This Week's Recalls

December 09, 2007

Product recalls for the week beginning

Dec. 3

Name of Product: Performance fleece-lined boys jackets. Units: About 17,200. Retailer: Old Navy LLC of San Francisco. Hazard: The jackets have a waist drawstring with a toggle that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or doorways, which can pose an entrapment hazard to children. In February 1996, the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from getting entangled by drawstrings on jackets and sweat shirts. Sold exclusively at: Old Navy stores nationwide and oldnavy.com from August 2007 through November 2007 for about $30. Remedy: Consumers should return the jackets to any Old Navy store or, if purchased online, contact Old Navy for instructions on returning the jacket to receive a full refund. Consumers who return the jacket before March 31, 2008, will also receive a $5 appreciation card. Consumers choosing to keep the jacket should immediately remove the drawstring to eliminate the hazard. Go to www.oldnavy.com for instructions on properly removing the drawstring. Consumer contact: For more information, contact Old Navy at 866-580-9930 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday; Saturday between noon and 7 p.m. Eastern Time; and Sunday between noon and 6 p.m. e-mail custserv@oldnavy.com, or go to the firm's Web site at www.oldnavy.com

Dec. 5

Name of product: Collectible Mini Helmets. Units: About 1,400. Importer: Bell Racing Co. of Santa Cruz, Calif. Hazard: Surface paints on the recalled helmets contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. Sold at: Home improvement and discount department retailers nationwide from March 2007 through November 2007 for about $50. Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled helmets away from young children immediately and contact Bell Racing to receive a full refund. Consumer contact: For more information, contact Bell Racing toll-free at 866-892-6059 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, via e-mail at minireplicasrecall@bellracing.com, or go to the firm's Web site at http:--www.acprecall.com

Name of product: Black & Decker Infrawave toasters. Units: About 70,000. Distributor: Applica Consumer Products Inc. of Miramar, Fla. Hazard: An electrical component in the toaster can overheat and ignite the circuit board, posing a fire hazard. Sold at: Home improvement and discount retailers nationwide from March 2007 through November 2007 for about $50. Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled toaster, unplug it immediately and contact Applica to receive a refund. Consumer contact: For more information, contact Applica at 800-556-9439 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or log on to the firm's Web site at http:--www.acprecall.com

Name of Product: GE, Kenmore built-in combination wall and microwave ovens. Units: About 92,000. Manufacturer: GE Consumer & Industrial of Louisville, Ky. Hazard: The door switch in the microwave oven can overheat and ignite plastic components in the control area, posing a fire hazard to consumers. The lower thermal oven does not pose a hazard. Sold at: Department and appliance stores from January 2000 to December 2003 for between $1,500 and $2,000. Remedy: Consumers should stop using the microwave oven immediately. Consumers should contact GE regarding their GE/GE Profile micro-oven combo or Sears for their Kenmore unit. GE is offering a free repair or rebate on a new product, a $300 rebate toward the purchase of a new GE brand unit, or a $600 rebate toward the purchase of a new GE Profile brand unit. Sears is offering a free repair or $300 rebate toward the purchase of a new Kenmore brand unit. Consumers can continue using the lower thermal oven. Consumer contact: For more information on GE /Profile units, contact General Electric toll-free at 888-240-2745 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday, or go to GE's Web site at www.geappliances.com. For more information on Kenmore units, contact Sears toll-free at 888- 679-0282 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, or visit Sears' Web site at www.sears.com

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