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 25, 2008
Release #09-056 Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 333-6063
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
JCPenney Recalls Arizona Newborn and Infant Pants Due to Choking Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with J.C. Penney Corporation, Plano, TX, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.
Name of Product: Arizona Newborn and Infant Denim Pants
Units: About 24,000
Importer: JCPenney Co., of Plano, Texas
Hazard: The metal snap at the waist can detach posing a choking hazard to infants.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves Arizona brand newborn and infant girl's and boy's denim pants. They were sold in sizes 0-3 months, 3-6 months and 6-9 months. Only those pants made in Bangladesh are affected; pants made in China are not included in the recall. The country of origin is located on a label sewn into the waistband.
Sold Exclusively at: JCPenney stores nationwide and at www.jcp.com from July 2008 through October 2008 for about $15.
Manufactured in: Bangladesh
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pants and return them to any JCPenney store for a full refund. Pants purchased through the firm's Web site may be returned to the Catalog Desk at any JCPenney store.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact JCPenney toll-free at (888) 333-6063 anytime or visit JCPenney's Web site at www.jcp.com



Boy's Denim Pant

Girl's Denim Pant
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 20, 2008
Release #09-053 Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 961-9050
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Candela Recalls Candles Due to Fire and Burn Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Anthropologie Stores
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: Anthropologie Tin Candles
Units: About 225
Importer: Candela Group, of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: The candle flames could flare up out of the tin container during the burning of the last half inch of wax, posing a fire and burn hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves Anthropologie tin candles. The candles were sold in the following four fragrances; Amber Woods - Model #14987044, Black Lilac - Model #14987093, Figue Tree - Model #14987085 and Red Currant Model #14987051. Candles sold after October 11, 2008 are not affected by this recall.
Sold at: Anthropologie stores nationwide from September 2008 through October 2008 for about $20.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tin candles and call Candela for a self-addressed, postage paid envelope in which to return the candle for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Candela Group toll-free at (866) 961-9050 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.candelagroup.org


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 20, 2008
Release #09-052 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 882-0217
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
ImagiPLAY Recalls Bead Maze Toys 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: Bead Maze Toys
Units: About 500
Importer: ImagiPLAY, of Boulder, Colo.
Hazard: The trees on the toys can detach, exposing a metal screw. This poses a laceration hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled products are painted wooden toys with beads that slide on a curved metal track. The product was sold in three styles: the Apple Tree Bead Maze, the Cactus Tree Bead Maze and the Palm Tree Bead Maze.
Sold by: Toy retailers nationwide from August 2008 through October 2008 for about $13.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and return them to the retail store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact ImagiPLAY at (800) 882-0217 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.ImagiPLAY.com (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
November 20, 2008
Release #09-051 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 639-1728
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Near Strangulation of Child Prompts Recall to Repair Window Blinds by Green Mountain Vista
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: Insulated Black-Out Roller Shades and Insulated Roman Shades
Units: About 7,300
Manufacturer: Green Mountain Vista Inc., of Williston, Vt.
Hazard: The black-out roller shades and insulated roman shades have a continuous looped bead chain that when not attached to the wall or floor, hangs loosely by the blind, posing a fatal strangulation hazard to children.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC received a report of a 2-year-old girl from Bristol, Conn., who suffered a near strangulation, June 2008, when she placed a loose bead cord loop around her neck and then slipped off the radiator where she was standing. Her 5-year-old brother lifted his sister, who was gasping for air, from the cord entanglement. She vomited and had deep neck bruising, but has since recovered from her injuries.
Description: This recall includes all insulated black-out roller shades (colors: white, cream, harvest, light sage) and insulated Roman shades sizes 48, 60 and 72 (colors: white, natural, sage, sienna, blue, goldenrod, mahogany, terracotta). The shades have RN number 107875 printed on the care label of the shade and identify the manufacturer on the "Installation and Care Instructions."
Sold at: Country Curtains, Plow & Hearth, The Linen Source, Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, Ann & Hope, The Sportsman's Guide, Target.com, The Curtain Shop of Maine, and Solutions Catalog. Sold nationwide from June 2005 through September 2008 for between $60 and $200.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately check their window coverings to see if the tension device is attached. If not attached, immediately stop using the window coverings and contact Green Mountain Vista Inc. to receive a free repair kit. If the consumer is not able to install the tensioning device, contact Green Mountain Vista for further instructions.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Green Mountain Vista at (800) 639- 1728 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.gmvista.com
Note: CPSC reminds consumers to examine all Roman Blinds and shades in their homes. If looped pull cords are present or exposed inner cords are found on the back of blinds or shades and children are in the home or occasionally visit your home, please consider replacing them with blinds or shades that do not have exposed pull cords or inner cords.




