CPSC Announces Recalls

1. QuinCrafts Children's Jewelry Recalled Due to Risk of Lead Exposure
2. Remote-Controlled Helicopter Toys Sold Exclusively in Walgreens Recalled Due to Fire and Burn Hazards by TWIE
3. Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores Recall Outdoor Benches Due to Fall Hazard
4. CPSC Urges Consumers to Prepare for Dangers After the Storm

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1. QuinCrafts Children's Jewelry Recalled Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 29, 2008
Release #08-294

Firm's Recall Hotline: (638) 638-1537
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

QuinCrafts Children's Jewelry Recalled Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

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: Makit & Bakit Jewelry Sets and Suncatcher Sets

Units: About 70,000

Importer: QuinCrafts, of Dexter, Mich.

Hazard: The clasps on some of the jewelry contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall includes QuinCrafts products containing children's jewelry. Only items with the following item numbers printed on the back of the packaging are included in the recall:

Item Item Number
Makit & Bakit 5-Piece Jewelry Set 55256
Makit & Bakit Charm Bracelet Sets 41671
Makit & Bakit Bracelet & Necklace Set 55106
Makit & Bakit Charm Bracelet Set 55100
Makit & Bakit Garden Delux Suncatcher Set 43131
Disney Makit & Bakit Fairies Charm Bracelet 50083
Disney Makit & Bakit Princess Charm Bracelet 50694

The children's jewelry was sold in a variety of sets that contained necklace, bracelet and earring or ring combinations.

Sold at: AC Moore, CVS, LTD Commodities, Marshall's/TJ Maxx, Michaels Corp. and other toy and independent craft supply stores nationwide from August 2007 through March 2008 for about $2.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewelry away from young children and contact QuinCrafts for a replacement jewelry set.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact QuinCrafts at (800) 366-4660 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.quincrafts.com/recall

To see this release on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08294.html

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2. Remote-Controlled Helicopter Toys Sold Exclusively in Walgreens Recalled Due to Fire and Burn Hazards by TWIE

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 29, 2008
Release #08-293

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 583-4908
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Remote-Controlled Helicopter Toys Sold Exclusively in Walgreens Recalled Due to Fire and Burn Hazards by TWIE

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: "Sky Champion" Wireless Indoor Helicopters

Units: About 152,000

Importer/Distributor: TWIE, also known as Tradewinds International Enterprises Inc., of San Francisco, Calif.

Hazard: The rechargeable battery contained inside the helicopter can catch fire, igniting the helicopter and nearby combustible materials. This poses a burn or fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: TWIE has received two reports of helicopters catching fire. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the "Sky Champion" wireless indoor helicopter. The helicopter comes with a transmitter that controls and recharges the helicopter. The helicopter is made of foam and plastic and measures about 7 inches by 3 inches. The transmitter measures about 6 inches by 4 inches. "BH26047" is printed on the tail of the helicopter. "WIC 551777" and the UPC code is 630990006005 are printed on the packaging.

Sold at: Walgreens stores nationwide from June 2007 through November 2007 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop playing with the recalled helicopters and contact TWIE for a full refund. Returns will be accepted by TWIE. Walgreens will not accept returns or provide a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact TWIE toll free at (888) 583-4908 anytime or send an email to returncoptersl@aol.com

To see this release on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08293.html

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3. Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores Recall Outdoor Benches Due to Fall Hazard

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 29, 2008
Release #08-292

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 739-4120
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores Recall Outdoor Benches 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: Best Value Park Benches

Units: About 4,500

Distributor: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, of Hudson, Ohio

Hazard: The benches can become unstable and break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Best Value park benches with a green metal frame and wooden slats. The benches measure 50-inches long by 22-inches wide by 30-inches high.

Sold at: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft stores nationwide from January 2008 through March 2008 for about $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled park benches and return the product to the nearest Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Jo-Ann Stores toll-free at (888) 739-4120 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or email the firm at guest.services@jo-ann.com.Consumers can also visit the firm's Web site at www.joann.com

To see this release on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08292.html

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4. Electric Candle Warmers Recalled by Provo Craft & Novelty Due to Fire Hazard

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 29, 2008
Release #08-289

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 306-0132
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Electric Candle Warmers Recalled by Provo Craft & Novelty Due to Fire 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: Candlsense Warmers

Units: About 730,000

Manufacturer: Provo Craft & Novelty Inc., of Spanish Fork, Utah

Hazard: The internal heating element of the candle warmer can detach and melt the bottom of its plastic casing, which can in turn ignite or scorch the surface on which the candle warmer is placed, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Provo Craft has received 11 reports of incidents in which the heating elements detached, including two fires and nine incidents of property scorching. One consumer reported a blistered finger.

Product Description: This recall involves the Candlsense warmers with product codes ranging from YD0629 through YD0652 and YD0701 through YD0708. The candle warmers measure about 4 ¾ inches in diameter. The heating plate is black and the surrounding area is white plastic. "Provo Craft & Novelty Candle Warmer Air Freshener Model:
WCY-8888" and the product code are embossed on the underside of the warmer.

Sold at: Wal-Mart and other retailers nationwide from August 2006 through October 2007 for between $5 and $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should contact Provo Craft to receive a voucher worth 120 percent of the purchase price of the candle warmer. The voucher can be redeemed at www.creativexpress.com

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Provo Craft at (888) 306-0132 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at www.provocraft.com

To see this release on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08289.html


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