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K-State Today

July 5, 2011



Recent Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls

By Steven Galitzer

NEWS from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Recalls from the weeks ending June 30, 2011.

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Janome America Inc. recalls Elna Sewing Machines due to fire hazard. See the recall here.

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Gripper Shaker Musical Instrument recalled by Woodstock Percussion due to laceration and choking hazard. See the recall here.

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EKSuccess Brands recalls American Girl Crafts pearly beads and ribbon bracelets kit due to violation of lead paint standard. See the recall here.

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Venmar Ventilation recalls air exchangers due to fire hazard. See the recall here.

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Quality Bicycle Products recalls Civia bicycle racks due to fall hazard. See the recall here.

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Consumer Safety Product Safety Commission approves new federal safety rule for hair dryers. Hand-supported hair dryers that lack an immersion protection device have been identified by the Consumer Product Safety Commission as posing a substantial product hazard to consumers. The passage of this new rule provides the Consumer Product Safety Commission with more authority to stop shipments of violative hair dryers at U.S. ports of entry, and issue product recalls of violative hair dryers. Read the press release here.

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Harbinger Fitness recalls Ab Straps exercise equipment due to fall hazard. See the recall here.

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Calphalon recalls to repair Contemporary Cutlery knife block sets due to laceration hazard. See the recall here.

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General Electric, Sharp recalls GE Zoneline air conditioning and heating units due to fire hazard. See the recall here.

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Target expands recall of Circo child booster seats following additional reports of falls. See the recall here.

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Emma’s Garden polka-dot girls’ dresses recalled by TJX due to choking hazard. See the recall here.

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Child's entrapment death prompts Big Lots recall of metal futon bunk beds. See the recall here.

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Only new, safer cribs will be available for consumer purchase beginning June 28. Consumer Product Safety Commission votes to grant extension of time to comply with new rules to crib rental companies. Read the press release here.

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MTD Recalls TrimmerPlus edger attachments due to laceration hazard. See the recall here.

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Christmas tree shops recall animated safari and aquarium lamps due to fire and shock hazards. See the recall here.

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Napa Home & Garden Recalls NAPAfire and FIREGEL pourable gel fuel due to fire and burn hazards. See the recall here.

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Wooden swing sets recalled by Adventure Playsets due to fall hazard. See the recall here.

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Topson Downs of California recalls women's dresses due to violation of federal flammability standard sold exclusively at Macy's. See the recall here.

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Safer cribs for babies available starting today. Retailers required to sell only cribs that meet the Consumer Product Safety Commission's new crib standards. Starting on December 28, 2012, child care facilities, including family child care homes and infant Head Start centers, as well as places of public accommodation, such as hotels and motels, and rental companies must use only cribs that comply with the new crib standards. Read the press release here.

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Consumer Product Safety Commission releases snapshot of 2011 summer swimming season. 123 pool and spa incidents reported since Memorial Day. Aquatic facilities celebrate pool safety day across America. American Red Cross highlights National Water Safety survey. Read the press release here.

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Cost Plus Inc. recalls wooden animal drum due to violation of lead paint standard. See the recall here.

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Wm. Wright Co. recalls Roman shade kits due to risk of strangulation. See the recall here.

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Hamilton Beach recalls classic chrome 2-slice toasters due to fire hazard. See the recall here.

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International Vitamin Corporation recalls Live Better vitamins due to failure to meet child-resistant closure requirement. See the recall here.

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Children's sleepwear recalled by Sage Creek organics due to violation of Federal Flammability Standard. See the recall here.

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