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
November 5, 2008
Release #09-039 Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 859-9281
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Claire's Recalls Children's Metal Necklaces Due to Risk of Lead Exposure
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: Best Friends Yin Yang Necklaces Sets
Units: About 67,000
Importer: Claire's Boutiques Inc., of Hoffman Estates, Ill.
Hazard: The recalled necklaces contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves a set of two necklaces that have a silver-colored metal bead type chain and a lobster-claw clasp. One of the necklaces has a single, metal pendant with the word "Best" attached to a black, yin metal pendant. The other necklace has the word "Friends" attached to a white, yang metal pendant.
Sold at: Claire's stores nationwide from April 2007 through August 2008 for about $8.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these recalled products away from children and return them to any Claire's store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Claire's at (866) 859-9281 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web sites at www.claires.com
Note: CPSC was alerted to this hazard by the Illinois Attorney General.


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
November 4, 2008
Release #09-038 Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 655-8697
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
OKK Trading Recalls Toy TVs 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: "Mini-Televisor" Toys
Units: About 2,100
Importer: OKK Trading, of Los Angeles, Calif.
Hazard: Surface coating on the toy television could contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves a plastic TV toy. This plastic TV toy has a microphone and is powered by 2 AA size batteries. There is a "TV Painting Board" sticker label on the front panel and carrying handle of the toy.
Sold at: OKK Trading's Web site at www.okktoys.com from July 2008 through September 2008 for about $1.
Manufactured in: Hong Kong
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact OKK Trading for a refund or an exchange.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact OKK Trading toll-free at (877) 655-8697 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.okktoys.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
November 4, 2008
Release #09-037 Firm's Recall Hotline: (972) 241-5464
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Toy Xylophones Recalled by King Import Warehouse 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 Xylophones
Units: About 144
Importer: King Import Warehouse, of Dallas, Texas
Hazard: Surface paint on the toy xylophone contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves a miniature toy xylophone with item number KW20119. The toy xylophone measures about 12 inches long by 5 inches wide. It has a lavender frame, a lavender mallet, and four bars which are orange, yellow, green, and white. The item number can be found on the packaging.
Sold at: Dollar Zone "giant", Sam 99 Cent Store, and 99 Cents Mart in Texas from December 2007 through February 2008 for about $1.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these recalled toys away from children and return them to Dollar Zone "giant", Sam 99 Cent Store, and 99 Cents Mart in Texas for a replacement toy.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call King Import Warehouse collect at (972) 241-5464 between 10 a.m. and 7 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 30, 2008
Release #09-032 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 858-8840
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Fit & Fresh Mixers Recalled by MEDport LLC 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: Fit & Fresh Smooth Blend Mixers
Units: About 54,500
Importer: MEDport LLC, of Providence, R.I.
Hazard: While placing the cup on or off the base of the mixer, the mixer can be unexpectedly turned on, activating the blade. This can pose a serious laceration hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: MEDport has received one report of finger lacerations that required medical treatment.
Description: This recall involves Fit & Fresh Smooth Blend Mixers with item number 770FF and model number SB-19. The white mixers have four components a base unit, blade assembly, blending cup and cap. Fit & Fresh is printed on the front of the base. The recalled mixers can be identified by the date code, a four-digit number located on the bottom of the base. Date codes included in the recall are: 2707, 4407, 5207, 0308 and 0508.
Sold at: Longs, GNC and Vitamin Shoppe stores nationwide and at www.amazon.com from September 2007 through August 2008 for about $25.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the mixers and determine if their product is subject to this recall. Consumers with the recalled mixers should return the product to the place of purchase or contact MEDport LLC to arrange for a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact MEDport LLC at (800) 858-8840 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.medportllc.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 30, 2008
Release #09-030 Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 360-6292
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Wooden Toys Recalled by Earth Friendly Due To Choking 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: Wooden Toys
Units: About 1,000
Importer: Earth Friendly LLC, of Beaverton, Ore.
Hazard: Small parts can detach and break from the toy, posing a choking hazard to young children. In addition, the size of the rattle handle violates voluntary rattle standards.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves three models of wooden toys. Moee the car, Cubby the stackable bear and the Bell rattle. The toys are painted in glossy red, orange, green, red, black and yellow.
Sold at: Toy specialty stores in Alaska, California, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington from April 2008 through September 2008 for between $12 and $22.
Manufactured in: India
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Earth Friendly to exchange or refund the product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Earth Friendly toll-free at (888) 360-6292 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the firm's Web site at www.earthfriendlyllc.com/recall



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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 29, 2008
Release #09-028 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 336-8666
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Halloween Figurines Recalled by Coyne's & Company for Lead 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: Casper the Friendly Ghost Halloween Mini-Figurines
Units: About 14,000
Importer: Coyne's & Company Inc., of Minneapolis, Minn.
Hazard: The recalled Halloween figurines contain high levels of lead in the paint.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled Casper the Friendly Ghost mini-figurines are made of resin and paper, and are three inches tall. They were sold in mini bags decorated with a spider and web design. The Casper the Friendly Ghost figurines are dressed as: Dracula in a red spider bag, Skeleton in a green spider bag, Devil in a purple spider bag, Mummy in an orange spider bag, Casper in a blue spider bag, and Wendy the Witch is in a yellow spider bag. The figurines are stamped with TM & Harvey Ent. "Coyne's & Company" and "CP1030" are printed on a white sticker on the bottom of the bags.
Sold by: Gift, specialty, card, and drug stores nationwide from June 2005 through September 2008 for between $1 and $3.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled figurines away from children and contact Coyne's & Company to receive a full refund or credit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Coyne's & Company at (800) 336-8666 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.coynes.com




NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
________________________________________
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 29, 2008
Release #09-027 Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 621-8350
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Ghost Tealight Holders Recalled by Trade Associates Group and Crate & Barrel Due to Fire and 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: Ghost Tealight Holders
Units: About 30,000
Importer: Trade Associates Group Ltd., of Chicago, Ill.
Retailers: Crate & Barrel, of Northbrook, Ill., and other retailers
Hazard: The recalled tealight holder can ignite posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been five reports of the tealight holders igniting and one report of the holder becoming excessively hot. Two consumers suffered burns to the hand. Minor property damage to furniture has also been reported.
Description: The recalled product is a metal tealight candle holder in the shape of ghost. The product is white with a black base. They were sold by Crate & Barrel as a set of 3 (SKU #370-846 and/or Catalog Item #X2006) and by other retailers as individual units (SKU #770123). The SKU can be located on the product's packaging.
Sold through: Crate & Barrel's October catalog and stores nationwide from August 2008 to October 2008 for about $10 for a set of 3, and other houseware retail stores nationwide from August 2008 to October 2008 for between $3 and $5 for individually packaged units.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the Ghost Tealight Holders immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information on purchases made from Crate & Barrel contact the firm at (800) 451-8217 between 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT Monday through Sunday. For items purchased elsewhere, contact Trade Associates Group toll-free at (888) 621-8350 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.tagltd.com