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Recalls

January 24, 1985
Hazard:

These gates present a strangulation hazard in the V-shapes along the top edge of the gate and in the diamond-shaped openings in the body of the gate.

Remedy:

The Commission warns consumers of the potential for strangulation in the V-shaped top edge and in the diamond-shaped openings in the body of the accordion-style gates. Consumers are urged to use other style gates which are safer and which do not present the head and neck entrapment hazard.

January 18, 1985
Hazard:

Saws which have been repaired with this replacement circuit board could pose an electrical shock hazard.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using these saws and return them to the Customer Service Counter of their nearest Sears store. The circuit boards will be replaced at no charge.

Consumer Contact:
Phone: (800) 845-4781
January 03, 1985
Remedy:

Alexanders operates 15 retail department stores in the greater New York metropolitan area and has agreed to provide a full refund to consumers who re- turn the sweatshirts to its stores.

Consumer Contact:
Phone: (212) 560-2121
December 31, 1984
Hazard:

The nipple may tear away from the pacifier while in use. The potential defect could result in a child either swallowing the nipple or inhaling the nipple into its windpipe.

Remedy:

Any consumer with any doubt about whether an INF-920 he or she has purchased is one of the affected units may return it for a free replacement unit to the place or purchase, if a recall notice is posted there. If no recall notice is posted, the pacifier can be returned to Monterey at P.O. Box 15129, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89114. Monterey will pay the postage on any units returned to it, and will provide a replacement pacifier and two free nipples.

Units:

Approximately 143 dozen pacifiers

Consumer Contact:
Phone: (702) 876-3888
December 28, 1984
Hazard:

The front fork of the Parkcycle (children's sidewalk bicycle) can fail, posing fall and laceration hazards.

Remedy:

Replacement forks are still being offered free of charge to all owners of Columbia Parkcycles purchased prior to February 8, 1984, and consumers are encouraged to participate in this program. If your X2 Tiger or Rainbow Connection Parkcycle has a serial number at the rear of the Parkcycle beginning 3212 or lower, and you have not yet obtained a replacement fork, you should do so at once. You may ask your retailer for a new fork and easy assembly instructions or ask your retailer for a preaddressed postcard and Columbia will ship the new fork and instructions directly to you.

Units:

15,390

December 19, 1984
Hazard:

Upon the release of the racquet during the swing, the butt-plate (plastic plug located at the base of the handle) of the racquet can pull out of the racquet handle and strike another player.
 

Remedy:

For the racquets sold between January 1, 1979, and June 30, 1982, DP will refurbish the butt-plate at no charge. Additionally, at the owners option, a new leather grip and wrist thong will be attached for $4.00.

For the aluminum racquets sold prior to December 31, 1980, DP is offering a $4.00 refund, or again at the owners option, a new aluminum racquet for $10.00.

Consumer Contact:
Phone: (800) 633-5730
November 06, 1984
Hazard:

Some of the fans may have a defective 2-speed control switch which could result in overheating of the fan motor and ignition of the plastic motor case, therefore presenting a fire hazard.

Remedy:

Collins through Wal-Mart is offering purchasers a full refund for the return of this recalled fan to any of Wal-Mart's 693 retail stores. If return to a Wal-Mart store is inconvenient due to the distance involved, consumers may obtain a full refund by calling Collins Co. Ltd. at 201-866-9560 for instructions to ship their fans to the company. As an alternative, consumers may write to Thomas C. Anderson, Collins Co. Ltd., 110 Meadowlands Parkway, Secaucus, New Jersey, 07094. 

Since similar Snow brand Chin Yung Ho 9" fans have been sold by other retailers nationwide, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. requests that consumers return only those fans purchased from its stores. 

Units:

26,000

Consumer Contact:
Phone: (201) 866-9560
November 06, 1984
Hazard:

The Commission staff believes that a fire hazard exists because the 2-speed control switch may fail and cause overheating of the motor and ignition of the motor case and other plastic parts of the fan.

Remedy:

Consumers identifying their nine inch oscillating fans as being covered by this recall should stop using them immediately and should return them to the nearest People, Lane, Haag or Reed drug store. Owners will be given a full refund of their purchase price. If inconvenient due to the distance involved, owners may still get a refund by calling Peoples at 703-750-6875 for instructions on shipping their fan back to the firm.

Units:

Approximately 6,366

Consumer Contact:
Phone: (703) 750-6875
November 06, 1984
Hazard:

The Commission staff believes that some of the fans may have a defective 2-speed control switch which could result in overheating of the motor and ignition of the plastic parts of the fan, and that some fans could present a fire hazard.

Remedy:

Consumers identifying their nine inch oscillating fan as a recalled "Snow" fan should stop using it and return it to the nearest Dart Drug or Total Plus store. Owners will be given a full refund of their purchase price. If inconvenient due to the distance involved, owners may still get a refund by calling Dart Drug Stores Inc. at 301-341-0729 for instructions on shipping their fan back to the firm.

Since similar "Snow" Chin Yung Ho nine inch fans have been sold by other retailers nationwide, Dart Drug Stores Inc. request that consumers return only those fans purchased from its stores.

Units:

3,000

Consumer Contact:
Phone: (301) 341-0729
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