EPI ID: 
67504

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Company Phone Number: (800) 934-4497

September 16, 1998

Limited Too Contact: Alfred S. Dietzel, (614) 415-7075

Release # 98-169

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Limited Too Inc., of Columbus, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling about 390,000 children's satin pajama sets. The pajamas fail to meet federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear. The standards require sleepwear to be flame resistant, and if the fabric ignites, the flame must self-extinguish. Failure to meet the flammability standards presents a risk of serious burn injuries to children.

Limited Too has not received any reports of injuries from these pajama sets. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

The satin pajama sets involved in this recall are available in sizes 6 through 14. The pajamas are woven, 100 percent polyester with a satin finish. The garments are two-piece pullover or front-button styles with sleeveless, short or long sleeved tops and bottoms, available in a variety of colors and patterns. The sleepwear is labeled "made in Hong Kong," "Macau," "China" or "Sri Lanka."

Limited Too stores nationwide sold the pajamas from December 1995 through July 1998 for about $15 to $39.

Parents should immediately stop their children from wearing these pajama sets and return them to a Limited Too store for a full refund. For more information about this recall, consumers should call Limited Too at (800) 934-4497 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday. Consumers also can write to the company at 3885 Morse Road, Columbus, OH 43219.

This recall involves only 100 percent polyester, woven satin sleepwear sold from December 1995 through July 1998. All other sleepwear sold prior to these dates and sleepwear currently being offered by Limited Too is not subject to this recall.

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December 30, 1999
Release #00-047
DAPC Toll Free Line: (800) 888-2468
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Safe Generator Use for Y2K: CPSC, DeVilbiss Air Power Company Alert Consumers About Gasoline Tanks on Certain Portable Generators

WASHINGTON, D.C. - CPSC joins DeVilbiss Air Power Company (DAPC) of Jackson , Tenn., in alerting consumers about gasoline tanks used on certain models of portable generators. About 295,000 of these generators were sold nationwide from February 1996 until June 1999. CPSC and DAPC are investigating whether the fuel tanks on the generators can crack where the tanks mount on the frame, posing a fire hazard. As a precaution until that evaluation is complete, consumers should not put more than three gallons of gasoline in the fuel tanks at any time.

The only generators affected by this notice have the following brand names: DeVilbiss Air Power Company, EX-CELL, PowerBack, Companion Model 919-32721, and Craftsman Model No. 919-32651. The seven gallon tanks that are affected include only those tanks that bear dates prior to June 1, 1999. The date is on the serial barcode label found on one of the gasoline tank support rails and on the shipping carton label.

Any consumer who has seen leakage from the tank should not use the generator and should contact DAPC at (800) 888-2468, ext. 21 or at www.devap.com to obtain a free warranty replacement tank. Consumers with questions can contact DAPC directly rather than contacting retailers. Consumers also can contact CPSC at (800) 638-2772.

Many people have been buying generators as a precaution in case there are power outages because of Y2K. CPSC believes that Y2K will not result in major power outages. However, if you use a generator, you need to take precautions to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, gasoline ignition, and electrocution.

Picture of Recalled Portable Generator

- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Do not use gasoline generators indoors. Generators produce carbon monoxide, an odorless, colorless gas that can kill people. Each year, carbon monoxide from fuel-burning appliances kills approximately 200 people and sends 10,000 people to hospital emergency rooms. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are similar to the flu, including nausea, headache, dizziness, and irregular breathing. Exposure to high levels of carbon monoxide can cause death.

CPSC recommends that every home should have a carbon monoxide alarm that meets the requirements of the most recent UL 2034 standard or the International Approval Services 6-96 standard. Generators should be used only outdoors in a well-ventilated, dry area, away from air intakes to the home, and protected from direct exposure to rain and snow.
 

- Gasoline Ignition: Do not store gasoline indoors. Gasoline fumes can travel across a room and be ignited by a water heater or some other ignition source. Gasoline and other flammable liquids should be stored outside the home in safety containers.
 

- Electrocution: Portable generators can also present a risk of electrocution if they are not properly connected to the home electrical wiring system. Do not plug the generator power leads into a wall outlet. Have a qualified electrician hook up the standby electrical system, or have the local utility install a linking device if available.

CPSC has posted Y2K generator safety tips (pdf) on this web site.

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October 2, 2000
Release # 01-001
Zebco Recall Hotline: (800) 558-9876
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, Zebco Announce Recall of Compact Camper Stoves

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Zebco, of Tulsa, Okla., a division of Brunswick Corp., is voluntarily recalling about 9,600 compact camper stoves. These camper stoves could have been shipped with butane already in the fuel compartment, posing a fire and burn hazard. Also, because of a possible problem with the fuel control mechanism, the stoves could flare up or catch fire when operated.

