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THIS WEEK'S RECALLS

Product recalls for the week beginning

Dec. 3

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Name of Product: Performance fleece-lined boys jackets. Units: About 17,200. Retailer: Old Navy LLC of San Francisco. Hazard: The jackets have a waist drawstring with a toggle that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or doorways, which can pose an entrapment hazard to children. In February 1996, the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from getting entangled by drawstrings on jackets and sweat shirts. Sold exclusively at: Old Navy stores nationwide and oldnavy.com from August 2007 through November 2007 for about $30. Remedy: Consumers should return the jackets to any Old Navy store or, if purchased online, contact Old Navy for instructions on returning the jacket to receive a full refund. Consumers who return the jacket before March 31, 2008, will also receive a $5 appreciation card. Consumers choosing to keep the jacket should immediately remove the drawstring to eliminate the hazard. Go to www.oldnavy.com for instructions on properly removing the drawstring. Consumer contact: For more information, contact Old Navy at 866-580-9930 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday; Saturday between noon and 7 p.m. Eastern Time; and Sunday between noon and 6 p.m. e-mail custserv@oldnavy.com, or go to the firm's Web site at www.oldnavy.com

Dec. 5

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Name of product: Collectible Mini Helmets. Units: About 1,400. Importer: Bell Racing Co. of Santa Cruz, Calif. Hazard: Surface paints on the recalled helmets contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. Sold at: Home improvement and discount department retailers nationwide from March 2007 through November 2007 for about $50. Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled helmets away from young children immediately and contact Bell Racing to receive a full refund. Consumer contact: For more information, contact Bell Racing toll-free at 866-892-6059 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, via e-mail at minireplicasrecall@bellracing.com, or go to the firm's Web site at http:--www.acprecall.com

Name of product: Black & Decker Infrawave toasters. Units: About 70,000. Distributor: Applica Consumer Products Inc. of Miramar, Fla. Hazard: An electrical component in the toaster can overheat and ignite the circuit board, posing a fire hazard. Sold at: Home improvement and discount retailers nationwide from March 2007 through November 2007 for about $50. Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled toaster, unplug it immediately and contact Applica to receive a refund. Consumer contact: For more information, contact Applica at 800-556-9439 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or log on to the firm's Web site at http:--www.acprecall.com

Name of Product: GE, Kenmore built-in combination wall and microwave ovens. Units: About 92,000. Manufacturer: GE Consumer & Industrial of Louisville, Ky. Hazard: The door switch in the microwave oven can overheat and ignite plastic components in the control area, posing a fire hazard to consumers. The lower thermal oven does not pose a hazard. Sold at: Department and appliance stores from January 2000 to December 2003 for between $1,500 and $2,000. Remedy: Consumers should stop using the microwave oven immediately. Consumers should contact GE regarding their GE/GE Profile micro-oven combo or Sears for their Kenmore unit. GE is offering a free repair or rebate on a new product, a $300 rebate toward the purchase of a new GE brand unit, or a $600 rebate toward the purchase of a new GE Profile brand unit. Sears is offering a free repair or $300 rebate toward the purchase of a new Kenmore brand unit. Consumers can continue using the lower thermal oven. Consumer contact: For more information on GE /Profile units, contact General Electric toll-free at 888-240-2745 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday, or go to GE's Web site at www.geappliances.com. For more information on Kenmore units, contact Sears toll-free at 888- 679-0282 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, or visit Sears' Web site at www.sears.com

Name of products: NordicTrack and Reebok Inversion Benches. Units: About 22,000. Distributor: Icon Health & Fitness Inc. of Logan, Utah. Hazard: The ankle clamp mechanism can release unexpectedly, posing a hazard of falling to consumers. Sold at: Sporting goods stores nationwide from September 2006 through January 2007 for about $200. Remedy: Consumers should stop using the inversion benches immediately and contact the firm to receive a free repair kit. Consumer contact: For more information, contact Icon Health & Fitness toll-free at 866-506-9095 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mountain Time Monday through Friday, or go to the firm's Web site at www.iconfitness.com Name of Product: Entertainment Center. Units: About 138,000. Distributor: Ameriwood Industries Inc. of Tifflin, Ohio. Hazard: The entertainment centers can collapse if the back panel is not secure, posing a risk of death or serious injury to consumers. Sold at: Mass merchandisers nationwide, including Kmart stores, from June 2000 through May 2005. Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled entertainment centers and contact Ameriwood to receive a free support panel repair kit. Consumer contact: For more information, contact Ameriwood toll-free at 877-732-8252 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Central Time (CT) Monday through Friday, or go to the firm's Web site at www.ameriwood.com

Dec. 6

Name of Product: Starbucks Fusion Coffee Mugs. Units: About 167,000. Importer: Starbucks Coffee Co. of Seattle. Hazard: The plastic handle can detach from the body of the mug when filled with hot liquids, posing a minor burn hazard to consumers. Sold at: Mugs with the "Starbucks Coffee" stamp were sold at Starbucks stores nationwide from February 2007 through November 2007 for about $11. Mugs with the original logo stamp were sold only at Starbucks Pike Place store in Seattle during the same period and for the same price. Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the mugs and contact Starbucks for instructions on returning the cups for a full refund. Starbucks is also offering a free beverage as an incentive to return the recalled mugs. Consumer contact: For more information, contact Starbucks at 800- 624-8678 anytime or go to the firm's Web site at www.starbucks.com

