Recalls

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

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December 4, 2008

Alert #09-711

Meijer Inc. Recalls Toddler Girl's Hat and Mitten Sets Due to Choking Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Toddler Girl's Hat and Mitten Sets

Units: About 100

Retailer: Meijer Inc., of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Manufacturer: Aquarius Ltd., of St. Louis, Missouri

Hazard: The magnets in the hat can detach and fall out, posing a choking and aspiration hazard to young children. Magnets found by young children can be swallowed or aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforations or blockages, which can be fatal.

Incidents/Injuries: Meijer has received one report of the magnet separating from the hat. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled hats and mittens have two magnets sewn into each side of the hat and are cotton with pink, lavender, orange and aqua green stripes and various prints. Some of the hat and mittens have dark pink hearts with light pink stripes. "Aquarius LTD" is printed on the tag of the hat and mitten sets.

Sold at: Meijer stores in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky from August 2008 to October 2008 for about $12.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these hat and mitten sets away from children and return to Meijer store for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Meijer at (800) 927-8699 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.aquariusltd.com, or e-mail the firm at marka@aquariusltd.com

NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 3, 2008

Release #09-060 Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 655-8697

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

OKK Trading Recalls Toy Army Figures Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Army Figures

Units: About 5,400

Importer: OKK Trading, of Los Angeles, Calif.

Hazard: Surface paint on the face of the Army figures contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves 7 inch tall plastic toy Army figures. The figures are dressed in Army fatigues and have guns.

Sold at: Dollar type retailers and OKK Trading's Web site www.okktoys.com from June 2008 through September 2008 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact OKK Trading for a full refund or replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact OKK Trading at (877) 655-8697 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.okktoys.com (pdf)

NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 3, 2008

Release #09-059 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 541-1345

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Doll Clothing Sets Recalled by Manhattan Group Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Groovy Fashions Sassy Jammies Doll Clothing Sets

Units: About 9,200

Manufacturer: Manhattan Group, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: Surface paints on the pajama pants contain excessive levels of lead, which violates the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled doll clothing set features a two-piece pajama set, eye mask and slippers. The pajama top is pink satin and the pants are dark brown with multiple-colored flowers printed on them.

Sold at: Mail order, Internet and specialty gift stores nationwide from January 2008 through October 2008 for about $12.

Manufactured in: Indonesia

Remedy: Consumers should take the product away from young children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund or store credit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Manhattan Group at (800) 541-1345 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.manhattantoy.com

NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 2, 2008

Release #09-058 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 451-4600

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Hockey Helmets Recalled by Reebok-CCM Due to Head and Neck Injury Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Hockey Helmets

Units: About 1,000

Distributor: Reebok-CCM Hockey U.S. Inc., of Montpelier, Vt.

Hazard: The helmet's chinstrap can unexpectedly disengage while in use. If this happens, the helmet can fall off, posing a head and neck injury risk to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves RBK and CCM brand hockey helmets. Helmets included in this recall have a HECC sticker with date code JUN 2013. HECC stickers and model numbers are located on the back of the helmets. Models included in the recall are:

Brand Model Numbers Colors Of The Helmet Shells That Require Inspection Colors Of The Helmet Shells

That Are Not Affected By This Recall

RBK HT8K Black/Black, Black/Silver, White/Silver, Navy, Red, Green, Maroon, Yellow White/Black, Royal

RBK HT6K Black, White, Navy, Red, Royal

RBK HT6K Combo Black, White, Navy, Red, Royal

RBK HT4K Black, Navy, Red, Royal White

RBK HT4K Combo Navy, Red, Royal Black, White

CCM HTV10 Yellow Black, White, Navy, Red, Royal, Green, Maroon

CCM HTV10 Combo Black White, Navy, Red, Royal

CCM HTV08 Black, White, Royal, Yellow Navy, Red, Green

CCM HTV08 Combo Black, Medium Black, White, Navy, Royal Red

CCM HT692 White, Navy Black, Red, Royal

CCM HT692 Combo Black White, Navy, Red, Royal

Sold at: Sporting goods stores nationwide and Internet retailers from May 2008 through July 2008 for between $80 and $200.

Manufactured in: Canada

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using and return the helmets to the place of purchase for a free replacement helmet.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Reebok-CCM at (800) 451-4600 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.reebokhockey.com and http://en.ccmsports.com