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 16, 2008
Release #09-015 Firm's Contact: (718) 797-0302
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Infant Death Prompts Recall of Convertible Cribs by Playkids USA; Crib Poses Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Playkids U.S.A. of Brooklyn, N.Y. is announcing today a voluntary recall of about 2,000 convertible cribs. The sides of the convertible crib are made of a mesh that expands, creating a gap between the mattress and the side through which an infant can slip. This poses suffocation and entrapment hazards for young children.
CPSC is aware of the death of a 5-month-old child on August 31, 2008 in Brooklyn, N.Y. The child became entrapped between the mattress and the stationary side rail of the convertible crib and suffocated.
This recall involves the Playkids U.S.A. convertible crib/playpen/bassinet/bed with model number PLK-909. "Playkids U.S.A." can be found on the packaging and on a label sewn into the side of the crib. The model number can be found on the packaging. The convertible cribs have a drop side rail, a stationary side rail, a canopy assembly, and a bassinet. The sides of the convertible crib, the mattress support, the bassinet, the canopy and the bedskirt are covered in fabric and mesh. The fabric and the mesh come in a variety of colors and patterns.
The convertible cribs, which were made in China, were sold in juvenile product retailers in New York from March 2007 through September 2008 for about $100.
Consumers should stop using the recalled convertible cribs immediately and contact Playkids USA to receive a full refund.
For additional information, consumers should contact Playkids USA collect at (718) 797-0302 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.


NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
________________________________________
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 16, 2008
Release #09-014 Firm's Recall Hotline: (787) 758-5848
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
My Way Corp. Recalls Baby Walkers Due to Stairway 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: Baby Walkers
Units: About 800
Manufacturer: My Way Corp., of San Juan, Puerto Rico
Hazard: The walkers violate the baby walker voluntary standard and can fit through a standard doorway and are not designed to stop at the edge of a step. Babies using these walkers can be seriously injured or killed.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled walkers were sold for babies 6 months and older. The walkers were sold in the following colors: pink, red, green, blue, and ivory. The walkers have an activity tray with a steering wheel and other toys. "My Way Corp" is printed on a sticker on the front of the walker.
Sold at: Independent discount stores in Puerto Rico from November 2004 through March 2008 for between $18 and $25.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these walkers immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact My Way Corp. collect at (787) 758-5848 between 8 a.m. and 5 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
October 15, 2008
Release #09-013 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 800-3854
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Fujifilm Recalls Battery Chargers Due to Shock 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: BC-50 Battery Chargers
Units: About 5,300
Importer: Fujifilm U.S.A. Inc., of Valhalla, N.Y.
Hazard: The plastic portion of the unit's power plug can crack or detach, posing an electrical shock hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled BC-50 battery chargers were included with the Fujifilm FinePix F100fd digital cameras and are identified by the production lot codes "WCAA" and "WCAB", which can be located on the back of the battery charger unit, in the lower, right-hand corner. The battery chargers were also sold separately as an optional accessory for the FinePix F100fd and F50fd digital cameras and have production lot codes of "WBAD" and "WFBA". Battery chargers packaged with the Fujifilm Finepix F50d digital cameras are not included in the recall.
Sold at: Camera and photo supply retailers nationwide from March 2008 through September 2008 for about $60.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled battery chargers immediately and contact the firm for a free replacement charger.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fujifilm at (800) 800-3854 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.fujifilmusa.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 15, 2008
Release #09-012 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 678-9258
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Toy Boats Recalled Due to Burn 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: Battery Operated Toy "Speed Boats"
Units: About 200,000
Importer: Dollar General Merchandising Inc., of Goodlettsville, Tenn.
Hazard: The two battery terminals can come into contact with each other, causing the battery to overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Dollar General has received two reports of the batteries overheating. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled toy speed boats are lightweight plastic toy boats supported by an inflatable hull with "outboard" motors on them. The motor uses two AA batteries. The toy boat measures about 12 inches long by 8 inches wide and comes in various colors and designs.
Sold at: Dollar General nationwide from March 2008 through July 2008 for $3 each.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take these toys away from young children and return them to the store where purchased for a refund or replacement product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dollar General at (800) 678-9258 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.dollargeneral.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 14, 2008
Release #09-011 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 860-6272
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Bar Magnets Recalled by Home Science Tools 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: Alnico Bar Magnets
Units: About 400
Manufacturer: Home Science Tools, of Billings, Mont.
Hazard: Surface paints on the magnets contain excessive levels of lead, which violates the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves Alnico 3-inch long bar magnets. The magnets are painted red and blue, and were originally packaged as a pair or as a component of a science kit. The magnets were sold as item number MG-BAR3AL.
Sold at: Web retailers and by mail order between May 2008 and September 2008 for about $6.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled magnets away from children and contact Home Science Tools to receive replacement magnets.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Home Science Tools at (800) 860-6272 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT, or visit the firm's Web site at www.hometrainingtools.com


NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
________________________________________
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 14, 2008
Release #09-010 Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 803-6467
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Wireless Headset Batteries Recalled by GN Netcom 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: GN9120 Wireless Headsets
Units: About 525,000 (an additional 675,000 were sold outside the U.S.)
Manufacturer: GN Netcom Inc., of Nashua, New Hampshire
Manufacturer (battery): Amperex Technology Limited (ATL), of Hong Kong
Hazard: An internal short circuit can cause the lithium-ion polymer batteries to overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: GN Netcom has received 10 reports of incidents involving overheating, including three reports of open flames and property damage to furniture on which the headsets were resting. An additional 37 reports of overheating, three reports of open flames and one report of second degree burns, requiring medical attention, was received outside the U.S.
Description: This recall involves GN9120 wireless headsets with ATL lithium-ion polymer batteries. The headsets are intended primarily for professional use in offices and call centers. The product is sold with three components: a base station, headset and power adapter. "GN Netcom" or "GN9120" is printed on the base station and headset. The affected batteries have part number 603028 and have a white plastic enclosure. The batteries are labeled "Made by ATL (Amperex Technology Ltd.)" and "(ATL P/N 603028)." Batteries sold as a replacement part are labeled "GN9120 battery replacement kit."
Sold through: GN Netcom, authorized distributors and resellers nationwide from January 2005 through September 2008 for between $150 and $350 as part of the GN9120 headset and about $20 as a replacement part.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled headsets. Consumers should contact GN Netcom to receive a replacement battery.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact GN Netcom at (877) 803-6467 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday ET, or visit the firm's Web site at www.jabra.com