Fisher-Price Recalls Learning Pots and Pans Toys Due to Choking Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Learning Pots & Pans Toys
Units: About 15,000
Importer: Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, NY
Hazard: Missing screws in the blue toy pan can cause the clear plastic cover to come loose and release small balls, presenting a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Fisher-Price has received five reports of the plastic covers detaching and releasing the small balls. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Learning Pots and Pans toy sets with stackable pots and pans, a lid and shape-sorting blocks. The toys have light and sound features that operate on three AA batteries. Model number G6685 is located on the bottom of the blue pan.
Sold at: Discount department and toy stores nationwide from October 2007 to August 2008 for about $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these recalled toys away from children and examine the bottom of the blue pan. The pan should contain six screws. If all six screws are installed, no further action is necessary. If any screws are missing, the consumer should contact Fisher-Price to arrange for the return of the blue pan for a replacement.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fisher-Price at (888) 521-0820 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.service.mattel.com


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Atico International USA Recalls Personal Blenders Due to Laceration Hazard
Name of Product: Signature Gourmet and Crofton Personal Blenders
Units: About 124,000
Importers: Atico International USA Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (for the Crofton model) and East West Distributing Co., of Deerfield Ill. (for the Signature Gourmet model)
Hazard: While placing the cup on or off the base of the blender, the blender can be inadvertently turned on, activating the blade. This can pose a serious laceration hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 14 reports of lacerations, including 11 that required medical treatment and stitches.
Description: This recall involves the Signature Gourmet (item number W14A3691) and the Crofton (model number SB-19) personal blenders. The blenders are white and have 3 components parts a base containing a power button, a blade assembly, and a blending cup. Signature Gourmet or Crofton is printed on the front of the base of the unit. "SB-19" or "W14A3691" is located on a label at the bottom of the unit.
Sold at: The Signature Gourmet blenders were sold at Walgreens stores nationwide from July 2006 through March 2008 for about $16. The Crofton blenders were sold at Aldi stores nationwide from May 2007 through March 2008 for about $13.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled blenders immediately and call Atico International USA for instructions on returning the product for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Consumers should call Atico International USA toll-free at (877) 546-4835 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at www.aticousa.com

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Progress Lighting Recalls Indoor Light Fixtures; Lights Can Unexpectedly Fall Posing an Impact Hazard
Name of Products: Pendant-Style Ceiling-Mounted Indoor Light Fixtures
Units: About 6,000
Importer: Progress Lighting, of Greenville, S.C.
Hazard: The ceiling-mount assembly that supports the light fixture can fail, causing the fixture to unexpectedly fall and injure consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Progress Lighting has received three reports of incidents, including one report of a fixture falling from the ceiling. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall involves the following models of pendant-style ceiling-mounted light fixtures: P3601-09, P3602-09, P3603-09, P3603-09EXP, P3685-09, P365-09EXP, P4260-09, P4261-09, P4261-09EXP and P4262-09. The product number is located inside the canopy located flush with the ceiling. The fixtures have frosted white glass and a brushed aluminum finish.
Sold by: Electrical/lighting distributors and select Home Depot and Expo Design Centers nationwide from January 2005 through May 2008 for between $180 and $1,000
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should carefully remove the glass from the fixture and contact Progress Lighting to schedule a free inspection and replacement.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Progress Lighting toll-free at (877) 369-4548 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.progresslighting.com

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Fire and Burn Hazards Prompt Recall of Gas Grills Sold at Lowe's Stores
Name of Product: Perfect Flame Double Lid Four Burner Gas Grills
Units: About 24,000
Retailer: Lowe's Home Centers, Inc., of North Wilkesboro, N.C. and Lowe's HIW, Inc., of Tukwila, Wash.
Manufacturer: Lucas Innovation Inc., of China
Hazard: The cooking chamber of the grill can melt and/or ignite, posing a risk of fires and burn injuries to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been 175 reports of grill fires and 25 reports of grills melting, some of which resulted in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Perfect Flame brand grills, Model GAC3615 four burner LP gas grills. The grill has two lids. "Perfect Flame" is printed on the larger lid. The model number, serial number, and date code are printed on a label on the right side cart frame panel. The following serial numbers and date codes are included in this recall.

Model Number Date Code Serial Number
GAC3615 KU
(July 07) 000001 001278
001282 001423
KV
(Aug. 07) 001424 001849
001855 005404
KW
(Sept. 07) 005405 006540
006548 009671
010299 010440
KX
(Oct. 07) 010005 010297
010441 014305
014322 017164
KY
(Nov. 07) 017165 020714
020715 022856
KZ
(Dec. 07) 022859 023284
024301 025862

Sold exclusively at: Lowe's stores nationwide from October 2007 through July 2008 for about $300.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled grills, disconnect the propane tanks, and return the grills without the propane tanks to any Lowe's store to receive a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lucas Innovation toll-free at (877) 385-8226 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit www.gac3615grillrecall.com

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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.