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   Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Recalls Christmas Mug Gift Sets

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commis-
sion, in cooperation with the firm named below, today 
announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer pro-
duct. Consumers should stop using recalled products 
immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name of product: 
Holiday Time™ Christmas Mug Gift Sets 

Importer: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark. 

Hazard: The buttons could detach from the plush characters 
sold with the mug gift sets, posing a choking hazard to 
young children. 

Incidents/Injuries: None reported. 

Description: The gift sets include a decorated ceramic mug 
and a stuffed Santa, snowman, or reindeer.  The stuffed 
characters measure 7-inches tall and are made of fleece-
like material.  Two red and green buttons are sewn down 
the front of the characters.  “©DanDee™ COLLECTOR’S CHOICE®” 
and the product’s UPC number are printed on the character’s 
sewn-in labels.  UPC numbers are as follows: Santa 0 47475 
45419 8, Snowman 0 47475 45429 7, Reindeer 0 47475 45439 6.  
“Holiday Time™” is printed on the character’s hang tag.  
The mug comes in three designs and measures 6-inches tall.  
The designs include a Santa with green background, a snow-
man with blue background, and a Christmas tree with green 
background.   

Sold exclusively at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide from 
October 2006 through December 2006 for about $5. 

Manufactured in: China 

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the plush 
character away from small children and return it to their 
nearest Wal-Mart for a full refund. 

Consumer Contact: Call Wal-Mart toll free at (800) 925-6278 
between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or 
visit www.walmartstores.com for more information. 

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                   Lifetime Brands Inc.
        Recalls Farberware® Fruit Slicer and Corer
                 Due to Laceration Hazard 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Com-
mission, 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: 
Farberware® Classic Series™ Fruit Slicer and Corer 

Manufacturer: Lifetime Brands Inc., of Westbury, N.Y. 

Hazard: The metal blade can separate from the plastic 
handle during use, resulting in cuts to consumer’s hands 
and fingers. 

Incidents/Injuries: Lifetime Brands has received 34 
reports of the blade separating from the handle, includ-
ing nine reports of cuts to consumers' hands and fingers. 

Description: The recalled product is the Farberware® 
Classic Series™ Fruit Slicer and Corer with model number 
78350. The model number is written on the packaging. The 
fruit slicer/corer is an eight-section round metal blade 
encircled in hard black plastic with two handles. 
“FARBERWARE” is printed on the top of the handle. 

Sold at: Grocery, hardware, discount and other retail 
stores nationwide from January1999 through October 2006 
for about $4. 

Manufactured in: China 

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these fruit slicer/
corers immediately and return them to Lifetime Brands 
Inc. for a refund. 

Customer Contact: For additional information, contact 
Lifetime Brands Inc. at toll-free (888) 568-1533 between 
8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or write an 
email to fruitslicer@lifetimebrands.com 

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     BabySwede LLC Recalls BABYBJÖRN® Feeding Spoons
                   Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Com-
mission, 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: BABYBJÖRN® Feeding Spoons

Importer/Distributor: BabySwede LLC, of Cleveland, Ohio

Hazard: After extended use, the soft plastic tip on the 
feeding spoon can loosen and break off, posing a choking 
hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents have been reported in 
the United States. BabySwede has received 11 reports of 
the plastic loosening on the spoons in other countries. 
No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled feeding spoons were sold under 
the brand name “BABYBJÖRN,” which is printed along the 
front side of the spoon’s handle. The spoons were sold 
in one package containing two spoons. The spoons are 
about 6-1/2 inches in length, with a soft, flexible 
plastic tip sold in two color combinations: blue/red or 
green/yellow.

Sold at: Specialty juvenile product stores, catalogs and 
Internet sites from January 2001 through November 2006 
for about $9.

Manufactured in: Sweden

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the 
recalled feeding spoons and contact BabySwede LLC to 
receive a refund or replacement spoons.

Customer Contact: For more information, contact BabySwede 
LLC toll-free at (866) 424-0200 anytime, or visit the 
firm’s Web site at www.babyswede.com 

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