Toys “R” Us Recalls “Elite Operations” Toy Sets Due to Lead and Laceration Hazards

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2007
Release #07-127
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 869-7787
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


Toys “R” Us Recalls “Elite Operations” Toy Sets Due to Lead and Laceration Hazards

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: “Elite Operations” Toy Sets

Units: About 128,700

Importer/Retailer: Toys “R” Us Inc., of Wayne, N.J.

Manufacturer: Toy Century Industrial Company Ltd., of Hong Kong

Hazard: These toys contain high levels of lead in the paint, which is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. Also, the toys have sharp points, posing a laceration hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves three styles of “Elite Operations” brand toy sets. The military-style play sets contain light and sound vehicles, action figures and accessories. Models included in this recall are: Super Rigs Transport Vehicle (Item # 087286), Command Patrol Center (Item # 920625) and Troop Carrier (Item # 773967). The item numbers are located on the back of the packaging above the barcode. Toy sets sold prior to January 2006 are not included in this recall. No other “Elite Operations” brand toys are affected by this recall.

Sold at: Toys “R” Us stores nationwide and toysrus.com from January 2006 through early February 2007 for between $15 and $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the toys away from children and return the product to the nearest Toys “R” Us store for full credit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Toys “R” Us at (800) TOYSRUS (869-7787) between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.toysrus.com

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To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s hotline 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.asp. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

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Tri-Star International Recalls Children’s Stationery Sets Due to Laceration Hazard

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2007
Release #07-126
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


Tri-Star International Recalls Children’s Stationery Sets Due to Laceration 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: Children’s Stationery Sets

Units: About 360

Importer: Tri-Star International Inc., of Newark, Calif.

Hazard: The children’s stationery set contains a razor blade cutter with a sharp edge, posing a laceration hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves Cooky Stationery Sets, which include a pencil, various color markers, plastic scissors, erasers and the razor blade cutter. The cardboard backing of the set reads, “Cooky Staitonery (sic) Set.” “Cooky Stationery” is written on the erasers and markers.

Sold at: Dollar stores in northern California from January 2005 through March 2007 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the razor blade cutter away from children and dispose of it. Consumers can return the set to the store for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 anytime.

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To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s hotline 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.asp. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

Children’s Necklaces Sold Exclusively at Accessories Palace Recalled by United Imports Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2007
Release #07-125
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 457-3545
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


Children’s Necklaces Sold Exclusively at Accessories Palace Recalled by United Imports Due to Lead Poisoning 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: Children’s Mood Necklaces

Units: About 3,600

Importer: United Imports Inc., of Flushing, N.Y.

Hazard: The recalled jewelry contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled necklaces are multi-colored pendants shaped as hearts, crosses, moons, feet, stars, dolphins, shamrocks, teardrops, spiders, flip-flop sandals and butterflies that hang from a black cord. “Mood Necklace” is printed on the front of the packaging and Item #AP-R428 is printed on a sticker on the back of the packaging.

Sold exclusively at: Accessories Palace in Lake Worth, Fla., and the Accessories Palace Web site, http://www.accessoriespalace.com, from September 2006 through February 2007 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewelry away from children. Consumers should return the recalled jewelry to the Accessories Palace store for a full refund. If unable to return it to the store or if purchased through the Web site, contact United Imports Inc. for information on how to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact United Imports Inc. at (800) 457-3545 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.unitedimports.com

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To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s hotline 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.asp. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

Cobmex Inc. Recalls Youth Jackets with Drawstrings Due to Strangulation Hazard

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 8, 2007
Release #07-123
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 926-2639
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


Cobmex Inc. Recalls Youth Jackets with Drawstrings 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: Cobmex Youth Jackets with Drawstrings

Units: About 16,000

Manufacturer: Cobmex Inc., of Lakewood, Calif.

Hazard: The recalled jackets have drawstrings in the hood and waist, or only at the waist. Children can get entangled and strangle in drawstrings that can catch on playground equipment, fences or tree branches. In February 1996, the CPSC issued guidelines to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist by drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The nylon, zipper front jackets were sold in youth sizes and have a Cobmex neck label. The jackets were manufactured in various colors, including navy, black, green, red and wine. Only youth-size jackets with drawstrings are included in the recall.

Sold at: Children’s clothing and school uniform stores nationwide from January 2006 through February 2007 for about $30.

