TT05035479 TT05035486 TT05035493 TT05035500 TT05035507
TT05035459 TT05035466 TT05035473 TT05035480 TT05035487 TT05035494 TT05035501 TT05035508
TT05035460 TT05035467 TT05035474 TT05035481 TT05035488 TT05035495 TT05035502 TT05035509
TT05035461 TT05035468 TT05035475 TT05035482 TT05035489 TT05035496 TT05035503
TT05035462 TT05035469 TT05035476 TT05035483 TT05035490 TT05035497 TT05035504

Sold through: SunL Group dealers nationwide and Web retailers from May 2005 through March 2007 for between $400 and $500.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these ATVs and contact SunL Group for instructions on how to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Consumers can contact SunL Group toll-free at (866) 355-0497 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site www.sunl.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/prhtml08/08333.html

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New Federal Law Mandates Child Resistant Portable Gasoline Containers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Children and gasoline don't mix. With the passage of the Children's Gasoline Burn Prevention Act, an additional layer of fire safety and burn protection has been added for families across the country.

President George W. Bush signed the Act into law which requires portable gasoline containers manufactured for sale in the U.S. on or after January 17, 2009 to conform to child resistance safety requirements.

Gasoline containers will join containers with other flammable liquids, such as turpentine, charcoal lighter fluid, and torch fuel that are required to have child resistant closures. CPSC has jurisdiction over child resistant product packaging.

"Families who purchase gasoline cans with child resistant gas caps and who keep all flammable liquids out of the sight and reach of children are improving the safety of their homes," said CPSC Acting Chairman Nancy Nord.

CPSC recommends these safety tips for consumers.

Buy a gasoline container that is child resistant.

Place a gasoline container in a well ventilated, cool area.

Never store gasoline or other fuel inside the house, in the basement, or near a fuel-burning appliance, open flames, pilot lights, stoves, heaters, electric mowers, or any other sources of ignition.

Never smoke near gasoline.

Never carry gasoline in the trunk of the car. Escaping vapors can easily ignite.

Keep gasoline, kerosene and other fuels out of the reach of children. Never permit children to play with matches or fuel. CPSC also requires child resistant packaging for many products that are dangerous for children to swallow including over-the-counter pain relievers such as aspirin, ibuprofen and acetaminophen, household cleaning products including drain openers, personal care products such as baby oil and mouthwash containing ethanol, and adult strength vitamins and supplements with iron. For aspirin and oral prescription medicine, special packaging has saved the lives of about 900 children since the early 1970s.


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