All Fiscal Year 1997 News Releases

A complete list of all news releases from fiscal year 1997.
  • August 27, 2001

    CPSC, Century Announce Recall to Repair TraveLite SPORT Strollers

    In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Century Products Co. of Macedonia, Ohio, is voluntarily providing a free repair kit for about 166,000 Century TraveLite SPORT strollers. Certain models of these strollers have restraint buckles that could unlatch and fold locks that could break causing the stroller to fold unexpectedly if the front wheels of the stroller hit a curb or other stationary object. If the restraint buckle unlatches or the fold locks fail, a child could fall out of the stroller and be injured.
  • July 10, 2001

    CPSC, Al-Dan Trading Inc. Announce Recall of Wooden Vehicle Toys

    In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Al-Dan Trading Inc. of Miami, Fla. is recalling over 5,800 wooden vehicle toys. The toys have small parts that could separate and present a choking hazard to young children.
  • July 09, 2001

    CPSC Announces Recall of Wooden and Metal Bunk Beds

    Originally issued April 7, 1997; Revised July 9, 2001

    Note: Firm phone number change, Firm out of business

    In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), five bunk bed manufacturers are recalling approximately 3,100 wooden and metal bunk beds. The bunk beds have openings on the top bunk that present a potential entrapment hazard to young children. The spaces can be large enough for a child's body to pass through, but small enough to entrap a child's head.

  • September 22, 1997

    CPSC Urges Annual Fuel-Burning Appliance Inspection to Prevent Deaths, Fires

    As cooler weather approaches in many parts of the country, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reminds consumers that a professional inspection of all fuel-burning appliances -- including many furnaces, stoves, fireplaces, clothes dryers and space heaters -- is not only wise maintenance, but might detect a hazard that could save your home and your life.

  • September 09, 1997

    CPSC Urges Consumers to Have Flexible Gas Connectors Checked

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is again warning consumers about dangerous, older flexible gas connectors used to connect home appliances to gas supply pipes. These gas connectors are made of brass, are uncoated, and can crack or break, leading to a fireor explosion. They are used most often with gas ranges, ovens and clothes dryers.

  • August 29, 1997

    CPSC Announces Test Results of Nestlé MagicTM Toys

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in response to several state agencies' concerns, announced today that the Nestlé MagicTM chocolate-covered ball, containing a Disney toy figure, does not violate federal safety regulations.

  • August 08, 1997

    CPSC Chairman Awards Safety Commendation to Lowe's Companies Inc. and Lowe's Home Safety Council

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that Chairman Ann Brown has awarded the Chairman's Commendation to Lowe's Companies Inc., headquartered in North Wilkesboro, N.C., and the Lowe's Home Safety Council for their outstanding record in promoting home safety for consumers.

  • August 06, 1997

    CPSC Adopts No PD Program to Speed Recalls and Save Lives

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today the permanent adoption of the No Preliminary Determination (No PD) program. Under the No PD program, if a company agrees to recall a potentially defective product quickly, CPSC staff will not make a preliminary determination whether the product contains a defect that presents a substantial risk of injury to the public. Rather, the staff will work with the firm to recall the product. This will accelerate the recall process, save the government and companies time and money, and get dangerous products out of the marketplace in a matter of weeks.

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