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K-State Today

August 2, 2011



Recalls from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

By Steven Galitzer

News from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Recalls from the weeks ending July 31.

Consumer Product Safety Commission Issues New Drawstring Safety Rule for Children's Outerwear Drawstrings at Neck and Waist Present Strangulation Hazard and Other Dangers.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has received 26 reports of children who have died when the drawstring on their garment became entangled on playground slides, school bus doors and other objects. The new final rule designates children's upper outerwear in sizes 2T through 12 with neck or hood drawstrings, and children's upper outerwear in sizes 2T through 16 with certain waist or bottom drawstrings, as substantial product hazards. Drawstrings can catch or become entangled with objects, such as a car door or playground slide, posing dragging and strangulation entrapment hazards to children.

Dollar Tree Recalls Glass Votive Candle Holders Due to Fire and Laceration Hazards.

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Viking Range Corporation Agrees to $450,000 Civil Penalty for Failing to Report Defective Refrigerators.

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Mizuno USA Inc. Recalls Supreme Series and Ballpark Pro Baseball and Softball Gloves Due to Presence of Mold.

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Mini Stars Building Sets Recalled by Edushape Due to Choking Hazard.

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Changzhou Globe Tool Group Recalls Task Force 5-Ton Electric Log Splitters Due to Laceration or Amputation Hazard; Firm to Provide Additional On-Product Warnings; Sold Exclusively at Lowe's Stores.

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Macy's Agrees to Pay $750,000 Civil Penalty for Failing to Report Drawstrings in Children's Outerwear Drawstrings pose strangulation and entanglement hazards.

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Diving Unlimited International Recalls DUI Weight & Trim System Classic and DUI Weight & Trim System II Due to Drowning Hazard.

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Petzl America Recalls Scorpio and Absorbica Safety Lanyards due to Fall Hazard.

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CPSC Announces New, Lower Limit for Lead Content in Children's Products.

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Additional Retail Sales Prompt CPSC and Meijer to Recall; Fire Hazard Posed.

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Ross Stores Recalls Acacia Chairs Due to Fall Hazard.

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CPSC Adopts Testing Requirements for Children's Toys; Stay of Enforcement for Testing Until Dec. 31.

Statements from Chairman Inez Tenenbaum and Commissioner Nancy Nord are available here.

Target Recalls Circo Children's Task Lamps Due to Laceration and Fire Hazards.

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Uvex Funride Ski Helmets Recalled by Swix Sport USA due to Head Injury Hazard.

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Homelite Recalls Pressure Washer Surface Cleaner Attachments Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot.

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Child Safety Latches and Outlet Covers Recalled by Prime-Line; Screw Breaks Can Allow Unintended Access.

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Prime-Line Products Recalls Child Bathtub Non-Slip Pads Due To Fall Hazard.

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Kohler Co. Announces Recall of Purist(r), Pinstripe(tm), Finial(r) Glass Shower Doors Due to Laceration Hazard.

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Fisher-Price Recalls to Repair Little People Builders' Load 'n Go Wagons due to Laceration Hazard.

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Explorer and Hammerhead Strollers Recalled by phil&teds USA Due to Risk of Injury from Brake Failure.

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Honeywell Recalls Electric Baseboard and Fan Heater Thermostats Due to Burn Hazard.

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Bravo Sports Recalls Disney-Branded Pogo Sticks Due to Fall and Laceration Hazards.

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CPSC Adopts Testing Requirements for Phthalates in Children's Toys and Child Care Articles Stay of Enforcement for Testing Until Dec. 31.

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