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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
January 15, 2009
Release #09-101 Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 808-3111
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Infantino Expands Recall of Infant Rattles 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: Infantino Lion and Lamb Grabby Rattles
Units: About 131,000 (20,000 units were previously recalled in March 2008)
Manufacturer: Infantino LLC, of San Diego, Calif.
Hazard: The tail-piece on the rattles can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Infantino has received 10 reports of the tail piece on the rattle detaching since March 2008. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled Infantino Lamb and Lion Grabby Rattles are shaped like a lamb and lion respectively. Each has a ring-shaped body and an Infantino elliptical logo stamped on the front right foot of the animal. Rattles without tails on the animals and products with production codes of 0108 and 0508 are not affected by this recall. The production code is printed behind the ear in a dial format with the year (08) in the middle of a circle and an arrow pointing to the number on the circle (01 or 05) that indicates the month.
Sold at: Wal-Mart, Babies "R" Us and other specialty stores nationwide from May 2007 through September 2008 for between $3 and $4.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from young children and contact Infantino for a replacement rattle or a product of equal value.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Infantino toll-free at (888) 808-3111 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.infantino.com


NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
________________________________________
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 2009
Release #09-100 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 856-9226
Firm's Media Hotline: (310) 309-6611
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Bosch and Siemens Model Dishwashers Recalled by BSH Home Appliances Corporation 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: Bosch and Siemens Model Dishwashers
Units: About 476,500
Manufacturer: BSH Home Appliances Corp., of Huntington Beach, Calif.
Hazard: An electrical component in certain model dishwashers can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: BSH Home Appliances has received 51 reports of incidents, including 30 reports of fires resulting in property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves certain Bosch and Siemens dishwashers manufactured from May 1999 through July 2005. The brand name is printed on the dishwasher's front control panel. Model and serials numbers are located inside the dishwasher door panel on the upper right side.
Brand Model Numbers Must Begin With Serial Numbers Must Begin With
Bosch SHE43C, SHE44C
SHE46C, SHE56C
SHU33
SHU42
SHU432
SHU43C, SHU53A FD8503 FD8507
FD8501 FD8505
FD7905 FD8505
FD8407 FD8505
FD8004 FD8211
FD8205 FD8507
Siemens SL34A FD8308 FD8505
Sold at: Appliance and specialty retailers nationwide from May 1999 through December 2006 for between $550 and $1,100.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the listed model dishwashers and contact the repair hotline for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the BSH Home Appliances at (800) 856-9226 anytime or visit the brand's Web site at www.boschappliances.com or www.siemens-home.com


NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
________________________________________
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 2009
Release #09-099 Manufacturers' Recall Hotline: (800) 758-3688
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Manufacturers Announce Changes to 1998 Recall Program to Replace Dangerous Home Heating Vent Pipes
Remedy Changes for Registrations after May 1, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and various home heating furnace, boiler, and high-temperature plastic vent (HTPV) manufacturers are urging home owners who have not yet responded to the previously-announced 1998 recall, to do so immediately. After May 1, 2009, the remedy consumers receive under the existing program, which has been operating continuously for almost 11 years, will change.
The recall, first announced in February 1998, included about 250,000 Plexvent and Ultravent HTPV pipe systems attached to gas or propane furnaces and boilers in homes. The HTPV pipes can crack or separate at the joints and leak deadly carbon monoxide (CO) gas. The following table includes the different remedies available to consumers with qualifying heating systems vented with two leading brands of HTPV pipe Plexvent and Ultravent.
Plexvent owners Ultravent owners
Valid claims initiated on or before May 1, 2009, with remediation completed and required documentation submitted by October 1, 2009 Will receive a new, professionally-installed venting system free of charge or a rebate up to $400 towards purchase of a new, high-efficiency appliance from the same manufacturer that does not require HTPV Will receive a new, professionally-installed venting system for about $250 or a rebate of $250 towards purchase of a new, high-efficiency appliance from the same manufacturer that does not require HTPV
Valid claims initiated after May 1, 2009 A rebate up to $400 toward either an HTPV replacement system, or a new, high-efficiency appliance from the same manufacturer that does not require HTPV A rebate up to $250 toward either an HTPV replacement system, or a new, high-efficiency appliance from the same manufacturer that does not require HTPV
Consumers who register after May 1, 2009 and who choose to repair their systems will be responsible for up-front payment of parts, labor and permits, and will be responsible for arranging to have the work performed.
Consumers should determine whether they have a recalled HTPV pipe system by checking the vent pipes attached to their natural gas or propane furnace or boiler. Vent pipes subject to this recall can be identified as follows:
the vent pipes are plastic;
the vent pipes are colored gray or black;
"Plexvent," "Plexvent II" or "Ultravent" is stamped on the vent pipe or printed on stickers placed on pieces used to connect the vent pipes; and
the vent pipes are located on furnaces (and the pipes go through the sidewalls of structures) or on boilers.
Other plastic vent pipes, such as white PVC, are not included in the recall.
After checking the vent pipes, consumers should call (800) 758-3688 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to sign up for HTPV pipe system replacement. The following manufacturers are participating in this program:
Armstrong Air Conditioning Inc.
Bard Manufacturing Co.
Burnham Corp.
Dunkirk Radiator Corp.
Evcon Industries Inc.
Heat Controller Inc.
International Comfort Prod. Corp.(USA)
Lennox Industries Inc.
Nordyne Inc.
Peerless Heater Co.
Pennco Inc. Plexco Inc.
Raypak Inc.
Rheem Manufacturing Co.
Slant/Fin Corp.
The Trane Co.
Trianco-Heatmaker Inc.
Utica Boilers Inc.
Vaillant Corp.
Weil-McLain
Westcast Inc.
York International Corp.
CPSC reminds all consumers to have fuel-burning appliances professionally inspected each year to check for cracks or separations in the vents that could allow CO to leak into the home. In addition, CPSC recommends that every home should have at least one CO alarm.




NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
________________________________________
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 2009
Release #09-098 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 432-5437
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Fisher-Price Recalls Simplicity's Rainforest Portable Play Yards Due to Fall and Entrapment Hazards
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Rainforest Portable Play Yards manufactured by Simplicity Inc. and SFCA Inc.
Units: About 200,000
Manufacturer: Simplicity Inc. and SFCA Inc., of Reading, Pa.
(Note: Simplicity Inc. and SFCA Inc. have not responded to CPSC's request to recall these products nor have they been responsive to consumer complaints recently received.)
Hazard: One or more rails can collapse unexpectedly, posing a fall or entrapment hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Due to Simplicity Inc. and SFCA Inc. being unresponsive to consumers via their Hotline and Web site, a significant number of complaints were recently reported. There have been at least 1,350 reports of one or more rails collapsing. There were numerous reports of children receiving bumps and bruises when the side rail collapsed. There were five reports of injuries which included a broken nose, a broken wrist, a mild concussion, a cut to the hand which required stitches, and a chipped tooth.
Description: The recalled play yards are portable and were sold with a bassinet, changing table, and mobile features. The products have a Rainforest patterned fabric, Rainforest themed artwork and bear the "Fisher-Price" logo. The Simplicity Inc. model numbers are 5310 RNF, 5310RNFC, and 5310RNFW. The model number is located on a sticker on one of the legs underneath the play yard.
Sold at: Retailers and specialty children's stores nationwide from January 2007 through January 2009 for about $100.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the play yards immediately. Although it did not manufacture or sell the play yards, Fisher-Price has voluntarily agreed to assist consumers who own the products. Consumers who own one of the recalled play yards with the Fisher-Price logo should contact Fisher-Price to obtain assistance to replace their play yards.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 anytime or visit the Web site at http://www.service.mattel.com


NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
________________________________________
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 2009
Release #09-097 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 262-0599
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Children's Sunglasses Recalled by Axiom 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: Children's Sunglasses
Units: About 5,300
Importer: Axiom International Inc., of Billings, Mont.
Hazard: Surface paint on the recalled sunglasses can contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The two tone sunglasses come in Spiderweb Blue and Spiderweb Red with a spider web etched in between the eyes and "Made in China" engraved on the right-hand side of the frame.
Sold by: Party stores, discount dollar stores, and hardware stores nationwide from May 2007 through August 2008 for between $1 and $5.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled sunglasses away from children and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Axiom at (800) 262-0599 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.axiomintl.com