Recalls

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

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March 17, 2009

Release # 09-157 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 804-0806

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Nordstrom Recalls Girl's Shoes 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: Nordstrom Girl's Shoes

Units: About 31,000

Importer: Nordstrom, of Seattle, Wash.

Hazard: Surface paint on the outer sole of these shoes contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall includes six styles of Nordstrom-brand shoes for girls. "Clarice-Fab" flats are bone colored with a bow. "Eva-Fab" are bone colored T-strap sandals. "Fern-Fab" are ankle strap sandals sold in bone, pink, white, blue polka-dot or pink polka-dot. "Lilly-Fab" are fuchsia gingham ballerina flats with a bow. "Rita-Fab" are ankle strap dress shoes sold in ivory linen, pink linen, white linen, cafe satin, silver satin or white satin. "Vivi-Fab" are open-toe dress shoes in bone, white, green polka-dot, lavender polka-dot or yellow polka-dot. The shoes were sold in girls' sizes 10 through big-kids 7. All shoes have an embossed "NORDSTROM" printed on the insole. Only the colors identified above are subject to the recall.

Sold exclusively at: Nordstrom stores nationwide from September 2006 through February 2009 for between about $35 and $45.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled shoes away from children immediately and return them to any Nordstrom store for a full refund or exchange.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Nordstrom at (800) 804-0806 between 7 a.m. and 1 a.m. ET any day, e-mail Nordstrom at contact@nordstrom.com, or visit the firm's Web site at www.nordstrom.com

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NEWS from

CPSC and HC

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www.cpsc.gov Health Canada

www.hc-sc.gc.ca

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March 17, 2009

Release # 09-156 Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 226-8079

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

State Farm Recalls Good Neigh Bears Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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: State Farm Good Neigh Bears

Units: About 800,000 in the United States and 27,000 in Canada

Distributor: State Farm, of Bloomington, Ill.

Hazard: The eyes on these bears can come off, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: State Farm received one report of the plastic eye of a bear coming off and a child placing it in her mouth. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the 11-inch (28 cm) and 18-inch (46 cm) State Farm Good Neigh Bears with plastic eyes. The bears are brown and wear a white and red State Farm shirt.

Sold at: The bears were given away free through State Farm agents and at State Farm sponsored events from September 2005 through March 2007.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these bears away from young children and discard them.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact State Farm toll-free at (877) 226-8079 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT or visit the company's website at www.statefarm.com or www.statefarm.ca

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://209.217.71.106/PR/recall-retrait-e.jsp?re_id=698

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March 17, 2009

Release # 09-155 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 245-3872

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Cannondale Recalls Road Bicycles Due to Fall 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: 2009 Six 5, Six 6, Six Carbon 5 and Six Carbon 6 Bicycles

Units: About 1,300

Importer: Cannondale Bicycle Corporation, of Bethel, Conn.

Hazard: The bicycles fail to meet the federal safety standard for bicycles. Spoke protector discs, required on bicycles to prevent the bicycle chain from interfering or suddenly stopping the wheel, are missing from these bicycles. This poses a fall hazard to the rider.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The following Cannondale bicycles are included in the recall. "Six" is printed on the bicycle's top tube and "Cannondale" is printed on the down tube.

Bicycle Name (2009 Models) Bicycle Model Number

Six 5 Compact 9RCT5C

Six 5 9RCT5D

Six 5 Compact 9RCT5C

Six 6 9RCT6D

Six 6 Triple 9RCT6T

Six Carbon 5 9RSX5D

Six Carbon 5 Compact 9RSX5C

Six Carbon 6 Compact 9RSX6C

Sold at: Authorized Cannondale dealers nationwide from October 2008 through February 2009 for between $1,500 and $2,100.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled bicycles immediately and contact any authorized Cannondale bicycle dealer for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cannondale at (800) 245-3872 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit Cannondale's Web site at www.cannondale.com

Recall Alert

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

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March 17, 2009

Alert #09-727

Kubota Recalls Riding Mowers Due to Fire 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: Kubota Zero Turn Riding Mowers

Units: About 9,500

Manufacturer: Kubota Manufacturing of America Corp., of Gainesville, Ga.

Hazard: The carburetor can fail allowing fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled riding mowers are propelled by gasoline V-twin engines and have 48-inch, 54-inch or 60-inch wide mower decks. The mowers come with adjustable roll bars and have 22 or 27 horsepower engines and are bright orange with KUBOTA decals on both sides behind the driver's seat. This recall includes the following model numbers: ZG222(serial numbers 10002 through 13673), ZG227 (serial numbers 10002 through 12957), ZG327 (serial numbers 10004 through 13318) which can be identified by the model designation and serial number on the data plate located on the right side frame, either before the mower deck or immediately after the mower deck.

Sold at: Authorized Kubota dealers nationwide from February 2008 through December 2008 for between about $7,600 and $10,000.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Owners of these machines should immediately stop using them until they have been inspected by an authorized dealer and a free replacement carburetor has been installed.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kubota Tractor at (800) 752-0290 anytime Monday through Friday.

