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   Starbucks Announces Recall of 8-Cup Coffee Brewers
                 Due to Possible Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Com-
mission, in cooperation with the manufacturer named below, 
today announced voluntary recalls of the following consumer 
products. Consumers should stop using recalled products 
immediately unless otherwise instructed. 

Name of Product: Starbucks Barista Aroma™ Stainless Steel 
8-Cup Coffee Brewers

Distributor: Starbucks Coffee Company, of Seattle, Wash.

Hazard: The coffee brewer has defective electrical wiring 
that can result in overheating, smoking, burning and melt-
ing, posing a possible fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Starbucks has received 23 reports of 
melting in the plastic housing of the brewers. No injuries 
have been reported.

Description: This recall includes the Starbucks Barista 
Aroma 8-Cup Coffee Brewer only. “Starbucks Barista Aroma” 
is embossed on the front of the brewer and the brewer has 
silver control panel buttons and a chrome finish. The 
Starbucks Barista Grande 12-Cup Coffee Brewer and Starbucks 
Barista Solo Coffee Brewers are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Starbucks company-owned and operated stores 
nationwide between March 2005 and September 2006 for 
about $100.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled coffee 
brewers immediately and contact Starbucks for a full 
refund. Consumers will receive a postage-paid package 
along with instructions on how to return their brewer. 
Starbucks is also offering a coupon (valid through 1/31/07) 
for a free pound of coffee as an incentive to return the 
recalled machine.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should 
contact Starbucks’ Barista Aroma recall hotline at (800) 
453-1047 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. MT (11 a.m. and 11 p.m. 
ET), or visit the company’s Web site at www.starbucks.com 
- consumers may also write to Starbucks Coffee Company 
at Customer Relations, Starbucks Coffee Company, mailstop 
S-RC1, P.O. Box 3717, Seattle, WA 98124-3717.

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                         Decathlon USA
           Announces Recall of Quechua Tents and Canopies 
                    Due to Flammability 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: All 2006 Quechua Brand Tents and 
Canopies

Manufacturer: Decathlon USA, of Wilmington, Mass.

Hazard: The tents may fail to meet the industry’s flame 
resistant standard, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: All 2006 model Quechua branded tents 
(2-Seconds, 2-Seconds Air, 3-Seconds Air, T2, T3 Air, 
T4 Air, T6.2XL Air, T2 Ultralight Tents, T0 and T0+ 
canopies) sold in orange, red, blue, camouflage, or 
beige with SKU numbers 350808, 65196, 86813 146552, 
146548, 100986, 351219, 370833, 531980, 531989, 65024, 
90366, 90428, 567008, 567009, 567036, 567032, 370973, 
22611, 566985, and 566992 are included in this recall. 
The SKU number can be found on the self-carry jacket. 
Quechua is printed on the exterior of the tent or 
canopy and on some of the carrying bags.

Sold at: Decathlon USA retail stores in Massachusetts 
or through online sales at www.decathlontent.com from 
January 2006 through September 2006 for between $15 
and $150.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled tents 
and call Decathlon USA for information on returning 
these recalled tents for a refund plus an extra $10. 
Consumers that purchased tents through the Web site 
and toll-free number are being sent direct notices 
from Decathlon.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact 
Decathlon USA at (888) 446-5147 anytime or visit the 
firm’s Web site at www.decathlon-usa.com

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                       Light & Motion 
              Recalls Bicycle Light Batteries
                  for Fire and Burn Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Com-
mission, in cooperation with the manufacturers named 
below, today announced a voluntary recall of the follow-
ing consumer product. Consumers should stop using recall-
ed products immediately unless otherwise instructed. 

Name of Product: ARC Lithium Ion Bicycle Light Batteries

Light Manufacturer/Battery Reseller: Light & Motion, of 
Monterey, Calif.

Battery Manufacturer: GP Batteries International Ltd., 
of Singapore

Battery Importer: Gold Peak Industries (North America), 
Inc. of San Diego, Calif.

Hazard: The battery can overheat, posing a fire or burn 
hazard to users.

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

Description: The recalled batteries are found in Light & 
Motion 2004 ARC Li-Ion HID lighting systems. The lights 
are black with “ARC” and “LIGHT & MOTION” written in 
yellow letters. The recall includes only batteries with 
a manufacturer date code of 1003 or 1103. The date code 
is stamped on the bottom of the battery and “LIGHT & 
MOTION” is printed on the side of the battery.

Sold at: Authorized bicycle dealers nationwide from 
November 2003 through October 2004 for about $500.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the lights immediate-
ly and return the battery to Light & Motion for a free 
replacement.

Consumer Contact: Call Light & Motion collect at (831) 
645-1538 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT Monday through 
Friday, or log on to the company’s Web site at 
http://www.bikelights.com/Support/liion.htm

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