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Reeves International Inc. Recalls Holiday Ornaments

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1. CPSC Warns: Avoid Hazards Related to Holiday Decorating 2. Reeves International Inc. Recalls Holiday Ornaments Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard 3. Lazy Lounger Chairs and Recliners Sold at Dick's Sporting Goods Recalled for Collapsing Hazard 4. CPSC Public Calendar

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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
November 28, 2007
Release #08-104

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

CPSC Warns: Avoid Hazards Related to Holiday Decorating

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Holiday decorations, like candles and Christmas
trees, add to the festive mood of the season; but when decorations are
not used properly, they can result in fires, injuries and death. The
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging families to
keep safety in mind when stringing holiday lights, purchasing Christmas
trees, and lighting candles this holiday season.

CPSC estimates there are more than 14,000 candle-related fires each
year, which result in about 170 deaths and $350 million in property
loss. Dried-out Christmas trees are involved in about 200 fires
annually, resulting in 10 deaths, and about $10 million in property
damage. During November and December of each year, about 10,000 people
are treated in hospital emergency rooms as a result of falls, cuts,
shocks and burns related to holiday decorating.

"Consumers can keep holiday decorating traditions from becoming
tragedies by following a few simple safety tips," said Acting CPSC
Chairman Nancy Nord. "Keep the holidays festive by creating a fire-safe
home."

To help prevent holiday-related incidents, CPSC is monitoring the
marketplace and Internet for dangerous holiday lights and decorations.
CPSC also continues to work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to
identify and prevent unsafe holiday decorations from being distributed
in the U.S.

Use the following safety tips when decorating this year:

Trees and Decorations:

When purchasing an artificial tree, look for the label "Fire Resistant."
Although this label does not mean the tree won't catch fire, it does
indicate the tree is more resistant to burning.

When purchasing a live tree, check for freshness. A fresh tree is green,
needles are hard to pull from branches and do not break when bent
between your fingers. The bottom of a fresh tree is sticky with resin,
and when tapped on the ground, the tree should not lose many needles.

When setting up a tree at home, place it away from fireplaces and
radiators. Because heated rooms dry out live trees rapidly, be sure to
keep the stand filled with water. Place the tree out of the way of
traffic, and do not block doorways.

Use only non-combustible or flame-resistant materials to trim a tree.
Choose tinsel or artificial icicles of plastic or nonleaded metals.
Leaded materials are hazardous if ingested by children.

In homes with small children, take special care to avoid sharp or
breakable decorations, keep trimmings with small removable parts out of
the reach of children who could swallow or inhale small pieces, and
avoid trimmings that resemble candy or food that may tempt a child to
eat them.

To avoid eye and skin irritation, wear gloves when decorating with spun
glass "angel hair."

To avoid lung irritation, follow container directions carefully while
decorating with artificial snow sprays.

Lights:

Indoors or outside, use only lights that have been tested for safety by
a nationally-recognized testing laboratory, such as UL or ETL/ITSNA. Use
only newer lights that have thicker wiring and are required to have
safety fuses to prevent the wires from overheating.

Check each set of lights, new or old, for broken or cracked sockets,
frayed or bare wires, or loose connections. Throw out damaged sets.

If using an extension cord, make sure it is rated for the intended use.
Never use electric lights on a metallic tree. The tree can become
charged with electricity from faulty lights, and a person touching a
branch could be electrocuted.

When using lights outdoors, check labels to be sure they have been
certified for outdoor use and only plug them into a ground-fault circuit
interrupter (GFCI) protected receptacles or a portable GFCI.

Turn off all holiday lights when you go to bed or leave the house. The
lights could short out and start a fire.

Candles:

Keep burning candles within sight.

Keep lighted candles away from items that can catch fire and burn
easily, such as trees, other evergreens, decorations, curtains and
furniture.

Always use non-flammable holders and keep away from children and pets.

Extinguish all candles before you go to bed, leave the room or leave the
house.

Fireplaces:

Use care with "fire salts," which produce colored flames when thrown on
wood fires. They contain heavy metals that, if eaten, can cause intense
gastrointestinal irritation and vomiting. Keep them away from children.

Do not burn wrapping paper or plastic items in the fireplace. These
materials can ignite suddenly and burn intensely, resulting in a flash
fire.

Place a screen around your fireplace to prevent sparks from igniting
nearby flammable materials.

