Recall Alert
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
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October 2, 2008
Alert #09-703
John Jaques & Son Recalls Lawn Dart Games Due to Risk of Puncture
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: Lawn Dart Games
Units: About 35
Distributor: John Jaques & Son Ltd., of Edenbridge, England
Hazard: The darts in the games pose a puncture hazard to young children. Lawn darts were banned in December 1988 to protect children from skull, face and eye puncture wounds.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled lawn dart game includes four projectiles, each consisting of a 14 3/4" bamboo shaft, four fins, and a wooden tip.
Sold at: Kensington Trading Company online and Hammacher Schlemmer online from March 2006 through July 2008 for about $60.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Parents should immediately stop young children from playing with the recalled games and contact the firm to receive a refund. John Jaques & Son and Hammacher Schlemmer are contacting customers directly.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at (877) 374-8881 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.jaqueslondon.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
October 1, 2008
Release #09-001 Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 922-9245
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Pottery Barn Recalls Wooden Hammock Stands Due to Fall and Laceration 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: Wooden Hammock Stands
Units: About 30,000
Importer: Pottery Barn, of San Francisco, Calif.
Hazard: When used outdoors, the wood in the hammock stand can deteriorate over time and break, posing a risk of falls and lacerations to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Pottery Barn has received 12 reports of injuries requiring medical attention, including lacerations, neck and back pain, bruising, and one incident involving fractured ribs and about 50 reports of the hammock stand breaking.
Description: The wooden hammock stands measure about 154 inches long by 53 inches in height by 53 inches in width. There are two black metal brackets on the base and on the arms of the hammock stand. All Pottery Barn two pole wooden hammock stands sold from 2003 through 2008 are included in this recall.
Sold through: Pottery Barn catalog and the firm's Web site from March 2003 through July 2008 for about $300.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should remove the two top side brackets of the hammock stand and dispose of the remaining portion of the hammock stand. Contact Pottery Barn to schedule a free pickup of the brackets and to receive a merchandise credit for the amount of the stand.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pottery Barn toll-free at (888) 922-9245 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at www.potterybarn.com


Recall Alert
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
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October 1, 2008
Alert #09-701
BRP U.S. Inc. Recalls Youth All Terrain Vehicles Due to Collision 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.
Products: Model Year 2008-2009 Can-Am Youth ATVs
Units: About 1,200
Importer: BRP U.S. Inc., of Sturtevant, Wis.
Manufacturer: Vietnam Precision Industrial Co., of Vietnam
Hazard: If the rider is ejected and the cord strap is pulled, the shutoff switch can fail to disable the engine. The ATV can operate uncontrolled, until the engine returns to idle, and cause a collision with bystanders, vehicles or other objects. This poses a serious risk of injury.
Incidents/Injuries: None.
Description: The recall involves Model Year 2008-2009 Can-Am DS 90 X ATVs. The model name can be located on the side panels. The ATV is black with yellow and orange trim.
Sold at: Authorized Can-Am dealers nationwide from August 2007 through September 2008 for about $3,400.
Manufactured in: Vietnam
Remedy: Parents should stop children from using these vehicles immediately and contact any Can-Am dealer to schedule a free repair. Consumers are being sent a direct notice from BRP.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call BRP toll-free at (888) 638-5397 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.can-am.brp.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 30, 2008
Release #08-415 Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 207-1923
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Toy Boats Recalled by Buzz's Boatyard 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: Toy Boats
Units: About 200
Importer: Buzz's Boatyard, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
Hazard: The paint on the recalled toy boats contains an excess level of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves two models of tin Pop Pop toy boats. Models included in the recall are the 13-inch "Titanic" and the "Hut" Pop Pop boats.
Sold at: Buzz's Boatyard's Web site (www.buzzboats.com) from April 2007 to November 2007 for between $3 and $12.
Manufactured in: India
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Buzz's Boatyard for a refund or an exchange.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact at Buzz's Boatyard at (877) 207-1923 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.buzzboats.com/poppop.htm


Titanic Pop Pop Boat


Hut Pop Pop Boat
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 30, 2008
Release #08-414 Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 966-4532
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
IKEA Recalls to Repair Chest of Drawers Due to Laceration 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: "KVIBY" Chests
Units: About 5,000 (an additional 26,000 were sold outside of the U.S.)
Manufacturer: IKEA Home Furnishings, of Conshohocken, Pa.
Hazard: The glass drawer knobs on the chest can break either during assembly or in use, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: IKEA has received three reports of laceration injuries requiring medical attention. An additional 11 injuries occurred outside of the U.S.
Description: The recalled KVIBY Chest is white with 4 drawers and 6 glass knobs. The recall includes chests with article number 201-080-90 and a date stamp of 0817 (first two digits indicate the year; the second two digits indicate the week) or earlier. The article number and date stamp are located on a label attached to the underside of the chest. KVIBY chests with a date stamp of 0818 and later have improved replacement knobs and screws and are not included in the recall.
Sold at: IKEA stores nationwide from August 2007 through July 2008 for about $300.
Manufactured in: Denmark
Remedy: Consumers should protect their hands and carefully remove the glass knobs. Contact IKEA to receive free replacement knobs and screws by mail.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.ikea-usa.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 30, 2008
Release #08-413 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 925-6278
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Wal-Mart Recalls General Electric Toasters Due to Fire and Shock 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: General Electric Toasters
Units: About 210,000
Importer: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.
Hazard: An electrical short circuit can occur between the heating element and the bread cage, posing a fire and electrical shock hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Wal-Mart has received 140 reports of fires or sparks coming from the toasters or the toasters tripping the circuit breaker in consumers' homes. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled toasters have a chrome steel body, a black plastic base and controls with either two or four openings in the top. The GE logo is located on the front of the toasters just above the controls. Model numbers 169115 and 169116 are included in this recall. The model number is printed on the bottom of the toasters.
4-Slice 2-Slice
169115 169116
Sold at: Wal-Mart Stores nationwide from September 2007 through July 2008 for between $17 and $28.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled toasters and return them to any Wal-Mart for a full refund or replacement toaster.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Wal-Mart at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.walmartstores.com