New product recalls announced

January 31, 2008 5:45:31 PM PST
The following recalls have been announced: - Wang Globalnet is recalling 360 packages of Lotte Margaret Brand Korean Crackers because they might contain undeclared egg. People with an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported, according to the Brooklyn, N.Y., company. The crackers have the item No. 00438 and were sold in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut, said the company's manager, Ricky You. For more information, consumers can call 718-821-5252.

- About 14,000 girls hooded jackets, manufactured in Korea and distributed by AJBlue LLC, doing business as Apollo Jeans. The jackets are recalled because they have a drawstring through the hood, which could pose a strangulation or entrapment hazard for children. No injuries have been reported. The jackets were sold at Marshalls stores around the country between August and November 2007 . Details: by phone at 212-398-6585; by Web at http://www.cpsc.gov.

- About 200 sterling silver baby teethers featuring heart and car shapes, manufactured in Mexico and imported by Elegant Baby and Baby Needs Inc., because the heart and car shapes decorating the inside of the teething rings can break off. This poses a choking risk. The company has received one report of a heart breaking off and becoming lodged in a baby's mouth. The teethers were sold at infant clothing boutiques around the country between February 2005 and September 2006. Details: by phone at 800-334-5321; by Web at http://www.elegantbaby.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.

- About 15,000 Baby Einstein Baby Neptune Soothing Seascape crib toys, manufactured in China by Kids II Inc., because the anchors on the straps that attach the aquarium-bodied turtle to the side of a crib can detach. This poses a choking hazard. The company has received 23 reports of broken anchors, but no reports of injuries.

The toys were sold at discount department stores and Web retailers around the country between November 2007 and January 2008. Details: by phone at 866-203-6788; by Web at http://www.kidsii.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.

- About 3,900 car charging units, included with LL Bean Airbeds and made in China, because the unit's batteries can overheat when the car engine is running, causing the battery charging unit to burst. This can pose an injury hazard to consumers. The product's importer, The Wenzel Co., has received one report of the batteries in the car charging unit overheating and the unit bursting. No injuries or property damage have been reported. The recalled product was included with L.L. Bean Raised Insta-Beds and was sold at L.L. Bean stores nationwide and through its catalog from June through August last year. Details: by phone at 800-555-9717; by Web at http://www.llbean.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.

- About 233,000 Campbell Hausfeld and Husky air compressors, imported by Campbell Hausfeld and made in China, because protective covers on the compressor's motor are not made from proper flame retardant material and can ignite, posing a fire hazard to consumers. The company has received 11 reports of fires. No injuries have been reported. The product was sold at home improvement and hardware stores nationwide from September 2005 through November 2007. Details: by phone at 800-241-0448; by Web at http://www.chpower.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.


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