|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 12, 2007
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Ross Stores Recalls Turtle Sprinklers 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Turtle Sprinklers
Units: About 1,800
Importer: Ross Stores Inc., Pleasanton, Calif.
Hazard: The turtle’s body can fill with water, causing it to crack or explode, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of the turtle sprinkler cracking. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The turtle sprinkler is made of plastic resin and measures about 6 ½-inches tall. The SKU number 400022708494 is printed on a label located on the underside of the sprinkler.
Sold at: Ross Stores and dd’s Discounts nationwide from March 2007 through September 2007 for about $9.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the sprinkler immediately, and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For further information, contact Ross toll-free at (877) 455-7677 anytime Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.rossstores.com
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