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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 9, 2008
Release #09-007 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 245-0910
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Hasbro Inc. Recalls to Repair Nerf Blasters; Child's Skin Can Get Caught in Plunger of the Toy
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: Nerf N-Strike Recon Blasters
Units: About 330,000 units
Manufacturer: Hasbro Inc., of Pawtucket, R.I.
Hazard: The blaster's plunger can pull the user's skin during firing of the toy blaster resulting in injury to the face, neck, and/or chest.
Incidents/Injuries: Hasbro and CPSC have received 46 reports of injury to children aged 4 to 12, resulting in bruising, abrasions, pinching/pinch marks, blood blisters and welts.
Description: This recall involves the Nerf N-Strike Recon CS-6 Blasters for children age 6 and up. The toy blaster is yellow with a black handle and orange plunger, trigger, and reload clip. The word "NERF" in black lettering is on both sides of the blaster and the word "ARMED" is indented on the orange plunger. "RECON CS-6" is on the gray cocking mechanism. There are five interchangeable parts including the shoulder stock, the flip-up sight, barrel extension, quick re-load clip and dual-mode light beam. Model number 63552 and UPC codes 653569272021 and 653569311218 can be found on the packaging. Only blasters with an exposed orange plunger are included in this recall.
Sold at: Wal-Mart, Target, Toys "R" Us, discount stores and toy stores nationwide from November 2007 through August 2008 for about $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy blasters away from children and contact Hasbro for a free cylindrical cover to prevent additional injuries.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Hasbro toll-free at (800) 245-0910 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at www.hasbro.com/nerf


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 8, 2008
Release #09-006 Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 344-1213
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Rack Room Shoes Recalls Girls' Sandals 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: Girls' Sandals
Units: About 11,000
Importer: Rack Room Shoes Inc., of Charlotte. N.C.
Hazard: The ornamental flowers on the sandals can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a flower separating. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled girls' sandals are leather with attached leather flowers and were sold under the Kids Feet name. The sandals are white or white with pink soles. The sandals were sold in girls' sizes 5 through 12.
Sold at: Rack Room Shoes stores nationwide from February 2008 through June 2008 for about $25.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled sandals away from children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund or store credit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Rack Room Shoes at (866) 344-1213 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the firm's Web site at www.rackroomshoes.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 8, 2008
Release #09-005 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 242-6231
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC and Chance Rides Manufacturing Announce Recall to Inspect and Repair YO-YO Amusement Rides
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Chance Rides Manufacturing Inc. (CRM), of Wichita, Kansas is voluntarily recalling to inspect and repair about 85 YO-YO amusement rides across the country.
CPSC has received reports of two incidents involving the YO-YO ride resulting in injuries to children and adults, including scraped knees and back strains. On May 16, 2008, 23 riders of a YO-YO ride in Angels Camp, Calif. fell to the ground when the sweep arms suspending the circular swinging chairs they were riding in broke free from the ride's center cylinder rod. The inspection program will focus on preventing future failures.
CRM is offering ride owners and state safety officials inspection/repair kits and new inspection and maintenance guidelines. To receive the inspection/repair kit or for more information, owners and state safety officials can contact CRM at (800) 242-6231 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
CPSC is working with state regulators and insurance providers to ensure that these safety inspections and modifications are conducted. While CPSC has jurisdiction over mobile amusement rides and conducts incident investigations, states and local communities are responsible for inspections and oversight of rides such as the YO-YO.
For more information about which states have amusement ride inspection programs and which agencies carry out that responsibility, CPSC has published a Directory of State Amusement Ride Safety Officials (August 2008), which can be downloaded at www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PUBS/amuse.pdf (pdf).

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 8, 2008
Release #09-004 Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 945-2629
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Coby Electronics Recalls Rechargeable Batteries Sold with Portable DVD/CD/MP3 Players Due to Fire 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: Rechargeable Batteries sold with portable DVD/CD/MP3 players
Units: About 13,000
Importer: Coby Electronics Corp., of Lake Success, N.Y.
Hazard: The rechargeable batteries can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Coby Electronics has received four reports of batteries overheating, three of which resulted in minor property damage from a fire. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves batteries with serial numbers listed below sold with the TF-DVD 1020 portable DVD/CD/MP3 players. The battery's serial number can be found on a white sticker affixed to it. The product looks like a small laptop computer and has a 10" swivel TV screen. "COBY" is written on the front cover and under the screen. "TF-DVD 1020" can be found on the bottom of the unit.
Recalled Batteries Serial Number Ranges:
DG240043D503000001-1006 DG240006D503000001-400 DG240039D603000001-3000 DG240111D603000001-2000 DG240143D602000001-3000 DG240106D602000001-2000 DG240106D702000001-2000 DG240183D942000001-100 DG240071DB02000001-1400 DG240115D702000001-2500 Sold at: Discount, electronics, music, toy, office supply stores and distributors of electronic products nationwide. The TF-DVD 1020 units containing the recalled batteries were sold from May 2007 through July 2008 for about $168.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the "TF-DVD 1020" players with the recalled batteries and contact the firm to arrange for a free replacement battery. After removing the recalled batteries from the unit, consumers can continue to use it with the AC or DC power adapter.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Coby Electronics toll-free at (866) 945-2629 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.cobyusa.com




