CPSC, Firms Announce Recall of Toy Chests, Ladies' Robes, Men's Sweatshirts, and Vanguard Engines and Fuel Filters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kim Dulic
February 3, 2000 (301) 504-7058
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.