Recall Alert
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
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September 22, 2008
Alert #08-608
Wood Abacus Recalled by LTD Commodities LLC 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: Wood Abacus
Units: About 6,000
Distributor: LTD Commodities LLC and ABC Distributing, of Bannockburn, Ill.
Manufacturer: Taizhou Orient Toys Co. Ltd., of Shanghai, China
Hazard: The wooden rods on the abacus can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: LTD Commodities has received four reports of small parts detaching from the wood abacus. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled wood abacus is a multi-sided activity center that has a chalkboard, movable block letters with pictures, sliding shapes, a fun maze with gears, and a blue and yellow clock on the side of the activity center with two pink moving hands. Product code E7A is printed on the packaging near the UPC bar code.
Sold by: LTD Commodities and ABC Distributing catalogs nationwide and Web site from December 2006 through February 2008 for about $12.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the abacus away from children immediately and contact LTD Commodities for instructions on receiving a product credit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact LTD Commodities toll-free at (866) 736-3654 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.ltdcommodities.com or www.abcdistributing.com


NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 17, 2008
Release #08-401 Recall Hotline: See Listing Below
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Simplicity Brand Drop Side Cribs Recalled By Various Retailers Due To Serious Entrapment And Suffocation Hazard To Infants and Toddlers
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms 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: Simplicity Brand Drop Side Cribs
Units: About 600,000
Retailers:
AAFES, of Dallas, Texas
Babies"R"Us, of Wayne, N.J.
Burlington Coat Factory/Baby Depot, of Burlington, N.J.
K's Merchandise (out of business)
Meijer Distribution Inc., of Grand Rapids, Mich.
Nebraska Furniture Mart, of Omaha, Neb.
ShopKo, of Green Bay, Wis.
Target, of Minneapolis, Minn.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc, of Bentonville, Ark.
Importer/Distributor: Simplicity Inc., of Reading, Pa. (this company is no longer in business)
Hazard: Due to sizing problems with the crib's hardware, the drop side can come off the tracks. When the drop side detaches or partially detaches, it creates a hazardous gap, which can lead to infant entrapment and suffocation.
Incidents/Injuries: SFCA and CPSC are aware of nine incidents in which the drop side detached on cribs that are part of this recall. There have been no injuries.
Description: This recall of Simplicity drop side cribs involves models that used a different style of hardware from those cribs recalled in September 2007. The recalled model numbers include: 8620, 8745, 8748, 8755, 8756, 8778, 8810, and 8994. The recalled drop side cribs have a date code, which can be found on a label on the headboard under the mattress support, which ends in 05DH, 05GB, 06DH, 06GB, 07DH or 07GB (examples: 1806 DH or 0507 GB). The recalled model names include: Aspen and Crib N Changer Combo, Gabrielle, Camille, Providence and Shenandoah. Only the brand name "Simplicity" can be seen on the label on the headboard.
Sold by: Department stores, children's stores and mass merchandisers nationwide from January 2005 through August 2008 for between $150 and $300.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby. Consumers should return the recalled crib to the place of purchase for a refund or store credit. SFCA Inc., of Reading, Pa. is working with retailers to carry out this recall program.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact:
AAFES - (800) 866-3605 www.AAFES.com Babies "R" Us - (800) 869-7787 www.babiesrus.com Burlington Coat Factory/Baby Depot - www.babydepot.com Meijer Distribution Inc. - (866) 280-8419 www.meijer.com Nebraska Furniture Mart 800-359-1200 - www.nfm.com Shopko - (800) 791-7333 www.shopko.com Target - (800) 440-0680 - www.target.com Wal-Mart - (800) 925-6278 - www.walmart.com SFCA Media Contact: Amanda Lahan, (202) 466-6210, amanda.lahan@pbnco.com


NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 16, 2008
Release #08-400 Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 516-9707
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Regent Sports Recalls Soccer Goal Nets Following Strangulation Death of a Child
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 Products: MacGregor Folding Soccer Goals, Mitre Folding Soccer Goals
Units: About 190,000 units
Distributor: Regent Sports Corporation, of Hauppauge, N.Y.
Hazard: The fixed knot flexible openings in the soccer goal net can pose a head and neck entrapment or strangulation hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Regent Sports and CPSC have received two reports of head entanglement, including the strangulation death of a 20-month-old child who was found with his arm and neck tangled in the soccer goal net.
Description: Both soccer goals have a foldable white frame with a white net that is attached by Velcro strips. When upright, the MacGregor goal measures 6 feet wide by 3 feet high and the Mitre net measures 8 feet wide by 6 feet high. Each has a recalled net with squares measuring 5 inches on each side. The MacGregor soccer goal has model number 97236 printed on the assembly instructions and UPC code number 029807972365 printed on the net's packaging. The Mitre soccer goal has model number 89186 printed on the assembly instructions and UPC code number 029807891864 printed on the net's packaging. Nets manufactured after April 2007 with 4 inch by 4 inch square openings are not included in the recall.
Sold at: Wal-Mart, Ace Hardware and sports and toy stores nationwide from May 2002 through May 2008 for $26.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled soccer goal nets immediately and return them to Regent Sports to receive a free replacement net.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Regent Sports at (877) 516-9707 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.






NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 16, 2008
Release #08-399 Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 800-9720
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Pottery Barn Kids Recalls Children's Metal Water Bottles 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: Children's Metal Water Bottles
Units: About 20,000
Manufacturer: Pottery Barn Kids, of San Francisco, Calif.
Hazard: The sip top on the water bottles can pull off, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The metal water bottles are about 9 inches tall and have a black rubber pull up sip top. The following water bottles are included in this recall. The style number and "Pottery Barn Kids" are printed on a white sticker on the bottom of the water bottle.
Color Style Number Lavender 5795141 Pink 5795166 Pink 9121591 Navy 5795158 Navy 9211583 Green 5795133 Sold at: Pottery Barn Kids' stores nationwide, Pottery Barn Kids' catalog, and online at www.potterybarnkids.com from January 2007 through August 2008 for about $10.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled water bottles away from children immediately and return them to any Pottery Barn Kids' store for a full refund. If purchased through the catalog or online, contact Pottery Barn Kids to receive a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pottery Barn Kids toll-free at (877) 800-9720 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or visit the firm's Web site at www.potterybarnkids.com