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CPSC, Klutz Inc. Announce Recall of Chinese Jump Ropes

Nombre del producto:
Chinese jump ropes sold with children's activity books
Riesgo:

The ends of the elasticized ropes are joined together by metal crimps that may fail in use. Children using the ropes or standing nearby can be hit by an end of the rope as it snaps back.

Remedio:
Nuevas instrucciones
Remplazo
Fecha del retiro:
Junio 19, 1997
Unidades:

About 66,000

Contacto para los consumidores

Consumers can call Klutz Inc collect at 415-857-0888 for the free replacement ropes or write to Klutz Inc., 2121 Staunton Court, Palo Alto, CA 94306.

Detalles del retiro

Descripción:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Klutz Inc. of Palo Alto, Calif., is offering to replace the Chinese jump ropes sold with about 66,000 children's activity books by Anne Akers Johnson entitled "Chinese Jump Rope," distributed by Klutz. The ends of the elasticized ropes are joined together by metal crimps that may fail in use. Children using the ropes or standing nearby can be hit by an end of the rope as it snaps back.

Klutz has received 17 reports of the ropes breaking apart and one report in which a child was struck and scratched near the eye, but did not require medical attention.

Klutz is offering to replace all metal crimped ropes with knotted ropes.

"Chinese Jump Rope" is a colorfully illustrated children's book that describes how to play variations of the popular jump rope game, including "Doubles," "American Ropes," "Crazy Rope," and "Toothpicks." Each book comes with two elastic ropes, one short and the other long.

Klutz sold the jump ropes with the activity books directly through its catalog and through major retail book stores as well as many independent gift, toy and book stores nationwide beginning in March 1997 for $10.95.

Consumers should take the recalled jump ropes away from children immediately and call Klutz Inc. collect at 415-857-0888 for the free replacement ropes or write to Klutz Inc., 2121 Staunton Court, Palo Alto, CA 94306. Alternatively, consumers can make their own repair by cutting the ends of the ropes, removing the metal crimps, and tying the ends of the rope together with a square knot.

Remedio:

Consumers should take the recalled jump ropes away from children immediately and call Klutz Inc. collect. Alternatively, consumers can make their own repair by cutting the ends of the ropes, removing the metal crimps, and tying the ends of the rope together with a square knot.

Incidentes/Lesiones:

Klutz has received 17 reports of the ropes breaking apart and one report in which a child was struck and scratched near the eye, but did not require medical attention.

Vendidos(as) en:
Klutz sold the jump ropes with the activity books directly through its catalog and through major retail book stores as well as many independent gift, toy and book stores nationwide beginning in March 1997 for $10.95.
Número del retiro:
97-143

Nota: Puede haber declaraciones individuales de los comisionados sobre este tema. Para buscar las declaraciones (en inglés) sobre este u otros temas visite www.cpsc.gov/commissioners.

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Acerca de la CPSC

La Comisión de Seguridad de Productos del Consumidor de EE.UU. (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, CPSC) se encarga de proteger al público contra riesgos irrazonables de lesión o muerte asociados al uso de miles de tipos de productos del consumidor. Muertes, lesiones y daños a la propiedad debido a incidentes con productos del consumidor le cuestan al país más de $1 billón de dólares al año. La labor de la CPSC ha contribuido a una disminución en el índice de lesiones asociadas a los productos del consumidor en los últimos 50 años.

La ley federal prohíbe a cualquier persona vender productos sujetos a un retiro del mercado ordenado por la Comisión o a un retiro del mercado llevado a cabo en consulta con la CPSC.

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