|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 12, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 455-7677
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Turtle Sprinklers
Units: About 1,800
Importer: Ross Stores Inc., Pleasanton, Calif.
Hazard: The turtle's body can fill with water, causing it to crack or explode, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of the turtle sprinkler cracking. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The turtle sprinkler is made of plastic resin and measures about 6 ?-inches tall. The SKU number 400022708494 is printed on a label located on the underside of the sprinkler.
Sold at: Ross Stores and dd's Discounts nationwide from March 2007 through September 2007 for about $9.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the sprinkler immediately, and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For further information, contact Ross toll-free at (877) 455-7677 anytime Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.rossstores.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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