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Safety Recalls

August 10, 2009

Dorel Juvenile Group Expands Recall of Safety 1st Stair Gates Due to Fall Hazard
 
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 6, 2009
Release # 09-300
 
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 690-2540
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
 
Dorel Juvenile Group Expands Recall of Safety 1st Stair Gates 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: Safety 1st SmartLight Stair Gates
 
Units: About 31,500 (100,000 units were previously recalled in February 2009)
 
Importer: Dorel Juvenile Group USA, of Columbus, Ind.
 
Hazard: The hinges that hold the stair gate in place can break, posing a fall hazard to children if the gate is placed at the top of the stairs.
 
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
 
Description: The recall involves the Safety 1st SmartLight Stair Gate with model number 42111, which is printed on a sticker under the handle panel. The gates, which were manufactured before December 20, 2008, are white metal with a gray handle and a motion sensor nightlight that illuminates on approach. The manufacture date is located below the gate's handle as a date wheel imprinted in the plastic; an arrow indicates the month, and the year is stamped inside the circle. The manufacture date is also printed on a sticker inside the battery door.
 
Sold at: Mass merchandise and juvenile product stores nationwide, including Babies R Us, Toys R Us, Wal-Mart.com and other online retailers from January 2005 through July 2009 for about $60.
 
Manufactured in: China
 
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled gate and contact the company to obtain a free repair kit.
 
Consumer Contact: Consumers can call Dorel Juvenile Group toll-free at (866) 690-2540 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET; complete an online order form on the Dorel Juvenile Group Web site at www.djgusa.com/safety_notice/ to obtain their free repair kit; email the company at Smartlightgate@djgusa.com, or send a fax to (800) 207-8182. Consumers should not return the stair gates to retail stores.
 
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recall product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09300.html
 
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Jump 'n Jive Doorway Jumpers Recalled by Graco Due to Choking Hazard
 
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 6, 2009
Release # 09-301
 
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 345-4109
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
 
Jump 'n Jive Doorway Jumpers Recalled by Graco Due to Choking 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: Jump 'n Jive(tm) Doorway Jumpers
 
Units: About 2,400
 
Manufacturer: Graco Children's Products Inc., of Atlanta, Ga.
 
Hazard: The recalled doorway jumpers include detachable toys that are attached to the jumper straps with strips of hook and loop fabric. The strips of fabric are not permanently attached to the toys and can become detached during use, posing a choking hazard.
 
Incidents/Injuries: The company has received one report of a child removing the fabric strip and placing it in his/her mouth. No injuries have been reported.
 
Description: The recalled doorway jumper includes an interactive musical dance mat and two detachable toys. The model number, 1755544, appears on the carton UPC label and on the underside of the jumper tray. The doorway jumpers were sold from April 2009 through July 2009.
 
Sold at: Babies R Us and other children's speciality retail stores nationwide and online from Amazon.com for about $55.
 
Manufactured in: China
 
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and remove and discard the detachable toys and the attaching fabric strips and call the manufacturer for a replacement set of toys. After the toys and fabric strips are removed, consumers can continue to use the jumper and interactive musical dance mat.
 
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Graco at (800) 345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.gracobaby.com
 
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recall product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09301.html
 
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Target Recalls Circo Booster Seats Due to Fall Hazard
 
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 6, 2009
Release # 09-302
 
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 440-0680
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
 
Target Recalls Circo Booster Seats 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: Circo Booster Seats
 
Units: About 43,000
 
Importer: Target, of Minneapolis, Minn.
 
Hazard: The booster seat restraint buckle can open unexpectedly, allowing a child to fall from the chair and be injured.
 
Incidents/Injuries: Target has received eight reports of the booster seat buckles opening unexpectedly, including three reports of bruises.
 
Description: This recall involves Circo booster seats with manufacture date codes XJ0811, XJ0812, XJ0901, and XJ0902. The plastic booster seat is blue with green trim and has white straps. The manufacture date code is printed on the backside of the seat next to the consumer warning information. "Circo" can be found on a label located in the front of the seat.
 
Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide from December 2008 through June 2009 for about $13.
 