Zebco has received one report of butane being shipped in the fuel compartment of a camper stove. There have been no reports of injuries.

The American Camper® Compact Butane Stoves are single burner units about 5.5 inches in diameter with a yellow base bearing an American Camper® logo and black burner plate. The base has diamond-shaped openings on its sides. The stove has an electronic ignition switch and is intended for outdoor use. They have model numbers 2140BF or 2140BFW on the packaging.

Sporting goods, camping supply and mass merchandise stores nationwide sold these stoves from May 1999 through July 2000 for between $15 and $25.

Consumers should stop using these stoves immediately, and call Zebco to arrange to have their stove picked up. Consumers returning their stoves will receive a $25 refund. For more information, call Zebco at (800) 558-9876 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

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December 23, 1999

Release # 00-045

Company Phone Number: 800-685-6695
 

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Neiman Marcus Group, Inc., is recalling about 5,600 candles with painted metallic surfaces. The painted surfaces on these candles can ignite, spark, burn rapidly, and drip wax, posing a fire hazard.

Neiman Marcus received several reports from consumers, including one where these candles sparked and burned so rapidly that hot wax spilled from the candle onto adjoining surfaces. No injuries were reported.

These painted metallic "CerArte" candles are packaged in clear plastic and have a gold label on the bottom which states "Made in Italy." A Neiman Marcus label is placed on the bottom of the candle too. Neiman Marcus sold 22 different styles of "CerArte" candles through December 22, 1999. The candles sold for approximately $15 to $35.

The "CerArte" candles come in many shapes, including Christmas Ball, Criss-Cross Pillar, Fleur De Lys Pillar, Swirl Cone, Swirl Egg, Gift Box, Tear Drop, Criss-Cross Taper, Fleur De Lys Taper, Joker, Kiss, Christmas Tree, and Jolly Jester.

Consumers should stop using these candles immediately and return them to any Neiman Marcus store for a refund. For more information, call Neiman Marcus at 800-685-6695.

These same candles may have been sold at other retail stores.

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December 23, 1999

Release # 00-044

Company Phone Number: (888) 242-6627

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Hanna's Candle Co., of Fayetteville, Ark., is voluntarily recalling more than 3,000 Millennium candles sold to SAMS CLUB. The candle holder can crack when the burning wick touches the side of the glass, causing lacerations.

There have been two incidents of cracked glass but no injuries reported with this product.

The recalled candles are in a martini glass, and are advertised as being for the New Millennium. The box is labeled "The Millennium Martini Scented Candle." The candle is sold in three different fragrances: Raspberry Guava, Passion Floral Fruit and Wine and Roses. The candle is about 11 inches tall with a diameter of 9 inches, and is filled with a gel material. The candle has four wicks.

SAMS CLUB stores nationwide sold these candles from October 1999 through November 1999 for about $20.

Consumers should stop using these candles immediately and return them to any SAMS CLUB store for a full refund. For more information, call Hanna's Candle Co. toll-free at (888) 242-6627 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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December 22, 1999

Release # 00-040

Company Phone Number: (800) 478-2957
 

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Fashion Bug, of Bensalem, Pa., is recalling about 6,300 gold-colored candles. The gold coating on these candles can ignite, posing a fire hazard.

Fashion Bug received a report from a consumer that the gold coating on one of these candles ignited. No injuries or property damage were reported.

These gold-colored candles come in the shape of a Christmas tree or cherubs. The tree candle is about 7 inches high, and packaged in a cellophane wrapper. A label on the bottom reads, "Made in China." The cherub candle is about 3 inches high, sold in pairs and packaged in a red box with a gold-colored lid.

Fashion Bug and Fashion Bug Plus stores nationwide sold the candles from November 1999 through December 1999 for about $4.

Consumers should stop using these candles immediately and return them to any Fashion Bug store for a refund. For more information, call Fashion Bug at (800) 478-2957 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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Company Phone Number: (800) 661-2154 

February 25, 1999

 

Release # 99-070


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Body Shop, of Wake Forest, N.C., is recalling approximately 25,000 scented "Jewel" candles. The glass pots of these candles can explode or break, causing possible cuts to nearby consumers, and posing a fire hazard. The outer decorative covering of these pots can melt or catch fire.

The Body Shop U.S. has received five reports of these candle pots exploding, breaking, melting or burning. No injuries have been reported.

These Jewel candles are about 3 inches high and come in two fragrances: mulled berries and brandied apples. The mulled berries candles have purple resin covering its glass pot. The brandied apple candles have red resin covering its glass pot. On both types of candles, tiny glass-headed decorative beads are imbedded in the resin. A dozen three-quarter-inch "jewels" of various colors also are set around the outside of the pot, inbedded in the resin. A sticker on the bottom of the candle reads, "THE BODY SHOP." A clear, plastic disk that is around the wick when the candle is sold reads, "fragranced jewel candle" . . . "POT MADE IN CHINA FILLED IN UK."

