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Consumer product safety information
By Times Staff
Published November 19, 2007
Wendy Bellissimo Collection convertible cribs
Why? The bolts connecting the top corners of the crib can come loose, creating a gap and posing a serious entrapment and strangulation hazard.
What models? Wendy Bellissimo Collection convertible cribs, model numbers 5945-0521 and 5545-0521, sold in honey and cherry finishes. The full-sized cribs have a sleigh design and one of these purchase order numbers at the bottom rail of the headboard: 272903, 272904, 273904, 276728, 276729, 291081, 323975, 324472, 320318, 323976, 332883 365620, 368466 in honey, and 338535, 338537 and 332884 in cherry.
Where sold? Babies R Us stores.
What to do? Contact Bassettbaby for a free repair kit.
For information: Toll-free 1-888-897-4689; www.bassettbaby.com.
Del Rey Tortilleria flour tortillas
Company: Del Rey Tortilleria Inc.
Why? There could be a connection between the products and recent illnesses in which people experienced vomiting, nausea and abdominal cramps.
What models? Flour tortillas of all sizes: White Flour Tortillas; Tortillas de Harina (6 inch); Burritos 2, 3, and 4; and Fajita 8-inch size, with the name "Del Rey" on the label, and with one of these Date Codes: OCT/17/07; OCT/20/07; OCT/24/07; NOV/04/07; NOV/10/07; or NOV/11/07.
Where sold? Grocery stores and food distributors.
What to do? Return to the store for refund or replacement.
For information: 1-773-637-8900
Chipper with Coffee Biscotti
Company: Coffee Masters Inc.
Why? It may contain undeclared protein derived from milk, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and/or soybeans allergens. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to any of these allergens run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
What models? The product comes in a 1.75-ounce clear bag with hang tag. Flavors include Apple Cinnamon, Apricot Almond, Banana Walnut, Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Raspberry, Classic Almond, Mocha Chip, Pistachio Orange, Snickerdoodle, Cranberry Orange, German Chocolate, Maple Pecan, Triple Chocolate and Maple Walnut.
Where sold? Coffee shops.
What to do? Return to the place of purchase for a refund.
For information: Toll-free 1-800-334-6485, ext 110.
Nike football helmet chin straps
Company: Nike Inc.
Why? The chin strap's plastic cup can break as a result of contact, exposing the player to facial or head injuries.
What models? The chin strap consists of a plastic cup with a foam liner, straps and four metal snaps. They were sold in youth and adult sizes and come in black/gray and white/gray color combinations. The Nike Swoosh trademark is printed on the outside of the chin cup and DRI-FIT is printed on the foam liner. "Made in China" and one of these four style numbers is printed on the inside of the strap: FA0016 046, FA0016 130, FA0021 046 or FA0021 130.
Where sold? Sporting goods stores and www.Nike.com.
What to do? Contact Nike for a product voucher redeemable at www.nikestore.com.
For information: Toll-free 1-888-583-6453; www.nikebiz.com.
Curious George plush dolls
Company: Marvel Toys.
Why? Surface paint on the toy’s plastic face and construction hat contain excessive levels of lead.
What models? Curious George 12-inch plush dolls with a plastic face. Product and SKU numbers: Birthday 90253, 8-83199-90253-5; Fireman 90246, 8-83199-90246-7; Sweet Dreams 90247, 8-83199-90247-4; Tool Time 90251, 8-83199-90251-1; Tool Time (soft face) 90251/ 8-83199-90251-1.
Where sold? Toy and discount department stores.
What to do? Contact Marvel Toys for a refund.
For information: Toll-free 1-800-352-2064; www.regcen.com/curiousgeorge.
Plastic folding chairs
Company: Iceberg Enterprises LLC.
Why?: The plastic folding chairs can collapse during use, posing a fall hazard.
What models?: Iceberg plastic round leg folding chairs. The metal support of the chair is charcoal and the seat and back support are beige. “Iceberg” is printed on a logo located on the back of the seat.
Where sold?: Office supply retailers nationwide.
What to do?: Contact Iceberg Enterprises to receive a free repair kit with instructions.
For information: Toll-free 1-800-580-1310; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dollar General children’s fashion sunglasses
Company: Dolgencorp Inc..
Why?: The yellow surface paint on the sunglasses may contain excessive levels of lead.
What models?: Yellow children’s sunglasses with the word “CHINA” printed on the left side of the frame. The UPC #400007860896 and words “Fashion Sunglasses” and “Time to Play Every Day” are printed on the product’s red hang tag.
Where sold?: Dollar General stores nationwide.
What to do?: Return to any Dollar General store for a full refund.
For information: Toll-free 1-800-678-9258; www.dollargeneral.com.
Yamaha AC power adaptors
Company: Yamaha Corp. of America.
Why?: The housing of the power adaptor can separate, posing an electric shock hazard.
What models?: Yamaha PA-3C power adaptor with a date code of 0624. The adaptor is used with Yamaha keyboards and digital drum sets. The model number is written in white print on the front of the plug of the adaptor and the date code is etched into the plastic at the bottom of the plug panel. The adaptor can be purchased as part of a set or separately.
Where sold?: Musical instrument retailers nationwide.
What to do?: Contact Yamaha to return the power adaptor and obtain a free replacement.
For information: Toll-free 1-866-509-0320; www.yamaha.com/warranty_safety.asp.
Romano pitchers and tumblers
Why?: The products may contain high levels of leachable lead.
What models?: These pieces are roughly glazed, with streaks of dark brown clay showing through the variegated green finish. The pitcher is 44 ounces, 7.5 inches tall. Four tumblers are 145 ounces, 4.25 inches tall. SKU numbers are 4410, 4411, 4710.
Where sold?: Distributed nationwide through NapaStyle mail order catalog.
What to do?: Return at NapaStyle’s expense to: NapaStyle Distribution Center, 360 Industrial Court, Suite A, Benicia, CA 94510. Once the merchandise is received you will be given a full refund or credit.
For information: Toll-free 1-866-776-1600.
Honda lawn mowers
Company: American Honda Motor Corp.
Why?: Due to a manufacturing defect, a crack can occur in the fuel tank causing a fuel leak. If gasoline leaking from the fuel tank is ignited, a fire or explosion can occur.
What models?: HRX walk-behind lawn mowers with model numbers HRX217KHXA and HRX217KHMA. Only serial numbers from 1400001 through 1453714 are included in the recall. The model and serial number are printed on a label located on the upper rear of the deck. The lawn mower is dark gray with a red engine cover.
Where sold?: Honda Lawn and Garden dealers nationwide, including Home Depot.
What to do?: Contact any Honda Lawn and Garden dealer to have the fuel tank replaced.
For information: Toll-free 1-800-426-7701; www.hondapowerequipment.com.
Portable DVD/CD/MP3 players
Company: Coby Electronics Corp.
Why?: The portable DVD/CD/MP3 players can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
What models?: The 5- and 5.6-inch TFT portable DVD/CD/MP3 players, model numbers TF-DVD170 and TF-DVD176.
Where sold?: Discount, electronics, music, toy and office supply stores, as well as distributors of electronics products nationwide.
What to do?: Contact the firm for information on returning the units and receiving a full refund.
For information: Toll-free 1-877-231-9240; www.cobyusa.com
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