FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 28, 2008
Release #09-025 Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 675-3853
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Serta International Recalls Mattresses Due to Violation of Federal Mattress Flammability 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: Serta Zipper-Covered Foam Core Mattresses
Units: About 6,100
Manufacturer: Serta International Mattress Co., of Hoffman Estates, Ill.
Hazard: The mattresses fail to meet the mandatory federal open flame standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled mattresses have a zipper cover over a foam core. The mattresses were sold in twin, full, queen, king and California king sizes. They were manufactured between November 30, 2007 and May 20, 2008. The mattress name, date of manufacture, model, and serial numbers are located on label attached to the mattress. Only specific serial numbers are included in the recall. The recalled mattresses are listed in the chart below.
Mattress Name Model Number Serial Number
Serene Signature Zip 810098, 810298,
810198, 810598 Contact Serta to determine if
your serial number is included
in the recall.
Accord Zip 830098
Perpetual Zip 830298, 830498
Solara Zip 830798
Solara II Zip 830898
Compass Zip 830198, 831598
Bellbrook Zip 830398
Elysian Zip 830698
Allington Zip 831098
Araceli Zip 831498
Royce Select Zip 831698
Sold at: Mattress retailers nationwide from December 2007 through May 2008 for up to $2,500.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact Serta to determine if their mattress is included in the recall, and if it is, to receive a free replacement mattress cover. Consumers can install the cover themselves or request free installation by a qualified repair technician.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Serta toll-free at (866) 675-3853 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.serta.com




Power Adapters Used with Notebook Computers Recalled by Battery-Biz Due To Burn 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: Duracell 130W Combo Power Adapters used with notebook computers
Units: About 1,300
Manufacturer: Battery-Biz Inc., of Camarillo, Calif.
Hazard: The adapters can fail and overheat. This can pose a burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Battery-Biz has received five reports of power adapters overheating. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the Duracell 130W Combo AC/DC adapters with model numbers EA10900, AC-6501, and DRUM130 and date codes 0804 and 0805. The black power adapter is used with notebook computers. "DURACELL UNIVERSAL POWER ADAPTER" is printed on the front of the power adapter. The model and date codes can be found on the rating label on the back of the power adapter.
Sold at: www.dell.com and www.duracelldirect.com from February 2008 through March 2008 for between $80 and $120.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the power adapter and contact Battery-Biz to return it and obtain a free replacement. Battery-Biz has sent a direct notice to consumers with recalled power adapters.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Battery-Biz at (800) 780-6552 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at www.battery-biz.com


Gaming System Batteries and Recharging Station Recalled by LeapFrog 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: Rechargeable Batteries and Recharging Station for Didj Custom Gaming System
Units: About 35,500
Manufacturer: LeapFrog Enterprises Inc., of Emeryville, Calif.
Hazard: The rechargeable batteries included with the Recharging Station can overheat if the gaming system is placed into the recharging base upside down, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: LeapFrog has received 12 reports of the rechargeable batteries overheating, including one report of a minor hand burn.
Description: The Recharging Station comes with two rechargeable batteries, an AC adapter, and a recharging base. The recharging base is white with a green indicator light on the bottom. The Recharging Station for Didj was sold as item number 30676, which is printed on the box and on the bottom of the recharging base.
Sold at: Department stores and toy stores nationwide and www.leapfrog.com, and other online retailers from July 2008 through October 2008 for about $35.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recharging base and the two rechargeable batteries and contact LeapFrog for a full refund. Consumers can continue using the AC adapter connected directly to the Didj handheld.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact LeapFrog at (800) 701-5327 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Friday. Consumers also can visit the firm's website at www.leapfrog.com/recall or e-mail at didjsupport@leapfrog.com


CPSC and Carter's Advise Parents of Rashes Associated with Heat Transferred, or "Tag-less," Labels
WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Carter's, Inc., of Atlanta, Georgia, are advising parents and caregivers that they have received reports that a small percentage of babies and infants have developed rashes on the upper back after wearing Carter's clothing with heat-transferred, or "tag-less," labels.
This advisory applies to Carter's Fall 2007 product line. The Fall 2007 line utilizes a label on the inside back of the garment that has a raised surface with a solid, rather than a stenciled, background. This advisory does not apply to previous and current product lines, which utilize labels with stenciled backgrounds.
The garments, which were made in various countries, were sold at Carter's own retail stores and at department and national chain stores.
If your child develops a rash on the upper back after wearing garments that have a "tag-less" label with a solid background, you should stop using these garments. If the rash persists or worsens, you should contact your pediatrician. For additional information, visit Carter's website at http://www.carters.com/corporate/tagless_message.aspx, contact Carter's toll free at 1-888-282-4674 or by email at contactus@carters.com
"Tag-less" labels with solid background included in this advisory
"Tag-less" labels with stenciled background not included in this advisory



