The situation involves a random stem weld problem which may permit the stems on the affected units to separate from the handlebars allowing the handlebars to fall off the bicycle.
Murray Ohio's policy is to replace, free of charge all affected block stems. Customers having one of these bicycles, who have not already had them repaired, should contact the nearest Murray Ohio Service Center as listed in the Yellow Pages or in the literature received with the unit. A replacement stem will be installed free of charge by the Service Center.
The ladder with this Super Slide presents a potential safety hazard in that the heads of small children may become entrapped between the ladder rungs.
Consumers owning affected slides should discontinue use of the ladder and call Empire toll-free at 800-334-5666 for a free replacement ladder or write to Carolina Enterprises, P.O. Box 427, Tarboro, North Carolina 27866.
Because of circuit board mounting problems, some smoke detectors will not sound an alarm when smoke is present, but may alarm when the test button is pushed.
Honeywell is asking consumers to return any detectors that have this defect for a replacement. Since Honeywell no longer makes residential smoke detectors, the firm will replace returned units with a comparable model produced by another manufacturer.
The strollers have the potential for infant finger entrapment in the main metal-folding hinge on each side of the stroller.
The repair kit is no longer available. Please discard or destroy these products.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and two importers, New Angles/Wallace Oaks and Hickory Valley, both of Ojai, California, announce the recall of dead, stuffed baby chicks, ducklings, and goslings which contain the poison, arsenic.
Persons in possession of these stuffed birds should seal them securely in double plastic bags and return them to the place of purchase. Retailers are advised to stop selling the stuffed baby birds which are banned by the Federal Hazardous Substance Act and offer their customers a refund.
Westinghouse Electric Corporation and Broan Manufacturing Co., announce a voluntary recall of approximately 16,000 electric motors supplied by Westinghouse for Broan Model 346 and Nautilus Model N346 attic ventilators. The ventilator motors which are miswired may, under certain conditions, overheat and cause fires.
Owners of the affected ventilators must disconnect or turn them off, and contact Westinghouse Electric Corporation on their toll-free number: 1-800-637-1453. A new motor will be supplied and installed by service personnel free of charge.
The product is a tennis net tightening device made of iron. The device moves up and down the net post on a track bolted to the post. The lever increases or decreases the tension in the net and can spring forward with some force when released. A person can be seriously injured if struck by the lever.
The Commission urges operators of tennis courts in public parks and private clubs to check to determine if M.R. Lane A-4 Tennis Net Tensioning Devices are used on their courts and if they are, check to determine whether or not a safety pin has been added. If not, the handle should be tied down permanently so that a child can not move the handle. Also, place a notice near the tension device warning children to request maintenance personnel to adjust the device.
The company reported it had found by laboratory testing that there is a remote possibility that a failure of the transformer could result in certain metal parts of the computer console becoming electrified thus presenting a possible shock hazard.
All owners of the 99/4A known to the company through rebate cards or warranty cards will receive the adapters automatically by mail. The company asks owners who are not sure their names and addresses are in its files to call the Texas Instruments toll free numbers (800-858-4565 or 800-527-3550) (Texas only: 800-858-1802), and request that the adapter be sent to them.
Prior to receipt and installation of the adapter plug or cord, the company advises consumers to unplug and discontinue using computer if any sign of transformer overheating, unusual odor, or computer malfunction occurs.
Asbestos has been found in packages of Milton Bradley's "Fibro-Clay." Asbestos has been shown to cause cancer of the lung and other organs. The Commission is concerned that children in schools where Fibro-Clay is used might be exposed to airborne asbestos in view of the powdered composition of the product.
Schools and consumers are advised to stop using Milton Bradley Fibro-Clay, even though the presence of asbestos may be limited to only a small percentage of this product. The Commission recommends placing the product in a plastic bag, trying to disturb the product as little as possible, and cleaning any areas contacted by the Fibro-Clay with water.
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, American Toy & Furniture Company, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, and Sears, Roebuck and Co., announced a voluntary repair program of 30,000 children's play gyms sold from 1976 through July, 1980.
Update: Consumers owning affected gyms should discontinue use of the ladder. Firm is out of business.
American Toy & Furniture Company, Inc., and and Sears, Roebuck and Co., are conducting a voluntary repair program of 30,000 children's play gyms sold from 1976 through July, 1980.