This Week's Recalls

November 11, 2007

Product recalls for the week beginning Nov. 5:

Nov. 6

"Skippy" Pool Toys Units: About 31,000 Manufacturer: Swimways Corp. of Virginia Beach, Va. Hazard: The elastic tongue of the fish can break and forcefully come out and cut the users' hands during launching of the toy. Sold at: Mass merchandisers and independent pool supply stores nationwide from February 2007 through September 2007 for about $10. Remedy: Consumers should take the toy away from children immediately and contact Swimways for a free replacement toy. Consumer contact: For additional information, contact Swimways toll-free at 888-559-4653 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.swimways.com Warm Mist Carefree Humidifier Units: About 84,000 Manufacturer: Hunter Fan Co. of Memphis, Tenn. Hazard: Water used in the humidifier can leak into the unit's electrical compartment, posing a fire hazard. Sold at: Lowe's, Wal-Mart, discount and hardware stores nationwide, as well as through mail order catalogs and Web retailers from September 2005 through February 2007 for between $40 and $65. Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled humidifiers. Consumers should contact Hunter Fan to receive a free replacement humidifier or refund. Consumer contact: For additional information, contact Hunter Fan Co. toll-free at 877-288-1145 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.hunterfan.com. Snowmobiles Units: About 28,000 Manufacturer/Importer: Polaris Industries Inc. of Medina, Minn. Hazard: The fuel tank filler neck can crack and separate allowing fuel or fuel vapors to leak from the fuel tank. This poses a fire hazard to consumers. Sold by: Polaris dealers nationwide from July 2003 through October 2007 for between $4,100 and $11,600. Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact their Polaris snowmobile dealer to schedule a free installation of a new fuel tank assembly. Polaris has directly notified registered consumers who have not already received a repair. Consumer contact: For additional information, contact Polaris at 888-704-5290 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.polarisindustries.com Laugh & Learn Learning Kitchen Toys Units: About 155,000 Importer: Fisher-Price Inc. of East Aurora, N.Y. Hazard: Pieces of the faucet or the clock hands can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. Sold at: Various retail and toy specialty stores nationwide from May 2007 through October 2007 for about $70. Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Fisher-Price for a free repair kit. Consumer contact: For additional information, contact Fisher-Price toll-free at 888-812-7187 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Saturday or visit the firm's Web site at www.service.mattel.com

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