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Recall on Flashing Pacifiers

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        TODAY'S CONSUMER - Tuesday, November 28, 2006
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WMH Tool Group Inc. Recalls Wilton Mitre Saws for
Laceration Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission, 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: Wilton Mitre Saws

Units: About 38,000

Manufacturer: WMH Tool Group Inc., (WMH), of Elgin, Ill.

Hazard: The aluminum cast pivot joint that connects the
base of the saw to the head assembly (which contains the
saw blade) can crack under extreme pressure or force,
causing the blade assembly to unexpectedly break free from
the stationary base. This poses a laceration hazard to
consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: WMH is aware of four reports of cracked
pivot housings, one of which resulted in the separation of
the saw blade from the base. No injuries have been reported
relating to this hazard.

Description: The recall involves all Wilton-brand, 10-inch
Compound Mitre Saws, including models with the Laser Line
feature with model numbers 99164 and 99192. The model
number is written on a black label on the motor housing.

Sold at: Home and hardware stores nationwide from January
2002 through October 2006 for between $100 and $140.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these saws
and return them to the store where purchased for a full
refund. No repair is available.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact WMH
Customer Service toll-free at (877) 328-7200 between 8 a.m.
and 4 p.m. ET any day of the week, or go to the firm's Web
site at www.wmhtoolgroup.com

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Various Firms Recall Flashing Pacifiers for Choking,
Aspiration and Strangulation Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission, in cooperation with the firms 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: Flashing Pacifiers

Units: About 237,000

Importers/Retailers: Rhode Island Novelty, of Providence,
R.I.; Hayes Specialties Corp., of Saginaw, Mich.; My
Bargain Bin LLC., of New Castle, Del.; Ravesupply.com, of
Las Vegas, Nev.; Vistawholesale.com, of Greencastle, Ind.;
Xtreme Jewelry, of New York, N.Y.; Intertradecorp.com,
of Cheverly, Md.; Litesrus.com, of San Jose, Calif.; and
Dollar Days International LLC, of Scottsdale, Ariz.

Hazard: These pacifiers failed to meet federal safety
standards for pacifiers. The nipple can separate from the
shield easily, posing a choking hazard. Some pacifiers
were sold with necklaces that pose a strangulation hazard,
and one of the necklaces has beads that can come loose,
which poses an aspiration hazard. Though they are marketed
for older children, they could be given to babies, and can
cause serious injury or death.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The units involved are flashing pacifiers and
flashing pacifiers with whistles. The pacifiers are clear
or colored purple, blue, pink or green. The pacifiers have
five flashing LED lights that are red and blue, red and
light green and orange. Some pacifiers are sold with a
rainbow cord that is attached to handles, and some cords
have breakaway connectors. One pacifier has multi-colored
beads on the cords in the shapes of barrels, trains, boats
and various animals. Pacifiers were sold in clamshell
packages. The packaging has a warning that states they are
for "12+ Years" or "6+ Years." Some of the products have a
warning on the packaging that they are not a real pacifier,
but a practical joke. The chart below lists additional
information about the products sold and what is written on
the packaging.

Sold at: Novelty shops, toy stores, carnivals, amusement
parks and by Web retailers nationwide from January 2003
through September 2006 for between $0.55 and $13.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take these pacifiers away from
young children immediately and dispose of them. Consumers
can also return the pacifiers to the retailers for a
refund.

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RC2 Recalls Toy Keys Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety 
Commission, 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: Toy Keys

Units: About 275,000

Importer/Distributor: RC2 Brands Inc., of Oak Brook, Ill. 
The recalled products are marketed under RC2's Learning 
Curve and The First Years brands. 

Hazard: The colored top portion of the keys can crack, 
resulting in the release of small parts, which poses a 
choking hazard to young children. 

Incidents/Injuries: RC2 has received four reports of 
cracking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: “Shake ‘n Jingle Keys,” “Shake & Jingle 
Keys,” “My Jingle Keys” all by The First Years and the 
John Deere “Real Keys” are toy keys, with three colored 
keys attached to a blue, red or green remote control with 
electronic features. Various colored buttons on the remote 
activate sounds. Only toy keys with the letter “F” in the 
date code stamp on the packaging and product are involved 
in the recall. The date code can be found on the back of 
the remote control. Toy keys with “TE” in the date code 
or yellow sides on the remote are not included in this 
recall. 

Sold at: Department stores and independent toy stores 
nationwide from August 2005 through October 2006 for about 
$6. 

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled toy keys 
immediately and contact RC2 for a free replacement toy. 

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact RC2 
at (800) 704-8697 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday 
through Friday, or visit the Learning Curve’s Web site at 
www.learningcurve.com 

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