|These are the Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls that have been issued from September 8 –14, 2010.
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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.
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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.
Name of Product: “Play With Your Veggies” toys
Hazard: The metal wire in the toy asparagus can become exposed, posing a laceration hazard to children.
Description: This recall involves The Land of Nod toy vegetables sets made of felt wool. The toy set has six vegetables: radish, onion, asparagus, tomato, lettuce and carrot. The asparagus is the only toy vegetable involved in this recall.
Sold exclusively at: The Land of Nod stores in Illinois and Washington, the Land of Nod catalog and www.landofnod.com from October 2007 through February 2010 for about $25.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10335.html
Name of Product: Wading Staffs
Hazard: The wading staff can collapse posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Description: The recalled product is a wading staff used to assist in wading rivers and streams. These staffs, offered in two sizes (52″ & 56″), are sterling silver in color and are identified by Simms item numbers AWS101152 or AWS101156 (UPC numbers 94264-10102 or 94264-10103). The item number and UPC numbers can be found on the product hang tag attached to the staff at time of purchase. Affected wading staffs are visibly identifiable by a silver cable connector.
Sold by: Authorized dealers nationwide from March 2010 through June 2010 for about $120.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10336.html
Name of Product: FIXIT One Million Candlepower Rechargeable Spotlights
Hazard: The spotlight’s charging adapter can overcharge the battery, forcing it to rupture and leak battery acid. This poses a chemical burn hazard to consumers.
Description: This recall involves the One Million Candlepower Spotlight, a rechargeable halogen light. The handheld spotlight is made of yellow plastic and has a black label that reads, “FIXIT Tools UP TO 1,000,000 CANDLE POWER” or “FIXIT Rechargeable Spotlight.” The spotlight is sold with an AC power charger and a 12 volt car utility adapter.
Sold at: Walgreens, Rite Aid, Bealls, Tuesday Morning, Ace Hardware, Boscov’s and Winn-Dixie stores nationwide from October 2003 through October 2009 for about $10.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10337.html
Name of Product: Black & Decker Random Orbit Sanders
Hazard: The black plastic disc (called the platen) that holds the sandpaper can fly off or break apart during use and the disc, or pieces of the disc, can hit the user or those nearby, posing a laceration hazard.
Description: This recall involves Black & Decker random orbit sanders with model numbers RO400, RO400G, RO410, RO410K, RO410LW and FS3000ROS and date codes between 200701 and 200929. The sanders are orange and black. “Black & Decker” is printed on the sanders. The model number is printed on a label on the sander. The date code is stamped on the underside of the sander where the dust bag is inserted.
Sold at: Home center, hardware and discount stores and by authorized Black & Decker dealers nationwide from January 2007 through July 2009 for about $40.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10339.html
Name of Product: Bamboo Roll-up blinds with valance
Hazard: Strangulation can occur when the lifting loop slides off the side of the blind and a child’s neck becomes entangled on the free-standing loop, or if a child places his/her neck between the lifting loop and the roll-up blind material.
Description: This recall involves all bamboo roll-up blinds with valances. The blinds were sold in two sizes: 36”x72” and 48”x72.”
Sold exclusively at: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores nationwide between April 2009 and December 2009. The 36”x72” blinds were sold for $25 and the 48”x72” blinds for $30.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10340.html
Name of Products: Click Armband Bracelets, Klick Klick Balls and BoBo Balls.
Hazard: The small balls on the end of the toy’s arms can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. The toys were marketed for children age 3 and over. CPSC staff has designated these toys for children between the ages of 19 to 35 months.
Description: The recalled bracelets and balls are made of stretchy, rubber material with hard plastic, colorful balls attached at the end of the toy’s arms. The toys were sold with orange, green, pink, purple and blue colored balls. The BoBo balls have a flashing lighted ball encased in the stretchy material. The following item numbers are involved in this recall:
|Click Armband Bracelet||FS1842|
|Klick Klick Ball||FS1734|
The item number is located on the product packaging.
Sold at: Beach resort stores nationwide from January 2009 through August 2010 for between $2 and $5.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10341.html
Name of Product: Spektrum Receivers
Hazard: The receiver can lose contact with the model airplane glider’s radio control while within normal radio range limits. If this happens, the glider can fall from the sky and hit consumers, posing a risk of injury.
Description: This recall involves Spektrum AR6250 receivers designed for use with carbon fiber model gliders. Model number AR6250 can be found on the back of the packaging and on the front and back of the receiver. “Spektrum” is printed on the front of the receiver.
Sold by: Horizon Hobby direct sales representatives nationwide and Canada from March 2009 through May 2010 for about $105.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10342.html
Name of Product: Coleman® WaterBeam™ 4D Water-Activated Floating Spotlights
Hazard: The lens assembly can come apart from the main housing of the spotlight with force and pose a risk of impact injuries to consumers.
Description: The recalled spotlights are Coleman® water-activated hand-held spotlights, model number 5338-782 (orange) UPC 76501 222733, model number 5338-792 (yellow) UPC 76501 222753 and model number 2000000153 (blue/white) UPC 76501 226683. A white label is affixed to the inside of the spotlight lens with the model number and production date information printed on the label.
Sold at: Various sporting good stores and retail outlets nationwide from January 2005 through June 2010 for between about $20 and $25.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10343.html
Name of Product: Sorelle brand “Prescott” fixed-sided cribs
Hazard: These cribs are re-labeled fixed-sided Simplicity cribs that contain tubular metal mattress-support frames recalled in April 2010. The mattress support frames can bend or detach, causing part of the mattress to drop, creating a space into which an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged, entrapped or fall out of the crib.
Description: These are full-sized fixed-sided cribs sold in an oak finish, as 3-in-1 or 4-in-1 convertible cribs. “Sorelle Furniture” along with the company’s address, the crib’s model number and a manufacturer’s code are printed on a label attached to the headboard or footboard.
Sold at: This recall is limited to Sorelle “Prescott” cribs sold online by AlbeeBaby.com between July 2009 and October 2009 for between $180 and $210.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10344.html