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2 more recalls involving kid's items! Remote Control Airplanes & Crib Bumpers!

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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 24, 2007
Release #07-250

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 576-5811
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Risk of Explosion and Hearing Damage Prompts Recall of Remote Control Airplanes

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.

Name of Product: Sky Rangers Park Flyer Radio Control Airplanes

Units: About 21,000

Distributor: Estes-Cox Corp., of Penrose, Colo.

Hazard: The airplanes are launched by hand and can explode near the consumer's
head, posing a risk of temporary hearing loss and injuries to eyes, face and
hands.

Incidents/Injuries: Estes-Cox has received 45 reports of airplanes exploding,
including 22 reports of consumers experiencing temporary ear pain or hearing
being affected; five reports of minor burns to hands, faces or eyes; two
reports of chest impact from debris; two reports of eye injuries; and one
report of a cut hand. One consumer sought medical attention for burning eyes.

Description: This recall involves Model 4116 Sky Rangers Park Flyer radio
control airplanes, which come with a black battery charger. The airplanes have
a wingspan of about 14 inches, a light blue, white and orange polystyrene foam
fuselage, and a copper coil on the rudder. Airplanes with a warning sticker on
the fuselage near the on/off switch are not included in the recall.

Sold at: Hobby stores and other retailers nationwide from September 2005
through December 2006 for between $20 and $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled airplanes immediately and
contact Estes-Cox to verify that their plane is being recalled and for
instructions on returning the airplane for a replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Estes-Cox at (800) 576-
5811 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. MT Monday through Thursday, or visit the firm's
Web site at www.estesrockets.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/prhtml07/07250.html

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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 24, 2007
Release #07-252

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 800-9720
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Firm's Media Contact: Katie Molinari, (415) 438-8101 or Leigh Oshirak, (415)
438-8106

Pottery Barn Kids Recalls Crib Bumpers Due to Entanglement 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.

Name of Product: Matelassé Crib Bumpers

Units: About 31,000

Manufacturer: Pottery Barn Kids, of San Francisco, Calif.

Hazard: The decorative stitching on the bumper's edge can come loose, posing an
entanglement hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Pottery Barn Kids has received two reports of incidents
involving the decorative stitching coming loose. No injuries have been
reported.

Description: This recall involves the Diamond Matelassé, Floral Matelassé and
Polka Dot Matelassé crib bumpers made of 100% cotton. The Diamond Matelassé
bumpers are white and have decorative thread in pink, blue, green, yellow or
chocolate stitched along the scalloped edge. The Polka Dot and Floral bumpers
come in assorted colors with matching decorative stitching. A label on the
bumper reads "pottery barn kids".

Sold at: Pottery Barn Kids stores nationwide, its catalog, and online stores
from February 2003 through June 2007 for about $90.

Manufactured in: Portugal

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the bumpers immediately and remove any
exposed stitching, or contact Pottery Barn Kids for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Pottery Barn Kids toll-free
at (877) 800-9720 between 7 a.m. and 12 a.m. ET daily or visit the company's
website at www.potterybarnkids.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/prhtml07/07252.html




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