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Sportsstuff Inc. Recalls Air Pumps


Name of product: Inflator Air Pumps

Units: About 11,000

Importer: Sportsstuff Inc., of Omaha, Neb.

Hazard: These air pumps can overheat and explode during use, posing a risk of lacerations to the user and nearby consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Sportsstuff has received 52 reports of pumps exploding, 13 of which resulted in lacerations. Six of these incidents involved facial lacerations and one consumer reported an eye injury.

Description: The recalled products are 2.5 PSI pumps with model numbers 57-1504-A and 57-1504 that are used to inflate low pressure inflatable items such as rafts and toys. The Model No. 57-1504-A pump was sold separately with an assortment of interlocking nozzles to adapt to a number of needs. The Model 57-1504 pump was sold with the Sportsstuff Launch Pod, an inflatable water trampoline sold under Sportsstuff number 58-1002. The model number and the date code "0104" are located on the Underwriters’ Laboratories label on the top of each pump. "2.5 PSI" was not written on the air pump, but was written on the packaging.

Sold through: Marine distributors, mail order catalogs, and sporting good and various other stores nationwide from January 2004 through January 2005 for about $50. The Launch Pod water trampolines that included recalled pumps were sold at Sam’s Club from January 2004 through August 2004 for about $375.

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Seena Recalls Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts


Name of Product: Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings

Units: About 45,000

Importer: Seena International, of Yaphank, N.Y.

Hazard: The garments have a drawstring through the hood, posing a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist by drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves children’s fleece hooded sweatshirts, sizes 8-12. The sweatshirts were sold in black, brown, blue, red, grey, white and off-white. The words “BKLYN Xpress” and “Brooklyn Xpress” and various graphic designs are embroidered on the sweatshirts. A sewn-in tag has one of the following style numbers: BXFL72B, BXFL73B, BXFL74B, BXFL75B, BXFL77B or BXFL80B. This recall only involves sweatshirts in sizes 8 to 12.

Sold at: Various clothing stores, including Ross Stores & Gordman’s, from September 2006 through December 2006 for about $25.

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Kawasaki Recalls 2007 All-Terrain Vehicles


Name of Product: Kawasaki 2007 model year KFX®50 and KFX®90 ATVs

Units: About 9,000

Distributor: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. of Irvine, Calif.

Hazard: On some of these units, the handlebar holder, tie-rod adjustment, and tie-rod end nuts may not have been tightened to the proper torque. Operation of the vehicle can cause the nuts to loosen, resulting in a loss of steering control. This poses a crash hazard, which can result in injury or death.

Incidents/Injuries: Kawasaki has received 10 reports of nuts loosening on the handlebar holder, tie-rod adjustment or tie-rod end nut. One of these incidents resulted in a consumer losing steering control during ATV operation and receiving a minor injury.

Description: The recall involves Kawasaki 2007 model year KSF50B7F (KFX50) and KSF90A7F (KFX90) All Terrain Vehicles. These are 50cc and 90cc models designed for use by operators 6 years of age and older (KFX50) and 12 years and older (KFX90). They are available in Lime Green or White, and have "Kawasaki" and "KFX50" or "KFX90" on the sides of the bodywork below the handlebars.

Sold by: Kawasaki dealers nationwide from August 2006 through December 2006 for between $1,700 and $2,150.

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Cannondale Recalls 2007 Model Road Bicycles


Name of Product: Cannondale 2007 Model Road Bicycles

Units: About 700

Manufacturer: Cannondale Bicycle Corp., of Bethel, Conn.

Hazard: The bicycle’s front brake can fail, causing the rider to lose control and fall.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled road racing bicycles are made from aluminum and carbon fiber or all carbon fiber. The model name is printed on the bicycle’s top tube. They were sold in the following colors: natural aluminum/carbon, red, black or black and blue. Recalled models include:
Cannondale Models
2007 Six 13 Team 1
2007 Six 13 Team 1/Compact Drive /td>
2007 Synapse Carbon SL1/Compact Drive Si Crank
2007 Synapse Carbon SL1/Standard bottom bracket, Dura Ace Crank

Sold at: Authorized Cannondale dealers nationwide from July 2006 through November 2006 for between $3,200 and $4,500.

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Family Dollar Stores Recalls Oscillating Ceramic Heater


Name of Product: Oscillating Ceramic Heaters

Units: About 35,000 (17,000 with consumers)

Importer: Family Dollar Stores, of Charlotte, N.C.

Hazard: The heaters can overheat and smoke, which could pose a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Family Dollar has received three reports of the heaters overheating or smoking. There are no reports of fires and two reports of minor property damage.

Description: The recalled heater is a 1500 watt oscillating ceramic heater. The heater has a white plastic housing with the name "Heat-Wave" in black on its top. A label on the product contains the control number "ETL 3090262."

