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Chad Everett
Charlotte, NC
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Name of Product: Vicks Dayquil Cold & Flu 24-Count Bonus Pack Liquicaps Units: About 700,000 packages Hazard: The cold and flu medicine contains acetaminophen and is not in child-resistant packaging and lacks the statement, “This Package for Households Without Young Children,” as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. This... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at School Safety Alert Program
Name of Product: Leopard high chairs Units: About 600 Hazard: The snap locks used to secure the seat to the frame can break and allow the seat and child to drop through the frame, posing a fall hazard to young children. Detached snap locks can pose a choking hazard to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at School Safety Alert Program
Name of Product: Safety 1st Disney Care Center play yard and Eddie Bauer Complete Care play yard Units: About 213,000 Hazard: The one piece metal bars supporting the floorboard of the bassinet attachment can come out of the fabric sleeves and create an uneven sleeping surface, posing a risk of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at School Safety Alert Program
Name of Product: No-Spill 5-gallon Gasoline Cans Units: About 7,500 Hazard: The gas containers can leak fuel at the black plastic collar where the spout connects to the can, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. Description: The 5-gallon gas cans are made from heavy-duty red plastic and carry date... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at School Safety Alert Program
Name of Product: Certain Acer Aspire-series notebook computers Units: About 22,000 Hazard: An internal microphone wire under the palm rest can short circuit and overheat. This poses a potential burn hazard to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: Acer has received three reports of computers short circuiting, resulting in slight melting of the external... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at School Safety Alert Program
Name of Product: "Big Rex and Friends" cloth books Units: About 204,000 Importer: St. Martin’s Press of New York, N.Y. Hazard: A red plastic dot sewn in the book contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. Description: This... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at School Safety Alert Program
Huntington Meat Packing of Montebello, Calif. recalled 432 tons of ground beef—some of it nearly two years old—that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. No illnesses have been reported. The affected beef was sold to distribution centers,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at School Safety Alert Program
Name of Product: Diana Crib Units: About 1,000 Hazard: The slats on the cribs drop-side can detach from the top and bottom rails, posing fall and entrapment hazards to the child. Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 18 reports of slats detaching from the rails of the crib. No injuries have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at School Safety Alert Program
Name of Product: Dorel Asia cribs Units: About 635,000 Hazard: The drop-side hardware can fail causing the drop side to detach from the crib. When the drop side detaches it creates a space in which an infant or toddler can become entrapped and suffocate or strangle. In addition, the recalled... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at School Safety Alert Program
Name of Product: Graco’s Passage, Alano and Spree strollers and travel systems Units: About 1.5 million Hazard: The hinges on the stroller’s canopy pose a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is opening or closing the canopy. Incidents/Injuries: Graco has received seven reports of children... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at School Safety Alert Program
Name of Product: Danbar Knight Hawk Toy Helicopters Units: About 6,000 Hazard: The battery housing under the helicopter canopy can overheat while charging, posing a fire hazard. Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a fire that started while a store demo toy was charging. No injuries or property... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at School Safety Alert Program
Name of Product: Nature Wonders HD Pinto Horse Toy Figures Units: About 15,000 Hazard: The surface paint coating on the horse contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. Description: This recall involves the Nature Wonders HD pinto horse toy figures with model number 92093. The plastic... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at School Safety Alert Program
Name of Product: First Impressions Boy’s Three-Piece Santa Set Units: About 9,600 Hazard: Loose buttons on the suit’s jacket may easily detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. Description: This recall includes First Impressions boy’s three-piece Santa Sets in sizes 0-24 months, including a jacket, pants and hat. For... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at School Safety Alert Program
Name of Product: Cybex Strollers Units: About 1,100 in the United States and 90 in Canada Hazard: The stroller’s hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller. Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a child placing his... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at School Safety Alert Program
Daniele International, a Rhode Island firm, has voluntarily recalled 1.24 million pounds of sausage products, including salami, which may be contaminated with salmonella. The company believes black pepper may be the culprit, but that’s not definite, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture is still trying to find the cause and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at School Safety Alert Program
Name of Product: Children's Metal Necklaces Units: About 55,000 Hazard: The recalled necklaces contain high levels of cadmium. Cadmium is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. Description: The recalled jewelry is shaped as a metal crown or frog pendant on a metal link chain... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at School Safety Alert Program
Name of Product: Special Forces and Police SWAT Toy Gun Sets Units: About 9,600 Hazard: The orange tips located at the end of the toy guns’ barrels, which are designed to distinguish them from real guns, can easily be removed from the barrels, posing a choking hazard to children. Description:... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at School Safety Alert Program
Name of Product: 21 Pro USA Children's Pullovers and Hoodies Units: About 7,200 Hazard: The Children's sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at School Safety Alert Program
Name of Product: Children's Jackets with Drawstrings Units: About 210,000 Hazard: The Children's jackets have drawstrings through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at School Safety Alert Program
Name of Product: Papyrus Brand Greeting Cards with bracelets Units: About 174,000 Importer: Schurman Fine Papers, of Fairfield, Calif. Hazard: The surface paint coating on the bracelets sold with greeting cards contain excessive levels of lead violating the federal lead paint standard. Description: This recall involves Papyrus brand children’s greeting... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at School Safety Alert Program
Name of Product: Tiny Tink and Friends Children’s Toy Jewelry Sets Units: About 252,000 Hazard: A cylindrical metal connector on a charm can contain levels of total lead in excess of 300 ppm, which is prohibited under federal law. Description: This recall involves charms sold with the Tiny Tink and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at School Safety Alert Program
What should you do if your car suffers a sudden and unintended acceleration such as the problem that has triggered Toyota's massive auto recall? Here's our advice from the Consumer Reports Auto Test Center. Brake firmly. Do not pump the brakes. Do not turn off the engine yet, because doing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at School Safety Alert Program