Manufactured in: Korea

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings to eliminate the hazard or return the jacket to the store where purchased for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Cobmex toll-free at (877) 926-2639 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit http://www.cobmex.com

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To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s hotline 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.asp. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

H & M Recalls Boy’s Jackets Due to Choking, Poisoning Hazards

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 8, 2007
Release #07-121
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 439-6261
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


H & M Recalls Boy’s Jackets Due to Choking, Poisoning Hazards

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: Boy’s Jackets with an attached compass

Units: About 2,700

Distributor: H & M, of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The attached compass on these jackets can break, posing a choking hazard for young children. Additionally, the liquid mineral oil, inside the compass can be harmful if swallowed.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm received one report of a child outside of the U.S. who began to choke on a broken piece of the attached compass. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled product is a boy’s cotton canvas jacket made exclusively for children in sizes 18M to size 6Y. It has style number 93196 written on the inside care label. There is an attached removable compass on the side. The compasses are copper or turquoise colored, about 2.75-inches long, and have a clip to attach to the jacket.

Sold at: H & M stores nationwide from February 2006 through October 2006 for $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the compass from the jacket and throw it away, or mail the compass to H & M to receive a store discount coupon.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact H & M Stores toll-free at (877) 439-6261 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go to the firm’s Web site at http://www.hm.com

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To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s hotline 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.asp. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

Weber-Stephen Products Recalls Gas Grills Due to Fire Hazard

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 6, 2007
Release #07-122
Weber-Stephens Recall Hotline: (866) 249-3237
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


Weber-Stephen Products Recalls Gas Grills Due to Fire 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: Weber® Genesis® 320™ Series Gas Grills

Units: About 14,000

Manufacturer: Weber-Stephen Products Co., of Palatine, Ill.

Hazard: The gas hose attached to the side burner of the grill can crack or break off during shipping, causing it to leak gas when in use, which poses a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Weber has received 49 reports of hose damage or gas leaks. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the Weber® Genesis® 320™ Series gas grills which are designed to be used with either natural gas or with liquid propane gas tanks, and are equipped with a flush-mounted side burner accessory. The gas hose is made of stainless steel. The grills are sold in stainless steel and in black, blue or green porcelain enamel. All serial numbers begin with the prefix “DI”. The model and serial number are located on the tank blocker/drip pan holder located inside the storage cart.

Only the following product names and model numbers are included in this recall:

Product Name Model Numbers
Genesis® E-320™ 3751001; 3757001; 3758001; 3851001
Genesis® S-320™ 3780001; 3880001
Genesis® EP-320™ 3751301; 3752301; 3757301; 3758301; 3851301
Genesis® ESP-320™ 3750101; 3750201; 3850101
Genesis® CEP-320™ (Sold in Canada Only)
3751701; 3752701; 3851701

Sold at: Home Depot, Ace Hardware and Home Centers, Tru-Serve, Do-It Best, and other home improvement and hardware stores nationwide from November 2006 through February 2007 for between $450 to $770.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the gas grill immediately and contact Weber-Stephen to obtain a free replacement gas hose and schedule a free installation.

Consumer Contact: Call Weber-Stephen toll-free at (866) 249-3237 between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s recall web site at http://www.weberrecall.com

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Picture of Recalled Gas Grill

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To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s hotline 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.asp. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

One World Technologies Recalls Throat Plates Sold with Ryobi Router Tables Due to Laceration Hazard

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 6, 2007
Release #07-120
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 525-2579
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


One World Technologies Recalls Throat Plates Sold with Ryobi Router Tables Due to Laceration 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: Ryobi Router Table Throat Plates.

Units: About 100,000.

Manufacturer: One World Technologies Inc., of Anderson, S.C.

Hazard: The throat plates do not securely snap into the router’s table top bit opening. The throat plate can come loose during operation and be ejected from the table top, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: One World Technologies has received three reports of throat plates coming loose during use. Two consumers were struck on the nose by the throat plate and received a minor cut and bruising.

Description: The recall involves Ryobi-brand router tables, with model number RT101, which is written on the table’s data plate, located on its front leg. These tables were sold as part of the Ryobi combo kits with model numbers R161RTA and R162RTA. The combo kit model number is written on the packaging. A router table holds the router underneath the table. Instead of moving the router over the wood, the table allows the user to guide the wood for cutting. The throat plates are components of the table that consist of five yellow plastic rings. They serve as a guide for the router bit and provide a stable surface around the bit.

Sold Exclusively at: Home Depot stores nationwide between May 2004 and January 2007 for about $100 for the combo kits that include the router, router table and throat plates.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately check their router tables to ensure that the throat plates securely snap into the router bit opening. If any throat plates do not securely snap into the table top, consumers should stop using the router table immediately and contact One Word Technologies for a free replacement set of throat plates.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can call One World Technologies Inc. at (800) 525-2579 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go to the firm’s Web site at http://www.ryobitools.com

Picture of Recalled Ryobi Router Table Throat Plates

Picture of Recalled Ryobi Router Table Throat Plates
The recalled throat plate (left) and the new, replacement throat plate (right)

Picture of Ryobi Router Table Throat Plates

Send the link for this page to a friend! The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, 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 significantly 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 hotline 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.asp. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.