CPSC Announce Four Recalls


Author: CPSC

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2004
Release # 04-158 
Firm's Hotline: (866) 990-5263
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
 
CPSC, The Land of Nod(r) Announce Recall of Children's Wooden Chairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Children's Wooden Chairs

Units: 3,500

Manufacturer: The Land of Nod, of Wheeling, Ill.

Hazard: The leg supports can crack, causing the chair to collapse. Children sitting in these chairs can fall.

Incidents/Injuries: The Land of Nod has received three reports of the chairs collapsing, including one injury in which a child bumped her head.

Description: The child's round back (item #0409042) and straight back (item #0409102) wooden chairs have a lacquer painted finish in one of the following colors: red, light blue, dark blue, pale yellow or light green. They are about 26-inches high. Underneath the seat, there is a sticker that reads either "Made in PROC" or "Made in China." No other writing is on the recalled chairs. The item number was used for ordering from the catalog or from the firm's Web site, and is not written on the chairs. The chairs are intended for use by children 3 to 8 years old.

Sold at: The Land of Nod catalog and Web site nationwide, and the Land of Nod stores in Illinois and Washington between August 2002 and January 2004 for between $69 and $79.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these chairs immediately and contact The Land of Nod for instructions on how to return these chairs. The company is offering an exchange, credit or refund. Those who choose an exchange for new chairs, and who respond before July 15, 2004, will receive an additional $50 gift certificate to be used toward a future purchase.

Consumer Contact: Call the Land of Nod's toll-free recall hotline at
(866) 990-5263 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.landofnod.com/recall

To view this press release online, use the following link: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04158.html

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2004
Release # 04-159 
Wal-Mart Recall Hotline: (800) 876-1288
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
 
CPSC, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Announce Recall of Slow Cookers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: General Electric Cool Touch Slow Cooker

Units: 146,000

Manufacturer: Select Brands Inc., of Lenexa, Kan.

Distributor: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.

Hazard: The heating element can drop to the bottom of the slow cooker and melt through the plastic outer shell, posing a burn hazard to users.


Incidents/Injuries: Wal-Mart has received 27 reports of scorched or damaged countertops, though no injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled General Electric (GE) Cool Touch 6 Quart Slow Cooker has a removable blue ceramic bowl with a glass lid. The enclosure that surrounds the ceramic bowl is made of plastic. The GE logo is located on the front of the unit underneath the temperature control knob. The model number 168945 is located on a silver label on the bottom of the base.

Sold exclusively at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide from June 2003 through May 2004 for about $28.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using product and return the slow cooker to Wal-Mart for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Call Wal-Mart at (800) 876-1288 anytime or log on to www.gehousewares.com

To view this press release online, use the following link: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04159.html

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2004
Release # 04-160 
AE Recall Hotline: (800) 518-7339
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, Associated Electrics Inc. Announce Recall of Battery Chargers for Radio Control Race Cars

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Reedy Quasar Pro Battery Chargers (charges batteries used to power remote control race cars)

Units: 4,900

Manufacturer: Associated Electrics Inc., of Costa Mesa, Calif.

Hazard: A defective fuse and program error in the charger can cause the battery packs being charged to overheat and explode, posing a risk of serious injury to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Associated Electrics has received three reports of incidents involving exploding battery cells. One consumer sustained a bruised hand, while another received an eye injury from flying debris.

Description: The recalled #611 Quasar Pro Chargers were manufactured from February 2002 through February 2004. The grey charger box has words "Quasar Pro" printed in yellow on the front and shows a display of "QUASAR PRO VERSION 1.0" when first turned on. The recalled chargers either have no barcode label on the underside or a barcode label with the numbers "611" or "611A".

Sold at: Hobby dealers nationwide from February 2002 through February 2004 for about $200.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the charger immediately and contact Associated Electrics to receive a free repair.

Consumer Contact: Call Associated Electrics at (800) 518-7339 between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m., and 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Website at www.teamassociated.com

To view this press release online, use the following link: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04160.html

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2004
Release # 04-161 
Lutron Recall Hotline: (800) 523-9466
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
 
CPSC, Basler Electric Co. and Lutron Electronics Announce Recall of Power Supply Units

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: DC power supply units

Units: 3,000

Manufacturer: Basler Electric Co., of Highland, Ill.

Hazard: The power supply, if overloaded, can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Basler has received two reports of the power supply case overheating and melting; though, no injuries have been reported.

Description: These recalled 12-volt DC power supply units were sold as an accessory power supply device for some of Lutron Electronic's wall stations and control interfaces, including some Grafik Eye 3000 lighting control systems. These systems were professionally installed in indoor commercial and residential settings for lighting and dimmer control applications. The power supplies are black plastic with "Basler Electric" and the model number "BE29736001" imprinted on the plug side. On the opposite side is a blue and white Lutron label with the number "GRX-12VDC." Lutron's Grafik Eye 3000 lighting system is not part of the recall.

Sold at: Lutron sold these power supply devices to electrical distributors and contractors for use with lighting systems from January 1999 through March 2004.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should contact Lutron Electronics to receive a free replacement power supply unit.

Consumer Contact: Contact Lutron at (800) 523-9466 anytime, or send an e-mail to grx12vdc@lutron.com

To view this press release online, use the following link: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04161.html

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