This Week's Recalls

January 06, 2008

Product recalls for the week beginning Dec. 31:

Jan. 2

Name of product: 2006-2008 Model Year MXU 500 All Terrain Vehicles Units: 1,350 Importer: KYMCO USA of Spartanburg, S.C. Hazard: The pivot bolts holding the rear suspension onto the frame can become loose, causing the rear swing arm to detach from the chassis, posing a risk of injury or death to the operator. Sold by: KYMCO dealers nationwide from November 2006 through December 2007 for between $6,000 and $6,500. Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact an authorized KYMCO dealer in their area to schedule a free repair. Registered owners were sent direct mail notification of this recall. Consumer contact: For additional information, consumers can contact KYMCO USA at 888-235-3417 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at www.kymcousa.com

Jan. 3

Name of product: Metal Toy Wagons Units: About 15,000 Importer: Tricam Industries Inc. of Eden Prairie, Minn. Hazard: Surface paint on the wagon bucket contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. Sold at: Tractor Supply Co. stores nationwide from September 2002 through November 2007 for about $30. Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled wagon away from children and contact Tricam Industries for instructions on how to return the wagon and obtain a refund. Consumer contact: For additional information, contact Tricam Industries at 800-867-6763 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.tricam.com

Name of product: Medicine Cabinets Units: 8,600 Manufacturer: RSI Home Products of Anaheim, Calif. Hazard: The medicine cabinet's mirrors can separate and break, posing a laceration hazard. Sold at: Lowe's Retail Outlet stores nationwide and at www.Lowes.com from August 2007 through October 2007 for between $140 and $220 (Estate by RSI); Lowe's Retail Outlet stores nationwide during September 2007 for between $170 and $250 (Insignia); The Home Depot Retail Outlet stores nationwide during September 2007 for between $160 and $360 (MasterBath). Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove and safely dispose of the cabinet's mirrors. Consumers should contact RSI to receive free replacement mirrors. Consumer contact: For additional information, contact RSI toll-free at 888-774-8062 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.estatebath.com, www.insigniacabinets.com, www.masterbath.com Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission

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