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Chicco Polly High Chairs Recalled Due to Laceration 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: Chicco Polly High Chair

Units: About 455,000 in the United States and 30,690 in Canada

Importer: Artsana USA Inc., of Lancaster, Pa.

Hazard: Children can fall on or against the pegs on the rear legs of the high chair, resulting in a bruising or laceration injury.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of 21 reports of incidents in which a child fell against the peg and received injuries, including four laceration injuries requiring medical closure (stitches, tape or glue) and one scratched cornea.

Description: This recall involves a range of Chicco Polly high chairs with pegs on the back legs intended for tray storage. The high chairs have a folding metal frame for storage and a reclining seat. The recalled high chairs can be identified by the model number and date code printed on a label on the underside of the seat, close to the footrest. The date code is in the format DDMMYYYY or YYYY-MM-DD. High chairs included in this recall were manufactured prior to October 13, 2010 and have one of the following model numbers on the label:

Model Numbers
00063803430070 05063803260070
00063803480070 05063803270070
00063803490070 05063803570070
00063803580070 05063803660070
04063765000070 05063803970070
04063765540070 06063765650070
04063765760070 06063765970070
04063803630070 06063803650070
04063803860070 06063803770070
04063803900070 06063803820070
05063765020070 06063803960070
05063803020070 06063803970070
05063803220070 07063803780070

Sold at: Retail stores including Babies R Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Buy Buy Baby, Shopko and Toys R Us, as well as online outlets including Albeebaby.com, Amazon.com, Babyage.com, Babysupermart.com, Diapers.com and Target.com from January 2005 through July 2012 for between $100 and $150.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should contact Chicco for a free peg cover kit which will be mailed to them. To help prevent injuries before repair, consumers should store the tray on the pegs when the high chair is not in use.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Chicco toll-free at (800) 807-8817 between 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.chiccousa.com/pollykit

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1642

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12221.html


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Family Dollar Stores Recalls Decorative Light Sets Due To Fire and Electrical Shock 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: 200 Mini Lights

Units: About 280,000

Importer: Family Dollar Services, Inc., of Matthews, N.C.

Hazard: The light sets do not meet the UL standard for this product and pose a fire and shock risk.

Incidents/Injuries: There were three reports of overheating. No injuries or property damage were reported.

Description: The recalled decorative light sets have "200 Mini Lights" and "Multi Lights, Green Wire" printed on the red box. The product is identified by SKU # 2211428 and UPC # 049696720465 found on the back of the package. The product contains labels attached to a tag on the power cord with UL Listing # E346525 and Model # F0L200A4S.

Sold exclusively at: Family Dollar stores from September 2011 through December 2011 for $8.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumer should immediately stop using the light sets and return the product to a Family Dollar store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Family Dollar Stores at (800) 547-0359 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.familydollar.com in the Help section.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12222.html


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Old Navy Recalls Toddler Girl Aqua Socks Due to Slip and 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: Old Navy Toddler Girl Aqua Socks

Units: About 34,000 in the U.S. and 3,800 in Canada

Retailer: Old Navy, of San Francisco, Calif.

Hazard: This style of Aqua Socks have less traction when worn on wet or smooth surfaces such as hardwood or tile, creating a slip and fall hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Two customers reported falls with minor injuries that did not require medical attention.

Description: The slip-on shoes have pull-on tabs on both the front and back of the foot opening of the shoe. These Aqua Socks were sold in pink and purple in Toddler sizes 5-11. The recall includes Old Navy Toddler Girl Aqua Socks with style number 896452. A small tag inside the foot opening contains the style number (896452), size information and country of origin (China).

Sold at: Old Navy stores in the U.S. and Canada and at oldnavy.com in the U.S. and at oldnavy.ca in Canada from February 2012 through June 2012. The shoes sold for between $12 and $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these shoes and return them to any Old Navy store for a full refund. Consumers who return the shoes before November 9, 2012 will also receive a coupon for $10 off their next purchase at Old Navy. Contact custserv@oldnavy.com if you wish to return the Toddler Girl Aqua Sock by mail.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Old Navy toll-free at (866) 580-9930 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, Saturday between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET, and Sunday between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. ET, or email Old Navy at custserv@oldnavy.com

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1645
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12223.html


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Molenaar Recalls Folding Step Stools 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: Folding Step Stool

Units: About 3,700

Importer: Molenaar LLC, of Willmar, Minn.

Hazard: The folding step stools can break or collapse unexpectedly when in use, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries reported were reported.

Description: This recall involves 13-inch high folding step stools. The step stool is plastic and has a handle for carrying the stool when it is folded. The stools have a single step and come in beige with a brown top. The stools, which were used as promotional products, have various company logos imprinted on the side panel beneath the top of the stool.

Sold at: The recalled stools were distributed free by various companies as promotional products between March 2012 and May 2012.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the step stools and return them to the business printed on the step stool to receive a different promotional item. Businesses who purchased the product from Molenaar should return them for a refund or credit. Consumers or businesses can contact Molenaar LLC for more information.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Molenaar at (877) 719-4442 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.miline.com where a link to this recall will be posted.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12224.html
 
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