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March 12, 2009

Release # 09-154 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 533-8922

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Seattle Cotton Works Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled Due to Strangulation 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: Hooded sweatshirts

Units: About 40,000

Distributor: Seattle Cotton Works, LLC, of Bellevue, Wash.

Hazard: The sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood that can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, the 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.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The hooded, long sleeve sweatshirts have full-length zippers and drawstrings along the neck line. The products are sold under the Seattle Cotton Works brand in six different designs. The styles are set forth in the image below. The name, "Seattle Cotton Works" appears along the inside neck line.

Sold exclusively at: Kohl's Department Stores nationwide from January 2009 through February 2009 for about $17.

Manufactured in: Pakistan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, or call the manufacturer to arrange for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information or assistance returning a product contact Seattle Cotton Works at (800) 533-8922 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.seattlecottonrecall.com

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Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

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March 12, 2009

Release # 09-153 Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 841-3029

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Tippmann A-5 Paintball Markers Recalled for Repair Due to Risk of Injury

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: Tippmann A-5 Paintball Markers

Units: About 13,000

Manufacturer: Tippmann Sports LLC, of Fort Wayne, Ind.

Hazard: The end cap assembly on the rear of certain A-5 markers can break and eject during use, posing a risk of injury to the operator.

Incidents/Injuries: Tippmann Sports has received three reports of the end cap assembly breaking, ejecting and hitting the operator. One minor injury has been reported.

Description: This recall involves Tippmann A-5 markers with serial numbers 0409301 to 0422200. The serial number appears on the packaging accompanying each marker and is engraved on the left side of the marker near the front grip. Serial numbers ending in an "R" have already been repaired and are not included in the recall.

Sold by: Major sporting goods retailers, paintball dealers and online retailers nationwide from May 2008 through February 2009 for between $180 and $350.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled paintball markers immediately and contact Tippmann Sports for a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For further information, call Tippmann Sports toll-free at (866) 841-3029 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, send e-mail to recall@tippmann.com, or visit the firm's Web site at www.tippmann.com/recall

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March 12, 2009

Release # 09-152 Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 940-8235

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Valero Marketing & Supply Co. Announce Recall to Inspect Propane Gas; Can Pose Fire and Burn 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.

Name of product: Propane (LP) gas

Units: About 919,000 barrels

Manufacturer: Valero Marketing & Supply Co., of San Antonio, Texas

Hazard: An odorant is added to propane to help alert customers to a propane gas leak, but this propane might not have the recommended level of odorant. Failure to detect leaking gas can present a fire, explosion or thermal burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall includes propane that may have been purchased from the retailers listed below:

State Distributors

Alabama Country Gas

Dowdle Gas

Arkansas Famers Supply

California Aeropres Corp.

Amerigas Propane

Enterprise Products

Ferrell North America

Heritage Propane

Kiva Energy

Mutual Liquid Gas and Equipment

Pacific Coast Propane LLC

Sal's Propane, Inc.

Suburban Propane, LP

Targa Liquids Marketing

Ted Johnson Propane Co.

United Pacific Energy

Mississippi Columbus Butane

Coombs Gas

Dowdle Gas

Enterprise LP

Graeber Bros.

Johnson Propane Gas

F.O. James

Pontotoc Butane Gas

Rebel Gas

Thomas LP

Tennessee Baker Gas & Oil

Brownsville Utility

Coombs Gas

Dixie Gas

Dowdle Gas

Tennergy

Wilder LP Gas

Sold to: Retail propane dealers listed in chart from January 2008 through October 2008.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers with propane purchased or delivered between January 2008 and October 2008 should immediately contact their propane gas suppliers or retail locations where home propane tank or portable cylinders were filled for testing of the propane and to receive additional odorant as needed.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact toll-free at (866) 940-8235 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or visit the Propane Recall Website at www.propanerecall.com

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March 12, 2009

Release # 09-151 Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 345-4407

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Kidde Recalls to Replace Fire Extinguishers Due to Failure to Operate

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: Kidde XL Fire Extinguishers

Units: About 167,000

Distributor: Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc., of Mebane, N.C.

Hazard: The pressurized cylinders in the recalled fire extinguishers could lose pressure and fail to operate. In the event of a fire, this failure could put a consumer and property at risk.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the Kidde XL Fire Extinguishers with model numbers FX340SC, FX340H, FX340GW, XL5MR, FX210R, FX340SC-2, FX210W, XL2.5TCZ-4, E-340-3 and with manufacture dates between October 2007 and April 2008. "Kidde" and the model number can be found on the label on the front of the extinguisher. The manufacture year is on the bottom of the extinguisher. If your extinguisher is one of the listed model numbers and is marked with the year 07 or 08, contact Kidde to determine if you have a recalled extinguisher.

