|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|May 24, 2001
||Contact: Kim Dulic
|Release # 01-160
CPSC, Firms Recall Push'n Pop Toys, Giant Bicycle Forks and Candles
The following three product safety recalls were conducted by firms in cooperation with the CPSC. Please choose the appropriate recall below.
- Push'n Pop Toys Recalled by Raymond Geddes & Co. Inc. of Baltimore, Md.
Raymond Geddes & Co. Inc., of Baltimore, Md., is voluntarily recalling about 6,500 Tropical Fish and Rockin' Reptile Push'n Pop toys, which are also known as Zapper toys. When the toy is squeezed, the balloon tongue attached to its mouth inflates or rolls out.
- Giant Bicycle Forks Recalled by Giant Bicycle, Inc., of Newbury Park, Calif.
Giant Bicycle, Inc., of Newbury Park, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 2,400 Giant-brand bicycle front forks. The forks can break during use causing the rider to lose control of the bicycle, fall and suffer serious injuries.
- Candles Recalled by Schottenstein and Value City Department Stores, of Columbus, Ohio
Schottenstein and Value City Department Stores, of Columbus, Ohio, are voluntarily recalling about 10,800 candles. The candle flame can ignite the silver paint coating on the candle container, presenting a fire hazard.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of
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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