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                Atico International USA 
              Recalls Folding Picnic Tables 
                Due to Collapsing 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: Folding Picnic Tables

Distributor: Atico International USA Inc., of Fort 
Lauderdale, Fla.

Manufacturer: Ningbo Brothers Sports Products Co. Ltd, of 
Zhejiang, China; Superson Furniture Products Co. Ltd., of 
Zhejiang, China; and Taihou Yunfeng Electric Appliance Co. 
Ltd., of Zhejiang, China.

Hazard: The legs on the picnic table can buckle or break 
during use, causing the table to collapse or fold 
unexpectedly.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 26 reports of 
the tables collapsing, including 18 reports of injuries 
including a broken foot and muscle strains.

Description: The recalled picnic tables have a GREEN 
plastic top, four GREEN plastic seats that are permanently
attached, and silver/steel aluminum legs. Model numbers 
involved in this recall are W50B2268 and W50H0284. The 
model numbers are located on the packaging.

Sold only at: Family Dollar, Rite-Aid, Kerr Drug, Happy 
Harry’s, Mays, Community Distributors, Farmacias El Amal, 
Eckerd, Snyder Drug, Navarro Discount Pharmacies, and 
Duane Reade stores nationwide from January 2001 through 
December 2005 for between $20 and $40.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the picnic 
tables and contact Atico for product verification and 
product return instructions. Consumers who return their 
table to Atico will receive a refund and up to $15 for 
return shipping by U.S. ground.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Atico 
International USA toll-free at (877) 546-4835 between 
9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit 
the company’s Web site at www.aticousa.com

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                 Speed Buckle Harnesses
        Used During Mountain and Rock Climbing 
                Recalled for Fall 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: Speed Buckle Harnesses

Distributor: Black Diamond Equipment Ltd., of Salt Lake 
City, Utah

Hazard: The harness could be threaded incorrectly. If 
threaded incorrectly, the webbing will easily slip when 
loaded. Incorrectly threaded buckles can loosen, which 
could cause climbers to slip out of the harness and fall.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description and Models: These Speed Buckle Harnesses were 
sold under the following model names: Gym Speed, Focus 
Speed, Momentum Speed, Vario Speed and Wiz Kid. The names 
can be found on a tag sewn inside the waist belt of the 
harnesses. The harnesses are various colors and were sold 
individually. Only Black Diamond Equipment Speed Buckle 
Harnesses with incorrectly threaded buckles are included 
in this recall.

Sold at: Rock climbing and mountaineering specialty shops 
nationwide from December 2005 through July 2006 for between 
$40 and $75.

Manufactured In: Philippines

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using recalled 
harnesses and contact the firm for a free replacement 
harness.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call Black Diamond 
Equipment collect at (801) 278-5533 between 8 a.m. and 
5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web 
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                 Tu-Wire® Dimming Ballasts
            Used With Compact Fluorescent Lights 
                 Recalled for Shock 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: Tu-Wire® ballasts used with dimmable 
compact fluorescent lights

Manufacturer: Lutron Electronics Co. Inc., of Coopersburg, 
Pa.

Hazard: These ballasts, if not properly grounded in 
accordance with the National Electrical Code, can present 
a risk of electric shock to persons who come in contact 
with the ballast or with a light fixture that incorporates 
the ballast, such as when a consumer changes a fluorescent 
lamp bulb.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The recalled ballast is used to dim compact 
fluorescent lighting fixtures. The ballasts are not visible 
once installed. The ballasts were included with light 
fixtures sold under numerous brand names. Consumers should 
not touch these fixtures, since they could pose a shock 
hazard. The fixtures with these ballasts have a 120 VAC 
application, the fixture housing is for a 26W or 32W four-
pin plug-in compact fluorescent lamp installed after July 
1998. Most of the lights were sold for commercial use, 
though some were sold for consumer use. This recall does 
not involve light fixtures containing incandescent or 
halogen lamps or fixtures with screw-in compact fluorescent 
lamps or straight tube (linear) fluorescent lamps.

Sold by: Light fixture manufacturers, electrical dis-
tributors and electrical contractors nationwide from July 
1998 through May 2006 for about $120.

Manufactured In: Puerto Rico

Remedy: Consumers should not touch these fixtures, since 
they could pose a shock hazard. Consumers should contact 
Lutron Electronics to arrange for free replacement of the 
recalled ballasts.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Lutron 
Electronics toll-free at (866) 793-4270 anytime, or visit 
the firm’s Web site at www.lutron.com

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