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Target Recalls Circo Childrens' Travel Cases Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Circo 17" Children's Travel Cases

Units: About 139,000 units

Importer: Target Corporation, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: The surface coating on the travel cases contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The Circo brand label is found on the fabric handle attached to the top of the travel case. The girls' version has a heart/butterfly/daisy pattern on either a pink or teal background with a plush butterfly attached to the zipper pull. The boys' version has a pattern of three jet planes in red/blue/green on a red or blue airplane-patterned background with a blue plush jet plane attached to the zipper pull. Travel cases covered by this recall include:

Style Description | UPC Number | Date Codes*
Circo girls' 17" travel case - pink or teal | 618842135844 | Beginning with 01/11 thru 08/11
Circo boys' 17" travel case - red or blue | 618842135868 | Beginning with 01/11 thru 08/11

*Date codes can be found on either the round Circo hang tag underneath the UPC bar code or on the second white tag sewn inside the cover of the zippered main compartment of the travel case.

Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide and Target.com from April 2011 through August 2011 for approximately $21.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the product immediately and return it to any Target store for a refund.

Customer contact: For additional information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.target.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12064.html



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Check Your Home for These Winter Weather-Related Recalled Products

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Winter weather has arrived in much of the United States. Play it safe by checking if your cold weather-related products have been previously recalled before you use them this season. It could save your life or that of your family.

Product | Recall Press Release | Hazard

Meijer Touch Point Oscillating Ceramic Heaters (13,000 units) | 11-277 | The oscillating mechanism in the heaters can short out, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Flow Pro, Airtech, Aloha Breeze & Comfort Essentials Heaters (2.2 million units) | 11-069 | The heaters can malfunction resulting in overheating, smoking, burning, melting and fire.

Lasko Portable Electric Heaters (107,500 units) | 11-121 | An electrical connection in the base of the unit can overheat, causing it to melt and expose the electrical connection, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Honeywell Electric Baseboard and Fan Heater Thermostats (77,000 units) | 11-289 | The thermostats can overheat, causing them to melt and smoke. This poses a burn hazard to the consumer.

GE Zoneline Air Conditioners and Heaters (90,600 units) | 11-247 | An electrical component in the heating system can fail, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Find out more about these recalled products and others that may be in your home by visiting www.saferproducts.gov

To see this list of recalls on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12065.html


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Bugaboo Bee Strollers Recalled by Bugaboo Americas Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Bugaboo Bee Strollers

Units: About 7,000 in the United States and 260 in Canada

Importer: Bugaboo Americas, of El Segundo, Calif.

Hazard: The front swivel wheels can lock while the stroller is in motion, causing the stroller to tip and posing a fall hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Four incidents have been reported where the stroller's swivel wheels locked and the stroller tipped over. In two of these incidents, a baby and a toddler suffered minor injuries.

Description: The recalled strollers are made for newborns and toddlers up to 37 pounds. They are sold in two frame colors: silver and all black. The stroller's seat comes in black or denim colors and canopy colors include yellow, black, khaki, blue, pink and red, plus special collections colors such as tangerine, soft pink, light green, dark purple, denim and the Missoni print collection. Production dates from January 2011 through September 2011, which are printed with the month abbreviated and year, i.e "Jan. 2011", the "Bugaboo Bee" name and company address are printed on the date code label located on the stroller frame under the seat unit. "Bugaboo Bee" is also printed on the side of the seat backrest.

Sold by: Toys R Us, Buy Buy Baby and other baby product stores nationwide, online at Bugaboo.com and other online retailers between February 2011 and September 2011 for about $650.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Bugaboo or the retailer where the stroller was purchased to receive free replacement swivel wheels.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bugaboo at serviceus@bugaboo.com or at (800) 460-2922 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at http://www.bugaboo.com/non-swiveling-wheels

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1486

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12066.html


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Bugaboo Car Seat Adapter Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Car Seat Adapter

Units: About 64,000

Importer: Bugaboo Americas, of El Segundo, Calif.

Hazard: When the adapter is used on a stroller that also has a wheeled board accessory attached for transporting a standing toddler, and the car seat is positioned so the child faces forward, the car seat can disconnect from the adapter and fall.

Incidents/Injuries: Bugaboo received one report of the car seat disconnecting from the adapter and stroller frame, causing a minor injury.

Description: This recall involves the Bugaboo car seat adapter models 80400GC01 and 80401GC02. The adapters are devices designed to attach car seats to stroller frames. They are made of silver aluminum tubing and black plastic connecting parts.

Sold at: Babies "R" Us, Buy Buy Baby, Neiman Marcus, other department stores and independent juvenile stores, Bugaboo.com and other online retailers nationwide from December 2005 to July 2011 for about $45.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the adapter and contact Bugaboo for a free service kit and decals.

Customer contact: For additional information, contact Bugaboo at serviceus@bugaboo.com or (800) 460-2922 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.bugaboo.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12067.html
 
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