These are the Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls that have been issued from September 1 –7, 2010.
As a reminder:
In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled in the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.
Be sure to check old hand-me-downs for this!
You can find even more detailed information on all recalled products mentioned below on CPSC.gov.
Name of Product: Satellite T135, Satellite T135D and Satellite ProT130 Notebook Computers
Hazard: The notebook computers can overheat at the notebook’s plug-in to the AC adapter, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Description: This recall involves certain Toshiba Satellite T135, Satellite T135D and Satellite Pro T130 notebook computer models. “Toshiba” is printed on the top of the notebook computer. The model name and number are printed on a label on the bottom of the notebook computers.
Sold at: Electronics stores and other retailers nationwide and online, including at Toshibadirect.com and other websites, from August 2009 through August 2010 for between $600 and $800
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10330.html
Name of Product: Paradigm Cinema 70 CT Subwoofers
Hazard: The subwoofer can overheat when the speaker system is played at high outputs for an extended period of time, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Description: This recall involves subwoofer speakers sold as part of the Paradigm Cinema 70 CT 120 volt and Paradigm Cinema 70 CT 230 volt system. The speakers have a black finish and serial numbers beginning with 111028 and higher. The serial number is located on the amp panel on the back of the subwoofer. The speaker system includes two front speakers, two rear speakers, a center channel and subwoofer. Subwoofers with an amperage rating of 1.25A L 250 volt are not included in this recall. The amperage rating is located on the back panel of the subwoofer.
Sold at: Small specialty stores and independent audio products dealers nationwide and online at Amazon.com from July 2009 through August 2010 for about $700
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10333.html
Name of Product: Sand & Water Transportation Station Toys
Hazard: The light blue plastic wheels on the train cars can detach, posing a ch oking hazard to young children.
Description: The Step2 ® Sand & Water Transportation Station is a standalone play station for children ages two and up. The toy station consists of: a round blue plastic table, including train tracks, train cars in blue, red and yellow, toy sailboats and a hand rake/shovel. A red Step2 logo decal is on the side of the table. Train cars with grey wheels are not included in this recall.
Sold at: Target and other major retailers, specialty stores and by online retailers from December 2008 through June 2010 for between $49 and $59.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10334.html