Shimano American Corp. Recalls Wheels for Bicycles; Flat Tire Can Pose Injury Risk to Riders
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: Shimano Dura Ace Carbon Clincher Wheels for Bicycles
Units: About 275
Importer: Shimano American Corp., of Irving, Calif.
Manufacturer: Shimano Components SDN, of Johor, Malaysia
Hazard: Rim surface and spoke hole plugs on the wheel can cause a puncture to the inner tube, resulting in a flat tire. This can cause the rider to lose control and fall.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves the Shimano Dura Ace Carbon Clincher Wheel Sets with model number WH-7850 C24CL sold for road racing bicycles. The rim has labels that read "Shimano WH-7850", "Dura Ace", and "Carbon 1380." These wheels are intended for use with high end adult road racing bicycles.
Sold at: Bicycle specialty stores and dealers nationwide from April 2008 through August 2008 for about $1,300.
Manufactured in: Malaysia
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the bicycles with the recalled wheels, remove the wheels, and return them to their local bike dealer or retailer for a free inspection and repair.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Shimano American Corp. at (800) 353-4719 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at bike.shimano.com



YMCA Trading Recalls Lighters Due to Potential Burn Hazard to Children
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: "Gas Match" and "Ready, AimFire" Multi-Purpose Lighters
Units: About 24,000
Importer: YMCA Trading Inc., of Maspeth, N.Y.
Hazard: The multi-purpose lighters fail to meet federal safety standards because they might not contain a child-resistant mechanism, posing a potential fire and burn hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled "Gas Match" lighters have either a multi-colored red/white, blue/white or green/white plastic body, and a silver-colored metal nozzle. Each lighter measures 10-inches long. The recalled "Ready, AimFire" lighters have either a solid black, blue, red or green plastic body, and a silver-colored metal nozzle. Each lighter measures 9-inches long.
Sold at: Retail stores in New York State from August 2008 through October 2008 for about $1.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lighters and contact YMCA Trading to arrange for return of the lighter for a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact YMCA Trading toll-free at (866) 950-9622 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or e-mail the firm at tradingymca@hotmail.com

Fiesta Recalls to Inspect and Repair Gas Grills Due to Fire and Burn 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: Blue Ember Gas Grills
Units: About 47,000
Importer: Fiesta Gas Grills, of Dickson, Tenn.
Manufacturers: Keesung Manufacturing Co. Ltd. and Unisplendor Corp., of China
Hazard: The gas grills can be assembled improperly exposing the gas burner hoses to excessive heat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Fiesta has received 14 reports of grill fires. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall involves Blue Ember liquid propane (LP) or natural gas outdoor grills. The recalled model and serial numbers are listed below. The model and serial numbers are printed on a rating plate label on the rear of the grill. The cabinet style grill has two doors and is silver-colored and black or silver-colored and gray. "Blue Ember" is printed on the grill's hood.
Model Numbers Serial Numbers
FG50057 or FG50069 08K018821-08K018948
08K043658-008K043785
08K018309-08K018692
08K018693-08K018820
08K044554-08K044681
08K054921-08K056968
08K026501-08K033172
08K052233-08K053512
08K057481-08K057864
08K057765-08K060045
08K033317-08K038068
08K040117-08K042708
08K044572-08K047883
08K048790-08K051669
08K000001-08K000640
08K007425-08K007808
08K053641-08K054920
08K000641-08K000768
08U042773-08U046804 08K006915-08K007042
08K044042-08K044297
08K048396-08K048523
08K007299-08K007426
08K044298-08K044425
08K018949-08K019332
08K016003-08K016258
08K017797-08K017924
08K044426-08K044553
08K048268-08K048395
08K017925-08K018052
08K042277-08K042634
08K015875-08K016002
08K053385-08K053640
08K007043-08K007298
08K038069-08K038196
08K051926-08K052052
08K060193-08K060320
Sold at: Various home centers and retailers nationwide from November 2007 through June 2008 for about $450.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the grills, and inspect the burner hoses to make sure they have been properly assembled. If the hose is to the rear of the installed heat shield, the grill has been improperly assembled and consumers should contact Fiesta for replacement hoses, assembly instructions, and if necessary, for assistance in examining the grill.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fiesta toll-free at (866) 740-7849 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.fiestagasgrills.com (note: this is a .doc document), or email the firm at mnorman@fiestagasgrills.com