Sold at: Family Dollar stores nationwide from September 2006 through November 2006 for about $20.

Samara Brothers Recalls Children’s Two-Piece Overall Sets


Name of Product: Starting Out Shirt and Overalls

Units: About 200

Manufacturer: Samara Brothers LLC, of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The coatings on the snaps in the overalls and shirt contain excessive amounts of lead, posing a serious risk of lead poisoning and adverse health effects to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves two styles of children’s overall sets. One set is a red plaid denim overall with a white shirt trimmed in red, sold in sizes 12 through 24 months. The other set is a navy blue corduroy overall with a white shirt trimmed in green, sold in sizes 3 through 9 months. Both styles have decorative train appliqués on the front of the overalls. The collar tag of the overalls reads, “Starting Out.”

Sold Exclusively at: Dillard’s nationwide during October 2006 for about $20 for the red overalls set and about $25 for the blue corduroy set.

Gas Pool Heaters


Name of Product: MiniMax® NT STD Gas Pool Heaters

Units: About 105,000

Manufacturer: Water Pool and Spa Inc., of Moorpark, Calif.

Hazard: These pool heaters can emit excessive carbon monoxide (CO), posing a risk of CO poisoning in the event of a vent leak in an indoor installation.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves Pentair MiniMax® NT STD Gas Pool Heaters installed indoors. They have BTU ratings between 200,000 and 400,000, and use either natural gas or propane. The model number is located on the rating plate on the inner front panel of the heater. The following model numbers are included:

460427 through 460430
460439 through 460450
460531 through 460538
460543 through 460566

The heater identification number is located on the rating plate on the inner panel of the heater, which will show “NT” and “STD” in the third and fourth blocks of the number. The recall includes units with serial numbers 0606002 and lower. The recall also includes units without serial numbers. If the unit has a serial number, it is written on the data plate on the heater, which is located on the inner front door of the heater. Units with serial number 0606003 and higher are not included in this recall. MiniMax® NT Low NOx and MiniMax® NT TSI model pool heaters are not included in this recall.

Sold through: Pool heater distributors and pool service equipment dealers nationwide from April 2002 through May 2006 for between $2,000 and $3,850 depending on the model number.

DEWALT Recalls Portable Generators


Name of Product: DEWALT DG2900 Portable Generators

Units: About 13,000

Manufacturer: DEWALT Industrial Tool Co., of Towson, Md.

Hazard: A ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) installed on the generator could fail to operate properly, posing a risk of electric shock to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall involves DEWALT DG2900 2900 watt gasoline-powered generators with date codes 200150 through 200635. The generators are black and yellow. “DEWALT” and “DG2900” are printed on the generator. The date code is stamped on the right side of the unit on the black plastic covering the rear of the control panel. Units with an “R” stamped on the name plate are not affected by this recall.

Sold by: Major home center and hardware stores nationwide from December 2001 through November 2006 for between $900 and $1,000.

Snowmobile and ATV NOS Kit Bottles


Name of Product: NOS Kits for Snowmobiles and ATVs

Units: About 16

Distributor: Nitrous Oxide Systems, of Bowling Green, Ky.

Hazard: An incorrect burst disc, a component of the NOS bottle valve, may have been installed in the recalled NOS Kits. If the bottle is overfilled and overheated, it could forcefully burst, posing an impact injury hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries reported.

Description: NOS kits for these vehicles provide extra power for the engine. The recall involves certain NOS nitrous oxide systems designed for snowmobiles and ATVs. The valves were manufactured between February 1, 2006 and September 26, 2006. The date code is located on the NOS packaging.

Sold at: Nitrous Oxide Systems dealers nationwide from February 2006 through November 2006 for about $750.

Trim Assembly Kits for Recessed Light Fixtures


Name of Product: Trim Assembly Kits for Recessed Light Fixtures

Manufacturer: Progress Lighting Inc., of Spartanburg, S.C.

Hazard: Heat from the light bulb can cause the fixture’s plastic trim to soften and melt, causing the trim and lens to fall. This can result in laceration injuries to nearby consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Progress Lighting has received four reports of the trims melting. No injuries have been reported.

Description: Trim assembly kits involved in this recall attach to recessed light fixtures installed primarily in bathroom ceilings. The trim assemblies include a 7 3/4-inch white plastic ring, a glass lens and a metal reflector. Affected models were made in China and have model numbers: 8009-60, 8010-60 or 8011-60. The model number and country of manufacture are located on a sticker attached to the inside and outside of the reflector. Models made in Mexico are not included this recall.

Sold by: Electrical and lighting distributors nationwide from July 2006 through December 2006 for between $9 and $27.

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