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CPSC Announced Recalls


1. Kids II Inc. Recalls Crib Toys Due to Choking Hazard

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31, 2008
Release #08-176

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 203-6788
Firm's Media Contact: (770) 971-0677
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Kids II Inc. Recalls Crib Toys 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: Baby Einstein Baby Neptune(tm) Soothing Seascape Crib Toys

Units: About 15,000

Manufacturer: Kids II Inc., of Alpharetta, Ga.

Hazard: The anchors that hold the straps to the back of the turtle can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Kids II has received 23 reports of anchors breaking.
No injuries have been reported.

Description: The Baby Einstein Baby Neptune Soothing Seascape crib toy is a plastic molded turtle with a toy aquarium body that has woven fabric straps that attach to the side rails of a crib. The toy turtle has a stuffed fabric head and feet. Model number 30858 is printed on the label on the leg of the turtle. Only crib toys manufactured in October
2007 with date code BJ7 printed on the back of the battery compartment, are included in the recall.

Sold at: Discount department stores and on-line retailers nationwide from November 2007 through January 2008 for between $25 and $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled crib toys and contact Kids II to receive a free replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kids II toll-free at (866) 203-6788 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.kidsii.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08176.html

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2. Girls' Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Sold Exclusively at Marshalls Stores Recalled by Apollo Jeans Due to Strangulation Hazard

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31, 2008
Release #08-177

Firm's Recall Hotline: (212) 398-6585 (Collect) CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Girls' Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Sold Exclusively at Marshalls Stores Recalled by Apollo Jeans 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: Girls' Hooded Jackets

Units: About 14,000

Distributor: AJBlue LLC, dba Apollo Jeans, of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which poses 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 recalled velour jackets have a drawstring at the neck.
The jackets are hooded, zip up the front, have a front pocket, and were sold with matching velour pants. The word "DIVA" with rhinestones is displayed across the front of the jackets. They were sold in children's sizes small, medium, large, extra-large and 4, 5, 6, and 6X and came in red, blue and beige colors. "Apollo Active Wear" and either style number 5033gk or 5033gg are printed on the jackets' neck tag.

Sold exclusively at: Marshalls Stores nationwide from August 2007 through November 2007 for about $15.

Manufactured in: Korea

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the jacket's hood to eliminate the hazard, or return it for a full refund to either the place of purchase or Apollo Jeans.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Apollo Jeans collect at (212) 398-6585 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m ET Monday through Friday.

Note: CPSC was notified about these garments by the Wisconsin Department of Consumer Protection.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08177.html

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3. Baby Sterling Silver Teethers Recalled by Elegant Baby Due to Choking Hazard

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31, 2008
Release #08-178

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 334-5321
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Baby Sterling Silver Teethers Recalled by Elegant Baby 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: Heart and Car Sterling Silver Teethers

Units: About 200

Importer: Elegant Baby and Baby Needs Inc., of Burlington, N.C.

Manufacturer: Angel Ortiz and Fracionamiento Lomas De Taxco S/N, of Mexico

Hazard: The hearts and cars on the teethers can break off, posing a choking hazard to infants.

Incidents/Injuries: Elegant Baby has received one report of a baby mouthing the heart when it broke off the teether and became lodged in his mouth.

Description: The sterling silver teethers are circle shaped with either a heart or car in the center. The teethers have beads inside. The teethers measure two inches in diameter.

Sold at: Independent infant clothing boutiques nationwide from February
2005 through September 2006 for about $50.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled teethers away from infants and contact the firm for instructions on returning the teethers for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Elegant Baby at
(800) 334-5321 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, or visit the firm's Web site at www.elegantbaby.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08178.html

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4. Car Charging Units Made By The Wenzel Co. for LL Bean Air Beds Recalled Due To Injury Hazard

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31, 2008
Release #08-179

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 555-9717
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Car Charging Units Made By The Wenzel Co. for LL Bean Air Beds Recalled Due To Injury 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: Car Charging Units (included with LL Bean Airbeds)

Units: About 3,900

Importer: The Wenzel Co., of St. Louis, Miss.

Hazard: The batteries in the car charging unit can overheat when the car engine is running, causing the battery charging unit to burst. This can pose an injury hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The Wenzel Company has received one report of the batteries in the car charging unit overheating and the unit bursting. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the car charging units included with L.L. Bean Raised Insta-Beds with Wenzel model numbers 822628 and 822629.
These model numbers correspond to LL Bean catalog number 55780. The model number can be found on the product packaging. The car charging units are connected to the cigarette lighter outlet found in most cars.

Manufactured in: China

Sold at: L.L. Bean stores nationwide and catalog from June 2007 through August 2007 for about $150.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the car charging unit immediately and contact L.L. Bean for instructions on how to obtain a free replacement car charging unit. Only the charger units supplied with this product should be used. Using an alternative charger could result in physical injury and/or product damage.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers should contact L.L. Bean at (800) 555-9717 anytime or visit the company's Web site at www.llbean.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08179.html

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5. Campbell Hausfeld Recalls Air Compressors Following Fires

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31, 2008
Release #08-181

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 241-0448
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Campbell Hausfeld Recalls Air Compressors Following Fires

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: Campbell Hausfeld and Husky Air Compressors

Units: About 233,000

Importer: Campbell Hausfeld, of Harrison, Ohio

Hazard: Protective covers on the compressor's motor are not made from proper flame retardant material and can ignite, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 11 reports of fires. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall involves the following Campbell Hausfeld and Husky brand air compressors:

Capacity - Model Numbers - Serial Numbers
8-15 gallon - HL410100, HL421000 HL421500, HL431500 - The first four digits of the serial number indicate a date code from July 2005 (0705) through March 2007 (0307)

4 gallon - HL5402 - Have a prefix of HY, KB, or HU followed by a date code from November 2006 (1106) through November 2007 (1107)

The model and serial number are located on the back of the tank.

Sold at: Home improvement and hardware stores nationwide from September
2005 through November 2007 for between $170 and $200.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the air compressor immediately and contact Campbell Hausfeld for a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For further information, contact Campbell Hausfeld at
(800) 241-0448 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.chpower.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08181.html

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6. Vornado Trust to Pay $500,000 Civil Penalty for Failure to Report Defects and Hazards with Electric Heaters

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31, 2008
Release #08-180

CPSC Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Vornado Trust to Pay $500,000 Civil Penalty for Failure to Report Defects and Hazards with Electric Heaters

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that a liquidating trust acting on behalf of a now-dissolved manufacturer of heaters has agreed to pay the government a $500,000 civil penalty. The penalty settles allegations that Vornado Air Circulation Systems Inc., formerly of Andover, Kan., failed to report in a timely manner incidents of fire and overheating from defective heaters. In August 2004, CPSC and Vornado announced the recall of about one million portable electric heaters.

From January 1993 through February 2004, Vornado received more than 300 reports of units overheating, melting, smoking, or catching fire. The firm failed to report these incidents to the CPSC in a timely manner.
Vornado finally reported the incidents to the CPSC in February 2004, but only after information was requested by the Commission staff.

Federal law requires firms to report to CPSC immediately after obtaining information reasonably supporting the conclusion that a product contains a defect which could create a substantial product hazard, or creates an unreasonable risk of serious injury or death.

"The law is clear and exists for a reason," said CPSC Acting Chairman Nancy Nord. "Any delay puts consumers at greater risk. The quicker we know about a dangerous product, the faster we can act to protect consumers."

In agreeing to settle the matter, the liquidating trust denies that Vornado violated federal law.

To see this release on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08180.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 $800 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.asp. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.


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