Consumer product safety information
By Nancy Paradis, Times Staff Writer
Published June 4, 2007
Children's metal jewelry
Company: Tween Brands Inc.
Why? High lead content.
What models? Metallic, multicolored necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and charms with High School Musical or pictures of High School Musical actors printed on them or frogs, hearts, stars, dogs with dog bones, flowers and monkeys that hang from silver, black or brown chains or cords.
Where sold? Limited Too and Justice retail stores nationwide, the Limited Too catazine (catalog), and at www.limitedtoo.com
What to do? Return to any Limited Too or Justice stores for refund and a 15 percent discount coupon.
For information: Toll-free 1-800- 934-4497; www.limitedtoo.com and www.justicejustforgirls.com.
NRS Sea Kayak Paddle Floats
Why? The plastic tubes used to inflate the paddle float could break and deflate, posing a drowning hazard to consumers.
What models? The NRS Sea Kayak Paddle Float is an inflatable device that is attached to one side of the paddle to help the kayaker re-enter the kayak in open water. The paddle float is yellow and black and is 15 inches wide by 28 inches long before inflation. This recall involves those paddle floats with inflation tubes that are clear or translucent.
Where sold? NRS stores and catalogs.
What to do? Contact NRS.
For information: Toll-free 1-877- 677-4327; www.nrsweb.com.
Diving regulator components
Company: Innovative Scuba Concepts Inc.
Why? The swivel, which is attached to a diving regulator, could separate while diving, causing a sudden loss of the diver's air supply, causing the diver to engage in emergency ascent procedures. This poses a risk of decompression sickness because of rapid ascent, and air embolism or drowning if the diver panics or the emergency ascent procedure fails.
What models? HO110 Swivels sold as an aftermarket regulator component.
Where sold? Specialty retail dive stores.
What to do? Contact place of purchase for refund.
For information: Toll-free 1-800-472-2740; www.innovativescuba.com.
Vivre Royale Pine Cone candles
Company: Royal Products Inc.
Why? The candle's exterior coating and beads can ignite and catch fire.
What models?: The Vivre Royale Pine Cone Candle, shaped like a pine cone, is purple inside with brown and gold coating and small clear beads on the outside. Item Number 41419 is written on the packaging.
Where sold? Specialty stores.
What to do? Return to place of purchase for refund or exchange.
For information: Toll-free 1-800-693-1199; www.royalproducts.com.
Rainforest Open Top Take-Along Swings
Why? Infants can shift to one side of the swing and become caught between the frame and seat, posing an entrapment hazard.
What models? Model numbers K7203, K7192 and K7195 of the portable Rainforest Take Along Swings with a palm tree mobile and two hanging plush toys. The swings are about 23 inches high and have two carry handles on the left and right sides. Model numbers are under the right handle on the swing.
Where sold? Discount department and toy stores.
What to do?: Contact Fisher-Price.
For information: Toll-free 1-888-303-5631; www.service.mattel.com.
Company: The Boyds Collection Ltd.
Why? High lead content of red paint on drums.
What models? Eli's Small Drums (item number 654933) and Liberty's Large Drums (item number 654934), sold separately.
Where sold? Gift and collectible stores.
What to do? Return to place of purchase for refund.
For information: Toll-free 1-877-772-3277, ext. 2179; www.boydsstuff.com.
Polaris Hawkeye 2x4 and Hawkeye 4x4 ATVs
Company: Polaris Industries Inc.
Why? The steering posts can break in the area where the handlebar attaches to the steering post, resulting in loss of steering control.
What models? All serial number ranges of the 2006 Hawkeye 2x4 model number A06LB27AA and the 2006 Hawkeye 4x4 model number A06LD27AA/AB/ACC. Contact Polaris or dealer for more information.
Where sold? Polaris dealers.
What to do? Contact dealer to schedule free repair.
For information: Toll-free 1-800-765-2747; www.polarisindustries.com.
MaraNatha Sesame Tahini
Company: nSpired Natural Foods.
Why? Possible salmonella contamination.
What models? 16-ounce glass jar, and 15-pound and 32-pound pails of Organic Raw Sesame Tahini, Organic Roasted Sesame Tahini, Natural Raw Sesame Tahini and Natural Roasted Sesame Tahini.
Where sold? Distributors, retail stores and mail order.
What to do? Return to place of purchase for refund.
For information: Toll-free 1-800-883-8312.
Sparkling Concord grape juice
Company: R.A.B. Food Group LLC
Why? Bottles may rupture.
What models? All lot codes of Manischewitz Sparkling Concord grape juice (UPC# 72700-05361) and Manischewitz Sparkling Niagara grape juice (UPC# 72700-05362).
Where sold? Retail stores.
What to do? Contact manufacturer for refund with proof of purchase.
For information: (201) 453-5200.
Dried lily flowers
Company: Domega International Ltd. Inc.
Why? Undeclared sulfites, which can cause serious or life-threatening reactions in those allergic to them.
What models? King Chief brand Dried Lily Flowers, a product of China, sold in uncoded 6-ounce, transparent plastic bags.
Where sold? Stores nationwide.
What to do?: Return to place of purchase.
For information: (646) 938-7345.
Sources: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (www.cpsc.gov); U.S. Food and Drug Administration; U.S. Department of Agriculture (www.foodsafety.gov); and wire reports.
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