These are the Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls that have been issued from June 30 – July 6, 2010.
As a reminder:
In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines(pdf) (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.
All information below comes directly from the CPSC website.
Hazard: The computers can overheat, posing a burn hazard to the consumer.
Description: The recalled products are VPCF11 Series and VPCCW2 Series notebook computers. The computers are available in many colors and have VAIO on the front outside panel. The model numbers can be found on the bottom of the computers.
The following models are included:
Sold at: Best Buy, Costco, Frys, Amazon.com and Sony Style retail stores and sonystyle.com as well as other electronics retailers and business suppliers nationwide. The recalled computers were shipped to consumers and resellers between January 2010 and April 2010. They sold for between $800 and $1,500.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10284.html
Hazard: The toe portion of the boot pad may unexpectedly release from the touring-style ski binding on a ski, posing a fall or injury hazard to the user.
Description: This recall involves the Salomon Quest Touring Pads distributed as sole pads only, and Salomon Quest Pro Pebax and Quest Pro ski boots configured with the recalled sole pads. The sole pads have visible steel inserts intended to make these Quest touring-style sole pads compatible with a specific type of touring-style ski binding, commonly referred to by back-country skiers as a low-tech binding.
Sold at: Eight selected Salomon USA ski boot dealers in Colorado, Utah, Vermont and Washington from February 2010 through April 2010 for about $50 for the sole pads and about $750 for the ski boots configured with the recalled sole pads. Other sales agents and consumers were contacted by Salomon.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10285.html
Hazard: The oral inflator button is not properly bonded to the oral stem and can fall off during use, posing a leak of the buoyancy compensator contents. This poses a drowning hazard.
Description: The power inflator is the black mouthpiece with the two brass buttons at the end of the corrugated hose. The recall involves all models of the Apeks WTX power inflators. Some of the recalled components were included on complete air cells. Those model numbers are: 388032, 388060, 388080, 388145, 388260, and 42775. The model number of the air cell can be found on the tag sewn on the center of the air cell or bladder.
Sold at: Diving stores in the U.S. and Canada from November 2006 through March 2010 for between $53 and $70 for the component and between $280 and $520 for the air cells.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10286.html
Hazard: The metal substrate in the jewelry contains high levels of cadmium. Cadmium is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Description: This recall involves Happy charm bracelets and football rings. The Happy charm bracelet is comprised of colorful beads on a small elastic band to which a metal charm in the shape of a butterfly, moon or sun is attached. The football ring is a small adjustable metal band to which a football charm (made of metal) is attached.
Distributed at: Doctor and dentist offices nationwide from June 2005 through March 2010 for free.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10287.html
Hazard: Wires in the motor housing can be pinched, posing a risk of electrical shock to the consumer.
Description: The recall involves the Powertec 8 Drill Press with AC powered laser. The model number is DP800 and can be found on the product specification label located above the handle on the right side of the machine.
Sold exclusively at: Blain’s Farm and Fleet stores nationwide from November 2009 through February 2010 for about $80.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10288.html
Hazard: The bathrobes fail to meet the federal flammability standard for clothing textiles and pose a risk of burn injury.
Description: This recall involves women’s wrap bathrobes with long sleeves and a belt. They are made from 100 percent cotton terry cloth in aqua, ivory, white and porcelain pink. A woven label at the neck edge of the robes read Collection Fifty Nine.
Sold exclusively at: Bloomingdale’s department stores nationwide and www.bloomingdales.com from January 2008 through March 2010 for about $80.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10289.html
Hazard: The bicycle’s fork steer tube can break, causing the rider to lose control, fall and suffer injuries.
Description: The recall includes all 2009 Felt model B12, B16 and S32 road bicycles.
2009 B12 – These bicycles are gloss silver/carbon and have carbon fiber frames with carbon fiber forks with aluminum steer tubes.
2009 B16 – These bicycles are matte black/red and have carbon fiber frames with carbon fiber forks with aluminum steer tubes.
2009 S32 – These bicycles are available in gloss white/red and have aluminum frames with carbon fiber forks with aluminum steer tubes.
Sold at: Bicycle specialty stores nationwide from October 2008 through May 2010 for between about $2,300 and $3,100 per bicycle.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10290.html
Hazard: The surface paint on the zippers of the coin purses and the clasps on the jewelry contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Description: This recall involves children’s coin purses with rainbow stripes and children’s earrings and necklaces that have blue, pink, red, white and yellow colored droplets. The Coin Purse and Mobile Case Coin Purse are printed on the tag attached to the purse. Colorful Drop Accessory Bracelet is printed on the front of the necklace packages and Colorful Drop Accessory Pierce is printed on the front of the earring packages. The tag and packaging have Produced for Daiso Japan on either the front or back.
Sold at: Daiso stores in California and Washington from May 2009 through December 2009 for about $1.50.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10292.html