Rage Wireless Guitars Used with Popular Video Gaming System Recalled Due to Chemical Burn Risk
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: Rage Wireless Guitars
Units: About 57,000
Manufacturer/Distributor: Performance Designed Products LLC, of Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Hazard: A circuit board defect can cause AA batteries used in the guitar to leak if the batteries are installed incorrectly, posing a risk of chemical burns to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Performance Designed Products has received one report of a burn to a consumer.
Description: The Rage Wireless Guitar controller is designed to be used on the Nintendo Wii system. The guitar is blue or white and is 31 inches long. The guitar contains battery-operated LED-lighted fret buttons that go up the neck of the guitar.
Sold at: Mass merchandisers and specialty retailers nationwide from June 2008 through September 2008 for between $40 and $60.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the wireless guitar game controllers immediately and return them to the place where purchased for a full refund. Do not contact or return the product to Nintendo.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Performance Designed Products at (800) 331-3844 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.pdp.co



Defects Identified by CPSC Early Warning System Prompt Crib Warning to Parents
CPSC to consider rulemaking to address crib defects
WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging parents and caregivers to closely inspect the hardware and stability of their cribs to ensure all parts are in place and secure. The warning by the CPSC comes after the agency's Early Warning System has identified concerns with the durability of cribs, especially those with drop sides that can disengage and lead to dangers of entrapment and strangulation.
Since the creation of the CPSC Early Warning System in fall of 2007, the agency has conducted five crib recalls where the hardware was broken, missing or otherwise failed to function. Cribs with drop sides are the type most likely to experience hardware problems. They contain more moving parts and have more non-rigid connections than static, or non-drop side cribs. In many cases the drop side corners disengage from the tracks located on the crib ends, or safety stops become nonfunctional permitting the drop side to detach from the crib. These types of defects are often undetected by parents or caregivers and can worsen when the baby pushes or leans against the side of the crib.
"The CPSC is committed to making sure a baby's sleep environment is as safe as possible," said Acting Chairman Nancy Nord. "It is that ongoing commitment that is driving the agency to explore new crib requirements and educate the public of the dangers associated with some cribs."
Safety Tips for all cribs:
Parents should not use any crib with missing, broken or loose parts.
Hardware should be inspected from time to time and tightened to keep the crib sturdy.
When using a drop side crib parents should check to make sure the drop side or any other moving part operates smoothly on its track.
Always check all sides and corners of the crib for disengagement. Any disengagement can create a gap and entrap a child.
Do not try to repair any side of the crib without manufacturer approved hardware or with tape, wire or rope.
Putting a broken side up against the wall does not solve the problem and can often make it worse.
While the mandatory and voluntary crib standards have succeeded in preventing many deaths and injuries, the agency staff believes the performance requirements can be strengthened to deal with the problems identified by the Early Warning System. Therefore, agency staff will be recommending that the Commission vote to issue an Advanced Notice of Proposed (ANPR) rulemaking to examine and assess potential design and durability issues and possible mandatory performance requirements to prevent future entrapments and strangulations to children. If approved, the ANPR will seek input and information about hardware systems, other hardware issues, assembly and instructional problems and wood quality/strength issues for cribs with both stationary and drop side construction.