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 20, 2008
Release #09-050 Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 966-4532
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Strangulation Death of a Child Prompts Recall of Roman Blinds; Sold Exclusively at IKEA
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: IRIS and ALVINE Roman Blinds
Units: About 670,000 (an additional 4.8 million were sold outside of the United States)
Distributor: IKEA Home Furnishings, of Conshohocken, Pa.
Hazard: Strangulations can occur when a child places his/her neck in an exposed inner cord on the backside of the roman blinds.
Incidents/Injuries: On April 4, 2008, a 1-year-old girl in Greenwich, Conn. became entangled in the inner cord of an IKEA Roman Blind and strangled. The child was in a portable playpen that was located underneath a fully lowered roman blind. She was found partially suspended with the inner cord of the blind wrapped twice around her neck.
Description: This recall involves all sizes of IRIS and ALVINE Roman Blinds in white. The blinds have a sewn-in label at the top edge of the blind with the IKEA logotype, article name (IRIS or ALVINE), 5-digit supplier number 19799 or 21369, four digit date stamp (YYWW) and the words "Made in India". On the bottom edge of the blind there is a sewn-in orange/white safety warning label. The blinds are made from 100% cotton.
Sold at: IKEA stores nationwide from July 2005 through June 2008 for between $7 and $30.
Manufactured in: India
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Roman Blinds and return them to any IKEA store to obtain a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.ikea-usa.com
Note: CPSC reminds consumers to examine all Roman Blinds and shades in their homes. If looped pull cords are present or exposed inner cords are found on the back of blinds or shades and children are in the home or occasionally visit your home, please consider replacing them with blinds or shades that do not have exposed pull cords or inner cords.

IRIS Roman Blind


ALVINE Roman Blind

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 19, 2008
Release #09-048 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 440-0680
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Target Recalls Dive Sticks Due to Impalement 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: Dive Sticks
Units: About 365,000
Importer: Target, of Minneapolis, Minn.
Hazard: The recalled dive sticks could remain in an upright position, posing an impalement hazard to young children. CPSC banned pre-weighted dive sticks in 2001.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled dive sticks were sold in a bundle of three in multiple colors: light blue, aqua green, fluorescent yellow, royal blue, and red. The tag accompanying the dive sticks contains: "Dive Toys" or "Diving Game" and has a white small parts warning label in the upper right hand corner. The words "Made in China" are printed in the lower right hand corner.
Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide from April 2008 through August 2008 for about $1.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled dive sticks away from young children immediately and return them to any Target store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.target.com


NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
________________________________________
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 19, 2008
Release #09-047 Firm's Recall Hotline: (719) 539-3812 collect
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Children's Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled by R&D International Due to Strangulation 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: Young Colors Children's Hooded Jackets
Units: About 1,500
Importer: R&D International Inc., of Salida, Colo.
Hazard: The jackets have drawstrings through the hood and at the waist. Children can get entangled in the drawstrings that can catch on playground equipment, fences or tree branches. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstring in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts. From 1985 through June 2008, CPSC received reports of 27 deaths and 70 non-fatal incidents involving the entanglement of children's clothing drawstrings.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The cotton knit and woven hooded jackets have a drawstring through the hood and waist. They were sold in sizes 12 months through size 10 in a variety of solid colors and prints. "Young Colors" is sewn into the jacket tag located at the neck.
Sold at: Specialty children's stores nationwide from April 2004 through September 2007 for about $45.
Manufactured in: Peru and Indonesia
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the jacket to eliminate the safety hazard.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact R&D International Inc. collect at (719) 539-3812 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site www.youngcolors.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 18, 2008
Release #09-045 Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 822-7694
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Lithium-Ion Batteries Used with Bicycle Lights Recalled By DiNotte Lighting 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: DiNotte Lighting Lithium-Ion batteries used with bicycle lights
Units: About 1,700
Manufacturer: AA Portable Power Corp., of Richmond, Calif.
Distributor: DiNotte Lighting, of Hampton, NH
Hazard: A loose wiring connection and improper venting can cause the battery to overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: DiNotte Lighting Lithium-Ion battery with nylon bags are used with DiNotte 5W Li-Ion bicycle lights and DiNotte 3 LED police lights. The DiNotte logo is printed on the battery cable connector.
Sold at: Bicycle and recreation stores nationwide and by Internet retailers from February 2006 through March 2007 for between $200 and $400.
Manufactured in: United States and China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the battery and contact the company to receive a free replacement battery.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact DiNotte Lighting at (866) 822-7694 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.dinottelighting.com, or email the firm at service@dinottelighting.com