Children’s Scooters Recalled by Kiddieland

Children’s Scooters Recalled by Kiddieland Due to Laceration Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Lights and Sounds Children’s Scooters

Units: About 16,000 in the United States and 700 in Canada

Manufacturer: Kiddieland Toys Limited, of Scituate, Mass.

Hazard: A child’s finger can get caught in the hinge mechanism between the steering column and the platform, posing a laceration hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Kiddieland have received two reports of children whose fingers got caught in the hinge mechanism and required stitches.

Description: This recall involves three models of Kiddieland “Lights and Sounds” three-wheeled scooters including a red Spiderman, a blue Thomas & Friends(tm) and a pink girl’s scooter. The scooters have buttons on the handle that play music and sounds. “Kiddieland” is molded on the back of the steering mechanism. Spiderman or Thomas & Friends(tm) are found on the steering mechanism and platform. The girl’s model has butterflies on the platform.

Sold at: Toys R Us and JCPenney from January 2009 through February 2011 for about $40

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled scooters away from children and contact Kiddieland for a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kiddieland toll-free at (800) 430-5307 or visit the firm’s website at www.kiddieland.com.hk

Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/home-accueil-eng.jsp

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including a picture of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11206.html

Disney Princess Plastic Trikes Recalled

Disney Princess Plastic Trikes Recalled by Kiddieland Due to Laceration Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Disney Princess Plastic Racing Trikes

Units: About 9,000 in the U.S. and 700 in Canada

Manufacturer: Kiddieland Toys Limited, of Scituate, Mass.

Hazard: The plastic castle display and the princess figures protruding from the top of the handle bar pose a laceration hazard if a child falls on it.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Kiddieland have received three reports of children suffering facial lacerations.

Description: This recall involves the Disney Princess Plastic Racing Trikes. The trikes are pink and fuschia with a purple seat and wheels. On top of the handlebar, there is a rotating castle display surrounded by three princess figures. “Disney Princess” is printed on the label in front of the trike just below the handlebar.

Sold at: Target, JCPenney, Meijer and H.E.B. stores nationwide and on the Web at www.target.com from January 2009 through April 2011 for about $50.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the trikes away from children and contact Kiddieland for a free replacement handlebar with an enclosed rotating display.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kiddieland at (800) 430-5307 anytime, or visit the firm’s website at www.kiddieland.com.hk

Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1317

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11205.html

Aquarium Heaters Recalled by United Pet Group

Aquarium Heaters Recalled by United Pet Group Due to Fire and Laceration 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Marineland Stealth and Stealth Pro Aquarium Heaters

Units: About 1.2 million

Importer: United Pet Group, of Cincinnati, Ohio

Hazard: A wiring problem can cause the aquarium heaters to overheat or break during normal use, damaging the aquarium and posing fire and laceration hazards to consumers. Overheating can cause the heater to shatter or the aquarium glass to break.

Incidents/Injuries: United Pet Group has received 38 reports of fires resulting in property damage and 45 reports of broken aquarium glass. United Pet Group has received one report of a consumer who suffered an eye injury when the aquarium heater forcefully broke while he held it.

Description: The recall involves the following Marineland Stealth and Stealth Pro aquarium heaters. The heaters are black plastic tubes and have a temperature adjustment knob at the top. The model name “Stealth” (in white letters) or “Stealth Pro” (in red letters) is printed on the side of the heater. The model number and the wattage rating are printed below the model name. Stealth Pro heaters were also sold as part of aquarium starter kits.

Marineland Stealth Models: Wattage | Model
25W | ETP25 50W | ETP50 | 50W | ML90448-00
75W | ETP75
100W | ETP100
150W | ETP150
200W | ETP200
250W | ETP250

Marineland Stealth Pro Models: Wattage | Model #
25W | ML90447-00
50W | ML90448-00
75W | ML90449-00
100W | ML90450-00
150W | ML90451-00
200W | ML90452-00
250W | ML90453-00
300W | ML90454-00

Sold at: Pet stores nationwide and on various websites from January 2004 through February 2011 for between $20 and $300.