Infant Death Prompts Recall to Repair 985,000 Delta Enterprise Drop Side Cribs; Missing Safety Pegs Can Cause Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards
Additional Delta Crib Recall Announcement: Release #09-016
WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Delta Enterprise Corp., of New York, New York., is announcing the voluntary recall to replace missing safety pegs involving 985,000 drop side cribs. Failure to use or install safety pegs can cause an entrapment and suffocation risk to infants and toddlers.
When the safety pegs in the base of each leg of the crib are missing from the lower track, the crib locks can disengage and detach if lowered below the peg hole, creating a hazardous gap. This gap can lead to the entrapment and suffocation of an infant or toddler.
CPSC staff is aware of a death of an 8-month-old child who became entrapped and suffocated when the drop side of the crib detached in a reassembled crib where the safety pegs were not installed. CPSC is also aware of two entrapments and nine disengagement incidents in cribs where the safety pegs were missing.
The recall involves all Delta cribs manufactured in Taiwan or Indonesia, with the "Crib Trigger Lock with Safety Peg" drop side hardware design. These model numbers and country of origin can be located on the mattress support board label: 4320, 4340, 4500, 4520, 4530, 4532, 4540, 4542, 4550, 4551, 4580, 4600, 4620, 4624 (production dates 01/06 thru 11/07), 4640, 4660, 4720, 4735, 4742, 4750 (production dates 01/95 thru 12/00), 4760, 4770, 4780, 4790, 4820, 4840, 4850, 4860, 4880, 4890, 4892, 4900, 4910, 4920, 4925-2, 4925-6, 4930, 4940, 4943, 4944, 4947, 4948, 4949, 4950, 4958, 4963, 4968, 4969, 4980.
The recalled cribs have date codes ranging from 1995 through December 2005 and one model (4624) was made in 2007. The model numbers are located on the top of the mattress support board.
The cribs, which were made in Taiwan and Indonesia, were sold at major retailers, including Walmart, Kmart and Target.com from January 1995 through September 2007 for about $100. These cribs have also been found to be sold secondhand. Cribs currently sold at retail are not involved.
CPSC and Delta urge parents and caregivers to immediately stop using cribs that are missing a safety peg on any leg of the crib and contact Delta to receive a free, easy-to-install repair kit. The kit will include safety pegs in a bold color and warning labels to be affixed to the mattress board. Consumers with cribs that have all safety pegs installed may continue to use the cribs; however, CPSC recommends that these consumers contact Delta for the repair kit for future assembly purposes. Call Delta toll-free at (1-800-816-5304) anytime after 5pm today or log on www.cribrecallcenter.com to order the free replacement kit.
Parents and caregivers are encouraged to find a safe, alternative sleep environment for their child if their recalled crib is missing safety pegs.
CPSC would like to remind parents not to use any crib with missing, broken, or loose parts. Make sure to tighten hardware from time to time to keep the crib sturdy. When using a drop side crib parents should check to make sure the drop side or any other moving part operates smoothly. Always check all sides and corners of the crib for disengagement. Any disengagement can create a gap and entrap a child. In addition, do not try to repair any side of the crib, especially with tape, wire or rope.





Infant Death Prompts Recall To Repair 600,000 Drop Side Cribs By Delta Enterprise; Spring Peg Failure Can Cause Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards
Additional Delta Crib Recall Announcement: Release #09-017
WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Delta Enterprise Corp., of New York, N.Y., is announcing the voluntary recall today of about 600,000 drop side cribs. The crib's drop side can detach when the spring peg is not engaged, which can cause an entrapment and suffocation risk to infants and toddlers.
If the spring pegs in the base of each leg of the crib are pushed back into the lower track, the pegs can become nonfunctional. This can cause the drop side to detach from the crib and create a gap that can entrap an infant or toddler.
CPSC staff is aware of a death of an 8-month-old child who suffocated when the drop side of his crib detached. CPSC is also aware of one child entrapment and one incident in which the drop side detached due to a disengaged spring peg.
The recall involves all Delta drop side cribs manufactured prior to 2006 that use "Crib Trigger Lock with Spring Peg" drop side hardware design. The recalled model numbers and country of origin include: 4340, 4343, 4520, 4600, 4620, 4624, 4625, 4629, 4660, 4665, 4720, 4750, 4751, 4850, 4855, 4857, 4880, 4920, 4925-2, 4925-2B, 4925-6, 4980, and 8605. The model number, country of origin and manufacture dates are located on top of the mattress support board. The recalled cribs have Delta's name and address on the mattress support boards and Delta's logo on the teether rail.
The cribs, which were made in China, were sold at major retailers nationwide from January 2000 through January 2007 for between $33 and $200. Cribs currently sold at retail are not involved.
CPSC and Delta urge parents and caregivers to immediately stop using these cribs and contact Delta to receive a free, easy-to-install repair kit. Call Delta toll-free at (800) 816-5304 anytime after 5 pm today or log on www.cribrecallcenter.com to order the free repair kit.
Parents and caregivers are encouraged to find a safe, alternative sleep environment for their child until the repair kit, with new safety pegs, is safely installed are the recalled cribs.
CPSC would like to remind parents not to use any crib with missing, broken, or loose parts. Make sure to tighten hardware from time to time to keep the crib sturdy. When using a drop side crib parents should check to make sure the drop side or any other moving part operates smoothly. Always check all sides and corners of the crib for disengagement. Any disengagement can create a gap and entrap a child. In addition, do not try to repair any side of the crib, especially with tape, wire or rope.