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       Girls’ Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstring
           Recalled for Strangulation 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: Hide & Seek Hooded Sweatshirts

Manufacturer: Quiksilver Inc., of Huntington Beach, Calif.

Hazard: A drawstring is threaded through the hood, posing 
a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC 
issued guidelines to help prevent children from strangling 
or getting entangled on the neck and waist by drawstrings 
in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts. 

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been 
reported.

Description: The recalled hood sweatshirts have a draw-
string through the hood. The sweatshirts are pink, white, 
brown, navy or green with a beaded heart logo and 
embroidered flowers on the front above the left pocket. 
They were sold in girls’ sizes SML to XL. “ROXY GIRL” is 
printed on the collar label. The style number 484241 
(some with an M, N or NN after the number) is located on 
the garment’s hangtag and/or the individual packaging 
label.

Sold at: Surf and skate shops, specialty and department 
stores, including Macy’s, Nordstrom, Quiksilver and Roxy 
retail stores and outlets nationwide from November 2005 
through January 2006 for about $40.

Manufactured In: Pakistan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the draw-
strings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard. 
Consumers can receive a full refund by returning the 
sweatshirts to the place of purchase or by mailing the 
sweatshirts to: Quiksilver Inc., Attention: Consumer 
Replacements/Recalled Merchandise, 5600 Argosy Circle, 
Suite 300, Huntington Beach, Calif. 92649. Returns 
must include the consumer’s name, address and telephone 
number so Quiksilver can reach them.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact 
Quiksilver at (877) 246-7257 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. 
PT, Monday through Friday, or e-mail the firm at 
channels@quiksilver.com

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                 The Toro Company Expands 
        Recall of Snowthrowers Posing Fire 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: Toro Snow Commander and CCR Single Stage
Snowthrowers

(NOTE: This recall is an expansion of an earlier recall 
announced in March 2003.)

Manufacturer: The Toro Company, of Bloomington, Minn.

Hazard: The plastic fuel tank can crack and leak gasoline, 
posing a risk of fire and injury.

Incidents/Injuries: Toro has received 882 additional reports 
of fuel tanks leaking. No fires or injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall now involves 2001 and 2002 Toro Snow 
Commander and CCR model snowthrowers listed below. The model 
and serial numbers are located on the rear of the axle plate 
between the wheels.

SNOW COMMANDER UNITS:
Model Serial Range Snowthrower Year Retail Price 
38600 220000001 to 220004072 24-inch Single Stage 2002 $860 
38602 220000001 to 220005931 24-inch Electric Start 2002 $960 

CCR UNITS:
Model Serial Range Snowthrower Year Retail Price 
38413 210010001 to 210020990 20-inch Single Stage 2001 $590 
38419 210010001 to 210014725 20-inch Electric Start 2001 $690 
38440 210010001 to 210015656 20-inch Single Stage 2001 $660 
38445 210012082 to 210021964 20-inch Electric Start 2001 $760 
38515 220000001 to 220013743 20-inch Single Stage 2002 $590 
38516 220000001 to 220008930 20-inch Electric Start 2002 $690 
38517 220000001 to 220010910 20-inch Single Stage 2002 $660 
38518 220000210 to 220015932 20-inch Electric Start 2002 $760 

Sold: Toro dealers and Home Depot stores nationwide from 
September 2000 through March 2006.

Manufactured In: United States

Remedy: Consumers should contact their local Toro Authorized 
Service Dealer to find out if their snowthrower is included
in the recall. If necessary, the dealer will schedule a time 
and install a free replacement fuel tank.

Consumer Contact: For more information contact Toro at (800) 
689-8671 between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through 
Friday or 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday. Consumers also can 
visit the firm’s Web site at www.toro.com - the Toro Company 
has notified registered owners directly. 

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                      SAFETY BULLETIN 
                  GETTING TO SCHOOL SAFELY 

Bicycle Helmets: 56 percent of last year’s nearly 535,000 
bicycle-related injuries involved children. About 800 
people, including about 200 children, died in a recent year 
in bicycle-related incidents. Make sure children ALWAYS 
wear a bicycle helmet when riding a bike or scooter, and 
use other appropriate safety gear such as elbow pads and 
knee pads. Look for a label or sticker on the helmet 
indicating it meets the CPSC standard. Wearing a helmet 
can reduce the risk of head injury by up to 85 percent. 
Be aware of local laws pertaining to the use of scooters. 
Many cities and communities have specific areas where 
scooters are permissible; whereas other communities pro-
hibit entirely the riding of pocket bikes or motorized 
scooters. 

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