The Body Shop stores nationwide sold these candles from September 1998 through December 1998 for about $10.

Consumers should immediately stop using these candles and return them to any Body Shop store for a refund. For more information, contact the Body Shop at (800) 661-2154 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.

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Company Phone Number: (800) 640-0488

September 1, 1998

 

Release # 98-162

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), MacKenzie-Childs Ltd., of Aurora, N.Y., is recalling about 42,000 paper candle shades. Use of the paper shade with a candle presents a fire hazard.

MacKenzie-Childs has received three reports of the paper shades igniting after contacting the flame of the accompanying candle. There is one report of minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

The paper shades are decorated with various colors and designs, beads and ribbons. "MacKenzie-Childs, Ltd" is printed inside the shades. The shades measure about 5 inches high, 2 inches wide on top and 6 inches wide on bottom. The shades are designed to sit on top of a candle with the use of a metal candle follower. The top of the candle follower supports the shade, and the bottom sits on top of the candle and moves down the length of the candle as it melts.

Specialty gift and department stores nationwide sold the paper shades from January 1992 through April 1998 for about $38 to $95.

Consumers should immediately stop using the paper shades with candles. Consumers should return the original paper shade to the store where purchased to receive a free, replacement paper shade that is fire-resistant. For more information, consumers can call MacKenzie-Childs at (800) 640-0488 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.

Paper Candle Shades

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Company Phone Number: (610) 370-3912

August 19, 1998

 

Release # 98-152

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Boscov's Department Store Inc., of Reading, Pa., is recalling approximately 19,000 Christmas windmills with candles. The candles are too close to the wooden structure of the windmill, and can cause the product to catch on fire.

Boscov's stores report one incident where the windmill caught on fire. No injuries were reported.

The windmill decoration is an "A" framed windmill building structure with a nativity scene on a turntable. It is pine, with a green roof and red trim. The fans of the windmill are printed with red stars. Candles are positioned in the four corners, which when lit, are designed to generate heat to turn the fan. The decoration comes in a mostly red box with a photo of the decoration on the front and back. The box includes the words, "14" H Pine Wooden Windmill. . . MADE IN CHINA."

Boscov's stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and New York sold the windmill decorations between September 1996 and July 1998. The windmills were a promotional item sold for about $3 with a $10 purchase.

Consumers should stop using this product immediately, and return it to any Boscov's store for a refund. For more information, contact Boscov's at (610) 370-3912 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday, or write to Boscov's, 4500 Perkiomen Ave., Reading, PA 19606.

Christmas Windmill

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Company Phone Number: (877) 749-6035 

February 16, 1999

 

Release # 99-061


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Rheem Manufacturing Co., of Fort Smith, Ark., is recalling about 135,000 electric furnaces and air handlers for repair. The heating elements in the electric furnaces and air handlers can disintegrate, and expel small particles of molten metal through the duct system and into the living area of the residence. The molten metal particles can ignite nearby combustibles, presenting a fire hazard to consumers.

Rheem has received 16 reports of fires resulting in minor to serious property damage, including one report of a total house fire. No injuries have been reported.

Only certain down flow and horizontal installations are involved in this recall. Specifically, only Rheem RBEA, UBEA, WBEA, and WBEMA model electric furnaces and Rheem RBHA, UBHA, WBHA, and WBHMA model electric air handlers with date codes between 3592 and 4595 are part of this recall. The model and date code are on an identification plate affixed to the front of the unit. The date code is the four digits following the letter "M" in the unit's serial number. The first two digits of the date code specifies the week and the last two digits specifies the year. The recalled units have cabinets, which are constructed of sheet steel painted beige or platinum, that house a circulating air blower, electric heating elements, mechanical controls, and an air filter. The physical dimensions of the units are 35 inches in length, 22 inches in depth and in varying widths of 14, 17.5, 21 or 24.5 inches, depending on model size.

Rheem sold the furnaces and air handlers nationwide from August 1992 through December 1995 to distributors who, in turn, sold them to heating, ventilating, and air conditioning dealers. The furnaces and air handlers reportedly were sold to consumers for about $600 to $950.

Consumers with recalled furnaces and air handlers should call Rheem's toll-free number (877) 749-6035, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Rheem will provide information on how to arrange to have a qualified service technician repair the unit by installing a new blower assembly, which contains a heating element with improved reliability. Rheem will pay for the new part, as well as provide a labor allowance for its installation.

CPSC, Rheem Manufacturing Announce Recall to Repair Electric Furnaces and Air Handlers