Children's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Raw Blue 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: Hooded Sweatshirts
Units: About 5,740
Distributor: Raw Blue Sportswear, of Moonachie, NJ
Hazard: The sweatshirts have drawstrings through the hood which pose a strangulation hazard to young children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) 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 Raw Blue hooded sweatshirts were sold in three styles: smack print, kapow print and comic magazine print) and various colors. The sweatshirts have style numbers 7FT5655, 7FT5455, and 7FT5515. Style numbers are printed on the garment's sales tag.
Sold at: TJ Maxx, Mega Trends, Moonstone Shirts and MP Trading stores nationwide from July 2007 through December 2007 for between $30 and $40.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can return the garment to the place of purchase or Raw Blue Sportswear for a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Raw Blue Sportwear at (800) 638-1537 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Recalled by Request Jeans 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: Drawstring Hoodies
Units: About 1,200
Manufacturer: Request Jeans, of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: The hoodies 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 and waist by drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves the short sleeve hoodie (Item number 11188SG) and the Long sleeve hoodie (Item number 11218LG). The short sleeve hoodie has "Request" printed all over and was sold in olive green and light blue. The long sleeve hoodie has a butterfly design on the back of the hoodie and on the chest and was sold in white and olive green.
Sold at: Mass merchandisers and other retail stores nationwide from January 2007 through March 2007 for about $36.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, or return the garment to either the place of purchase or to Request Jeans to receive a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Request Jeans collect at (212) 302-0077 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

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Children's Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled By Kids with Character 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: BongoCheetah Girls Jackets
Units: About 1,200
Distributor: Kids with Character LLC, of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: The garments 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 and waist by drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled garments are Bongo Cheetah Girls Jackets with style number 8N6003 and RN number 119132 printed on the care label. The jackets were sold in girls sizes 4 through 6X.
Sold at: Marshalls stores nationwide from November 2007 through August 2008 for about $25.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, or return the garment to either Marshall's retail store or Kids with Character for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kids with Character collect at (212) 695-6343 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

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Bicycle Pedals Recalled by Look Cycle; Pedals Can Break Causing Cyclists to Fall
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: KeO Bicycle Pedals
Units: About 80,000 (40,000 pairs)
Distributor: Look Cycle USA, of San Jose, Calif.
Hazard: The steel axle inside the pedal can break, posing a fall hazard to cyclists.
Incidents/Injuries: Look Cycle has received 14 reports of incidents with broken pedals, including 7 injuries which resulted in scrapes, cuts, contusions, elbow pain, and a knee injury.
Description: The recalled bicycle pedals were sold separately from bicycles. Pedal models include KO Classic, KO Sprint, KO HM and KO Carbon. The model name is printed in white on the side of the pedal. Date codes between January 2004 and December 2005 are included in this recall. The date code for the KO Classic, Sprint and Carbon pedals is on a dial stamped onto the pedal. The date code for the KO HM is on the bottom of the pedal, with the letters A through L corresponding to the month, and the numbers 4 and 5 indicating 2004 or 2005. "Ti" pedals are not included in this recall.
Sold at: Specialty bicycle retailers nationwide from January 2004 through July 2007 for between $100 and $500.
Manufactured in: France
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycle pedals and return them to any authorized Look Cycle dealer, or contact Look Cycle USA to arrange for shipping and free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Look Cycle USA toll-free at (866) 430-5665 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.lookcycle-usa.com, or email the firm at KeoUpgrade@lookcycle-usa.com

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Baby Appleseed Recalls Cribs Due to Fall 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: Davenport Cribs
Units: About 500
Importer: Baby Appleseed, of City of Industry, Calif.
Hazard: The cribs fail to meet the federal safety standards for cribs. The cribs have a two mattress support system. The secondary mattress support, used for the lowest position, does not meet the full 26 inch minimum height in its lowest position, allowing children inside to crawl over the railing, posing a fall hazard.
I ncidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall includes Davenport crib models that begin with the model numbers 273-xxxx-xxxx and have manufacture dates on or before August 2007 printed on a label located on the right side of the lower inner panel of the crib. The recalled cribs have two mattress support systems-a metal one and a wooden one. Newer Davenport cribs with model numbers beginning with 244-xxxx-xxxx that have one mattress support are not included in the recall.
Sold at: Specialty juvenile product stores nationwide from December 2006 through September 2007 for between $600 and $800.
Manufactured in: Vietnam
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled cribs in the third lowest position, which uses the wooden mattress support, and contact Baby Appleseed to receive a repair kit. Consumers who are currently using the crib with the metal mattress support in the top or middle positions can continue to use the crib in those positions while awaiting a repair kit. (NOTE: Repair Kits will be available from the firm in mid-August 2008)
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Baby Appleseed at (877) 348-2199 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.babyappleseed.com

