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          Milano Stools Sold at Lowe’s Stores
             Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Com-
mission announces the following recall in voluntary 
cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop 
using recalled products immediately unless otherwise 
instructed. 

Name of Product: Milano Counter and Bar Stools

Manufacturer: FDL Inc., of Kokomo, Ind.

Hazard: The recalled stools can be unstable due to missing 
screws, loose screws or wrongly sized screws, posing a fall 
hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled stools have four legs, are made 
of wood, and have dark brown or black seats. The counter 
stool is 24 inches tall and the bar stool is 30 inches 
tall. The stools have item numbers 202448 and 118136, 
which can be found on the packaging material. 

Sold at: Lowe’s stores nationwide from October 28, 2005 
through May 23, 2006 for about $40.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the stools immediately, 
look for missing or loose screws, and if the stools are 
unstable consumers should return them to any Lowe’s store 
to receive a full refund. 

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Lowe’s 
stores toll-free at (866) 284-9160 anytime, or visit 
www.lowes.com, the Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc. Web site.

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          Pool Toys Recalled by Wild Planet Toys
       Due to Risk of Impalement Injury to Children

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

Name of Product: Jet Streamers™ Water Blasters Pool Toys

Manufacturer: Wild Planet Toys Inc., of San Francisco, 
Calif.

Hazard: When partially filled with water, the pool toy can 
stand upright on the pool floor with the rigid narrow end 
pointed upward, posing an impalement risk.

Incidents/Injuries: Wild Planet has received one report of 
an impalement injury to an 8-year-old girl who landed seat 
first onto a Jet Streamer left in a swimming pool and 
received a puncture wound.

Description: The Jet Streamers™ Outdoor Antics! Pump-Action 
Water Blasters are straight squirt guns for the pool. The 
Jet Streamers measure 9-inches long with a bulbous water 
reservoir at one end and a rigid tapering handle containing 
a small water intake hole at the other end. The tapering 
handle is gray while the bulbous water reservoir varies in 
colors of white/green, blue/yellow and orange/silver. Tiny 
raised lettering on the Jet Streamers’ handles state, 
“©2002 Wild Planet Toys, San Francisco, CA, USA, Made in 
China.” The toys were sold as a 2-pack set, in packages 
with other pool toys, such as dive balls and magnet dive 
gloves, and with boys’ swim trunks. The product packaging 
is labeled “Jet Streamers,” “Wild Planet” and is for 
children ages five and older.

Sold by: Target, Kohl’s, internet retailers, discount 
department stores and toy stores nationwide from February 
2003 through August 2006 for between $6 and $13 a set.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Customers should immediately stop using the Jet 
Streamers and contact Wild Planet for a replacement 
product. The replacement product has an angled handle 
that prevents the handle of the toy from standing upright.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact 
Wild Planet Toys at (800) 247-6570 between 9 a.m. and 
5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit Wild Planet’s 
Web site at www.wildplanet.com/jetstreamers, or email 
the firm at: help@wildplanet.com

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 Agio International’s Outdoor Steel Dome Fireplaces
 Sold at Lowe’s Stores Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Com-
mission announces the following recall in voluntary 
cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop 
using recalled products immediately unless otherwise 
instructed. 

Name of Product: “Garden Treasures” Steel Dome Fireplaces 

Importer: L G Sourcing, Inc., of North Wilkesboro, N.C.

Manufacturer: Agio International Co. LTD, of China

Hazard: Touch-up paint used on the fireplace’s exterior 
can ignite during use, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been two reports of paint 
on the fireplace’s exterior igniting. No injuries have 
been reported.

Description: The recalled fireplace consists of a round 
fire bowl that rests on four legs, with a chimney cap 
and hood. The fireplace is made of steel and is painted 
black. They are about 3-feet tall and 2-feet wide. The 
item number, 91023, is printed on the package materials.

Sold at: Lowe’s stores exclusively nationwide from August 
2005 through July 2006 for about $100.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the fireplaces 
immediately and return them to any Lowe’s store to 
receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact L G 
Sourcing at (866) 284-9161 anytime, or visit the Lowe’s 
Home Centers, Inc. Web site at www.lowes.com

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