U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Announces Three Recalls

Salton Inc. and QVC Recall Electric Toasters 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: Cook's Essential Electric Toasters

Units: About 5,200

Retailer: QVC Inc., of West Chester, Pa.

Distributor: Salton Inc., of Lake Forest, Ill.

Hazard: The toaster can turn on without bread in the slots and ignite items placed on top of it, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: QVC has received information that ten toasters reportedly turned on spontaneously, including one incident of fire damage to kitchen cabinets and two incidents of toaster covers burned.
No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the "Cook's Essential" four-slice wide slot electric toasters model CET 401. These toasters are made of stainless steel and measure 12 inches long, 13 inches wide and 8 inches high. Each toaster has "Cook's Essentials Classic Look Toaster, Model:
CET401" printed on a plate located on the underside of the toaster.

Sold by: QVC through its television station, its Web page; its toll-free number, outlet, and its employee and Studio stores from January 2003 through June 2003 for between $63 and $69 plus about $8 for shipping and handling. Some recalled toasters may have been sold at various retailers.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the toaster immediately, unplug it, and cut off the power cord where it enters the body of the toaster.
Consumers who return the power cord in the prepaid envelope that will be provided will receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Consumers who bought a toaster from a QVC's television program or at QVC.com were sent a package by mail containing information on how to receive a refund. Consumers who have not received the information packet should call QVC at (800) 367-9444, from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. ET, seven days a week or visit QVC's Web site at www.qvc.com.

Consumers who bought a toaster at a QVC outlet or retail store should return the toaster at the store where it was purchased to receive a full refund. For all non-QVC purchases, contact Salton at (800) 233-9054 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.esalton.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/prhtml08/08001.html

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Target Recalls Plush Boys Rattles 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: Plush Boys Rattles

Units: About 82,000

Importer: Target, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: The recalled rattles can break open releasing the small beads inside, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled rattles were sold in three styles: a white baseball with red stitching, a brown football with white stitching, and an orange basketball with black stitching. The tag sewn into the rattle
contains: "Reg. No. PA5706(CN), Distributed by Double Nice Co Ltd. 3f-2 No. 325, Wu Chuan Road, Taichung, Taiwan, Made in China."

Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide from March 2007 through May 2007 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled rattles away from young children immediately and return them to any Target store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.target.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/prhtml08/08002.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
October 2, 2007
Release #08-003

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 939-4836
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Honeywell Recalls Gas Valves Used in Decorative Fireplaces and Stoves Due To Burn 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: Gas Valves Used in Decorative Fireplaces and Stoves

Units: About 4,000

Manufacturer: Honeywell International Inc., of Morristown, N.J.

Hazard: The activation knob on the valve can be left in a position between OFF and PILOT, which can cause the pilot gas to leak and accumulate prior to burner ignition. This can pose the risk of thermal burns to consumers when they light the pilot of the fireplace or stove.

Incidents/Injuries: Honeywell has received one report of gas accumulating and combusting when the consumer lit the fireplace, resulting in a minor injury when the hair in the back of the consumer's hand was singed.

Description and Models: This recall involves gas valves used in liquid-propane-fueled decorative fireplaces and Franklin-type stoves.
These stoves and fireplaces have direct pressure relief vents via a spring-loaded door. Fireplaces and stoves with a side or rear vent are not included in this recall. The recalled valves were installed in these fireplaces and stoves.

Sold at: Honeywell sold the gas valves exclusively to original equipment manufacturers for use in fireplaces and stoves from April 2004 through August 2007. Those manufacturers sold fireplaces and stoves at retailers nationwide.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact Honeywell for information on how to receive a free inspection and replacement valve.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Honeywell at (800)
939-4836 between 9 a.m. and 5p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's web site at www.nvp-hearth.honeywell.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/prhtml08/08003.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 $700 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.aspx. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.


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