[Parentsgroup-list] Recalls from the CPSC - Four Recalls

rose at fas.harvard.edu rose at fas.harvard.edu
Mon Jan 12 10:14:49 EST 2009



To Parents' Group members,

I am forwarding some recalls from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commissi=
on
see below). I receive these emails once or several times a week. I am wonde=
ring
if the parents on the listserv are interested in having me forward these no=
tices
--

the pro is that it is important information to know if you have any of these
products...the con is that it can fill up inboxes....

Please let me know by following this link (please *do not* respond to this
email):

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=3DJnbiqJP5rWOScCXnFFHvvA_3d_3d

Answering this VERY quick survey will allow me to quickly know how many peo=
ple
are interested. The alternative is that people can sign-up individually with
the CPSC to receive the notices...


Thanks,
Susannah Rose
Parents' Group Chair

1.  Viking Range Corp. Recalls Toasters Due to Shock Hazard
(http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09081.html)



2.  Bicycles with RockShox Bicycle Forks Recalled by SRAM LLC Due to Crash

Hazard (http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09082.html)



3.  Children's Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled by Ms. Bubbles Inc.=
 Due

to Strangulation Hazard (http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09083.=
html)



4.  Jardine Expands Recall of Cribs Sold by Babies"R"Us; Cribs Pose Entrapm=
ent

and Strangulation Hazards
(http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09084.html)



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1.  Viking Range Corp. Recalls Toasters Due to Shock Hazard



NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs

Washington, DC 20207



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 6, 2009

Release #09-081



Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 267-4460

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908



Viking Range Corp. Recalls Toasters Due to Shock Hazard



WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperat=
ion

with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the follow=
ing

consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately

unless otherwise instructed.



Name of Product: Four-Slice Electric Toasters



Units: About 10,000



Distributor: Viking Range Corp., of Greenwood, Miss.



Hazard: Wiring inside the toaster can become loose and contact the toaster =
body,

posing a shock hazard to consumers.



Incidents/Injuries: Viking has received five reports from consumers who

experienced minor shock when touching the outside of the toaster.



Description: The recall involves Viking Professional Four-Slot Toasters, mo=
del

numbers VT400WH, VT400BK, VT400GG, VT400SG, VT400BR and VT400CB. The toaste=
r has

a label on its underside that states in part, "Viking, UL Listed 73D3, Viki=
ng

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.



Manufactured in: China



Remedy: Consumers should stop using the toaster immediately and unplug it, =
and

contact Viking to obtain a free replacement toaster.



Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Viking toll-free at (=
888)

267-4460 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the f=
irm's

Web site at www.vikingrange.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/prhtml09/09081.html



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2.  Bicycles with RockShox Bicycle Forks Recalled by SRAM LLC Due to Crash

Hazard



NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs

Washington, DC 20207



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 6, 2009

Release #09-082



Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 346-2928

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908



Bicycles with RockShox Bicycle Forks Recalled by SRAM LLC Due to Crash Haza=
rd



WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperat=
ion

with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the follow=
ing

consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately

unless otherwise instructed.



Name of Product: Bicycles using RockShox Domain 302 and 318 bicycle forks



Units: About 175



Importer: SRAM LLC, of Chicago, Ill.



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.



Incidents/Injuries: One incident with a minor injury has been reported. Two

other incidents without injury have been reported outside of the United Sta=
tes.



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 thro=
ugh

42T8 are included in this recall. The date code is located on the back of t=
he

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 Mou=
ntain

Flatline 1, Rocky Mountain Slayer SS350, and Rocky Mountain Slayer SS396

bicycles.



Sold at: Specialty bicycle retailers nationwide from March 2008 through Nov=
ember

2008 for between $1,600 and $3,100.



Manufactured in: Taiwan



Remedy: Consumers should stop using bicycles equipped with these forks

immediately and contact their bicycle retailer for a free replacement fork.



Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact SRAM at (800) 346-2928

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, or visit the firm's Web site at

www.sram.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/prhtml09/09082.html



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3. Children's Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled by Ms. Bubbles Inc. =
Due

to Strangulation Hazard



NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs

Washington, DC 20207



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 6, 2009

Release #09-083



Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 342-3802

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908



Children's Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled by Ms. Bubbles Inc. Due=
 to

Strangulation Hazard



WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperat=
ion

with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the follow=
ing

consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately

unless otherwise instructed.



Name of Product: Girls Blue Denim Passport Jackets



Units: About 55,000



Manufacturer: Ms. Bubbles Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif.



Hazard: The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a

strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines =
(pdf)

to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck a=
nd

waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.



Incidents/Injuries: None reported.



Description: The recalled blue denim jackets have a white terrycloth underl=
ay

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 Au=
gust

2007 through December 2007 for about $10.



Manufactured in: China



Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweats=
hirts

to eliminate the hazard, or return the garment to either the place of purch=
ase

or to Ms. Bubbles Inc. to receive a refund.



Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Ms. Bubbles toll-free=
 at

(866) 342-3802 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday.



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



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4. Jardine Expands Recall of Cribs Sold by Babies"R"Us; Cribs Pose Entrapme=
nt

and Strangulation Hazards



NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs

Washington, DC 20207



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 6, 2009

Release #09-084



Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 646-4106

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908



Jardine Expands Recall of Cribs Sold by Babies"R"Us; Cribs Pose Entrapment =
and

Strangulation Hazards



WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperat=
ion

with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the follow=
ing

consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately

unless otherwise instructed.



Name of Product: Jardine Cribs



Units: About 56,450 (320,000 units were previously recalled in June 2008)



Manufacturer: Jardine Enterprises, of Taipei, Taiwan



Hazard: The wooden crib slats can break, creating a gap, which can pose an

entrapment and strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers.



Incidents/Injuries: CPSC has received 19 additional incidents of crib slats

breaking. In nine of these incidents, consumers reported that their infant =
or

toddler broke the slat while in the crib. In addition, a 22-month-old child=
 fell

through the gap between the crib slats when a slat broke. No injuries have =
been

reported.



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 locate=
d on

the inside of the bottom rail of the headboard or footboard.



Jardine Cribs included in this Expanded Recall



Model # Description Date Code Between

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.



Manufactured in: China



Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and cont=
act

Jardine to receive a full credit toward the purchase of a new crib. Jardine=
 will

provide consumers with detailed instructions for purchasing cribs in retail

stores and online.



Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Jardine at (800) 646-=
4106

between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 1=
 p.m.

ET Saturday, or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.jardinecribrecall.c=
om/



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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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the

public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of

types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is

committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fi=
re,

electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC=
's

work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power

tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significan=
tly

to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with

consumer products over the past 30 years.



To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotl=
ine

at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC=
's

web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. To join a CPSC email subscription list,

please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain this release =
and

recall information at CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.



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