All Fiscal Year 1983 Recalls

A complete list of all product recalls from fiscal year 1983.
  • December 21, 1983

    Lite Tree Top Ornament Warning

    The U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warns consumers that approximately 200,000 "Lite Tree Top" ornaments imported from Taiwan could overheat and melt when set for non-flashing or non-twinkling operation, and may present a potential fire hazard. Atleast 25 models of these Christmas tree ornaments have been imported and marketed by a number of domestic companies. These Lite Tree Top ornaments have nine to twelve lights each and include star, angel, halo, or other shapes. They retail for about two to three dollars.

  • December 05, 1983

    Pixieland To Repair Potentially Hazardous Playground Equipment

     In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Pixieland, Incorporated, Swainsboro I Georgia, today announced a voluntary repair program on five different models of its metal playground equipment which may present head entrapment hazards to children. The products involved are the Double Climber Slide, Single Climber Slide, Toddler Climber, Fence Climber and Rainbow Climber.

  • December 01, 1983

    CPSC and Century Products Announced Repair Program

    In cooperation with the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Century Products, Inc., of Stow, Ohio, today announced a voluntary repair program involving two models of its super coupe baby walkers. The models involved are No. 8209 and 8210, which were produced between September, 1982 and November, 1982.

  • December 01, 1983

    CO2 Pistol Modification Announced By Smith & Wesson And Daisy

    CO2 Pistol Modification Announced By Smith & Wesson And Daisy
  • December 01, 1983

    Alcan's Brasilian Unit Recalling Faulty Pressure Cookers

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Alcan Aluminio Do Brasil, S.A., the Brasilian subsidiary of Alcan Aluminum Limited of Montreal, announced that approximately 300,000 pressure cookers distributed in the United States and Puerto Rico between 1977 and 1983 were being recalled.

  • November 30, 1983

    General Electric Company Warns Of Nine Inch Fan Fire Hazard

    In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the General Electric Company (GE) warns consumers that its 1983 nine inch portable 2-speed oscillating fan, model F-l-OF-9A, presents a fire hazard. In the initial CPSC/GE news release of July 28, 1983, GE announced a recall program, indicating that fan overheating could result from a defective speed control switch, and warned that some fans could present a potential fire hazard.

  • November 18, 1983

    Janex Toy Train Engine Presents Hazards To Infants And Small Children

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Janex Corporation, 19 Wardell Circle, Oceanport, New Jersey, today announced that a musical action crib and pull toy, the Musical Rock-A- Bye Railroad, No. 2010, distributed by the firm, may present choking, aspiration and ingestion hazards because of small parts which can break off. Janex has agreed to provide redesigned toys to consumers as replacements for the No. 2010, to provide a credit for retailers and wholesalers who destroy the product, and to give notice of the hazards. The agreement settles an administrative complaint filed against the firm on August 31, 1983.

  • November 01, 1983

    ESL Recalls Smoke Alarms

     In cooperation with the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Electro Signal Lab, Inc. (ESL) of Rockland, Massachusetts, today announced a voluntary recall affecting approximately 500,000 of its smoke alarms, some of which may not sound or fail to sound loudly when smoke is present. These alarms were manufactured in both 120V AC and battery-powered models and may be installed in hotels, motels, apartments, institutions and consumers homes, There have been no reports of any injuries associated with this problem.

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