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CPSC recall

Filed under: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission — Ada at 12:25 pm on Saturday, January 27, 2007
© Copyright Ada Kanu 2017

Home Decorators Collection Recalls Storage Trunks Due to Entrapment and
Suffocation 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: Home Decorators Collection Leather Suitcase Trunks

Units: About 500

Distributor: Home Decorators Collection, of St. Louis, Mo.

Hazard: The trunk has an exterior clasp that can lock unexpectedly when
the trunk lid closes. If a child climbs inside the trunk, he/she may not
be able to open the trunk from the inside. This poses an entrapment and
suffocation hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled trunks are leather bound and have a handle on
each side, and a clasp on the front. The trunks are burgundy or brown
and are sold in three sizes: small, medium and large. The following
catalog numbers were used to identify the product:

Product Name / Sizes / Catalog Number
Large / 24″H x 36″W x 20″D / 3755910150
Medium / 20″H x 30″W x 16″D / 3755905150
Small / 16″H x 23.5″W x 12″D / 3755900150

Sold at: Home Decorators Collection retail stores nationwide, catalogs,
and online at www.homedecorators.com from January 2006 through November
2006 for between $60 and $190.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Customers should stop using the trunk immediately and keep it
out of the reach of children. Consumers should contact the firm for
information on receiving a replacement product or a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers can contact Home
Decorators Collection at 800 464-0164 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. CT
Monday through Friday and between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Saturday and
Sunday.

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including a picture of the
recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07088.html

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.

CPSC recall

Filed under: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission — Ada at 12:24 pm on Thursday, January 25, 2007
© Copyright Ada Kanu 2017

Home Decorators Collection Recalls Storage Trunks Due to Entrapment and
Suffocation 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: Home Decorators Collection Leather Suitcase Trunks

Units: About 500

Distributor: Home Decorators Collection, of St. Louis, Mo.

Hazard: The trunk has an exterior clasp that can lock unexpectedly when
the trunk lid closes. If a child climbs inside the trunk, he/she may not
be able to open the trunk from the inside. This poses an entrapment and
suffocation hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled trunks are leather bound and have a handle on
each side, and a clasp on the front. The trunks are burgundy or brown
and are sold in three sizes: small, medium and large. The following
catalog numbers were used to identify the product:

Product Name / Sizes / Catalog Number
Large / 24″H x 36″W x 20″D / 3755910150
Medium / 20″H x 30″W x 16″D / 3755905150
Small / 16″H x 23.5″W x 12″D / 3755900150

Sold at: Home Decorators Collection retail stores nationwide, catalogs,
and online at www.homedecorators.com from January 2006 through November
2006 for between $60 and $190.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Customers should stop using the trunk immediately and keep it
out of the reach of children. Consumers should contact the firm for
information on receiving a replacement product or a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers can contact Home
Decorators Collection at 800 464-0164 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. CT
Monday through Friday and between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Saturday and
Sunday.

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including a picture of the
recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07088.html

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.

CPSC recall

Filed under: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission — Ada at 4:22 am on Wednesday, January 17, 2007
© Copyright Ada Kanu 2017

Kids II Inc. Recalls Teethers 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: Bright Starts Star Teether Beads and Bright Starts
Teether Beads

Units: About 375,000

Distributor: Kids II Inc., of Alpharetta, Ga.

Hazard: The flexible plastic ring that holds the teether beads in place
can crack or break, and the beads can detach, posing a choking hazard to
infants.

Incidents/Injuries: Kids II has received 24 reports of the plastic ring
cracking or breaking and the beads becoming detached from the ring. No
injuries have been reported.

Description: The Bright Starts Star Teether Beads (model 8483) has
textured soft plastic beads in bright colors and various shapes
connected to a flexible plastic ring. The beads on this model are shaped
as stars, spirals and ovals. The Bright Starts Teether Beads (model
8549) has plastic beads in bright colors that are shaped as an oval and
are connected to a flexible plastic ring.

Sold at: Discount department and juvenile specialty stores nationwide
from June 2006 through January 2007 for between $1 and $3.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take this product away from children
immediately and contact Kids II for information on receiving a free
replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kids II toll-free
at (877) 325-7056 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through
Friday, or log on to www.kidsii.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/prhtml07/07081.html

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.

Our little reader

Filed under: Album — Ada at 10:30 pm on Thursday, January 11, 2007
© Copyright Ada Kanu 2017

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