Get a free brochure with holiday decorating and toy safety tips at
CPSC's web site www.cpsc.gov (pdf)

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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
November 28, 2007
Release #08-105

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 444-4775
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Reeves International Inc. Recalls Holiday Ornaments Due to Violation of
Lead Paint Standard

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: 2006 Snow Princess Stirrup Ornaments, 2007 Holiday
Stirrup Ornaments, 2007 Photo Frame Horse Shoe Ornaments

Units: About 36,000

Distributor: Reeves International Inc., of Pequannock, N.J.

Hazard: Surface paints on the ornaments contain high levels of lead,
violating the federal lead paint standards.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The 2006 Snow Princess Stirrup Ornament is a stirrup-shaped
ornament with a white prancing horse and blue ribbons. "2006" is stamped
on the rim of the ornament. The 2007 Wintersong Stirrup Ornament is a
stirrup-shaped ornament with a grey horse with saddle bags with a horn
and a violin. "2007" is stamped on the rim of the ornament. The 2007
Photo Frame Horse Shoe Ornament is a horse shoe shaped ornament with a
brown horse with rider jumping over a gate. "Happy Holiday 2007" is
printed on the back of the ornament.

Sold at: Various retailers nationwide, including JC Penney catalog and
Web site, from July 2006 through October 2007 for between $15 and $18.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these ornaments and
return them to the store where purchased for a full refund or contact
Reeves International Inc. for a refund or exchange.

Consumer Contact: Contact Reeves International Inc. at (800) 444-4775
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit their Web
site at www.breyerhorses.com to receive instructions for returning the
ornaments.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08105.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
November 28, 2007
Release #08-106

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 500-4982
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Lazy Lounger Chairs and Recliners Sold at Dick's Sporting Goods Recalled
for Collapsing 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: Lounge Chairs and Recliners

Units: About 125,000

Importer/Distributor: Dick's Sporting Goods, of Pittsburgh, Pa.

Manufacturer: Rankam Group Ltd., of China

Hazard: The plastic support brackets can break and cause the chairs to
collapse, posing a hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Dick's Sporting Goods has received 19 reports of the
chairs and recliners collapsing, including 17 injuries involving
lacerations and back pains.

Description: This recall involves the Lazy Lounger chair (Style #
CEH00415), recliner (Style # CEH00320) and oversize recliner (Style #
CEH00414, CEH00345, and CEH00443). Style numbers are printed on the
packaging. The chairs have a mesh covering that attaches to a black or
tan metal frame by a woven cord. The mesh covering is sold in: blue,
orange, black, natural, burgundy, pink, white, green, red, khaki, and
camouflage. A padded headrest pillow is sewn on to the mesh. Beneath the
padded headrest are two tags. The first reads: "! WARNING !", followed
by 9 numbered statements, and "Made in China". The second is the "Do Not
Remove Under Penalty of Law" tag and includes the manufacturer's
Registration No: OHIO36462HK.

Sold at: Dick's Sporting Goods stores nationwide and
www.dickssportinggoods.com from February 2006 to August 2007 for between
$40 and $80.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the chairs and recliners immediately
and contact Dick's Sporting Goods for a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dick's Sporting
Goods toll-free at (866) 500-4982 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday
through Friday, or send an email to DicksLazyLounger@rankam.com -
consumers can also visit the firm's Web site at
www.dickssportinggoods.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/prhtml08/08106.html

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CPSC Public Calendar

Vol. XXXV No. 9
November 28, 2007

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Washington, DC 20207

Commission Agendas

Listed below is the agenda of a Commission briefing meeting scheduled
for December, 2007. Circumstances sometimes require changes prior to the
meeting. For a recorded message concerning the latest agenda information
call (301) 504-7948.

Thursday, December 6, 2007 - 10:00 a.m.

Upholstered Furniture

The staff will brief the Commission on its briefing package regarding
regulatory options on upholstered furniture flammability.

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 December 3 thru December 9

Sunday, December 2 thru Wednesday, December 5

*Shivani Mehta, Engineering Sciences, attending the ASTM E05, Fire
Standards meeting in Tampa, FL. For additional information contact
Shivani Mehta, (301) 504-6995. Posted on Master Calendar 11/27/07. (S)

Future

Tuesday, December 11

Representatives of the Toy Industry Association (TIA), the American
National Standards Institute (ANSI), and others will provide an update
on the TIA-ANSI Toy Safety Coordination Initiative (TSCI), which focuses
on new systems to bolster the safety testing and inspection of toys sold
in the United States; 10:00 a.m., Bethesda Towers, Hearing Room. The
meeting was arranged by CPSC staff. For additional information contact
Jacquie Elder, (301) 504-7645 (jelder@cpsc.gov); if you plan to attend
please RSVP to Kia Kopsidas, (301) 504-7782 (kkopsidas@cpsc.gov). (S)

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 $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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