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Mother Hubbard's Cupboards Recalls Cribs Due to Fall 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: Cribs
Units: About 1,300
Manufacturer: Mother Hubbard's Cupboards, of Toronto, Canada
Hazard: The cribs fail to meet the federal safety standards. The distance between the mattress support bracket in the lowest position and the top of the side rail in the highest position is less than the required 26 inches, posing a fall hazard to children who climb over the railing.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall includes the following wooden full-size cribs: "Enchantment" (model #210), "Hush a Bye" (model #215), "Once upon a time" (model #320) and "Rock a bye" (model #1900-350). Only date codes from 0306 through 0308 are included in this recall. "Mother Hubbard's Cupboards", the model number and date code are printed on a label located on the bottom inside of the right side.
Sold at: Juvenile product stores from March 2006 through March 2008 for between $500 and $650.
Manufactured in: Canada
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the cribs immediately and contact Mother Hubbard's Cupboards to receive instructions on how to re-install the support brackets to eliminate the hazard.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Mother Hubbard's Cupboards toll-free at (888) 661-8201 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. ET Friday and Saturday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.mhcfurniture.com



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Wooden Toys Recalled by Earthentree Due To Choking and Strangulation 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: Wooden Toys
Units: About 375
Manufacturer: Earthentree of Kirkland, Wash.
Hazard: The recalled toys contain small parts or can break into small parts, posing a choking hazard. The recalled rattles violate the federal rattle standard. Some of the toys also have a string longer than 12 inches, which can pose a strangulation hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves a variety of wooden toys including egg shakers (maracas), pull toys, rattles, and trains. The toys are painted glossy red, orange, green, brown, yellow or natural wood.
Sold at: Earthentree's Web site, Fairs, Trade Shows and retail stores nationwide from December 2007 through May 2008 for about $7 to $34.
Manufactured in: India
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Earthentree for exchange or refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Earthentree at (800) 963-1593 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.earthentree.com/recall.asp
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New England Ropes Recalls Climbing Lines Due to Fall 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: Maxim Apogee and Maxim Pinnacle Dynamic Climbing Lines/Ropes
Units: About 530
Manufacturer: New England Ropes, of Fall River, Mass.
Hazard: The climbing lines can break, posing a serious fall hazard for climbers.
Incidents/Injuries: None.
Description: Two types of climbing ropes have been included in this recall, the Maxim Apogee 9.1mm and Maxim Pinnacle 9.5mm. The Maxim Apogee 9.1mm is a 48 carrier climbing rope. The colors are yellow and black, and red and yellow. The model numbers are 3411-91 and 3415-91, with date codes 060801 thru 080601. The UPC codes are: 75396312299, 75396312298, 75396312301, and 75396312300. The Maxim Pinnacle 9.5mm is a blue 48 carrier climbing rope. The Model number is 3403-95, with date codes 070201 thru 080601. The UPC codes are 75396312292 and 75396312293. The date codes and the UPC codes are on the original packaging.
Sold at: Retailers nationwide from August 2006 through June 2008 for between $180 and $262.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dynamic climbing lines and contact the manufacturer for a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can contact New England Ropes toll-free at (866) 617-9038 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at www.neropes.com/Climbing.aspx

Children's Stuffed Toys Recalled By Daiso Due to Choking Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Stuffed Toy Dogs
Units: About 40
Importer: Daiso LLC, of Burlingame, Calif.
Hazard: The stuffed toys contain small parts, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled toys are crme colored stuffed dogs with black eyes and nose. Some of the toys have brown spots on the back. A tag attached to the toy is written in Japanese language with UPC codes: 4947678264166 and 4947678246063.
Sold at: Daiso retail stores in California and Washington State from October 2007 through December 2007 for about $3.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the toys and return them to any Daiso retail store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Daiso toll-free at (866) 768-4620 between 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.daisollc.com