TF-DVD1020 battery pack with white sticker and serial number
Recall Alert
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
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October 8, 2008
Alert #09-705
Outdoor Playset Gliders Recalled by Backyard Play Systems Due to Fall Hazard; New Assembly Instructions Provided
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: Heartland/ Yardline/ Backyard Play Systems Outdoor Playset Gliders
Units: About 500
Distributor: Backyard Play Systems LLC, of Monroe, Mich.
Hazard: Some of the gliders were shipped with assembly instructions that did not inform consumers to tighten all lock nuts during assembly, including those attached by the manufacturer. As a result, some lock nuts were not fully fastened during assembly which could cause the glider to detach, posing a fall hazard to children.
Incidents/Injuries: Backyard Play Systems has received one report of a lock nut falling off. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves outdoor play set gliders designed to hang from home play equipment. The green plastic gliders were sold as an accessory to home play equipment marketed under the brand names Heartland Play Systems, Yardline Play Systems and Backyard Play Systems.
Sold by: Backyard Buildings and More and Lowe's stores nationwide, and online at Costco.com, BettyMills.com, and BackyardBuildings.com from February 2008 through July 2008 for about $100.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the gliders until all lock nuts are securely fastened. Backyard Play Systems is notifying all customers directly and is providing written instructions indicating the location of all lock nuts that must be securely fastened.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Backyard Play Systems at (866) 890-2211 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Saturday, or visit the firm's Web site at BackyardBuildings.com. Consumers can also email the firm at customerservice@backyard-play.com


NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
________________________________________
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 7, 2008
Release #09-003 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 934-4497
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Children's Necklaces, CD and MP3 Players Sold at Limited Too and Justice Stores Recalled by Tween Brands 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 Products: Children's Ball and Heart Necklaces, Portable CD and MP3 Players
Units: About 12,000
Importer: Tween Brands Inc., of New Albany, Ohio
Hazard: Surface coatings on these products could contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves a Ball and Heart Necklace with pink beads of varying sizes and a pink heart located in the center; a Portable CD Player with flowers and dots available in blue and pink; a pink MP3 Player with purple, green, blue, yellow, and red hearts; and a light blue MP3 Player with a picture of a monkey's face on the front.
Sold at: Limited Too and Justice retail stores nationwide, the Limited Too catazine (catalog), and on www.limitedtoo.com from May 2007 through August 2008. The Ball and Heart Necklace sold for about $8, the Portable CD Players sold for about $25, and the MP3 Players sold for about $55.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these recalled products away from children and return them to any Limited Too or Justice store for a full refund and a coupon for a 15% discount off a future purchase.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Tween Brands at (800) 934-4497 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web sites at www.limitedtoo.com and www.shopjustice.com

The Ball and Heart Necklace was sold at Limited Too retail stores:

The CD Players were sold through the Limited Too website and catazine (catalog):

The MP3 Players were sold at Justice retail stores:

Recall Alert
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
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October 7, 2008
Alert #09-704
Game Chairs Recalled by Brunswick Bowling & Billiards Corp. Due to Fall 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: "Colonial" Folding Game Chairs
Units: About 1,700
Importer: Brunswick Bowling & Billiards Corp., of Lake Forest, Ill.
Hazard: The retaining washers on the legs can loosen, causing the chair to become unstable. This poses a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Brunswick has received four reports of loose chair leg hardware. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the "Colonial" model, folding wooden chairs for use with game tables. They were sold in sets of two. The chairs have a black seat cushion and either a cherry or chestnut finish.
Sold by: Authorized Brunswick dealers nationwide from March 2007 through March 2008 for about $400 per set.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the folding game chairs and contact the dealer where the chairs were purchased to schedule a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Brunswick at (800) 336-8771 ext.2 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.