Sold at: Department, home, and hardware stores nationwide from October 2007 through April 2008 for about $35.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should immediately inspect the pressure gauge. If it points to the red zone, contact Kidde to receive a free replacement extinguisher. If the gauge is not in the red zone, but you have questions about an extinguisher within the listed model numbers, please contact Kidde for additional information.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kidde at (888) 345-4407 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.Kidde.com

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Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

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March 12, 2009

Release # 09-150 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 466-5643

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Pure Fishing Recalls Children's Fishing Games Due to Violation of Ban on Lead in Paint

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: Shakespeare Casting Game and Fishing Kits

Units: About 2,600

Distributer: Pure Fishing Inc., of Columbia, S.C.

Hazard: The label on the fishing rod contains a surface coating containing high levels of lead in violation of the ban on lead in paint.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled Shakespeare Casting Game and Fishing Kit consists of a red and blue rod and reel with red foam targets and hook. The label is found on the front of the reel and reads "Casting Fun".

Sold by: Specialty fishing retailers nationwide from November 2008 through January 2009 for about $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled game away from children and call Pure Fishing for a free replacement product or full refund.

Contact: For additional information, contact Pure Fishing at (800) 466-5643 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.purefishing.com

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Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

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March 11, 2009

Release # 09-149 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 261-1644

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Electra Bicycle Company Recalls Bicycles with Front Trays; Trays Can Come Loose and Pose Fall Hazard to Riders

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: 2009 Model Electra Bicycles with Front Trays

Units: About 3,000

Importer: Electra Bicycle Company LLC, of Vista, Calif.

Hazard: The front tray on the bicycle can come loose and contact the front tire, posing a fall hazard to riders.

Incidents/Injuries: Electra Bicycle has received four reports of the front tray coming loose, including one incident that resulted in minor cuts and bruises.

Description: This recall involves the following Electra 2009 model bicycles: Delivery 3i, Delivery 8D, Holiday 3i and Surf 3i. Bicycles with trays connected to the fork crown with a bolt passing fully through the tab are not included in the recall.

Sold by: Authorized Electra Bicycle dealers nationwide from October 2008 through February 2009 for between $600 and $750.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding these bicycles and contact an Electra Bicycle dealer for a free inspection and repair.

Contact: For additional information, contact Electra Bicycle at (800) 261-1644 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.electrabike.com

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March 11, 2009

Release # 09-148 Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 755-4882

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Ice Skates Recalled by Pronto Sports 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: DBX Glide Boys Ice Skates

Units: About 600 pairs

Distributor: Pronto Sports Inc., of Anoka, Minn.

Hazard: Surface paint on the ice skates contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled youth adjustable boys ice skates are black with lime green and silver accents. "Glide" is printed on a rubber tag on the side of the skates. "DBX" and the DBX logo are located on the ice skate's ankle powerstrap, tongue, and heel.

Sold at: Dick's Sporting Goods nationwide from September 2008 through December 2008 for between $30 and $60.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled ice skates away from children and contact Pronto Sports for a full refund.

Contact: For additional information, contact Pronto Sports toll-free at (877) 755-4882 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.prontosports.com

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Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

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March 11, 2009

Release # 09-147 Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 244-5687

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Hair Dryers Recalled By Big Lots Stores, Inc. Due to Electrocution 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: Style Elements Hair Dryers

Units: About 31,000

Importer: Big Lots Stores, Inc., of Columbus, Ohio

Hazard: The hair dryers are not equipped with an immersion protection device to prevent electrocution if the hair dryer falls into water. Electric shock protection devices are required by industry standards for all electric hand-held hair dryers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Style Elements Cool Shot Turbo hair dryers. The hand-held dryers have a silver body and black handle. Model number 3615T is printed on a label near the on/off switch.

Sold exclusively at: Big Lots' stores nationwide from July 2008 through December 2009 for about $12.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the hair dryers and return them to any Big Lots store for a full refund.

Contact: For additional information, contact Big Lots toll-free at (866) 244-5687 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.biglots.com

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CPSC and HC

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Safety Commission

www.cpsc.gov Health Canada

www.hc-sc.gc.ca

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 11, 2009

Release # 09-146 Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 808-3111

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

Infantino Recalls Infant Toys Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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: Infant Toys

Units: About 172,000 in the United States, and 12,000 in Canada

Distributor: Infantino LLC, of San Diego, Calif.

Hazard: The infant toys have blue metallic fabric that can detach from the toy, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 45 reports of the metallic fabric detaching from the toys. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled infant toys and their model numbers are listed below.

Name of Toy Model Number

Infantino Lil' Chef Set 158-201 and 558-201

Infantino Activity Stacker 158-202

Infantino Tag Along Chime Trio 150-3092

The model number is located on a yellow tag on the toy.

Sold at: Babies "R" Us, Target, Wal-Mart, Meijer and other specialty stores from June 2007 through February 2009 for between $10 and $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from young children and contact Infantino for a free replacement toy or product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Infantino toll-free at (888) 808-3111 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.infantino.com

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://209.217.71.106/PR/recall-retrait-e.jsp?re_id=689