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Pacific Science Supplies Recalls Magnets Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
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: U-shaped Magnets, Bar Magnets, Magnet Sets and Magnet Needle Sets
Units: About 40,000
Importer: Pacific Science Supplies Inc., of Bensenville, Ill
Hazard: The paint on the magnets can contain excess levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: Magnets included in the recall:
"Large" and "Small" U-shaped Magnets: These magnets are in the shape of a "U" or horseshoe. One half of each magnet is painted red and is imprinted with the letter "N"; the other half is painted blue, and is imprinted with the letter "S". "Large" and "Miniature" Bar Magnets: These magnets are in the shape of a bar. The magnets are painted half red and half white. The red half is imprinted with the letter "N" and the white half is imprinted with the letter "S". Magnet Sets: This set contains a small u-shaped magnet, two small bar magnets, and two small compasses. All magnets are painted half red and half white. The red half is imprinted with the letter "N" and the white half is imprinted with the letter "S". The package is labeled "Magnets & Compasses." Magnet Needle Sets: This set contains 10 sets of small cone-shape bases and elongated-diamond-shaped magnets which can be fastened into the bases. The magnets are painted half red and half white.
Sold through: Distributors nationwide which sell to educational institutions, including colleges, high schools and middle schools. A small number were sold through educational stores nationwide from April 2000 through February 2008 for about $9.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled magnets and contact the firm to receive a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pacific Science Supplies Inc. at (800) 530-1500 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.pacsciusa.com

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Horseshoe Magnets Recalled by Dowling Magnets Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
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: Classic Horseshoe Magnet
Units: About 91,500
Manufacturer: Dowling Magnets, of Sonoma, Calif.
Hazard: The plastic coating on the magnets contains excessive levels of lead, which violates the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves the Classic Horseshoe Magnets. The 6-inch tall horseshoe magnet has a red plastic coating on the "handle" end. Each "foot" of the magnet has an engraved "S" or and "N."
Sold at: Specialty retail stores and educational supply distributors nationwide from March 2003 through April 2008 for about $10.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the classic horseshoe magnets away from children and contact Dowling Magnets to receive a free replacement horseshoe magnet.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dowling Magnets toll-free at (866) 623-3336 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PST Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.dowlingmagnets.com. Consumers can also email the firm at support@dowlingmagnets.com

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Kids II Recalls Infant Rattles 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 Ring Rattles
Units: About 19,000
Distributor: Kids II Inc., of Alpharetta, Ga.
Hazard: The tip of the rattle's antenna, which is attached to a bee figure, can detach and pose a choking hazard to small children.
Incidents/Injuries: Kids II has received two reports of the tip of the antenna detaching from the rattle, including one report that the purple ball from the tip of the antenna was in the baby's mouth. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The soft toy rattle is a bee with a yellow head, ring-shaped green body, blue/green wings and purple/red antennas. Model number 8534 and date code PA8 are printed on a sewn-in label on the bee's head.
Sold at: Toy stores, mass merchandisers, and other retail stores nationwide from January 2008 through June 2008 for about $2-3.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled rattles away from small children and contact Kids II to receive a free replacement rattle.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kids II toll-free at (877) 325-7056 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.kidsii.com

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Remote-Controlled Helicopter Toys Recalled by Innovage Due to Fire and Burn 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: "Sky Scrambler" and "The Sharper Image" Wireless Indoor Helicopters
Units: About 685,000
Importer/Distributor: Innovage LLC, of Foothill Ranch, Calif.
Hazard: The rechargeable lithium ion battery inside the helicopters can overheat, catch fire, and ignite nearby combustibles, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Innovage has received two reports of incidents of the toy helicopters igniting, including one burn injury to a consumer's fingertip.
Description: The "Sky Scrambler" and "The Sharper Image" toy helicopters have yellow, red or blue decals. BH26047 is printed on the Sky Scrambler's tail. "The Sharper Image" is printed on the tail of "The Sharper Image" helicopters.
Sold at: Mass merchandisers, department stores, drug stores, and other retail stores nationwide, and on the Web from June 2007 through May 2008 for about $20.
Manufactured in: Hong Kong
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helicopters and contact Innovage for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Innovage toll free at (866) 672-2630 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web sites at www.innovage.net and www.copterrecall.org or email the firm at returns@copterrecall.org