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                Olympus Expands March Recall
              Overheating Infinity Film Cameras

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commis-
sion, in cooperation with the manufacturer named below, to-
day announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer 
product. Consumers should immediately contact the Company 
for refund or replacement. 

Note: Olympus is adding two camera models to their March 
2006 recall

Name of Product: Various Olympus-Brand 35mm Film Cameras

Units: About 1.2 million (24,000 additional cameras)

Manufacturer: Olympus Imaging America Inc., of Center 
Valley, Pa.

Hazard: A defect with the flash circuit in these cameras 
can cause it to smoke and overheat when the camera is 
turned on. This poses a possible burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Olympus Imaging America Inc. has 
received 21 reports of camera or flash circuitry overheat-
ing in the U.S. with no reports of injuries.

Description: The original recall announced March 14, 2006 
included the Infinity Twin, AF-1 Twin, Infinity Zoom 200 
series, AZ 200 series, and Quantary Infinity Zoom 222 
Olympus-brand 35mm film cameras. Olympus has now added 
the Infinity Zoom 76 and the Promaster Infinity Twin model 
cameras to the recall. The model name is printed on the 
face of the camera. These cameras have a built-in flash.

Sold at: Department, electronic and camera stores, and 
mail-order retailers nationwide from January 1989 through 
December 1995 for between $220 and $365. 

Manufactured in: Japan

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these cameras and 
contact Olympus for information on receiving a free 
repair or, if necessary, replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact 
Olympus at (800) 480-1247 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET 
Monday through Friday, or go to the firm’s Web site at 
www.olympusamerica.com

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 Atico International USA Recalls 9-Foot Patio Umbrellas
       Sold at Longs Drug Stores for Lead 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: 9-Foot Patio Umbrellas

Importer: Atico International USA Inc., of Ft. Lauderdale, 
Fla.

Manufacturer: Zhejiang Nengfu Tourist Products Co., Ltd, 
China

Hazard: The umbrella poles contain paint with excessive 
levels of lead, which can cause adverse health effects if 
ingested by young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: These patio umbrellas have an opening size 
of 9-feet wide by 94.5-inches high. They are sold in the 
following solid colors: Tan, Red, Green, and Navy Blue.

Sold at: Longs Drug Stores nationwide from April 2006 
through May 2006 for about $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Stop using these umbrellas immediately and return 
it to the retailer for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Consumers can contact Atico Inter-
national USA Inc. 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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   LeapFrog Recalls to Repair Children’s Activity Centers
                 Due to Arm Entrapment Hazard

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: Learn-Around™ Playground Activity Center

Manufacturer: LeapFrog Enterprises Inc., of Emeryville, 
Calif.

Hazard: A child’s arm can become caught in the activity 
center’s plastic tube, posing a risk of injury to children.

Incidents/Injuries: LeapFrog has received 145 reports of 
children’s arms becoming caught in the plastic tube, 
resulting in 54 reports of minor scratches and bruises.

Description and Models: The Learn-Around Playground is a 
multi-colored, plastic musical activity center for young 
children ages 6 to 36 months. It includes a Slide and 
Sing alphabet panel and a ball drop on the left side, a 
Number Rock musical keyboard in the center, and a Flying 
Rhymes airplane, pop-up LittleLeap, and “smart” book on 
the right side. “Leap Frog Baby” is printed on the 
activity center. Item number 10200 is written underneath 
the activity table below “Made in China.”

Sold at: Department stores and toy stores nationwide, on 
the Web site www.leapfrog.com, and other online retailers 
from July 2005 through August 2006 for about $60.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled 
activity center away from children and contact LeapFrog 
for a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact 
LeapFrog at (800) 701-5327 between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. PT 
Monday through Friday, and between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT 
Saturday, or visit the firm’s Web site at 
www.leapfrog.com

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