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            TODAY'S CONSUMER - Friday, August 25, 2006
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                 Target Recalls Scooters
         Various Breaking Parts Present 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: Firestreet Scooters

Importer/Distributor: Target, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Manufacturer: Triple Win Sports, of Taiwan

Hazard: The handlebars, wheels and wheel brakes can break 
and detach, causing the rider to lose control, fall and 
possibly suffer injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: Target has received five reports of 
incidents and injuries resulting from breaking or col-
lapsing parts. Injuries resulting from falls include: a 
fractured arm, cracked teeth, bruises to the head, face 
and arm, a report of a lacerated toe, and scratches.

Description: This recall involves F Forward Firestreet 
scooters. The red or blue aluminum scooters have a fold-
down frame and model number BZ 020 SP. The “F Forward” 
logo is noted on the stem, wheel or base deck of the 
scooter.

Sold at: Target stores nationwide from February 2004 
through July 2006 for about $24.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should take these scooters away from 
children immediately and return the scooter to the near-
est Target store for a $24 gift card, plus applicable 
sales tax.

Consumer Contact: : For more information, consumers can 
contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. 
CT Monday through Friday, or log on to the firm’s Web site 
at www.target.com

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                School Specialty Publishing
              Recalls Children’s Science Kits 
                 for Thermal Burn 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: “Ideal” and “Brighter Child” Brand 
Science Kits

Distributor: School Specialty Publishing, of Columbus, 
Ohio

Hazard: The battery case in the science kit can overheat, 
posing a thermal burn hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: School Specialty has received one 
report of the battery case overheating, which resulted 
in a young boy receiving minor burns to his fingers.

Description and Models: This recall involves Ideal and 
Brighter Child-brand science kits. Models included are 
“All About Electricity,” “All About Magnets,” “The 
Science Search Lab: Electricity,” and “The Science 
Search Lab: Light.” The kits were sold in brightly 
colored 11 3/4-inch by 12-inch boxes with a plastic win-
dow and door flap on the front.

Sold at: Educational stores and bookstores nationwide, 
and the schoolspecialty.com Web site, from July 2004 
through May 2006 for between $16 and $24.

Manufactured In: South Africa

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the 
science kits and return them to the place of purchase 
or School Specialty for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can 
contact School Specialty toll-free at (800) 253-5469 
between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through 
Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at 
www.schoolspecialtypublishing.com

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        Spin Master Radio-Controlled Toy Airplanes
 Sold Exclusively at Toys R Us Recalled for Burn 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: Air Hogs RC Skywinder Radio-Controlled 
Airplane

Units: About 7,500

Manufacturer: Spin Master Toys, of Toronto, Canada 

Hazard: The rechargeable battery pack inside the toy air-
plane can overheat posing a burn hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Spin Master has received 15 reports 
of the toy airplane’s rechargeable battery pack overheat-
ing including two reports of minor skin burns.

Description and Models: The recalled radio-controlled toy 
airplane is lightweight, made of silver or black Styrofoam,
and measures 19 inches from wingtip to wingtip. “Air Hogs 
Skywinder” is printed on the plane’s wings. “©2003 Spin 
Master Ltd” is printed on the right propeller mount. The 
airplane comes with a controller unit and a charger. 
Rechargeable batteries are preinstalled in the plane’s 
fuselage. A date code beginning with 06XXXXHM is located 
under the plane’s propeller, on the outside of the controll-
er unit and inside the controller’s battery compartment, 
and on the charger unit’s stand.

Sold exclusively at: Toys R Us from April 2006 through June 
2006 for about $40.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled 
radio-controlled toy airplanes and contact Spin Master to 
receive a free replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call Spin Master 
at (800) 622-8339 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday 
through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at 
www.spinmaster.com

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