Product Recalls 7/24/08

1. Remote-Controlled Helicopter Toys Recalled by Innovage Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

2. Kids II Recalls Infant Rattles Due to Choking Hazard

3. Horseshoe Magnets Recalled by Dowling Magnets Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

4. Pacific Science Supplies Recalls Magnets Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

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1. Remote-Controlled Helicopter Toys Recalled by Innovage Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 24, 2008
Release #08-341

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 672-2630
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Remote-Controlled Helicopter Toys Recalled by Innovage Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: “Sky Scrambler” and “The Sharper Image” Wireless Indoor Helicopters

Units: About 685,000

Importer/Distributor: Innovage LLC, of Foothill Ranch, Calif.

Hazard: The rechargeable lithium ion battery inside the helicopters can overheat, catch fire, and ignite nearby combustibles, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Innovage has received two reports of incidents of the toy helicopters igniting, including one burn injury to a consumer’s fingertip.

Description: The “Sky Scrambler” and “The Sharper Image” toy helicopters have yellow, red or blue decals. BH26047 is printed on the Sky Scrambler’s tail. “The Sharper Image” is printed on the tail of “The Sharper Image” helicopters.

Sold at: Mass merchandisers, department stores, drug stores, and other retail stores nationwide, and on the Web from June 2007 through May 2008 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helicopters and contact Innovage for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Innovage toll free at (866) 672-2630 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s Web sites at http://www.innovage.net and http://www.copterrecall.org or email the firm at returns@copterrecall.org

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08341.html

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2. Kids II Recalls Infant Rattles Due to Choking Hazard

NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 24, 2008
Release #08-343

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 325-7056
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Kids II Recalls Infant Rattles Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Bright Starts Ring Rattles

Units: About 19,000

Distributor: Kids II Inc., of Alpharetta, Ga.

Hazard: The tip of the rattle’s antenna, which is attached to a bee figure, can detach and pose a choking hazard to small children.

Incidents/Injuries: Kids II has received two reports of the tip of the antenna detaching from the rattle, including one report that the purple ball from the tip of the antenna was in the baby’s mouth. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The soft toy rattle is a bee with a yellow head, ring-shaped green body, blue/green wings and purple/red antennas. Model number 8534 and date code PA8 are printed on a sewn-in label on the bee’s head.

Sold at: Toy stores, mass merchandisers, and other retail stores nationwide from January 2008 through June 2008 for about $2-3.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled rattles away from small children and contact Kids II to receive a free replacement rattle.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kids II toll-free at (877) 325-7056 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.kidsii.com

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08343.html

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3. Horseshoe Magnets Recalled by Dowling Magnets Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 24, 2008
Release #08-344

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 623-3336
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Horseshoe Magnets Recalled by Dowling Magnets Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Classic Horseshoe Magnet

Units: About 91,500

Manufacturer: Dowling Magnets, of Sonoma, Calif.

Hazard: The plastic coating on the magnets contains excessive levels of lead, which violates the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the Classic Horseshoe Magnets. The 6-inch tall horseshoe magnet has a red plastic coating on the “handle” end. Each “foot” of the magnet has an engraved “S” or and “N.”

Sold at: Specialty retail stores and educational supply distributors nationwide from March 2003 through April 2008 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the classic horseshoe magnets away from children and contact Dowling Magnets to receive a free replacement horseshoe magnet.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dowling Magnets toll-free at (866) 623-3336 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PST Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.dowlingmagnets.com. Consumers can also email the firm at support@dowlingmagnets.com

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08344.html

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4. Pacific Science Supplies Recalls Magnets Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 24, 2008
Release #08-345

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 530-1500
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Pacific Science Supplies Recalls Magnets Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: U-shaped Magnets, Bar Magnets, Magnet Sets and Magnet Needle Sets

Units: About 40,000

Importer: Pacific Science Supplies Inc., of Bensenville, Ill

Hazard: The paint on the magnets can contain excess levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: Magnets included in the recall:

“Large” and “Small” U-shaped Magnets: These magnets are in the shape of a “U” or horseshoe. One half of each magnet is painted red and is imprinted with the letter “N”; the other half is painted blue, and is imprinted with the letter “S”.

“Large” and “Miniature” Bar Magnets: These magnets are in the shape of a bar. The magnets are painted half red and half white. The red half is imprinted with the letter “N” and the white half is imprinted with the letter “S”.

Magnet Sets: This set contains a small u-shaped magnet, two small bar magnets, and two small compasses. All magnets are painted half red and half white. The red half is imprinted with the letter “N” and the white half is imprinted with the letter “S”. The package is labeled “Magnets & Compasses.”

Magnet Needle Sets: This set contains 10 sets of small cone-shape bases and elongated-diamond-shaped magnets which can be fastened into the bases. The magnets are painted half red and half white.

Sold through: Distributors nationwide which sell to educational institutions, including colleges, high schools and middle schools. A small number were sold through educational stores nationwide from April 2000 through February 2008 for about $9.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled magnets and contact the firm to receive a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pacific Science Supplies Inc. at (800) 530-1500 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.pacsciusa.com

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08345.html

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $800 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC’s web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. To join a CPSC email subscription list, please go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC’s Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov.

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