This Week's Recalls

November 25, 2007

Nov. 21

Product recalls for the week beginning Nov. 19:

Name of product: Flashing Pacifiers or 2-in-1 Flashing Pacifiers with Whistle Necklaces Units: About 8,000 Importer/wholesaler: Sailing (U.S.) International Corp., of Hackensack, N.J. Hazard: The nipple can detach from the base, posing a choking hazard to young children. Sold at: Stores nationwide during June 2007 for about $5 per dozen. Remedy: Stop using the pacifiers and return them to the store where purchased to receive a full refund or discard the pacifiers. Consumer contact: Contact Sailing (U.S.) International Corp. at 800-643-6134 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.sailingusintl.com

Name of product: Visual Presenters (sold as Image Presentation Cameras by Epson) Units: About 54,000 Distributor: ELMO USA Corp. of Plainview, N.Y. The recall includes presenters sold under the ELMO, Epson, Doar Communications, Vtel and Tandberg brand names. Hazard: Improperly installed fluorescent top lights can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Remedy: Stop using the recalled visual presenters and contact Elmo USA for all models except Epson. All Epson owners should contact Epson. Consumers with recalled units will receive a free inspection and repair. Consumer contact: Contact Elmo USA at 877- 275-3566 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.elmousa.com. Epson customers should contact Epson at 800-444-1948 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.epson.com

Name of product: Boppy? Slipcovers Units: About 38,000 Importer: The Boppy Co. of Golden, Colo. Hazard: The zipper pull on the slipcovers can break, posing a choking hazard to young children. In addition, paint on the zippers contains excess levels of lead, which violates the federal lead paint standard. Sold at: Slipcovers recalled due to choking hazard were sold at discount department stores nationwide from July 2006 through September 2007 for about $16. Slipcovers recalled due to lead paint were sold at discount department stores nationwide from February 2007 through September 2007 for between $15 and $17. Remedy: Consumers should stop using these products immediately and contact The Boppy Co. for a free replacement product. Consumer contact: For information on identifying and/or exchanging the recalled slipcovers, call The Boppy Company at 888-713-3916 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at www.boppy.com

Name of product: Children's Pencil Pouches Units: About 84,200 Distributor: Raymond Geddes & Co. of Baltimore Hazard: The paint on the pencil pouches' zipper pulls contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. Sold by: School supply distributors in schools nationwide from September 1997 through October 2007 for between 50 cents and $2. Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled pencil pouches away from children and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. If unable to return to the store where purchased, contact Raymond Geddes & Co. directly. Consumer contact: For more information, contact Raymond Geddes & Co. at 800-533-6273, ext. 1124 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.raymondgeddes.com/psa.html, or email the firm at consumeraffairs@raymondgeddes.com

Name of product: Sparkle City Charm Bracelets and Tack Pin Sets Units: About 43,000 Importer: Buy-Rite Designs Inc. of Freehold, N.J. Hazard: The recalled jewelry contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. Sold at: Big Lots stores nationwide from August 2005 through April 2007 for about $1. Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewelry away from children and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund. If unable to return it to the stores, contact Buy-Rite for information on how to receive a refund. Consumer contact: For additional information, contact Buy-Rite at 888-777-7952 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.buyriteinc.com

Name of product: Decorative Stretchable Aqua Bracelets Units: About 45,000 Importer: Cherrydale Fundraising of Allentown, Pa. Hazard: The bracelets contain high levels of lead. Sold at: Various dollar stores, liquidators, and schools as part of fundraising, nationwide from September 2003 through April 2007 for between $1 and $12. Remedy: Stop using the recalled bracelets and take them away from young children. Return them to the store where purchased or contact the firm to receive a full refund. Consumer contact: Contact Cherrydale Fundraising at 800-333-2565 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at http:--www.cherrydale.com

Name of product: Children's Metal Necklaces and Bracelets Units: About 10,400 Manufacturer: Colossal Jewelry & Accessories Inc. of Maywood, N.J. Hazard: The jewelry contains high levels of lead. Sold at: Stores nationwide from January 2005 through June 2007 for about $1. Remedy: Take the jewelry away from children and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumer contact: Contact Colossal Jewelry & Accessories at 888-808-5093 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or e-mail the firm at colosssaljewelry@comcast.net Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission

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