/ Source: The Associated Press
The following recalls have been announced:
- About 94,000 Kidde dual sensor smoke alarms, model PI2000, because an electrostatic discharge can damage the unit, causing it not to warn consumers of a fire. There have been at least two reports of smoke alarm malfunctions involving electrostatic discharge during installation. No injuries have been reported. The recalled products were made in China by Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc., of Mebane, N.C. The recall includes the date codes 2008 Aug. 01 through 2009 May 04. The products were sold at retail, department, and hardware stores and through electrical distributors nationwide from August 2008 through May 2009. Details by Web at Kidde.com or from the Web site of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
- About 142,000 Copco Harmony tea kettles, made in China and Thailand and distributed by Wilton Industries Inc., of Woodridge, Ill., because the product's lid can come loose during handling, posing a burn hazard. The company is aware of 25 incidents of the lid coming loose. There have been reports of second-degree burns to hands and fingers. The recalled Copco Harmony tea kettles were sold by retailers nationwide from March 2006 through last month. Details: by phone at 800-794-5866; by Web at Copco.com or from the Web site of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
- About 91,900 packages of DesignWare Sport Balls in the U.S. and Canada because the basketball's surface coating has high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested by children. No incidents or injuries have been reported. The products were made in China and imported by American Greetings Corp., of Cleveland. The packages each contain four mini sport balls, including a basketball, a football, a baseball and a soccer ball. The model number is SPBL 1821. The products were sold at various retailers in the U.S. and Canada from August 2004 through April this year. Details: by phone at 800-777-4891; online through the Web sites of American Greetings or the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
- About 130 Hard Tail girl's hooded jackets and pullover sweat shirts, made in the U.S. and distributed by Hard Tail, of Santa Monica, Calif., because the products have drawstrings through the hoods or waists. This can pose a strangulation hazard to children. No incidents or injuries have been reported. The products were sold at Nordstrom's, Gingerbread Kids, Beautiful Kids, Tabeez, EZ Fashion, Village Kids, In Motion, Pitti Bimi, Red Apple and Kidding Around stores nationwide from July 2007 through September 2008. Details: by phone at 888-942-7382; online through the Web site of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.