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Recall Wednesday – toaster, bicycle, jacket, & baby crib

 Below are the CPSC recalls I received this past week. Please be sure to review the information provided. All information below comes directly from the listserve emails sent by the CPSC. Please see the CPSC website for further, more detailed information.

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Name of Product: Four-Slice Electric Toasters
Hazard: Wiring inside the toaster can become loose and contact the toaster body, posing a shock hazard to consumers.
Description: The recall involves Viking Professional Four-Slot Toasters, model numbers VT400WH, VT400BK, VT400GG, VT400SG, VT400BR and VT400CB. The toaster has a label on its underside that states in part, “Viking, UL Listed 73D3, Viking Range Corporation, Model VT400 Series”.
Sold at: Culinary products retailers, online dealers, and Viking’s web site from April 2005 through November 2008 for about $300.
To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09081.html
Name of Product: Bicycles using RockShox Domain 302 and 318 bicycle forks
Hazard: The steel steerer on the forks can crack, causing the fork to detach from the bicycle frame. This can cause the rider to lose control and crash.
Description: The recall involves RockShox Domain 302 and 318 bicycle forks with steel steerer sold for installation on new bicycles. Only those forks manufactured between March 2008 and October 2008 with dates codes 09T8 through 42T8 are included in this recall. The date code is located on the back of the fork crown and on the lower leg. The RockShox Domain fork was installed on Transition Bottle Rocket bicycles, and may have been installed on Rocky Mountain Flatline 1, Rocky Mountain Slayer SS350, and Rocky Mountain Slayer SS396 bicycles.
Sold at: Specialty bicycle retailers nationwide from March 2008 through November 2008 for between $1,600 and $3,100.
To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09082.html
Name of Product: Girls Blue Denim Passport Jackets
Hazard: The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangula tion hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.
Description: The recalled blue denim jackets have a white terrycloth underlay lining and drawstring. The jackets were sold in children’s sizes medium (7-10), large (11-14) and x-large (15-16). Style number BF1400 KP is printed on the hang tag attached to the garment.
Sold at: T.J. Maxx, J.C. Penney, and Forman Mills stores nationwide from August 2007 through December 2007 for about $10.
To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09083.html
Name of Product: Jardine Cribs
Hazard: The wooden crib slats can break, creating a gap, which can pose an entrapment and strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers.
Description: This recall involves three models of Jardine wooden cribs with the date codes identified below. Cribs with other date codes are not affected by this recall. The date code and model number are printed on the label located on the inside of the bottom rail of the headboard or footboard.
Jardine Cribs included in this Expanded Recall
Model # Description Date Code Betw een
DA715BC Dark Pine Olympia Lifetime Crib 2/04 – 1/07
0108L00 Antique Walnut Capri Single Crib 7/06 – 11/07
0308C00 White Capri Lifetime Crib 12/05 – 11/07
Sold at: KidsWorld, Geoffrey Stores, Toys “R” Us, and Babies “R” Us stores nationwide, and at babiesrus.com, from March 2004 through January 2009 for between $220 and $330.
To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09084.html
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