Thursday, July 01, 2004
Hair dryers, heating units, fans and more :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
The following products were recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission from May 14 to June 10. For more information, call (800) 638-2772 or visit www.cpsc.gov. Household items • Kinetic lighting pictures, Genan Import. The Chicago-based company used flammable materials and faulty wiring when making the moving pictures, posing fire and electrocution hazards to consumers.
• Electric hand-held hair dryers, Turbo Power. The hair dryers do not have the industry-mandated electric shock device to prevent electrocution if the dryer falls in to water.
• Kuru Kuru hair dryers, National Electric. An industry-mandated electric shock device was not included in construction of the dryer, posing a risk of electrocution.
• Room air-conditioning and heating units, Electrolux Home Products. During assembly, the heating coil may be damaged, posing a fire hazard.
• Oscillating fans, SMC and Home Depot. The power cord may be damaged when in use, posing a fire hazard. Toys and recreation • Dream On Me Baby Walkers, Dream On Me Industries. The walkers can fit through doorways and are not designed to stop at the edge of a step, posing a risk of serious injury to young children.
• Smart Fit and Teeny Toes athletic shoes, Payless ShoeSource. A metal eyelet last holder attached to the top of the shoe may detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
• Children's zippered outerwear, Old Navy. The plastic zipper pull may detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
• Kiddie Car Cruisers, Far East Brokers and Consultants. Even when the accelerator is released, the car may continue to run, possibly resulting in loss of control.
• Swings, Backyard Products. The chains on the swings can come apart, causing a child to fall to the ground.