|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 21, 2001
Release # 01-175
|CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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CPSC, Firms Announce Recall of Chain Saws and Child Table Seats
PRODUCT: Chain Saws - Stihl Inc., of Virginia Beach, Va., is voluntarily recalling about 1,000 chain saws. The recalled chain saws are model number 019T with serial numbers 249129398 through 249956311. A label on the chain saw reads in part "STIHL" and "model number 019T." The serial number is imprinted on the front of the chain saw. Stihl dealers sold the chain saws from December 2000 through May 5, 2001 for about $270.
PROBLEM: A missing screw can cause the chain brake to fail to operate, presenting a laceration hazard to consumers.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: None reported.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using the recalled chain saw immediately and return it to the Stihl dealer where purchased for repair. For more information, contact Stihl Inc. at (800) 467-8445 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Consumers also can visit the firm's web site at www.stihlusa.com.
PRODUCT: Child Table Seats - Inglesina USA Inc., of Montclair, N.J., is voluntarily recalling about 780 child table seats. The recalled table seat has a metal frame with a fabric cover, and connects to the edge of a table to allow a child to sit and eat at the table. The table seat does not have legs; instead, it is suspended in the air by clamps that connect to the underside of the table. The chairs come in blue and yellow and have the name "Inglesina" printed on the arms and the back of the seat. Department stores and toy stores sold the Table Chair from June 2000 through May 2001 for about $50.
PROBLEM: The seats were sold without a seat belt, posing a risk to children who climb out of the seat.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: Inglesina USA has received one report of a 10-month- old girl who fell from a table seat, and bruised her back.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should immediately stop using the seats and call Inglesina USA toll-free at (877) 486-5112 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, to receive a replacement or a full refund.
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