More Product Recalls Announced


Tuesday, July 17th 2007, 4:20 pm
By: News On 6


The following recalls have been announced:

_ About 9,000 Ol' Man tree stands, manufactured in China and imported and distributed by TSR Inc., because the locking pins can come out and put a person in the stand at risk of falling. The recall includes about 500 Ol' Man replacement pin sets that were sold separately. The company has received five reports of pins coming out of tree stands, including four reports of injuries. Details: by phone at 888-656-2606; by Web at http://www.olmanoutdoors.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.

_ About 270,000 clogs for toddlers, manufactured in China by Payless ShoeSource Inc., because the plastic rivets attaching the strap to the shoe can detach and pose a choking hazard. No injuries have been reported. This expands a May recall of 690,000 shoes. Details: by phone at 800-654-0697; by Web at http://www.payless.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.

_ About 4,400 Xenon aluminum flashlights, distributed by Sportsman's Warehouse and manufactured in China, because the batteries packaged with the flashlights have been determined by Panasonic to be counterfeit. The counterfeit batteries, labeled as ``Panasonic CR123A Industrial Lithium,'' can overheat and rupture, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. Sportsman's Warehouse has received two reports of batteries and flashlights overheating and igniting, resulting in one reported injury of burns to the hands. Details: by phone at 877-678-0010; by Web at www.sportsmanswarehouse.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.

_ About 55,000 combination tire inflator and hand pumps, imported by Innovations in Cycling Inc., doing business as Genuine Innovations, because the device can shatter under pressure when inflating tires if there is a blockage in the tire valve. Innovations in Cycling Inc. has received 12 reports of combination tire inflator and hand pumps exploding, including six reported injuries such as lacerations, temporary ringing in ear and bruising. The recalled product, manufactured in the United States and Taiwan, includes the Genuine Innovations Second Wind MTB model with part numbers 2525, 2525-O or 3519 and the Wrench Force Two Shot model with part numbers 84995 or 80383 combination tire inflator and hand pumps. Details: by phone at 800-340-1050; by Web at www.genuineinnovations.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.

_ About 220 Sleeping Beauty crown and Cinderella star earring sets, manufactured in China by Uncas Manufacturing Co., because the recalled metal earring sets contain high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested by young children. No incidents or injuries have been reported. The Sleeping Beauty Crown set contains two pairs of earrings, including one shaped as pink crowns and the other pair shaped as the Sleeping Beauty character. The Cinderella Star Earring set contains two pairs of earrings, including one shaped as blue stars and the other shaped as the Cinderella character. The products were sold at Wal-Mart stores in Florida from February to June 2007. Details: by phone at 800-776-0980; by Web at http://www.cpsc.gov.