Name of product: Holiday figurines. Units: About 64,000. Importer: Home Depot of Atlanta. Hazard: Surface paint on the holiday figurines contains lead. Sold exclusively at: Home Depot stores from October 2007 through November 2007 for between $10 and $20. Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the figurines and return them to any Home Depot store for a full refund. Consumer contact: For more information, contact Home Depot at 800-394-2064, or go to the firm's Web site at www.homedepot.com Name of Product: Boys' hooded sweat shirts. Units: About 72,000. Distributor: Scope Apparel LP of Houston. Hazard: The garments have a drawstring through the hood that poses a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist by drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweat shirts. Sold at: Mass merchandise and specialty children's clothing retailers nationwide from August 2007 through November 2007 for between $20 and $40. Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings to eliminate the hazard, or return the sweat shirts for a full refund to either the place of purchase or Scope Apparel. Consumer contact: For more information, contact Scope Apparel toll-free at 888-692-7129, Ext. 0, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Central Time, or go to the firm's Web site at www. scopeimp.com Name of Product: The First Years Newborn-to-Toddler Reclining Feeding Seats. Units: About 100,000. Importer/Distributor: RC2 Corp. of Oak Brook, Ill. Hazard: The restraining straps can pull out of the waist strap slots, posing a hazard of falling to young children. Sold at: Various retailers nationwide from November 2006 through October 2007 for about $30. Remedy: Consumers should stop using the feeding seat immediately and contact RC2 to obtain free replacement straps. Consumer contact: For more information, contact RC2 toll-free at 866-725-4407 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or go to the firm's Web site at www.recalls.rc2.com Name of Product: The First Years 3-in-1 Flush and Sounds Potty Seats. Units: About 160,000. Importer/Distributor: RC2 Corp. of Oak Brook, Ill. Hazard: Decorative plaque inserted into the back of the potty seat could have orange paint that contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. Sold at: Mass and specialty retailers nationwide from April 2006 through August 2007 for between $20 and $25. Remedy: Consumers should keep these recalled items away from young children and should contact RC2 to receive a permanent clear protective cover for the plaque. The unit can still be used as a potty seat. Consumer contact: For more information, contact RC2 toll-free at 866-725-4407 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or go to the firm's Web site at www.recalls.rc2.com Name of Product: Personal Identity-brand V-neck sweaters with hood. Units: About 5,200. Importer: A & R Knitwear of New York. Hazard: The recalled sweaters have a drawstring through the hood, posing a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist by drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweat shirts. Sold at: Sears stores nationwide during September 2007 for about $34. Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring to eliminate the hazard. Consumer contact: For more information, contact Sears at 800-659-7026 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday, or go to the firm's Web site at www.sears.com Name of Product: Basic Editions-brand girls' clothing sets Units: About 13,000 Importer: Millennium Apparel Group of New York. Hazard: The recalled pants have a drawstring at the waist that can pose an entrapment or entanglement hazard to children. Sold at: Kmart stores nationwide during July 2007 for about $17 per set Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings to eliminate the hazard. Consumer contact: For more information, contact Kmart at 800-659-7026 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday, or go to the firm's Web site at www.kmart.com Name of Product: TKS-brand children's pants. Units: About 6,100. Importer: E.S. Sutton Inc. of New York. Hazard: The recalled pants have a ribbon belt at the waist that can pose an entrapment or entanglement hazard to children. Sold at: Sears stores nationwide from July 2007 through August 2007 for about $16. Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the belt to eliminate the hazard. Consumer contact: For more information, contact Sears at 800-659-7026 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday, or go to the firm's Web site at www.sears.com Name of Product: Oscillating Ceramic Heaters. Units: About 20,000. Importer: Collins International Co. Ltd. of Fair Lawn, N.J. Hazard: The heaters can overheat, smoke, or ignite which could pose a fire hazard to consumers. Sold at: Menards stores nationwide from September 2006 through March 2007 for about $25. Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the heaters and return them to the nearest Menards store for a full refund. Consumer contact: For more information, contact Collins International toll-free at 866- 877-1889 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go to the company's Web site at www.collinsinternational.com Name of Product: Model Year 2008 Polaris Ranger RZR 800 EFI Utility Vehicles. Units: 330. Manufacturer: Polaris Industries Inc. of Medina, Minn. Hazard: The utility vehicle's fuel tank can leak, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. Sold by: Polaris dealers nationwide from August 2007 through November 2007 for about $10,300. Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled utility vehicles immediately and contact their local Polaris dealer to arrange for a fuel tank inspection free of charge, and if necessary, a free repair. Consumer contact: For more information, contact Polaris at 888-704-5290 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT every day, or go to the firm's Web site at www.polarisindustries.com Name of Product: Bowflex? Ultimate 2 Home Gym. Units: About 68,000. Importer: Nautilus Inc. of Vancouver, Wash. Hazard: The fasteners used to secure the rod box to the frame of the equipment can come loose, allowing the resistance rods or rod box to separate and strike the user or a bystander. Sold at: Specialty fitness retailers nationwide and through direct sales from June 2005 to August 2007 for about $2,300. Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled home gym until a repair kit is installed. Registered owners are being sent a free repair kit. Owners who have not received a repair kit by the end of the first week in January 2008 should contact the firm. Consumer contact: For more information, contact Nautilus at 800-259-9019 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time Monday through Friday, or go to the firm's Web site at www.bowflex.com Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission


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