Wednesday, November 19, 2008

3 New Recalls

1.)Children's Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled by R&D International Due to Strangulation Hazard.
Name of Product: Young Colors Children's Hooded Jackets
Hazard: The jackets have drawstrings through the hood and at the waist. Children can get entangled in the drawstrings that can catch on playground equipment, fences or tree branches. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstring in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts. From 1985 through June 2008, CPSC received reports of 27 deaths and 70 non-fatal incidents involving the entanglement of children’s clothing drawstrings.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the jacket to eliminate the safety hazard.
There are a few different pictures of these, to see them go here.

2.)Target Recalls Dive Sticks Due to Impalement Hazard

Name of Product: Dive Sticks
Hazard: The recalled dive sticks could remain in an upright position, posing an
impalement hazard to young children. CPSC banned pre-weighted dive sticks in
Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled dive sticks away from young children
immediately and return them to any Target store for a full refund.
For more on this recall go here.

3.)Brownie's Third Lung Recalls Air Compressors Due to Drowning Hazard
Name of Product: Air Compressors
Description: The recalled air compressors are used to provide air to divers. The
recalled products include the following models:
Hazard: The air compressor's components can fail, which could cause a stoppage
of air flow. This poses a risk of drowning to users.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the air compressor and contact
their dealer for a free inspection and repair, if necessary. Consumers are being
directly notified of this recall.
For more on this recall, including pictures, go here.