Manufactured in: China and Italy

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled aquarium heaters and contact United Pet Group for a free replacement aquarium heater or a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Contact: For additional information, contact United Pet Group at (800) 338-4896 between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.marineland.com

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11202.html

Photon Climbing Carabiners and Quickdraws Recalled

Photon Climbing Carabiners and Quickdraws Recalled Due to Risk of Injury

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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Photon carabiners, Photon and Mach Express quickdraws

Units: About 15,500

Importer: CAMP USA Inc., of Broomfield, Colo.

Hazard: The carabiner gate may open under a heavy load, posing a risk of serious injury or death if the climber falls.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The Photon model carabiners are used by climbers as connectors and are sold individually or as components of the Photon Express and Mach Express quickdraw used as extenders to anchor a climber. The carabiners were sold in a variety of colors including green, yellow, silver and brown. The quickdraws use a white or black fabric strap with green, yellow or gray stitching and Photon carabiners attached at each end.

Sold at: Outdoor retail stores nationwide from February 2011 through March 2011 for between $8 and $12.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled carabiners and quickdraws sold with carabiners immediately and contact CAMP USA to return the recalled products for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact CAMP USA Inc. toll-free at (877) 421-2267 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.camp-usa.com

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11201.html

Pacific Trade International Recalls Candles

Pacific Trade International Recalls Candles Due to Fire and Burn 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Tea Lights

Units: About 615,195 sets (about 7.48 million candles)

Importer: Pacific Trade International Inc. of Rockville, Md.

Hazard: The candles have a clear, plastic cup that can melt or ignite, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Pacific Trade has received one report of the plastic cup melting while in use. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Description: The recall involves tea lights sold under the brand names Chesapeake Bay Candle and Modern Light. The candles are various colors. They were sold in sets or with tea light containers. Tea lights from the below sets are involved with this recall. Only tea lights that do not have any lettering imprinted on the bottom of the tea light cup are included in this recall.

Retailer(s) | Brand | Description | Dates Sold | Price | UPC

Fred Meyer | Chesapeake Bay Candle | 36-piece plastic tea light set | August 2009 through February 2011 | About $12 | 754870634000, 754870687846

Super Value | Modern Light | Halloween votive holder with tea light, various scents | August 2010 through November 2010 | About $1 | 754870668128, 754870668135, 754870668142

Target | Chesapeake Bay Candle | Home Scents 12-count tea light candles, various scents | July 2009 through February 2011 | About $4 | 754870479250, 754870479328, 754870479397, 754870479441, 754870479496, 754870479540, 754870479649, 754870481147, 754870490583, 754870528262, 754870528347, 754870528361, 754870657689, 754870657726, 754870657764, 754870606458, 754870684333, 754870703386, 754870703423, 754870606359, 754870633416, 754870659072, 754870659119, 754870659157, 754870684296

Target | Chesapeake Bay Candle | Sweet Delights 12-count tea light candles, various scents | January 2010 through February 2011 | About $5 | 754870658693, 754870658709

Target | Chesapeake Bay Candle | Sentiments 12-count tea light candles, various scents | February 2010 through June 2010 | About $5 | 754870658334, 754870658341

TJX/Marshall’s/Homegoods | Chesapeake Bay Candle | Boo Flicker | July 2010 through November 2010 | About $5 | 754870700026

Wegmans | Modern Light | Four-piece Treetop Tealights, various scents | November 2010 through December 2010 | About $6 | 754870686580

Sold at: Fred Meyer, Home Goods, Marshalls, Super Value, Target, TJ Maxx and Wegmans stores nationwide between July 2009 and February 2011 for between $1 and $12.

Manufactured in: Vietnam

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the candles and return them to the store where purchased for a store merchandise card equal to the purchase price.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the Pacific Trade International at (800) 331-8339 between 9 a.m and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at http://www.chesapeakebaycandle.com

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11200.html