Manufactured in: China
 
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the booster seat and return the item to the nearest Target store to receive a full refund.
 
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.target.com
 
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recall product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09302.html


July 28, 2009

Senseo One-Cup Coffeemakers Recalled by Philips Consumer Lifestyle Due to 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. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Philips Senseo One-Cup Coffeemakers

Units: About 155,000

Distributor: Philips Consumer Lifestyle, of Stamford, Conn.

Hazard: An electrical fault and the build-up of calcium from hard or medium water can cause an obstruction in the coffeemaker. If this happens, the boiler can burst, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported in the United States. The firm has received 17 reports of incidents in Europe, including six reports of minor personal injury involving first degree burns to the hands, arms and abdomen.

Description: This recall involves Senseo one-cup coffeemakers with model numbers HD 7810, HD 7811, HD 7815, HD 7820, HD 7832, and HD 7890. Model numbers are located on the bottom of the coffeemaker. Date codes are printed on the bottom of the coffeemaker. Coffeemakers made in China have date codes 0727 through 0847; coffeemakers made in Poland have date codes 0627 through 0847.

Sold at: Wal-Mart, Target and Safeway stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com between July 2006 through March 2009 for between $60 and $140.

Manufactured in: China and Poland

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the coffeemakers and contact Philips for instructions on receiving a free replacement unit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Philips toll-free at (866) 604-0051 between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Consumers can also visit the firm's Web site at www.senseoexchange.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09194.html


July 9, 2009

Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms; Can Fail to Warn of a Fire
 
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 Model PI2000 Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms
 
Units: About 94,000
 
Manufacturer: Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc., of Mebane, N.C.
 
Hazard: An electrostatic discharge can damage the unit, causing it not to warn consumers of a fire.
 
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reported incidents of smoke alarm malfunctions involving electrostatic discharge during installation. No injuries have been reported.
 
Description: This recall involves Kidde dual sensor smoke alarms model PI2000. The alarms can be identified by two buttons, "HUSH" and "PUSH AND HOLD TO TEST WEEKLY," which are located on the front/center of the alarm. The model number and date code are on the back of the smoke alarm. Only date codes 2008 Aug.01 through 2009 May 04 are included in this recall.
 
Sold at: Retail, department, and hardware stores and through electrical distributors nationwide from August 2008 through May 2009 for between $30 and $40.
 
Manufactured in: China
 
Remedy: Consumers should contact Kidde immediately to receive a free replacement smoke alarm.


Children's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by C-Mrk Inc.
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: Boys' Hooded Sweatshirts
 
Units: About 725
 
Distributer: C-Mrk Inc., of Vernon, Calif.
 
Hazard: The hooded sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines 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 boys' hooded sweatshirts have the brand name Ocean Current and RN#67225 number in the neck label. The garments were sold in the color smoke and in sizes S-XL.
 
Sold at: Macy's department stores in Southern California from December
2008 through April 2009 for about $35.
 
Manufactured in: China
 
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, or return the garment to either the place of purchase or to C-Mrk for a full refund.
 
Consumer Contact: For additional information contact C-Mrk Inc. collect at (323) 826-6900 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. PT Tuesday through Thursday or visit the firm's Web site at www.oceancurrent.com
 
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09269.html


 
Children's Hooded Jackets and Pullover Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Hard Tail 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: Hard Tail girl's hooded jackets and pullover sweatshirts
 
Units: About 130
 
Distributer: Hard Tail, of Santa Monica, Calif.
 
Hazard: The jackets and pullovers have a drawstring through the hood or waist which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines 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 recalled hooded jackets and pullover sweatshirts have style numbers and RN number 107435 included on the care label found sewn inside on the lower left seam.
 
Sold at: Nordstrom's, Gingerbread Kids, Beautiful Kids, Tabeez, EZ Fashion, Village Kids, In Motion, Pitti Bimi, Red Apple and Kidding Around stores nationwide from July 2007 through September 2008 for about $60 to $85.
 
Manufactured in: United States
 
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, or return the garment to either the place of purchase or to Hard Tail for a refund.
 
Consumer Contact: For additional information contact Hard Tail toll-free at (888) 942-7382 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.hardtailforever.com
 
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09270.html