If contact is made by the antennas with an electrical power line while being installed or taken down, the antennas have the potential for severe or fatal shock.
Consumers owning any of the models affected which have not been installed should contact Shakespeare, toll-free (800-845-7750) to verify if the antenna is subject to the recall. If so, the consumer should return the antenna to the dealer for a full refund.
Consumers who have already installed the affected models should leave them alone. These persons can obtain an additional warning label (or hang tag) to be placed in a conspicuous location on the product to warn future users about the potential hazard. The label (or hand tag) can be obtained by calling the Shakespeare Company at its toll free number (800-845-7750) or writing the firm at RFD #3, P.O. Box 733, Newberry, South Carolina, 29108.
The CPSC staff has determined that the forward operation of both tiller models with a missing center hoe can cause the tiller to jump forward or to buck, exposing the rotating tines to the operator standing behind. The CPSC staff has learned that any attempt by a consumer to restrain such a tiller could result in contact with the rotating tines and severe leg injuries. Without the center hoe attachment, the model 71 and 72 Ferrari tillers present a severe laceration hazard to the user.
Ferrari is implementing a two part corrective action program for both tillers. It will attach a conspicuous label to each tiller in possession of rental companies or otherwise, warning both the owner and operator of the tiller to check for the presence of a center hoe. Also, Ferrari is replacing the center hoe on the model 71 tiller with a modified hoe, to ensure the safe operation of this machine.
Danara International, Ltd. and Stahlwood Manufacturing Co., Inc. announced a voluntary recall of several squeeze toys which the CPSC believes may cause choking and/or suffocation because the handles are small enough to lodge in the throat and obstruct the airways of children.
Consumers should remove these products from use immediately and return them to the retailer where purchased for a refund. Consumers may return the Danara squeeze toys to Danara, 14 Central Boulevard, South Hackensack, New Jersey 07806, and the Stahlwood squeeze toys to Stahlwood, 601 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10019.
Approximately 187,000 Danera toys and approximately 27,000 Stahlwood toys
The stuffed animals on wheels are being recalled because the CPSC has determined that the eyes, wheels and other small parts may come off the toy if pulled on, and these small parts may present a choking, aspiration or swallowing hazard to small children.
Consumers should remove these toys from use immediately and return them to the retailer where purchased for a refund.
This program is being initiated due to a potential fire and explosion hazard that may occur because the pressure regulator on the heater is designed to vent gas into the environment under certain circumstances and the heater connector valve may leak gas if it is not properly secured. In addition, the LP gas cylinder being used with the heater is intended for use outdoors and may vent gas into the environment due to the expansion of gas if it is over-filled and then brought indoors.
The correction program consists of replacing the pressure regulator and connector valve at no charge to the consumer and making available to the consumer, at a reduced price, a new type of LP gas cylinder.
Consumers should discontinue use of the heater until it has been corrected and a new cylinder has been obtained.
Consumers should contact the retailer from whom the heater was purchased. The retailer will replace the defective components and will have a supply of the new type of cylinder. If the retailer can not be reached, does not have the replacement components, or does not have a supply of the new type of cylinder, consumers in Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan should call Mr. Durfee collect at 419-531-6622. Consumers in Pennsylvania should call Mr. Craft collect at 814-938-9170.
Central Quality Industries announced a program to provide free blade guards to owners of Central Quality Industries and Pow-R-Tool saw tables. These tables did not previously have a blade guard to help prevent finger and hand injuries.
Update: Firm no longer in business. Recall remedy no longer available. Discard the product. Do not donate or resell.
Central Quality Industries announced a program to provide free blade guards to owners of Central Quality Industries and Pow-R-Tool saw tables.
CPSC laboratory tests indicate that on some pacifiers from Taiwan it is possible to pull the pacifier from its shield which could present a potential suffocation and choking hazard.
Consumers are advised to return these pacifiers to their place of purchase for a full refund. They may also be returned directly to Evenflo Products Company, 771 North Freedom Street, Ravenna, Ohio 44266, for a full refund including postage.
Durham Industries, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of approximately 4,300 Smurf Musical Crib Train toys, Model 5340/5342, because small parts may break off this toy if it is dropped. These small parts may present a choking, aspiration, or swallowing hazard.
Consumers should remove these products from use immediately and return them to the retailer where purchased for a full refund.
A crib that has been the subject of an intensive recall effort since 1978 was involved in two additional strangulation deaths in the past year. A thirteen-month-old girl in the Sacramento, California, area, died from allegedly becoming entrapped in the headboard cutout pattern of a Candlelite Crib manufactured by Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc. In January, 1983, a fifteen-month-old Kansas City, Missouri, area boy died when his head and neck allegedly became entrapped in the Candlelite headboard.
Owners of the recalled cribs are urged to unscrew the four corner posts immediately. Taking off the corner posts alone may not eliminate the hazard. Consumers must also contact Bassett Consumer Affairs at (540) 629-6000 for a free modification kit.
In some instances, instead of flying forward, the copter flew backward into the operator's face causing injury. In other instances, the helicopter released from the launching pad prior to the operator pulling the trigger release and flew into the operator's face.
Consumers who have purchased the Blue Box Combat Copter should discontinue using it and return it to the place of purchase for a refund. Retailers who receive returns from consumers should contact Blue Box Toys, c/o Lewis Associates, Corp., 200 Fifth Ave., Room 905, New York, New York, 10010, to arrange for destruction and credit for the product.