|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||CONTACT: Kim Dulic
|February 3, 2000
|Release # 00-061
CPSC, Firms Announce Recall of Toy Chests, Ladies' Robes, Men's Sweatshirts, and Vanguard Engines and Fuel Filters
This press release consists of four recalls. Please choose the appropriate recall below.
- Toy Chests - Thornwood Furniture Manufacturing, of Phoenix, Ariz., is recalling about 400 toy chests for replacement because the lids on these toy chests could fall onto a child's head or neck.
- Ladies' Fleece Robes - HANRO USA Inc. of New York, N.Y., is recalling about 2,100 ladies' robes. The robes fail to meet federal flammability standards for clothing and can ignite readily, presenting a serious risk of burn injuries.
- Men's Sweatshirts - Eddie Bauer, of Redmond, Wash., is recalling about 2,000 men's sweatshirts. The sweatshirts, which fail to meet federal mandatory standards for fabric flammability, could ignite readily and present a serious risk of burn injuries in violation of the Federal Flammable Fabrics Act.
- Vanguard V-Twin Engines and Fuel Filters - Briggs & Stratton Corp., of Milwaukee, Wis., is voluntarily recalling about 2,600 Vanguard V-twin gasoline engines with 9-quart fuel tanks. The fuel filters on these engines can leak gasoline, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
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thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the
nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or
mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household
chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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