All Fiscal Year1997 Recalls

A complete list of all product recalls from fiscal year 1997.
  • September 30, 1997

    CPSC, BRK Announce Recall of First Alert® True Fit™ Safety Gates

    In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), BRK Brands Inc. of Aurora, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 18,000 First Alert® True Fit™ Safety Gates. Plastic parts of the gate can break off into small pieces, creating a potential choking hazard to young children.

  • September 30, 1997

    CPSC, J.C. Penney Announce Recall of Francisca Full-Size Baby Cribs

    In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), J.C. Penney of Plano, Texas, is recalling about 6,000 Francisca full-size wooden baby cribs. The cribs' side rail spindles are too short and can loosen and separate, creating a space greater than 2-3/8 inches between the slats. Babies could be strangled if their heads become entrapped between the slats. In addition, babies could be seriously injured if they fall out of the crib.

  • September 24, 1997

    CPSC, Walgreen Co. Announce Recall of "Smoke Tote" Cigarette Lighters

    In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Walgreen Co. of Deerfield, Ill., is recalling about 53,000 disposable cigarette lighters sold as part of the Smoke Tote set. These lighters' child-resistant mechanisms could fail to reset themselves, potentially allowing young children to ignite the lighters.

  • September 24, 1997

    CPSC, Manufacturers, Importers Announce Recall of Wooden and Metal Bunk Beds

    In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), five bunk bed manufacturers and importers are voluntarily recalling about 16,500 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 the child's head.

  • September 17, 1997

    CPSC, King of Fans Announce Recall of Portable Electric Heaters

    In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), King of Fans of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is recalling about 5,000 portable electric heaters. The heater's cover can separate from the bottom housing and expose live electrical parts, presenting shock and electrocution hazards to consumers.

  • September 16, 1997

    CPSC, Tema Dis Ticaret Announce Recall of Multifunction Ovens

    In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Tema Dis Ticaret of Izmir, Turkey, is voluntarily recalling about 3,000 Teba brand multifunction ovens. The heating elements could accumulate moisture and cause electrical current to leak, presenting a potential shock hazard.

  • September 15, 1997

    CPSC, Kmart Announce Recall of Dive Masks

    In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kmart of Troy, Mich., is recalling about 74,000 Healthways Ocean Side dive masks. The glass in the masks can break into sharp pieces and cut divers.

  • September 08, 1997

    CPSC, Camil Corp. Ltd. Announce Recall of Aguarras Floor Cleaner

    In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Camil Corp. Ltd. of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, is recalling 1,000 bottles of Aguarras floor cleaner, which contains turpentine. The product's packaging is not child- resistant; not labeled with the necessary warnings, cautions for use and instructions for appropriate first aid in case of ingestion; and resembles a liquor flask. The packaging violates the Federal Hazardous Substances Act and the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. Turpentine presents a serious poisoning hazard, possibly causing chemical pneumonia, pulmonary damage and death.

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