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Recall Wednesday: Power Strips, Hooded Jacket, Moshi Power System Jacket, Crate & Barrel Water Bottle, Costco Shelves, Hockey Stick & Gund Book

 Below are the CPSC recalls that I have received since Wednesday, March 31, 2010.  MORE sweatshirts with drawstrings are being recalled.  {frustrated!} Again, Burlington Coat Factory has recalled items.  Please think twice when shopping in that store!

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.

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Smarty Pants Mama
PS – Has Recall Wednesday ever alerted you of a product that you actually have had in your home? I want to hear about it!!! Please share!


Name of Product:
Indoor and Outdoor Extension Cords and Power Strips
Hazard: The extension cords and power strips have inadequate coating material around the cords and copper conductors that are smaller than required, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Description: This recall involves Brightway heavy duty outdoor extension cords and Brightway indoor household extension cords and power strips. Model numbers involved in the recall are R2600 through R2615 (outdoor extension cords), EE6 through EE20 (indoor extension cords) and MP6DG (power strips). “Brightway” is printed on the cords. Model numbers are printed on the product’s packaging.
Sold at: Hardware and discount stores nationwide from August 2009 through October 2009 for between $1 and $20.

To learn more information about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10184.html

Name of Product: North-Sportif Hooded Jackets and Reversible Vests
Hazard: The jackets have a drawstring through the hood and the vests have a drawstring through the waist which can pose strangulation and entanglement hazards to young children.
Description: This recall involves boys’ black hooded jackets with a belt and an elastic drawstring at the neck. “North Sportif” is printed on the jacket’s belt. The recalled vest is black and blue and is reversible. The vest has a drawstring around the waist. The garments were sold in sizes small (8-10) and medium (12-14). Both garments have a tag on the neck that reads North Sportif Urban Expedition.
Sold exclusively at: Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide from October 2002 through January 2010 for about $13.

To learn more information about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10185.html

Name of Product: Jackets and Vests with Moshi Power Systems
Hazard: Electrical connections in the warming components in the jackets and vest can overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Description: The recalled jackets and vests are designed to work with the Ardica Moshi Power system. The Moshi Power System is marked with “Ardica”. The pouch below the collar of each garment is marked “Ardica Heat Power Charge.” Each jacket and vest also has a power switch next to the logo on the front. The following models are affected by this recall: Ardica Enabled Mountain Hardwear Radiance Jackets, Refugium Jackets and Sitka Dutch Oven Vests. The Mountain Hardwear jackets have the Ardica name and logo on the right sleeve.
Sold at: Sporting goods and outdoor equipment retailers from August 2009 through February 2010 for between $230 and $425.

To learn more information about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10186.html

Name of Product: Glass Water Bottles
Hazard: The glass beverage bottles can shatter when the consumer is removing or inserting the stopper, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
Description: This recall involves clear glass water bottles including 22-ounce bottles with SKU number 437-151 and 50-ounce bottles with SKU number 437-169. The SKU numbers are listed on a white bar code label on the bottom of the item.
Sold exclusively at: Crate and Barrel stores, Crate and Barrel’s catalog and on the Web at www.crateandbarrel.com between December 2008 and February 2010 for between $9 and $17.

To learn more information about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10187.ml

Name of Product: Six Tier Chrome Shelving Unit
Hazard: Shelving unit casters can break at the stem causing the unit to collapse or fall, posing an injury hazard.
Description: The six tier chrome shelving unit Model # 392360 can be identified by an NSF King Long Industrial imprint on the corner collar on the side.
Sold Exclusively at: Costco Wholesale Club locations nationwide from December 2009 through January 2010 for about $90.

To learn more information about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10188html

Name of Product: Youth and Junior Hockey Sticks, Shafts, and Blades
Hazard: Paint and decals on the sticks, shafts and blades contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Description: The following hockey sticks, shafts and blades are involved in the  can be found on the CPSC site. The hockey and goalie sticks, shafts and blades come in various shapes, sizes and colors. The name “Bauer” and the model descriptions are on all of the sticks, shafts and blades. Most of the sticks also have the Nike symbol.
Junior player sticks and replacement shafts are each identified by the markings “JUNIOR,” “52 Flex” or “JUNIOR Flex 52.”
Youth player sticks are identified by the marking “YOUTH Flex 42” or “YTH Flex 42.” These markings appear on all models on the narrow side of the stick shaft either near the top of the stick or near the blade.
Junior replacement blades fit only the Junior sticks and are identified by the markings “P92” or “PM9” followed by “JR”, which appear on the narrow side of the blade near where the shaft and blade are joined.
Junior goal sticks are identified by the markings “P31 – JR – 22 ½” or “P31 JUNIOR – FLEX 52 – 22 ½” which appear on the narrow side of the stick shaft near the top of the stick.
Sold at: Sporting goods stores nationwide from February 2005 through March 2010 for about $80 to $200 for sticks, $30 for blades, and $40 to $90 for shafts

To learn more information about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10189.html

Name of Product: Gund Baby Paperboard Books
Hazard: The styrofoam used to fill the book binding can detach, posing a choking/aspiration hazard to infants and young children.
Description: This recall involves three miniature children’s paperboard books with plastic handles designed as baby rattles. They include “Animals” (item number 059174), “Numbers” (item number 059175) and “Colors” (item number 059176). The books were also sold as a three-book set (item number 059173). The name “Gund” and the item number are located on the back of the books. The books measure 4 1/2 inches by 7 inches.
Sold at: Gift and specialty stores nationwide from January 2009 through March 2010 for about $8 and $20 for the set.

To learn more information about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10190.html

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